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3D Print Ecosystems 39 mins – “Today, I’ve got a really interesting conversation to share with you that I had recently with Arden Rosenblatt of PieceMaker.com. This is a company that has really dealt with how to bring 3D printing to mass market retail. They’ve dealt with all of the systems involved in that. It’s really fascinating. I’ve often talked with a lot of different people that are working on different pieces of the puzzle. This is a company that really has had to create an end-to-end solution, dealing with content to how would people interface and interact with it then actually having it printed right there for them at a physical location in a museum gift shop or retail store. They’ve also gone on to do other kinds of solutions, a little more business to business, but it’s really all centered around the same thing. How to help companies, especially big brands, take advantage of the opportunities that additive manufacturing, in particular 3D printing, offers. I hope you really will enjoy it. Let’s go to the interview with Arden and then I’ll talk to you a little bit more on the other side.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Glass 29 mins – “We’re going to take a real journey down a very old and really ancient material that has been used on this earth, manipulated by men for thousands of years and learn how one company is actually harnessing it and has now been able to control it through 3D printing. It’s actually very exciting. The company is MICRON3DP and they’re a company out of Israel. I’m going to have an interview with Eran Gal-or who is one of two partners in this company. Technically, he’s an industrial designer but he’s the CTO. They came up with the seed of this idea many years ago. The company is now been in existence for two years. It’s impressive what they have done.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African Female President 19 mins – “Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been an academic, an entrepreneur and is now the president of Mauritius — the first Muslim female head of state in Africa. In a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Stephanie Busari, Gurib-Fakim discusses the humble beginnings of her political career, what it’s like to be both a person of faith and a scientist and why we need to value traditional African knowledge, among much more. “I don’t think you should take yourself seriously,” she says. “You need to have trust in what you can do, have confidence in yourself and give yourself a set of goals and just work towards them.” At the link find the title, “Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stephanie Busari: An interview with Mauritius’s first female president, 2017” right-click “Low” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI Trends 52 mins – “This podcast features a recording of Dr. Wesley Fryer’s breakout session at G Camp OKC on November 4, 2017, titled “Teaching and Learning in an AI First World.” Referenced slides are available on http://wfryer.me/aifirst and include all referenced videos, including those mentioned but not shown during the presentation. Please refer to the podcast shownotes for a complete list of referenced articles and videos from the presentation.” At the link find the title, “Podcast 456: Teaching and Learning in an AI First World, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-04-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Algonquin Story 24 mins – “”Indigenous ways of knowing really embraces subjectivity and experience and personal truth.” At the link find the title, “Nov 9 How author Lynn Gehl reclaimed her Indigenous roots, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171109_36240.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Amputee Travis Mills 22 mins – “Some people are strong. Some are tough. Some seem unstoppable. And then there’s Travis Mills of the Travis Mills Foundation, who will redefine all of those words for you. He’ll tell you that he’s like anyone else. He just had a bad day at work. But Mills’s job at the time was Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. And that bad day—April 10, 2012—took away both his arms and his legs. Today Mills is a quadruple amputee—one of five U.S. servicemen to lose all of his limbs to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But ask and he’ll tell you that he doesn’t consider himself a wounded warrior. Why?” At the link find the title, “A Quadruple Amputee Helps Injured Vets Heal, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files Crazy Good Turns – Travis Mills Foundation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Atheism 53 mins – “Tuesday, Doug is live with Uncle Dan and Uncle Mark, hosts of a new podcast called The How-To Heretic. It might surprise you that another atheist podcast Dan co-hosts from right here in Salt Lake City is really popular around the globe. So what do former Mormons have to teach the world about life without God? We’ll talk about their stories, where atheists fit in American society today, and about teaching people skills for a post-religion lifestyle, like avoiding logical fallacies and swearing. Find the podcasts: The How-To Heretic, A Users Guide to Life Beyond Religion, hosted by Uncle Dan and Uncle Mark Thank God I’m Atheist, Conversations about current events through an atheist lens, hosted by Frank and Dan.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Atheist Comedian 57 mins – “Today’s guest Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comic and the host of Skeptic Tank – a super popular weekly podcast that’s on its 299th episode (at this writing). Ari grew up orthodox Jewish, spent two years in a yeshiva in Israel, and then turned into an atheist comedian who did an outrageous web video series called “The Amazing Racist” and runs a yearly “Shroomfest” where he’s like a benevolent Dionysus, presiding over a worldwide three-day celebration of psilocybin mushrooms. He co-created and hosts Comedy Central’s storytelling series “this is not happening”. And he’s got a very funny, two part comedy special on Netflix called “Double Negative”. Ari and Jason talk about outrageousness in comedy, bipartisan e-rage on social media, growing up and growing out of bad habits, the transgender bathroom debate, and much, much, much more.” At the link find the title, “111. Ari Shaffir (Comic) – The Golden Age of Trolling,” right-click “Media files PP9971540246.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Australian Science Research 60 mins – “CSIRO CEO Dr Larry Marshall addresses the National Press Club on the topic ‘Building tomorrow’s industries from today’s science’.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Larry Marshall, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc LarryMarshall, 0811_” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Authority to Wage War 48 mins – “Bruce Ackerman and Chris Fonzone join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss a lawsuit challenging several congressional actions used to authorize United States military actions against ISIS and other terror groups.” At the link find the title, “Is the fight against ISIS legal? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8906549885.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Battle of Hue Vietnam 36 mins – “’Hue 1968′ Revisits An American ‘Turning Point’ In The War In Vietnam” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Biological Threats 52 mins – “Gigi Kwik Gronvall talks to MTM about the importance of biopreparedness. Gronvall discusses her work in creating policies around potential natural, accidental, and man-made pandemics. She describes her experiences running pandemic thought exercises that help researchers, public health workers, and governmental officials apply preparedness ideas to real-world simulations. Host: Julie Wolf- Julie’s biggest takeaways: Thought exercises and scenarios work well for people to understand how technology, communications, human behaviors can affect the spread of infectious disease. Many after-action reports after major biosecurity breaches, such as the Dugway contamination event, where inactivated Bacillus anthracis was accidentally shipped without being inactivated. These involve reports on what went wrong, who made mistakes, and how to prevent repeats of these errors going forward. International groups such as the Global Health Security Alliance work with governments and institutions around the world to run dialogs and talk about biosecurity issues, safety issues, pathogen management issues. Comparing notes across countries helps to harmonize policies and find gaps that need addressing. Bringing scientists into the policy-making meetings is the best way to write regulations in a way to protect the public, the scientists, and the research itself. Crafting good recommendations for governance prevents writing regulations that can be hard to remove.” At the link find the title, “069: Biopreparedness and biosecurity with Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media Files MTM069.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bitcoin Primer 36 mins – “The digital currency’s value has gone from zero to $120 billion in nine years. Digital Gold author Nathaniel Popper says major banks are looking into the possibilities of its decentralized network.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Paralympic Athlete42 mins – “AT&T and Aira Present: Lex Gillette – World Record holder, 4 time World Champion, 4 time medalists, Ted XTalk Speaker, Mentor, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain AI Robots29 mins – Dubai takes to the air, by Ian Woolf, Ben Goertzal talks about his blockchain Artificial Intelligence platform and emotionally expressive robot Sophia….” At the link right-click right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Nuggets 42 mins – “This week we have another exciting and informative interview for you as Mark braves the November cold snap and talks to Alastair Johnson and Seema Khinda Johnson, the dream team behind Nuggets. We talk identity theft, their upcoming token sale and casually exchanging emails with Vitalik Buterin. We also talk about diversity in blockchain tech, fintech startup and challenger banks and how meetups like Women In Blockchain are starting to address the balance.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Protection 33 mins – “After a short break where we’ve all been doing important other stuff (check out Ethan’s announcement near the end!) we’re back with a banging interview from Ethan with Alex Bessonov from BitClave. Alex is the founder of BitClave, an active search ecosystem that protects users’ data with blockchain technology to allow direct customer-to-businesses interactions without the need for middlemen. With their service the days of being monitored and sold by Google or Facebook algorithms are over, putting you in control of who sees your searches and even in a position to get paid. Their ICO fundraiser starts very soon. Read the white paper here.