Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 30, 2017: Abortion Law, Accidental Tech Podcast, Aging Expert, Aging in Place, Aleppo Story, American Populists, Asian Developed Lending, Astrophysics History, Attention Disorders, Back Pain Controversy, Beauty Product Story, Blackberry History, Brazil Economic Economy, Buddhist Economics, Cable Company Issues, California Governor Visits China, California Supreme Court, Camp Fires, Canadian Military, Capitalism Example, Chicago Daleys, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Pain and Suicide, Cities versus The State, Civilian-Military Relations, Collaboration versus What, Computer Newbie, Concussion Injuries, Counterintelligence Agent, Covert and Overt Attention, Crime and Fraud Online, CRISPR, Can Carlin, D-Day Operations, Death Customs, Dementia Field Notes, Dinosaur Backbones, Disabled Access Consultant, Dutch Sustainability, Ecology of Rivers and Coasts, Economic Impact of Women, Elite Life, Emoluments Clause, Energy Efficiency Expert, European Policies, Farmer to Farmer, Financial Sustainability, FISA Title 7, Fish Farming, Forest Fire Trends, For-Profit College Concerns, Game Theory Expert, Gender Equality, Glyphosate Impact, GMO Documentary Film, Graduates Next Steps, Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics, Health Care Act Secrecy, Health Food Reality Check, Hearing Aid Story, Human Composting, Humanity Is a Team Sport, Humanware, Internet Freedom, Internet Impact on Business, Interracial Marriage, Intoxication History, Iraqi Military Corruption, Ironman Winner, Jewish Way of Talking, Job Loss from Robots, Kale in Paris, Knowledge Polarization, Labels We Use, Labor Pattern Trends, Life Lessons, Matt Walsh, Menstrual Leave, Michio Kaku, Molecular Machines, Mossberg on Tech, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nutrition Expert, Obstruction of Justices, Paleo Diet Discussion, Palliative Care, Pee and Poop, Political Spectrum, Prenatal Care Internet Startup, Prison Capitalism, Product Management Teams, Qatar Blockade, Racial Bias, Same Sex Marriage, Saudi Women Driver, Science Policy, Selling Process, Shooter History, Smartphone Impact, Solar Mission, Sports and Politics, Standing Rock Protest, Startup Problems, Team Humanity, Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned, Terrorist Perspective, Transgender Neuroscientist, Trump, Tweeting Impact, U.S. Trade Policy, Uber Report, Virginia Politics, Virginia Tech Shootings Impact, Volkswagen Story, WeWork Founder, Windmills, Women in Science, Womens Speech, Year Up Organization, Zappos Founder

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Abortion Law 12 mins – “Julie Cantor discusses the freedom to access abortion in the USA.” At the link find the title, “Abortion access in the USA: The Lancet: June 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 06june_abortion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Accidental Tech Podcast 108 mins – Coverage from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), session entitled, “A Conversation with Siri”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Expert 26 mins – “Can you imagine living a healthy life to the ripe old age of 1,000? How about a world without cancer, Alzheimer’s or diabetes? Our guest on this episode of the podcast believes we are only 25 years from making this dream a reality. This man is Aubrey de Grey…. So SENS Foundation [Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence] is a charity, it’s registered in the USA in California, and we’re focused on combating aging, but in particular we are focused on a particular price to combating aging that arises from the work that I’ve been doing over the past decade, which is to apply regenerative medicines the problem….” At the link find the title, “Episode 7 – Aubrey de Grey,” right-click “Media files dcbe709d-80ca-42ff-b538-5b3385a38b55.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in Place 39 mins – “The boomer market is quickly becoming the target demographic that is driving a new category of technology and innovation. The desire to allow those in this gray wave of aging adults to age in place is one area of innovation we all can appreciate….” At the link find the title, “Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15,” right-click “Media files Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults, S13_Ep15.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Story 53 mins – “Zahed Tajeddin is a sculptor and archaeologist whose family have lived in Aleppo for generations. He owned a beautiful medieval courtyard house in a neighbourhood called Jdeideh, part of the city’s historic centre. But Zahed was forced to abandon his house in 2012, when Jdeideh became a battleground between government forces and rebel fighters. He makes the emotional and dangerous journey to see whether his home survived the conflict.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Populists 43 mins – Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what, in C19th America’s Gilded Age, was one of the most significant protest movements since the Civil War with repercussions well into C20th. Farmers in the South and Midwest felt ignored by the urban and industrial elites who were thriving as the farmers suffered droughts and low prices. The farmers were politically and physically isolated. As one man wrote on his abandoned farm, ‘two hundred and fifty miles to the nearest post office, one hundred miles to wood, twenty miles to water, six inches to Hell’. They formed the Populist or People’s Party to fight their cause, put up candidates for President, won several states and influenced policies. In the South, though, their appeal to black farmers stimulated their political rivals to suppress the black vote for decades and set black and poor white farmers against each other, tightening segregation. Aspects of the Populists ideas re-emerged effectively in Roosevelt’s New Deal, even if they are mainly remembered now, if at all, thanks to allegorical references in The Wizard of Oz.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asian Developed Lending 88 mins – “The development finance needs for the Asia-Pacific region are sizable, not only to close infrastructure finance gaps but also to tackle the task of poverty reduction and deliver on the sustainable development goals. The region is also home to the three largest economies in the world—the United States, China, and Japan—all of whom have played leadership roles in championing multilateral or regional development banks and have distinct views on the role of development finance. China has begun to play a larger role in development finance and Japan has been promoting the concept of “quality infrastructure,” but U.S. policy on multilateral development lending is now uncertain….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics History 32 mins – “Fact: Your body is comprised of matter from old stars. Fact: The universe is expanding. Fact: This week’s guest, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, is smart. Dr. Krauss is an American Theoretical Physicist who is Professor of Physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona… Most kids at one point in their life, whether it be watching Star Wars, Star Trek, or just looking into the night sky looking up at the stars, have thought a lot about science, physics and the unknown. However, most of us leave it at that and just leave it at pure wonder. At what point did you become interested in physics and science? Was there an epiphany that you had?” At the link find the title, “Episode 15 – Dr. Lawrence Krauss,” right-click “Media files e00c8049-3757-4ca7-9cde-f34e38839f75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Disorders 36 mins – “It’s a topic that we have brushed up against before on the podcast, but haven’t completely jumped into. How does all of today’s technology and instant gratification affect our ability to pay attention. Are computers and video games the reason for the outbreak of diagnosable attention disorders or is it something different entirely? …”Cathy: Okay. I’m a professor at Duke University and my home discipline is English but I’ve never been a typical English professor. My interest in what I guess you would say my academic interest is in the last great information age, which was at the time of the American Revolution when dean powered presses and machine made paper and ink made books available to middle class and working class people for the first time in history. And many of the founding fathers and others were very worried about what it would do to attention and distraction and productive labor and violence amongst youth and sexual promiscuity around youth to have them be reading all these wild things called Novels, which were the art form of the middle classes made possible by mass printing. And when people started getting upset about video games and the internet and social networking and saying it ruined our attention and caused distraction and made people unproductive and led youth astray and was leading this sexual promiscuity, and violent, and etc, etc. I said to him’Well that sounds familiar.’” At the link find the title, “Episode 34 – Cathy Davidson,” right-click “Media files 2ab547c5-1255-4361-b949-3521da45e363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Controversy 70 mins -”In an effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter and New York Times best-selling author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful—exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health-care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, her new book, Crooked, offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, providing practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions—and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers and all types of health-care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers while addressing evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends and also save money, time and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.” At the link find the title, “Crooked: What It Takes to Outwit the Back Pain Industry and Get on the Road to Recovery, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170613_Crooked_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beauty Product Story 44 mins – “Lisa Price worked in television but had a passion for beauty products. At her mother’s suggestion, she began selling her homemade moisturizer at a church flea market. Twenty years later, Carol’s Daughter is one of the leading beauty brands catering to African-American women. