Media Mining Digest 336 – Apr 20, 2018: Activist Maria Shriver, African Peacemaker, AI in many areas, AIDS Treatment, Algorithm Problems and Fixes, American Foundation for the Blind, Attention Improvement, Behavior Patterns, Black Literacy, Blind Joe, Blind Wood Worker, Borneo People, Bosnia War Survivor, Brain Training, Budget Benefits, Bus Rapid Transit, Cambridge Analytica, Cancer Nanorobots, Cognitive Enhancement, Cold Stress Benefits, Computer Generated Voices, Confessing Sins, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dark Money, Democracy Problems and Solutions, Digital Innovation, East Asia Deterrence Policy, European Privacy Policy, Green Capitalism, Green Schools, Grief and Loss, Internet Evolution, Medicare Primer, Mental Health Aid, Mindful Travel, Nigerian Crisis, Partisan Politics, Personal Goals, Police Trolls, Protest Art, Resilience after Trauma, Social Prescriptions, Software Innovation, Solar Energy Debate, Tariff Problems, Thiel-Hogan-Gawker Conspiracy, Tribalism and Politics

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Activist Maria Shriver 68 mins – “Maria Shriver, former first lady of California, award-winning journalist and producer, best-selling author, and founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, knows how demanding the pace of life can be. That’s why in her newest book, I’ve Been Thinking . . . Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, she shares experiences and resources passed on to her, intending to give readers direction and provide them with hope in their lives. She touches on topics of gratitude, kindness, faith, family and the power of women, providing inspiration to a wide variety of audiences.” At the link find the title, “Maria Shriver: Reflections on a Meaningful Life, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180314_FEA_Maria Shriver For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Peacemaker 5 mins – “Director and playwright Adong Judith creates provocative art that sparks dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. In this quick but powerful talk, the TED Fellow details her work — including the play “Silent Voices,” which brought victims of the Northern Ugandan war against Joseph Kony’s rebel group together with political, religious and cultural leaders for transformative talks. “Listening to one another will not magically solve all problems,” Judith says. “But it will give a chance to create avenues to start to work together to solve many of humanity’s problems.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Autonomous Vehicles 24 mins – “Machine learning currently faces a number of obstacles which prevent it from advancing as quickly as it might. How might these obstacles be overcome and what impact would this have on the machine learning across different industries in the coming decade? In this episode we talk to Dr. Hanie Sedghi, Research Scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, about the developments in core machine learning technology that need to be made, and that researchers and scientists are working, on to further the application of machine learning in autonomous vehicles. We also touch on some of the impact that might be made if machine learning is able to overcome its own boundaries in terms of computational research, in terms of certain algorithms, and what kind of impact that might have in the arena of autonomous driving and in the realm of natural language processing (NLP).” At the link find the title, “Obstacles to Progress in Machine Learning – for NLP, Autonomous Vehicles, and More, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Hanie-Sedghi-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Behavior Manipulation 24 mins – “In this episode of AI in Industry, we explore how artificial intelligence can be use to manipulate human behavior – in gaming and in business. We explore how game designers use psychology and machine learning to drive their own desired outcomes, leaving users to “feel” in control. Dr. Charles Isbell teaches machine learning at Georgia Tech. He explores the manipulative elements of game design, and how some of the same AI approaches are likely being used at tech giants like Amazon and Facebook. In this episode you learn how businesses leverage the “illusion of choice” with subtly influential AI techniques. Charles also helps us understand which businesses will be most able to use AI to guide user behavior in the years ahead.” At the link find the title, “AI for Social Influence and Behavior Manipulation with Dr. Charles Isbell, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Dr. Charles Isbell-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Blockchain 32 mins – “If you combine the hype-factor of both “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence” you often get a supernova of jargon. This week on the AI in Industry podcast, we aim to get beyond the hype to discuss how blockchain might make AI more accessible for small and mid-sized businesses in the years ahead. Dr. Ben Goertzel – CEO of SingularityNET – is our guest this week.” At the link find the title, “Ben Goertzel on How Blockchain Might Make AI More Accessible, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Ben_Goertzel-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Cancer Detection 27 mins – “This week’s episode covers the medical applications of machine vision for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Medical science has integrated AI since the late 90s, and it’s been useful in the fight against cancer. This week’s guest is Dr. Alexandre Le Bouthillier, founder of Imagia. Imagia is a medical imaging company which specializes in using AI and machine learning to detect cancer in its early stages so that oncologists can make quicker, more accurate diagnoses for patients. AI is a useful tool in the detection of breast cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. It can even detect genetic mutations, something humans certainly cannot. Learn just how important AI has been over the last two decades in developing the medical infrastructure necessary for patients to have a chance at surviving and even curing their cancer.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Medical Machine Vision – Possibilities for Diagnostics and More, Janu, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alexandre Le_Bouthillier-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbots 27 mins – “Natural language processing has gained more and more attention with the raise of (or rather, the “fad” of) chatbots. Despite the flurry of press releases from companies about their conversational agents (only a few of which seem to be delivering real business value), few business leaders understand the value of NLP for customer service, sales enablement, or eCommerce. In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we interview Narjes Boufaden, computational linguistics PhD and CEO of Keatext, an NLP company based in Montreal. Narjes explores the possible business applications of NLP – specifically for customer service and customer experience – and she also explains (in layman’s terms) how NLP systems are trained and integrated into businesses today. The ROI on this episode (in my opinion), is a firm understanding of what NLP can and cannot do, and what business applications it can realistically solve today. I was fortunate to meet Narjes in person during my Montreal trip, and I’m glad we were able to bring her on the program shortly thereafter.” At the link find the title, “NLP for Customer Service – How Does it Work? Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Narjes Boufaden-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbots 34 mins – “There’s a lot of hype out there about conversational AI. Although according to our guest, we’re nowhere near the day when AI can generate accurate conversations for the average business to integrate into their customer service, chatbots still have practical applications. In this episode, we interview the head of research at Digital Genius, Yoram Bachrach. Yoram succinctly outlines the current applications of chatbots—what they can and can’t do—and details how business can best prepare to automate their customer service. For more interviews about the applications of AI in industry, visit us online:” At the link find the title, “How Chatbots Work, and How They Evolve, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Yoram_Bachrach-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 25 mins – “As a human, we can often understand the mood, intention, and future action of another person just by looking at them. We see their posture, their facial expression, where their eyes are focused, and we can get a decent understanding of what they might do next. The problem of computer vision for body language is a much harder problem to solve, but we are indeed making progress. Our guest this week is Paul Kruszewski, an computer science PhD who’s spent nearly the last 20 years focused on 3D modeling and artificial intelligence. Today, he’s CEO of Wrnch, a Montreal-based AI company focused on reading and understanding human body language. Paul explains how advances in 3D modeling and computer vision have allowed researchers to get machines to “understand” the posture, movements, and intentions of human being – and he also helps explore the future applications that this technology might have in security, retail, sports, and more. For more interviews on the applications of AI in business, visit:” At the link find the title, “Computer Vision for Body Language – How it Works and How it Could be Used, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Paul_Kruszewski-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 29 mins – “How can machine learning help us advertise through social media? In this episode, Thomas Jelonek, CEO of, talks to us about how in the next five years, machine learning might automate the laborious guess-and-check process of finding visual content with which users can engage. Right now, finding images and videos that will best generate engagement is a task reserved for a human. He or she shifts through images and video clips that may work for an audience based on anecdotal evidence and perception of past post success. Learn how, according to Thomas, machine learning could help you save time and money, generate you a better ROI, and build you a larger list with more accurate targeting on social media.” At the link find the title, “Machine Vision for Advertising – Possibilities in Social and Online Media, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry, Thomas Jelonek.