Media Mining Digest 313 – Nov 10, 2017: 3D Printing for the Blind, Addiction Story, African History, al Shabab, Altruism, Antiviral Drugs, Arthritis Control, Bitcoin World, Blindness for Beginners, Bounty Hunter, Catastrophe Reporting, Celiac Disease, Chickens and Antibiotics, Decision Making, Diet and Hunger, Digital Transformation, Drug Testing of Hair, Education Stratification, Elderly Exercise, Farmsteading, Federal Court Judge Appointments, Government Digital Access, Gravity Waves, Gut Microbiome, Honey Bee Impact, Immune Cell Cancer Treatment, Koch Brothers Christmas Story, Koch Brothers Mystery Hour, Korean Spy, MalwareBytes Founder Interview, Medical Education Technology, Medical Stewardship, Migrant Worker Conditions, Navajo People, Neurogastronomy, New Hampshire Drinking Water, Pace Trial Controversy, Palliative Care, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Race and Politics, Recycling Effectiveness, San Francisco Sea Rise, Sex Assaults by Leaders, Solitary Prison PTSD, Teenage Suicides, Vagina Creation, Voting Rights Law, War Declaration Powers, Water Potability, Whistle Blowers, Wine Tainted by Smoke, Worker Relations

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3D Print Hacking 32 mins – “We are going to talk about hacking and making today. It’s hacking in a general sense. It’s a definition. Broadly used hacking is the way we’re talking about it today; involved in everything from real hackers in makerspaces to even also incubator-level hacking with software and life hacking. Anil Pattni who I got to meet at the FREECon, the Freelance Conference in Austin, Texas which we went to. It was so interesting to meet him. It was ironic because he started doing some of the first OC Maker Faire stuff here in Orange County, California and yet we met him in Austin, Texas which is where he is now. It was like, “How did we not meet you before?” that kind of thing. He’s been running a lot of Meetups. He did 200 Meetups. They were one of the first hacker Maker Faire things that happened on MeetUp.com. Those really all happened in Southern California. They happened all in Orange County here….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing for the Blind 18mins – “Caroline Karbowski is a senior in high school with a passion for 3D imaging that led her to a 2nd place finish in the Tech Olympics. Her project is called See3D, which creates 3D images for the blind to feel and understand more clearly the shape and construct of something they never could have conceived without the added information the 3D image offered. Caroline somehow had a passion for Braille and taught herself so she could read in the car without getting dizzy, and later she came up with See3D and although this may seem like a natural progression, Caroline is not Blind, nor visually impaired. Caroline has pursued her passion and is now taking SEE3D to another level and bringing more opportunities for others to get involved in the See3D project. And you can too! Go to her web site at www.See3D.org and find out more and how you can request a model or how you can become part of the See3D providers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Activist Mckesson 68 mins – “DeRay Mckesson, Host, “Pod Save the People”; Civil Rights Activist and Organizer Dan Pfeifferwith Co-Host,”Pod Save America”; CNN Contributor; Former Senior Advisor for Strategy and Communications for President Barack Obama—Moderator This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “DeRay Mckesson: Power of the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171019_DeRay Mckesson_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Smith Economics 58 mins – “On Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. We discuss the foundational text of modern economics, first published in 1776. How does the division of labor and our instinct to exchange lead to the growth of wealth? Is the economy sufficiently machine-like to enable us to manipulate its output, or at least to tell us how not to screw it up? …For more on Smith’s moral views, listen to our ep #45. For a longer treatment, Econtalk recorded a six-part series on The Theory of Moral Sentiments. We also covered economics in our ep #123. For some potential alternatives to the stupefying effects of the division of labor, check out ep #83 on New Work and ep #103 on Thoreau.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Story 24 mins – “As Ontario earmarks over $200 million to battle the opioid crisis, some doctors say this money should go directly to treatment, not harm reduction.”Oct 16 Opioid crisis needs treatment not harm reduction, says addiction specialist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171016_31811.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African History 20 mins – “In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ruler of the Mali Empire whose vast wealth built the legendary libraries of Timbuktu. And consider which other history lessons we might unwittingly overlook.” At the link find the title, “The powerful stories that shaped Africa Gus Casely-Hayford, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GusCaselyHayford_2017G.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

al Shabab 7 mins – ““I’d be very surprised if this is not an attack by al-Shabab,” former CSIS analyst Phil Gurski says about the Mogadishu bombing which killed over 300 people.” At the link find the title, “Oct 16 Extremist group al-Shabab likely behind Somalia bombing, predicts terror expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171016_77258.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism 30 mins – “When you think of the values emblematic of politics in the Occident, does the term “altruism” come to mind? Probably not lately. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio believes that a participatory culture with altruism at its core will be key to digging ourselves out of the mess that is our current political climate. This week we are speaking with one of the world’s leading environmental voices, George Monbiot. Acclaimed author, journalist, and activist, Monbiot talks to host Alex Wise about his latest book, “Out Of The Wreckage: A New Politics In The Age Of Crisis.” He discusses what he sees as lessons from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, why a growth-orientation on both right and left are incompatible with sustainability, and how we can infuse more altruism into our culture and politics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antiviral Drugs 18 mins – “In this episode of Contagious Thinking Elihu and Connor talk with Steve Polyak from the University of Washington in Seattle USA about how some drugs stop viruses from infecting us. In particular we chat about his work on a drug Arbidol that can block many viruses and is actually an over-the-counter medicine in Russia and China. All life lives in a sea of viruses, and some of those viruses can make us sick. Humans have thus developed many ways to stop these rare viruses causing illness. One major important example are vaccines. Another are a class of medicines called antivirals that stop a virus from making new viruses when they get inside our cells. Some of these antivirals can control an infection successfully for the lifetime of an individual, like with HIV and others – like for hepatitis C virus, an important long term infection – can cure an infection so that there is no more virus in your body. But have you ever wondered what it takes to make antiviral drugs? Steve gives us a glimpse of the work scientists worldwide do to understand how small molecules can mess with viruses. Steve is in the UK as a Cheney Fellow at the University of Leeds where he’s working with Professor Mark Harris and others. Steve’s lab’s investigations focuses on the important work of pinning down the mechanism by which Arbidol and other similar drugs can attack lots of different viruses. Here Steve also dishes out lots of important advice for scientists young and old. Find out more about Steve’s Arbidol work here: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26739045 And find out more about the work being carried out at the Centre for Virus Research here: www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow above the sound bar and select “Save” from the pop-up menu.

