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3D Organ Printing 33 mins – “This episode we take on a future full of bioprinted replacement organs. You asked for more hopeful futures, this is about as hopeful as they get! We start by hearing a bit about what the current organ donation market is like from Christine Gentry, who donated a kidney to a stranger. Then we talk to Dr. Anthony Atala, the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and of the world’s leading regenerative medicine specialists. Dr. Atala has implanted organs grown from the cells of patients themselves in clinical trials. Then Kelly and Zach Weinersmith join us to talk about what they learned while writing a chapter about bioprinting for their new book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. And finally, we get an impassioned indictment of 3D printing file formats from Meghan McCarthy, Project Lead for the NIH 3D Print Exchange.” At the link find the title, “Easy Bake Organs, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adam Smith P1 58 mins – “On the foundational, 1776 text of modern economics. 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?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adam Smith P2 68 mins – “Continuing on the foundational text of economics. Is Smith’s position the equivalent of “greed is good?” (No.) What’s the deal with the “invisible hand? We talk about Smith’s picture of the (sort of) self-regulating economy, and why he thinks we shouldn’t have tariffs or guilds or other restrictions on the mobility of goods, workers, or capital. We rant a bit in ways that will hopefully be cleared up in ep. 177, when Russ Roberts from EconTalk joins us to discuss economics and Adam Smith further. Stay tuned!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AIDs Reduction in Africa 18 mins – “Grandmothers in Africa raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS have come together to combat the deadly virus and change the future for the next generation.” At the link find the title, “Oct 23 Grandmothers in Africa fight for an AIDS-free future, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171023_64616.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Amazon Services 46 mins– “Mighty Amazon strikes again. Getting the key to your front door, making moves into the prescription drug business and more. Will Amazon take over our lives?” At the link find the title, “Amazon’s Bold Moves Into Our Homes And Lives,” right-click “Media files npr_560912357.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Anne Frank Legacy 18 mins – ““The more that [Anne Frank] has been, in a sense, used as a way of communicating the Holocaust in a variety of media … the more she becomes — if you will — a prime target for exploitation.” At the link find the title, “Oct 27 Anne Frank’s image ‘prime target for exploitation,’ says professor, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171027_65814.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Architect Frank Gehry P1 54 mins – “Canadian-born Frank Gehry has been called the greatest architect of our time. And yet he’s still a rebel in his field. IDEAS producer Mary Lynk a rare chance to talk with him in California. Part 1 of a 2-part series.” At the link find the title, “Master of his own design: Frank Gehry, rebel architect (Part 1), Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171025 42881.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2 (54m) with “Media files ideas_20171013_57729.mp3”.
Arctic Climate Warming 51 mins – “Climate One goes to the front line of climate change – the high Arctic – to hear from the people there how their economies, communities and culture are changing due to global warming.” At the link find the title, “Deep Dive Into The Arctic, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171029_cl1_Deep_Dive_Arctic_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Author Nnedi Okarafor 9 mins – ““My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones,” says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her “Binti” series and her novel “Lagoon,” Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work — and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.” At the link find the title, “Nov 2017 Nnedi Okorafor: Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa,” right-click “Medium” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Basic Income Concept 15 mins – “Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming — and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial idea, futurist Martin Ford makes the case for separating income from traditional work and instituting a universal basic income.” At the link find the title, “Oct 2017 Martin Ford: How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs,”right-click “Medium” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Batteries 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People we take a deep dive into modern batteries: how they work now and how they might work in the future. We speak with Gerbrand Ceder from UC Berkeley, about the most commonly used batteries today, how they work, and how they could work better. And we talk with Kathryn Toghill, electrochemist from Lancaster University, about redox flow batteries and how they could help make our power grids more sustainable.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Behavioral Change 45 mins – “Academic studies are nice, and so are Nobel Prizes. But to truly prove the value of a new idea, you have to unleash it to the masses. That’s what a dream team of social scientists is doing — and we sat in as they drew up their game plan.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Big Tech Trends 48 mins – “New York Times’ tech columnist Farhad Manjoo warns that the “frightful five” — Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook — are collectively more powerful than many governments. Film critic Justin Chang reviews ‘The Square.’” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Cancer Research 12 mins – “Speaker at the 2017 Andrew Olle Media Lecture Associate Professor Kerrie McDonald from UNSW describes how brain cancer kills more children and young adults than any other disease. Despite this, there has been no substantial dedicated funding for research until now. A $100 million fund to fight brain cancer was announced by the federal government last week. There have been no breakthroughs in treatment in ten years. Now Kerrie McDonald’s group has developed a model for lab work which will allow testing of potential new therapies. Kerrie introduces Shalom Andrews who describes the challenge and uncertainty of living with brain cancer.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
California 1800’s Culture 63 mins – “San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of “Girls of the Golden West,” set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, was created by the renowned team: composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sellars. Sellars and San Francisco Opera general director Matthew Shilvock will discuss the production and its mix of wildness, optimism, greed, violence, humor and racial prejudices in the stories of three Gold Rush women whose lives intersected in a small mining community in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1850. “Girls of the Golden West” is based on factual events and persons.” At the link find the title, “John Adams, Peter Sellars and Girls of the Golden West, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171030_John Adams Peter Sellars Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Reactor Accident 21 mins – “Almost 60 years ago, a group of AECL workers put on protective gear and took turns stepping into a chamber brimming with radioactive material. Now they are fighting for compensation.” At the link find the title, “Nov 1 Retired workers want compensation for cleaning up nuclear spills at Chalk River in 1950s, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171101 74334.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Catalon Independence 21 mins – “Now that Madrid has invoked Article 155 in the Constitution — allowing the country to take control over Catalonia’s public institutions — many civil servants are worried.” At the link find the title, “Oct 30 ‘Talking politics in television in Catalonia is a risky sport’: Public broadcaster fears Spain takeover, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171030_32997.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chemical Regulation by EPA 47 mins – “A chemical industry insider now has a top job at the EPA and is rolling back rules on toxic chemicals. Is safety being compromised?” At the link find the title, “Chemical Industry Insider Rolls Back Rules At EPA, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_559849147.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chinese Trade 32 mins – “This week we look at the history of on U.S.-China relations from President Nixon’s historic visit in 1972 through today. We get the perspective of Ambassador Gary Locke, who served as the United States’ envoy to China from 2011 to 2014. President Trump visits the country this week as part of a five-nation Asian tour. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Like, rate, and review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.” At the link right-click “Episode 34: Ambassador Gary Locke on China and the U.S.,” right-click “Media files SBLOC1103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chronic Disease Treatment 62 mins – “This week we have my good friend Chris Kresser on the show. Chris is a well known leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, functional and integrative medicine, and one of the smartest guys I know. Listen in as we chat about functional medicine, the state of health care, eliminating chronic disease, and Chris’s new book Unconventional Medicine.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Citizens United Case 60 mins – “Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission is one of the most polarizing Supreme Court cases of all time. So what is it actually about, and why did the Justices decide the way they did? Justice Anthony Kennedy, often called the “most powerful man in America,” wrote the majority opinion in the case. In this episode, we examine Kennedy’s singular devotion to the First Amendment and look at how it may have influenced his decision in the case.” At the link click the circle witht three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Civil Discourse 60 mins – “America today seems divided into increasingly polarized factions. Political parties, industries, activists, nonprofit organizations, and ethnic and religious groups not only disagree vehemently but also doubt one another’s intellect, values and sincerity. It’s hard to imagine reaching consensus on the issues that divide us if we can’t even have civil discourse. Fortunately, there are proven approaches to getting competing players not only to talk but also to reach meaningful agreement. Since 2009, Convergence has convened people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions and form alliances for action on critical national issues. … Convergence president Rob Fersh will discuss the organization’s origins, its impact so far, its “special sauce” for bridging divides, and its vision for a more collaborative, civil and productive society. Fersh is president and founder of Convergence. He brings a 40-year track record addressing major national problems, including forging bipartisan legislation on controversial issues while serving on the staffs of three congressional committees.” At the link find the title, “Bridging Our Divides: A Practical Approach to Intractable Issues, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171027_Bridging_Our_Divides_Podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change Impact 49 mins – “Author Jeff Goodell says that American cities are under threat from extreme weather, rising sea levels and lax enforcement of environmental regulations. His new book is ‘The Water Will Come.’ Also, comedian and ‘Fresh Air’ commentator Zahra Noorbakhsh talks about how the rise in hate crimes has made her more cautious onstage.” At the link find the title, “Rising Seas and Sinking Cities, Oct 2017,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Science 57 mins – “Bill Nye is back to lead the fight against climate change and answer questions about the future of climate science. He’s joined by Columbia University climate scientist Dr. Radley Horton, and comic co-host Chuck Nice.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Clothes Washers 27 mins – “Too often I hear homeowners talking about washers if they are solely decorative items. I’ll often hear questions like “Do you like the Burgundy or the navy blue washer better?” Listen, I like beautiful appliances as much as anyone else, but I think it’s also important to strongly consider functionality and performance when purchasing an appliance that’s as hard working as a washer. This week we’ll compare traditional top-loading washers with front-loading washers and I’ll tell you about the pros and cons of each.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Common Sense with Dan Carlin 51 mins – “Dan is finding is hard to operate in a Black and White, Good and Evil cultural environment where everyone is outraged all the time about everything and where Americans hate each other. Where’s the Common Sense?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cramps Cure 58 mins – “For years, we’ve been hearing from listeners who swallow a shotglass of pickle juice or a spoonful of yellow mustard to make a muscle cramp disappear. They often report relief within a few minutes. How could such a weird remedy work so quickly to alleviate muscle contraction? Muscle Cramps Strike at Sea: Neurobiologists Rod McKinnon (a Nobel Prize winner) and Bruce Bean were kayaking miles off Cape Cod when they were struck with muscle cramps. Neither of them was dehydrated or depleted of electrolytes. So why did cramps strike at such an inopportune time? Once they got back to land, the pair started investigating the hypotheses of why muscle cramps happen and what can be done to reverse them. Dr. Bean explains on the show how they came up with an alternate hypothesis. Their exploration led them to test a remedy they came up with that they call Hotshot. It is now available to the general public at teamHotShot.com and through Amazon.” At the link you can download a free copy of the MP3 file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.
Cyber Security 62 mins – “We are at war: cyberwar. Cyber attacks are becoming the weapon of choice for states, terrorists and criminal organisations. Through the fragile, interconnected structure of the web, anything can be hacked – from national infrastructure to an individual’s identity. The recent worldwide Ransomware epidemic, for example, affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, targeting individuals and global companies including Fedex. The nightmare scenario of an entire city’s physical infrastructure being brought down by cybercriminals is well within the realms of possibility. As tensions escalate, will they explode into traditional military conflict? Or – almost as frightening – will countries wall off their internets to protect themselves, bringing the dream of an global, open worldwide web to an end? To discuss this pressing topic, Intelligence Squared brought together a panel of the world’s top intelligence professionals and cyber experts: Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security Secretary under President Obama, who led the agency during Russia’s cyber attack on the 2016 election and Jamie Bartlett, renowned digital technology expert and author who presented the recent BBC series “Secrets of Silicon Valley”, and Angela Sasse, a cyber security expert with a special interest in how humans interact with technology. Chairing the discussion was Radio 4’s Today presenter and former BBC political editor Nick Robinson. How should the West respond to cyber aggression from hostile states? In the new fog of cyberwar, terror, crime and state hostility are all intermingled on the same battlefield. How do governments and international institutions set about regulating this complex new landscape?” At the link find the title, “Warfare: The New Rules – The Cyber Threat to States, Businesses and All of Us, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Death and Dying Concerns 23 mins – “It waits for us all. A lot of people want to think about death as little as possible. Others want to dive right in and explore the mystery. Two short docs on the Big D.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Democracy Compromised 21 mins – “During the presidential campaign, Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman opened up Twitter, saw all the vitriol and fake news and conspiracy theories, and thought ‘Man, is this really my country?’ Then Noah and his team started to investigate Russian interference in the election. Videos made in Russia, purporting to be from the American South. Activist groups invented in Russia, prompting Americans in Idaho to attend real-life protests. Is this his country? Yes. Also, maybe no. As Facebook, Twitter and Google’s parent company Alphabet sit down before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Note to Self is separating conspiracy from reality. Connecting the dots without turning the office into a scene from Homeland. …Plus, a look back at what we knew all along. We started in November 2016 with tech under the Trump administration. In March, we questioned Facebook’s responsibility for fake news with former ad executive Antonio Garcia Martinez. Exploring the Trump campaign’s use of psychometrics, we interviewed the chief product officer of data-profiling company Cambridge Analytica. April brought a foray into the alt-right corners of Reddit, and the origins of the word cucked. And in May, we talked to Phil Howard, an Oxford University professor among the first to research the armies of Russian bots spreading garbage and confusion on Twitter.” At the link click the circle witht three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Democratic Party Activitists 48 mins – “Divided Democrats. GOP splits have made headlines, but Democrats have a lot to work out themselves.” At the link find the title, “Democrats Divided Over Future Of Party, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_561380278.