Media Mining Digest 286 – May 5, 2017: Abbott and Costello, Addictive Technology, Age Extension Food, AI Hazards, AI in Canada, Alcohol Use by Muslims, Ancestry and DNA, Anthony Doerr Author, Art of Organizing, Ballet Body, Barbara Corcoran, Beavers in New England, Birthing, Kits, Black Reporter, Blind History Lady, BMI Misuses, Brain Evolution, Brain Sharpness, Bug Detector Dogs, Canadian Freedom of Information, Cannibalism, Child Welfare Problems, China and Trump, Choline Value, Climate Change Impacts, Communications and Economics, Confederate Flag, Crop Threats, CSA Movement, Cuban New Cancer Treatment, Cyberspace Geopolitics, Daycare Shortage in Canada, Death Penalty Opponent, Diagnostic Error Prevention, Digital Evidence, Digital Marketing, Earth 2.0, Ebola Epidemic Story, EU Future, Facebook Murder, Financial Service Sector, Fox News, French Election, French Extreme Right, Geologist Story, Georgetown Slaves, Glaciology Research, Global Civil War, Health Workers Free Speech, Henrietta Lacks, Immigrants in America, International Digital Rights, IRS History, JetBlue Success, KGB in Canada, Laboratory Technologists, Liberation Medicine, Lionfish Control, Med Students, Medical Marijuana Lessons, Medical Student Finances, Mexico Wall Facts, Milwaukee Today, Mind Body Union, Money Uses, Museum of Failures, Networking Trends, Neuroanatomy, Neurosurgeon, Office Lens App, Oil Sponge, Osage Murders, Philanthropy Politics, Politics and Science, Polygamy in Canada, Print vs Digital, Processed Food, Product Management, Psychedelic Research, Psychic Warriors, Public Health Bureaucracy, Racism in Canada, Ragwort, Ransomware in Hospitals, Referendums, Republican Concepts, River Course Change, Robert Reich Lecture, Russian Cyberthreats, Russian Psychological Operations, School Choices, Science Communication, Scientific Resistance, Social Change and Startups, South Africa Debt, Spider Bite Case, Street Drugs, Toxic Neighborhoods, Treadmill History, Trump Oligarchy, Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Urban Problems, US Navy Priorities, Veto History, Vicente Fox Speaks Out, Virtual Competition, Walls and Fences, Walt Whitman, Warfare Technology, Water Overview, Weight Control, White House Operations, Wine Corks

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Abbott and Costello [2 parts] – “The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame. Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.Abbott and Costello, Part 2” At the link find the title, “Abbott and Costello, Part 1, Apr, 2017,“ right-click “Media files 2017-04-24-symhc-abbot-and-costello-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Addictive Technology 52 mins – “Marketing professor Adam Alter begins his new book by noting that Steve Jobs didn’t let his own children use an iPad, a product he invented, because he was worried they’d get addicted to it. That’s what Alter’s book is about: our increasing addiction to technology. These days, we aren’t just hooked on substances, like drugs and alcohol. We’re addicted to video games, social media, porn, email, and lots more. Alter joins us Monday to explore the business and psychology of irresistible technologies. Adam Alter is a an associate professor of psychology and marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His writing has appeared the New York Times, the New YorkerAtlantic, and many other publications. His new book is called Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age Extension Food 22 mins – “You see the headlines all the time linking nutrition to health and aging, but it’s not so easy figuring out where the science is behind them. This podcast examines the connections between nutrition and longevity through the eyes of scientists researching the question.” At the link find the title, “Feb16, 2017 Finding the Nutritional Key to Longevity,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Hazards 69 mins – “AI technologies have the potential to vastly enhance the performance of many systems and institutions, from making transportation safer, to enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnosis, to improving the efficiency of food safety inspections. However, AI systems can also create moral hazards, by potentially diminishing human accountability, perpetuating biases that are inherent to the AI’s training data, or optimizing for one performance measure at the expense of others. These challenges require new kinds of “user interfaces” between machines and society. We will explore these issues, and how they would interface with existing institutions….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Canada 20 mins – “The Bank of Canada’s Carolyn Wilkins is concerned Canada is slow in adapting to automation — a shift that will impact future jobs.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Bank of Canada urges government to embrace automation economy, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_54844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Use by Muslims 30 mins – ““Muslims don’t drink” — how many times have you heard that before? In the first of a series of episodes about intoxicants, Ahmed invites Barnard Professor of Religion, Najam Haider, to provide some context about the role of alcohol in Islam. They talk about intoxicated Sufi mystics, coffee addiction, and why tiramisu can tear a relationship apart. And be sure to stay tuned for more episodes on American Muslims’ relationship to alcohol and weed!” At the link find the title, “Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9646605017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancestry and DNA 40 mins – “Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Clayton always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother’s words, “black, white and American Indian.” Like many black Americans, her immediate family didn’t have exact information on their roots — that heritage is difficult to trace through ancestors forced into the American slave trade. What little information Tracy’s family might have had was lost in a courthouse fire. Tracy says she didn’t think about her ancestry very often until she moved to New York City, where she’s the co-host, with Heben Nigatu, of the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. New Yorkers, Tracy noticed, take pride in their ethnic identity. A number of her friends hang flags in their window, or march in pride parades based on their country of origin. With the help of DNA ancestry tests and experts on DNA and race, Tracy explores her own ethnic background. She accidentally upends her family lore — it turns out her she has very little Native American ancestry — and she also discovers why the mix of “black, white and American Indian” is such a common heritage myth among black Americans….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anthony Doerr Author 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Anthony Doerr, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See tells the stories of two teenagers swept up in the brutality of World War II. Much has been made of the fact that the book was a ten-year journey for Doerr, but during our conversation, it became clear that that novel was just one facet–and one result–of his free-range inquisitiveness and sense of wonder. Anthony Doerr stood to one corner of the stage with an excitable restlessness, beside a giant screen and a variety of slides, which he used to help tell the story of how his ten-year novel came to be.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art of Organizing 74 mins – “Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as “KonMari”) is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that “spark joy” — as well as choosing a dedicated place to store them. Going far beyond a typical tidying how-to, her method is a way of life and a state of mind. Marie captured the findings in her mega-best-selling books, including The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and its follow-up, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. Her books have sold more than seven million copies and have been published in more than forty countries. Kondo’s methods have become so famous that her last name has become a verb, ‘Kondo-ing,’ and people who share her specific values are referred to as ‘Konverts.’ She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Marie is also the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of KonMari Media Inc. (“KMI”), a US-based startup with a mission to “Organize the World” by combining the power of technology and a network of Konverts and partner organizations. KMI also recently launched a KonMari Consultant Training Program and certification process….” At the link find the title, “#234: Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Marie Kondo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ballet Body 48 mins – “Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.” At the link find the title, “Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523980570.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barbara Corcoran 54 mins – “Barbara Corcoran grew up in a working-class Irish Catholic family in Jersey – with nine brothers and sisters. But she used her charisma to conquer the streets of Manhattan and build the real estate company, The Corcoran Group. She then reinvented herself as a shark – on Shark Tank.” At th elink find the title, “Real Estate Mogul: Barbara Corcoran, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170424_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Beavers in New England 58 mins – “Beavers (Castor canadensis) have been in North America for two million years. Their ponds ease flooding downstream, and support large numbers of bird species, fish, amphibians, and otters. They are a keystone species to an entire eco-system. Humans and beavers have a long history together because they like to live in the same places, but the way we’ve built our infrastructure has almost guaranteed our two species will be locked in eternal conflict.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birthing Kits 7 mins – “TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women’s health care. In this quick, inspiring talk, she presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery — no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Reporter 60 mins – “April Ryan has spent her career as a journalist and White House correspondent bringing the news to her readers. But lately she has been in the news quite a bit as a subject, not the creator. In this conversation TD Jakes and April Ryan cover everything from her recent altercations with Sean Spicer, to how she is managing to raise young, capable, black girls in today’s society.” At the link find the title, “Guest April Ryan: It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ7273388847.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind History Lady 27 mins – “Peggy Chong has been in many places and many states and it has been a while since she has been in Minnesota so it was nice to meet up with her and talk about her work and passions. Peggy is known as, “The Blind history Lady,” as her work over the years has brought about her books and articles about people in history who were blind and nearly lost until Peggy dug up the articles and stories from relatives and schools to breathe some life into the lives they lived. Peggy has a series called, “The Blind History lady presents” on the webAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BMI Misuses 26 mins – “The Body Mass Index (BMI) determines the weight of health care plans, medical insurance, even eligibility for surgery. But some doctors say it’s bogus.” At the link find the title, “April 20: BMI ‘obsolete’ and doesn’t measure health, says doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_37096.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Evolution 64 mins – “How many neurons does the typical human brain contain? The oft-quoted number of 100 billion turns out to have been a guess that was wrong! By a lot! Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is the Brazilian neuroscientist who developed a revolutionary new technique for accurately counting the neurons in brains of all sizes. She shocked the scientific community when she determined that the average human brain contains only 86 billion neurons, but we still have more neurons in our cerebral cortex than any other species. Learn what all this means in Brain Science 133.” At the title, “BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel,” right-click “Media files 133-BS-SuzanaHerculano-Houzel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Sharpness 69 mins – “To celebrate Episode 100 of the Brain Science Podcast I combined an interview about Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez with several contributions from listeners from around the world. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.” His co-author, Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg was interviewed back in BSP 18.” At the link find the title, “BSP 100 Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez,” right-click “Media files 100-BSP-BrainFitness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bug Detector Dogs 39 mins – “This week, Jerry and Bryan discuss Jerry’s trip to New Mexico and why it’s important to grow your pest control arsenal. The guys also chime in on whether they prefer bed bug or termite jobs.” At the link find the title, “WPTC16 New Mexico, Tools, and Bed Bugs vs Termites,” right-click “ “Direct download: WPTC-April9.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Freedom of Information 26 mins – “The Current looks into the case of the disappearing government emails and the fight between privacy and the public’s right to know.” At the link find the title, “April 18: Do politicians avoid leaving an email trail to dodge freedom of information requests? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_91840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 52 mins – “Scientists have long regarded cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. In Western culture, it’s regarded as the ultimate taboo, the subject of horror movies or sensational tales of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism, says zoologist Bill Schutt, is even more intriguing, and more normal, than the misconceptions we often accept as fact. Schutt has written about the natural and cultural history of cannibalism, and he joins us Thursday to talk about it. Bill Schutt is a vertebrate zoologist, author, college professor, and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. His new book is called Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Welfare Problems 57 mins – “A recent Concord Monitor series examines the many problems at New Hampshire’s Division of Children, Youth and Families, including child abuse cases where at least eight children died in the last half-decade. The drug crisis, high staff turnover, limited funding, and restrictive policies all present challenges as the state looks to reform. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and Trump 9 mins – “As the American media spin out over a potential conflict with North Korea, the tenor in China has been relatively calm. Brooke speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina.com and co-host of its Sinica Podcast, about how the Chinese media have been reporting on the latest peninsular showdown and the Trump presidency more broadly.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Policy 57 mins – “As a career U.S. foreign service officer and the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. State Department, Susan Thornton has had a hand in the China policy of three successive American administrations. She was stationed in China for the years 2000-2007, and since then has held leadership positions in Washington connected to U.S.-China relations. Before 2000, she specialized in and was stationed in post-Soviet states, including Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. She is an excellent interpreter of how U.S.-China relations have developed in the 21st century, and a key player in current U.S.-China policy. In this podcast: What really happened at Mar-a-Lago? Was the Trump team prepared? Was the timing of the Syria strike intentional? How does the U.S. administration plan to press China on North Korea, and will it continue to criticize China on human rights? This podcast was recorded live on April 12 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with the help of that university’s chapter of Global China Connection.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the podcast.

