Exercise your ears: the 124 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 431 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 17,430 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.
Actor Bill Macy 89 mins – “In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy (“Maude,” “The Jerk,” “My Favorite Year”) for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his collaborations with everyone from Bea Arthur to Norman Lear to Steve Martin. Also, Bill praises Carl Reiner, understudies Walter Matthau, ticks off Tony Curtis and shares the screen with Art Carney (and Lily Tomlin). PLUS: “Oh! Calcutta!” Remembering Joe Bologna! Gilbert plays a Spaniard! William H. Macy changes his name! And Bill convicts Bialystock and Bloom!” At the link find the title, “#172 Bill Macy, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7890695d-999d-4780-9527-759bf5320229.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Actor Rob Paulsen 105 mins – “Gilbert and Frank dial up legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (“Animaniacs,” “The Tick,” “Pinky and the Brain”) for a compelling discussion of essential topics, including the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of Steven Spielberg, the versatility of Mark Hamill and the professionalism of June Foray. Also, Roddy McDowall holds court, Orson Welles hits the sauce, Sir John Gielgud cuts to the check and Rob stars in a $500,000 “in-joke.” PLUS: Lorenzo Music! Robert Ridgely! The man behind The Brain! Gilbert tangles with the Ninja Turtles! And Paul Williams “meets” Michael Caine!” At the link find the title, “#173 Rob Paulsen, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files e5af8528-36e9-4744-bf16-56aa31937902.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Addiction Story 46 mins – “In a new documentary, filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie offers a deeply personal examination of the trials and extraordinary costs of opiate addiction. It’s about the lives of several young people struggling to get and stay clean. It’s about a family grieving the loss of their son to an overdose. And it’s about the doctors and therapists fighting to save lives. Mackenzie will join us to talk about her film and the harsh reality faced by a generation of young people struggling to survive America’s opioid crisis. On Tuesday, September 26, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center are hosting a screening of Jenny Mackenzie’s film Dying in Vein: The Opiate Generation. That’s at the Main Downtown Library in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public, and Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A with Ms. Mackenzie and several of the film’s subjects.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Aging and Disease-Gawande 49 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Atul Gawande recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. He is a surgeon, public health researcher, and has written four New York Times bestsellers including most recently, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Inside Being Mortal, Gawande opens up about how medical school taught him to fight disease and infirmity but not how to talk with patients about the slow decline of aging – or how to approach the end of life. The book journeys through the history of “medicalizing” death to new, innovative approaches that create more autonomy in the lives of our aged population without sacrificing safety.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Chestnut 37 mins – “The American Chestnut dominated the Appalachian landscape, ranging from Georgia all the way to Maine. In the late 1800’s a pathogen imported on a tree to the Bronx Zoo spread rapidly into wild populations, destroying millions of trees, and radically changing the forest. There are natural sources of resistance to the pathogen that are being introduced to the American Chestnut with traditional breeding. Transgenic solutions have also been developed. Dr. Jared Westbrook is leading breeding efforts to integrate the multiple types of resistance with the hopes of restoring this important tree in North American ecology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Archeologists in Transportation 22 mins – “Almost every infrastructure system has its foundation in the earth, and the earth can hide interesting and important secrets from the past. This creates what is perhaps a surprising role for archeology in infrastructure construction. To anticipate, identify and preserve valued subsurface finds, many infrastructure agencies engage archeologists as full-time professionals or contractors. In this interview we learn about the archeology-infrastructure connection from James Robertson, who is senior archeologist with the Michigan Department of Transportation.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Asthma Commission 20 mins – “Discussion with two authors of a new Lancet Commission about the need for a new approach to prevent, manage, and cure asthma.” At the link find the title, “Asthma Commission: The Lancet: September 11, 2017,” right-click “edia files 11sept_asthmacommission.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Atheism 75 mins – “Dan Arel is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Secular Activist; and Parenting Without God. He has also written for The Hill, The New Arab, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, AlterNet, Time Magazine, Salon, and many others. He hosts the Danthropology Podcast, a weekly show that covers politics, religion, and current events. Dan can be found around the country speaking on issues such as social justice, political activism, and secular issues. Topics Include: Atheism, Differences between the far left and far right, doxing, The October Revolution, different leftist tendencies, talking to regular working class people, leftist podcasters, hip hop, and more!” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bankruptcies 22 mins – “It might just be the secret weapon of the U.S. economy.” At the link find the title, “#648: The Benefits of Bankruptcy, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171004_pmoney_pmpod648rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Berkeley Free Speech Week 25 mins – “Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos recently released a list of speakers for his upcoming “Free Speech Week” at University of California Berkeley, a four-day event featuring Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and a host of other conservative voices. Yet, according to Berkeley officials, the Berkeley Patriot, the on-campus student publication that invited Yiannopoulos in the first place, has flubbed basic logistical planning and put “Free Speech Week” in jeopardy. And if it falls apart, says historian Angus Johnston, then it will look like Berkeley had planned to censor the event all along. He and Brooke speak about why news consumers should focus less on the issue of campus free speech and more on Yiannopoulos’s PR strategy.” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin ATMs 26 mins – “To celebrate The Blockchain Show’s 50th Episode, The Blokechain Boys, Mark & Ian, meet up in South London and go hunting for Digital Gold in them thar Surrey Hills. ” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blackout Preparation P1 204 mins – “Steven Harris returns to TSP for his 9th visit. Today he joins us to discuss how to deal with a large scale black out like the North Eastern United States is currently dealing with. Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA. Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation. Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 2 in this series soon.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blackout Preparation P2 210 mins – “ …Today we continue on yesterday’s topic and focus on recharging batteries, keeping cell phones and computers running, keeping the TV set operating and more. Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Once again we ate up the entire hour with out covering Steve’s entire outline so he will be back for Part 3 in this series soon.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Uses 34 mins – ”We present the past month’s price fluctuation in CryptoCurrencies and the blockchain blockade in China in the Queen’s English for y’all as the frightfully British Blokechain Boys are back to keep Ethan company.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Book Preservation 32 mins – “Our guest this week is Rebecca Romney. Rebecca is a rare book dealer at Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn. She got her start with Bauman Rare Books, managing their Las Vegas gallery. She is known for her appearances on the HISTORY Channel’s show Pawn Stars, where she evaluates books as the show’s only female expert.