Media Mining Digest 309 – Oct 13, 2017: African Knowledge Crisis, African Migrant Trail, Aging Research, Barbara Kingsolver on Climate Change, Big Data Conspiracy, Blind Podcaster, Broadband Problems and Trends, Cardiac Surgeon, Cerebral Palsy Teen Qeen, Cervical Cancer, Chinese Teaching Methods, Civil War Soldier Life, Classical Music Exams, Computer Coders, Conservation and Technology, Constitutional Crisis, CPR Improvement, CRISPR Ethics, Cyber Security, Equifax Breach, Every Student Succeeds Act, Farming in the U.S., Fear Control, Forensic DNA Searches, Forest Preservation, GMO Food Hazards, Greece Report, Green Sports Alliance, Hate Speech, Homeless Natives, Hurricane Islands Crisis, Hurricanes and Health, Impeachment, Income Disparities in U.S., Inequality and Race, Informal Anarchists, Institutional Power, Irrational Voting, Israel Visit, Ivanka Trump, Mushroom Poisoning, NASA Future, Nomadic Life in U.S., North Korea Prisoner Story, Populism, Puerto Rico Post Hurricane, Putin’s Background, Racial Reconciliation, Racism Discussion, Seaweed Solution, Sinclair Broadcasting Takeover, Vaccine Use Resistance, Vegan Lifestyle, Venezuela Turmoil, Waste Control in Texas, Whale Rescues, White Supremacist Movement, Work Future, Zapatistas

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African Knowledge Center 12 mins – “How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn’t, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò — it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa’s current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.” At the link find the title, “Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files OlufemiTaiwo_2017G.mp4” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Migrant Trail 28 mins- “Panorama investigates the African migrant trade and reveals the extraordinary scale of people-smuggling across sub-Saharan Africa – a multibillion-pound industry described by some as a new ‘slave trade’. As the EU desperately tries to cut the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, reporter Benjamin Zand investigates how hundreds of millions of euros of EU funding is being spent and asks if EU efforts to tackle the smugglers could be leaving some migrants in an ever more dangerous limbo. He reveals how hard it will be to stop the trade, which employs millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries. Ben traces the smuggling route from the shores of Libya, the gateway to Europe and one of the most brutal places on the migrant trail, back through the ghettos in the deserts of Niger, where the local economy is dependent upon human trafficking. He finishes the investigation in Nigeria, where many begin their journey and where young girls are committing themselves to years of prostitution to pay their way to Europe. On his journey Ben hears the tragic stories of the migrants themselves and confronts the smugglers making fortunes from this criminal trade.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Research 27 mins “In 2015 Liz Parrish performed a risky experiment – on herself. She took a gene therapy entirely untested on humans in the hope of “curing” what she says is a disease: ageing. Her gamble was criticised by some in the scientific community, but she is not the only one that thinks scientific advances will help humans live longer healthier lives.” At the link find the title,”Forever Young, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05glv3v.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Research 28 mins – “Fish and flies young again by Ian Woolf, Patrick Wang talks rocket science with SpaceOps Australia.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 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 double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Agronomist Interview 44 mins- “Do we take basic decision making for granted? Do we just assume that our practices in the past should be our practices in the future? Using data based information, there may be ways to become more efficient and productive while saving money and resources. Dr. Curt Livesay from Dynamite Ag is one of those people who questions basic assumptions. He focuses on agronomy or soil management and crop production. He has been a guest on a past episode, but we mostly discussed the cannabis industry. Today, Dr. Curt Livesay shares his data based process especially around the subject of nitrogen use. We look at nitrogen efficiency and getting the desired amount of nutrients without creating waste. We also talk with Scott Wettstein, a farmer from Lidgerwood, North Dakota. If you like thinking for yourself, this is a great episode for you.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Rules of Engagement 12 mins  – “Science fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking — but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence displayed by insects and fish schools, seeking to understand their rules of engagement. In a visionary talk, she presents her work creating artificial collective power and previews a future where swarms of robots work together to build flood barriers, pollinate crops, monitor coral reefs and form constellations of satellites.” At the link find the title, “What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files RadhikaNagpal_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ai Weiwei’s Documentary 33 mins – “”This is by every aspect [a] human crisis … The world let this happen right in front our eyes.” At the link find the title, “Sept 28 | ‘Human crisis’: Ai Weiwei’s documentary showcases plight of refugees, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170928_13449.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Capone 48 mins – “The gangster Al Capone had a short, famed time on top. The Brooklyn kid who went to Chicago in the heart of Prohibition, built a crime empire there, had hundreds murdered, made a mint, and ended up in Alcatraz. What he wanted, says biographer Deirdre Bair, was the American Dream. What he got was bootlegging, brothels and infamy. And the syphilis that killed him. This hour On Point, Al Capone’s story from the inside, the family side, with biographer Deirdre Bair.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Relocation 46 mins – “Cities across the country court Amazon for its new headquarters. Wisconsin signs a $3 billion deal to snag Foxconn. We look at the competition for marquis employers.” At the link find the title, “From Amazon To Foxconn: Major Companies Making Moves, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_552399867.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Exceptionalism 57 mins – “Orthodox kookiness: the true American exceptionalism? Writer Kurt Andersen and host Jason Gots discuss America’s 500 year old tendency toward passionate belief in the preposterous in this, Big Think’s latest brain-fertilizing podcast. Writer and media polymath Kurt Andersen is the NY-times bestselling author of the novels Heyday, Turn of the Century, and True Believers, and he’s the host and co-creator of the Peabody-award winning public radio show Studio 360. Kurt’s latest book Fantasyland – How America Went Haywire – is a 500 year history of a different kind of American exceptionalism.” At the link find the title, “117. Kurt Andersen (writer) – The Sleep of Reason, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8695786131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atheist Comedian Shaffir  59 mins  – “ Today’s guest Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comic and the host of Skeptic Tank – a super popular weekly podcast that’s on its 299th episode (at this writing). Ari grew up orthodox Jewish, spent two years in a yeshiva in Israel, and then turned into an atheist comedian who did an outrageous web video series called “The Amazing Racist” and runs a yearly “Shroomfest” where he’s like a benevolent Dionysus, presiding over a worldwide three-day celebration of psilocybin mushrooms. He co-created and hosts Comedy Central’s storytelling series “this is not happening”. And he got a two part comedy special on Netflix called “Double Negative”.Ari and Jason talk about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, growing up and growing out of bad habits, the transgender bathroom debate, and much, much, much more.” At the link find the title, “111. Ari Shaffir (Comic) – The Golden Age of Trolling, Aug, 2017,” right-click “ Media files PP9971540246.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autistic Jobs 22 mins – “The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic” by Sarah Carr | Sept. 22, 2017” At the link find the title, “Slate Voice: “The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic,” right-click “Media files PPY2483621797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Avocado History 27 mins – “The avocado is the food that unites a nation but could it be facing the political fight of its life? From guacamole and chips at fast food chains to wellness bloggers and movie stars – avocados are eaten by all demographics in the US. The little fruit are big big business with about four billion consumed a year. But, the US consumer’s appetite depends on imports and the biggest producer is directly south of the border – Mexico. With uncertainty over Nafta (North America Free Trade Agreement) and no weakening of President Trump’s rhetoric over the douthern Border, is the avocado facing a less certain future.” At the link find the title, “The Avocado Wall, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05hhfzg.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Backing Up Hard Drives 36 mins – “In today’s world of Internet insecurity, it’s more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That’s why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux — because it’s safe. Well it’s safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations.” At the link find the title, “Going Linux #309 · Today’s Security Technology,” right-click “Media files glp309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon-Moore-Trump 49 mins – “Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary. Moore vs Strange. Bannon vs Trump. We’ll unpack the results from Alabama’s special election.” At the link find the title, “What Roy Moore’s Alabama U.S. Senate Primary Win Means For The GOP, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_554027265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barbara Kingsolver on Climate Change 24 mins – “Because climate change is really, really terrible, let’s face it. This is not going to end well.