Media Mining Digest 337 – Apr 27, 2018: African Brain Drain, AI and ML for Investors, AI Continual Learning Ability, AI Economic Futures, AI in China, Animal Crush Law, Blockchain Use in Medical Industry, Brain Implants, Broadband Frequencies, Buddhist Mindfulness, Burns Treatment, Cambridge Analytica, Canadian Police Corruption, Cash Free Sweden, Chinese Dragon Factor, Cottaging in Canada, Crazy Good Turns Producer, Cyber Attacks on Cities, Disabled Rights Activist, DIY Bioweapons and Their Regulation, Ebola Doctor, Educational Technology, Emojis in Law, Empty Houses in Toronto, Exercise Pill, Fake Identities for Protection, Farming on 20 Acres in Illinois, Feminism, Financial Literacy, Fungi Control, Futurist Stewart Brand, Great Migration of Blacks, Hajj Sexual Exploitation, Hatred Fix, Homesteading, Human Trafficking in Canada, Investing in Index Funds, Iodine Deficits, Katie Couric, Magninsky Act, Mass Incarcerations, Nxivm Sex Trafficking, Open Access Literature, Pakistani Intelligence Service, Paralyzed Athlete, Parkland Followup, Plastic Pollutants, Polarized America, Pornography Online, Prison Removal, PSA Test Value, Quantum Computing Security, Sex Assaults of Prisoners, Sex Education, Sihks in Canada, Soldering Iron Differences, StoryCorps, Superwood, Swimmer Diana Nyad, Teen Weight Watcher Problem, Tuning Algorithms, Uber Autonomous Car Accident, White Supremacists Converts, Women in Canadian Prisons, Zero Carbon Homes

Exercise your ears: the 104 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 681 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of 20,627 podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, totaling over 128GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

3D Printing Food 49 mins – “We’re going to interview Nina Hoff of byFlow. She’s the CEO of a Dutch company that specializes in 3D printing for some time but they really spun this off and started this company in 2015 in which she is the CEO. She’s a very young 25-year-old CEO, which we think is amazing. It’s a company she has with her brother and her father and a couple of other partners as well. We just love the idea of really getting something that’s so mainstream in terms of food 3D printing, finally. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ABA Journal Editor 20 mins – “Print may seem like it’s going out of style but the ABA Journal is still going strong. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Molly McDonough about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption. They also discuss the ABA Journal’s role as the primary source of legal technology information for attorneys. Molly McDonough, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 and has been editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : The ABA Journal: Legal Journalism in the Digital Age, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adoption Success 8 mins – “Talent is universal, but opportunity isn’t, says TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka. In this charming, hopeful talk, Ategeka tells his story of being orphaned at a young age — and how being adopted gave him the chance to experience a new culture, acquire an education and live up to his full potential. “We may not be able to solve the bigotry and the racism of this world today,” Ategeka says, “But certainly we can raise children to create a positive, inclusive, connected world full of empathy, love and compassion.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Art Impact 8 mins – “Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history — including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment,” El Glaoui says. ‘It is through art that we can really tell our own story.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Brain Drain 9 mins – “How can Africans find solutions to Africa’s problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return — and why he’s now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. “I’m not coming back alone. I’m bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students,” Njabo says. ‘When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa’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 Cyber Security 22 mins – “The upsurge of malware and sophisticated attacks continue to keep cybersecurity in the spotlight, but new developments in AI and deep learning offer more advanced solutions to combat security threats. This week, we catch up with Eli David, CTO of Deep Instinct—a company founded in Israel with US headquarters in San Francisco—that applies deep learning to information security. David spoke with us about why and how the deep-learning approach to AI is relevant to the future of cybersecurity. Companies that are actively building their own security infrastructure, or are in growth mode and know they will eventually need to, should find this interview particularly relevant. David shares his perspective on how and where potential cyberthreats focus their attacks and the resulting ramifications for industries as they look for best ways to respond and prevent attacks.” At the link find the title, “Deep Learning on Front Line Against New Malware Attacks, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Eli_David-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and ML for Investors 24 mins – “There’s been lot of hype around AI and ML in business over the past five years. Even among investors exist a lot of misconceptions about using ML in a business context, and how to get up to speed on and grasp and understand leveraging related technologies in industry. Recently, I talked with Benjamin Levy of BootstrapLabs in San Francisco, who I met through an investment banking friend in Boston. BootstrapLabs invests in Bay