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how professional trumpet player Dan Gosling created a special lip balm for musicians called ChopSaver.” At the link find the title, “Carol’s Daughter: Lisa Price, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170609_hibt_carolsdaughter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry History 48 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry. In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market….” At the link find the title, “Episode 230 – Jacquie McNish – Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?” right-click “Media files 128dcc48-3e76-4bf2-82e9-7241d92f75c4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Economic Decline 27 mins – “During Brazil’s boom years the country’s rising economy created a new middle class of gigantic proportions – tens of millions escaping from poverty. Brazil felt confident and even rich enough to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. But then the economy turned. In the last two years the country has endured its worst recession on record. Where did it all go wrong?” At the link find the title, What Went Wrong with Brazil? Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files p055x9h5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Economics 65 mins – “Clair Brown, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology and Society at the University of California, Berkeley; Author, Buddhist Economics…”Monday Night Philosophy travels a different path to economic wisdom. Traditional economics measures the ways we earn and spend our income, but it doesn’t always consider what gives our lives meaning. In response, Clair Brown has developed a holistic model that approaches the organizational structure of an economy by using Buddhist values, emphasizing sustainability, interconnectedness, capability and happiness to promote a more compassionate society. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with collective priorities, Brown argues we will benefit both personally and globally for generations to come.” At the link find the title, “Buddhist Economics, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170612_Buddhist_Economics_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cable Company Issues 30 mins – “Matt Polka, president and CEO of the American Cable Association, and ACA board member Tom Larsen discuss issues facing small cable companies and their potential for expansion.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Matt Polka and Tom Larsen, Jun 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475859.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Governor Visits China 48 mins – “California Governor Jerry Brown is in China this week, the history of the LGBT community in West Hollywood, an Orange County mosque breaks the fast with tacos for Ramadan> At the link find the title, “California’s Governor in China, the roots of L.A.’s Pride, breaking the fast with tacos for Ramadan, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW060517-a001f46a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Supreme Court 48 mins – “Who is the California Supreme Court and how it works, the economics of a state single-payer healthcare system, why homelessness varies across SoCal.” At the link find the title, “Get to know the California Supreme Court, the economics of state single-payer healthcare, understanding homelessness across SoCal, Jun 207,” right-click “Media files SHOW_060617-5646aedc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camp Fires 21 mins – “This past week, my kids went back to school. Summer vacation has come and gone. And that’s gotten me thinking about the very idea of summer vacation because every summer, for the past several years, my wife, her sisters and our families have had this tradition of going to a cabin for a few days to get out of the city. We don’t own a cabin. We have to rent one. And this year, the process of finding it, looking at pictures of all the possible cabins on all the possible lakes, made me wonder about this particular, middle-class American ritual of going into the wilderness for vacation, where that ritual came from, and what it says about our relationship to modern life.” At the link find the title, “Do You Feel More Like Gods? Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files S3_E1-Do_You_Feel_More_Like_Gods.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Defense 21 mins – “Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Canada must take a leadership role on the international stage.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: Can Canada be the newest global leader? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170608_39153.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Moms 17 mins – “Canada’s military can be a difficult place for women. One mother says the navy told her she had to choose between caring for her child or serving at sea.” At the link find the title, “June 13: ‘I dedicated my life to the Forces and got nowhere’: Single mom told to choose between son and career, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_16442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Example 22 mins – “How a free-love commune embraced the free market and became a blockbuster brand.” At the link find the title, “#777: Free Love, Free Market,” right-click “Media files 20170609_pmoney_pmpod777.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Daleys 63 mins – “Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama and Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, chats with David about his father’s and his brother’s tenures as mayors of Chicago, the consequences of NAFTA, the build-up to the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, and how chaos in the Trump administration is a reflection of the President.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 158 – Bill Daley,” right-click “Media files m3enu2.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 21 mins – “Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.” At the link fid the title, “Jun 8: How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_11580.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Pain and Suicide 21 mins – “New research in the U.S. has found a dramatic increase in suicides among men over 50. Chronic pain is considered one of the main factors.” At the link find the title, Jun 15: How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_41624.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities versus The State 24 mins – “City leaders spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: Mayors defying federal politics is part of growing trend, says author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40906.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civilian-Military Interface 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308 Civil Military Relations_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collaboration versus What 22 mins – “Adam Kahane has negotiated peace deals in 50 conflicts around the world. Now he’s sharing a few tricks for dealing with the people in the workplace.” At the link find the title, “June 16: How to work with people you don’t like: Tips from this Canadian negotiator, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170616_32269.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Newbie 24 mins -”Amelia’s childhood was largely devoid of technology. But when she got a computer and the internet in her own bedroom, she found the new mode of communication through chatrooms and email utterly addictive. She’s struggled ever since with how much technology she wants in her life, especially now that she’s a mother.” At the link find the title, “Looking at the Wall (S2: E3), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E3-Looking_at_the_Wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Injuries 42 mins– “ …Concussions are a hot topic these days, specifically due to the recent findings of the impact of head injuries on professional football players. However, many don’t realize that concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) affect many people and can have a lifelong effect on ones health. In fact, the recent surge in combat veterans incurring TBI’s during combat has led to a lot of new research and a much better understanding of exactly what is going on during and after suffering a head injury. This week on the show we interview Dr. Mary Lee Esty, president of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington and author of the new book, Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs. Dr. Esty is a social worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a recognized Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She also has published peer-reviewed research on traumatic brain injury starting with an NIH-funded study published in 2001 in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and a 2012 study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans with TBI and PTSD in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. Over the past 19 years Dr. Esty has treated more than 2,000 clients with a wide variety of conditions. Current research includes a study with the military medical school evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD. “A concussion depends upon acceleration and sudden deceleration. When this happens the brain gets tossed around in the skull, because it floats.” – What we learn in this episode: What occupation is the most likely to incur a traumatic brain injury (and it’s not sports!) What is neurofeedback and how can it be used to treat concussions? A better understanding of sub-concussions What are common symptoms of concussion?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterintelligence Agent 53 mins – “Joe Navarro – Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. Joe is quite literally a human lie detector. Having spent over 25 years as a counterintelligence officer with the FBI, Joe has mastered the art of reading non-verbal communication in order to catch spies, convict felons, and thwart terrorist attacks. In this episode we will learn what to look for in a liar, which body parts “give away the secret”, and how you can use your body language to get people to like you, hire you, and trust you. Joe is the author of What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People. “Neck covering is one of the most accurate behaviors that lets you know when someone is worried.” – Joe Navarro Quotes from Joe: What we learn in this episode: What is the truth behind recognizing non-verbal cues? Is there a silver bullet to detect lying? What is the science behind human non-verbal communication? Did you know our fear response is freeze, flight, and fight, in that order? How should you stand with someone during an intimate conversation?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covert and Overt Attention 7 mins – “Attention isn’t just about what we focus on — it’s also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Crime and Fraud Online 39 mins – “A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items – watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.” At the link find the title, “#99 Black Hole, New Jersey, June, 2017,”right-click “Media files GLT9871843971.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 37 mins – “A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next?” At the link find the title, “Evolution, Accelerated, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast061417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