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27  ‘This is not going to end well’: Author Barbara Kingsolver on climate change, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_63661.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bertrand Russell 22 mins – “Michael Sandel on Bertrand Russel, Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data Conspiracy 24 mins – “This week we examine the debate over regulating some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Facebook, Google and Amazon. Our guest is David McCabe, who covers the intersection of technology, policy, and politics for Axios.” At the link find the title, “Episode 29: David McCabe on Regulating Technology Companies, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBMCC0929.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Podcasters 64 mins – “Allison Hartley and Jeff Thompson join Bryan Fischler on this 7th Episode of That Blind Tech Show. With the release of the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus, a lot of people are interested in stepping up and shining their new apples. With the new iPhones came the release of the new iOS 11 and it’s all about the accessibility on this episode of That Blind Tech show. From Allison’s new Apple Watch Series 3, to the New High Sierra on Jeff’s iMac to Bryan’s Demonstration of NFB Newsline on Amazon’s Echo Dot, this episode brings out more than just Apples, yup, the entire orchard is coming out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in California 28 mins – “With the right policies and local investment, Spiral Internet could bring high quality Internet access to much of northern California. Spiral is a small private company and its CIO, Michael Anderson, talks with us today for episode 267 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Michigan 40 mins – “When policy and decision makers discuss how to improve connectivity in the U.S., they often compare Internet access in other parts of the world to connectivity in America. We can learn from efforts in other places. Benoit Felten, CEO of Diffraction Analysis, has analyzed business models, approaches, and infrastructure development all across the globe. His company has studied infrastructure and Internet access from short-term and long-term perspectives through the multi-faceted lens of international economies. Benoit joins us for episode 266, his second appearance on the Community Broadband Bits podcast. In addition to development of infrastructure, Christopher and Benoit get into competition, quality of services, and how it varies from place to place. Benoit has recommendations based on his years of analysis from different communities and cultures around the world. Be sure to also check out episode 21, in which Benoit and Christopher discuss Stokab.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Problems and Trends 26 mins – “After a friendly coup in the offices of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Hannah has taken the podcast host chair from Christopher for episode 271 of the Community Broadband Bits. Hannah grills Christopher on where he has recently traveled, interesting lessons, and recent news around community broadband….The conversation starts with a discussion of why recent travels strengthened our belief that full fiber-optic networks are the best approach for the vast majority of America in the long term. Christopher and Hannah discuss the future of low-latency networks and what is more cost-effective over decades rather than just over the first few years. They go on to discuss their fears of the FCC legitimizing satellite and mobile wireless connectivity as good enough for carrier of last resort in rural regions. The show wraps up with a discussion about One Touch Make Ready in Louisville and Madison’s RFP for a fiber network partner.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bryan Clay 33 mins – “Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It’s what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of “Greatest Athlete in the World.” But his training only prepared him to win – it didn’t teach him to deal with failure. That’s something he had to learn on his own. With no coach. No spotlight. And no money.” At the link find the title, “Up From the Ashes: Bryan Clay, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1748634017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building with Mud 13 mins – “”There are a lot of resources given by nature for free — all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them,” says architect Anna Heringer. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures from China to Switzerland, Bangladesh and beyond. Visit an awe-inspiring school, an elegant office and cozy social spaces — all built from natural materials — in this delightful talk.” At the link find the title, “The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings Anna Heringer, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnnaHeringer_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiac Surgeon 58 mins – “Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts — revealing how they function, how we can look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when they go wrong. Nikki is one of Australia’s elite group of female heart surgeons and she passionately believes that many of her patients could have avoided becoming another ‘heart casualty’ — if only she could have shown them earlier how to take care of the one remarkable organ that makes us all tick. She takes us behind the scenes in her operating theatre to give us a privileged look at what happens in these high-stakes operations and we meet the patients who are hoping to have their lives transformed.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cerebral Palsy Teen Queen 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes 13-year-old Autumn Bishard to the show. Autumn, who lives with cerebral palsy, was named National American Miss Pennsylvania Junior Teen for 2013, while also winning the spirit award and being named the fourth runner-up for the spokes model competition. She will discuss her recent title, and how she plans to use the platform to empower all girls to be the best they can be no matter what struggles or obstacles get in their way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cervical Cancer 20 mins – “Malawi, in Sub-Saharan Africa, has the highest incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in the world. Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Earlier this year, the Microbiology Society funded one of our members, Dr Ramya Bhatia, to travel to Malawi as part of a research collaboration between Nkhoma Hospital and the University of Edinburgh. In this podcast, Ramya talks to us about her time in Malawi, and Nkhoma’s highly successful cervical cancer screening programme.” At the link click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Teaching Methods 22 mins -”Journalist Lenora Chu compares cultures and classrooms in her book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve.” At the link find the title, “Sept 29 | What the West could learn from Chinese teaching methods: author Lenora Chu, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170929_11990.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Citizen Science 12 mins – “255 – Citizen Science with NASA GLOBE” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_255-vk4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil Society 27 mins – “Civil society, I think, has to provide the seedbed for these spaces of richer public discourse.” At the link find the title, “Sept 25 | ‘Create a national public discourse that is open’: Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170925_25614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Soldier Life 177 mins – “We mostly get the view from the top when it comes to the American Civil War – that is, the view from the political leaders and generals. We usually get only scattered glimpses of what it was actually like to be an enlisted man or lower-level officer in a Civil War Army. In this episode, we’re zooming in on the perspective of the common soldier.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Classical Music Exams 28 mins – “British music schools run the largest instrumental exams around the world, with well over a million candidates each year taking grades from Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Russell Finch follows an examiner to one of the fastest growing markets for music exams -Thailand – where he meets some of the candidates taking British music exams today. He hears their stories and finds out what they want to get out of their music learning, and why the grading system is important. He explores the reasons why British institutions are dominating music education internationally and the effect of this worldwide, homogenised approach to music learning.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Coders 17 mins – “Silicon Valley has a gender issue. That’s hardly breaking news. But things have escalated recently. Some examples from the last few weeks: The Ellen Pao saga. The James Damore memo at Google. The ouster of Uber’s CEO. The frat-house behavior at SoFi. The utter lack of consequences for VR startup Upload. Sometimes it’s straight-up harassment. And sometimes problems stem from the bro bubble – nice guys, but they’re all the same guys. Everyone else “isn’t a good fit.” Ellen Ullman has seen both. She started programming in 1978, when she wandered past a Radio Shack and taught herself how to code on the first personal computer. Ellen’s new book, Life in Code, is full of great and awful stories. Her love of the work. The joys of hunting down a bug. But also, the client who would rub her back while she tried to fix his system. The party full of young men drinking beer, including Larry Page, who offered her a job on the spot. Forget about appealing to the tech elite, she says. We have to invade the culture. Find allies where we can, and build an army of programmers focused on our shared humanity.