Media Mining Digest 332 – Mar 23, 2018: 3D Printing in Schools, A Bomb on Japan, Afghanistan War Errors, BC Wine Ban, Black Rose Anarchist Federation, Broadband in Idaho, Climate Change by Educating Girls, Climate Change Priorities, Community Organizing, Conflict Resolution, Conspiracy Algorithm, Cryptocurrency in Venezuela, Cuba Today, Deportation Proceedings, Electric Car Trends, Emergency Room Costs, Fecal Transplant Value, Food Insecurity, Hearing Loss in Medicine, Immigrant Patients, Indigenous Woman Murder, Journalism Subsidy, Kinder Morgan Pipeline, Lessons from Past Revolutions, Marijuana Environmental Impact, Medical Student Mental Health, Mind Control Danger, Mustard Spice, Net Neutrality Discussion, Networking Africa, Oldest Park Ranger, Patient Literacy, Phillis Wheatley Slave, Plastic Waste Control, Political Tribalism, Quantum vs Classical Computers, Rep Adam Schiff, Right Wing Extremists, Rojavan Revolution in Kurdistan, Russian Politics, Sea Level Rise in San Francisco, Serbian Technology, Sex Abuse by Hockey Coach, Shingle Disease Attacks, Sleep Deprivation, Solar Power Conflict, Syrian War and Turkey, Talent Detection, Testing Charade, Women’s Economic Participation

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3D Printing Clubs 33 mins – “If you have a question about 3D printing, 3D Printing Club will have an answer for it. What started as an interest group seven years ago, has now grown organically into a resource space for 3D printing enthusiasts. Al Shuryan created the club out of his interest in making items during the early computer industry. […]” At the link find the title, “3D Printing Club, A Resource Community For Enthusiasts with Al Shuryan, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 7353e9c9a7496a3b8677fcdb4910243f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Colors 39 mins – “Two years ago at CES, we first saw the CEL Robox Dual 3D Printer that promised to 3D print using two colors and two materials. For product designers, this is the solution to single extrusion 3D printers. You can tell that this machine is on a different league right from the label of the box […]” At the link find the title, “It’s A Game Changer! CEL Robox Dual 3D Printer Review, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 9d86be76d8b7c5d0f3f45397dd6b3c7c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in School 34 mins – “When we give kids credit for their creativity and trust them with the skills they learned from us, amazing things happen. Craig Frehlich witnessed this from his students. What’s more surprising is when his students were taught the design cycle of 3D printing, instead of designing plastic phone cases they thought of stuff that have […]” At the link find the title, “The Design Cycle: Design Process Education Through 3D Printing with Craig Frehlich, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files afa45c1744741c217a25a2fd1d981481.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

A Bomb on Japan P1 36 mins – “Sadako Sasaki developed A-bomb disease as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima, and the origami crane became a symbol of her story.” At the link find the title, “Sadako Sasaki’s 1000 Cranes, Part 1, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-26-symhc-sadaki-sasaki-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

A Bomb on Japan P2 33 mins – “The show’s 1000th episode continues the story of Sadako Sasaki and the peace movement that was catalyzed by her death.” At the link find the title, “Sadako Sasaki’s 1000 Cranes, Part 2, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-28-symhc-sadako-sasaki-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AbleArtist 22 mins – “Able Artist Foundation CEO and Founder Stephen Letnes joins us in the Blind Abilities studio to talk about the opportunities and discounts the Able Artist Foundation provides absolutely Free to it’s members….Able Artist Foundation requires a membership that includes the requirement of the member to be receiving SSI/SSDI. Stephen knows all to well how dreams and opportunities can be out of reach without the support and access to technology and opportunities. That is why Stephen has devoted his time an energy to create a non-profit foundation that will enhance the opportunities and lower the cost factor that can be a barrier to creativeness and reaching one’s fullest potential. Yes, this is a, “Free membership,” Stephen Letnes keeps reminding us throughout the podcast and with all the discounts and opportunities, the reminder seems to keep the dream alive. Join Stephen Letnes and Jeff Thompson as he unveils Able Artist Foundation and all that it can offer you.” At the link find the title, “Attention Musicians, Audio Creators, Singers: Let the Access Begin! Able Artist Foundation Meets You Half Way, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files AbleArtist.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan War Errors 69 mins – “As former managing editor of The Washington Post and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll has spent years studying the forces that have impacted U.S. foreign policy. In his new book, Directorate S, he reveals how the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the United States’ failure to apprehend the motivations and intentions of Pakistan’s intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Coll says ISI created a special branch, “Directorate S,” which covertly armed, trained and financed the Taliban, frustrating American forces at every turn. Come hear Coll’s startling explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional and seemingly interminable conflict.” At the link find the title, “Journalist Steve Coll: How America Became Ensnared in Afghanistan, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180212_FEA Steve Coll For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Conditioning Begins 32 mins – “When air conditioning was invented in 1902, it was designed to take out the humidity in the air so printers could run four color magazines, without the colors becoming offset due to the paper warping from moisture. A young engineer named Willis 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. Very quickly Carrier began to think about how it could be used beyond printing. Ultimately, air conditioning would dramatically change where people in the United States lived and the design of homes and other buildings.” At the link find the title, “291- Thermal Delight, 2018,” right-click “Thermal Delight Media files 291 Thermal Delight pt 01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Revolution Spy 24 mins – “Armistead was a slave in Virginia, but got his master’s approval to enlist when the Revolutionary War came. Armistead worked as a spy.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: Double Agent James Armistead and the American Revolution, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-03-symhc-classic-james-armistead.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Basic Needs 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Entrepreneur Joe Sanberg: Ensuring Everyone Who Works Can Achieve Life’s Basic Needs, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180110_Joe Sanburg Lifes Basic Needs For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BC Wine Ban 18 mins – “The trade war between Alberta and B.C. is sending a harmful message to investors overseas, says the CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.” At the link find the tile, “Is Canada one country or 13? Trudeau must end the Alberta-B.C. pipeline fight, says business leader, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-sVUv514p-20180208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Rose Anarchist Federation 72 mins – “Black Rose Anarchist Federation is an organization of active revolutionaries who share common visions of a new world – a world where people collectively control their own workplaces, communities and land and where all basic needs are met. We are Black Rose Anarchist Federation / Federación Anarquista Rosa Negra (BRRN) and believe in the need to build a specific political organization united around a common set of ideas, strategy, and practice that should speak to the needs of our time, and act as a catalyst in struggles to expand their revolutionary potential. Learn more about Black Rose Anarchist Federation here: http://blackrosefed.orgAt the link find the title, “Black Rose Anarchist Federation: Revolutionary Organizing, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files Black_Rose.