Arthritis Control 75 mins – “Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience; Research Scientist; Author, Arthritis Relief, Understanding Fats and Oils: a Scientific Guide to their Health Effects, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease; Co-Author, Mosby’s Drug Guide for Nurses, 4th Edition. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “A Natural Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis, Oct, 2017, Steve Blake, Sc.D.,” right-click “Media files cc_20171017_A Natural Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” the pop-up menu.

Author Walter Isaacson 92 mins – “Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. …In this episode, you learn life lessons and tactics from not just one person — because Walter has lived a fascinating life — but also from Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci, and more. Walter ties it all together beautifully.” At the link find the title, “Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin, Oct, 2017,” right-click “ At the link find the title, “Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 64d6f30c-7c2c-4982-bc35-4f1d40f25190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 60 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, and political risk consultant Anna Szymanski are joined by economist Tim Harford to discuss: Richard Thaler’s Nobel prize; Tim Harford’s book, Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy; Brexit.” At the link find the title, “The Some of My Best Friends Are Petroleum Engineers Editionehavioral Economics, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9844014680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Benzodiazepine Use 53 mins – “In this episode, we will discuss the current state of benzodiazepine use, expected trends in prescribing, and risks associated with use. Lastly, we will discuss techniques for ensuring that a benzodiazepine taper is performed in a safe manner with lowest risk of harm.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 068-Benzo_taper.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin World 118 mins – “Ben Fitts founder of Crypto Gulch joins us today to discuss his new company and cryptocurrency in general. Ben and I have worked together in various ways since the 1990s on many projects and business ventures. So when he told me that he was launching a cryptocurrency mining service I was quick to want to learn more. Over the past few months we have worked together to determine the best path forward for Crypto Gulch from a service and pricing structure. While I have no official ownership position in Crypto Gulch Ben has been very open to my advice on some tweaks and I feel together we have set things up in a very good way. Ben is also very tied into cryptocurrency and let me know about a lot of really interesting things going on in the space during this interview. This includes some thoughts on Dubai’s new currency EM Cash and a potential new Russian coin called the cryptoruble. We also discuss another pending Bitcoin fork, wallets, exchanges and more. I am pretty sure this interview will be very informative on cryptocurrency in general and will also give those interested a better understanding of Crypto Gulch at the same time.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blindness for Beginners 30 mins – “Comedian Tom Skelton, Blogger Joy Addo and BBC journalist Mani Djazmi join Peter White to offer tips and advice for young, visually impaired people on a range of subjects including looking good, eating out, and staying safe on a night out.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bounty Hunter 96 mins [2 parts] – “Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.[P2] Continued: Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world’s best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.[P2]” At the link find the title, “#107 The Skip Tracer, Part I, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7804818405.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for “#108 The Skip Tracer, Part II” and “Media files GLT9226577712.mp3”.

Broadband in Garrett County, Maryland 23 mins – “Maryland may be home to our nation’s bustling, urban capital, but on the other side of the state are the Appalachians and many rural communities that struggle with poor Internet access. One of those communities is Garrett County. Residents, businesses, and institutions have limped along for years using outdated connections.  Some people don’t have any access to the Internet; all that is changing. …Cheryl, Nathaniel, and Christopher discuss the project that combines fiber, fixed wireless, and TV white space technologies in order to reach people and businesses across the county. They also talk about how a significant portion of people in the rural community simple can’t afford the high cost of satellite and how mobile Internet access just doesn’t cut it in a rural area like Garrett County. Cheryl describes how the project is an economic development initiative and Nathaniel shares more details about their need to combine technologies and the results.” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly from here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Kidnapping 38 mins – “In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped in Somalia. Her mother, Lorinda Stewart, spent 460 days doing everything in her power to bring her daughter home.” At the link find the title, “Oct 17 ‘Hope is something that I never gave up on’: A mother’s fight to free daughter Amanda Lindhout 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171017_84198.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Catastrophe Reporting 54 mins – “Elizabeth Kolbert, Writer, The New Yorker; David Roberts, Reporter, Vox, and Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on September 22, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Elizabeth Kolbert and David Roberts: Covering Catastrophe, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171015_cl1_CoveringCatastrophe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Celiac Disease 43 mins – “In the 1930s, a Dutch pediatrician named Willem Dicke began to study a mysterious, often-fatal disease that was afflicting his patients. Children were losing weight and becoming malnourished despite consuming plenty of calories. The symptoms were intense and widespread. Willem Dicke suspected the illness was somehow related to the children’s diet. But it wasn’t until years later that he found the proof he was looking for. It came in the form of a grotesque natural experiment produced by the Second World War. In 1940, Germany had invaded and occupied the Netherlands. In 1944, Dutch railway workers held a strike in support of the Allies. This prompted the Nazis to cut off food shipments to Dutch civilians. Some people resorted to eating grass or tulip bulbs; thousands died of starvation. But Willem Dicke noticed something strange. His pediatric patients who’d been sick before the war … That’s right, grains. Which the kids hadn’t been eating during the Hunger Winter — but now, after bread came back, they were. So Dicke ran a little experiment. And that is how our modern understanding of celiac disease came to be. Even today, it’s still somewhat mysterious. But one thing that isn’t mysterious at all is the trigger…” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chernow on Ulysses S Grant 63 mins – “Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Alexander Hamilton and Grant In Conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Law; Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards Jury. This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “An Evening with Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171017_Ron Chernow Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chickens and Antibiotics 49 mins [2 parts] – “Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World EatsAt the link right-click the arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu for Part 1. Do the same for Part 1 here.

