Media Mining Digest 302 – Aug 25, 2017: AI Advancements, AIDS Still Here, Aleppo Update, Alexander Hamilton, American Institutions Besieged, Animal Testing, Anthropocene Survival, Antibiotic Treatment Length, Army Dishonesty, Attica Massacre, Aunt Marthas Quilt, Australian View of Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Moyers, Biomechanics, Blind Veterans, Brains and Behavior, Broadband Access, Buddhist Philosophy, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bush and Clinton on Leadership, Cattle in California, Cell Phones, Chicago Human Resources Director, China Relations with Great Britain, Climate Change Control, Climate Change in China, Confucian Ways, Congressional Effectiveness, Corruption in Government, Curiosity Types, Dark Energy, Detroit Shinola Revival, Disruptive Technology, Domestic Violence Custody, Donald L. Hollowell, Electoral College Questions, Elevators, Facebook VR, Fasting Value, Feminism, Food Supply Problems, Football Player Brains, Foreign Agent Registration, Gender Equity, Global Politics, Gun Control in Australia, Gut Microbiome, Hacktivism and Cybersecurity, Harvard Calculators, Herpes Virus Research, Hip Hop Beginnings, Housing Descrimination, Ice Cream History, Illegal Immigration to Canada, Immigrants and Silicon Valley, Immigration Impact, Impact Investing, Indian Partition, Indian Telegraph, International Cooperation, International Development Issues, iPhone, ISIS Control, Ketogenic Diet Therapy, Lone Wolf Attacks, Market Limits, Mass Transportation, Medicine Future, Minimum Wage Discussion, Mortgage Interest Reduction, Native American Addiction, Native American Sovereignty, Natural Language Processing, Opiod Addiction Crisis, Physiological and Organizational Tools, Police Body Cameras, Police Use of Deadly Force, Poverty Resolution, Quadruple Amputee Athlete, Racism, Reality Issues, Representative Rosa Delaura, Reservation Life, Robot Improvements, Science Based Evidence, Science Deniers, Science Journalism, Science Literacy, Science of Aging, Seventeenth Amendment, Sex with Robots, Sharing Economy,Shock Politics, Sleep Importance, Smear Tactics, Somali Shakespeare, Spy Plane Pilot, Standing Rock, Sugar Treatment for Wounds, Summer Camp, Talking Digital Politics, Tea in Britain, Text Book Arbitrage, Third Wave Book, Thucydides Trap, Torture Issues, Transparency in Government, Trump and Department of Energy, Trump as Seen by Historians, Trump Con law, Trump Deregulation Effort, Trump Immigration Policy, Venezuela Crisis, Victim Compensation, Vietnam Viewpoint, Vietnam War, Vulnerable People Protection, Waste Conversion, Waste Water Treatment, Water Needs Trends, White House Chiefs of Staff, Wisdom, Women in Science Issues, Wood Boring Beetles

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AI Advances 10 mins – “Ten years ago, researchers thought that getting a computer to tell the difference between a cat and a dog would be almost impossible. Today, computer vision systems do it with greater than 99 percent accuracy. How? Joseph Redmon works on the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video — from zebras to stop signs — with lightning-quick speed. In a remarkable live demo, Redmon shows off this important step forward for applications like self-driving cars, robotics and even cancer detection.” At the link find the title, “How computers learn to recognize objects instantly | Joseph Redmon, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files JosephRedmon_2017.mp4”and select “save link As” fromthepop-up menu.

AIDS Still Here 50 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5707: AIDS: Forgotten But Not Gone,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Update 28 mins – “In besieged East Aleppo a terrified mother of three makes one last desperate phone call to BBC reporter Mike Thomson. Silence followed. What happened to Om Modar?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alexander Hamilton 62 mins – “Martha Nussbaum, Professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Alexander Hamilton. Nussbaum talks about the tension between acquiring power and living a life of virtue. Topics discussed include Hamilton’s relationship with Aaron Burr, Burr’s complicated historical legacy, and the role of the humanities in our lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Institutions Besieged 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4453: American Institutions: The Republic at Risk,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Testing 60 mins – “We’ll look at the practical advantages, and the ethical pitfalls, of using animals in scientific and medical research. We’re joined by Janet Stemwedel, Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University, and author of the blog Adventures in Ethics and Science. And we’ll talk to Bill Barry, Chief Historian at NASA, about the history of animals and spaceflight. The study mentioned in tonight’s episode is available here: Differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in neural systems supporting social cognition.” At the link find the title, “#111 Animal Testing,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking 111_Animal Testing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the popup menu.

Anthropocene Survival 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the second lecture from the University in Beijing. He discusses China’s emergence as an economic superpower and asks what this means for the challenges ahead.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Treatment Length 19 mins – “Do you need to finish the antibiotic course? Depends. Vit D doesn’t prevent colds. Bartonella endocarditis. Another cryptococcus. Stay away from Racoon poop. And more.” At the link find the title, “Puscast: July 15 to 31, 2017,” right-click “Download podcast (enhanced podcast) or Download (for non ipod mp3 players)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Army Dishonesty 49 mins -”Dr. Leonard Wong, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College, led an important study titled: “Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession.”  The study, which was published in 2015 generated much discussion as well as some consternation and reflection. In this episode, Host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC’s Director Ken Ford talk with Wong about his study and its implications. Wong also lectured about his study at IHMC in Pensacola last September” 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.