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Musician 31 mins – “Brian powers grew up with the challenges of bullying and being just a bit different. Brian has Albinism and is legally Blind. From his days in K-12 to his journey into the music industry, Brian shares his challenges, his resolve and his passion for music. Brian has contributed his successful transitions into school, work and setting up his business to the help he received from State Services for the Blind of Minnesota. From providing visual devices, guidance and support Brian has utilized the services provided by State Services at every crossroads along his education and career.” At the link right-click “Media files BrianPowers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British East India Company P1 36 mins – “Maybe this isn’t the most “China history flavored” topic but The Honorable Company did play a somewhat starring role during the Qing Dynasty starting from about the Jiaqing Emperor. In this first of a two-part series, I am offering you an overview of who they were, where they came from and how they came to be so hated by so many. I originally did this series for Cathay Pacific Airways’ Inflight Entertainment system as an accompaniment to the “Taboo” miniseries starring Tom Hardy….” At the link find the title, “CHP-195-The British East India Company Part 1, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL5458854632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British East India Company P2 33 mins – “Laszlo finishes off this brief overview of The Honorable Company as tea takes center stage in the history. It’s a very rough landing for the East India Company as their commercial rivals and political enemies gradually put an end to their winning run going back to the 17th century.” At the link find the title, “CHP-196-The British East India Company Part 2, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL6709278964.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Idaho 29 mins – “Emmett, Idaho’s Systems Administrator Mike Knittel joins Christopher for episode 296 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast this week. Mike explains how the city of about 7,000 has taken a similar approach as other municipalities by first investing in Internet infrastructure to unite the city’s needs. We get to hear their story.” At the link “.. download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Santa Cruz 23 mins – “When community leaders in Santa Cruz County, California, decided to take steps to spur economic development, they knew they needed to improve local connectivity. For episode 295 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Policy Analyst Patrick Mulhearn from County Supervisor Zach Friend’s office talks with Christopher this week about the steps they’ve taken and their plans…Patrick and Christopher discuss how the county took steps to accommodate the big ISPs and what happened next. They also talk about how some people in rural areas have taken steps to solve their problems despite the lack of action by incumbents and what county officials have in mind for the future.” At the link “… download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camel Corps 30 mins – “We’re revisiting the story of a a mysterious beast that trampled a woman in Arizona in 1883. The creature turned out to be a camel.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: The Red Ghost of Arizona and the U.S. Camel Corps, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-03-03-symhc-classic-camel-corps.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City of the Future 35 mins – “The Bijlmermeer (or Bijlmer, for short) was built just outside of Amsterdam in the 1960s. It was designed by modernist architects to be a “city of the future” with its functions separated into distinct zones. To Modernists, it represented a vision of the city as a well-oiled machine Upon completion, it was a massive expanse of 31 concrete towers. There were 13,000 apartments, many of them unoccupied. Just sitting there, totally empty. …In Part 2, we look at how the migration of tens of thousands of Surinamese Dutch began to give the empty place life where it wasn’t before and how a tragic accident kickstarted a redesign that managed to do what the Modernists neglected to do: listen to the people who live there.” At the link find the title, “297- Blood, Sweat and Tears (City of the Future, Part 2), Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 297_Blood Sweat and Tears City of the Future P2 pt 1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change by Educating Girls 7 mins – “Climate change is a ubiquitous hydra, a many-headed beast that affects everyone and everything in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the practical to the potentially catastrophically dangerous—but, in this somewhat heated debate, a potent weapon in our arsenal is falling by the wayside: the empowerment of women.” At the link find the title, “To Stop Climate Change, Educate Girls and Give them Birth Control, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-f75351de-7027-4358-a3fd-ccc2bda19482-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Inheritance 55 mins – “Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millennials and Generation Xers with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his new book, Bruce Gibney, a venture investor in PayPal, Facebook, Spotify, SpaceX and other tech companies, writes that boomers are a generation of sociopaths who betrayed America. According to Gibney, most climate deniers are aging boomers who won’t live to see the worst consequences of climate change. Therefore, they won’t pay to address these challenges. At the same time, some boomers feel guilty about the climate changes they are responsible for and are now striving for redemption. These boomers are attempting to use their wealth and knowledge to engage younger people in climate solutions. The conversation is a difficult one though, especially considering that many young people today know they are inheriting a darker future than the one their parents did. Join us for an intergenerational discussion about what you can do to make an impact—and how to persuade the climate doubters in your life.” At the link find the title, “ Inheriting Climate Change, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180121_cl1_Inheriting Climate Change.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Priorities 7 mins – “Climate change is a ubiquitous hydra, a many-headed beast that affects everyone and everything in some form. Solutions to climate change range from the effective and the practical to the potentially catastrophically dangerous—but, in this somewhat heated debate, a potent weapon in our arsenal is falling by the wayside: the empowerment of women….Last year a coalition of scientists, economists, policymakers, researchers, and business people published Project Drawdown, a compendium of ways to prevent carbon dioxide from escaping skywards. Drawing from a plethora of peer-reviewed research, the document ranks 80 practical, mitigating measures—along with 20 near-future concepts—that could push back the oncoming storm. Ranked in order of carbon emissions locked down by 2050, the usual suspects made the list. A moderate expansion of solar farms (number 8), onshore wind turbines (number 2), and nuclear power (number 20) would all save tens of billions of tons of equivalent carbon dioxide emissions. Increasing the number of people on plant-rich diets (number 4) and using electric vehicles (number 26) are effective carbon-cutting measures often proposed by climate hawks, and rightly so. The top spot went to