Choline Value 44 mins – “It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body. And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.” At the link find the title,”Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine, Apr, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SDS177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impacts 13 mins – At the link find the title, “235 EE 8 ways climate change puts your safety at risk, Apr17, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_235-ha3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Issues 72 mins – “Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday’s March for Science in Washington’” At the link find the title, “March For Science Special, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20170422_42117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communications and Economics 28 mins – “Economist Hal Singer discusses a report he co-authored suggesting the Federal Communications Commission should pay more attention to economics in weighing issues and making rules. He says the FCC lags behind other agencies in using economic analysis.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Hal Singer, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.462879.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Flag 24 mins – “On June 27, 2015 Bree Newsome, wearing a safety helmet atop her braids, climbed up the flag pole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol,  unhooked the Confederate flag fluttering at the top, and climbed back down. She was calm as she was arrested by two police officers waiting at the bottom. Newsome removed the flag  ten days after white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine black worshippers attending bible study at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the link find the title, “Activist Bree Newsome on taking down the Confederate flag and the legacy of oppression, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170417.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crop Threats 48 mins – “How having every kind of food year-round could one day – maybe now – imperil our food supply.” At the link find the title, “Our Food Supply: Always In Season, Always At Risk, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524748819.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CSA Movement 89 mins – “Dan Guenthner of Common Harvest Farm, along with his wife Margaret Pennings, has been a CSA farmer since before CSA was even really a thing – 1990, to be exact. With twelve acres of vegetables and a 200-member CSA in Osceola, Wisconsin, just outside of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Dan and Margaret take a thoughtful approach to how they engage with their CSA membership, the farming community, and their farm’s land and production systems. Dan reflects on the CSA movement, and how it has grown and changed since its inception, and the challenges that even CSA farms with a deep focus on community have faced as local and organic produce has become more widely available. We discuss some of the ways that Dan and Margaret have built their CSA on community organizing and shared values in an effort to break out of the marketing paradigm, and how they are working to get even deeper into this heart of the CSA movement now. Dan also digs into how he has built the production system at Common Harvest Farm, including a foray into draft animal production, and the investment strategy that has supported the development of a highly efficient farm, in terms of both labor and energy use.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban New Cancer Treatment 28 mins -”Cuba’s biotech industry is booming. And in a revolutionary first, its lung cancer treatment is being trialled in the US. So with limited resources, how has Cuba done it?” At the link find the title, “Cuba’s Cancer Revolution, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p050jgvz.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberspace Geopolitics 35 mins – “Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at CFR, discusses the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies, 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.

Daycare Shortage in Canada 26 mins – “In January, Shelley Sheppard’s 16-month-old son died in an unlicensed daycare. Sheppard’s voice is among many advocates calling for safe, affordable daycare.” At the link find the title, “April 18: ‘I promised Mac I would protect him’: Grieving mother’s plea to B.C. premier for daycare reform, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_15476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Penalty Opponent 42 mins – “Sister Helen Prejean is a well-known anti-death penalty advocate who has ministered to prisoners on death row. She began her prison ministry in 1981 by becoming pen pals with Patrick Sonnier, a convicted murder who was sentenced to death by electrocution in Lousiana’s Angola State Prison. Since then, she has witnessed 5 executions and founded the victim’s advocacy group “Survive” in New Orleans. She continues to counsel inmates on death row as well as the families of murder victims. Sister Prejean speaks out against the death penalty through lecturing, organizing and writing, and she is the author of two books on the subject. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States was an international best seller, and it was developed into the 1996 motion picture for which Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best actress. Her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, tells the story of two men whom she accompanied to their executions. That book examines the evidence uncovered in those investigations, including evidence no jury ever heard, and sought to illuminate the flaws that can lead to the deaths of innocent people. When Sister Prejean visited the University of Iowa, Erin Renfrew, Ethan Forsgren, Corbin Weaver, and Greg Yungtum saw an opportunity to talk with her about why the death penalty is something medical students should think about and understand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Diagnostic Error Prevention 24 mins – “After a string of misdiagnosis cases in the news, The Current looks at how diagnostic errors happen in hospital ER rooms — and what to do about it.” At the link find the title, “April 20: Can anything be done to prevent hospital misdiagnoses? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_10455.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Evidence 35 mins – “Social Media is a big deal in the legal profession. Not only is it being used to promote law practices but it’s increasingly being used as digital evidence in courtrooms. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Craig Ball about the intricacies of preserving digital evidence. Their discussion includes whether or not to hire a professional to do the preservation and tools that you can use to gather and preserve digital evidence. Craig Ball is a longtime adjunct professor teaching Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. He writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics.” At the link find the title, “Practical Approaches to Preserving New (and Not-So-New) Media, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_78.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Marketing Future 62 mins – “…Digital marketing is constantly evolving with incredible advancements in technology, partnerships, acquisitions and new strategic thinking. Ad-blocking, artificial intelligence, programmatic media buying, and big data are constant buzzwords we hear about the marketing landscape. Join this panel of experts across agency, publishing and technology as they discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for the next year….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earth 2.0 P2 40 mins – “In pursuit of a more perfect economy, we discuss the future of work; the toxic remnants of colonization; and whether giving everyone a basic income would be genius — or maybe the worst idea ever.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Epidemic Story 26 mins – “Out of Africa: Life and death lessons about the Ebola outbreak from a Canadian doctor who made a difference.