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservation and Technology 64 mins – “There is an accelerating effort among scientists, forest and wildlife managers as well as technologists and interest groups from NASA, Google and the Jane Goodall Institute to harness new technologies. These technologies, which include satellite sensors, drones, camera traps and DNA detectors, can be used to improve and maintain forest and wildlife conservation; fight and expose illegal, unsustainable practices; and prevent the use of dangerous fuels and chemicals. Our panel will discuss what is new and what is working in this area. They will also discuss what 21st century technology might soon be available to protect and create healthy and safe environments in the Bay Area and throughout the world.” At the link find the title, “Can Technology Drive Conservation? Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170927_Can Technology Drive Conservation_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Constitutional Crisis 47 mins – “Was our Constitution made for this much economic inequality? One big thinker says no.” At the link find the title, “Does Our Constitution Hold Up Today?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CPR Improvement 19 mins- “You are doing CPR wrong, or so says Felipe Teran, an ED resuscitation sonographer. Felipe has just started as a Resus/ED attending at University of Pennsylvania..” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CISPR Ethics 28 mins – “Jennifer Doudna’s research has transformed biology. And this is not an understatement. Her work has given us the tools to edit genes more precisely than ever before. Her scientific career began with work to understand the actions of RNA, part of the machinery of every cell. But, after a meeting in 2005 with a colleague at the University of California, Berkeley, where Jennifer is currently a professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology, she changed her direction of research. Through collaborations all over the world she’s since developed the gene editing system called CRISPR/cas9. She’s been awarded multiple prizes for her work. The CRISPR/cas9 system has created opportunities that could be used for both for good and for ill. Unlike many scientists who leave the ethical implications of their research to others, Jennifer Doudna has decided to engage with her critics. She talks to Jim al-Khalili about her decision to do this.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Security 27 mins – “Can we Control the Dark Side of the Internet? The Internet is the world’s most widely used communications tool. It’s a fast and efficient way of delivering information. However it is also quite dumb, neutral, treating equally all the data it passes around the world. From data that forms scientific research papers, the wealth of social media to keep us all connected with friends and relatives, entertainment or material we would rather not see- from political propaganda to horrific violence, the Internet makes no distinction. Is it time to change that? And can we? In this programme Aleks Krotoski looks at whether it’s possible to use technological fixes to regulate the internet or whether a more political approach is needed to governance of this vital but flawed communications medium.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Remnick on Clinton P1 28 mins – “David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. In the first installment of a two-part interview, he sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether Hillary hatred has gone too far, Ta-Nehisi Coates and writing about race in 2017, and why Obama is cashing in on Wall Street.” At the ink find the title, “David Remnick (Part 1), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7437633284.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deportations Impact 9 mins – “Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal as Geraldino explains how the sudden absence of a mother, a local business owner or a high school student ripples outward and wreaks havoc on the relationships that hold our communities together.” At the link find the title, “What we’re missing in the debate about immigration Duarte Geraldino, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files DuarteGeraldino_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Disruption 72 mins – “How do we present and disseminate news to ever-changing consumers, hungry for fast and smart information in the digital age? It’s a question that gnaws at every news organization today, from legacy newspapers like the New York Times to online startups like BuzzFeed. What’s the best way to reach and engage people when there’s an avalanche of information coming their way? To get at this question, our host Tom Ashbrook hosted a panel discussion with a few journalists turned technologists — Washington Post’s director of strategic initiatives Jeremy Gilbert, director of programming Allison Rockey, and Gannett SVP & chief transformation officer Maribel Perez Wadsworth — at the Public Radio Content Conference in Washington. They dove into their strategies for engaging digital audiences with information they crave.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Length 34 mins – “In part two of this two-part episode, Dr. Richard Bradley shares some of the special needs for extended incidents like Katrina or the Oso, Washington mudslide incident. He talks about the needs for things like food for responders and safe food storage in a disaster setting. This means that IST managers have to have a good handle on all sorts of logistics from food needs to shelter and more for teams on the ground. Kyle Nelson asks Rich about lessons learned at these major events. Rich shares the important lesson of treating exercises like real disaster events so you can have a handle on what you need to have everything in your kit. He also talks about the importance of training outside your discipline so you can not only be prepared for your own involvement in rescues but also to help you prepare to support others in other disciplines. One of the most important things that Federal USAR and IST groups do is to engage in after action reports and “hot washes” right at the end of the incident to see where improvements can be implemented in future deployments. One of the common places that get dropped is the ongoing documentation needed by each team in their unit logs. It is the only permanent record of what happened deep inside the disaster incident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earth Past Extinctions 56 mins – “This week on the show we interview award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen about his new book, The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions. In his book and in this interview, Peter takes us on a tour of the 5 ways that the Earth has died, as well as what may be to come. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave and casts our future in a completely new light. Peter Brannen is an award-winning science journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, the Washington Post, Slate, the Boston Globe, Aeon, among other publications. A graduate of Boston College, he was a 2015 journalist-in-residence at the Duke University National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and a 2011 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellow.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Vehicle Preparations 57 mins – “Today’s episode was originally, Episode-283- Emergency Vehicle Preperations and was originally published on September 24th, 2009. The following are the original show notes from that episode. Today we take a look at emergency vehicle preparations. As I discuss these please note that item one is your bug out bag, (BOB) hence something in your BOB such as a first aid kit or pair of gloves, etc won’t be mentioned today. We will be doing another show on BOBs soon. Today we are focused on turing your daily drive in to a proper bug out vehicle (BOV) and making sure you can deal with day to day inconveniences as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Enemy Combatants 53 mins – “In this week’s episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck explore three big national security law developments from the past few days. First up: the news that the FISC, on two separate occasions, issued orders authorizing surveillance of Paul Manafort’s communications.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enemy Combatants, Drones and Jones’ Act 62 mins – “…In this week’s episode, Professors Vladeck and Chesney do talk at length about various legal issues raised by the devastation in Puerto Rico, including the possibility of an Insurrection Act invocation.  In addition, they renew attention to the as-yet-unnamed U.S. citizen who apparently remains in U.S. military custody as an enemy combatant in Syria or Iraq, urging the media to keep a focus on this important situation.  On a related note, they also explore the significance of the Trump administration’s potential revisions to the Obama-era policy guidance regarding the use of lethal force outside of areas of “active hostilities.”…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