Attica Massacre 25 mins – “It’s been 46 years since Attica became a byword for excessive police force. The prisoner uprising and bloody crackdown were products of their time that still resonate today. The Current looks into how Attica’s legacy lives on in America’s crowded jails.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE | 46 years after Attica massacre, tensions in U.S. prisons still high, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_42208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aunt Martha’s Quilt 50 mins – “Beryl Dennis goes in search of a long-lost quilt her relative Martha Ann Erskine Ricks made for the British Queen Victoria. How did a former slave come to meet the most powerful woman in the world 125 years ago? Newspapers of the time followed in great detail the story of the ‘queen and the negress’ and her hand-stitched quilt in the design of a coffee tree.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian View of Trump 62 mins – “Michael Fullilove from the Lowy Institute for International Policy addresses the National Press Club about Australia’s place in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Michael Fullilove, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Fullilove_0208_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P1 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow discusses his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama], which looks at Barack Obama’s life prior to his years as president. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 1, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478412.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P2 59 mins – “This week on Q&A, part two of our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and University of Pittsburgh professor of law and history David Garrow, who talks about his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 2, “ right-click “Media files program.482786.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Moyers 48 mins – “Journalist Bill Moyers once worked as the special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, and, 52 years ago, witnessed firsthand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark passage of Medicare. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wind River.’.” At the link find the title, “Aug, 2017 Bill Moyers,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biomechanics 56 mins – “Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335974867-startalk-icymi biomechanics of the perfect golf swing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Veterans 12 mins – “A brief interview that Aira Agent Analyst, Patrick Lane and Pete Lane did on a local Jacksonville radio show. They talked about Aira, of course, and a bit about The Blind Abilities podcast. Also on the show is an interview with Al Avina, Executive Director of the Blinded Veterans Association. The national BVA conference will be held in Jacksonville the week of August 14 – 18th. Aira will be there in full force and Pete Lane of the Blind Abilities Team will bring you and keep you up to date with the latest out of Jacksonville and the Blinded Veterans Association.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brains and Behavior 60 mind – “This week, it’s an hour on the brain, and the diseases and conditions unique to this amazing organ. We’re joined by Dr. Richard J. McNally, researcher in the psychology department at Harvard University, and author of What Is Mental Illness? And we’re joined by Maia Szalavitz, author and editor at Time.com’s Healthland blog, to discuss the chemistry and controversy of antidepressant medications.” At the link find the title, “#116 What is Mental Illness?, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_116_What Is Mental Illness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Access 46 mins – “23 million people in rural America don’t have broadband connections. Lots of urban residents simply can’t afford the service. And it’s leaving them behind. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Connecting Across The Digital Divide, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541187121.mp3” nd select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Philosophy 27 mins – “Robert Wright is the best-selling author of books such as Nonzero and The Evolution of God. He down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new book, Why Buddhism Is True, what meditation can teach us about how to oppose Trump, and what Buddhist teachings have in common with evolutionary psychology.” At the link find the title, “Robert Wright, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1435261103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bureau of Indian Affairs 36 mins – “Have you ever invented something only to find it was already created in 1944? I have long wanted Natives in Congress & Native American lobby groups. Turns out, we have a long history of both. The NCAI [The National Congress of American Indians] was created in 1944, and many Natives have served in congress over the years. Also on today’s radio program, which you can download the audio file for here, we welcome a Chippewa Native named Ron with many new interesting perspectives on the NCAI. We then discuss a health pile, with new information on how Marijuana and Alzheimer’s might be linked, as well as top noises that wake up men & women differently. For example, crying babies wake up women, while most men have the ability to sleep through it. Last, many states here in the west lack the business centers and industrial infrastructure to rely on them for revenue, and instead turn to tourism. Particularly in Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park. Of course, the natives in the area are left out of these tourism dollars, at least until now. A new partnership with the Montana legislature could pave the way for Native Reservations to draw tourists in their own right.” At the link find the title, Chippewas, The NCAI, Health Pile, & Tribal Tourism, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files chippewas the ncai health pile tribal tourism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bush and Clinton on Leadership 49 mins – “Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton take part in a discussion on leadership at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.” At the link find the title, “Former Presidents Clinton and Bush Discuss Leadership and Friendship,” right-click “Media files program.482085.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cattle in California 41 mins – “Grasslands and grazing cattle go hand in hand. Yet, grazing cattle can be a complex process with things like dynamic business practices, the ecology of the grasses, and the biology of the animal all needing to be considered. Grass-fed beef and other grass-fed agricultural products are also fueling the modern-day demand for pastures and grazing opportunities. I recently came across a business that is trying to solve issues associated with pasture management and cattle grazing. Christine Su is the co-founder and CEO of PastureMap, a platform that collects data on different areas that are being used for grazing. It helps build on that data to help with making informed decisions on the entire process. Byron Palmer is a livestock rancher who grazes cattle in Sonoma County. He is one of the people doing the work and putting future agricultural ideas into practice. He is the owner of Grounded Grasslands. Byron grazes cattle for farmers and manages pastures. Today, I talk with Christine about PastureMap, and with Byron about how he uses the software.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phones 60 mins – “Researcher and Scientopia blogger Scicurious returns to discuss the fact and fiction of mobile phones. What effect do they have on brain cells? What about sperm cells? And do they have anything to do with declining populations of bees? And we’re joined by medical physicist Dr. Marc MacKenzie, to discuss the science of microwave radiation.” At the link find the title, “#115 Cell Phone Science, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_115_Cell Phone Science.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Human Resources Director 21 mins – “Featured Guest: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Acting Commissioner, Department of HR, City of Chicago” At the link find the title, “Bill Kutik Radio Show 42: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, City of Chicago,” right-click “Media files Radio Show 042 -Karina Ayala-Bermejo.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

