Exercise your ears: the 130 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 490 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 16,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.
Activist Cleve Jones 64 mins – “In an emotional roller coaster of real experiences, Cleve Jones will take you through the gay liberation movement and AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jones will share how Harvey Milk became the first largely outspoken gay elected official—as well as Jones’ mentor. Jones keeps Milk’s legacy and the gay liberation movement alive, aspiring to have a similar impact on young adults as Milk had on Jones. Come hear Jones’ inspiring words on the political movement. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern until Milk’s assassination in 1978. Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983. In 1987, he founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world’s largest community arts projects. Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk, Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning film, and served as the historical consultant for the production. In 2009, Jones led the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. He served on the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 2016, ABC aired a miniseries partially inspired by Jones’ 2016 memoir, When We Rise.” At the link find the title, “LGBT Activist Cleve Jones: When We Rise, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170620_Cleve_Jones_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African Virologist 67 mins – “From ASV 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin, the complete TWiV team speaks with Mavis Agbandje-McKenna about her career and her work solving virus structures by x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Mavis Agbandje-McKenna” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 448” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aging Concepts for Nurses 19 mins – “In this podcast Dr. Norma Cuellar, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing interviews Dr. Linda Phillips, primary author of “Developing and Proposing the Ethno-cultural Gerontological Nursing Model” published in the March 2015 issue. The article describes the development of a new theoretical model for explaining health outcomes and health responses for older adults in unique ethno-cultural groups and to discuss implications and applications of the model to transcultural gerontological nursing practice. Dr. Phillips is Professor Emerita at the UCLA School of Nursing. She is a fellow of the Gerontology Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Her team includes Benissa Salem, Kia Jeffers, Haesook Kim, Maria Elena Ruiz, Nancy Salem, and Diana Woods.” At the link right-click “Listen Here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Agriculture Apps 19 mins – “Peter Schott grew up in a family with technologically inclined parents who used computers on their farm even from way back in 1984. Because of this, Peter’s curiosity on the possibilities that technology can bring in solving agricultural problems grew. As a result, Peter and another guy from his college dorm decided to work together on offering solutions through mobile apps by establishing their own company called Myriad Mobile. Today, Peter talks about the significant role that mobile apps play in the future of agriculture and the solution of current agricultural problems. He shares some excellent insights from two different perspectives – one from that of a farmer’s and the other of an entrepreneur. He also explains the significance of knowing your audience, your vision, and the problem you want to solve when thinking of a good app to pursue.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Dream 53 mins – “The “American dream” has powered the hopes and aspirations of Americans for generations. But what exactly is the American dream? How did we come to define it? And is it changing?” At the link find the title, “A Better Life: Creating the American Dream, May 2009,” right-click “Media files abetterlife_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Anesthesia Failure 21 mins – “Patients waking up during surgery reportedly happens during one out of every 1,000 surgeries.” At the link find the title, “May 19: ‘I went into distress’: patient wakes up during surgery, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170519_10919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Animal Cruelty and Neglect 21 mins – “Animal cruelty has been in the public eye this year. About 80 Great Danes were recently rescued at a mansion in Wolfeboro – living in filthy conditions. Just last week, four horses were taken from a Deering farm, ill and neglected. And in February, more than 30 Persian cats were found in a Barnstead home, in squalid conditions. These cases raise questions — about whether our state laws on breeding and animal cruelty should be tougher, about when neighbors and town officials should step in, and about the psychology of animal hoarding.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Antibiotic Resistance Issues 57 mins – “Do you take antibiotics for granted? Many of us do. After all, these drugs have been saving lives for decades, servings as magic bullets against deadly infections such as pneumonia, gangrene or blood poisoning since the middle of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the bacteria that cause infections have been evolving and many have developed resistance to common antibiotics. Some have even become resistant to our strongest drugs. Are these superbugs about to reverse the achievements of modern medicine? A number of experts tell you about the threat and how it can be countered. We hear about the danger of multi-drug resistant infections in hospitals, and learn that stethoscopes become just as contaminated as doctors’ hands in the course of an examination. But while hands are usually washed, the stethoscope is rarely disinfected between patients. A simple technology can make that much easier, while a room-sterilizing robot (Tru-D) can help prevent the spread of infections from one patient to the next….” At the link find the title, “948 Superbugs, Stethoscopes and New Technologies to Prevent the Spread of Infection, Jun 2014,”right-click “Media files PP-948Stethoscopes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Australia Tax Office Problems 60 mins – “Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation at the Australian Taxation Office addresses the National Press Club.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Chris Jordan, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Jordan_0607_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Back Injury Exercises 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have Ashleigh Gass. Ashleigh holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Clinical Nutrition. She is certified sports nutritionist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently picked up by Devil Dog Arms as an accomplished tactical shooter, and is also developing a Gymnastic Bodies affiliate gym. Listen in as we talk about Ashleigh’s background, gymnastics, back issues and some ways to keep your back healthy, mobility, Ashleigh’s firearm training, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Battery Tester in Detroit 51 mins – “The automotive industry, which has arguably defined Detroit for generations, employs a dizzying array of professionals responsible for every aspect of car design and manufacture. For this episode, which you can listen to via the player above, we wanted to get a sense of one of one of the more eccentric jobs involved in that process. To that end, we visited the General Motors battery lab, where we spoke with Mark Hughes, a recent chemical engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley. Hughes describes himself as a “cell technical specialist.” In essence, he conducts forensics tests on failed batteries, mostly for fully electric cars such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, though he sometimes works on hybrid vehicles as well.* And while Hughes is primarily dealing with inorganic chemistry, some of the stories he tells us really do sound a lot like medical mysteries.” At the link find the title, “In Detroit: How Does an Automotive Battery Engineer Work? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6408210261.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Behavioral Research 69 mins – “Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp spent much of his career toiling in relative obscurity, but when he died in April 2017 the Washington Post credited him with “revealing the emotional lives of animals.” His book Affective Neuroscience essentially created a new field and he was a very popular guest on the Brain Science Podcast . This month I want to honor Dr. Panksepp by re-airing the first interview I recorded with him back in 2010.” At the link find the title “FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Bird Migration 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why some birds migrate and others do not, how they select their destinations and how they navigate the great distances, often over oceans. For millennia, humans set their calendars to birds’ annual arrivals, and speculated about what happened when they departed, perhaps moving deep under water, or turning into fish or shellfish, or hibernating while clinging to trees upside down. Ideas about migration developed in C19th when, in Germany, a stork was noticed with an African spear in its neck, indicating where it had been over the winter and how far it had flown. Today there are many ideas about how birds use their senses of sight and smell, and magnetic fields, to find their way, and about why and how birds choose their destinations and many questions. Why do some scatter and some flock together, how much is instinctive and how much is learned, and how far do the benefits the migrating birds gain outweigh the risks they face?