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Computer Vision 27 mins – “In the future, the vast majority of photos and videos recorded won’t be seen and used by humans – they’ll be seen and used by machines. This week we interview Allan Benchetrit, CEO at Algolux – a Montreal-based AI company focusing on computational imaging. If you take an image for a human being in a consumer application (maybe an iPhone app or a recreational DSLR camera), you probably want it to be visually appealing and clear to the human eye. As it turns out, machines don’t need pretty images, they need to do their jobs. If a computer vision system needs to detect road signs, or suspicious people in an airport, or the presence of weeds in a cornfield – it may create images that are ugly to the human eye, but perfectly calibrated for being interpreted by machines for their jobs. As it turns out, this is a complicated AI-related problem itself, and Allan walks us through it. If your business uses cameras heavily – or may do so in the future – this interview will provide an around-the-corner look at what it takes to create effective computer vision applications.” At the linkf ind the title, “AI for Cameras and Computer Vision – with Algolux’s Allan Benchetrit, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Allan_Benchetrit-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Customer Service 27 mins – “When we talk about natural language processing (NLP), applications like handling customer service or chatbots which can aid with questions, come to mind. Yet, in recent years, NLP platforms have been increasingly used in content marketing and content production applications. In this episode of AI in industry, we talk to Tomás Ratia García-Oliveros, the co-founder and CEO founder of, a Boston based startup which focuses on NLP problems around content marketing and content creation. Tomas explores how NLP platforms are now able to summarise resources on the web, perform contextual search and language understanding applications related to this domain.” At the link find the title, “Artificial Intelligence for Content Marketing and Content CreationM, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Tomas_Fraseio-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Finances 27 mins – “Although machine learning in finance is far from new, it is merely at the cusp of a much wider set of applications (in all segments of finance, from insurance to bookkeeping and beyond). Already machine learning has overhauled so many aspects of the financial landscape, from accounting to trading, and it is destined to have more and more impact as it develops further. Guest Alexander Fleiss and his team at Rebellion Research are developing and using AI which uses quantitative analysis to pick investments. Fleiss discusses the current status of machine learning in the world of finance as well as lesser-known niche applications that don’t make headlines – but do make a big impact on how businesses are run. He then goes on to explore the effects of future innovative applications of AI in the financial domain.” At the link find the title, “Rebellion Research’s Alexander Fleiss – How AI is Eating Finance, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alexander-Fleiss-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Fraud Detection 28 mins – “Fraud attacks have become much more sophisticated. Account takeovers are happening more often. Many security attacks involve multiple methods and unexpected attacks can devastate businesses in just a few days, as we saw with Neiman Marcus and Target. False promotion and abuse is seen not only on social media sites but is also targeted at business. To combat these risks, fraud solutions need to be smarter to keep pace with fraudsters to prevent attacks and react quickly when they do happen. This requires a fast-learning solution with the ability to continually evolve. In this episode we talk to Kevin Lee from Sift Science and examine the shifts in the info security landscape over the past ten or fifteen year. Lee also highlights what new kinds of fraud are now possible and what machine learning solutions are available.” At the link find the title, “Machine Learning for Fraud Detection – Modern Applications and Risks, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kevin_Lee-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare 21 mins – “If there’s any industry ripe for disruption by AI and ML applications, it’s healthcare. This week, we speak with ElevenTwo Capital’s Founder and Managing Partner Shelley Zhuang, whose investment focus (among other spaces) is on innovative healthcare services. In addition to discussion how AI is helping propel genomics, diagnostics, therapeutic treatment, and other innovations, she touches on what the healthcare space might look like in the next 10 years. For healthcare startups looking to break into the healthcare market, Zhuang doesn’t pretend to have simple answers; however, she identifies commonalities among companies that have been successful in smart preparation for meeting regulatory and other industry considerations. This interview was recorded live in San Francisco at Re-Work’s Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit in March 2017.” At the link find the title, “How Innovative Healthcare Companies Use AI to Put Patients First, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Shelley Zhuang-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare 22 mins – “In this episode, we talk to Daniel Nigrin, MD, Senior Vice President and CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital. Daniel and I discuss why hackers have come to prey on the healthcare industry, how these hackers benefit from their illicit activities, and what healthcare IT security precautions can be taken to prevent such attacks.” At the link find the title, “AI in Healthcare IT Security – Why Hospitals are Targets, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Daniel_Nigrin-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Healthcare Data 21 mins – “Guests Will Jack and Nikhil Buduma co-founders of Remedy Health Inc discuss the challenges involved in collecting, setting up and structuring data in order to implement AI in healthcare. By the end of this episode, listeners will have gained insight into the challenges of healthcare data systems, and the potential solutions to cleaning and organizing this data for healthcare AI applications.” At the link find the title, “The Challenges and Opportunities of Healthcare Data – with Remedy Health, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Will Jack-Nikhil Buduma-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Internet of Things 28 mins – “This week on AI in Industry, we explore IoT security with Bob Baxley (Chief Engineer at Bastille). This includes information on how different IoT security is compared to infosec, the unique challenges IoT security presents (for detecting and scanning wireless network traffic that runs on various protocols and for classifying types of cyberthreats), what the future of IoT security might look like, and how deep learning and machine learning tools can be used to better classify and detect threats and attacks in the cyberspace.” At the link find the title, “AI for IoT Security – with Dr. Bob Baxley of Bastille, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Bob_Baxley-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Job Loss 26 mins- “Artificial intelligence is coming – should be worried about our jobs? Well, it depends. Our guest Dr. Kevin LaGrandeur spent the last two years researching the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on society and the job market. In this interview on AI in Industry, we explore the near future of AI’s impact on the world of work, and I ask Kevin some important questions, including: What skills are least “automate-able” in the next decade? What middle class professions have the greatest risk of automation, and what should those professionals be doing now to hedge against job loss? What should business leaders be doing now to prepare for “phasing out” work while still taking care of their employees?” At the link find the title, “Surviving the Machine Age – Technological Job Loss with Kevin LaGrandeur, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kevin_Lagrandeur-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Job Retention 26 mins – “Marshall Brain discusses how wetware (the human brain) is increasingly becoming a part of a bigger system which may in itself be managed by software systems. The roles and relationships of humans and machines are rapidly changing. With the increasing advances in technology, there are fewer and fewer skills or activities that an enterprise needs from human beings, and they only need those until they can be replaced by software or hardware. For example, computer vision systems are often still not as effective as the human eye, so we still need human vision systems to recognize text or to recognize object placement, and take action accordingly (in a store, warehouse, or other setting). A human can fill that role as a piece of wetware until the software or the hardware catches up. How will man and machine collaborate in the future? We explore these dynamics in depth in this week’s interview.” At the link find the title, “Marshall Brain on Technological Unemployment and the Role of Man and Machine, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Marshall_Brain-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Legal Contracts 26 mins – “Episode summary: This week’s episode explores the current possibilities in applying natural language processing for legal contract review. We speak with Andrew Antos and Nischal Nadhamuni from Klaritylaw, a Boston-based startup focused on using natural language processing (NLP) based information extraction, from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in a live setting. We delve into the current and future roles of AI and lawyers with respect to legal contracts. AI is currently being applied in applications like retroactive analysis and information identification in legal documents. According to Andrew and Nishchal, in the future we will see on-the-fly legal content creation from AI tools and NLP being applied to most commercial