managing refrigerants like HFCs, which are incredibly effective at trapping heat within our atmosphere. But two lesser-known solutions also made this most practical of lists: the education of girls (number 6) and family planning (number 7). This is a stunning revelation, one that couldn’t be more pertinent, and yet, for the most part, discussions of mitigation and de-carbonization focus heavily on other matters, from the perceived perils and bona fide benefits of nuclear power, to just how quickly solar power is proliferating….” At the link find the title, “To Stop Climate Change, Educate Girls and Give them Birth Control, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-f75351de-7027-4358-a3fd-ccc2bda19482-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Controversy 56 mins – With John Purcell, VP and Global R&D Lead, Monsanto Company; Austin Wilson, Environmental Health Program Manager, As You Sow; Scott Kennedy, Filmmaker, Food Evolution; Nicolette Hahn Niman, Author, Defending Beef; Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Food and Agriculture Program, NRDC; Kip Andersen, Founder, AUM Films and Media; Brian Kateman, President and Co-Founder, The Reducetarian Foundation” At the link find the title, “Climate On Your Plate, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180211_Climate On Your Plate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal vs Coral 30 mins – “The rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef is one of the environmental crises of the decade. But who is to blame? Environmental activists have accused successive Australian governments of underestimating the threats to the reef from agriculture and the shipping industry but their focus is now on a coal mine. India’s Adani corporation has government support for the development of one of the world’s largest new mines at Carmichael, inland from the Great Barrier Reef. Construction would increase shipping traffic around the reef but the real concern is the extra carbon dioxide that the burning of millions of tonnes of coal would send into the atmosphere. This could increase the speed of climate change and lead to yet warmer waters around Australia, potentially killing even more of the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Marine biologist and film-maker, Ellen Husain meets both sides of the debate to find out if new jobs from the mine could outweigh the damage to the reef and the jobs that reef tourism supports.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado Plateau 36 mins – “Mary-Russel Ferrell Colton was a painter, author and educator. But she’s most famous for co-founding of the Museum of Northern Arizona.” At the link find the title, “ Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-31-symhc-mary-russel-coulton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Organizing 69 mins – “Brett sits down with his fellow-organizer, friend, and comrade to discuss their experience organizing as the Nebraska Left Coalition. The point of this episode is to talk about our programs, our experiences, and some ideas about how to get started organizing in your community. We also take questions from listeners on Twitter.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Conflict Resolution 66 mins – “Ph.D., Founding Director, Foundation of the Sacred Stream; Author, Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and with Others” At the link find the title, “Isa Gucciardi: Meditating Your Way Through Chaos, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180226_FEA Isa Gucciardi For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conspiracy Algorithm 31 mins – “Cathy O’Neil, author of “Weapons of Math Destruction”, talks to Chuck about the bias behind mathematical algorithms and asks whether it’s time for a digital Bill of Rights.” At the link find the title, “Why conspiracy theories might be right: The algorithms behind everything,” right-click “Media files 7cdf0b73-bc5d-47b2-826f-7dad43baad49.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coral Reef Decline 30 mins – “Marine biologist and film-maker, Ellen Husain studied the Great Barrier Reef for her Masters degree thirteen years ago. Today she’s back to dive with her old supervisor. The picture is grim. So much of the life she remembers has gone, wiped out by the great coral bleaching events caused by rising sea temperatures. Some who love the reef are in despair, others who once chose to ignore the signs are finally energised, determined to do what they can to slow or even reverse the decline. Ellen meets the people of the reef- tour operators, aboriginal Sea Rangers and coral scientists- to discover if one of the great natural wonders of the world really can be saved.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corn Types 40 mins – “When we think about corn, we usually think about sweet corn.  It is a departure from its cousins that are grown on the vast majority of the acreage, the corn bred for use as animal feed and fuel.  Sweet corn was specifically discovered and selected because of its sweetness.  But how does a kernel of corn divert the resources used for starch production into simple sugars?  Dr. Curt Hannah has been studying starch production over his 45 year career at the University of Florida.  Along the way, he interacted with the University of Florida Sweet Corn Breeding Program down in Belle Glade, FL.  The discussion covers the genetic differences between sweet corn and corn-corn that lead to sweetness, but also some of the issues with production, breeding, and genetic engineering.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency in Venezuela 6 mins – “People are fascinated by cryptocurrency. It’s not hard to see the appeal — you could make millions. And that’s what Venezuela seems to be counting on. This week, Venezuela launched the petro, the world’s first government-backed cryptocurrency. President Nicolás Maduro hopes it will help fix the country’s dire financial situation by sidestepping US sanctions and providing an alternative to cash, which is nearly worthless in Venezuela due to the soaring inflation rate. The petro is backed by some of the country’s massive oil reserves in an effort to give it some credibility. “It’s been something that Maduro says to point at the riches of the country, and to give investors some certainty that they may be paid back if they do invest in the petro,” says Patricia Laya, Bloomberg’s Venezuela bureau chief. But financial institutions are likely to be wary, she says. Venezuela’s already in default on some of its bonds and inflation is reaching quadruple digits. Venezuelans themselves, however, are ready to give it a chance. The petro has been mentioned all over TV and social media, and the government has been working hard to educate its citizens about cryptocurrency. “Venezuela has become a crypto-nation, out of nowhere, in just a matter of months,” says Laya. Maduro sees the petro as “the silver bullet, the solution to his problems,” she says. He claims the government attracted $735 million in presales from foreign investors on the day it was launched. The petro will be available to the public for purchase on March 20. But it’ll be months before enough data is gathered to know if cryptocurrency can be the silver bullet Venezuela is hoping for.” At the link find the title, “Venezuela hopes new cryptocurrency is a ‘silver bullet’ for economic woes, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018022305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba Today 83 mins – “Andres Pertierra graudated in History from the University of Havana and currently works as a Legal Assistant at an immigration law firm in Washington, D.C. He has written on topics related to Cuba in The Nation and Jacobin Magazine. Andres is on Twitter as @ASPertierra.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Deportation Proceedings 59 mins – “A year into Trump’s presidency, stories of politicians—of both parties—unable to accomplish tasks that seem pretty straightforward.” The transcript can be viewed and the podcast heard or bought at the link; however, a copy is also in the blog archive.