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Boosting 24 mins – “Eric’s always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level.” At the link find the title, “On That Lo Life $hit,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain vs the Chip 65 mins – “The field of neuroscience has been collecting more and more data, and developing increasingly advanced technological tools in its race to understand how the brain works. But can those data and tools ever yield true understanding? This episode features neuroscientist and computer scientist Eric Jonas, discussing his provocative paper titled “Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?” in which he applied state-of-the-art neuroscience tools, like lesion analysis, to a computer chip. By applying neuroscience’s tools to a system that humans fully understand (because we built it from scratch), he was able to reveal how surprisingly uninformative those tools actually are. Julia and Eric also discuss the related question: what kind of tools would we need to really understand the brain?” At the link right-click “Download audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Louisville 28 mins – “Back in June, Louisville had a close call with missing a key opportunity to build municipal fiber to local anchor institutions at a substantially reduced cost. An anti-muni broadband group pushed hard to disrupt the project but city staff educated metro council-members and moved forward with a unanimous vote. Louisville Chief of Civic Innovation Grace Simrall and Civic Technology Manager Chris Seidt join us for episode 273 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss the project and the importance of educating local decision-makers well in advance of they decisions. We talk about the network extensions Louisville is building to connect key anchor institutions and internal city offices. The network will not only save on connectivity costs by reducing leased lines but also provide increased security and opportunities for efficiency. We also discuss the key points Grace and Chris made to the Metro Council in arguing for this investment.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer Drugs Questions 24 mins – “The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of life for patients, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Even where drugs did show survival gains over existing treatments, these were often marginal. To discuss that, we’re joined by Huseyin Naci, assistant professor of health policy at the London School of Economics.” At the link find the title, “There’s no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 345498216-bmjgroup-theres-no-clear-evidence-that-most-new-cancer-drugs-extend-or-improve-life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canola Makes Fish Oil 37 mins – “Andry Andriankaja is an agronomist that specializes in the field of plant biotechnology. Carl Andre is the research manager for the EPA-DHA Canola project at the BASF Plant Science Department who studied how plants convert simple sugars to oil as well as plant lipid metabolism. They are working together on a big project in biotechnology that will innovate the way we eat and provide our body with nutrients: making the typical canola plant naturally produce EPA and DHA, two types of Omega 3 fatty acids. We all know what Omega 3 fatty acids are and what they can do for the body, but we’re often forced to either eat their food sources or buy fish oil supplements. What if we can consume omega 3 fatty acids in products we’re already eating? Andry and Carl are now working on that answer and have been working on it for the past 10 years.In this episode, Andry and Carl discuss their big project, why they chose the canola plant as their host, and what it took for them to get this far. They also discuss their vision with regards to the importance of plant biotechnology in the near future.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chatbots 38 mins – “Goodbye Websites, Hello Chatbots – September 22nd, 2017 by Kym McNicholas On Innovation” At the link find the title, “Goodbye Websites, Hello Chatbots – Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 343603736-kym-mcnicholas-on-innovation-goodbye-websites-hello-chatbots-september-22nd-2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Christian Socialism 69 mins – “Matt Bernico is the assistant professor of Media Studies at Greenville College, where his teaching and research concerns cultural studies, media theory, and the history of science and technology. Dean Dettloff is a Catholic PhD candidate at the Institute for Christian Studies, where his research deals with the intersections of media theory, religion, and politics. Together, they host the Christian Socialist podcast “The Magnificast”. Brett sits down with Matt and Dean to discuss the philosophy of Christian Leftism. Topics include: Key figures on the Christian Left, Marxist Materialism, political violence and pacifism, Nietzsche, New Atheism, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Clean Technology 23 mins – “The management and removal of industrial waste is a concern that faces companies and governments around the world. In this podcast you’ll hear from entrepreneurs in New York participating in the state’s Proof of Concept Centers program, who are creating technologies focused on the handling of industrial waste. This podcast is made possible by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), PowerBridgeNY, and NEXUS-NY.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Action Plan in California 51 mins – “Some environmentalists said the law extending California’s cap and trade system to 2030 is a sellout to the oil industry and it shortchanges disadvantaged communities that breathe the dirtiest air. How do California’s climate moves play into national politics and policy? Will climate and energy play a meaningful role in the upcoming midterm elections? Will companies make energy policy more of a priority? We look back at how Gov. Schwarzenegger set the tone and how his past leadership continues to influence California’s policies today.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Climate Change in Alaska 6 mins – “Alaska has warmed more than twice as fast as rest of the country — winters in Anchorage are 6 degrees warmer than they were 70 years ago. And that’s impacting life there in many ways, from commerce to recreation to the city’s ability to take in climate migrants. Consider commerce. The Port of Anchorage is a lifeline for Alaska. “Ninety percent of all inbound cargo coming into Alaska comes via marine vessel; about half of that cargo comes through the Port of Anchorage,” says Jim Jager, the port’s spokesperson. The port has a big problem: Its steel pilings are crumbling, being eaten away by microbes. “Our challenge is getting the docks replaced before they rust away,” says Jager, who estimates that the port has about 10 years to fix the problem. The port is spending $700 million on the project, with funding coming from a range of sources. The problem isn’t being caused by climate change, but warming temperatures are making things trickier. Alaska’s warming weather means nearby glaciers are retreating fast. Those glaciers don’t just hold water frozen in place; they hold rocks, sand and dirt. “In a traditional Alaskan winter, all of that sedimentation is kind of frozen in place, and what comes down off the glaciers is minimized,” says the port’s director, Steve Ribuffo. But the warmer things get, the more silt flows down into the port. And that can mean more time and money devoted to dredging. Then, there’s the threat from rising sea levels.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Common Carrier Law 29 mins – “The modern fight over network neutrality isn’t a few years old. It is well over 1,000 years old across a variety of infrastructures and is totally wrapped up in a legal concept known as common carriage that has governed many kinds of “carriers” over the years. Few, if any, are as conversant in this subject as Barbara Cherry – a lawyer and PH.D in communications. She has worked in industry for 15 years, at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years, and is currently a professor in the Media School at Indiana University. One of the key points of our conversation is regarding the problems with media shortening the Network Neutrality policy fights as turning the Internet into a “public utility.” Barbara helps us to understand how common carriage is distinct from public utility regulation and why common carriage regulation is necessary even in markets that may have adequate competition and choices. We also talk about the history of common carriage and the importance of what might seem like outdated law from the days of the telegraph.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Conservative Writer Shapiro 52 mins – “When he speaks at universities across the country, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro draws fierce opposition for his strongly held opinions. He despises identity politics, opposes the ideas of safe spaces and microaggressions, and rejects the concept of white male privilege. He relishes attacking liberals, but has himself been targeted by the alt-right. Shapiro is speaking at the University of Utah this week, and he joins us Tuesday to discuss his thinking on society and politics. Ben Shapiro is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, a conservative news and opinions web site. He’s also a nationally syndicated columnist, the host of the podcast The Ben Shapiro Show, the former editor-at-large of Breitbart News, and the author of several books, including Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Coomassie Brilliant Blue Dye 6 mins – “Kat Arney explains how an attractive blue dye, with a name inspired by the British Empire’s military exploits, became the basis of a fundamental lab technique” At the link find the title, “Coomassie brilliant blue: Chemistry in its element, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Coomassie_blue.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cryptocurrency Trade 51 mins – “Sarah imagines there’s no countries and cuts the head off the snake whilst Mark boldly goes where no-one (apart from many thousands of Trekkers) has gone before and Ian takes on Brum and ‘Bama and we round up the Blockchain events heading to your town (if you live in Dublin, Barcelona, London or Orlando) in the next two weeks.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cuban Revolution 72 mins – “Brett sits down with repeat guests Phil (from our first ever episode) and Brendan (From our episode entitled “Ideology: Capitalism and Liberal Culture) to discuss Phil’s recent trip to Cuba, the gains of the Cuban revolution, US imperialism, and the future of socialism in Cuba (and the world!).” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
