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Air Pollution Black Carbon 14 mins – “Air pollution is a big problem. It’s our single largest environmental health risk, and causes an eighth of all global deaths worldwide. We know that air pollution increases respiratory diseases and the risk of infections like pneumonia. But now, new research suggests air pollution may alter the properties of bacteria themselves, in some potentially worrying ways. This month, we spoke to Dr Julie Morrissey from the University of Leicester about the study, and what it means for our health.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alaskan Temperatures 28 mins – “Go on a winter walk with host Richard Nelson as he describes what it takes to survive and thrive in some of the world’s lowest temperatures. Learn how the challenge of the cold can be exhilirating and how indigenous people of the North have adapted to freezing temperatures.” At the link find the title, “Cold, Dec 2008,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Empire 51 mins – “The United States has a complicated history when it comes to ideas of empire and imperialism. Since it’s earliest days, the United States has wanted the power that came with being an empire even while declaring its distaste for them. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence, which severed the 13 American colonies’ ties to the most powerful empire in the mid-to-late 18th-century world, also had strong views about empire: Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to become a great and vast “Empire of Liberty.” Frank Cogliano, a Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh and author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy, joins us to explore how Thomas Jefferson came to be a supporter and promoter of empires.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
Angela Glover Blackwell 25 mins- “This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Archaeology 60 mins – “This week we dig into the world of bioarchaeology to discover what a bunch of dead people’s bones can tell us about our past. We spend the hour with Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of the new book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death”, learning about the surprising information stashed away in teeth, bones, and mass graves.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Australia and U.S. 66 mins – “Shadow Minister for Defence Richard Marles addresses the National Press Club on the topic ‘Defence and National Identity: Who we are as Australians and the role we seek to play in the world’.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Richard Marles, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_RichardMarles_2405_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Back Pain 57 mins – “At some point during our lives, most of us will have at least one episode of back pain. Sharp or dull, the pain can come on at an unexpected moment and dominate our lives for days or weeks, until it disappears as mysteriously as it came. When Pain Becomes Chronic – For some people, however, low back pain becomes chronic and debilitating. With suffering, many people are anxious for an ultimate solution: surgery to fuse the vertebrae. Unfortunately, too often this approach is applied inappropriately and fails to provide the expected relief. According to Dr. David Hanscom, a leading spine surgeon, back pain can be overcome, but surgery is frequently NOT the best choice. People with chronic back pain may need to overcome their anger and anxiety and use an integrated approach to build new neural pathways that circumvent the pain. Some of the best tactics include finding a way to play as well as a way to confront anger and find forgiveness.” At the link find the title, “Show 972: New Pathways to Overcome Chronic Back Pain,” right-click “Media files PP-972backpain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bannon’s War 57 mins – “The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war — with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals.” At th link find the title, “Bannon’s War May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 324265724-frontlinepbs-bannons-war.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bison 28 mins – “It moans like a cow, but you can’t mistake the bison for its more domesticated cousin. Head to Delta Junction, Alaska as host Richard Nelson sits among a heard of 200 bison.” At the link find the title, “Bison, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin Skeptic 46 mins – “This week we have on Nick Weaver the show. Nick’s a regular Lawfare contributor, senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and as you’ll see, quite the Bitcoin skeptic. Nick walks Ben through what exactly Bitcoin is, answering whether the platform is a financial opportunity of historical proportions, the massive criminal problem law enforcement officials have suggested, or something else entirely—a waste of your money. Nick also outlines some of the design flaws he sees in Bitcoin and why those flaws, which many in the Bitcoin community view as important features, will actually lead to the platform’s downfall. It’s a discussion of Ponzi schemes, the benefits of the blockchain, and the future of international currency transactions.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_152—Bitcoin_Nick Weaver.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Baker 13 mins – “Penny Melville-Brown lost her sight while in the Royal Navy, but that has never held her back. In December of 2016 she launched http://www.bakingblind.com …a website that offers tips, recipes, and videos for blind and partially sighted cooks. The initiative is now a finalist for the world renowned Holman Prize…and RNIB Connect Radio’s Kris Wallace has been speaking to Penny to find out more…” At the link find the title, “Penny is Baking Blind, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5927799-penny-is-baking-blind.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind People Hear Emotions 11 mins – “Your tone speaks louder than words when talking to a blind or partially sighted person. Jill and Maria, Girl Gone Blind, chat about the great power of intonation! How a conversation is presented is much more telling than you think. Watch out…these two blind girls can tell how you REALLY feel! Maria is a weekly contributor and a lifestyle blogger at www.girlgoneblind.com….” At the link find the title, “How blind people interpret the tone of your voice, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5541991-how-blind-people-interpret-the-tone-of-your-voice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Sculptor 15 mins – “After losing her sight Branwyn Owens thought her artistic career was over. That was until she discovered a real talent for working with clay. Since then she has found a new sense of purpose and has an incredibly busy year ahead of her and her company Clay Of Cymru. Kris Wallace has been speaking to Branwyn to find out her incredible story… TWITTER: @Clay_of_Cymru WEBSITE: www.clayofcymru.co.uk” At the link find the title, “Blind Sculptor Branwyn Owens, Apr”, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5833596-blind-sculptor-branwyn-owens.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Twins 20 mins – “Due to a genetic eye condition, identical twins Daniel and Michael Smith both lost their sight when they were 18. Now, seven years on and following their much published story, the brothers talk to Peter White about the impact their blindness has had on their lives in the intervening years. They speak candidly about the stress they have experienced working in very visual jobs in the City of London. Michael is about the qualify as a lawyer and Dan is working as an investment banker. They last appeared on In Touch three years ago and in this programme speak of the changes they have experienced since last meeting Peter.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bollywood Khans 50 mins – “Bollywood, the world’s biggest film industry had, until recently, largely avoided the inter-faith tensions that surface repeatedly elsewhere in India. Many leading men are Muslims – a fact that has been no apparent impediment to their success. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the history of Muslims in Bollywood through the prism of the number of powerful leading male actors who share the same Muslim surname – Khan. The Khans have quite literally taken over Bollywood. Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamer, Saif Ali and Irfan – to name but a few – currently dominate the industry. Almost all are Muslim or of Muslim descent, hugely successful and able to navigate two of the most powerful forces working against them – the puritanism of Islam and the ever-increasing grip of Hindu fundamentalism in India. They are some of the nation’s best-loved and most successful actors, brand ambassadors of the official “Incredible India” tourism campaign – and Muslims in a majority-Hindu nation. And many of them are married to Hindus. Prominent actors, writers, directors, producers, composers, film historians, politicians and critics explain how the Khans have managed to successfully carve out their careers as Muslims in a Hindu world, about how they see the future unfolding under the growing Hindu fundamentalist culture of India, as well as against the national and international backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brazil Soccer Shirts 21 mins – “Soccer came to Brazil in the late 19th century. It was first a game of the elites but then over time became a game of the poor and working class. In this sense, says BBC journalist Fernando Duarte, soccer was the country’s true revolution. And if soccer is Brazil’s revolution, the Brazilian soccer shirt is its flag. Brazilians in their soccer jerseys by Danilo Borges The Brazilian soccer shirt is iconic. Its bright canary yellow with green trim, worn with blue shorts, is known worldwide. Compared with other soccer jerseys, the uniform is joyful and bold and seems to capture something essential about Brazil. Official poster of the 1950 World Cup. But it was not always this way. Brazil used to play in plain, unremarkable white shirts. The story of how the uniform changed goes back to the World Cup of 1950, held that year in Brazil for the first time….” At the link click the down-po9nting arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broken Windows 46 mins – “In the early 1980s, a couple of researchers wrote an article in The Atlantic that would have far-reaching consequences. The article introduced a new idea about crime and policing. It was called Broken Windows. The idea was simple: A broken window is a sign of a neglected community, and a neglected community is a place where crime can thrive. The researchers said, if police fixed the small problems that created visible signs of disorder, the big ones would disappear. Today, we explore how ideas sometimes get away from those who invented them… and then are taken to places that were never intended.” At the link find the title, “Broken Windows, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170526_hiddenbrain_windows.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Capitalism Falters 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe. Our lecture is titled “How Will Capitalism End? Reflections on a Failing System.” Speaking will be Wolfgang Streeck, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carbon Dividends Plan 13 mins – “Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a more popular, cost-effective and equitable climate solution.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CIA History 42 mins – “This week at the Hoover Book Soiree, Jack Goldsmith interviewed Christopher Moran, a professor at the University of Warwick, on his book Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA. Moran’s work is a history of CIA memoirs, but it’s also a history of the Agency itself and its efforts to shape its image in the public eye. How does an organization whose work depends on keeping secrets justify its efforts within a democratic society?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_200.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Warming Erosion 28 mins – “Travel to the front lines of global warming with host Elizabeth Arnold as she heads out to Kivalina a small island in the Bering Sea that is washing away.” At the link find the title, “Erosion, Nov 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Cod Fishing 28 mins – “Join reporter Jeb Sharp as she heads to Newfoundland to look for a fish that once piled into fishermen’s dorries. A fascinating fish with a rich history, cod are now showing up in some unexpected places.” At the link find the title, “Cod, Nov 2010,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Comey – Johnson – Rogers 90 mins – “FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers all spoke this week at the Aspen Security Forum. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Comey. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza spoke with Johnson. And New York Times reporter David Sanger interviewed Rogers. We have edited the interviews down to manageable length and strung them together for listeners. Thanks to the folks at the Aspen Security Forum for giving us permission to use the audio.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_134.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Comey vs Clinton Committee 88 mins – “FBI Director James Comey faced the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week for live long hours over the Clinton email investigation. We hacked it down to 90 minutes. Just the questions. Just the answers. None of the crap.