Media Mining Digest 279 – Mar 14, 2017: 3D Maker Space, 3D Medical Printing, 3D Printing Sins, Afghanistan Challenges, Agriculture Future, American Diversity, American Leadership, Anger and Resentment, Archbishop Oscar Romero Murder, Assistance Tech for Blind, Backpacks for Kids, Bannon and Preibus at CPAC, Black History, Blind Visual Interpreters, Brain and Dr Diamond, Brain Operation Questions, British SAS, Broadband Rural Access, Camera Person, Canadian First Nations Students, Canadian Indian Women, Carbon Capture in Soil, Categories Drive Us, Chemotherapy, Child Hospice, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cure, Church Sanctuary, Cinque, City Mayors, Colorado River, Computer Human Impact, Cosmology Modern History, Crime Solutions, CRISPR Trends, Cryonics, Cults, Death Education, Deportation Concerns, Digital Democracy Retrofit, Digital Rights Management, Down Syndrome Organization, Echolocation, Economic Stagnation, Education Alternatives, Empathy Opposition, Energy Conservation, Entanglement, Environmentalism, European Economics, European Security, Everyday Innovator, Expertise Versus Cynicism, Facebook and Google Exploitation, Fascism History, Fear and Emotion, Federal Court System, Female Heart Surgeon, Fiberoptic Networks, Flu Season, Gene Editing Livestock, Hamilton, Hate Crimes, Hewlett Packard, Homeless in Salt Lake City, Human Rights, Immigration History in U.S., Impeachment, Ink Blot Test, Investing Perfectly, Investing with Impact, John Crowley, Kuiper Belt, Libya Failed State, Livestock Industry, MacArthur’s Retreat, Mental Illness Treatment, Mobile Activism, Moving Large Structures, Neuro Hacking, Newton on Celestial Motion, Open Access Chemistry, Origin of Species Update, Passports, Photo Ark, Physicians Debt, Pineapple History, Planet X, Polish Land Grabs, Prairie Protection, Press and the Presidency, Primitive Technologists, Protest in America, Putin Background, Racial Justice, Railroading Real McCoy, Refugee Research, Regulating Excellence, Religious Freedom, Repair and Reuse, Reporter Responsibility, Resting Value, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Revolution in U.S., Right to Die, Sea Forager, South Sudan Famine, Southeast Religion and Nationalism, Studs Terkel, Sustainable Stanford, Tag Lines, Technology Versus Humanity, Technology Writer Markoff, Thinking Dark Thoughts, Transcranial Stimulation, Transgender Rights, Trappist Discovery, Trash Pickup, Trayvon Martin, Trump, U.S. Defense Strategy, Uber Problems, Uniting the U.S., Video Games, Vinyl Record Revival, Washington’s Runaway Slave, Women in Combat, Women’s Day

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3D Maker Space 23 mins – “I had a chance to visit Vocademy recently to meet with Gene Sherman, get a tour and a much better understanding of what Vocademy is all about and what makes it different. Vocademy is a makerspace, but not your average makerspace. It is a hybrid of a makerspace and an education institution of shop classes, STEAM labs, and workshops.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Medical Printing 25 mins – “Today, we’ve got a really interesting interview with someone in the medical side of 3D printing, someone who’s trying to bring the world of 3D printing together with the world of medicine, by the name of Jenny Chen of 3DHeals. We’re not talking about footwear this time or orthotics. We’re talking about actual healing of the human body, healthcare 3D printing.

3D Printing Sins 26 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!

Afghanistan Challenges 58 mins – “Dr. Qayoumi, former member of The Commonwealth Club’s Board of Governors, is presently advisor to President Ghani of Afghanistan on infrastructure, human capital and technology. He will give a brief overview of current conditions in Afghanistan, the plans of the government in achieving self-reliance and promoting democracy and economic development. The discussion will center around the role of Afghanistan in integrating the economies of Central Asia with South Asia while serving as a regional roundabout. The presentation will also focus on current challenges regarding the struggle with ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other regional and global terrorist organizations.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 33 mins – “AgTech has experienced quite a boom over the years. There is no question that innovation can boost tremendous improvements in the Agriculture industry. And like me, many Agriculture professionals and business owners are curious and eagerly awaiting the next big thing from AgTech. Louisa Burwood-Taylor is currently at the heart of the AgTech industry as the Chief Editor of AgFunderNews.com. She was originally a financial journalist and was privileged to shift to AgTech just when the industry started gaining significant progress. In today’s show, Louisa shares her experience in AgTech, along with invaluable entrepreneurial advice, insight and a glimpse of what is to come in the industry. “Agriculture is the least digitized industry in the world, which is pretty concerning because it is one of the most essential industries in our daily lives.” At the link click click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to get the podcast.

American Diversity 12 mins – “This week, Reveal host Al Letson speaks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. Usually, Gorka is sent out by the White House to discuss threats outside the U.S. In this special podcast, he and Al discuss domestic issues. Gorka talks a lot about the backbone of America, “real Americans” and the people he calls “the chattering classes.” But who are the “chattering classes”? And what is “the real America”? The outspoken Trump adviser lays bare his views on the country.” At the link find the title, “Al Letson Reveals: Sebastian Gorka on America, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media filesAl-Letson-reveals_-Sebastian-Gorka-on-America_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Leadership 33 mins – “Former prime minister of Denmark, Anders Rasmussen, on America’s indispensable role as the global leader.” At the link find the title, “America’s Will to Lead, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 20170222-rasmussen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anger and Resentment 47 mins – “Our age of anger. We’ll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today’s anger. He says it’s been a long time coming.” At the link find the title, “Answers Around Our ‘Age Of Anger’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517565720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Archbishop Oscar Romero Murder 66 mins – “In 2004, a U.S. court found a California resident responsible for the 1980 death squad killing of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero, who will soon be made a saint in the Catholic Church. Matt Eisenbrandt, a member of the legal team and author of a recently published book about the Romero case, joins his colleagues to discuss the investigation and trial as well as the historical background that led to the assassination.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Assistive Technology for Blind 19 mins – “Earle Harrison sits down with Blind Abilities to introduce the newest Braille Notebook from Handy Tech. The Actilino is a 16 cell notetaker with ATC technology. That is Active Tactile Control which senses your touch and knows just when to refresh your next line, thus, no buttons to push to advance!” At the link right-click “Download” and selesct “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Backpacks for Kids 20 mins – School supplies. May seem like a simple thing – but basic supplies like pencils, crayons and erasers might be all it takes to excite a child to learn.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 4: Rainbow Pack, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CGT_EP204-Rainbow_Pack-HLS_mix1.mp3”and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Priebus at CPAC 29 mins – “White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon speak with Matt Schlapp about their working relationship and President Trump’ agenda at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.” At the link find the title, “Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon Make Joint Appearance at CPAC, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.471463.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History 46 mins – “Dr. Gates joins Holly to talk about history’s impact on our future, Black History Month, and his upcoming PBS series ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations.’” At the link find the title,”Interview: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-02-27-symhc-henry-louis-gates-jr.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreters 40 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the second installment in their series on Aira, the visual Interpreter for the blind. In Part 1 we met Chancey Fleet, an  Assistive Technology Professional and an Aira User. Today, our guests are: Aira Navigators Nicholas giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl spencer. We learn a lot more about Aira here as our guests share numerous experiences and add their unique perspective to the product. You can’t miss this fascinating look into this new and innovative product which is having a profound impact on the blindness community.