Media Mining Digest 282 – Apr 7, 2017: 3D Printer, Agriculture Future, Algorithm Errors, Antibiotic Resistance, Asteroid Hunters, Bassem Youssef, Bernie Kopell, Black American Storytelling, Black Twitter, Broadband Feasibility Studies, Business Communications, Canadian Mafia, Caveman Technology, Cell Phone Health Hazard, Chaos Monkey, Chinese Foreign Policy, Coal in Wyoming, Commercial Fishing Deaths, Community College Politics, Cooking at Home, Counterterrorism, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Disability Insights, Disaffected Politics, Eugenics Movement, Extremists, Fake News Discussion, Farm Life, Federal Budget Preparation, Female Muslim Experience, FTC vs FCC, Good Country Index, Greeks and Persians, Health Politics, Hedge Fund Operation, Hokusai, Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds, Imagination Gap, Immigration Law Enforcement, Impact Investing, Information Civil War, Infrastructure Report Card, Innovation in Canada, Investment Strategies, Irish History, Journalist Memoirs, Magna Carta Survival, Management Styles, Manhattan Skyline Evolution, Marijuana for Dogs, Microbiome, Middle-Aged Men Isolation, Music in China, News Scoop Analysis, Nuclear Security, Nuremberg Prosecutor, NY Academy of Science at 200, Office Illnesses, Public University Failure, Refugee Life, Russia in the Middle East, Schizophrenia Case, Sick Building Syndrome, Slavery Aftermath, Soap Use, Statistical Interpretation, Supreme Court Operation, Surgical Simulations, Syrian Culture, Terrorism in Europe, Terrorist Publicity Discussion, Torture Survivor, Trappist System Discovery, Trump, Turkish Unrest, US-Russia Relations, Visual Aid Tool, Voter Feedback from Tampa, Water Use in Las Vegas, Weight Control Problem, Western Civilization Killer Apps, Women Innovators

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3D Printer Maintenance 11 mins – “Tom shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of developing 3D Printer maintenance skills. Is it better to develop those skills so you can help yourself through inevitable issues that will arise, or does it make more sense to use a 3D printer that does not require much maintenance?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Metal 12 mins – “Today Tom sheds light on a new 3D Printing company that had invented a new technology for metal 3D printing. This is different from anything else that has been created to 3D Print metal, a Game Changer! Vaner Systems has invented a way to 3D print, FFF Style!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 32 mins – “Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian household, Dr. Curtis Livesay was told not to do drugs, to research about it. This pursuit of knowledge led him to acquire a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication and research methods. It is also the heart of his company – to do great research and disseminate good and useful information. On today’s episode, Dr. Curtis shares his knowledge, experience, and viewpoints about a variety of topics such as critical agronomic problems, lies fed to farmers, and specific ways to deal with particular agronomic concerns. “Don’t just try something different, but pay attention to where you put it.” – Dr. Curtis Livesay” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 046: Growing Cannabis and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag,” right-click “Media files 046 Growing Cannibus and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Errors 9 mins – “MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 29 mins – “Recently there has been a rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. In order to address this rising concern a new approach has been developed, antisense antibiotics.  Dr. Bruce Geller, professor of microbiology at Oregon State University is one of the leading researchers in this new approach and he discusses what exactly are antisense antibiotics.” At the link right-click the play button beside ‘Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hunters 62 mins – “What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And more important, what would happen if one hit Earth? Dr. Nugent is an asteroid hunter working to help map our cosmic neighborhood. She is part of NASA’s NEOWISE mission team, using a space-based infrared telescope to discover, track and characterize asteroids. With detection being the key to preventing an asteroid impact, learn more about the scientists who are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bassem Youssef Story 48 mins – “The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.” At the link find the title, “Bassem Youssef Is Still Laughing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520989167.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Kopell 95 mins – “One of the funniest and most beloved character actors of his generation, Bernie Kopell joins Gilbert and Frank to reminisce about his six decades in show business, working with legends Steve Allen, Jack Benny and Phil Slivers and his signature roles on Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten and The Love Boat. Also, Charles Boyer apologizes, Raymond Burr takes a seat, Harvey Korman peddles encyclopedias and Bernie remembers his old pal Dick Gautier. PLUS: The world’s slowest agent! Louis Armstrong hails a cab! Jonathan Winters lays down the law! In praise of Dick Van Dyke (and Mary Tyler Moore)! And a surprise guest calls in to the show!” At the link find the title, “#148 Bernie Kopell,” right-click “Media files 2934604c-39ea-40c0-bd05-7f85439084b6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black American Storytelling 41 mins – “This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today.  Ray touches on interesting topics like which stories White people hear and which stories are just for “family.”  The episode concludes with Ray’s reflections on his introduction to the art and the first steps in his own journey.” At the link find the title, “Episode 10 The Storytellers Journey 0 Mar 29, 2017,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation 26 mins – “In this episode Ray examines the nature of Black American assimilation into White culture” At the link find the title, “Ep 8 Changes and Adaptation 0 Dec, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation and Acculturation 31 mins – “This special episode marks a dividing line between the old and new, where you were and where you’re going, what was and what will be.  Follow the journey from “seasoning” of slaves, to the life of a domestic worker in the 60’s to current questions of assimilation and acculturation.” At the link find the title, “Ep 5 Line of Departure 1, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Culture in America 31 mins – “What, when, how, and why Blacks learned in the US as well as what others were taught about them, from the slave quarters to HBCU’s.” At the link find the title,”Ep 7 Education: In Black and White 0 Sep, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Death Rituals 25 mins – “What happens after death?  Not in the metaphysical, existential sense. But quite literally, what happens after death?  