China Relations with Great Britain 45 mins – “Spence examines China’s relations with the United Kingdom through three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P1 9 mins– “This is part of our five-episode pack on how science and technology can fight climate change. With better air conditioning, more whale poop, souped-up plants, and a giant vacuum. If all else fails, planet B. With David Biello, science curator at TED, author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age, and contributing editor at Scientific American… We kick off our five-part series with a look at one technology the planet can’t live with, and humans can’t (or won’t) live without. Air conditioning. As the planet heats up, we’re blasting it in more places, and more often. Which heats the planet more, so we need more AC, and around and around. But there is a better way.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 1: I’m Gonna Take My Clothes Off, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785121_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P2 10 mins – “We love blue whales. They’re our ocean’s majestic, floating giants. They have hearts the size of cars. They travel alone or with a single friend. And also they poop. Super-fertilizing, massive turds. The iron in whale poop fertilizes ocean algae. Which then blooms, makes oxygen for us, and helps sink CO2 into the Earth. Our guide David explains how whale poop has inspired innovations, like iron fertilization and ocean gardening. And how other technologies, riskier but cheaper ones, are stealing the spotlight a little. Note to self, beware of the climate change quick fix.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 2: Whale Poop, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785130_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P3 10 mins – “Do you want a blue tomato? Because we can make one, thanks to the magic of gene editing. The question, of course, is should we. Genetically-modified foods have been a battleground for years. And the debate about genetically-modified humans is ratcheting up. But what about tweaking the genes in algae? David Biello says we can alter our plants to suck up more CO2 – buying us a little time to get our carbon-spewing habits under control. Closer to home, we can aim for control over our meat-heavy, food-wasting diets. Meatless Mondays, meet tofu Tuesday and fried-egg Friday.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785131_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P4 9 mins – “Humans produce a lot of CO2. When we burn coal, drive a car, take a plane. When we breathe, except we can’t help that. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are what’s heating up the planet – shooting out of our tailpipes and smoke stacks into the atmosphere. This week, tackling those emissions with a giant vacuum, taking the CO2 and sticking it underground. Which sounds suspiciously like that classic teenage slob move – shove your mess into the closet, deal with it later. Luckily, underground turns out to be a pretty big place. Bigger than our New York City closets, at least.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785132_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P5 9 mins – “Mars is the escape hatch, the backup plan. Planet B. Except for one thing. Mars is uniquely hostile to humans. Its surface is basically rocket fuel. Which means that for Mars to sustain human life, it needs a lot of support from Earth. Oops. So why talk about it at all? Because it sparks innovation – solar panels were an offshoot of the space race. Because it’s freaking cool. And because it inspires. But let’s not put all our eggs in that space shuttle just ye” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 5: Do Over?, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217_cms785133_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in China 69 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4608: Chinese Scholars Take on Climate Change,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confucian Ways 45 mins – “Chinese Vistas: In a lecture recorded at the British Library in London, Jonathan Spence reflects on China’s most enduring thinker, Confucius. Who was this man, what did he believe in, and what contemporary relevance does his message have, nearly 2,500 years after his death? The Confucian message has survived countless attacks and is being recycled by the Chinese Communist leadership today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Effectiveness 79 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3111: Will Congress Ever Work Again?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Government 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2604: Ethics and Corruption in Government,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curiosity Types 25 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.” 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.

Dark Energy 49 mins – “Dr. Michael Turner makes a “big bang” in the world of theoretical cosmology. Translation: He’s an expert on the universe—what it’s made of, what’s in its future, and how it came to be. Turner is the Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. From 2003 until 2006, was Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Turner is most well-known for having coined the phrase “dark energy” in 1998, which he calls “very, very mysterious stuff.” Thought to comprise 70 percent of the universe, dark energy is responsible for both the expansion of the universe and the increasing speed at which that expansion is occurring.” 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.

Detroit Shinola Revival 75 mins – “On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we visited Shinola’s headquarters in Detroit, where Jen Guarino manages the creation of new leather goods, watches, turntables, and more. Guarino’s desk is on the factory floor and she told us about training a workforce to make new products, finding good suppliers, and how a product goes from design to the factory floor.” At the link find the title, “Working in Detroit: How Does Shinola’s Manufacturing VP Work? Sunday, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5321012775.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Technology 60 mins – “We all know that technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and it’s changing the way we live. Do you call a cab, or do you use Uber? Do you stay in a hotel, or do you check Airbnb? Do you read a book or a Kindle? These products and services quickly enter our world and become the norm. But just knowing that technology is evolving is not enough, you need to understand how it is impacting you and how you can evaluate what industry will be disrupted next.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence Custody 26 mins – “3 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases, Jun 15, 2009, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.” At the link find that title, right-click “nijconf2009-domestic-violence-custody-” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donald L. Hollowell 39 mins – “Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours. [Donald Lee Hollowell was an American civil rights attorney during the Civil Rights Movement, in the state of Georgia.]” At the link find the title, “Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4382928573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electoral College Questions 83 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3515: Is It Time to Dump the Electoral College?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elevators 19 mins – “Tall buildings mean vertical transportation, and elevators, the machines that do the heavy lifting for us, have made those buildings possible. Building height and elevator capabilities have evolved together, and new needs and concerns for sustainability are bringing about changes in elevators themselves. In this interview we talk with Thomas Leslie, who is Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University. He works on the integration of building sciences and arts, and his 2013 book, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, is a valued source on the effects of technologies and materials on building design.At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook VR 24 mins – “Virtual reality adoption has been slow. Despite promising leaps in the tech over the past several decades, relatively few VR headsets have been sold worldwide, especially compared to smartphones. Can the world’s most popular social network bring VR to the forefront? In this episode, Motherboard’s Louise Matsakis goes to Facebook to try out its virtual reality platform and chat with its head of Social VR, Rachel Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Facebook Wants to Convince Us That VR Is Cool, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value  58 mins – “Intermittent fasting—alternating days in which you fast or eat only a few hundred calories a day—may have significant long-term health benefits, according to some researchers. Mark Mattson is a leading expert on intermittent fasting, and one of its proponents on a personal level as well. As a neurosciences professor at Johns Hopkins University, and chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mattson is particularly interested in how fasting can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Intermittent fasting might play a role in preventing or postponing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, which fifty percent of Americans living into their eighties are predicted to get. In this episode, Mattson talks with IHMC Director Ken Ford and IHMC visiting research scientist Dominic D’Agostino about the benefits of fasting and the physiological mechanisms behind those benefits.” 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.