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Orators P1 52 mins – “Spanning the 20th century, this collection is a vivid account of how African Americans sounded the charge against racial injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles.” At the link right-click “Download Say It Plain” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Orators P2 53 mins – “Titled after the classic 1969 James Brown anthem, “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud,” this anthology illuminates the ideas and debates pulsing through the black freedom struggle from the 1960s to the present. These arguments are suffused with basic questions about what it means to be black in America. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bladder Cancer 58 mins – “We rarely hear about bladder cancer, but it is the fourth most common cancer of men in the U.S., and the toll it takes is underappreciated. We hear from a survivor about his story, and we talk with a leading physician about advances in the treatment of this important malignancy. Find out about the symptoms and early warning signs that should prompt an examination. There are several treatments for this condition; immunotherapy (BCG) offers hope for some cases that have resisted other treatments. Guests: Raj S. Pruthi, MD, FACS, is Chair of the Department of Urology and Professor of Surgery and Urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is co-director of the urologic oncology program and bladder cancer Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He serves on the editorial board for several journals including the Journal of Urology and is also a member of numerous guidelines committees for treatment of bladder cancer and urologic diseases. David Langham is a patient and facilitator of the Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group. The website for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is BCAN.org. The Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group is at trianglebcs” At the link find the title, “937 Paying Attention to Bladder Cancer,” right-click “Media files PP-937bladdercancer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bone Injury Research 84 mins – “Learn about trauma and bone injuries in North America and internationally. See what research is being done to improve care of patients with bone injuries. Recorded on 03/09/2017. (#32119)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bosnian War 23 mins – “Predrag Bundalo was waiting for a cup of coffee when a bullet, fired at point-blank range, killed him. He was sitting on the enemy’s couch.” At the link find the title, “Face of Mercy, Face of Hate, Sept, 1996,” right-click “Media files face of mercy face of hate_128.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Buffalo Rehabilitation Work 29 mins – “What’s a great way to lift up an impoverished population within a struggling city where utility bills can cost twice as much as rent itself? Local, engaged clean energy efforts. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the Deputy Director of PUSH Buffalo, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, about the work that her organization is doing to create jobs and ramp up energy efficiency in the third poorest major city in the U.S. Ghirmatzion tells us about how her organization got its start, how its model has evolved and how PUSH Buffalo is trying to meet rising demands for its services in the face of looming EPA cuts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Bootlegger Story 26 mins – “Rocco Perri was once the most infamous mobster in Canada, making millions as a bootlegger in the Prohibition years. But one day in 1944, he disappeared.” At the link find the title, “June 23: Author Trevor Cole on the rise and disappearance of Canada’s Whisky King, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170623_19607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Changing Jobs 20 mins – “Cyrus Habib lost his sight when he was eight, and in January this year aged 35 took up an elected position as Lieutenant governor of Washington State in America. He talks to Peter White about walking the fine line between sympathy and empathy when campaigning, and how technology is helping him do his job. Listener Nick Adamson has been working for the same company in the same role for the last 12 years. He has no immediate plans to change jobs, but says contemplating a career move when you’re blind throws up many challenges. He talks to Dave Williams who has recently changed jobs, about his concerns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Lawsuit 30 mins – “What do a 13 year old in Louisiana, a 14 year old in Oregon and a 16 year old in Hawaii all have in common besides possibly the number of hours a day they spend on Instagram? Actually, these teens are among a group of 21 very serious youth plaintiffs who have leveled a legal challenge to climate change policy. This week on Sea Change Radio, we break down Juliana v. U.S., a landmark case wherein children are suing the US government for allowing dangerous CO2 levels to permeate the atmosphere and disrupt the future environment. Our guest is Philip Gregory, the lead plaintiff attorney on the case, who breaks down the timeline of the proceedings, the potential impact it could have both in the U.S. and overseas, and the role former Exxon Mobil CEO and current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has in the case. Historically, lawsuits have been an effective way to move what appear to be intractable policies and practices. Could this group of young people topple the protective wall the government has built around the gas and oil industry? And if they do, what Instagram filter will they use when they post their victory?” At the link right-click “MP3” under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Legacy 52 mins – “Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millennials and Generation Xers with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his new book, Bruce Gibney, a venture investor in PayPal, Facebook, Spotify, SpaceX and other tech companies, writes that boomers are a generation of sociopaths who betrayed America. According to Gibney, most climate deniers are aging boomers who won’t live to see the worst consequences of climate change. Therefore, they won’t pay to address these challenges. At the same time, some boomers feel guilty about the climate changes they are responsible for and are now striving for redemption. These boomers are attempting to use their wealth and knowledge to engage younger people in climate solutions. The conversation is a difficult one though, especially considering that many young people today know they are inheriting a darker future than the one their parents did. Join us for an intergenerational discussion about what you can do to make an impact—and how to persuade the climate doubters in your life.” At the link find the title, “Inheriting Climate Change: What Will Boomers Leave Behind? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170611_cl1_Inheriting Climate Change_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Misinformation 30 mins – “Is the New York Times enabling a debate that most rational people think is long over? The latest conservative pundit to be hired by the New York Times has progressives and environmentalists concerned. Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winning “opinion journalist” from the Wall Street Journal made his first splash onto the op-ed page of the Times recently with a controversial piece entitled Climate of Complete Certainty. In this editorial he asserts that climate science should continue to be debated, despite a preponderance of credible evidence sounding the alarm for immediate action. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with two PhDs with differing responses to Mr. Stephens’s perspective and place at the Grey Lady. First, we’re joined by Joe Romm, the founding editor of Climate Progress, who is critical of the new hire. Then, we hear from psychologist Pamela Paresky who thinks that his hiring by the NY Times could actually be a catalyst for productive dialogue that might ultimately bring conservatives over to recognizing the threat of climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coffee Gem 35 mins – “Mokhtar Alkhanshali is trying to produce the perfect cup of coffee. And he’s trying to do it with beans grown in the midst of an active war zone in Yemen. Despite those challenges, his company’s first batch earned rave reviews, and sold for $16 a cup at one of the fanciest coffee chains around. But can he turn that early success into a profitable business, or will the challenges of trying to achieve perfection using a supply chain that starts halfway around the world do his young company in?” At the link find the title, “Building The Perfect Cup of Coffee (Season 5, Episode 10),” right-click “Media files GLT9607449073.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Consciousness 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more. Surprise conversation starter interview clips: Andrew Keen on the Internet and social isolation and Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P1 40 mins – “Alexis Madrigal brings you the gripping story of how a new way of shipping stuff across the ocean fed the Vietnam War, destroyed America’s great port cities, and created global trade as we know it.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: Welcome to Global Capitalism,” right-click “Media files PPY1018724198.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P2 25 mins – “What is life like as a modern sailor, a tiny person on a huge ship in a vast ocean? Here is your answer. Episode 2 brings you a rare look into the lives of two Filipino sailors, fresh off a trip across the Pacific Ocean. These are regular people doing heroic work to support their families. And without them, the global economic order doesn’t work.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2: Meet the Sailors,” right-click “Media files PPY9680849242.