Media Mining Digest 329 – Mar 2, 2018: AI Fairness, American Indians, Antibody Apocalypse, Army Worm Pest, Bee Venom Therapy, Brain Enhancement, Broadband in Virginia Eastern Shore, Cardiac Arrest Treatment, Climate War Hockey Stick, Community Self Defense, DACA Program Discussion, Disaster Response by Cities, Educating Diverse Children, Excluding People, Fairness in Business, Farming Rice in North Carolina, GMO Facts, Green Politics, Gut Bacteria and Depression, Hearing Aids, Infectious Disease Control, Information Warfare, Investment Buy and Hold, Job Finding Tactics, Marijuana Use in Canada, Mass School Shootings, Meth Crisis in Canada, Monopolies, Networking Tactics, Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire, Physician Burnout, Sexual Education, Silicon Valley History, Silicon Valley Women, Social Media Education, Syrian Stories, Talk Therapy, Trumpocracy, Vaping Hazard, Water Tunnels in California

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AI Fairness 10 mins – “As a research scientist at Google, Margaret Mitchell helps develop computers that can communicate about what they see and understand. She tells a cautionary tale about the gaps, blind spots and biases we subconsciously encode into AI — and asks us to consider what the technology we create today will mean for tomorrow. “All that we see now is a snapshot in the evolution of artificial intelligence,” Mitchell says. “If we want AI to evolve in a way that helps humans, then we need to define the goals and strategies that enable that path now.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Indians 49 mins – “A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with the curators.” At the link find the title, “Exploring The Real History Of American Indians, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_585835541.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

ANCOR Foundation 58 mins – “Joyce welcomes Barbara Merrill, CEO of ANCOR, which is the American Network of Community Options and Resources headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Ms. Merrill will discuss the ANCOR Foundation and its mission. ANCOR is conducting a three-year national public awareness campaign to convey the value and importance of community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, highlight the support networks that enable them to succeed, and shine a positive light on the successes of community integration and the role of providers in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be active, valued, and contributing members of their communities.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Intelligence 41 mins – “In 1921, residents of the small town of Swaythling in southern England were shocked to find the milk bottles on their doorsteps had been vandalised, with the foil caps pierced and the valuable cream gone. Fingers were pointed at possible culprits, but as the cream theft swept across the country – and eventually Europe – it was discovered that birds were in fact the thieves. Fast-forward to 2014 and researchers found that different populations of great tits showed different variations of this kind of feeding behaviour, leaving scientists to conclude that these birds were able to transmit cultural behaviours. But how does this kind of cultural transmission differ from that found in humans? What what does this tell us about general intelligence? And, fundamentally, how important is culture to our own evolutionary history? To help explore all this and more, Nicola Davis sits down with Professor Kevin Laland from the University of St Andrews, whose latest book, Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony, suggests the human mind was built, in part, by culture. And to explore intelligence in other animals – including dolphins and orcas – is Professor Diana Reiss from Hunter College, New York.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibody Apocalypse 23 mins– “With some predicting we’re headed for a future of complete antibiotic resistance — scientists are looking outside the box for solutions.” At the link find the title, “Rise of superbugs could make chemotherapy impossible, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-hIMN59nQ-20180216.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Army Worm Pest 39 mins – “The Fall Army Worm is  a moth larvae that is incredibly destructive.  It causes widespread crop losses in the Americas and now has been found in Africa.  This pest consumes everything in its path, and can travel many miles on the wind.  It is believed that this organism could cause widespread famine in Africa.  Oxitec has proposed a solution, keying off of its current suite of insect control strategies. Today we speak with Dr. Simon Warner, CSO of Oxitec.  He describes the problem and proposed solutions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bee Venom Therapy 40 mins – “Hey there bug lovers! On our latest episode we are will dissect the contents of bee venom and discuss the possible medical uses of it. Bee venom is a chemical cocktail of pain inducing compounds but many people allow themselves to be stung for therapeutic reasons. Data suggests that there may be promising results but there is also reason for extreme caution before pursuing this course of action.” At the link right-click “Arthro-Pod EP 36 Bee Venom and Apitherapy, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files Arthro-Pod EP36 Bee Venom and Apitherapy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Panther 49 mins – “Marvel’s latest superhero adventure Black Panther roars into theaters, with big ideas about race and feminism. We’ve got your front row seat.” At the link find the title, “Black Panther Roars Into Theaters, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_586596403.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Enhancement 46 mins – “From pills to electric jolts to the brain, we’re looking at the latest on human intelligence.” At the link find the title, “Can Science Make Us Smarter? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_586157327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Implants 24 mins – “From exercise to cutting-edge brain implants, researchers are discovering ways to improve our memory.” At the link find the title, “Give your memory a workout: Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve recall, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3ESsAvTN-20180219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Virginia Eastern Shore 22 mins – “When the Eastern Shore of Virginia needed better Internet access, in part to ensure NASA could achieve its mission, Accomack and Northampton counties created the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority. Its Executive Director, Robert Bridgham joins us for episode 294 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We talk about why they used an Authority and how it was initially funded with grants that were later repayed because the network was so successful. They also used some community development block grants though the network has since expanded with its own revenues. The network both leases lines to independent ISPs and provides services directly. And it is expanding its Fiber-to-the-Home network to more neighborhoods each year in an incremental fashion. Read more about Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority here.” At the link right-click “download this mp3 file directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism System 6 mins – “Bhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress. Instead of thinking about capitalism as a firm, unchanging ideology, he suggests that we should think of it as an operating system — one that needs upgrades to keep up with innovation, like the impending take-off of drone delivery services. Learn more about the past and future of the free market (and a potential coming identity crisis for the United States’ version of capitalism) with this quick, forward-thinking talk.” At the link click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiac Arrest Treatment 48 mins – “Louisville Lectures’s most requested lecturer is back! Dr. Lorrel Brown presents Cardiac Arrest and her journey to discover whether education can improve the outcomes. First, she explains the postulated reasons for the variability in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as well as the gaps between the best practices and real world practices with regards to CPR. She then defines CPR skill retention rates under current methods of instruction and finishes with different ways in which ongoing educational efforts seek to improve outcomes following cardiac arrest. Some items in this lecture may have come from the lecturer’s personal academic files or have been cited in-line or at the end of the lecture. For more information, see our citation page” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Charter Cities 18 mins – “How can a struggling country break out of poverty if it’s trapped in a system of bad rules? Economist Paul Romer unveils a bold idea: “charter cities,” city-scale administrative zones governed by a coalition of nations. (Could Guantánamo Bay become the next Hong Kong?)” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download audio,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate War Hockey Stick 53 mins – “The so-called hockey stick papers, published in 1999, ignited an assault on the science of climate change that still rages to this day. But lead author Michael Mann hasn’t backed off on his mission to educate the public on the science of global warming. Mann was awarded the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, by Climate One.” At the link find the title, “On The Ice With Michael Mann, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180128_cl1_On the Ice Michael Mann PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communists in Civil Rights Movement 52 mins – “In 1991, Clarence Taylor received his PhD in American history and began teaching at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He reworked his dissertation into a book, The Black Churches of Brooklyn from the 19th Century to the Civil Rights Era, and it was published by Columbia University Press in 1994. In 1996, Clarence became a member of the history department and the African-New World Studies Program at Florida International University. In 1997, Clarence’s second book, Knocking At Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools was published by Columbia University Press, and, in 2002, his book,Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century, was published by Routledge. Prof. Taylor’s research interests are the modern civil rights and black power movements, African-American religion, and the modern history of New York City. He is also co-editor of Civil Rights Since 1787: A Reader in the Black Struggle  which won the Gustavus Myers Prize in 2001 and editor of Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era. Taylor’s book, Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union is also published by Columbia University Press (2011). Dr. Taylor Joins Brett and co-host Kristy to discuss Communist involvement in the Civil Rights Movements.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Community Self Defense 69 mins – “Scott Crow is an American anarchist organizer, speaker and writer. A longtime activist, he is an advocate for the philosophies and politics of anarchism. In addition to a number of other groups, Crow is a co-founder of Common Ground Collective or Common Ground Relief, an anarchist organization formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. His book Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective details those efforts. Crow’s newest work is an anthology which he put together and edited called ‘Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self Defense’.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Crime 10 mins – “Hacking, fake news, information bubbles … all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it’s you.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity 66 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta. Eleanor shares her deep knowledge on building secure and robust digital ecosystems. As Eleanor and Douglas converse on issues of privacy, encryption, and surveillance, a set of thought-provoking insights about online identity and human to human connection emerges. Does empathy scale across our cyber connections? Or is it confusion and distrust that are most apt to scale? Conversing over a shaky and intermittent VoIP connection, the question at hand seems to materialize within the interview. Luckily Saitta and Rushkoff overcome technical hurdles and find rapport and connection in a unique conversation that ultimately asks; What is real? How do I know I am me? Is it safe? Opening today’s episode, Douglas looks back on the life of friend, cyber culture pioneer, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow. Rushkoff remembers Barlow and their shared optimism for cyberspace back in that hopeful moment before the commercialization and corporatization of the internet.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 73 Eleanor Saitta “Is It Safe?” right-click “Media files 5a84239d54db78e00ddc3866.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Program Discussion 29 mins – “It’s been 17 years since Sens. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Dream Act, proposed legislation that would provide legal protections to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Since then, the Dream Act has had countless ups and downs. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama tried, and failed, to shepherd a bill through Congress that would give legal status to so-called dreamers. The latest salvo in the Dream Act debate came last month, when Democrats forced a three-day government shutdown to pressure Republicans on a long-term solution for dreamers. That power play eventually brought a few days of debate in the Senate, but by the end of this week, none of several dreamer-related bills had gained enough traction to get past the chamber….On this episode of “Can He Do That,” we ask the question: Can President Donald Trump force Congress to settle on a long-term bill for dreamers? And why has it been so hard for Congress to strike a deal on something that many Republicans and Democrats say they want?” At the link find the title, “Will Trump strike a deal on the Dream Act?, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a875e00e4b0cadd3c51b98e_1351620000001-300040_t_1518820868587_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Discussion 66 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy explores what we can learn from history in order to preserve and strengthen democracy. In The Future of Democracy, Steve Zolno asks: What is democracy? Where did it come from? Where is it going? He considers whether democracy is a new development or whether it has always been present in human society. Zolno will also discuss: What are the historical trends that have promoted democracy over authoritarian governments? Where and why has democracy been the most and least successful? According to Zolno, our most important political task is clarifying what each of us can do, as politicians or as ordinary citizens, to bring the benefits of democracy more fully into our personal and political lives. Join us for a lively discussion! D0 we learn from history.” At the ink find the title, “Do We Learn From History? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180212_MLF_Learn from History For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Discussion 68 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy explores what we can learn from history in order to preserve and strengthen democracy. In The Future of Democracy, Steve Zolno asks: What is democracy? Where did it come from? Where is it going? He considers whether democracy is a new development or whether it has always been present in human society. Zolno will also discuss: What are the historical trends that have promoted democracy over authoritarian governments? Where and why has democracy been the most and least successful? According to Zolno, our most important political task is clarifying what each of us can do, as politicians or as ordinary citizens, to bring the benefits of democracy more fully into our personal and political lives. Join us for a lively discussion!” At the link find the title, “Do We Learn From History? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180212_MLF Learn from History For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Response by Cities 53 mins – “How are cities coping with political and climatic upheaval? Battles over immigration, sanctuary status, federal funding, and other hot-button issues are creating tension between local and federal government at a time when the impacts of climate change are hitting home. Miami and Houston are recovering from epic storms that were amplified by a climate destabilized by burning fossil fuels. Both cities have dynamic mayors advancing economic recovery in a time when the federal government – aside from disaster relief – is providing less money to cities for infrastructure and other projects that have traditionally facilitated civic development. Miami voters reached into their own pockets to fund $400 million in Miami Forever bonds to deal with rising seas and other climate impacts. Newly-elected Mayor Francis Suarez is now tasked with figuring out how to spend that money to prevent his city from more sunny day flooding. Houston is still waiting for Congress to finalize funds to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, which brought unprecedented rain bombs down on a city that largely has been paved over. What is Mayor Sylvester Turner doing to restore its economy, create jobs and prepare for a volatile future? A Democratic mayor in one of the reddest states in the country, Steve Benjamin blasted Donald Trump for leaving the Paris climate accord and is spearheading a push for cities across the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy. As the vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, how does he think cities can advance a clean energy economy while also addressing housing, jobs, equity, and other pressing concerns.” At the link find the title, “Weathering The Storm: Mayors of Houston, Miami and Columbia, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180218_cl1 Weathering the Storm PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Educating Diverse Children 60 mins – “As the number and share of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) continues to grow across the United States, diversity within this population is also increasing. Although Spanish remains the most commonly spoken language among DLL families in most states, other minority languages have substantial representation in many school districts, cities, and counties. DLLs also span a wide range of races and ethnicities, countries of origin, levels of education, and migration histories. This “superdiversity” has important implications for early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs, schools, and other systems that face the challenge of building the capacity to effectively serve children with unique learning strengths and needs. And while a strong research base has proven the benefits of bilingual education models in supporting DLLs’ academic development, much less is known about effective strategies to serve these children in classrooms where multiple languages and cultures are represented, and no single non-English language is dominant. This webinar marks the release of a Migration Policy Institute report that provides an analysis of the diversity within the DLL population nationwide and at the state and local levels. The report also offers a closer look at three rapidly growing subgroups within the DLL population: Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander DLLs and young children of refugees. This is the first in a series of three reports that will explore the implications of superdiverse contexts for ECEC programs and systems.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Value 71 mins – “Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and the author of The Case Against Education talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Caplan argues that very little learning takes place in formal education and that very little of the return to college comes from skills or knowledge that is acquired in the classroom. Schooling, Catalyst Episode 16, 2018he concludes, as it is currently conducted is mostly a waste of time and money. Caplan bring a great deal of evidence to support his dramatic claim and much of the conversation focuses on the challenge of measuring and observing what students actually learn.