Media Mining Digest 317 – Dec 8, 2017: Arctic GMO Apple, Autism Center, Banana Parasites, Ben and Jerry Founders, Bitcoin Investing, Bobby Kennedy Book, Canadian Road Development, Central African Republic Massacre, Chinese Book of Changes, Climate Change Impact on Health, Coal Waste Disaster, Communication Skills, Congressional Controversy, Corporation History, Corruption in Washington, Crime as a Disease, Democratic Processes, Education Improvement, Farming in Montana, Fiji Water, Food Bank Network, Gene Therapy in Pets, German Coal Production, Harry’s Last Stand, Homeless Hepatitis Epidemic, Impeachment Guide, Indigenous Science Fiction, Ketogenic Diet and Longevity, Low Wage Earners, Marvin Kalb on Russia, Monkey Sues Man, Puerto Rico Telephone Restoration, Refugee Students, Rohingya Conflict, Russian Security Service, Saudi Arabia Trends, Sex Assault of Teens, Sexual Harassment in Congress, South Sudan Problem, Suffragette Movement, Teaching Impoverished Refugees, Teamwork and Leadership, Turkey and the West, Walmart Discrimination Problem, Wildfire Impact, Working Moms, Workplace Discrimination Against Women, WWII Beginnings, Yemen War, Zimbabwe Crisis, Zulu Nation

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Actress Joyce Van Patten 90 mins – “Gilbert and Frank welcome veteran stage, film and television actress Joyce Van Patten, who shares fond memories of working with some of Hollywood’s most iconic figures, including Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin and Peter Sellers (to name a few). Also, Joyce dines with Vincent Price, tours with Tony Randall, treads the boards with Al Shean and remembers the late, great Herb Edelman. PLUS: Mr. Big converts! Rod Serling stops by the set! Joyce praises Martin Balsam! Andy Griffith hates on Jack Lord! And Bob Denver adopts a monkey!” At the link find the title, #181 Joyce Van Patten,” right-click “Media files 7eaabcda-008e-4a79-8303-4136d1a8f5c2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Education of Girls P1 60 mins – “On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Education of Girls P2 120 mins – “On November 8, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings (CUE) hosted the 2017 Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium: Reaching the Most Marginalized. Each year, CUE convenes policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders in the girls’ education arena to discuss the most pressing issues as identified by the Echidna Global Scholars, a group of global leaders in girls’ education who spend 5 months in-residency at Brookings.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 15 – “”I shudder to think what kind of toxic and harmful long term effects it will have on the lungs of children who are being born in this city.” At the link find the title, “Nov 13 | New Delhi’s toxic smog poses serious health threat, warns doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171113_29635.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alabama Politics 41 mins – “The legendary journalist Howell Raines reports from Alabama on the continuing Republican support for Roy Moore; Adam Shatz talks about Trump’s place in the system to control nuclear weapons; and Corey Robin talks about Trump’s place in the tradition of reactionary political thought.” At the link find the title, “Can the Democrats Beat Roy Moore in Alabama? Howell Raines; plus Adam Shatz on Trump and the Bomb, and Corey Robin on Trump’s Reactionary Mind, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 9031d146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Allied Bombing of German Cities 58 mins – “No one doubts the bravery of the thousands of men who flew and died in Bomber Command. The death rate was an appalling 44%. And yet until the opening of a monument in Green Park in 2012 they had received no official recognition, with many historians claiming that the offensive was immoral and unjustified. How can it be right, they argue, for the Allies to have deliberately targeted German cities causing the death of hundreds of thousands of civilians? Even on a strategic level the offensive failed to bring about the collapse of civilian morale that was its intention. Others, however, maintain that the attacks made a decisive contribution to the Allied victory. Vast numbers of German soldiers and planes were diverted from the eastern and western fronts, while Allied bombing attacks virtually destroyed the German air force, clearing the way for the invasion of the continent. Arguing for the motion were AC Grayling, philosopher and author of ‘Among the Dead Cities: Is the Targeting of Civilians in War Ever Justified?’; and Richard Overy, Professor of history at Exeter University who has published extensively on World War II and air power in the 20th century. Arguing against them were Antony Beevor, award-winning historian and author of the No. 1 international bestseller ‘The Second World War’; and Patrick Bishop, historian and author of ‘Bomber Boys’. The debate was chaired by Jeremy O’Grady, Editor-in-chief of The Week magazine and co-founder of Intelligence Squared.” At the link find the title, “The Allied bombing of German cities in World War II was unjustifiable, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazonian Innovation 39 mins – “In this episode we’re joined by Tyler Gage, co-founder of the organic tea company Runa, and author of the book, Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life. Tyler shares how his immersion into life in the Amazon guided him in building a socially responsible business able to thrive in the hyper-competitive soft drinks segment. What Was Covered – How Tyler’s interest in peak performance led him to indigenous elders in the Amazon and how life there inspired him to build a business The parallels to be found from the Amazonian concept of wisdom and modern business and entrepreneurship Discovering strength in vulnerability and how admitting what we don’t know creates an environment to learn from others…” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Politics Transformation 66 mins – “The 1968 U.S. presidential election fundamentally shaped modern American politics, and it was a transformative event in the life of a young Lawrence O’Donnell. Nothing went according to plan: Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson believed he would easily defeat Richard Nixon, former Republican vice president and California senator, until anti-war protests forced his withdrawal. The upstart Democratic candidate Robert F. Kennedy quickly secured the national spotlight, only to be tragically assassinated in Los Angeles that June. While Nixon remained the front-runner, Hubert Humphrey, the last remaining cog of the Democratic political machine, was closing in. To defeat him, Nixon pulled off one of the greatest dirty tricks in American political history. 1968 set the tone for Watergate and all else that has followed in the new era of modern politics. For decades, O’Donnell has been a pioneer in the field of political commentary and entertainment. As both a producer of The West Wing and as the host of his own MSNBC show, “The Last Word,” he has served as a voice of wisdom and integrity throughout the evolution of our political sphere. His new book, Playing With Fire, tells the story of a country coming apart at the seams in real time; it is a master class in the electioneering that took advantage of the chaos.” At the link find the title, “MSNBC’S Lawrence O’Donnell: Playing with Fire, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171115_Lawrence Odonnell Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Revolution 30 mins – “After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington’s army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 25- Valley Forge.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic GMO Apple 7 mins – “On the last Monday of September, 32 field workers stepped onto a 15-acre experimental plot in an undisclosed part of Washington and made apple harvest history. The fruits they plucked from each tree were only a few months old. But they were two decades and millions of dollars in the making. And when they landed, pre-sliced and bagged on grocery store shelves earlier this month, they became the first genetically modified apple to go on sale in the United States.” At the link find the title, “Would You Put the Genetically Modified Arctic Apple in Your Pie? Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-1af6277b-c5fc-4e2b-b1c3-0ff36b146885-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Articles of Confederation 27 mins – “As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 29-_The Articles of Confederation.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autism Center 29 mins – “How far would you go to help one of your coworkers? For Bernie Marcus, the co-founder and former CEO of Home Depot, the answer is: farther than most would ever imagine. In this episode, you’ll hear about the incredible personal philosophy that drove Marcus to build the Marcus Autism Center and go so far as to commit more than $100 million of his own money to the cause. All told, Bernie and his wife Billi, through the Marcus Foundation, have donated more than $1 billion to address some of the nation’s most pressing health issues, including stem cell research, spinal cord issues and brain injuries. But while he’s a man who’s donated richly, Marcus didn’t come from a background of wealth. In this show he also shares how he grew up poor in Newark, New Jersey and worked until his 50s before he reached his big breakthrough. He also offers insight into his personal ethical code—the one that made sure that, when he did find success, he was going to share it with others, especially the people who’d helped him succeed.” At the link find the title, “Entrepreneurial Philanthropy, “ right-click “Media files Crazy Good Turns Marcus Autism Center.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banana Parasites 38 mins – “In this week’s podcast Dr. Jonnny Dalzell guest hosts from Tanzania. He visits with scientists from IITA that are helping devise solutions to nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic soil worms that are difficult to control and require substantial chemical inputs that are not always available and can be hazardous. Uncontrolled nematodes lead to damaged crops, and damage is not always apparent until it is too late. Dr. Dalzell speaks to IITA Kenya scientists Dr. Nessie Luambano, Dr. Danny Coyne, and Dr. Leena Tripathi. They discuss the problem of nematodes, some of the proposed solutions, and some of the frustrations of having good work stalled because of a lack of funding and political will to move them forward.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ben and Jerry Founders 60 – “In the mid-1970s two childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield decided to open an ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont. Their quirky little shop packaged and sold unusual flavors like Honey Coffee, Mocha Walnut, and Mint with Oreo Cookies. In 1981, the regional brand spread across the country after Time magazine called it the “best ice cream in America.” Today, Ben & Jerry’s is one of the top selling ice cream brands in the world. And, like the original founders, the company doesn’t shy away from speaking out on social issues.” At the link find the title, “Ben & Jerry’s: Ben Cohen And Jerry Greenfield, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171117_hibt_bj.mp3” and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin in Canada 36 mins – “Anthony is the CEO and Founder of Decentral – a Toronto-based innovation hub focused on disruptive and decentralized technologies. In early 2016, they created Jaxx – one of the top multi-cryptocurrency wallets on the market. Anthony is also one of the founding members of Ethereum and the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. In this episode, we discuss: – Anthony’s epic journey to Cryptocurrency. From real estate, to the family patio door business, to geothermal drilling, and finally, to a serendipitous discovery of Bitcoin that eventually led to millions – How he became one of the original 5 founders of Ethereum – And of course, since he invented one of the most popular cryptocurrency wallets in the space, we discuss the inevitable consequences of the current ICO bubble” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Investing 43 mins – “Lisa Cheng is the Founder and Head of Research & Development for the Vanbex Group. Vanbex is a full stack professional services and development company specializing in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. Lisa is also an advisor for emerging tech startups and has expertise in business development and product strategy. Her background includes Fortune 500 companies, enterprise sales, big data, and SaaS. In this episode, we discuss: How Lisa got let go from several jobs and was on unemployment before working for organizations like the Ethereum Foundation and Mastercoin (now known as Omni) How she became the Founder of the Vanbex Group And how Vanbex’s Etherparty project raised $30 million in its ICO pre-sale” At the link double-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” and “OK”.