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain and Dr Diamond 25 mins – “Lab Out Loud’s guest this week is Gary Weimberg, co-director of the PBS documentary “My Love Affair With The Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.” Produced and released in collaboration with AAAS and Scientific American, and narrated by The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, this upcoming documentary showcases the life and work of engaging professor, inquisitive learner and YouTube sensation Dr. 3D Maker Spaces – “3D Maker Spaces – “.  Gary joins us to discuss the film, reveal how Dr. Diamond’s work challenged assumptions in science and society, and share his beliefs in telling human stories to illustrate how science actually happens.  Listen to the show to be inspired by Dr. Diamond’s work and learn how you might use her story in your science classroom and participate in this public engagement in science.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Operation Questions 63 mins – “Episode 83 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of “Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience.” We look critically at the current role of brain imaging and why it falls short as a tool for unraveling the mystery of how mind emerges from the brain. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com/.” At the link find the title, “Episode 83, Mar 2012,” right-click “Media files 83-BSP-Uttal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British SAS 57 mins – “In his book “Rogue Heroes” author Ben Macintyre describes the origins of Britain’s notoriously secret special forces unit, the S.A.S.  The inspiration for special forces around the world, the S.A.S. was originally made up of eccentric rogues and miscreants  who did not fit into the ranks of the regular Army. Their motto “who dares wins” became the most famous military motto in Britain.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Rural Areas 16 mins – “As an increasing number of rural electric cooperatives are working to bring high-quality Internet access to their members, we’re learning more about new projects and the people behind them. This week, we talk with the CEO of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Mel Coleman. As an added bonus, we get Mel’s insight as President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Mel and Christopher discuss the cooperative’s new NEXT pilot project to bring high-quality Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to members. Residents can get symmetrical gigabit connectivity for $79.95 per month. Mel draws parallels between the ways rural electric cooperatives brought electricity to rural areas in the region and now how the cooperatives are meeting the demand for broadband….” At the link right-click “mp3 file directly…” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camera Person 52 mins – “Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a documentary film cinematographer has taken her around the world, often to regions of conflict. Her own film, Cameraperson, is a memoir of her life’s work assembled from a collage of cutting-room-floor footage. It’s also a keen examination of the dilemmas and blind spots that riddle documentary filmmaking. Johnson joins us Monday as we continue our Through the Lens series on documentary film with an exploration of what it’s like to be behind the camera. ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian First Nations Students 22 mins – “From residential school survivor to principal of a First Nations school, John Kakegamic knows first-hand the value of an education. We also hear from Karen Hill who has worked 30 years to improve child welfare for Indigenous children and families.” At the link find the title, “’I’m in disbelief’: Advocate overwhelmed by number of Indigenous children in care, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_95753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indian Women 22 mins – “Three Indigenous youth activists share their experiences growing up in Canada, from coping with the erasure of two-spirit people, to fighting for space off reserve, to re-discovering Native identity after the death of a mother.” At the link find the title, “Reconciliation is a two way street’: Indigenous youth want ‘more than canoes’, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_84056.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indian Youth 28 mins – “The Current’s public forum was filled with audience members ready to participate in the discussion on how MMIW issues affect children and youth. So we opened the conversation to questions and comments.” At the link find the title, “Why ‘love is medicine’ for Indigenous youth, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170301_37169.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Capture in Soil 30 mins – “Can soil play a role in the fight against climate change? Our soils are the biggest store of terrestrial carbon on the planet. This crucial non-renewable natural resource is under threat, and millions of hectares of farmland are lost every year through erosion and degradation of topsoil, releasing significant quantities of carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. The French Government believes that soil can play a significant part in keeping the rise in global average temperatures below 2 degrees. They’ve introduced an initiative called “4 per 1000”, which aims to improve the organic carbon matter in soil stocks by 4 parts in 1000 per year. They claim such an increase in soils around the world would be enough to offset all human emissions of greenhouse gases each year. Tom Heap talks to scientists and farmers to find out what can be done to put carbon back below our feet.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Categories Drive Us 58 mins – “The Power Of Categories examines how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. The show looks at what categories provide for us, and you’ll hear about a person caught between categories in a way that will surprise you. Plus, a trip to a retirement community designed to help seniors revisit a long-missed category.” At the link find the title, “February 5, 2015 The Power Of Categories,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chemotherapy 7 mins – “Michael Freemantle on chemical weapons and the birth of cancer chemotherapy,” At the link find the title, “Mustine: Chemistry in its element, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Mustine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Hospice 15 mins – “To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George Mark Children’s House. Its mission: to give terminally ill children and their families a peaceful place to say goodbye. She shares stories brimming with wisdom, joy, imagination and heartbreaking loss.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cure 28 mins – “Rituximab for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Ian Woolf, Patrick Catanzariti talks about Shared Mixed Augmented Virtual Reality.” At the link right-click “downloadMP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Church Sanctuary P1 31 mins – “…Rev. Fife and his congregation began to help these Central American migrants. Their efforts would mark the beginning of a new — and controversial — social movement based on the ancient religious concept of “sanctuary,” the idea that churches have a duty to shelter people fleeing persecution. There’s been a lot of talk about “sanctuary” in the news recently and the modern movement in the U.S can trace its roots back to Fife….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Church Sanctuary P2 31 mins- “In the 1980s, the United States experienced a refugee crisis. Thousands of Central Americans were fleeing civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, traveling north through Mexico, and crossing the border into the U.S.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and selelc “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cinque 3 mins – “Episode: 1314 Amistad, art and revolution: artists join the fight for freedom. Today, art and slavery.” At the link find the title, “1314: Cinque, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170303.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Mayors 24 mins– “We visit the mayors of cities from Helsinki to Bogota, from Los Angeles to Rotterdam and Cape Town to discover why citizens are putting their faith in the ability of local government and a charismatic mayor to deliver a better quality of life and solutions to 21st Century problems.” At the link find the title, “World Mayor, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04v768r.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado River 58 mins – “Kevin E. Kelley, General Manager, Imperial Irrigation District Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, ProPublica Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair, California State Water Resources Control Board Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to 30 million people. For years, there has been more Colorado water on paper and in people’s minds than in the river itself. Now climate disruption is making the situation even more troubling. Water levels are so low in Lake Mead that soon they will trigger unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks in Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere. That harsh reality is hard to grok with headlines about the abundance of water in California reservoirs and massive snow levels in the Sierra. How is the Colorado River connected to California’s other water concerns, such as the Delta Tunnels and Salton Sea? Join us for a conversation about protecting the water many in the West take for granted, and restoring one of the country’s great waterways.