Feminism 24 mins – “Camille Paglia is one of the most provocative public intellectuals in America. She’s never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.” At the link find the title, “August 1: ENCORE | Modern feminism needs to ‘stop blaming men,’ says Camille Paglia, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170801_77529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Problems 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4303: Food Insecurity in the Midst of Plenty,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Football Player Brains 27 mins – “High-impact collisions are all part of the game for American footballers. But new research has found a worrying amount of disease in footballers’ donated brains – similar to changes found in Alzheimer’s disease. Jesse Mez, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University, was shocked by the widespread presence of tangles of tau proteins, which signal the progressive brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ayahuasca is said to be the strongest psychedelic drug in the world. A potent brew is made from the vine which grows in the Amazon – where shamans use it for medical and spiritual purposes. It can produce terrifying hallucinations and seems to trigger mental health problems in some people. Now some doctors are calling for more research to establish whether it could be used as a treatment for a wide range of psychological and physical disorders. First impressions count. When we see a person’s photograph we make our minds up quickly, whether it’s for a job application or voting in an election. We rate trustworthiness and competence from looking at faces – but it doesn’t mean we are right in those assumptions according to Professor Alexander Todorov from Princeton University who’s written a book called Face Value.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P1 92 mins – “Justice Department officials testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements.” At the link find the title, “Justice Department Officials Testify on Foreign Agent Registration Requirements, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483127.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P2 105 mins – “William Browder, a Russian market investor, testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements, as well as what he knows about Natalia Veslnitskaya, a Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump, Jr. in 2016.” At the link find the title, “William Browder: Overturning Magnitsky Act is Putin’s Top Priority, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483509.MP3-STD.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Gender Equity 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4306: Gender Equity-Until It Rains Glass,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Politics 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the last of five lectures. He calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all and lays out a blueprint for global co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control in Australia 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2304: How Australia Took Aim at Guns,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome Impact 60 mins – “When Alessio Fasano entered medical school at the University of Naples (Italy) School of Medicine, his goal was to eliminate childhood diarrhea. Working with a mentor who’d studied the physiology of the gut, Fasano decided to focus on the microorganisms that cause diarrhea. That opened up his world to specialize in overall gut health, and Fasano became a leading expert in celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Following medical school, Fasano spent three years at the Center for Vaccine Development in Baltimore, and later returned to the U.S. to pursue his career. Today the world-renowned gastroenterologist is chair of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. He is also the director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fasano was the lead researcher of a seminal 2003 study showing that 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder characterized by gluten-induced damage to the small intestine. His book Gluten Freedom http://tinyurl.com/zdbcdkk has been hailed as “the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle.” He is also the author of “A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders.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.

Gut Microbiome Importance 82 mins – “ Women who are pregnant often talk how careful they are about what they eat and drink. They’re careful, points out Dr. Claire Fraser, because they’re feeding their baby. “Well, we should all think about diet in the same way that pregnant women do,” says Fraser. “Everything we put into our mouths, we’re either feeding or not feeding our gut microbes … And it’s important we keep our gut microbes happy.” Fraser is a pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, a branch of molecular biology that focuses on the genome. In episode 32 of STEM-Talk, Fraser sits down with host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC founder Ken Ford to explain why we should all pay more attention to our guts, which is the home of more than 100 trillion bacteria. An endowed professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Fraser is a founder and director of Maryland’s Institute for Genome Sciences. From 1998 to 2007, she was the director of the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland, and led teams that sequenced the genomes of several microbial organisms, including important human and animal pathogens.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.

Hacktivism and Cybersecurity 73 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5317: “Hacktivism” and Cyber Security,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Harvard Calculators 52 mins – “In our final episode of this mini-series on the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, we dive into the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin from her time at Cambridge University to her life in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Virus Research 62 mins – “Roughly 80 percent of the U.S. population is infected with the herpes virus. While the virus is very easy to get, it remains dormant in many people, who never even know they have it. This is partly because it effectively evades the immune system, taking up refuge in the central nervous system. Dr. Greg Smith is a herpes expert. He is a professor in the microbiology-immunology department at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Smith did a post-doc at Princeton University. His research on herpes looks at novel targets for antivirals and engineering recombinant viral particles as effective gene delivery vehicles.” 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.

Hip Hop Beginnings 33 mins – “Let’s start at the end—at a funeral. All the brightest stars in the hip-hop universe are gathered to mourn the death of Chris Lighty. He was their friend, their brother, their late-night confidant, the man who discovered them, or saved their careers, or made them millionaires. He was a hip-hop legend. But to understand how we got here, we have to go back to the beginning—back to a time before hip-hop even had a name.” At the link find the title, “Part 1: That Beat, That Beat Right There, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1554207124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Discrimination 34 mins – “When Native Americans are looking to rent homes, they face a series of challenges more daunting than many in the general community face. Even those who would choose to live on the reservation, are often forced to find housing off the rez due to a severe housing shortage. Even with good credit histories, Native stereotypes of drunkards, late rent payments, and a history of property damage leave many landlords turning away those most in need. It is of course ok to set rules and protect your property, but only if those rules are consistent across all people of all races. On todays Nativetalk.net radio program, we discuss these and many other issues facing Natives today which make life much harder than it needs to be, as well as discussing possible solutions to this very serious problem.” At the link find the title, “Native Housing Discrimination Problems, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files native housing discrimination problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice Cream History 45 mins – “It’s one of the most complex food products you’ll ever consume: a thermodynamic miracle that contains all three states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas—at the same time. And yet no birthday party, beach trip, or Fourth of July celebration is complete without a scoop or two.” 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.

