Media Mining Digest 283 – Apr 14, 2017: 3D Printers, Addiction Treatment, Air Pollution, Airline Reservation System, Alzheimer’s Treatment, Antarctic Cyanobacteria, Aphra Behn Female Writer, Arctic Thaw, Automation and Work, Banking Alternatives, Black Women at Work, Brazil’s Street Children, Breast Milk, Brexit, Buffalo Problems, Canadian Conservation Party, Canadian Gold Coin Theft, Cellphone Hazard, Children at Sea in 1800s, Chinese Political Trends, Chris Hayes, City Archeology, Climate Change, Confidence Interval Defined, Courage and Compassion, Creative Process, Cybersecurity Training, DARPA, Darwin Impact, Deception, Disruption Resistance, Dyslexia, Electric Propelled Spacecraft, Emotional Support Animals, English Language Training, Environmental Activist Teenagers, EU Concerns, FCC Trends, Female Chief of Staff, First Child in White House, Free Trade Under Fire, French Politics, Futurology Gender Identity, Georgia Country, Global Health, Globilization Zero, Green Building, Heroin Addiction Movie, Horror Movie Production, Human Culture Evolution, Identity Theft Services, Individual Sustainability Efforts, Internet Privacy, Investing by Religion, Investing for Millennials, Iranian Threat, Iraq Issues, Jackson-Biddle and Money Control, Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar, Kushner 666 Bldg, LGBTQ Rights, Life Extension, Lysosome Storage Diseases, Micronutrient Deficiencies, Morality Pills, Museum Exhibit Creator, Muslim Women, Muslims in France, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Nuclear Weapon Control, Nudging Process, Obamacare Repeal Debate, Omega 3 Fat, OSS History, Oxidative Stress, P.J.O’Rourke, Panama Papers, Pollster Greenberg, Power Rangers Creator, Preacher and Friend, Presidential Mental Health, Principia Publication, Profiling and Targeting, Rat Control, Reconstruction Era, Retirement Tools, Richard Simmons Disappears, Russia, Russian Demonstrations, Satellite Testing, School Choices, Seismic Trends, Self-Driving Cars, Septic Shock Treatment, Sex Trafficking, Sierra Nevada Deterioration, Smell Science, Somalia School Solution, Styrofoam Research, Survivalist Economics, Syria, Telomere Effect, Terrorists Home Grown, Testosterone, Touch Science, Trump Climate Rollback, Tyranny Explained, UN Security Council, Voice Operated Devices, Water Crisis, Weapons of Math Destruction, Weapons Systems Budget, White Privilege

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3D Printer 7 Sins 25 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Pioneer 41 mins – “An incredible interview with one of the earliest adopters and mover and shaker in 3D printing, Ron Hollis. He’s been fascinated with 3D printing since the early ’90s back when it was only referred to as rapid prototyping. He has a wealth of knowledge and business lessons to learn from such as how current 3D print companies should follow his business model with Quick Parts and how they are missing out on utilizing a key asset of their business. It was fascinating to hear about where everything we are doing today came from and why this economy has worked, along with some surprises that came from potential business failures.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Rankings 28 mins – “In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about Make Magazine’s Printer Shootout and their point ranking system. A lot of people use this as a factor in choosing which 3D printer to buy, and it sometimes is misleading and can lead to a lot of frustration. Their ranking system is too tight and doesn’t necessarily accurately show what users need, at least not consistently.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Support 48 mins – “We have a returning guest today, Buzz Baldwin from 3D Printlife. He’s got something new to talk about today, which is why we wanted to have Buzz back on, because so many things have changed. We saw him at CES earlier this year and said when he was ready to launch Life Support we would have him back on the show. Buzz illuminates what 3D Print Life Support is all about, and teh details of 3D Printlife’s new Kickstarter Campaign.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Treatment 11 mins – “Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 7 mins – “232 EE How Bad Is the Air Pollution Where You Live?” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_232-co5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Reservation System 4 mins – “C.R. Smith and SABRE. Today, we rattle sabres.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 3117: C.R. Smith and SABRE, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170330.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment 27 mins – “Flashing lights treat Alzheimer’s mice by Ian Woolf, Professor Stuart Kauffman reads from The surprizing story of Patrick, Rupert, Sly and Gus – evolutionary niches and complexity. Quantum computing made simple by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Cyanobacteria 18 mins – “In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and the location of the South Magnetic Pole. But the team also brought back some mysterious life forms living at the bottom of a lake. It took nearly 60 years for scientists to work out what they really were: cyanobacteria. Dr Anne Jungblut is a microbiologist studying cyanobacteria today at the Natural History Museum. In this episode, we visit the museum to learn more about these microbes, and see the very samples that Scott’s team brought back over 100 years ago….” 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.

