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3D Print Education 49 mins – “Having a physical model to hold in your hands is powerful to a student learning engineering and design. But when Brian Bobbitt started integrating 3D print education to the curriculum, there weren’t many resources. With the help of Project Lead The Way, exposure to design and production got easier. Getting a foundational education in CAD at the high school level translated to better skilled transitioning college students later. Brian Bobbit shares how educating the students early can cast away stereotypes and get their interest level high early.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Print Innovation 52 mins – “There is no better time than now to start bridging the gap between buyers and 3D print product designers. While there are a handful of reasons why the 3D print industry isn’t tipping as fast as it should, there are also a handful of reasons why product designers, manufacturers, buyers and even students still studying the trade need to pool together and start bridging the gaps on design, skills, labor, product and marketing. Learn more about 3D print disrupting retail and ready signs like showroom, last mile delivery and inventory costs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printed Guns 29 mins – “Will 3-D printing make gun control impossible?” At the link find the title, “#817: The Gun Man, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180112_pmoney_pmpod817.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Disruption 18 mins – “A lot of people often think that they want to change the world, but it is those who want to change themselves first who can actually make that change happen. By looking into your values, you can identify what your strengths are and use it as leverage to make that great impact possible. Combine this with confidence and solving problems will be easier. Take it to the next level and become a part of the disruption wave by working with people with the same goals. Leader in innovation and author of Disrupt You Jay Samit shares how companies can keep up with the disruption and why taking action around the idea has more worth than just having an idea.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African Trends 104 mins – “…AGI [African Growth Initiative] hosted a Foresight Africa event featuring a panel of leading Africa experts where panelists offered insights on important regional trends along with recommendations for national governments, regional organizations, multilateral institutions, and civil society actors as they forge ahead in 2018.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
AI Impact 41 mins – “In 1997, Garry Kasparov famously lost his rematch with IBM’s Deep Blue, marking the first time a reigning world champion had been defeated by a program under tournament conditions. Much of the press that followed was predictably hyperbolic, with headlines questioning whether a “Terminator scenario” was just around the corner. Twenty years on, the potential danger posed by powerful AI is in the spotlight once again. It’s a concern that leads to the fourth and final question of this mini-series: if we cannot align AI with our own goals and values, do these systems need an off switch? To help explore this issue of AI safety, Ian Sample calls on a trio of experts, including the University of New South Wales’s professor of artificial intelligence Toby Walsh, the University of Oxford’s Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Dr Yasemin J. Erden from St Mary’s University in Twickenham.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.
Air Conditioning History 32 mins– “In the summer of 1902, the Sackett and Wilhelms Lithography & Printing Company in Brooklyn, New York had a problem. They were trying to print an issue of the popular humor magazine Judge, but the humidity was preventing the inks from setting properly on the pages.The moisture in the air was warping the paper and messing up the alignment. So the company hired a young engineer named Willis Carrier to solve the problem.Carrier developed a system that pumps air over metal coils cooled with ammonia to pull moisture from the air, but it had a side effect — it also made the air cooler. The room with the machine became the popular lunch spot for employees. Carrier had invented air conditioning, and began to think about how it could be used for human comfort….” 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 Impact 9 mins – “Modest air pollution can cost billions in lost productivity” At the link find the title, “Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity,” right-click “Download Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimer’s Case Study 46 mins– “We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.” At the link find the title, “What It’s Like To Live With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_573788190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimer’s Research 46 mins – “Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says, “Just the last few years alone have seen some serious breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research.” His new book is ‘The Pursuit of Memory.’ Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews ‘Face Your Fear,’ an album by singer-songwriter Curtis Harding. Also, ‘Vanity Fair’ editor-at-large Cullen Murphy talks about growing up the son of a cartoonist. His father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the popular Prince Valiant strip, which Murphy eventually wrote for 14 years. His new memoir is ‘Cartoon County.’” At the link find the title, “Jan, 2018 Best Of: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s / The Golden Age Of Sunday Comics,” left click the circle with three dots, and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Augmented Reality 29 mins – “Can you imagine a world where you can get information and content on a product right then and there just by pointing your smart phone at it? What could have been just a fantasy twenty years ago is now possible with Augmented Reality. Founder of Revealio Michelle Calloway found a way to use this technology and make human connections that bridges the real world with the virtual world through cards that magically come to life. Learn how augmented reality marketing can empower business owners and make heart-felt connections with their clients.” At the link find the title, “Creating Business Through Augmented Reality Marketing with Michelle Calloway from Revealio, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files WTFFF503_Augmented Reality Marketing with Michelle Calloway from Revealio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Autism Cure 49 mins – “ …Is autism curable? Most experts would agree: it’s not. Though Kerri Rivera thinks otherwise and comes on the show to discuss her Chlorine Dioxide protocol and why she believes it has the power to heal the symptoms known as autism. It’s a controversial method to say the least, but according to Kerri, 110 children have been cured using her CD Autism protocol. …Director and Founder of Autismo2 – Hyperbaric Clinic, first and only Biomed-based Autism Clinic in Latin America, Kerri Rivera is the mother of two sons; 11-year old Patrick is in recovery from ASD. Responsible for translating the ARI’s Biomedical Protocol to Spanish, she is a part of “Curando el Autismo” and “Fundacion Venciendo el Autismo” (Puerto Rico and Venezuela); Mexican liaison for AutismOne and ARI, Rescue Angel, bilingual mentor for TACA, and member of the Global Autism Alliance.” At the link right-click “Click here to download the MP3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Big Data Uses 50 mins– “Do you ever catch yourself yelling at your Alexa? Or typing questions into Google that you wouldn’t dare ask aloud? On this episode, our changing relationship with technology and what big data knows about our deepest, darkest secrets.