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bolivian Agriculture 47 mins- “Bolivia shares farming similarities with other South American countries. They have diverse land races and native crops that they wish to preserve. At the same time some wish to take advantage of modern genetic tools. Cecilia Gonzalez was a skeptic, someone that didn’t trust multinational corporations and certainly didn’t trust their technology. As time went on she learned more about the technology and now is an outspoken educator in the area of genetic engineering. Bolivia is at a crossroads. They have an opportunity to become larger producer, and currently are importing corn and other GE crops from Argentina and other South American countries. Activists offer fear of harming land races to stop adoption of the technology. Because of their inability to deregulate GE varieties Bolivia unfortunately cannot compete with other countries, and their farmers suffer the consequences. You can sense Cecilia Gonzalez’s frustration and her love of her country, and the conflict that comes from a desire to implement affordable, sustainable farming to help Bolivians.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bolshevik Revolution in Russia 55 mins – “One hundred years ago, Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik Party seized power in a revolution that would change the world. They would establish the world’s first Marxist state, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a few years later. As the 20th century wore on, the USSR became the United States’s chief military and ideological foe. On this episode of BackStory, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan explore how that distant revolution had an immediate impact in the United States.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bone Marrow Transplant Story 61 mins – “You never know what might happen when you sign up to donate bone marrow. You might save a life… or you might be magically transported across a cultural chasm and find yourself starring in a modern adaptation of the greatest story ever told. One day, without thinking much of it, Jennell Jenney swabbed her cheek and signed up to be a donor. Across the country, Jim Munroe desperately needed a miracle, a one-in-eight-million connection that would save him. It proved to be a match made in marrow, a bit of magic in the world that hadn’t been there before. But when Jennell and Jim had a heart-to-heart in his suburban Dallas backyard, they realized they had contradictory ideas about where that magic came from. Today, an allegory for how to walk through the world in a way that lets you be deeply different, but totally together.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brain Problem Drug 31 mins – “So you think Ambien is a snore? You probably wouldn’t say that if you were the family member of a car accident victim in a multi-year coma who was brought back to wakefulness by this…sleep aid. It’s counterintuitive, but there are a number of oddball case reports where Zolpidem (better known by its Ambien trademark) has seemingly produced unexpected and beneficial effects from people dealing with neurological disorders ranging from Parkinson’s Disease to long-term vegetative states. When Dr. Nick Bomalaski, a Brain Injury Fellow at the University of Washington, heard enough of these one-off incidents, he took it upon himself to conduct a review of the Zolpidem literature on neurological, arousal and motor functions. Ambien is a well-known sleep aid, with over 40 million annual prescriptions in the US alone. It is not, however, a one-trick pony. Dr. Nick Bomalaski describes his review of numerous odd (and encouraging) examples of Ambien’s effects on various neurological disorders.” ” At the link find the title, “#205 – Ambien Off-Label,” right-click “Media files SDS205.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brick Theft 31 mins – “…By the time Sam Moore became alderman in 2007, brick theft had already been going on for decades. But there hadn’t been much of an effort by the city to stop it. So Moore set out to figure out who was stealing bricks — and how. To start, he did what any detective would: he went on some stakeouts. He followed thieves, watching them steal bricks and then observing as they sold them to brickyards.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the first photo and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
British Politics 65 mins – “In this IPR ‘in conversation’ event distinguished politician and peer Lord Blunkett discusses the changes that he has observed in Britain’s political landscape during his eventful career, and shares some of the wisdom that has come with his experience. This IPR ‘in conversation’ event took place on 14 September 2017, as part of the symposium Politics, Fake News and the Post-Truth Era” At the link find the title, “Lord Blunkett: In Conversation”, Nov, 2017,” right-click “ Media files 351900863-uniofbath-lord-blunkett-in-conversation.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Ohio 30 mins – “As an increasing number of communities invest in and explore the advantages of publicly owned networks, Christopher finds himself making more trips to cities and towns across the country. In addition to sharing what we discover about all the communities we research, he absorbs what he can from others who also document the way local folks are optimizing connectivity. Sometimes, he’s able to interview people like this week’s guest, Dana McDaniel from Dublin, Ohio. Dana is City Manager of Dublin home of the Global Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community, part of the Intelligent Community Forum. In addition to discussing the purpose and principals of the Forum and the Institute, Dana describes how the both use data they collect to share knowledge.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here….” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
California Irrigation 29 mins – “With all the false claims about “fake news” and verifiable lies being proffered as facts by the president and others, it’s quite refreshing to be reminded that there is still some fantastic journalism taking place in this country. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks to Desert Sun energy reporter Sammy Roth about his investigative piece on the Imperial Irrigation District (IID). Roth’s work exposed deep conflicts of interest at this district, tucked away in a remote section of southeastern California. We talk about the dramatic impact Roth’s reporting has had at IID, and more generally about how good journalism can be a force for rapid social change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Car Salesmanship 76 mins – “We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they’ll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don’t make it, it’ll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Carbon Into Soil 57 mins – “This new book describes how the food you eat can reverse climate change, heal your body, and ultimately, save our world. Throughout this revolutionary book, Tickell teaches how to become an agent in humanity’s single most important and time sensitive mission and how to save the world through the choices you make. He also highlights tangible, real world examples of people and landscapes that are becoming healthier together. KISS THE GROUND, the book, concludes with a point-by-point “how-to” for transforming your grocery list, your kitchen, your diet and ultimately the planet. Tune in as we talk with Josh about this fantastic must-read!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
City Development 18 mins – “Worldwide, violence is on the decline, but in the crowded cities of the global south — cities like Aleppo, Bamako and Caracas — violence is actually accelerating, fueled by the drug trade, mass unemployment and civil unrest. Security researcher Robert Muggah turns our attention toward these “fragile cities,” super-fast-growing places where infrastructure is weak and government often ineffective. He shows us the four big risks we face, and offers a way to change course.” At the link find the title, “Robert Muggah: The biggest risks facing cities — and some solutions, Nov 2017,” right-click “Low” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change and Civil Rights 56 mins – “While solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white people, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights issue. Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African-Americans and Latinos, compared to non-Hispanic whites, say climate change is a serious concern. Rev. Gerald Durley works with preachers and activists across the country advocating for a cleaner and more inclusive economy. Join us for a conversation about the climate and civil rights movements.” At the link find the title, “Oppressive Heat: Climate Change and Civil Rights, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171112_cl1_OppressiveHeat.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Resistance in U.S. 30 mins – “It’s a year since President Trump was elected. In that time he has appointed a climate sceptic as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, he has insisted that he will bring the coal industry back, and he still has not appointed a science advisor. Roger Harrabin travels to the USA to meet those spearheading the resistance to President Trump’s climate policies. In California he meets Governor Jerry Brown. Jerry is determined that California pushes ahead towards a cleaner future. He visits the world’s largest battery storage plant near San Diego, and travels to the San Gorgonio Pass, the site of one of the world’s largest wind farms. Heading east from California to Ohio, and coal country, Roger meets Bob Murray, head of the Murray Energy Corp. Bob is determined to see coal jobs protected, but even he believes that coal’s heyday has passed, but he remains bullish. Roger also meets form science advisor to President Obama, Dr John Holdren. John thinks that economics should ensure that the USA remains on a path to cleaner energy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Confederate Memorials Issue 26 mins – “Speaking this week on Fox News, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warned against the removal of Confederate monuments on the grounds that it would erase important history. But the statues in question have never been about preserving a neutral version of history but rather about perpetuating a series of narratives and myths about slavery and the Civil War. Earlier this year we spoke to Malcolm Suber, historian and co-founder of the group Take ‘Em Down NOLA, about the significance of removing monuments to white supremacy. And we spoke to Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative, about his work documenting the thousands of lynchings that took place in the South from 1877 to 1950, and the significance of remember and reckoning with the realities of our shameful past.