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_178.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Commons Projects 29 mins – “A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just in the history books. This week, from Kingston, NY, author and activist David Bollier, Co Founder of the Commons Strategy Group, explains what it means to Think Like A Commoner. Then, two activists engaged in Commons projects right now, talk about two very distinct but complementary Commons strategies — one digital in Barcelona, the other rural, in Mozambique. Graca Samu is the director of the Global March of Women and Mayo Fuster is on the faculty of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The commons are no tragedy, say our guests, they’re an opportunity to model ourselves on creativity and shared resources, instead of enclosure.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Compaq Computers 42 mins – “ In 1981, engineer Rod Canion left Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer. This opened the door to an entire industry of PCs that could run the same software. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how frustrated renter Melanie Colón created an easier way to communicate with noisy neighbors, called Apt App.” At the link find the title, “Compaq Computers: Rod Canion, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170519_hibt_compaq.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Computer Trends 117 mins – “Mary Jo Foley is back from Japan! Microsoft at Computex 2017: Always Connected PCs, more Windows Mixed Reality headsets, tons of new PCs, but none worth mentioning. What’s next for Microsoft in mobile? Brad Sams has heard from multiple sources that Microsoft is considering a Windows Mobile reboot. Microsoft renames Beam to Mixer and adds new features.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Counterterrorism Operations 45 mins – “Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazzetti informing us that the Obama administration had changed its interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to more broadly cover the use of force against al-Shabaab, expanding its previous reading of the AUMF as only authorizing force against members of al-Shabaab individually linked to al-Qaeda. Bobby noted the story on Lawfare and provided a few comments. While the news has been somewhat drowned out amidst the hubbub of the presidential transition, the significance of this change in legal interpretation shouldn’t be lost—so we brought Bobby and Charlie Savage on the podcast to talk with Benjamin Wittes about where this change came from and what it might mean.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_199.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Crop Genetics History 47 mins – “While the technologies of genetic engineering are quite commonplace, it was not always the case. The scientists that blazed the trail hold tremendous history, and it is good to visit with them to understand where the technology came from and where it is going. Dr. Maurice Moloney was there in the beginning, working with Calgene and some early issues in transgenic crops. He also has served as a leader in some of the world’s preeminent plant science institutions. Dr. Moloney provides interesting and valued perspective about where we have been and where the science is going.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Darkode 58 mins – “Last week as part of the University of Texas at Austin Strauss Center’s conference on “The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law,” Daniel Placek, formerly one of the key figures behind the underground hacker website Darkode, offered an inside look into what led him to start the website, which Europol once called “the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date.” In an interview with NPR News Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, Placek describes the types of hacker tools once available for hire on the site, and describes what the future of the dark web looks like. He also discusses his cooperation with federal law enforcement officials in their efforts to take down the site. All in all, it’s an interview that shines a light into some of the darkest corners of the web and raises fundamental questions about how such places are policed.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_157-Darkode.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Diabetic Foot Care and Amputations 82 mins – “Diabetes complications include limb disorders. Find out about preventative measures for diabetic foot care, and diabetic amputation. Recorded on 03/16/2017.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Diet Debate 58 mins – “People often hold fast to their favorite dietary dogma and get annoyed if it is challenged. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy about the best diet for good health, especially for people with diabetes or heart disease. One sign of a possible paradigm shift is the publication of three different articles in The New England Journal of Medicine this week. Although all were focused on the health implications of sodium intake, they came to rather different conclusions. The Low-Down on Low-Fat Diets – The usual recommendation for people with diabetes is to follow a low-fat diet and avoid saturated fat in particular like the plague. The natural consequence of following these rules is a diet for diabetes that is high in carbs, sometimes highly processed carbs, though it may be low in fat. Is this truly the healthiest way a person with diabetes can eat? Or should the food pyramid be turned upside-down so that grains are the smallest proportion of the diet and fats provide the most calories? We talk with Dr. Eric Westman about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for a variety of health problems. He’ll tell us why he often recommends such a diet for his patients, and he will answer your questions….” At the link find the title, “Show 958: Flipping the Food Pyramid Upside-Down,” right-click “Media files PP-958FlipFood.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Direct Action Protests 27 mins – “On this week’s episode, a question of how we can use direct action to create and sustain long-range, inclusive and effective movements with guests L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson and later in the show Looking for leadership towards a just transition? Community building tactics for survival resilience and peace? Don’t look up, Look Down for expertise, say two organizers and they’re upbeat! Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Owned Coops and Elizabeth Yampierre from UPROSE.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
DNA Home Tests 9 mins – “Record numbers of people want to use DNA to discover more about themselves, according to figures, released to coincide with National DNA Day. According to new research, half of UK adults (49%) are considering taking a home DNA test to help unlock their past and find out more about who they are today. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Brad Argent from AncestryDNA, to find out more.” At the link find the title, “What DNA home tests really tell us, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5856696-what-dna-home-tests-really-tell-us.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Doctor in Your Pocket 58 mins – “Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather report. Apps are also proving as good as dedicated fitness trackers at telling us how much we are moving. Before long, the smart phone will be an essential tool for health care. In his book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands, Dr. Eric Topol envisions a time when patient-driven data is critical for informing clinical decisions. He tells of diagnosing a heart attack at 30,000 feet with an iPhone app and add-on device. In that instance, the plane made an emergency landing that may have saved the patient’s life.” At the link find the title, “Show 982: Smart Phone Medicine — A Doctor in Your Pocket,” right-click “Media files PP-982Topol2015.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug War Status 57 mins – “Where are we – in The War on Drugs? Decades after President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one,” the criminal justice system is still grappling with this. In recent years, we’ve seen bipartisan calls for an end to so-called mass incarceration for drug crimes. But now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking a tougher stance on sentencing.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Education Research 120 mins – “Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—the thinking, behavioral, and regulatory skills needed to interact effectively with others—are strongly associated with success in school and life. Because these skills are not only measurable, but also malleable, there is growing interest in research that demonstrates the effectiveness of school-based SEL programs, and in policies aimed at increasing their prevalence. On Wednesday, May 31, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children. The current issue, titled “Social and Emotional Learning,” focuses on the promise of school-based social and emotional learning programs to support children’s success. Following a presentation of the latest journal volume and policy brief, Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver gave keynote remarks and participated in a moderated discussion with Clark McKown, executive director of the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. Shriver and McKown then took questions from the audience. The event concluded with an expert panel discussion of SEL programs.” At the link right-click “Audio only” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
EM Crit Podcast 24 mins – “For episode 200 of EMCrit, my friend Rob Orman of ERCast interviews me on some non-clinical topics–you’ve been warned.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Encryption Problem 93 mins- “This week as the battle between the FBI and Apple raged in a California court, the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington hosted Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) at an event unveiling new legislation that would create a commission tasked with developing viable recommendations on how to balance competing digital security priorities. Under their formulation, the commission would bring together experts who understand the complexity of both the security and technological aspects of the challenge. Following the conversation with Congressman McCaul and Senator Warner, Chris Inglis, Jim Lewis, Susan Hennessey, and Michael German discussed the merits of the proposal, and what the likely outcome would be. David Perera moderated the event.”At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_159–BPC_Commission.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Enzymes 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss enzymes, the proteins that control the speed of chemical reactions in living organisms. Without enzymes, these reactions would take place too slowly to keep organisms alive: with their actions as catalysts, changes which might otherwise take millions of years can happen hundreds of times a second. Some enzymes break down large molecules into smaller ones, like the ones in human intestines, while others use small molecules to build up larger, complex ones, such as those that make DNA. Enzymes also help keep cell growth under control, by regulating the time for cells to live and their time to die, and provide a way for cells to communicate with each other.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake News – Left and Right 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg speaks with Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at Vox, who recently wrote a piece called “Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia.” Beauchamp talks about who’s producing this fake news, how it’s spreading and the difference between fake news on the left and the right.” At the link find the title, “The Fake News Bubble For Liberals, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6471339495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fermi’s Paradox 60 mins – “ If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why haven’t we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? Producer David Kestenbaum explains The Fermi Paradox to host Ira Glass. The possibility that we are alone in the universe makes David sad. (7 minutes) David’s story continues. He visits his old physics professor, who helps him figure out what to think. And Ira checks in with Dan Werthimer, chief scientist for SETI–the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence–at Berkeley. (15 minutes) We turn now to one of the loneliest experiences a person can have: marriage. Ira listens to two people trying to break through what’s going wrong in their marriage, an excerpt from a new podcast in which real couples have a real therapy session with a real therapist, Esther Perel. This Audible original series, Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel, can be found at Audible.com/esther. (20 minutes) One night Rosie’s father, busy working, told Rosie, then 9, to stop distracting him with her questions. She should write them all down, he said. Rosie returned with about 50 of the most fundamental human questions. Three years later, her father is still answering them. Producer Stephanie Foo tells the story. (12 minutes)” At the link click “Download” to get the audio file.