Bitcoin Speculation 18 mins – “With phenomenal value appreciation, users are divided over the future of the digital currency, with some hoping to go mainstream, and others vehemently resistant to selling out.” At the link find the title, “Nov 17 Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern, 2017,” right-click “Nov 17 Betting on bitcoin: Why the hyped digital currency is also causing concern, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171117_98337.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoins First User 64 mins – “In this episode of The Blockchain Show, astrologer Robert Phoenix breaks down the charts for bitcoin and ethereum, demystifying our beautiful solar system, and expanding our horizons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Wood Workers 19 mins – “The Wood Working for the Blind #WW4B Series is about Blind wood workers honing their craft or just getting interested in the art of wood working. We are also bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to www.Lighthouse-SF.org/enchanted-hills/rebuilding/” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bobby Kennedy Book 63 mins – “Chris Matthews, Author, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit…This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “MSNBC Host Chris Matthews, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171114_Chris Matthews Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Discussion 60 mins – “Is Britain facing an identity crisis? The traditional dividing lines of left and right seem to be dissolving into new political tribes – metropolitan liberals versus the culturally rooted working classes, graduates versus the uneducated, the young versus the old. In June’s general election, traditional Labour heartlands like Mansfield went Conservative, while wealthy areas such as Kensington swung to Corbyn. Britain seems utterly confused about its politics. As the far left and Eurosceptic right have gained strength, much of the country has been left feeling politically homeless. So what’s going on? How will these new alignments play out as the country faces the historic challenge of leaving the EU and forging a new relationship with the rest of the world? Are the Conservatives really up to the job, as they bicker over what kind of Brexit they want and jostle over who should succeed Theresa May? Is it now unthinkable that Jeremy Corbyn could be the next prime minister? Looming over the current turmoil is the biggest question of all: What kind of Britain do we want to live in? What are the values that should hold our society together?” At the link find the title, “The Great Realignment: Britain’s Political Identity Crisis, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in North Carolina 27 mins – “NC Hearts Gigabit is a grassroots group recently launched in North Carolina that aims to dramatically improve Internet access and utilization across the state. We caught up with Economic Development Consultant Christa Wagner Vinson, CEO of Open Broadband Alan Fitzpatrick, and Partner of Broadband Catalysts Deborah Watts to discuss what they are doing. We discuss their goals and vision for a more connected North Carolina as well as their organizing methods. Given my experiences dining in that state, I’m not surprised that they have often organized around meals – good stuff! NC Hearts Gigabit offers an important model for people who feel left out of the modern political system…” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Washington State 23 mins – “Grant County’s Public Utility District was, along with some nearby PUDs, among the very first deployers of Fiber-to-the-Home networks shortly after the turn of the millennium. And per Washington’s law, they built an open access network that today has more than twenty service providers. Grant County PUD Project Specialist Russ Brethrower joins us for Community Broadband Bits podcast 279, a live interview from the Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Atlanta. We discuss the history of the network and other observations from Russ, who has more direct experience in these networks than the vast majority of us that regularly speculate on them. We also talk about the experiences of open access over 16 years and how they financed the network.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Housing 24 mins – “The 10-year plan includes the introduction of a housing benefit for families, and the building of 100,000 new affordable housing units.” At the link find the title, “Nov 23 ‘Absolutely historic’: Federal government launches ‘human rights-based’ housing strategy, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171123_99772.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Homosexuals 19 mins – “Next Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologizing to LGBTQ military and government employees for losing their jobs, dignity and privacy, because they were gay.” At the link find the title, “Nov 24 ‘A small victory’: LGBTQ Canadians ‘purged’ from military and public service await apology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171124_94443.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Road Development 15 mins – “”I hardly slept during the night … it’s such an exciting day,” says Tuktoyaktuk Mayor Darrel Nasogaluak of the new road that officially opened.” At the link find the title, “Nov 15 New Tuktoyaktuk road life-changing for Arctic community, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171115_89353.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Reduction Project 6 mins – “As an environment reporter for The World, I spend a lot of time reporting on climate change as an international policy issue. I spend less time thinking and learning about what it would actually look like to live in a country that’s weaned itself largely off carbon. Would everyone drive electric cars? Would we all have to live closer to where we work? How much of our energy would have to come from solar and wind power? Will nuclear energy have a resurgence? When I heard about an Excel spreadsheet that Harvard professor, Dan Schrag, uses to help his environmental science students model a low-carbon future for the US economy, it intrigued me. I liked the idea of working out our energy future in black and white….” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Career Moves 57 mins – “Amy Chang had accomplished a lot in her eight years at Google, helping launch and then lead Google Analytics to 70 percent market share. But then she left to launch her own tech startup, a relationship-intelligence platform called Accompany. In conversation with Matt Harvey of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Chang talks about getting out of one’s comfort zone and laying the groundwork for a successful career.” At the link find the title, “Entrepreneurs Keep Pushing – Amy Chang (Accompany), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files a.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Central African Republic Massacre 7 mins – “A war zone can pass for a mostly peaceful place when no one is watching, says investigative journalist and TED Fellow Anjan Sundaram. In this short, incisive talk, he takes us inside the conflict in the Central African Republic, where he saw the methodical preparation for ethnic cleansing, and shares a lesson about why it’s important to bear witness to other people’s suffering. “Ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are,” Sundaram says. “A witness can become precious, and their gaze most necessary, when violence passes silently, unseen and unheard.” At the link click the “Share” button and right-click “Download Audio” from the pop-up menu.