contracting. Although, one restraint that AI companies presently face in the legal domain is the lack of access to huge amounts of publicly available data.” At the link find the title, “Applying AI to Legal Contracts – What’s Possible Now, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Klarity Law-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Machine Learning 27 mins – “Expert systems and machine learning are two ends of a spectrum working to solve similar problems quite differently. One one hand you have if-then scenarios and a logical approach, and on the other you have vast neural networks and a big data approach. Some companies exist to try and bridge the gap between the if-then rule systems and the massive piles of data. They hope to find a middle ground of sorts, one that mitigates their individual disadvantages. One such company is Montreal’s In this episode, we interview its founder, Evan Prodromou about the state of the middle ground, so-called hybrid systems. The middle ground is an elusive, still mostly theoretical concept, but businesses can take steps to prepare for when it becomes accessible to them. What exactly would a hybrid system provide to businesses in terms of automation? How accessible are they now, and what can businesses do to best integrate them when they’re ready? Find out in this episode of the podcast.” At the link find the title, “Machine Learning with Less Training Data – Approaches and Trends, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Evan_Prodromou-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Predictive Maintenance 27 mins – “It would be great if instead of having our car break down – could have them fixed as soon as the underlying problem began. It would be great if instead of having to diagnose a malfunctioning piece of mechanical equipment – would could have the right “fix” presented to us immediately. As it turns out, artificial intelligence may be working its way to accomplish both of those goals in the not-so-distance future. This week we interview Tilak Katsuri, CEO of Predii, a predictive maintenance AI company based on Palo Alto. Predii focuses on helping service people by using AI and sensor data to prescribe proper repairs. In this episode, Tilak speaks with us about what’s currently possible within the world of “predictive maintenance,” as well as the possible ramifications of industrial IoT and AI in the next 5 years. For more interviews about the real-world applications of artificial intelligence in business, visit:” At the link find the title, “Predictive Maintenance for Equipment and Machinery – with Predii’s Tilak Kasturi, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Tilak Kasturi-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Procurement 28 mins – “Procurement isn’t usually seen as a “sexy” aspect of a business’s operations. Procurement personnel are responsible for sourcing suppliers or vendors, determining criterion of success, negotiating deal terms, and tracking results and deliverables – all of which could be considered “under appreciated” work. This week, Tamr’s Eliot Knudsen walks us through the ways that AI is making it’s way into the procurement process, and what it means for the future of this job function.” At the link find the title, “Tamr’s Eliot Knudsen on the Automation of Procurement, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Eliot_Knudsen-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Sales Forecasting 28 mins – “Sales forecasting is big business. If you can better predict how much of a certain product or service you will sell in a given day, you can better stock inventory, better staff your facilities, and ultimately keep more margin in your business’s accounts. This week on AI in Industry we interview Dr. John-Paul B Clarke, professor at Georgia Tech and co-founder / Chief Scientist at Pace (previously called “Prix”). Dr. Clarke shares details about how sales predictions are done today, and what AI advancements may allow for in helping businesses sell everything from groceries to hotel rooms.” At the link find the title, “AI for Sales Forecasting – How it Works and Where it Matters, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-JP_Clarke-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

AI and Search Optimization 28 mins- “This week on AI in Industry we interview Vito Vishnepolsky of Clickworker. Clickworker is a large microtasking marketplace that crowdsources the search optimization work for many of the world’s leading search engines. So how does crowdsourced human work play a role in making sure eCommerce and media searches give users what they want? That’s exactly what we explore this week. Vito’s perspective is valuable because he has a finger on the pulse of crowdsourced demand, handing business development for various crowdsourced AI support services – both for tech giants and startups. Read the full article online at TechEmergence:” At the link find the title, “How Microtasking Helps Optimize AI-Based Search – in Media, eCommerce and More, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Vito Vishnepolsky-Mixdown_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Theft Detection 21 mins- “In this episode, we speak with Alan O’Herlihy, Founder and CEO of Ireland-based Everseen. Alan speaks to us about how machine vision systems can be used to detect theft or mistakes at a checkout counter (including forgetting to scan items, customers intentionally hiding items, and more). Alan not only explains where these technologies are in use today, but he also breaks down some of his own predictions about what these computer vision systems might make possible in the workplace of tomorrow.” At the link find the title, “AI for Theft Prevention and Process Adherence – with Alan O’Herlihy from Everseen, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Alan Oherlihy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Voice Recognition 22 mins- “In this episode of AI in industry, we speak with Michael Johnson, the director of research and innovation for Interactions llc, in Boston MA. Michael explores the inbound (human to machine) and outbound (machine to human) applications of voice based natural language processing (NLP) and also talks about attaching a timeframe to how soon small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would have access to this technology in a financially sensible manner. Although NLP is often associated with chat or text interfaces, voice is important for applications in call centers, mobile phones, smart home devices, and more. In addition, Michael explains that voice involves unique challenges that text does not have to deal with – including background noise and accents, which need to be overcome to deliver a good user experience.” At the link find the title, “Overcoming Challenges in Spoken Voice based Natural Language Processing (NLP) for business use, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Michael Johnson-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Breakthroughs 54 mins – “2016 saw some significant AI developments. To talk about the AI progress of the last year, we turned to Richard Mallah and Ian Goodfellow. Richard is the director of AI projects at FLI, he’s the Senior Advisor to multiple AI companies, and he created the highest-rated enterprise text analytics platform. Ian is a research scientist at OpenAI, he’s the lead author of a deep learning textbook, and he’s the inventor of Generative Adversarial Networks. Listen to the podcast here or review the transcript here.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Ethics 45 mins – “As technically challenging as it may be to develop safe and beneficial AI, this challenge also raises some thorny questions regarding ethics and morality, which are just as important to address before AI is too advanced. How do we teach machines to be moral when people can’t even agree on what moral behavior is? And how do we help people deal with and benefit from the tremendous disruptive change that we anticipate from AI? To help consider these questions, Joshua Greene and Iyad Rawhan kindly agreed to join the podcast. Josh is a professor of psychology and member of the Center for Brain Science Faculty at Harvard University. Iyad is the AT&T Career Development Professor and an associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Ethics 50 mins – “What does it mean to create beneficial artificial intelligence? How can we expect to align AIs with human values if humans can’t even agree on what we value? Building safe and beneficial AI involves tricky technical research problems, but it also requires input from philosophers, ethicists, and psychologists on these fundamental questions. How can we ensure the most effective collaboration? Ariel spoke with FLI’s Meia Chita-Tegmark and Lucas Perry on this month’s podcast about the value alignment problem: the challenge of aligning the goals and actions of AI systems with the goals and intentions of humans.