Financial Technology 80 mins – “US market regulators offer perspectives on the benefits and risks of the financial technology revolution from distributed ledgers, p2p marketplaces and the use of AI in the financial system. Moderated by Patrick Murck — Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society — the panel discusses the challenge of regulating through disruption and how federal agencies can modernize their approach to keep up with innovation. John Schindler is an Economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Jeffrey Bandman is the FinTech Advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Valerie A. Szczepanik is an Assistant Director in the Asset Management Unit of the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Food Quality 30 mins – “For more than 50 years, Beatrice Trum Hunter wrote about food and nutrition. Before there was Diet for a Small Planet, or Moosewood cookbooks; and long before supermarkets carries organic foods, Trum Hunter was an advocate of natural food and healthy living. Author of nearly 40 books including The Natural Foods Cookbook, Gardening without Poisons and The Great Nutrition Robbery. ater in life she took up the mantle of her mother-in-law, photographer Lotte Jacobi, photographing snowflakes, among other things. Back in 2004, she spoke with NHPR’s John Walters on The Front Porch. Trum Hunter died this week at the age of 98.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Forest Future 30 mins – “Can Britain revive its forests and grow the wood we need for a greener economy? Tom Heap investigates as we approach the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of The Forest. Tree planting in England has hit a forty five year low which is alarming both the timber industry and environmentalists. Tom visits a new woodland in Central Scotland combining conifers with native tree species to offer wildlife habitats, flood prevention, and public access as well as timber. Foresters hope this new generation of mixed woodland will overcome resistance to tree planting, from those who fear a dark monoculture of conifers. Meanwhile, Ella McSweeney reports on a conifer planting boom in Ireland which, it’s claimed, could damage the environment and price small farmers off the land. Back in the UK, Tom discusses how producing hardwood timber from broadleaved woodlands might give them a more secure future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Foster Parents 26 mins – “The elation, the painful setbacks, the paperwork…but most of all, the unconditional love and hope for a child’s future.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 10: Angels Foster,” right-click “Media files CGT_210, Angels_Foster-HLS_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Frontierism 28 mins – “This week on Encounters head up North to Cold Foot, Alaska, a community of 10 people just inside the Arctic Circle. Producer Lisa Busch explores what it means to live on the frontier in the Last Frontier. She visits a family living on the edge of civilization and wilderness and discovers that the frontier may be a state of mind as well as a geographic location. See you there!” At the link find the title, “Frontierism, Jan 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Functional Medicine 58 mins – “According to a new global survey, older adults in the United States take more drugs for more chronic health problems than seniors in ten other countries. Why do so many people suffer with chronic illnesses as they age? The diseases that afflict them are due in part to genetic susceptibility for heart disease, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease. We can’t change our genes, but what if we could program them to behave differently? Reprogramming our Genes – According to Dr. Jeffrey Bland, that is exactly what we are doing every time we eat dinner or go for a walk. He explains how we can put the emerging science of epigenetics to work for us to control the causes of chronic disease. What are the simple steps we can take to boost our health span and enjoy life to the fullest? This Week’s Guest, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS, is Founder and President of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute and CEO of Kindex Therapeutics. Dr. Bland earned degrees in both biology and chemistry and founded the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has written a number of books. The most recent is The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life.” At the link find the title, “Show 971: Conquering the Root Causes of Chronic Disease,” right-click “Media files PP-971Bland.mp3”and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Garry Kasparov 22 mins – “Garry Kasparov, chess-champion, Putin-critic and author of the new book Deep Thinking, talks to Chuck about the future of artificial intelligence and what to expect from Putin’s Russia.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genetic Counselling 39 mins – “Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have.” 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.