D-Day Operations 6 mins – “…if you’ve seen the film Saving Private Ryan, you’ll know that for the men in the first waves, particularly on the American sector called Omaha Beach, it felt nothing like success. It was a terrifying maelstrom of chaos and death. All the careful planning, specially designed vehicles, and months of training couldn’t save the thousands of men who lost their lives that morning. Planes dropped 13,000 bombs before the landing: they completely missed their targets; intense naval bombardment still failed to destroy German emplacements. The result was, Omaha Beach became a horrific killing zone, with the wounded left to drown in the rising tide….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dan Carlin 42 mins – “Dan Carlin – Host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, Political Commentator. New media is coming for us.  Well, if you are reading this, it already came for you – so congratulations on being ahead of the curve.  New media is supposed to be the “democratization” of the creation, production, distribution and consumption of media by the masses.  It’s a way to level the playing field, to take down the big dogs, to help David beat Goliath, to…..well, you get the idea.  The thing that’s crazy is, I can’t believe there isn’t MORE interest in new media.  Think about it, why does anyone listen to the radio anymore?  Now you can just tune in to awesome podcasts with limited to no advertisements, pause and resume at your leisure, and pick your topic! I guess that’s why we got into this in the first place, to try to be stewards of this new media movement.  Well I’m not here to talk to you about podcasts, I’ll leave that up to someone who’s much better at it than I!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Customs 16 mins – “Since the wide-spread adoption of embalming in the United States, most Americans have turned the process of handling the deceased over to experts in the undertaking business. On this episode, the story of one family who decided that they wanted to be the ones to wash and prepare the body of the son and brother they’d lost.” At the link right-click “Direct download: s2.5_e2_-_Bringing_Wes_Home.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Field Notes 53 mins – “In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. She was 61 years old at the time, and soon had to leave her post teaching at the University of Utah. So Gerda started writing what she calls her field notes on dementia. The result is a new memoir due out this week. We’ve been following Gerda over the last year with a series of short films documenting her journey, and Monday, Doug sits down to talk to her about her book. It’s called Memory’s Last Breath. Gerda Saunders served as Associate Director for the University of Utah’s Gender Studies Program. She’s the author of a collection of short stories called Blessings on the Sheep Dog, and her new memoir is called Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my DementiaAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaur Backbones 12 mins – “How in the world did 170,000 pound dinosaurs walk around without collapsing under their own weight? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for our first ever Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!” At the link find the title, “Dinosaurs’ Puzzling Backbones, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170614_wow_wow5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Access Consultant 50 mins – “Joyce welcomes Joan Stein, president and CEO of Stein Consulting, LLC. Joan’s company focuses on ADA compliance, event planning and operations and fund development. The company provides consulting services to employers, can assist with compliance with newly implemented OFCCP regulations, and supports companies faced with ADA litigation. Ms. Stein will discuss the company mission.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dutch Sustainability 30 mins – “When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!” But today, reflecting upon the millions of women, men, and children who participated in the historical march over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that advocating for change is part of why we do love it. There is no reason that we can’t take lessons from other systems in our collective pursuit of a more perfect union, not to mention a more healthy environment. This week on Sea Change Radio we take a peek at how the Dutch do things. Host Alex Wise speaks with two American environmentalists based in the Netherlands to get their perspective on Holland’s environmental policies and practices. Michael Payne, a wind energy and bicycle advocate, and Mike Fawcett, the founder of Farm Zero discuss the cultural, economic, and financial keys to Dutch sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P1 – “The ecosystem of a river depends on complex interactions between primary producers, grazers, and predators, which in turn are determined both by the traits of the individual species involved and the physical conditions of the river. River ecologist Dr. Mary Power illustrates these principles by describing how the dominant grazing fishes in a river ecosystem play a critical role in forming the aquascape.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 1, Jun, 2017, “Trophic Cascades in Rivers” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect1_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P2 – “Coastal wetlands are dominated by a variety of plants adapted to a stressful environment. In the absence of a significant number of herbivores, the growth of these plants was thought to be limited only by nutrient availability. Through experiments, Dr. Brian Silliman revealed that salt marshes, like many other terrestrial ecosystems, are mainly controlled by the top-down forces of herbivores and other consumers.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 2, Jun, 2017, “Untangling Salt Marsh Food Webs” by Brian R. Silliman, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect2_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P3 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 3, Jun, 2017, “Floods, Droughts, and Food Chains” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click ‘Media files 16Lect3_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P4 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology. At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 4, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Lect4_1000.mp4” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P5 – “”Ecology, Food Webs, and the Chesapeake Bay” with Sean Carroll, PhD, Beth McGee, PhD, Mary E. Power, PhD, and Brian R. Silliman, PhD A discussion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, its complex food web, and the challenges of conserving and restoring the bay. Followed by a general discussion on ecology with the lecturers and students attending the 2016 Holiday Lectures, moderated by HHMI vice president of Science Education, Dr. Sean Carroll.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Discussion, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Discussion_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Impact of Women 40 mins – “A Conversation With Amina J. Mohammed, Apr 5, 2017.” At the link find “A Conversation With Amina…,” right-click “Media files T001_20170316.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elite Life 55 mins – “Shamus Khan – What is it really like to be the 1%? The income gap is a hot topic these days, but rarely do we learn what it is truly like to grow up in a world where money is no object. This week we get a behind the scenes look at how the American elite are raised and what it’s like to be part of ‘high society’. Shamus Khan teaches in the sociology department at Columbia University.  He writes on elites and inequality in America.  He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments Clause 20 mins – “This week Attorneys General from DC and Maryland alleged in a lawsuit that payments by foreign governments to President Trump’s businesses violate anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution. With a president who is also a real estate tycoon, reality TV star, and personal brand — and who actively receives revenue via each of these personae — the possibilities seem endless for political corruption, particularly in light of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which forbids the receiving of gifts, titles, and emoluments from foreign countries without Congress’s consent….” At the link click the circle with thtee dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Efficiency Expert 56 mins – “With summer on the way, it’s time to take steps to make homes and businesses are comfortable without wasting energy—or overheating anyone’s wallet—as the temperature rises. The Natural Resources Defense Council is working to make sure that the government’s energy efficiency standards developed or updated over the past year for many types of products that help keep you cool, including ceiling fans and portable air conditioners, take effect on schedule. Updating national efficiency standards on a regular basis means that when it’s time to purchase new cooling equipment, you can be assured it meets at least minimum energy-saving performance criteria while saving money and energy. But in the meantime, we’ve got some tips to keep your cool in the warmer months: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lauren-urbanek/keep-your-cool-summer-energy-efficiency. Join us as we speak with NRDC senior energy policy advocate, Lauren Urbanek.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Policies 53 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: The UK election; The Spanish banking crisis, and if Qatar is financing extremism.” At the link find the title, “The Mayday Mayday Edition, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3918614296.