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Human Impact 58 mins – “In Our Computers, Ourselves, a look at the ways technology affects us, and the main question is : Are computers changing human character? You’ll hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species.” At the link find the title, “February 12, 2015 Our Computers, Ourselves,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cosmology Modern History 63 mins – “Priya Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Yale University; Author, Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos The formation and growth of black holes, the accelerating expansion of the universe, the echo of the big bang, the discovery of exoplanets, and the possibility of other universes—these are some of the puzzling cosmological topics of the early 21st century. Natarajan is an astrophysicist who literally creates maps of this invisible matter in the universe. She explores these discoveries that have reshaped our understanding of the universe over the past century, and takes us on a tour that will help make sense of our wondrous, mysterious cosmos.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime Solutions 52 mins – “Joyce welcomes Debra Germany, founder of Divine Intervention Ministries (DIM). DIM started in 2002 by using billboards to bring attention to unsolved murders and to find community solutions to crime. It also sought to soothe grieving family members who lost their loved ones to violence. In 2006, the organization changed direction, and focused on restoring the lives of incarcerated adults and at-risk youth by launching the Interceding Making Positive Actions Come Together (IMPACT) program. Ms Germany will discuss this program in depth and share other ways in which this organization helps the Pittsburgh community. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 72 mins – “It’s been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists. In this episode, we catch up on what’s been happening (it’s a lot), and learn about CRISPR’s potential to not only change human evolution, but every organism on the entire planet. Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryonics 24 mins – “Southern Cryonics starts building a facility to freeze people for eventual revival by Ian Woolf. Matt Fisher talks about why you want to be frozen when you die.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cults 37 mins – “Tesilya Hanauer grew up on a commune deep in a Northern California forest. When she was five, her mother joined a nomadic group of people whose philosophy involved breaking the bond between mother and child. They were called the Shivalila, and they believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness might emerge that could eventually transform society. Over the next few years, Tesilya would follow them from California to the Philippines to rural India, hoping always for a glimpse of the mother she once had.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: Out of the Pond, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files JUDYFinalEpisodemastered.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Education 65 mins – “Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, ICU and Palliative Care, Highland Hospital; Author, Extreme Measures; Contributor, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association Dr. Zitter entered the field of critical care medicine to be a hero. She wanted to rescue people from the brink of death like a fireman rescues fire victims—calmly, swiftly and without stopping to ask questions. But one day, as she was aggressively treating a dying patient in the ICU, a nurse challenged her on why she was putting the patient through the pointless ordeal. The remark smarted, and Dr. Zitter began asking herself the same question about many of her patients. She came to realize that while the standard no-holds-barred medical approach achieves some dramatic victories, it often causes more suffering than benefit for patients with life-limiting illness. In this program, Dr. Zitter will describe a new kind of heroism. Her current practice is influenced by the Palliative Care movement, which has the potential to transform medicine in the ICU and beyond. This new model is patient-centered and participatory. Doctors pursue direct and honest communication, however difficult, over false hope and avoidance. And the central actor is no longer a lone warrior-doctor in the trenches of medical warfare, but rather a diverse team of health-care providers acting in partnership with patients and family members.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deportation Concerns 63 mins – “ShareThe Department of Homeland Security’s new policies on deportation have sown fear and confusion among undocumented immigrants. Ira Glass and Lilly Sullivan go to Chicago and meet a family trying to navigate the situation. No one knows what to expect. A family that owns a private island in Hawaii sets rules for the people who live there. But when the rules are administered in an unpredictable way, the islanders get upset. A judge in a suburban New Jersey courtroom wants the people who come before him to see the rules as fair. Including our reporter, David Kestenbaum.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Democracy Retrofit 43 mins – Democracy faces new and global challenges: new notions of expertise, fake news and a disillusioned electorate. Click talks to Nesta’s Director of Government Innovation, Eddie Copeland, about how a number of governments and parliaments around the world are using every day online platforms, forums and other digital tools in innovative ways to achieve broader participation. Plastics pose a big problem in the sea, as is reflected when they wash up on the shoreline. The Plastic Tide is an initiative to use drones to monitor this waste along the British coastline. They aim to unroll a similar project along the west coast of Africa next year. Click talks to Ellie Mackay, the co-founder of The Plastic Tide. Advances in sensors and hardware have enabled computers to more easily observe the physical world. These devices can monitor the physical environment and connect internet servers with physical places and objects. But how will we guard against the new vulnerabilities they open up? Roland Pease reports. Ahead of International Women’s Day 2017 on 8 March , Click discusses with Dr Sue Black the campaign #BeBoldForChange, a call for a more inclusive, gender equal world, and TechMums’schemes for retraining mothers aiming to go back into work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Rights Management 30 mins – “This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.” At the link find the title, “#90 Matt Lieber Goes to Dinner, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7308192459.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Down Syndrome Organization 52 mins – “Michelle Sie Whitten is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global). Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy. Ms. Whitten will discuss the mission of the foundation and her other work associated with Down syndrome.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Echolocation 58 mins – “In “How to Become Batman,” Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You’ll hear how people’s expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see. Yes. See. This journey is not without skeptics.” At the link find the title, “January 22, 2015 How to Become Batman,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Stagnation 45 min – “Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have become risk-averse, and it’s going to cost us. He’s calling out American complacency.” At the link find the title, “Wake Up Already, America’s ‘Complacent Class’, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518184014.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Alternatives 58 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] staff reporter Alexandra Wolfe discusses her book, [Valley of the Gods], which takes a look at the world of start-ups in Silicon Valley and the young people who have ventured there in the hope of becoming the next big success.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Alexandra Wolfe, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.468556.MP3-STD.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Opposition 68 mins – “Psychologist Paul Bloom of Yale University talks about his book Against Empathy with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Bloom argues that empathy–the ability to feel the emotions of others–is a bad guide to charitable giving and public policy. Bloom argues that reason combined with compassion is a better and more effective guide to making the world a better place.