Aphra Behn Female Writer 37 mins – “There’s really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.” At the link find the title, “Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-27-symhc-aphra-behn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Thaw 30 mins – “What happens in the world’s most northerly town when the permafrost de-frosts? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough visits Svalbard to find out. Longyearbyen, a three hour flight north of Oslo, is a mining town of just 2000 people, but a pretty high proportion of them are research scientists. They cluster in this relatively sheltered corner of the enormous Svalbard archipelago to study the geology and wildlife. As the Arctic rapidly warms nature is changing with it and there’s nowhere better to study the impacts. Can Arctic plant species survive a warmer, wetter climate? Can reindeer, fox and polar bear adapt to the new conditions? And how are the people enjoying the relatively balmy new climate? Nordic scholar, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough meets the stoical residents and experiences the 24 hour darkness of the Arctic winter for herself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automation and Work 56 mins – “Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there’s still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.” At the link find the title, “350: Disappearing trades, automation and more,”right-click “Media files spark_20170326_83967.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banking Alternatives 58 mins – “Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Lisa Servon, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467298.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Women at Work 44 mins – “When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.” At the link find the title, “Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522080792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil’s Street Children 27 mins – “Captains of the Sands, a Brazilian novel about street children written 80 years ago, still resonates in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Brazil’s modern-day Captains of the Sands, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ym8f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Milk 10 mins – “Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 21 mins – “Yesterday, Britain’s European breakup became official as Theresa May, the British PM, delivered the official letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But the fallout personally is just beginning.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Britons confront political and personal fallout from EU breakup, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_96614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 46 mins – “The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We’ll look at the road ahead.” At the link find the title, “Brexit Formally Begins, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521933859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Problems 6 mins – ““I couldn’t afford to pay my heat bill. My gas got turned off,” says Bob Cook, who lost his $30,000-a-year job a few years back while working in the computer industry. “I had to stay warm by using a small electric heater and have a blanket around myself to stay warm in the winter,” says Cook. “This happens to families.” Buffalo is a cold city, a poor city and a city with a lot of old homes. Today, Cook has a new job working with PUSH Buffalo, a community-based organization that helps low-income residents weatherize these houses. “Our program talks to anybody who wants to look at getting insulation,” says Cook.” 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.

Canadian Conservation Party 24 mins – “Not all Canadian conservatives are liking the looks of the Conservative Party leadership candidates. According to Conservative Scott Gilmore, the party today has strayed too far from the centre and he’s proposing a brand new conservative party.” At the link find the title, “March 31: It’s time for red and blue Tories to part ways, says Conservative Party member, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_25583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gold Coin Theft 18 mins – “Just how did thieves make off with a giant $1 million dollar gold Canadian coin from a Berlin museum, remains a mystery. But it was a heist that proved once again that the world’s priceless artifacts are seldom safe in their museum hideaways.” At the link find the title, “March 29: How did thieves steal gigantic $1M Canadian gold coin from Berlin museum? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170329_15073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellphone Hazard 49 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, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170324_10075.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children at Sea in 1800s 9 mins – “Carolyn Paul discusses new insights into a sea voyage to Calcutta undertaken by Lancet founder Thomas Wakley when he was just 11 years old.” At the link find the title, “Wakley at sea: The Lancet: March 30, 2017,” right-click “Media files 30march_wakleyatsea.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Political Trends 89 mins – “China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China’s leaders have also implemented far-reaching governance reforms designed to promote government transparency and increase public participation in official policymaking. What are the motivations behind these reforms and, more importantly, what is their impact on China’s political trajectory? This puzzle lies at the heart of a new book by Jonathan Stromseth, Edmund Malesky, and Dimitar Gueorguiev, “China’s Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017).” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chris Hayes 69 mins – “Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, “All in with Chris Hayes”; Editor at Large, The Nation; Author, A Colony in a Nation; Twitter @chrislhayes In conversation with Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones; Twitter @ClaraJeffery Emmy Award–winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a colony and a nation. He says America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality hasn’t improved since 1968. Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the colony and the nation. In the nation, we venerate the law. In the colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. He asks how and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Come hear Hayes’ insights on the threats to American democracy and how to preserve justice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Archeology 32 mins – “In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a figure expected to increase to 66% by 2050. But life for Homo sapiens wasn’t always like this. Rewind 200,000 years and our early human ancestors were fully or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, often living in small communities. But what happened between then and now? Why did humans choose to move to villages and then cities? And what has this dramatic change in lifestyle done to our health and our relationships with others? This week, Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death, to explore the shift our ancestors took from hunter gatherers to city-dwellers, and the clues they left behind.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 48 mins – “As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in NYC 17 mins – “According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel’s recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change in the City, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 120409climate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confidence Interval Defined 36 mins – “In episode 343, Mike and James talk about a paper they recently published about how we need to think about confidence intervals and how one can think overall about the results of clinical trials. The bottom line is to be more pragmatic and less dogmatic and remember the answers are rarely yes and no. Show notes Are potentially clinically meaningful benefits misinterpreted in cardiovascular randomized trials? A systematic examination of statistical significance, clinical significance, and authors’ conclusions.” At the link right-click “Download this Podcast” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Courage and Compassion 69 mins – “Come hear a true interfaith story of courage, compassion and rescue during the Holocaust. A Catholic couple in the Netherlands, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Process 102 mins – “If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you….

Cybersecurity Training 4 mins – “The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent of the US National Security Agency. “I’m not the most athletic person,” says 16-year-old Shalev Goodman, one of the kids working on a laptop, wearing a bandana on his forehead and his hoodie pulled up. “I do want to give something to the country. So cyber is a good thing to do.” The Magshimim after-school program — for gifted high schoolers from underprivileged parts of the country — teaches computer programming, coding, encryption and how to defend a computer network against hacking. The program is overseen by Israel’s defense establishment and co-sponsored by the Rashi Foundation, a philanthropic group. It’s part of Israel’s efforts to invest in youth as a way to build up the country’s cybersecurity prowess….” 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.