Digital Future 42 mins – “In his new book, How to Fix the Future, Andrew Keen combines his experiences in Silicon Valley with extensive interviews and analysis to identify the strategies we need to fix the huge challenges of this digital century. Click talks to Andrew Keen about his call for governments and citizens to rein in the internet giants and tackle a crisis of historic proportions. Scientists in Belgrade believe that they have developed a bullet-proof anti-forgery invention, Teslagram. The idea for Teslagram came from Dr Dejan Pantelic, a science consultant of the Institute for Physics and his research team. Click reports on the technology – inspired by butterfly wings, with some one hundred thousand tiny scales – which when applied to assets such as bank cards, will make them unique. Woebot is the brainchild of a group of Stanford University psychologists and artificial intelligence experts. They have invented a texting chatbot that offers basic mental healthcare via your iPhone or Facebook app. Silicon Valley journalist, Alison van Diggelen, investigates.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence 33 mins – “Our very own White House is being used.” At the link find the title, “Domestic Violence in Our House, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-28-smnty-domestic-abuse-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Down Sydrome 26 mins – “Gerber has chosen Lucas Warren, a one-year-old with Down syndrome, as its ‘spokesbaby’ of the year. Will his cute grin lead to greater visibility for the Down syndrome community, even as early-pregnancy screening means that more and more people are choosing to terminate?” At the linkf idn the title, “As terminations rise, will Gerber’s Down syndrome ‘spokesbaby’ change attitudes? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ygn4ECqs-20180209.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Forecast 68 mins – “With changes to taxes on the horizon, health care in flux, housing prices continuing to rise, continued governmental gridlock as well as external threats to the U.S. from North Korea and terrorism, what does all of this mean for your business, your investments and the greater economy for 2018? Lenny Mendonca is a senior partner emeritus from the Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector practice. He is also the chair of both New America and Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and co-founder and chair of FUSE Corps. He is the chair emeritus of the Bay Area Council and their Economic Institute. Mendonca was also vice chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s in economics from Harvard. John Taylor was on President Trump’s short list to chair the Federal Reserve. His fields of expertise are monetary policy, fiscal policy and international economics. He served as a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers and as a Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, where he was responsible for currency markets, international development, oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and for coordinating policy with the G7 and G20. He holds a doctorate in economics from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in economics from Princeton University. Join us for a lively discussion on where the United States and global economies are headed and what should be done to keep them on track.” At the link find the title, “Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180126_FEA Econ Forecast For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Car Trends 52 mins – At the link find the title, “Power Shift: The End of Gasoline Cars? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180225_cl1_Power Shift_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electrical Infrastructure Trends 66 mins – “America’s electricity infrastructure is aging. Mason Willrich will describe the ownership and operation of this infrastructure and the web of state and federal policies that govern it. He will present a coherent national strategy for modernizing our infrastructure, including expansion of energy efficiency, wind, solar, nuclear and other carbon-free resources for power generation.” At the link find the title, “Decarbonizing America’s Electricity Infrastructure, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180118_MLF_Eletrical Infrastructure For Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ellsberg Pentagon Papers 45 mins – “We’re living in the shadow of a Doomsday Machine, says famous whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. From the Cuban Missile crisis to President Trump and North Korea, his career in nuclear development puts him in a unique position to dissect the current crisis.” At the link find the title, “Trump is leading us into nuclear war, says Daniel Ellsberg (and he should know, he used to plan them) , Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-j9NxpW3fpKUUabn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Room Costs 23 mins – “How does a Band-Aid wind up costing so much money? Why are American health care prices so incredibly high? Vox’s new podcast, the Impact, explores how policy affects real lives. This season, we’re focusing on healthcare, and we wanted to begin with one of thorniest questions in the American healthcare system: prices. In this episode, we look at how the American decision not to regulate health care prices leads to $629 Band Aids and $3,170 fees just for visiting the emergency room. We talk to doctors who think these prices are totally justified – and a health economist who doesn’t buy it. And we take a trip to the drug store to find out how much a Band-Aid should really cost.” At the link find the title, “The curious case of the $629 Band-Aid, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files bed0ba7d-3cb6-4ed0-9fa7-1ba42c4edc79.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ender Creatures 33 mins – “On February 21, 1918, the last known Carolina parakeet died at the Cincinnati Zoo.” At the link find the title, “The Last Carolina Parakeet and Other Endlings, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-21-symhc-last-carolina-parakeet.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fecal Transplant Value 27 mins – “Growing research suggests using fecal matter might be the solution to combating bad bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.” At the link find the title, “’Poop pills’ cured Canadian woman of C. difficile, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-koHhBVCP-20180227.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Insecurity 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 “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fordlandia 33 mins – “In the late 1920s, the Ford Motor Company bought up millions of acres of land in Brazil. They loaded boats with machinery and supplies, and shipped them deep into the Amazon rainforest. Workers cut down trees and cleared the land and then they built a rubber plantation in the middle of one of the wildest places on earth….” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Griswold vs Poe 35 mins – “Griswold is most commonly known as Edgar Allan Poe’s rival, and for creating negative characterizations of Poe that have endured more than a century.” At the link find the title, “Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-22-symhc-ruffus-wilmot-griswold.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hanging Judge Story 30 mins – “The 1930 vanishing of Joseph Force Crater is considered one of the largest missing person cases in U.S. history, and has fueled decades of speculation about what exactly happened to the New York State Supreme Court justice.” At the link find the title, “The Disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater, Feb, 2014,” right-click “Media files 2014-02-24-symhc-judge-crater.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Loss in Medicine 16 mins – “Many older adults have difficulty understanding speech in acute healthcare settings owing to hearing loss, but the effect on patient care is often overlooked. Jan Blustein professor of health policy and medicine at New York University, and who has also experienced the affects of hearing loss, joins us to explain what that’s like, and gives some…” At the link find the title, “They can’t hear you – how hearing loss can affect care. Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 385943342-bmjgroup-they-cant-hear-you-how-deafness-on-the-ward-can-affect-care.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Idea Acupuncturist 16 mins – “Anjali Kumar went looking for God and ended up finding something else entirely. In an uplifting, funny talk about our shared humanity, she takes us on a spiritual pilgrimage to meet witches in New York, a shaman in Peru, an infamous “healer” in Brazil and others, sharing an important lesson: what binds us together is far stronger than what separates us, and our differences are not insurmountable.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Patients 23 mins – Immigrants and their children make up about 25% of the population of the United States. Dr. Margaret Wheeler explores the challenges and procedures for treating immigrant patients. She says that when treating immigrants doctors have to think globally and act locally. (#33275)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Woman Murder 21 mins – “Advocates say that 150 years of policy have created a justice system that will continually fail vulnerable Indigenous women and girls, but one lawyer argues the case against Raymond Cormier was always going to be difficult to prove.” At the link find the title, “Injustice is a way of Indigenous life, say advocates dismayed at verdict in Tina Fontaine murder trial, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aEM1AkCr-20180223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intellectual Property 60 mins – “In this talk, Orly Lobel—award-winning author of Talent Wants to be Free and the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego—delves into the legal disputes between toy powerhouses to expose the ways IP is used as a sledgehammer in today’s innovation battles….” At the link find the title,”Professor Orly Lobel: Who Owns Your Ideas and How Does Creativity Happen? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 388953096-berkmanklein-professor-orly-lobel-who-owns-your-ideas-and-how-does-creativity-happen.