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P3 30 mins – “You know you’ve always wanted to ride in a tugboat as it pushes around a huge cargo ship, right? Well, that’s what we do in Episode 3. We go inside working life on the San Francisco Bay to see how brutal competition among shipping companies threatens the viability of the small businesses that ply the waters. Meet a tugboat dispatcher, a skipper, and the first female captain of an American freighter. It’s a case study in how globalization works and our first look at the challenges the port faces.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: The Ships, The Tugs, and the Port,” right-click “Media files PPY3591819944.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P4 34 mins – “The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Not only has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but now there are many small, local roasters. How’d this all happen? Episode 4 brings you into the infrastructure underpinning third-wave coffee from a Kenyan coffee auction to a major coffee importer to a secret coffee warehouse in San Leandro with beans from every coffee-growing nation in the world. We’re guided by Aaron Van der Groen, the green coffee buyer for San Francisco’s legendary roaster Ritual Coffee.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4: The Hidden Side of Coffee,” right-click “Media files PPY1876923489.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P5 27 mins – “American companies pioneered container shipping, but now the ocean freight business is dominated by foreign firms. Thanks to the Jones Act, a 1920 law, all cargo between American ports must be carried on American-made ships, so we do still have a fleet. But the ships are old and outdated. In episode five, we explore the tragic consequences of this “America-first” trade policy, beginning with the El Faro, which sank in October 2015.” At the link find the title, “Episode 5: The America-First Ships,” right-click “ Media files PPY7204462267.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P6 30 mins – “It started with a puzzle: why were people in West Oakland dying 12-15 years earlier than their counterparts in the wealthier hills? The people in the flatlands were dying of the same things as the people in the hills, just much younger. Meet the doctor who helped make the case that air pollution from cargo handling was one big part of the answer, and the smart-dressing, wise-cracking environmental activist who helped to clean up the air. This is an inside look at the problems that come with being a major node in the network of global trade—and the solutions that people have devoted their lives to implementing.” At the link find the title, “Episode 6: And They Won, They Won Big,” right-click “Media files PPY8202310956.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P7 38 mins – “It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the culture of work that they knew. They take pictures, create a slide show, and make sound recordings. Those recordings languished in a basement for 40 years. In this episode, we hear those archival tapes as a way of exploring the human effects of automation.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: The Lost Docks,” right-click “Media files PPY5200236280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Containerized Shipping P8 30 mins – “In the conclusion of this series, we peer into the future of human-robot combinations on the waterfront and in the rest of the supply chain. We’ll hear about the strange future of cyborg trucking and meet the friendly little helper bots in warehouses. The view of automation that sees only a battle between robots vs. humans is wrong. It’s humans all the way down.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8: Robots, Piers Full of Robots,” right-click “Media files PPY3944255658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cory Booker 66 mins – “Sen. Cory Booker joins David to talk about his humbling experiences in Newark, racism in America, his mindset ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 160 – Sen. Cory Booker,” right-click “Media files 05hb5r.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cowboy Culture 47 mins – “Hollywood loves to romanticize cowboys: brave, rugged, living an enviable life under the open skies. But true cowboy life was brutal: monotonous work, a high risk of injury, terrible weather and terribly lonely. A new book pierces the cowboy myth and tells the boom-bust story of cattle ranchers, slaughterhouses and the popularization of American steak. This hour On Point: cowboy history and the tough job home on the range.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Creativity 29 mins – “It is held up as a trait that sets us apart from the rest of the animals: the ability to think creatively and to use our powerful imaginations to shape the world around us. But how our creative imagination became so crucial to our existence remains a mystery with plenty of competing theories put forward. What ideas have scientists come up with? And with something as complex as creativity, how do we even define it, let alone study it in the lab? To explore all this and more, Ian Sample speaks with the University of Notre Dame’s professor of anthropology, Agustín Fuentes, who, in a new book ‘The Creative Spark’, highlights the role creativity may have played in our ancestor’s ability to collaborate within early societies. Importantly though, this wasn’t always for the greater good with the likes of violence and warfare coming from the very same trait. We also hear from cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist Dr Anna Abraham of Leeds Beckett University, about some of the perils and pitfalls when it comes to studying human creativity in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR-Cas9 52 mins – “…Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever. In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny. Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode: Richard A Clarke on averting global catastrophes, Deepak Chopra on secular spirituality (clip not available online)” At the link find the title, “105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
DC History 28 mins – “So you may have heard DC referred to as a swamp in the past few months. The thing is, that’s not just a political slogan – it used to be an actual swamp. Historian JD Dickey is here to tell us about the secret history of Washington, D.C., and how those beginnings help explain a few things about politics today.” At the link find the title, “201: DC History 101 – Swamps and scandals, then and now,” right-click “Media files 331909224-decodedc-201-dc-history-101-swamps-and-scandals-then-and-now.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dementia Prevalence 20 mins – “The Alzheimer’s society, in the UK, predicts that if the rates of dementia remain constant there’ll be 1.7 million people in the country living with the condition by 2050. We also know that things like improvements in cardiovascular health are changing those rates. New research published on bmj.com attempts to model what the outcomes of those changing factors might be, and Sara Ahmadi – Abhari, a research associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College London, joins us to discuss that model.” At the link find the title, “Dementia prevalance in 2040, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 331713794-bmjgroup-dementia-prevalance-in-2040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Desegregation History 52 mins – “In the 1970s, for the first time, large numbers of white children and black children began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life.” At the link find the title, “An Imperfect Revolution, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files imperfectrevolution_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Digital Revolution 47 mins – “For all the change that has come with the digital revolution – in the ways we work and communicate and do business – the real impact still lies ahead. Computers – machines themselves – are become smarter all the time. That intelligence is being wired into real world action. That’s overturning giant companies. It’s moving in on what we thought only humans could do. Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson are on it. It’s exciting. And terrifying. This hour On Point: intelligent machines move in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drug Wars in Europe 50 mins – “Gangland killings in Ireland and death threats to journalists, more than 20 years after the assassination of crime reporter Veronica Guerin, mask a much bigger problem. The bloodshed in Ireland has its tentacles across Europe where law enforcers struggle to contain an out of control drugs war. Crime reporter Paul Williams looks at the continent’s drug crime hotspots and examines the different policies used to control the illegal sale of drugs across Europe.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Empathy Guidance 57 mins – “When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know you care. But many people don’t know the exact words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Kelsey Crowe, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and immensely popular empathy cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness or any other difficult situation. Whether it’s a co-worker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident or a friend who is seriously ill, Crowe advises you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need. Crowe is the founder of Help Each Other Out, which offers empathy boot camp workshops to give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. She earned her Ph.D. in social work at the UC Berkeley, and is a faculty member at the School of Social Work at California State University. Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses at UCSF Medical Center. He also sees patients in a palliative care clinic and at the cancer symptom management service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.” At the link find the title, “THERE IS NO GOOD CARD FOR THIS Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170627_There is No Good Card for This Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Excimer Lasers 18 mins – “Doctor Raghotham Patlola says he’s never seen a medical device in the field of cardiology with the track record of Ra Medical System’s DABRA Laser System. After presenting at an industry conference in Florida, he reminisced with the inventor of the excimer laser, which is used to unclog arteries using the power of light, about his early skepticism. With an unbelievable trial success rate of 95%, Dr. Patlola has now identified the patients that will benefit from this procedure. The idea of a painless, outpatient, local anesthesia procedure made people with difficult cases of peripheral artery disease more keen to participate. The problem is that the media likes to focus on the heart, not the legs. However, what the media does not know is that amputation has proven to cause much more psychological trauma and cost much more money than a heart attack. Listen in to heart Dr. Patlola and Dean Irwin answer business questions from Extreme Tech Challenge contestants.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Extinction Story 37 mins – “The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there’s more to the story.” At the link find the title, “The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-14-symhc-stephens-island-wren-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eye-Link 29 mins – “Eye-Link is an organization that was founded by Jim Justesen. He attended a Blindness training center in Minneapolis, Vision Loss Resources, and took note of the high cost of technology and the low income of his classmates. Knowing all too well that this was not isolated to just this center, Jim sought to help the situation and founded Eye-Link in 2000. With the passion of the Eye-Link Board and the volunteers, Eye-Link have been providingBlind/visually Impaired people with access to equipment that allows them to enhance their opportunities and enrich their quality of life. Partnering with State Services, eye-Link provides an option when all else has failed. Seniors do not have the same funding as those clients aiming for the work force and technology and accessibility may not be in the works at your State Services. That is where the partnership with Eye’Link brings another hope of opportunity for those most in need. You can find out more about Eye-Link on the web at www.Eye-Link.org or give them a call at 763-561-6967” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming on 1 Acre 95 mins – “Ray Tyler raises about an acre of salad greens at Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee, about two hours east of Memphis and three hours west of Nashville. He farms with his wife, Ashley, and his five children, as well as employees. Produce is sold at farmers market, through a CSA, and to grocery stores in Memphis. Ray tells the story of his farm from its start as a mixed vegetable and livestock operation in 2010 to its current focus on specialty salad greens, baby root vegetables, and tomatoes on a small scale. We discuss the never-ending vicious cycle of failures Ray encountered in the beginning years of the farm, and how the life-threatening illness of a young child resulted in Rose Creek Farm’s transition from a failing operation into a thriving, joyful, vegetable production machine. Ray also provides insights into the challenges and opportunities of farming in the south – including a fantastic tutorial on summer lettuce production in that challenging climate. We also dig into how Ray leveraged an intensive education to make his farming transition, and the large and small practical changes that make it possible for Rose Creek Farms to gross big dollars on a small acreage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Federal Budget Explained 23 mins – “We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.” At the link find the title, “#782: Budget Time, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170707_pmoney pmpod782.mp3” and select “Save Link As” the pop-up menu.
Free Speech Online 57 mins – “At a live event in Los Angeles, CA, Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Eugene Volokh of UCLA discuss current debates about speech online. …Today’s show was edited by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “The future of digital free speech, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP2002995907.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
GED History 56 mins – “Most test-takers hope the GED will lead to a better job or more education. But critics say the GED encourages some students to drop out of school. And research shows the credential is of little value to most people who get one.” At the link find the title, “Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED, Sept, 2013,” right-click “Media files secondchancediploma_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gene Drives 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People: who is driving this genetic bus? We’ll talk with Kevin Esvelt about gene drives, what they are, where they come from what they can be used for, and why the science on gene drives should be done as openly as possible. Then, we’ll speak with Laurie Zoloth about the ethical questions surrounding their use, why people are so afraid, and who should be making the decision to use this technology in the wild.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Generic Drug Issues 58 mins – “A number of foreign drug firms have been cited by the FDA for poor quality control (and in some cases data manipulation). Perhaps in response, the agency has decided to establish a new Office under its jurisdiction. The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality will actually test the drugs Americans take to see if they meet appropriate standards. While the program applies to brand name drugs as well, it is concerns about generic drug quality that are driving this welcome initiative. What steps will the FDA take to ensure drug quality?” At the link find the title, “938 FDA to Begin Monitoring Generic Drug Quality, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files PP-938Generic.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genocide Survival 27 mins – “Odile Sanabaso survived the Rwanda massacre, but her personal disruption came from a family friend. She shares her story as part of The Disruptors.” At the link find the title, “May 23: ‘I’m going to be killed’: How this Montreal woman survived the Rwandan genocide, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170523_19572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gig Economy 27 mins – “Is the gig economy out of control? This year’s OuiShare Fest in Paris for urban innovators and edgy entrepreneurs explores the gig economy and cities. How can we convert the advantages of the growing ‘uberisation’ model of modern life for the many and not the few? Click talks to Mara Balestrini and Helen Goulden who are participating in the festival. For many, internet access has become almost a basic need. But there are large swathes of the world where connectivity is poor or non-existent. Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge is a competition for projects seeking to fight this so called digital divide. Julia Lorke spoke to the winning teams from South Africa, Brazil and India. The team behind Raspberry Pi, the small but mighty microcomputer that has redefined home computing for many thousands of people around the world, have won the UK’s top engineering innovation prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. Click talks to Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green Credit Cards 56 mins – “From carbon offsets to biofuels, companies and investors are seeking riches in the fight against global warming. What happens when good deeds grapple with the realities of the free market?” At the link find the title, “Green Rush, Aug, 2007,” right-click “Media files greenrush_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hard Times in Muncie 56 mins – “For almost a century, Muncie, Indiana has been known as “Middletown,” the quintessential American community. But now, as the rust-belt city grapples with deepening recession, many residents are losing their hold on the middle class.” At the linkf idn the title, “Hard Times in Middletown, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files hardtimesmiddletown_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Differences 20 mins – “Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and host of the “Revisionist History” podcast joins Chuck to talk about the differences between American and Canadian health care policies, and why good Samaritans sometimes act badly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Innovation Leadership Rules 39 mins – “A recent McKinsey & Company surveyed more than 2,000 executives and asked how important is innovation to them. Not surprisingly, +80% responded that innovation was extremely or very important to their companies’ growth. If that wasn’t convincing, The Boston Consulting Group found that nearly 80% of executives put innovation as one of the top 3 priorities for their companies, and more than 20% made it the single top priority. Why? Research has shown that consistently innovative companies hold 6 times the market share and make 3 times the profit than the average in their industry. So – what things should your innovation leaders be able to bring to your organization?” At the link find the title, “The 8 Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization S13 Ep18, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files The 8_ Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization_S13_Ep18.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.