DARPA 46 mins – “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, develops innovative technologies for the military. Its innovations led to the Internet, communication satellites, stealth aircrafts, drones, and driverless cars. Sharon Weinberger’s book, ‘The Imagineers of War,’ tells the untold story of DARPA. Also, we say goodbye to ‘Fresh Air’ producer John Sheehan.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darwin Impact 22 mins – “Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.” At the link find the title, “150 Years of the Origin of Species, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 121109darwin150.mp3” and select “save Link As” From the pop-up menu.

Deception 30 mins – “Everybody lies. This is not breaking news. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.” At the link find the title,”Ep. 66: Liar, Liar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_hiddenbrain_66.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Resistance 24 mins – “The more disruptive the idea, the more pushback it’s likely to receive. It’s been true again and again of many innovations: from margarine to tractors; recorded music to coffee. The Current looks into why people resist technology.” At the link find the title, “March 30: From coffee to tractors: Why fear of loss inspires resistance to new technology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_59940.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Dyslexia 58 mins – “his post has been corrected and revised to reflect the following:  The House Finance Committee recently approved funding for a position to work with the N.H. Dept. of Education to fulfill aspects of the state’s new “Dyslexia Law.”   The position was not originally in the Governor’s version of the budget. The full House votes on this next week, and, after that, the state senate will makes its own budgetary decision on the position….Once described as ” word blindness,” dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read accurately and fluently. It’s surprisingly common, but early screening and intervention can make a major difference.  The new law requires school districts do just that.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Electric Propelled Spacecraft 99 mins – “During my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall, I talked to Jose Gonzalez del Amo, who is the head of the Electric Propulsion Lab. We discussed the basics of electric propulsion, the pros and cons compared to chemical engines, different engine styles and their use cases, as well as the work ESA performs in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Support Animals 48 mins – “Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?” At the link find the title, “Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521818268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

English Language Training 61 mins – “Since the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, community-based groups have been working with states to ensure that English Learners (ELs) are appropriately included in the state accountability system. These systems are complex, leading to questions about the best practices states should adopt and processes to hold schools and states accountable for ELs’ achievement in the fairest and most accurate manner. This webinar, with MPI’s Delia Pompa and Margie McHugh, and Susan Lyons from the National Center for Assessment, provides an overview of the decisions states are making. MPI has released a related set of 13 state fact sheets that provide a sketch of EL demographics, student outcomes, and accountability mechanisms under ESSA and its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). These fact sheets (covering California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) are on MPI’s web page, English Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The web page offers one-stop access to a number of resources that could help policymakers, community groups, parents, and others understand ongoing issues surrounding implementation of ESSA regulations at the state level. On a windy, winter day, we walk the streets of Buffalo’s lower west side, a neighborhood rich with immigrants and refugees. It’s where PUSH — which stands for People United for Sustainable Housing — concentrates its work.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Activist Teenagers 58 mins – “James Coleman, Senior, South San Francisco High School; Alliance for Climate Education Action Fellow Lou Helmuth, Deputy Director, Our Children’s Trust President Trump’s bold dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Some are marching in the streets. Others are taking the federal and state governments to court, attempting to apply an ancient legal doctrine to the climate fight. It’s a longshot move that has been inching its way through U.S. courts for years and is now moving forward in Oregon. Digital natives are known for short attention spans and thinking that being a “clicktivist” qualifies as civic engagement. Do teenagers have a chance to be heard and make an impact on an issue so complex and massive as the world’s energy system? How are young advocates using social media to advance their cause? Join us for a conversation about kids confronting powerful institutions and finding their own power and voices. High school students who attend this event are eligible to apply for Climate One’s $12,000 Students on Ice scholarship….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Concerns 61 mins – “As European leaders prepare to meet in Malta early next month, their search for means to reduce the number of boats departing the Libyan coast is becoming ever more desperate. In the year since the Valletta Summit, the European Union and Member State governments have ramped up cooperation with origin, transit, and hosting countries, yet questions remain over how effective these partnerships have been and how far they can be reasonably be pursued. Faced with mixed results thus far, there is a growing chorus calling for offshore processing for asylum seekers and greater efforts to bolster Libyan capacities in “pulling back” boats headed towards Europe.” At the link right-click Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