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Drug Research 27 mins- “In this episode, we talk to Murali Aravamudan, Founder and CEO of AI-driven drug discovery startup Qrativ, a joint venture by the Mayo Clinic and biotech/data science firm nference. Murali and I discuss the surge of medical information and data in the medical industry, the role of artificial intelligence in developing drugs for treatments to various diseases, and the future of AI in drug discovery.” At the link find the title, “Qrativ’s Murali Aravamudan on “What’s Possible” for AI in Drug Discovery, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Murali Aravamudan-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Heavy Industry 33 mins- “Unlike the field of self-driving cars, the fields of construction, mining, agriculture, and other classes of “heavy industry” involve a huge variety of equipment and use-cases that go beyond traveling from A to B. The heavy industry leaders of today are no farther behind automakers in their understanding that AI and automation will be essential for the future of their companies. In this episode, guest Dr. Sam Kherat discusses the areas in heavy industry where AI is currently playing a role in heavy industry, what type of capabilities and functions are automatable, and at what level. He also shines a light on how AI might affect the future of the industry within the next 2-3 years, and in what ways we can expect large equipment to become more autonomous.” At the link find the title, “The Future of AI in Heavy Industry, Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files AI in Industry-Sam_Khera-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Hospitals 21 mins – “If you work in healthcare, or in an established business that is looking to implement AI for the first time – then this won’t be an interview you’ll want to miss. AYASDI is one of those rare AI startups that has raised over $100MM since it’s inception in 2008. This week on the “AI in Industry” podcast, Sangeeta Chakraborty of AYASDI breaks down some of AI’s important recent applications in the healthcare field. She also explores how hospitals are “modernizing” their processes and systems to include data science and AI applications – and we pick apart those “modernizing” strategies in a way that makes them applicable to nearly any “stodgy” business or industry that is just beginning to implement AI. For more interviews, research, and case studies on AI in industry, visit: www.TechEmergence.comAt the linkf ind the title, “Where is AI Making it’s Way into Hospitals? – with Sangeeta Chakraborty of AYASDI, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI In Industry-Sangeeta Chakraborty-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Medicine 24 mins – “This episode explores the ways in which artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the field of medicine. This week’s guest, Dr. Kristóf Zsolt Szalay speaks to this topic, discussing research that hopes to create automated learning networks and algorithms designed to predict the development of human cells in response to drugs. This technological innovation would make it possible for near-instantaneous simulations to be run, allowing optimal combinations and optimal doses of drugs to be pinpointed and distributed to patients.” At the link find the title, “AI_in_Industry-Thomas_Jelonek-Mixdown.mp3 Modeling Biology with Machine Learning – with’s CEO Kristóf Zsolt Szalay, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Kristof Zsolt Szalay-Mixdown.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Sales 27mins – “This week we speak with Bastiaan Janmaat (CEO and co-Founder of DataFox) about the current and future applications of artificial intelligence in the CRM. No matter what business you’re in, there’s a high likelihood that managing relationships with customers, wholesalers, suppliers, or affiliates is important to your daily operations. Artificial intelligence is currently being employed to help with automating data entry, automating email and phone reminders, and even prompting salespeople with the right phone scripts in real time. In addition to covering “what’s being done now” – spend the end of the interview asking Bastiaan about his predictions of the most likely AI-for-CRM capabilities that will become commonplace in the next 5 years.” At the link find the title, “AI Use-Cases in the CRM – with Bastiaan Janmaat of DataFox, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Bastiaan_Janmaat-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Search Terms 27 mins – “In this week’s interview on the AI in Industry podcast, we speak with Amir Konigsberg, the CEO of Twiggle, about the future of product search – and how eCommerce and retail brands can use natural language processing (NLP) to improve their user experience. Amir explains some of the factors that make eCommerce product search challenging, and the artificial intelligence approaches that can improve it today and within the next five years. Interested readers can learn more about present and future use-cases for artificial intelligence applications in retail in our full article on that topic.” At the link find the title, “NLP for eCommerce Search – Current Challenges and Future Potential, M,” right-click “Media files AI_in_Industry-Amir_Konigsberg-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Trends 28 mins – “In some ways, investors in AI have to do a lot of what we do at TechEmergence, which is sort through marketing fluff and determine what’s actually working and what’s more of a pipe dream, as well as what’s coming up in the next five years that seems inevitable and what’s more likely to flop. In this episode we’re joined by Li Jiang, a venture capitalist with GSV Capital whom I was connected with through Bootstrap Labs as a pre-event interview — we’ll both be at Bootstrap Labs’ Applied AI event in San Francisco on May 11. This week, Jiang speaks about the current areas of AI applications that he sees driving value in business, as well as what technologies he believes will make a long-term impact in terms of automation. His insights on where AI automations are generating cost savings and increased efficiency, as well as what roles might be completely replaced or significantly augmented by AI, are useful nuggets for companies who are thinking through some of their own business processes and are eager to identify low-hanging fruit.” At the link find the title, “A VC’s Take On Business Process Automations, Apri, 2017,” right-click “Media files AI in Industry-Li_Jiang-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AIDS Treatment 17 mins – “The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn’t our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it’s like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.” At the link click the search circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Problems and Fixes 30 mins – “From Google search to Facebook news, algorithms shape our online experience. But like us, algorithms are flawed. Programmers write cultural biases into code, whether they realize it or not. Author Luke Dormehl explores the impact of algorithms, on and offline. Staci Burns and James Bridle investigate the human cost when YouTube recommendations are abused. Anthropologist Nick Seaver talks about the danger of automating the status quo. Safiya Noble looks at preventing racial bias from seeping into code. And Allegheny County’s Department of Children and Family Services shows us how a well-built algorithm can help save lives. Algorithms aren’t neutral. They’re really just recipes; expressions of human intent. That means it’s up to us to build the algorithms we want.” At the link find the title, “Algorisky, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Enclosure:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Foundation for the Blind 25 mins – “Kirk Adams sits down with the Blind Abilities team members Pete Lane and Jeff Thompson for this informative podcast on the American Foundation for the Blind. Kirk talks about the history and some of the latest happenings at AFB and the resources available to all students, teachers, TVI’s and parents. You can find a multiple of categories of articles ranging in topics from Transitioning to college,Life skills, Work Preparedness, Access Technology, Parents of Blind Children and much more. You can find out about the apps available from AFB that put the information in the palm of your hand. Kirk also mentions the AFB Leadership Conference coming up on April 5-7 2018 in Oakland, California. Where AFB brings together all the entities around Blindness can be part of the conversation. Check out on the web and download their apps so you can stay in touch with the latest happenings and information available from the American Foundation for the Blind.” At the link find the title, “Kirk Adams on AFB, Aira, Team Sea To See and Transitioning To College, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files AFBKirkAdams.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Improvement 69 mins – “Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at UCSF. There he designs and develops novel software-based brain assessment and optimization tools. He is also co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games. Dr. Gazzaley has filed multiple patents for his inventions, authored over 130 scientific articles, and delivered over 600 invited presentations around the world. His research and perspectives have been consistently profiled in high-impact media, such as The New York Times, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Discover, Wired, PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC Nightly News.” At the link find the title, “#22 – Adam Gazzaley M.D./Ph.D – Improving your brain with medically prescribable video games, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 750ad693.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavior Patterns 58 mins – “A panel of judges sits to decide the fate of the young woman. She’s the child of addicts and an ex-addict and ex-felon herself, and she’s asking the court to trust her to become an attorney. The outcome of her case hinges on a question we all struggle with: are we destined to repeat our patterns, or do we generally stray in surprising directions? – a question increasingly relevant in an age when algorithms are trying to predict everything about our behavior. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of sexual abuse.” At the link find the title, “The Pattern Problem, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180329_invsb_fragile-c7cc4a04-067f-4e2e-b323-d766f9351b96.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Literacy 7 mins – “According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren’t proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we teach, educator and author Alvin Irby explains the reading challenges that many black children face — and tells us what culturally competent educators do to help all children identify as readers.