area companies, and Levy also travels around the world speaking about investing in AI companies and raising funds for new ventures. In this episode, Levy gives his perspective on what investors and executives get wrong about ML and and AI, and discusses how they can get up to speed on the applications for these technologies and leverage them and related expertise to really make a difference (i.e. increased ROI) in their businesses.” At the link find the link find the title, “How to Learn Machine Learning – an Investor’s Perspective, Jan, 2017, right-click “Media file TEP-Ben_Levy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Continual Learning Ability 21 mins – “Today’s episode is about continual learning, a focus of Cogitai, a company dedicated to building AI’s that interact and learn from the real world. Cogitai’s Cofound and CEO Mark Ring talks about the differences between supervised and reinforcement, and how Cogitai intends to take reinforcement learning in the direction of continual learning. Ring also touches on where he sees an opportunity for applying continual learning in domains like vehicles, consumer apps, etc., and improving abstract levels of understanding by machines.” At the link find the title, “Cogitai’s Mark Ring – Going Beyond Reinforcement Learning, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-_Mark_Ring-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Economy Future 26 mins – “Market research and trends is important when discussing AI and business, but it’s also worthwhile to contemplate the ethical and social implications further down the line. How will countries deal with potential unemployment problems? How might countries collaborate to hedge against the risks that AI poses to the future of work and other economic facets? A relatively small group is helping people do just that i.e. getting organizations and countries to think through how they could hedge against the grander risks inherent in a world powered by AI. In this episode, we speak with Jerome Glenn, head of the Millennium Project, an initiative that focuses on research implementing the organizational means, operational priorities, and financing structures necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals or (MDGs). Glenn talks about how he gets principalities of the world to bring their big industrial players and the public to talk through possible scenarios that are 30, 40, even 50 years in the future, and about ways we might potentially hedge against risks and make the most of the upsides of AI in a global economy.” At the link find the title, “Three Scenarios for the Future of Work in an AI Economy, Dec, 2016,”right-click “Media files TEP-Jerome Glenn-Mixdown_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Healthcare Applications 24 mins -”I’m always a little shocked when I see how much venture investing goes into the healthcare space, which brings me to the subject of this week’s episode: just how the healthcare industry is (and isn’t) being impacted by innovations in AI technology. Guest Steve Gullans of Boston-Based Excel Venture Management talks about some of the various healthcare-related ML and AI applications that he sees being brought to light, and touches on which innovations have a better chance of getting blocked and redirected by parties of interest and those that have more promise in being accepted and rolled out sooner. By the end of this episode, listeners will have a more clear picture of practical considerations in healthcare technology adoption, reasons that are often less about quality or potential of the technology and more about clarity on ROI for investors.” At the link find the title, “AI Healthcare Applications – and Why Doctors Don’t Want to Be Replaced, Apr, 2017,” right-click ”Media files TEP-Steve Gullans-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impact 22 mins – “At TechEmergence, we like to look around the corner at where AI is impacting industries and how people can make better business decisions based on that information. AI and software is an emerging topic of interest to many companies, and in this episode we get a venture capitalist’s perspective on where AI will play a vital and necessary role with real results in software and industry. Jake Flomenberg, a partner with venture capital firm Accel in Palo Alto, shared his insights on how software can integrate AI in intuitive and valuable ways for users. He cites some of the companies that Accel has invested in to illustrate some of the potential software features that may be introduced to the enterprise in the next five years or so. Flomenberg’s insights may be useful for anyone building a business or planning to buy a product or service from a software vendor in the near future. If you’re interested in getting other founders’ perspectives on the feedback and interest shown by investors in their startups, our AI startup consensus on investor sentiment is a good place to start.” At the ink find the title,”Data-Driven Software and the Future of Enterprise Tech, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Jake_Flomenberg-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in China 24 mins – “Most of our recent investor interviews have been Bay area investors, like Accenture and Canvas, and we don’t usually get to speak with investors overseas, particularly in Asia. This week, however, we interviewed Tak Lo, a partner with, an accelerator program and cohort investing firm based in Hong Kong and focused on startup artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) companies. Lo speaks about when he saw AI take off in China and the differences in that rise compared to the U.S. He also gives valuable insight on consumer differences in how the two populations