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Conservation 5 mins – “Residential Solar Electricity and Other Energy Saving Technologies” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entanglement 58 mins – “In Entanglement, you’ll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it’s like to be entangled through impersonation. At the link find the title, “January 29, 2015 Entanglement,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmentalism 30 mins – “Rhea Suh, president of The National Resources Defense Council and first-generation-Korean-American Mash-Up, shares her favorite way to camp (with Korean BBQ); the importance of fighting every day for the American Dream; and why today is THE day to get engaged on the environment. Promise: You don’t need hiking boots to become an activist and save the world, y’all,” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Economics 63 mins – “What is the future of the European economy? What are the challenges facing Europe? What are the implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom and the rest of the Europe? Nicholas Crafts of the University of Warwick, Luis Garicano of the London School of Economics, and Luigi Zingales of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more in front of a live audience at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Security 173 mins – “In recent years numerous new threats have emerged in Europe and across its neighborhood. Several of these represent a resurgence of traditional security threats—from Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Western Ukraine, to the rise of Islamic extremism and turmoil in the Middle East, and the terrorism it has bred. Other challenges confronting Europe are of a very different nature. Amid ever-increasing globalization, European societies face new vulnerabilities, including massive waves of migration, the threat of cyber attacks, and coordinated disinformation and anti-establishment campaigns orchestrated by foreign powers. The West’s one truly existential danger, however, may be itself. With a new U.S. president that questions the value of NATO and other international alliances and has expressed an aim to re-engage with Russia, doubts are growing about Washington’s commitment to safeguard Europe’s security. European Council President Donald Tusk has even gone so far as to label the Trump administration a potential threat to Europe’s stability.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everyday Innovation 38 mins – “A frequent question lately has been what tools are used by product managers and innovators. In this episode, we are addressing some tools for innovation. I’ll cover product management tools in a future episode. To discuss innovation tools, I talked to the one person who has literally written the book on innovation tools, which appropriately is also titled, Innovation Tools. My guest and bestselling author is Even Shellshear. Evan’s focus is on industry transforming technologies and methodologies, from software to consulting. His background is in economics and game theory. He is also the founder of Simultek, a company that leverages game theory to elicit people’s true preferences. In our discussion, product managers and innovators will learn: using crowdsourcing as a catalyst for innovation and avoiding crowd slap, tools for early prototyping, using and avoiding problems with behavioral innovation, and business model innovation.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Expertise Versus Cynicism 60 mins – “Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover addresses the National Press Club in Canberra” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Barney Glover, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Glover_0103_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook and Google Exploitation 46 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is activist trainer and executive director of theRules.org, Alnoor Ladha. Ladha will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society. Learn more about Alnoor and his work at http://therules.org/ In today’s monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 27 Alnoor Ladha “Rewriting the Rules,” right-click “Media files 58bfa612b11fcb7e49e4bdb4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fascism History 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks with Virginia Heffernan and Will Oremus about Donald Trump’s address to Congress.” At the link find the title, “Tone vs. Substance, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8668447075.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fear and Emotion 58 mins – “In “Fearless,” co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller explore what would happen if you could disappear fear. A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. We’ll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might “turn off” fear.” At the link find the title, “January 15, 2015 Fearless,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Court System 30 mins – “Civics 101 takes a look at the federal court system with UNH professor Erin Corcoran; “Ornithphobia” from producer Eric Winick. Listen again at PRX.org.; Sex in the Sea by Marah Hardt is now available in paperback! (Segment begins at 12:30); “A Nose for Memory” from producer Shelby El OtmaniListen again at PRX.orgAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Heart Surgeon 47 mins – “Dr. Sharon Larson is Iowa’s first female cardiothoracic surgeon.  You might be forgiven for thinking that Iowa’s been a bit backwards for not having had this glass ceiling broken sooner, but there aren’t exactly a surplus of women who’ve sought out this demanding career.  In the United States, only 5% of CT surgeons are women in this already-tiny specialty.  When Dave read about her in the local paper, he figured she’d be a great guest for Kylie Miller, Philip Huang, Hadeal Ayoub, and Erin Pazaski to talk with about things like glass ceilings and how women succeed in a man’s world. Turns out, Dave was right–she’s a great guest to talk to about the long road to becoming an attending in her field, what male surgeons should know about female surgeons and vice versa, and how a woman might find she and her friends taking golf lessons to prove a point. Listeners, when you talk to us, we do our best work.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fiberoptic Network 21 mins – “Susan Crawford has come back to the podcast to tell us about her recent travels in North Carolina and Tennessee, talking to people on the ground that have already built fiber-optic networks or are in the midst of figuring out how to get them deployed.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Lis

Flu Season 46 mins – “Are you fighting the flu? You’re not alone. Flu cases are up nationwide. We’ll look at who it’s hitting hardest and why.” At the link find the title, “Taking The Temperature Of One Hot Flu Season, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517971010.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Editing Livestock 33 mins – “We talk to researcher in Animal Genomics and Biotechnology at UC Davis Alison Van Eenennaam about the science of gene editing livestock.” At the link find the title, “168 Alison Van Eenennaam – Gene Editing Livestock,” right-click “Media files 92d5ecde-9219-4029-b070-61c4e8aae04b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Washington Runaway Slave 57 mins – “Enslaved to George Washington, Judge escaped to New Hampshire during Washington’s presidency. She was relentlessly pursed by Washington, who sought to regain what he thought of as his property. Decades later, she revealed her story as one of the few early female fugitives. We sit down with the author of a new book on Judge’s life.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hamilton 62 mins – “Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, The Hamilton Affair This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Celebrate the imminent arrival of the musical Hamilton with a discussion of a new novel about this intriguing founding father. The Hamilton Affair tells the true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel. Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the Revolution’s most dashing—and improbable—heroes. Admired by Washington, scorned by Jefferson, Hamilton was the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan—and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes 46 mins – “Jewish cemeteries vandalized. Community centers threatened. The shooting in Kansas City. What’s going on?” At the link find the title, “Anti-Semitic Threats And Sectarian Splits, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518181468.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hewlett Packard 60 mins – “Hewlett Packard has been instrumental in the explosive and world-changing growth in Silicon Valley. Webb McKinney and Philip Meza will share with us their insights on the strategic thinking and leadership that was key to HP’s contributions that helped create the technologically innovative world in which we live today….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless in Salt Lake City 53 mins – “A coalition of local government officials announced last week that they’d agreed to changes in the plan to address homelessness in the Salt Lake Valley. Previously, four homeless resource centers would be sited in Salt Lake City; now there will be just two, and a site in Sugarhouse won’t be one of them. A hard-closure date was also set for the downtown Road Home shelter. Hopes are high the new plan will work out, but there are skeptics. Doug and his guests are talking about it on Thursday.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Rights 58 mins – “Where we come from, and how we got here from there, shapes who we are. From the 2016 Stratford Festival, three fighters for human rights share their experiences.” At the link find the title, “Beyond the Huddled Masses, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170302_87504.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-­up menu.