Intelligent Design 48 mins – “On David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779). How would a scientifically minded person argue for God’s existence? In Hume’s dialogue, a character named Cleanthes argues from this point of view for God’s existence based on the complexity and order apparent in nature: It looks designed. But how good is that argument, and is it enough to prove an infinite God of the traditional sort? Stephen West from the Philosophize This! podcast joins Mark, Wes, and Dylan to talk through the roles of the different characters in the dialogue, whether their various arguments make sense, and what Hume’s actual views might be.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Jack Bogle Interview 42 mins – “Paul recently met for 90-minutes with Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Family of Funds. Paul reflects on the main topics of the meeting, including what research Jack trusts, why he limits his recommendations to U.S. large cap companies, why the S&P 500 fund offering was almost cancelled, how much luck had to do with his success, why so many people happily under-perform the S&P 500, why he doesn’t think adding extra small cap value is a mistake for most investors, and how Vanguard and DFA clients differ.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kings Last March 56 mins – “Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that’s not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.” At the link find the title, “King’s Last March 2017 update Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files king_full_2017_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kitchen Faucets 9 mins – “Learning about kitchen faucets probably won’t be the most exciting thing you do today, but it’s important that we get a basic understanding of the features we should be looking for. Because we use our kitchen and bathroom faucets so often, we’ll want to choose those that will last for a really long time without problems and that work with our house design and preferences. Here are 12 kitchen and bathroom faucet quick tips.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Koch Brothers P1 39 mins – “Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series of interviews, he explains his political awakening, his management philosophy and why he supports legislation that goes against his self-interest.” At the link find the title, “Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast062117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Koch Brothers P2 45 mins – “Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series of interviews, he explains his political awakening, his management philosophy, and why he supports legislation that goes against his self-interest.” At the link find the title, “Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_extras062217.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leon Panetta 30 mins – “Our guest this week is former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. We discussed his time as CIA Director during the first term of the Obama Administration and the process of transitioning the agency from one presidency to another. We also spoke about his advice for new Secretary of Defense, retired General James Mattis, the changes he’s seen during the nearly 40 years he’s spent in politics, and the importance of the President getting honest – often unvarnished – advice from his cabinet members and his White House staff.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Leon Panetta on Federal Agencies and Presidential Transitions, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files PANET0127.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Linux User Feedback 27 mins – “Larry has published a book: ‘Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX.’ Sebastien solves his problem with the filled-up hard drive. We find out how, and some other things to consider. We find there is no magic key for installing Linux on Apple hardware. Much more!” At the link find the title,”Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback,” right-click “Media files glp326.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lion Fish Control 30 mins – “Perhaps it’s cold comfort but it turns out that we human beings are not the only species on earth hell-bent on destroying our own habitat. We share that ignominious honor with the venomous, carnivorous, and highly invasive lionfish. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk about what these marine invaders are doing to the ocean’s coral reefs, and what is being done to reduce the damage. Our guests today all are working in Bermuda, one of the regions of the world where these creatures are wreaking havoc on the coral reef. First we hear from Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot the company that makes the robotic vacuum-cleaner, Roomba, and his wife, biologist Erika Angle — together they have devised a way to use vacuum robot technology to catch the intrusive but tasty lionfish. Then we’re joined by Jeremy Pochman from 11th Hour Racing, who tells us about how his organization is leveraging the America’s Cup, set to take place in Bermuda this June, to raise global awareness about the problem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lyme Disease in Nantucket 17 mins – “Recorded on Independence Day, this episode has Bryan and Steve discussing a new and interesting method of controlling Lyme Disease through the use of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). In addition, Bryan tells us about a bed bug heat treatment gone wrong.” At the link right-click “Direct download: EP103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Macron’s Quest 27 mins – “Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest-ever President at the age of 39. He created a new political movement out of nothing and defeated the populist Marine Le Pen of the Front National. But who is the former banker and civil servant and how did he rise so far so fast?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Man Falls from the Sky 47 mins – “A mathematician has discovered a formula that explains the universe and makes it possible to manipulate human bodies and emotions. “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky” is the title story of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s collection from Riverhead Books.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Manzanar Pilgrimage 40 mins – “The one where Taz and Zahra visit Manzanar.”[A Japanese interment camp during WWII.] At the link find the title “029 – Manzanar Pilgrimage,” right-click “Media files 5961729-029-manzanar-pilgrimage.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mars Mission Research 56 mins – “What makes some people put themselves forward for a one-way trip to the Red Planet? It is not just a matter of saying goodbye to your home planet, your friends and family and everything you’ve known. There are also immense risks to your body, your health, your sanity and the prospects of a formidable struggle against the cosmic elements. And it is not simply a matter of growing spuds from the crew’s crap to survive. This week we hear from two people who know what a Martian adventure is really made of: a young American woman who spent a year with others in a simulation of life on Mars and a young Australian man whose mother discovered he’d decided to go when listening to the radio. And he’s still on the shortlist. This discussion was part of Planet Talks at Womad 2017.[World of Music, Arts and Dance]” At the link right-click Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Minorities 45 mins – “This week, Teneme Konne introduced Dave to some students participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AAMC venture, the Summer Health Professions Education Program, which has as it’s aim to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of minorities and prepare them to apply, matriculate, and succeed in healthcare professional education. Yasmine Rose, Kristine Pham, Gil Osuna-Leon and Martin Rosenfeld talk about how students of ethnicities underrepresented in medicine need this kind of mentorship from people who have faced, fought, and vanquished the same challenges they’ll face on their path to medical school. Of particular relevance to this week’s topic: even in Canada, some folks just can’t wrap their tiny heads around the existence of black doctors. And while it’s tempting to take heart in the outrage expressed by many after a woman refused to have her child looked at by a black physician, our guests point out why that would be a mistake.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle East Oil 43 mins – “While we’ve been obsessing about the UK election, the world has been turning – this week we broaden our horizons to discuss the latest developments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Syria. What do recent changes in Saudi politics mean for the stability of the region? Is the Trump administration making a bad situation worse? Plus we ask the WWI question: are there fault-lines here that remind us of 1914 and a world on the brink of war? We also talk to Helen about her new book: Oil and the Western Economic Crisis. It all comes back to oil. With Helen Thompson, Glen Rangwala and Aaron Rapport.” At the link find the title, “Oil! Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mongol Dogs 23 mins – “Mongolian Bankhar dogs and Polish lowland sheepdogs are among many local dog breeds around the world threatened with extinction.” At the link find the title, “May 19: How a push to revive an ancient dog helps Mongolian farmers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170519_10715.