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer to Farmer 98 mins – “In this episode, we revisit Jess and Brian Powers at Working Hands Farm, eighteen months after they were first on the show on Episode 040. Since the fall of 2015, Working Hands Farm has gone through some significant changes and phenomenal growth on their property in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland on the north end of the Willamette Valley. Jess and Brian have gone from raising four acres of vegetables in 2015 to eight acres now, and have expanded their on-farm CSA to cover 48 weeks of the year – all with just the two of them, plus the recent addition of a part-time employee. In the past year, they’ve gotten out of the livestock business to focus on their produce business, standardized their farming operations, and made significant investments in machinery and infrastructure on their farm. We dig into all of these changes and the rationale behind them, as well as how the changes are helping them to face the extreme wet-weather challenges they’ve faced this year. When I interviewed Jess and Brian the first time, it was clear that although they were working insane hours, they found ways to emphasize and build their personal relationship, so we also come back to how they’ve continued to nurture their love for each other alongside of their professional and business development.” At the link find the title, “123: Jess and Brian Powers of Working Hands Farm on the Tools and Processes that Have Supported Phenomenal Growth,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Sustainability 29 mins – “Many sports fans are familiar with this dilemma: do I want my team to put everything on the line to win now or would I prefer that my team take its time and try to methodically build a long term successful franchise? This is very similar to the quandary that investors, stakeholders and management at some of the world’s most powerful companies find themselves facing. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to John Wilson, the head of Corporate Governance for Cornerstone Capital. Wilson and host Alex Wise discuss how managers balance trying to please dividend-hungry shareholders with keeping an eye on the future, how automation will affect the global economy, and how all of this is ultimately an issue of sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FISA Title 7 154 mins – “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, DNI Director Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Russia probe and FISA.” At the link find the title, “Senators Express Frustration Over National Security Officials’ Answers on Russia Probe, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479749.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Farming 102 mins – “This is something I am delving more and more into as time goes on because the return on energy input is so effective.  I am working a great deal now with native fish species and I think this is truly the way forward for such things. Sure you can break your neck trying to breed tilapia, once you get it right you have 6-7 months to grow them out and either they die in the cold or you have to provide heat to keep them alive. When we look at using local species we can collect them for almost no cost, adapt them quickly to systems or small ponds and simply grow them out to harvest size.  I am also not separating aquaponics from aquaculture today because in reality aquaponics is a form of aquaculture the two disciplines have some differences but in the end both can produce fish or shellfish for our consumption.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

For-Profit College Concerns 64 mins – “More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—a bold and rising public scholar, herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. McMillan Cottom discloses the shrewd recruitment and marketing strategies that these schools deploy and explains how, despite the well-documented predatory practices of some and the campus closings of others, ending for-profit colleges won’t end the vulnerabilities that made them the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century. And she doesn’t stop there….Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education. It is a story about broken social contracts; about education transforming from a public interest to a private gain; and about all Americans and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society.” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” from the drop-down menu to get the audio file.

Forest Fire Trends 52 mins – “Nature writer Gary Ferguson says we are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to wildfires. Climate change has led to less snow, longer droughts, and more wind and there’s a lot of fuel on the forest floors. The result is ten more weeks of fire season than we saw in the early 70s, and those fires are hotter and often beyond control. Ferguson joins us Wednesday to talk about the role fire should play in a healthy ecosystem and the new reality of wildfire in the West. Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Rest and The Carry Home. His new book, due out June 21, is called Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Game Theory Expert 36 mins – “Barry Nalebuff – Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently — and Succeeding, Co-Founder of Honest Tea, Harvard Professor, Entrepreneur, expert on game theory, negotiation and business strategy. So picture this – While teaching at Harvard University, Professor Barry Nalebuff is running his class through a case study comparing Pepsi and Coca Cola.  While speaking with his students, he get’s into an enthusiastic conversation with a bright young student named Seth Goldman.  The two continued the discussion after class and discovered that both of them had an affinity for flavored beverages but were frustrated with the mainstream options that were full of sugar. If there was only the perfect drink that had flavor without all the sugar….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 42 mins – “Are women better? Although we like to think that we are an equal opportunity economy, the glass ceiling still very much exists. As a matter of fact, in 2011, women ran only 12 of the Fortune 500 companies. So how does this impact our ability to compete in a global environment? If women aren’t given an equal chance to succeed, aren’t we missing out on half of the talented people in the country? As a matter of fact, it’s worse than that. According to our guest this week, the data shows that women are outperforming men across the board – and it’s time we recognize them for it. This week we speak with Tiffani Lennon, author of the new book, Recognizing Women’s Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence. …Complementing her already-impressive academic credentials, her strengths as a consultant sit on a solid foundation of education including a Master’s degree, a Juris Doctor, and now, an LL.M. degree. s. “In most of our modern history we have valued and favored that which is masculine.” – Tiffani Lennon Quotes from Tiffani: What we learn in this episode: What does the “glass ceiling” look like today? What is the talent gap? How do we hire talent, regardless of the sex?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glyphosate Impact 27 mins – “Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been used as a non-selective (kills all plants) herbicide since 1970.  It blocks a necessary step in plant metabolism and the plant dies, yet it has lower acute toxicity than table salt to animals. It is inexpensive, and a small amount works well, with rapid turnover in the environment. For this reason it has been widely used in municipal, agricultural and residential applications for decades.  Glyphosate sales increased upon the advent of genetically engineered crops. Some of these crops were engineered with a gene that circumvents the toxic effects of glyphosate on the plant, so the herbicide kills weeds but not the plant itself. The technology has been widely adopted and is popular with farmers.  The chemical has been tested and approved but government agencies all over the globe.  Hundreds of studies have concluded that it is extremely safe when used as directed.  However, there is a movement afoot that has targeted this compound with misinformation, including the claim that it causes cancer.  This is almost exclusively predicated on the decision of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that described glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” based on a few barely significant data points, while ignoring higher-quality data.  Dr. Len Ritter is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and an Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. He is an expert in human toxicology and has followed the glyphosate story for decades.  In this episode of Talking Biotech we discuss the historical assessments of glyphosate safety, the well-described risks, and the IARC decision.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Documentary Film 70 mins – “The representation of crop biotechnology in film has been an asymmetrical assault on science and reason.  Food Evolution breaks that trend. The film tells several stories of biotech applications, where “GMO” crops are the centers of policy decisions.  The film features scientists standing up for science and reason, and activists working hard against it, pushing to influence policy even if it means hurting people.  Today’s podcast features two interviews. First Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam speaks of her role in the discussion and the film. Later, Director/Producer/Writer Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Producer/Writer Trace Sheehan speak about the mission of the film and some of the surprises along the way. Most of all, this is not a film about GMOs.  It is a film about how humans make decisions, ignore experts, and let belief guide their actions– even with horrible consequences to others.  Narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graduates Next Steps 50 mins – “We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.” At the link find the title, “06/09/2017 Graduating into the economy, right-click “Media files weekend_20170609_pod_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics 27 mins – “Gut bacteria for longer life by Ian Woolf, Dr Ainsley Newson talks about bioethics and personal genomics.