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3D Print Waste 18mins – “A recent LinkedIn Post by the CEO of a Venture Capital firm inspired the discussion for today’s episode. Is 3D Printing Waste really a big environmental problem, or is it misunderstood, and really having a positive environmental impact on our world?’ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Acne Treatment 49 mins – “Trying to get rid of acne can feel like a science experiment with your face — so we get to the bottom of what works and what doesn’t. We investigate the role of diet, stress and hygiene, and meet internet celebrity Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper. We also speak to dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Weiss, MD and Prof. Huiying Li, PhD.” At the link find the title, “Acne, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4017054598.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Affordable Care Act 15 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Aaron van Dorn with insight and analysis about the new US Administration’s proposal for health care reform: the American Health Care Act.” At the link find the title, “The American Health Care Act: The Lancet: March 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16march_acha.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Agriculture History 62 mins – “Kevin Heikes is the Founder of In10t.io, an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients solve problems in Agriculture related to technology strategy, product commercialization and digital system design. Kevin has worked with several start-ups, including FarmLink, where he served as Vice President of Product and Farms Technology where, post acquisition, by DuPont Pioneer he led the integration and product migration to DTN. This episode is filled with new ideas, tactics, and anecdotes that will both entertain and inspire anyone interested in the future of agriculture. Kevin mentions a couple of tools including Full Contact and Product Hunt. Check out Kevin’s personal website: http://www.kevinheikes.com/ or his company: http://www.in10t.io/.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.
Agriculture Technology 32 mins – “Valerie Bayes joins Lab Out Loud this week to talk about modern agriculture. As the K-12 STEM Outreach Lead for Monsanto, Valerie is busy engaging educators in modern agriculture where cross-cutting concepts like engineering, math, and biology are used to solve important problems in our world today. Through Monsanto’s STEM page, Valerie assists educators in finding powerful classroom resources and even helps teachers to obtain GE seeds for use in the classroom. Valerie joins us to share how she got into science outreach, explain Monsanto’s educational collaborations, and discuss the connections between STEM and modern agriculture (including drones!).” At the link right-click “download” just above the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Animation Business 30 mins – “Amy Smeed, the leader of the animation team for Disney’s Moana, talks about what it’s like to build a character who is decidedly not a Disney princess, how the animation process works, and why deadlines are important.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017, Animating Disney’s Moana with Amy Smeed,” click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Asteroid Hunter 6 mins – “TED Fellow Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter — part of a group of scientists working to discover and catalog our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors. Why keep an eye out for asteroids? In this short, fact-filled talk, Nugent explains how their awesome impacts have shaped our planet, and how finding them at the right time could mean nothing less than saving life on Earth.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Auschwitz Survivor 40 mins – “Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book ‘Survivors Club.’” AT the link find the title, “Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-28-symhc-bornstein-interview.mp3and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Automobile Trends 40 mins – “”There is no more beautiful sight than an American made car.” This week, in front of a crowd of auto industry workers and executives in Michigan, President Trump fired up his audience by making good on an earlier promise to reopen a review of fuel-efficiency standards introduced by President Obama. The President said the high Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were a top complaint from auto executives, and again promised that what was driving his policy was American jobs for American workers. What’s next for the American car and the American car industry? Guests include Sonari Glinton, NPR Business Desk Correspondent, Chris Gerdes, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Levi Tillemann, Managing partner at Valence Strategic, Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar and Uwe Higgen, managing partner at BMW i Ventures.” At the link find the title,”Silicon Valley Vs Detroit: Who Will Drive The Car Industry Forward?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170316_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aviation Training Program 36 mins – “In this episode we talk to Nate Tennant, a fan of the podcast who did the “Zero to Hero” program from All ATP. Nate is a 26 year old CFI, MEI, CFII currently working for 2 companies in Atlanta. One of which is flying unique and vintage airplanes for a youtube channel.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bannon and Sessions 43 mins – “Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Belt Buckle Story 58 mins – “A young boy finds an enchanting object in the street.” At the link find the title, “Case #3 Belt Buckle,” right-click “Media files GLT1666362563.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bill Perksy 72 mins – “Emmy-winning writer-director Bill Persky returns to weigh in on topics not covered in his previous appearances, including the physicality of Tim Conway, the irritability of Joey Bishop, the professionalism of Don Ameche and the star power of Sandy Koufax. Also, Jack Palance tells a joke, Harvey Korman treads the boards, Joe Namath turns heads and George Carlin takes a powder. PLUS: Burt Mustin! Gene Kelly unmasked! Super Dave goes to Tahiti! Remembering Garry Marshall! And Eva Gabor replaces Sgt. Bilko!” At the link find the title, “#145 Bill Persky,” right-click “Media files e1cdb96a-2e74-4b41-9067-70361d20d5df.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bipolar Control 59 mins – “Before Shirzad Chamine found his calling as a coach to today’s top CEOs and executive teams, he was a charismatic entrepreneur who turned into a hyper-critical tyrant without even knowing it. That dark chapter ignited his journey to understand how to conquer our self-sabotaging sides and live in the light of “Positive Intelligence” — the approach Chamine developed for mastering the mind and finding true happiness and success.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Gospel Music 8 mins – “Black gospel music was a cornerstone of the civil rights era, but today, many seminal recordings are at risk of being lost. This is why Professor Robert Darden from Baylor University spearheaded the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which is dedicated to restoring and preserving gospel tracks from the 1940s to the 1980s, a time considered to be the genre’s golden era. Robert Darden joins Joshua Johnson to discuss preserving this crucial part of American culture and shares some of his favorite gospel tracks.” At the link find the title, “Soundtrack Of The Civil Rights – Saving Gospel Tracks, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Screen Reader 18 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the BA Teen Cast newest member Alec Olson. The BA Teen Cast is a focus on students transitioning from high school to college and to the workplace. From tips and tricks, news and findings, to success stories from those with the life experience of college and being gainfully employed. Alec gives us a review/demo of the NVDA screen reader from NVAccess.org. In this brief intro to NVDA, which stands for Non Visual Desktop Access, Alec gives you the information to download, install and some tips on navigation using NVDA, the free screen reader.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Boost by Weight Training 28 mins – “Weight lifting is good for your brain by Ian Woolf, Stuart Kauffman talks about the origin of life.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brexit Story 26 mins – “The Brexit vote was a day of infamy for then prime minister David Cameron, an abrupt end of his political career. The former PM’s chief strategist Craig Oliver shares the behind-the-scenes on the vote that is still changing everything.” At the link find the title, “March 8: Inside Brexit: Craig Oliver recounts battle for the soul of Britain, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_21791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Journalist Targeted by Russia 26 mins – “Mark Hosenball says his U.S. intelligence sources are sure that Russian intelligence targeted Chrystia Freeland, following the pattern seen in other Western politicians.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Chrystia Freeland a target of Russian intelligence operation, says expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80139.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Candle Business 44 mins – “Twenty-five years ago, when Mei Xu emigrated from China to the U.S., she loved going to Bloomingdale’s to gaze at their housewares. She eventually started making candles in her basement with Campbell’s Soup cans, an experiment that led to the multi-million dollar company Chesapeake Bay Candle.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mei Xu,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cannibalism 24 mins – “Bill Schutt chronicles the fascinating history of cannibalism, and projects a future that could very well include more of it among humans.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Cannibalism more natural than it seems, says zoologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80826.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cannibalism 6 mins – “Scientists have long written off cannibalism as a strange phenomenon with little biological significance. However, the true nature of cannibalism—the role it plays in evolution as well as human history—is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact.” At the link find the title, “Interview, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sounds of Science 02_23_17_john.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Career Design 60 mins – “Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?” 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.