interact with technology, and how these differences in the Asian market drive different business opportunities in China than in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “Startup Artificial Intelligence Companies in China, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Tak_Lo-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Medical Applications 21 mins – “I remember reading an article in Scientific American years ago about a poster of a person looking in the direction people sitting in a school dining room, and that this poster would make people sitting in the dining room less likely to litter. This seems like an absurd example of holding people accountable for their actions, but as it turns out, there are a lot more serious consequences to ensuring behavior change through observation, and one area where this matters is medicine. Today, there’s a major issue with people who don’t adhere to their medical regimens, only to relapse or experience more serious symptoms later on. This week’s guest, Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health and known for his work at MIT on human-robotic interaction, is working to help solve this problem by developing a robot that adds some of that physical presence and accountability. This is likely one of many novel medical AI applications that we’re likely to see roll out in healthcare over the next decade.” At the link find the title, “Five Year Trends in Medical AI Applications, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-_Cory_Kidd-Mixdown.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

AI Safety Research 44 mins – “This is a special two-part podcast. First, Mark and Ariel discuss how AIs can use stories and creativity to understand and exhibit culture and ethics, while also gaining “common sense reasoning.” They also discuss the “big red button” problem in AI safety research, the process of teaching “rationalization” to AIs, and computational creativity. Mark is an associate professor at the Georgia Tech School of interactive computing, where his recent work has focused on human-AI interaction and how humans and AI systems can understand each other. Then, we hear from scientists, politicians and concerned citizens about why they support the upcoming UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons. Ariel interviewed a broad range of people over the past two months, and highlights are compiled here, including comments by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie, and FLI president Max Tegmark.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Crush Law 41 mins – “The Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010 was an animal cruelty prevention law aimed at videos showing women in high heels crushing small animals. While the law took aim at these videos, it ended up being used to target Robert Stevens instead. United States v. Stevens is a landmark case that may be the most important First Amendment decision of the 21st Century so far, but not many people have heard of it. It centers around Robert Stevens, a pit bull enthusiast who was charged with violating the crush video law in March 2004. The case eventually led the Supreme Court to make an important clarification about how we decide what speech is protected under the First Amendment. In this episode of Make No Law, the First Amendment Podcast by, host Ken White examines United States v. Stevens and the question of whether the government can continually come to the Supreme Court with potential exceptions to the First Amendment. The episode features input from Marc Randazza, a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney. It also examines other relevant cases including New York v. Ferber, a 1982 case in which the Supreme Court decided that the government could punish distribution of child pornography even if it didn’t meet the Miller test for obscenity.” At the link find the title, “Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Crush, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files episode_005.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Car Trends 30 mins – “This week we speak with CEO and Founder of Nexar Inc., Eran Shir, whose company has created a dashboard app that allows drivers to mount a smartphone, which then collects visual information and other data, such as speed from your accelerometer, in order to help detect and prevent accidents. The app also serves as a way to reconstruct what happens in a collision – a unique solution in a big and untapped market. In this episode, Shir gives his vision of a world where the roads are filled with cyborgs, rather than autonomous robots, i.e. people augmented with new sensory information that trigger notifications, warnings or prompts for safer driving behavior, amongst a network of cloud-connected cars. He also touches on what the transition might look like in response to the question – when will autonomous cars be mainstream?” At the link find the title, “When and How Will Autonomous Cars be Mainstream? Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files TEP-Eran_Shir-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Security Patch 29 mins – “Discussion about the need for protective software on medical equipment used in medical facilities. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Use in Medical Industry 27 mins – Discussion about the use of blockchain in the medical industry. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Donations 11 mins – “Something strange and deadly is happening inside the brains of top athletes — a degenerative condition, possibly linked to concussions, that causes dementia, psychosis and far-too-early death. It’s called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and it’s the medical mystery that Chris Nowinski wants to solve by analyzing brains after death. It’s also why, when Nowinski meets a pro athlete, his first question is: “Can I have your brain?” Hear more from this ground-breaking effort to protect athletes’ brains — and yours, too.