Children and Nature 68 mins – “Richard Louv, Author, Last Child in the Woods; Chairman Emeritus, the Children & Nature Network; Twitter @RichLouv with Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority—Moderator. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017” At the link find the title, “Richard Louv: The Hybrid Mind, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Richard Louv_Podcast.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comics History 45 mins – “Before there were superheroes, a Swiss teacher inadvertently invented the first sequential art comics in the Western world.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Live at NYCC: Rodolphe Töpffer and the First Comic Book, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-10-16-symhc-live-nyc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creating Great Choices 60 mins – “Jennifer Riel, Adjunct Professor, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto with Roger Martin, Acclaimed Author; Consultant; Professor; Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology for the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Creating Great Choices Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decision Making 27 mins – “From the most trivial to the most serious, decisions are central to our lives. But how the brain makes up its mind about what to do remains one of neuroscience’s greatest mysteries. Step forward the International Brain Laboratory (IBL). It’s a new, ambitious project that will combine scientific expertise from 21 labs across the globe, with the express aim to bring us closer to understanding what goes on in the brain when we make decisions – big and small. But what do we already know about how decisions are made? How does the IBL hope to add to this picture? And what can these new insights in decision-making reveal about the likes of intelligence, addiction, and disease?To discuss all this and more, Ian Sample speaks with two scientists at the heart of the IBL; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s associate professor Anne ChAt the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet and Hunger 66 mins – “This week we have my good friend Mark Sisson on the show! Mark is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, Primal Kitchen (their mayonnaise is fantastic) author of The Primal Blueprint, The Primal Connection, Primal Endurance, and more. Listen in as we discuss what Mark has been up to, his new book, the keto diet, benefits o3f keto, electrolytes, keto supplements, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP)” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Transformation 26 mins- “ Digital transformation is a journey. It is not a destination. And heading down the road to digital transformation can feel like traveling without a guide or a map. The way ahead promises renewal and reward even as it threatens turmoil and disruption. Digital transformation can shorten the lifespan of an enterprise and it can restore its vitality. But there are no guarantees. Last week at the Frankfurt Book Fair, executives from Copyright Clearance Center and its London-based subsidiary Ixxus shared how data-driven, practical solutions can accelerate digital transformation, and why knowledge engineering is the next leg of our profession’s ongoing digital transformation journey.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Testing of Hair 39 mins – “In the messy world of child protection services, the Motherisk Lab was supposed to be a pillar of objective reality — until a judge ruled their tests unreliable.” At the link find the title, “Oct 20 Motherisk investigation reveals concerns over ‘unreliable’ tests long before lab shut down, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171020_35709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Stratification 30 mins – “The official subject matter of Sea Change Radio is environmental sustainability. This week, however, we are deviating from that to talk about a topic that we believe is inextricably linked to sustainability: stratification in education. We are talking with law professor, civil rights advocate, and educational diversity expert, Prof. John C. Brittain, about educational practices that perpetuate social, racial, and socioeconomic exclusiveness. Elite private schools were once restricted to wealthy white young men. Since the 1960s we have seen some progress at these schools – they all admit women, most have scholarship programs to make room for the non-wealthy, and they generally boast of need-blind admissions practices. But there is one hidden practice, often overlooked, which runs counter to all of that progress: the practice of legacy admissions. That is, giving preference to applicants who have a family connection to the school. The majority of elite educational institutions in this country do this. For example, in 2017, a full 41% of Harvard’s incoming freshman were legacies. Logic tells us that generation after generation, this sort of admission preference can’t be doing much for these schools’ demographic diversity. Professor Brittain and host Alex Wise discuss how legacy admission practices serve as affirmative action for the privileged, the irony that the practice thrives in the United States which holds itself up as a model meritocracy and how schools’ justifications for the ongoing use of legacy preferences don’t hold up to a reasoned analysis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elderly Exercise 31 mins – “There’s a crisis in old age care – not just in the UK, around the world, as population demographics shift, and the proportion of older people increase – there’s a worry about who’s going to look after them, and how much is it going to cost? However, a new analysis on bmj.com says this picture need not be so gloomy – they say that encouraging exercise in older people could save billions – by keeping frailty at bay and increasing healthy life expectancy. We’re joined by two of the authors of that analysis – Scarlett McNally, consultant orthopedic surgeon at Eastbourne District General Hospital, and Muir Gray, public health doctor.” At the link find the title, “Exercise in old age – “we need kendo classes in Huddersfield” Oct, 2017, right-click “Media files 347484685-bmjgroup-exercise-in-old-age-we-need-kendo-classes-in-huddersfield.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Recognition Issues 28 mins – “Australian Government will target asylum seekers from space, Driver’s license database plundered for face recognition surveillance. Tim Norton from Digital Rights Watch talks about the new face recognition capability of the Australian Government.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmers Business Network 42 mins – “Charles Baron is the Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, an idea conceived by farmers for farmers. The company aims to gather unbiased and objective information with regards to agronomics and commodities. The idea is to pool available data from individual farmers, so every farmer in their network would benefit from them. The company started three years ago with just 3-4 farms, but through word of mouth and good service, they now have close to 4,700 farms within their network. Charles and his team plan on ultimately expanding his reach outside the U.S. and continue to improve their data interpretation and gathering services. In this episode, Charles explains the idea behind Food Business Network, what drove him to become a farmer, and the problems farmers face in the U.S. that go unnoticed. He also shares how his company managed to grow their network to what it is now, and their outlook for the future of their company.