Child Soldiers 27 mins – “Any peacekeeping mission comes with its risks. But as Canadian officials ponder a mission to Mali, there’s an especially troubling risk that needs to be considered: encountering child soldiers. ” At the link find the title, “March 9: As Canada ponders mission in Mali, retired major recalls child soldier encounter, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_62335.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chinese Economic Policy 120 mins – “In recent years, China has expanded its global and regional economic footprint. Through new institutions, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the One Belt, One Road initiative, Beijing seeks to carve out a leadership position within the global economy. Meanwhile, the United States’ failed effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and President Trump’s rhetoric against China and multilateral trade agreements during his campaign have raised concerns for the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific economy. In particular, Japan, a TPP member, must now recalibrate and figure out how best to situate itself between a looming China and a retreating United States.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
City Security 86 mins – “On March 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings released a new report titled “Securing global cities: Best practices, innovations, and the path ahead,” which examines the intersection of security and economic growth in metropolitan areas around the world….Through conversations with more than 100 practitioners, academics, civic leaders, and government officials over the course of the past year—dialogues that took place in a dozen cities in five countries—the authors have identified several best practices and principles that should inform the urban security mission. The project examines different types of threats—from terrorism and international criminal networks, to gangs and natural disasters—and explores the various tools that governments can deploy to address these diverse and complex problems.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Impact 9 mins – “Nick Watts and guests discuss progress on The Lancet Countdown to Climate Change project at an interim meeting held in London on March 13–14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Countdown to climate change: The Lancet: March 17, 2017,” right-click “Media files 17march climate change.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Research45 mins – “Less than half of Americans think climate change is caused by humans, but scientists are sure about it. So, how do they know that humans are to blame? We also look into the climate change crystal ball to figure out are we doomed? Is the apocalypse nigh? We speak to Prof. Ralph Keeling, Prof. Chris Field, and Dr. David Pierce to find out.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change… the Apocalypse? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4607516870.mp3” and select “Sve link As” from the pop-up menu.
Comfort Women 58 mins – “Judge Lillian Sing, ret. Judge Julie Tang, ret. On International Women’s Day, recently retired judges Lillian Sing and Julie Tang will present the history of the “comfort women,” a euphemism for the sexual slavery of hundreds of thousands of women and girls (whose death rate during enslavement was 87 percent) by the Japanese imperial government in 13 Asia-Pacific countries from 1931 to 1945. This history will be memorialized in the soon-to-be-installed “Comfort Women” Memorial in San Francisco. Judges Sing and Tang will review the 20th century history of war-time atrocities against women and also touch on current efforts to fight against modern-day sexual slavery.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Confirmation Bias 24 mins – “There are some topics about which it seems no amount of data will change people’s minds: things like climate change, or restrictions on gun ownership. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot says that’s actually for good reason. As a general rule, she says, it’s better to stick to your beliefs and disregard new information that contradicts them. But this also means it’s very difficult to change false beliefs. This week, we look at how we process information, and why it’s so hard to change our views.” At the link find the link, “Ep. 64: I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_hiddenbrain_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cooking Community 48 mins – “What’s cookin’? Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of the New York Times open the recipe box.” At the link find the title, “Get Back In The Kitchen With Sam Sifton And Melissa Clark, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519688868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Design Thinking 69 mins – “Are you ready to design the life you’ve always envisioned in your head? Let Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show you the way! The Stanford professors and New York Times #1 best-selling authors of Designing Your Life have spent years teaching life design to Stanford students, and are excited to share their experience with INFORUM. Design-thinking principles aren’t just for products and space! Bill and Dave will discuss the “many versions of ‘you’ that exist,” teach us all how to think like designers, and help us prototype our way to a more joyful life. Their approach is applicable and fun, much like great design. Be ready to reframe and revamp your creative thinking.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disruptive San Francisco 26 mins – “The documentary, Disruption City by The Current’s Peter Mitton explores how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco — threatening the city’s celebrated diversity and bohemian character.” At the link find the title, “March 7: ‘Capitalism on steroids’: How big tech is gentrifying the Golden City Mar 7, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170307_54365.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disruptive Silicon Valley 26 mins– “As part of The Current’s series, The Disruptors, our very own Peter Mitton takes us to Silicon Valley for a tour of some of the more surprising startups hoping to disrupt the way we live.” At the link find the title, “March 6: From ‘Uber for kids’ to the 2.0 burger: touring Silicon Valley startups, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_63997” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dodd-Frank Bill Impact 26 mins – “President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today’s show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?” At the link find the title, “#757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank,” right-click “Media files 20170303_pmoney_20170303_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug Lobbyist 58 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] Investigative Reporter Brody Mullins discusses discusses his front-page story, “The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade,” about the career and downfall of former drug industry lobbyist Evan Morris” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brody Mullins, Mar, 2017”right-click “Media files program.471577.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug Prices 4 mins – “Rising drug prices are one of the biggest challenges in health care in the United States. More people are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, and the costs of specialty drugs are rising faster than inflation. President Donald Trump has promised over and over again to drive down drug prices. Just last week on Twitter he wrote: “I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry. Pricing for the American people will come way down!” But Trump already has a weapon he could deploy to cut the prices of at least some expensive medications. That weapon is called “march-in rights.” Here’s how it works. When the federal government — through an agency like the National Institutes of Health — pays for medical research that leads to an invention that can be patented, federal law gives the government a license to use that intellectual property. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Texas Democrat, wants the U.S. to exercise those rights to force down drug prices….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ebola Book 29 mins – “Dr. Steven Hatch tells his harrowing story in his new book.” At the link find the title, “March 17: An American doctor’s journey into the inferno of the Ebola crisis, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170317_35114.mp3” from the pop-up menu.