Gerrymandering 8 mins – “This week, the Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina, deciding that the majority-black districts were created to diminish the voting strength of African American democrats in the state. It’s an opinion that opens the door for more challenges to gerrymandering at a time when civil rights advocates are looking for legal avenues to fight the redistricting system and when Republicans control most state legislatures. We’re taking the opportunity to revisit a conversation we had in October with David Daley, author of the book, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. He spoke with Bob about the history of gerrymandering and how Republican strategists have taken the practice to new levels in the last decade.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Glaucoma Detection Test 10 mins – “A pioneering new eye test could spot the early signs of glaucoma and help save the sight of millions of people. The test allows early diagnosis of the condition so that treatment can start before vision begins to deteriorate. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Professor Philip Bloom, Chief Investigator at Western Eye Hospital, to find out more.” At the link find the title, “New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5861991-new-eye-test-detects-earliest-signs-of-glaucoma.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Glaucoma Symptoms 10 mins – “We are joined by NHS Optometrist and RNIB Research Officer, Craig Colahan, to speak about glacoma. What is glaucoma, how can it be diagnosed and what treatment is available? Craig and Jill Barkley speak eloquently about one of the most common conditions that lead to sight loss.” At the link find the title, “Glaucoma – symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5563650-glaucoma-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grief Disorder 19 mins – “Each individual’s grief process is unique, when confronted with the death of a loved one, most people experience transient rather than persistent distress – however 10% of bereaved individuals, with an increased risk following the death of a partner or child and loss to unnatural or violent circumstances, experience prolonged grief disorder. In this podcast, Paul Boelen, a professor of psychiatry at Utrecht University, and Geert Smid, psychiatrist and senior researcher from the Dutch National Psychotrauma Centre, join us to discuss what constitutes complex grief, how to recognise it, and some strategies for helping patients cope.” At the link find the title, “Helping patients with complex grief, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 323240328-bmjgroup-helping-patients-with-complex-grief.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guaranteed Basic Income 15 mins – “’Ideas can and do change the world,’ says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gynecologic Cancer Genetics 84 mins – “Genetics underlies all cancers. Early-onset cancer, multiple primaries, family history, and ancestry can suggest inherited risk. UCSF Dr. Jocelyn Chapman and genetic counselor Julie Mak explain that genetic testing with multi-gene tests identify inherited risk and can improve early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. But tests vary widely in quality and scope. Find out what you need to know to make the best decisions about managing complex genetic information. Recorded on 02/28/2017. (#32076)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gynecologic Cancer Prevention 83 mins – “Find out the ways you can reduce your risk of gynecologic cancers. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and cervical. Recorded on 03/14/2017. (#32078)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gynecologic Cancer Surgery 85 mins – “Dr. Stefanie Ueda and Dr. Lee-may Chen explain the advances in gynecological surgeries. They also look at preoperative procedures for surgeries such as hysterectomy and ovarian cancer surgery. Recorded on 03/07/2017. (#32077)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Background 18 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Aaron van Dorn speak with Adam Gaffney about the state of the American Health Care Act and what it means for the politics of health care in the USA.” At the link find the title, “American Health Care Act: The Lancet: May 26, 2017,” right-click “Media files 26may_ahca.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Bureaucracy 58 mins – “Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually do what needs to be done. Have you ever considered the impact of an insurance pre-authorization requirement on a physician’s work day? We speak with Dr. Danielle Ofri about a particularly difficult experience. How have you been able to manage the maze of insurance or other bureaucratic details to get the health care you need?” At the link find the title, “Show 960: Mastering the Maze of Health Care Bureaucracy,” right-click “Media files PP-960Authorization.mp3”
Hearing Aid Technology 24 mins – “More than 30 million Americans have trouble hearing as well as they would like. Some assume there is nothing that can be done to help them, while others imagine that their hearing loss is not so great that it needs to be addressed. Are they mistaken? Hearing aids are expensive and somewhat mysterious. Technological Advances to Help Us Hear – But technological advances may soon make it relatively easy for people to adjust their own hearing aids, or in some cases to buy hearing aids over the counter, rather like people buy reading glasses off the rack. Would that work for you?” At the link find the title, “Show 967: Technology for Better Hearing,” right-click “Media files PP-967Sjoblad.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Herring Fishery 28 mins – “The world’s biggest herring fishery takes place in Sitka, Alaska. It’s a sign of Spring when the million dollar fishery takes off in Sitka Sound.” At the link find the title, “Herring Fishery,, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Herring Rake 28 mins – “Richard Nelson drifts in his skiff above a cloud of herring in the Southeast Alaska Spring. He uses a fishing tool that is called a herring rake to harvest these fish. The rake has a wonderful history wrapped in Native American knowledge.” At the link find the title, Herring Rake, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hillary Clinton Campaign 52 mins – “Hillary Clinton was regarded as the front-runner in the lead up to 2016 election. She was arguably the most experienced presidential candidate in history, running against a man with no political experience. So how did she lose? In a new book, reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes try to answer that question. Yes, she faced external challenges, but Parnes and Allen place much of the blame on the candidate herself. They’ll join us to explain how Clinton made her sure-thing victory an uphill battle.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hitler’s Rise 34 mins – “Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer.” At the link find the title, “Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-17-symhc-night-of-long-knives.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Theater 53 mins – “Just getting a thousand humans into a room together to sit and watch other humans act out something on stage is the miracle. Playwright J.T. Rogers understands why the very act of doing live theater is so hopeful, and applies this hope to intractable problems like the Middle East conflict – with surprising, and Tony-nominated results. Also, a monologue from Douglas Rushkoff on the Manchester bombing, and what it means when a fatal stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati can be considered the good old days. More on J.T. Rogers, including tickets and info for his critically acclaimed work Oslo, at jtrogerswriter.com.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 38 J.T. Rogers “The Play is the Thing” right-click “Media files 5924fcc7041f64516f262458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innocents Network Conference 37 mins – “This special edition of Wrongful Conviction was recorded at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference in San Diego, CA, where 170 exonerees and 750 members of the innocence movement gathered to honor newly freed people and learn about the latest developments in freeing the wrongfully convicted. Part Two features interviews with Kristine Bunch and Obie Anthony. Kristine Bunch was 22 years old and pregnant when she was charged with setting a fire that claimed the life of her three-year-old son, Anthony, on June 30, 1995, in a trailer home they shared in Decatur County, Indiana. She was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 60 years for murder and 50 years for arson and languished behind bars for more than 17 years until her exoneration in 2012. Obie Anthony was 19 years old when he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1995. There was no physical evidence connecting him to the murder, and prosecutors relied on the testimony of John Jones, a convicted killer and pimp who ran a house of prostitution near the scene of the crime. He was exonerated in 2011 after serving 17 years in prison. Mr. Anthony is the founder and president of Exonerated Nation, a non-profit organization that offers exonerees a variety of support services so that they may successfully transition to life outside of prison and reintegrate back into society. His activism was instrumental in the passage of California AB 672 in October 2015, now known as Obie’s Law, which requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the DMV to provide up to one year of transitional services including job training, housing assistance, and mental health services to all eligible exonerees released from state prison.” At the link find the third title, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovation in Big Companies 48 mins – “In this episode, Annalisa Gigante, former Head of Innovation and R&D at LafargeHolcim, joins us. With over 25 years of experience her expertise includes management, HR, strategy, marketing and innovation. She is currently a Board member of ZIS.” At the link “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Intersectionality 26 mins – “Laura is joined by celebrated academic, organizer, and advocate Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who is perhaps best known for coining the term intersectionality. And later in the show Laura is joined by Tarso Ramos of Political Research Associates, a human rights think tank that studies threats to democracy coming from various right wing sources, to discuss what all of us need to know about the women’s agenda of the Alt Right, and what sets the alt-right apart from other conservative factions. The answer might surprise you.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Irritable Bowel Disease 58 mins – “More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not necessarily clear what may trigger the immune system to attack the lining of the digestive tract. Find out about the symptoms of IBD and how it is distinguished from IBS, irritable bowel syndrome. What role do microbiota play in this condition, and is this bowel flora amenable to changes? How could prebiotics, probiotics or fecal transplants help?” At the link find the title, “Show 962: Taming the Beast in the Belly (Inflammatory Bowel Disease),” right-click “Media files PP-962IBD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Israeli Hospitals 27 mins – “Tim Samuels spends 24 hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene – Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with. In the Ziv hospital in the northern Israeli town of Safed, Tim follows two doctors on their rounds as they treat Syrians – both civilians and fighters – who have been seriously wounded in their country’s civil war.