Immigration History in U.S. 38 mins – “President Donald Trump recently announced his plans to crackdown on undocumented immigration. In his first address to Congress, the president claimed: “We are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our communities and prey on our very innocent citizens. Bad ones are going out as I speak.” Coupled with his second attempt at a travel ban from Muslim-majority countries and his promise to build a border wall, the president and his team are focusing the nation’s attention on who gets in and who the government will kick out. In the second episode of our two-part series on immigration, we explore how the federal government monitors and polices the undocumented. We’ll consider the origins of illegal immigration, as well as how the government’s deportation powers have grown over time.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 36 mins – “Our Civics 101 podcast looks into the process of impeachment; “The Best and Worst a Country Has to Offer” from producer Virginia Lora. Listen again at prx.org. Writer Ismail Muhammed talks about his piece: “The Misunderstood Ghost of James Baldwin” – Interview starts at 12:10 Tomorrow is the last day of the RPM Challenge. Producer Taylor Quimby checks in on Rob “RC” Thomas as he wraps up his 10 songs. – Interview starts at 26:00” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ink Blot Test 26 mins – “The creator of the Rorschach test argued he could see beyond a person’s deliberate defences by grading their interpretation of inkblots. Today, the images are referenced in everything from fashion to politics but does it contribute to psychiatry?” At the link find the title, “Feb 27: How Rorschach’s 10 inkblots turned psychiatry upside down, 2017” right-click “Media files current 20170227_45487.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Perfectly 25 mins -”Of course there is no such thing as a perfect investment, but what would it look like if all your investment wishes could come true? This podcast is from a series, “Financial Fitness After 50,” that Paul recorded for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2011 as a premium for those who donated to their local stations during that pledge period. An updated 2016 video “Financial Fitness Forever” is available free at his website, and the book by the same name is available by clicking here.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing with Impact 76 mins – “Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., President, Becker College Ardyth Neill, President, Heifer Foundation Rodrigo Davies, Chief Product Officer, Neighborly.com R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios How can investing have more positive impact? Leaders will answer questions such as: Is your college investing its endowment to change the world? How about the recipients of your charitable giving, are their endowments aligned with their mission and making positive impact? How can you invest in your city’s schools, hospitals and roads to build a better world? Learn how these leaders of colleges, foundations and investment platforms are enabling your money to improve society, the environment and our everyday lives.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Crowley 124 mins – “John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John’s involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998 diagnosis of two of his children with Pompe disease — a severe and often fatal neuromuscular disorder. In his drive to find a cure for them, he left his job and became an entrepreneur as the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Novazyme Pharmaceuticals in 2000, a biotech start-up conducting research on a new experimental treatment for Pompe disease (which he credits as ultimately saving his children’s lives)…. [Sounds similar to the family and illness portrayed in the movie, Lorenzo’s Oil.] …The major motion picture Extraordinary Measures, starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, is inspired by the Crowley family journey. John is the author of a personal memoir: Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy… He previously served (2014-2016) as the National Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and is a founding board member of the Global Genes Project. John is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. This is an incredibly powerful episode. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “#225: John Crowley — The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously),” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-John_Crowley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kuiper Belt 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Kuiper Belt, a vast region of icy objects at the fringes of our Solar System, beyond Neptune, in which we find the dwarf planet Pluto and countless objects left over from the origins of the solar system, some of which we observe as comets. It extends from where Neptune is, which is 30 times further out than the Earth is from the Sun, to about 500 times the Earth-Sun distance. It covers an immense region of space and it is the part of the Solar System that we know the least about, because it is so remote from us and has been barely detectable by Earth-based telescopes until recent decades. Its existence was predicted before it was known, and study of the Kuiper Belt, and how objects move within it, has led to a theory that there may be a 9th planet far beyond Neptune.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libya Failed State 16 mins – “In the eyes of many Libya has become a failed state. Six years after a revolutionary uprising we hear from a Canadian-Libyan with family trapped inside Libya… dealing with food and water shortages.” At the link find the title, “Feb 28: ‘I will give up a kidney’: Canadian appeals to free family in Libya, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170228_44903.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Livestock Industry 33 mins – “Today’s guest, Joel Cowley, grew up with his grandparents who exposed him to agriculture even before being introduced to books at school. Losing his parents at an early age, he knows the importance and value of agriculture programs since one of these supported parts of his college education through scholarship. The confidence that was built from being exposed to agriculture at a young age allowed him to acquire a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in animal science from Texas University, and another master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.  His passion for agriculture and knowledge in management led him to be the president and CEO of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the last three and a half years. On today’s episode, Joel gives us a glimpse of the 23-day festival happening in Texas called the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With the mission to promote agriculture, Joel and his team prepare an annual experience that’s worth looking forward to as he talks about what to expect – livestock show, horse show, fascinating exhibits, fun carnival, shopping, creative food, and great entertainment. They hope that the spectators will have more appreciation for agriculture once they have experienced this much-anticipated affair.” At the link click click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar to get the podcast.

MacArthur’s Retreat 62 mins – “Back with us are Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, authors of Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission. Today we discuss, the Pacific Theatre in general and MacArthur’s Retreat.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Illness Treatment 58 mins – “The treatment of mental illness has a discouraging history in this country. Even in the 21st century, psychiatrists rely principally on antipsychotic medications without much else in the way of support. These drugs have serious side effects, and although they are helpful for those who truly need them, they are too often prescribed inappropriately. There is another approach that can complement antipsychotic drugs. When people with mental illness are invited to participate in a community as equal partners and given the support they need to do so, the results can be encouraging. Find out about the clubhouse model of caring for those with mental illness and why it works so well.” At the link you can listen, but must pay for a download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Mobile Activism 46 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Jason Van Anden. Jason is an artist, inventor, and software developer who builds apps to promote social justice. In 2011, Van Anden invented I’m Getting Arrested, software that enabled Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to alert friends and family in the event they were arrested. In 2012 Van Anden developed Stop and Frisk Watch , a tool used to monitor the New York City Police Department’s controversial practice. Van Anden has since has gone on to head Quadrant 2, developers of Mobile Justice, a police video taping app and part of the Bystanders Rule! platform. Quadrant 2 is also currently developing Workit, designed to offer networked support for 1.3 million non-unionized Walmart employees. In this episode, Van Anden and Rushkoff talk about flipping handheld digital technology toward human ends. How can technology be re-centered to effect real world change? How might technology promote proactive, activist efforts on the ground? Van Anden and Rushkoff, look at these questions and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 26 Jason Van Anden “Mobile Justice” right-click “Media files 58b673ffc97a4e040c52364e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moving Large Structures – “Big infrastructure projects often present the need to move very large objects, such as parts of chemical processing plants or even entire bridges. The capacity for moving massive components has grown to an impressive scale. In this podcast we talk with Jack Tol, Senior Sales Engineer with Mammoet, a company that provides solutions for lifting and moving large and heavy structures.” At the link right-click “Listen tot his episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moving Large Structures 22 mins – “Big infrastructure projects often present the need to move very large objects, such as parts of chemical processing plants or even entire bridges. The capacity for moving massive components has grown to an impressive scale. In this podcast we talk with Jack Tol, Senior Sales Engineer with Mammoet, a company that provides solutions for lifting and moving large and heavy structures.