Che Guevara 98 mins – “Dr. Thoreau Redcrow is an American academic with a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis with a concentration in Global Conflict. Thoreau is a researcher who specializes in studying armed guerrilla movements, and who has over a decade of experience studying the life and legacy of Che Guevara. His prior investigations into Che’s biography have taken him to Cuba to speak to those who knew and fought alongside Che, as well as to other arenas around the world which have been influenced by Che Guevara’s armed struggle. Brett sits down with Dr. Redcrow to discuss the Argentine Marxist revolutionary; including an entire segment of the podcast dedicated to debunking many of the right-wing and anti-communist lies about him. Topics Include: Che’s childhood, the political context out of which Che emerged, the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, debunking lies and slander about Che, The Bay of Pigs, Anti-Imperialism, “Guevarism”, Marx, Lenin, and much, MUCH more!” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” from the pop-up menu, then “OK”.

Child Well-being 6 mins – “The long-term success of a nation depends in large part on how well families and society care for their children. Child well-being can be measured through various indicators that reflect a child’s family, physical, and social environments, health, and education. This report examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider when addressing it. While many factors influence a child’s well-being, poverty—particularly early in life—can have long-term consequences in many areas, such as the ability to be successful in school and work. In 2016, about 18 percent of children in the United States lived in poverty, with some groups faring worse than others.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childlessness 15 mins – “One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn’t want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.” At the link find the title, “Nov 2017 Christen Reighter: I don’t want children — stop telling me I’ll change my mind,” right-click “Medium” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Book of Changes 45 mins – “Although covered before in an old China History Podcast episode, Laszlo takes the Yi Jing (I Ching, sometimes called the ‘Book of Changes’) off the shelf for a total makeover and freshening up. In this brief detour along the history timeline, Laszlo picks the Yi Jing apart and offers up both a history of this timeless classic as well as a brief intro about how it works and the role it plays in the life of some people. The Yi Jing is a book with a lot of staying power and has been kept as a handy reference guide for hundreds of millions of people over the millennia. Listen to what it’s all about and see for yourself if the Yi Jing can serve you:” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” from the pop-up menu, then “OK”.

Climate Change Impact on Health 21 mins – “Nick Watts and Elizabeth Robinson discuss their findings from the 2017 report of The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” At the link find the title, “Lancet Countdown 2017: The Lancet: October 30, 2017,” right-click “Media files 30october_countdown.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Cities and States 59 mins – “Following the U.S. federal government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, individual cities and states are actively seeking to shape their own climate policies.” At the link find the title, “The Foreign Policy of Cities and States: Municipalities Take the Lead on Climate, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171120 The Foreign Policies of Cities and States_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Private Responses 6 mins – “In the US, and throughout the globe for that matter, the private sector is increasingly being looked to as a source of leadership for combating climate change. And many companies are stepping up, especially with the lack of leadership coming from Washington.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Clothes Dryer Selection 15 mins- “Since we compared front load washers and top load washers in last week’s mini-lesson, it only makes sense that we cover dryers this week. We’ll talk about gas versus electric dryers and cover some of the more popular dryer options, such as steam and moisture sensors. Plus we’ll go over some best practices for installing the dryer vent system— practices that will decrease your risk of a dryer fire.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Coal Waste Disaster 38 mins – “In 1966, a mining disaster in Aberfan, Wales, killed 144 people. It was a completely preventable tragedy and 116 of the victims were children.” At the link find the title, “The Aberfan Disaster, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-22-symhc-aberfan-disaster.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Columbia Wars 12 mins – “Joe Parkin Daniels, author of a new World Report on a military hospital in Bogota, joins us to discuss the nuances of peace and conflict in Colombia since the FARC peace deal, and the challenges still facing healthcare in the country.” At the link find the title, “Conflict in Colombia: The Lancet: Oct, 2017” right-click “Media files 26october_colombia.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comic Writer David Zucker 98 mins – “Writer-director-producer David Zucker (“Airplane!,” “The Naked Gun,” “Kentucky Fried Movie”) sits down with Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating, hour-plus conversation about the rules of comedy, the challenges of parody, the uniqueness of “Who’s on First?” and the greatest hits (and misses) of the Marx Brothers. Also, Peter Graves takes offense, Vincent Price takes a pass, Woody Allen boxes a kangaroo and “ZAZ” lifts a plot from Charles Bronson. PLUS: “Top Secret!” “A Fistful of Yen”! In praise of Chevy Chase! John Byner sends up Robert Stack! And David remembers his old friend Leslie Nielsen.” At the link find the title, “#182 David Zucker,” right-click “Media files 79786cf1-197a-4ebc-bf0b-c43c54448bc6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Communication Skills 12 mins – “When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.” At theh link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confucianism 48 mins – “In this second helping of Laszlo’s overview of the history of Chinese philosophy, the Great Sage himself is the center of focus. Arguably China’s most famous citizen of all time, Confucius (and his disciples) created an ideology and political system that had incredible lasting power. Part two examines the stories surrounding Confucius’s life growing up and operating in the State of Lu during the last decades of the Spring and Autumn period of the Zhou Dynasty. In addition to the trials and tribulations faced by Master Kong in his day, the basic tenets of Confucianism are introduced.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” from the pop-up menu, then “OK”.