Edmond Halley 57 mins – “This week we look at the earlier career of astronomer, mathematician and natural philosopher Edmond Halley. We look at the first part of his career but through about 1693 including his trips to St. Helena, Danzig and Paris. We also look at his ideas on measuring the size of the solar system, terrestrial magnetism, ocean salinity and the cause of the Biblical flood.” At the link find right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emoluments 21 mins – “The Constitution contains a paragraph known as the Emoluments Clause. It’s 49 words meant to prevent foreign influence on US officials. How does it apply to a president with a global business empire?” At the link find the title, “#758: Can Trump Take The Money?” right-click “Media files 20170310_pmoney_20170310_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Empire Children Scandal 26 mins – “In public hearings about Britain’s child migrant program, former child migrants testify they were physically and sexually abused.” At the link find the title, “March 15: Former British child migrants seek apology from Canadian government, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170315_46757.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
European Disorder and Russia 69 mins – ‘On March 13 2017, the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings hosted James Kirchick of the Foreign Policy Initiative for the launch of his new book “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age” (Yale University Press, 2017). Long heralded as the region of peace, stability, cooperation, democracy, and social harmony, modern Europe confronts a potential unraveling in the face of multiple crises across the continent. “The End of Europe” tours seven nations as case studies of the diverse set of challenges now straining the institutions and norms that have bound the region together and that threaten the U.S. vision for a Europe whole, free, and at peace.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Exposure Burial 12 mins – “Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farmer Training 85 mins – “Jean-Paul Courtens is most famous for being the founder and owner of Roxbury Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. He operated Roxbury Farm with his farming partner, Jody Bolluyt, from 1990 through about 2015, when he started work with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub to create and then to run a professional farmer training program, where he is now the Associate Director for Farm Training. Roxbury Farm is a 245-acre integrated farming operation, with a hundred acres dedicated to vegetable production for a thousand-member CSA. Jean-Paul shares the details of Roxbury’s green manure rotation, and the details how they use unique crops, careful scheduling, and a summer-fallow period to clean the fields of weeds and pathogens, allowing for more efficient field operations. We also discuss the details of the semi-permanent bed system that complements the soil building cover cropping program. Jean-Paul’s success as a farmer and his distinctive leadership builds upon the recognition of his skills as a teacher and mentor on organic practices, land stewardship, whole farm planning, and farm business development, and we discuss how he brings this to bear in the ProFarmer training program at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Jean-Paul also shares some of the techniques used at Roxbury Farm to train employees and establish expectations, as well as to help people avoid mistakes and misunderstandings. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company and BCS America.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming Food 53 mins -”…we’re talking about the rise of the Good Food Movement. It’s an ad hoc cultural crusade that has cropped up across America in the past decade, advocating for good food produced in ways that benefit both the land and the people who grow it. And it’s been successful: local, organic, and natural food is now all the rage. The journalist Naomi Starkman has documented the growth of the Good Food Movement. She’s in Salt Lake this week, and she joins us to discuss how food nourishes the body and soul.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Feminist Guide 36 mins– “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is many things: a respected writer, a vocal feminist and the face of a cosmetic line. She shares how her experiences, growing up in Nigeria and living in the U.S., inspired her to write a manifesto on how to raise a feminist.” At the linkf ind the title, “March 8: How to raise a feminist: a manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_85058.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
First Nations Take on Canadian Celebration 27 mins – “For First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half.” At the link find the title, “March 16: What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_91637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Five Hour Energy Creator 36 mins – “After living as a monk in India and running a plastics company in Florida, Manoj Bhargava decided to launch something new: a one-shot energy drink in a bright, battery-shaped bottle. Today, 5-Hour ENERGY is one of the most recognizable energy drinks in the world.”At the link find the title, “5-Hour Energy: Manoj Bhargava, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170310_hibt_5hourenergy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Foot Problems 58 mins – “Podiatrist Georgeanne Botek explains how to manage warts, bunions, hammertoes and other common foot problems. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. What causes it, and how can you treat it properly? How should you deal with ingrown toenails? What can you do about nail fungus? Learn how you can protect your feet from blisters and what you should do if you sprain an ankle. Some people are born with flat feet, while others see their arches sag over time. But everyone can take care of them. The best treatment may be an orthotic insole. Does it need to be customized (pricey) or will a less expensive OTC orthotic work just as well? Georgeanne Botek, DPM, is in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.“ At the link you can listen, but the download must be purchased; however, a copy is included in the archive.
Foreign Trade 62 mins – “…We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” 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.
Fukushima Aftermath 21 mins – “The CBC’s Dr. Brian Goldman is just back from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan — the site of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster. He shares stories of people still living with the fallout from the disaster.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Fukushima: 6 years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_77945.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gaming and Education 21 mins– “At a time when the real world faces wars, humanitarian crises, and hate propaganda, proponents of so-called empathy games say the video games can create new levels of empathy and understanding. But others are skeptical of the claim.” At the link find the title, “March 6: Can video games promote empathy? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_73890” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Giraffe Extinction 49 mins – “Millions are captivated by a pregnant giraffe live-cam, but in Africa, the population is on the verge of extinction. A top nature writer shares that story.” At the link find the title, “Where Have All The Giraffes Gone? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519278552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Globalization Problems 42 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is digital media artist, activist, and filmmaker Alex Rivera. Known for his acclaimed 2008 feature film, Sleep Dealer, Rivera’s work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous stigmatizing of immigrant laborers and erecting of border walls. Together, Rivera and Douglas Rushkoff interrogate the rhetoric of the digital “global village.” We’ll learn about what Rivera calls “Dronification,” a highly connected, yet ever-more alienated digital subjectivity. Rivera and Rushkoff then discuss how we might restore true human connection and build bottom-up solidarity, or what the Zapatistas call “globalization from below.” In today’s intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as fortifying public structures that bring the benefit of mutual aid and collectivity up to scale….” At the link find the title, “Ep. 28 Alex Rivera “Globalization From Below”right-click “Media files 58c8d6403e16ac9368371be6.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Globilization 62 mins – “We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grand Canyon Emergencies 34 and 30 mins – “[2 parts]We are going to bring you a potpourri of topics to start off this episode. We start off with Kyle Nelson’s weekly weather report on a rash of tornadoes sweeping through the lower midwest the week we recorded this episode. Then we chat briefly with B.J. Schneider about a drunk driver careening into crowds on a Mardi Gras parade route in Louisiana. The real topic of the call is to cover preparedness and prehospital care with Dr. Drew Harrell, medical director for the Grand Canyon National Park. Their service deals with rough terrain, swift water rescues, rabid animal outbreaks, high angle rescue, air lifts and more. They have serious challenges that put them almost always at an extreme distance from definitive care. Often, rescuers spend the night with their patients before a rescue can be staged. Drew shares some of the amazing rescue and prevention situations worked by the PSAR teams (Park Search and Rescue). In the summer months especially, they deal with many exertional hyponatremia cases where the PSAR teams have to replenish both fluids and electrolytes in life-threatening medical cases.” Two parts: at the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. For part 2: click this link, right-click “Download,” etc.