The history of the handling of bodies of Black decedents has been filled with interesting twists and turns, from blatant desecration to unusual rituals. Explore this topic with me in this episode of What’s Ray Saying?” At the link find the title,”Ep 6 Dying While Black 0, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Economic Assistance 26 mins – “This episode is about food stamps and gov’ment cheese, what it meant, how it helped, how we felt about it then, and what we think about it now.” At the link find the title, “Ep 3 Hunger 0, May, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History Falsehood 24 minsIn this episode Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of African History” At the link find the title, “Ep 9 An Imaginary Past 0 Jan, 2017” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Skin Color Implications 25 mins – “This episode is a literal discussion of skin color- the range of visual nuances of appearances that we consider “Black”, how those divisions came to be and their many implications. From the paper bag test and one drop rule to Rachel Dolezal, who is Black and why?” At the link find the the title, “Ep 2 Complexion 0, Apr 21, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Soldier Life 34 mins – “From the birth of this nation until today, this episode explores the complexities of life as a soldier of color in the US.” At the link find the title, “Ep 4 Brothers in Arms 0, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Twitter 26 mins – “Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner — three cases of black American men whose deaths came to mainstream attention thanks in part to what is called “Black Twitter.” The Current tracks how social media shared the stories of marginalized groups.” At the link find the title, “March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups,” right-click “Download March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Feasibility Studies 34 mins – “After discussing this issue time and time again, with community after community, we finally recorded our thoughts on how communities should get started when considering a community network. Eric Lampland, the guy behind Lookout Point Communications, is our guest on Community Broadband Bits podcast episode 246.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Communications 20 mins – “If Algonquin College is a small city, Cheryl Jensen is the Mayor. Past president of IABC [International Assoc of Business Communicators] Ottawa and host Sherrilynne Starkie sits down with Scott Anderson, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations and Cheryl Jensen, CEO of Algonquin College in an “Ask Me Anything” segment. At a recent IABC Ottawa senior communicators event, Sherrilynne led a round table discussion where Cheryl and Scott answered questions about the hot topics of CEOs on Twitter, the online presence of President Trump and how shrinking newsrooms are contributing to circumventing the media. Cheryl and Scott give insight on what inspires them and what they think about the Millennial workforce.” At the link find the title, “The Voice Episode 105: Algonquin College Communications Dynamic Duo,” right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Management 130 mins – “Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew from four million in 1982 to two hundred and twelve million in 2003. His innovative — but very controversial — business management policies have attracted widespread interest from all over the world. He is the best-selling author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace and The Seven-Day Weekend: A Better Way to Work in the 21st Century (not to be confused with another book titled in an admittedly similar fashion). Ricardo recently started a podcast called LeadWise, where he has conversations with leaders about “challenging assumptions and changing how we live and work.” Entrepreneurship and education are just two of the topics discussed in this wide-ranging conversation. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ricardo Semler as much as I did!” At the link find the title, “#229: Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Ricardo_Semler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Mafia 21 mins – “Charges against 35 organized crime suspects were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why. The move appears to be related to intercepted cellphone messages and a fear that secret surveillance techniques will be exposed. At the link find the title, “ March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” right-click “Download March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caveman Technology 48 mins – “The caveman professor, Bill Schindler, is teaching millennials to drop the phone and thrive in the wild. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “New Lessons On Ancient Survival Methods, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521406361.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phone Health Hazard 24 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider,” right-click “Download March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chaos Monkey 20 mins – “It’s one thing to get fired. It’s another thing to be escorted out by security. And another thing altogether to have your boss call while you’re sitting in the parking lot in shock, and ask what you might be doing next, and if you need investors. But that’s Silicon Valley for you. Before he got canned, Antonio García Martínez was an ads guy at Facebook. Pre-IPO. He designed the ad tracking system that allows products you searched for one single time to follow you around the internet. But he was also undercover as an author, taking notes for a tell-all. The book he wrote is called Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley. Stories of Face-versaries instead of birthdays, what it means to get an email from Zuck, and the cult of changing the world. Despite all he knows, despite ethnic-affinity targeting, he still thinks online ads are A-OK. So Manoush tries to save his ad-loving soul.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ”Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Foreign Relations 66 mins – “For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role has been set aside, asserts panelist Howard French, who says China has revealed plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Hear from French and China analyst George Koo, who says that whatever China’s plans, following a western template to become a global hegemon is not a likely outcome, nor will “false modesty” necessarily find any validity. Come for a fascinating discussion about the historical context of China’s actions and what the future holds for the U.S. relationship with China under the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in Wyoming 50 mins – “Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We’re reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week’s news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins.” 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.  