Equifax and Encryption 129 mins – “This week, Father Robert and Steve follow more Equifax breach fallout, look at encryption standards blowback from the Edward Snowden revelations, examine more worrisome news of the CCleaner breach, see that ISPs may be deliberately infecting their own customers, warn that turning off iOS radios doesn’t, look at the first news of the FTC’s suit against D-Link’s poor security, examine a forthcoming Broadcom GPS chip features, warn of the hidden dangers of high-density barcodes, discuss Adobe’s disclosure of their own private key, close the loop with our listeners, and examine the results of DOM fuzzing at Google’s Project Zero.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Equifax Breach 22 mins – “This much we know: The Equifax data breach is bad. How can the credit bureaus, who have been described as the “plumbing” of our financial system, show so little regard for the people whose data they collect? New York Times columnist Gretchen Morgenson says it’s simple: We are not their customers, we are their product. Morgenson writes the Fair Game column. Her most recent book is Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.” At the link find the title, “Credit Where Credit Is Due, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9451177018.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ET Life Search 59 mins – “Will we soon find evidence of alien life? Scientists are currently in the throes of an unprecedented search for ET — and an answer to this long-pondered question may come sooner than you think. Right now researchers are hunting for extra-terrestrial life on several fronts. To find out just how close we might be to a breakthrough, astrophysicist Dr Graham Phillips visits telescopes, swims among the stromatolites on the remote West Australian coastline, and chats with scientists from around the world. He even talks to an eminent astrophysicist who suggests we may have already inadvertently stumbled on evidence of alien mega technology out in space.” At the link right-=click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Every Student Succeeds Act 14 mins – “As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes full effect this fall, educators might be curious to know how this new legislation affects STEM education. To help us navigate through ESSA, we welcome James Brown to the show. As executive director of the STEM Education Coalition, James works with the Coalition to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.  James joins us to talk about ESSA, how it impacts states and STEM education, and how teachers can get more involved as this law rolls out.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Use by Russia 47 mins- “Facebook now reaches a quarter of the world’s population. Two billion people. It’s a mind-boggling number, and it’s growing. So are questions. Abroad, about how Facebook will protect privacy or abet authoritarian oversight. At home, about Facebook’s role in American politics. In the 2016 campaign. About Russian ad buys, propaganda and manipulation. And ads themselves. Targeting hate groups. Up next On Point: Facebook under scrutiny, in politics and the world.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in U.S. 47 mins – “We know the picture book American family farm is sweeter in the book than in the field. Ag is a big, tough business. No farmer is immune to its tough demands. Nebraskan writer Ted Genoways went back to the farm to ask how all that’s working these days. He’s crafted a remarkable portrait of families in far flung fields, completely plugged in to the world. This hour, On Point: Tough issues down on the farm.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fear Control 12 mins – “Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we’re doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created “Colour in Faith,” a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other’s houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. “We’ve proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm,” Alibhai says.” At the link right-click “Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow Nabila Alibhai, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files NabilaAlibhai_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic DNA Searches 79 mins – “Familial DNA Searching: Issues and Answers, Nov, 2011 – Panel at the 2011 NIJ Conference” At the link find the same title as what’s in the quotes, right-click “Media files nijconf2011-familial-searching.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Forest Preservation P1 53 mins – “It is Saturday morning in Pontianak in West Kalimantan in Indonesia, at a songbird competition. In every district across Indonesia you’ll find these, large and small. Here there are 60 cages hung up above head height under the corrugated metal ceiling of an open sided building. It is hot here, right on the equator, and over 100 young men are cheering and shouting, focussed, on their birds, and on winning. It sounds like a boxing match with added birds singing at the tops of their voices. This passion for birdsong has swept the country since it was encouraged in the 1970s, by a government keen to build a new leisure activity for Indonesians. No one could have predicted how out of hand it could get. What was once a solitary and poetic pastime, having a songbird in your house or garden, has become an industry in which real money can be made by training a winning bird. It is known here as chirping mania and is one of the biggest threats to Indonesia’s forests which have gradually fallen silent as millions of birds every year are trapped and sold illegally. Can the forest survive without birds?” At the link find the title, “The Silent Forest – Part One,24 Sep 2017,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Proof Identities 136 mins – “Uber’s new CEO says that there is a “high cost to a bad reputation” after London kicks it to the curb. Apple’s iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit’s first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC’s Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms – has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades?” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Food Hazards 86 mins – “Though it’s routinely claimed that producing new foods through genetic engineering is no riskier than traditional breeding—and that questioning the safety is tantamount to denying the reality of climate change—many experts assert that the facts do not support such claims; and according to the analysis in Steven Druker’s book, the claims rely on multiple misrepresentations. The Royal Society of Canada and several other scientific institutions have stated that bioengineering entails higher health risks, and several studies in peer-reviewed journals have detected harm to animals that consumed GMOs. The hazards are especially striking in light of the lessons from computer science about the unavoidable risks of altering human-engineered information systems that are much simpler and far better comprehended than bioinformation systems.Steven M. Druker is a public interest attorney who initiated a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that revealed the agency had covered up its own scientists’ warnings about the risks of genetically engineered foods and then misrepresented the facts. He has served on the food safety panels at conferences conducted by the National Research Council and the FDA; spoken at numerous universities, including Harvard, Columbia and Cornell; and met with government officials worldwide, including the heads of food safety for the U.K., Canada, France, Ireland and Australia. Druker received his law degree from UC Berkeley, where he was elected to both the California Law Review and the Order of the Coif (the legal honor society).” At the link find the title, “How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Underestimated and Misrepresented, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170815_How the Health Risks of GMOs_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Gender Memo 34 mins – “This week, we help Alex Blumberg understand why a Google engineer ended up complimenting the KKK, and then Yes Yes No turns bizarro.” At the link right-click “ Media files GLT8821084677.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Green Wall 27 mins – “Can Africa’s Great Green Wall beat back the Sahara desert and reverse the degrading landscape? The ambitious 9 miles wide and 5000 miles long line of vegetation will stretch all the way from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Thomas Fessy is in Senegal where the wall has already begun to evolve into a series of forests and garden communities. He meets the planners, planters, ecologists and local villagers to hear how its early progress is reversing years of poor land use, turning nomads back to farmers, empowering women and creating healthy ecosystems for rain fed agriculture. But can it meet its ambition to stabilize an unstable region, reverse the growing trend of migration, fight the effects of climate change and ensure this big African dream doesn’t die in the sand?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greece Report 28 mins – “From taking power to making power. This week on The Laura Flanders Show, a special report from Athens, Greece where many are asking if progressives in government can change much at all if people don’t first change society. In 2015, anti-austerity Greeks were disappointed by the progressive left Syriza government, which they’d voted into office after the financial crisis, but the other things they did to meet society’s needs just might be sowing the seeds for transformation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Sports Alliance  44 mins – “People who are involved in the sports world have seen the benefits of greening their professions. Many athletes and executives gathered at the Green Sports Alliance Summit in Sacramento, CA where they shared ideas for reducing food waste, running stadiums on clean energy and encouraging fans to reduce their carbon impact.” At the link find the title, “The Greening of Professional Sports, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170924_cl1_Greening Pro Sports PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern Latin American and Mexican history, including more specialized history courses on global capitalism, drugs and narcotics, Latin American revolutions, and the Cold War in Latin America. He to get thesits down with Brett to discuss the Mexican Revolution, Zapatismo, the EZLN, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Hate Speech 58 mins – “Shannon Gilreath and Keith Whittington join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss if the courts can regulate hate speech.” At the link right-click “Media files PP3823369676.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