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Canadian doctor Rob Fowler recognized for life-saving treatment in Ebola outbreak, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_69309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Future 80 mins – “On April 21, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted EIB President Werner Hoyer for a speech and conversation on Europe’s growth outlook and the future of the European Union. Hoyer reflected on the institutional turning point that the EU is experiencing at the moment, the theme of the recent European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of the Union. The EIB’s role as the EU Bank, in the Juncker Plan, in boosting investment and productivity in Europe, and in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and climate financing globally will also be covered..” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Murder 48 mins- “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence Facebook under fire again this week after its Easter murder video. Zuckerberg’s talking. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524744891.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Services Sector 64 mins “Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fox News 10 mins – “Amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O’Reilly, Fox News has ditched the bombastic, blustery face of the channel and its biggest moneymaker. So where does this leave Fox? Brooke talks with Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a biography of Fox founder Roger Ailes (who also left in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal last year), about the future of the network and the lasting effects of the Fox brand of partisan provocation on American politics.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

French Election Process 47 mins – “France readies for a high-stakes election that could lead to the end of the European Union itself. We’ll look at the populist wave and France.” At the link find the title, “France’s Presidential Election And The Future Of Europe, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524915613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Extreme Right 56 mins – “Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.” At the link find the title, “Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170421_13428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geologist Story 28 mins – “Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli visit with John Ridley, professor of Geology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Geologist John Ridley, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 121116_science_studio_complete.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgetown Slaves P2 32 mins – “In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what – if anything – they’re owed.” At the link find the title, “#767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two,” right-click “Media files 20170426_pmoney_pmpod767.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glaciology Research 82 mins – “During my visit to DLR’s Earth Observation Center earlier this year I also talked to Dana Floricioiu about her work in glaciology. We discuss a couple of her recent publications, and then focus on her trip to the Darwin Glacier in Antarctica. Together with a team of fellow scientists, she camped on the glacier for three weeks to conduct various in-situ experiments. We discussed the work, but also life on the glacier….” At the link right-click “Download MP3ile Directly” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Global Civil War 56 mins – “Trumpism. Hindu nationalism. ISIS. People everywhere seem fed up with the status quo, and their anger and intolerance are finding political expression. Pankaj Mishra thinks the globalized anger is the legitimate offspring of the Enlightenment itself.” At the link find the title, “Globalized Anger: The Enlightenment’s Unwanted Child, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170418_98678.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Workers Free Speech 20 mins – “What happens when health care professionals are punished for speaking out about health care? For Saskatchewan nurse Carolyn Strom who criticized her grandfather’s care on Facebook, it means a $26,000 fine.” At the link find the title, “April 17: Saskatchewan nurse fights $26K fine for criticizing grandfather’s care on Facebook, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_89377.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Henrietta Lacks 35 mins – “With all the recent talk about HBO’s upcoming film, we decided it would be good time to re-run our story of one woman’s medically miraculous cancer cells, and how Henrietta Lacks changed modern science and, eventually, her family’s understanding of itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Ragwort – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in America 52 mins – “Ali Noorani says America’s debate over immigration isn’t just a political issue, it’s a cultural one. Noorani directs the National Immigration Forum, and he says at the heart of the debate is fear about jobs, security, and our identity as a nation. So, Noorani set out to look for solutions not in the halls of government, but in churches, businesses, and communities across the country. Noorani is in Utah this week; he’ll join us to talk about meeting the challenge of American immigration. Ali Noorani is executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group for immigrants and immigration. He’s the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Digital Rights 68 mins – “UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, is joined in conversation by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and Adviser to the Cyberlaw Clinic, about his upcoming thematic report on digital access and human rights, as well as the most burning issues regarding free speech online and digital rights including encryption, fake news, online gender-based abuse and the global epidemic of internet censorship.? At the link find the title, “The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur, A” right-click “Media files 319924062-berkmanklein-the-international-state-of-digital-rights-a-conversation-with-the-un-special-rapporteur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

IRS History 27 mins – “When Congress imposed the first personal income tax on Americans in 1861, nothing happened – because there was no agency to collect it! The following year saw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, or as you know it today, the Internal Revenue Service. Today, the IRS is a massive federal bureaucracy charged with collecting taxes, doling out credits, and capturing and jailing tax cheats.  On this episode, Joe Thorndike, Director of the Tax History Project, walks us through the history and role of the IRS. ” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JetBlue Success 41 mins – “Recorded on February 14, 2017 CEO Robin Hayes and Hoover Institution board member Joel Peterson talk to Peter Robinson about how JetBlue has remained successful, despite all the regulations, competition, and pitfalls of running an airline. Peterson and Hayes argue that consolidation and the limited number of airlines in the United States have allowed for sustainable operating margins. JetBlue continues to have double-digit operating margins and great customer loyalty by focusing on safety, culture, and delighting customers. JetBlue has been voted best airline for customer satisfaction by JD Power for twelve years in a row. …JetBlue, which wants to use technology to improve customer relations and track equipment, has invested in FLYR to study how the pricing method can be disruptive and thus improve ticketing. JetBlue’s keys to success and longevity are a great culture, innovation, great products, and maintaining cost advantages. JetBlue seeks to create a culture in which all employees are empowered to improve customers’ experiences, from the time they check-in to the time they pick up their bags.” At the link find the title, “How JetBlue Does It, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425-hayes-peterson.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