Congressional Controversy 63 mins – “Dan, Tommy and Lovett discuss the allegations against Senator Franken, the Republicans trying to use tax reform to take health care from people, and the latest in the ever expanding Roy Moore scandal. Favreau is out of town, so Dan talks one-on-one with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Plus, Tommy has a new puppy!” At the link find the title, “”Say what it takes to heal a culture.” Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 69313138-d51d-46b5-b28b-cf02d3ded0a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Construction Cool Tools 27 mins – “Our guest this week is Matt Velderman. He’s a DYIer, an engineer, inventor, and he leads Stanley Black & Decker’s Breakthrough Innovation Group.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporation History 91 mins – “On November 15, Brookings convened several of the editors and contributors to the book “Corporations and American democracy” for a conversationon what the corporation’s place is in American society, and on what risks and opportunities corporations pose to democracy.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Corruption in Washington 49 mins – “With allegations of corruption flying on both sides of the aisle in Washington, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan return to our episode on how Americans have wrestled with political corruption.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterfeit vs Fake Money  21 mins – “There’s a scene in the buddy cop movie Rush Hour 2, starring Jackie Chan and  Chris Tucker, that takes place in a crowded Las Vegas casino. After some tense action, a small bomb goes off near one of the roulette tables and money flies everywhere. A company named ISS Props had provided the money for that scene (and several others) to the filmmakers. The fake money amounted to nearly a billion dollars in fake bills — and the company was surprised when one day, during the filming, two men from the Secret Service showed up to their office. The Secret Service was there because some of the fake cash had gone missing from the set and had started turning up on the Las Vegas strip. CEO of ISS Props, Gregg Bilson Jr., was now facing a serious charge: counterfeiting.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crime as a Disease 49 mins – “In moments of anger, it can be hard to take a deep breath or count to ten. But public health researcher Harold Pollack says five minutes of reflection can make all the difference between a regular life and one spent behind bars. This week, we visit a Chicago program that helps young men learn how to pause and reflect. Plus, we ask whether we should think of violence as a disease, similar to a blood-borne pathogen in its ability to spread from person to person.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: Crime As A Disease” right-click “Media files 20171117 hiddenbrain_hb_crime as a disease-radio replay-0d6e9c2e-956e-4d85-aed9-bb6c67830ccc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democratic Processes 65 mins – “Playing for Team Human today are Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen from the Small Planet Institute. Lappé and Eichen are out on the road with a mission to reinvigorate “civic courage” and inclusive participation in democracy. Their latest book Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want offers a diagnosis of what has come to ail our democracy and recommends the necessary cures, offering concrete examples of ballot initiatives, reforms, and collective organizing happening across the country. Counter to a despairing narrative on the current state of democracy in the U.S., Lappé and Eichen argue that people are indeed rising to take the reigns. Inspired by examples of deep organizing and the convergence of movements in places such as Democracy Spring, Democracy Awakening, and Occupy Wall Street, Lappé and Eichen see power shifting back into the people’s hands. Their analysis of how we got to where we are, coupled with their passion and optimism for change, is both contagious and empowering. In this Team Human conversation, Lappé and Eichen join Douglas to make a case for hope, courage, and optimism in this moment of turmoil and division. Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue on the theme of democracy inspired by this conversation. Though it may have been easy to have lost faith in democracy after the 2016 election, perhaps election day is the wrong place to look if we really see democracy in action. It’s a monologue that asks: where does democracy begin for team human?… and lucky for us, today’s guests Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen are ready with the answer.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 63 Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen “The Thrill of Democracy” right-click “Media files 5a0c3583a3f222e723b55e02.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Double-Speed YouTube 33 mins- “[Third item.] Our guest this week is A.J. Jacobs. A.J. is the author of four New York Times best sellers including The Year Of Living Biblically, and The Know-It-All. CBS will be airing a sitcom based on The Year Of Living Biblically this winter. He is a contributor to Esquire and NPR.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Improvement 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. Amel Karboul nurtures and inspires a new generation of responsible leaders, teams and organizations to create breakthroughs in their thinking, to transform themselves and to work towards a just and sustainable future. Together with the Education Commission team, she has played a leading role in a major global initiative engaging world leaders, policymakers and researchers, and she has developed a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people. Karboul has also built The Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF) as a non-partisan think- and do-tank, and with her team she has engaged a new type of conversation between public and private audiences and nurtured new solutions for education (including de-radicalisation), employment, leadership and gender equality. She also co-lead the establishment of first democratic society in Arab nation, began economic reform and created and deployed effective pioneering digital media engagement between government and citizen on very limited budget as cabinet minister. Karboul published her book, Coffin Corner, outlining a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century. Nominated as one of ten leading young African politicians, her professional brand is first and foremost that of a highly intelligent, well connected, creative and inspirational go-getter with a track record of making things happen.” At the link click the “Share” button and right-click “Download Audio” from the pop-up menu.

Education Methods 43 mins – “In what might be our most thought-provoking episode of all time, Craig Barton, maths instructor from Northern England, talks about his transformation from a constructivist to a teacher who strongly believes in explicit instruction. Craig rejects the idea that students learn best when they discover truths on their own. He is well-read, articulate, and very engaging so quit reading this description and start the show!” At the link find the title, “The pitfall of inquiry based learning with Craig Barton, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-13T17_46_48-07_00.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Research 26 mins – “John Hattie is the author of many popular education books including several on Visible Learning. He is a highly sought after speaker and researcher. Dr. Hattie shares how we educators can know which research to trust, what IS learning, and who are some good go-to researchers in the field of education.” At the link find the title, “Which research do I trust? with John Hattie, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media fil” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entitlement Programs 46 mins – “…Entitlement programs are as old as the Republic, according to John Cogan, former deputy director of the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a Hoover Institution senior fellow. Cogan joins Peter Robinson to discuss his latest book, The High Cost of Good Intentions,on the necessity for entitlement reform in the United States. Currently there are a bevy of entitlement programs in the United States, each costing a large percentage of the federal budget each year. These programs are open-ended and hard to estimate into the budget because people with the average number of benefits vary greatly from year to year. These programs have become complex and bloated over the many years since they’ve been instated and are in dire need of reform. According to John Cogan, entitlement programs such as pensions, Medicaid, and Social Security have been a part of US history since the Revolutionary War when Congress first created pensions for all the soldiers who had served the Republic during the war. Congress then went on to expand entitlement programs after the Civil War to include soldiers who had fought in the war. Entitlements remained restricted to only those who had served the Republic until the New Deal when entitlements were extended to all citizens above a certain age (Social Security). This was the first time that entitlements were given to citizens who had not served. This was also the first time that entitlements were granted to everyone until the end of time.” At the link find the title, “The High Cost of Good Intentions Featuring John Cogan, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171116-cogan-uk.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Montana 89 mins – “Dylan Strike has been the owner of Strike Farms in Bozeman, Montana, since 2014. In 2017, he increased production from four acres to fourteen in order to edge out national produce players in his local grocery stores. Strike Farms also markets through a CSA throughout the greater Bozeman region. We dig into the nuts and bolts behind the dramatic expansion at Strike Farms, including how Dylan financed the expansion and associated land purchase. Dylan gets real as he discusses the challenges of putting together the financial package, managing staff and systems through the expansion, and the impact of what Dylan says was the “worst weather year imaginable.” We also dig into the changes in equipment and production approaches, and the administrative systems that allowed Strike Farms to grow, as well as crop rotations, distribution strategies, and breaking into new grocery accounts.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fiji Islands and Climate Change 7 mins – “Elisabeth Holland’s office at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji looks like a museum. There are woven palm leaf fans, wooden canoe replicas, a handmade Fijian cloth with a turtle design — all artifacts from her life here in the Pacific Islands. But she grew up far from here — in New Mexico. “I came from the desert,” Holland says. “I first saw the ocean when I was 16.” These days, the ocean is central to her work as director of the climate change program at the University of the South Pacific. Based for years in Colorado, she once devoted herself to researching how the Earth’s atmosphere affected ecosystems.These days, Holland is more focused on helping communities cope with extreme weather and rising seas. “Some of Fiji’s communities will become uninhabitable,” she says. “It is truly an existential crisis. A third of our communities will need to be moved. The social dimensions of that are huge.” This week, climate change negotiators are meeting in Bonn, Germany, for high-level international talks at the COP 23 summit. The Pacific island nation of Fiji is presiding over negotiations, and Holland is standing by their side. Holland brings her acute scientific knowledge to the table. Last year, when Cyclone Winston roared through Fiji, she went straight to work trying to forecast the storm surge.

Fiji Water 4 mins – “…”When I talk to big audiences about water I always ask: ‘How many people in the room think the water in the bottle is really from Fiji?’” said Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.” “And almost no one in the audience thinks the water actually comes from Fiji.” But the bottled water does come from Fiji. Fishman visited the company’s plant a few years back. “My impression of Fiji water when I got to Fiji was much different than the impression you would have trying to understand it from back here in the United States where we’re the largest market by far,” Fishman said. “Fiji Water is a little bit of a ridiculous product. No-one ever needs it. It’s a pure indulgence. But in Fiji it has a tremendous economic impact.”

