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3D Printed Vehicles 32 mins – “This is a big episode. Seriously, the biggest 3D parts I’ve encountered are what we’re going to talk about today. I’m so excited about this episode. I really love Buddy Bernhard from Local Motors, which is who we are going to talk to. We’re going to talk cars, 3D printed cars if you didn’t guess already. He just has such a passion for 3D printing in general. I love the whole model, that you’ll hear as we go forward and listen to this episode, about really how open they are about sharing what they’re doing with 3D printing. They just are passionate about moving the market forward.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adam and Eve 52 mins – “we’re talking about the oldest relationship in the Christian world: Adam and Eve. The writer Bruce Feiler says the two don’t get the credit they deserve, and in his book, he aims to redeem them for a new generation. According to Feiler, the tale of Adam and Eve is a timeless myth that still has much to teach us. They confronted the ultimate human fear—loneliness—and defeated it with the ultimate human expression—love. Feiler joins us to explore the meaning of the first love story.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Affirmative Action Question 47 mins – “The Justice Department is taking a hard look at affirmative action, preparing to investigate, even sue, colleges over race-based admission. That’s according to the New York Times. Harvard is being sued by Asian-Americans who say they’ve been boxed out because of their race. The Supreme Court recently upheld affirmative action. But with a new administration could things be changing? This hour On Point: Is Affirmative Action on the chopping block?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Affordable Care Act Politics 13 mins – “After the Republican Party’s seven-year attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act kicked the bucket this week, Donald Trump declared that he would “let Obamacare fail.” He has plenty of options for moving that failure along and his actions inevitably would hit poor people the hardest, a fact that does not surprise Jack Frech who spent 30 years serving the poor in Appalachian Ohio. Frech was saddened but not surprised by the proposals put forward by house and Senate Republicans. He says such ideas are both perennial and bipartisan. For example the Clinton administration bundled what was once federal welfare assistance into block grants to states where the money often is misdirected or hoarded by the states, even as its shriveled by inflation. For context in the ensuing healthcare battles we are replaying a conversation Brooke had with Jack just after the house bill was passed.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African Famine 46 mins – “Famine. 20 million people now on the brink in Africa and the Middle East. We’ve got reporters on the frontlines.” At the link find the title, “The Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding Abroad, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542087595.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Afrofuturism 60 mins – “One of our producers, Neil Drumming, has recently become fascinated with Afrofuturism. It’s more than sci-fi. It’s a way of looking at black culture that’s fantastic, creative, and oddly hopeful—which feels especially urgent during a time without a lot of optimism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI and Archeology 18 mins – “University of Kentucky Computer Science Professor Brent Seales caused a worldwide sensation when he and his team were able to use non-invasive scans to unlock writings on the ancient En-Gedi scroll to reveal the earliest copy of a Pentateuchal book — Leviticus — ever found in a Holy Ark. Now he’s turning his expertise to more ancient texts, this time from the lost Roman city of Herculaneum.”” At the link find the title “Ep. 11: How a Computer Scientist Uses AI to Read Lost Literature, Feb, 2017,” right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI and City Planning 42 mins – “Deep learning promises to do more than just reshape city streets. We talked to Lynn Richards, president and CEO of the Congress for New Urbanism and Charles Marohn, president and co-founder of Strong Towns, about how. AI will do much more than automate driving. It promises to help create more liveable cities. And help put expensive infrastructure where we need it most.” At the link find the title “Ep. 5: How Deep Learning Will Reshape Our Cities, Jan, 2017,” right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI and Paypal 23 mins – “The next time you don’t recognize a transaction listed on your monthly Paypal statement, rest assured: AI will likely identify the culprit and help ensure it won’t happen again. With advances in machine learning and the deployments of neural networks, logistic regression-powered models are expanding their uses throughout PayPal, Vadim Kutsyy, a data scientist at the online payments company, told host Michael Copeland on this week’s edition of the AI Podcast.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI in School 26 mins – “We are here at the mothership of NVIDIA with this summer’s Jetson interns. And Mokshith Voodarla, Mark Thies, Isaac Wilcove — all recruited at top robotics competitions — are building some amazing things with our Jetson embedded computing platform and deep learning, including a delivery robot, a robot that recognizes and disposes of trash, and a remote control car that can find people who are trapped in a building during a fire or earthquake.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AID’s History 73 mins “UCSF Professor Emeritus Dr. Mark Jacobsen is interviewed by Dr. Susa Coffey about his novel “Sensing Light.” The book focuses on the HIV/AIDS outbreak from the perspective of the medical professionals who found themselves on the front lines trying to treat this horrific new disease. From the first encounter through the decades of hard work that followed, medical science attempted to identify ways to contain and treat the illness. Recorded on 04/27/2017. (#32345)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Air Conditioning Solution 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.It’s August. It’s hot, and no, you’re not imagining things, it is getting hotter. But whatever New York Magazine says, we can still save the planet. And technology can help. 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. Thanks, in part, to the internet of things. And a little tweak from you.” At the link click the circle with three dots, then right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” to download the file.
Algorithm Impact 24 mins – “On April 9, 2017, United Airlines flight 3411 was preparing to take off from Chicago when flight attendants discovered the plane was overbooked. They tried to get volunteers to give up their seats with promises of travel vouchers and hotel accommodations, but not enough people were willing to get off the flight. So United ended up calling some airport security officers, who boarded the plane and forcibly removed a passenger named Dr. David Dao. The officers ripped Dao out of his seat and carried him down the aisle of the airplane, nose bleeding, while horrified onlookers captured the scene with their phones. The public was outraged. But how did Dr. Dao end up being the unlucky passenger that United decided to remove? Immediately following the incident, there was speculation that racial discrimination played a part — and it’s possible it played a role in how he was treated. But the answer to how he was chosen is actually an algorithm, a computer program that crunched through reams of data, looking at how much each passenger had paid for their ticket, what time they checked in, how often they flew on United, and whether they were part of a rewards program. The algorithm likely determined that Dr. Dao was one of the least valuable customers on the flight at the time….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimer’s Treatment with Testosterone 46 mins – “Alzheimer’s Disease and male virility aren’t often thought of together, but most people don’t consider this a clue to preventing the much-feared disease. Maybe we should. Dr. Ralph Martins explains.” At the link find the title, “#192: Testosterone vs. Alzheimer’s, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS192.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Revolution 52 mins – “…we’re taking a different look at the American Revolutionary War. We think of it as brave patriots fighting for a noble cause, which is true, but in his new book historian Holger Hoock is trying to remind us just how bloody it was. The British brutalized American soldiers; we tortured loyalists. In fact, this cruelty shaped the outcome of the war. Hoock’s book is called Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth and he’s joining us to talk about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Worker 10 mins – “Mike Rowe, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” joins Chuck to talk about the state of the American worker, and his new Facebook show, ‘Returning the Favor’” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.
Animal Stress 71 mins – “Understanding animal stress is important for many reasons. If we know how the animal brain responds to change it helps us understand habitat destruction and climate effects on population dynamics, and can provide important information about human impacts, adaptation, and animal conservation. Understanding the animal neurological and physiological response to stress in models translates well to other animals, including humans. This week’s podcast is a discussion with Dr. Christine Lattin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Center at Yale University. Dr. Lattin examines stress responses in house sparrows using live imaging so that birds can be studied over and over through time. However, Dr. Lattin has become a target of activists that have engaged malicious, personal attacks against her and her research. The harassment has intensified into very personal acts of defamation and intimidation for this early career scientist. We discuss the extreme measures she takes to ethically conduct her research and how her own personal reconciliation of how animals are important to research. We then discuss what it is like to be the subject of an activist defamation campaign and personal attacks, and how to not just survive it- how to turn it into something positive. The discussion is powerful and emotional, and hopefully will stir further awareness of how scientists are attacked because of their research.” At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aung San Suu Kyi on Dissent 45 mins – “The pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, examines what drives people to dissent in the second of the 2011 Reith Lecture series. ‘Securing Freedom’. Reflecting on the history of her own party, the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, examines the meaning of opposition and dissident. She also explains her reasons for following the path of non-violence.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aung San Suu Kyi on Liberty 45 mins – “The Burmese pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, explores what freedom means in the first of the 2011 Reith Lecture series, ‘Securing Freedom’. Reflecting on her own experience under house arrest in Burma, she explores the universal human aspiration to be free and the spirit which drives people to dissent. She also comments on the Arab Spring, comparing the event that triggered last December’s revolution in Tunisia with the death of a student during a protest in Burma in 1988.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Barack Obama Life 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.