Illegal Immigration to Canada 16 mins – “Humanitarian workers in Montreal are struggling to keep up with growing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Quebec from the U.S.” At the link find the title, “August 3: Quebec’s resources stretched thin as hundreds arrive at border, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170803_77895.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration and Silicon Valley 48 mins – “Silicon Valley could be hurt by new immigration bill, what SoCal’s climate will look like in 2100, legalizing marijuana could make some marijuana even more illegal.” At the link find the title, “How the latest immigration bill could impact CA, the future of SoCal’s climate, CA’s weed black market, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080417-6b064741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Impact 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4155: The Economic Impacts of Immigration,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 34 mins – “Nancy Pfund is the mind behind the money of Tesla and Pandora. She’s a venture capitalist with a vision for change, just like Kim Colaprete and Chavi Hohm—the bombastic personalities behind Team Diva, one of Seattle’s most progressive real estate groups. Nancy and Team Diva have never met, but they’re both changing how we think about money and define profit. And they’re part of a movement that is ready for revolution.” At the link find the title, “You Say You Want A Revolution: Nancy Pfund & Team Diva, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9357153800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Partition 50 mins – “BBC correspondent Mark Tully travels through India from north to south in search of the echoes of Partition among successive generations of Indian. He examines the legacy of the Partition of India, comparing contemporary memories of the traumatic events of August 1947 with the personal and political tensions today on both national and international stages.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Telegraph 4 mins – “In1856 the British completed a 4000-mile Indian telegraph system. It connected Calcutta, Agra, Bombay, Peshawar, and Madras. The telegraph was the brainchild of a visionary inventor named William O’Shaughnessy, and it secured England’s grip on India. O’Shaughnessy had gone to India in 1833 as a 24-year-old assistant surgeon with the East India Company. There he began experimenting with electricity. He invented an electric motor and a silver chloride battery. Then, in 1839, he set up a 13½-mile-long demonstration telegraph system near Calcutta. That was only two years after Samuel F.B. Morse built his famous demonstration system in the United States. But O’Shaughnessy was unaware of Morse’s work. His telegraph used a different code and, at first, he transmitted the message by imposing a series of tiny electric shocks on the operator’s finger. He also came up with another unique invention. He used a 2½-mile stretch of the Hooghly River, in place of wire, to complete the circuit….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio” and select”Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

International Cooperation 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the third of five lectures from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York. He talks about the need for international co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Development Issues 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1913: Burning Issues in International Development,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

iPhone History 58 mins – “Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant retraces the creation and development of the iPhone in his book, “The One Device.” He is interviewed by [New York Times] reporter Steve Lohr.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Brian Merchant, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480937.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Control 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5112: Here’s How I’d Defeat ISIS,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet Therapy 114 mins – “Dominic D’Agostino looks like a bodybuilder. But that doesn’t mean that he eats a diet typical for that sport; on the contrary, the research scientist—and amateur athlete—can go an entire day without eating and says his performance—both in the lab and in the gym—improves because of it. D’Agostino is perhaps rare in the world of science in that he practices what he preaches. As associate professor in the department of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and a visiting research scientist at IHMC, D’Agostino develops and tests metabolic therapies for a range of diseases and conditions for which the ketogenic diet is the cornerstone.The low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat ketogenic diet is what he also follows for health and greater mental clarity.” 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.

Lone Wolf Attacks 52 mins – “Although terror attacks conducted by individuals are not a new phenomenon, recent years have seen an alarming increase in these “lone-wolf” incidents. The Islamic State, for instance, has been proactive in using its global tentacles to inspire individuals to carry out attacks in its name. Meanwhile, in Israel, solo operators unaffiliated with organized terror groups have taken to carrying out attacks with the weapons at hand—cars, knives, homemade. Are such attacks a growing trend and the future of jihadism, or are they simply another passing fad in the annals of terrorist activity? Four leading counterterrorism scholars and policymakers chart the rise and future of “lone-wolf” terrorism. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Market Limits 45 mins – “Michael Sandel, Harvard Professor of Government, delivers four lectures about the prospects of a new politics of the common good. The series is presented and chaired by Sue Lawley. Sandel considers the expansion of markets and how we determine their moral limits. Should immigrants, for example, pay for citizenship? Should we pay schoolchildren for good test results, or even to read a book? He calls for a more robust public debate about such questions, as part of a ‘new citizenship’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Transportation 9 mins – “The former Transportation Commissioner of New York transformed Times Square from a cab-choked bottleneck into an airy pedestrian mall.  Now, she’s working on walking, biking and commuting in Southern California.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicine Future 79 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3716: Future of Medicine: Combating Disease,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minimum Wage Discussion 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5704: Minimum Wage: The 99% Need A Raise,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mortgage Interest Reduction 49 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: – Matthew Desmond’s piece on the mortgage interest deduction in the New York Times Magazine.- The low level of the Volatility Index- Snap’s first earnings report after going public” At the link find the title, “The Disappearing Edition, “ right-click “Media files SM6888357562.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Addiction 41 mins – “Alcohol & Drug dependency. It’s certainly a stereotype – and one that is unfortunately too often true. How do we help people addicted to substances get off? And how do we prevent our children and grandchildren from starting? Do people even want help? To do anything at all, we must understand why people start in the first place.” At the link find the title, “Native Addiction & Alcohol Dependancy, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-addiction-alcohol-dependancy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Sovereignty 63 mins – “We actually did this show on March 27th for The English Express podcast, but since it started with our views on Native Sovereignty I decided to post it here on the native podcast as well. Here’s the direct download link This week we started by tackling a serious topic; Native American Sovereignty…” At the link find the title, “Native Sovereignty, Brandon as a Cop, & What Women Do Better Than Men, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-sovereignty-brandon-as-a-cop-what-women-do-better-than-men.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Language Processing 62 mins – “In this episode of STEM-Talk, we talk to one of our own senior research scientists, Dr. Yorick Wilks, renowned for his work in natural language processing. Wilks is also a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Sheffield in England, and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at Balliol College. A “war baby” born in London in the midst of the Second World War, Yorick was sent away to school due to the bombings. He excelled and went to Cambridge, where he studied with Margaret Masterman, a protégé of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Yorick first came to America—L.A. in the 1960s—on a one-year Air Force Research Grant. Yeas later, he moved to Stanford University’s AI Lab, where he worked with John McCarthy, one of the founders of Artificial Intelligence. Yorick’s research interests have been vast and rich, including machine translation, translating, understanding and extracting meaning from language, belief representation and human and machine communication. He has authored 14 books and many more papers, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, in 2008, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Lifetime Achievement Award.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.