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Corruption in Namibia 27 mins – “David Grossman on the trail of Namibia’s missing tax millions revealed in the massive leak of financial data known as the Paradise Papers “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Courtroom Operations 16 mins – “In halls of justice around the world, how can we ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect? A pioneering judge in New Jersey, Victoria Pratt shares her principles of “procedural justice” — four simple, thoughtful steps that redefined the everyday business of her courtroom in Newark, changing lives along the way. “When the court behaves differently, naturally people respond differently,” Pratt says. “We want people to enter our halls of justice … and know that justice will be served there.” At the link find the title, “Victoria Pratt: How judges can show respect, Nov 2017,” right-click “Low” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cranberries 42 mins – “It’s nearly Thanksgiving, which, for most Americans, marks the one time a year their dinner table is adorned with jewel-like cranberries, simmered into a delicious sauce. But hundreds of years ago, cranberry sauce was a mainstay of daily meals, all around the U.S. How did this acidic, tannic berry, so hard to love in its raw form, become one of the most popular fruits in America, and how did it fall so deeply out of fashion? Meanwhile, as cranberry sauce was relegated to Thanksgiving, cranberry juice became a popular drink—and mixer. But why is the juice so widely believed to combat urinary tract infections, and does science support that claim? Join us this episode for all that, plus a tour of the cranberry bog of the future.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Creativity 46 mins – “Jason Gots: It’s 150,000 years ago. You’re a Homo sapiens, hanging out in a really cozy clearing protected from behind by a cliff wall. It’s a great spot. Temperate, isolated, pretty safe. Lots of good fruits and tubers nearby. Should you just hang out here forever? Well…you could…but something’s nagging at that medial frontal cortex of yours. There’s a hill in the distance. What’s beyond it? Something different, maybe! Something new and shiny! Maybe today you’ll just take a quick look. My guest today is neuroscientist David Eagleman. In The Runaway Species, How Human Creativity Remakes the World, David and his co-author Anthony Brandt explore that ancient tension between mastery and curiosity – the known and the unknown. And how the human imagination exploits it to make new things.” At the link find the title, “122. David Eagleman (neuroscientist) – Your Creative Brain,” right-click “Media files PP9428029163.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR Kits 55 mins – “Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb” At the link find the title, “Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files quirksaio 20171111_77396.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cyber Security and Police 46 mins – “Technology presents both consumer convenience and risk, creating a conflict between security and privacy as government agencies seek to weaken the protections that consumers want heightened. Cybersecurity expert and advocate of liberal encryption policy, Susan Landau, explores this challenge and the need for maintaining cybersecurity in her new book “Listening in: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age.” Last week at the Hoover Book Soiree, Benjamin Wittes and Susan Landau discussed the issues behind encryption, whether law enforcement can manage without signals content, the impact of end-to-end encryption on security, and much more.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Susan Landau Listening In mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dealing with Jerks 51 mins – “Our guest Wednesday has written a book with a slightly off-color title: The A–hole Survival Guide. Robert Sutton is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University, and his book is a how-to for dealing with the jerks in your own life. And the problem isn’t just them. Sutton says research shows that if you work with a jerk, there’s a good chance you might become one. Robert Sutton joins Doug live to talk about identifying, outwitting, and disarming the a-holes around you. Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford University. His 2007 book The No A$$hole Rule [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible] was a New York Times bestseller. His new book is The A$$hole Survival Guide” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Death Rituals 52 mins – “There are death rituals around the world that might strike you as morbid, disrespectful, or downright gross. In Japan, survivors pick through their loved one’s cremated ashes with chopsticks to find bone fragments. In Tibet, bodies are eaten by vultures. Tuesday, mortician Caitlin Doughty joins us to talk about the rituals she chronicles in a new book. Doughty says these traditions give families time and space to mourn, something she argues is sorely missing in American culture today. Caitlin Doughty is the author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and her new book From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Deep Listening 50 mins – “Chris Gethard describes how Beautiful/Anonymous satisfies his craving for human connection. Plus: therapy with Esther Perel, poetry with Versify, and a podcaster who invites strangers to his home.” At the link find the title, “Chris Gethard and the Art of Deep Listening, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171109_biglisten ep_4 pod_lufs-a187598a-41bf-4420-b4e8-e665b7946fe4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Doctor Burnout 27 mins – “Health professionals are hurting like never before. Studies show close to half of Canada’s doctors are burned out and the numbers are going up.” At the link rind the title, “Doctor Burnout, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20171111_79015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dogs Noses 31 mins – “Dogs can sniff out people, drugs, bombs, cancer and much more. In her book Being A Dog, Alexandra Horowitz explores the mysteries and mechanics of canine noses. Originally broadcast Oct. 4, 2016.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Donna Brazile 69 mins – “In July 2016, just four months before Donald Trump’s stunning victory, the Democratic Party was in shambles. Its computer systems had been infiltrated by a mysterious and seemingly unstoppable hacker. Leaked emails suggested that ousted former party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz and several of her top aides had machinated behind the scenes to tip the scales during the primary in favor of Hillary Clinton. Bitter internal rivalries and power struggles had ground Democratic staffers’ work to a near halt, all while Republicans leveled broadside after broadside against “Crooked Hillary” and her progressive agenda. In desperation, the Democrats turned to the only person they could trust to stabilize their flailing operation: veteran political strategist Donna Brazile, who shepherded the Democrats through one of the most turbulent general elections in history. During her time at the helm of the Democratic National Committee, Brazile weathered some of the most difficult challenges of any party leader in American history—from bomb threats called in to Democratic headquarters to cyberattacks suspected to be orchestrated by Russian intelligence to a brutal personal Twitter feud with Donald Trump. Now, Brazile is speaking out about her time as the leader of the Democratic Party. Join her for an unfiltered conversation about the 2016 election and the chaotic battlefield of American politics.” At the link find the title, “Donna Brazile: The Hacking of an American Election, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171109_Donna Brazile Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drone with Tilt Rotors 151 mins – “Quantum Systems designs, builds and sells unmanned air vehicles for professional use. Their particular specialty is VTOL designs, i.e., UAVs that take off and land vertically, but then switch to airplane mode for airplane-like speed and range. In this episode we chat with Quantum’s CEO Florian Seibel about their primary drone, the Tron. We focus on the motivation for developing the aircraft, the use cases, as well as design decisions and technical aspects. An inflight video. Another one in 360 degrees. The main product page also contains nice videos. Finally, the Lynx landing on a ship video.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eating Disorders 59 mins – “What could be more natural than eating when you are hungry and stopping when you are full? That simple approach is far from easy for many people. Hunger and eating get disconnected in eating disorders. How can these complex problems be recognized and treated? Many people think of anorexia nervosa as the classic eating disorder. But while anorexia is potentially deadly, it is the least common. The most common eating disorder? Binge eating, in which the person feels out of control. Tendencies towards these problems can set in surprisingly early, affecting young children as well as teens. Growing older does not confer immunity to eating disorders. Middle-aged people and even geriatric patients may develop difficulties matching what they eat to what their bodies need. Such eating problems have both metabolic and psychiatric dimensions.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eileen Fisher Fashions Founder 49 mins – “In 1983, Eileen Fisher signed up for a fashion trade show with no experience, no garments, no patterns or sketches – nothing but a few ideas for a women’s clothing line focused on simplicity. Within three weeks, she came up with 12 pieces, a logo, and a name: Eileen Fisher. Today, the Eileen Fisher brand is still known for its elegant and minimalist designs, but it has grown to more than 60 locations and makes over $300 million in annual revenue. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Louisiana butcher Charlie Munford is helping popularize wild boar meat.” At the link find the title, “Eileen Fisher: Eileen Fisher, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171103_hibt_eileen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Elizabeth Smart Abduction 51 mins – “15 years ago Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell, and a new film tells the story of her months in captivity. Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with Smart about the ordeal and faith, family, and survival. Elizabeth Smart is the founder of The Elizabeth Smart Foundation, a non-profit focused on preventing abductions and educating children and families. Her memoir is called My Story.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Facebook and Russia 30 mins – “ProPublica reporter Julia Angwin talks about how Russia used Facebook to send political ads to influence Americans during the 2016 election. Axios’ David McCabe then joins us to talk about congressional hearings on Russia’s use of the ads.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Julia Angwin, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.489244.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming in Alaska 91 mins – “Marja Smets and Bo Varsano raise an intensive three-quarters of an acre of vegetables at Farragut Farm, located across a lot of water from Petersburg, Alaska. Selling vegetables for eight years in what may be the most remote and difficult-to-access vegetable farm in the country, Marja and Bo make a living moving their vegetables to market on a boat when the tide is high. We dig into the details of farm management when local amendments are the only real option, and when you get 120 inches of rain a year because you farm in a temperate rainforest. Bo and Marja provide details of the mobile high tunnel system in their high-wind environment, dealing with Alaskan wildlife, and farming off of the electrical grid. Marja and Bo also share how they maximize produce sales with visits to town on an irregular schedule, and how they are working to address food insecurity in Petersburg.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Farming Life 34 mins – “If there’s one thing Jagpaul Badhesha learned as a farmer, it’s that you don’t take money for granted. While Jag wouldn’t trade his family’s 1,000-acre operation – or the personal satisfaction of a hard day’s work – for the world, it comes with incredible amount of responsibility and massive financial pressure.” At the link find the title, “The Farmer’s Almanac: Jagpaul Badhesha, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5353090711.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Federal Reserve Run by Teens – “Once a year, teenagers from across the country team up and compete to run the U.S. Federal Reserve.” At the link find the title, “#369: If Teens Ran the Fed, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171103 pmoney pmpod369rerunvfinal_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Financial Basics 53 mins – “This piece was produced for my 2012 “Financial Fitness After 50” PBS contributors premium package. Investors are challenged by what forces are controllable and what forces are out of their control. At a minimum investors should make sure they take advantage of the forces that are under their control. In this video Paul discusses 10 guarantees every investor should know.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Financial Fitness 55 mins – “Of course there is no such thing as a perfect investment, but what would it look like if all your investment wishes could come true? This podcast is from a series, “Financial Fitness After 50,” that Paul recorded for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 2011 as a premium for those who donated to their local stations during that pledge period. An updated 2016 video “Financial Fitness Forever” is available free at his website, and the book by the same name is available by clicking here.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fourth Amendment Discussion 69 mins – “As the debate about out-of-control policing continues, come hear a provocative discussion about threats to constitutional rights involving the use of force and surveillance by law enforcement agencies and how those threats can be kept in check. Panelist Barry Friedman, a noted authority on constitutional law, argues that the problem is not so much the policing agencies as it is the rest of us. He says we allow these agencies to operate in secret and to decide how to police us, and that it’s time for citizens to take responsibility for governing those who govern us. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón established a blue-ribbon panel on transparency, accountability and fairness in law enforcement as an advisory body in 2015. What should be the parameters of policing? Bring your questions.” At the link find the title, “Policing in America: Force, Surveillance and the Future, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171106_Policing in America Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fraternity Hazing 46 mins – “Florida State comes down hard after a fraternity death. We’ll look at the ongoing problems with Greek life.” At the link find the title, “Fraternity Pledge’s Death At FSU Prompts Crackdown, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_563117801.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Free Speech 36 mins – “Should you be able to say and do whatever you want online? And if not, who should police this? More Perfect hosts a debate at WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Performance Space about online hate speech, fake news, and whether the First Amendment needs an update for the digital age.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Genealogical Trees 53 mins – “You’ve probably got that one family member who just drives you crazy. Maybe it’s their politics or their constant talk about their cat’s eating habits, but you put up with it because their family, right? Well, experimental journalist A.J. Jacobs wants you to think more broadly, because the way he sees it, we’re all cousins. His latest book is a dive into genealogy and the new ways we’re understanding the human family. He’s coming to Utah, and joins us to talk about the world’s family tree.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genocide on Trial P1 64 mins – “A call to action for our times, Payam Akhavan’s 2017 CBC Massey Lectures is a powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggles of our times. Lecture 2, “In Pursuit of Global Justice”, was recorded in front of an audience in Vancouver, British” At the link find the title, “Lecture 2: “In Search of a Better World” by Payam Akhavan (2017 CBC Massey Lectures),” right-click “Media files ideas_20171107_89515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genocide on Trial P2 64 mins – “A call to action for our times, Payam Akhavan’s 2017 CBC Massey Lectures is a powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggles of our times. Lecture 3, “The Will to Intervene”, was recorded in front of an audience in Montreal, Quebec.” At the link find the title, “Lecture 3: “In Search of a Better World” by Payam Akhavan (2017 CBC Massey Lectures),” right-click “Media files ideas_20171108_18226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genocide on Trial P3 68 mins – “A call to action for our times, Payam Akhavan’s 2017 CBC Massey Lectures is a powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggles of our times. Lecture 4, “The Oneness of Humankind”, was recorded in front of an audience in St. John’s, Nfld.” At the link find the tile, “Lecture 4: “In Search of a Better World” (The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures),” right-click “Media files ideas_20171109_63257.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genocide on Trial P4 68 mins- “A call to action for our times, Payam Akhavan’s 2017 CBC Massey Lectures is a powerful survey of some of the major human rights struggles of our times. Lecture 5, “The Spirit of Human Rights”, was recorded in front of an audience in Toronto.” At the link find the title, “Lecture 5: “In Search of a Better World” by Payam Akhavan (The 2017 CBC Massey Lectures),” right-click “Media files ideas_20171110_84152.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gun Shows Impact 17 mins – “Highlights of new articles published in Annals of Internal Medicine.” At the link right-click “Issue Summary November 7, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guns in America 28 mins – “This week we look at the history of guns in America with Author William Doyle. He’s the written a number of books including, “American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms,” which he co-wrote with the late Chris Kyle of “American Sniper” “ At the link find the title, “Episode 35: William Doyle on the History of Guns in the U.S., Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBDOY1110.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Guns in Canada 21 mins – “Canada would actually rank fourth in terms of gun homicide rates compared to Europe, according to Iain Overton.” At the link find the title, “Nov 8 Canada has a gun problem, says firearms author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171108_97569.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Happiness vs Pleasure 84 mins – “What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? These two positive emotions are often confused with each other, yet they couldn’t be more different. Lustig says that pleasure is short-lived, visceral, usually experienced alone, achievable with substances. Happiness, by contrast, is often the opposite—long-lived, ethereal, often experienced in social groups and cannot be achieved through substances. Pleasure is taking, while happiness is giving. Pleasure relies on dopamine, while happiness relies on serotonin. These too emotions involve two different neurotransmitters, regulatory systems and pathways in the brain. But why should we care? Dopamine downregulates its own receptor: You get a hit, a rush—and then the receptors go down. Next time, you need more and more. Anything that generates pleasure can lead to addiction. Conversely, serotonin does not downregulate its own receptor, so you cannot overdose on too much happiness. There is one thing that does downregulate serotonin though: dopamine. The more pleasure we seek, the less happy we become. In the last 45 years—in order to sell us their junk—Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Las Vegas and Silicon Valley have conflated pleasure with happiness so that we don’t know the difference anymore. Congress and the Supreme Court have codified corporate behavior, leaving us addicted and depressed. In the process, society has become fat, sick, stupid and broke. The only way to reverse this is by understanding the science of these two ostensibly “positive” emotions—how they interact and how to modulate them. Otherwise, those who abdicate happiness for pleasure will end up with neither.” At the link find the title, “The Hacking of the American Mind, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171109_The Hacking of the American Mind Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hedge Funds 45 mins – “Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at the New Yorker and a former “risk arbitrage analyst” for two hedge funds in New York City. For the New Yorker, Sheelah writes about Wall Street, Silicon Valley, economics and national politics, among other things. Her latest book is the New York Times bestseller Black Edge, about the largest insider trading investigation in history and the transformation of Wall Street and the U.S. economy. This week’s episode is a departure for us – a deep dive into the personalities, culture, and ideas driving the big banks and the hedge funds of Wall Street. Jason and Sheelah talk about what it was like for her as a woman in that male-dominated industry, how hedge funds have reshaped the whole Wall Street landscape and with it, the global economy, and why billionaire investors are almost required to collect Picassos.” At the link find the title, “109. Sheelah Kolhatkar (Writer, Former Hedge Fund Analyst) – The Most Dangerous Game,” right-click “Media files PP2757439156.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