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuro Hacking 47 mins – “We can probably agree that the majority of the big problems — climate change, obesity, etc. — in the world are being caused by human activity.  But what makes us act badly and often against our own best interest? Our own biology can act against us; when our neurotransmitters and hormones aren’t regulated properly, we act out.  On the flip side, when our neural networks are functioning at peak capacity, we can solve incredibly complex problems. If we’re are the cause of most of our problems, then the solutions have to come from us too.  That’s why Daniel Schmachtenberger, founder of the Neurohacker Collective, is working to find the answers to the question:  How do we elevate human behavior?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton on Celestial Motion 68 mins – “In this episode we finally conclude our biographical sketch of Isaac Newton by looking at his life in the years following the publication of the Principia.  We look at his political activities following the Glorious Revolution, his friendship with John Locke, the circle of young followers the gathered around him in London, including David Gregory, and his intense and troubled relationship with Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.  We look at the emotional breakdown that took place in 1693 and his work afterwards including his publication of Opticks.  Finally, we consider his legacy though the words of those who followed him.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3.27.5: Supplemental-Isaac Newton, A Public Man,” right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Chemistry 40 mins – “In a recent webinar presented by Copyright Clearance Center, Darla Henderson offered her “real world” advice on supporting authors and publishing colleagues in their transition to new publishing models. Her top tips: Be ambitious; be proactive; seize the opportunity. Dr. Darla Henderson is the Assistant Director of Open Access Programs, Publications Division, at the American Chemical Society, a position she has held since 2014. She is responsible for the conception, development, and execution of ACS’s multi-faceted open access publishing strategy, including expanded options, rewards, ecommerce, and both hybrid and fully open access journals in the ACS portfolio. Darla has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry with a biological focus from Duke University.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Origin of Species Update 42 mins – “On 24 November 1859, Charles Darwin published his seminal work On the Origin of Species, laying out what would later become the foundations of our understanding of evolution. Over 150 years later and many of Darwin’s ideas still underpin evolutionary theory. But a group of academics are beginning to challenge this with something they call the “extended evolutionary synthesis”. But is an update needed? And if so, why? More importantly, why have so many in the field branded the ideas of extended synthesis both unnecessary and counter-intuitive? In search of answers, Nicola Davis speaks to one of key spokespeople for the extended synthesis theory, City College of New York’s K.D. Irani professor of philosophy Massimo Pigluicci. We also hear about the potential similarities between learning theory and natural selection from the University of Southampton’s Dr Richard Watson. Finally, evolutionary biologist Professor Joan Strassmann, the Charles Rebstock chair of biology at Washington University, St Louis, explains why she opposes this call for an update.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Passports 6 mins – “The smudged travel stamps in passports are a record of international border crossings that went smoothly or perhaps not so smoothly. The photos are freeze frames of the travelers who made those journeys. And then there are the cool, invisible security features. These are just a few of the things that fascinate Tom Topol about passports. He’s been collecting passports and investigating their history ever since he stumbled on an interesting one in Kyoto, Japan. “I was always interested in history and I traveled a lot so every time when I had the chance I’d go to flea markets. It really started in Japan when I was looking around there and I found a really, really nice old Japanese passport from the Japanese Empire,” Topol says. “I opened the book and it was almost in perfect condition and I saw a passport picture showing a young girl in a traditional kimono and it was just beautiful. I was really in love with this [document] so I bought it, and that was really the start of it all.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Photo Ark 49 mins – “‘National Geographic’ photographer Joel Sartore is on a mission to document every captive animal species in the world. So far he’s photographed about 6,500 species. He talks about some of the challenges he faces on the job, like getting an arctic fox to hold still, and being chased by elephants. Also, we remember actor Bill Paxton who died this past weekend. Paxton starred in HBO’s ‘Big Love,’ and in the films ‘A Simple Plan,’ and ‘Titanic.’ He spoke with Terry Gross in 2002.” At the link find the title, “February 27, 2017 A ‘Photo Ark’ For Captive Animal Species,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Debt 44 mins – “Dr. Dahle is an EM physician and publisher of WhiteCoatInvestor.com. He has taken on the task of improving the financial literacy of those entering medicine.” At the link find the title, “223: Setting Yourself Up for Financial Success, Starting Now,” right-click “Media files PMY223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pineapple Industry 32 mins – “From his start as an apprentice to a nurseryman in London, John Kidwell would go on to catalyze the establishment of Hawaii’s pineapple industry.” At the link find the title, “ John Kidwell and the Founding of Hawaii’s Pineapple Industry, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-01-symhc-kidwell-pineapples.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planet X 27 mins – “For centuries mankind thought there was a distant planet out there beyond from what was already known, Planet X. Well it turns out there is a planet out there, what was once thought to be Planet X is now known as Planet 9. Professor Mike Brown from  CalTech joins Dr. Pannell to discuss his discovery of the distant Planet 9. Mike Brown is a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Science. He will provide some illumination on Planet 9.“ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polish Land Grabs 24 mins – “The Polish property scandal now being linked to a brutal and unsolved murder” At the link find the title, “Poland and the Mysterious Murder of Jola Brzeska, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04vgl3q.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prairie Protection 10 mins – “After The Current aired a segment on Canada’s grasslands, Phillip Brass wrote us to say that vital voices from Indigenous peoples’ are missing in the debate over management of pastures that are essential to the existence of First Nations communities.”Feb 27: Vital Indigenous voices missing in debate over Canada’s grasslands, says Cree hunter, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170227_79060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press and the Presidency 32 mins – “How unusual is Trump’s behavior toward the media? Media columnist Margaret Sullivan weighs in on that question and on what’s at risk for democracy. Plus, WHCA president Jeff Mason shares what it’s really like to be a member White House press corps.” At the link find the title, “Are Trump’s attacks on the media a threat to freedom of the press? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58c21e62e4b065061af1333f_1351620000001-300040_t_1489116784575_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Primitive Technologists 57 mins – “Dr. Bill Schindler is an associate professor at the department of anthropology at Washington College, and is also the Co-star of the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. Listen in as we talk about foraging for food locally and in the wild, the evolution of the human diet, and much more!” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protest in America 41 mins- “The election of Donald Trump set off a seemingly continuous wave of protests across the country. This is just the latest surge of resistance. Past protests have included varied groups – from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian look at the central role that political protests have played throughout American history.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar end and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Putin Background 49 mins – “Why do populist politicians across the West want warmer relations with Russia? Are they just Kremlin agents? Or are they tapping into a growing desire to find common cause with Moscow – and end East-West tension? Tim Whewell travels from Russia to America and across Europe to unravel the many different strands of pro-Moscow thinking, and offer a provocative analysis which challenges conventional thinking about the relationship between Russia and the West.” At the link find the title, “The Pull of Putin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04v5x31.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Justice 31 mins – “We spoke to Wesley Lowery about his experience reporting on race and activism, and the myth of objectivity. His recent book is They Can’t Kill Us All. ; Life of the Law #54 – “Bad Gig”. Listen again at prx.org; Civics 101: The State of the Union AddressAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Railroading Real McCoy 12 mins – “Don’t like your job?  Just invent something that does it for you.” At the link find the title, “Episode 44: The Greaseman Cometh,” right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Research 48 mins – “PhD students Kiran Banerjee and Craig Damian Smith propose a radical re-thinking of the institutions that shape how nations respond to the voices of refugees.” At the link find the title, “Ideas from the Trenches – Refuge, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170227_77698.