Opiod Addiction Crisis 74 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2157: Opiods- Prescriptions vs. Addiction,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physiological and Organizational Tools 34 mins – “Our guest this week is Rich Roat. After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held a number of odd jobs such as communications associate for United Way of Delaware and service bureau/prepress house manager. He met Andy Cruz in 1991 and allowed his new friend to talk him into a series of ill-advised but fortunate career moves that led to the formation of Brand Design Co., Inc., and, subsequently House Industries. Rich initially tried to tame the chaos of Andy’s constantly shifting aesthetic sensibilities and obsessive attention to detail; thankfully, he has been largely unsuccessful. Rich is a co-author of House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson Guptill/Penguin Random House, 2017) with Andy Cruz and Ken Barber.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Body Cameras 47 mins – “New law would track the race of everyone stopped by police, overweight Asian Americans are seen as more ‘American’ than thinner peers, plans to rebuild on top of the PCH landslide.” At the link find the title, “CA law would track race-based policing, being overweight and ‘American,’ rebuilding Highway 1, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080317-a036446d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Deadly Force 63 mins – “When a police officer uses deadly force in the course of their duties, emotions can run very high. In many cases, police officers sometimes step over the line, whether they mean to or not. They even sometimes breaking the law. In cases where a police officer uses deadly force, victims and their families are left very upset….” At the link find the title, “Police Use Of Deadly Force Debate, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files police-use-of-deadly-force-debate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Resolution 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the fourth of five lectures. He considers the challenges of extreme poverty and the worry of the developed world which fears for its own prosperity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quadruple Amputee Athlete 62 mins – “Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.” Despite being born with a rare condition that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on with the support of his family to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and, following a few rough middle school football seasons, he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer….” At the link find the title, “#251: How to Live Without Limits – Kyle Maynard,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Kyle Maynard.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism 76 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2752: Let’s Talk About Race,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Issues 58 mins – “Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC’s “On the Media,” discusses her book [The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brooke Gladstone, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479679.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Representative Rosa Delauro 65 mins – “Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) talks about her congressional work on social programs. She is interviewed by Aparna Mathur, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Representative Rosa DeLauro, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481028.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 33 mins – “What is it like living on an Indian Reservation today? I have no idea, because while I am a registered native, I have still yet to visit any of the many reservations across our great country. Is it difficult growing up there? what problems do tribes residing on these reservations face, and how can we help to solve some of the problems.” At the link find the title, “Reservation Life Today & Criminal Problems, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files reservation life today criminal problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Improvements 15 mins – “That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.” At the link find the title, “Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files MarcRaibert_2017.mp4” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Based Evidence 60 mins – “What is science-based medicine, and how does the media (perhaps unwittingly) distort it? Our guest this week is Dr. Steven Novella, academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, Executive Editor of the website Science-Based Medicine, and a senior fellow and Director of Science-Based Medicine at the James Randi Educational Foundation. And we’re joined by Maria Walters, to talk about the Grassroots Skepticism Workshop at SkepchickCon.” At the link find the title, “#113 Science-Based Medicine and the Media, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_113_Science Based Medicine.mp3