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Japanese Trade in Brooklyn 44 mins – “Ryan Carney has done a lot of interesting things in his life. From being a denim and toy “mule” for a Japanese importer in the 90s to riding a dirt bike, he’s been able to follow his own advice to “take time for yourself” as an entrepreneur. From bikes to bars to events to a clothing line Kinfolk is a true lifestyle brand and it has followed the ideas and opportunities of the founders for the last 10 years. Whether you knew their now gone bar and bicycle showroom in Nakameguro, Tokyo or you grabbed coffee at their Brooklyn location on Wythe Avenue it’s a welcoming space that keeps you coming back and keep Ryan interested. Tune in to hear more about why Kinfolk life is the life to lead.” At the link right-click the cloud with the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Joint Problem Fixes 58 mins – “Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start complaining because of accumulated wear and tear. Sports medicine specialists often need to evaluate the best methods for overcoming pain and restoring the function of injured joints. Are there ways to alleviate the pain of such joint problems without undergoing surgery? Physical medicine and regenerative injection therapy are two old but often underutilized ways of treating injured joints to restore them to painless function. Physical medicine may also use approaches such as yoga to restore range of motion and build back strength. Learn how physiatry, yoga and prolotherapy could benefit your aching back, knees or hips. Loren Fishman, MD, is medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City. He is also associate editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His books include the forthcoming Healing Yoga, Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga for Arthritis and Cure Back Pain with Yoga. His website is www.sciatica.org” At the link find the title, “Show 963: Easing Joint Pain without Surgery,” right-click “Media files PP-963PhysMed.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Junk Economics 25 mins – “We’re living in a time of economic babble, where politicians and economists throw out words like “reform,” “privatize,” and “austerity” to prop up corrupt capitalist opportunists. So says our guest this week, economist Michael Hudson, author of J is for Junk Economics. Plus, a report from Diverse Filmmaker’s Alliance on the Yemeni bodega workers who went on strike in New York to protest the Muslim Ban.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Justice Stephen Breyer 92 mins – “Last week at The Brookings Institution, United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer participated in a discussion with Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Newsweek’s Dahlia Lithwick about his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities. During their conversation, Justice Breyer provides an overview of how in a globalizing world, the steady operation of American laws depends more on the cooperation of other jurisdictions than at any other time. He also examines how the Court’s decisions regarding presidential power in national security have evolved throughout American history, and weighs how the Court can balance national security objectives in an increasingly connected world.” At the link right-click, “Direct download: Episode_155–Breyer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kidney Injuries 10 mins – “Danilo Fliser discusses a clinical Series that examines acute kidney injury, and priorities for graft preservation after renal transplantation.” At the link find the title, “Renal Medicine Series: The Lancet: May 25, 2017,” right-click “Media files 25may_renalseries.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leadership Education 40 mins – “When I was in college, the way we learned was lecture, reading and testing — with a little bit of lab work tossed in for good measure. When it comes to leadership, universities still teaches using this same model. The result is the struggle for graduates to understand the difference between management and leadership. To prepare leaders, we need to innovate the way we teach leadership….Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of Spodek Academy.” At the link find the title, “Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leadership Traits 40 mins – “My guest today is Liz Wiseman. She is the founder and the president of The Wiseman Group. She’s also the author of the very popular book, Multipliers; How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. The book has just been released in its 2nd edition with new refreshed and new content including: Accidental Diminisher chapter Dealing with Diminishers chapter Building a Multiplier Culture section of the “Becoming a Multiplier” chapter. Multipliers Experiments in appendix. I spoke with Liz about her research over the past 8 years on what the best leaders do to build up the people around them.“The most intelligent leaders, really smart, capable people, don’t always engender intelligence in those around them,” says Wiseman. “Their presence as a leader costs the presence of others. They often take up too much space.” Wiseman calls these scene stealers “diminishers” and points out that when they walk into a room, it often goes quiet. Why? Because their employees know that the leader has to be the smartest person in the room. Wiseman jokes that anyone who has ever worked for even a week knows the type. But it’s not funny when you consider that Wiseman’s research shows that under diminishers, people work at 50% of their capability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Liberty Trends 65 mins – “What is the state of liberty in America? Is liberty increasing or decreasing? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future? This week EconTalk features David Boaz, P. J. O’Rourke, and George Will discussing these questions and more with EconTalk host Russ Roberts in front of a live audience at the Cato Institute.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mac Computer Security 22 mins – “If you have a Mac, you might think you’re safe from viruses and hacking. In reality, Mac users still fall victim to malware, adware, and other schemes that can easily slip through the cracks if a user isn’t careful. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT, about how cybercrime has evolved and what Mac using lawyers can do to protect their information, including using a password manager and investing in mobile device management.” At the link find the title, “Cybersecurity for Macs, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_79.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Magnesium Deficiency 58 mins – “Are you deficient in magnesium? Chances are you’ve never thought about it. Magnesium is a fascinating mineral that every cell in the body uses for a variety of activities. Yet very little attention is paid to this nutrient. Learn why magnesium is so vital and how to tell if your levels might be low.” At the link find the title, “Show 969: Magnesium the Neglected Mineral,” right-click “Media files PP-969mag.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mail Order Brides in Early America 52 mins – “How do you build colonies without women? Most of the colonial adventurers from England and France who set out for Jamestown, New France, and colonial Louisiana were men. But how do you build and sustain societies and spread European culture—in essence, fulfill the promises of a colonial program—without women? You can’t. Which is why Marcia Zug, a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina Law School and author of Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail Order Matches, joins us to explore one of the solutions that England and France used to build their North American colonies: mail order bride programs.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
Malaria Vaccine 27 mins – “Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo from the National University of Colombia, (Bogota, Colombia) created the first synthetic vaccine. Typically vaccines are a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease however Professor Patarroyo has found a way to create the active ingredients in a vaccine synthetically creating the first synthetic vaccine that is effective against malaria.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Manchurian Candidate 48 mins – “Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club Conspiracy Thrillers | The Manchurian Candidate (1962 + 2004) Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on the tale of brainwashing, war, and politics—told two ways, based on the same novel.” At the link you can play, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Martha Stewart 45 mins – “Ever wonder how Martha Stewart stays inspired? How she relaxes? And how she enjoys her success? The queen of divine domesticity shares all of this and more in her funny and emotional keynote interview from the 2016 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. We’re rebroadcasting this special talk in honor of our latest issue of Cherry Bombe, which features Martha on the cover.” At the link find the title, “Episode 114: Martha Stewart at Jubilee 2016,” right-click “Media files 70533.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
May Day 26 mins – “A May Day Special Report from the Laura Flanders Show features the mass mobilization of the people on International Worker’s Day! Before May Day 2017, we talk to organizers about what they imagine will come from this year’s day of springtime resistance. People are rising up to call for transformative justice, and they are working towards it in new and creative ways. May Day urges us to dream bigger, to set aside conservative notions of what is feasible and focus instead on what is just. As always, we’re forward-thinking media, looking to uplift solutions and solvers to a higher stage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Meat Supply 61 mins – “o kick off the summer season of Eating Matters, Jenna is joined in studio by fellow HRN host and author Katy Keiffer to talk about her new book, “What’s the Matter with Meat”? Katy – a meat eater herself – offers a comprehensive look at the industrialized meat system, both at home and abroad, and the negative effects it has on our environment, health and wellbeing.” At the link right-click the cloud with the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Memory Improvement 41 mins (4 parts) – “Do you find yourself forgetting things? Do you wish you could imrove your own memory? Dave Thomas is a Grandmaster of memory, who reckons by following a few simple steps, you can improve your memory tenfold. Each week Dave will be teaching them to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley and testing him to see if his memory improves.” At the link find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 1, Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592370-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…[Part 2] is about visualistaion and how key too a good memory.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 2, Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592380-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…In [Part 3] Simon gets tested.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 3 Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592383-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…In [Part 4) Simon learns how to memorise a mental book.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 4, Feb 15, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5610743-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-4.mp3 “…In [Part 5] Simon learns how to memorise numbers.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 5, Feb 24, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5643618-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-5.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu. The archive file combines all five files into one recording.
Military Expansion 54 mins – “At this week’s Hoover Book Soiree, Rosa Brooks joined Benjamin Wittes to talk about her new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. The book covers an extraordinary range of territory, from Brooks’ personal experiences working as a civilian advisor at the Pentagon, to the history of the laws of war, to an analysis of the U.S. military’s expanded role in a world in which the lines between war and peace are increasingly uncertain. How should we think about the military’s responsibilities outside the realm of traditional warfare? And is it desirable, or even possible, to rethink the way we approach the distinctions between wartime and peacetime?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 190.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Misinformation Age 57 mins – “Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome astronomer and author David Helfand to discuss science literacy in the misinformation age and what you can do to find the facts.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As”3 from the pop-up menu.