KGB in Canada 24 mins – “The real-life Canadian spy story of KGB agent Yevgeni Brik who becomes a double agent for the Mounties during the Cold War era puts James Bond movies to shame.” /at the link find the title, “April 17: How a spy betrayed the KGB and was double-crossed by RCMP cop, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_54432.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laboratory Technologists 61 mins – “In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia.” At the link right-click “…download TWiM#150….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberation Medicine 53 mins – “Dr. Paul Farmer is sort of the rock god of global health.  He’s an incredibly busy and influential guy, so when he flew in from Liberia to spend the entire day here with us at the Carver College of Medicine, it wasn’t easy to keep the stars from our eyes.  Of course, he’s a physician, but he’s also a medical anthropologist, chief of Brigham and Women’s Division of Global Health Equity, professor of medicine at Harvard, and the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.  One of the things you notice about Dr. Farmer is that although he’s clearly a celebrity in his field, it doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm, idealism, and the pleasure he takes in meeting students who share his passion for understanding and changing how healthcare is delivered to the world’s neediest people. What’s more, he’s the founding director of Partners in Health, an international non-profit that provides direct healthcare services, research, and advocacy to the sick and impoverished around the world in places like Liberia, Haiti, and here in the US.  So, yes, he has things to do. All of which is to say that it’s a particular honor that Petra Hahn, Katie Ryken, Josh Bleicher, Jordan Harbaugh Williams, and Greg Yungtum got to chat with him for this week’s show to explore the differences between charity, development and liberation medicine; it’s Dr. Farmer’s emphasis on the latter, and his view that the poor deserve preferential treatment, that makes him such a force in global health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Lionfish Control 30 mins – “Perhaps it’s cold comfort but it turns out that we human beings are not the only species on earth hell-bent on destroying our own habitat. We share that ignominious honor with the venomous, carnivorous, and highly invasive lionfish. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk about what these marine invaders are doing to the ocean’s coral reefs, and what is being done to reduce the damage. Our guests today all are working in Bermuda, one of the regions of the world where these creatures are wreaking havoc on the coral reef. First we hear from Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot the company that makes the robotic vacuum-cleaner, Roomba, and his wife, biologist Erika Angle — together they have devised a way to use vacuum robot technology to catch the intrusive but tasty lionfish. Then we’re joined by Jeremy Pochman from 11th Hour Racing, who tells us about how his organization is leveraging the America’s Cup, set to take place in Bermuda this June, to raise global awareness about the problem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Hobbies 42 mins – “After listening to our recent show that featured a review of a wrist-worn device that you can shock yourself with to punish you for engaging in bad habits, listener Paulius drops us a line to ask what Amy Young, Corbin Weaver, Aline Sandouk, and John Pienta do to reward themselves when they do the right things.  Like watching YouTube videos of people doing things well.  Or turning your life into a video game. Next, Amy attempts to learn some sort of lesson about clinical medicine as a result of her recent nasty bike wreck, aside from, “Being in a nasty bike wreck isn’t at all a good idea.” And Dave’s fear of someday ending up on YouTube video recorded while he recovers from anesthesia leads to a discussion on online privacy.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Podcasting 52 mins – “This week, Dave, Aline Sandouk, John Pienta, Doug Russo, and Tony Rosenberg reflect upon the joy that podcasting brings, as we were recording the show on International Podcasting Day (Sept. 30).  Something else to celebrate: Doug (and Rob Humble) got to chill with an actual hobbit.  Or maybe it was Sean Astin, it isn’t entirely clear. But whoever it was, Samwise was in Iowa stumping for Hillary Clinton. Hobbitses are very liberal, what with their hairy feet and pipeweed. Meanwhile, Doug was listening to the recent show in which Mark Moubarek discussed Rhoto eye drops, and bought some for us to “do.” After the burning subsides, we discuss the advice from an attending overheard recently: should everyone really try to know everything?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana Lessons 15 mins – “Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t — and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Student Finances 52 mins – “Do you, dear students, have tons of money? No? Weird. Luckily, Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast joins us on the show this week.  Joe was a financial advisor for many years, he was known as the Money Man on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and he’s a financial contributor in a bunch of places around the print and web news media. He and his wife Cheryl, a pediatrician, have gone through all the stages that pre-meds and med students go through. So we asked him to join us to talk about the strategies they employed to claw their way back from med school debt, educating yourself about how money works, having fun with  managing your money, and why it’s particularly important for doctors to understand money.  Joe’s got plenty of information, resources and ‘fintech’ apps to recommend for succeeding in this area that many people (never mind med students) have not adequately explored.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Wall Facts 27 mins – “Is the U.S. border with the Mexico really an open border? Is all the talk of building a wall for real, or is it just a metaphorical wall? And who’s really crossing illegally? We separate fact from fiction with the help of Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA. Plus, Maria explains how cows can complicate things.” At the link find the title, “191: The four myths of Trump’s wall, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319743908-decodedc-191-the-four-myths-of-trumps-wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Milwaukee Today 49 mins – “We are in majority minority Milwaukee on our national listening tour, talking about race in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Listening To A Divided Milwaukee, Apr, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_525095753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Body Union 58 mins – “BSP 115 is an interview with Evan Thompson about his new book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “BSP 115 Evan Thompson: Eastern Philosophy meets Western Neuroscience,” right-click “Media files 115-BSP-Thompson.mp3,” and select “’save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Uses 26 mins – “How do you spend your money? On food, transportation, or housing? On shoes, cars, coffee, fancy restaurants? You might think you use money just to, you know, buy stuff. But as Neeru Paharia explains, the way we spend often says a lot about who we are, and what we want to project. We use money to express our values — by going to the local coffee shop instead of Starbucks, or by boycotting — or buycotting — Ivanka Trump shoes. We delete Uber; we refuse to fly United. We seek out or avoid Chick-fil-A. This week on Hidden Brain, the ways we use our money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Episode 69: Money Talks, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425_hiddenbrain_69.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum of Failures 56 mins – “How to identify and curb tech addiction and overuse. Why we should stop scrolling and start connecting. A tour through the Museum of Failure. A tax on robots. And, is Silicon Valley full of psychopaths?” At the link find the title, “353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths,” right-click “Media files spark_20170423_73118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Trends 61 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter is one of the world’s top foreign policy thinkers, admired by influential global leaders such as Joe Biden, Condoleeza Rice and Eric Schmidt. A former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton in the State Department, she hit the headlines in 2012 when she published an article in The Atlantic called ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’. The piece went viral and sparked off a massive debate about the future of work-life balance. But long before this, Slaughter was hailed in political circles for her understanding of the emerging world of networks. She was among the first to see how networks are overturning traditional hierarchies, upending international diplomacy and transforming patterns of global power and politics. Now once again, with the launch of her new book ‘The Chessboard and the Web’, she has