FCC Trends 37 mins – “Congress just voted to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules that prevent your internet provider from selling your personal data to the highest bidder. Last week, Radio Motherboard talked to Mignon Clyburn—the only Democrat on the commission—who is still fighting to protect your privacy. Motherboard Contributing Editor Sam Gustin and Senior Staff Writer Jason Koebler spoke with Clyburn about privacy, net neutrality, broadband access and competition, the future of the FCC, and what it means to resist President Trump from within the executive branch.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Chief of Staff 37 mins – “On today’s show: We spoke with Alyssa Mastromonaco , former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Obama White House and author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? , co-authored with Lauren Oyler . “The Staten Island Ferry Disaster” from producer Ryan Sweikert . Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Elizabeth Lesser is a founder of the Omega Institute and Omega Women’s Leadership Center and presented a TED talk titled “Take ‘The Other’ to Lunch” in which she advocates opening up dialogue between people who disagree with each other over lunch.” At the link right­click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Child in White House 27 mins – “This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?” At the link find the title, “Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58ddcbb4e4b065061af15e74_1351620000001-300040_t_1490930628883_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Trade Under Fire 34 mins – “Recorded on December 2, 2016 Professor Douglas Irwin defends the benefits of free trade and explains why protectionism, high tariffs, and currency wars could cause economic problems. Irwin explains the misconceptions around trade surpluses and deficits and the historical consequences and benefits of trade. He talks about an absolute versus comparative advantage with trade and why and how a trade deficit with China still benefits the United States. Irwin refers to Adam Smith’s view of trade in explaining the absolute advantage of trade. Smith argued for unregulated foreign trade, reasoning that if one country can produce a good, for example, steel, at lower costs than another country, and if a different country can produce another good, for example, an iPhone, at lower costs, then it is beneficial to both parties/countries to exchange those goods. This has become known as the absolute advantage argument for both international and domestic trade. Irwin notes that trade still benefits the United States enormously and that striking back at other countries by imposing new barriers to trade and/or ripping up existing agreements would be self-destructive. Finally, Irwin talks about problems within the American economy, how too many people are not working, which cannot be blamed entirely on the trade deficits. Some reasons people cannot find jobs are mechanization, efficiency, productivity, technology, and skills. Irwin discusses a few options for helping people with limited education and few skills survive, including paying a basic wage, improving our educational system, and reducing regulations so the costs of hiring an employee are not as steep.” At the link find the title, “The Historical Benefits of Trade, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328-irwin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Politics 60 mins – “Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.” 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.

Futurology 83 mins – “Amy Webb is the author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream. She is the Founder of The Future Today Institute, and a futurist who has only been wrong once. She talks to Leo about being a futurist and the hard work involved in accurately predicting the future.” At the link right-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select
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Gender Identity 59 mins – “Many people struggle with basic questions about gender and labels, including the concept of a transgender identity. While debate around recent legislation has brought the issue into the spotlight, social media and the internet have played a key role in shifting the culture’s perspective on gender for several years. On this edition of The Exchange, we’ll look at the terms, the biology, and the emotional aspects of gender identity.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 330