Benetech 16 mins – “Imagine a world without media – a place where written text, photographs, sound recordings, video and film all lie out of reach. You may think that, in 2017, there is no such vicinity. But think again. The world of media and particularly digital media as omnipresent as air yet millions across the globe live shut out from it. Some cannot see. Many have learning and developmental challenges. Addressing these and other barriers to information access is often considered too costly or too difficult, either by governments or by technology companies. Palo Alto-based Benetech is a nonprofit with a single focus on developing technology for social good. According to Brad Turner, Benetech Vice President, the company’s Global Literacy Program builds tools that make it possible for people with limited accessibility to reach the information they need to change and improve their lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bike Sharing 6 mins – “President Donald Trump has been trying to unravel a lot of President Barack Obama’s legacy. That now includes dismantling a small part of Washington, DC’s growing bike-sharing program. A bicycle dock was placed inside the White House grounds in 2010, but the Trump administration had it removed last week. In Seattle, they’re trying out something completely new for American cities: dockless bike sharing. You rent a bike by the half-hour, and when you’re done, you get off and lock it wherever your ride ends. It might be a new concept for Americans, but the idea isn’t all that innovative — it’s huge in China. Seattle recently had a bike-sharing program called Pronto, but it didn’t work so well — it lasted 2 1/2 years before it went under in March. Seattle’s hills and rain didn’t help, but Tom Fucoloro, the founder of Seattle Bike Blog, said the real culprit was the system…The bike-sharing program was also controversial because the city bailed out a failing nonprofit enterprise. This time, Seattle is trying bike sharing with no taxpayer money and no docks — the stations where you find and return a bike. The new dockless system got off to a hot start — more than 15,000 rides in the first week, immediately eclipsing the old system’s best week ever….Two Bay Area startups — Spin and LimeBike — have each sprinkled 500 bright green and orange bikes throughout Seattle’s downtown sidewalks. It’s quickly getting competitive. The Chinese company, Ofo, which bills itself as the world’s largest stationless bike-sharing company, also just received a Seattle city permit to add 1,000 yellow bikes into the mix….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biotech in Europe 46 mins – “The annual report by agricultural economists Brookes and Barfoot is a helpful resource to understand the impacts of agricultural biotechnology. The peer-reviewed report is dense, and contains substantial information about crop use, yields, production statistics, and ag input use worldwide. It is a tremendous resource for hard data for discussing crops and the crop protection chemistries used. Today’s podcast is an interview with Dr. Graham Brookes, the lead author of the report. We discuss international technology adoption, pesticide use, weed control, carbon benefits, and effects on land use.” At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biotech Regulation 40 mins – “Regulation of new technology in food crops is important for many reasons. It is critical to ensure safety, but a robust regulatory system also shapes consumer sentiment. Today’s guest is Dr. Robert Potter. Dr. Potter has a diverse background spanning from molecular biology bench skills through participation in many nodes of the regulatory system. He explains the importance of regulation and how regulation is performed in the Canadian system. Other topics, like the Bt brinjal, are also discussed.” At the link right-click “Download under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Lung Disease 12 mins – “Discussion of how coal workers pneumoconiosis (so-called black lung disease) may be re-emerging among coal miners in Queensland, Australia.” At the link find the title, “Black lung disease: The Lancet: Aug 17, 2017,” right-click “Media files 17august.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Black Radio Station 40 mins – “We’re hard at work planning our upcoming live show, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Radio One. As a kid, Cathy Hughes practiced her DJ routine while her siblings banged on the bathroom door. As an adult, she founded Radio One—now Urban One—the country’s largest African-American owned broadcasting company. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” we check back with Mike Butera, whose digital Instrument One raised a million dollars on Kickstarter.” At the link find the title, “Radio One: Cathy Hughes, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_hibt_radioone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Computer Instructor 32 mins – “Blind Abilities offers another in their Aira presentation series from the National Federation of the Blind 2017 national convention in Orlando, Florida. Join Pete Lane and Jeff Thompson as they interview Tiffany Manosh who shares her passions: her passion for technology, for travel and her passion for Aira, the visual interpreter for the blind. Jeff caught up with Tiffany in the hotel during the convention, but Pete had to complete the interview afterwards via Skype. In both portions of the interview, Tiffany, an Instructional Assistant at American River College, in Sacramento, California, shows her enthusiasm for all things tech, her love for cruising with her Mom, visiting Walt Disney World and her belief in Aira, the smart glasses which offer so much for blind and visually impaired users. Sit back and enjoy this 31 minute Blind Abilities production, brought to you by Aira.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Innovation 32 mins – “Don Tapscott is the best-selling author of Blockchain Revolution. He is also CEO of The Tapscott Group. Some of his positions and accomplishments include: Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum; Chancellor, Trent University; Member of the Order of Canada (the second highest honor for Canadian citizens); Ranked the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management; Co-Founder of the Blockchain Research Institute. In this short episode, we discuss: How Don, a psychology major, ended up becoming one of the world’s foremost technology thought leaders; We go over some of the seventy projects currently being worked on at the Blockchain Research Institute; We also talk about Don’s son – Alex Tapscott – an investment banker turned “Blockchain guru,” and the projects he is working on” At the link find the title, “‘013: Don Tapscott – The Man Leading The Global Blockchain Revolution, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Don_Tapscott_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Abnormalities 20 mins – “Drawing on strange and thought-provoking case studies, eminent neurologist V. S. Ramachandran offers unprecedented insight into the evolution of the uniquely human brain in his new book, The Tell-Tale Brain. Ramachandran spoke at the Academy in February 2011, and now we’re bringing you some of his most telling tales of the abnormal brain in this edition of our monthly podcast. Download the full lecture here.” At the link click the square it three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
British Rule in India 30 mins – “This year’s Reith Lecturer is British lawyer Lord Radcliffe. He was Director-General of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and is most famous for his role in Partition, the division of the British Indian Empire, His work led directly to the creation of Pakistan and India as independent nations. He examines the features of democratic society, and considers the problematic notions of power and authority in his series of seven Reith Lectures entitled ‘Power and the State’. In his fifth Reith lecture entitled ‘British Rule in India’, Lord Radcliffe examines the early years of British administration in India. He argues that period until the Indian Mutiny succeeded more as a result of the character of its institutions than their excellence. He suggests this offers a classic example of how men really respond to the stimulus of great authority.” At the link find the title, “British Rule In India, Dec, 1951,” right-click “Media files p02r7nzn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bronzeville 50 mins – “Actor Larenz Tate slides into your ears with the new fictional audio series, Bronzeville. [https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/audiohq/bronzeville] And comedian Marina Franklin does impressions of her family. Plus, we go back to college with Chioke I’Anson and find ourselves charmed by Charm City.” At the link find the title, “Larenz Tate Goes Old School With Bronzeville (Encore), Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170817 biglisten tbl081717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Burn Injuries 39 mins – “An introduction of the biology of thermal injuries and the initial care of the patient with thermal injuries in critical condition.” At the link right-click “Direct download: thermal injury.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Cellulose Viscose 59 mins – “When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken? Dr. Paul Blanc discusses his book “Fake Silk” that explores cellulose viscose, an industrial hazard whose egregious history ranks with those of asbestos, lead, and mercury. Recorded on 05/18/2017. (#32347)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cerebral Palsy Story 46 mins – “Alex was itching to ask her partner Ben a big, scary question. To muster some courage, she turned to an unexpected ally: a tiny stuffed lamb that can see the future.” At the link find the title, “#133 Alex and the Oracular Lamb,” right-click “Media files 688673f0-b79a-444b-b395-f38eccf80668.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Charlottesville Incident 30 mins – “Brian, Ed, Joanne, and Nathan share their personal reactions to last week’s violence in Charlottesville, when white supremacists and Neo-Nazis showed up in town, some of them heavily armed. Violent clashes left one counter protester dead, and 34 injured. The BackStory hosts also discuss the meaning of Confederate statutes, and why they’re suddenly so polarizing. They conclude the conversation with why we’re seeing this resurgence in white nationalist activism in 2017.” At the link find the title, “Charlottesville: Our Town, Our Country, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS6827475632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cheese History 39 mins – “We’re revisiting a classic episode, about cheese! It’s been around for more than 9,000 years. But how did humans learn to make it?” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Origin of Cheeses, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-12-symhc-classic-cheese.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chomsky and Dissent 41 mins – “Noam Chomsky has been called many things: “the most important intellectual alive, America’s leading dissenter” and a few other things not suitable for polite company. Scholars around the world know him for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has pursued at MIT since 1955. But he’s most controversial as a freelance critic of politics and power. Honest dissidence is what he calls it; the blunt scrutiny of national power, arbitrary government and injustice….” At the link find the title “On Dissent. Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas. 1988,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.