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Principles 88 mins – “When you look at a farm like Conor Crickmore’s Neversink farm which grosses around $350k on 1.5 acres, it’s not about modeling exactly what Conor does, it’s about modeling his approach, using his base principles. That’s the focus of today’s show, farming base principles with Conor Crickmore.” At the link find the title, “FSFS118: Base Principles Which Make Neversink Farm Successful with farmer Conor Crickmore, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files FSFS_118_2017_Conor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmsteading 105 mins – “Greg Burns joins me to talk about what farmsteading has been like this past year touching on what’s gone right and what hasn’t.” At the link find the title, “GFL77: Practical Farmsteading with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files GFL_77_2017_GregBurns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmsteading 105 mins – “Greg Burns joins me to talk about what farmsteading has been like this past year touching on what’s gone right and what hasn’t.” At the link find the title, “GFL77: Practical Farmsteading with Greg Burns of Natures Image Farm” right-click “Media files GFL_77_2017 GregBurns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Court Judge Appointments 36 mins – “Dahlia is joined by Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to talk about the federal judiciary and how Donald Trump is speedily filling the vacancies on the federal bench.” At the link find the title, “The Single Most Unremarked Win of the Trump Era, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7725440820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom of the Press in Middle East 63 mins – “Janine Zacharia,;Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University; Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Washington Post; Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Former Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Jonathan Curiel, Fulbright Scholar; Reuters Fellow, Oxford; Journalist. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 16, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Deteriorating Freedom of the Press in the Middle East, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171016_Deteriorating Freedom Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Digital Access 72 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America In Conversation with Megan Rose Dickey and Reporter, TechCrunch. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 18, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter: Technology for the People, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171018_Anne Marie Slaughter_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grandmothers 18 mins – “Baby horses and giraffes walk soon after they’re born, and they can feed and take care of themselves pretty quickly, too. A one-year-old person, on the other hand, is basically helpless. But humans go on to live much longer than most other mammals, and scientists have long been trying to piece together why this is the case. One theory, called the grandmother hypothesis, claims that grandmas are the key to why humans live so long. Unlike most other species, human females live long past their childbearing years and so can help raise their grandchildren, allowing their daughters (or daughters-in-law) to have another baby before the first one can take care of itself. As warm and fuzzy as this idea sounds, it turns out to be pretty controversial. In this episode of Distillations we explore the grandmother hypothesis and find out what the debate is all about.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Wave Detection 14 mins – “257 – 6 Reasons Why LIGO’s Gravitational Wave Discovery is Important” At the link find the title by that number, right-click “Media files ede_257-ap4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gravity Waves 27 mins – “In the short window of time between the VIRGO gravitational wave detector being switched on, in Pisa in Italy, and the LIGO detector, in the US, being switched off for an upgrade, the teams detected the signal they had hoped for, but dared not expect. A space-altering gravity ripple, followed by a gamma ray burst signal and when the World’s telescopes turned to the Hydra constellation they also saw an optical flash. These signals were from two neutron stars, having danced a death spiral and crashed into one another 130 million years ago. It’s been nicknamed a ‘Bling Nova’, because this massively energetic reaction, is where lots of the gold, platinum and heavy metals in the Universe come from. Whale and Dolphin Brain-size – A large brain, relative to our size, underpins sophisticated social structure in humans. Things like language, shared goals, teaching, consensus decision-making and empathy require great intelligence. Whales and dolphins also have exceptionally large and anatomically sophisticated brains. But until recently it has been unclear whether large brain size is linked to social structure in these marine mammals. A recent study suggests that large brains might similarly have arisen to provide the capacity to learn in response to the challenges of social living” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome P1 57 mins – “Gut Revolution seeks to sort the facts from the faeces in an observational series that follows two people with debilitating gut issues on their quest for better health. 26-year-old mother of two Melissa has been battling a painful case of irritable bowel syndrome for the past two years. She’s seen all the doctors and had all the investigations but no one has been able to help her. Can the latest science driving the Gut Revolution provide any answers? We follow Melissa over her transformational six week journey as our team of experts design an intervention that literally changes her life.” At the link right-click “Download video: mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Head Covering Legality 24 mins – “What do Muslim women in Quebec make of Bill 62 — the new law barring anyone with a face covering from giving or receiving public services?” At the link find the title, “Oct 20 | ‘It’s just against our Constitution’: Muslim women respond to Quebec’s Bill 62, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171020_78802.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Honey Bee Impact 27 mins – “In this episode we travel to a world without bees. And not just honey bees, all bees. You’ve probably heard a lot of doom and gloom predictions about what might happen if honey bees went extinct. Mass famine! The end of coffee! World economic collapse! But is that all true? (Probably not.) And how likely is a honeybee extinction anyway? (Extremely unlikely.) Plus, what about all the other bees in the world? We ponder these questions and more in this episode. To walk us through what might happen to agriculture if bees went away, I talked to Marcelo A. Aizen, a researcher who studies plant pollinator interactions. His research suggests that the loss of honeybees might not be as dire as everybody claims. And to talk about the more neglected bees out there, I called up Elaine Evans, a professor at the University of MInnesota’s Bee Lab, and Paige Embry, the author of the forthcoming book Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.” At the link find the title, “Buzz Off, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immune Cell Cancer Treatment 14 mins – “After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer — but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature’s? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is creating nanoparticle treatments that bind to immune cells, your body’s first responders, to precisely target cancer cells without damaging healthy ones.” At the link find the title, “We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer Elizabeth Wayne, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ElizabethWayne_2017U.