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Act Secrecy 64 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take the deepest look they can at Senate Republicans’ secret health care bill, plus a quick look at Jeff Sessions’s non-answers on Russia and new research on the long-term impact of lead exposure.” At the link find the title, “Legends of the secret health care bill, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8406944168.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Food Reality Check 77 mins– “The market for health and wellness products is exploding. Every day there is a new cure, miracle berry, diet, homeopathic remedy, etc., and it’s easier than ever to throw together a webpage and reach a global audience. And this is all fine and well… except for the small fact that the vast majority of these…” At the link find the title, “Episode 211 – Yvette d’Entremont – The Truth About Gluten, MSG, Organic, and More…Using Science,” right-click “Media files ace052f0-81b2-4a99-85a2-b72aa9b85a98.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aid Story 22 mins – “When she was growing up, Adrienne didn’t want to believe she was losing her hearing, and she didn’t want to wear hearing aids. This is the story of how she decided to embrace the technology that restored her hearing, and what happened when she did.” At the link find the title, “These Things Is Miracles, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E5-These_Things_Is_Miracles.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Composting 13 mins – “What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses “recomposition” — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Humanity is a Team Sport 45 mins – “Computers are great at resolving things; human beings, on the other hand, can contend with sustained paradox. Filmmaker and Alternate Reality Game designer Kevin McLeod reconnects us with what once made movies so special: they didn’t make sense, forcing us into a state of awe and ambiguity that is uniquely human.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 40 Kevin McLeod “Reveling in the Unspoken” right-click “Media files 5937631719ef74b439e1f492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HumanWare 32 mins – “Greg Stilson, senior Product Manager at HumanWare, talks about the new Brailliant BI14 Braille display and how it is a perfect fit for the mobile iPhone user. Greg talks about his Aira explorer experiences and gives us an overview of his nearly 11 years at HumanWare. Join Greg and Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities team and learn about the latest from HumanWare, their parent company, Greg’s virtual navigational journeys with Aira and what’s this about a Hammock?” At the link find the title, “HumanWare Brailliant BI14 for the iPhone and Greg Stilson’s Aira Experience, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GregBriliant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Freedom 87 mins – “Internet freedom remains a significant challenge around the world. Highly restrictive countries, such as China and Iran, block residents from accessing search engines, social networks, and news organizations. The U.S. has previously supported the rights of all internet users to freedom of expression, assembly, and association online. However, the Obama administration’s internet freedom agenda has not yet been addressed by the Trump administration. How will the new administration balance “ At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Impact on Businesses 49 mins – “Nicco Mele: Author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, entrepreneur, angel investor, and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. …At first glance, you might look at the title of this post, or the author we have on and think, “We get it! The Internet makes us connected.  Welcome to the 21st century.” However, I would like to caution you about taking such a flippant look at this topic.  After you listen to this week’s episode, if you so dare to dive into Nicco’s book, you will quickly learn that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to how technology – specifically connectivity – is changing the world.  For example, people are turning to social media more and more to get their news updates.  Sites like Twitter and Facebook can give you real time updates of what’s going on around the world.  However, if we no longer have large news corporations such as The Washington Post or NBC news, who is going to fund the in-depth investigative stories.  We are already seeing a move towards quantity over quality when it comes to content, and that trend is only increasing – but at some point it all just becomes junk and noise….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interracial Marriage 58 mins – “In Loving v. Virginia, decided on June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage as violations of both the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This week, the decision celebrates its 50th anniversary. Steven Calabresi is the Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a visiting scholar at Brown University. He is a member of the Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board and the co-author of “Originalism and Loving v. Virginia in the 2012 Brigham Young University Law Review. Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of the new book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” At the link find the title “Loving v. Virginia at 50, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files PP9147917508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intoxication History 28 mins – “Humans have been getting intoxicated, and finding new ways to get intoxicated, for thousands of years. On this episode, I explore the history of intoxication, and how that history played out in the life of one young woman.” At the link find the title,”Didn’t Want to Be Conscious (S2: E1), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E1-Didnt_Want_to_Be_Conscious.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Military Corruption 15 mins – “Iraqi photojournalist Ali Arkady is in hiding after witnessing Iraqi soldiers committing acts of torture and killing of civilians. At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘That is not humanity’: Photojournalist describes torture and abuse by Iraqi army, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ironman Winner 35 mins – “Olof Dallner – WINNER of the Quintuple Ironman. The 12 mile swim, 560 mile bike, and 131 mile run is the distance of 5 Ironmans! WTF? Olof explains what it is like to sleep 6 hours over 4 days while completing (and winning) the worlds toughest endurance event. Olof also has his PhD in Molecular Physiology and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Rockefeller University, researching the genetics of the hormone Leptin and its role in obesity and metabolism. What we learn in this episode: How do you deal with fear of failure? Can the average person compete in long distance events? How does the hormone Leptin affect body weight and body composition? What are some scientific advances we are making now and what do we expect will happen soon regarding the fight against obesity?…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewish Way of Talking 37 mins – “John McWhorter interrupts the hosts of Unorthodox to discuss hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication style.” At the link find the title, “Is There a Jewish Way of Talking? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8126236552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Loss from Robots 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State, Mar, 2024,” right-click “Media files 20170330 Robots_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kale in Paris 58 mins – “On this week’s Radio Cherry Bombe, host Kerry Diamond talks with Kristen Beddard, author of Bonjour Kale. When Kristen moved to Paris with her husband, she couldn’t find kale or “chou kale” for sale anywhere. Bonjour Kale is a memoir of how Kristen began “The Kale Project” to bring her beloved vegetable back to the country of croissants and cheese. Also on the show, our British #BombeSquad correspondent, Hester Cant, speaks to one of the stars of The Great British Bake Off, Martha Collison. Martha was the youngest ever contestant at age 17 and made it all the way to the quarter finals. Hester talks to her about success since the show, her new book, and using baking to empower women around the world.” At the link find the title, “Episode 117: Bonjour Kale and Great British Baking Show Martha Collison,” right-click “Media files 73027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knowledge Polarization 14 mins – “The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. It’s as if we know more but understand less, says philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch. In this talk, he dares us to take active steps to burst our filter bubbles and participate in the common reality that actually underpins everything.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Labels We Use 44 mins – “We are each born labeled. In moments of ambiguity, those labels can change the way people make decisions about us. As a cognitive process, it is invisible, involuntary, and unconscious – and that’s why psychology is working so hard to understand it. Our guest for this episode is Adam Alter, a psychologist who studies marketing and communication, and his New York Times bestselling book is titled Drunk Tank Pink after the color used to paint the walls of police holding cells after research suggested it lessened the urge to fight.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 104-Labels_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labor Pattern Trends 64 mins – “Former labor correspondent for The New York Times Steven Greenhouse joins David to discuss the gig economy, the decline of unions, and his message for journalists in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 157 – Steven Greenhouse,” right-click “Media files hgrnzl.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Lessons 16 mins – “A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Matt Walsh 48 mins – “In his role as the beleaguered Mike McLintock on HBO’s Veep, Matt Walsh is often the butt of the joke. In real life, however, Matt is revered— in the world of improv comedy, at least. He’s one of the founding members the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy institution. Matt joins us to discuss improv vs. stand-up, what makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus so great to work with, and the advice he’d give to Sean Spicer.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menstrual Leave 27 mins – “Critics say paid period leave could make workplace inequality worse, but supporters say it’s a progressive step that recognizes women’s unique health needs.” At the link find the title, “June 14: Should women get paid menstrual leave? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170614_21919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michio Kaku 40 mins – “Dr. Michio Kaku – He is the face (and mind) of science! Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written two New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future. His most recent book was released in February and is titled, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Additionally, Dr. Kaku is the host of the weekly, one-hour radio program Exploration. You probably recognize Dr. Kaku from TV – he’s basically been in every science related show that was released in the past 20 years! Quotes from Dr. Kaku: What we learn in this episode: Did you know we can photograph a dream? Yeah, we talk about that! What is telekinesis and will we ever have the capability to move objects with our minds? Soon, we will be able to record our memories and then upload them to help people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Is it true that we only use a small portion of our brain? Why do we remember scary dreams much more often than pleasant dreams? At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Molecular Machines 9 mins – “Katrina Kramer speaks with Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that resemble machine parts and could pave the way for molecular robots” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mossberg on Tech 60 mins (2 parts)– “Walt Mossberg, editor and columnist at [The Verge], discusses the impact of personal computing, policies that have shaped the industry, and technologies he sees on the horizon. He also talks about his decision to retire.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Walt Mossberg, Part 1,” right-click “Media files .program.476003.MP3-STD.mp3” and do the same for Part 2 at “Media files program.480648.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menus.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 21 mins – “The internationally-renowned astrophysicist’s new book offers simplified answers to the universe’s largest questions.” At the link find the title, “Jun 15: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson says learning about science is more important than ever, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_52089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Policy 75 mins At the link find the title, “The Rising Threat of a Nuclear North Korea, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313GL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 33 mins – “…In this weeks episode, Dr. Joel [Fuhrman discusses micronutrients]…We were hoping you could kind of give our listeners an explanation a little bit of the Nutritarian Lifestyle and its main principles. Dr. Fuhrman: Sure. Well the basis of all my work has at its base that we have to eat a diet that’s rich in micronutrients. In 1930 scientists discovered vitamins and minerals, 14 vitamins to 16 minerals necessary for humans, and it wasn’t until about 20 years ago when scientists finally recognized that vitamins and minerals ere not the major micronutrient load that was in food. They were actually a minor portion of the whole load and they classified all those other new discovered vital chemicals that are so important for human immune function as phytochemicals of vital nutrients. So now we know the three basic classes of micronutrients are vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. And of course we can only get the full compliment, the full symphony of all the necessary phytochemicals for good immune function if we eat a large amount of high nutrient produce. The diseases that afflict most people are the results of a combination of excess calories and deficiency in micronutrients. And that subscribing to eat a diet richer in micronutrients, while not exceeding requirements to calories, is the goal to have a healthy diet, and that could prevent us against heart disease and cancer and strokes and actually is the fountain of youth. In other words, my formula called The Health Equation, which I’ve actually been discussing for almost 20 years, well 15 years now I think, is H equals N over C where H is the healthy life expectancy how long you live, the quality of your life in your later years, your overall resistance to disease as you get older. So that’s your H is your health equals N over C, which means the micronutrient procal density of your diet which essentially defines that for great health. We have to strive to eat a diet higher in micronutrients in lowering calories.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8 – Dr. Joel Fuhrman,” right-click “Media files 38c5dcfa-4287-4ee3-b728-8cbffd6ecc0b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 30 mins – “For our first podcast, we were extremely lucky to be able to speak with Harvard Professor, Dr. Walter Willett. Dr.Willett is an American physician and nutrition researcher. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University. He has published over 1,000 scientific articles…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 54 mins – “In his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill this week, former FBI Director James Comey described several uncomfortable interactions with President Trump that preceded his firing. The big question for all watching was: could any of those interactions be considered “obstruction of justice?” On this week’s episode, we put the question to Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg. We also discuss the ongoing litigation around President Trump’s executive order on immigration with Kate Shaw, an associate professor at the Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court analyst for ABC News. Shaw is the author of a new article in the Texas Law Review that considers what sorts of presidential speech is and isn’t admissible in a court of law. [Read Shaw’s recent New York Times op-ed on the subject here.]” At the link find the title, “Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to it. Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1162717423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo Diet Discussion 36 mins – “Marlene Zuk – author of Paleofantasy, professor of ecology Unless you’ve been living in a cave (best….pun….ever), you are probably well aware of the new fad diet, the paleo diet. The quick and dirty of the diet is you can eat anything that was available to our cave dwelling ancestors. So chow down on all…” At the link find the title, “Episode 84 – Marlene Zuk,” right-click “Media files 6dca5a42-fd5f-485c-a783-21be2a9c15a7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care 55 mins – “Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Medicine, the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco; Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Founding Director, the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Steven Pantilat is a renowned international expert in palliative care. He will discuss the cultural myths that get in the way of our receiving good care and living life fully with serious illness. When you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of a serious illness, it can be devastating. Yet the time after a serious diagnosis, which can be years or decades, is the rest of your life. The essential question is how to live that life as well as possible for as long as possible. Based on decades of experience, Dr. Pantilat will offer clear, sage and practical tips for living well with serious illness. This program is for those with serious illness and the family and friends who love them.” At the link find the title, “Life After Diagnosis! How to Live Well with Serious Illness, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170615_Life_After_Diagnosis_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Agreement Impact 7 mins– “241 EE How Important Is the Paris Climate Agreement? At the link find the title, “241 EE…,” right-click “Media files ede_241-xl4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pee and Poop 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, everybody poops! And everybody pees. But we probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about exactly how that works. Well, put down your lunch and listen up. We’re talking with David Chu, a pediatric urological surgeon about urine. Then we’ll hear from his brother, Daniel Chu, who’s a colorectal surgeon, about poop. Finally, we’ll hear from IgNobel prize winner Patricia Yang about her work studying the flow rate of mammal pee, and why all mammals pee and poop at the same rate.” 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 Spectrum 58 mins – “Clemson University professor and former chief economist at the FCC Thomas Hazlett talks about his book, [The Political Spectrum], about the history and politics of U.S. communications policy.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Thomas Hazlett, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477441.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prenatal Care Internet Startup 42 mins – “Alex and Matt talk to Josh Muccio, the host of Gimlet’s newest show, about his path to podcasting. Then we sample the first half of the latest episode of Josh’s show, The Pitch: Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars. At the link find the title, “BONUS – Introducing The Pitch, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6622325637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Capitalism 18 mins – “Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.” At the link right-click ‘#610: The Prisoner’s Solution,” right-click “Media files 20170614_pmoney_pmpod610rerun.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management Team 43 mins – “Back in episode 121 I had the pleasure of talking with Richard Banfield, one of three authors “of the new book Product Leadership. Then, in episode 125 I spoke with Martin Eriksson, who also is a co-author of the book. So, it seemed only proper that I make this a true trifecta by interviewing the third co-author, which is Nate Walkingshaw. I was especially eager to do this after Richard told me that Nate is the smartest product person he knows. Nate has some firm opinions on product teams and how to structure teams to work well. You may have seen his thought-provoking post on Mind the Product titled, “Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup.” In our discussion, we touch on concepts from that post but dive deeper into team structures and needs for modern product teams.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop up menu.