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dental Innovation 18 mins – “Thirty years ago, a young dental researcher discovered a protein in dairy milk that repairs and strengthens teeth. Today, that protein, sold as Recaldent, is used by millions of people every day as they chew gum and visit the dentist. The inventor, Eric Reynolds, now leads the University of Melbourne’s dental school and travels the world, working with Australian and global businesses to create new products to further improve oral health. Products using Recaldent have generated sales of over $2 billion to-date, and it has been estimated they’ve saved over $12 billion in dental treatment costs worldwide. But he’s not finished on his mission to save the world’s teeth. His team have also developed a test and vaccine for severe gum disease which are now being commercialised by CSL and their partners.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow next to “MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Diversity Panel Discussion 57 mins – “At the annual conference of the STM Association [Scientific, Technical, Medical Association] in Frankfurt last week, Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong moderated a panel discussion examining how the pursuit of diversity promises to improve all aspects of scholarly research, from the lab to the library. “When I spoke with the various panel members in advance of our discussion, everyone stressed that increasing diversity is a critical objective for their organizations and for our entire profession,” Armstrong said. “Diversity and inclusion are worthy pursuits in their own rights – but they are also business imperatives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Domestic Violence Prevention 72 mins – “Recent campaign scandals and celebrity arrests have brought discussions on gender equality and domestic violence to the forefront in the news. But for many Californians, domestic violence is not just a news story. In fact, a staggering 40 percent of female Californians report having been victims of domestic violence in the past. How can we understand this devastating societal issue and seek to address its root causes? Join our discussion as we talk about new studies on domestic violence in California and discuss shocking new findings on racial disparities and perceptions of gender roles.” At the link find the title, “Defeating Domestic Violence: Perspectives for Societal Change, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171030_Defeating_Domestic_Violence_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Edgar Allen Poe 69 mins – “Who was the real Edgar Allan Poe? One of America’s most iconic writers, his name and reputation are synonymous with the horror and the macabre. But he also invented the detective story and refined the sci-fi genre. And Poe’s popular image as a shadowy misanthrope toiling on the cultural margins bears little resemblance to the magazine editor and influential critic. In a new documentary, filmmaker Eric Stange explores the real story of the notorious author and the life of tragedy that inspired him….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Elderly Terrorists 19 mins – “Things can get really murky when you try to fix a clear line between empty threats and concrete criminal plans. And that uncertainty is precisely what makes this story feel so unnerving on the one hand, and weirdly ridiculous on the other. We begin with Tom Junod, a writer for Esquire, who tells us about a headline story that caught his eye back in November, 2011. As Tom explains, four men had been caught on tape trying to buy explosives to blow up federal office buildings in Atlanta, Georgia. But what struck Tom most wasn’t what the men were plotting–it was something unusual about the men themselves: they were senior citizens, all over 60, and they’d been caught after meeting (among other places) at neighborhood chains like Waffle House and Shoney’s. We’re left wondering how seriously to take these guys–are they really would-be terrorists, or just trash-talking senior citizens? US Attorney Sally Yates weighs in, and Dina Temple-Raston, counterterrorism correspondent for NPR, tries to help us get our bearings, but in the end, we’re left with an unsettling question: does catching men like this really make us feel any safer?” At the link right-click “Downlod” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Elite Impact 46 mins – “Jason Gots: I want to tell you a story. It’s November 5, 2016, a few days before Election Day. I’m staring at Facebook, promising myself I’m going to delete the app once and for all from my phone, today. Enough of the political echo chamber. Enough of the ranting. Then I’m sucked into a video, because that’s what happens. It’s CNN’s Van Jones sitting in the living room of a family in Pennsylvania. Unlike me and most every other liberal coastal elite I know, he’s talking to people who support Donald Trump for President. Listening. Trying to understand. And pulling no punches in expressing his own anger and anxiety over where our country might be headed. In the year leading up to this moment, I had seen nothing like it. And it gave me hope. I’m so happy to welcome CNN Contributor and former Obama Administration adviser Van Jones to Think Again. His new book is Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” At the link find the title, “121. Van Jones (social entrepreneur) – Blind Spots & Sore Spots,” right-click “Media files PP8671903291.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emmett Till Murder 45 mins – “Facts can be ignored by the powers that be and still ignite a movement. An interview with Tim Tyson, author of the new book, The Blood of Emmett Till. Tyson was the first historian or journalist to interview the former Carolyn Bryant, the woman in whose name Emmett Till was murdered in 1955.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emmett Till Play 16 mins – “There’s a long and painful history in the U.S. of white men killing black men and boys without punishment. In this episode, we listen in on “Dar He,” the one-man play by Mike Wiley that brings to life the story of Emmett Till.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emoluments Clause 39 mins – “Oral arguments were recently heard in the Southern District of New York about a novel case involving the President and the Constitution. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (or CREW) believes President Trump has violated the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution due to his failure to divest his business holdings in Trump hotels and other private enterprises. The Department of Justice on behalf of President Trump wants the district court to dismiss the case for various reasons, including CREW’s lack of standing to sue.” At the link find the title, “The Emoluments Clause in court, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP4216157782.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
End of Life 58 mins – “Why is it so hard to talk about our own mortality, especially with doctors and people we love? The more death is medicalized, the more a conspiracy of silence seems to reign over these vital discussions. As a culture, we have become far more at ease at talking about how to ward off death than how to prepare for a peaceful one. As a result, many families have distressing end-of-life experiences. They wind up wishing that key conversations had been more realistic—or that they had happened at all. Whether you’re a patient or doctor, spouse or adult child, each of us has different reasons for avoiding this difficult issue. This program will explore how to break the conspiracy of silence and begin to have honest, meaningful and even reassuring conversations about what matters most near life’s end. Katy Butler, a memoirist and investigative reporter, became fascinated by the medical-industrial complex after she witnessed her parents’ deaths—one swift and timely, the other agonizingly prolonged by medical technology. An advocate for medical reform and founder of the Slow Medicine Facebook group, she is currently writing a guide to navigating what she calls a “broken” medical system through old age and chronic illness to death itself. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Dr. Haider Warraich’s experience in internal medicine and cardiology inspires his writing on the convergence of science and medicine, culture and morality, and medical advances and end-of-life care. An expert on the ways that modern medicine has changed death, Warraich has advocated for more truthful conversations between physicians, patients and families,”….” At the link find the title, “Can We Talk? Breaking the Silence Between Patients, Families and Physicians Near the End of Life, Oct, 2017, right-click “Media files cc_20171024_Can_We_Talk_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Famine Food 37 mins – “The Moringa tree is considered a “famine food.” This is true in many parts of the world where it grows — always in the tropics. It looks a little like a Dr. Seuss drawing of a tree, with a strangely thick trunk topped with comparatively small patches of leaves. But those leaves are protein-rich and phytochemical-packed, and a renewable source of nutrition in many parts of the world where nutrition is not always easy to achieve. (The Moringa tree is now the official tree of the Philippines.) Dr. Jed Fahey, director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins Medical School, is a longtime researcher into plant-based nutrition, as well as a vocal advocate of making the best use of underexploited food resources. Moringa oleifera fits his criteria perfectly: It is a resilient tree that can survive and produce its nutritious leaves (and fruit) in tough environmental conditions. It is also endemic in many of the world’s poorest areas, where local food production is at a premium to avoid reliance on international food distribution systems that can’t be guaranteed.” At the link find the title, “#203 – Moringa with Dr. Jed Fahey, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming Carbon Footprints 30 mins – “When Anna Jones was growing up, the air was clean and the grass was lush. She lived on a farm in Shropshire, and phrases such as ‘greenhouse gas emissions’ and carbon footprints were associated with towns and cities – factories, cars and aerosols. Not anymore. We now know that 10% of the UK’s greenhouse emissions come from farms, and there is a concerted effort to encourage farmers to reduce their carbon footprint. But in a world where the idea of stewardship has only recently taken hold, how do you communicate the importance of carbon emissions to a farmer? Anna starts with her father, Tony, first. The programme also features contributions from two other farmers – Ian Pigott and Rob Richmond, one arable, one dairy – who have both changed their ways; and Becky Willson, project officer with the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, travels to Tony Jones’ Shropshire farm to measure his carbon footprint.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Federal Regulation 34 mins “Donald Trump, the business man president, isn’t the first politician to rail on government regulations. In 1979 Jimmy Carter, the Democrat peanut farmer president, told a crowd: “It should not have taken 12 years and a hearing record of over 100,000 pages for the FDA to decide what percentage of peanuts there ought to be in peanut butter.” That really happened. It’s one of the most ridiculed, infuriating and misunderstood moments in American history, and it all started with one Virginia housewife. Ruth Desmond, or “Peanut Butter Grandma,” as she came to be known, first traveled to Washington, D.C., to learn about dangerous food additives. She ended up taking on corporations, and tipping the U.S. into a regulatory state. This is her story. Welcome back to The Uncertain Hour. Where the things we fight the most about are the things we know the least about.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow above the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ferguson Team Sports 26 mins – “More from suburban St. Louis, post-Ferguson, on the popular notion that sports unites communities. Can the camaraderie of a team sport make race and class status “disappear” for the kids involved or their parents? Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen hangs with a girls’ high school basketball team to test the idea.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fetal Cells in Mothers 20 mins – “Mother’s day is nigh. Sort of. Anyway, without knowing it, you might have already given your mom a pretty lasting gift. But whether it helps or hurts her, or both, is still an open question. In this Radiolab short, Robert updates us on the science of fetal cells — one of the first topics he covered as an NPR science correspondent. Six years ago, wearing his NPR science-correspondent hat, Robert presented listeners with this question: what if we told you that legions of fetal cells hang out inside a mother for decades after she gives birth — and might even help heal her when she’s sick or hurt? Back then he described this as a “too dangerously beautiful idea” for the scientists researching fetal cells. They wanted to believe it, but the evidence wasn’t there yet. One of those scientists was Kirby Johnson at Tufts University, who explained that the cells might also hurt the mother. He wasn’t sure which. “I think that that’s something that we’re going to see within the next five years or less,” Kirby said. So, Robert thought it was high-time to call Kirby for an update, and to ask once again about Kirby’s personal stake in the work he’s doing.
Financial Abuse 49 mins – “Almost 70% of millennial women have experienced financial abuse. In today’s episode, E&B interview financial educator Tonya Rapley to break down the importance of the f*** off fund.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..
Gorbachev 67 mins – “Brothers William and Philip Taubman know Russia well. William Taubman’s Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize, and his new book, Gorbachev, is already being critically praised as a riveting story of how the leader of “the evil empire” forged a peaceful partnership with the United States. It is also a compelling history of the Soviet Union and Russia. Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times as a reporter and editor for nearly 30 years, specializing in national security issues, including intelligence and defense policies. Come for a unique conversation about Russia then and now and what William Taubman terms “the importance of leaders who understood that the value of power is its ability to create a better world.” At the link find the title, “One Russia, Two Taubmans, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171026_One_Russia_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the poop-up menu.
GPS Impact 24 mins – “Manoush is a nice human being. Polite, punctual, present. But man, is she a rude robot. Recently, Manoush attended a conference as a telepresence robot. (Imagine an iPad, on top of two brooms, with a Roomba as the base.) And she careened around interrupting conversations, sideswiping people and disrupting panels. Literally an out-of-body experience. We lose track of our bodies every day now. We spiral into some Instagram stalking mid-commute and bump into someone on the street. We surface from a text at dinner to a peeved friend, still waiting the end of our sentence. We follow the blue ribbon of our GPS right off a cliff. This week, the big and small ways we’ve put ourselves on autopilot. What we gain, and what we’ve lost. Because there was a time when humans were guided by the stars, not the satellites. With researchers Allen Lin, Johannes Schöning, and Brent Hecht, who have their own embarrassing robot stories. And Greg Milner, author of Pinpoint: How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds. The problem with GPS isn’t the machines, guys. It’s you.” At the link click the circle witht three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Green Electronics 56 mins – “The 2017 Guide to Greener Electronics (the Guide) was recently released by Greenpeace USA, with rankings of seventeen of the world’s leading consumer electronics companies on sustainable manufacturing and design of IT products. Companies were evaluated based on their transparency, commitment, performance and advocacy efforts in three critical areas: reduction of greenhouse gases through renewable energy; use of recycled materials; and elimination of hazardous chemicals. Tune in as we talk with Gary Cook, Senior IT Campaigner at Greenpeace USA, about how the electronics companies you support ranked.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gut Researcher 14 mins- “Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut — the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens — as doctor and author Giulia Enders takes us inside the complex, fascinating science behind it, including its connection to mental health. It turns out, looking closer at something we might shy away from can leave us feeling more fearless and appreciative of ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Nov 2017 Giulia Enders: The surprisingly charming science of your gut,” right-click “Medium” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hiroshima 34 mins – “The word “Hiroshima” may bring to mind a black-and-white image of a mushroom cloud. It’s easy to forget that it’s an actual city with a million people and a popular baseball team. How did the cataclysm of 1945 reverberate in the place where it happened? Hearing Hiroshima is a production of Minnesota Public Radio, from American Public Media.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hispanics in North Carolina 36 mins – “Siler City, North Carolina used to be a typical Southern town. Everybody was white or black. Now the town’s population is half Latino. One community’s journey through the “five stages of grief” – all the way to acceptance? By John Biewen and Tennessee Watson. Music by Blue Dot Sessions and Lucas Biewen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hog Farm Discrimination 51 mins – “For Eddie Wise, owning a hog farm was a lifelong dream. In middle age, he and his wife, Dorothy, finally got a farm of their own. But they say that over the next twenty-five years, the U.S. government discriminated against them because of their race, and finally drove them off the land. Their story, by John Biewen, was produced in collaboration with Reveal.