moved ahead of conventional thinking and came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share her insights. …Slaughter was joined by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and connectivity expert Geoff Mulgan. Steering the conversation was the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroanatomy 58 mins – “BSP 118 provides an accessible introduction to neuroantomy for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an edited version of BSP 32, which was a discussion of “Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain” by David Bainbridge.” At the link find the title, “BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone,” right-click “Media files 118-BSP-neuroanatomy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurosurgeon 44 mins – “Under ordinary circumstances, the brain is a hard organ to reach. Sheathed in thick, hard bone and other protective layers, it’s not just “the most complex structure we know of in the universe,” as the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard puts it, it’s also one of the most heavily defended. When things go wrong within—and they do—surgeons like Dr. Harry Mushlin have to break through those biological barriers. “When you get there, it’s excitement, because you’re somewhere very special. It’s the hub of who we are, and what makes you you,” Mushlin, a pediatric neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, tells us in this episode of Working, which you can listen to via the player above. “I remember that first time. They took off the bone in the head and … there was the cortex with all the little vessels and the grooves. It’s very pristine. It’s very clean. It shines.” At the link find the title, “In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1521828047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Lens App 6 mins – “Here is a quick overview of the new Office Lens App from Microsoft.This is a Free app that captures text and enables one to utilize the image/text in a variety of ways. From OCR to PowerPoint this new app seems to do it all especially when exported to a word processing app such as Microsoft Word itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Sponge 12 mins – “On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 people and setting off a gusher of oil deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. The damaged well leaked more than 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf over 87 days, reaching as far as the shores of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It was the largest oil spill in U.S. history. It’s been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Could a sponge developed by Argonne National Lab help stop the next big oil spill from becoming a catastrophe?” At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osage Murders 38 mins – “Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe. Journalist David Grann tells the story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Philanthropy Politics 72 mins – “David Callahan holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton and is the author of seven previous nonfiction books, including The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead and Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking America. Callahan’s latest investigation focuses on what he calls the secretive world of elite philanthropists—and how they’re quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists, such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Charles Koch, Callahan says thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes, converting fortunes into influence, with deep impact on government policy. Emmett Carson, president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, now with $8 billion in assets, has become a major player in Bay Area and national philanthropy, especially for tech givers, and will give his perspective on the philanthropic world. Come hear about a power shift in American society that Callahan says has implications for us all.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Science 106 [2 parts] ­ “StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurston.” At the link find the title(s), “StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1),” and “…(Part 2)” April, 2017, right-click “Media files 318834063-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-1.mp3,” and “Media files 319934489-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-2.mp3,” then right-click “Save Link9s) As” from the pop-up menu.

Polygamy in Canada 15 mins – “Is the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter’s guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Freedom to practice polygamy in Canada on trial in small B.C. community, 2017,” right-click “Media files, current_20170421_35483.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Print vs Digital 15 mins – “…Bill O’Reilly, the gold standard in conservative cable TV for two decades, and the creator of the so-called ‘no-spin zone’ has now entered the no job zone,” reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “After the New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox had settled multiple sexual harassment claims, the network told him not to return from his vacation. “But in addition to his TV presence, O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years – and that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. O’Reilly’s Killing series, written with Martin Dugard, has been a consistent bestseller with roughly 15.5 million copies in print worldwide. The most recent title, Killing the Rising Sun, was the top-selling adult nonfiction book in 2016, selling over one million print units.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Processed Food 30 mins – “’The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead.’ Beatrice Trum Hunter may not have coined that phrase, but she’d certainly agree with it. Long before Diet For a Small Planet and the Moosewood cookbooks, she was writing about food safety and nutrition. Her first book, The Natural Foods Cookbook, was published in 1961 and she’s published over 20 since. Beatrice promotes natural, unprocessed foods above all else- think butter, not margarine, and stay away from the white flour and sugar. She was also an early activist against pesticides and helped Rachel Carson with research for Silent Spring.” At the link find the title “From Nutrition to Ice Crystals,” right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 46 mins – “I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing guests with incredible insights for us product managers and innovators and today’s guest cuts through a lot of noise and presents clear principles for creating more successful products. My guest is the Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Innovation for Snap-on, the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. His role is to drive innovative products, solutions and processes that fundamentally change the markets Snap-on serves and enhance customer perception of its brands. He has helped to create, support and institutionalize a culture at Snap-on that embraces creativity, risk, change and fearless innovation. As you hear in the interview, prior to joining Snap-on, he spent 4 years in Marketing at PepsiCo, most recently as the Director of Innovation for the Frito-Lay Convenience Foods division. Before joining PepsiCo, he was Marketing Director of New Products at Kraft Foods. He has over 20 years of experience focused on new product development, marketing and innovation. His name is Ben Brenton and I expect you’ll find what he shared to be as valuable as I did.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Psychedelic Research 56 mins[8 min lead] “Psychedelics are endlessly fascinating: the preliminary research shows so many therapeutic benefits — yet there’s so much we still don’t know.” At the link find the title, “Breaking the Psychedelic Research Logjam with Dr. David Nichols, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS176.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychic Warriors 48 mins – “A new book tells the secret history of the federal government’s long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Secret Government Research Into Unexplained ‘Phenomena’ Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524559691.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Health Bureaucracy 15 mins – “Conflict is bad; compromise, consensus and collaboration are good — or so we’re told. Lawyer and bioethicist Jonathan Marks challenges this conventional wisdom, showing how governments can jeopardize public health, human rights and the environment when they partner with industry. An important, timely reminder that common good and common ground are not the same thing.