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: I, Robot, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180112_hiddenbrain_hb i_robot-radio replay mix-5bf2f11a-2813-478e-8830-876a4777e64e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bionic Bodies P2 54 mins – “Last week we heard about the technology giving people new robotic arms and ears. This week Carl Smith explores bionic eyes, organs and even brains. With such surreal technologies already being developed, where are the ethical boundaries?” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bipartisan Politics 11 mins – “Former Republican member of the U.S. Congress Bob Inglis shares an optimistic message about how conservatives can lead on climate change and other pressing problems — and how free enterprise (and working together across ideologies) hold the solutio’s. “The United States was not built by those who waited and wished to look behind them,” Inglis says. “Lead now … Tell the American people that we still have moon shots in us.’” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bots on Internet 29 mins – “Most website visitors aren’t human. They’re bots. And these automated accounts are having serious, real-world impact; from the 2016 election to the FCC’s recent, controversial net neutrality vote. Veronica Belmont investigates the rise of social media bots with Lauren Kunze and Jenn Schiffer. Lisa-Maria Neudert measures how bots influence politics. Butter.ai’s Jack Hirsch talks about what happens when your profile is stolen by a political bot. Ben Nimmo teaches us how to spot and take down bot armies. And Tim Hwang explores how bots can connect us in surprising, and meaningful, new ways. IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla. For more on the series go to irlpodcast.org Bots, they’re just like you and me. Except easier to find, especially on Twitter. 🙂 Here’s a handy guide to spotting bots in social media, plus the answers to the bot-or-not quiz you heard on the episode.” At the link find the title, “Bot or Not, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/7983958/17f3cc4b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bottleneckers 75 mins- “Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice and author of Bottleneckers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book–a look at how occupational licensing and other regulations protect existing job holders from competition.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband Costs 19 mins – “Do municipal fiber networks offer lower prices than the their competitors? Yes, almost always, according to a study from Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center called Community-Owned Fiber Networks: Value Leaders in America. David Talbot, a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, joins us for episode 289 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss the study, conclusions, and challenges. He was last on episode 162 to talk about a report they did on muni fiber in Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Canadian Indigenous People 56 mins – “Mohawk education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break historical moment where it has a chance to recast its historically toxic relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.” At the link find the title, “Canada’s original promise: Still waiting to be realize, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180112_56832.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cancer Prevention and Treatment 48 mins – “This episode of the podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM. Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically. Listen in as we discuss the roots and causes of cancer and its relation to metabolism, genetics, stress, and what you can do to prevent and combat cancer.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Center for Self Governence 101 mins – “Mark Herr, Sr. is a U.S. Air Force retiree and holds a masters degree in business administration and is the president, co- founder, and Instruction Development Director for The Center for Self Governance, (CSG) a training institution specifically for citizens to teach how to exercise their civic authority, how to leverage self-governance, and how to hold local, state, and federal elected officials accountable. At CSG, Mark researches and studies human governments, social tensions and stabilization theories. His innovations in and experimentation with social stabilization theory is hailed as ‘ground-breaking’ and ‘cutting-edge’. Since 2011, he travels non-stop nationwide training, coaching, and mentoring CSG Trainees in the application of these theories. It is his hope that CSG will deeply cement the science and application of self-governance into the U.S. culture for generations to come.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Complex Society Problems 56 mins – “Msimang Sisonke pulls down the old binarism of black vs white to make way for a truly multicultural South Africa, one that welcomes other African migrants as it embraces its own racially diverse past.” At the link find the title, “Eyes on the back of our head: Recovering a multicultural South Africa, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180108_34805.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Corporations History 45 mins – “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention corporations once. But if you want to talk about federal regulations, you have to talk about private enterprise, too. They’re yin and yang, intertwined over centuries, locked in an eternal struggle. This week, we’re tracing that history back to the 13 colonies, when corporations helped to create the basic framework of our democracy. And we hear how railroad companies, the country’s first big homegrown corporations, regulated the people before the people regulated them.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Counter Terrorism 49 mins – “This week, Shannon Togawa Mercer and Benjamin Wittes interviewed David Anderson QC, who served as the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the U.K. from 2011 to 2017. Anderson has appeared 150 times in the E.U.’s Court of Justice and the General Court in Luxembourg and is one of the country’s leading experts in the national security law field. He joined Wittes and Mercer for a conversation on his career, his role in reviewing terrorism legislation, the changing nature of intelligence in the U.K., and much more.” and ” At the link right-click “Direct download: David Anderson mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
CRISPR Problem 7 mins – “Our body’s own immune system could present a roadblock to the efforts of medical researchers who aim to develop gene therapies based on the genome-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9. The genome editing tool topped a few lists of the best science developments in 2017 and it’s poised to garner great interest this year as well. It’s been called a revolutionary tool to remove and repair DNA and add new genes, quickly and easily. The tool is like a Swiss Army knife, versatile enough to cut just a single letter of DNA or to insert several….” At the link find the title, “Gene editing could be the future, but doctors think humans might be immune to it ,” right-click “Download Gene editing could be the future, but doctors think humans might be immune to it” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.