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Subsidy 21 mins – “The new $50 million being allocated to fund local journalism is described as a “down payment” on a broken system by industry experts. What other measures should the government take?” At the link find the title, “How to save local news without massive government bailouts, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-p76xGKFn-20180227.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Kara Swisher 70 mins – “Kara Swisher is perhaps the most feared—and effective—journalist in tech. She first made a splash covering AOL in the 1990s and she’s continued to scoop Silicon Valley players ever since. In this crossover episode with Kara’s podcast, Katie and Kara discuss the competition between Instagram and Snapchat, and why Facebook executives have been slow to acknowledge the site’s role in the 2016 election. “They don’t want to take responsibility for the fact that their platform was used by a malevolent power to create discord in our country,” Kara says. She and Katie also delve into tech addiction in kids, the effect of automation on jobs, and their long careers in journalism. Plus, Kara turns the mic around and asks Katie about her time at Yahoo, and what she’d like to do next.” At the link find the title, “54. Wonder Woman: Kara Swisher,” right-click “Media files be2c0990-8710-4f86-a599-e83474e1dc1c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Maggie Haberman 52 mins – “Questions about Donald Trump? Maggie Haberman has answers. She began reporting on Trump as a New York tabloid journalist over a decade ago. Now, as a White House correspondent for the New York Times, she’s made a name for herself by filing scoop after scoop about his presidency. She joins Katie and Brian to parse everything from Trump’s Diet Coke consumption to his cabinet relationships. They also discuss the role— and limits— of journalism in holding the president accountable. “lt is not a reporter’s job to hold an impeachment trial,” Maggie says. Plus, Katie and Brian announce the kickoff of a new series: Wonder Women!” At the link find the title, “49. Wonder Woman: Maggie Haberman3,” right-click “Media files 5f754f14-b863-4468-8f0f-278ffc40a6f0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kinder Morgan Pipleline 19 mins – “A trade war could erupt between Alberta and B.C. if a row over the Kinder Morgan pipeline is not resolved, but politicians on all sides, including the prime minister, have a lot to lose.” At the link find the title, “As Alberta and B.C. go to war over Kinder Morgan oil pipeline, politicians are worried about jobs — their own, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-FEXEDJTM-20180205.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lessons from Past Revolutions 68 mins – At the link find the title, “How to Fix the Future: Learning from Past Revolutions, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180206_MLF Fix The Future For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LinkedIn Founder 44 mins – “In the early 1990s, Reid Hoffman had a vision for the future of the Internet: people would connect through social networks using their real names, and their online lives would be completely merged with their real ones. After several early attempts, he co-founded LinkedIn – a social network focused on jobs and careers. In 2016, the company sold to Microsoft for $26 billion dollars, helping make Hoffman one of the wealthiest and most influential figures in Silicon Valley. PLUS for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Danica Lause turned a knitting hobby into Peekaboos Ponytail hats, knit caps with strategically placed holes for a ponytail or bun.” At the link find the title, “LinkedIn: Reid Hoffman, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180112_hibt_linkedin-20bcb837-a843-493b-9c90-81622cdefbe3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lisa Simpson Voice 69 mins – “On this super-special SMNTY, Yeardley Smith, aka the voice of Lisa Simpson, sits down with B to talk about Springfield’s favorite lil feminist.” At the link find the title, “Lisa Simpson IRL, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-03-07-smnty-yeardley-smith-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lone Ranger 26 mins – “The Lone Ranger has traditionally been portrayed by white actors, but many believe this character is based on a former slave named Bass Reeves.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: Who was the real Lone Ranger? Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-24-symhc-bass-reeves.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lord Byron Biography 34 mins – “Coming up on January 22, 2018 is the 230th birthday of Lord Byron. Who was he, and why is he associated with so many historical figures?” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: How Lord Byron Worked, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-20-symhc-classic-lord-byron.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Amnesty 15 mins – “Should people with pot convictions in their past have special access to the burgeoning legal market? Sociologist Akwasi Owusu-Bempah thinks it’s important to take this step.” At the link find the title, “Convicted pot offenders need special access to the legal weed market: sociologist, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-kxpxp9fE-20180212.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Dosage 6 mins – “Cannabis is a notoriously finicky drug. Take the right amount and you get relaxation or euphoria, but take too much and it’s a long ride of paranoia. Which makes marijuana tricky for casual users, and potentially problematic for new users who want to use cannabis to treat ailments like pain.” At the link find the title, “Why It’s So Hard to Dose Weed, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-db1c66e5-793d-4471-8145-5c195f4662b5-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Environmental Impact 27 mins – “Canada needs to grow greener pot once it becomes legal, says botanist.” At the link find the title, “Jan 12 | Growing weed is not so great for the environment — what Canada can do to make it greener, 2018,” right-click “Media files current_20180112_52755.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Prohibition History 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.

Marijuana Quality Control 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.

Math Teachers Resources 32 mins – “Steve Wyborney has created a library of powerful resources for math teachers…and they’re all FREE! Listen as Tim and Scott discuss math instruction with Mr. Wyborney, Oregon teacher of the year and author of 14 education books. Steve’s website can be found at http://www.stevewyborney.com.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Medical Education 89 mins – “Even after medical school, learning for doctors continues in the form of residency, fellowship and lifelong learning. Dr. Robert Baron, Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education at UCSF, explains how doctors become specialists and then stay current throughout their careers. Recorded on 11/29/2017. (#32949)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Student Mental Health 45 mins – “One of the things we Short Coats agree on is that the stigma medical students and physicians face when dealing with mental illness must end.  We are people, too, and thus are subject to the full range of human maladies.  So when listener Kate reached out to theshortcoats@gmail.com to tell us of her University of Michigan classmate Rahael Gupta’s JAMA article addressing her own struggles, Matt Wilson, Marisa Evers, and Gabe Conley could only respond with sympathy and admiration.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Training 76 mins – “There are obvious challenges with skill practice in medical education. Dr. Sandrijn van Schaik looks at how simulation is used and its limits and challenges. Recorded on 11/15/2017. (#32948)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Melanin 6 mins – “his week, Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tans, squid ink and browning bananas. Beauty may only be skin deep, as the old cliché goes, but melanin – a biological compound mainly known for its role in skin colour – is responsible for much more than just a sun tan. The name comes from the ancient Greek word melanos, meaning dark, and is thought to have first been coined by the Swedish chemist Jacob Berzelius, one of the founding fathers of modern chemistry. While the word ‘melanin’ is now generally used to refer to dark pigments found in mammals, there are many different types of melanin. It’s the most common pigment in the animal kingdom, but plants, bacteria and fungi also contain versions of melanin – in fact, the brown colour of over-ripe bananas is due to melanin produced by oxidation in the skin. Whatever the source, melanin is a polymer made up from long chains of modified amino acids and usually packed into tiny granules. (As an aside, polymer is another word first used by Berzelius, although in a different context to the way we use it today, and he’s also credited with inventing the word protein).” At the link find the title, “Melanin: Chemistry in its element, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files Ciie_melanin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike 38 mins – “A sanitation strike that lasted for nine weeks brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated.” At the link find the title, “The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-02-07-symhc-memphis-sanitation-workers-strike-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MeTooMovement 27 mins – “What role do men play in the #MeToo movement? Our male panel explores the question and looks at how to take ownership of their part in moving this forward.” At the link find the title, “’It’s about safety, it’s about humanity’: What the #MeToo movement means to men, , Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9WHioG3qjD8LZfE.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Control Danger 59 mins – “A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in.” The transcript can be viewed and the podcast heard or bought at the link; however, a copy is also in the blog archive.