D.B. Cooper 42 mins – “For more than four decades, one of America’s most astonishing whodunits has gone unsolved. “D.B. Cooper” was on a flight from Portland to Seattle when he handed over a bomb threat. The airline gave him $200,000 and the hijacker parachuted from the plane, never to be seen again. Cooper evaded one of the most extensive manhunts of the 20th century and has become the stuff of legend. Investigative journalist Geoffrey Gray joins Doug to separate myth from fact in the case of D.B. Cooper. (Rebroadcast) Geoffrey Gray is an investigative journalist with New York Magazine and the author of Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
David Axelrod Interview 88 mins – “David Axelrod is a renowned Democratic political strategist, most notably for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. These days, he runs the nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and hosts a hit podcast, The Axe Files, where he interviews major political figures. In this special crossover episode, Katie and Brian turn the tables on “Axe” and get his own story, including his early days in gritty Chicago journalism, his father’s death from suicide, and his family’s efforts on behalf of his daughter, Lauren, who has epilepsy. Plus, they discuss his former client, Hillary Clinton, and the future of the Democratic party.” At the link find the title, “39. David Axelrod: Axe Files Crossover, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5ee815e8-b1b4-4084-8566-5c412b2862bf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Democratic Party Failures 77 mins – “Chelsey Gentry-Tipton is the Nebraska Democratic Party Black Caucus Chair and Anthony Walraven is an activist from Peoria, Illinois who recently ran for City Council in his city. They sit down with Brett to discuss the modern history of the Democratic Party, Bill Clinton’s Third Way strategy, the Hillary vs. Bernie primary, the role of race and class in the party, the limitations of the Democratic Party, lessons learned from the humiliating loss to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the future of the party, and much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Depression Control 35 mins “In the USA, when googling “depression” patients will be presented with a link to the PHQ-9 screening test. Google has developed this in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness – and Ken Duckworth, the alliance’s medical director, debates the merits of this approach with Simon Gilbody, from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Also joining this podcast is David Gilbert, mental health services user and director of InHealth Associates, who argues that it’s only through patient involvement that real improvements to mental health can be obtained.” t the link find the title, “Googling depression, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 341875774-bmjgroup-googling-depression.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Diagnosing Multiple Diseases 6 mins – “Recent advances in science and technology are making it possible to simultaneously test for multiple infections at the same time. We talk about the potential benefits to patients and challenges with bringing this technology to a doctor’s office near you.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or “Learn More” for more details.
Disease Global Burden 29 mins – “In this special podcast we talk to GBD guru Chris Murray, representatives from exemplar countries Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru, and The Lancet’s editor Richard Horton.” At the link find the title, “Global Burden of Disease 2016: The Lancet: September 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 14sept_gbd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Earthquake Research 52 mins – “The devastation wrought in Mexico City by a recent massive earthquake may have rattled more than a few nerves along the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City is, of course, overdue for a significant seismic event. So are other places in the United States, such as Los Angeles, the Pacific Northwest, even New York City. In a new book, science writer Kathryn Miles tours the country in search of the latest research on America’s next big earthquake and what’s being done to address the threat. She joins us Wednesday to talk about it. Kathryn Miles is the author of several books, including her newest, Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Economist Larry Summers 50 mins – “He’s been U.S. Treasury Secretary, a chief economist for the Obama White House and the World Bank, and president of Harvard. He’s one of the most brilliant economists of his generation (and perhaps the most irascible). And he thinks the Trump Administration is wrong on just about everything.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Education Crisis 89 mins – “On October 4, Brookings co-hosted a panel discussion on Education and Learning for a changing world. The event opened with a presentation on LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise, the topic of the World Bank’s World Development Report 2018. A panel featuring experts on system-wide reforms to improve education quality, funding for global education, and delivering basic education in poor countries followed.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Egoism 75 mins – “Dr. Bones is an Egoist, Communist, Insurrectionary Anarchist, Conjurer, and Gonzo Journalist. He joins Brett on the podcast to discuss his philosophy of Egoist-Communism inspired by the works of Max Stirner. Topics Include: Egoism, The Union of Egoists, Insurrectionary Anarchism, The G20 riots in Hamburg, critiques of Marxism and Anarcho-Communism, an open invitation for Brett to come to Florida to eat Alligator and drink copious amounts of alcohol in a graveyard, and MUCH much more.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Employment Decline 4 mins – “For the first time in seven years, the economy has lost jobs – 33,000 of them in September, according to numbers out today from the Labor Department. Economists say the weather may be to blame, specifically hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Bad weather meant hundreds of restaurants and bars closed down and food service workers couldn’t work. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate continued to shrink. It’s now at 4.2 percent. Economists say a rate that low – basically anything below 5 percent – represents full employment. But that average may hide some things, namely the disproportionate level of unemployment experienced by African-Americans.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Equifax Hack 20 mins – “For most of our lives, Equifax has been slurping up our financial data. Now the company’s been hacked and our data is loose. Today, we trace this mess back to two brothers and one fateful decision.” At the link find the title, “#798: Bad Credit Bureau, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171006_pmoney_pmpod798.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Extinction Reversal 56 mins – “In labs around the world, scientists — using the latest biotechnology — are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.” At the link find the title, “Undoing Forever: The implications of de-extinction (Encore June 19, 2014), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170929_65600.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Extreme Weather Hospitals 37 mins – “As the Atlantic Hurricane season continues unabated White Coat, Black Art tells the story of how hospitals cope when natural disasters strike.” At the link find the title, “Floods Fires Hurricanes and Hospitals, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat 20170922_64364.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farm Small for Chefs 64 mins – “Utilizing his experience as a chef Evan Chender has set out to produce niche crops for chefs such as edible flowers and more exotic cultivars and types of vegetables. It’s this niche approach which has given him an edge in his market place. While a lot of other farmers just grow salad mix, Evan stands out because he produces crops that others don’t. . Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS115: Knowing and Growing What Chef’s Want and What’s Profitable with chef and farmer, The Culinary Gardener Evan Chender,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farm Small Productivity 79 mins – “Farmer and consultant Michael Kilpatrick joins me to talk about improving farm productivity and profitability through better processes….Learn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS113: Increasing Farm Productivity and Efficiency with Michael Kilpatrick, right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farm Small vs Large 56 mins – “In this episode Ray Tyler of Rose Creek Farms will talk about how his farm has dealt changes on the farm as it evolved. He’ll also talk about how they tackle farm problems and deal with season extension. It’s a practical look at what happens behind the scenes – because things always don’t go as planned and that tool that you bought, doesn’t always work as well as expected. …KLearn how to start a microgreens business in Chris Thoreau’s Build Your Microgreen Business Workshop. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS114: Start with What You Can and Grow – Season Extension, Farm Tools, and Improving Processes with Ray Tyler,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming and Cancer 32 mins – “Lou Roman talks about his experience being diagnosed with cancer and starting a farm after he found out.” At the link find the title, “GFL75: Overcome: Battling Cancer While Starting a Farm with Lou Roman, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_75_2017_LouRoman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming Poultry 60 mins – “Today Darby Simpson and I will take a deeper look at poultry feed, current prices, current customer perceptions, and how that might change what Darby is doing on his farm.” At the link find the title, “GFL73: Which Poultry Feed Is Best – Inside the Numbers and the Ideology – Grass Fed Life, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_73_2017_Darby.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming Tomatoes 88 mins – “Dave Chapman got his start at Long Wind Farm in 1984 with a team of oxen, a diverse array of vegetables, and a roadside stand in East Thetford, Vermont. Today, he only grows tomatoes – and lots of them! With 2.5 acres of greenhouses, Dave and his crew produce certified organic, soil-grown tomatoes all year ‘round. Dave digs in to the nuts and bolts of producing tomatoes in protected culture. He shares the details of his high-tech greenhouse system, Long Wind Farm’s fertility management strategies, and how Dave learned to get out of the way of his farm’s success while managing business and personal goals that were often in conflict with each other. Dave also shares his views on the current state of the National Organic Program, organic hydroponics, and the organic livestock rules, and talks about the action being taken to try to change the situation.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Flood Insurance Program 21 mins – “Bill Pennington’s house floods a lot: Three times in the last three years. And every time his house floods, the government pays to help him repair the damage. Is something wrong here?” At the link find the title, “#797: Flood Money, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170929_pmoney_pmpod797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Flood Maps Tampering 30 mins – “The Federal Emergency Management Agency maps flood plains across the country. The maps are intended to show which areas are likely to flood so that local governments can better plan for disasters. They also determine who must buy flood insurance, and at what rates. But there are problems: Many of them are outdated and don’t take into account the anticipated effects of climate change. And if you have enough money and enough political power, you can get your condo or your city moved off the map, even if you are in the eye of a storm. Host Jimmy Williams talks to two experts on why these maps don’t tell the true story of where floods are happening now and in the future.” At the link find the title, “211: The problem with FEMA’s flood maps, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files c982a5d1-dd70-49f8-9283-d34183dd5476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fraud Prevention 13 mins – “Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.” At the link find the title, “What really motivates people to be honest in business Alexander Wagner, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AlexanderWagner 2016X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gay Hero vs President Ford 64 mins – “One morning, Oliver Sipple went out for a walk. A couple hours later, to his own surprise, he saved the life of the President of the United States. But in the days that followed, Sipple’s split-second act of heroism turned into a rationale for making his personal life into political opportunity. What happens next makes us wonder what a moment, or a movement, or a whole society can demand of one person. And how much is too much? Through newly unearthed archival tape, we hear Sipple himself grapple with some of the most vexing topics of his day and ours – privacy, identity, the freedom of the press – not to mention the bonds of family and friendship.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Grape Flavor 27 mins – “So we have a treat for you – The Nod (another show from Gimlet Media) did a great episode on the science of purple drink. We wanted to share it with you so the next time you’re eating Jolly Ranchers or Skittles you’ll know what you’re tasting. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Science Vs Presents: I Want That Purple Stuff,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gritty People 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.
Gun Control 22 mins – “In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Rosanne Cash is calling out country musicians who get too cozy with the NRA.” At the link find the title, “Oct 5 | Las Vegas shooting: what’s the impact on country music, gun culture and NRA? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171005_69203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Globally 29 mins – “In this special podcast we talk to GBD guru Chris Murray, representatives from exemplar countries Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru, and The Lancet’s editor Richard Horton.” At the link find the title, “Global Burden of Disease 2016: The Lancet: September 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 14sept_gbd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Heifer International 44 mins – “David Norman is the Senior Vice President of Investments Programs at Heifer International, a company that promotes a “pay it forward” approach to sustainable agriculture. Their mission is to end world hunger and poverty while also taking care of the planet by working with communities. This approach seems to be a great answer to the issue of food security and sustainability, as Heifer is driven by the “teach a man to fish” philosophy which ensures the families they help are all able to contribute to eradicating world hunger.In this episode, David explains what Heifer International is all about, it’s humble beginnings, and its mission. He also shares the different challenges they face with every program as well as some of the successes that made it all worthwhile.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
History Value 56 mins – “Has the future ever looked like the past? Sailing in the 21st century, perhaps we are in uncharted waters. A discussion from the Stratford Festival, featuring historian Margaret MacMillan, former politician Bob Rae and journalist Karin Wells.” At the link find the title, “Rear View Mirror, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170821_84676.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hurricane Harvey Response 37 mins – “In this episode, we look at the weather remnants of Hurricane Irma and the final tally of flooding and wind damage across the southeastern United States. We then pivot and return to Texas to look at the recovery and rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Harvey. On the show this week are Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert; B.J. Schneider, author, paramedic, and Katrina survivor; and Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com. Kevin and B.J. both had experiences to relate regarding the recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Kevin worked to rebuild critical networking infrastructure in Rockport, Texas as he rewired police, fire department, and other important structures to return internet capabilities to the cities first responders and 911 center. B.J. has been cycling plant safety professionals into east Texas to give local safety experts an opportunity to tend to their personal affairs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hurricane on Vieques PR 5 mins – “A New Hampshire mother is still trying to get ahold of her daughter after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last week. Valerie Mowbray, from the town of Holderness, has been unable to make contact with her daughter Moria since the category 5 hurricane hit the Island of Vieques. Outside of a few Satellite phones, there is no way for those stranded to communicate with anyone off the island. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Mowbray by phone on Monday.