Climate Paradox 57 mins – “In this episode, psychologist Per Espen Stoknes discusses his book: What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming. Stoknes has developed a strategy for science communicators who find themselves confronted with climate change deniers who aren’t swayed by facts and charts. His book presents a series of psychology-based steps designed to painlessly change people’s minds and avoid the common mistakes scientists tend to make when explaining climate change to laypeople.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 106-The Climate Paradox rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.
Communications Policy in U.S. 58 mins – “Clemson University professor and former chief economist at the FCC Thomas Hazlett talks about his book, [The Political Spectrum], about the history and politics of U.S. communications policy.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Thomas Hazlett, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477441.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Complexity 86 mins – “Today, more than ever, we can better understand just how complex our world is, from social groups to economic markets to neurons in the brain and our immune systems. But will these new complexity frontiers complement contemporary physics or upend it completely? Listen in to a discussion about the future of complexity with four distinguished speakers: Bernard Chazelle, PhD” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.
Conjugal Visits 30 mins – “Being married in prison is common. Opportunities to get intimate with your spouse are not, and – like everything else inside – are governed by both official and unofficial rules. In this episode of Ear Hustle, Greg and Maverick share stories about keeping their relationships strong, and getting close with their wives. Thanks to Maverick and Greg Eskridge for sharing such personal stories with us, and to our guest sound designer, the “Swedish Phenom,” David Jassy.” At the link find the title, “The Boom Boom Room, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Boom_Boom_Room_billboard.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Conservatism 45 mins – “…Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism… Sir Roger examines a brief history of conservatism in the twentieth century of England in regard to Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. Although he appreciates what Margaret Thatcher stood for, he argues that she had many conservative ideals but never used the conservative framework to organize her overall political strategy. Instead she organized around market economics, which was not always effective in the social, cultural, and legal areas. Peter Robinson argues that Winston Churchill did a much better job of organizing around conservative ideals but eventually lost an election because he didn’t have the vocabulary or the focus on free markets. They discuss the tenuous relationship between free markets and conservative ideals that have not mixed well together in British politics. Robinson and Sir Roger discuss the 2016 political upset of Brexit in the United Kingdom and how the political analysts failed to predict the vote outcome, much like what happened in November 2016 in the United States. They deliberate how the issues around immigration from Eastern Europe to the United Kingdom contributed to Brexit, in addition to general dissatisfaction with the European Union. Thus, in the cases of both the United Kingdom and the United States, the media and intellectuals ignored the will of the “indigenous working classes” who made their voices known through their votes.….” At the link find the title, “How to Be a Conservative, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170720-Scruton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Contaminated Military Water 29 mins – “The military spent decades contaminating the drinking and ground water at bases across the country and has spent billions to contain the mess. But the veterans and families who lived on those bases are still struggling with the long legacy of that toxic water and feel abandoned and betrayed by their government. Host Jimmy Williams speaks with Adrienne St. Claire, a reporter with News21 Troubled Waters investigative team about their deep dive into the impact of the military’s on-going toxic water problem.” At the link find the title, “208: The military’s toxic water problem, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28ca0dbe-d152-4ed9-b76f-60a01801ceb0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Corporate War on Working People 18 mins – “Corporations and their political allies wage an unrelenting class war against working people. Privatization, the market and level playing fields are the mantras of the day. CEOs tell workers to tighten their belts while their own wallets are bulging. Income inequality is more acute in the US than in any other industrialized country, even surpassing Britain. Glamorous Manhattan has disparities in wealth that exceed Guatemala. People are working longer hours, producing more and earning less. Wages have been stagnant or declining for more than twenty years. The ranks of the poor have mushroomed. Meanwhile profits are at unprecedented levels. ‘Class War’ is vintage Chomsky. His astute analyses provide excellent tools for self-defense. His commitment, involvement and accessibility are exemplary. It’s no wonder that the New Statesman calls him “The conscience of the American people.” At the link find the title, “The Corporate War on Working People,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Costco and Jet 15 mins – “Costco made shopping harder, and customers loved it. Now a new company is taking the Costco experience to new extremes.” At the link find the title, “#653: The Anti-Store, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170816_pmoney_pmpod653rerunv2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cyber Defense 27 mins – “Jeff Moulton, head of Louisiana State University’s Center for Security Research and Training, talks about the growth of cyber research, and says attacks on businesses, banks, and hospitals show the massive need for cyber defense efforts.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Jeff Moulton, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483796.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cyber Eyez 9 mins – “Blind Abilities coverage of BVA 2017 continues as Pete Lane interviews Sean Tibbetts, CEO and Co-founder of Cyber Timez, makers of Cyber Eyez. These smart glasses offer numerous functions, ranging from OCR text recognition in more than 160 different languages, performs as a magnifier, color identifier, recognizes more than six billion objects, a bar code reader, offers internet radio, Skype, and much more without an internet connection. Join Pete as he witnesses a live demonstration of just a couple of these features at the Blinded Veterans Association 2017 national convention.” At th elink right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dark Web 27 mins – “The Dark Web conjures images of gothic fonts and black backgrounds, like a metal fan’s MySpace page circa 2001. But this section of the internet looks surprisingly normal. Accessible only through the TOR browser, there are Google-style search engines and Amazon-style marketplaces. Except what they’re selling are mostly illegal things—stolen passports, hacked account numbers, and drugs. A lot of drugs. This week, we stress out WNYC’S IT department and venture onto the Dark Web. Where you can get heroin, fentanyl, or oxycontin shipped right to your door via USPS. And we talk to Nick Bilton, author of American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road, about how Libertarian philosophy and tech-bro hubris combined to spark an online drug revolution—and an opioid crisis.” At the link click the cirlc with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Decision Making 26 mins – “In the latest in our You 2.0 series, we bring you a favorite conversation with Harvard researcher Dan Gilbert. He tells us why we’re bad at predicting our future happiness, how that affects our decision making, and why we are actually happier after making a decision that feels irrevocable.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Decide Already! Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170821_hiddenbrain_decide.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Design Thinking 29 mins – “At one time or another, many of us feel stuck: in the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong city – the wrong life. Psychologists and self-help gurus have all kinds of advice for us when we feel rudderless. This week on Hidden Brain, we conclude our You 2.0 series with a favorite episode exploring a new idea from an unlikely source: Silicon Valley.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Getting Unstuck, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170828_hiddenbrain ep56.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Diet Impact 11 mins – “Victoria Miller and Mahshid Dehghan discuss their two PURE studies, assessing the intake of fruit, vegetables, and legumes, and also carbohydrates and fat on cardiovascular disease and mortality…The relationships between diet, cardiovascular disease, and death are topics of major public health importance, and subjects of great controversy.1,2 In European and North American countries, the most enduring and consistent diet advice is to restrict saturated fatty acids, by replacing animal fats with vegetable oils and complex carbohydrates (and more recently whole grains).1,3 In The Lancet, Mahshid Dehghan and colleagues4 echo the views of a growing number of scientists by stating that advice to restrict saturated fatty acids “is largely based on selective emphasis on some observational and clinical data, despite the existence of several randomised trials and observational studies that do not support these conclusions’.” At the link find the title, “PURE: diet and cardiovascular disease: The Lancet: August 29, 2017,” right-click “Media files 29aug_pure.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dinosaur Discovery 46 mins – “Move over T-Rex, there’s a new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs. Say hello to Patagotitan.” AT the link find the title, “Digging Up A New Dinosaur, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542652159.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Disaster Evacuation Question 21 mins – “Bill King, former mayor of Kemah, Texas, and the head of a study that investigated the fallout from Hurricane Rita, joins Chuck Todd to talk about the decision to shelter in place in the face of heavy flooding from Hurricane Harvey.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.