Gratitude30 mins – “Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guns in Hospitals 64 mins – “A staffer at St Joseph Medical Center in Houston finds a patient shot on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital. …We tell the story of that patient, Alan Pean, and how his delusions lead him to a situation that’s just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. This story is a collaboration with the New York Times. …In this act, writer Michael Kinsley describes harnessing the power of his own mind to deal with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Michael Kinsley is a contributing columnist for Vanity Fair and the Washington Post. His articles on denial and living with Parkinson’s are here and here.” At the link right-click “Download” to purchase the file or download it from the blog archive.
Hacker Job 49 mins – “Today we talk with Lauren Pearce – a member of the IR team and a malware analyst for Los Alamos National Labs. Lauren shares with us her journey to become a malware analyst and talks about the importance of flailing and mentorship.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download;” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hacking Smartphones 20 mins – “Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.” At the link find the title, “#596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage,” right-click “Media files 20170308_pmoney_20170308_pmoney_pmpod_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care 34 mins – “Hacking Health is a global network nowadays. It all started in Montreal a mere five years ago and grew out of a desire to put patients at the centre of health innovations, using technology as a lever. But like many non-profit organizations, attracting the right knowledge base within the volunteer ranks remains a challenge, and for whatever reason, attracting communications support is particularly difficult. Two Hacking Health members share with host Tina Barton their remarkable progress in five years – growing from a single chapter to a multi-continent movement – what they’ve learned about communicating effectively with a “bootstrap” budget, strategies to build influence, and their invitation for IABC listeners to help Hacking Health better communicate their efforts and rally more people to improve health outcomes.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the soundbar to download the audio file.
Health Care Common Sense 65 mins – “As the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Dan ponders the dichotomy between what Americans spend on health care versus what they get in return.” At the link find the title,”Show 314 – Unhealthy Numbers, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files cswdcd14.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hearing Aid Engineer 88 mins – “Jørgen Jakobsen joins Chris to discuss Analog IC design, designing for hearing aids, how to build super tiny Class D amplifiers and using readily available tools to test everything.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
HIV Prevention 39 mins – “Here’s a HIV prevention medication with a success rate of over 90 percent. Still, very few people actually know about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. 1A’s Joshua Johnson talks with experts about what exactly this pill does, who uses it, and what’s in store for it’s future. Guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Matthew Rose, Policy Associate at the National Minority AIDS Council, Ben Ryan, reporter for POZ Magazine and Evan J. Peterson, author of “The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir.” At the link find the title, “Be PrEPared, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Homeless Solution 46 mins – “A radical proposal from Hawaii: Let doctors prescribe housing to cure homelessness. We’ll hear the case from Honolulu.” At the link find the title, “Prescribing New Solutions To Homelessness, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519485579.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hooliganism 23 mins – “A Russian politician’s proposal to make an organized sport out of soccer hooliganism, sheds light on the ugly side of the beautiful game. With the World Cup on its way to Moscow next year, we talk about the changing culture of hooliganism.” At the link find the title,”March 10: Legalizing soccer hooliganism won’t prevent fan violence, say experts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_65508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Trafficking 52 mins – “Statistics on human trafficking vary, but Dr. Shannon Findlay, an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, offers some sobering information. It is believed that 21 million people worldwide are affected by human trafficking, and perhaps 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States every year in forced labor or sex work. It’s not just people being brought into the country against their will, either, or even moved across state lines. Even people within their home towns can be victims. Recognizing that someone is a victim of human trafficking is difficult, as there are so many variables and misunderstandings to overcome. Physicians may be running across victims and not realizing it, even if something doesn’t seem right about a patient interaction. Corbin Weaver, Tarek Karam, and Kylie Miller join Dr. Shannon to discuss the problem, how physicians can recognize potential victims, and what they can do about it. And with Match Day around the corner, Dr. Findlay also recalls her match experience as well as offers advice to new residents in their intern year. Listeners, share your thoughts with us each week. Call us at 347-SHORTCT any time, and see our Facebook page where we record Live to include your questions and comments in the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
I Fix It Creator 83 mins – “We talk with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens about documenting and sharing technical procedures, especially those related to the repair of consumer devices.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ice Drowning Hazard 24 mins – “This year has a been particularly bad year for falling through the ice of the Great Lakes.” At the link find the title, “March 16: ‘Never thought it would be that deep’: Unstable winter ice poses serious risk, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_93760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Job Impact 47 mins – “We head to a farm in Alabama to find out what happened after thousands of immigrants left the state. Did it create more jobs for Americans and what happened to the crime rate? We speak to economists Prof. Samuel Addy, Prof. Jennifer Hunt, and Prof. Brian Bell to find out.” At the link, “Immigration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files “GLT9750488370.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
India Political Trends 90 mins – “Over February and March, India has held assembly elections in five states with an electorate totaling over 150 million, including the largest: Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. These elections are taking place about halfway through Modi’s term as prime minister and following his government’s demonetization initiative, as well as the announcement of the annual budget. Observers are closely watching the state elections and their results, due on March 11, asking: Which issues and candidates are resonating with the electorate? What are the implications for Prime Minister Modi’s agenda? What might the results suggest in terms of the economic and political landscape leading up to the 2019 national elections? On March 13, the India Project at Brookings hosted a discussion on the results of the state elections and their implications, what they might or might not indicate about national politics, and what lies ahead in terms of politics and policies over the next two years. Panelists included Sadanand Dhume (American Enterprise Institute), Irfan Nooruddin (Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown), Adam Ziegfeld (George Washington University), and Alyssa Ayres (Council on Foreign Relations). Brookings Fellow Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project, moderated the discussion.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Indigenous Canadian Teen Health Care 20 mins – “In Wapekeka First Nation, two 12-year-old girls took their lives in January of this year. The Current speaks to their doctor, Mike Kirlew — a tireless advocate for improved health, and mental health care in First Nations communities.” At the link find the title, “March 10: ‘Our complacency will be paid for in full with children’s lives,’ warns Indigenous health care advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_66482.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovator Archetypes 49 mins – “In this episode we are joined by Tamara Kleinberg, serial innovator, keynote speaker, creator the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment and founder of LaunchStreet, a leading platform for individuals and organisations seeking to innovate.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Protection 23 mins – “We know the 8 year market is unlikely to go for much longer. In this recording I made for PBS, I cover 10 ways to protect your hard earned gains from the coming bear market. If you don’t have your defense in place maybe one of these 10 will feel right. Of course young investors should be hoping for a bear market to take advantage of lower prices.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Israeli-Palestine Conflict 30 mins – “Nearly a year ago, we ran an episode about one of the world’s most intractable divides: the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Since that story aired, a solution seems even more out of reach. We wanted to play this episode again, because it offers something we don’t often hear in the news: empathy for the other side.” At the link find the title,”Encore of Ep. 24: Tribes and Traitors, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_hiddenbrain_24.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Japan – U.S. Concerns 121 mins – “Since Tsai Ing-wen won the presidential elections and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gained a majority in the Legislative Yuan in January 2016, Beijing has shifted its stance toward Taiwan. During the previous Kuomintang-led government, Beijing and Taipei initiated economic agreements and increased official communication. But, as politics shifted in Taiwan and brought the opposition DPP to power, relations between mainland China and Taiwan have reached a standstill, and even deteriorated. While cross-Strait relations are an integral part of U.S. policy in Asia, other regional countries have become stakeholders in cross-Strait stability as well. On March 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the current state of cross-Strait relations. Panelists discussed U.S. and Japan policy toward China and Taiwan, and the role both countries play to ensure peace and stability.