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Joe 24mins – “Join Jeff and Pete as they chat with Blind Joe following his historic debut on the Get to know Joe, his family, his music and the behind-the-scenes experience on the set of the NBC blockbuster, The voice. Join Joe as his journey continues to the next phase of the competition, the Battle Round! Good luck Joe! “ At the link find the title, “Blind Abilities Presents – Blind Joe, His Journey Continues On The Voice, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files blind abilities presents blind joe his journey continues on the voice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Scientist 12 mins – “…He’s one of about 140,000 blind and visually impaired people in the Bay Area. Less than three quarters of those people are employed, and only a few work in tech, like Dr. Miele. His office in Pacific Heights is full of tactile art, project binders, awards, and audio equipment. On a round meeting table, magnetic building toys sit in a cluster—just something to fiddle with on long calls. This is where Miele does the work he’s uniquely suited to do, designing accessible technologies for the blind. …“I want to build cool stuff for blind people that gives them the ability to do the things that they want to do, and I feel incredibly lucky that I’m given that privilege and opportunity.” He can pretty much choose his projects, too, because Dr. Miele directs his own innovation lab here at Smith-Kettlewell. …“I grew up in New York. I was a sighted kid until I was almost five, and then I was burned in a very violent act where somebody threw sulfuric acid over my head.” … Coming to study physics at UC Berkeley at age 18 changed his entire outlook. “I met a whole community of cool blind people who I respected and liked and who were creative and smart and funny,” he says. ”I realized that I did want to be a blind person. I could be proud of being a blind person.” …He explains that having to do that much extra preparation for almost everything you take on, gets you thinking. “I started learning more about what types of technologies were available for blind people and realizing that there wasn’t enough cool stuff. I realized that I wanted to be the one making those decisions about what access of the future would look like.” … At the end of his day, Miele grabs his iPhone and his white cane and heads downstairs to walk the least hilly route to the downtown BART station. Rush hour is only beginning, and the platform is packed. Miele stops at the edge of the crowd. …“If you can see you’ll just wait until there’s an opportunity and then slide through the gaps,” he says. “But when you can’t see those opportunities, you have to create your own. The only way to do it in any kind of effective way is to either stand around and feel helpless, or to just say excuse me, pardon me, coming through,” It’s a philosophy that Dr Miele uses to navigate his entire life. And by finding these new ways to create opportunities for himself, he’s also clearing a path to success for other blind people.” At the link find the title, “Berkley Professor Designs Tools for the Visually Impaired — Radio Talking Book, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files Burkley Professor Designs Tools for the Visually Impaired.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Transitions 12 mins – “A Success Story: The Transitioning Journey of Alycia Howard. Transitioning from High School to College is a journey says Alycia Howard. She has graduated from high school and attended an Adjustment To Blindness training center, The Minnesota State Academy 18+ prep program and is now attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Being ready for college and knowing what you want in a college is a great start in the transition process. Ashlyn Cahill joins us to explain what State Services is for transition age students and when they begin working with them. Alycia talks about each step along her journey and some of the events that made a big impact on her along the way. Join us as we travel through her journey and feel her confidence as she shares her transition experience. Outside of Minnesota? Check out the State Agency Directory on the American Foundation for the Blind web site at You can find out more about Vision Loss Resource on the web at Check out the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind on the web at the link find the title, “A Success Story: The Transitioning Journey of Alycia Howard, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files AlyciaHoward.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Uses of AIRA 43 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the second installment in their series on Aira, the visual Interpreter for the blind. In Part 1 we met Chancey Fleet, an Assistive Technology Professional and an Aira User. Today, our guests are: Aira Navigators Nicholas giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl spencer. We learn a lot more about Aira here as our guests share numerous experiences and add their unique perspective to the product. You can’t miss this fascinating look into this new and innovative product which is having a profound impact on the blindness community.” At the link find the title, “Aira Series Part 2: Meet Nicholas Giudice, Michael Hingson and Cheryl Spencer – Aira Users,, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Aira Series Part 2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Wood Workder 18 mins – “The Wood Working for the Blind #WW4B Series is about Blind wood workers honing their craft or just getting interested in the art of wood working. We are also bringing awareness to the #RebuildEHC to gain support for rebuilding Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. The largest fire in California history did not spare EHC and the spirit has not been broken. Rebuilding EHC for future generations is the goal this year and next year and that is what is going to make this time so memorable. You can support the #RebuildEHC by going to In this WW4B podcast we talk to Brett Holly, former Apple employee, woodworker, and family guy. Brett left Apple after 21 years and was already building his 40 x 40 work shop when he lost his sight. Brett found the Lighthouse of San Fransisco’s wood working work shops and has been coming back ever event after event. I met Brent when I was assisting master craftsman George Wurtzel at the Annual Wood Working for the Blind event at Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat. Brett and I worked on setting up jigs on various machines as he wanted to learn about making consistent cuts. After a few days of work we took a break outside the Tactile Arts Barn, of which survived the fire, and conducted this interview. Join us as Brett tells his story and gives us a glimpse of how he sees the future and how he takes on the challenges of blindness.” At the link find the title, “Brett Holly: A Million Dollars of iPads in His Driveway, WW4B, Aira and #RebuildEHC, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files BrettHolly.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Borneo People 24 mins – “Journalist Carl Hoffman follows two Western adventurers in his new book The Last Wild Men of Borneo, and reveals much about the forces shaping the island today.” At the link find the title, “Why a Swiss adventurer left the Western world to join a nomadic Indigenous community, Mar 2018,” right-click “Media files current-WdoQIPSV-20180319.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bosnian War Survivor 24 mins – “Maria Cioffi was 11 when war broke out in the Balkans, a bloody conflict in which U.N. rules forced Canadian peacekeepers to stand by and watch the slaughter. Now, 25 years later, a letter written by Cioffi is bringing solace to the soldiers who have been haunted by helpless.” At the link find the title, “25 years after the Bosnian War, a survivor brings solace to the peacekeepers haunted by helplessness, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EoPUGvbB-20180327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Food 66 mins – “Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. In this episode we speak with Dr. Lisa Mosconi, who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, as she explains what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including the truth behind those delicious sweet potatoes, what’s the verdict on cholesterol, good fat vs. bad fat, should you drink coconut oil, and much more. Dr. Mosconi holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a board certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. She is well known for her research on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and is passionately interested in the mitigation and prevention of memory loss through lifestyle modifications including diet, nutrition, and physical and intellectual fitness.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Training 19 mins – “Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha says.” At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Budget Benefits 46 mins – “…Senator Portman stands by his decision to vote for the new tax bill as he has seen the benefits right in his home state. He recounts several anecdotes of his constituents who have already seen benefits from the new tax bill. He tells the story of one small-business owner who is finally able to offer health care to her full-time employees because of the tax breaks for small businesses. He also discusses meeting with microbrewers who are now able to expand their facilities and grow their businesses because of the tax cuts. Portman also discusses how the new federal budget helped the Department of Defense and the US military to build out their forces in order to project strength abroad. He explains ways that the Republicans and Democrats were able to compromise on increasing domestic discretionary spending so that they can also spend equally on defense. He recounts examples of bipartisanship in order to help Congress get work done. Senator Portman goes into great detail about the opioid crisis a huge issue in his state. Portman is working hard to increase treatment programs for addicts to end the crisis. He tells a story about one young man he met who will be able to become sober and regain his life back because of the new treatment programs. …Portman ends the interview by explaining why public service matters to him more than making significantly more money in the private sector.” At the link find the title, “Senator Portman on Why the New Tax Bill Helps the Middle Class, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180329-portman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bus Rapid Transit 22 mins – “Urban mobility and traffic congestion present challenges to cities around the world. Many modes and service concepts are intended to meet these mobility needs. Bus rapid transit, BRT, is a competitive option because of its service quality and capacity, as well as its potential to be less costly than fixed rail transit options. To learn about the promise and delivery of BRT in the US and around the world, we talk with Samuel Zimmerman, an experienced transportation planner, a consultant to the World Bank, and an expert on bus rapid transit.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” to download the file.