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hurricane Recovery in Houston 99 mins – “Mike Centex on Hurricane Harvey and CAC Teams – Mike is a PermaEthos founder and MSB member, a past presenter at TSP workshops and more recently a new Citizens Assisting Citizens team member when he found himself at ground zero of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Upon hearing the “Get Out, Get Out, Get Out” warnings from Jack Spirko, Mike, knowing he was based in a high elevation, flood free area, set up the first CAC Team safe haven/FOB in Houston the Day Harvey made landfall. He and his entire family spent the next 10 days coordinating CAC Team efforts to direct rescuers, donations and supplies, safely, to the accessible locations in need around Houston and the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. Having lived in the area a lifetime, his knowledge of the area and roadways was extremely beneficial to CAC Team responders coming in from out of state. With the assistance of Steven Harris and the entire CAC team nationwide, Mike and his family housed CAC responders, maintained constant contact on current needs and impacted areas, personally accompanied delivery of over 5,000 pounds of donated supplies to Houston area evacuation shelters. Mike monitored flooding and road conditions around the Beaumont impacted area and he helped the CAC Team to guide additional tons of supplies to CAC responders on the ground in and around the flooded areas of Beaumont. At the same time, Mike’s Wife and children assembled 100’s of emergency hygiene and disaster cleanup kits on their dining room table, that were immediately distributed to flood victims in the Humble/Kingwood area of Houston. Mike Video Chronicled the events from the day before landfall through the aftermath on his YouTube channel “Mike Centex Life”. Mike journaled extensively during the disaster and has learned many valuable lessons on how best to respond, communicate, and manage internal and external operations in the middle of an ongoing disaster area. He also shows how clear communications with those coming into a disaster area can make the difference between delivering the supplies needed by victims and not showing up from a multi-state commute with prom dresses and winter coats for victims of a summer hurricane.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hurricane Sex Trafficking 6 mins – “The Caribbean and the American South are struggling to recover in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes. Food has to be delivered, houses rebuilt, roads cleared and electricity restored. But for law enforcement, there’s another concern after a place gets pummeled by a natural disaster: It becomes ripe grounds for human trafficking.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Hydroponics 45 mins – “Joe Swartz is the Vice President of Commercial Sales and Technical Support at American Hydroponic, a.k.a AmHydro. AmHydro is a small company in the United States that designs and builds innovative hydroponic systems, a soil-free way to grow plants, and have been doing so for the last 30 years. Joe Swartz himself came from a family of farmers, and started researching the science of hydroponics when he saw the traditional methods of farming were no longer paying the bills during the real estate boom of the late 80s. After purchasing the family farm from his father, Joe put his formal education and passion in agriculture to good use and invested time and money into researching and experimenting with different hydroponics system operations. Some said he was a genius, some called him otherwise. Regardless, with hydroponics AmHydro has slowly and steadily made a huge and growing impact towards preserving the environment. In this episode, Joe tells us all about hydroponics, its advantages and disadvantages, why hydroponics farming is still farming, and how to turn it into a profitable business.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Enforcement 68 mins – “In a highly polarized atmosphere on immigration where federal lawmakers are largely paralyzed on policy change, states and localities in recent years have increasingly taken on a larger role in challenging Washington’s immigration authority. With the Trump administration focused on cracking down on “sanctuary” cities and enticing law enforcement agencies to take a greater role in immigration enforcement, politicians and policymakers in communities across the United States are lining up on opposing sides of the issue. Even as some states and cities are declaring themselves sanctuaries, others are rushing to bar jurisdictions from noncooperation with federal immigration authorities. In this panel, the President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and the President of the National Sheriffs’ Association discuss immigration enforcement on a panel with immigration attorneys. Themes include the growing patchwork of stances on immigration from states, counties, cities, and even universities and local school boards; what is driving the pattern of increasingly active and litigious states in the immigration space; what the legal landscape is for state/local action; and how the administration may seek to further engage state and local jurisdictions in immigration enforcement. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Mapping 78 mins – “During the first six months of the Trump administration, arrests of noncitizens identified for removal rose nearly 40 percent over the same period a year earlier. At the border, apprehensions fell by nearly 50 percent from the first half of 2016, as fewer people sought to enter without authorization. And the White House announced plans to seek funding for thousands of Border Patrol agents and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel, and build new immigrant detention facilities. In this panel, a high-ranking ICE official, the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a senior Department of Homeland Security official discuss the many immigration law enforcement and detention policy changes that have been occurring under the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Policy Under Trump 82 mins – “Within days of taking office, President Trump ordered sweeping changes to immigration enforcement both at the border and within the United States, kicking off dramatic changes in how unauthorized immigrants, would-be refugees, and international travelers are handled. In this discussion, a high-ranking former Bush administration Department of Homeland Security official, former Mexican Ambassador to the United States, and Brookings Institution scholar examine the administration’s initiatives, ranging from the contested travel ban and reductions in refugee resettlement to changes in enforcement policy and practice, repointing the legal immigration system into one focused on “merit-based” admissions, building a border wall, and more. This fast-paced panel, moderated by MPI’s Doris Meissner, discusses the policies and ideas, challenges in their implementation, and responses from states, Congress, the judicial branch, and other actors.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigration Relief Problems 85 mins – “More than 1 million people in the United States receive temporary forms of humanitarian relief. Additionally, each year, tens of thousands are granted asylum or admitted as refugees. The Trump administration has sought to reduce these protections, by temporarily halting refugee admissions and reducing the number of refugee admissions to less than half of the prior level. Other forms of humanitarian relief, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), are under threat from the administration, the courts, and Congress. In this panel, the Presidents of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS, joined by the head of Hispanic and Migration Affairs at the Mexican Embassy, discuss the current state of humanitarian relief and the implications of the administration’s policy decisions for the most vulnerable immigrants, including refugees, TPS recipients, and children.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Indigenous Canadian Anniversary 56 mins – “Three Indigenous PhD students (Réal Carrière , Keri Cheechoo and Cherry Smiley) share their insights at a public forum hosted at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme: “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands.” At the link find the title, “Decolonization: The Next 150 on Indigenous Lands, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170919_54234.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Individualism 63 mins – “David Bosworth is a professor in, and the former director of, the University of Washington’s Creative Writing Program. His fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural essays have been published in numerous journals. His collection of short fiction, The Death of Descartes, was selected by Robert Penn Warren for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and won a special citation from PEN and the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. His novel, From My Father, Singing was a recipient of the Editors’ Book Award. Bosworth’s work has been reviewed or discussed in Newsweek, New York Times Book Review, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, The Nation, and elsewhere. He has given readings, lectures, held workshops, and conducted colloquia at various locales, including Harvard University, Pomona College, Boston College, University of Louisville, and the New America Foundation. Brett and David sit down to discuss American Individualism, its philosophical roots, and its cultural manifestations. Topics include: The Enlightenment, American culture, The philosophical and historical roots of Individualism, the connections between individualism and capitalism, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Paine, and how 40 years of capitalist decadence has given rise to Donald “The U.S. Id Monster” Trump.