Disruptive Agriculture 42 mins – “Aidan Connolly has been with Alltech for 27 years and is currently its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Alltech is a company that helps farmers feed the world, raise healthy animals, and protect the environment. He works with the company’s research department focused on developing nutrition-based technologies that will capitalize on insights gained through Alltech’s investment in nutrigenomics. Aidan’s main tasks as CIO is to spearhead Alltech’s projects in multiple facets of the agricultural industry, make sure they’re always on the cutting edge when it comes to current technology, as well as incorporating new technologies into how food is produced in the future. On today’s episode, Aidan shares how he became Alltech’s CIO and how the company decides which innovation to invest in. He also explains the disruptive technologies that will greatly affect the agricultural industry in the near future.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dive Medicine 56 mins – “Starting with a fascinating history of diving, Dr. Stephen Hoffman explores various causes, effects, and symptoms of diving accidents and complications. Recorded on 05/10/2017. (#32456)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Edible Arrangements Founder 50 mins – “When Tariq Farid was 12, he emigrated from Pakistan to the U.S. – and quickly found a job at a local flower shop. Eventually he opened his own shop, which eventually led to the crazy idea to make flower bouquets out of fruit. Edible Arrangements has now bloomed into a franchise of nearly 1300 locations with an annual revenue of $600 million. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how the Seattle-based clothing company, Five12, is making athletic wear out of used coffee grounds.” At the link find the title, “Edible Arrangements: Tariq Farid, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170818_hibt_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emmett Till’s Death 42 mins – “For more than 45 years after Emmett Till’s murder, his mother continually worked to make sure he did not die in vain.” At the link find the title, “The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-25-symhc-mamie-till-mobley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emoji Impact 32 mins – “Tech analysts estimate that over six billion emojis are sent each day. Emojis, which started off as a collection of low-resolution pixelated images from Japan, have become a well-established and graphically sophisticated part of everyday global communication. But who decides what emojis are available to users, and who makes the actual designs? Independent radio and film producer Mark Bramhill took it upon himself to find out and, in the process, ended up developing and pitching his own idea for a new emoji….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Expertise Training 45 mins – “We know experts “make it look easy.” What we want to know is how they got that way – and how we can too. And, for what it’s worth, how easy are nearby domains for experts in a given field?” At the link find the title, “#193: How Far Will Expertise Go? Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS193.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake News Bots 48 mins – “Russian Twitter bots and more haven’t stopped pumping out propaganda and disinformation since the election. We’ll look at the power and prevalence of social media bots.” At the link find the title, “Fake News Bots Are Here, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542454433.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fat Leonard Scandal 60 mins – “[Defense News] Naval Warfare Correspondent Chris Cavas discusses the U.S. Navy’s so-called “Fat Leonard” scandal involving Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and more than two dozen Navy officials, including several admirals.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Chris Cavas, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.474860.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
FDR’s Papers 60 mins – “Paul Sparrow, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York, talks about the papers and artifacts housed at the location and provides a rare look at FDR’s personal book collection.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Paul Sparrow,” right-click “Media files program.479855.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gene Editing Breakthrough 46 mins – “After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos, come the tough medical and ethical questions. We’ll talk it through.” At the link find the title,”A Gene Editing Breakthrough, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542242741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Google Gender Memo 49 mins – “Google fires the engineer who wrote the company-wide memo saying women don’t advance in tech because of biology. Now there’s a storm.” At the link find the title, “The Google Memo And Gender In Tech, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542451919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Graphic Design 39 mins – “Debbie Millman talks to Adam J. Kurtz about designing for psychological health. “I’m not going to change your life, I’m just going to share with you the tools that are helping me.” Debie says: Adam calls himself an artist. He says he does that because nobody has time for his multi-hyphenate reality. Well we’ve got time and today on the podcast we’re going to explore how this designer, author, illustrator, creative director, small press, brand got to be who he, so delightfully, is. Adam has designed many fun and witty products for Urban Outfitters, Strand Bookstore, among other retailers, and he’s also done work for Pepsi, Adobe, and The New York Times. He’s written two books, the second of which just came out and is titled Pick Me Up.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters from the Archive: Adam J. Kurtz, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Archive-Adam-J-Kurtz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Great Dismal Swamp 27 mins – “On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries ago. The swamp covers about 190 square miles today, but at its peak, before parts of it were drained and developed, it was around ten times bigger, spanning roughly 2,000 square miles of Virginia and North Carolina. And it’s understandable why people called the swamp “dismal.” Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees. It’s humid and soggy, filled with thorns and thickets, teeming with all sorts of dangerous and unpleasant wildlife. The panthers that used to live there are now gone, but even today there are black bears, poisonous snakes, and swarms of yellow flies and mosquitoes. But hundreds of years ago, before the Civil War, the dangers of the swamp and its seeming impenetrability actually attracted people to it. The land was so untamed that horses and boats couldn’t enter, and the colonists who were filing into the region detested it. William Byrd II, a Virginia planter, called it “a miserable morass where nothing can inhabit.” But people did inhabit the swamp, including thousands of enslaved Africans and African Americans who escaped their captors and formed communities in the swamp. This “dismal” landscape was the site of one of the most remarkable and least told stories of resistance to slavery in American history….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grizzly Bear Status 46 mins – “The Yellowstone Grizzly has been taken off the threatened species list. Many conservationists say that’s a big mistake.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Hacking ISIS 59 mins – “Former counterterrorism and intelligence officer Malcolm Nance talks about his career and his most recent books, [The Plot to Hack America] and [Hacking ISIS].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Malcolm Nance, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477107.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Dilemmas 76 mins – “Where is the line between ‘enough’ and ‘too much’ treatment? That is the topic of Sharon Kaufman’s book that explores how any technology or practice that prevents death became the ordinary standard of care. She and palliative care doctor Dawn Gross discuss how improving technologies for extending life intensify debates about the issues surrounding aging and dying. Recorded on 05/25/2017. (#32348)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Heatwaves 30 mins – “The current heat wave in Europe is proving deadly. High day and night temperatures, coupled with high humidity, can be a very dangerous combination. A new study has calculated the risk of deadly heat on a global basis, and shown that between 48% and 74% of the world’s population will be subjected to life-threatening heat and humidity for at least 20 days a year. Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading, discusses the findings. Gareth also asks BBC weatherman, Darren Betts, whether the recent wave of climate trend animations, or gifs, doing the rounds on social media, are a helpful tool in communicating climate change risks….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, but only for 30 days.(It’s also in the blog archive.)
Honor Culture 47 mins – “This week, Ed, Nathan and Joanne discuss the importance of honor throughout American history. We’ll explore how 19th-century honor culture demanded that a man’s good name be saved by any means necessary — even murder. And we’ll consider how the concept lives on today.” At the link find the title, “Death Before Dishonor: Shame and Reputation in American History, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files BKS7177569238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up
Houston Heroic Bakery 4 mins – “Jorge Agundis was baking pan dulce on the overnight shift when the first rains of Hurricane Harvey began to fall. He says the water started to accumulate quickly — in 10 or 15 minutes. His thoughts turned to his wife and three young children. Would they be OK? In the four days since the storm landed, the kitchen manager at Houston’s El Bolillo Bakery still hasn’t been able to get back to the trailer park where he lives with his family. But Agundis has done more than worry. Instead, he’s baked. And baked. And baked….” 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.