Commericial Fishing Deaths 21 mins – “To be lost at sea is a danger facing far too many commercial fishermen in Canada. The Current looks at what safety measures will save lives in the fishing industry and asks: When is it fair to begin enforcing new regulations?” At the link find the title, “March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations,” right-click “Download March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community College Funding 4 mins – “…When the latest New Hampshire budget proposal hits the House floor for a vote next week, it will reflect a trend in higher education funding that’s been going on for a decade now. In the House’s plan, the University System is flat funded compared to the last budget, while the state’s Community Colleges would get a boost. In fact, the House budget would give state universities less state funding than they got ten years ago, while Community Colleges would be up more than 30 percent over that same period….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking at Home 44 mins – “Fire, water, air, and earth – these are the classical elements of cooking. According to food journalist Michael Pollan, they help us transform stuff from the natural world into delicious food and drink.  But increasingly, cooking isn’t done in the home; it’s done by corporations and restaurants, and that’s disconnecting us from the very idea of food and how we eat it. Pollan joins us Friday to talk about his book Cooked, and to explore how this trend affects our planet, our culture, our food, and our health.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism 13 mins – “Days before the deadly bombings in Brussels, Belgian authorities carried out raids that killed or captured several of Europe’s most-wanted terrorists. At the same time, Institute Fromer-Wexler fellow Matthew Levitt was in Brussels, meeting with Belgian counter-terrorism officials from neighborhood cops to national intelligence leaders. What he found was a city where a terrorist safe-haven has arisen side-by-side with the gleaming capital of modern Europe. On one picturesque square in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, Matt saw on one corner, the mayor’s ornate office, and on the opposite corner, the family home of accused Paris conspirator Salah Abdeslam.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 60 mins – “Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation and eligibility for work authorization to more than 750,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. Known as Dreamers, many are studying at U.S. colleges and universities or working legally in jobs throughout the U.S. labor market, and what will happen to these individuals is unclear as Donald Trump takes office….” At the link right-click “Download (Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Insights 12 mins – “We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems. “The only shoes you can walk in are your own,” she says. ‘With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaffected Politics 56 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics Movement 48 mins – “In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to “breed out” traits they considered undesirable. The Nazis borrowed from the U.S. eugenics sterilization program. Adam Cohen tells the story in his book, ‘Imbeciles,’ now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wilson,’ adapted from a Daniel Clowes graphic novel.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extremists 58 mins – “A former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer-operated voice messaging center used to disseminate messages of hatred), and manager of the racist rock band, Odin’s Law. It was love for his children that finally led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Today he is the executive director of Life After Hate and shares his practice of compassion as an inspirational speaker.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 58 mins – “The wave of fake news that flooded Facebook and other social media during last year’s election campaign was a wake-up call for many.  But fake news  has actually been around for a long time. Seventy-five years ago, regional newspapers in the South falsely reported that first lady Eleanor Roosevelt  was quietly organizing  black women into secret “Eleanor Clubs,” with the motto: “A white woman in the kitchen by 1943.”    In the digital era, that kind of rumor can spread far and worldwide, in no time. White House press corps veteran Randall Mikkelsen  analyzes how to recognize today’s fake news and considers the future of journalism.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Life 87 mins – “Landis and Steven Spickerman own and operate Hermit Creek Farm 15 miles south of Lake Superior in far northern Wisconsin – a challenging place to farm, with lots of woods and a lot of water. With about ten acres in vegetables and another six in cover crop, Landis and Steven sell their produce through a combination of wholesale and a 200-member CSA. We discuss their long, slow, roundabout journey through homesteading and small-scale production to having Landis full-time on the farm. Landis and Steven share how they made the decision to acquire new land a few miles from their home farm, and the challenges they experienced in making the change from growing on one small piece of land to growing on two very different pieces of farmland with two very different farming systems. Landis and Steven also share the whys and hows of expanding to a larger marketplace, and how that drove their pursuit of scale. We also dive into how they’ve expanded their CSA through the expansion of seasons and products, rather than raw member numbers. Hermit Creek Farm has integrated hogs and now sheep into their vegetable and cover crop rotations, and use native prairie strips for pollinator and biodiversity inoculation in the vegetable fields. Landis and Steven share details about how they make this work, and why it matters to them and to the farm overall.” Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Preparation 30 mins – “The President came out with his version of the budget – which he called a “skinny budget”. While lots of people freaking out, we ask: what is a skinny budget, and does it really matter?” At the link find the title, “186: The skinny on Trump’s skinny budget,” right-click “Media files 314124791-decodedc-186-the-skinny-on-trumps-skinny-budget.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Muslim Experience 49 mins“The one where Taz teaches the world the miracles of the “twig brush”, Zahra declares the Irish prime minister Muslim, and they both plan a trip to Hawaii with the hot dudes of Kurdish Gents Club.“ At the link find the title, “027 – LIVE from Minneapolis,” right-click “Media files 5760838-027-live-from-minneapolis.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FTC vs FCC 28 mins – “Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, discusses privacy rules and the role of the FTC and Federal Communications Commission in protecting consumer privacy.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Maureen Ohlhausen, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473410.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Good Country Index 18 mins – “It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, “Which country does the most good?” The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greeks and Persians 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what is often called one of the most significant battles in history. In 480BC in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, between the mainland and the island of Salamis, a fleet of Greek allies decisively defeated a larger Persian-led fleet. This halted the further Persian conquest of Greece and, at Plataea and Mycale the next year, further Greek victories brought Persian withdrawal and the immediate threat of conquest to an end. To the Greeks, this enabled a flourishing of a culture that went on to influence the development of civilisation in Rome and, later, Europe and beyond. To the Persians, it was a reverse at the fringes of their vast empire but not a threat to their existence, as it was for the Greek states, and attention turned to quelling unrest elsewhere.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Politics 63 mins – “Where you live shouldn’t predict how long you’ll live, but it does. In many California cities, there is a 15– 20 year life expectancy difference between neighborhoods and that gap is growing. Despite all of the charged political rhetoric about repealing “Obamacare,” this life expectancy difference cannot be explained by lack of access to health care; in fact, research shows that health care is responsible for only about 15 percent of health status. When it comes to your health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Why? Using data to study this phenomenon, Dr. Iton has concluded that we cannot address this problem through the traditional medical model. He and his colleagues at The California Endowment have designed a $1 billion, 10-year, multi-site initiative called Building Healthy Communities (BHC) which is designed to break the deadly link between zip code and life expectancy….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hedge Fund Operation 60 mins – “[New Yorker] Staff Writer Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses her book, [Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Sheelah Kolhatkar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.470285.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hokusai 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the Japanese artist whose views of Mt Fuji such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa (pictured) are some of the most iconic in world art. He worked as Japan was slowly moving towards greater contact with the outside world, trading with China and allowing two Dutch ships to dock each year. From these ships he picked up new synthetic colours and illustrations with Western compositions, which he incorporated in his traditional wood block prints. The quality of his images helped drive demand for prints among the highly literate Japanese public, particularly those required to travel to Edo under feudal obligations and who wanted to collect all his prints. As well as the quality of his work, Hokusai’s success stems partly from his long life and career. He completed some of his most memorable works in his 70s and 80s and claimed he would not reach his best until he was 110.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds 52 mins – “Horse racing has an ever-growing global following and financial value. For a few days each year the horse racing world descends on a small English town, as it has for over 250 years. Buyers from over 40 countries bid against each other for the best young thoroughbred race horses on earth. Presenter Susie Emmett joins stable hands, breeders sellers, buyers and horses at the Tatersall’s Sales.” At the link find the title, “Horses for Courses, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y5ltz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Imagination Gap 73 mins – “Brian Reich is the author of Media Rules, Shift and Reset, and his latest, The Imagination Gap. The Imagination Gap explores how imagination differs from innovation and creativity, how to spur your imagination, and how we are in real danger of falling behind due to lack of imagination as a society.