Georgia Country 75 mins – “Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, Georgia is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, and to the south by Turkey and Armenia. Though formerly part of the former Soviet Union, it declared independence in 1991, and for more than 25 years, its government has been a representative democracy. In 2008, Georgia had a five-day military confrontation with Russia over two provinces supported by Russia, which ended in a cease-fire agreement. Today, Georgia seeks strong economic ties with Silicon Valley and the U.S. Come hear from Georgia’s government representatives about this unique country as well as their thoughts on Russia, the region and the future of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health 75 mins – “Private investment in health R&D by pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations, and venture capital firms, among others, can help to save lives and boost the health of entire regions. But some countries’ health governance infrastructures, management capacities, regulatory processes, and policy conditions are better equipped to utilize this private funding than others. What governance factors promote an investment-friendly environment for the private sector? And how can countries attract more private sector health financing?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization-Zero 16 mins – “Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US’s view of the world — and the world’s view of the US — is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Building 23 mins – “Lots of people like the idea of building green, or a least a greener. And although the term green building is often used, many of us are not quite sure exactly what green building is or where to go to get easy to understand information about green building.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Addiction Movie 31 mins – “On today’s show: Director Michael Venn , Producer Karlina Lyons and Recovery Advocate Sandi Coyle talk about their new documentary The Heroin Effect . The film premieres Thursday, March 30th at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. “The Golden Age of Black Baseball” – Before Jackie Robinson, there were the Negro Leagues — home to some of the greatest untold stories in baseball. Listen to this story again at prx.org . Lez Zeppelin . All girls. All Zeppelin. We talked to Steph Paynes , founder and lead guitarist about playing the music of Led Zeppelin. You can see them live on Friday, March 31st at The Flying Monkey . And Saturday, April 1st at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA. 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop – Mario Batali” At the link rightclick the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horror Movie Production 45 mins – “Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?” At the link find the title, “#650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out,” right-click “Media files 20170329_pmoney_20170329_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Culture Evolution 35 mins – “In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a “second information highway,” swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.” At the link find the title, “From Animal to Person Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 062609dennett.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identify Theft Services 6 mins – “…Various factors affect government and private-sector decision making about offering identity theft services, and federal guidance related to these services could be improved. In the federal sector, legislation requires certain agencies to provide identity theft services. For example, legislation requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide these services to individuals affected by its 2015 data breaches for 10 years, as well as provide $5 million in identity theft insurance. However, this level of insurance coverage is likely unnecessary because claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars. Requirements such as this could serve to increase federal costs unnecessarily, mislead consumers about the benefit of such insurance coverage, and create unwarranted escalation of coverage amounts in the marketplace….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Individual Sustainability Efforts 57 mins – “Lauded by Booklist as “an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to make a difference,” Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact (April 2017, Rowman & Littlefield) walks readers through small, actionable steps anyone can make at home, school, work, and on the road to reduce their environmental footprint.” At the link find the title, “Sustainability Made Simple, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files buck033117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 27 mins – “The rules that protect your web browsing history could soon vanish. The House and Senate have approved a resolution that removes landmark privacy rules drafted by the FCC in 2016. If the president signs the legislation, it will take effect later this year. Once it does, your internet service provider will no longer need your permission to sell information about what websites you visit, the apps you use or where you use them. The issue largely falls along party lines, with Republicans saying the deregulation is important to let ISPs participate more freely in the market and save customers money. Opponents say it’s a dangerous step backwards in the fight for online privacy. Guests include Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, Kyle Daly, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter on tech and telecom policy and Mark Jamison, visiting fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology.” At the link find the title, “The End of Online Privacy? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170329_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing by Religion 9 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title,”Financial Advisers Put Faith in Religion-Based Investing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ1952352797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Millennials 74 mins – “With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Threat 27 mins – “When the forty-fifth president of the United States gets down to work on January 21, 2017, the new commander in chief will face life-or-death decisions that will shape America’s role in the Middle East for years to come. In this podcast series, Washington Institute scholars explore those historic challenges. As former high-level officials in Democratic and Republican administrations, our experts know the issues, the stakes, the leaders and the players on the ground. Ambassador James Jeffrey is Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute and former United States ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. His most recent publication, coauthored with Michael Eisenstadt, is “U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East,” a comprehensive study of American involvement in the region since World War II.” At the link find the title, “Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices with Amb. James Jeffrey, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 284003783-the-washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices with amb james jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq Issues 44 mins – “Are airstrikes against the Islamic State working? The U.S. military has acknowledged that it launched an airstrike against ISIS in Mosul. Locals say more than 100 civilians were killed. President Trump says defeating ISIS is his top foreign priority, and gains have been made. But at what cost? 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan discusses the latest in the fight against ISIS with Tom Bowman, Pentagon correspondent for NPR, Jessica Stern, professor at Boston University and coauthor of “ISIS: The State of Terror”, Ret. Lt. General James Dubik, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and Ambassador Lukman Faily, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States.” At the link find the title, “The Mess In Mosul And The Push To Defeat ISIS, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jackson, Biddle and Money Control 21 mins – “A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.” At the link find the title, “#761: The Bank War,” right-click “Media files 20170324 pmoney_20170324_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar 48 mins – “When Warren Furutani was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he sometimes heard his parents refer to a place where they once spent time — a place they called “camp.” To him “camp” meant summer camp or a YMCA camp, but this was something different. During World War II the US government incarcerated Warren Furutani’s parents, along with over 110,000 other Japanese Americans, in ten different detention centers throughout the United States. When they talked about “camp” that’s what they meant….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Kushner 666 Building 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared’s family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.” At the link find the title, “666 5th Ave. Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1346689754.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Rights 69 mins – “What are the implications of potential executive orders and religious freedom legislation on the LGBTQ community and beyond? Hear from a diverse panel of leaders on what lies ahead in the current administration. This conversation is in partnership with San Francisco Pride.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Investing for Millenials – With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 46 mins – “Silicon Valley is throwing big money and brainpower into the quest to live forever. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Do We Really Want To Live Forever Young?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522214688.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lysosome Storage Diseases 39 mins – “Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and cancer.” At the link find the title, “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” right-click “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micronutrient Deficiences 20 mins – “In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.” At the link find the title, “Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Global Health, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 141030ShowcasePodcast2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality Pills 23 mins – “An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a ‘morality pill’? The Current explores the ethics of a pill that would make us more moral.” At the link find the title,”March 28: Is it ethical to swallow a morality pill? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170328_82928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum Exhibit Creator 21 mins – “Steve Quinn has crafted the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History for more than 35 years. Hear how these amazing displays of art and science come together from the expert himself.” At the link find the title, “The Man behind the Dioramas, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files 112009quinn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Women 27 mins – “How much do mums know about the messages being preached to their children? BBC World Service journalist Shaimaa Khalil meets a group of Muslim mums in London to talk about the everyday fears of parents who worry that extreme interpretations of Islam, often via online preachers, may be infecting the minds of their sons and daughters.” At the link find the title, “The Web Sheikh and the Muslim Mums, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y9kgw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims in France 90 mins – “Politics influence economic outcomes through various channels, including structural reforms and monetary and fiscal policies. The proximity to elections can affect the mix of government’s spending plans. Political divisions could lead to larger fiscal deficits and public debt. Political ideology can have an influence on the design of tax and expenditure policies. With politics affecting fiscal outcomes, the issue that arises is whether fiscal rules and institutions can make a difference. This is the focus of a new book by International Monetary Fund staff, “Fiscal Politics.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Threat 48 mins – “’New York Times’ reporter David Sanger talks about North Korea’s nuclear program and warns that the regime, which has been “fodder for late night comedians for many many years,” is no joke. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel ‘One of the Boys,’ about a corrosive father-son relationship.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapon Control 48 mins – “Canada’s absence from the UN nuclear weapon negotiations is being criticized because many see this conference as significant and timely — especially given the tension internationally thanks to America and North Korea.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Canada’s absence from UN nuclear weapon ban negotiations unacceptable, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_17038.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nudging Process 32 mins – “By day, two leaders of Britain’s famous Nudge Unit use behavioral tricks to make better government policy. By night, they repurpose those tricks to improve their personal lives. They want to help you do the same.” At the link find the title, “Big Returns from Thinking Small, Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast032917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Repeal Debate 20 mins – “For seven years, Republicans have vowed to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), and that promise took a central place in President Trump’s campaign. The first major vote to replace it was due to happen last week, but was cancelled at the 11th hour. In advance of the potential vote, The BMJ published a debate asking “Should US doctors mourn for Obamacare?”. Now we’re asking the authors of that debate, what next?” At the link find the title,”American healthcare – what next? Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files 315013841-bmjgroup-american-healthcare-what-next.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega 3 Fat 33 mins – “When it comes to food poisoning, eating fish past its prime is almost legendary in its power to make people sick.  But seafood is rightly considered “brain food” — and fresh, uncontaminated fish and seafood products are among the better things people can have in their diet.  Even vegetarians often make seafood the one nutritional region where personal health gets to trump their cross-species ethics. Omega-3 fatty acids, which seafood provides in abundant amounts, are a topic we’ve covered many times previously — and it’s been recommended by past guests that as much as 5 grams of supplemental fish oil per day might be advisable, if you’re not getting much seafood in your regular diet….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