History of Man 72 mins – “Today’s guest Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. Peter’s new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’. At an anxious moment in Western history, Frankopan encourages us to take a historical perspective, understanding how change happens in societies and how people typically react to it. This conversation unpacks the fascinating and dense history of the Silk Road countries and digs deep into the economic and social forces that shape our lives.” At the link right-click “Media files PP4346682845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Natives 44 mins – “…When it comes to homeless, it seems everyone wants to help them and be a part of solving the problem, but ONLY if it doesn’t occur in THEIR neighborhoods. Kitsap County in Washington state has recently made permanent what was a temporary ordinance allowing homeless encampments on religious property and other non profit lands. Unfortunately, no one has actually built any, and no progress has been made. So what about tiny homes situated in a ‘tiny village’? This is what residents of Port Orchard are against, who are faced with the reality of having homeless neighbors. Fortunately, the nearby Suquamish tribe is moving forward as the torch bearer housing homeless from their own tribe, essentially bringing them home and teaching them what they need to be productive in society. We talk about all this and more on this edition of the radio podcast.” At the link find the title, “Fall is Here & Homeless Natives in Tiny Homes,Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files fall-is-here-homeless-natives-in-tiny-homes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Design 12 mins – “So this week I have a project update. I told you about the trouble that I had getting my house plan started a few weeks ago in BYHYU 079– My House Plans– Back To The Drawing Board (Literally!) But now, I have a good report. I’ll tell you about the treasures that I’ve found since recording that episode, including a markup tool that I used to tweak my house plan and the person that I’ve got helping me.” At the link click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Irma Impact 47 mins – “The Caribbean after Irma. We’ll look at devastated islands and the way forward.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricane Islands Crisis 21 mins – “As Caribbean Islands continue to reel in the wake of hurricane Maria and Irma, some leaders are urging the international community to help.” At the link find the title, “Sep 29 | Hurricane-stricken Caribbean islands plea for international help, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170929_49054.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hurricanes and Health 56 mins- “From the TWiM team, a discussion of Hurricane Harvey microbiology, and a bacterial enzyme that induces eukaryotic mating.” At the link right-click ”TWIM#161” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 32 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School about his new book, Impeachment: A Citizens Guide, and the complexities involved in removing a President from office.” At the link find the title, “The Fine Points of Impeachment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1577635062.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Disparities in U.S. 73 mins – “Gabriel Zucman of the University of California, Berkeley talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his research on inequality and the distribution of income in the United States over the last 35 years. Zucman finds that there has been no change in income for the bottom half of the income distribution over this time period with large gains going to the top 1%. The conversation explores the robustness of this result to various assumptions and possible explanations for the findings.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inequality and Race 7 mins – “How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren’t enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.” At the link find the title, “The boost students need to overcome obstacles Anindya Kundu, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnindyaKundu_2017S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Informal Anarchists 75 mins – “Content Warning: Descriptions of violence and sexual assault. Please be advised. NSA Disclaimer: Revolutionary Left Radio does not advocate the use of political terrorism, the initiation of violence, or the breaking of any laws. This is a scholarly, journalistic approach to the theory and history of the FAI, not advocacy of them or their methodology. Dr. Bones is an Egoist-Communist, Conjurer, Occultist, and Gonzo Journalist who writes for The Conjure House and Gods and Radicals. Brett sits down with Dr. Bones to discuss the FAI (the Informal Anarchist Federation). Topics Include: Political terrorism, Propaganda of the Deed, Antifa, the history of insurrectionary anarchism, Red Brigades, Nihilism, Cell Structure, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Institutional Power 28 mins – “Mark Lilla made a lot of liberals bristle with his New York Times op-ed, “The End of Identity Liberalism.” But Lilla insists that what he’s suggesting should not make the bleeding hearts clutch their hemp necklaces in horror. His premise is simple: To make meaningful gains, Democrats need institutional power (i.e., election wins). And far too often, Lilla says, liberals have sacrificed such ends for what he calls “noble defeats.” Lilla’s book is The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.” At the link find the title, “Mark Lilla’s Advice for Liberals, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8655960358.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irrational Voting 44 mins – “Jacob Weisberg, Philip Gourevitch, and Katie Roiphe are back for the Trumpcast Book Club to discuss Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land.” At the link find the title, “Strangers in Their Own Land, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6752217286.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel Visit 16 mins – “Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander” At the link find the title, “Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up! Sept, 2017, right-click “Media files mp_505_9_19_17.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ivanka Trump 30 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison about Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, and just what life in the administration has been like for the First Daughter.” At the link find the title, “The Last Person Standing, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8523176163.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan vs North Korea 48 mins – “With North Korean missiles zooming overhead, how does Japan prepare, defend and respond? Japan’s tough challenges, military and diplomatic.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jeff Garlin Comedian 40 mins – “Today, one of our wildest episodes ever, with comedian Jeff Garlin, who cuts one of our surprise clips short to call B.S. on neuroscience and complexity. Wikipedia succinctly describes Jeff Garlin as a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, director, writer, podcast host and author. You might know him best from Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he produced and acted in as Larry David’s friend and manager Jeff Greene, whose relationship with his wife was one of the most harrowing things I’ve ever seen on television. Jeff co-wrote, directed, and stars in the 2017 film Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie as the befuddled yet capable Detective Handsome.” At the link find the title, “108. Jeff Garlin (Comedian) – K.I.S.S.,Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5087918517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kant’s Categorical Imperative 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how, in the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) sought to define the difference between right and wrong by applying reason, looking at the intention behind actions rather than at consequences. He was inspired to find moral laws by natural philosophers such as Newton and Leibniz, who had used reason rather than emotion to analyse the world around them and had identified laws of nature. Kant argued that when someone was doing the right thing, that person was doing what was the universal law for everyone, a formulation that has been influential on moral philosophy ever since and is known as the Categorical Imperative. Arguably even more influential was one of his reformulations, echoed in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in which he asserted that humanity has a value of an entirely different kind from that placed on commodities. Kant argued that simply existing as a human being was valuable in itself, so that every human owed moral responsibilities to other humans and was owed responsibilities in turn.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kurdish Independence 35 mins – “ Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to seek national independence – and their neighbors, as well as the Baghdad government, have responded with a rapidly escalating war of words. Iraqi politics expert Bilal Wahab joins us to explain what comes next, whether armed conflict can be avoided, and how the United States can best approach the rising tensions between its vital partners, the Iraqi Kurds and the Iraqi national government. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lady Lamb 49 mins – “Lady Gaga danced large at the Super Bowl. But we’re talking with a different lady today. Lady Lamb. Singer, songwriter out of Maine and Brooklyn. Now she tours the world. A kind of indie mystic visionary. An ecstatic seer. A new psalmist. Her new album is “Tender Warriors Club.” She’s singing that we need to be tender – with ourselves and others – to be truly strong.