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Enforcement – “In the first of two episodes, we visit Frederick County Maryland where local law officers are working hand-in-hand with federal immigration officers to detain and deport undocumented immigrants in the community. Now President Trump wants to give them more authority and that makes the sheriff very happy.” At the link find the title,”187: Whose job is it to enforce immigration law?,” right-click “Media files 315304611-decodedc-episode-187-whose-job-is-it-to-enforce-immigration-law.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 72 mins – “Whether you’re an investor, an entrepreneur or a consumer, we all make decisions about how to spend our money every day. How do you decide where to spend, and how to make the biggest impact through what products, companies, efforts and issues you support? Join Nancy Pfund, founder of DBL Partners (Double Bottom Line), in conversation with David Bank of Impact Alpha, as they demystify the world of impact investing. For starters, what is impact investing? It turns out that financial success can and does go hand-in-hand with social change, and DBL Partners is part of a growing movement demonstrating this possibility every day. DBL Partners’ approach to venture capital is two-pronged: They achieve high venture capital returns, and they also incorporate a second bottom line by working with companies they invest in to create economic, social and environmental impact. Two birds with one stone: profit and positive impact. Nancy and her team are innovators who are setting the standard for other investors and companies to consider success beyond the single-profit bottom line. Today, organizations such as SolarCity, Pandora and Patagonia build social impact into their business plans from the very beginning because of leadership by impact investors, and the ripple effect is real. Who says your dollars can’t count for double?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Civil War 58 mins – “George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, The Center for Investigative Reporting Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Facts are overrated. Sure, they are the concrete foundation of narratives and they should be defended when the president of the United States and his team make false claims. But the obsession with facts can be taken too far at the expense of other deeper means of communication. George Lakoff says if progressives want to learn from the election of Donald Trump, they need to change what they study in college, how they think about facts as adults, understand framing and learn to repeat, repeat, repeat. Robert Rosenthal joins us from the Center For Investigative Reporting to help us understand the importance of facts in reporting. Join a conversation to learn how you can revise the way you think and talk in this new political world in order to be heard.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Report Card 18 mins – “The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a strong advocate for infrastructure in the United States. Its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card has brought us a comprehensive assessment of that infrastructure since 1992, and the picture has not been a pretty one. Reviewing 16 major types of infrastructure, the ASCE report card tells us how we’re doing and offers directions for essential improvements. In this interview we talk with Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director of the ASCE, about the 2017 report card. More details on ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card is at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Canada 21 mins – “As the 2017 federal budget drops, entrepreneurs in the technology industry are hoping the Liberal government makes good on its commitment to support innovation — especially as a new U.S. administration presents challenges and opportunities, to Canada.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost,” right-click “Download March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Strategies 43 mins – “Paul discusses the latest update of the Fine-Tuning Your Asset Allocation tables, which compare three different portfolio scenarios.  In this podcast he focuses on the Ultimate Buy-and-Hold All-Value Equity Portfolio. The “Fine-Tuning Tuning Your Asset Allocation” table – created and updated by Paul and Rich Buck for 15 years – allows investors to compare possible returns and likely risks of various combinations of asset classes. The 2017 FTYAA Table compares all-value, worldwide equities, and the S&P 500, which is the most common benchmark for returns and risk.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish History 52 mins – “…journalist Timothy Egan joins us to tell the story of Irish revolutionary Thomas Francis Meagher. Egan first encountered Meagher as a statue on the Montana Capitol grounds, but tracing his life took Egan from the brutal occupation of Ireland and the famine which killed a million people, to the fields of America’s civil war and to the American frontier. We’ll talk about Meagher’s transformation from romantic to rebel to leader, and what it reveals about the journey. Timothy Egan is a journalist and author of seven books. He won the 2006 National Book Award for The Worst Hard Time [Independent Booksellers|Amazon|Audible] about the Dust Bowl. His book about Meagher is called The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American HeroAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Memoirs 52 mins – “‘My Memoirs: Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet’ CFR NY Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: My Memoirs–Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet by Bernard Gwertzman. Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.” 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.