Cult Formation 70 mins – “Cody’s parents try to get him to unlearn some of what AJ taught him—and it’s difficult.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
David Brooks 62 mins – “In May 2015, New York Times columnist David Brooks came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share the insights of his latest book, ‘The Road to Character’. Brooks argued that today’s ‘Big Me’ culture is making us increasingly self-preoccupied: we live in a world where we’re taught to be assertive, to master skills, to broadcast our brand, to get likes, to get followers. But amidst all the noise of self-promotion, Brooks claimed that we’ve lost sight of an important and counterintuitive truth: that in order to fulfil ourselves we need to learn how to forget ourselves.David Brooks on the Road to Character Brooks was joined on stage by writer and lecturer on psychology, politics, and the arts Andrew Solomon.” At the link find the title, “David Brooks on the Road to Character, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Death Wishes 14 mins – “Do you know what you want when you die? Do you know how you want to be remembered? In a candid, heartfelt talk about a subject most of us would rather not discuss, Michelle Knox asks each of us to reflect on our core values around death and share them with our loved ones, so they can make informed decisions without fear of having failed to honor our legacies. “Life would be a lot easier to live if we talked about death now,” Knox says. “We need to discuss these issues when we are fit and healthy so we can take the emotion out of it — and then we can learn not just what is important, but why it’s important.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ebola Treatment and Fecal Transplants 50 mins – “Colleen Kraft talks about treating Americans who became sick with Ebola during the west African outbreak and were evacuated to her hospital for treatment. In the second half, Kraft talks about her experience performing fecal transfers, and explains why she sees the gut microflora like a garden.” At the link find the title, “074: Treating Ebola in America and Fecal Transfers with Colleen Kraft,” right-click “Media files MTM074.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Emergency Medicine Stories 27 mins – “We hear from doctors whose medical degrees took them places they never expected…from cruise ships to space ships.” At the link find the title, “Adventures in Medicine, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20180106_87447.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fake Degrees 27 mins – “An investigation into one of the world’s biggest degree mills, a Pakistani company, that has sold over 200,000 bogus qualifications. IT company Axact has created hundreds of websites purporting to be online universities offering a range of academic qualifications from degrees to doctorates. However while a degree can cost just a few thousand dollars this BBC investigation has discovered customers are also being blackmailed for buying them and some have paid over more than $500,000.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
First Nations Stories 53 mins – “Three Indigenous people, Sandra Henry, Theodore Fontaine, and Brielle Beardy Linklater tell their personal stories about struggle and resilience.” At the link find the title, “First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180104_94559.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Flu Pandemic of 1918 51 mins – “Professor John Oxford, one of the world’s leading virologists, looks at how the 1918-19 flu pandemic affected every corner of the world. Over 50 million people died in the three outbreaks which hit in 1918 and 1919. It is one of the most devastating pandemics in history and to this day scientists are still trying to pin point its origins in the hope of learning lessons for fighting such catastrophic epidemics in the future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Food Security 72 mins – “About one in eight households are food insecure, meaning that they have uncertain access to adequate food. UCSF’s Dr. Hilary Seligman. a nationally recognized expert in food insecurity, discusses its health implications across the life course, the economic implications and what policy change is needed. Recorded on 11/28/2017. (#32941)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Foster Kids Increase 49 mins – “What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? A surge in foster children. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.” At the link find the title, “Surge In Foster Children Amid Opioid Crisis, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_575726780.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Futurists 49 mins – “From healthcare to food production to renewable energy, how innovators are shaking up the status quo to change the world.” At the link find the title, “How Innovators Are Shaking Up The Status Quo And Charting The Future, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_575172203.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Genius Environments 46 mins – “Seeking Sites Of Global Genius” At the link find the title, “Seeking Sites Of Global Genius, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_574121654.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
German Social Conflict Benefits 53 mins – “Sociologist Aladin El-Mafalaani sees anti-immigrant cries to build walls, and hate-fuelled politics counter-intuitively: a sign that integration is working. Conflict, he argues, is the necessary consequence of new arrivals at a metaphoric dinner table.” At the link find the title, “Fighting at the table: Conflict as successful integration, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180111_37567.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
HIV Stigma 17 mins – “The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn’t our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it’s like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Immigrant Life P2 69 mins – “So many people in Albertville, AL wondered what it cost them in taxes when thousands of undocumented immigrants moved to their town. One woman drove our host Ira Glass to the grocery store to watch a random Latina mom buy some milk with government assistance, to try to prove her point. So what’d all the newcomers really cost? And what was their effect on crime, schools, and politics?” At the link you can listen or purchase the podcast. It is also included in the blog archive.