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Home Power Trends 88 mins – “Recently a listener sent me a video presentation by Tony Seba called Clean Disruption – Energy & Transportation. It really causes one to think a great deal watching this. I want to point out today that I don’t feel this guys is 100% right, in fact early in today’s presentation I am going to read a quite harsh criticism by our own John Pugliano on this presentation. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle on the three things Mr. Seba Brings up in the presentation between Seba and Pugliano. These four factors are the cost and availability of Cost and efficiency of solar electric generation; Cost and efficiency of power storage (batteries); Cost and efficiency of electric vehicles; Cost and efficiency of autonomous vehicles. For my analysis of what this all means today I will consider that Mr. Seba is 50% wrong. Still that makes what is coming in the next 20 years, absolutely earth shattering.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
House Contractors 25 mins – “I’ve spent more time away from the internet and library this month and done more research out in the field. At the beginning of the month, I went to the Kansas City Parade of Homes and this past week I had some time off from work and ventured out to different homebuilding job sites in an attempt to gather names and contact information for some subcontractors who I could potentially hire for my project. So this episode will cover some lessons that I’ve learned this past month.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Rights Law 54 mins – “Should the U.S. Supreme Court be the court of the world? In the 18th century, two feuding Frenchmen inspired a one-sentence law that helped launch American human rights litigation into the 20th century. The Alien Tort Statute allowed a Paraguayan woman to find justice for a terrible crime committed in her homeland. But as America reached further and further out into the world, the court was forced to confront the contradictions in our country’s ideology: sympathy vs. sovereignty. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank, a case that could reshape the way America responds to human rights abuses abroad. Does the A.T.S. secure human rights or is it a dangerous overreach?” At the link click the circle witht three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Backlash 58 mins – “Socially dangerous views on immigration were once confined to the margins of political discourse. Now, in the wake of refugee crises and terrorist attacks, these sentiments have become politically more acceptable, helping propel Donald Trump to the White House, influence the vote on Brexit and make Marine Le Pen popular in France. Go Back to Where You Came From explains how we got here and why the extreme Right has grown stronger in countries that have historically been defenders of human rights and models of tolerance. By combining narrative history and on-the-ground reporting, including interviews with refugees, alt-right activists, the rising stars of the new Right and the intellectuals who enabled them, Sasha Polakow-Suransky shows how this phenomenon has quickly reshaped the political landscape.” At the link find the title, “The Immigration Impasse, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171026_Immigration Impasse Podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Keystone XL Pipeline 52 mins – “Amy Goodman has built a career on covering movements that highlight solutions and catalyze change. She has explored how grassroots activism and general muckraking can give a voice to those otherwise ignored. Goodman does not shy away from difficult issues and is not afraid to take on powerful industries when bringing a story to the public. As the president of Union for Concerned Scientists (UCS), Kenneth Kimmell has the same tenacity as Goodman in terms of getting to the bottom of things. Under Kimmell’s leadership, UCS has led the charge in exposing the relationship between oil companies, climate change and climate denial.” At the link find the title, “A Conversation with Amy Goodman and Kenneth Kimmell, Nov, 2017,” right-click “ Media files cc_20171105_cl1_Goodman Kimmell_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Land Mine Removal 6 mins – “Fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia has left the countryside riddled with land mines that maim and kill innocent people who happen across them. To help keep communities safe from harm, TED Resident Carlos Bautista is developing an app to track land mines — and direct travelers away from them. Learn more about how this potentially life-saving tool could promote peace in countries plagued by land mines once conflicts end.” At the link find the title, “Oct 2017 Carlos Bautista: The awful logic of land mines-and an app that helps people avoid them TED Residency,” right-click “Medium” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Learning Crisis 15 mins – “The most important infrastructure we have is educated minds, says former Tunisian government minister Amel Karboul. Yet too often large investments go to more visible initiatives such as bridges and roads, when it’s the minds of our children that will really create a brighter future. In this sharp talk, she shares actionable ideas to ensure that every child is in school — and learning — within just one generation.” At the link find the title, “Nov 2017 Amel Karboul: The global learning crisis — and what to do about it,” right-click “Medium” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lebanon War 22 mins – “Functioning as a state within the Lebanese state, Hezbollah has accumulated more rockets than many European militaries. But it is also an irregular army that uses terrorism as a strategic weapon against adversaries at home and abroad. Today, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have reconfigured Hezbollah and other forces in ways that could lead to a new war, one far more destructive than previous Middle Eastern conflicts. In this episode, we’ll hear from three senior European military leaders who have just published a detailed report on the growing likelihood of Hezbollah aggression against Israel, the devastating course such a conflict would take, and what Western governments can do now to prevent renewed bloodshed.” At the link click the squre with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Leonardo da Vinci by Author Walter Isaacson 69 mins – “In his profiles of great innovators, biographer Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, explores how humanism can inspire scientific achievement. With a new biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance man, Isaacson revives a pivotal moment in history in which people felt encouraged to question authority and investigate their surroundings. He explores how da Vinci’s variegated studies of anatomy, mathematics, archaeology, ornithology, botany, geology, weaponry, painting and theater were actually facets of a larger project. Isaacson introduces his readers to da Vinci’s high-flying imagination with vividness and clarity that is sure to inspire the polymath in us all. Isaacson is a professor of history at Tulane University. His work as a historian is rooted in his previous career in journalism as chairman of CNN and editor of Time. Additionally, he served as CEO of the nonprofit Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies for 14 years. Isaacson also has a distinguished record in government, leading disaster recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and fostering business partnerships between the United States and the Muslim world. Come hear from a writer with both a brilliant, historical mind as well as a progressive, innovative outlook on the world.” At the link find the title, “Walter Isaacson: Cracking Leonardo da Vinci, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171025_Walter_Isaacson_Podcast.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” fromt eh pop-up menu.
Lukemia Patient 32 mins – “It happens. A happy, healthy young person suddenly gets a grave diagnosis. What does not usually happen: The patient rolls tape. By Ibby Caputo.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Malware Report 150 mins – “This week we examine the source of WannaCry, a new privacy feature for Firefox, Google’s planned removal of HPKP, the idea of visual objects as a second factor, an iOS camera privacy concern, the CAPTCHA wars, a horrifying glimpse into a non-Net Neutrality world, the CoinHive DNS hijack, the new Bad Rabbit crypto malware, a Win10 anti-crypto malware security tip, spying vacuum cleaners, a new Amazon service, some loopback Q&A with our listeners and another look at the Reaper botnet.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-p menu.