Food Bank Network 18 mins – “A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.” At the link find the title, “#665: The Free Food Market, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171122_pmoney_pmpod665rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

G Suite and Math Instruction 35 mins – “What is the best Google app to use with mathematics instruction? Listen to the latest Bedley Bros interview with Google Guru Alice Keeler to find out. Learn more from Alice by visiting her website http://www.alicekeeler.com…” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Editing 32 mins – “Gene editing has been the center of attention, affecting everything from plants, to mushrooms, to livestock, to human medicine. However, when we discuss gene editing we typically describe the CRISPR Cas9 system.  Such tools have grabbed recent limelight.  But churning in the background, the other gene editing methods have been making progress for for years, and products are moving rapidly through pipelines toward approval.  Such products will soon be available from Calyxt Corporation. Calyxt Chief Science Officer Dr. Dan Voytas discusses how TALEN, a custom sequence-specific nuclease, functions in gene editing. He contrasts it with the Cas9 system and then describes the company pipeline, with products soon to be on the market. He also discusses regulation of the products derived from TALEN technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Editing Hazard 9 mins – “To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbari isn’t just studying mosquitoes—he’s re-engineering them with self-destruct switches.” At the link find the title, “This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-1b9aec47-d419-47bb-a01a-71a5366fb666-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Therapy in Pets 37 mins – “The promises of gene therapy have been slow to reach the public for many reasons. Technologies conceived in the 1980’s had a substantial regulatory and proof-of-concept road ahead of them, leading to slow development and deployment. One of the major issues is that these therapies were designed for humans, where ethics concerns and regulation are a challenge to navigate. However, it is possible to demonstrate efficacy in animals. Emily Mullin is the Associate Editor at MIT Technology Review. She recently covered the application of gene therapy to animals, and now describes its application in veterinary capacities where regulation is much lower than in human therapy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

German Coal Production 6 mins – ““Germany is not the greenest country in the world,” says a climate activist who refers to himself as Tom. Germany has long pushed stronger global action to fight climate change. But Tom — who uses a pseudonym over fears of being targeted by police — says the reality is quite different. “It’s one of the biggest CO2 producers in the world,” he says. “What we have here basically is the best country in greenwashing.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graphic Design in Movies 29 mins – “When a new movie comes out most of the plaudits go to the director, the producer and the lead actors, but there are so many other people involved in a film, and a lot of them are designers. There are costume designers and set designers, but also graphic designers working behind the screens on all of the designed objects that shape a film’s aesthetic and help tell its story.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Haitian Revolution 39 mins – “Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 4.17a-The Haitian Declaration of Independence Master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry’s Last Stand 26 mins – “Harry Leslie Smith says he’s seen humanity at its best — and worst. The 94-year-old has lived through poverty, war and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don’t let my past be your future.” At the link find the title, “Nov 21 94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he’ll ‘drop dead’ before he stops fighting for equality, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171121_27390.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hitler Resistance 21 mins – “During World War II, the Nazi party did not tolerate dissent, but some Germans did attempt to resist Hitler’s government.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The White Rose and Nazi Germany, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-04-symhc-classic-white-rose.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Hepatitis Epidemic 9 mins – “It wasn’t just that people were getting sick—it was who. And how many. Hepatitis A is a viral disease that primarily attacks the liver, and if it gets serious—as it can in the elderly and immune-compromised people—it can be fatal. But the graph of cases in the US over time looks like the second, fun half of a roller coaster ride. In the early 1970s, nearly 10,000 people a year got it. By the mid-1980s, the number was half that.” At the link find the title, “California’s Hepatitis A Outbreak Is the Future Poking Us in the Face, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-4fced995-2132-45f5-8253-186cac8d3d40-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment Guide 50 mins – “Discussion on impeachment has intensified since Donald Trump assumed office this January, but what do we know about impeachment’s constitutional design and history? Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School, recently wrote an accessible account of impeachment to separate myth from history. Last week, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Sunstein on his new book “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.” They discussed the Framers’ intent behind impeachment, what “high crimes and misdemeanors” actually means, the appropriate situations for which impeachment is called, and much more.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Cass Sunstein mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Indigenous Science Fiction 29 mins -”As soon as you can dream about the future, you have hope as well instead of despair.” At the link find the title, “Nov 14 How Indigenous and black artists are using science fiction to imagine a better future, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171114_44960.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Instagram Founders 34 mins – “We’re hard at work planning our upcoming live shows, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Instagram. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched their photo-sharing app with a server that crashed every other hour. Despite a chaotic start, it became one of the most popular apps in the world.” At the link find the title, “Instagram: Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171109_hibt_instagramrepeat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Instrument of Government 26 mins – “The Instrument of Government was the first written constitution in English history.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 013-The Instrument of Government.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet and Longevity 69 mins- “ …In part one of Dawn’s interview, listeners learned about Ken’s childhood and his years as a rock and roll promoter back in the ‘70s. Ken even shared an interesting story about how he went from being a philosophy major to a computer scientist. He also talked about his work in AI and the creation of IHMC and the pioneering work underway at the institute. If you missed episode 49, be sure to check it out. Part two of Ken’s interview focuses more on his research and personal experience with the ketogenic diet, ketone esters, exercise and ways to extend health span and perhaps longevity. Dawn and Ken also discuss the nature of technical progress As listeners learned in part one, Ken has a varied background. … He also is the author of hundreds of scientific papers and six books. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE Computer Society, and the National Association of Scholars. …Links: IHMC website: https://www.ihmc.us Ken Ford web page: https://www.ihmc.us/groups/kford/ Florida Inventors Hall of Fame website: http://www.floridainvents.org Outside magazine story on Ken Ford and ketogenic diet: https://www.outsideonline.com/2113406/high-carb-low-fat-ketone-diet Blood Flow Restriction Device. 15% discount code: IHMC https://www.gobstrong.com/what-is-b-strong/ BhB Ketone Ester https://hvmn.com Powerdot Muscle Stimulator https://www.powerdot.com/products/powerdot-muscle-stimulator Papers: Suppression of Oxidative Stress by b-Hydroxybutyrate, an Endogenous Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor https://www.ihmc.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Verdin_2013.pdf Ketone Bodies as Signaling Metabolites https://www.ihmc.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/TEM-Ketone-bodies-as-signaling-metabolites-2014.pdf Ketogenic Diet Reduces Midlife Mortality and Improves Memory in Aging Mice https://www.ihmc.” At the link find the title, “Episode 50: Ken Ford talks about ketosis, optimizing exercise, and the future direction of science, technology, and culture,” right-click “Media files 050_STEM-Talk_KenFord2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Longevity Research 34 mins- “You may like the idea of living to be a 100, but only about 8,000 Canadians can call themselves centenarians. How do they reach this milestone?” At the link find the title, “Nov 13 Want to live to 100?: What centenarians in a Nova Scotia county can teach us about aging, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171113_59774.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Low Wage Earners 7 mins – “According to GAO’s analysis of data in the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), on average, low-wage workers worked fewer hours per week, were more highly concentrated in a few industries and occupations, and had lower educational attainment than workers earning hourly wages above $16 in each year GAO reviewed—1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2016. Their percentage of the U.S. workforce also stayed relatively constant over time. About 40 percent of the U.S. workforce ages 25 to 64 earned hourly wages of $16 or less (in constant 2016 dollars) over the period 1995 through 2016. The combination of low wages and few hours worked compounded the income disadvantage of low-wage workers and likely contributed to their potential eligibility for federal social safety net programs. About 20 percent of families with a worker earning up to the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour), 13 percent of families with a worker earning above federal minimum wage to $12.00 per hour, and 5 percent of families with a worker earning $12.01 to $16 per hour were in poverty in each year GAO reviewed (see figure).The extent of poverty varied considerably by the type of family in which a worker lived. For example, single-parent families earning the federal minimum wage or below comprised a higher percentage of families in poverty. In contrast, married families with no children comprised the lowest percentage of families in poverty, and generally had family incomes at or above the poverty line.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marvin Kalb on Russia 58 mins – “1956 was an extraordinary year in modern Russian history. It was called “the year of the thaw”—a time when Stalin’s dark legacy of dictatorship died in February only to be reborn later that December. This historic arc from rising hope to crushing despair opened with a speech by Nikita Khrushchev, then the unpredictable leader of the Soviet Union. He astounded everyone by denouncing the one figure who, up to that time, had been hailed as a “genius,” a wizard of communism—Josef Stalin himself. Suddenly, this once unassailable god was being portrayed as a “madman” whose idiosyncratic rule had seriously undermined communism and endangered the Soviet state. In 1956, Marvin Kalb was a young American diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow who would go on to become an award-winning diplomatic correspondent. He recalls this tumultuous year, and the years that brought him there, in a new memoir: “The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956—Khrushchev, Stalin’s Ghost, and a Young American in Russia.” On November 9, the Brookings Book Club hosted Kalb in discussion with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Business Concerns 40 mins – “Medical school definitely hasn’t made a priority of teaching about how medicine works as a business.  MDs who get involved in that side of healthcare typically learn on the job. But recent caller Ryan is interested in that topic, and wanted to hear from us about what CCOM students are learning about it. A couple years ago, M4 Joe Nellis and some other students founded the Healthcare Management and Delivery Science Distinction Track.  One reason was that their families had questions they couldn’t answer about the topic.  They also knew that decisions about healthcare delivery and outcomes evaluation were being made without MDs having a clear idea (or even input on) how and why.  Joe and M2s Philip Huang and Amanda Manarot got together with Dave to talk about what they’ve learning on issues like teamwork, e-health, data and decision-making. And while the healthcare leaders of tomorrow still have to learn much of the biz after they leave medical school, having a fuller grasp of the forces that affect how medicine is practiced is key, especially as the private practice of medicine gives way to employment in hospitals and other organizations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Wall Documentary 32 mins – “Missed the Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI? Meet three of the filmmakers behind the inaugural event, and watch a special digital showcase at nbcnews.com/mtpfilm, download the NBC News app on Roku or Apple TV, or search the on-demand player in your set top cable box.” At the link find the title, “Meet the Filmmakers: Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files df3a7f60-3832-45ca-8f5b-2cf1734c126e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Families 85 mins – “On November 16, the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence convened a panel of experts to discuss modern understanding of 21st century military families and an increase in civilian-military engagement.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Military Readiness 93 mins – “On November 13, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence convened a panel of experts, including from several branches of the military, to address the readiness debate.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Money Management 69 mins – “Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explore the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money. They explain why our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Ariely and Kreisler cut through our unconscious fears and desires to help improve our spending habits. They offer tangible advice and lessons when it comes to credit card debt, household budgeting and holiday spending. Learn how to make better financial choices by saving and spending smarter.” At the link find the title, “Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler: Money Myths, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171116_Money Matters Dan Ariely And Jeff Kreisler_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongolian Mining 5 mins – “The narrow, black tunnel at the bottom of a 70-foot dirt shaft about two hours north of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is so small that you can’t stand up. But there are three men down here using headlamps to illuminate a section of rock where they’ve been digging for gold. It’s grueling work, but it provides some of the few jobs available around here, and it’s important for the whole country. Together, Mongolia’s small and large gold mines produce about 10 tons of the precious metal annually, helping propel a mining industry that’s one of the largest drivers of its emerging economy. But much of that gold has come at a cost far beyond the taxing physical labor. Until about a decade ago, many of Mongolia’s gold operations used mercury to extract the gold from the ore. And that was a big problem.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monkey Sues Man 59 mins – “This week, blurring the line between animal and human” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mugabe Resigns 19 mins – “For now we are happy, but it’s guided optimism.” At the link find the title, “Nov 22 Mugabe resigns: What’s next for Zimbabwe? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171122_38265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Naturalist Profession 98 mins – “Today’s episode features field biologist Roger Smith, the founder and chair of the Teton Raptor Center, a rehabilitation facility in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that annually cares for more than 130 injured birds. …Roger has spent his entire professional career in the natural sciences and environmental education. After high school, he headed off to the University of Montana and started his life as a field biologist researching grizzly bears in northwestern Montana in 1977. He continued to study grizzly and black bears in Alaska, Maine and Colorado before completing his secondary science degree in 1984. After teaching high school science in Montana, he moved to Jackson Hole in 1985 and joined the resident faculty at the Teton Science School. At the school, he designed and implemented a field-oriented natural science curriculum for adults and children. In 1987, he joined the field staff at the National Outdoor Leadership School and led courses in Wyoming, Texas, Mexico and Kenya. In 1994, Roger completed his Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming. Roger’s research has focused on raptors and ravens of the Grand Teton National Park. His research and papers have been published in a number of peer-reviewed professional journals. In 1994, he helped initiate and manage the professional residency in environmental education program at the Teton Science School, and was on the faculty there until 1999. He managed all aspects of independent research, including grant and proposal writing. Roger founded the Teton Raptor Center in 1996 and became the Resident Naturalist at 3Creek Ranch in 2002….” At the link find the title, “Episode 51: Roger Smith talks about bears, raptors, and life as a field biologist,” right-click “Media files 051_STEM-Talk_RogerSmith.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Bailouts 26 mins – “From the beginning of American politics, politicians have been using the term “bailout” as a political cudgel. In this week’s podcast, Jimmy speaks with two experts who explain the what, when, why, where, and how of government bailouts.” At the link find the title, “217: When politicians scream “bailout,” what do they really mean?” right-click “Media files dbb3b530-101d-4c5d-8923-9c44f19da77d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Justice 56 mins – “eBay resolves 60 million disputes a year and Alibaba 100 million. How do they do that? At the other less impressive extreme, in 2015 the IRS hung up on telephone callers 8.8 million times without making contact. Are there online solutions for that? Disputes are a “growth industry” on the internet, an inevitable by-product of innovation but often harmful to individuals. Drawing on his recent book, Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes, (co-authored with Orna Rabinovich), Professor Katsh considers opportunities for online dispute resolution and prevention in ecommerce, health care, social media, employment, and the courts.” At the link find the title, “Digital Justice: Technology and the Internet of Disputes, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 356846606-berkmanklein-digital-justice-technology-and-the-internet-of-disputes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic Control by Medicare 5 mins – “More than 14 million people received opioid prescriptions in 2016 through the Medicare drug benefit program, Part D. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services delegate monitoring of these beneficiaries to the private organizations that implement the Medicare Part D benefit. These organizations follow CMS monitoring criteria. While these criteria identify beneficiaries at the greatest risk of harm from opioid use, we found that it does not capture data on an even larger population of beneficiaries potentially at risk of harm from high doses of opioids. We recommended three actions to improve oversight.” 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.