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Qualities 39 mins – “Have you noticed leaders in your organization sound and look different from other employees? It’s not always true for all organizations, but leaders often talk differently — they are optimistic when they speak, they ask insightful questions, and they tend to focus on what is most important. To explore the topic of what leaders sound like – also known as, how to talk like a leader, I spoke with Tom Henschel, a professional actor who is now an executive coach. He works with clients primarily on achieving the look and sound of leadership. He’s a communication skills coach and has been running his company, Essential Communications, since 1990.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leopard Seals 28 mins – “Marine ecologist Tracey Rogers talks to Jim Al Khalili about her research on one of Antarctica’s top predators. This is the leopard seal – a ten foot long killer which glides among the ice floes in search of prey ranging from other seals to penguins to tiny krill. Tracey’s research has encompassed the animal’s prolific and eerie underwater singing to radical changes in its diet that appear to be linked to climate change. Now a senior researcher at the University of New South Wales in Australia, Tracey first encountered the species as a less than successful seal trainer at a zoo in Sydney. There she met a giant female leopard seal named Astrid. Astrid’s singing one Christmas day in the early 1990s set Tracey on the path to become the world’s authority on this Antarctic species. Tracey tells Jim how her first expedition to study leopard seals was met with almost universal scepticism until she dropped an underwater microphone into the water. In the following 25 years, she has worked to decode the meanings and qualities of the leopard seal song and explored the changes being forced upon the species by climate change. Tracey describes what made her return to Antarctica again and again and tells the story of how she almost met her end in the perilous shifting world of the pack ice. And then there’s the time a leopard seal mistook her for a penguin. There is a longer version of this interview in the podcast of this episode – more on the seal vocalisations and how Tracey saved the life on a young colleague who fell into the freezing sea.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Love Online 24 mins – “So you’ve finally matched with someone you like on Tinder. Your chats are funny, smooth, comfortable. When you meet in person, you sit at a bar for five hours without noticing the time. “That was so fun! Let’s do this again!” “Yeah, sure!” “How about next Tuesday?” Then… radio silence. Ghosted. Or maybe the fadeaway is more subtle. You try to make plans, and they’re into it, but they’re so busy. A project needs to be finished at work, then friends are in town. Yeah, you’re being simmered. Online dating has given us a lot of new ways to get dumped. Or, you know, not. Esther Perel is our guide to this treacherous terrain. She is a renowned psychotherapist and author. Her new book is called The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, and her podcast is Where Should We Begin. She’s giving us a two-part therapy session on how tech is changing romance, relationships, and our expectations of each other. So listen in, even if you’re like Manoush and met your partner over 10 years ago, when things weren’t so complicated.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manafort Investigation 21 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to former FBI special agent & current CNN Legal and National Security analyst, Asha Rangappa, about the Manafort wiretap & the more detailed account of the raid on his home earlier this summer.” At the link find the title, “Cornering Manafort,, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6699217340.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Martial Arts 40 mins – “Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get schooled on the martial arts by two fighting physicists: Jason Thalken, who has a Black Belt in Hopkido, and Prof. John Eric Goff, who has a Black Belt in Karate.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menstruation 28 mins – “Periods are a taboo subject in many parts of the world. But for some Tanzanians, like BBC reporter Tulanana Bohela, a girl’s first period is celebrated. When she got her first period her female relatives gathered round to shower her with gifts. They sat her down and gave her life lessons on how to be a woman. One of those lessons was that she must keep her periods secret.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Diet 44 mins – “Nutritional science might be about the toughest subject to study in the world.

Multiple Sclerosis Treatments 48 mins – “Dr. Tommy Wood is a U.K. trained MD/PhD who now lives in the U.S. He has spent most of his academic career studying ways to treat babies with brain injuries, but has also published papers on multiple sclerosis, as well as nutritional approaches to sports performance and metabolic disease. Today’s conversation is the first of a two-part interview we did with Tommy. Part two will upload to iTunes on Oct. 10….” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

Mushroom Poisoning 58 mins – “Join Howard & Dan as they welcome Dr. Bryan Judge to discuss the problems with the sex organs of the world’s largest organism. Also, Bryan shares his very special recipe for “sun tea”. At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to download the audio file.

NASA Future 53 mins – “Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart again series, we answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the past, present, and future missions of NASA with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and former NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nomadic Seniors in U.S. 46 mins – “Older Americans, on the road. Looking for work, for a living. Out of campervans and trailers. We’ll talk with the author of “Nomadland.” At the link find the title, “On The Road With America’s Nomadic Seniors, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_554039342.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Leadership 31 mins – “As tensions with North Korea rise, this week we examine the history of that country’s ruling Kim family. We spoke to Jean H Lee, author of “Kings of Communism: Inside Kim Jong Un’s Bloody Scramble to Kill of His Family” in the September edition of Esquire Magazine. She also led the Associated Press’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013 and opened the AP’s Pyongyang bureau in January 2012. We spoke with Ms. Lee about the Kim family’s rise to power, the idea of North Korea as an absolute monarchy, and the message Kim Jong Un sent with the assassination of his brother in February.” At the link find the title, “Episode 25: Jean H. Lee on the Rise and Rule of North Korea’s Kim Dynasty,” right-click “Media files SBLEE0825.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Prisoner Story 12 mins – “In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days — and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.” At the link find the title, “What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea Euna Lee, Sept 2017,” right-click “Media files EunaLee_2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korean Tactics 46 mins- “The escalating tension between North Korea and the United States has risen to an unprecedented level. Earlier this month, Stephan Haggard, Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, gave a lecture at a private function on the complicated strategic and political risks that North Korea’s missile and nuclear capabilities present. He talked about the complex relationship among North Korea’s allies and adversaries, the impact of sanctions against Pyongyang, and the past and future role of the United States in addressing North Korean aggression.” At the link find the title, “Stephan Haggard on North Korea and the Tactical Divide,’” right-click “Direct download: Steph Haggard Edit Two.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paralympian Story 10 mins -“When Rick Hansen reached out to 10-year-old Patrick Anderson, he inspired a young boy to become the world’s best wheelchair basketball player.”  At the link find the title, ““Sept 28 | How a life-changing phone call from Rick Hansen inspired a legendary paralympian, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170928_94775.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkinson’s Helped by Exercise 58 mins – “Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult for people to move. In addition to tremors or twitches, people with Parkinson’s often feel stiff and find it difficult to walk easily. Their handwriting shrinks, and their voice may become hoarse or soft. While there are medications to treat Parkinson’s disease, recent research suggests that patients with this condition can benefit greatly from forced exercise: that is, exercising quite a bit faster and harder than they normally would choose. Dr. Jay Alberts tells us how he discovered these benefits on a tandem bike ride with a patient. Then he describes his research and its implications. Patients doing forced intense exercise had about 30 percent improvement in their symptoms compared to those doing voluntary exercise. You’ll learn about a program at the YMCA that is designed to provide forced exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. Kathy Helmuth explains how she and her colleagues have implemented the program at the Sarasota, FL, YMCA. People with Parkinson’s disease are not the only ones to reap unexpected benefits from intense exercise. Dr. Jordan Metzl tells us about high intensity interval training and how it affects the brain as well as the muscles. In his popular group training in New York City, participants have a huge range of ages and fitness, and all have fun and improve their health.” At the link click “Download the mp3” to get instructions on how to get the free MP3.