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regulating Excellence 87 mins – “Regulation today evokes much controversy and discontent. In the UK, Brexit signaled a major public backlash against regulations imposed by the European Union. In the United States, Donald Trump won the presidency having vowed to eliminate as many as 70 percent of federal regulations. Given the intense focus on the quality and legitimacy of government regulation around the world, how can those entrusted to devise and implement regulations best achieve success? How can they balance the goals of improving health, safety, financial protection, and economic well-being through government oversight without imposing excessive costs on consumers and businesses and without impeding innovation and economic growth?”. At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religious Freedom 48 mins- “America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole.” At the link find the title, “The religious freedom loophole, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files The-religious-freedom-loophole-1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Repair and Reuse 50 mins – “Do you really need to ‘upgrade’ your smart phone after a year or two? How many keyboards and mice have you thrown away that might be perfectly serviceable if a little less cool with the passage of time? How can we challenge the policies that drive the built-in obsolescence of technology? But maybe it has always been thus? Does it matter so much if tech hardware is thrown away in the developed world when it is then recycled in the developing world? What are the credits and deficits to recycling? An international cast from Lomé to Paulo Alto and Amsterdam debate how we might be inclined to make do and mend in the future. Click transforms the BBC Radio Theatre in London into a gadget repair shop as a panel of experts demonstrate how easy it is rejuvenate your tech with some simple DIY. In an era of maker spaces, homebrew electronics, and craft ale is it time to throw away throwaway culture and to become better acquainted with the inner workings of our phones, laptops and every day tech?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Responsibility 9 mins- “Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we’re inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news to better inform all of us about the complex issues of our time.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resting Value 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. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, the Atlantic, and Slate.com, among many others. He’s the found of the Restful Company, a consulting group inspired by his new book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retinitis Pigmentosa 25 mins – “Blind Abilities presents their Canadian correspondent, Nick D’Ambrosio as he interviews Joshua Simmonds. Josh is a Psychologist, a Dragon boat racer and a “wise” man with plenty to share about his childhood with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), his education and his work as a psychologist in Montreal. February is RP Awareness Month, so who better to feature on Blind Abilities than Josh who has managed and excelled with RP for his entire life.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revolution in U.S. 57 mins – “Sarah van Gelder, Co-founder, Yes! Magazine; Author During the past 2016 election year, Sarah spent months on a road trip traveling in a pick-up truck and tiny camper to listen to people’s concerns and hopes of a better life. In her book, The Revolution Where You Live, she takes you from inner-city neighborhoods in Detroit, Chicago and Ohio to Greensboro, North Carolina’s new food co-op; she explores the Appalachian radio network that reaches coal miners, small farmers, poverty, polluted environments and water resources that permeate mountains, hollows and towns. Sarah met with local leaders who are committed to building hometown sustainable economies; encouraging local community diversity collaboration and resisting mining, fracking and environmental degradation. Their local stories offer hope for all of us for a better world for healthy and safe environments, opportunities, jobs and collaboration of diverse communities and people working together. Sarah herself lives on the traditional lands of the Suquamish Tribe, near Seattle.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Die 25 mins – “As Canada comes to terms with the reality of legal medically-assisted dying, some say it’s time to allow advance consent for people with degenerative cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.” At the link find the title, “March 2: Quebec MNA argues for medically-assisted dying advance consent, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170302_28517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Forager 30 mins – “As more of us are becoming aware of the dark side of the seafood industry, the locavore revolution has been moving full throttle into seafood. This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from Kirk Lombard, the founder of a community supported fishery or CSF called Sea Forager. We learn about the ins and outs of his business, the challenges facing smaller players swimming with the sharks of industry, and why Lombard and other CSFs hope to attract good citizens rather than just typical consumers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Famine 24 mins – “The world’s youngest country is in trouble. The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan where nearly 100,000 people are facing starvation. And after three years of civil war some say the country is also at risk of genocide.” At the link find the title,”March 3: Famine declared in South Sudan, thousands at risk of starvation, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170303_89245.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southeast Asia Religion and Nationalism 84 mins – “In his new book, “Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Joseph Liow explores the complex role of national identity in religious conflict and the influence of religion on competing conceptions of nationhood. Drawing on case studies in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to examine the historical roots of these ongoing disputes, Liow’s latest book provides critical new scholarship on the intersection of these threads across the Asia-Pacific region. The role of religion in national conflicts often remains unexamined or underappreciated by contemporary policymakers and analysts.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Studs Terkel P1 27 mins “Who didn’t Studs Terkel interview during his tenure as America’s leading radio host and oral historian? And where didn’t he visit, in reality or in his imagination. For 45 years, Studs hosted a radio show on Chicago’s WFMT, interviewing all the key figures in cultural life in the latter half of the 20th Century. His passion for music, theatre and literature was matched only by his engagement with politics and the social upheavals of the era, particularly civil rights. Black-listed for his association with Martin Luther King, he was an early champion of artists such as Mahalia Jackson, Maya Angelou and a young Bob Dylan and of ‘under-dogs’ and outsiders, ranging from Muhammad Ali to Woody Allen to Simone De Beauvoir. But Studs Terkel was more than a celebrated chronicler of American life – in books of oral history about music, the world of work, race relations and the American Dream. As is revealed through extracts from his archive and from interviews recorded by Alan Hall in the years before his death in 2008, Studs came to embody the liberal conscience of America, extolling a worldview that feels strikingly relevant in the era of President Trump. Part one focusses on Studs’ interest in social action and political commitment including Martin Luther King, Bertrand Russell and Simone De Beauvoir.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Sustainable Stanford 68 mins – “Stanford is actively pursuing a wide range of sustainability goals. The university’s efforts range from a unique new campus energy system to rethinking dining services. Stanford has an inclusive participatory approach that makes faculty, students and employees all partners in its efforts to create a living laboratory for sustainable solutions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tag Lines 26 mins – “Marjoe Gortner! “Humanoids from the Deep”! Henry Fonda goes slumming! And Elvis’ favorite Christmas flick!” At the link find the title, “Mini-Ep #101 – Horror Movie Tag Lines with Mike McPadden, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 468f5552-bb04-48b4-a050-727376cf9527.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Versus Humanity 29 mins – “My fellow Futures Agency member Thimon de Jong and me just had a really good chat on the future of trust and on the general topic of humanity and technology. This is an engaging and informative talk I think; be sure to check it out. Future human behaviour & business strategy Thimon de Jong has been researching, consulting and presenting on future change & business strategy for over ten years at companies like Ikea, Aon, Deloitte, Tetra Pak, Samsung, Unilever, Rabobank, Philips, GDF Suez, Citywire, RTL and Coca-Cola. He regularly addresses international conference & business audiences in a variety of industries. Thimon is also a co-producer and lecturer of an executive training program at the University of Utrecht which focuses on sociocultural trends and how these can be practically applied to business strategy. Thimon is a former insights & strategy director at TrendsActive, researcher at FreedomLab Future Studies and editor-in-chief of RELOAD Magazine.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Technology Writer Markoff 66 mins – “John Markoff, author of Machines of Loving Grace, talks about how he got his start in tech journalism, what he has been doing since he left the New York Times, and his upcoming biography of Stewart Brand.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “audio” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thinking Dark Thoughts 58 mins – “In “The Secret History of Thoughts,” co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences for your life. Hear the story of a man gripped by violent thoughts, and explore how various psychologists make sense of his experience. Also, meet a man trapped inside his head for 13 years with thoughts as his only companion.” At the link find the title, “January 8, 2015 The Secret History of Thoughts,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcranial Stimulation 19 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.