Cambridge Analytica 19 mins – “Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the personal data of millions of Americans was allegedly misused by a consulting firm working for Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, is renewing calls for a tech sector code of ethics.” At the link find the title, “In wake of Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, does the tech sector need a code of conduct? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-SJU3i4P9-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cambridge Analytica 29 mins – “Your online privacy is compromised! Cambridge Analytica manipulated you, then harvested your personal data and psychographic profiles through Facebook. But did you help? Is it too late to protect yourself? Can you get your privacy back? What are your rights? Does online privacy even exist? The laws are changing, so listen now for my inside scoop from an Internet Security Lawyer and a risk management pro – on this week’s Komando on Demand free podcast.” At the link find the title, “Cambridge Analytica Facebook manipulated us we helped, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Cambridge Analytica-Facebook manipulated us-we helped.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Case 19 mins – “Kate Bowler spent years studying the Christian belief that everything happens for a reason. When she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, it was a belief she had to face head on.” At the link find the title, “’Does cancer not care I have plans?’: Terminal diagnosis forces author to grab hold of life, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-uZBCwX8r-20180219.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Nanorobots 32 mins – “With the latest in cancer detection technology, your odds of preventing it go up. The more you know about your own DNA, the better chances you have of ambushing cancer long before it happens. And if it does happen? Nano Robots may soon help. Cancer detection, prevention and defeat are now partners, and you shouldn’t be afraid to learn about them. Listen to my free podcast to learn more about these amazing advances happening right now, including my interview with Dr. David Fogelman of MD Anderson Cancer Center. The number one ranked hospital for cancer care in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors along with other breakthroughs to end cancer, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors along with other breakthroughs to end cancer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognitive Enhancement 69 mins – “Jesse Lawler is the host of Smart Drug Smarts, a podcast for people interested in maximizing their brains, both in health and utility, using the latest findings in neuroscience. Kevin and Jesse talk all things brain enhancement.” At the link find the title, “#4 – Jesse Lawler, Founder of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 585d8c3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cold Stress Benefits 75 mins – “Dr. Patrick is my go-to scientist for all things longevity, nutrition, and body hacking. In this episode, you’ll learn why I’m freezing myself, the benefits of fasting, a supplement that’s a great pain killer, and a drug that might extend life by 17%.” At the link find the title, “#1 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick, on cold stress and longevity hacking, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 53f4da3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Generated Voices 29 mins- “Stephen Hawking’s achievements raised awareness for people whose disabilities limit their ability to communicate, but access to those technologies remains out of reach for many.” At the link find the title, “Meet the woman who saved Stephen Hawking’s voice, and then gave the technology away to those in need, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-W0lP20Gk-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confessing Sins 55 mins – “’Can a society which has not…come to terms with its own past go on to have a successful future, or do the sins of the past somehow…come back to haunt it and reexpress themselves in some mutant form?’ This is a question that the seasoned historian and scholar of China, Orville Schell, has been thinking and publishing academic articles about in recent years, and is now writing a book on. Schell has stated that “nowhere is history more relevant to the future than in China, a nation that has for millennia seen its destiny inextricably connected to the dynastic record of what has preceded.” On the one hand, the idea that a psycho-reconciliation with the past is necessary for a country is a very Western, and a very Freudian, concept. But partly, that’s because it seems to have worked in the West — if Germany had not recognized its own past atrocities, could it have amicably dealt with its neighbors and become a leader in today’s Europe? But the Chinese Communist Party’s official position is that no reconciliation is necessary. A Party communiqué called Document No. 9, which was leaked in 2013, made clear that certain historical events and ideas were strictly off limits, and that discussing them publicly was nothing but “historical nihilism.” That is not to say that there haven’t been attempts in China — by intellectuals, activists, and even the government, particularly in the 1980s leading up to 1989 — to critically analyze the past to avoid similar mistakes in the future. But the status of historical inquiry in China today is bleak, and Schell has a lot to say about what that may mean for the country’s future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 22 mins – “What happens when you put someone who wants to close an agency, in charge of that agency? Today on the show, we find out.” At the link find the title, “#832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180328_pmoney pmpod831v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency 90 mins – “Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the author of Mastering Bitcoin (O’Reilly). We discuss the separation of state and money, how bitcoin is the worlds first trust protocol, how mining works, looking at bitcoin from a global perspective, what happens to bitcoin once we have quantum computing, and much more.” At the link find the title, “#16 – Bitcoin’s true potential, with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files bd660142.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Money 52 mins – “Dark Money: the Hidden History Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” New Yorker writer Jane Mayer exposes the powerful group of individuals who bankroll our political system. Mayer traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Mercers, and other wealthy conservative activists to influence policies related to climate change, the economy and more. And as the Trump administration rolls back regulations, the head of the US Chemical Safety Board, Vanessa Sutherland, wonders how much these billionaires will succeed in weakening government oversight of their business.” At the link find the title, “Dark Money and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180325_cl1_DarkMoney.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Problems and Solutions 58 mins – “From India to Turkey, Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists are now in power. Does this mean democracy itself is at risk? Two core components of liberal democracy―individual rights and the popular will―are increasingly in conflict with each other. As the role of money in politics has soared and important issues have been taken out of public contestation, a system of “rights without democracy” has taken hold. Populists who rail against this say they want to return power to the people, but in practice they create something just as bad: a system of “democracy without rights.”  Drawing on vivid stories and original research, Yascha Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’ discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy and the rise of social media. To avoid giving up on either individual rights or the popular will, Mounk believes politicians need to enact reforms that benefit the many, not just the few.” At the link find the title, “Yascha Mounk Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program, New America; Author, The People vs. Democracy (forthcoming),” right-click “Media files cc_20180313_MLF_Yausha Mounk For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Innovation 63 mins- “Here’s a chance to get an inside view of innovation in the tech industry from two high-level executives at Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley’s most revered companies. Our speakers will discuss the disruptive impact of digitization on industries, their operations, cultures and employees as well as co-innovation best practices inside and outside that enable companies to lead the digital transition.” At the link find the title, “ Cisco’s Alex Goryachev and Maciej Kranz: Innovation in the Digital Economy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180320_Cisco Innovation For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

East Asia Deterrence Policy 126 mins – “…the Center for East Asia Policy Studies convened a public event examining U.S. extended deterrence in Japan and Asia. The session brought together American and Japanese scholars to discuss views of deterrence in each country and the implications of those mainstream views for addressing current and future security challenges from North Korea and China.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and then “OK” to get the podcast.