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Excluding People 21 mins – “Do states have a moral right to exclude people from their territory? It might seem obvious that states do have such a right, but Sarah Fine questions this in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast. This episode of Philosophy Bites was sponsored by the Examining Ethics podcast from the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. You can subscribe to Examining Ethics on iTunes or listen to episodes at ExaminingEthics.OrgAt the link right click “Direct download: Sarah Fine on the Right to Exclude.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eyeglasses Online 33 mins – “In 2008, it was nearly impossible to buy a fashionable, affordable pair of glasses online. That simple frustration inspired the idea behind Warby Parker – and disrupted the eyewear industry. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That,” an update on Bellyak, a kayak where you lie on your belly and paddle with your hands.” At the link find the title, “Warby Parker: Dave Gilboa & Neil Blumenthal, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180216_hibt_warby.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fairness in Business 11 mins – “What is it about unfairness? Whether it’s not being invited to a friend’s wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can’t think straight. And it’s not just a personal issue — it’s also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his company works to create a culture of fairness — and how tapping into our innate sense of what’s right and wrong makes for happier employees and better results.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Rice in North Carolina 79 mins – “Angie Raines and Miles Okal raise diversified vegetables, rice, and dry beans at South Wind Produce in Rougemont, North Carolina. With sales at five weekly farmers markets plus wholesale sales to restaurants, they have built a viable business in a short amount of time. Angie and Miles take us on a deep dive into their rice and dried bean production, as well as how they market these crops and how they fit into their farm economics and overall farm agroecosystem. We also explore how they stand out in the crowded marketplace of North Carolina’s “research triangle,” how getting the business started on an incubator farm let them establish a business with less up-front risk, and how they manage the potential chaos of five farmers markets a week on a small farm.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frankenstein 48 mins – “Frankenstein at 200. We’ll dissect Mary Shelley’s iconic Gothic novel, its themes of responsibility in innovation, ethics, and lessons for today.” At the link find the title, “It’s Alive! Frankenstein At 200, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_585477383.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Facts 53 mins – “What should climate-conscious people do to eat most sustainably? How people approach their diet is deeply personal and can be extremely controversial. Roughly 1 in 9 people in the world are undernourished. Addressing hunger while making the food chain more sustainable is critical for addressing climate change. Are GMOs the answer to food shortages, or do they jeopardize our crops with destructive cycles of pesticide resistance? Is our appetite for animal protein unsustainable, is worldwide veganism possible? Greg asks farmers, scientists and others what’s best for climate and our health. climate on your plate

Green Politics 30 mins- “In the last General Election environmental issues barely merited a mention. Nine months on and the Prime Minister is making keynote speeches on recycling and Michael Gove is issuing a flurry of policy initiatives to get the green-minded voter on-side. Tom Heap sets out to discover why this remarkable transformation has taken place. Is it the Attenborough Effect, the power of the newly-green Daily Mail or a blatant attempt to woo the youth vote? Perhaps senior politicians have actually come to accept the gravity of Earth’s predicament.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Bacteria and Depression 59 mins – “48-year-old Victoria has chronic anxiety disorder. She’s battled this her whole life. But in the past few years she’s begun suffering from excruciating gut problems. No one has been able to provide answers. So, are her gut bacteria the missing link in causing her symptoms? Nutrition Scientist Dr Joanna McMillan takes on her most challenging case, exploring emerging science about the links between gut bacteria and the brain to design an intervention to help Victoria where all else has failed. Victoria’s struggle is revealing, at time confronting, but above all, inspiring. And the results – astonishing and life-changing.” At the link right-click “Media files catalyst_18_18_16.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Solutions 60 mins – “Health spending continues to outpace wages and GDP, while some new insurance designs transfer greater shares of that to patients’ own out of pocket costs. In this talk co-hosted with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, Dr. John Freedman, President & CEO of Freedman HealthCare discusses what is driving health care costs up, who is benefiting, and how data is harnessed to study problems and remedy them.” At the link find the title, “John Freedman on Health Care Costs and Transparency, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 398454273-berkmanklein-john-freedman-on-health-care-costs-and-transparency.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aids 58 mins – “Do you wish you could hear better? Do you have trouble hearing what others are saying? Many people find it difficult to follow a conversation with multiple voices, especially in a crowded restaurant. In fact, by 2060, more than 70 million Americans will probably be experiencing hearing loss. Most of them will be over 70. You don’t have to be a senior citizen to have trouble hearing, but many people are reluctant to spring for pricey hearing aids because they feel it marks them as old. Others just can’t afford more than a thousand dollars per ear. What if there were over-the-counter listening devices that could help at a fraction of the cost? Congress passed legislation in August 2017 that will legalize some OTC hearing aids within several years. In addition, there are already Personal Sound Amplification products that may be helpful. These over-the-counter devices are less expensive and not labeled for hearing loss treatment. That means the FDA has not approved them to treat hearing impairment. But might they help you hear better? A small study reported in JAMA compared the performance of five of these devices to that of hearing aids. The scientists found that three of them were almost as effective as actual hearing aids. On the other hand, one did not help much and the least expensive one was actually worse than nothing at all. Find out more about the research from Dr. Nicholas Reed, one of the scientists who was…” At the link left click “Download the MP3,” right-click “Download CD or MP3” and select “MP3”, and follow instructions.