Transgender Rights 39 mins – “President Trump has made big news regarding the rights of transgender students. His administration has revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity – a move that has upset many, including Republicans. The stakes have now been raised for an upcoming Supreme Court case. The eight justices are due to hear oral arguments at the end of March on whether the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia can block Gavin Grimm, a female-born transgender high school student, from using the boys’ bathroom. A ruling is due by the end of June. 1A explores this topic with Grace Dolan-Sandrino, an 11th grader at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., Peyton Chapman, Principal at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon, Matt Sharp, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom and Tanya Washington, Professor of law at Georgia State University.” At the link find the title, “Beyond Bathrooms: The Battle Over Transgender Rights, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170227_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist Discovery 55 mins – “In this impromptu and unscripted episode, I talk about the recent announcement of the discovery of seven earth-like worlds orbiting a nearby class M star now named TRAPPIST-1 after the telescope used to make the initial discovery.  I look at how exoplanets are discovered, the specifics of this discovery, what we know and why it is important.  Also discussed are the ideas of scientific collaboration and the concept of universality.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist Discovery 23 mins – “On 22 February, Nasa announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a faint star called Trappist-1 in the constellation of Aquarius. They also announced that three of the seven planets are thought to lie within the so-called Goldilocks zone, where temperatures are warm enough – but not too warm – for liquid water to be present on surface, making the planets potentially habitable. At only 39 light years away, the planets will be close enough to study in greater detail over the next decade. But what do astronomers hope to learn about Trappist-1 and its “seven sisters”? How will they do this from here on Earth? And ultimately – will we ever be able to detect life there without setting boots (or a rover) on the ground? To explore this and more, Hannah Devlin hears from Dr Michaël Gillon, an astrophysicist at the University of Liège in Belgium, who was lead author on the Nature paper that announced the Trappist-1 results. And from planetologist Professor Athena Coustenis from the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trash Control 6 mins – “The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati — an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world’s litter — TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that’s crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data he’s collected to work with brands and organizations to stop litter before it reaches the ground.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trayvon Martin Book 58 mins – “The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, discuss their son’s life and death and their experience with the judicial system. They are interviewed by Wesley Lowery, author of [They Can’t Kill Us All]” At the link find the title, “.After Words with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.469517.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Mexico 46 mins – “President Trump’s strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We’ll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.” At the link find the title, “Mexico Weighs The ‘Trump Effect’, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517545762.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Putin 49 mins – “David Remnick and Evan Osnos of ‘The New Yorker’ say Russia was caught off guard by Trump’s election. “This was like a bank heist that, instead of blowing the doors off the safe, they blew the safe up entirely,” Osnos says. Also, Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews ‘Waking Lions’ by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.” At the link find the title,”March 1, 2017, Trump, Putin, And The New Cold War,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 53 mins – “Earlier this week President Donald Trump gave his first address to a joint session of Congress: Diane speaks with two journalists about his speech and how his agenda compares with the priorities of Republican leaders in Congress.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included int eh blog archive. CRISPR Trends 53 mins – “ It’s been almost two years since we learned about CRISPR, a ninja-assassin-meets-DNA-editing-tool that has been billed as one of the most powerful, and potentially controversial, technologies ever discovered by scientists. In this episode, we catch up on what’s been happening (it’s a lot), and learn about CRISPR’s potential to not only change human evolution, but every organism on the entire planet. Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Budget 46 mins – “President Trump wants a $54 billion jump in military spending. We’ll look at that and the president’s plan to quote, “obliterate” ISIS.” At the link find the title, “The President’s Military Plans, At Home And Abroad, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_517807309.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Irrationality 20 mins– “If reporters are labelled enemies, does that erode journalistic efforts to chronicle the actions of elected officials? After some news organizations were shut out by the White House, The Current looks at the consequences of freedom from the press.” At the link find the title, “Feb 27: Trump’s media war ‘calculated distraction’ from Russia, say observers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170227_21941.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Defense Strategy 57 mins – “The United States has the best military in the world, but it must continue to innovate to stay ahead. Today, the United States faces a particularly complex and dangerous security environment. In his job as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2015, General Joseph Dunford has articulated a framework for understanding the threats America and its allies must address, benchmarking the military’s planning, capability development, and assessment of risk against the challenges posed by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and violent extremism.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Problems 47 mins – “The troubles with Uber. CEO meltdown. Sexual harassment claims. We’ll ask what’s going on.” At the link find the title, “Uber Drives Into Big Trouble, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_518381322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uniting the U.S. 58 mins – “Journalist Sophia Nelson provides steps that she argues will move the country towards the united vision the founders intended for the country. She is interviewed by Michael Steele.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sophia Nelson, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467623.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Games 34 mins- “Before he turned 40, Nolan Bushnell founded two brands that permanently shaped the way Americans amuse themselves: the iconic video game system Atari, and the frenetic family restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s.” At the link find the title,”Atari & Chuck E. Cheese’s: Nolan Bushnell, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170224_hibt_atari.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vinyl Record Revival 23 mins– “Time to turn over the record. Ontario-based Sunrise Records says it’s taking over 70 closing HMV stores across Canada to put vinyl front and centre.” At the link find the title, “Feb 28: Put your records on: Vinyl rebirth breathes life into music industry, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170228_61550.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington’s Runaway Slave 57 mins – “Enslaved to George Washington, Judge escaped to New Hampshire during Washington’s presidency. She was relentlessly pursed by Washington, who sought to regain what he thought of as his property. Decades later, she revealed her story as one of the few early female fugitives. We sit down with the author of a new book on Judge’s life.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Combat 47 mins – “Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar talks about being shot down by the Taliban, accidentally getting high from burning marijuana fields, and why being told she “shoots like a girl” is a compliment. She served three tours in Afghanistan and received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross with a Valor Device.” At the link find the title, “March 2, 2017 Helicopter Medevac Pilot Takes Aim At Military Inequality,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Day 69 mins – “Join us on International Women’s Day for a special conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and her daughter, Katie Albright, attorney and executive director of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. In the divided America of 2017—with issues of immigration, civil rights, gender equality, the role of government domestically and the place of the U.S. in the world at stake—come hear a wide-ranging dialogue with two prominent Americans on the greatest challenges facing all of us and the possible solutions to these challenges.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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