History of the World 72 mins – “Today’s guest Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. He works on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, Central Asia and beyond, and on relations between Christianity and Islam. Peter’s new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, is an international bestseller, described by William Dalrymple as a ‘historical epic of dazzling range, ambition and achievement’. At an anxious moment in Western history, Frankopan encourages us to take a historical perspective, understanding how change happens in societies and how people typically react to it. This conversation unpacks the fascinating and dense history of the Silk Road countries and digs deep into the economic and social forces that shape our lives.” At the link right the title, “110. Peter Frankopan (historian) – You Can’t Stop the Clock,” right-click “Media files PP4346682845.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Holocaust Story 29 mins – “”My new discovery reveals very likely why Miriam survived,” says historian Max Wallace, who met Holocaust survivor Miriam Ziegler while promoting his new book In The Name of Humanity.” At the link find the title, “Nov 10 ‘That’s me on the picture’: How a book cover brought a Holocaust historian and Auschwitz survivor together,” right-click “Media files current 20171110_38060.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Augmentation 57 mins – “Exoskeleton suits, brain implants, tiny people, AI, and more! Adam Savage and Neil deGrasse Tyson investigate human augmentation from the main stage at NYCC 2017 with comic co-host Chuck Nice and NYU bioethics professor and philosopher Matthew Liao.” At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Human Rights 24 mins – “”What is my freedom in Canada worth if it is wasted on mediocrity?” At the link find the title, “Nov 7 How the death of an Iranian girl pushed former UN prosecutor Payam Akhavan to fight for human rights, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171107_90097.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Indigenous Journalism 12 mins – “When Covering Indian Country Becomes Headline News In early September, Indian Country Today Media Network called it quits — a startling revelation to all who either patronized the website and magazine or were contributing writers. That’s because ICTMN told no one that they were having financial problems, forcing their sudden “hiatus”. Since then, there has been a steady dialogue that has emerged in the absence of ICTMN, a publication that many agree was imperfect, but also, was better than what currently exists in the media ecosphere: a mostly aggregated climate of news content generated from outside journalists explaining the Indigenous narrative. In this special relaunch of Still Here, we’re taking a look at the State of Indigenous Journalism. It’s in trouble.” At the link find the title, “Journalism and the Indigenous Narrative, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files RELAUNCH.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Insomnia 26 mins – “Randy Gardner broke a world record in 1963, when he was only 17 years old. His feat? Going 11 days without sleeping. Randy, now 71, shares his wisdom about staying up past your bedtime — and why none of us should attempt to recreate his teenage stunt — on this week’s Hidden Brain.” At the link find the title, “Eyes Wide Open: Part 1, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171106 hiddenbrain eyes wide open part_1 final mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Risks 38 mins – “Risk is not limited to the pain of a big bear market. Sometime a risk can be a mistake of omission rather than commission. Join Paul [Merriman] to learn about 15 real investment risks that need to be managed.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iowa and Trump 48 mins – “Tom is in Ames, Iowa, last stop on the show’s year-long national listening tour, talking with Iowans about the country’s way ahead.” At the link find the title, “On Point Listens From Iowa: The Way Ahead For America, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_563342056.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
ISIS Sex Slaves 24 mins – “Meet a woman who helps Yazidi women and girls captured by ISIS fighters find a way back into their communities.” At the link find the title, “Nov 8 Life after ISIS: ‘It is very difficult for these women and children to be accepted’ 2017” right-click “Media files current 20171108_10996.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Jane Goodall 15 mins – “Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers sits down with renowned anthropologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and director Brett Morgen ahead of the release of “Jane,” a new documentary about her life and work.” At the link find the title, “Jane Goodall on chimps, feminism and Donald Trump, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kamikaze Pilots 28 mins – “Mariko Oi meets two of the very last surviving men to have been trained to fly their airplanes straight into enemy ships, ensuring certain death. Ninety-one-year-old Keiichi Kuwahara says “I kept looking back, thinking that it was the last time I would see the land. And as I was doing so, the sun came out and made the horizon shine light pink. And I thought that I have to go in order to defend this beautiful land. That was what I told myself.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Kidnap Conspiracy 65 mins – “The Wall Street Journal this morning broke a major story: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump’s former national security advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn, for allegedly plotting with Turkish officials to arrange the extrajudicial removal of Fethullah Gulen from the United States in exchange for a boatload of money. We put together an emergency podcast with Shane Harris, one of the reporters on the story, Ryan Evans of War on the Rocks, and Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey, Paul Rosenzweig, and Steve Vladeck to cover all the angles. What does it mean? And where does it go from here? Warning: the audio quality is a little rough in spots, recorded conference calls being what they are.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Emergency Podcast 11_10_17 mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Library Politics 17mins – “Election Day this past Tuesday saw Democrats and Republicans on ballots across the country. Along with all the politicians, libraries were on the ballots, too. For the most part, they came out winners, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “John Chrastka at EveryLibrary, the library lobbying organization, identified and tracked 37 library measures in 16 states. It appears that 27 ballot measures passed, only three lost, and results for the other six are still being tallied,” Albanese says. “Among the big winners was a statewide New Jersey Library Construction Bond – a $125 million authorization for state matching funds for local construction projects. John Chrastka also reports that Denver, Dallas, and Houston passed major citywide building bonds that will help move multiple facilities into the next generation,” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Longevity 66 mins – “In our fast-paced world, how do we live longer, healthier lives? New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner seems to have discovered the secret. He believes we must embrace the lifestyles of those in “blue zones,” geographic areas where people live the longest. In his new book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People, Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of the world’s happiest places—and gives us the tools to achieve true happiness and longevity in our lives. Buettner is a National Geographic fellow and New York Times best-selling author. His visit will offer practical steps to improve our happiness and change our lives for the better.” At the link find the title, “Dan Buettner: Secrets of the Happiest Places on Earth, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171108_Dan Buettner Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Lumbering in New Hampshire 8 mins – “President Donald Trump was elected last year with a promise to put America first: to renegotiate or possibly scrap trade deals he argues aren’t benefiting the United States. In northern New Hampshire, where the state bumps against the Canadian border, those policies are now playing out in the lumber industry, leaving loggers and sawmills on both sides of the border adjusting to a new economic landscape.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mass Shooting and the Media 21 mins – “We would see a one-third decrease in mass shootings if the media agreed to adopt the ‘Don’t name them, don’t show them’ type of campaign.” At the link find the title, “Nov 7 Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage” right-click “Media files current_20171107_25957.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Materials Science 29 mins – “Javier Read de Alaniz is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Alaniz is interested in a wide range of fundamental and applied chemistry that extends from the development of new synthetic transformations to the creation of a novel class of organic photochromic material. His particular interest, however, is in harnessing the synthetic utility of highly reactive intermediates for development of new bond-forming reactions used in synthesis and material science.