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Journalist Politician 21 mins – “Since the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.” t the link fidn the title, “March 10: Does public trust suffer when journalists cross over to work in politics? 2017,” right-click “Media files c” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ketamine for PTSD 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, we’re talking about our changing understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how we define the trauma that can trigger it. We speak with Alexei Morozov, an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, about his work studying the social signals of distress in mouse models, and about how animal models are helping us better understand PTSD in humans. And we talk with Dr. Monnica Williams, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut and licensed psychologist, about our changing understanding of what trauma is and how it can be caused.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lead Bullet Hazards 30 mins – “ On his first day on the job, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, rode to work on a horse. This was obviously a rugged, outdoor enthusiast – someone who must care about the environment, right? Well, that same day, one of Secretary Zinke’s first acts in office was to repeal the ban on lead ammunition in national parks, tribal lands and national wildlife refuge areas — an order that the Obama Administration had signed near the end of 2016. This week on Sea Change Radio, we revisit our 2015 discussion with Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, one of the organizations that was at the forefront of the struggle to ban lead in order to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction. He explains the dangers of using lead ammunition, the tactics employed by the gun lobby to fight regulation, and how his group helped to advance protective legislation in California. Zinke’s rash decision seems like a good opportunity for us all to review what we know about this damaging neurotoxin and how it moves through the food chain and ecosystem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Legacy App 7 mins – “When Gaby Eirew’s father passed away and a close friend died by suicide shortly after, she created a recording app for children whose parents have died — to leave a loving legacy after death.” At the link find the title, “March 8: How death in Gaby Eirew’s life inspired a legacy app, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_54961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Levi Strauss 64 mins – “Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. Despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated “facts” about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Hear how Strauss’s life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership, and innovation. Dare we say, his story is riveting.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lobbyists in Washington 45 mins – “We’ve been told the process to drain the swamp of government corruption is underway. President Trump has imposed a ban on lobbying by executive branch officials. And it now also applies to those who want to lobby on behalf of foreign governments. But lobbyists remain upbeat. Find out why this much maligned business remains in good health. 1A’s guests include Kenneth Gross, an attorney specializing in political law, Carrie Levine, federal politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation for Common Cause and Jimmy Williams, host of the podcast DecodeDC.” At the link find the title, “The Lobby Life, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Logo Value 48 mins – “Michael Bierut is an award-winning designer, partner at Pentagram in New York City, and author of various books on design. Over his decades in the field of graphic design, he has witnessed a shift in public awareness, especially when it comes to logos. With this increased attention, some endeavors (like political campaigns) that once relied on relatively simple conventions (candidate names and variations on flags) are being called upon to develop more refined and versatile solutions….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malaria Eradication 15 mins – “The World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and the United Nations, all have a vision of a malaria-free world. The world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date. Bruno Moonen, deputy director for malaria at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thinks that for malaria, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. Where as Clive Shiff, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, thinks this is a top-down strategy, dependent on massive concentrated funding until finished – funding which could be more effectively spent elsewhere. In this podcast they debate whether malaria should be eliminated, or eradicated, and how that might work.” At the link find the title, “Should malaria be eradicated? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 311177070-bmjgroup-should-malaria-be-eradicated.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mark Twain Philosophy 67 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy finds the fun in Mark Twain’s almighty fight for free will. Taking issue with analysts who believe that Mark Twain became a pessimist in old age due to his many personal tragedies, and finding the cracks of freedom in Mark Twain’s own deterministic conclusions about the “damned human race” in “What Is Man?”, George will focus on the consistent, and consistently humorous, though sometimes painful and angry, philosophical fight Mark Twain waged from his youth to his dying breath against the stultifying fears and clearly false ideas about life that keep our otherwise free wills chained to “petrified opinion,” preventing us from dreaming “other dreams, and better.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medicare Primer 67 mins – “Esther Koch, Founder of Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. If you are approaching the Medicare qualifying age of 65 and Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a true understanding of how Medicare works, what options are best for you, and when or how to sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the ABC and Ds of Medicare, plus the realities of what to expect … and what not to expect. Here’s what every Boomer needs to know before they turn 65.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mexican Border Crossers 27 mins – “Catherine Carr travels to Tijuana in Mexico, and asks strangers – where are you going?” At the link find the title,”Where Are You Going? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w33ld.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Motif Investing 50 mins – “Paul talks with collaborator Chris Pedersen about the new Motif Investing portfolios they created based on Paul’s Ultimate Buy and Hold portfolio strategies and sound investing principles. These portfolios were created to make it simple and inexpensive for anyone with a minimum of $300 to get started investing now; and also for those more-seasoned investors to implement Paul’s principles and rebalance annually with one click.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Impact 45 mins – “We talk to neuroscientist, music producer, and best-selling author Daniel Levitin about his recent research into how playing music in the home affects us.” At the link find the title, “169 Daniel Levitin – The Emerging Epidemic of the Silent Home,” right-click “Media files fbaacf2e-0f29-4124-9467-49fa9ac070bc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Industry 56 mins – “The future of streaming, sharing, stealing and entertainment. A record-pressing robot helps bring back vinyl. An argument against Virtual Reality as an empathy tool. And, going random with Facebook reactions.” At the link find the title, “348: Rando reactions, creative data and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170305_32398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslim Life 47 mins – “Everything you wanted to know about Islam and Muslims but were embarrassed to ask. Guests include Imam Yahya Hendi, Director of Muslim Life at the Office of Campus Ministry at Georgetown University, Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and Dean Obeidallah, comedian and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM.”At the link find the title, “Ask A Muslim, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170315_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nazi Drug Abuse 36 mins – “In 1944, World War II was dragging on and the Nazi forces seemed to be faltering. Yet, in military briefings, Adolf Hitler‘s optimism did not wane. His generals wondered if he had a secret weapon up his sleeve, something that would change the war around in the last second. Author Norman Ohler tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that Hitler did have a secret, but it wasn’t a weapon. Instead, it was a mix of cocaine and opioids that he had become increasingly dependent upon. “Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma, which … he had lost in the course of the war,” Ohler says. Ohler’s new book, Blitzed, which is based in part on the papers of Hitler’s private physician, describes the role of drugs within the Third Reich. He cites three different phases of the Fuhrer‘s drug use. “The first one are the vitamins given in high doses intravenously. The second phase starts in the fall of 1941 with the first opiate, but especially with the first hormone injections,” Ohler says. “Then in ’43 the third phase starts, which is the heavy opiate phase.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Netherlands Racism 27 mins – “Why is the tolerant Netherlands home to a major anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?” At the link find the title, “In Search of Henk and Ingrid, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w7k4w.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Netherlands Racism 56 mins – “An immigrant story with a happy ending, but it’s not a track most new immigrants might be able to follow — the Dutch are struggling with a rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant sentiment on the eve of national elections.” At the link find the title, “The Immigrants: The rise of the extreme right in the Netherlands, Part 2, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170314_13280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Newton P3 69 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 right-click “Direct download link” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Missiles 21 mins – “Recent missile tests and revelations of the failed U.S. cyber war in countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have many nations asking, what’s next, as the threat enters a new phase.” At the link find the title, “March 7: North Korean threat enters new phase following missile tests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170307_28435.