Infectious Disease Control 58 mins – “How are diseases recognized as infectious and how are their causes identified? In this lecture, Dr. Ganem describes how epidemiologists, physicians, and microbiologists work together to identify and study pathogens. He first explains what viruses are and how they reproduce and infect cells. Dr. Ganem then elucidates the increasingly important role of DNA-based techniques in identifying infectious agents by telling how he and other scientists uncovered a virus strongly implicated in causing Kaposi’s sarcoma—the leading cancer that affects AIDS patients.” At the link right-click “Lecture(MP4)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Warfare 27 mins – “It’s the most-mentioned social media platform in recent U.S. indictments and critics aren’t convinced efforts made by Facebook to prevent future interference are all that airtight.” At the link find the title, “How safe are Canada’s elections from fake news on Facebook? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-nsNzpiWR-20180220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Infrastructure Plans 48 mins – “The president’s new infrastructure plan. Can he finally bring everything from our bridges to our water systems up to snuff –and make America modern again?” At the link find the title, “Inside Trump’s Plan For Rebuilding American Roads, Railways And Airportsm, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_585444382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Buy and Hold 32 mins – “For many years Paul and Rich have updated the Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Portfolio, and have posted the updates for 2018.  This podcast is a step-by-step discussion of building a portfolio of 10 major equity asset classes. We want to make very clear how much impact each of these asset classes has on the long-term return of the portfolio, as well as the standard deviation (volatility).  For more on the topic, here are links to two new articles and the table referenced in the podcast.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Job Finding Tactics 7 mins – “Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive — and why employers should look for ability over credentials.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Library Design in NY 55 mins – “METRO/599 is a studio in Hell’s Kitchen that connects more than 250 of New York’s libraries, archives, and knowledge organizations. With 6,000 square feet of event and studio space, supporting projects in digital privacy, multimedia media archiving, metadata aggregation, and podcasting, and offering tools for everything from software preservation to signage prototyping to spaghetti and meatball crafting, METRO/599 is reinventing the multi-type library consortium as a metacommunity center.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Margaret Thatcher 39 mins – “Charles Moore is a former editor at The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Spectator Magazine. He is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher.” At the link find the title, “Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher, Aug, 2011,” right-click “Media files 20110808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana in Canada 24 mins – “With an era coming to an end, host of CBC’s On Drugs podcast explains how politics and fear drove the early days of cannabis prohibition in Canada.” At the link find the title, “The ban on cannabis in Canada is ending — do you know how it started? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-QtodREdM-20180222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass School Shootings 24 mins – “In this week’s episode, Post reporters John Woodrow Cox and Wesley Lowery talk about their experiences covering school shootings — and why the outraged message from South Florida teens might get some traction with lawmakers, and with Trump.” At the link find the title, “Will teen victims of school shootings force a change in federal gun laws?, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a8e01fce4b0cadd3c51bdc0_1351620000001-300040_t_1519256063189_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shooting Student Movement 19 mins – “Feeling failed by the adults supposed to protect them, students have started #NeverAgain, a growing movement calling for gun control in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “’Blame everything but a gun’: School shooting survivors say political response is just crocodile tears, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-JOzimH9N-20180222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Shootings 21 mins – “While some argue that releasing images from school shootings might end a sense of ambivalence among the public, others argue that it would be an invasion of privacy for victims and their families.” At the link find the title, “’We don’t see the reality of what bullets do to bodies’: Should images of school shootings be public? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-LpbpvHK7-20180219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Diagnostics 58 mins – “When you go to see the doctor because you are sick, the first order of business is to get a diagnosis. How does the doctor arrive at that? What does she need to know? And is there any way you can help your doctors with diagnostic challenges? Meeting Diagnostic Challenges: Getting the right diagnosis is crucial to getting the proper treatment. For many conditions, the diagnosis is pretty straightforward. But sometimes it can be quite complicated. The doctor may need to figure out which of many different diseases is causing the problems. When symptoms are not very specific, pinning down the diagnosis is a challenge. But diagnosis can also be difficult if the symptom is very specific but unfamiliar, like a black thumb on a gardener.” At the link left click “Download the MP3,” right-click “Download CD or MP3” and select “MP3”, and follow instructions.