Mosquitoes in Alaska 28 mins – “Listen to the mantra of pure misery, the theme song of exasperation as Richard Nelson lands in the Gates of the Arctic National Park to do a story on what some call the Alaska State bird: the mosquito. Learn how Koyukon Indian people have managed to survive among these creatures and what they eat when there is no human flesh
Narcissus Effect 26 mins – “It’s normal to feel drawn to people you share something with — whether that’s a name, or a birthday, or a common background. But did you know that women named Georgia also gravitate toward the state of Georgia? And Virginias are slightly more likely to move to Virginia? Or that people with the last name Carpenter are actually more likely to be carpenters? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk about all the subtle ways we prefer things that have something to do with us, and why that means, for example, we prefer that IKEA furniture we built ourselves. This phenomenon — which we’re calling the Narcissus Effect — can have much bigger implications than we might at first think.” At the link find the title, “Me, Myself, and IKEA, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170522_hiddenbrain_72b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nat Turner Revolt 59 mins – “The institution of African slavery in North America began in late August 1619 and persisted until the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in December 1865. Over those 246 years, many slaves plotted and conspired to start rebellions, but most of the plotted rebellions never took place. Slaveholders and whites discovered them before they could begin. Therefore, North America witnessed only a handful of slave revolts between 1619 and 1865. Nat Turner’s Rebellion in August 1831 stands as the most deadly. Patrick Breen, an Associate Professor of History at Providence College and author of The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, joins us to investigate the ins and outs of this bloodiest of North American slave revolts.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
National Weather Service 6 mins – “The National Weather Service issues weather forecasts and warnings to help protect life and property, especially as severe weather unfolds. Most of its field offices across the nation operate 24 hours, every day. However, we found that the rates of staff vacancies in these offices have more than doubled since 2010, and these vacancies have often lasted months—forcing managers and staff to work extra shifts and shorten leave to complete necessary work. The agency has made efforts to hire new staff, but hasn’t evaluated whether its actions are reducing the hiring backlog. We recommended that it do so.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
New Hampshire Economic Status 58 mins – “One leading economist says the Granite State is “getting its groove back,” with GDP growth up three percent in twenty sixteen. Also, the gig economy, including freelance and contract work, gains traction here, and job prospects widen for the state’s aging workforce.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide 27 mins – “Spinal cord injury effectively ameliorated by neuroprotective effects of rosmarinic acid Neuroprotective Effect of Melissa officinalis in Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury Anti-neuropathic effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. terpenoid fraction: relevance of nicotinic receptors Comparative study of rosmarinic acid content in some plants of Labiatae family Effect of botanical extracts containing carnosic acid or rosmarinic acid on learning and memory in SAMP8 mice Study evaluates effects of spearmint, rosemary extracts on learning and memory in SAMP8 mouse model” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nicotinamide Riboside 27 mins – “Two compounds rejuvenate mice – are humans next? by Ian Woolf, Nady Braidy talks about NAD+ , ageing, Alzheimer’s and treating dementia, Interview with a marching Diffusion listener, Interview with Taylor Szyzka about the March for Science.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Nuclear Program 28 mins – “Chris Hill, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, joins Chuck to talk about the history behind North Korea nuclear program, and why pressuring China is the only way to solve the problem.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
NSA and CIA Breaches 24 mins – “In this issue: Who is Publishing NSA and CIA Secrets, and Why? The Quick vs. the Strong: Commentary on Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway” Securing Elections [and] Surveillance and our Insecure Infrastructure from the May 15, 2017 Crypto-Gram Newsletter” At the link right-click “Direct download: crypto-gram-17-05.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Office of Management and Budget 38 mins – “John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, director of the Office of Budget and Management, sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss the complex process of budget reform by having to blend President Trump’s budget proposal with the realities of dealing with Congress. …Mulvaney says that the system is broken because of the sixty-vote rule to approve appropriations bills in the Senate. Therefore instead of small manageable appropriation bills that Congress could negotiate and pass, Congress ends up with large unwieldy bills that no one knows what is in them and thus punts with a resolution to continue with what done earlier. Mulvaney says that the system is not even close to what the Founding Fathers created and/or what is needed for a manageable and functioning government and society. … Mulvaney said that he is working at the highest levels on complicated but wonderful ideas, ideals, and issues with the leader of the free world and that President Trump is a great boss.” At the link find the title, “Sowing the Seeds of Growth, May, 2017,” Media files 20170525-mulvaney.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oil Age End 40 mins – “In ‘End of the Oil Age’, the Future Human team investigate how the peak oil crisis is giving birth to a new age of energy. Host Ben Beaumont-Thomas is joined by Mark Stevenson, author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future, as well as Future Human regulars Jack Roberts and Oliver Beatty. They discuss how oil’s imminent decline could disrupt geopolitical stability, and force us to make difficult choices about our energy future. Shaun Chamberlin, figurehead of the ‘Transition Culture’ movement, advocates for profound changes in our Western lifestyle, and Jeremy Leggett, CEO of Britain’s largest solar company, describes how working with Prime Minister David Cameron in India convinced him that the coming energy crisis will see Britain experience turmoil on a par with the Second World War. To discover more about innovation in an age of radical change, visit futurehuman.co.uk.”
Origins of Life 55 mins – “Journey back 3.7 billion years to the young earth, as we try to find out how life first began. Was it in a soup of colliding chemistry, a deep-sea hydrothermal vent, or did life rain down on the earth from the cosmos? Plus, the microbial meal that changed the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oval Office Recording 44 mins – “This episode of Whistlestop travels back to February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity. Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America’s Presidential carnival.” At the link find the title, “Recording from the Oval, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9965632275.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms 6 mins – “Many women in the UK are unaware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer & that better awareness could save lives. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Rebecca Rennison from Target Ovarian Cancer & also Professor Debbie Sharpe, OBE to find out what symptoms women should be looking out for.” At the link find the title, “Ovarian Cancer: What Are The Symptoms? Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5287200-ovarian-cancer-what-are-the-symptoms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Patents and Trademarks Office 21 mins – “You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won’t register it as a trademark if it thinks it’s offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.” At the link find the title, “#774: Unspeakable Trademark,” right-click “Media files 20170526_pmoney_pmpod774.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paul Revere 92 mins – “On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode to Lexington, Massachusetts to spread the alarm that the Regulars were marching. Revere made several important rides between 1774 and 1775, including one in September 1774 that brought the Suffolk Resolves to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. So why is it that we remember Paul Revere’s ride to Lexington and not any of his other rides? Why is it that we remember Paul Revere on the night of April 18, 1775 and nothing about his life either before or after that famous ride? Why is it that Paul Revere seems to ride quickly into history and then just as quickly out of it? In this episode, we speak with four scholars to explore Paul Revere’s ride through history.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
Policing in NYC 26 mins – “With the Trump administration embracing private prisons, and a crackdown on all crimes, how police departments operate will come under scrutiny. We treasure what we measure so why do police metrics count captures and kills but not conflicts resolved? Could a change in metrics change police practice? And is “progressive policing” an oxymoron with no place in a radical agenda? Laura sits down with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman, and Professor Emerita Judi Komaki to discuss lowered crime rates, a decline in Stop and Frisk policing, and changing practices around drug arrests. A model can exist where there are trusting relationships between the public and police, but it needs data, training, and a change in attitudes — on both sides, say our guests. After serving as an NYPD police officer and New York State Senator, Eric Adams became the first Africa-American man to be the Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. | Donna Lieberman has been the executive director of the NYCLU since December 2001, during which time the organization has been a vocal critic of Stop and Frisk. | Judi Komaki is a professor emerita of organizational behavior, whose work focuses on how good data can improve organizations’ policies.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Satire 34 mins – “The election of Donald Trump has been a boon to political satirists. “Saturday Night Live” is enjoying its highest ratings in 20 years, and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is now the most successful late night program on TV. Joanne, Ed and Brian look at the long history of political satire in America – how Mark Twain became the country’s most famous satirist by mostly sticking to safe subjects, a look at the 1987 Supreme Court case that made political satire protected speech, and talk to the star and director of “Ask a Slave”, the satirical web 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.