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Canada 20 mins – “Last September Veldon Coburn exposed racist online comments made by an Ottawa police sergeant about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Now the two men are meeting in person.” At the link find the title, “April 20: ‘I want to understand’: Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_83363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ragwort 6 mins – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link you can listen, but registration is required before downloads can be made; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Ransomware in Hospitals 60 mins – “In 2016, more than a dozen hospitals and healthcare organizations were targeted by ransomware attacks that temporarily blocked crucial access to patient records and hospital systems until administrators agreed to make ransom payments to the perpetrators. Emerging online threats such as ransomware are forcing hospitals and healthcare providers to revisit and re-evaluate the existing patient data protection standards, codified in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that have dictated most healthcare security measures for more than two decades. This talk looks at how hospitals are grappling with these new security threats, as well as the ways that the focus on HIPAA compliance has, at times, made it challenging for these institutions to adapt to an emerging threat landscape….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Referendums 13 mins – “Over the past year, the world has seen a number of consequential political decisions being made not by state leaders, but by a popular vote: expanded powers for Turkey’s president, peace deal in Colombia, Brexita new constitution in Thailand, and a vote in Hungary on migrant quotas, among others. But if we look back at history, referendums have also been a favorite tool of dictators and despots. Where did the current trend come from? And what does it mean for people to take government into their own hands? Brooke talks to Matt Qvortrup, professor of applied political science and international relations at Coventry University in the UK, author of the book Referendums and Ethnic Conflict, and editor of an essay collection called Referendums Around the World.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Republican Concepts 56 mins – “Trump was the chaos candidate, but he’s finding little success as the chaos president. He’s turned off Democrats and the Freedom Caucus, failed to pass a new health care law, and faced blockades in the courts against his travel ban. We call up veteran GOP strategist Mike Murphy to discuss the impossible spot the White House is in, and why Democrats shouldn’t blockade Neil Gorsuch. Murphy’s podcast is Radio Free GOP.” At the link find the title, “Where Is the Republican Resistance? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8196425845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

River Course Change 26 mins – “One of Yukon’s rivers is missing and scientists say they know the culprit behind the mystery — climate change.” At the link find the title, “April 19: How a Yukon river suddenly vanished in 4 days, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_29344.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Reich Lecture 56 mins – “Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility” At the link find the title, “The Rise of the Anti-Establishment: Where do we go from here?”right-click “Media files ideas_20170420_34786.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Cyberthreats 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Psychological Operations 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy.” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 58 mins – “A Senate bill proposes allowing parents to use public education funds for alternative educational expenses, from private school tuition to computer equipment. A growing number of states have adopted such measures but not without plenty of debate.  We’ll take a look at that discussion here, and around the country.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Communication 26 mins – “Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change. On this program, we’ll talk to John C. Besley, Associate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.  He studies how our perceptions of science & technology can potentially have health or environmental impacts.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Resistance 26 mins – “Part 1: Environmental engineer Siddhartha Roy is baffled when the state of Michigan insists the water in Flint is safe to drink despite his scientific evidence. Part 2: Sociologist Ada Cheng learns a surprising lesson about resistance while studying human rights violations in Hong Kong.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Change and Startups 68 mins – “Sam Altman, 31, has been one of Silicon Valley’s brightest stars for years as a founder, investor and president of Y Combinator. But, more recently, Sam and Y Combinator have both been making headlines for their involvement in some of today’s most contentious political and social issues. Y Combinator’s new “basic income project,” based in Oakland, will give 100 families a minimum wage with the goal of exploring alternatives to the existing social safety net. Sam has also been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and has backed “track Trump,” an online tool that monitors the promises President Trump delivers on, and those on which he comes up short. Y Combinator also recently welcomed the ACLU into their winter 2017 class and will help the ACLU turn its recent $24 million donation haul into concrete actions and organizational growth. Finally, Sam is in the beginning stages of a new project focused on finding a way to reduce housing costs through the creation of a smart city prototype. Sam was named president of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s largest startup incubator, in 2014. Y Combinator’s portfolio includes heavyweights, such as Airbnb, Dropbox and Stripe. Sam began his tech career as CEO of Loopt, which was acquired in 2012 and was included in Y Combinator’s first round of funded companies in 2005. Sam is also a personal investor in several of today’s most successful startups, including Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Asana and Pinterest. Join INFORUM, Sam and moderator Nellie Bowles of Vice for an insightful and timely conversation about tech, politics and everything in between.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Africa Debt 46 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status. How markets aren’t responding predictably to recent economic events. Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari’s beef with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon over how to prevent another banking crisis.” At the link find the title, “The Liquidity Edition, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5932832492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spider Bite Case 106 mins – “Jonathan from the podcast Arthro-Pod joins the TWiPerati to solve the case of the Peruvian Woman With Inguinal Insect Bite, and discuss warm autoimmune hemolytic anemic that develops after babesiosis.” At the link right-click “Download TWIP#131,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Street Drugs 59 mins – “Drugs, especially ones that are created with an array of toxic chemicals and sold on the street, pose serious health threats. Learn about the very real dangers from the latest designer and adulterated street drugs with Dr. Kathy Vo, a UCSF emergency medicine expert. Recorded on 03/22/2017. (#32085)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Neighborhoods 56 mins – “At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal. And to see some of what you’re hearing, we’re also on Instagram @revealnews.” At the link find the title, “Toxic burden, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Toxic-burden-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treadmill History 27 mins – “If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. But how far have we really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment?” At the link find the title, “April 17: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_87808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Oligarchy 24 mins -”Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Building the Wall: A theatrical response to the age of Donald Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170421_99414.