OSS History 72 mins – “Mr. Miller’s latest book, Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, covers America’s attempt to build an espionage network after Pearl Harbor, which leads Allen Dulles to met up with a strange cast of characters, some want to help Germany end the war and some only want to help themselves. Those conspirators within Nazi Germany have to content with Hitler’s popularity after his many military successes, but then get a chance after his failure in Russia, namely Operation Valkyrie. Joins us as we discover who was Allen Dulles and how early there was talk of getting rid of Hitler.” At the link, right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxidative Stress 18 mins – “Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.” At the link find the title, “Oxidative Stress, Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 071610oxidative.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

P.J. O’Rourke 69 mins – “P.J. O’Rourke says no comedian could have written the joke that the recent election cycle has been. As celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican O’Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, “America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692.” Come hear O’Rourke’s uniquely humorous take on the election, on Donald Trump (whom he calls “Landlord of the Flies”) and on America in 2017.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Panama Papers 100 mins – “One year after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore banking activities of the clients of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, it is still legal and permissible for corporations in America to be anonymously owned. This practice continues to draw criticism in the face of mounting requirements for financial institutions to ‘know their customers,’ and among foreign policy experts who fear a growing kleptocracy. What is the proper policy response to an area where financial regulation, national security, foreign policy, and global business converge?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollster Greenberg 52 mins – “Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins Katie and Brian to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he’s been spending time in Macomb again and what he’s hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Rangers Creator 44 mins – “As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan.” At the link find the title, “Power Rangers: Haim Saban, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170324_hibt_powerrangers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preacher and Friend 78 mins – “This episode, Bishop Jakes sits down with Meagan Good and Devon Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Part II – Live for the purpose, not the stage: Devon Franklin & Meagan Good, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ1963749611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Mental Health 42 mins – “It’s been called everything from the elephant in the room to a forbidden issue…the mental health of the President of the United States. But this doesn’t mean President Donald Trump. History suggests several presidents faced mental health issues and something so common is no disqualification for office, but is it a danger to have the leader of the free world without access to a mental health professional? In short: Does the president — any president — need a psychiatrist? Discussing this is John Gartner, psychologist and creator of a petition calling for President Trump’s removal, Alex Thompson, politics and policy editor of Vice News, Rebecca Brendel, consultant on the American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee, Dan McAdams, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and Matthew Dallek, associate professor of political management at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.” At the link find the title, “Mental Health And The White House: Past, Present And Future, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170330_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Principia Publication 63 mins – “Following the publication of Newton’s Principia, the extended process of adoption began.  In this episode, we look at what barriers there were to Newton’s ideas and how they were overcome.  We also look at the acceptance of heliocentricism and the reworking of Newton’s mathematical formalism up through the work of Pierre-Simon Laplace.  Other scientists discussed include Francois-Marie Arouet, otherwise known by his pseudonym, Voltaire, the mathematician Alexis Claude Clairaut, the polymath Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis and a pair of remarkable women: Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet and Laura Maria Caterina Bassi.” At the link find the title,”Episode 3.28: The Triumph of Mechanics,” right-click “Media files Episode328Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profiling and Targeting 26 mins – “Data mining is nothing new in presidential campaigns. But in 2016, the Trump team took voter research to a new level. They hired consultants called Cambridge Analytica, which says it has thousands of data points on every American. They also claim they can use that data to create personality profiles. Assessments of each of our hopes, fears, and desires – and target us accordingly. This is the science of psychometrics. And, as the story went, Cambridge Analytica’s dark digital arts helped Trump win, with ads designed to ring every reader’s individual bell. Or, did they? Over the past few weeks, reporters and data experts started asking questions. Where did this data come from? Could the Trump campaign really execute a micro-targeted social media strategy? Did they have a secret sauce? Or was it just more ketchup?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rat Control 24 mins – “Rats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rodents, scientists are using recovered rat corpses to investigate how they travel and how they may survive us all.” At the link find the title, “March 31: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent’s move to Haida Gwai, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_19206.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reconstruction Era 46 mins – “It’s been 150 years since Congress passed the first Reconstruction Acts, which paved the way for Confederate states to rejoin the Union after the Civil War. Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore the central questions of this period: how would the country be put back together? Who belonged in it? And what rights would they have?” At the link right-click the down-poitnigna rrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retirement Tools 6 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title, “How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement” right-click “Media files WSJ5612846429.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Simmons Disappears 34 mins – “Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Missing Richard Simmons became the #1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes but now that the show is over, questions still remain. Beyond what’s going on with Richard — physically and mentally — Dan himself has been under fire for the ethics of his project. In this ad-free bonus episode, Dan joins Katie to talk about his experience of making the podcast, what he decided to leave out of it, and his reaction to the criticism he’s faced.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia 61 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.