European Privacy Future 58 mins – “…Governance Studies at Brookings hosted EU Member of Parliament Birgit Sippel to discuss the prospects for the e-Privacy Regulation, privacy and data protections issues, and the transatlantic digital economy.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Genghis Khan 69 mins – “Mongolia is a unique land of both incredible beauty and misunderstood history. One of the last remaining countries of nomadic herders, it is the most sparsely inhabited country in a landlocked territory and one of the most isolated spots on Earth. Yet eight centuries ago it was the center of the world—home of the largest empire in history and the birthplace of Genghis Khan, the man The Washington Post named the most important person of the last thousand years. How did Genghis Khan’s life shape the last eight centuries of history? How is he relevant to us today? Jack Weatherford will share his research and insights.” At the link find the title, “ Mongolia, Genghis Khan and an Empire of Tolerance, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180322_MLF Mongolia For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Mining 19 mins – “Planet Money joins the gold rush 170 years late. And the rules are still about the same. How did that happen?” At the link find the title, “831: The Golden Rules, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180321_pmoney_pmpod831.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Ventures 48 mins – “Bill is the founder and first CEO of Google Ventures (GV). With $3.0 billion under management and investments in Uber and Nest, GV was described as one of the hottest venture funds in Silicon Valley under his leadership. Maris oversaw the growth of the team from 1 to 70+, across 7 offices, 2 continents, and 400 investments.” At the link find the title, “#10 – Bill Maris, Founder of Google Ventures, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files e67e71c2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Capitalism 50 mins – “Tech companies are cleaning up their data centers and moving into shiny new buildings with small carbon footprints. But is Silicon Valley really as green it claims? After all, those same tech companies are masters of marketing hype and manipulating human behavior. “We have an incredible opportunity but also responsibility to put the right tools on the market for people to be able to understand the energy or the materials impact of everything,” says Lynelle Cameron, Vice President of Sustainability at Autodesk, which makes software for design and building. “When we started this journey 10 years ago we didn’t actually have any LEED certified buildings,” she adds, “so that was the first step was learning by example and really thinking about our own building footprints.” At Salesforce, a cloud computing company, Silicon Valley is moving downtown as they build the tallest office building west of the Mississippi – with the largest commercial blackwater system in a high-rise building in the US – right in the heart of San Francisco….” At the link find the title, “Is Silicon Valley As Green As It Claims? Ma, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180318_cl1_SiliconValley.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Schools 53 mins – “A one-of-a-kind gathering of leaders in the Green Schools movement is about to take place in Denver. The Green Schools Conference & Expo is the only national event to bring together all the players involved in making green schools a reality: people who lead, operate, build and teach in U.S. schools. In today’s episode we’ll be joined by the hosts of the event, Dr. Jenny Seydel, Executive Director of the Green Schools National Network, and Anisa Heming, Director of the Center for Green Schools. Tune in as we talk about their organizations’ work, the state of the green school movement in America, and why you should not miss the Green Schools Conference & Expo!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grief and Loss 76 mins – “Modern Loss co-founders Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner will discuss how the isolation they experienced after losing parents as young adults inspired them to take a no-holds-barred approach to grief. Their efforts have taken the form of a website and community that The New York Times described as a way of “redefining mourning.” Soffer and Birkner now have a new book, Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. They will sit down with “Death, Sex & Money” host Anna Sale for an open exchange on loss, resilience, empathy and the power of owning your narrative. They will also discuss the importance of creating platforms for others to share and learn stories of loss—in all of its messiness, melancholy, hilarity and hopefulness.” At the link find the title, “Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180228_MLF Loss Grief For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Howard Rheingold 71 mins – “This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold. “Mind amplifiers,” “psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society… and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Sci-Fi author and technology journalist Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz’s conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A. “ At the link find the title, “Ep. 76 Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a9fc7dc612cefc108fc77d5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Evolution 43 mins – “Michelle Munson will discuss how the expanded use of cloud computing and other developments in the information technology sector will usher a new era in which content such as pictures, videos and other data will prove key.” At the link find the title, “ The Next Internet: How Content Will Become the Future of the Internet, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180322_MLF The Next Internet For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare Primer 66 mins – “If Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a correct understanding of how Medicare works, how Medicare interacts with company and retiree plans, what plan options might be best for you, and when or how to sign up are not clear. Learn the ABCs of Medicare as well as the realities of what and what not to expect. Here’s what every boomer needs to know before they turn 65.” At the link find the title, “ A Medicare Primer: What You Need to Know About Medicare Before You’re 65, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180314_MLF Medicare Primer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health Aid 154 mins – “Dr. Gabor Maté (@drmate) is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. He’s well known for studying and treating addiction. Dr. Maté has written several books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. His work has been published internationally in 20 languages, and he’s received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. I’ve wanted to invite Dr. Maté to this podcast for a while because he is not only an expert in the pathologies of addiction, but he’s experimented with — and used successfully — tools that are perhaps outside the realm of traditional psychiatry. He is also a co-founder, along with Vicky Dulai, of Compassion for Addiction, a group that advocates for a new way to understand and treat addiction.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Gabor Mate – New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files a0c1eace-43ca-4a95-8076-0f33ab872641.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindful Travel 52 mins- “…Jim Sano had some travel advice for those who want to lighten their carbon travel footprint. Take fewer, long trips if you can, he suggests. Avoid flying first class. And consider your routing: “Many people don’t know that a great majority of your carbon footprint is associated with takeoffs and landings,” he reminded the audience.  “So while your airfare may be less if you do a one stop, if you take a direct flight, your footprint would be far less.” Norbu Tenzing, whose father was one of the first people to reach the top of Mt. Everest in the company of Sir Edmund Hillary, welcomes travelers, trekkers and tourists to his beloved Himalayas,“.unequivocally, the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world.” But, he adds, it’s vital to travel responsibly. “You go to places like Nepal, Tibet or the Himalayas where we have massive problem with global warming,” he says, “it’s important to go over there and see firsthand what the issues are, and to come back and try and do something about it.” Whether we’re scaling Mount Everest or diving with sea turtles in the Galapagos Islands, it’s important to tread lightly – and respectfully – on every corner of our planet.  And ideally, use the experience to make the world a better place” At the link find the title, “Mindful Travel in the Age of Climate Change,” right-click “Media files cc_20180401_cl1_Mindful Travel PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mindfulness 18 mins – “Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what’s important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention’s power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. “Pay attention to your attention,” Jha says.At the link left-click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nigerian Crisis 83 mins – “the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Partisan Politics 66 mins – “Since the 2016 election, America’s great political divide seems to be getting wider. Democrats and Republicans have grown further apart, and the national conversation has shifted away from cooperation and compromise. Renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild seeks to find common ground in our desire for community, our embrace of family and our hopes for a better future that we can all share. In Strangers in Their Own Land, Hochschild embarks on a journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country―a stronghold of the conservative Right. She challenges the idea that people are voting against their own interests. Instead, Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of sociology to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America and how we can grow into a united America.” At the link find the title, “ Arlie Hochschild: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180305_FEA_Arlie Hochschild For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Partisan Politics 79 mins – “Debbie Dooley helped organize the Tea Party’s first national demonstration in 2009 and until recently was on the board of the Tea Party Patriots. She enthusiastically supports Donald Trump, defends Roy Moore and despises the “Bush cabal.” But her views transcend typical partisan boundaries. She loathes the Koch brothers, thinks solar power is great and says oil companies are just as deceitful as tobacco corporations. A daughter of a preacher, she also believes in a moral responsibility to care for the environment God created. Christine Pelosi carries a name that is revered on the Left and vilified on the Right. A member of the Democratic National Committee, she is a superdelegate who believes the number and power of superdelegates should be reduced. She opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and advocates for big federal investment to modernize the country’s electric grid and other infrastructure. Her mother, Nancy Pelosi, is the House Democratic leader and a pillar of the Democratic establishment. One area where Trumps’s agenda seems to have achieved the most traction is in reviving fossil fuels and rolling back action on climate change. Join us for a conversation about the politics of energy one year after Trump’s inauguration.” At the link find the title, “ Dooley and Pelosi: Bridging Trump’s Divide, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180311_cl1_DooleyPelosi.