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Johnny Appleseed 43 mins – “The image of Johnny Appleseed walking around in rags, barefooted with a bindle, planting apple trees and moving on is actually pretty accurate.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Life of Johnny Appleseed, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-09-30-symhc-classic-johnny-appleseed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kurdish Repression 75 mins – “Brett sits down with Dr. Thoreau Redcrow, an expert on these issues, to discuss The Rojavan Revolution, the history of Kurdish repression in Turkey, and how the Kurds in Northern Syria (i.e. Western Kurdistan) are building socialism against all odds. Dr. Redcrow is an American with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. He did his dissertation while embedded with the PKK in Kurdistan in 2014, coinciding with the emergence of ISIS.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Life Extension 29 mins – “Brain Science on Living as Long as Possible – John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was the founding director of two brain research institutes: the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, at Seattle Pacific University, and the Talaris Research Institute, a nonprofit organization originally focused on how infants encode and process information.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Linguistic Diversity 41 mins – “We explore votes for English, Indonesian, and … Esperanto! The search for a common language goes back millennia, but so much still gets lost in translation. Will technology finally solve that?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up men
Linux Disc Cloning 36 mins – “We discuss backup and disaster recovery options that involve cloning your computer’s entire hard drive. We discuss five Linux-based options for cloning hard drives. We make our recommendations of which to use, but we don’t quite agree.” At the link right-click MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mars Mission 56 mins – “The day might well be approaching when humans set foot on Mars. We’ll be driven by a desire to find life — or what remains of it — and to colonize the planet.” At the link find the title, “Generation Mars- Part One, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170825_69011.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mars Mission 80 mins – “Today’s guest on STEM-Talk is Dr. Chris McKay, a leading astrobiologist and planetary scientist with the Space Science Division of the NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Chris’s interview covers a diverse range of topics ranging from the origins of life to the possibility of manned missions to Mars. For the past 30 years, Chris has been advancing our understanding of planetary science. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1975 with a degree in physics and earned a doctorate in astrogeophysics at the University of Colorado in 1982. He was a co-investigator on the Huygens probe to Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005, the Mars Phoenix lander mission in 2008, and the current Mars Science Laboratory mission. His research at NASA has focused on the evolution of the solar system and the origin of life. He also has been heavily involved in NASA’s Mars missions including the current Mars rover — Curiosity. In addition, Chris has thought deeply about the human exploration of Mars. He has spent considerable time studying polar and desert environments to better understand how humans might survive in Mars-like environments. His research has taken him to the Antarctic Dry Valleys, the Atacama Desert, the Arctic, and the Namib Desert. In 2015, the Desert Research Institute named Chris the Nevada Medalist, which is the highest scientific honor in the state.” At the link right-click “Episode 46: NASA’s Chris McKay talks about the search for life in our solar system and travel to Mars, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 046_STEM-Talk_McKay.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Martha Stewart Interview 63 mins – “Martha Stewart has dominated all things domestic for nearly 35 years. But what about the woman behind the empire? Katie and Brian pay a visit to Martha’s pristine office for a candid conversation over some apple-cranberry crisp. Martha recalls what it was like growing up in New Jersey as one of six kids, getting her first book deal, serving time in prison and what it was like to work on a TV show with Donald Trump. Plus, she discusses her new cookbook and her collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Nothing is off-limits. It’s a good thing.” At the link find the title, “40. Martha Stewart Speaks Her Mind, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files fd93efc9-d245-472d-8991-3838cef78021.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Care Effectiveness 56 mins – “On Wednesday, October 4, Brookings hosted a group of panelists to discuss why the government’s response to problems in the U.S. health care system has been inadequate, and what can be done to ground health care in firm, reliable science.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Scribes 27 mins – “As part of CBC’s Workshift series: medical scribes making a doctor’s job easier, a family MD who records office visits so patients can listen back from home and Dr. Brian Goldman weighs in on the fax machine.” At the link find the title, “From ER to office How the practice of medicine is changing, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20170929_60927.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mexicans in Court 43 mins – “Civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas was the first case to be argued before the Supreme Court by Mexican American attorneys.” At the link find the title, “Hernandez v. TexasHernandez v. Texas, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-09-27-symhc-hernandez-v-texas.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Microsoft CEO 26 mins – “We fundamentally believe that Dreamers are part of our society and participate in our economy in a very productive way.” At the link find the title, “Oct 2 | Why Microsoft is challenging Donald Trump in court: CEO Satya Nadella, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171002_35042.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle East Crisis 97 mins – “On October 5, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted an event examining the crises across the Middle East and North Africa. Panelists included Brookings experts John Allen, Daniel Byman, Mara Karlin, and Federica Saini Fasanotti. Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings senior fellow, moderated the discussion.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Monetary Policy 96 mins – “On October 4 at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, former Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo reflected on his years as a monetary policymaker, particularly his questions about the usefulness of some often-used concepts and tools of monetary policy that rely on variables that are unobservable, such as the gap between actual and potential output and inflation expectations.” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
National Security 76 mins – “When it comes to Russia, Iran and North Korea, the world’s hotspots do not lend themselves to easy solutions. Veterans of the Obama administration join Chuck Todd live on stage at the 92Y to discuss the prospects for the Trump White House. Featuring insights from Adm. James Stavridis (Ret.), Former Amb. Mike McFaul, Former Amb. Wendy Sherman & Jeremy Bash, this audio recording has been lightly edited for clarity and pacing.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ozone Project 29 mins – “This week, we feature a bevy of scientists in our studio: Dr. David Dubois, professor of Plant and Environmental Science at NMSU and New Mexico’s State Climatologist, Dr. Michael DeAntonio, professor of Physics at NMSU, and Dr. Gary Morris, professor of Physics at St. Edward’s University. Their latest collaborative project is centered around testing air quality and ozone levels through the use of weather balloons.” At the link right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paul Ehrlich 30 mins – “Though they lived decades apart, Adolphe Dessauer and Abdelwahhab Azzawi share similar stories. They were both esteemed physicians who faced violence and persecution in their home countries. They both sought refuge abroad and found safety, only to find themselves facing a new struggle—getting permission to practice medicine in their new homes. Dessauer, a Jewish doctor, fled Germany for the United States in 1938. Azzawi, a 36-year-old ophthalmologist from Syria, found asylum in Germany in 2015. Both men’s lives were spared through the generosity of their new countries, but they had to struggle to give back in the most meaningful way they could—by sharing their medical expertise. In 2016 every American Nobel laureate in science was an immigrant. And it wasn’t just that year; U.S. winners often are born abroad. Yet as global an enterprise as science has become, navigating bureaucracy and straddling boundaries seems to be as difficult in the 21st century as during World War II. This podcast was inspired by a painting once owned by Adolphe Dessauer.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” from the pop-up menu.