Political Trends 26 mins – “Tom Cole is a Republican Congressman from Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District. He speaks with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether Trump’s “ban” is religiously motivated, whether repealing Obamacare will cause 23 million people to lose health insurance, and how Fox News has changed the Republican “ At the link find the title, “Party.Congressman Tom Cole, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7675344653.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Populism Congress Summit 26 mins – “Donald Trump’s tweets and divisiveness on Capitol Hill tend to draw the money media in and hold them there, but if progressives and the Left focus only on the beltway and the binary party debate, we’ll never escape. In this episode, Laura interviews organizers about going beyond Trumpism and Trump, with Color of Change director, Rashad Robinson; immigrant rights advocate Kica Thomas, and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin. Why not paper over our differences, if it will result in unity? What’s happened to the anti-war movement? Where’s the more expansive vision of the Left? And what’s it got to do with immigration, trade and sanctuary? Rashad Robinson is the executive director of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization (also featured in Ava DuVernay’s film “13th.” ) Kica Matos is the Director of the Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice program at Center for Community Change | Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, an NGO for peace movement working to challenge militarism, end U.S. funded wars and occupations. Her book, “Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection” is out now.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poverty Discussion 63 mins – “How should we think about growth and poverty? How important is the goal of reducing the proportion of the world’s population living on less than a dollar a day? Does poverty persist because people lack skills or because they live in economic systems where skills are not rewarded? What is the role of experimental methods in understanding what reduces poverty? Author and economist Lant Pritchett of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more in a wide-ranging discussion of how best to help the world’s poorest people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Presidential Power 32 mins – “Before David Barron was a federal judge, he was a lawyer helping President Obama wage war. He sheds light on the uneasy relationship between Presidents and Congress when it comes to military might, and reflects on his own role in a controversial drone strike.” At the link find the title, “195: Three moments that shaped how presidents and Congress wage war,” right-click “Media files 324446113-decodedc-195-three-moments-that-shaped-how-presidents-and-congress-wage-war.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Productivity Paradox 21 mins – “How fast is the world really changing? The answer has implications for everything from how the next generation will live to whether robots really will take all our jobs.” At the link find the title, “#772: Small Change,” right-click “Media files 20170519 pmoney pmpod772.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Railroad CREATE in Chicago 20 mins – “Chicago is the rail hub for the nation, served by six of seven Class I railroads that form the major interchange point for east-west rail traffic. Because of the large number of rail and road conflicts, Chicago is also the focal point for congestion and delays on the national rail network. To address this problem, in 2003 the railroads joined forces with federal, state and local governments to establish a partnership called CREATE, for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program. In this interview we talk with William Thompson, Chief Engineer of CREATE, who explains its mission, projects, and progress.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Recycling in California 30 mins – “In 2013 California boasted a recycling rate of 85%. In 2017 that number is now 79% – that is the first time it has dipped below 80% since 2008. Why is the most populous state in the union moving in the wrong direction on this important indicator? This week on Sea Change Radio we speak with Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, a nonprofit environmental group that was founded forty years ago to advocate for beverage container recycling in the state. He will explain this troubling trend and talk about what can be done to get California’s recycling program back on its previous trajectory.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Refugee Resettlement 64 mins – “…This webinar highlights the findings of an MPI Europe report on critical gaps in research and evaluation of resettlement programs, and recommendations for improving evidence gathering and knowledge sharing between resettlement countries. The discussion also includes insights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and national resettlement actors on the knowledge and support needs that new and expanding resettlement countries face, and what role international initiatives such as the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM) and the European Action on Facilitating Resettlement and Refugee Admission through New Knowledge (EU-FRANK) can play in filling these gaps.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Expert 33 mins – “Susan Glasser, former editor of Politico, joins Chuck to talk about how relations with Russia got to where they are, what Putin hopes to get from the United States, and whether Russia is primed for a revolution. Glasser also discusses Buzzfeed’s decision to release an unverified memo about the President-elect.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Salmon in Alaska 28 mins – “Celebrate Alaska’s wild salmon with a rare Encounters program—host Richard Nelson indoors! “Salmon: The Miracle” is a live recording of Richard’s Sitka WhaleFest talk given to a standing-room-only crowd in November.” At the link find the title, “Salmon: The Miracle, 03 Jan 2013,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Salmon Subsistence 28 mins – “Land the big one—a bright red sockeye salmon—with host Richard Nelson as he practices subsistence fishing on a salmon stream in Southeast Alaska. The definitive example of a truly renewable resource, sockeye salmon spend part of their lives in freshwater lakes and part in the ocean. Learn about their miraculous life cycle, their importance for subsistence life ways in villages and towns all over Alaska, and how maintaining healthy salmon habitats across their range and the careful management of harvests will keep this vitally important resource available for future generations.This program is funded by the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund.” At the link find the title, “Salmon Subsistence, Sep 2012,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Saudi Arabia 32 mins – “Donald Trump is making his first foreign trip as president to the Middle East, with his initial stop in Saudi Arabia. President Trump will arrive in a kingdom on the precipice of major changes, including a youth boom, technological revolutions, a possible succession to a younger generation of royal leadership, and an ambitious economic reform program dubbed “Vision 2030.” Gulf and energy policy scholar Simon Henderson explains the political, economic, and social changes facing Saudi Arabia, and what the future holds for the kingdom, for its Arab neighbors, and for Washington’s relations with Riyadh.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scopes Trial 36 mins – “The Scopes Trial played out in Dayton, Tennessee, in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution.” At the link find the title, “The Scopes Trial, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-24-symhc-skopes-trial.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sea Ice in the Arctic 28 mins – “Join host Richard Nelson in one of the most extraordinary, most challenging, and most dangerous environments in the world…the sea ice. An ecological marvel, the sea ice is a world unto itself, and one that is undergoing profound and rapid changes.” At the link find the title, “Sea Ice-Walking on Water , 19 Jan 2014,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Serengeti Rules 33 mins – “To close season 10, we welcome back Dr. Sean B. Carroll – award-winning scientist, writer, and educator. Dr. Carroll’s new book, The Serengeti Rules, examines the fundamental question of how life works as he uncovers the rules that determine the what controls the number of species in an environment and the diversity within that community. What this molecular biologist learns in the field provides insights into evolution, conservation and functional environmentalism that can resonate with everyone on the local and global level. Listen to the show to hear how Dr. Carroll shares compelling stories of science that include exploration with epic adventures, surprise, and even a little detective work in The Serengeti Rules.” At the link right-click “download the mp3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Shoe Empire 56 mins – “Blake Mycoskie started and sold four businesses before age 30. But only in Argentina did he discover the idea he’d want to pursue long term. After seeing a shoe drive for children, he came up with TOMS — part shoe business, part philanthropy. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how a long-haired Southern Californian, Chris Healy, co-founded The Longhairs and created special hair ties for guys.” At the link find the title, “TOMS: Blake Mycoskie, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170525_hibt_toms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Shoelace Knots 24 mins – “Why in the world do our shoelaces always come untied? How in the world do we solve the problem of all those disposable water bottles we toss? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a wild roller coaster ride and a unusual water balloon fight as they set out to discover this week’s who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World – Episode 3!” At the link find the title, “Your Shoelaces On G-Force And Bubble Gulpies of the Future? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170526_wow_ep3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Slave Labor Boycott 41 mins – “If early Americans desired slaves mostly to produce sugarcane, cotton, rice, indigo, and tobacco, what would happen if Europeans and early Americans stopped purchasing those products? Would boycotting slave-produced goods and starving slavery of its economic sustenance be enough to end the practice of slavery in North America? Julie Holcomb, an Associate Professor of Museum Studies at Baylor University and author of Moral Commerce: The Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy, helps us explore answers to these questions by leading us through the transatlantic boycott of slave produced goods.” 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.