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Personal Goals 54 mins – “Steven Campbell presents an eye-opening look at the reason most of our goals are never met and how they can be. Most of our goals are expressed in the future tense: “I will do this.” Our brains then say, “Good luck, I hope you do,” and we never take an active role. However, our goals can be met by changing how we express them. When we express our goals differently, our brains then figure out ways of meeting these goals. When this was first posited in the early ’60s, it forever changed psychology’s perspective on goal achievement. By understanding just this one facet of Gestalt psychology, our brains can be taught to be an active participant in making sure our goals are met. Listeners will learn how to make their minds their very own mentors.  Creating Personal Goals That Actually Work, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180301_MLF Personal Goals For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Trolls 19 mins – “Here’s one of our favourite documentaries from last year, “I Want to Understand,” which just became a finalist in the Canadian Association of Journalists awards. It’s a story of remorse, forgiveness and closure.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE ‘I want to understand’: Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-YvrnAXPS-20180330.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Hunt 52 mins – “Want to launch a new product or service? Product Hunt is the place to do it. Learn how Ryan got started and how he grew his idea to millions of users.” At the link find the title, “#6 – Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7ba818fe.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Protest Art 66 mins- “From the beat of the drum to the stroke of the brush to the power of the spoken word, art has been central to the Bay Area’s long history of activism. It’s those movements that have partnered closely with artists that have had some of the strongest ripples, from immigrant rights to the LGBTQ pride movement. In its many forms, art has the power to touch hearts, change minds and strengthen communities during difficult times. Today, as we face a new set of challenges, protest art is experiencing a renaissance in the Bay Area. With the click of a mouse, movement artists are engaging new audiences on a whole new set of platforms. Join the San Francisco Foundation, together with some of the Bay Area’s most renowned “artivists,” to discuss the role of art in today’s social justice movements.” At the link find the title, “The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180327_FEA_Art of Resistance For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resilience after Trauma 33 mins – “Trauma and Resilience: Why Some Female Survivors Are More Resilient Than Others, Apr, 2018,” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files cc_20180328_MLF Rachael Lev for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Risk Discussion 35 mins – “What does it means for technology to “get it right,” and why do tech companies ignore long-term risks in their research? How can we balance near-term and long-term AI risks? And as tech companies become increasingly powerful, how can we ensure that the public has a say in determining our collective future? To discuss how we can best prepare for societal risks, Ariel spoke with Andrew Maynard and Jack Stilgoe on this month’s podcast. Andrew directs the Risk Innovation Lab in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where his work focuses on exploring how emerging and converging technologies can be developed and used responsibly within an increasingly complex world. Jack is a senior lecturer in science and technology studies at University College London where he works on science and innovation policy with a particular interest in emerging technologies.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Social Prescriptions 27 mins – “Sometimes the best cure to what ails you isn’t pills. In Britain, doctors are prescribing art classes and gardening to patients struggling with mental health challenges and the approach is gaining popularity.” At the link find the title, “Why U.K. doctors are doling out ‘social prescriptions’ to treat mental health, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-XBBGQcnj-20180327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Software Innovator 68 mins – “Creative, colorful, hands-on, inspiring: How many people get to describe their jobs that way? Brit Morin ran with her passion for DIY and crafting and took it to the next level. Today, she’s founder and CEO of Brit + Co, which aims to educate, inspire, entertain and inform creative women on a global scale. Morin’s entrepreneurial streak began while she was working in Silicon Valley at Google and Apple, but even then she always had creative side projects going on during her off-hours. She left Google at 25 to launch Brit + Co, which began as a small online company offering how-to videos for women, covering everything from calligraphy to coding. Under Morin’s direction, Brit + Co has grown from a fledgling venture into one of the largest digital media companies for women—130 million users strong—securing partnerships with IKEA, Starbucks, Target, Sephora and many others along the way. Not just online, Brit + Co often hosts pop-ups and conferences that welcome in-person community building, crafting and more.” At the link find the title, “ Crafting a Creative Life with Brit Morin, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180321_INF_Brit Morin For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Debate 54 mins – “Is Silicon Valley As Green As It Claims? Mar, 2018,” At the link find the same as a title, right-click “Media files cc_20180318_cl1_SiliconValley.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy Innovation in Kenya 50 mins – “Despite the high potential for solar power generation in Kenya, more than 84 percent of Kenyans in rural communities have no access to grid electricity. A pilot project in Limuru, Kenya, is teaching young people the skills they need to build a solar-LED light system with scrap components, soldering wire for electricity in their homes, schools and neighborhoods. The goal is to help youth learn to develop renewable energy. The program also encourages entrepreneurial goals and provides students with the skills they need for economic self-sufficiency in their communities. Come learn what these young people are doing to create solar energy and power for both today and the future.” At the link find the title, “Solar Energy Project: Kenyan Youth Innovation Centers, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180315_MLF Kenya Solar.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stoic Philosophy 69 mins – “Ryan Holiday is the author of “The Daily Stoic,” “Ego is The Enemy,” and “The Obstacle is The Way.” In this episode Kevin and Ryan explore the basics of stoic philosophy, showing how you can reframe your thinking to be more like a stoic.” At the link find the title, “#11 – Ryan Holiday on stoic philosophy 101 and ego is the enemy, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 15ec58a7.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Problems 21 mins – “Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.” At the link find the title, “#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180330_pmoney_pmpod833v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thiel-Hogan-Gawker Conspiracy 64 mins – “In 2007, a short blog post on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley gossip site of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel’s sexuality had been known to close friends, but he didn’t consider himself a public figure and believed the information was private. According to author Ryan Holiday, Thiel then began to plot his revenge. Thiel’s plan found him with an unlikely ally: wrestling star Hulk Hogan. After receiving an unsanctioned sex tape featuring Hogan, Gawker published the controversial video. Holiday says this was the opportunity Thiel was looking for; he would pit Hogan against Gawker in a multiyear proxy war through the Florida legal system, culminating in a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, leading to its bankruptcy and closure. Only later would the world learn that Gawker’s demise was not incidental—it had been masterminded by Thiel himself. The verdict and the reveal of Thiel as its mastermind stunned the world. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture?” At the link find the title, “ Ryan Holiday: Peter Thiel and the Gawker Conspiracy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180326_FEA Ryan Holiday For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tribalism and Politics 50 mins – “Jack Goldsmith talks to Yale Law School professor Amy Chua about her new book, “Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations,” at the Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Amy Chua mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

USMC Gen Turner on Afghanistan 62 mins – “…Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Brigadier General Roger B. Turner, Jr., recently back from a tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to discuss the current state of the conflict there. After opening remarks from General Turner, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon posed several questions to the general, and took audience questions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and then “OK” to get the podcast.

Women in Entomology 50 mins – “Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today’s show is part one of a two part series on women in entomology as we celebrate Women’s History Month. For this episode your three regular hosts get together to introduce the topic and get the conversation going and the second episode we will feature guest interviews about current issues for women in entomology. We start our discussion today though by talking about two luminaries in entomological history, Maria Sibylla Merian and Edith Patch. After that, Jody solicited stories from scientists of today to hear about mentors and issues that persist in our field. We also discuss the role of social media in breaking down barriers, as we saw with #BugsR4girls. We hope you enjoy and learn a little something about our history and how we can still work towards a more equal tomorrow. Maria Merian (left) and Dr. Edith Patch are our two historical luminaries for today’s episode!” At the link find the title, “Arthro-Pod Episode 40 Women in Entomology Part 1, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Arthro-Pod EP40 Women in Entomology Part 1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.


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