Peru History 43 mins – “Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 5.20-The Sea Wolf Master.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Telephone Restoration 27 mins – “AT&T is experimenting with a drone called a Flying COW (Cell on Wings) in Puerto Rico to help re-establish internet connectivity after the destruction by the recent hurricane. Other drones have also been widely used in the region to map the damage, and to direct aid. Click talks to Art Pregler, a specialist in drones at AT&T and also to Ellie Mackay who has experience of using drones after disasters. [then] The Raspberry Pi was designed to re-introduce programming and electronic “tinkering” among young people in countries where technology is already largely present. Since 2011, a local team have set up three computer rooms in Togo. The third one, installed last summer, demonstrates how the Raspberry Pi, powered by Linux, is a perfect alternative to conventional computers. Click talks to Dominique Laloux whose goal is to raise the necessary funds to install one new room in one other Togolese school each year. Professor Philip Howard from the Oxford Internet Institute is about to give a key note address on the current state, future and implications of the Internet of Things (IoT). Ahead of the talk he joins Click to outline the pros and cons of the IoT.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Students 64 mins – “This webinar marks the release of a Migration Policy Institute report that explores some of the responses made by school districts to bring immigrant and refugee newcomer students up to speed in English and basic academic skills, all while focused on the educational system’s ultimate goal of high school completion with the skills necessary for today’s college and career demands. During the webinar, the author, Julie Sugarman, summarizes findings based on insights from interviews and activities conducted for MPI’s Learning Network for Newcomer Youth Success, a private network that brings together administrators and practitioners in the education, social services, and health and mental health fields who are engaged in providing services to immigrant and refugee newcomers ages 12 to 21. The discussion focuses on how schools create and expand systems around the identification of students’ immediate and ongoing academic and socioemotional needs, and how they design programs and curricular pathways to balance these needs with state policy constraints. Also in this webinar, two practitioners illustrate specific responses to serving newcomer youth. Nicole Mitchell discusses the efforts of Los Angeles Unified School District’s School Enrollment Placement & Assessment Center to address the academic and socioemotional needs of incoming newcomer students. Marguerite Lukes discusses how educators in schools supported by the Internationals Network for Public Schools create systemic supports, such as team teaching, to ensure quality instruction for Els.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees and Politics 44 mins – “This week we talk to former Foreign Secretary David Miliband about his new book Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time. He explains what the refugee crisis tells us about the state of world politics and why it is both so essential and so hard to tackle it. We also talk about climate change, Brexit, the failures of the Blair government and the fate of social democracy in the new ‘age of extremes’. David Miliband is currently Chair and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).” At the link find the title, “David Miliband, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rohingya Conflict 19 mins – “”People are going to have to be held to account … these are absolutely unacceptable breaches of people’s human rights and human dignity.” At the link find the title, “Nov 13 | Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar: ‘We have to try to engage Aung San Suu Kyi’ 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171113_45668.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Security Services 52 mins – “Matters Russia have been prevalent in U.S. politics since news of the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 elections first surfaced. It’s time to pay some serious attention to the Russian surveillance apparatus. Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist and co-author of the book, “The Red Web,” brings a unique interpretation of the Kremlin’s actions as an independent reporter in the very country Americans find so confusing. Special guest host Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein fellow in Brookings’s Foreign Policy Program, interviewed Soldatov last week to discuss Russia’s perspective on the 2016 election meddling, the Kremlin’s surveillance operations, Edward Snowden, and much more. This is the first podcast in a new project between in which PolyakovaT will shed light on Russian politics and society on the Lawfare Podcast in an effort to understand the Kremlin’s intentions toward and engagement with the West.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Alina Polykova Andrei Soldatov Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Trolls 5 mins – “When Micah White, the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, received an email from a freelance reporter requesting an interview for the website BlackMattersUS, he didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t until the interview itself, with a reporter going by the name Yan Big Davis, that White became skeptical. On its website, BlackMattersUS describes itself as a “nonprofit news outlet that delivers raw and original information on the most urgent issues important to the African-American community in America.” As a prominent activist and — at the time — author of a new book (“The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution”), White was accustomed to such requests and agreed to a phone interview. “The interview was strange,” White said. “It sounded like … he was calling from a long distance. The call quality was bad.” White was also struck by the man’s accent. “At the time I [thought], ‘He must be an African in America,’” White said. “‘He’s a black African in America, and that’s why he’s interested in racism in America.’ I created this whole mental justification in my head as to why he was not a native English speaker.” Davis was more likely Russian and working for the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia Trends 88 mins – “On November 21, Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel discussed his new book, “Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and America Since FDR” (Brookings Institution Press), in light of the rapidly changing scene in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” option on the pop-up menu, and “OK”.