Immigration in the U.S. 21 mins – “Our airwaves are filled with debates about immigrants and refugees. Who should be allowed in the United States, who shouldn’t, and who should decide? In the wake of President Trump’s vulgar remarks about some immigrants — remarks that he has since denied — we’re going to revisit a favorite episode from 2016 that explores the patterns and paradoxes of immigration in the U.S. Historian Maria Cristina Garcia joins us.” At the link find the title, “Give Me Your Tired…, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180115_hiddenbrain_encore_of_hb_ep_47_give me your tired recovered final-mix_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Indian Religious Strife 56 mins – “Political scientist Neera Chandhoke makes a heartfelt argument for a secular India. Against the growing tide of Hindu nationalism and India’s history of inter-religious strife, she draws on Western and Indian thinkers to make the case for diversity.” At the link find the title, “What happens when we stop asking questions: Why India must be secular, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180110_78144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Informal Caregivers 10 mins -”Once a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers — those friends and relatives who, out of love, go the extra mile for patients in need. From personal care to advocacy to emotional support, unpaid caregivers form the invisible backbone of health and social systems all over the world, Williams says — and without them, these systems would crumble. “How can we make sure that their value to patients and society is recognized?” he asks.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Radio 20 mins – “Mark Fielding talks to Peter White about his passion for radio. Mark owns internet station Ultimate Radio Experience and tells Peter about the process involved and the regulations governing internet stations. His wife Kerry gives her experience of trying to book Mark a tour of the ship Ross Revenge, which became famous in the 70s when it broadcast Radio Caroline. CEO and owner of Ross Revenge Peter Moore, explains his reasons for having declined Kerry’s request, stating safety concerns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Israeli Immigrants 54 mins – “Anthrolopogist Galia Sabar has devoted her professional life to what she calls the new tribe of Israel: Jewish-African and non-Jewish labour migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.” At the link find the title, “The New Tribe of Israel: The immigrant underclass, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180110_23451.mp3” and select “Save link As: from the pop-up menu.
King Assassination 58 mins – “…we look at a forthcoming book that traces the response to King’s assassination — both here and around the world. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure; indeed, it took until the year 2000 for New Hampshire to recognize the slain civil rights leader with a federal holiday. We talk with UNH professor Jason Sokol about his book and about how America’s fraught racial past has shaped current race relations.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Legal Empowerment 20 mins – “What can you do when the wheels of justice don’t turn fast enough? Or when they don’t turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstraction or threat into something that everyone can understand, use and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals, or barefoot lawyers, who serve in their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions. Learn more about how this innovative approach to using the law is helping socially excluded people claim their rights. “A little bit of legal empowerment can go a long way,” Maru says.” At the link click the “Share” circle, “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Listening Better 33 mins – “It takes years to train your ears – but not necessarily a music degree. Auditory neuroscientist Nina Kraus tells us how musicians listen and therefore hear differently with training. Orchestral conductor Eric Dudley explains that the secret to getting an orchestra to sync up is teaching them to listen and ukulele player and comedic musician Molly Lewis demonstrates how she taught herself to become a musician by listening better.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mans Search for Meaning 56 mins – “This month’s edition of The Enright Files explores how the works of Viktor Frankl, Anton Chekhov and Joan Didion wrestle meaning and solace from tragedy, horror and suffering.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on suffering, sorrow and the search for meaning, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas_20180103_88688.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Marijuana and Pesticides 21 mins – “’Does the Canadian government have the right controls to test what’s really in medically prescribed cannabis?” At the link find the title, “Constant nausea’: Halifax woman suing medical marijuana producer after becoming ill, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ghw9bFc2Ymu1vMp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Mass Shooting in Las Vegas 27 mins – “Dr Kevin Menes was on duty as an ER doctor after the worst mass shooting in US history.” At the link find the title, “Every patient that could have been saved we saved, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat_20180113_52732.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Migration Trends 93 mins – “Across the globe, the mobility of people has become a complex, multilayered phenomenon that no government can manage effectively in isolation. This is no more starkly evident than in Europe. But even as nativism and various forms of nationalism have become seemingly permanent features of European electoral politics, EU Member States are attempting to intensify cooperation on migration matters within Europe, as well as with key countries in Africa and beyond. Europe is not alone in the search for practical answers to migration and its many consequences. Every region of the world is undergoing rapid change and seeking to create governance structures capable of responding effectively to the challenges and opportunities presented by migration. While contexts and priorities differ vastly, the need for some common understanding amongst states as to how migration should be managed in the future is now a top item on the political agenda. This MPI Europe discussion brings together two of the most experienced thinkers on migration policy— António Vitorino and Demetrios G. Papademetriou—to discuss these matters and explore what will be needed over the next years to ensure that the properly managed movement of people remains an integral, positive force in the world.