Peace Keeping 56 mins – “We have the best communications in history, except for the kind that matters — nations and states understanding each other. Jennifer Welsh, Paul Heinbecker, Peter Boehm, Arne Kislenko and Daniel Eayrs in conversation from the Stratford Festival.” At the link find the title, “The Challenge of Peace, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170814_66151.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Permaculture Business Success 106 mins – “Today’s show is another remarkable story of another entrepreneur, a permaculture entrepreneur. It’s the story of someone who went from being an anti-money activist to running a $1M permaculture design and build business. A business that catches millions of gallons of water, builds soil on hundreds of acres, plants hundreds of useful trees every year, restores native habit, redesigns our cites our schools and new developments. If you don’t think that permaculture based business can be profitable or be big, here’s an example of one to change your mind…” At the link find the title, “REPLAY: Building A Million Dollar Permaculture Business – Ecologically, Socially, and Financially Sustainable with Erik Ohlsen [CD5], Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files CD5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Philosophy History 56 mins – “Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel “Hayy ibn Yaqzan”. It may be the most important story you’ve never heard.” At the link find the title, “The Self-Taught Philosopher (Encore May 16, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170921_95477.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Phosphorus Chlorides 8 mins – “Brian Clegg on a hugely useful group of compounds that have a distinct dual personality – from household products to chemical weapons” At the link find the title, “Phosphorus chlorides: Chemistry in its element, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files CiiE_Phosphorus_chlorides.mp3,” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Pre Kindergarten Importance 49 mins – “There is no debate that a good education is a critical component of raising smart, well rounded, successful children. But cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children as young as 3 years old to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. In essence, pre-K may actually be the most important year. Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. In this episode, Harvard education researcher Suzanne Bouffard explains the sometimes surprising ingredients that make for a great pre-k program. What should you look for in a classroom? How should a teacher interact with young children? What can you do at home to help support a young child’s learning? All this and more in this episode of Smart People Podcast.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pregnant in Prison 36 mins – “How should we be treating imprisoned pregnant women? Perhaps we could start by not shackling them to the hospital bed during labor.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Producer Brian Koppelman 50 mins – “Brian Koppelman makes media. A lot of media. Films, tv shows, podcasts, records. As for movies he co-wrote Oceans 13, and Rounders. He produced The Illustionist and The Lucky Ones, and he’s directed many others. His podcast on Slate, which covers pop culture and politics is called The Moment. He’s the co-creator and show runner for the TV show Billions, which is about to start it’s second season on Showtime. If that’s not enough Brian Koppelman for you, he’s also a prolific and verocious tweeter. On this podcast, Debbie talks to Brian Koppelman about why he became a writer after years as a record promoter and producer. “I realized I would become toxic, and that something would die in me. And that if I allowed that to happen, that toxicity would spread to those that I loved.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters from the Archive: Brian Koppelma” right-click “Media files Archive-Brian-Koppelman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Profanity 56 mins – “Profanity was once considered rude and crude — a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.” At the link find the title, “Expletive Repeated: Why swearing matters (Encore March 16, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files dieas 20170922_76575.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria 15 mins – “Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Wednesday morning, we have only scarce images and reports from which to comprehend the scale of devastation in Puerto Rico right now. Perhaps due to disaster fatigue, perhaps due to the territory’s second-class status, the media coverage has been perfunctory. While the coverage to date has focused on the flooding and widespread power outages on the ravaged island, Rutgers professor Yarimar Bonilla says there’s an important context to the problems with the electric grid. She and Bob discuss how the damage from Maria is related to the debt crisis, and how it may provide an excuse to justify another wave of privatization on the island.” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism in Medicine 18 mins – “Rebecca Cooney is joined by Mary Bassett, Tené T Lewis, Nwando Olayiwola, Esther Choo, Jennifer Okwerekwu, and Barron Lerner.” At the link find the title, “Listen in—the conversations we need to have about racism, health, and medicine: September 1, 2017,” right-click “Media files 01sept2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Relationships 60 mins – “Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn’t possibly surprise us, the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with someone who may not share them at all, and how much we’re willing to risk for someone we may never see again.” At the link you can listen and purchase the audio file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Resistance in the 60s 74 mins – “Doug Paterson is a lifelong revolutionary who has been active as an organizer and agitator since the 1960s. He is an absolute fountain of wisdom and experience. Brett sits down with Doug to discuss theater-as-resistance, campus activism in the 60s, fighting cops in the streets, the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War, draft dodging, parallels between the 60’s and today, how to reach out to (and organize in) rural areas, and the continued relevance of Karl Marx in today’s world.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar, then select “Save File” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rest and Relaxation 50 mins – “Friday, we’re talking about the value of rest. Of taking a break. From everything. For most of us, overwork is the new normal and rest is an afterthought. But the scholar Alex Soojung-Kim Pang says that by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we stifle our ability to think creatively and truly recharge. Pang will join us to talk about why long walks, afternoon naps, vigorous exercise, and “deep play” stimulate creative work and sustain creative lives. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, the Atlantic, and Slate.com, among many others. He’s the founder of the Restful Company, a consulting group inspired by his book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less [Indie bookstores|Amazon]. Also, check out his blog Deliberate Rest.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Health Care 12 mins – “Michel Kazatchkine joins us to talk about Russia’s health system and struggles with HIV/AIDS in the context of its unique history.” At the link find the title, “Russia—history and health: The Lancet: Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28september_russia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Scientific Fraud 29 mins – “On paper, the Japanese anaesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii was a dazzling model of scientific productivity. Over two decades, he held posts at five institutions, associate positions at two more, and published more than 200 papers. In some years, he published a dozen randomised control trials – and it was this superhuman publication record that started to arouse suspicion among some of his colleagues. But it was only when a British doctor began scouring through the statistics in his papers that the phenomenal scale of Fujii’s scientific fraud became clear. In 2012, an inquiry by the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists concluded that he had fabricated a total of 172 papers over the past 19 years – making him, by numbers, the biggest scientific fraud in recorded history. In many cases, they found no records of patients and no evidence medication was ever administered. “It is as if someone sat at a desk and wrote a novel about a research idea,” they wrote in their report. This week, Hannah Devlin speaks with some of the statistical vigilantes who are scouring datasets to identify cases of fraud and poor scientific practice. These include the consultant anaesthetist John Carlisle, from Torbay Hospital in Devon, who details his role in the Fujii scandal. Hannah also speaks to a PhD student from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, Michèle Nuijten, about software she has helped develop to “spell-check” statistics found in psychology papers. And finally, we hear from the University of Cambridge’s Winton professor for the public understanding of risk, David Spiegelhalter, who is also president of the Royal Statistical Society, about the dangers of statistical malpractice.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Columnist Savage 63 mins – “Dan Savage has dished out love and sex advice in his syndicated Savage Love column for over 25 years. He’s blunt, hilarious and empathetic– and not just in his writing! Dan joins Katie and Brian to discuss working at Ann Landers’ desk, being “monogamish” and the sex questions he gets asked the most. He also recalls what it was like to come of age during the AIDS epidemic. Plus, two words that Katie never expected to hear on the podcast.” At the link find the title, “38. Dan Savage: Sex and Candor, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8ca59587-82c3-41f2-8118-441e6f412200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex.com Lawsuit 33 mins – “Gary Kremen owned one of the most valuable domain names in the history of the internet. And then one day, he lost it in the most unusual way. For years, Gary fought to win back his domain “sex dot com.” The legal battle transformed the way the courts treat virtual property. But in the end, was his lengthy and expensive crusade worth it?” At the link find the title, “Sex Dot Con (Season 6, Episode 2),” right-click “GLT5434788376.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sleep Needs 31 mins – “If you could compare the person you were before you became sleep deprived to the person after, you’d find you’ve definitely become…lesser than. When it comes to sleep deprivation, you can’t trust yourself to know just how much it is affecting you. You feel fine, maybe a bit drowsy, but your body is stressed in ways that diminish your health and slow your mind. In this episode, we sit down with two researchers whose latest work suggests sleep deprivation also affects how you see other people. In tests of implicit bias, negative associations with certain religious and cultural categories emerged after people started falling behind on rest.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 110-Sleep_and_Bias.