Mental Wellbeing 24 mins – “Laurie Santos started a course at Yale to teach students how to be happy. They responded by signing up in bigger numbers than the elite school has ever seen, and now it’s going global.” t the link find the title, “The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class), Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pH3Orted-20180220.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meth Crisis in Canada 24 mins – “Manitoba is in the grip of a methamphetamine crisis that officials are struggling to contain.” At the link find the title, “Meth crisis in Canada: Addiction explosion means drug users are being turned away by police, hospitals,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monopolies 40 mins – “Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to make the fight against monopoly power in America a key part of the Democrats’ agenda; George Zornick reports on his interview with her for the magazine’s special issue on the topic. Also, Warren Buffett’s secret: “The sage of Omaha” is America’s favorite tycoon. He supported Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for president; even Bernie Sanders has praised his unselfishness.  But David Dayen says Warren Buffett’s wealth has actually been built on monopoly power—and the unfair advantages it provides. Plus: Trump and that white working class woman who voted for him. Is she “stupid,” “gullible,” and “turned on by Trump’s bigotry”?  Katha Pollitt comments on Renee Elliott, the laid-off worker at that Carrier plant in Indiana—her recent speech at a labor-group press conference made her the face of the white working class Trump voter.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Tactics 14 mins – “We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes — and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nietzche 65 mins – “Wes Alwan is one fourth of The Partially Examined Life, a podcast and blog dedicated to studying and teaching philosophy. Wes is a writer and researcher living in Boston who studied ancient philosophy, Kant and Nietzsche in graduate school. Wes joins Brett to discuss the political relevance of the famous 19th century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire 29 mins – “The nation has been grappling with an opioid epidemic for several years now, but few places have been as hard-hit as New Hampshire. The state has one of the highest overdose rates in the country. Obituary pages in local newspapers regularly feature photos of young people who died suddenly. Teachers find themselves acting as grief counselors for students whose home lives have been shattered by drug use.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu

Panama Growth 54 mins – “The once poor, troubled country that struggled to implant a democracy after the fall of General Manuel Noriega in 1989 has come a long way. Direct flights from San Francisco to the isthmus started in 2016, just as the Panama Canal was dramatically expanded. The Panama crossroads has begun to truly rival Miami as the new hub of the Americas, and Panama is about to emerge as one of the countries with the highest per capita income in the region. Yet corruption scandals, unequal economic growth and increasing challenges to democracy across the hemisphere cloud the horizon as the Pacific continues to grow as the center of global commerce. Come join a discussion with Guillermo Cochez, the former ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States, about the future of this country.

Physician Burnout 55 mins – “Beating burnout is hard under the best circumstances but even harder when things happen. Dr. Larissa Thomas explores the factors that contribute to burnout in the medical field, and what to do about it. (#32946)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Education 59 mins – “Hear about success stories in the vibrant innovation and creative environment of the US-Mexico border region. (#32954)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pizza in New Hampshire 50 mins – “If you’re looking for a slice in New Hampshire, you can find a House of Pizza in just about every town in the state. These pies are pan baked, with a hard crust that works like a retaining wall for an even layer of sauce and cheese. This is Greek pizza. And if New Hampshire’s got a signature ‘za, this is it. But why are all of these Greek pizza joints called “House of Pizza”? And how did Greek pizza come to corner the market in the Granite State? Listener Matthew Jones asked us to get to the bottom of this doughy mystery for our “Only in New Hampshire” series, and asks, “Why is it so hard to find non-Greek pizza in N.H.?” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollution Cure 57 mins – “This week, the Naked Scientists probe the plastic problem: can science help turn the tide on our rising consumption? Plus, the killer whale that can “talk”, and some groundbreaking research reveals why the USA is experiencing shakeups.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Truman 66 mins – “A.J. Baime takes on the dramatic story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the small-town farmer and haberdasher stepped into FDR’s shoes to take on Germany, Japan and Stalin. Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances and, through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. When Truman was chosen as vice president for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment and lack of enemies, he was still an obscure Missouri politician. But during the founding of the United Nations, the Potsdam Conference, the Manhattan Project, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps and the decision to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II, Truman had to play both judge and jury. Tightly focused and meticulously researched using previously unavailable papers, The Accidental President escorts readers into the president’s situation room during these tumultuous 120 days.” At the link find the title, “The Accidental President, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180123_MLF_Accidental President For Podcast.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Manufacturing 83 mins – “Welcome John Saunders of Saunders Machine Works and NYCCNC! …It was great having John on to tell us about machining and mechanical concerns. While we normally focus on electronics on this show, it’s increasingly important to have a broad view of the product development cycle and the various processes required to get something created for the market. We think NYCCNC helps beginners get a footing in the field.”[Includes reference to the Guerrilla Guide to CNC Machining.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pyro Cop 19 mins – “After a wildfire, teams of investigators start combing the wreckage for clues. Finding the cause means, maybe, finding someone to pay. But where’s the line between a natural disaster and a human one?” At the link find the title, “#825: Who Started The Wildfire,” right-click “Media files 20180216_pmoney_pmpod825.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Tension Resolution 18 mins – “If we hope to heal the racial tensions that threaten to tear the fabric of society apart, we’re going to need the skills to openly express ourselves in racially stressful situations. Through racial literacy — the ability to read, recast and resolve these situations — psychologist Howard C. Stevenson helps children and parents reduce and manage stress and trauma. In this inspiring, quietly awesome talk, learn more about how this approach to decoding racial threat can help youth build confidence and stand up for themselves in productive ways.