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Offensive People 15 mins – “What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Oil Selloff in Canada 20 mins – “Is Shell’s sale of its majority stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project one more nail in the coffin for the Alberta oil patch?” At the link find the title, “March 13: Gauging concern: foreign energy companies turn away from oil sands, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_15081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Open Access Publishing 44 mins – “On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, and IOP Publishing, as well as Research Libraries UK (RLUK). In 2016, London Book Fair attendees heard that the rise of open access business models has created a wealth of opportunities to serve author communities online.” At the link right-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Law Enforcement 57 mins – “Their mug shots are now regularly featured in the news — people swept up in Operation Granite Hammer, an anti-drug enforcement program that started in 2015. Since then, police have made more than 100 drug arrests. They have been particularly tough on dealers whose deals turn lethal, pursuing long sentences in those cases. But many on the treatment end warn tough sentences and tactics do little to quell the demand for drugs, and dealers themselves are often addicts, who need care, not incarceration.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paleocene – Eocene Periods 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the high temperatures that marked the end of the Paleocene and start of the Eocene periods, about 50m years ago. Over c1000 years, global temperatures rose more than 5 C on average and stayed that way for c100,000 years more, with the surface of seas in the Arctic being as warm as those in the subtropics. There were widespread extinctions, changes in ocean currents, and there was much less oxygen in the sea depths. The rise has been attributed to an increase of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere, though it is not yet known conclusively what the source of those gases was. One theory is that a rise in carbon dioxide, perhaps from volcanoes, warmed up the globe enough for warm water to reach the bottom of the oceans and so release methane from frozen crystals in the sea bed. The higher the temperature rose and the longer the water was warm, the more methane was released. Scientists have been studying a range of sources from this long period, from ice samples to fossils, to try to understand more about possible causes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paraplegic Rehabilitation 12 mins – “Despite a complete cut, nerves below a lesion retain a memory of moves and functions they once controlled. Reggie Edgerton worked with Christopher Reeve following the equestrian accident which left him a with quadriplegia. Professor Edgerton helps patients relearn movement and functions following spinal cord injury. He says if the nerve circuitry can be reengaged, then it can relearn its control of how to walk, how to stand and the things it normally does. Rather than sit or lie in bed after an accident, patients need to stimulate their nerves, gradually increasing stimulatory information.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Instability 72 mins – “In October 2015, Joseph Tainter was my guest in omega tau 184 to discuss his concept of increasing complexity and eventual collapse of societies. In this episode, our guest Paul Arbair discusses these concepts in the light of today’s rising populism in several countries. The episode is based on two articles Paul wrote on his blog: one on Brexit and one on Trump.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 file directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Politics and Science 42 mins – “Scientists are organizing an unprecedented march in Washington, DC and other cities in April to show support for the evidence-based scientific method. Many scientists are concerned with President Trump’s positions on climate change, environmental issues, and proposed funding cuts for the EPA and NOAA. Some scientists have even decided to run for office. But other scientists think these efforts will hurt their fields by tainting research as partisan. Joining Joshua Johnson for this conversation is Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and strategy consultant for ocean conservation, Robert Young, professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University and Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action.” At the link find the title, “Some Scientists Are Taking A Stand Against Trump. Should They? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170307_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Precision Oncology 6 mins – “Without a gold standard for myriad parameters, precision oncology is imprecise, at best, argues Dr Lundberg.” At the link find the title, “Is Precision Oncology Really Precise? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 876617.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Product Management 52 mins – “One of the questions I am asked by listeners is how do you become a product manager. For example, Melissa emailed me and said: “I’d like to hear more about transitioning to a product management role in software – getting yourself up to speed on the technical aspects that product managers needs to know to interact with developers.” This came up more recently when I opened my IDEA Framework eCourse that teaches the essential base of knowledge for becoming a product leader and doubling your product success. Many people asked if this would help them get into product management and I told them that while they need the skills it teaches to be successful as a product manager, it is for existing product managers — ones with at least a year of experience, not ones transitioning or who are brand new to the role. So, I contacted someone who specializes in helping people become product managers and to get grounded as a new product manager. He has trained thousands of people on these topics, including leading workshops at General Assembly, Stanford, and for other schools. He also worked as a software product manager at NASA, Apple, Ticketmaster, and Live Nation. And, if you regularly listen to The Everyday Innovator, you’ll recognize him as a returning guest, having shared specific tips for how to prepare for a product management interview back in episode 67.” At the link find the title, “TEI 116: How to transition into product management – with Charles Du,” right-click “Media files TEI116-Charles_Du.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Profanity Trends 56 mins – Profanity was once considered rude and crude — a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.” At the link find the title, “Epletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170316_65873.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Proof of Concept Centers 21 mns – “Proof of Concept Centers allow emerging technologists to try out their ideas, work with mentors, and develop marketable products. One of the key challenges participants face is turning a product into a viable business. In this podcast you’ll hear from participating teams as they pitch their products to potential commercial customers and investors in the clean energy sector.” At the link find the title, “Proof of Concept Centers: Meeting the Market, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170309_pocc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism in Canada 25 mins – “Journalist Desmond Cole says it’s time to stop pointing over the border and look inward: Canada’s own track record on anti-black racism is disturbing, long-standing and ubiquitous.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Yes, Canada, anti-black racism lives here: journalist Desmond Cole, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_32704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Radio Star Jack Bogut 48 mins – “Joyce welcomes legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and storyteller, Jack Bogut to the show. Jack Bogut has been featured on both ABC’s Good Morning America and in USA Today as one of the top five radio personalities in the nation. He eventually became number two in the country. He will discuss his entry into broadcasting, and his charity work with both Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while at NewsRadio 1020 KDKA for over a decade and his charity work with “Make-A-Wish” Foundation during his career. Mr. Bogut will highlight how he has been able to use his story-telling skills and the microphone to help members of underserved communities tell their story and be heard.” At the link right-click Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugees in Buffalo 39 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week’s New Yorker, “The Underground Railroad for Refugees.” At the link find the title, “A Safe House for Refugees, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5419131292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Right to Repair 45 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, and Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of Repair.org about legislation that is moving through eight states that would require electronics manufacturers to enable you to fix your things. The bills have been intensely opposed by companies like Apple, IBM, John Deere, and dozens of other gigantic corporations.” At the link find the title, “You Have the Right to Repair Your Electronics,Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The_group_fighting_for_your_right_to_repair_electronics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rubella Vaccine 27 mins – “Against the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine.” At the link find the title, “March 6: What rubella vaccine can teach us about fighting Zika virus,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_97480.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Hackers in Canada 21 mins – “Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old accused in the massive hack, was arrested in Ancaster, Ont.” At the link find the title, “March 16: Who is the Canadian charged in Russian hack of Yahoo accounts? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_57191.