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslims at the Oakland Islamic Culture Center 49 mins – “The one where Zahra creates a Sharia ring tone and Taz shares her phobia of secret passages.” At the link find the title, “018 – LIVE from Oakland’s Islamic Cultural Center,” right-click “ Media files 4722437-018-live-from-oakland-s-islamic-cultural-center.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslims at University of Michigan 57 mins – “The one where Zahra & Taz celebrate their anniversary in Michigan. Zahra discovers Sharia creeping into the GOP and Taz uncovers the Muslimification of her exes.” At the link find the title, “013 – LIVE from University of Michigan,” right-click “Media files 4115365-013-live-from-university-of-michigan.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslims at University of Minnesota 41 mins – “The one where Taz teaches the world the miracles of the “twig brush”, Zahra declares the Irish prime minister Muslim, and they both plan a trip to Hawaii with the hot dudes of Kurdish Gents Club.” At the link find the title, “027 – LIVE from Minneapolis,” right-click “Media files 5760838-027-live-from-minneapolis.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslims at Wharton College 41 mins – “The one where Taz wins big money from an Aladdin slot machine, Zahra makes her husband test a Japanese toilet, and both pitch their business ideas to the business students of Wharton.’ At the link find the title, “026 – LIVE from Wharton,” right-click “Media files 5656976-026-live-from-wharton.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Muslims at White House 43 mins – “The one where Taz receives a Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling from the White House and brings Zahra with her to creep sharia, LIVE from the White House. Bonus: We spoke with Muslim staffers in the White House about what it’s like to work in the White House and we also got a chance to interviewed fellow Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling awardees Fawzia Mirza and Kayhan Irani.” At the lin find the title, “017 – LIVE from the White House,” right-click “Media files 4639102-017-live-from-the-white-house.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Native American Music 22 mins – “Frances Densmore spent her life gathering cultural artifacts of old Indian ways.” At the link find the title, “Frances Densmore, Song Catcher, Feb, 1997,”right-click “Media files francesdensmoresongcatcher_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
New Orleans Recovery 56 mins – “To mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, American RadioWorks teams up with Nick Spitzer of American Routes to find out how culture might save New Orleans.” At the link find the title, “Routes to Recovery, Aug, 2007,” right-click “Media files routestorecovery_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Non Profits Growth 57 mins – “Nonprofits are being asked to step in to address some of America’s most pressing social ills as government steps back.” At the link find the title,”Make Change, Not Money, Sept, 1998,” right-click “Media files makechangenotmoney_128.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Norman Lear 79 mins – “#162 Norman Lear Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their most sought-after guests, iconic writer-producer-director Norman Lear, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the politics (and Jewishness) of Edward G. Robinson, the “inventiveness” of Mickey Rooney and the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. Also, Norman woos Frank Sinatra, praises John Amos, presents Jerry Lewis with a one-of-a-kind gift and remembers his friend Carroll O’Connor. PLUS: James Franciscus! Roscoe Lee Browne! “Hot l Baltimore”! Norman buys the Declaration of Independence! And the legend of Joe E. Lewis.” At the link find the title, “#162 Norman Lear,” right-click “Media files 5453d2c9-3231-49ae-9e9e-3b7e5aa06d3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea 28 mins – “Our guest this week is the former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Gov. Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and Sudan. We talked with him the current state of tension between North Korea and the U.S. and why he thinks the U.S. needs to change its approach to engaging with what many describe as “the Hermit Kingdom.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: Bill Richardson on North Korea, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBRIC0407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Options 21 mins – “Jamelle Bouie welcomes back Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, to chat about all the players in the North Korea game and the potential catastrophic effects if President Trump makes the wrong move.” At the link find the title, “Tensions Rising, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9755014327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Patients Beware 57 mins – “Worldwide attention has been riveted on the fate of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board. Since flight 370 disappeared on March 8, more than 16,000 people have died as a result of health care harm. Why aren’t we paying more attention? We talk with two experts on what health care could learn from aviation with regard to safety. For years, we have all been told to stay away from saturated fat. It was assumed that that sat fat raises cholesterol, clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease. Now a meta-analysis covering more than 600,000 people suggests that sat fat is NOT associated with heart disease. What other dietary dogma will need rethinking next?” At the link find the title, “940 Patient Safety Lessons from the Skies,” right-click “Media files PP-940AviationPatientSafety.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pest Control 50 mins – “Wait…What? “The incredible, lovable Silverfish?” You’ve got to be kidding me! Well, maybe not so lovable, but definitely incredible. Did you know Silverfish are one of the most primitive insects on earth, dating back to over 400 million years ago? Now that’s incredible, don’t you think? Did you know they can live up to 6 years (providing the individual live a charmed life away from predators and the foot of a human)? Did you know they feed on almost anything in our homes? It’s true! Silverfish will feed on bookbindings, hair, clothing, carpet, glue, coffee, sugar, paper, leather, cereals and dandruff! They will even feed on their own molted exoskeleton and dead insects. So, if you think you can starve them out, think again! On top of their omnivorous appetite, Silverfish can live for 12 months or more without feeding, as long as water is available….” At the link you can listen, but not download this podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Physics Progress 62 mins – “…Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science. Surprise conversation starter interview clips: Sebastian Junger on tribalism and democracy, Kevin Kelly on “cognification”, David Bodanis on Einstein’s rejection of a random universe” At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plant Breeding 42 mins – “Domestication Dr. Lazaro Peres De novo domestication also has the potential to expand genetic diversity in crops, potentially conferring additional roles in food security.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Premed Education Obstacles 55 mins – “Many students would have given up, but Natalie didn’t. She had to apply to medical school three times. The first time around, she ignored her premed advisor who told her not to apply yet. Her second time around, she applied and did very well. She got tons of interviews but didn’t get in. Then on her third time, she took each obstacle and learned from it, ultimately gaining acceptance to six medical schools. Hear her journey, how she became successful, what she learned along the way, and her advice to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.” At the link find the title, “241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed!” right-click “Media files PMY241.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Prepper Concept P1 33 mins – “This week on the Disaster Podcast, we look at Preppers and disasters. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Brian comes on to share his background and some of the prepper mindset and how it relates to disaster preparedness. There are seven levels of preppers from general preparedness for weather events and natural disasters all the way to the survivalist wilderness prepper. Check here to read about the seven types of preppers for yourself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Preppers Concept P2 28 mins – “This week, we look at part 2 of our Preppers and disasters episode. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival Podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Kyle Nelson, Kevin Reiter, and Brian Duff all talk some about the possibility of a solar flare. They also talk about EMP or an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse that something could be used as a weapon against modern western societies to take down their electrical technology. Kyle talks about a new weather satellite sent up that also had EXIS sensors (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors) installed to detect large solar flares. Brian also shares his experiences in South Sudan as a paramedic. He talks about the challenges of dealing with patient care in that kind of austere environment. Given all the places he went in the Middle East and Africa, Brian said he’d most like to return to Africa for the way it challenged his medical skills on a consistent basis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