Mustard Spice 48 mins – “For some Americans, a trip to the ballpark isn’t complete without the bright yellow squiggle of French’s atop a hotdog. For the French, the slow burn of Dijon is a must-have complement to charcuterie. In the U.K., Sunday’s roast beef is nothing without the punch of Colman’s. Yet few realize that this condiment has been equally essential—maybe more so—for the past 6,000 years. In fact, the first spice that we know prehistoric humans used to pep up their dinners is none other than mustard. But why is the sale of mustard oil for consumption banned in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, despite the fact it’s used by millions of people around the world nearly every day? Listen in now for the answer to that mustard mystery and dozens more, including how mustard got its heat, and why we have caterpillars to thank for its particular taste profile….” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Net Neutrality Discussion 55 mins – “The January 4, 2018 release of the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” marked the most recent turn of events in the longstanding and ever-changing debate over net neutrality. In this lively debate, Christopher S. Yoo (Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania) and Matt Wood (Policy Director of Free Press) explore the consequences of this action, including the implications of the Order, the outcome of the judicial challenge, and the possibility of legislative reform.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Africa 58 mins – “Rebecca Tinsley, who graduated from the London School of Economics and was a BBC reporter, became a humanitarian after reporting on the war in Darfur. She will discuss her work for Waging Peace, the first nongovernmental organization (NGO) she founded. She will also discuss Sudanese dissidents and her second NGO, Network for Africa, which helps forgotten survivors (e.g., former child soldiers in Uganda) as well as communities torn apart by war and genocide. She will sign copies of her novel, When the Stars Fell to Earth, which is centered around the conflict in Darfur.” At the link find the title, “Network For Africa And Waging Peace: Helping Forgotten Victims Of Violence, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180112_MLF_Networking for Africa For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Non Violent Education 13 mins – “On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix’s 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa’s son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamisa and Felix down paths of deep meditation, to forgive and to be forgiven — and in an act of bravery and reconciliation, the two men met and forged a lasting bond. Together, they’ve used their story as an outline for a better, more merciful society, where victims of tragedy can grow and heal. Prepare to be moved by their unimaginable story. “Peace is possible,” Khamisa says. “How do I know that? Because I am at peace.” At the link click the share circle, left-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Problem 26 mins – “A one-day summit in Vancouver will discuss three main options on quelling the threat from North Korea: increased diplomacy, stronger sanctions, or a pre-emptive strike.” At the link find the title, “’An extraordinary moment’: North Korea summit shows tug-of-war over how to deal with rogue state, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-WEdvzGTM1CwdtGT.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oldest Park Ranger 63 mins – “Betty Reid Soskin, Park Ranger, Rosie The Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, National Park Service” At the l ink find the title, “Betty Reid Soskin: A Legacy of Service, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180308_INF, Betty Reid For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patient Literacy 39 mins – “What is health literacy and how does low literacy affect outcomes? UCSF Internal Medicine Division Chief Dean Schillinger explores how medical professionals should interact with vulnerable patients. (#33274)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Phillis Wheatley Slave 40 mins – “Perceptions and interpretations of Phillis Wheatley’s life and work have shifted since the 18th century.” At the link find the title, “Phillis Wheatley, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-03-05-symhc-phillis-wheatley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Waste Control 12 mins – “Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage — which is then sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse “social plastic” in their products. Join David Katz to learn more about this step towards closing the loop in the circular economy. “Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity’s richest opportunity,” Katz says.” At the link click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Maneuvering 69 mins – At the link find the title, “Dr. Gloria Duffy: Getting Things Done, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_21080118_FEA_Gloria Duffy Getting Done For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Tribalism 66 mins – “Amy Chua, John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Author, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (forthcoming); Twitter @amychua,” At the link find the title, “Amy Chua: Political Tribes, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180307_FEA Amy Chua For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Private Government 67 mins – “Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson of the University of Michigan and author of Private Government talks about her book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Anderson argues that employers have excessive power over employees that we would never accept from government authority. Topics discussed include the role of competition in potentially mitigating employer control, whether some worker rights should be inviolate, potential measures for empowering employees, and the costs and benefits over time of a relatively unregulated labor market.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ProPublica 58 mins – “David Sleight, Design Director at ProPublica, is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces “investigative journalism with moral force.” David is a web designer, creative director, and leader at the intersection of publishing and digital technology. Topics include: Stop blaming the algorithm. Design ethics. Stories as products. How the role of the story affects art direction. Our medium needs design that is faster and design that is slower. The renaissance of The Washington Post. How reporting creates products. Can reporters be part of the Resistance?” At the link right-click “Download MP3 Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthesis for Cats 44 mins – “It is a universal fact that dogs are man’s best friend. But there are times when cats can do a better job, like purring to make your brain feel lighter. The story of Sophia the bionic cat starts with army veteran Karolyn Smith who had a difficult time transitioning from her service. Both Sophia and […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychiatric Medication Research 15 mins – “Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson has a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He shares new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications — that work better and avoid side effects. How’s he doing it? For a start, by making a bunch of fruit flies angry.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum vs Classical Computers 17 mins – “A popular misconception is that the potential—and the limits—of quantum computing must come from hardware. In the digital age, we’ve gotten used to marking advances in clock speed and memory. Likewise, the 50-qubit quantum machines now coming online from the likes of Intel and IBM have inspired predictions that we are nearing “quantum supremacy”—a nebulous frontier where quantum computers begin to do things beyond the ability of classical machines.” At the link find the title, “The Ongoing Battle Between Quantum and Classical Computer, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-e0ff81f6-ed8e-4fd4-885a-8359afa3600d-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quarry NAFTA Lawsuit 24 mins – “An American concrete company Bilcon successfully sued Canada for rejecting its plans to build a giant basalt quarry in a small Nova Scotia fishing community.” At the link find the title, “How NAFTA helped an American company sue Canada — and won, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-3KQexTFW-20180213.