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Small Farm Concepts 107 mins – “In this episode Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics joins me to talk about greens production, employees, and learning from big farms…. Keep learning with these two great audiobooks: The Market Gardener by JM Fortier The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone Increase farm efficiency with the Paperpot Transplanter.” At the link find the title, “FSFS116: Continuous Improvement – Lessons Learned on Farm and on Other Farms with Brian Bates of Bear Creek Organics,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sodium Dichromate 7 mins – “Discover the compound at the heart of a multi-million dollar legal case and an Oscar–winning role for Julia Roberts” At the link find the title, “Sodium dichromate: Chemistry in its element, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Sodium_dichromate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Solar Power in New Hampshire 5 mins – “The town of Brentwood, which has a population of about 4,500, celebrated its transition from fossil fuels to solar energy Saturday, Sept. 16. A public ribbon cutting commemorated the recent installation of a ground-mounted solar array that will offset nearly 100 percent of the town’s municipal electric load. Malcolm Allison is member of both the solar and budget committees in Brentwood. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him by phone.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sports Bra History 26 mins – “Among the most important advances in sports technology, few can compete with the invention of the sports bra. Following the passage of Title IX in 1972, women’s interest in athletics surged. But their breasts presented an obstacle. Bouncing breasts hurt, as women getting in on the jogging craze found out. Then some friends in Vermont had an idea to stitch a couple jock straps together to build a contraption to keep things in place. This featured story was produced by Phoebe Flanigan and edited by Peter Frick-Wright, with music by Robbie Carver and Dennis Funk. XX Factor: How the Sports Bra Changed History was originally aired on the Outside podcast, a production of Outside Magazine and PRX.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Survival Farming 84 mins – “Here are Nine Mile Farm we have pretty much settled into our selected systems on a lot of things at this point almost 5 years into the journey. Our ducks run on a clock work like system, feeding, paddock shifting, egg collection, etc are all quite fine tuned at this point. The trees require very little maintenance and most of our desired infrastructure is now installed. Still we are constantly trying and testing out new things. This year we have found some really great gems of knowledge and we have also come up with some quite refined plans for our future. A lot of the new stuff is going to be built in winter, because here in north Texas that is the most pleasant time of year for construction work and out door projects. Today I am going to do an old school sort of “chat with Jack” episode on what has worked well this year and where we are taking that knowledge to in the future.” [Mention is made of Ipomoea aquatica as good food source.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Reporter 18 mins – “Despite having fled her country after being shot, Reem al-Halabi has set up a new radio station outside Syria.” At the link find the title, “Oct 6: Journalist who risks life in Syrian war shares her story, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171006_76383.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian Stories 48 mins – “Destruction and displacement — that’s the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon” At the link find the title, “Savign Syria: Keeping war-torn culture alive (Encore March 24, 2017), Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170925_30243.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and the Press P1 25 mins – “Last week Brooke was at the Texas Tribune Festival, an annual event that gathers hundred of speakers and thousands of citizens to discuss big issues of the day, ranging from education to climate change to politics. She moderated a couple of sessions: One with two great journalists from two very different places with two very different briefs. One of those journalists was Amy Chozick, a national political reporter for the New York Times, the other was Evan Smith, the co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune. The question at issue turned on President Trumps continuous attacks on the press, and on truth, basic facts. Does it affect the way they practice journalism? And if so, how?” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and the Press P2 26 mins – “When Brooke was at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin last week, she moderated two sessions, one with reporters and one with couple of US Representatives from Texas. Democrat Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, and Republican Will Hurd of Helotes. The two – who didn’t much know each other a year ago – made headlines in their state when, stranded by a snowstorm, they found themselves sharing a rented Chevy Impala for the sixteen-hundred mile drive from San Antonio to Washington. Brooke asked them roughly the same question she asked the reporters; how do the constant attacks by the President on journalism, on facts, influence how you do your job and how you deal with the press? Does it affect your point of view? **Correction: At one point, Representative Will Hurd refers to a recent missile launch by Iran as an example real news that is worth reporting. In fact, it was the opposite.**” At the link right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Impact on Law 45 mins – “President Trump’s conduct in office draws a sharp contrast between laws that formally restrict the presidency and the institutional norms that presidents have historically followed. For the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic, Jack Goldsmith addressed that distinction in his article Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency? To help answer that question, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Goldsmith last week on his latest article, discussing President Trump’s errant behavior in office and its impact on future presidencies, the difference between violations of norms and violations of law, and the changing landscape of journalism under the Trump presidency.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Draft_Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Psychology 54 mins – ““Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society—if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is.” – Dr. Allen Frances This week on the show we interview one of the men who literally wrote the book on mental illness as we answer the question – Is Trump crazy? And what does it say about America that he was elected to the highest office in the land? Psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances analyzes the national psyche, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress. Drawing on his vast experience, Dr. Frances explains American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Dr. Allen Frances chaired the task force that produced the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders, which is is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. He then became critical of later versions, and he warned that we are currently “over-treating” mental disorders and finding problems where there are none. Dr. Frances is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University School of Medicine.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
VA Medical Center Quality 6 mins – “Health care quality measures provide standard data that help inform consumers about which providers are most likely to deliver high quality care. They also help providers improve the care they give patients. To help veterans make informed choices, Veterans Affairs reports on 110 of these measures for VA medical centers on its website (as of June 2017). We found that information on these measures is in two separate parts of the site. The easily-accessible page contains 15 of the 110 measures. The other, older page contains 100 measures, but is hard to find and to understand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu, or “Learn More” for more details.
Vegetative State 26 mins – “In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?” At the link find the title, “The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 06-40637-gnl.sci.170906.ms.the_grey_zone.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
White House Counsel 36 mins– “Last month, Lawfare and Foreign Policy hosted an event on lawyering for the Trump presidency. Susan Hennessey spoke with former White House Counsels Bob Bauer, who served in the Obama administration from 2010 to 2011, and A.B. Culvahouse, who served in the Reagan administration from 1987 to 1989, in a lively discussion on providing legal support when your client is the president. They talked about the distinction between a president’s personal counsel and White House counsel, the challenges of defending a president during an investigation, and the quotidian aspects of the role of the White House Counsel.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 10072017_Bar Review Live.mp3” and select “ave Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Woolly Mammoth Project 51 mins – “What if you could take the DNA of an ancient creature and bring it back to life? It sounds like the plot of Jurassic Park, but you can’t actually rebuild a dinosaur. You could to it with a woolly mammoth though. The writer Ben Mezrich has a new book about the scientists and researchers who are working to insert DNA from a mammoth hair sample into an elephant embryo. Wednesday, he joins Doug to tell the story, and to explain how the results could actually help save the world. Ben Mezrich is the author of 18 books, including The Accidental Billionaires , which was the basis for the film The Social Network and Bringing Down the House, which was made into the film 21. His new book is called Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic, Extinct Creatures.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Work Future P1 48 mins – “AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up — to do what? Contributor Jill Eisen takes a wide-angle lens to the digital revolution happening in our working lives. Part 1 of 3.” At the link find the title, “Artificial intelligence, robots and the future of work, Part 1, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170913_76872.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Work Future P2 48 mins – “Digital platforms have been well received by customers, but for workers, they often have a dark side. And they present a major challenge for governments who are grappling with how to regulate them.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Work, Part 2: The highs and lows of digital platforms,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170920_16728.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.
Work Future P3 48 mins – “In Part 3 of her series on the future of work, Jill Eisen looks at the promise of technology — and how it can lead to a better world.” At the link find the title, “Less work and more leisure: Utopian visions and the future of work, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170927_35568.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
WWII Shanghai P3 19 mins – “The Japanese are unloading men and material at a frustratingly slow rate, due to the tides. Until they are ready to launch their assault, their navy and air force keep Chiang Kai-Shek’s forces pinned down.” At the link right-click ‘Direct download: Episode_203-10317_8.38_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.