Music and Brain Clocks 33 mins – “In this episode we continue our exploration of how musicians tell time and how anyone embodies pulse. We talk to Dean Buonomano, a neuroscientist who studies time at UCLA and we hear from previous guests: music cognition researcher Jessica Grahn, percussionist Jack van Geem, and film director Jonathan Lynn.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Defined 21 mins – “Stories abound of how music has changed our lives; inspiring us, helping us grieve, encouraging us to consume products, bringing us together, and even inciting us to violence. This podcast explores these stories in depth, always with an eye towards how science can help us understand these phenomena and what directions are left for further study. Hosted by neuroscientist and opera singer, Indre Viskontas, whose weekly science podcast, Inquiring Minds, has been downloaded more than 5 million times. Co-produced by Indre Viskontas and Adam Isaak and generously sponsored by the Germancos Foundation. What is music? How would you define it? Does it defy definition? In this episode we try to get answers to those questions from from a pioneer in music cognition research, a musicologist, and an otolaryngologist who surgically restores hearing and studies the brain basis of musical improvisation.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Likeability 33 mins – “Is there music that is considered universally great? Why do some composers from 18th century European countries still sell out concert halls hundreds of years later, while most of their contemporaries have been forgotten? Is their music really that much better? Or have we convinced ourselves that it’s better because we know that we’re supposed to like it?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Meaning 33 mins – “Last episode we met George Shin, who not too long ago received a cochlear implant and started to take piano lessons as part of a study at the University of California in San Francisco. This week we will learn more about his journey, the purpose and results of the study, and we’ll start exploring how people find meaning in music.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Universals 32 mins – “This week we attempt to find out if there are any universals in music, how the same sounds can go from speech to song, and how our auditory system processes music.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Value 26 mins – “We take a step back from neuroscience and psychology to listen to what artists have to say about what music is for.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Musical Beat 35 mins – “How do our brains tell where the pulse is in music? Can we improve our sense of rhythm or is it something we’re just born with? In this episode, we learn how professional percussionist Jack Van Geem became a precision timing machine, and how he teaches his student, Katrina Shore, to develop her skills. We also talk to music cognition researcher Jessica Grahn to find out what’s happening in our brains when we feel the beat.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Musicial Ears 29 mins – “You often hear people say that music is good for your brain because it’s the only activity that uses all of it. That’s not true. And the truth is actually much more interesting. In this episode, we talk to auditory neuroscientist Nina Kraus, who explains how musical training changes what we hear, or, more specifically, how we listen.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
New Hampshire Liquor Laws 47 mins – “Whether you buy, drink, or do business in the Granite State, liquor plays a significant role in the culture and the economy. Today, Word of Mouth tackles a complicated (and very broad) question sent in by a listener: “Why are liquor laws in New Hampshire SO WEIRD???” So here goes: in this episode, we’ll try and get to the bottom of a Prohibition era law that requires bars to sell food, take a trip to a local distillery to find out more about what it means to produce “scratch-made” liquor, and look at how liquor revenue is used. Plus, three attempts to make a signature NH beverage. Go slow! This episode is high-proof.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
New Yorker Copyright Editor 45 mins – “They call her the Comma Queen. Lessons on life and language with the New Yorker’s ultimate grammar editor, Mary Norris.” At the link find the title, “The Comma Queen Will See You, Now, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_573545680.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nitrous Oxide History 27 mins – “In Bristol in 1799, a young man started to experiment with newly discovered gases, looking for a cure for tuberculosis. Humphry Davy, aged 20, nearly killed himself inhaling carbon monoxide. Nitrous oxide was next. It was highly pleasurable, ‘particularly in the chest and extremities’ and he began to dance around his laboratory ‘like a madman’, before passing out. By day, he gave the gas to patients, carefully noting their reactions. In the evenings, he invited his friends over to have a laugh (with assistants on standby to revive them with oxygen, as needed). The Romantic poets, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge could barely contain their excitement. During one session, Davy noted that the gas numbed his toothache and suggested that it could perhaps be used during surgical operations. But it was another fifty years before nitrous oxide was used by doctors. Throughout the 20th century, it was widely used during dentistry and to numb the pain of childbirth. (Nitrous oxide is the gas in ‘gas and air’: the ‘air’ is oxygen) .And it still is today, but less so. (It’s a potent greenhouse gas that damages the ozone layer, it’s difficult to store and there are side-effects). But, just as medical use is diminishing, recreational use is on the rise. A new generation of pleasure seekers have started experimenting, just as Davy did, despite the associated risks of injuries caused by fainting and death by suffocation. Naomi Alderman tells how a gas that created ‘ecstatic lunatics’ came to be used as an anaesthetic, with help from biographer, Richard Holmes and anaesthetist, Kevin Fong” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nuclear Weapon Incidents 63 mins – “Even the best laid plans can go catastrophically wrong