Humanoid Robots 48 mins – “Today’s podcast features Ken Ford and Dawn Kernagis interviewing their colleague, Dr. Jerry Pratt, a senior research scientist at IHMC who heads up the institute’s robotics group. In 2015, Jerry led an IHMC team that placed second out of 23 teams from around the world in the first-ever DARPA Robotics Challenge. IHMC also placed first in the competition which featured humanoid robots that primarily walked bipedally and first among all U.S. teams. Jerry is a graduate of MIT, where he earned a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science in 2000. As a graduate student at MIT, Jerry built his first robot which was also one of the first bipedal robots that could compliantly walk over rough terrain. As you will learn in today’s interview, it was called “Spring Turkey” and is on display in MIT’s Boston museum. The second robot he built as a graduate student was called “Spring Flamingo,” and is on display in the lobby of IHMC’s Fred Levin Center in Pensacola. After graduation, Jerry and some MIT colleagues founded a small company called Yobotics, which specialized in powered prosthetics, biomimetic robots, simulation software and robotic consulting….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.
Hypnosis Expert 80 mins – “Today’s interview features one of the nation’s foremost hypnotists who is also the associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University Medical School. In this episode, Dr. David Spiegel talks about how hypnosis can help people not only quit smoking and lose weight, but also relieve chronic pain and reduce people’s dependency on medications. David earned his Bachelor’s at Yale College and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1971. His mother and father were psychiatrists and his father started practicing hypnosis just before World War II. David now has more than 45 years of clinical and research experience studying psycho-oncology, stress and health, pain control and hypnosis. In addition to his role as the Willson Professor and associate chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford, he is also the director of the Center on Stress and Health and the medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. David has published 12 books, including one with his father. He has written more than 380 scientific journal articles and 167 book chapters on topics ranging from hypnosis to psychosocial oncology to trauma to psychotherapy. Last year David was featured in Time magazine about the therapeutic uses of hypnosis. In terms of the nation’s escalating opiate problem, David has gone on record saying that hypnosis can and should be used instead of painkillers in many cases….” 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.
Ice House History 44 mins – “Tudor hatched a clever plan: In cold weather, he would harvest ice for cheap, and then sell it all around the world when it was hot.” At the link find the title “Frederic Tudor, the Ice King, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-16-symhc-frederic-tudor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ike’s Gamble Book 58 mins – “Michael Doran talked about his book, Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East, about the 1956 Suez Crisis and its aftermath.” At the link you can purchase a download, but a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.
Imminent Domain 21 mins – “To build a wall, Trump is going to need to seize private land. The Constitution has something to say about that and it’s known as the Takings Clause.” At the link find the title, “8- The Takings Clause,” right-click “Media files Trump Con Law, ep 08 Takings part 01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Tips 49 mins – “In just 50-minutes, Paul covers 50 of the most important investment ideas, each of which should lead to better returns, less risk and greater peace of mind. This is the audio portion of a video you can see at Paul’s website ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’”from the pop-up menu.
John Von Neumann 36 mins – “One man and his incredible intellect affected so many different disciplines from game theory to computers to the Manhattan Project.” At the link find the title, “John von Neumann, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-23-symhc-john-von-neumann.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Karl Rove 42 mins – “Brian Balogh sits down with Republican political strategist Karl Rove to talk about his book, “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.” They also discuss Rove’s former boss President George W. Bush, the election of 2016, and how his study of history has guided his work as a Republican party strategist.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation with Karl Rove, Sept, 2017, right-click “Media files BKS9934978395.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kidney Stones P1 7 mins – “This episode discusses symptoms, the importance of size, and a few other pearls.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kidney Stones P2 10 mins – “A few words about the proximal ureter, I.V. Fluids, colic, and hematuria. ” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kidney Stones P3 14 mins – “Stone analysis, labs, calcium & fluid intake, sodium in the diet, and beverage choices.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download” again and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lightning Injuries 38 mins – “Dr. Preston Maxim explores two situations that may require emergency aid: lightning injury and hyperthermia. Lightning injuries range from mild (temporarily stunned) to severe (full cardiac arrest). Hyperthermia, overheated body, has many stages and can be very dangerous. Find out what you can do as a bystander or a victim. Recorded on 05/24/2017. (#32547)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Lisa Simpson 46 mins – “Lisa Simpson is the smart, musically talented, mathematically-inclined, anti-capitalist, vegetarian, feminist hero we need – today and every day.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lobotomy Controversy 56 mins – “The facts don’t speak for themselves. Someone always speaks for them. From the opioid crisis to the widespread use of lobotomies to quiet problem patients, celebrity scientists and charismatic doctors have made tremendous mistakes, but thanks to their fame, they escaped the corrective mechanisms of science itself. Science always corrects the problem, but before it does, many people can be harmed, and society can suffer. In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Paul Offit to discuss how we can get better at catching those mistakes before they happen and mitigating the harm once Pandora’s Lab has been opened.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 108-Pandoras Lab version 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malaria Control 12 mins – “Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré is the executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. In this podcast, she updates us on recent successes in the global effort to control the disease. A second podcast examines the effect of the current ebola outbreak on the prevention and treatment of malaria, and other diseases, in affected regions.” At the link find the title, “Update on malaria – new technologies helping to tackle the disease, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 173658604-bmjgroup update on malaria new technologies helping to tackle the disease.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Marijuana Legalization 46 mins – “Reefer madness. Pot’s legal in 29 states but not at the Federal level and Jeff Sessions wants to declare war. Who wins?” At the link find the title, “High Tensions Over Legal Marijuana, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_542249098.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mental Contrasting 21 mins – “Many of us have heard that we should think positively and visualize ourselves achieving our goals. But researcher Gabriele Oettingen finds this isn’t actually the best advice. Instead, she says, we should use her strategy — which she calls WOOP.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: WOOP, There It Is, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_hiddenbrain podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle East Unrest 64 mins – “[Iranian]Foreign Minister Zarif discusses current developments in the Middle East.” At the link find the title,”A Conversation With Mohammad Javad Zarif, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170717 GM Zarif_642531_0.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Migraine Treatment 18 mins – “Mabel Chew talks to Tamara Pringsheim, from the University of Calgary, about the use of triptans for acute treatment of migraine. When, how, and what contraindications a physician should be aware of. Read the full article: http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g2285” At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.
Moral Panic 59 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 men.
Muslims in Hawaii 42 mins – “The one where Taz flirts over plastic grapes and Zahra meets her own hot doctor.” At the link find the title, “032 – LIVE from Shangri La in Honolulu,” right-click “Media files 6252517-032-live-from-shangri-la-in-honolulu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nathan Bedford Forrest 12 mins – “Monuments don’t just appear in the wake of someone’s death — they are erected for reasons specific to a time and place. In 1905, one such memorial was put up in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, to commemorate Nathan Bedford Forrest, who had died in 1877. Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, and widely regarded as a military genius. Ulysses S. Grant called him “that devil Forrest.” Robert E. Lee lamented not putting his talents to greater use during the war. Forrest was wealthy, but he built his fortune with the labor of enslaved persons. He was also a member (and, according to some accounts: the first Grand Wizard) of the Ku Klux Klan..” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow below the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Neurovirology 61 mins – “From the Vector-Borne Viruses Symposium in Hamilton, Montana, Dickson and Vincent speak with Diane Griffin about her career and her work on understanding viral infections of the central nervous system.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nixon Book 58 mins – “John Farrell talked about his book Richard Nixon: The Life, in which he chronicles Mr. Nixon’s political career from his early days in Congress to his tenure and downfall as president.” At the link you can purchase a download, but a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.
Nixon White House 59 mins – “Columnist and political commentator Pat Buchanan, who served as a speechwriter and senior adviser to President Nixon, discusses his book, [Nixon’s White House Wars].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Pat Buchanan, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479195.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Crisis 26 mins – “MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff says that he didn’t grasp the true scope of the opioid crisis until he began traveling across the nation and talking to people on the ground.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.