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuskegee Syphilis Study 45 mins – “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world’s most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.” At the link find the title, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-19-symhc-tuskegee-study.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Urban Problems 88 mins – “For the first time in history, more people live in urban settlements than outside of them. The concentration of people, power, and wealth in cities creates many possibilities for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. Public policy decisions of city-level governments affect the crucial well-being of local residents, while also impacting transnational issues such as climate change and global finance and trade. Yet cities differ in their vulnerability and resilience to negative economic and demographic trends, security threats, and natural disasters. They also vastly differ in their effectiveness, capacity, and will to deliver essential and adequate public goods and services to their residents….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Navy Priorities 60 mins – “On April 27, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted an event focused on the coming priorities for the U.S. Navy. Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, opened with remarks before turning to a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veto History 27 mins – “The presidential veto is one of the cornerstones of the system of constitutional checks and balances the framers used to prevent the misuse or abuse of power within any branch of government. How has the veto been used historically and more recently? In this episode we cover the basics of the veto.” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vicente Fox Speaks Out 71 mins – “To the American public, Vicente Fox may be Mexico’s most well-known, modern politician. Prior to becoming president, he received a top management diploma from Harvard Business School and went on to become president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Latin America. He has most recently made national headlines by telling President Trump that Mexico “will not pay for that [expletive] wall,” and continues to engage President Trump on social media. Fox was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Currently, he is actively involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for less favored people through his organization Centro Fox. What are the realities and possibilities for the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico? Here’s a rare chance to get a unique perspective from one of Mexico’s most prominent and outspoken thought leaders.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Competition 56 mins – “Shoppers with Internet access and a bargain-hunting impulse can find a universe of products at their fingertips. In this thought-provoking exposé, Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi invite us to take a harder look at today’s app-assisted paradise of digital shopping. …The changing market reality is already shifting power into the hands of the few. Ezrachi and Stucke explore the resulting risks to competition, our democratic ideals, and our economic and overall well-being.” At the link find the title, “Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 316270352-berkmanklein-virtual-competition-promise-and-perils.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls and Fences 49 mins – “From internal barriers to border fences, do walls built for political purposes create bigger problems than they solve? And what is it like to live next to them, asks Cathy Gormley-Heenan, of Ulster University. She meets residents and experts in Belfast, Israel-West Bank, and on the US-Mexican border, to find out why we are still building walls and what impact they have.” At the link find the title, “Walls and Peace, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04zd3cy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walt Whitman 34 mins – “Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn’t start out particularly well.” At the link find the title, “Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-17-symhc-walt-whitman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warfare Technology 58 mins – “[Washington Times] columnist Bill Gertz looks at how America can win the information-technology wars. He is interviewed by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Bill Gertz, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473670.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Overview 105 mins [2 parts] – “[Part1]Dive into the world of water, on Earth and in the cosmos, when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis at the Beacon Theater….[Part 2]Navigate the stormy seas of greed, politics, economics and the science of water with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their guests Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis in Part 2 of our show from The Beacon Theater” At the link for Part 1 click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Weight Control 58 mins – “Many of us are aware we could be at a healthier weight. Perhaps we’ve even tried to drop some pounds but found that we were always feeling hungry and grumpy on a diet. Perhaps counting calories could help us lose weight for a while, but we gained it back again. We spoke with endocrinologist (and “obesity warrior”) Dr. David Ludwig. Find out why the diet recommendations of the past several decades have been exactly wrong to help most of us control our weight, and why a low-fat diet may actually make you hungry….” At the link find the title, “Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry (Archive), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1020-HungryArch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Operations 37 mins – “Former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco is well acquainted with the privilege — and sleeplessness — of working in the White House: “I basically ran on adrenaline, almost, for six years,” she says. Mastromonaco began as President Obama’s director of scheduling and advance, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations. Her responsibilities ran the gamut from overseeing the confirmation process for Cabinet secretaries to managing the president’s daily schedule and foreign travel….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Corks 4 mins – “A riend recently came to me with the following story. He’d taken an important client to dinner where he ordered wine — not the most expensive on the list, but certainly not the cheapest, either. To his horror, it arrived with … a screw top. That meant no waiter ceremoniously fussing with a corkscrew. No satisfying pop. No cork to examine. Just a quick twist of the wrist and a slight metallic “click” as the seal was broken. The waiter, who you can imagine had dealt with this situation before, said some of the finest wines in the world were bottled with screw tops. My friend wasn’t so sure….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Research 49 mins – “Zika has been in the news, if you haven’t noticed, as a neglected tropical disease which has been linked to a frightening surge in birth defects in Central and South America.  The response to Zika is going to depend upon the science–which is very much up in the air–along with  economic and cultural factors.  Chief among those are huge income disparities, population complexities, and limits on access to family planning options.  On today’s episode, Ellie Ginn, Marielle Meurice, Kevo Rivera, and Jessica Waters meet up with one of the researchers who is fighting this bug.  Dr. Selma Jeronimo isn’t a household name in the US, but she is becoming one in her home country of Brazil.  She is the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Rio Grande do Norte, and a professor of biochemistry and medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal.  Her job is investigating Brazil’s endemic diseases. With Zika now spread to more than 20 countries including the United States, we took advantage of her faculty appointment at the University of Iowa and her long-time collaborations with Iowa faculty and students, to have her on the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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