Russian Demonstrations 48 mins– “Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We’ll look at this latest crackdown.” At the link find the title, “Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521810779.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellite Testing 84 mins – “This is the last episode recorded during my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall. I get a tour of the Test Centre with the head of the section, Mark Wagner. We discuss the various test stands and facilities, including the thermal vacuum facility, the large space simulator, the thermal vacuum chamber, the vibration facilities, electromagnetic testing and acoustic testing.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 68 mins – “In many districts across the country, families are given some degree of choice in where to send their children to school. But while this transition toward school choice—in which enrollment is based on parental preference rather than zip code—is happening nationwide, the degree of choice offered to families and the ease with which families can exercise that choice varies greatly by district. On March 29, the Center on Children and Families released its fifth annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI)—a ranking of school choice in the nation’s 100 largest school districts. Following a presentation of the research by Brookings Senior Fellow Russ Whitehurst, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave keynote remarks. After her remarks, the secretary participated in a moderated Q&A with Whitehurst and took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seismic Trends 18 mins – “Seismic records from ocean wave patterns and iceberg behavior around the world are being analyzed for the first time. Geophysicist Rick Aster describes what his data can tell us about our warming planet.” At the link find the title, “Seismic Climate Change, Jul, 2009,” right-click “Media files 071009aster.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driving Cars 12 mins – “Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. – Read more on ScientificAmerican.com” At the link find the title, “What’s Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Septic Shock Treatment 16 mins – “EMCrit Wee – Edited Version of Paul Marik on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis, March 28, 2017 by Scott Weingart Read Josh’s Post on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis [“Septic patients are invariably deficient in Vitamin C, and frequently deficient in thiamine. Deficiencies in Vitamin C and thiamine might explain many of the abnormalities seen in sepsis. Vitamin C and thiamine have an outstanding track record of safety, proven over decades of experimentation and clinical experience. Five RCTs have suggested benefit from Vitamin C or thiamine in critically ill patients, with no evidence of toxicity. A recent before-after study found a substantial mortality benefit from the combination of stress-dose steroid, IV vitamin C, and IV thiamine. Although this isn’t an RCT, the results are quite striking. Further research is required, but in the interim this is a reasonable intervention given the excellent safety profile of these agents.”] first, then listen to this interview with Paul Marik: Note to Listeners: I took down the original version and put up this edited version. The only difference from the original is some additional comments added at 13:03 to give a more accurate perception of the current level of evidence of this therapy.” At the ink right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Trafficking 57 mins – “Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.” At the link find the title, “Against their will, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Against-their-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sierra Nevada Deterioration 66 mins – “Join our distinguished panel for an up-to-date report on the Sierra Nevada mountains, habitats, water, rivers, trees, ground cover and the harsh economic impacts caused by fire, degradation and the cycle of climate changes. After the 2016-17 winter of rain and snowfall, where are we now in the climate cycle and the cycle of destruction, renewal and regrowth for our mountains, valleys, rivers and economies?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smell Science 50 mins – “Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.” At the link find the title, “What’s that Smell? Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 061810smell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia School Solution 21 mins – “Abdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it’s thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_17486.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Styrofoam Research 6 mins – “From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalist Economics 84 mins – “Today we are going to take a look at where we are and where we are headed in 2017 and beyond.  We will start off with a brief look at current politics, and how I expect to see the health care fiasco play out.  I will also discuss where I think relations with China will head under the Trump administration.  Lastly will we see major tax reform in Trump’s administration, if so what will it look like. Next we will look at trends in business for the next 4 years, who will the new winners and losers be?  Why we will see death and a limited rebirth in retail.  How block chain technology will be embraced by some of the largest corporations in the world and what that might mean for us in the future. We then turn to entrepreneurship at the individual level.  I tell you the types of jobs and side hustles I think will be effective in the next 5-10 years.  I will talk about why you should profit from things even if they are short term trends as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 20 mins – “In 2014, the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean carrying 500 refugees sank near Greece. Only 11 people survived. After four days floating in the sea, with babies in her arms, Doaa Al Zamel survived. She shares her remarkable story.” At the link find the title, “ath before me’: A refugee’s survival story of 4 days floating at sea, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_66972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Revolution 27 mins – “Middle East Correspondent Lina Sinjab – who grew up in Damascus – explores how the initially peaceful protests in Syria six years ago have left a country without hope and a society that is deeply fragmented. Many of the people who ignited the uprising are either dead, in prison or outside of Syria. Lina hears from some of the activists who remain free and asks them what went wrong, whether they have regrets and how their country can rebuild itself.” At the link find the title, “A Failed Revolution, Ma, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y6vt3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Stability 19 mins – “How the next president deals with the conflict in Syria will shape American foreign policy in the Middle East for years to come, says Andrew Tabler, and American decisions in Syria will determine the course of American relations with our regional allies, with Iran, and even with Russia. Join us for the latest in our Middle East 2017 series with Syria expert Tabler’s insights into why Syria in the late 2010s will likely resemble Iraq in the 1990s, with Libya right behind it.” At the link find the title,”Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices – Syria with Andrew Tabler , Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 285358881-the washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices-syria with andrew tabler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Torture 36 mins – “A leading humanitarian criminal justice advocate and a journalist who’s helped uncover the Assad regime’s atrocities in Syria explain why bringing war criminals to justice matters, and what must be done now to make later prosecutions possible.” At the link find the title, “Prosecuting Assad with Ben Taub and Stephen J. Rapp, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 280803174-the washington institute prosecuting assad with ben taub and stephen j rapp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telomere Effect 48 mins – “Why do some people appear to age more rapidly than others? Not only might they look older, they actually feel older as well. A check of their telomeres indicates that they are aging more rapidly at the cellular levels. Their telomeres are shrinking. Small telomeres foretell a shortened healthspan.” At the link you can listen or buy the podcast and a copy is included in the blog archive.