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Shaming 75 mins – “Author and journalist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how the internet has allowed a new kind of shaming via social media and how episodes of bad behavior live on because Google’s memory is very, very good. McArdle discusses the implications this new reality has on how we behave at work and how people protect and maintain their reputations in a world where nothing is forgotten and seemingly little is forgiven.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran-U.S. Diplomacy 26 mins – “On October 13, President Trump announced a new Iran strategy, including decertifying the 2015 nuclear deal and asking for changes from Congress and from international partners. Does this mean the end of the nuclear deal? What comes next for the executive branch and for Congress? Can the administration bring our allies on board for a comprehensive push to counter the full range of Iran’s destabilizing activities? Institute scholar and former National Security Council senior official Michael Singh joins us to dig into the details of the Trump administration’s new Iran policy, from the nuclear agreement to terrorism sanctions, and to explain how the White House can turn the broad outlines of strategy into successful policy that advances American interests. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Islamic Politics 36 mins – “Political Islam has been radically shifting in the past four years since the Egyptian coup and the emergence of ISIS, consequently challenging how we understand Islamist movements and their impact. To evaluate the evolution of mainstream Islamist groups and the obstacles they face in governance, Brookings Senior Fellows Shadi Hamid and Will McCants led an initiative to assess these movements across 12 countries, compiling field research from a group of leading specialists in their recently released book Rethinking Political Islam. Benjamin Wittes interviewed Shadi and Will on their book, discussing the scope of the volume, the common themes across the major movements, and the nuances of movements in countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Syria.” At the link right-clickDirect download: Rethinking Political Islam.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kasparov’s Arrest in Russia 56 mins – “In 1917, Russia’s tsarist dynasty was overthrown and a Communist government took power. A century later, Russia is very much the state of Vladimir Putin, who rules as a strange hybrid of tsarism, Stalinism and post-Cold War turbocharged capitalism.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171017_21992.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Koch Brothers Christmas Story 14 mins – “It’s Christmas time, but our heroes Charles and David Koch are down in the dumps! With their oil empire under siege and the Wheelchair Man leaving a lump of coal in their stockings, Chuck and Davey are considering the nuclear option! Can a mysterious old windbag help the boys right the ship and get back to rolling in the green? Written By and Starring: Gary Pascal, Brad Einstein, Charles Pettitt, Shannon Noll, Libby Schreiner, Tom Fell, and Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Hour 42 mins – “The liberal media is at it again, poisoning the roots of Chuck and Davey’s political network! Can the boys emerge from the shadows and win back the public’s trust? Featuring musical guest Rich Jones performing his single, “Chicagoland.” Written By and Starring: Gary Pascal Brad Einstein Charles Pettitt Shannon Noll Libby Schreiner Tom Fell Amy Thompson Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers Mystery Show 43 mins – “Someone’s stealing American goods and shipping them to the Other World. It sure isn’t our Koch Brothers! The astute octogenarians must seek the secrets: who could be behind behind these shrouded sales? Written by and Starring: Gary Pascal Brad Einstein Charles Pettitt Shannon Noll Libby Schreiner Tom Fell Ryan Asher Sean Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean Spy 24 mins– “He was wildly brave and very clever and yet he didn’t have any moral underpinnings. He was perfectly happy sitting in on torture.” At the link find the title, “Oct 18 ‘Perfectly happy sitting in on torture’: Meet the U.S. spymaster from the Korean War, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171018_61759.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Korean War 32 mins – “This week author and journalist Blaine Harden joins us to discuss his book ‘King of Spies,’ and how the Korean Peninsula continues to be impacted by a war fought more than 50 years. It created the De-Militarized Zone along the 38th Parallel and tensions for every U.S. President since Harry Truman.” At the link find the title, “Episode 32: Blaine Harden on the Korean War, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBHAR1020.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Kowloon Walled City 56 mins – “The infamous “Walled City of Kowloon” was once the most populous spot on the planet. With 1.2 million people per square kilometre, it was a gigantic squatter’s village. Paul Kennedy speaks with photographer Greg Girard, and urban designer Suenn Ho.” At the link find the title, “Dark tower of dreams: Inside the Walled City of Kowloon, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171018_17451.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linguistics 36 mins – “John McWhorter answers questions from Lexicon Valley listeners.” At the link find the title, “Whence Baby Mama? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1814999036.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malware Bytes Founder Interview 68 mins – “Malwarebytes – Michael Sherwood and Alex Smith” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Education Technology 48 mins – “Carle Illinois is hoping to change the way medicine is taught, focusing on engineering and medicine together. This is our discussion with the dean, Dr. King Li” At the link find the title, “256: A Look at Carle Illinois College of Medicine with Dean Li, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PMY256.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Stewardship 44 mins – “Who better to kick off a series on all things health and evidence than the exceptional and erudite Editor-in-Chief of The BMJ, Dr Fiona Godlee. In this episode, Fiona chats to Ray about the BMJ’s ongoing and often controversial campaigns to change medicine – and broader society – for the better. She also looks to a future that addresses the distorting influence of industry funding on health evidence and outcomes, and let’s us in on what drives and inspires her to achieve so much in her influential role at the helm of one of the world’s oldest, most popular and prestigious journals.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Worker Conditions 54 mins – “Blanca A. Bañuelos, Co-Director, Migrant Unit at California Rural Legal Assistance Inc.; Gabriel Thompson, Author, Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture, and Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on September 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Chasing the Harvest in the Heat, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171022_cl1 ChasingHarvest.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mole Day 9 mins – “It’s Mole Day! Celebrated on October 23, Mole Day recognizes Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic unit of measurement in chemistry. We discuss mole day, reminisce on how we have celebrated it, and celebrate the founder of the National Mole Day Foundation: Maurice Oehler (a Wisconsin Science Teacher).” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Indian Legal System 42 mins – “Today on the NativeTalk.net Radio program, we begin with a few fun items on how the gender of your children affects how fathers specifically interact with daughters vs sons, and a crazy man in Kentuky who has built a life size replica of Noah’s Ark somehow believes Noah included dinosaurs in the list of animals he brought on board. …Then Cliff goes over a subject that has always bothered him, which is the lack of justice on Native reservations and how non-members are essentially able to get away with not murder, but pretty much everything else. The rule of law is discussed, as well as the reasons behind why and how the problems continue to exist even to this day. In the second segment, we hear Cliff’s mother, a tribal elder, discuss her trip to the Oregon coast and her experience with a rock formation which happens to be the same one featured in todays Old Indian Legend ‘A Potlatch On The Oregon Coast.’” At the link find the title, “Native Legal System & Cliff Reads An Old Indian Legend, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files native-legal-system-cliff-reads-an-old-indian-legend.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Navajo People 51 mins – ““Growing up and not speaking the language, I felt this loss or this void,” Nanobah Becker explores what “I Speak Navajo” means today. Nanobah Becker discovered that the voices of her grandfather and great-grandfather were among a collection of recordings in the ethnomusicology department, while she was studying at Columbia University. Knocking on the door that day and asking for them back began a process of cultural realisation for her whole family. Nanobah is a Navajo film maker who didn’t learn Navajo. For her parents generation, those who did speak their own language at school were beaten, had their mouths washed out with soap and forced to wear signs around their necks, “I speak Navajo”. Today though, “I speak Navajo” is a sign of honour. This resurgence of Navajo culture has created a new pride amongst the Navajo nation, but it is still in a precarious position. With the loss of speaking generations, it is now imperative that this youngest generation learn and pass on to their children to ensure the survival of the Navajo language. Those of Nanobah’s generation that are struggling the most; without their own language they are often considered “not Navajo enough” by their own clans. She travels from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Window Rock and Tahajilee in the Navajo Nation, to ask what “I speak Navajo” means to remaining generations. They meet musicians, artists and native speakers from a variety of backgrounds, learning along the way that there is real power of language and music.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neoprene 6 mins – “Neoprene: Chemistry in its element, Oct, 2017.” At the link find the title by that name, right-click “Media files Ciie_Neoprene.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurogastronomy 51 mins – “Food is understood to motivate behavior. But it’s not just hunger that does it — not just the need for physical sustenance. People who get their nutritional needs met with a bland, uninspiring diet will still have their thoughts consumed by fantasies of flavor – dreamt-of meals of smorgasbords of exotic cuisine. Few “lost in the wilderness” stories or prison sagas don’t feature food becoming a borderline obsession, even among well-fed people. Neurogastronomy is the study of flavor perception — a new, interdisciplinary field at the conjunction of psychology, neuroscience and food science. Its proponents’ interests go broader still, into areas of environmental sustainability and population-level health systems. Dr. Tim McClintock, Ph.D. and Dan (Dong) Han, Psy.D. are colleagues at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where McClintock is a Professor of Physiology and Han an Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. They are each at the forefront of the ripening movement to apply (and extend) our understanding of how smell, taste, and texture combine to create flavor.” At the link find the title, “#202 – What is Neurogastronomy? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS202.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Drinking Water 5 mins – “A Senate advisory commission next month will choose to fund several major projects improving drinking water across New Hampshire communities.More than $200 million from a settlement with Exxon-Mobil over MTBE contamination has been set aside for funding these projects. Robert Scott is the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services. He’s also on the Drinking Water and Groundwater Advisory Commission. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him about issues with drinking water in the state.” At the link right-click the play button and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Models 22 mins – “Open Access business models are a well-established reality for scholarly publishers in 2017. Yet Open Access continues to cause disruption for all stakeholders. At research universities particularly, tracking Article Publication Charges (APCs) brings costly inefficiency to the manuscript submission workflow for authors, funders and university staff. Last week at the Frankfurt Book, Copyright Clearance Center presented an Open Access Master Class in University APCs. In a discussion with CCC’s Chris Kenneally, publishing consultant Maurits van der Graaf and Ringgold President Laura Cox discussed why business-minded application and standards can serve to streamline the workflow for everyone.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oslo Accord 57 mins – “On October 17th Intelligence Squared staged a pre-theatre discussion, ‘Can We Bring Peace Between Enemies?’ before a performance of the award-winning play Oslo. The play is a political thriller which tells the true story of two maverick Norwegian diplomats who coordinated top secret talks culminating in the groundbreaking Oslo Peace Accords. The discussion took place at the Harold Pinter theatre, and brought together James Rubin, former Assistant Secretary of State for the US State Department, William Sieghart, founder of an NGO which works with leaders from all parties on both sides of the divide in the Israel/Palestine conflict, and award-winning CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward. Chaired by Jonathan Freedland, they discussed their experience of against-the-odds peace negotiations and what lessons can be learned from the past that apply to the political climate today.” At the link find the title, “Oslo: Can We Bring Peace Between Enemies? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pace Trial Controversy 68 mins – “David Tuller returns to discuss his efforts to expose the methodological and ethical problems with the PACE trial for ME/CFS.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV special” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care 59 mins – “Although lifespans have been increasing, so has the burden of chronic disease. When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer, cirrhosis, kidney disease, heart failure or Parkinson’s, medical science may not have a cure. But doctors shouldn’t say, there’s nothing more we can do. Instead, they should ask, how can we help this patient live better, if not longer? That is the goal of palliative care. What Is Palliative Care? Many people imagine that palliative care is strictly for the very end of life. But they are underestimating its usefulness in so many other situations. Helping patients focus on what is most important to them can help them live better, whether their prognosis is for a few months or for a number of years. When expected life span is limited, it may make sense for doctors to discontinue drugs that are intended to help keep patients healthy in the long run and to maintain the medicines that help people feel better, including pain medications.” At the link click “Download MP3,” and select “MP3 Version” from the shopping list to get a free download of the audio file.