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Nova Scotia 22 mins – “The #MeToo conversation excludes a lot of women, says El Jones, but also ignores different types of violence, and different types of power used to oppress women.” At the link find the title, “#MeToo (but not you): Black women are being left out of the conversation on violence, says El Jones, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HqOkRWIl-20180221.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Nova Scotia 29 mins – “We start our town hall in Shelburne, N.S., where residents say they live in “a community of widows” as a result of environmental racism.” At the link find the title, “How” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Problems 55 mins – “Recycling in the U.S. is highly dependent on the ability to export our recycling overseas. In California alone, 62 percent of the states’ recycling is exported to China. However, in July 2017, China announced a policy called National Sword, which limits the import of contaminated recyclable commodities and increases inspections of recyclable commodity imports. Tune in as we speak with Zoe Heller, Assistant Director for Policy Development at the California Department of Resources Recycling, about how National Sword is impacting local recycling efforts across the U.S., and what investments would be required to create the domestic recycling infrastructure needed to keep U.S. recycling onshore.” At the link click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Empowerment 7 mins – “The prevailing image of where refugees live is of temporary camps in isolated areas — but in reality, nearly 60 percent of them worldwide end up in urban areas. TED Fellow Robert Hakiza takes us inside the lives of urban refugees — and shows us how organizations like the one that he started can provide them with the skills they need to ultimately become self-sufficient.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

River History of U.S. 48 mins – “American rivers from the mighty Mississippi on down have changed the way Americans works, play and live. We’ll tap into a rich history.” At the link find the title, “The Rich History Of America’s Rivers, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_585151228.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Security 48 mins – “[First 8 mins]…Wednesday’s incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, just an hour north of Miami, is one of too many events of this nature. And it once again raises an important question:What can be done to protect children who are just going to class? Ken Trump is a school security expert and a consultant with National School Safety and Security Services. In a conversation with Take Two Thursday, he outlined three prevention methods that work — and one that doesn’t….” At the link find the title, “How school security has changed, the commercialization of Lunar New Year, homelessness in Orange County, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files TAKE_TWO_SHOW-3a687504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Educators 12 mins – “From our fear of women’s bodies to our sheepishness around the word “nipple,” our ideas about sex need an upgrade, say sex educators (and hilarious women) Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi. For a radical new take on sex positivity, the duo take the TED stage to suggest we look to Africa for erotic wisdom both ancient and modern, showing us how we can shake off problematic ideas about sex we’ve internalized and re-define pleasure on our own terms. (This talk contains mature content.)” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Education 12 mins – “The hymen is still the most misunderstood part of the female body. Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl share their mission to empower young people through better sex education, debunking the popular (and harmful) myths we’re told about female virginity and the hymen.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley History 62 mins – “In Troublemakers, historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, Ask and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers. In the space of only seven years and 35 miles, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. In addition to well-known innovators such as Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison and Don Valentine, Berlin’s book features Mike Markkula, former Apple chairman; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the ARPANET and masterminded the personal computer; Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Al Alcorn, the engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, who changed how university innovations reach the public. These troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.” At the link find the title, ‘Troublemakers: How Silicon Valley Came of Age,Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180124_MLF_SV Troublemakers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Silicon Valley Women 60 mins – “Silicon Valley has an ugly secret. Behind the million dollar ideas and innovations, women in tech are vastly outnumbered and often face discrimination, sexual harassment and toxic work environments. In this powerful expose, Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals. Drawing on her deep network of tech insiders, Chang reveals just how hard it is for women to crack the Silicon ceiling and what companies and employees need to do to bring down the “brotopia” culture once and for all.” At the link find the title, “Emily Chang: Breaking Up the Silicon Valley Boys’ Club, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180215_SV Emily Chang For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Medicine Education 58 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify. Learn more about Damien’s work at Rushkoff begins today’s show with a story from home. A well-meaning school administrator begins using social media to promote his school, posting pictures of students and classroom activities. As parents become upset, the question arises: Why is it so easy to lose sight of the design and purpose behind these platforms?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 74 Damien Williams “We Built It From Us” right-click “Media files 5a8cfa83b86837ba10cfd2f4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Service Programs 51 mins – “President Trump and Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to cut social safety net programs for the poor, including Medicaid and food stamps. The plan could involve work requirements for food stamps and funding cuts. We’ll take a look at the numbers.” At the link find the title, “Republicans Eye Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files npr_585826986.