Philappino Environmentalism 30 mins – “Meet Gina Lopez, the radical green activist who suddenly found herself appointed Environment Minister for the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte was elected President with the promise to cut crime by killing thousands of criminals. He lived up to expectations, initiating a vicious war against suspected drug dealers, ignoring the protests of international human rights groups. But Duterte wasn’t just tough on street criminals, he also planned to crack down on the environmental abuses of large corporations perceived to have exploited the people and landscape of the islands. To achieve those ends he offered radical green activist, Gina Lopez the office of Environment Minister. Flushed with sudden and unexpected power Lopez removed licences from mining companies she suspected of abusing the environment. Peter Hadfield tells the story of what happened next.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics History Report 58 mins  – “Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science.” At the link find the title, “ 98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Populism 80 mins – “Author and professor Philip Auerswald of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rise of populism in the United States and throughout the world. Auerswald argues that the rise of cities and the productivity of urban life has created a divergence in experience and rewards between urban and rural areas around the world. Auerswald ties these changes to changes in voting patterns and speculates about the sources of the increasing productivity of metropolitan areas. At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PTSD 28 mins – “P.T.S.D.: It’s a major concern within our society, not just for our vets returning from war zones, but for anyone who faces a traumatic experience throughout their lifetime. But we’ve come a long way in understanding how to better treat patients with this chronic problem. Hector Garcia enlightens us on the history of P.T.S.D. and the treatments that have been discovered to be very useful in treating our veterans and other affected individuals.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Post Hurricane 48 mins – “A flattened Puerto Rico and how Washington is looking out—or not—for the U.S. territory.” At the link find the title, “Washington’s Responsibility To A Devastated Puerto Rico, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_553791221.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Putin’s Background 30 mins – “This week we look into the background of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Sam Greene, the Director of the Russia Institute at King`s College London. We spoke with him about how Putin’s time in the KGB shaped his political philosophy, his rise to power in Moscow, and how Putin views his role in the Russian Government.” At the link find the title, “ Episode 28: Sam Greene on Vladimir Putin,” right-click “Media files SBGRE0922.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Reconciliation 20 mins – “In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with people who think differently from us. “Conversations stop violence, conversations start countries and build bridges,” he says.” At the link find the title, “A black man goes undercover in the alt-right Theo E.J. Wilson, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files TheoEJWilson_2017X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Reconciliation Technique – “Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we’re doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created “Colour in Faith,” a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other’s houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. “We’ve proven that the human family can come together and send a message far brighter and more powerful than the voices of those that wish to do us harm,” Alibhai says.” At the link find the title, “Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow Nabila Alibhai, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files NabilaAlibhai_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Discussion 22 mins – “Not seeing race does not end racism … We have to see race in order to see how racial power dynamics continue to be perpetuated.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27 | Why journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge is no longer talking to white people about race, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_86680.mp3” and select “Save Link As’” from the pop-up menu.

Radio Telescope Pioneer 28 mins – “Octopolis and DolphinAttack by Ian Woolf, Claire Hooker tells the first part of the story of Ruby Payne -Scott, pioneer radio-astronomer.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Part 2 (28m) is here.

Robot Research 56 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. He joined IHMC in 2002 and has become a well-known expert in bipedal walking. His algorithms are used in various robots around the world. Recent work on fast-running robots has resulted in ostrich-inspired running models and robot prototypes that are currently believed to be the fastest running robots in the world. Jerry has six U.S. patents and was inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame in 2015. He lives in Pensacola with his wife Megan and their two children. He and he wife founded a science museum called the Pensacola MESS Hall, which stands for math, engineering, science, and stuff. The MESS Hall is a hands-on science museum for all ages that just celebrated it’s five-year anniversary.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” form the pop-up menu.

School Segregation  73 mins – “Across the country, the challenges of growing extremism, xenophobia, violence and filter bubbles, alongside a lack of mutual understanding and collective responsibility, plague communities and the country at large. Can public education be a part of the solution, or will it crumble in today’s political climate? Over the last 30 years, education reform has drastically changed American schools: The slashing of public dollars, the backlash against racial integration, test-and-punish policies, and other shifts have increased inequities and caused other divisions within our public school system. In just the past decade, the per-student funding gap between rich and poor schools has grown 44 percent, and public schools are more segregated by race and class today than they were shortly after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. The Trump administration heralds school choice and vouchers as the best solution to issues facing education, but access to and the quality of these systems are hotly debated. This leaves the American public with lots of questions: Can the promise of public education stand up to the current state of the country? Are there ways to uphold public schools as a bastion of democracy, civic engagement and inclusion? How can parents and citizens help revive the promise of public education? How can choice policies improve to serve disabled students, black children and English learners more equitably? Join Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine journalist, and Kristina Rizga, Mother Jones reporter and author of Mission High, as they reflect on their extensive reporting in schools—as well as their personal experiences. As they look ahead to the future of schools in America, Hannah-Jones and Rizga will highlight the key, largely invisible forces that are slowly eroding the promise of public education and the intentions and money that drive some of these promises.” At the link find the title,”Back to School: What Is the Purpose of Public Education?, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170824_Inforum_Back to School for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seaweed Solution 56 mins – “Professor Tim Flannery investigates how seaweed is helping to save the world – from growing the foods of the future, helping clean polluted water and even combating climate change. Growing seaweed is now a ten billion dollar a year global industry. Tim travels to Korea to see some of the biggest seaweed farms in the world and meets the scientists who are hoping to create a seaweed revolution here in Australia.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Sinclair Broadcasting Takeover 47 mins – “The fiery conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking over local TV across the country. The FCC just gave them a bigger green light.Americans are more likely to get their news from local television stations than from cable or network programs. But that could change. The Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, is snapping up more. And it’s making them carry Sinclair’s own programming, often with a conservative slant. The FCC so far approves. This hour On Point: Sinclair Broadcasting on the march, and what it means for local TV.” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steven Spielberg   50 mins – “Steven Spielberg doesn’t like to talk about filmmaking much, but he talked (and talked, and talked) to documentary filmmakerSusan Lacy, who sits down with Kurt Andersen to discuss her definitive portrait of the master. Any classical musician will tell you the worst place to hear a concert is not from the nosebleed seats – it’s from the stage. And BoJack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg tell Kurt about how cartoon characters can get away with saying particularly despicable things, and why Harvard Lampoon alumni are not always the smartest or the funniest.” At the link right-click “Harvard’s Full of Morons, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4961684714.