Prince’s Philanthropy 22 mins – “”If you pretend it’s not happening then you actually open the door for the [Steve] Bannons and neo-Nazis and other people to kind of prey on that and make it worse.” At the link find the title, “Oct 19 The ‘whitelash’ of Trump politics: CNN commentator Van Jones, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171019_20895.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 32 mins – “This week on the show, Patri Ramirez Gonzalez from the Puerto Rico/Detroit Solidarity Exchange Network talks about grassroots plans to save family farmers and the ecosystem in Puerto Rico, and Trishala Deb, Asia regional director for Thousand Currents, a grant-making organization with partners across the world, shares hard won lessons from grassroots activists in Asia. Then from food justice and grassroots brilliance we’ll hear from David Galarza Santa, a labor and community activist, about a Puerto Rican plan to recover, revitalize and resist calls for electricity privatization by building back different.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race and Politics 32 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, about the Obama backlash and Trump leaning into white racial resentment. Stick around after that interview to hear Trumpcast produer Jayson De Leon chat with Slate’s Jordan Weissmann about the two health care executive orders Trump signed on Thursday.” At the link right-click “The Obama Backlash in Two Parts, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5784445153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Effectiveness 30 mins – “Where do the contents of our bins end up? Tom Heap lifts the lid on the recycling industry to find out what happens to our waste beyond the kerbside collection. What does ‘recycling’ mean? Are bottles and tins and plastic packaging recycled when they’re collected from our homes? They might well be taken to the local MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) and separated out into different waste streams, but what happens then? Embarking on a road journey along the recycling chain, Tom Heap tracks his own domestic recycling refuse to find out how much – or how little – of it is actually recycled. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resilient Leaders 48 mins – “What do Rachel Carson, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ernest Shackleton, and Abraham Lincoln have in common, aside from being historical figures you’ve probably heard of? That’s the question my guest today tries to answer in her new book Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times. At a time when trustworthy leadership seems in short supply, it examines what real leadership is and how it comes about. Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School whose research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact.” At the link find the title, “120. Nancy Koehn (Historian) – Holdin’ on for a Hero, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5329917651.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Branson 46 mins – “Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman, the Virgin Group In Conversation with Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO, TaskRabbit. This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Sir Richard Branson: Finding My Virginity, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171014_Sir Richard Branson Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Revolution 65 mins – “Gregory Afinogenov received his PhD in History from Harvard University, and is now an assistant professor in Imperial Russian History at Georgetown University. Greg sits down with Brett to discuss the October Revolution and the Soviet Union. Topics Include: Joseph Stalin, The Bolsheviks, The failures and fallacies of western liberal propaganda, the Cold War, the Space Race, George Orwell, Trotsky v. Stalin, Holodomor, The successes of the Soviet Union, what leftists of all stripes can learn from the Russian Rev, and much more!” At the link right-click the down-p9nting arrow under the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Francisco Sea Rise 10 mins – “When a raindrop falls in San Francisco, it has two choices: flow east into the San Francisco Bay, or west into the Pacific Ocean. A ridgeline divides the city into two, slicing through the Presidio, hugging the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park, and skirting Twin Peaks. As the land drops off in either direction, the elevation difference doesn’t just drive raindrops downhill—it also moves human waste.” At the link find the title, “Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-84b00ba8-e808-4741-b270-e24984929ad1-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults by Leaders 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg runs a theory by Emily Bazelon – with the election of Donald Trump is impunity for men like Trump coming to an end?” At the link find the title, “Impunity for Men Like Trump, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4236311398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shaming on Internet 75 mins – “Author and journalist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how the internet has allowed a new kind of shaming via social media and how episodes of bad behavior live on because Google’s memory is very, very good. McArdle discusses the implications this new reality has on how we behave at work and how people protect and maintain their reputations in a world where nothing is forgotten and seemingly little is forgiven.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snail Control 27 mins – “This is a big story about a little snail. Biologist Helen Scales relates an epic tale that spans the globe and involves calamity, tragedy, extinction and we hope, salvation. It stars the tiny tree-dwelling mollusc from French Polynesia, Partula, a snail that has captivated scientists for centuries. Like Charles Darwin studied finches on the Galapagos, Partula became an icon of evolution because, in the living laboratories of the Pacific islands, it had evolved into multiple species. But a calamity drove Partula to extinction, when a botched biological control, the predatory Rosy Wolf Snail, was introduced. It was supposed to eat another problem mollusc, but in a cruel twist, devoured tiny Partula instead. An international rescue mission was scrambled to save a species and from just one or two rescued individuals, populations of this snail species have been built up over thirty years in captive breeding programmes in zoos around the world. And now, in the nailbiting sequel, we track Partula’s journey home.” At the link find the title, “SOS Snail, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files p05jtw0n.