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Science Book Writing 29 mins – “To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist, Hannah Devlin asks three of its featured authors about the secrets to writing a successful science book. Now in its eighth year, the Wellcome Book Prize aims to showcase fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs, that engage with some aspect of biomedical science. And with the shortlist for this year’s prize announced on Tuesday, we ask a handful of authors where they get their inspiration, how they research their chosen subject, and what strategies they have up their sleeve to turn complex scientific concepts into riveting narratives. To explore all this and more, Hannah Devlin is joined by three of the shortlisted authors; Sarah Moss (‘The Tidal Zone’), David France (‘How to Survive a Plague’) and Ed Yong (‘I Contain Multitudes’).” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Security Sweeps 33 mins – “As a lawyer, sometimes paranoia is a good thing. Legal professionals are constantly handling sensitive information that needs protection, whether it’s details about a case or client data. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Charles Patterson about TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures) and how this extra level of security can ensure your private information stays private. As the president of Exec Security, a TSCM services company, Charles shares about why lawyers need TSCM, how these sweeps are performed, and provides tips on how to protect yourself from situations that could compromise your confidential information. Charles Patterson has over 35 years experience in the security field. Previous to his current position as Exec Security president, he spent 17 years traveling throughout the United States and the world working in executive protection and providing tech support to security teams.” At the link find the title, “Electronic Security Sweeps for Law Firms and their Clients, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_77.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Assaults by Taxi Drivers 26 mins – “With no official national or provincial statistics, the incidence of sexual assaults in cabs may be much higher than suspected.” At the link find the title, “March 15: Woman sexually assaulted in a cab says it happens more than we think, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170315_60999.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
South Sudan Famine 27 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.
Spermine 9 mins – “Kiki Sanford explores how polyamines found in semen could be related to a long and healthy life” At the link find the title, “Spermine and spermidine: Chemistry in its element,” Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Spermine_and_spermidine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sports and Technology 59 mins – “Find out how helmet sensors, virtual reality, big data and radio controlled tackling dummies are revolutionizing football with hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice. Guests include Neil Tyson, NY Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens, more.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots and click “Download” to get the file.
Stanford Prison Experiment 73 mins – “Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into mock prisoners and guards for a continuous 24-hour-a-day study. The experiment was planned for two weeks but terminated after just six days. In this podcast, we explore how we — as humans — can do less evil, how you can be a “deviant for day,” mindful disobedience, and much more. It was a blast. Apart from the above, Dr. Zimbardo has served as President of the American Psychological Association and designed and narrated the award-winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology. He has published more than 50 books, including Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure, The Time Paradox, and most recently, Man, Interrupted. Dr. Zimbardo currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit, The Heroic Imagination Project. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. The question he poses is: “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?” At the link find the title, “#226: How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show_-_Phil_Zimbardo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Surveillance Operations 26 mins – “So, the C.I.A. has a back door to your phone. At least, according to the Vault 7 data dump from WikiLeaks. The documents—as yet unproven—say that if your device is connected to the internet, the American government wants in. And has a few tricky tools to do it. But they’ve had some sneaky tools for a while now. Just ask Daniel Rigmaiden. In 2008, Rigmaiden was arrested for filing fraudulent tax returns. And he couldn’t figure out how he was caught. He was careful. He stayed anonymous online, he used pre-paid debit cards and fake IDs. So he developed what his attorneys thought was a pretty crazy theory about government surveillance. And it turned out he was right. This week we revisit Daniel’s story. What he uncovered was more than a theory—it was a balancing act. The technology the government used to catch him was hidden to allegedly keep us safe. If criminals didn’t know about it, they wouldn’t be able to hack it. But does that secrecy actually open us up to other dangers? We hear from Nate Freed Wessler, staff attorney with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, about a movement to give us a bigger say in how law enforcement does surveillance. Because things are moving fast. For more on what we know about the leaked documents, which WikiLeaks is calling “Vault 7,” read our round-up of the news here. And if these revelations have you thinking about privacy in a whole new way, try our Privacy Paradox challenges. You can start them any time” At the link click the circle with three dots and click “download this audio” to get the file. The real topic of the call is to cover preparedness and prehospital care with Dr. Drew Harrell, medical director for the Grand Canyon National Park. Their service deals with rough terrain, swift water rescues, rabid animal outbreaks, high angle rescue, air lifts and more. They have serious challenges that put them almost always at an extreme distance from definitive care. Often, rescuers spend the night with their patients before a rescue can be staged. Drew shares some of the amazing rescue and prevention situations worked by the PSAR teams (Park Search and Rescue). In the summer months especially, they deal with many exertional hyponatremia cases where the PSAR teams have to replenish both fluids and electrolytes in life-threatening medical cases.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Survival Stories 66 mins – “I chose this show for today because it tells the story of listeners who early on in the history of this show totally transformed their lives. And it then inspired many more such transformations. I decided that it was time for these stories to be told once again. In hopes that it will once again inspire more people to make that positive change in their own lives. The notes below are the original notes from that episode. Today we hear from two listeners who have found their own path to individual liberty. Not in some Utopian sense of some mythical new nation that recognizes the liberty we claim to recognize in America today, rather they have claimed their own personal liberty their own way. Both of these couples said, screw it and JUST DID IT, and not in the cliche way of the Nike catch phrase. They took decisive action, they stated their intent, they designed a road map and they acted. Today my hope is many of our listeners will do the same in their own lives. Freedom is something no man or woman can define for another, by its very nature it is individualized.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Story 49 mins – “‘A gripping memoir of home and history in a crumbling Damascus. A story of Syria, before and after civil war.” At the link find the title, “The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519068679.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Taiwan 84 mins – “Three years ago, the Sunflower Movement erupted suddenly in Taiwan. Students and other protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan and forced lawmakers to shelve the trade-in-services agreement with China. That, in turn, led to both a standstill in Taiwan’s engagement with the mainland and to a shift in political sentiment toward the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In January 2016, DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen was elected president, her party gained majority control of the Legislative Yuan, and cross-Strait relations deteriorated as Beijing refused to coexist with the Tsai administration. The arrival of the Trump administration and uncertainty concerning its approach to relations with Taiwan and China makes the current situation even more complex….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Taste Discussion 49 mins – “Taste is the oldest of our five senses, and yet perhaps the least understood. It’s far more complicated than salty versus sweet: new research is dramatically expanding our knowledge of taste, showing that it’s intimately connected to obesity, mood, immunity, and more. In this episode, we get into the science of how taste works, why we taste what we do, and what makes supertasters unique. And finally, we hack our taste buds—for fun, but, in the future, maybe for health, too. …In the last thirty years, however, thanks to the genetics revolution, scientists have finally started to understand more about how our taste buds work to detect chemicals in our saliva—and why. Researcher Paul Breslin and author John McQuaid help us understand the evolutionary reasons behind the five basic tastes—sweet, salt, sour, bitter, and umami—and biologist Thomas Finger compares the human ability to taste with that of cats, who can only taste umami, and catfish, which have tastebuds all over their skin and whiskers, not just in their mouths. But while humans can all taste the same things, we taste them quite differently. For instance, some people, known as “supertasters,” taste everything more intensely than the rest of the population. Supertaster sounds like an enviable X-Men-style power—but is it? This episode, we meet Linda Bartoshuk, the scientist who coined the term back in 1991, and find out how to test if we’re supertasters ourselves. We discover the benefits as well as the disadvantages of having a heightened sense of taste, both today and in our evolutionary past. Both Bartoshuk and food scientist Robin Dando are studying the connections between our sense of taste and obesity, mood, and even cancer. It’s new research, and there’s lots we still don’t understand. But their findings raise the question: can we hack taste to help people eat better and avoid disease? From flavor tripping to digital taste devices, we try to trick our taste buds—with fascinating results.” 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.