President Hayes 30 mins – “Alexis and Elliott explore the life of president number 19, Rutherford B. Hayes, and investigate how a seemingly decent man turned into possibly the worst president ever. Alexis and Elliott speak to author and historian Roy Morris Jr. about the stolen election of 1876, and to David O. Stowell about Hayes’ involvement in the Great Railway Strike of 1877. They also enlist the help of comedian Kristen Schaal, in an attempt to find an entertaining way to talk about the silver coinage debate.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
President Pierce 29 mins – “Alexis and Elliott delve into the life of a handsome yet disappointing president, number 14, Franklin Pierce. They speak to a presidential grief specialist about how Pierce dealt with a tragic death two months before his inauguration, examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act—an act that was meant to defuse tension over slavery—ended up blowing up the country, and explore Pierce’s lifelong friendship with the acclaimed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Press Interviews vs Conferences 15 mins – “It’s now been more than 270 days since Hillary Clinton has held a press conference and the pressure on her to hold her first this election year is intensifying. “This Golden State’s” Randy Shandobil interviews Mark Barabak, who covers presidential politics for the Los Angeles Times and Carla Marinucci, who writes Politico’s California Playbook. Why are countless interviews with local television reporters enticing to Clinton while press conferences seem to spook her? Will it cost her? The 2016 press conference tally so far: Trump 17, Clinton zero.” At the link find the title, “Hillary Clinton’s Phobia, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 280710433-shandobilcomcastnet-hillary-clintons-phobia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Psychological Study Trustworthiness 10 mins – “This is Episode 8 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Can we trust psychological studies? We speak to Brian Earp, of Oxford University and Yale University, about how to respond when we’re told repeatedly that the veracity of eye-catching findings, or even cherished theories, has come under scrutiny. Brian also talks about his own experience of publishing a failed replication attempt – a must-listen for any researchers who are fearful of publishing their own negative findings.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Public Housing Changes 56 mins – “Michael Whitehead lived in Chicago’s Ida B. Wells housing project for nearly 50 years. In 2008, the Chicago Housing Authority closed down Wells, as part of its “Plan for Transformation,” a city-wide public housing rehabilitation effort.” At the link find the title, “After the Projects, “ right-click “Media files aftertheprojects_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism and Civil Rights 35 mins – ““Oh, Mac. What did you do?” At the link find the title, “The Foot Soldier of Birmingham, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2593531092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Radio History 55 mins -”A century ago, the first radio broadcasts sent music out into the air. Since then, music has dominated America’s airwaves and it’s been a cultural battleground.” Atthe link find the title, “Hearing America, Dec, 2006,” right-click “Media files hearingamerica_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Razor War 24 mins – “King Camp Gillette created a business model of two-part pricing that changed the way we shop and is now seen in everything from printer ink cartridges, to video games, to coffee pods.” At the link find the title, “June 23: How razors changed the way we shop, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_201706236725.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ResultCare 21 mins – “ResultCare is a social network and search engine for doctors. Physicians bring their opinion to the platform on a specific scientific topic. Say there’s a cardiologist with 15 years of practice behind them who is about to submit an entry–ResultCare will have them go through their publications and how long they have been practicing, ultimately giving you a score. Your boat will end up carrying a lot more weight than say, a podiatrist who has been practicing for five years. A doctor makes 256 different decisions with patients on an average day, and ResultCare is there to aid that process and make sure physicians are making the right decisions. A focus study split into two groups–experimental using ResultCare and control using the internet–concluded that using ResultCare saved physicians nearly $7,900. ResultCare needs a user acquisition of about 5,000 physicians and five hospital contracts, and they are looking to achieve those goals in the next six to nine months.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sci-fi Solutions 27 mins – “Description: We talk to the award-winning sci-fi author about his new book, New York 2140.” At the link find the title, “Looking Into the Future With Kim Stanley Robinson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley 110 mins – “[First 15 mins.]New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise Howell talks about the EU’s €2.42 billion judgement against Google, and Zillow’s suit against McMansion Hell. Iain Thomson rounds out the panel with some luddite views of the Amazon Echo Show and harsh words for The Guardian.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sgt Pepper 58 mins – “It’s been called the most celebrated album ever recorded, and also a “mishmash of rubbish.” Fifty years ago this week the Beatles released Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which many critics say changed music forever. It was the Beatles at their most experimental and influential, and people are still talking about it a half-century later. This hour, On Point: the reissued, remastered version and why it’s endured.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Skateboarding 33 mins – “It’s hard to say where inspiration comes from. The path from the seed of an idea to its execution is often a long one. The brilliant architect Alvar Aalto expressed this sentiment well, in an extended metaphor about a fish in a stream: “Architecture and its details are in some way all part of biology. Perhaps they are, for instance, like some big salmon or trout. They are not born fully grown; they are not even born in the sea or water where they normally live. They are born hundreds of miles away from their home grounds, where the rivers narrow to tiny streams. Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to mature into a fully-grown fish, so we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in our world of ideas.” This is a story about such an idea, born hundreds of miles away in a far off stream. It is an idea that would travel from Northern Europe to Southern California, where it would take on a whole new life before making its way back again. It is a story in three acts.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Small Town Life 58 mins – “New Hampshire has 221 towns, thirteen cities, 1.3 million residents, and countless stories to tell. But while many of these tales are what you’d expect from a small community-based state, where one person really can make a difference, don’t be fooled: Small-town politics can be just as rough as those in the big city, and new ways aren’t always greeted kindly. Here at NHPR, our reporters have a sharp eye out for these stories; the lovely slices of life, the not-so-lovely, and the local news that doesn’t often make headlines. These are the stories that keenly illustrate our state’s community life. Today’s show is a special broadcast featuring some of our favorites examples of these stories, and we are joined by the NHPR reporter behind many of them, Todd Bookman.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Soil Chemistry 26 mins – “Jon Chorover is Professor and Department Head at the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. He joins us to tell us about the important research he does into discovering how pollutants such as lead find their way into the soil and are released into the environment, whether as dust particles or into our water systems. Mine tailings are waste materials from hard-rock mining, and Chorover is researching phytostabilization, which allows for a vegetative “cap” on these tailings, keeping them “trapped” in the soil.” At the link right-click the play button beside’ Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