Origins of War 44 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan In his second lecture, recorded at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, John Keegan looks at the origins of warfare, when combat first became purposeful, and examines whether evidence of violence and the need for war is embedded in human nature, or if it is only present in the external factors which act upon human nature. He argues that the evolution of conflict is inextricably linked to the evolution of social groupings.” At the link find the title, “The Origins Of War, Apr, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r852q.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pakistan Partition P1 28 mins – “The mass migration of 1947 and what that version of events says about the country now. In Pakistan they are racing against time to record the memories of those who witnessed Partition: people like Syed Afzal Haider, now in his late 80s, who recalls, as a 15-year-old, creeping through the deserted streets of Lahore and watching dogs sniffing around the scattered corpses. Hundreds of thousands died in 1947 as Muslims were driven across the partition line into the newly created Pakistan, and Hindus and Sikhs were forced in the opposite direction. Taha Shaheen and Fakhra Hassan are making sure the stories of 1947 are not forgotten….. ” At the link right-click “Download,” right-click quality and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pakistan Partition P2 28 mins – “Has Pakistan has lived up to the vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah – to create a unified national identity for the country with Islam as the great unifying factor? Pakistan was founded as a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, but religion, nationality and gender have caused faultlines in the region. For women, Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in and yet it has also spawned a thriving women’s rights movement with thousands of activists such as Tanveer Jahan, “Societal transformation,” she says, “is a very, very long struggle” At the link right-click “Download,” right-click quality and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pandemics P1 26 mins – “This is Part 1 of our podcast coverage of the event Wrath Goes Viral, the first in our Science and the Seven Deadly Sins series. In this first section, the panel considers the evolution of viruses, the spillover of pathogens from animals to humans, and some cultural practices that increase the rate of this phenomenon. The discussion is moderated by award-winning author David Quammen. The panelists are Dr. Ian Lipkin, Captain Daniel B. Jernigan, and author Maryn McKenna. In this first section, the panel considers the evolution of viruses, the spillover of pathogens from animals to humans, and some cultural practices that increase the rate of this phenomenon. The discussion is moderated by award-winning author David Quammen. The panelists are Dr. Ian Lipkin, Captain Daniel B. Jernigan, and author Maryn McKenna.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.
Pandemics P2 26 mins – “In Part 2 of our podcast coverage of Wrath Goes Viral, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy. In the section, the panelists discuss factors involved in preventing outbreaks from reaching pandemic scales. The SARS virus and SARS-like virus that appeared earlier this year in Saudi Arabia provide interesting case studies for considering containment policy.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, click “Download” to get the audio file.
Permaculture Lessons Learned 61 mins – “Today’s a special episode. It’s an interview that I did, but on the other side of the microphone. The episode you will hear today is a replay of an interview I did with Oliver Goshey of The Abundant Edge. The focus of it all centers around the lessons I have learned doing what I do every day. If you like what you hear in this episode and you want to hear more from Oliver, check out The Abundant Edge where he has a variety of podcast episodes in the archive spanning topics from permaculture to one of his specialties, natural building. One of the subjects I don’t ever touch because I am not very knowledgeable on the subject, but Oliver is. But that’s not the case in this one, because I touch on a subject I know very well, failing. I tried to keep it real in this one, I hope you get a lot out of it, enjoy it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pitch People 24 mins – “When we go to the state fair, we don’t go for the rides, deep-fried tacos or the butter cow. We head straight for the vendor marketplace to meet the masters of the lost art of salesmanship.” At the link find the title, “#788: Robert And Kenny Go To The Fair, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170811_pmoney_pmpod788.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plastic Bags in Kenya 5 mins – “Discarded plastic bags are a scourge in many places across the globe. But the situation is particularly bad in Kenya. Plastic bags hang from trees and clog waterways. And in Kibera, a slum on the edge of Nairobi, there are entire hills made of them. But now, the Kenyan government has said “no more.” Starting Monday, plastic bags are illegal in Kenya. And anyone found manufacturing, selling or even using them could be charged up to $38,000 and spend up to four years in jail….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pneumonia and Ventilators 17 mins – “Treatment of Ventilator and Healthcare Associated Pneumonia” At the link find the title, “Pneumonia part 4 – Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Prevention attempt2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Police Pilot 51 mins – “In this episode, we interview California Highway Patrol Pilot Jan Sears. Jan is passionate about aviation and has a unique path towards his career goal and will share with us.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Political Power in American 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, Robert Caro talks about [On Power], his audio project looking at the evolution and exercise of political power in America, as well as the next volume of his multi-part biography of Lyndon Johnson.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Robert Caro, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480835.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Portland Maine Gentrification 48 mins – “All this year we’ve been out around the country, listening to Americans work through what they think of this political moment. Where the country stands now. The challenges it’s facing. Where it needs to go. Latest stop: Portland, Maine. It’s a beautiful little coastal city that is booming. And struggling with gentrification. If you’ve got money, it’s a dream. If you don’t, you’re almost exiled. And Portland is by no means the only city facing this struggle. This hour, in our On Point National Listening Tour: we’re looking at gentrification, from Portland, Maine.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Pre-diabetes Epidemic 15 mins – “Pre-diabetes is an umbrella term and the most widely used phrase to describe a blood concentration of glucose or glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) that lies above normal but below that defined for diabetes. John S Yudkin, emeritus professor of diabetes at University College London, thinks this is over-medicalisation and will only increase the burden…” At the link find the title, “Pre-diabetes – epidemic or emperor’s new clothes? Jul, 2014,” right-click “Media files 159119998-bmjgroup pre-diabetes epidemic or emperors new clothes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Publishing Pharmaceutical Research 16 mins – “The BMJ no longer publishes research funded by tobacco companies. Richard Smith says that research funded by drug companies is also flawed and published to encourage sales, but Trish Groves says that the industries are fundamentally different and that moves are afoot to increase….” At the link find the title, “Should journals stop publishing research funded by the drug industry? Jan, 2014, right-click “Media files 129619574-bmjgroup publishing drug funded research.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Puerto Rican Representative 66 mins – “Congressman Luis Gutierrez discusses his formative years in Puerto Rico, his political education in Chicago alongside Harold Washington, and his hopes and fears for immigration policy under the Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 166-Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files b0gzou.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism Issues 30 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most well known intellectuals in American law. She served as a deputy city attorney from 1976-1978 in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and as Staff Attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. She has been affiliated with Columbia University Law School since 1991, and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and at the City University of New York in Queens. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Her highly regarded first book, “The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor” is an autobiographical work that illuminates some of America’s most complex problems. In her first lecture, Professor Patricia Williams examines how the issue of colour remains so powerfully determinative of everything from life circumstance to manner of death, in a world that is, by and large, officially ‘colour blind’. She considers the tensions between ideological and social measures to eliminate racism and the material conditions experienced by individuals, and argues that the very notion of blindness about colour constitutes an ideological confusion at best and denial at worst.” At the link find the title, “The Emperor’s New Clothes, Feb, 1997,” right-click “Media files p02r81rr.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Radiation Injuries 29 mins – “The US government last week released a report that the threat of a nuclear device used in an act of terrorism is high in the next couple of years. In this episode we discuss the some concepts of the medical care required to those exposed to radiation as well as blast injuries. I hope this is information that none of you will ever need.” At the link find the title, “Radiation Injury / Nuclear MCI, Dec, 2008,” right-click “Media files nuclear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rahm Emanuel 69 mins – “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacts to Trump’s controversial statements on Charlottesville, discusses the city’s lawsuit over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, shares his advice for the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 midterms, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 167-Rahm Emanuel, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 57y11f.