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Micro Fiction 49 mins – “Today on Team Human, we share a conversation with author, musician, humorist, and culture hacker Hugh Gallagher. Gallagher began his professional writing career thanks in part to a college entrance essay that went viral in the 90s, earning the distinction of being an early, if not the first, internet comedy meme. With lines like, “I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice… I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes…” Gallagher broke the mold, winning a national writing award, a beer with John Kennedy Jr., and a gig writing for Rolling Stone. Douglas and Gallagher look back on Gen X culture hacking, discuss the professional career landscape for creatives, and talk about the inspiration behind Hugh’s latest novel Lifted, a work of digital fiction available via Radish Fiction. It’s a freewheeling Team Human conversation that embraces stepping out of binaries and defaults, and embracing the fringes.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 62 Hugh Gallagher “An Outsider’s Approach”, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5a02e69eab5fafe41b610d9d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mississippi Cold Case Murder 9 mins – “David Ridgen delves back into his investigation of the Mississippi cold case in season 3 of Someone Knows Something. He says the issues raised surrounding white supremacy and the American justice system makes this case very relevant today.” At the link find the title, “Nov 7 David Ridgen revisits Mississippi cold case in SKS Season 3,” right-click “Media files current_20171107_89157.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mormon Wealth 63 mins – “The LDS Church may have been founded by an uneducated, 19th century tenant farmer, but historian D. Michael Quinn estimates its 2010 tithing income at $33 billion dollars. And that’s to say nothing of the Church’s investments, business holdings, and “seemingly endless capital.” To understand the Church’s economic history, Quinn says you have to understand God as the ultimate CEO of the Church and its business on earth. He joins us to talk about his new book on Mormon “Wealth and Corporate Power.” D. Michael Quinn is an independent historian and the author of The Mormon Hierarchy series. His new book Wealth and Corporate Power is the third and final installment.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Online History 56 mins – “When a group of college kids in Florida set out to change the music industry, they did not anticipate how disruptive they would be. Their mission was a noble one: bring an end to online piracy by offering cheap, convenient, and legal access to music. Their execution, however, was less than thorough. And when you’re dealing with protective music labels, forgetting to dot an “i” or cross a “t” can mean being one lawsuit away from the swift and unceremonious collapse of your company. This is the story of Grooveshark, the people who built it, and the relationships that were tested during its rocky road to growth—and its eventual demise.” At the link find the title, “Dear Music Fans… (Season 3, Episode 4), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT8184996869.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muslim Politicians 30 mins – “It’s election season in America and Muslims all around the country are turning up to run for public office, from big (Michigan governor) to small (local city council). But even though the candidates are running on local issues like housing rights and minimum wage, the national conversation about Muslims, national security, and terrorism have trickled down into their campaigns. We talk to BuzzFeed News’ own Talal Ansari about his reporting on these candidates with Hannah Allam. We also call up Abdul El-Sayed, who’s running for governor of Michigan, and Zainab Baloch, who recently ran for Raleigh City Council.” At the link find the title, “Episode 41: Running, Not Hiding,” right-click “Media files PPY5961166868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Native Americans of 1800’s 76 mins – “Middle Tennessee State University professor Ashley Riley Sousa teaches a class on Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California.” At the link find the title, “California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.474270.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nitrogen Production 7 mins – “November 08, 2017 – A little more than a hundred years ago, the world’s fast-growing population was outstripping humanity’s ability to feed itself. Mass starvation was only averted when a pair of brilliant German scientists developed a new chemical process to snatch nitrogen gas from the air and use it to make modern fertilizers. As science writer Thomas Hager explains in this episode of Science Elements, it’s a story of wars, greed, bird droppings and a discovery that continues to dramatically shape our lives today.” At the link find the title, “Stop and Smell the Guano: How Fertilizers Saved the World – Episode 837,” right-click “Media files ScienceElements Nov8_2017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
North Korea and Shipping 18 mins – “”The Kims are quite content to be a hermit kingdom, to be isolated from the popular world and still have their shadowy networks of commerce and trade.” At the link find the title, “Nov 7 North Korea circumvents sanctions through maritime trade, says professor,” right-click “Media files current_20171107_31338.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nuclear Diamond Batteries and the Internet 28 mins – “Nuclear diamond batteries by Ian Woolf, Ben Eggleton explains the science behind the internet.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Oliver Sacks Journey 36 mins – “There’s nothing quite like the sound of someone thinking out loud, struggling to find words and ideas to match what’s in their head. Today, we are allowed to dip into the unfiltered thoughts of Oliver Sacks, one of our heroes, in the last months of his life. Oliver died in 2015, but before he passed he and his partner Bill Hayes, in an effort to preserve some of Oliver’s thoughts on his work and his life, bought a little tape recorder. Over a year and half after Oliver’s death, Bill dug up the recorder and turned it on. Through snippets of conversation with Bill, and in moments Oliver recorded whispering to himself as he wrote, we get a peek inside the head, and the life, of one of the greatest science essayists of all time. The passages read in this piece all come from Oliver’s recently released, posthumous book, The River of Consciousness. Special thanks to Billy Hayes for letting us use Oliver’s tapes, you can check out his work at http://www.billhayes.com/” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opiate Supplies 50 mins – “On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the flow of millions and millions of pills that fuelled the national painkiller epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of a DEA insider who tried to stop drug distribution companies from flooding America with truckloads of pain pills. His effort was met with backlash from his own agency, the pharmaceutical industry and Congress.” At the link find the title, “Too Many Pills, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 342-Reveal_FullMix_PODCAST_A_WAPO-18-128.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Case Study 27 mins – “The story of Kirk Foat, who shocked his doctors by coming up with his own successful plan to wean himself off prescription opiods. And a Toronto doctor who has become an expert in “de-prescribing’ patients like Kirk, who want off opioids.” At the link find the title, “Getting to Zero, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20171103_27894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Problem 50 mins – “As the opioid crisis in America rages, the government struggles to react. A look at how a 2016 bill weakened the Drug Enforcement Agency and why nobody noticed. Also, how painkillers took off in America, thanks to industry-sponsored junk science; the power of addict death notices to spread understanding about the depths of the crisis; and inside a new report exposing the exploitation faced by many senior citizens. ” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Orwell and Big Brother 27mins – “”If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” The words of George Orwell, writer, journalist, critic and for a few years, a BBC producer. On the 7th November at Broadcasting House in London, the BBC erected a statue to the author of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, with the words “Liberty” engraved on it. Orwell wrote of webcams, mass surveillance and the death of privacy in his dystopian classic, many of his ideas resonate to this day. So why is his work still relevant and what can it teach us about our relationship with our privacy and technology? The Future of Surveillance – Nearly seventy years ago, Orwell gave us his satire of a possible post-privacy surveillance future. Well now we are in that future – well some kind of version of it, what next? What of surveillance in the years and decades ahead? And how about the idea that if we have nothing to hide then we have nothing to fear. Some say that is lackadaisical at best, downright dangerous at worst. LAPD – Right at the beginning of Nineteen Eighty-Four, our protagonist Winston is in his flat, pen poised, about to write in his diary. When, in the distance, he notices a helicopter hovering “like a bluebottle”, it was a police patrol “snooping into people’s windows”. Was Orwell anticipating police surveillance drones? Well in Los Angeles, California the LAPD has just approved a one-year pilot programme to evaluate drones in law enforcement.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Panhandling 52 mins – “What do you do when a panhandler approaches you? Do you give money? Do you give food? Maybe you don’t give the person anything. Maybe you donate to a homeless services organization, or volunteer at the soup kitchen instead. But what should you do? That’s what we’re asking on Monday’s show. Our guests work closely with Utah’s homeless population, and they all agree, there are no easy answers when it comes to the ethical questions around panhandling.