South Africa Land Reform 27 mins – “Give back the Land is the cry from millions of black and brown South African farm workers who have been dispossessed of their land for centuries. They expected to gain an equal share in the wealth of the land when Nelson Mandela was elected in 1994. That has not happened. And their patience is running out, leading to fears of a racial conflagration that the country cannot afford. A white land owner, together with the workers on the farm he inherited, have embarked on a bold project to share ownership of the land they all love and live on.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Spendthrifts and Tightwads 56 mins – “New research is lending insight into why we want stuff that we don’t need. It also explains why some people are what are called tightwads, while other people are spendthrifts. This site is about buying and selling. About why we buy, how designers and marketers influence what we buy, and how individuals are using market ideas, tricks, and tools to market themselves.” At the link find the title, “Design of Desire, Nov, 2007,” right-click “Media files designofdesire_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Standardized Testing 56 mins – “The effects of high-stakes testing on students, teachers, and schools.” At the link find the title, “Put to the Test, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files puttothetest_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Teaching Teachers 56 mins – “Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they’re on the job.” At the link find the title, “Teaching Teachers, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files teachingteachers_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Teenage Pressures 47 mins – “Eye rolls. Blow-ups. Slammed doors. The silent treatment. Parenting adolescents can be challenging. Discouraging. Exhausting. Especially when you can’t get them to answer a simple question like, “How was your day?” Or even look up from their cell phones. What’s a parent to do? What should a parent never do? Does it sometimes feel like payback for what you put your own parents through? This hour On Point, expert advice for parents of teens.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Testing Teachers 56 mins – “Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers.” At the link find the title, “Testing Teachers, Aug, 2010,” right-click “Media files testingteachers_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Text Distracted Driving 58 mins – “The start of summer marks the one-hundred deadliest days of driving for teenagers, but young drivers aren’t the only high risk people hitting the streets. It’s been two years since the Hands-Free driving law went into effect in New Hampshire, but how much has it improved the safety of our roads? Do we need to go further?” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Threat Analysis 61 mins – “Millions of lives are lost to catastrophes that could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. But how do we know who can truly predict the future, and who is just screaming that the sky is falling? This week on the podcast our expert guest tells us how we can get better at predicting disasters, how to weed out the real warnings from the exaggerations, and what threats we need to be paying attention to right now. Our guest this week is R.P. Eddy, author of the brand new book, Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. R.P. is a globally recognized national security and intelligence expert. He is CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence and analysis firm. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, as well as numerous other high level government positions. Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service and achieved the diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute. He has been a Senior Fellow or associate at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Transgender Patients 31 mins – “Two articles published on the bmj.com aim to help doctors treat patients who request support with their gender identity. Firstly a practice pointer on how to refer to gender clinic, and secondly a What Your Patient Is Thinking article about trans people’s experiences in the healthcare system. In this podcast, two of the authors of that patient experience article, Emma-Ben and Reubs, join us to discuss identity, pronouns and what genderqueer means. I am your trans patient” At the link find the title, “Transhealth – how to talk to patients about pronouns, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330899723-bmjgroup-transhealth-how-to-talk-to-patients-about-pronouns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Travel Ban Discussion 58 mins – “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a limited version of President Trump’s travel ban this week, saving broader consideration for the fall. We cover the legal arguments and look at other high-profile high court cases this term, including First Amendment issues on trademarks and hate speech.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump’s Vice President 57 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Ashley Parker, a White House reporter at the Washington Post, about Mike Pence shaking up his staff and why Republicans in the Senate and the House are becoming less and less afraid of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Pence Shake Up and Republican Sentiments, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8776290160.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tutoring Value 52 mins – “Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new computer programs can customize education for each child.” At the link find the title, “One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files onechildatatime_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Uber Creation 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, “June 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.
Variable Stars 49 mins – “This week we take an in-depth look at the work done at the Harvard College Observatory on cataloging and classifying variable stars under the direction of Charles Edward Pickering. We examine the contributions of Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt that resulted in the the period-luminosity relationship, also known as Leavitt’s Law.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Vigilantes Against ISIS 21 mins– “Matthew Heineman is an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new movie, ‘City of Ghosts,’ about the journalists resisting ISIS, what he learned interviewing Mark Zuckerberg, and the similarities between extremist groups and drug cartels.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Heineman Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1208085482.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Vocational Education 56 mins – “Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Many experts say it’s time to bring back career and technical education.” At the link find the title, “Ready to Work: Reviving Vocational Ed, Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files readytowork_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Washington Power and Money 55 mins – “Explore the trappings of life in Congress, the pressure to raise campaign dollars and Washington’s powerful world of lobbying.” At the link find the title, “Imperial Washington, Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files imperialwashington_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Waste Plastic for Homes 30 mins – “Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world’s largest ecosystem. Our guest this week is Nev Hyman, an avid surfer who saw these two seemingly unrelated problems and devised a solution. His company, Nev House, uses recycled plastic to build low-cost, fire- and cyclone-resistant, solar- and water sanitation-equipped houses for people living in developing nations. He tells us about how Nev House partners with charities to actualize their business model, how he feels the emergency shelter system should be streamlined, and how this small company will upcycle 3 million tons of plastic waste over the next four years.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Water Management in California 29 mins – “California’s soggy winter and spring belie its long-term water prospects. While it’s true that the Golden State is experiencing record rainfalls, California’s water problems have far from evaporated. A warmer globe means wilder swings of storms and drought, deluges and scarcity. Is the most populous state ready for these wild swings? What are they doing with the surplus that is literally spilling over aquifers right now? And how will they ensure that groundwater stores are not completely depleted? This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from environmental writer Jeremy Miller who discusses his recent New Yorker article chronicling California’s deep, systemic water problems. Miller talks about the impact of the flooding in Northern California, shares ideas from experts on how to re-charge the state’s stressed groundwater reserves, and posits that California needs a more sustainable model for fresh water that is less dependent on the snow pack in the Sierra Mountains.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
White House First Usher 32 mins – “Our guest this week is former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters. We talk about how he became the White House Chief Usher, the kind the changes that the First Family can make to the White House, and what happens inside the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when a new President is sworn in.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Gary Walters on Inauguration Day at the White House, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files WALT1223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
WWII Tactics-Conscientious Objectors 56 mins – “America seemed united in fighting “The Good War” but not everyone fought in the same way.” At the link find the title, “Battles of Belief, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files battlesofbelief_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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