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Reading Science 76 mins – “The latest episode of Brain Science (BS 136) is discussion of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg . Unfortunately I was unable to reach the author, so this is a return the show’s early days when it was not dominated by interviews. This book contains information that is important to anyone who cares about how children learn to read. One key theme is that there is a large gap between current reading science and educational practice. In this podcast we explore the relationship between spoken and written language, including a very important difference: spoken language evolved but writing is an invention: the original information technology. We revisit several of the topics that we originally explored back in BSP 24, but we also explore some new topics such as how written languages reflect the unique properties of their particular spoken languages.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Recess Value 21 mins – “How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS!” At the link find the title, “Back-To-School: Recess 101, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170821_wow_witw081717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Reddit Founders 48 mins – “With $12,000 and a mascot named Snoo, two former college roommates designed a web site they hoped would become “the front page of the Internet.” Today, despite growing pains, personal issues and persistent trolls, Reddit has over 300 million monthly users and is valued at 1.8 billion dollars. Recorded live in San Francisco.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! Reddit: Alexis Ohanian & Steve Huffman, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170830_hibt_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Renal Replacement Therapy 32 mins – “Renal replacement therapy (RRT) is rather a confusing topic. What do all those initials mean and why use one therapy over another? This podcast will explain the difference between intermittent and continous. What are the various forms of continuous and how do they differ? What are the concepts of ultrafiltration, diffusion, and convection? These questions will be answered in this introduction to renal replacement.” At the link find the title, “Renal Replacement Therapy: SCUF, SLED, CVVH, CVVHD, IHD–what does it all mean, Jun, 2007,” right-click “Media files RRT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robocall Invasion Control 18 mins – “Your phone rings–it looks like your neighbor’s calling. But instead, it’s the creepiest scam of the year.” At the link find the title, “#789: Robocall Invasion, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170818_pmoney pmpod789.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robots and Jobs 52 mins – “Robots have been displacing human workers since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and that’s not about to change. If anything, says the futurist Martin Ford, the accelerating pace of tech innovation means that robots will be taking more jobs, including some we thought couldn’t be automated. White-collar workers like paralegals, journalists, even teachers, may soon find themselves replaced by artificial intelligence. Ford joins us Tuesday to explain what the rise of the robots means for the future of work.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scopes Monkey Trial 52 mins – “…we’re telling the story behind the Scopes Monkey Trial in 1925. You know the basics: the agnostic Clarence Darrow and the Bible-thumping William Jennings Bryan faced off in a court room in a battle about teaching evolution in public schools. Our guest is the historian Jeffrey Moran who says the trial came as American culture was shifting and fundamentalists were freaking out about Charles Darwin. It was the trial of the century.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click the play button and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Secretary Navy Mabus 38 mins – “In Episode 1: The Art of “No,” we talked with former Secretary of the Navy during the Obama administration, Ray Mabus. In that episode, we aired only a portion of the full audio. But it was such a profound interview that we decided to air the raw audio in its entirety. In this interview, Sec. Mabus talks about the challenges of prioritizing projects, education, equal rights in the military and more.” At the linkf ind the title, “Episode 1.5: Obama Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330802400-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-15-obama-navy-secretary-ray-mabus.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Senate Parliamentarian 29 mins – “You may think the Senators have all the say — but there’s one person in the Senate who may have even more power. Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDounough complicated the repeal-and-replace plan that Senate Republicans were pursuing when she said parts of the bill would need 60 votes instead of a simple majority. But that’s not all she can do, as we learn from former Parliamentarian Alan Frumin.” At the link find the title, “207: The most important Senate job you’ve never heard of, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01b805bb-d4ad-42cd-986b-2773a16fde84.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sewing Machine Invention 42 mins – “The mechanization of stitching happened by way a series of inventions, several of which finally came together. Though Elias Howe is often credited with inventing the sewing machine, his invention had more to do with the combination of existing ideas.” At the link find the title, “The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine, Mar, 2013,” right-click “Media files 2013-03-27-symhc-sewing-machines.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Shock Causes and Types 38 mins – “Fluid resuscitation done poorly can result in significant complications to the patient. This episode will present some of the newer considerations in fluid resuscitation in traumatic shock.” At the link right-click “Direct download: resus.mp3” and select save Link as” from the pop-up menu.
Shock Politics 47 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.
Slave Becomes Congressman 58 mins – “Journalist and author Cate Lineberry discusses her book, [Be Free or Die], about the life or Robert Smalls, a slave who escaped bondage during the Civil War and went on to become a member of Congress.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Cate Lineberry, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.482251.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Soldiers Wartime Experience 43 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan. In his fourth Reith lecture, recorded at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, John Keegan considers the impact of battle on those who fight them and how it’s altered the nature of war throughout history. He also examines how modern warfare has changed the role and experiences of the soldier.” At the link find the title, “War And The Individual, Apr, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r7t2l.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Special Investigations 49 mins – “We’ve covered a lot of important stories over the past year. This weekend, we’re revisiting some of our favorites. We look back at the key to sonic branding, wedding gift etiquette and the home health aide shortage. Plus, stories about how special investigations work, and a Marketplace Quiz with Eric Andre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Spy Interview 16 mins – “There’s an entire universe of things spies are not allowed to tell us. Today on the show, a few of the teeny things they can say. They might come in handy.” At the link find the title, “#791: Tips From Spies,” right-click “Media files 20170830_pmoney_pmpod791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Subdural Haematoma 19 mins – “Subdural haematoma is more common in elderly patients, yet the condition is easy to miss in this group. John Young, a consultant geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, describes what clinical signs to look out for, and what tests can confirm a diagnosis of subdural haematoma.” At the link find the title, “Recognising a subdural haematoma in the elderly, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files 139013762-bmjgroup-recognising-a-subdural.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tax System Revision 58 mins – “T.R. Reid discusses his book, [A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System], in which he takes a comparative look at tax systems around the world.” At the linkf idn the title, “Q&A with T.R. Reid, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475782.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Taxation Politics 39 mins – “With arguments about austerity and public spending back at the heart of British politics, we ask economist Ha-Joon Chang to help us make sense of it all. Why is tax always described as a ‘burden’? Are the Tories trapped in their austerity narrative? Where should the government invest for the best return? Plus we discuss why it’s so hard to solve Britain’s productivity problem: it goes back a hundred years. Ha-Joon Chang is the author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) and Economics: A User’s Guide (2014).” At the link find the title, “Ha-Joon Chang, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tear Down This Wall 42 mins – “…Peter Robinson’s journey to becoming Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter began in Oxford as he was trying his hand at becoming a novelist. After a year of writing a book Peter wasn’t thrilled with, William H. Buckley advised him to try to become a speechwriter in Washington, DC. Peter left Oxford and. after a series of interviews, was given the task of speechwriting for then vice president George H. W. Bush and eventually became a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan. Five years after Peter Robinson became President Reagan’s speechwriter it was Peter’s turn to write one of the president’s important speeches of the year to be delivered in Berlin during the height of the Cold War. To get the speech right, Peter spent a day and half in West Berlin researching the points of view of diplomats and politicians, all of whom all made it seem as though the Berlin Wall was something people hardly noticed any more. …That statement and the sentiments of the people of West Berlin struck Peter; after a series of drafts he came up with the now well-known line, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” That line, however, almost didn’t make it into the final draft of the speech as various advisers counseled against it and tried to persuade Peter and President Reagan to remove it. In the end, though, President Reagan insisted, and the line was kept in and remains to this day one of his most famous statements.” At the link find the title, “The Speech That Defined a Presidency, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170823-robinson-uk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Terror in Moscow Movie 25 mins – “For the month of August we’ll be running a series of interviews Bob has done over the years with documentary filmmakers. In the OTM office, the producers have been referring to the collection as “Bob’s docs.” Over the next few weeks we’ll go through some themes of documentary film-making, from prurience to access to the personal journey. This episode is about the gift of access. This episode features Bob’s interview with the filmmaker Dan Reed about his 2003 documentary “Terror in Moscow”, about the 2002 attack by Chechen terrorists on a Moscow Theater. Reed had access to remarkable footage filmed by the terrorists themselves and used it to present an extraordinary view of the crisis. Then, Bob revisits his interview with Matthew Heineman about his documentary “Cartel Land” in 2015. Heineman’s relationship with his subjects allowed him to capture moments of violence, corruption, and even adultery — all recorded with the subjects’ full participation.