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paradise Papers 24 mins – “The Paradise Papers keep delivering. A trove of leaked documents on the world’s elite. The commerce secretary. Apple. More. We’ll dive in.” At the link find the title, “Paradise Papers Roil The World’s Elite, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_562858592.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paradise Papers 46 mins – “The Queen, Trudeau’s chief fundraiser and Trump’s commerce secretary among the names revealed in documents.” At the link find the title, “Nov 6 Paradise Papers: Massive leak of secret documents reveals global elite’s hidden wealth,” right-click “Media files current_20171106_93024.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Paralyzed Vets of America 60 mins – “Sherman Gillums, executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America and a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, talks about his own paralysis and the work his organization does to help veterans.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Sherman Gillums, “ right-click “Media files program.489242.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Polish Solidarity Movement 49 mins – “Five Solidarity members reflect on the movement that ended communist rule in Poland” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Populism 43 mins – “Political polarization, inequality, and corruption during the period 146 to 78 BC gravely weakened the Roman Republic in the years before its collapse. In his new book “The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Late Republic,” podcaster Mike Duncan explores this period and how Rome’s politics, which emerged from Rome’s success, subsequently led to the republic’s downfall. Benjamin Wittes interviewed Duncan on his new book to discuss ancient and modern populisms, the parallels between the late Roman Republic and current American politics, and the impact of demagoguery on government.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Mike Duncan mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Protests in America 24 mins – “”Activists are transitioning from street protests to trying to figure out some sort of electoral solution.” At the link find the title, “Nov 8 ‘Street protest is broken’: What’s become of large-scale demonstrations against Trump? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171108_20125.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Putin vs U.S. P1 58 mins – “The inside story of how Vladimir Putin came to see America as an enemy.” At the link find the title, “Putin’s Revenge: Part 2, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 351941210-frontlinepbs-putins-revenge-part-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Putin vs U.S. P2 58 mins – “The inside story of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the United States.” At the link find the title, “Putin’s Revenge: Part 1, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 351940106-frontlinepbs-putins-revenge-part-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Racism History in U.S. 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “The Dark Races of the Pacific World: Reading Race, Immigration, and Empire in Pauline Hopkins and the Colored American Magazine.” Our speaker is Edlie Wong, Professor of English at the University of Maryland.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugee Legal Aid 52 mins – “Becca Heller likes to say that she leads an army. But her soldiers don’t battle with guns. They’re lawyers and law students. They use the law to protect the legal and human rights of refugees seeking shelter and assistance, and their work has never been easy. It only got more difficult with the election of Donald Trump and his efforts to enact a travel ban. Heller is in Utah this week, and she joins us Thursday to talk about America’s immigration policies and the challenges of refugee resettlement. Becca Heller is the director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project and a visiting clinical lecturer at Yale Law School.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rorschach Ink Blots 52 mins – “No idea from psychology has saturated popular culture as thoroughly as Hermann Rorschach’s inkblots. Rorschach designed the ten amorphous, symmetrical inkblots as a means to probe the human mind. He believed that what you see is who you are. He died less than a year after publishing his test, and the inkblots became a kind of sorcerer’s apprentice, influencing the world without his guidance. In a new biography, writer Damion Searls chronicles Rorschach’s life and the influence of his iconic creation.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Russian Propaganda 14 mins – “Russian spy tactics have gotten an upgrade since the Cold War. This week how they work now: bad actors, active measures, advanced persistent threats. Cyberwar has its own vocabulary. So we got ourselves a tutor. Join Manoush and information warfare expert Molly McKew, who puts the fun in fundamental assault on democracy.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “save Link As from the pop-up menu.
Russian Totalitarianism 52 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about what happened to Russia. The fall of the USSR was followed by a period of liberalization, and the country appeared to be on the path towards democracy. Then Vladimir Putin rose to power. He invaded neighboring countries. He led a crackdown on political opposition. He’s waging war on the concept of Western democracy. But where has his regime left Russia and its people? Journalist Masha Gessen joins us Tuesday to share what she’s learned about how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia. Masha Gessen is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, among many other publications. She’s the author of several books. Her newest is called The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sex Assaults on Campus 53 mins – “Wednesday, we’re talking to journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis, whose controversial new book looks at sex and sexual violence on college campuses. Grigoriadis interviewed more than 100 students, as well as parents and college administrators, to try to understand how sex, power, and consent work on campus these days. The answer is really complicated with good and terrible sides to the story. There’s also a lot of what she calls the mushy middle. Her book is called Blurred Lines.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment 16 mins – “Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson discusses sexual harassment in the workplace. She is interviewed by Sally Quinn.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Gretchen Carlson, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.488417.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment 54 mins- “Since the news about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predations, allegations have surfaced against other powerful men. We look back at the early days in the fight against sexual harassment with the woman who coined the term. Plus: journalist Matt Taibbi examines the life, death and legacy of Eric Garner; and the release of new JFK files brings the mother of all conspiracy theories back into the spotlight. 1. Lin Farley, author of The Sexual Shakedown: The Sexual Harassment of Women On the Job, talks about the term she coined in the mid-70s: ‘sexual harassment’. 2. Matt Taibbi [@mtaibbi], journalist and author of I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street, discusses his exploration of Eric Garner’s life and death in the media. 3. Ron Rosenbaum [@RonRosenbaum1] talks about his long-time interest in the JFK assassination and how the conspiracy theories changed “the landscape of the American mind.” 4. Sara Fishko [@FishkoFiles] reports on how TV anchors used the new medium to cover the JFK assassination, the president’s funeral, and the attack on Lee Harvey Oswald in real time.” At the link find the title, “Chokehold, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm171027pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment 15 mins – “When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story — and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. “We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back,” Carlson says. “We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be.” At the link find the title, “Gretchen Carlson: How we can end sexual harassment at work, 2017,” right-click “Low” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment Impact P1 50 mins – “How does owing money change the way we act and feel? On this episode we look at the connection between debt and mental health, how sexual harassment claims are changing the way investors choose stocks, and the five things you should ask any financial planner. Plus, we dive into the dos and don’ts of food at work. Food seems like such a small thing, so why does it cause so much workplace drama? Those stories and more on Marketplace Weekend.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sexual Harassment Impact P2 51 mins – “On this episode, we look at the financial effect of workplace sexual harassment, dig into the details of the GOP’s new tax plan and examine the economics of boycotts. Plus, we join fans on the hunt for Hamilton tickets with a scavenger hunt in Los Angeles. And, Imagine Dragons takes the Marketplace Quiz.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Shanghai Battle P5 22 mins – “The Japanese Expeditionary forces set the stage for a much larger attack, once their reinforcements arrive. The plan is to cut Shanghai off from any assistance. Meanwhile, Chiang Kai-Shek has taken personal command of the 3rd War Zone.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 208-11417_9.50 PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Smart Phone Tracking 21 mins – “Timothy Carpenter stole cell phones. Then his phone sold him out to the Feds. Now the Supreme Court has to decide how private our cell phone data should be.” At the link find the title, “#804: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171108_pmoney pmpod804.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Social Interaction Value 49 mins – “Discussions about healthy living usually revolve around diet and exercise. Social interaction is often left out of the conversation, even though research shows that it’s critical to our well-being. On this week’s radio replay, we’ll explore research on the extremes of social interaction: from the consequences of constant connection, to the high cost of solitary confinement.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: Prisons of Our Own Making, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171103_hiddenbrain_hb_rad04_prisons of our own making-radio replay-93f678d7-7b27-4e7b-a048-e289cdb7bab5.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.