Medical Student Case Study 47 mins – “Dr. Richard Beddingfield is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and author of Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room. We talk about his journey and what he learned along the way. Richard was a nontraditional premed student. He only found out later in the game that he wanted to be a physician. Right now, he’s a practicing cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in Wisconsin….” At the link find the title,”257: Author of Med School Uncensored Talks About his Journey, right-click “Media files PMY257.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle Class Voics 47 mins – “We’re in Atlanta on our national listening tour, taking stock of what it means to be middle class today and how the middle class fares under President Trump.” At the link find the title, “On Point In Atlanta On The Middle Class, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_560464395.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Military Detention 43 mins – “We are back, one day after dropping episode 43, with an emergency podcast discussion the legal consequences of the horrific attack that occurred in New York City yesterday. The need for the podcast flows from the President Trump’s statements to the press today regarding the possibility of taking the perpetrator to Guantanamo, his criticisms of the criminal justice process, and statements from Senator Graham emphasizing the need to interrogate the perpetrator without counsel. Meanwhile, a military commission judge has held the JAG General who heads the defense operation there in contempt, confining him to quarters based on an episode in which the civilian defense team for al-Nashiri has withdrawn with his approval. It’s a complicated situation all around, but Professors Chesney and Vladeck are here to walk through it all in this special episode.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Payment Trends 42 mins– “Machine-to-machine communication is the ideal scenario if we want to enable on a global scale, with as little friction as possible and at a reasonable cost, the licensing of works and the payment of royalties to rightsholders. That at least is the stated premise for a recent discussion at the annual RightsTech Summit conference. But how far have we come? How close are we to achieving a digitized business environment for rights and royalties that is as fully realized as we see today in media distribution and consumption? Until code entirely does away with contracts will human beings will continue to add a value that no machine ever can? “I think all of this starts with a human being. No matter what technology we apply to these systems, if a person doesn’t know how to interact or create the data that they need to disseminate, it’s just not going to get there,” said Michael Shanley of Music Reports. Technology evolves all the time, and I think we’re getting to great places in technology. But education and information is, I think, paramount.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea Politics 64 mins – “It has become clear: North Korea not only has nuclear weapons but is also developing intercontinental missiles with the capacity to strike the continental United States. What are the latest facts about North Korea’s weapons and the political situation? How does this crisis affect South Korea, Japan and other countries throughout Asia? How does it affect the United States? What are the possible ethical and policy responses to the current situation? Professor William J. Perry and Professor Jeffrey Lewis, two of the leading American experts on nuclear weapons and related defense policy, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, will address this nuclear crisis and its broader implications.” At the link find the title, “North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and the Threat of War, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171030_North_Korea_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nova Scotia Native Dispute 26 mins– “Canada’s Métis population is spiking – at least on paper. So what’s behind the dramatic rise and why are some Métis leaders not happy about it?” At the link find the title, “Nov 1 Canada’s Métis population on the rise: why some Métis leaders find this ‘very concerning’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171101_31131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Obama Presidency 26 mins – “Author Ta-Nehisi Coates says the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is based on the repudiation to Barack Obama’s legacy.” At the link find the title, “Oct 23 How white supremacy during Obama era helped Trump become president: Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171023_57431.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oliver Sacks Celebration 68 mins – “Oliver Sacks, scientist and storyteller, was one of the most talented minds of our time. He offered us some of the most compelling and seminal ideas on evolution, consciousness, creativity and more, with passion and honesty. Sacks was instrumental in introducing autism, Tourette’s syndrome and schizophrenia to a general audience. A true polymath, Sacks explored many other topics both scientific and poetic, and he frequently turned his inquisitive mind onto his own experiences. Sacks’ book, The River of Consciousness, is a posthumous collection of essays that reveals Sacks’ ability to make unexpected connections while also showing Sacks’ sheer joy in knowledge and uncovering his unceasing, timeless project to understand what makes us human. Join Bill Hayes, New York Times writer and photographer; Steve Silberman, science writer; and Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco, in celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Oliver Sacks.” At the link find the title, “Celebrating the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171101_Celebrating_Oliver_Sacks_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Online Harassment 46 mins – “Bill O’Reilly’s $32 million sex settlement shocker. Harvey Weinstein. A reckoning for non-disclosure agreements. Is it time to stop buying silence?” At the link find the title, “Gretchen Carlson On Buying Silence From Harassment Victims, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_560065045.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioids by Sackler Brothers 47 mins– “The untold story of the family that made billions off of America’s opioid flood, knowing the risks and pushing the product.” At the link find the title, “One Family Reaped Billions From Opioids, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_559858059.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Organ Printing 33 mins – “This episode we take on a future full of bioprinted replacement organs. You asked for more hopeful futures, this is about as hopeful as they get! We start by hearing a bit about what the current organ donation market is like from Christine Gentry, who donated a kidney to a stranger. Then we talk to Dr. Anthony Atala, the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and of the world’s leading regenerative medicine specialists. Dr. Atala has implanted organs grown from the cells of patients themselves in clinical trials. Then Kelly and Zach Weinersmith join us to talk about what they learned while writing a chapter about bioprinting for their new book Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. And finally, we get an impassioned indictment of 3D printing file formats from Meghan McCarthy, Project Lead for the NIH 3D Print Exchange.” At the link find the title, “Easy Bake Organs, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parasitoids 30 mins – “Hi there bug lovers and welcome to our Halloween special! Today, Jody and Jonathan are featuring parasitoids, one of the most fascinating groups of insects! Their life cycles lend themselves to Halloween discussion as they are often reminiscent of the Alien in Alien, devouring victims from the inside out. In the show we discuss the differences between parasites and parasitoids but here are some easy definitions if you are curious: Parasites: lives off another’s (host) benefits by deriving nutrients at host’s expense giving nothing in return Some examples External: leech, lice, fleas, ticks, mites Internal: tapeworm, protozoan that transmits Malaria via mosquito vector, horsehair worms Parasitoid: Usually insects that undergo complete metamorphosis such as wasps and flies, where the female lays eggs in or on the host and the larvae behaves like an internal parasite, developing using the host’s body for nutrients, but eventually kills the host by through the developmental process.” At the link find the title, “Arthro-Pod Episode 33: The Horror of Parasitoid Insects!” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Placenta Eating 24 mins – “Despite a scarcity of research to support its claims of benefit and doctors warning against it, the practice of placentophagia — saving your placenta after birth and eating it — continues.” At the link find the title, “Oct 26 Eating placenta offers no proven benefit to mother, says medical researcher, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171026 41748.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Poison from Frogs 60 mins – “Pictures of poison frogs are a popular form of home decor. Tiny size, bright colors, super deadly, they’ve got it all. But how exactly do poison frogs avoid poisoning themselves? This week we talk with Rebecca Tarvin and Cecilia Borghese, two scientists who studied how poison frogs survive their own toxins. And we speak with Sandra Goutte, a herpetologists who studies frog ears, how they work, and whether one tiny, adorable pumpkin toadlet can hear itself talk. This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science News.” At the link find the title, “#446 Frogs From the Skin In, Nov 2017” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Populism 39 mins – “This week, as one of our LRB author specials, we talk to regular LRB contributor Jan-Werner Müller about populism, Trump and the state of democracy. Jan has long argued that populism is not just an election winning strategy, it’s also a governing philosophy. We ask whether Trump’s first year in office bears that out. Does he have a governing philosophy? How does it compare with other populists, from Berlusconi to Modi? And what difference does it make that he has a nuclear arsenal at his disposal? With Helen Thompson and Chris Bickerton.” At the link find the title, “Jan-Werner Müller on Populism, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Presidential Comments 47 mins – “President George W. Bush breaks a nine-year silence to deliver a powerful rebuke to a sitting President. President Obama’s talking too. We’ll think about their critiques and President Trump.” At the link find the title, “George W. Bush’s Stunning Rebuke Of Donald Trump, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_559576301.