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rep Adam Schiff 65 mins – “As President Trump heads into his second year in office, which issues are most critical for California residents and the nation? Representative Adam Schiff is on the front lines, leading the fight against Russian aggression and defending our democracy both at home and abroad. As the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has become one of the nation’s leading voices on national security and a vocal critic of the Trump administration’s policies. Now, he’s speaking out about America’s most important foreign policy issues. Join Schiff for a timely and important conversation about keeping America safe and defending freedom around the globe.” At the link find the title, “Rep. Adam Schiff: Investigating Russia and Defending Democracy, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180220_FEA Adam Schiff_For_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rep Maxine Waters 57 mins – “As the longest-serving black woman in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been a fixture of California’s political scene since the 1970s. In 2017, she unexpectedly became a viral sensation, too. Katie and Brian join Rep. Waters in Los Angeles to talk about “reclaiming her time,” growing up as one of 13 children, and why she doesn’t hesitate to call President Trump racist. Plus, the Congresswoman offers a poetry reading.” At the link find the title, “50. Wonder Woman: Rep. Maxine Waters,” right-click “Media files 309ecaaf-68ea-4f7e-ad4b-cd8648c7266a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right Wing Extremists 12 mins – “Maxime Fiset was a founding member of a far-right group, whose members believed they had to fight to protect Quebec’s culture. Now he fights to deradicalize people in a similar situation.” At the link find the title, “Meet the former neo-Nazi who now helps young people turn away from hatred, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-82MQ9olQ-20180309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Road Salt Impact 21 mins – “Scientists are calling on Canadian cities to stop using road salt because it’s toxic to the environment and causes billions of dollars of damage to infrastructure and cars.” At the link find the title, “Beet juice and cheese brine: what cities are spreading on streets to replace corrosive road salt, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RVCgNR5IM2hWDzi.mp” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rojavan Revolution in Kurdistan 79 mins – “Debbie Bookchin is a widely-published journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. She served as press secretary to Bernie Sanders when he served in the U.S. House and she recently co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, called The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy (Verso Books 2015). Debbie joins Brett to discuss the life and work of her father, Murray Bookchin, as well as the Rojavan Revolution, the rise of fascism, Social Ecology, Marxism, Anarchism, her father’s legacy, and much, much more!” At the link find the title, “The Philosophy of Murray Bookchin: An Interview with Debbie Bookchin,Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files Debbie_Bookchin.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Politics 45 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, the Guardian’s Moscow correspondent Shaun Walker joined special guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss his new book “The Long Hangover: Putin’s New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past.” They discussed Putin’s use of Russian history as political strategy, the pulse of Russian politics as its elections approach in March, the changing landscape of Russia’s outer cities, and much more.” At the the link right-click “Direct download: Alina, Shaun Walker mixdown_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Level Rise in San Francisco 4 mins – “If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet. Also, prepare for the fact that someday, your new home could be under water—and not just financially. Sea level rise threatens to wipe out swaths of the Bay’s densely populated coastlines, and a new study out today in Science Advances paints an even more dire scenario: The coastal land is also sinking, making a rising sea that much more precarious.” At the link find the title, “Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area Just Got a Lot More Dire, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files audio-f1d39936-7ae8-43cf-833a-7b0a15f64394-encodings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Serbian Technology 27 mins – “In the last two decades, following years of conflict, hundreds of thousands of young highly educated people have left Serbia looking for a brighter future elsewhere. But that trend has slowed with the mushrooming of digital technologies and innovation start-ups in Belgrade. Serbia’s innovative programmers specialise in quirky solutions, taking ‘less digital roads travelled’. Click’s special programme from Belgrade, co-produced with Snežana Ćurčić, starts by looking at the innovations that came out of the radical radio station, B92’s internet streaming during the war. The programme focuses on the Silicon Valley-esque Science Technology Park (STP). Located in the peaceful forest of Zvezdara, the Science Technology Park was built during Milošević’s times, and remained a white elephant until recently. Today STP is home to more than sixty innovative high-tech development companies. Click also hears about the continued centrality of the inventor, Nikola Tesla to Serbia’s culture. Gareth Mitchell is joined by Tamara Vučenović from Radio Belgrade to explore how tech is transforming the capital and the country.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Abuser Hockey Coach 43 mins – “Greg Gilhooly suffered abuse at the hands of his hockey coach, Graham James. Decades later, he’s poured the pain he says has never left him into his book, I am Nobody.” At the link find the title, “’The murder of a child’s soul’: Greg Gilhooly confronts sexual abuse in new book, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BrdchjBY-20180301.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Harassment 28 mins – “Mecca is having its own #MeToo moment as women pilgrims are speaking out about experiences of sexual harassment and abuse on the Hajj.” At the link find the title, “’I reject the silencing of women in any community’: #MosqueMeToo creator speaks up for those who can’t, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eDpTv4UU-20180223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Improprieties 24 mins- “In the United States, women have reacted to the election of President Donald Trump by running for office in record numbers.” At the link find the title, “Breaking up the Old Boys club: #MeToo is encouraging women to run for office, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-XHADJLPjXeUZOmw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Assault Allegation 51 mins – “What allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari means for #MeToo.” At the link find the title, “Aziz Ansari, #MeToo, and the Media, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-19-smnty-aziz-metoo-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shingles Disease Attacks 25 mins – “As the cases of shingles rise, especially among seniors, advocates are pushing for provincial governments to cover the cost of a new and effective vaccine.” At the link find the title, “New shingles vaccine should be free, argues seniors advocate, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mmY3XpvIRPrvZol.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Deprivation 56 mins – “Lawrence Leung lives a busy life – he’s an actor, comedian and a dad to a young daughter. He doesn’t always get enough sleep and often wonders if he should be getting more. In this episode of Catalyst, Lawrence explores the latest science behind sleep to find out what he’s missing out on – and if he needs it at all. Lawrence meets some of Australia’s top sleep scientists as he asks: What is sleep for? When should I go to bed? What happens if I don’t sleep? And, how can I sleep better? Along the way he discovers that it’s during sleep that the brain chooses which memories to strengthen and which to lose; that extreme sleep deprivation negatively affects a whole range of body functions; and that he should be sleeping more like an elite athlete – and a koala.” At the link right-click “Download MP4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Off Grid 14 mins – “There’s an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa — off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits — and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. “Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy,” Inamdar says. “That’s the democracy of energy.” (Followed by a brief Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson)” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Conflict 9 mins – “When Manny and Roz de Lizarriturri retired from their advertising jobs near Philadelphia, they wanted to explore the United States in their RV. So the married couple of 33 years got out a map…About a two-hour drive south of Denver, Pueblo is a steel town of 108,000. It was once known as the “Steel City” of the West but fell on hard times when industry, and jobs, shifted overseas. Today, homes are still affordable in Pueblo — but powering them is not. Roz de Lizarriturri says, “The electric bills here were about 30 to 40 percent higher than in the Philadelphia area.” In Pueblo, the de Lizarriturris were paying about $180 per month, on average, to power a 2,500-square-foot home…Their utility, Black Hills Energy, based in South Dakota, had begun charging its Pueblo customers more to pay for a new natural gas power plant east of town. But Pueblo is not a wealthy community — the average household income is $36,000 — and many customers couldn’t afford the higher bills. Many had their power cut off and couldn’t pay their past bills and a deposit on future charges to have it restored… Black Hills has targeted home solar users before. A few years back, the company phased