Social Psychology 50 mins – “Psychologist Dave Pizarro of the Very Bad Wizards joins us to discuss Stanley Milgram’s “Behavioral Study of Obedience” (1963; read it), Philip Zimbardo’s “Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison” (1973; read it), and John Doris’s “Persons, Situations, and Virtue Ethics” (1998). Do difficult situations make good people act badly? Are there really “good” and “bad” people, or are we all about the same, but put in different situations? Situationism is supported by Milgram’s experiment, where most subjects could be easily pressured into delivering shocks to an innocent person (really an actor… punked!). A more immersive example was provided by The Stanford Prison Experiment, where students took on the roles of guard and prisoner, and quickly became sadistic and passive respectively. John Doris argues that situationism is a direct attack on virtue ethics, that really there is no such thing as a virtue like “bravery” or “generosity” that cuts across all sorts of situations. While there are of course consistent personality traits, these don’t map against the virtues as depicted by Aristotle and our common cultural notions. Rather, they’re more context-dependent, specific to certain types of situations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sound Libraries 52 mins – “We had a listening party with Raina Douris. Today’s episode is all about music and sound. Featuring: Planet Money, Surprisingly Awesome, Twenty Thousand Hertz, Still Processing, I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, Ways of Hearing, The Imposter.” At the link find the title, “Exploring Podcasts About Music and Sound with Raina Douris,” right-click “Download Exploring Podcasts About Music and Sound with Raina Douris,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Syrian War Progress 15 mins – “The CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault has just returned from Raqqa and shares first hand the devastation of a city destroyed by ISIS.” At the link find the title, “Nov 6 ‘So many dead’: Adrienne Arsenault inside Raqqa’s ruins,” right-click “Media files current_20171106_39707.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Technonomics 38 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by digital and marketing entrepreneur, John Straw, who describes himself as a “technonomist” – someone exploring the cutting edge of technology and looking to understand where it fits from both an economic and commercial perspective.. John is a Senior Advisor at McKinsey and IBM, as well as an author, speaker and investor with over 30 years of experience in IT and digital transformation. What Was Covered – The journey John sees towards “programmatic enterprises” in which the availability of data and artificial intelligence allow for organizational control on a totally different level than possible today; How this journey takes us from decision making via experience and intuition to experience augmented by data to data augmented by experience to simply by data. And how, as per previous major shifts (think of the introduction of the PC) this happens not as a “big bang” but as a more gradual or “stealthy” process; The advice that John uses when personally investing in new technology businesses and his two-part rule which he advises business leaders to use in renovation and innovation implementation Key Takeaways and Learnings –How companies are using “layered” data to improve their renovation and innovation activities; How new technologies, and the pace of their development, provide opportunities for scale for all companies’ renovation processes; Why transformational innovation activities (“breaking” the existing business) need to go “in the garage”, away from the innovation “killers” of process and politics” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Traumatic Brain Injury 38 mins – “Andrew Maas and David Menon, lead authors, discuss The Lancet Neurology Commission on traumatic brain injury and outline the worldwide burden.” At the link find the title, “Traumatic Brain Injury: The Lancet Neurology: Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files laneur_061117_tbi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Administration Reaction 56 mins – “This week marked the launch of the Texas National Security Review, a new publication from the University of Texas and War on the Rocks. At the recent launch event of the journal, War on the Rocks editor-in-chief Ryan Evans moderated a conversation with Benjamin Wittes, Kori Schake, distinguished research fellow at the Hoover Institution and Nora Bensahel, defense policy analyst and Atlantic Council scholar. Panelists discussed how countries are responding to the Trump administration and what strategies they should consider in the future, the relationship between domestic and international order, and how we should feel about the state of American democracy ten months into the new administration.” At the link right-click “Direct download: War_on_the_Rocks_Event_mixdown2.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Election Day Reflections 21 mins – “It’s now a year since Election Day 2016, and a year since we gathered in our office the day after Election Day to figure out what exactly had happened. The mood was tense, and our Executive Producer Katya Rogers seized the opportunity to offer listeners some ultra transparency, documenting a moment when Brooke and Bob were at their most doubting. The result: a raw podcast extra, in which the hosts argued about what had gone down and how the show should cover the Trump administration. Flash forward to this summer, when Bob and Brooke re-listened to their November conversation and then turned on the mics to reflect on their thoughts and speculations from eight months earlier. Both conversations are collected here for this weeks podcast extra.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump Election Dissected 51 mins – “Donald Trump celebrated a remarkable Presidential election victory a year ago on 8 November 2016. Anthony Zurcher revisits that dramatic night – and asks could he do it again in 2020?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Vaccine War 27 mins – “Vaccine hesitancy means that 11 per cent of Canadian 2 year olds are not fully immunized against measles, and 23 per cent don’t have all the recommended doses for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus.” At the link find the title, “Outbreak of doubt, Oct, 2017,” right—click “Media files whitecoat_20171026_78175.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Veterans Issues in New Hampshire 46 mins – “In the past few months, the Manchester VA Medical Center met with scandal, disaster, and a full helping of public outcry. Today on Word of Mouth, NHPR’s Peter Biello looks back on the summer’s news and tells the story of one woman’s effort to improve hospital facilities for survivors of military sexual trauma. Also on this week’s episode, New Hampshire remains” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Virology in Indiana 66 mins – “From Indiana University, Vincent and Kathy speak with Tuli Mukhopadhyay, John Patton, and Adam Zlotnick about their careers and their work on alphaviruses, hepatitis B virus, and rotaviruses.” At the link right-click “Download TWIV 466” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wartime Journalism 16 mins – “President Trump ordered the firing of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria in retaliation against the chemical attack allegedly committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people. The coverage of the strikes appeared to present a stark choice between good and evil, rather than a Gordian knot of geopolitics, regional politics, domestic politics, and the proliferation of terror. But is it really that easy? Bob speaks with Stephen Kinzer, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and a columnist at the Boston Globe, who argues that the public is being presented with a deceptively simple version of reality because the media aren’t asking the right questions.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Whistleblower Graphic Novel 71 mins – “Want to get the full story on post-9/11 American electronic surveillance … in the form of a graphic novel? Follow journalist Pratap Chatterjee and illustrator Khalil Bendib through their new book, Verax: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel, which blends Chatterjee’s sleuth journalism with Bendib’s comic illustrations for a uniquely visual perspective on a complex issue. Chatterjee and Bendib explain the many ways that governments track individuals and countries, highlighting the complicity of tech giants such as Apple, Verizon and Google in these covert operations. They also share the stories of the journalists and whistleblowers such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, who blew the lid off electronic surveillance operations and exposed them for the entire world to see. Finally, Chatterjee and Bendib will predict the future of electronic surveillance practices and those who choose to resist them, asking: Whose side are you on?” At the link find the title, “Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare and Surveillance: A Graphic History, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171107_Inforum Whistleblowers Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wildfire Control 14 mins – “Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States — the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we’ve brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.” At the link find the title, “Paul Hessburg: Why wildfires have gotten worse — and what we can do about it,Nov 2017,” right-click “Low” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Zero Carbon on Trial 27 mins [first item] “What is the danger to scientific discourse when scientists sue other scientists? News that a scientist in the US is suing a fellow scientist, and the National Academy of Sciences, for libel, is worrying the science publishing community. Will litigation spoil the usual, fair and open exchanges that drive scientific progress? [then] Transgenic Skin Transplant – Clinicians have created transgenic stem cells to produce replacement skin for a child with a devastatingly debilitating skin disease. The team grew enough skin to transplant 80% of the child’s body with the genetically ‘fixed’ skin. [then] Karlie Noon – As part of this week’s BBC 100 Women season, shining a spotlight on inspiring women in science, indigenous Australian astronomer Karlie Noon tells us about the Aboriginal astronomy knowledge she has been collecting. And her journey as an indigenous woman in physics. [finally] Analysing the York Gospels – A medieval illuminated manuscript, over one-thousand years old, is still in used in religious ceremonies in the UK today. Like many illuminated manuscripts, the York Gospels is exquisitely decorated and bound, providing important historical and artistic value. But new bio-archaeological analysis has shone light on the biological value of the book. The team have revealed which animal skins went to make the parchment and other fascinating discoveries about the biology contained beneath its covers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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