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Prison PTSD 60 mins – “Terry Allen Kupers, M.D. Psychiatrist and Professor Emeritus, the Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology; Author, Solitary (Forthcoming). This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 17, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It, right-click “Media files cc_20171017 Solitary Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Week 46 mins – “Design is increasingly an aspect of product management, not just product teams. More of us are familiar with user experience and its impact on design, but where does design really begin? Every true user experience expert I have talked with about this has the same answer and that’s with the user of the product or the person with the problem that we wish to solve with a product. How we actually get insights from users can be the difference between product success and failure. To explore the right way to get insights, I talked with Brian Baker at the First User Group, which is a strategic innovation firm providing business strategy and cutting-edge product design in digital, consumer electronics, and consumer packaged goods. He has delivered over 100 products to brands we would all recognize and it is likely we have encountered one or more of his products.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Economics 58 mins – “Joel Solomon, Chairman, Renewal Funds, In Conversation with Esther Park, CEO, Cienega Capital. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on October 19, 2017.” At the link find the title, “The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose and Capitalism, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171019_The Clean Money Revolution Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Suicides 24 mins – “Half of adolescents who die by suicide have a history of self harm. And in the UK, the rates of adolescents who commit suicide jumped from 3.2, to 5.4 per 100 000 between 2010 and 2015. The national suicide prevention strategy recently expanded its scope by aiming to reduce self harm rates as a common precursor to suicide. Therefore it’s important that we have an accurate measure of rates of self harm in the population, and new research published on bmj.com aims to do that.” At the link find the title, “70% rise in incidence of self harm in teenagers, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 347613811-bmjgroup-70-rise-in-incidence-of-self-harm-in-teenagers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump-Russian Connection 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Business Insider’s Natasha Bertrand about Trump’s tweet this morning regarding the Steele dossier and why the firm behind it refused to testify to the House Intel Committee on Wednesday.” At the link find the title, “Hello Dossier, My Old Friend, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3257188369.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vagina Creation 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking at the social and biological science of female sex organs. We’ll talk to Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Institute for Regenerative Medicine, about the creation and use of lab-grown vaginas. Biology professor Marie Herberstein exposes the bias against female genitalia in scientific studies. And science writer Emily Anthes tells us about the history and promising future of female condoms.” At the link find the title, “#444 The V-Word (Rebroadcast),” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vienna Congress of 1815 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the conference convened by the victorious powers of the Napoleonic Wars and the earlier French Revolutionary Wars, which had devastated so much of Europe over the last 25 years. The powers aimed to create a long lasting peace, partly by redrawing the map to restore old boundaries and partly by balancing the powers so that none would risk war again. It has since been seen as a very conservative outcome, reasserting the old monarchical and imperial orders over the growth of liberalism and national independence movements, and yet also largely successful in its goal of preventing war in Europe on such a scale for another 100 years. Delegates to Vienna were entertained at night with lavish balls, and the image above is from a French cartoon showing Russia, Prussia, and Austria dancing to the bidding of Castlereagh, the British delegate.’ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights Law 62 mins – “The modern day voting rights movement was born out of the precipitous clash of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the American legal system. Through marches and sit-ins, activists pushed America to live up to the values expressed in her Declaration, ultimately leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. For almost 20 years, these provisions were used to expand voting rights for black Americans in various states. Yet, their very expansiveness raised serious constitutional questions over states’ rights and the equality of states.” At the link find the title, “The evolution of voting rights, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3850237384.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Declaration Powers 16 mins – “What does the Constitution say about the president’s ability to wage war and what is the role of Congress?” At the ink find the title, “11- War Powers,” right-click “Media files Trump Con Law_Ep_11_War_Powers_part_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Potability 54 mins – “Our guest today is Faber Dewar, the CEO of Drink Up, a California-based company that offers a new option in clean, healthy drinking water. Tune in to learn how Drink Up’s proprietary system not only purifies tap water, but can add vitamin boosts at a fraction of the cost of bottled water. Drink Up also partners with water.org, and you will learn why Faber and the whole Drink Up team are committed to pure, affordable drinking water for everyone.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistle Blowers 36 mins – “WikiLeaks has ushered in a new age in whistle blowing: Modern leakers such as Chelsea Manning – who’s story is the focus of our current episode – expose huge amounts of confidential information. But can these mega-leaks really influence the actions and policies of governments?” At the link find the title, “Malicious Life, episode 10: The Whistleblowers, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ML_Se2 Ep01_The Whistle Blowers_MST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Tainted by Smoke 12 mins – “Nick Goldschmidt has been lucky so far. A wildfire has burned more than 8,000 acres just north of his vineyards in Geyserville, California, but so far his vines are OK. So is his house in Healdsburg, roughly midway between Geyserville and a 36,000-acre fire that destroyed more than 2,800 homes in Santa Rosa. But now, amid the charred, empty spaces that scar northern California’s winegrowing region, under skies yellowed by smoke, Goldschmidt has a race to win.” At the link find the title, “How Climate Change and ‘Smoke Taint’ Could Kill Napa Wine, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-b0e96577-09d4-4283-aea1-305773cb2be1-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Worker Relations 62 mins – “Labor’s employment and industrial relations spokesman Brendan O’Connor addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Brendan O’Connor, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Oconnor_1810_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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