out incentives for solar rooftop installation, effectively killing a budding solar industry in Pueblo. Add it all up and the de Lizarriturris and the grassroots movement, with multiple groups, that bubbled up in Pueblo decided they’d had enough of Black Hills Energy altogether… One of the challenges is rooted in solar energy itself. Pueblo is sunny some 260 days a year, but when the sun goes down, or it’s cloudy outside, solar doesn’t do much good. Too much intermittent solar production can also destabilize the grid…“So what are the energy companies going to have to do? They’re going to have to learn how to provide that energy at the same cost that the homeowner himself is going to be able to produce it for himself. Or they go out of business. ..Meral Cooper with the Sierra Club and Pueblo City Councilmember Larry Atencio. Grassroots activists, local politicians and the Sierra Club have joined forces to fight what Atencio calls “exorbitant” electricity rates. Credit: Jason Margolis/PRI….” At the link find the title, “Fed up with high rates, a Colorado city considers ditching its utility and relying on the sun, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018022604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Tech Uses 11 mins – “Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. She identifies six technologies developed for space exploration that can contribute to sustainable development across the world — from observation satellites that provide information to aid organizations to medical research on microgravity that can be used to improve health care on Earth. “Space truly is useful for sustainable development for the benefit of all peoples,” Wood says.” At the link click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War 27 mins – “Civilians are still dying by the hundreds each week in Syria as battles rage on — and despite ISIS’s recent defeat, proxy conflicts by other nations threaten to make it even worse.” At the link find the title, “As civilian deaths in Syria continue to rise, proxy conflicts are making it worse, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-azQD8bul-20180222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War and Turkey 21 mins – “A U.S. commitment not to withdraw from Syria could have prompted Turkish aggression against Syrian Kurds.” At the link find the title, “Will Turkish airstrikes reignite war in Syria? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-QZC8sIJJfveuVBh.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Table Talk Math 30 mins – “John Stevens is an expert on bringing math into the daily lives of families to help kids love and excel in the subject. Scott and Tim talk to John about his popular book Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Talent Detection 120 mins – “On January 11, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty visited Brookings to discuss his new research, “Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation.” Following his presentation, Chetty participated in a panel discussion on how to harness underutilized talent with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Tony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University. The panel was moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves.”At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File, and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Testing Charade 21 mins – “Are standardized tests helping our students? The teachers? Listen to this episode with Harvard professor, Dr. Daniel Koretz, author of The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better, as Tim and Scott discuss this important topic.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Timothy Leary 65 mins – “Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis have written a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, who ran a gleeful campaign for California governor against Ronald Reagan but was sentenced to a ten-year prison sentence for possessing two marijuana cigarettes. On the moonlit evening of September 12, 1970, six months into his sentence, the ex-Harvard professor was aided in his escape from prison by the radical Weather Underground. They aimed at sparking a revolution, and President Nixon believed it, obsessing about tracking down Leary, whom he branded “the most dangerous man in America.” Based on new primary sources and firsthand interviews, this American thriller takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime, spanning twenty-eight months of President Nixon’s global manhunt for Leary among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love and secret agents on four continents.” At the link find the title, “Timothy Leary: The Most Dangerous Man in America, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180208_MLF Timothy Leary Podcast EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trauma and Abuse Effects 59 mins – “Exposure to trauma including abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence increases an individual’s risk for serious health issues. Dr. Leigh Kimberg, Program Director for PRIME-US for students committed to working with urban undeserved communities, discusses the treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to effects of all types of trauma in patient care. Recorded on 12/05/2017. (#32942)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Activities per Buzzfeed 35 mins – “Buzzfeed News has published a lengthy story by reporters Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier entitled, “Investigators Are Scrutinizing Newly Uncovered Payments By The Russian Embassy.” The story reports on an unusual set of wire transfers and movements of money by Russian diplomatic sources, including by former ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak in the period immediately surrounding Donald Trump’s election and inauguration. The transactions, the story reports, are under scrutiny both from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Cormier joined Benjamin Wittes on the podcast to discuss the story, the larger reporting stream of which it is a part, and what it may mean.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Buzzfeed Emergency Podcast mixdown final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whale Entanglements 7 mins – “Right whales are in serious trouble. Over the past year, there have been a record 18 deaths and zero births, and the population of North Atlantic right whales has dwindled. Now there are only 430 left in the world. “The story is just a simple one of arithmetic,” says Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo, director of the Right Whale Ecology program at the Center for Coastal Studies. “If you have fewer births and higher mortalities, extinction is around the corner.” Scientists predict that right whales could become extinct as soon as 2024. There’s a variety of reasons for the population decline, says Mayo. The reproduction rate is incredibly low. And climate change could be affecting right whales’ food supply of plankton and shifting their migration patterns to areas where they have a higher chance of getting killed or injured. Fishing lines are also a huge problem for whales, says Mayo. “If the ropes are very heavy and the tangle is very bad, the whale may drag heavy gear — usually anchored gear — and they may drag that for up to many months, and in some cases, years.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wilmington Coup of 1898 P1 35 mins – “Open racism and hotly contested elections led to a climate of unrest and white supremacist violence in late 19th-century Wilmington, North Carolina.” At the link find the title, “The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 1, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-15-symhc-wilmington-coup-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wilmington Coup of 1898 P2 45 mins – “In 1898, a mob of armed white men enacted a violent plan against Wilmington, North Carolina’s black community and elected government.” At the link find the title, “The Wilmington Coup of 1898, Part 2, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-17-symhc-wilmington-coup-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Economic Participation 62 mins – “Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, nearly 90 percent of nations still have laws on the books that impede women’s work, thereby undermining economic development. During her tenure at the White House, Caroline Atkinson helped to drive global agreements on inclusive growth at major international economic summits, including the commitment by G7 and G20 countries to reduce the gender gap in labor force participation by 25 percent by 2025. She will reflect on countries’ progress in meeting these targets, and the legal, structural, and cultural barriers that must be overcome to build inclusive economies….” At the link find the title, “How to Foster Inclusive Growth, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files Atkinson Roundtable Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Year of the Woman 36 mins – “We’re nearly one year into the Trump Presidency and it looks like more women are running for office than ever.” At the link find the title, “Will 2018 Be Another Year of the Woman? Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-01-17-smnty-year-of-the-woman-final.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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