when humans get involved. This week, people bungle simple operations on some of the most dangerous weapons in the world.” At the link you can listen, but cannot download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Opioid Epidemic Solution 49 mins – “‘Vox’ drug policy reporter German Lopez details the scope of the opioid epidemic. There were nearly 64,000 lethal drug overdoses in 2016. “To put that in context, that’s more than gun deaths. That’s more than car crashes. It’s more than HIV/AIDS during the peak of that epidemic,” Lopez says. Also, WHYY criminal justice reporter Bobby Allyn talks about the safe injection site being considered in Philadelphia.” At the link find the title, “January 8, 2018 The Opioid Epidemic & The Harm Reduction Debate,” left-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pacific Racism 52 mins – “The Dark Races of the Pacific World: Reading Race, Immigration, and Empire in Pauline Hopkins and the Colored American Magazine” At the link find the title, “The Dark Races of the Pacific World: Reading Race, Immigration, and Empire in Pauline Hopkins and the Colored American Magazine, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files BUR1777176130.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Pakistan Extremism 92 mins – “On January 16, the Global Economy and Development program and the Foreign Policy program at Brookings convened a panel of experts to discuss extremism in Pakistan and its broader implications across the region and world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Patterning Instinct 29 mins – “…This week on Sea Change Radio, we get philosophical with Jeremy Lent, whose new book, The Patterning Instinct seeks to explain what has made us tick as a species over the millennia. Lent and host Alex Wise talk about what the patterning instinct is, what we can learn from these human patterns, and how we can apply them to fight climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Phyllis Wheatley 52 mins – “[Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write and encouraged her poetry when they saw her talent.] At the link find the title, “Dear Sister: Phyllis Wheatley’s Pleasures, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files BUR7328173743.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plant Breeder 33 mins – “Dr. Maxine Thompson is a trailblazer. With her education and profound interest in plant breeding, she defied a male-dominated establishment and became a plant breeder at a major university. She would establish a decades-long career in plant breeding at Oregon State University, traveling the world on collection missions and making critical selections that define the roots of the OSU Hazelnut Breeding Program, still thriving today. Now in retirement she continues to breed plants, namely the Haskap Berry (Lonicera caerulea), a flavorful fruit slightly different from the blue honeysuckle. We enjoy an inspirational discussion about her training, her career, and the tremendous barriers she faced as a woman in science. We also discuss her current plant breeding interests and the development of the Haskap Berry. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Presidential Slogans 37 mins – “In this week’s roundtable conversation, Ed, Joanne, and Brian focus on President Trump’s Twitter habit and look back at how presidents have interacted with the public. They discuss this year’s Golden Globes, the scene of very public activism around the #TimesUp campaign – how have slogans affected the causes we’ve championed? Finally, how do we put a price on history?” At the link find the title, “Presidents in the Public Eye, Slogans, and the Value of History, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2304979889.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Raspberry Pi 28 mins – “When Eben Upton was in his twenties, he wanted to get children thinking about how computers think, to boost the number of people applying to read computer science at university. He dreamt of putting a chip in every classroom. The result was Raspberry Pi, a tiny gadget, little bigger than a credit card, that can be hooked up to any keyboard and monitor, to create a programmable PC. And it’s cheap. Raspberry Pi Zero, sticker price just £5, was given away free with a computer magazine in 2015. Eben tells Jim how it all began, in his loft with soldering irons and post it notes, and how, by ruthlessly pursuing a philanthropic goal he became CEO of a highly successful business enterprise.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rising Tides P1 50 mins – “Droughts are drying up lakes, floods are washing away homes and melting glaciers are raising sea levels. Rising waters represent the most visible and tangible impact of climate disruption. Protecting people and property from all that water, while simultaneously ensuring billions have enough to drink, will have unfathomable costs and alter the lives of most people living on Earth. Join us for a conversation about too much—and too little—water on a planet that is entering unchartered territory. “ At the link find the title, “Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171119_cl1_Jeff_Goodell_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Rising Tides P2 51 mins – “How can owners of coastal property prepare for rising seas? The coastline has been in the same place for basically all of human civilization, and that’s now changing in very unpredictable and unsettling ways. Oceans will rise faster than in the past, but no one can say how fast that will happen or what’s the best strategy for protecting trillions of dollars in waterfront real estate. A week before Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York and New Jersey, John Englander published a book, High Tide on Main Street, predicting such a disaster. A resident of Florida, he is now a consultant to countries and cities on how to build cities that can withstand severe weather changes. Will Travis is a national expert on balancing environmental and economic priorities along the San Francisco Bay and was a top California policy official for nearly 17 years. Kiran Jain is the former chief resilience officer of Oakland and now is an executive at a startup that connects investors with municipal infrastructure projects. Join us for a conversation about envisioning, creating and paying for a new way of life by the water.” At the link find the title, “High Tide On Main Street, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20171203_cl1_HighTideMainStreet.