Slavery and Suicide 38 mins – “Early America was a diverse place. It contained many different people who had many different traditions that informed how they lived…and died. How did early Americans understand death? What did they think about suicide? Terri Snyder, a Professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton and author of The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America, helps us answer these questions, and more, as she takes us on an exploration of slavery and suicide in British North America.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
Sleep and Rest 58 mins – “While sleep is crucial for good health, sleep alone may not suffice to restore health. Dr. Matthew Edlund believes that using rest deliberately, in addition to activity, provides unanticipated benefits. He tells us how to improve the efficiency of our sleep time and how to tap the power of rest. This Week’s Guest, Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an expert on rest, sleep, performance and public health, and the author of The Power of Rest, The Body Clock Advantage, and Designed to Last. His previous articles can be found at therestdoctor.com. He is the Director of the Gulf Coast Sleep Institute Center for Circadian Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.” At the link find the title, “Show 804: The Power of Rest,” right-click “Media files PP-804rest.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Slot Machine Hackers 22 mins – “As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.” At the link find the title,”#773: Slot Flaws Scofflaws,” right-click “Media files 20170524 pmoney_pmpod773v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smart Grid Ideas 52 mins – “[Starts at 31 min mark.] Our guest this week gives us a chance to discuss both the smart grid and saving sea turtles, which I imagine is a relative rarity. Michael Bell, the CEO of Silver Springs Networks, joined us this week to talk about scale, the future of the electric grid and the trouble with solar power. He also talks about new businesses for Silver Springs and turtles. Enjoy the show.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smart Phone Medicine 58 mins – “Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather report. Apps are also proving as good as dedicated fitness trackers at telling us how much we are moving. Before long, the smart phone will be an essential tool for health care. In his book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands, Dr. Eric Topol envisions a time when patient-driven data is critical for informing clinical decisions. He tells of diagnosing a heart attack at 30,000 feet with an iPhone app and add-on device. In that instance, the plane made an emergency landing that may have saved the patient’s life.” At the link find the title, “Show 982: Smart Phone Medicine — A Doctor in Your Pocket,” right-click “Media files PP-982Topol2015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Southern Food History 49 mins – “The food of the South is one of the most complicated, complex, contradictory cuisines in the U.S. This is the region where a monumental mixing of crops and culinary traditions gave way to one of the most punishing, damaging monocultures in the country; where food born in violence and slavery led to delicious, nutritious dishes. It’s also the region that laid the tablecloth for seasonal, farm-to-table dining, as well as drive-through fast food. In this episode, authors Michael Twitty and John T. Edge, two of the nation’s leading voices on Southern food, take listeners on a tour through their shared history.” At the link click the square with thee dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Speech Writing 37 mins – “Civics 101: Political Speechwriting; “George Carlin: Class Clown” from producer Devon Strolovitch. You can listen to this story again at PRX.org. Feather is the complicated, feisty central character in a new YA novel called Wishbones, the third novel by Virginia MacGregor, who now lives in New Hampshire. You can join her for the Wishbones launch party on May 23rd at Gibson’s Bookstore. “Swimmers” from producer Michelle Macklem. You can listen to this story again at PRX.org. Jessamyn Stanley has documented her own yoga practice for the past several years for her three-hundred thousand Instagram followers. She’s now turned her internet celebrity into a book, Every Body Yoga, a practical introduction to yoga that isn’t restricted by body type or background.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Squatters in NYC 28 mins – “…The whole Lower East Side — a neighborhood that today is filled with expensive boutiques and high-end condos — was struggling in the 1980s. There were trash-strewn lots and empty buildings everywhere. By the late 1980s, squatters like Wrigley would come to occupy more than a dozen old tenements on the Lower East Side. These squatters would eventually do something improbable: they’d resist eviction by the city for almost two decades, even as the neighborhood around them gentrified, and as the buildings they occupied became more valuable, and as the city tried harder and harder to kick them out….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Student Reporter Stories 44 mins – “Boston University journalism students share their stories.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Disaster Experience P1 32 mins – “In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we welcome Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East. In addition to her global health work, Raya serves as Director North and Chairwoman of the Legislation Education Committee for the National Student Nurses’ Association and was recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader.” T the link right-click ‘Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Disaster Experience P2 33 mins – “In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we pick up with part two of last week’s episode with nursing student Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tasmanian Devil 26 mins – “The Tasmanian Devil is one of the world’s most famous wild animals, but hardly anyone would recognize one in the wild. Join host Richard Nelson in Tasmania as you catch a rare glimpse in the wild of these special creatures.” At the link find the title, “Tasmanian Devil, Mar 2010,” right-click “Play Now” from the pop-up menu.
Teens Need Sleep 11 mins – “Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Thomas Jefferson 46 mins – “Thomas Jefferson wrote about liberty and freedom and yet owned over six hundred slaves during his lifetime. He’s a founder who many of us have a hard time understanding. This is why we need an expert to lead us through his life, so we can better understand who Jefferson was and how he came to his seemingly paradoxical ideas about slavery and freedom. Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of history and legal history at Harvard University and the winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for her work on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family, leads us on an exploration through the life and ideas of Thomas Jefferson.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.
Tick Season 61 mins – “We get the latest on N.H. tick populations, health precautions, and research. 2017 is predicted to be a banner year for ticks – meaning more risk for all of us, from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. How concerned should we be about Powassan virus? There is no vaccine for Lyme disease, but biodiversity can help thwart it. And we’ll find out about a promising treatment being developed for Lyme.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Supporter Roger Stone 28mins – “In this full, unedited interview from MTPDaily, Chuck spoke with Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone about allegations that he was involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Steve Bannon’s current standing in the White House, and why the president’s latest shifts in policy positions aren’t flip-flops.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ultrasound for the Brain 6 mins – “Until now, a common method for treating patients stuck in a coma was through use of electrodes implanted inside the thalamus, also known as deep brain stimulation. It’s a risky, invasive procedure. Martin Monti at the University of California Los Angeles has seen remarkable results using focussed ultrasound. Unlike deep brain stimulation, there is no damage to other parts of the brain using this method. The waves excite the thalamus with the method producing promising results in rodents, and now, a human patient who was struggling for survival following a motor vehicle accident has been brought back to consciousness.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
USDA Duties 8 mins – “3 Ways Science Is Vital to the United States Department of Agriculture” At the link find the title, “239 EE 3 Ways Science Is Vital to the United States Department of Agriculture,” right-click “Media files ede_239-ic5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Venison 28 mins – “Look of the shoulder of host Richard Nelson as he butchers a freshly killed deer. He tells stories of his learning to hunt from his Inupiaq teachers and we learn how knowing more about the food we eat can make us feel closer to the environment.” At the link find the title, “Venison, Nov 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wastewater Analysis 10 mins – “Some chemicals, produced for the manufacture of goods and services don’t readily break down in the environment. Some can persist for years, decades or longer. The pesticide DDT was banned in 1972 in the US, but can still be detected in the environment and in people. Scientists at the Research Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University in Phoenix take samples from waste water treatment plants. The information reveals trends in populations such as the use of nicotine, pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs and the persistence of chemicals from manufacturing.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women’s Solidarity 26 mins – “When feminism has come so far, how do modern day strikes, marches, and protest reflect the evolving and complex aspects of the movement, as well as its radical herstory? Featuring Jodeen Olguín-Tayler (Demos), Sarah Leonard (The Nation) + Cinzia Arruzza (Women’s Strike, New School) + Nelini Stamp (Working Families’ Party)” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wrongful Conviction of Jason Baldwin 50 mins – “At 16 years old, Jason Baldwin along with Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley – known as the West Memphis Three –was convicted in 1994 of killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. There was no DNA linking the WM3 to the crime, and some of the DNA found at the crime scene even seemed to implicate the stepfather of one of the victims. The case gained national attention soon after the teenagers’ arrests when word was leaked that the murders were committed as part of a satanic ritual. A key prosecution witness in the second trial was a self-proclaimed cult expert who stated that the murders bore “trappings” of the occult. This testimony, combined with testimony about books Damien Echols read and some of his writings, plus evidence that he and Mr. Baldwin liked heavy-metal music and several black t-shirts were found in Mr. Baldwin’s closet, helped to convict the two teenagers. Mr. Baldwin received life without parole; Echols was sentenced to death, and Misskelley was sentenced to 40 years. After serving more than 17 years in prison, all three of the WM3 took the Alford Plea, which meant that the state of Arkansas admitted no wrongdoing. After being released, Jason Baldwin executive produced the 2014 film about his tragic saga, Devil’s Knot. He is joined by the co-founder of the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck.” At the link find the last title on the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Wrongful Conviction of Tony Wright 39 mins – “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Season 2, Episode 9: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Wrongful Conviction of Tony Wright,” At the link find the third title on the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
WW II and U.S. Entry 42 mins – “President Franklin Roosevelt succeeds in his 3rd term attempt and with the passage of Lend Lease, Hitler knows the war will be prolonged. His answer to continued British resistance and the eventual entry of the U.S., is to plan an attack against Stalin’s USSR.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_192-52017_5.42_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zika Virus Control 7 mins – “Since Zika virus disease was a newly emerging disease threat in the United States, and relatively little was known about the Zika virus prior to the 2016 U.S. outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the states were not fully equipped with needed information and resources at the beginning of the outbreak. This presented several challenges for Zika virus disease surveillance and research efforts, such as challenges related to establishing a national definition for reporting cases. Knowledge about Zika virus epidemiology has increased in the past year, including information about Zika virus disease incidence and distribution of cases, and its associated adverse health outcomes. Most of the 5,197 Zika virus disease cases reported by April 5, 2017 in the United States were associated with travel from affected areas outside the continental United States. Only two states had disease cases of local, mosquito-borne transmission—216 were in Florida and 6 in Texas. While much has been learned about the epidemiology of the Zika virus, many unknowns remain, including the actual number of infections and the full spectrum of outcomes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.