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Professional Wrestler 13 mins – “You are more than you think you are, says former pro wrestler Mike Kinney — you just have to find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage. For years Kinney “turned up” the parts of himself that made him special as he invented and perfected his wrestling persona, Cowboy Gator Magraw. In a talk equal parts funny and smart, he brings his wisdom from the ring to everyday life, sharing how we can all live more confidently and reach our full potential.” At the link find the title, “Oct 2017 Mike Kinney: A pro wrestler’s guide to confidence,” right-click “Medium and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Puerto Rico Power Repair 46 mins – “Puerto Rico is still in the dark after Hurricane Maria. Now, questions about a tiny company that landed a $300 million contract to fix its power system.” At the link find the title, “Firm With Trump Cabinet Ties Scores $300M Puerto Rico Power Contract, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_560243818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Quackery 26 mins – “Arsenic, mercury, and goat testicles — just a few of the terrible ideas peddled successfully by “quacks” through the ages.” At the link find the title, “Oct 27 From arsenic to goat glands: A history of the world’s worst medical cures, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171027 77494.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rohingya Refugees 24 mins – ““I would almost say 100 per cent are suffering from dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke,” says Dr. Nabiha Islam on treating Rohingya refugees.” At the link find the title, “Oct 24 ‘I have no right to look away’: Doctor says world needs to know plight of Rohingya refugees, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171024_94184.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Adoptions 26 mins – “When Russia banned the adoption of children to any country that recognized same-sex marriage, the consequences were far-reaching, devastating couples already in the process of adopting and forcing people to flee for their safety.” A the link find the title, “Nov 2 How Russian law affects Canadians trying to adopt orphans, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171102_70671.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sears Bankruptcy 19 mins – “Advocates for retirees are pushing for legislative change as Sears Canada’s bankruptcy is once again leaving pensioners still fighting for payout.” At the link find the title, “Oct 26 ‘Pensioners are our most vulnerable’: Better protection needed for retirees, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171026_47021.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Seeing White 600 mins (14 parts) – Introduction Part 1 (17m) – “Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White. By John Biewen, with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” Whiteness Discovered 1 Part 2 (29m) – “For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, and why? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” Whiteness Discovered 2-Part 3 (34m) – “Chattel slavery in the United States, with its distinctive – and strikingly cruel – laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it today. By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.”Whiteness Defined Part 4 (37m) – “’All men are created equal.’ Those words, from the Declaration of Independence, are central to the story that Americans tell about ourselves and our history. But what did those words mean to the man who actually wrote them? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” Native Massacres Part 5 (63m) – “Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen heard next to nothing about the town’s most important historical event. In 1862, Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history – the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors – following one of the major wars between Plains Indians and settlers. In this documentary, originally produced for This American Life, John goes back to Minnesota to explore what happened, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it afterwards.” Lynchings Part 6 (40m) – “When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency.” Being Black and White Part 7 (14m) – “How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode.” Skull Types Part 8 (46m), – “Scientists weren’t the first to divide humanity along racial – and racist – lines. But for hundreds of years, racial scientists claimed to provide proof for those racist hierarchies – and some still do.” White Mobs Part 9 (29m) – “When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency.” Asian Immigrants Part 10 (38m) – “The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, and also of Takao Ozawa – Asian immigrants who, in the 1920s, sought to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that they were white in order to gain American citizenship. Thind’s “bargain with white supremacy,” and the deeply revealing results.” White on Black Violence Part 11 (46m) – “For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence.” Affirmative Action Part 12 (48m) – “When it comes to U.S. government programs and support earmarked for the benefit of particular racial groups, history is clear. White folks have received most of the goodies.” Transformation Part 14 (44m) – “The concluding episode in our series, Seeing White. An exploration of solutions and responses to America’s deep history of white supremacy by host John Biewen, with Chenjerai Kumanyika, Robin DiAngelo, and William “Sandy” Darity, Jr.” At all of the links find and right-click “Download,” the select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Assault Economics 53 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political-risk consultant Anna Szymanski discuss: Sexual harassment; Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion city NEOM; Trading cryptocurrencies” At the link find the title, “The Tiran and Sanafir Edition, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1398730754.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Assault Reduction 55 mins – “The Harvey Weinstein story has unleashed a veritable tsunami of sexual assault and harassment claims. And there’s a huge gender gap at work: overwhelmingly, men are the accused perpetrators; women, the victims. Part 2 of a 2-part series.” At the link find the title, “Sex, Truth and Audio Tape, Part 2: What does consent really mean? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171101_17514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Identification 55 mins – “What are we to make of today’s sexual landscape, where we see the most diverse range of orientations and expressions of sexuality in history? Part 1 of a 2-part series.” At the link find the title, “Sex, Truth and Audio Tape: Shifting identities on a changing sexual landscape, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171025_86877.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sierra Club Operation 59 mins – “Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club has evolved into the most effective grassroots environmental advocacy organization in the United States. Over 125 years in action, the Sierra Club started as a group tasked with protecting the Sierra Nevada. The club expanded to work on climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, green jobs and sustainable trade, food and agriculture as well as ecosystems protection and restoration. Over the years, the club has been a major force in efforts to support sustainability and the environment. Most recently, the club has rallied to head off attempts by the Trump administration and others to dismantle years of environmental work, heritage and progress. Join us to celebrate all that the Sierra Club has done and will continue to do to protect the environment, health, safety and future of our people, land, water and air in the United States and around the world.” At the link find the title, “The Sierra Club at 125 Years: From Yosemite to Climate Justice, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171026_The Sierra Club at 125_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sleep Needs Discussion 63 mins – “Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our lives. It affects our wellness and longevity, and yet questions about why we sleep and its purpose have only recently been answered. Neuroscientist and sleep expert Matt Walker provides a new understanding of sleep and how it affects our ability to learn, memorize and make logical decisions. Walker also answers a variety of questions about dreaming, sleep patterns, aging and disease prevention.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep,Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171026_Matthew_Walker_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Stalin’s War on the Ukraine 24 mins – “When he was appointed to be Trump’s campaign manager, I wrote an article saying this could bring the Ukrainization of American politics.” At the link find the title, “Oct 31 Why Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum warned of the ‘Ukrainization of American politics’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171031_35494.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Stalin’s War on Ukraine 49 mins – “In the early 1930s Stalin orchestrated a famine to suppress the nationalist movement in Ukraine, and strengthen Russian influence. Millions of people died. Anne Applebaum says, “so much of why the Ukrainian famine was possible was because of the way in which the Soviet Union used disinformation, propaganda, and what we would now call hate speech to encourage people to do terrible things.” Her book is ‘The Red Famine.’ Applebaum also discusses Russian interference in recent elections. Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews the short story collection ‘The Obama Inheritance.’” At the link find the title, “Stalin’s War On Ukraine, Oct 2017” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steinbeck’s Travels P1 22 mins – “First in a three-part journey into the soul of America, through the eyes of working people who happen to be artists. In this episode, David Slater in Sag Harbor, New York, and Kalamu ya Salaam in New Orleans. Retracing the 1960 journey by writer John Steinbeck for his book, Travels with Charley in Search of America. Produced by John Biewen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steinbeck’s Travels P2 21 mins – “The second in a three-part series, journeying into the soul of America through the eyes of artists, while following in the footsteps of Nobel Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck who drove across the country in 1960 for his iconic book, Travels with Charley. In this episode, photographer Wayne Gudmundson in eastern North Dakota, and Yurok basket weaver Susan “Tweet” Burdick in Humboldt County, California. Produced by John Biewen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steinbeck’s Travels P3 24 mins – “The last in our series exploring the spirit of America in the footsteps of one of its greatest writers, John Steinbeck. At key spots on Steinbeck’s 1960 journey across the country, we team up with artists to explore how things have changed, or not, and to talk back to Steinbeck across the years. In this episode, visits with theater director Troy Nickerson in Spokane, Washington, and poet Diana Garcia in Monterey, California.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Steve Forbes 68 mins – “Should Americans be optimistic or pessimistic about the state of the country heading into 2018? Come hear from one of America’s leading conservative pundits. Steve Forbes is chairman of Forbes Media, which publishes Forbes magazine. Forbes has a circulation of nearly 1 million readers domestically and 5 million worldwide. In both 1996 and 2000, Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Key components to his platform included a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental school choice, term limits and a strong national defense. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda. Bring your questions.” At the link find the title, “Steve Forbes: The Economy, Stocks, Taxes and Health Care—What’s Next? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171031_Steve_Forbes_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sydney Brenner Biography 27 mins – “Sydney Brenner was one of the 20th Century’s greatest biologists. Born 90 years ago in South Africa to impoverished immigrant parents, Dr Brenner became a leading figure in the biological revolution that followed the discovery of the structure of DNA by Crick and Watson, using data from Rosalind Franklin, in the 1950s. Brenner’s insights and inventive experiments laid foundation stones for new science of molecular biology and the genetic age in which we live today, from the Human Genome Project to gene editing. Sydney Brenner talks to biologist and historian Matthew Cobb of the University of Manchester about this thrilling period in biological science, and Dr Brenner’s 20 year-long collaboration with DNA pioneer Francis Crick: a friendship which generated some of their most creative research.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian War Child 24 mins – “Meet Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl who became a social media sensation, tweeting about family life inside Aleppo, when the city was under siege.” At the link find the title, “Oct 31 7-year-old Syrian girl who tweeted from Aleppo shares her story in new book, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171031_49844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Taxidermy Art 26 mins – ““We’re working with animals that were part of the food chain that maybe never got to see a life past that food chain.” At the link find the title, “Oct 25 Dead animals into art? Meet these women ‘rogue taxidermists’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171025_89545.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tech Giant Regulation 48 mins – “Congressional calls for more regulation, oversight of Facebook. Google, Amazon, Apple also getting scrutiny. Is it time?” At the link find the title, “Reining In The Tech Giants, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_559582292.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ten Emerging Technologies 38 mins – “We talk to cartoonist and author Zach Weinersmith about his latest book, Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything, co-written with his wife, parasitologist Kelly Weinersmith.” At the link find the title, “Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files d34e7aed-4cdd-49dd-b667-9e400cac937c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Terrorism Fianances 26 mins – “Author and academic Aisha Ahmad says the key to understanding militant Islamist groups’ success is through local business support.” At the link find the title, “Oct 23 | Follow the money to understand why Islamist groups succeed, says Jihad & Co author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171023_56864.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Terrorism Response 48 mins – “Do we have to accept life with soft target attacks?” At the link find the title, “Terrorism Hits NYC Again; How Do We Protect Soft Targets? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_561618747.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tesla P1 101 mins – “Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the first in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Hyperloop and The Boring Company and the practicalities of what Elon’s trying to achieve. With John Chidgey & Vic Hudson.” At the link find the title, “Tesla 81: Boring Loops, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Pragmatic-E081-Boring-Loops.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Tesla P2 85 mins – “Elon Musk is considered by many to be a technological visionary. In this, the second in a series of shows about Elons projects, we look at Tesla, its history, its cars the practicalities of what Elon’s trying to achieve. With John Chidgey & Caleb Elston.” At the link find the title, “82: Tesla Part One, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files Pragmatic-E082-Tesla-Part-One.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Thelonious Monk 21 mins – “A South Sudanese refugee and the music that cuts his heart to pieces. Thelonious Monk’s North Carolina roots. Music and home. Pieces by Nusaibah Kofar-Naisa and John Biewen.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Resistance 64 mins – “CNN political contributor Van Jones has been hailed as one who tries to “fight the right way.” He draws on his years of activism and political analysis to take aim at the failures of both parties and to show the nation how to focus on practical answers to problems that affect us regardless of region or political ideology. Join us as Jones shares his blueprint for the fight we must wage as a nation. He asks us to abandon the politics of accusation and set fire to the traditional ways of political problem-solving. Jones will challenge us to change the way we think about politics so we can all get down to the vital business of solving—together—some of our nation’s toughest problems.” At the link find the title, “Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171023_Van Jones Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Typewriter History 8 mins – “Each year since 1959, the ABC has sparked conversation about critical ideas with the Boyer Lectures. In 2017, presenter Genevieve Bell addresses the role of technology in building our future, and what it means to be human, and Australian, in a digital world. In this excerpt from her third lecture, Genevieve Bell traces the economic and social changes brought on by one key piece of technology – the typewriter.” At the link right-click “Dwnload audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ukraine Role in Russia 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to the writer and historian Anne Applebaum about the historical context of the Trump-Russian scandal.” At the link find the title, “Ukrainian Politics in America, -up menu. Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9643747396.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Undercover Terrorist 24 mins – “Tamer Elnoury is a member of a very small club: FBI undercover agents who are Muslim, speak Arabic and are willing to try to infiltrate suspected terrorist groups.” At the link find the title, “Oct 27 How a Muslim undercover FBI agent foiled Via Rail terror plot in Canada, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171027_24869.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Venezuela el Sistema 55 mins – “’Playing for Their Lives’ – a documentary by Philip Coulter about El Sistema: a radical music education programme in Venezuela designed to get young people off the streets founded by Juan Antonio Abru.” At the link find the title, “El Sistema: How the power of music helped change Venezuelan lives, right-click “Media files ideas 20171023 92689.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wild Fires and Climate 29 mins – “Most of us associate Napa and Sonoma counties with delicious wine and rolling hills. But this year those hills were ablaze. Dozens lost their lives, thousands were displaced, and millions of people suffered from the fire’s noxious fumes. This week on Sea Change Radio our guests are journalist Jeremy Miller whose recent article about the fires appeared in the New Yorker magazine, and Ed Struzik who just published a book chronicling the connection between wildfires and climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wolf Reintroduction 48 mins – “The wolves of Yellowstone. They’re back. They’re still wolves. It’s complicated.” At the link find the title, “Wolves Of Yellowstone Are Back, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_561388162.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wood Heating 95 mins – “Ben developed Whole Systems Design, LLC as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and back country traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont’s Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the regenerative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design. He has conducted more than 300 site development consultations across the US and abroad, and has facilitated dozens of courses on property selection, permaculture design, and resilient systems…. He joins us today to discuss Winter preparations, firewood processing and storage, heating your home and domestic water with WOOD. Like why isn’t everyone doing this? We also chat about his permaculture site in year 14 – huge fruit year here despite cool rainy summer. About 20 types of fruit and another 50 varieties within that.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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