Technovation Girls 60 mins – “We are pleased to present Technovation, a flagship program of the non-profit Iridescent, the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges 10- to 18-year-old girls to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2009, more than 10,000 girls have participated from more than 87 countries. The international reach of the competition has escalated in the last three years. The winner of the 2014 competition was from Moldova, and the 2015 winner was a Nigerian team. Our speakers will give an overview of the competition, its sponsors (Google, Facebook and others), outreach efforts, and partners (such as UN Women, Peace Corps and more).” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Toxic Language Identification 58 mins – “Google’s hatred-fighting AI. How assistive tech can sometimes reinforce inequalities. No musical ability, no problem, there’s an app for that. A personal assistant that answers exclusively in GIFs. And saying goodbye to the CEO for good.” At the link find the title, “348: Everyone’s a musician, no one is the boss,”right-click “Media files spark_20170312_25048.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Racism 23 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Professor Ibram Kendi about the racial components of Trump’s policies and the history of these racist ideas.” At the link find the title, “A History of Racist Ideas, Mar, 2017,”right-click “Media files SM1139027619.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Russia 49 mins – “As the Trump-Russia saga continues to unfold, how the Obama administration spent its final days scrambling to preserve evidence of Russian interference in the election. Also, the old Soviet-era art of “kremlinology” is back — but does it really help us understand what Putin is thinking? Plus, a potential key to unveiling Trump’s tax returns, how our understanding of corruption has strayed from the vision of the founders, 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.
Trump Budget 30 mins – “Trump’s budget proposes massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor: Can he do that? The Post’s Kelsey Snell weighs in on whether Trump’s requests will be met. Plus, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen shares how Democrats in Congress are reacting.” At the link find the title, “Will Trump really cut programs people depend on? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58cb6ec0e4b065061af14099_1351620000001-300040_t_1489727177969_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump by John Dean 31 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to John Dean, a key figure in the Watergate scandal, about the Trump/Nixon parallels and differences. Plus, will anybody in the Trump administration step up to play the role of “John Dean?” At the link find the title “Undone By Scandal, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6728455793.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump EPA Budget Cuts 21 mins – “Voices in Canada are asking whether the Trudeau government should follow suit.” t the link find the title, “March 17: U.S. climate change policy shift puts pressure on Canadian government, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170317_25947.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Report Card 66 mins – “…a unique dialogue featuring the leaders of four of the Bay Area’s most prestigious public affairs and non-profit organizations, who will look at the presidency of Donald J. Trump and what it will mean for America’s relationship with Asia and the world. Held within the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, the dialogue will examine more closely a persistent divide between California and the Bay Area, and the rest of the country, on the future direction of this nation. The dialogue will examine how the Bay Area and the state more broadly view America’s relationship with Asia, as well as its place in the world on global issues such as trade, security and climate change. What are some of the primary issues of importance to the Bay Area—politically, economically, culturally—as it relates to U.S.-Asia relations and are they similar or different from the rest of the country? Have the state and the region evolved differently from the rest of the country in how they perceive America’s relationship with Asia and the world, and why? Is it demographics, geography?” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
U.S. Foreign Policy Concepts 66 mins – “As President Trump takes office, how should the United States act in the world? Drawing on his latest book, Stephen Kinzer will transport us back to the early 20th century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands. That prospect thrilled some Americans. It horrified others. Their debate gripped the nation. The country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Booker T. Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint. Only once before—in the period when the United States was founded—have so many brilliant Americans so eloquently debated a question so fraught with meaning for all humanity. Join Kinzer as he discusses these impassioned arguments and their great relevance to the world of 2017. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for The New York Times, where his foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire. While covering world events, he has been shot at, jailed, beaten by police, tear-gassed and bombed from the air.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Uber Hacking Story 39 mins – “Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger’s phone buzzes.” At the link find the title, “#91 The Russian Passenger, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9796551346.mp3”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.
Voting Rights in Texas 57 mins – “On Monday, the Department of Justice announced an abrupt about-face on voting rights, essentially walking away from a lawsuit against a harsh voter-ID law in Texas. We discuss the reversal and its implications with Janai Nelson of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She was one of the lawyers in the strange position of arguing the case in court this week, the day after the DOJ reversed course. We also sit down with Jeffrey Fisher, who argued an important immigration-related case at the Supreme Court his week. Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions asks whether a legal immigrant can be deported for something that counts as a serious crime in some states, but not others. It also previews a question likely to play a big role in Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings: how much deference courts should give federal agencies when interpreting the meaning of laws.” At the link find the title, “Never Mind, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4955753778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wikileaks and CIA 47 mins – “WikiLeaks strikes again. This time revealing CIA hacking secrets. We’ll unpack the latest developments and consider — is privacy dead?” At the link find the title, “New WikiLeaks Releases Allege Vast CIA Network, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519485565.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women Recognition 13 mins – “For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights. She thinks there’s a more useful, more inclusive way to look at the world, and she calls on artists — women and men — to paint, draw, write about, film and imagine a gender-equal society.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Womens Rights 60 mins – “Dr Kakenya Ntaiya delivers the International Women’s Day Address to Women in Media and the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_KakenyaNtaiya_0803_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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