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Strong Island Documentary 50 mins – “Aisha Harris sits down with Yance Ford, director of the stunning and incredibly personal Netflix documentary, Strong Island. And Indiewire editor, Kate Erbland, joins us to discuss the numerous sexual assault allegations connected to both the national theater chain Alamo Drafthouse and the long-running pop culture website, Ain’t It Cool News.” At the link find the title, “#62: “Strong Island” Director Yance Ford, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5202158300.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synesthesia  60 mins – “This week we take a closer look at people with brain abilities that appear superhuman. We speak with Craig Stark, Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California Irvine, about hyperthymesia and people who possess an extremely detailed autobiographical memory. Then we talk with Jamie Ward, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, about synaesthesia, multi-sensory substitution, and people who see sounds, taste words, and hear colours.” At the link find the title, “#441 Superhuman,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teaching the Disabled  21 mins – “The needs are growing, and they are growing in our ‘average’ students as well … We are expected to take on a far more parenting type of role.” At the link find the title, “Sept 27 | Meeting all students’ needs in inclusive classrooms is challenging, say teachers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170927_50935.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 12 mins – “We discuss four trends [in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences]: hardware and software, instructional design and design in general, online teaching and learning, and security issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Murderers 49 mins – “The United States is the only country to sentence children to full life terms in prison. In many states, until recently, under-18s convicted of certain crimes were automatically locked up for life without the possibility of parole. But the US Supreme Court has now banned those mandatory sentences – and the approximately 2,000 Americans who were given them stand a chance of getting out. Elizabeth Davies travels to the United States to meet some of those given life sentences as teenagers. How are they dealing with the prospect of freedom after believing they’d spend their entire lives in prison?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

That Blind Tech Show 60 mins – “Bryan Fischler is joined by Allison Hartley and Jeff Thompson for coverage of the Fall Apple Event where the new iPhone 8, 8+ and the iPhone 10 were announced. The Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV4K and iOS 11 are all just around the corner.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Ban Impact 31 mins – “Trump’s immigration policies have mucked up a lot of lives. In this episode, SSSS producer Megan Detrie shares some stories from her reporting in Michigan with the Iraqi Christian community. Specifically, the Chaldean Christian immigrants and community leaders who are dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected ICE raid this summer. Four months later, these folks are still in detention, and their lawyers are arguing that they can’t be sent to Iraq because they are likely to face persecution by ISIS. Also! Donald Trump signed a new travel ban this Sunday. So we talk to Baher Azmy from the Center for Constitutional Rights about why he thinks the ban will be struck down again.” At the link find the title, “Episode 35: Banned Again,” right-click “Media files PPY2148923465.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaccine Use Resistance 36 mins – “Last week we explored the science behind vaccine safety. This week we try to understand where these fears came from, and why they persist. We speak to three historians: Prof. Nadja Durbach, Prof. Elena Conis, and Prof. Robert Johnston. And a concerned mom named Noelle.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1489776495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegan Lifestyle 54 mins – Did you know what we put on our plates has a major impact on our planet’s health? The kinds of foods we grow, produce, and eat have the biggest environmental impact of any human activity. Tune in today as we talk with Meg Donahue, co-founder of MamaSezz, as we discuss the environmental and human health benefits of a plant-based diet.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Turmoil 26 mins – “Earlier this month, President Trump addressed the deepening political and economic crises in Venezuela stating that the U.S. may consider “military options” if the situation gets worse. This week we spoke to Francisco Toro, a Venezuelan journalist and the Executive Editor of English-language blog Caracas Chronicles, about the current state of affairs in Venezuela and the rapidly deteriorating quality of life for those who remain in the country.” At the link find the title, “Episode 24: Francisco Toro on the Crisis in Venezuelaright-click,” right-click “Media files SBTOR0818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control in Texas 59 mins – “Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is not messing around when they ask people not to litter in the Lone Star state! In 2010, more than 840 litter cleanup events were held across the state, featuring more than 74,100 volunteers. All told, 6,219 miles of highway were cleared of litter and debris, totaling a little more than eight million pounds of trash! But that’s only one of many outstanding programs run by KTB, and today, we’ll talk with their Executive Director, Cathie Gail. We’ll discuss their education and training opportunities; their impressive affiliate network; and even their clay shoot fundraiser with the Texas Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Use Engineer 26 mins -”This week we hear stories on how a bat varies its heart rate to avoid starving, giant wombatlike creatures that once migrated across Australia, and the downsides of bedbugs’ preference for dirty laundry with Online News Editor David Grimm. Sarah Crespi talks Jocelyn Kaiser about her guide to preprint servers for biologists—what they are, how they are used, and why some people are worried about preprint publishing’s rising popularity. For our monthly book segment, Jen Golbeck talks to author Sandra Postel about her book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whale Rescues 26 mins – “Why Canadian whale rescuers say they’re drowning in bureaucracy over a new government policy.” At the link find the title, “Sept 26 | New whale rescue policy drowning in bureaucracy, say critics, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170926_96447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacist Movement 47 mins – “Charlottesville was rough enough. Now, far-right rallies are planned for nine more cities across the country this weekend. White supremacists have expressed gratitude for and encouragement from President Trump’s remarks this week. Steve Bannon has now called them clowns, but he’s encouraged them in the past. Who are they? Charlottesville saw old-fashioned swastikas and KKK regalia. But also polo shirts and chinos. This hour On Point: Who is the white supremacist movement now?” At the link right-click the down-point arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Work Future 47 mins – “Making a living in a digital future. Featuring: Planet Money, Raw Data, Cited, Marketplace, Containers…” At the link find the title, “The Future of Work,” right-click “Download The Future of Work” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wuthering Heights 48 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Bronte (1818-1848) and her only novel, published in 1847 under the name ‘Ellis Bell’ just a year before her death. It is the story of Heathcliff, a foundling from Liverpool brought up in the Earnshaw family at the remote Wuthering Heights, high on the moors, who becomes close to the young Cathy Earnshaw but hears her say she can never marry him. He disappears and she marries his rival, Edgar Linton, of Thrushcross Grange even though she feels inextricably linked with Heathcliff, exclaiming to her maid ‘I am Heathcliff!’ On his return, Heathcliff steadily works through his revenge on all who he believes wronged him, and their relations. When Cathy dies, Heathcliff longs to be united with her in the grave. The raw passions and cruelty of the story unsettled Emily’s sister Charlotte Bronte, whose novel Jane Eyre had been published shortly before, and who took pains to explain its roughness, jealousy and violence when introducing it to early readers. Over time, with its energy, imagination and scope, Wuthering Heights became celebrated as one of the great novels in English.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zapatistas – Alexander Avina is an assistant professor of history at ASU. His research focuses on twentieth-century Mexico, primarily the post-1940 period.  His first book, titled Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside is a political history of rural guerrilla movements led by schoolteachers that emerged in the state of Guerrero during the 1960s and 70s.  His next book project explores the links between counterinsurgency, state terror, and the development of a transnational narcotics economy in the southwestern Mexican highlands in the 1960s.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zero Waste International Assoc – “Imagine a world where nothing is discarded into the land, air or water that could harm humans, animals or the planet. That is the goal of a “zero waste” philosophy. Today we are joined by Leslie Lukacs, who has presented at the Zero Waste International Association ( conference for the past 3 years, and is a founder and principal of L2 Environmental ( Leslie will help us understand how businesses, communities, and venues can implement zero waste principles, and what everyday people can do to make strides toward a zero waste lifestyle.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.


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