Science Deniers 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1516: Science Deniers: Fact-Resistant Humans,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Journalism 60 mins – “This week we step into the world of science journalism from the perspectives of two unique and reputable popular science publications. Guest host Anika Hazra speaks with Katie Palmer, senior editor of the online science and health section at WIRED, about her direct route into science journalism through a master’s in science reporting and her role as an editor of online content. And she talks with Michael Segal, founding editor and editor-in-chief of Nautlius magazine, about how he transitioned from conducting research in engineering and computer science to developing a science and culture magazine, and how Nautilus is forging a new, multi-disciplinary approach to science journalism.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Literacy 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2753: Science Literacy: Why 1,2,3 can be as easy as A,B,C,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science of Aging 60 mins – “We’ll get the scientific perspective on the causes and effects of aging, and how they change over a lifetime. We’ll speak with Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, about the biology and genetics of aging. And we’re joined by Professor Diana Kuh, to discuss her work as the head of the UK’s National Survey for Health and Development.” At the link find the title, “#109 A Lifetime of Data, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_109_A Lifetime Of Data.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seventeenth Amendment 46 mins – “David Schleicher of Yale University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University discuss the text, history, and future of this contested amendment. New essays are now available on the Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Read about the 17th Amendment, the 20th Amendment, the 24th Amendment, and the 25th Amendment. Today’s show was edited by Kevin Kilbourne 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, “Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3196326944.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex with Robots 68 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4302: Sex with Robots: What’s Not to Like?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4356: The Promise of the Sharing Economy,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Politics 58 mins – “Syndicated columnist Naomi Klein discusses shock politics. She is interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.” At the link find the title “After Words with Naomi Klein, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479873.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Importance 76 mins – “If we could only sell people on the importance of sleep as successfully as we sell them on the pleasures of sex, we’d have a much healthier—and happier bunch. This is one of sleep expert Kirk Parsley’s messages. Parsley calls sleep “the greatest elixir,” and places its importance above that of both exercise and nutrition. Yet, this simple physiological need is hard to satisfy in a society that glorifies business and overworking—and loves its electronics, which don’t exactly prepare the body for sleep. Parsley discusses these and other issues with STEM-Talk host Dawn Kernagis. He talks about how his background as a Navy SEAL led him to a career in medicine, focused on sleep. He also explains why sleep is important—and how you can get more of it. Parsley served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on sleep medicine, and has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006. He is also the inventor of the Sleep Cocktail, a supplement designed for the sleep optimization of Navy SEALs: http://www.sleepcocktails.comAt 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.

Smear Tactics 58 mins – “Journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion. She’s interviewed by Erik Wemple, [Washington Post] media critic.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sharyl Attkisson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481923.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somali Shakespeare 27 mins – “In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Born in 1943 to a nomadic camel-herding family, forged as a poet in Somalia’s liberal years pre-1969, jailed in 1973 for ‘anti-revolutionary activities’ without trial under the military junta, a campaigner for peace, Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia.” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Plane Pilot 58 mins – “Brian Shul speaks softly and carries a big stick. The American war hero every bit worthy of Roosevelt’s words flew 212 missions in the Vietnam War before his nearly fatal crash. With his body severely burned, Shul was in so much pain that he wanted to die. Then one day, lying in his hospital bed, he heard children playing soccer and the voice of Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” on the radio. Suddenly, Shul, at 25-years-old, realized he had a lot to live for. He set himself on a determined road of recovery that would span 15 reconstructive surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Shul eventually turned his amazing story of survival into his greatest strength, and he went on to be one of fewer than 100 people to pilot the SR-71 Blackbird, a U.S. spy plane largely operational during the Cold War and thereafter. Shul and flight engineer Walter Watson flew multiple missions in which they escaped missiles over enemy territory including the Soviet Union and Libya, gathering footage and information that would help the U.S. win the Cold War.” 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.