Terrorists Home Grown 62 mins – “The man behind the recent London attack was yet another homegrown terrorist. And a new report says the U.S. is dangerously ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack. It notes that the travel ban doesn’t address a threat that could be hiding in plain sight. What’s being done to tackle homegrown terrorism? 1A Guest host Indira Lakshmanan is joined by Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Kathleen Puckett, clinical psychologist who spent 23 years as an FBI Special Agent investigating cases of domestic and international terrorism and Mohamed Ahmed, creator of “Average Mohamed,” a cartoon series that challenges intolerance and radical extremism.” At the link find the title, “Tackling Homegrown Terrorism, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Testosterone 58 mins – “Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and cons of the hormone of desire.” At the link you can listen or purchase a download. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Touch Science 20 mins – “A neurophysiologist and a filmmaker team up to talk about somatosensory research as part of the S&C Science of the 5 Senses series.” At the link find the title, “Hooked on a Feeling: The Science of Touch, Nov, 2008,” right-click “Media files 111408touch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Climate Rollback 13 mins – “Donald Trump made many, many pronouncements on the campaign trail, one of them was that he would “cancel the Paris climate agreement”. While he can’t cancel the Paris agreement, he can and has walked away from it with an executive order this week substantially erasing President Obama’s climate legacy and signaling to the world that the US is not going to meet its carbon emission goals set in Paris. So what exactly was agreed upon in Paris? To find clarity among the conflicting commentary Brooke spoke in 2015 with Andrew Revkin who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, and Jonathan Katz who covered the talks in Paris for the New Republic.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Policies on Asia 327 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. On March 22 to 23, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies and John L. Thornton China Center, in conjunction with the Japan Center for Economic Research, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the East Asia Institute, hosted leading experts from Southeast Asia, India, Japan, and Korea, to discuss the future contours of geopolitics and economic connectivity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tyranny Explained 24 mins – “Yale Historian Timothy Snyder has studied the bloody regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler of the 20th century. He sheds light on the present, by sharing the lessons of tyranny from the dark episodes of the past.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Yale historian shares lessons of 20th-century tyranny relevant today, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_15979.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN Security Council 62 mins – “Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.” 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.

Voice Operated Devices 29 mins – “Patrick Catanzariti talks about Voice recognition and artificial intelligence in the home.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Crisis 88 mins – “Climate impacts on water are felt at every corner of the globe. From drought in California and a shrinking Colorado River to limited access to safe and clean drinking water in emerging economies, concerns about water are increasingly urgent. Addressing the water crisis facing the United States and other nations requires innovative, bipartisan ideas for how to alleviate water challenges, bolster resource security, and foster sustainable economic growth.” At the link right-click the title, “audio only A conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons of Math Destruction 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People we look at the modern, inventive ways we try to use math and algorithms to make better decisions, and what happens when those solutions cause more problems than they solve. We speak with Cathy O’Neil about her book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and the increasingly opaque and unregulated algorithms that are creeping into our lives. We also talk with David Robinson, co-founder and principal of the think tank Upturn, about their report on the current use of and evidence behind Predictive Policing.” t the link find the title, “#415 Weapons of Math,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons Systems Budget 6 mins – “DOD is investing more than $1.4 trillion to acquire 78 major weapon systems—including aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. In our annual Quick Look across its weapons programs, we found that DOD had made strides to address past inefficiencies. For example, certain programs increased their buying power by $10.7 billion—meaning more can be purchased for the same level of funding. However, DOD is missing key opportunities to reduce cost by increasing competition. Also, despite our previous recommendations, most weapon programs we assessed are not yet fully following knowledge-based best practices—increasing risk for cost increases and delays.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P1 56 mins – “Is the rhetoric of “White Privilege” just the modern way of acknowledging historical and systemic truths of racism, or does it point to a novel way for acknowledging injustice, or does it on the contrary obscure these insights by involving confused claims about group responsibility and guilt?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P2 81 mins – “Continuing with guest Law Ware on the philosophical underpinnings of the rhetoric of white privilege, with readings as listed in part 1.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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