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Robots Take Your Job 70 mins – “Nigel Cameron: Will Robots Take Your Job? Nigel Cameron is the author of Will Robots Take Your Job?” At the link left click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Saffron 44 mins – “It’s the poshest spice of all, often worth its weight in gold. But saffron also has a hidden history as a dye, a luxury self-tanner, and even a serotonin stimulant. That’s right, this episode we’re all about those fragile red threads plucked from the center of a purple crocus flower. Listen in as we visit a secret saffron field to discover why it’s so expensive, talk to a clinical psychologist to explore the science behind saffron’s reputation as the medieval Prozac, and explore the spice’s off-menu role as an all-purpose beautifier for elites from Alexander the Great to Henry VIII.” At the link right-click the down-pointed arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sailing Around World 56 mins -”Fewer than 200 people have sailed alone around the world and two of them are also Canadian. Philip Coulter explores this greatest challenge sailors set for themselves — possibly the greatest of all human challenges.” At the link find the title, “Sailing Alone Around the World, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171226_30355.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu
Social Trust 29 mins – “Societies where people trust one another are healthier and wealthier. In the U.S. (and the U.K. and elsewhere), social trust has been falling for decades — in part because our populations are more diverse. What can we do to fix it?” At the link left click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download this audio” to get the file.
Southern Movement 28 mins– “theLFShow partnered with Project South covered the 2017 annual gathering of the Southern Movement Assemblies — a living experiment in popular democracy and local self governance. Plantation politics, monopoly capitalism, incarceration instead of peace: a lot of the worst of the American experience has it roots in the US South, but so does much of the best, from slave revolts, to abolition, to organized labor and civil rights. If the country goes as the South goes, what grassroots progressives do here matters. Featuring music by Deep Seedz Collective.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Special Counsels 47 mins – “Neal Katyal wrote the special counsel regulations when he worked for the Clinton administration. He lays out the legal issues that could arise if Trump tries to interfere with the Mueller investigation. Also rock critic Ken Tucker reviews a new box set of Louisiana Hayride performances from the ’50s.” At the linkf idn the title, “Jan, 2018 Can President Trump Stop The Mueller Investigation?” left click the circle with three dots, and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Sperm Quality Impact 28 mins – “Dr Angela Crean explains environmental effects on fathers, and non-genetic inheritance. Dr Angela Crean: Sex, flies and sperm count: young scientist’s research on male fertility wins award Flies give another twist in the evolving story of heredity Equus quagga and Lord Morton’s mare [Reference is made to ‘telegony’: “Telegony is a theory in heredity, holding that offspring can inherit the characteristics of a previous mate of the female parent; thus the child of a widowed or remarried woman might partake of traits of a previous husband. Experiments on several species failed to provide any evidence that offspring would inherit any character from their mother’s previous mates.”]” At the link right-click “Telegony and guitars MP3” at the top of the page and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Survive and Thrive 59 mins – “For leaders in the 21st century, there is one pressing question: What set of skills is required to lead in crisis, and can history give us answers? Our guest this week, Harvard Business School historian and professor Nancy Koehn, has surveyed some of history’s greatest leaders and made an incredible discovery: courageous leaders are not born but made, and the power to lead resides in each of us. Nancy examined the lives of five of the greatest leaders of all time to better understand how they led through adversity and came out the other side stronger. These extraordinary individuals include: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Technological Futures 70 mins – “Ecologist Kelly Weinersmith and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith–creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal–talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about their new book, Soonish–a look at cutting-edge and not-quite cutting edge technologies. The Weinersmiths speculate about everything from asteroid mining to robotic house construction to the nasal cycle and how the human body and medicine might be transformed in the future. They discuss the likelihood of some really crazy stuff coming along and changing our lives as well as the possible downsides of innovation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Temporary Protection Status Change 48 mins – “The Trump Administration rules that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans must leave the country or be deported. Now what?” At the link find the title, “200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave U.S. After Trump Order — Now What? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_576807083.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Toxic Mold 57 mins – “James Baber is a Senior Product Management professional with more than eighteen years of experience in technology product management, development, and operations. James is on Bulletproof Radio not because of his experience and knowledge in technology and business, but because he is a survivor of toxic mold exposure and has a wealth of information to share about this little-known problem that could be affecting over 100 million people in the US. James will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Moldy, which chronicles the dangers of environmental toxic mold, and sheds light on just how big of a problem it is, and how to go about dealing with it. Why you should listen – James comes on Bulletproof Radio to discuss his story of toxic mold exposure, the long list of symptoms you experience when exposed to mold, the reasons why doctors don’t consider mold exposure to be a serious problem, and the important lab tests and data that help with diagnosing mold exposure. Enjoy the show!” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 54 mins – “Dr. Tarique Perera comes on Bulletproof Radio today to discuss how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) can help in the recovery of brain trauma, PTSD, depression, and physical injury. Dr. Tarique Perera is a board psychiatrist with an MD from Harvard. He is a world-class expert in medication management and psychotherapy, a thought leader in psychopharmacology and has been ranked as one of the best psychiatrists in America. Dr. Perera is also the President of the Clinical TMS Society and the founder of Contemporary Care, the leader in administering TMS treatment. His advancements in TMS treatment were featured on the Dr. Oz show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trotskyism 71 mins – “Gabriel Palcic is an organizer, student, boxer, and Trotskyist. He helped co-found the Colorado Springs Socialists organization. Gabe sits down with Brett to discuss Leon Trotsky’s history and philosophy. Topics Include: the Bolshevik Revolution, Permanent Revolution, Fascism, the Deformed Worker’s State, Stalin and “Stalinism”, Kronstadt, the Russian Civil War, and much more.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Trump and Media Coverage 26 mins – “Margaret Sullivan is the Washington Post’s media critic. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss the problems with Michael Wolff’s new book on the Trump administration, the state of the Post and the New York Times, and how the media should cover the president’s mental health.” At the link find the title, “Margaret Sullivan, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7110715381.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Voting Rights 58 mins – “Sometimes the technical stuff is how you get to the crucial stuff. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear a case about Ohio’s voter purge, and the case rests on some sticky statutory interpretation questions. Up to 1.2 million voters may have been purged from Ohio’s rolls after they sat out a couple of elections and in this episode of Amicus, Dahlia Lithwick does a deep dive into the technicalities of the case. Dahlia and her guests also use this moment to take stock of the state of voting rights in the US. Dahlia talks with Mayor Joseph Helle of Oak Harbor, Ohio, a veteran who came home to find he’d been purged from the rolls after not voting while on active duty, and to the director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, Dale Ho. Ho even cites his favorite Justice Antonin Scalia opinion.” At the link find the title, “The Right Not to Vote, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY2504965784.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Waco Siege 39 mins – “This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most infamous law enforcement confrontations in American history: a bloody stand-off between federal agents and an apocalyptic Christian group known as the Branch Davidians near Waco, Texas. In this episode, Brian and Ed explore the 51 day siege, and what the Branch Davidians actually believed.” At the link find the title, “Schism: The Branch Davidians at Waco, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY7730444920.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
War Correspondent 56 mins – “BBC foreign correspondent Lyse Doucet presents a lecture about war journalism, and responds to questions from Paul Kennedy, in front of a live audience at the National War Museum in Ottawa.” At the link find the title, “Words About War, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20171229_42788.mp3” and selecd “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wellness Industry 49 mins – “This week we dive into the industry that wants to make the better version of you. From workout routines to diets to therapy apps to food fads, the market has been flooded with wellness products. But have they actually changed the way we feel or the money we spend on health needs? And who has access? Those are the questions on our minds this week. We look at how the term wellness has evolved, why it’s so hard to find mental health services that take insurance and apps that want to make you fit. Plus, food crazes, food deserts and the economics behind eating healthy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Wild Ginseng Market 22 mins – “The wild ginseng market has gone crazy. We go to a farm hidden in the Appalachian mountains to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#818: The Problem Of The Root, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180117_pmoney_pmpod818v3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Women Under Communism 82 mins – “Kristen Ghodsee is an American ethnographer and Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; known primarily for her ethnographic work on post-communist Bulgaria as well as being a contributor to the field of postsocialist gender studies. She is the author of many books, including her latest “Red Hangover:Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism. Kristen joins Brett to discuss the collapse of Soviet Communism and the human costs of the brutal transition to free market capitalism. Topics Include: Women under communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the human costs of capitalism in Eastern Europe, current wealth inequality in the former Soviet Bloc, false equivalencies between the Nazis and the Soviets and the ideological role it serves, the rise of fascism in the wake of communisms collapse, socialist feminism, fallacies inherent in capitalist arguments, the ravages of neoliberalism, the future of socialism, and much, much more!” At the link find the title, “Red Hangover: Legacies of 20th Century Communism w/ Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files Women under communism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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