Standing Rock 18 mins – “This battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock is far from over.  In fact, some would say, it’s about to get real. In this episode of Still Here comes a closer look at some of the new challenges emerging at the start of a new year – for the water protectors, for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and for a new North Dakota governor who, on day one, came out in favor of the $3.8 billion dollar energy project. In this final week before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, there are other concerns that could sway the direction of the pipeline struggle.    Right now, the focus is on Mother Nature. There’s fear of massive and dangerous flooding where the water protectors remain.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Treatment for Wounds 58 mins – “(first 12 mins) Sugar seems like an improbable treatment for hard-to-heal wounds. But the ancient Egyptians used honey and animal fat for battle scars. How does that treatment hold up under modern scrutiny?…” At the link right-click “Download the mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer Camp 50 mins – “On today’s show: Kelly Carlin, the daughter of George Carlin reminisces about her father’s time spent at sleepaway camp on Spofford Lake. Kelly Carlin is the hose of Sirius XM’s The Kelly Carlin Show, and the author of the memoir: A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George….Virgina speaks with Paul Hutchinson, Boston University Lecturer and co-curator of the Museum of the White Mountain’s exhibit: Summer Camps. You can read a transcript of their conversation and see photos from New Hampshire’s history of camp life here: New Hampshire: The Birthplace of Summer Camp. Another facet of summer camp life on display at the White Mountain exhibit is a historical look at Caddy Camp. The Caddy Camp idea was to link Boston settlement houses with resort golf clubs in the White Mountains and teach low-income kids how to be caddies. You can listen to all of the audio from past campers here: Caddy Camp MWM Hannah McCarthy answers an Only in NH questions submitted by one of our listeners: “How about the Percy Summer Club in Stark, NH (established 1881)? Sounds cool and mysterious.”  Civics 101: Speaker of the House : We chatted with Matt Wasniewski, Historian of the United States House of Representatives to learn more about this important position.” At the link right-click the plya button beside”Listen” ands elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talking Digital Politics 46 mins – “Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers – and even a few politicians – and ask them what they think is going on… Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? …This week we talk to James Williams, winner of the inaugural Nine Dots Prize, which offered $100,000 for the best answer to the question: ‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ James used to work at Google and he channeled his experiences for his prize-winning entry. He tells us what he learned there and what it means to live in the attention economy. Plus we discuss how Trump has managed to monopolise the attention of the entire world. Along with the money, James now has to write a book with his answer – we’ll be checking in with him along the way to see how he’s getting on. With John Naughton.” At the link find the title, “The Nine Dots Winner, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tea in Britain 44 mins – “This week, Gastropod tells the story of two countries and their shared obsession with a plant: Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea bush. The Chinese domesticated tea over thousands of years, but they lost their near monopoly on international trade when a Scottish botanist, disguised as a Chinese nobleman, smuggled it out of China in the 1800s, in order to secure Britain’s favorite beverage and prop up its empire for another century. The story involves pirates, ponytails, and hard drugs—and, to help tell the tale, Cynthia and Nicky visit Britain’s one and only commercial tea plantation, tucked away in a secret garden on an aristocratic estate on the Cornish coast. While harvesting and processing tea leaves, we learn the difference between green and black tea, as well as which is better for your health. Put the kettle on, and settle in for the science and history of tea!” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Text Book Arbitrage 15 mins– “There’s a term in economics, arbitrage, that basically means free money. It’s finding a difference in price, a pricing mistake, you can exploit to make money. Arbitrage is a risk-free way to buy low and sell high. Everyday there are loads of people and sophisticated computer algorithms searching for an arbitrage opportunity, but true arbitrages are almost impossible to find. Today on the show, we meet two guys who say they’ve found one, and we visit the storage locker in Utah where they keep their secretAt the link find the title, “#581: Free Money, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files npr_362312467.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Third Wave Book 30 mins – “Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, talks about his book, [The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future]. He explains why he now is looking outside of Silicon Valley, and across the U.S., for the newest digital developments.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Steve Case, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478233.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thucydides Trap 55 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison’s new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?. The conversation covers the history of rising and declining powers, how the North Korean regime affects the security dynamic between U.S. and China, and how to preserve peace where Thucydides would predict war.” At the link find the title, “Graham Allison on “Destined for War”, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Hoover_Institution_7-12-17_Destined_for_War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Torture Issues 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3406: Torture: Human Rights and Wrongs,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transparency in Government 75 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3315_watchdogs whistleblowers wikileaks,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Department of Energy 24 nins – Description of Trump Administration interaction or lack of interaction with the Department of Energy which is responsible for nuclear weapons among related energy topics. At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” [title doesn’t match content] right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump as Seen By Historians 29 mins – “Harvard Kennedy School professor Moshik Temkin says historians must do a better job in comparing our present to our past, and he argues why in a recent New York Times piece titled “Historians Shouldn’t Be Pundits.” He talks with Jimmy — a history lover and regular cable pundit — about the limits in the analogies between Donald Trump and previous historical figures.” At the link find the title, “204: Should historians be pundits?” right-click “ Media files 16cf8de8-cb85-47dc-9bad-59efa66e7644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Con Law 102 mins (7 parts) – “Welcome to “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law”! Every week Roman Mars (99% Invisible) will host a fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution.” Topics include judicial legitimacy, appointments and removals, pardons, spending, immunity, emoluments, recess appointments, land seizure and commerce laws. At the link right-click on the “Media files” for each section and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deregulation Effort 27 mins – “Josh King talks to ProPublica’s Robert Faturechi about the Trump administration’s secretive deregulation teams and just what you can do to help ProPublica unmask more information on the deregulation front.” At the link find the title, “The Deregulation Invasion, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3914113104.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Immigration Policy 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about Donald Trump’s immigration policies and how the system is failing immigrants and those seeking asylum from Central American gang violence.” At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Crisis 46 mins – “As the government moves to rewrite the constitution, fears circulate that President Nicolás Maduro is consolidating power. Is it a dictatorship, or is that an oversimplification of the crisis in Venezuela?” At th elink find the title, “August 2: Is Venezuela’s Maduro putting the pieces in place for a dictatorship?, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_90077.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Future – “Wider crackdowns and opposition leaders seized from their homes. What’s next for Venezuela?” At the link find the title, “An Uncertain Future For Venezuela, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541176324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Victim Compensation 18 mins – “Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, known as the Master of Disaster, has been charged over the years with deciding just how much a life is worth — compensating victims of tragedy.” At the link find the title, “August 3: ENCORE | What’s life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170803_25428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Viewpoint 51 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4450: Howard Higman Memorial Plenary: The View from Hanoi,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 58 mins – “Mark Bowden talks about his book, [Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam], about one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Mark Bowden, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481704.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulnerable People Protection 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4904: Protecting Those Most Vunerable,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Conversion 8 mins – Research into new ways to convert waste products into harmless or useful materials. At the link find the title, “248 EE 2 Surpising Ways Scientists Hope to Limit Human Environmental Impact, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_248-pr5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Water Treatment 30 mins – “What would you say to the idea of drinking a tall, cool glass of wastewater? On the face of it, it sounds, well, yucky. But it turns out you’ve probably been drinking it all along. There’s good technology now for extracting impurities and making even the dirtiest water potable. And some water districts around the country are taking this technology to scale. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Mike Markus, the General Manager of the Orange County, California Water District. Orange County’s practices may represent the high water-mark for the re-use of H2O. Markus and host Alex Wise discuss the innovative technology the district uses to clean its wastewater, examine the costs compared to other alternatives like desalination, and talk about his team’s efforts to overcome common misperceptions about turning wastewater into clean drinking water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Needs Trends 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5713: The Future of Water: Our Most Precious Resource,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 24 mins – “Seth Stevenson guest hosts today’s show and talks with Joshua Zeitz, a historian and contributing editor at Politico, about General John Kelly and whether his tenure as Chief of Staff will resemble that of General Al Haig during the Nixon administration.” At the link find the title, “The Short History of Generals as Chiefs of Staff, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3358819815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom 60 mins – “What exactly is “wisdom,” and how can we apply it in our daily lives? We’re joined by Barry Schwartz, Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, and Kenneth Sharpe, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College. They’ll discuss their new book Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do The Right Thing. And we’re joined by Brendan O’Brien, to learn about :60 Second Science, the international science video competition” At the link find the title, “#114 Practical Wisdom, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_114, Practical Wisdom.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science Issues 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4304: Women in Science: Needed Now More Than Ever?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wood Destroying Beetles 84 mins – “Whistling passed the cemetery extended version; DDD talks wood destroying beetles Daniel D. Dye II talks beetles in this extended version of Whistling passed the cemetery” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, ac copy is included in the blog archive.

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