Schizophrenia Treatment 30 mins – “What role might the immune system play in mental illness? And how might this challenge long-held beliefs about the divide between body and brain?” At the link right-click “Healthy body, healthy mind: a new approach for mental disorders – Science Weekly podcast, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 21-63801-gnl.sci.171122.ms.healthy body healthy mind.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse by Polygamist 26 mins – “How Rachel Jeffs broke free from her father and a life of polygamy.” At the link find the title, “Nov 16 | Daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs speaks out on her father’s abuse, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171116_57945.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuse by Priests 19 mins – “There are now 56 alleged cases of sex abuse before the courts in the province involving priests— and the church is concerned it no longer has the money to compensate all the victims coming forward.” At the link find the title, “Nov 20 N.B. Catholic Church says there may be no money left to compensate sex abuse victims, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171120_73248.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault by Franken 21 mins – “Their first defence is: ‘We’re all comics. It’s a joke.” At the link find the title, “Nov 17 ‘It’s not a joke. It’s not OK’: Female comics speak out against sexual harassment, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171117_85028.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assault of Teens 24 mins – “There is no acceptable version of the story. Teenagers can’t consent to a relationship with a grown adult.” At the link find the title, “Nov 14 Social media campaign #MeAt14 talks age of consent after Roy Moore allegations, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20171114_95731.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment in Congress 5 mins – “A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including House Representative Annie Kuster, have introduced legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress. The Me Too bill would require more transparency and provide better support for victims and whistleblowers. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Congresswoman Kuster by phone about the bill.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep and Health 36 mins – “What does the song “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones have in common with the periodic table of elements? Both are the products of dreams. The sleeping brain is far more active than we realize, argues neuroscientist Matthew Walker in this second part of our series on sleep.” At the link find the title, “Eyes Wide Open: Part 2, “ right-click “Media files 20171113_hiddenbrain eyes wide open part_2 final_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South American Revolutions 44 mins – “in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 5.08-The Patriotic Society Master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Problem 19 mins – “In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.” At the link find the title, “#805: War And Peace And Cows, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171115_pmoney_pmpod805v3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stigmatized Groups 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Center for the Study of Europe in the Pardee School of Global Studies, and is titled “Addressing the Recognition Gap: Destigmatization Strategies and the Production of Inequality.” Our speaker is Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, and Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suffragettes Movement 39 mins – “In November 1917, guards at the Occoquan Workhouse assaulted and terrorized 33 women from the National Woman’s Party.” At the link find the title, “Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-08-symhc-suffragettes night of terror.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teaching Impoverished Refugees 29 mins – “2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples, shares how educators can impact students in poverty. She has some powerful stories and an excellent focus. Connect with Shanna on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShannaPeeples or visit her website http://http://www.shannapeeples.com. The Bedley Bros are sponsored by Rockin’ the Standards, edurock music for grades 2 through 6. Learn more by visiting their website http://www.rockinthestandards.com” At the link find the title, “Students in Poverty with 2015 NTOY Shanna Peeples, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-12T02_00_00-07_00.mp3” and selec “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teamwork and Leadership 39 mins – “Over my career, twice I found myself part of what I would consider high performance teams. These are teams that achieved far beyond expectations. Once you’ve been a part of a high performance team, you will do everything in your power to find another team just like it. What I struggled with was unlocking why some teams are high performing others were so bad I did everything in my power to get off of them. This begs the question: Is there a formula or set of rules to creating and maintaining high performance teams? Yes – per the authors Linda Adams and Audrey Epstein, of The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor and Authenticity Create Great Organizations. In their book, they establish the framework that there are four types of teams. Saboteur: Team members are working actively to sabotage the project and team members. Benign Saboteur: Depending on the the situation and personal goals, team members will throw others under the bus with no commitment to the success of the team and its projects. Situation Loyalist: Team members support the team and its members depending on the situation and personal objectives. Loyalist: Team members are fully committed and have each others back. Compared to saboteur teams, loyalist teams are 2000x more likely to be viewed as highly effective by their stakeholders.” At the link find the title, “Can You Create High Performance Teams? S13 Ep36, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files Can You Create High Performance Teams, S13_Ep36.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tetranitromethane 6 mins – “Brian Clegg introduces a failed rocket fuel oxidiser with a very tricky structure” At the link find the title, “Tetranitromethane: Chemistry in its element, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_tetranitromethane.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Wikileaks 10 mins – “”WikiLeaks is supposed to be this transparency organization that’s about justice. It’s like, ‘What are you doing hopping into bed with these people?'” At the link find the title, “Nov 15 ‘Assange trying to curry favour with Donald Trump’s inner circle,’ suggests journalist on WikiLeaks messages, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20171115_51385.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s First Year Analyzed 56 mins – “Longtime political analyst Norm Ornstein joins Katie and Brian to reflect on the upcoming anniversary of Donald Trump’s election. They discuss the “seeds of Trumpism,” the changing Republican Party and the future of American civic life. Plus, Ornstein opens up about his late son’s struggle with mental illness and his push for mental health policy reform.” At the link find the title, “42. E-Day, One Year Later (w/ Norman Ornstein), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files a325c164-c2b8-4b8f-8840-98ac5afcf34e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkey and the West 90 mins – “The end of the Cold War heralded a singular moment: NATO and the European Union (EU) expanded into formerly communist Central and Eastern Europe, democracies and liberal market economies emerged across the globe, and humankind seemed destined to embrace an international liberal order spearheaded by the U.S. and its allies. With the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002, Turkey was thought to be in line with this trend. As a Muslim-majority country pursuing EU membership, closer cooperation with trans-Atlantic partners, and a domestic agenda based on securing individual freedoms and strengthening the rule of law, Turkey was deemed a model partner and economic success story. Today, Turkey projects a different image—rolling back democracy, rule of law, individual freedoms, and the separation of powers. The EU accession process, trans-Atlantic commitments, and shared values are in jeopardy. Yet, this is not an isolated incident—it follows an international trend that has seen the emergence of “strongmen leaders,” whose illiberal actions and rhetoric are punctuated by populism and anti-globalism. The EU and the United States are not exempt from elements of this trend. The global economic crisis, terrorism, and migration are closely interrelated with these tendencies. This state of affairs is starkly different from what was envisioned at the end of the Cold War. So, what happened?  Can this common challenge be addressed?” At the link click “Audio only,” right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Viagra 6 mins- “Kat Arney takes a long, hard look at the story behind those famous little blue pills” At the link find the title, “Sildenafil: Chemistry in its element, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_sildenafil.mp3” and select “save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Political Rally 95 mins – “The Virginia race, the DNC and Brazile-gate, and the possibility of a shutdown for Dreamers. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Attorney General Mark Herring, and Symone Sanders join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Richmond, Virginia.” At the link find the title, “”Don’t Hiss. Vote.” (LIVE from Richmond), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8ec7727f-0589-4c80-813e-49349155b5a3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