Qatar Blockage 20 mins – “Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It’s a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.” At the linkf ind the title, “#778: What the Falcon’s Up With Qatar?” right-click “Media files 20170616_pmoney_pmpod778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quatar Conference 55 mins- This is a discussion about Quatar, but the title is “From Venezuela to Argentina: The Situation in South America, May, 2030,” right-click “Media files 20170614 Quatar Conference Call.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Bias 57 mins -”Is there a part of ourselves that we don’t acknowledge, that we don’t even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it?” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017 The Culture Inside,” click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Same Sex Marriage 18 mins– “When I heard the news of the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage between same sex couples, I wanted to go back to an interview I did in 2009 with two women who decided to get married before it was legal in their state. It’s easy to forget what couples like them had to go through back then — traveling outside of their state to get a document that would have no legal standing at all where they lived. I wanted to know why that piece of paper mattered to them. This is their story.” At the link find the title, “A Piece of Paper (S2: E4), July, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E4-A_Piece_of_Paper.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Woman Driver 26 mins – “Manal al-Sharif was one of the first women to drive in Saudi Arabia — a country that strictly forbids women from getting behind the wheel.” At the link find the title, “Jun 13: ‘Symbol for civil disobedience’: How a Saudi woman landed in jail for daring to drive, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_41521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Policy 71 mins – “At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science. Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson Guest: Arturo Casadevall At the link right-click “download TWiM#154  “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Selling Process 32 mins – “Mohit Garg is the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at MindTickle–a company that trains, coaches and aligns sales teams to be more effective. On today’s show, Mohit shared with us some “Secrets to Scaling Sales” and provided answers to a few startups that called in. Mohit points out how the nature of the sales process today has changed significantly from a “notion of asymmetry” to be “much more value-centric.” This relates to how today, the market is much more democratic and the process is much more scientific. Mohit notices how it is about establishing the value equation and asking “how will this benefit my business?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shooter History 32 mins – “Bernard did not get along with his father, who expected him to work like a full-time employee in the family gas station starting when Bernard was just eight years old. But then Bernard went off to the army, and when he came home, an incident with a gun changed his relationship to his father, to society, and to himself.” At the link find the title, “All My Days Have Been Guns (S2: E2), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E2-All_My_Days_Have_Been_Guns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Impact 22 mins – “Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boosting investment and de-risking development.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Solar Mission 32 mins – “Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun – what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacle?” At the link find the title, “Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun – Science Weekly podcast, Jun, 2017,” right-click “ Media files 6005487-solar-spacecraft-two-missions-to-the-sun-science-weekly-podcast.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports and Politics 30 mins – “It has been a nightmarish week. The new president has kicked off his reign with a series of illegal and immoral executive orders and a set of preposterous appointments. Every day we wake up and remember that this is really happening. Many of us are looking to the upcoming Super Bowl more and more for solace and distraction. Today on Sea Change Radio we are having a Super Bowl special of a sort. Our guest is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports podcast, best known for his articulate treatment of the intersection of sports and politics. Zirin and host Alex Wise talk about the Brady-Trump connection (or what we are calling ConflateGate), and more broadly about the role of athletes in our political discourse.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing Rock Protest 52 mins – “They were an unlikely group of activists; Native American youths concerned about teen suicide sparked the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—a movement which ultimately spread across the country. Veterans and others joined in, traveling to the construction site and showing solidarity with activists. Protesters objected to the $3.8 billion pipeline route, which they said threatened freshwater supplies and disrespected ancestral lands. Recently, in an attempt to pressure banks financing the project, Seattle yanked more than $3 billion in annual cash flows from Wells Fargo, giving the campaign a boost. The city of Davis also cut ties with the bank over the pipeline. Still, the project is moving ahead and is nearly complete. What, then, did the protests accomplish? Are they any more than a temporary nuisance to energy companies? Join us for a conversation with those who have been at Standing Rock—and discover what it all means.” At the link find the title, “Banking on Change at Standing Rock,” right-click “Media files cc_20170618_cl1_StandingRock.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Problems 44 mins – “Jason from Bento started a business that prepared and delivered pan-Asian meals on demand. Lauren and Emma from Dating Ring wanted to reinvent online dating. Mary from Saint Harridan made sharp suits for masculine women and trans men. And Mike moved food across international borders, evading employees of a large grocery store chain. This episode, we return to some of the companies we followed in previous seasons and find out how their founders are doing—and what the label “entrepreneur” means to them now.” At the link find the title, “Life After Startup (Season 5, Episode 7), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT2609591153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Humanity 50 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there. Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett “There Is No Enemy Team” right-click “Media files 5940ce2bb74774bc4ea894d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Perspective 28 mins – “In a five year period from 2011 to 2016, just twelve percent of terrorist attacks in the United States were perpetrated by Muslims. More than fifty percent, on the other hand, were carried out by Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or other far right groups. So why do Americans spend so much time worrying about “radical Islamic terrorism?” This week on Hidden Brain, we look at how the media over-covers some acts of terrorism — and quickly forgets others. We also look at some of the psychological reasons we have a hard time putting the threat of terrorism in perspective.” At the link find the title, “Is he Muslim?” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170619_hiddenbrain_75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned 61 mins – “From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks” At the link find the title (same as the ‘From Tragedy to…’), May, 2017, right-click “Media files 20170511 GL Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Neuroscientist 6 mins – “242 EE Pride in Science: Ben Barres, Astrocytes, and Activism.” At the link find the title which is the same as the description, right-click “Media files ede_242-pe3.mp3 “ and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Problems 53 mins – “Dara Lind and Yochi Dreazen join Matt to talk about Comey’s testimony and the larger consequences of the Russia investigation.” At the link find the title, “Infrastructure week (jk it’s about Comey) Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1595503366.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deconstructed 27 mins – “Author and activist Naomi Klein argues that Donald Trump’s rise to the Oval Office in the U.S. is not an aberration, but a cultural shift that’s made a “megabrand president” possible.