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Exploration Overview 49 mins – “The race to the moon is back on. Half a century since the last Apollo mission landed on the moon, Associate Professor Alan Duffy takes us inside the new space race, where innovators and big dreamers are rewriting the rule book on space exploration. He witnesses the launch of a new-generation of rocket at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Created by Space X, this rocket is partly reusable, and the innovations behind it may help us get back to the moon. Alan meets the pioneers at US’s first licenced spaceport in Mojave in California who are building new types of lunar landers and rockets. And he finds out that the discovery of water on the moon may transform our chances of living there and using the moon to explore planets far from home.” At the link right-click “Media files catalyst_18_18_15.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stampede Control 8 mins – “Every three years, more than 30 million Hindu worshippers gather for the Kumbh Mela in India, the world’s largest religious gathering, in order to wash away their sins. With massive crowds descending on small cities and towns, stampedes inevitably happen, and in 2003, 39 people were killed during the festival. In 2014, then 15-year-old Nilay Kulkarni decided to put his skills as a self-taught programmer to use by building a tech solution to help prevent stampedes. Learn more about his invention — and how it helped the 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela have zero stampedes and casualties.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syria Stories 64 mins – “Wendy Pearlman has spent years living in the Arab world. She will discuss her latest book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, a fierce and poignant collection of stories based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians.” At the link find the title, “Voices from Syria, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180209_MLF Voices From Syria For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save LinkAs” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Therapy 12 mins – “Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe — for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumpocracy 120 mins – “In his new book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,” David Frum outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for America and the world, and what we can do to prevent it. On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Frum joined a panel of experts at Brookings to discuss the burgeoning threats to democratic institutions in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “Threats to democracy in the Trump era, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180207_Falk_Trump_Era.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Value-Based Leadership 21 mins – “Chuck Rosenberg spent most of his career leading or helping lead federal law enforcement agencies. Before serving as head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rosenberg served as Jim Comey’s chief of staff at the FBI and the Justice Department, as counselor to FBI director Robert Mueller, and as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Now outside government, Rosenberg shared his thoughts on leadership with a group of University of Virginia law students two weeks ago, and now, we’re sharing his thoughts with you. He says of this speech, “I was privileged to work with great leaders, mentors, and friends at the Department of Justice. I learned so much from them: Bob Mueller, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, John Ashcroft, and David Margolis, among others. I hope my words reflect the values these good people—and so many others at DOJ—consistently demonstrated. Kindness, civility, humility, fairness, and character remain in fashion.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 18_0213_RosenbergValue-Based Leadership.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaping 32 mins – “If you’re not a smoker, it may be hard to imagine the appeal of cigarettes. The idea of inhaling thousands of chemicals into your body just doesn’t seem that tempting. It’s hard to wrap your head around the addiction if you haven’t experienced it and even more difficult to appreciate how hard it is to quit. But according to a new report released by Public Health England (PHE) electronic cigarettes are significantly safer than smoking and can offer a potential aid for smoking cessation. But how much do we really know about vaping and its risks? Is there consensus between scientists and the public? And should the NHS be encouraging the use of e-cigarettes to aid quitters? To explore all this, Ian Sample sits down with Dr Lynne Dawkins of London South Bank University, and Dr Leonie Brose, one of the co-authors of the PHE report, at King’s College London.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vaping Hazard 5 mins – “E-cigarettes: Public Health England suggests they should be available on prescription; some people are taking them up for fun, while others are using it to help them quit smoking. In all cases there’s a strong belief that vaping is the healthier alternative to cigarettes. But a study out this week suggests that the inhaled vapour from e-cigarettes can make the cells that line our airways much stickier and increase the odds that bacteria like the pneumococcus – that can cause chest and other infections – can gain a foothold. Chris Smith spoke to Jonathan Grigg, a respiratory consultant at Queen Mary University of London.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War Avoidable 64 mins – “Max Boot’s latest book, The Road Not Taken, discusses his contention that the Vietnam War could have been avoided if American leaders had listened to a visionary CIA Agent, Edward Lansdale, who called for a focus on hearts and minds, not bombs and body counts. Come hear a fascinating tale of spy craft, bureaucracy and combat. Boot is a military historian and foreign policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He’s a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, a columnist for Foreign Policy, and a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Boot served as an adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2007–08, a defense policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2011–12, and the head of the counterterrorism working group for Marco Rubio’s campaign in 2015-16. Boot was born in Moscow and grew up in Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in history from Yale University.” At the link find the title, “Historian Max Boot: Was The Vietnam War Avoidable?, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180215_FEA Max Boot For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Tunnels in California 46 mins – “[6 min first item] It appears Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnel plan could be back on track with both underground waterways. Just last week the governor’s office announced it had scaled back the project, officially known as the California WaterFix, to one tunnel, instead of two due to lack of funding.  Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District  is now thinking about kicking in an extra $6 billion dollars, and taking a majority stake in the project, just to make it all happen. It’s still early days, but some water watchers are crying, ‘Chinatown!’  MWD general manager Jeffrey Kightlinger spoke to Take Two’s A Martinez about the plan.” At the link find the title, “Tales of love in Los Angeles, how the California dream has changed, LA fashion in New York, Feb, 2018,” right-click “ Media files SHOW_021418-b37f187e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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