VR History 27 mins – “Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier is a history and exploration of virtual reality, the term that he coined for the pioneering technology that he was instrumental in creating. The book is a hybrid of memoir and philosophy and gives a compelling account of the origins and development of the digital revolution. Lanier joins Click to discuss his journey through virtual reality. [then] A network of wildlife sanctuaries in New Zealand has led to the reintroduction of nearly twenty native bird species, and now machine learning software could be an important tool in monitoring the survival. [finally] Click’s Simon Morton reports from Victoria University of Wellington. pureLiFi pioneers LiFi technology that aims to revolutionise the future of wireless networks. Roland Pease reports on their latest product and its capability to open up thousands more additional channels for wireless communications than traditional Wi-Fi routers.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walmart Discrimination Problem 60 mins – “Walmart owns popular feminist retailer ModCloth. This Black Friday, we unpack why they might not want consumers to know that.” At the link find the title, “The Women of Walmart (and Modcloth), Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-24-smnty-walmart-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Photographer 69 mins – “Kenneth Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History Joseph Tuman; Professor of Communication Studies, San Francisco State University—Moderator. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on November 13, 2017.” At the link find the title, “White House Correspondent Kenneth Walsh: An Insider’s Look at the Presidency, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171113_Kenneth Walsh Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wildfire Impact 10 mins – “By any measure, the fires that tore through Northern California were a major disaster. Forty-two people are dead, and 100,000 are displaced. More than 8,400 homes and other buildings were destroyed, more than 160,000 acres burned—and the fires aren’t all out yet. That devastation leaves behind another potential disaster: ash. No one knows how much. It’ll be full of heavy metals and toxins—no one knows exactly how much, and it depends on what burned and at what temperature.” At the link find the title, “After the Napa Fires, a Disaster-in-Waiting: Toxic Ash, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files audio-01fa0eeb-cd5c-4f24-9f7b-9b2705af329b-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P1 60 mins – “Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is illegal but it still happens every day. We launch our four-part series, It’s A Real Mother, with YOUR stories of discrimination. Plus, we meet a mom who faced discrimination from… the entire country. See our video and find out how you can help at itsarealmother.com. And share YOUR stories using #itsarealmother.” At the link find the title, “#141 It’s A Real Mother, Part 1: Governor Mom,” right-click “Media files c44bd88e-55ab-4b0f-b854-68e0c7b2c21a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P2 43 mins – “Why do stock images of working moms look frazzled, while stock images of working dads just look like… guys at work? Author Brigid Schulte gets to the heart of why discrimination against working moms is so deeply embedded in our culture—and what we can do to change it.” At the link find the title, “#142 It’s A Real Mother, Part 2: Ideal Worker,” right-click “Media files b1eb122d-c68a-4b89-b084-28783f4fe57e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms P3 43 mins – “Hillary tells her own story about becoming a working mom, and the career cliff she faced as a result. Then, we travel to a company that’s flipping the ideal American workplace totally upside down… by inviting screaming, pooping infants into the office.” At the link find the title, “#143 It’s A Real Mother, Part 3: The Cliff,” right-click “Media files 41ee9e63-e270-473e-84fb-1a6c080cc8bf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Workplace Discrimination Against Women 63 mins – “Surprise! Katie offers up a bonus takeover episode from The Longest Shortest Time, another podcast in the Stitcher network. Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift describes what it was like to be the first U.S. governor to give birth while in office. Plus, moms today share their own stories of discrimination in the workplace. This episode is the first in a four-part Longest Shortest Time series on working moms.” At the link find the title, “42.5 Longest Shortest Time Takeover: It’s A Real Mother,” right-click “Media files 126cc008-c072-4995-83c9-81b73958c8ed.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WWII Beginnings 104 mins – “World War II Leadership Victor Hanson, a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, lectured to a history class on masters and commanders during World War II. In this fall seminar in classical and military history Professor Hanson examined how leaders, both civilian officials and generals on the battlefield, conducted themselves in wartime. That day’s class focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and how those very different American and British leaders learned to work together to defeat Nazi Germany.” At the link you can watch the video and pay for an audio download; however, a copy of the audio file is included in the blog archive.

Yemen War 18 mins – “”We have in Yemen the world’s largest food security crisis.” At the link find the title, “Nov 14 ‘Humanitarian catastrophe’: UN warns Saudi blockade could starve millions in Yemen, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171114_95178.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yukon Hunting Tools 24 mins – “”That whole idea of eliminating First Nations’ history is disappearing with this tactile, tangible way of actually seeing your culture come back out of the ice.” At the link find the title, “Nov 16 How Yukon’s melting ice reveals human artifacts and Indigenous history, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171116_93766.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zimbabwe Conflict 19 mins – “”If you have a man in military uniform taking over the state broadcasting station and reading out a statement at 4 a.m – that’s a coup.” At the link find the title, “Nov 16 ‘It’s a coup’: Zimbabwe journalist on military takeover and President Mugabe’s house arrest, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20171116_14663.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zulu Nation 33 mins – “Great Britain’s efforts to control southern Africa eventually led to war with the Zulu Kingdom.” At the link find the title, “The War Between Great Britain and the Zulu Kingdom, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-11-20-symhc-war gb zulu kingdom.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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