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘Corporate coup’: Naomi Klein says Trump’s goal is to make the rich richer,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_13119.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s Loneliness 18 mins – “Rebecca Solnit reads her story The Loneliness of Donald Trump.” At the link find the tile, “The Loneliness of Donald Trump, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2100606961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tweeting Impact 26 mins – “President Trump says he uses Twitter so he can get an “honest and unfiltered message out”to the American people. But investigators and even foreign governments are poring over his Tweets. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn explains why.: At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Trade Policy 72 mins – At the link find the title, “The Uncertain Future of U.S. Trade Policy, Mar, 2017, right-click ‘Media files 20170306GL.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 24 mins – “Author Adam Lashinsky traces Uber’s rapid rise as a disruptor in the tech industry from its early beginnings.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: ‘Founded in controversy’: Author’s inside look into Uber’s success and scandals, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_66969.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 72 mins – “Uber makes complimentary and controversial headlines every day. Since its 2009 launch, it’s been influencing the minds and phones of millions worldwide. But what do we really know about Uber, and, more importantly, what lies ahead? In the last eight years as a leader in the on-demand economy, Uber has battled lawmakers and competitors in emerging markets, facing protests and riots in cities from Paris to Mumbai; it has hustled to build the first self-driving car while also responding to major employee allegations. CEO Travis Kalanick is known as a ruthless businessman, appearing in the news almost as often as the Silicon Valley giant he runs. With competition from the likes of Google and Lyft, the company is valued at billions—and now there’s talk of an initial public offering (IPO). Uber continues to rise in value and global impact even while questions around finances, leadership, valuation and the future continue to arise. The question remains: What else should the public know?Join Adam Lashinsky, journalist and best-selling author of Inside Apple, for a conversation about his new book, Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination. Lashinsky will dive deep into the Uber universe, discussing what’s on the horizon for the company the world can’t stop talking about.” At the link find the title, Take a Wild Uber Ride with Adam Lashinsky, Jun , 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170614_Adam_Lashinsky_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Politics 36 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least).” At the link find the title, “Too Close for Comfort, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files SM8185311095.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Tech Shootings Impact 57 mins – “Olutosin Oduwole was an aspiring rapper and college student when he was arrested in 2007. He was given an unusual charge: “attempting to make a terrorist threat.” Prosecutors used his writings — which he maintains were rap lyrics — to build their case against him. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit Oduwole’s story, and how public perceptions of rap music may have played a role.” At the link find the title, “Rap on Trial, J” right-click “Media files 20170612_hiddenbrain_74.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Volkswagen Story 30 mins – “When a West Virginia University research team won a grant in 2012 to run some tests on diesel cars, they could not have imagined that their relatively small study would soon be bringing one of the largest, most storied auto makers in the world to its knees — something in the Farfegnugen just didn’t smell right. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to New York Times reporter Jack Ewing whose new book, Faster, Higher, Farther takes a deep plunge into the history of Volkswagen and gives us the latest on the company’s emissions scandal. We learn about the Nazi propaganda beginnings of Volkswagen, the company’s involvement in wartime atrocities, and the powerful families behind the Volkswagen brand. We also examine the company’s systematic and dishonest emissions cheating practices, and talk about what lies ahead for the auto giant.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WeWork Founder 48 mins – “In 2007, architect Miguel McKelvey convinced his friend Adam Neumann to share an office space in Brooklyn. That was the beginning of WeWork: a shared workspace for startups and freelancers looking for an inspiring environment to do their work. Today, WeWork has created a “community of creators” valued at nearly $16 billion.” At the link find the title, “WeWork: Miguel McKelvey, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170616_hibt_wework.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Windmills 4 mins – “…We’d started out building Dutch-style mills in the East. But winds on the Great Plains were less friendly to large slow-turning sails. The sails would speed up and tear to pieces. A mill repairer, John Burnham, went to a shop boss, Daniel Halladay, in the early 1850s. He said, “If you can design a windmill that’ll protect itself in high winds, I can sell it….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 27 mins – “In this past conversation Dr. Pannell and Dr. Chianelli discuss education and women in science with Dr. Cheryl B. Frech from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Frech is an advocate for professional engagement in chemistry. She serves as the associate editor for Book and Media Reviews for the “Journal of Chemical Education”  and is active in the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, serving as Alternate Councilor and on the Division’s Executive Committee.  She is on the national ACS Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs and  is a member of the Oklahoma Section of the ACS where she serves as Public Relations chair.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Speech 39 mins – “People love giving women advice on how to speak at work. But is this advice always grounded in fact? E&B break it down.” At the link find the title, “Policing Women’s Speech Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-smnty-policing-womens-speech-final-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Year Up Organization 37 mins – “How and why does a Wall Street millionaire start a company to help troubled young adults move from poverty to professional careers in a single year? This week we interview Gerald Chertavian, CEO of Year Up, one of the most incredible non-profit organizations we have ever come across. “You can’t give until you have. ” – Gerald Chertavian Year Up provides intensive professional education to urban young adults. His organization was recently recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations in the nation using business excellence to engineer social change. Prior to starting Year Up, Chertavian co-founded Conduit Communications and served as the head of marketing at Transnational Financial Services in London. Gerald recently wrote the book, A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills For Real Jobs With Real Success. He was also awarded the 2003 Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Manhattan Institute and the 2005 Freedom House Archie R. Williams, Jr. Technology Award. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School, Chertavian was born and raised in Lowell, MA. Quotes from Gerald: What we learn in this episode: How to balance taking versus giving. How to understand what you can take from the universe as well as what you owe to the universe. For the first time in the history of this country upward mobility is lower in America than many other developed countries. That is an opportunity divide. What is the winning formula for social good?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zappos Founder 27 mins – “First, we at Smart People Podcast wanted to say welcome! Many of you may be listening to us for the first time due to this week’s fantastic guest. If you want to expand your mind and hear all of our incredible interviews in the future, you can subscribe to us on iTunes here. Thanks for checking…” At the link find the title, “Episode 14 – Tony Hsieh,” right-click “Media files a13f47c5-5bbd-42e1-9a23-da5f2250ff07.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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