Magna Carta Survival 62 mins – “June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its 69 clauses is one of immeasurable importance. This is the idea that no one should be deprived of their freedom without just cause, and that people are entitled to fair trial by their peers according to the law of the land. At the time Magna Carta did nothing to improve the lot of the vast majority of English people, and all but three of its provisions have been repealed. Yet Magna Carta has come to be seen as the cornerstone of English liberty and an international rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power. But Where does Magna Carta stand today? In a time of secret courts in Britain and the Guantanamo gulag, the threat to rights from terror laws and state surveillance of our online activities, do we need to reaffirm its basic principles? Should we take things even further, as Tim Berners-Lee has suggested, and create a new Magna Carta for the worldwide web to protect our liberty online? On 5th February 2015, Intelligence Squared hosted an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document. We were joined by leading constitutional historian David Starkey; barrister specialising in civil liberties and public law Dinah Rose QC; and conservative MP and bestselling author Rory Stewart. The event was chaired by Henry Porter, writer and journalist specialising in human rights and the London editor of Vanity Fair.” At the link find the title, “Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Management Styles 48 mins – “What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong.” At the link find the title, “She’s found a better way. How To Be A Better Boss, “ right-click “Media files npr_520854339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manhattan Skyline Evolution 78 mins – “Why does the Manhattan skyline look like it does with incredible skyscrapers south of City Hall then almost no tall buildings until midtown? Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark and author of Building the Skyline talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of Manhattan as a place to live and work, and the mix of individual choices and government policy that created the skyline of Manhattan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana for Dogs 24 mins – “Rebecca Hass’ dog Hudson was constantly whimpering, inconsolable and no veterinarian could offer a treatment to help him — until they tried medicating with marijuana. The Current explores treating pets with cannabis.” At the link find the title, “March 20: ‘We have our dog back’: B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana,” right-click “Media files current_20170320_30629.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome 26 mins – “Your Baby’s Microbiome (start time 6:13): This week on How on Earth Beth Bennett interviews Toni Harmon, author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, a look into the role the maternal micro biome plays before and after birth. For a newborn, the biological defenses to diseases and the environment come from the mother. Harmon talks about how the birth process and interactions between the newborn and the mother help build up the immunities that a young child requires.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle-Aged Men Isolation 48 mins – “Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.” At the link find the title, “Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521269382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music in China 68 mins– “Beethoven in China demonstrates that there is no parallel to the depth and breadth of Beethoven’s integration into the culture, politics and private passions of China. Schoolchildren routinely read Beethoven, My Great Model and busts of Beethoven are a common sight. Cai’s and Melvin’s research reveals that the process by which Beethoven became a Chinese icon was tumultuous, starting with a 1906 article by Li Shutong, who referred to him as The Sage of Music, and held him up as a moral exemplar for a struggling nation trying to prevent a slide into chaos. His stoicism in the face of paternal mistreatment and increasing deafness resonated with a culture focused on working hard, on “eating bitterness,” in order to achieve greatness. That stoicism proved crucial when Mao had musicians arrested and executed during the Cultural Revolution. But at Tiananmen Square students accompanied their protests with his “Ode to Joy” anyway.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Scoop Analysis 30 mins – “Examining scoops, scoop culture, and how that lead to Tuesday’s Twitter Madness. And we’re not talking about ice cream.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Security 59 mins – “We examine nuclear security in a world where Cold War policies have left the country’s nuclear weapons on a hair-trigger alert. President Donald Trump has proposed boosting federal spending on the production of nuclear weapons by more than $1 billion in 2018.  With escalating tensions recently due to nuclear weapons testing by North Korea, we discuss nuclear weapons policy, the current international situation, and how we can reduce the risk of nuclear war.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuremberg Prosecurtor 24 mins – “Benjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he’s spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.” At the link find the title, “March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace,” right-click “Download March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NY Academy of Science at 200 43 mins – “In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy’s 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.” At the link find the title, “A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170126_200years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Illnesses 30 mins – “Last fall, a bunch of us got sick at the same time, and it seemed likely that the virus spread at the workplace. The question came up: who came to work sick? Or to put it another way: who was to blame for this office outbreak? To find out, we partnered with NYU Tandon School of Engineering Assistant Professor, Rumi Chunara, who runs the goVIRAL research project, and Jeffrey Shaman, an expert in flu forecasting at Columbia University. His group is currently working on an extensive respiratory virus sampling project in New York entitled “The Virome of Manhattan” with the American Museum of Natural History. They helped us design a project looking at how respiratory illnesses spread in our workplace community. Once a week for ten weeks we swabbed our noses and sent the samples to a lab at Columbia where they could determine (if we were sick) what kind of respiratory infection we had caught. We also filled in bi-weekly symptom reports. Some of the questions were benign: do you have a fever? Others were more accusatory: who do you think got you sick? The entire experiment was a whodunnit. Or, perhaps more accurately, it was a flu-dunnit. But sometimes messing with what usually lies below the surface can have unexpected side effects. Flu-dunnit changed our office dynamic. Accusations started to fly, as our scientist sleuths discovered who were the victims — and who was the perpetrator.” At the link find the title, “Flu-dunnit? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files onlyhuman032217_cms743433_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public University Failure 47 mins – “English professor Christopher Newfield spends a lot of time thinking about public higher education. He’s worried about it. America’s public college system, he says, is in a shambles, with students paying higher tuitions for less learning. The conventional thinking is that public sector practices are to blame, but Newfield argues that the increasing privatization of our universities is the real problem. He joins us Tuesday to explain how we wrecked public universities and how we can fix them. Christopher Newfield is a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written several books about America’s public university system, including Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class, and Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980. His new book is called The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix ThemAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Refugee Life 14 mins – “In a war, it turns out that violence isn’t the biggest killer of civilians. What is? Illness, hunger, poverty — because war destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, food systems and hospitals. Physician Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery, setting priorities on what to fix first.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia in the Middle East 12 mins – “Anna Borshchevskaya explains how Russia’s growing weakness and Vladimir Putin’s focus on maintaining his grip on domestic power have led to meddling and intervention across the Middle East.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Schizophrenia Case 50 mins – ““There is no greater feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes,” says Ron Powers. His new book ‘No One Cares About Crazy People’ is both about his sons and a history of how the mentally ill have been treated medically and legally. Also, rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Chuck Berry’s early career. He died Saturday at 90.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sick Building Syndrome 56 mins – “Alan Bell was a star prosecutor for mob trials in Florida in the 80’s. When he began getting severely ill many believed he was being poisoned by the mob. It turned out that that it was exposure to hidden toxic chemicals in his office building that made him so sick that he was forced to spend nearly a decade living in a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. When his health improved, he teamed up with other lawyers (including those featured in the films Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action) to avenge hundreds of environmental victims in court. Bell discovered that his plight was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people get sick and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures—without knowing they’re at risk. His new book offers a view of one of the most important global health issues of our time. Robert F Kennedy Jr. called the book: ‘a riveting memoir with serious health implications for us all’. “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slavery Aftermath 22 mins – “In this premiere episode, Ray details the hardships that Blacks experienced after slavery and explores the themes and patterns of struggle that continued through the generations and into his own life. This episode contains special music by Beej Gordy Brooks and cameo “appearances” by Kevin Allison and Kristina Wong.” At the link find the title, “Ep 1 Life After Slavery 3 Apr, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soap Use 23 mins – “Meet Jackie Hong who isn’t ashamed to say that she’s been living soap-free for seven years and her skin is still smooth and supple. The Current asks: How essential is soap?” At the link find the title, “March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up,” right-click “Download March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistical Interpretation 12 mins – “Sometimes it’s hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether … instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Operation 23 mins – “At his confirmation hearing this week, supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch – according to the New York Timescast himself as “a humble Westerner, reared on fly-fishing.”  And yet, for all the care put into his biography, Judge Gorsuch also seemed to say… nevermind. He rules on the law, not on people. It’s a needle that’s been tricky for judicial nominees to thread: they want to seem human, but not too human. In this podcast extra, taken from a show we aired last year, Brooke and Thane Rosenbaum, Director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at NYU, examine some art and culture about the Supreme Court, and consider just how human we want our justices to be.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgical Simulations 17 mins – “Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients — so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: “Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Culture 56 mins – “Destruction and displacement — that’s the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon.” At the link find the title, “Saving Syria: keeping war-torn culture alive, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170324_39089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “A former State Department counterterrorism official outlines the gaps in European efforts to fight violent extremisms: Why they exist, what needs to change, and how they make it harder for U.S. officials to do their job of defending the American homeland.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, the global terrorist threat has evolved rapidly in recent years, and will likely change further still in the next president’s term. Counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt looks ahead to the next administration and the choices the 45th president will have to face to keep Americans safe from this adaptive global menace.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Publicity Discussion 63 mins – “Why do they do it? Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. Of course, the public should be told that an atrocity has taken place. But each attack dominates the news for days at a stretch. The TV networks go into overdrive, flying out their journalists to the scene of the attack and saturating their airtime. All this plays into the hands of terrorist organisations, allowing their killers to be glorified in the eyes of their supporters. In addition, the wall-to-wall news coverage creates a climate of fear and fuels the more authoritarian and xenophobic strands of our politics. President Trump’s recent actions – banning refugees and appearing to reference fictional terrorist attacks in Sweden – might be seen as an inevitable consequence of this hysteria. We should get things into proportion. After all, you’re more likely to fatally slip in the shower than be killed in a terrorist attack. This is the line that was taken by former Times editor and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins. He was joined by Fawaz Gerges, a prominent expert on ISIS and al-Qaeda who has extensively researched the historical roots of jihadi extremism on the ground in the Middle East. Gerges explained how the West has played into the narrative of terrorists by portraying them as an existential danger, rather than as mere common criminals. But for national security commentator Douglas Murray, the only way to defeat terrorism is to tackle it head on, speaking plainly about the true scale of the threat. The recent wave of attacks by ISIS was just the beginning, he argued. Over a thousand foreign fighters have recently returned from Syria to Europe, and are highly likely to pose a risk to our security. It’s vital that our media and authorities keep the public fully aware about the terrorist threat and encourage everyone to be vigilant. Honest reporting is absolutely crucial, especially when society itself is under attack. As for ISIS, how they are portrayed in the mainstream media is a matter of indifference to them – their publicity strategy is all about broadcasting their attacks on social media to an audience of millions, not headlines in the press. Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Torture Survivor 17 mins – “It’s been over a decade but the case of Abdullah Almalki has finally been settled — including a Canadian government apology. Yet the intelligence officials who shared faulty information leading to the torture have not been held responsible.” At the link find the title, “March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” right-click “Download March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist System Discovery 59 mins – “Last month, NASA announced the discovery of a seven-planet system called TRAPPIST-1, just 39 light-years from our Sun.  The Sky Guys will  discuss why this system might give hope for other habitable planets beyond our solar system.  And SpaceX announces that two people have already put down a deposit for a trip to the moon and back in 2018.  Plus a look at NASA’s research into the effects of space travel on humans, and how you can join the search for Planet 9.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Impact Overseas 38 mins – “After a surprising presidential election, Americans and foreign leaders have closely watched the executive transition for clues to American priorities and policy under the Trump administration. What does Donald J. Trump’s victory tell us about American politics – and how will our allies and adversaries respond?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Asia Relations 269 mins – “The Trump administration brings with it great uncertainties for domestic and foreign policy. It faces a changing strategic landscape in Asia with shifting security dynamics and ongoing economic integration. The Trump administration’s Asia strategy remains in flux, and Asian countries are waiting to see how the president’s team of adviser’s formulate their policy toward the region.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Foreign Debt 47 mins – “Foreign banks and the Trump administration. From Cyprus to Germany to Russia, we’ll follow the money trail.” At the link find the title, “Follow The Money: Banking Questions For The Trump Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520849144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Intelligence Breaches 47 mins – “The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we’ve learned about Russia, Trump and the home front.” At the link find the title, “After A Heated Hearing, What We Know About Russian Intervention, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520979908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkish Unrest 24 mins – “A Kurdish academic has lost her job in Turkey and remains stateless in Canada — her personal and professional life on hold — after signing a petition criticizing the Turkish government.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey,” right-click “Download March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Russia Relations 60 mins – “Angela E. Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and Foreign Service, discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” 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.

Visual Aid Tool 10 mins – “While attending the Minnesota ACB convention, Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities Team talked to Aliza Olenick from Orcam. A new camera device that attaches to glasses and reads print, does object recognition, facial recognition and much more. Aliza demos the orca in action and gives us a great feel for such an innovative product. You can contact Orcam on the web at www.orcam.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Feedback from Tampa 48 mins – “We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America’s future—unfolding.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520567983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Use in Las Vegas 46 mins – “In a new book, former manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Pat Mulroy says we’re facing a tough global reality when it comes to water. Growth, urbanization, and the effects of climate change mean we have to find new ways to manage a resource she says most Americans simply take for granted. Mulroy is coming to Utah, and she joins Doug Wednesday to explain what’s at stake, and how creating a shared vision for our water future is more important than ever. Pat Mulroy is a Senior Fellow with the Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as well as with UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She’s editor of the book The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weight Control Problem 30 mins – “Jill Sutherlin has been numbing her feelings of emptiness with food, drugs and alcohol since she was a child growing up in California’s Central Valley. Several years ago she did something she’s always wanted to do, something she didn’t know she was capable of. She embarked on an extreme weight loss plan and lost more than 200 pounds in just over a year. Everyone told her she looked amazing. But she knew something was wrong.” At the link find the title, “S2 Episode 3: Mirror Mirror,” right-click “Media files JillFinalMix4stamp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Western Civilization Killer Apps 62 mins – “Niall Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation. In this talk from February 2011, based on his book ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, he asks how Western civilization came to dominate the rest of the world. His answer is that the West developed six “killer applications” that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the Protestant work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If it has and the Rest of the world can successfully download these apps, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson On The Six Killer Apps Of Western Civilisation, Mar, 2017,”right-click “Media files media.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Innovators 27 mins – “Michela Magas talks to Click about her recent top award at the European Prize for Women Innovators. Michela is founder of Stromatolite Design Innovation Labs, building a new generation of creative technology toolkits for innovation. Industry leaders from more than forty African countries gathered in Lagos last week to address The Future of Finance. Africa’s financial industry is attempting to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space in light of the increasing demands of young and energetic customers. Click talks to Emmanuel Okoegwale, the organiser of Cashless Africa. One of the challenges for VR is getting enough data to each eye, so you are tricked into thinking that what you are seeing is actually real. A team of computer scientists in New Zealand think they may be a step closer to making VR more real. Andrew Chalmers gives Click’s Simon Morton a demonstration. This Thursday the UK interactive art studio Invisible Flock, and Quicksand, an Indian research and design lab, unveil DUET – an ambitious and evolving artwork, a series of dynamic interactive animated-light panels created from raw, single-line, real time conversations between two anonymous individuals across two continents. Click talks to Victoria Pratt from Invisible Flock.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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