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tor Project 63 mins – “This week, we talk with Colin Childs from the Tor Project, answer your questions from last week’s cell phone episode, and present a new OSINT technique for telephone number search.” At the link find the title, “040-A Conversation with The Tor Project, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 337581422-user-98066669-040-a-conversation-with-the-tor-project.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Travelers Health 89 mins – “Dr. Andi Tenner, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine, explores how to keep yourself and others safe and healthy in remote settings where medical care may be scarce. Tenner discusses some common diseases and offers prevention and treatment tips. Recorded on 05/03/2017. (#32416)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Trump’s America P1 48 mins – “Americans used smartphones to record their stories from the start of Donald Trump’s presidency. A simple conversation in a bar triggers an attack which leads to a prison sentence. This is the first of four podcasts about the real lives of Americans and what they want from their president. The Response: America’s Story is from The BBC World Service with American Public Media.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump’s America P2 52 mins – “Linda discovers she can donate a kidney to her sick partner Reuben and save his life – while taking charge of the TV remote control forever. All the stories to The Response: America’s Story were sent via smartphone from across the USA. This is the second of four podcasts and includes insights into the impact of Obamacare.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump’s America P3 53 mins – “Police raise their guns, but the migrant they are dealing with does not speak English. This is from just one of the smartphone stories submitted to The Response: America’s Story. The theme of the third episode of the series is immigration. These are first-hand, true stories of journeys to America, compiled and recorded at Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. Reporters: Joey Palacios and Jack Morgan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump’s America P4 54 mins – “Harrison is a supporter of Donald Trump and a dinner party is about to go spectacularly downhill. Meanwhile a pagan starts covering her tracks. This is the fourth and final episode of The Response: America’s Story, recorded on smartphones across the USA. We find out about people’s lives during President Trump’s first 100 days. This episode was compiled at Boise State Public Radio, with insights into the city and its politics from KBSX reporters Frankie Barnhill and Samantha Wright.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Underdeveloped Countries 30 mins – “Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ali Mazrui, considers Africa’s lack of economic development in his fourth Reith lecture from his series entitled ‘The African Condition’. In this lecture entitled ‘The Burden of Underdevelopment’, Professor Ali Mazrui questions how such a resource rich region of the world accommodates some of the poorest countries in the world.” At the link find the title, “The Burden of Underdevelopment, Nov, 1979,” right-click “Media files p02r7nbj.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Urine Drug Screen Errors 21 mins – “You know all those people on social media wanting mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients? Perhaps, reasonable in theory, if the test wasn’t frequently producing false-positives and false-negatives. Making accurate clinical decisions is always challenging, but particularly with urine drug testing. The consequences of misinterpretation can be awful.” At the link click “Download,” then click it on the next screen to get the audio file.
Urine Output Value 20 mins – “Now it’s time to bust out some clinical content and talk resuscitation. You can start today! You don’t need fancy equipment or tools. Just reach down and grab something, use a Foley and you’re there…and as a special bonus, you get a little intro on hypotensive resuscitation and why it may not be all that for the long haul…Drs. Phil Mason and Chris Burns are interviewed by Justin.” At the link find the title, “UOP – The Best field monitor for PFC…and a word on hypotensive resuscitation, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files UOP.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
US Hegemony Declines 55 mins – “Listen to a lecture by Noam Chomsky, given in Montreal in Oct. 2013. A talk focusing on declining U.S. hegemony, tracking political patterns back to the end of WWII, throughout the imperialist politics in Asia during the Cold War, to the turn against U.S. influence in Latin America over the past decade. Importantly this talk also highlights the importance of social action, of grassroots movements on changing the course of political history. Thanks to Canadian Dimension for organizing the lecture, recorded for broadcast on CKUT radio in Montreal by Stefan Christoff.” At the link find the title, “Declining US Hegemony 2014,” which is listed alphabetically, right-click “download” in the right column and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Venezuela Turmoil 28 mins – “Who are the people hoping to overthrow President Maduro? For Assignment, Vladimir Hernandez reports from Caracas.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Viet Nam Lessons 60 mins – “Noam Chomsky spoke just a few weeks prior to the 10th anniversy of the end of the Vietnam War. He covers a lot of ground in this talk, discussing among other matters, the true war aims, as revealed by declassified material, etc. Interestingly, he also compares the US war on Indochina to the American/British intervention in the Greek Civil War, just after WW II. He also talks about various other US interventions, such as in the Dominican Republic and Latin America generally.” At the link find the title, “The Lessons of Viet Nam. March 31, 1985,” right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Voting System Vulnerability 20 mins – “Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: “We can’t rule out that elections haven’t already been manipulated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Voyager Mission 19 mins – “Emer Reynolds’ latest film project, The Farthest, tells the story of the Voyager spacecraft, the first man-made objects to leave the solar system.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.
Warfare Prevention 28 mins – “This year’s Reith lecturer is British military historian and journalist John Keegan. In his fifth and final Reith lecture, recorded at the Broadcasting House, London, John Keegan considers the future of war. He argues that it will not be law that will keep the world’s peace. Rather it will be because the United Nations retains the will to confront unlawful force with lawful force together with the capacity to resolve the conflicts in which wars originate. He believes that we must not shrink from seeing the causes of war addressed, but equally we must not shrink from seeing violence used when the threat of violence has failed.” At the link find the title, “Can there be an end to war?, May 05, 1998,” right-click “Media files p02r7v4c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Watts Riot 16 mins – “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.” King wasn’t condoning the violence of a riot, but he was condemning the legacy of racially based injustice that led to riots. And he was acknowledging how “violent rebellions” were a response to continued abuse of power from those forced to live under a system where equality and justice were systematically denied. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riot and the 50th anniversary of both the Newark and Detroit riots. All of the uprisings were sparked by incidents of racially biased police actions against members of the black community, combined with a long history of biased policing and lack of economical and educational opportunities. In 2015, The Remix looked back at the1965 Watts riot, one of the first major uprisings to draw the public’s attention to racial discrimination and police bias.” At the link find the title, “The Watts riots: listening to ‘the language of the unheard’, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170810.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Whistleblowing 50 mins – “After a week of fury and fire, On the Media takes a chill pill. We look at chilling warnings and opaque impediments, from reporters working with whistleblowers or trying to cover immigration courts, to media organizations reckoning with their future in the post-Gawker era. 1. Dana Gold of the Government Accountability Project speaks with us about the incomplete patchwork of legal protections for journalists in light of the government’s newfound zeal for cracking down on “leakers.”2. Immigration reporter Julia Preston of the Marshall Project discusses the challenges journalists face covering immigration courts. Then, Judge Dana Leigh Marks, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, describes the unique challenges facing judges in the immigration court system. 3. InSight Crime’s Steven Dudley debunks some of the myths around the notorious MS-13 and explains why it’s not all that the Trump administration describes. 4. Brian Knappenberger, producer and director of Nobody Speak: The Trials of the Free Press, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his film, and describes the role of big money and morality in commanding the free press.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
White Collar Investigations 58 mins – “Journalist Jesse Eisinger reports on how the Justice Department handles white collar crimes. He is interviewed by Professor Jennifer Taub.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jesse Eisinger, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481597.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wilderness Medicine 79 mins – “Before you head to the back country get tips from Dr. Judy Klein, emergency medicine specialist, so you know what to do if you find yourself in an emergency medical situation far from professional help. Get tips on the essential first aid kit and learn potentially life-saving techniques Recorded on 05/17/2017. (#32501)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” or “Video MP4” and select “Save Link As”from the pop-up menu.
Wrongful Conviction 62 mins – “After four lawyers fail to get an innocent man out of prison, his friend takes on the case himself. He becomes a do-it-yourself investigator. He learns to read court records, he tracks down hard-to-find witnesses, he gets the real murderer to come forward with his story. In the end, he’s able to accomplish all sorts of things the police and the professionals can’t.” At the link you can buy the file, but a copy is also included in the blog archive.
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