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Broadband Frequencies 33 mins – “If we want to talk technical stuff on the Community Broadband Bits podcast, we know Eric Lampland is one of the best guys to call. Eric is Founder and Principal of Lookout Point Communications. Earlier this month, he and Christopher presented information about 5G at the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Telecommunications Conference. They took some time during the conference to sit down with the mics and have a conversation for episode 299 of the podcast. There’s been scores of hype around the potential of 5G and, while the technology certainly opens up possibilities, Eric and Christopher explain why much of that hype is premature. 5G networks have been touted as an affordable answer to the pervasive problem of rural connectivity, but like other wireless technology, 5G has limitations. Eric breaks down the differences between evolutions of wireless technologies up to now and explains what needs they will fulfill and where we still have significant work to do. Eric also helps us understand GPON and NG-PON2, the technology that much of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) relies upon. He describes how the technology is evolving and how new possibilities will influence networking. For information on 5G, we recommend you check out these resources from Next Century Cities: Guest Blog: What Can Cities Do To Prepare for the Next Generation of Mobile Networks? by Tony Batalla, head of Information Technology for the city of San Leandro, California. Next Century Cities Sends Mayoral Letter to FCC in Defense of Local Decision-Making, Releases New Market Research on 5G, Smart City Deployments – Read the full letter here. Report: Status Of U.S. Small Cell Wireless/5G & Smart City Applications From The Community Perspective, by RVA, LLC Market Research & Consulting Fact sheet on the RVA report.” At the link “You can download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 66 mins – “Before the days when Comcast, AT&T, and CenturyLink were some of only a few ISPs for subscribers to choose from, much of the country received Internet access from small Internet access companies. In episode 297 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher talks with one of the pioneers in bringing the Internet to everyday folks, Gary Evans. Gary is retired now, but he spent many years developing a company that is now known as Hiawatha Broadband Communications, or HBC. HBC began more than 20 years ago in Winona, Minnesota, in the southeastern area of the state. The company evolved from an initiative to bring better connectivity to the community’s educational institutions. Since then, it has expanded, spurred local economic development, and helped drive other benefits. During its growth, HBC has always strived to work for the community. Gary and Christopher reminisce about the beginnings of HBC, the challenges the company faced, and how they overcame those challenges. They also discuss some of the interesting partnerships that helped HBC continue to grow and that Gary and other HBC leaders used to develop the company’s culture. Gary’s been in the business a long time, and he has some great stories to tell, so we decided to make this an extended episode that runs a little over an hour.” At the link “You can download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Vermont 24 mins – “Earlier this month, twelve towns in central Vermont chose Town Meeting Day to ask local voters whether or not they want to band together to improve connectivity. Each community chose to participate in forming a regional Communications Union District, which will allow them to plan, bond for, and develop regional Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) infrastructure. For episode 298 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher interviews Jeremy Hansen, local Select Board Member and the person who spearheaded the effort to bring the issue to voters in his region. As Jeremy tells it, he didn’t need to do much convincing when local Vermonters learned about the Communications Union District structure. Most of the people in central Vermont rely on DSL and they overwhelmingly find it inadequate for their needs. The Communications Union District allows several communities to combine their strengths to work toward a single goal. Like water of sewer districts, the entity can issue revenue bonds so the infrastructure is publicly owned, but user funded. ECFiber is organized as a Communications Union District and serves 24 member towns in the eastern part of the state.” “ At the link right-click “ this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Mindfulness 180 mins – “Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974. Jack has had a profound and direct impact on my life, and I’m thrilled to finally have him on the podcast to share our history, his incredible stories, and practical tactics and techniques that you can use. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein and the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a father, husband, and activist. Jack’s books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies, including The Wise Heart, A Lamp in the Darkness, A Path with Heart, After the Ecstasy, the Laundry (one of my favorite book titles of all time), and his most recent, No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are.” At the link find the title, “Jack Kornfield – Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files f6381ff7-2f63-46c0-a888-052337df33f5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Burns Treatment 29 mins – “Today we are joined by Dennis Djogovic to do Part I on severe burns. Dr. Djogovic completed training in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine from 1999-2005, and is currently employed at the University of Alberta Hospital as an Emergency Physician, and as an Intensivist in the General Systems Intensive Care Unit and in the Firefighters Burn Treatment Unit.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cambridge Analytica 18 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, “Media files current-SJU3i4P9-20180320.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Immigrant Health Care 29 mins – “Language stands at the forefront of mental health barriers for Asian Canadians – both in what is said, and what is not said.” At the link find the title, “‘The unspoken ones’: How race and culture complicate Asian-Canadians’ access to mental health care, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-92D9wjni-20180302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Police Corruption 26 mins – “What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee’s death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces?” At the link find the title, “What does the mishandling of Stacy DeBungee’s death reveal about systemic racism in Canadian police forces? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9nEHEdj1-20180306.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cash Free Sweden 24 mins – “The switch to a cashless society is happening fast in Sweden — too fast according to some officials. Could the rest of the world soon follow suit?” At the link find the title, “As Sweden gives up cash, churches let worshippers make an online offering during Sunday service, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-RQxyvok3-20180312.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Dragon Factor 38 mins – “Every 12 years, there’s a spike in births among certain communities across the globe, including the U.S. Why? Because the Year of the Dragon, according to Chinese folk belief, confers power, fortune, and more. We look at what happens to Dragon babies when they grow up, and why timing your kid’s birth based on the zodiac isn’t as ridiculous it sounds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Choice and Happiness 17 mins – ““Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cottaging in Canada 26 mins – “A legal battle in Saskatchewan is just one example of more widespread tensions between First Nations communities and the non-Indigenous cottagers who lease their land.” At the link find the title, “Cottage culture ‘erases Indigenous communities from the landscape’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ekgBlZem-20180305.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crazy Good Turns Producer 115 mins – “Frank Blake (@frankblake) served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014, and then as chairman through January of 2015. He previously served as deputy secretary for the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a wide variety of executive roles at General Electric. Frank’s public sector experience includes having served as general counsel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), deputy counsel to Vice President George H.W. Bush, and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Frank serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and is currently serving as board chairman of Delta and Grady Memorial Hospital. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law. Frank also produces a short-form podcast called Crazy Good Turns, which tells inspiring stories about amazing people who do things for others. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss a book that inspired both of us, advice from Jack Welch, the art of customer service, “productive conflict,” and much, much more. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “How to Do Crazy Good Turns — Frank Blake, Mar, 2018,”right-click “Media files fca950ee-8c1b-4aab-b230-7983c8fcbd7a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Attacks on Cities 19 mins – “Cities and organizations are turning to ethical hackers to protect themselves against malicious attacks on their computer systems.” At the link find the title, “How white-hat hackers are helping cities fight back against ransomware attacks, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-CdGpemHW-20180329.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Rights Activist 17 mins – “Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in — in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest — and reminds us that, 40 years on, there’s still work left to do.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DIY Bioweapons and Their Regulation 27 mins – Discussion of methods to produce bioweapons, the dangers they present and how best to regulate them. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Doctor 14 mins – “In 2014, as a newly trained physician, Soka Moses took on one of the toughest jobs in the world: treating highly contagious patients at the height of Liberia’s Ebola outbreak. In this intense, emotional talk, he details what he saw on the frontlines of the crisis — and reveals the challenges and stigma that thousands of survivors still face.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Technology 71 mins – “ …This week special guest Jennifer Carey (@TheJenCarey) and Wes Fryer (@wfryer) discussed the admirable way Florida teens have used social media to advocate for political change following the Parkland school shooting, how we can help curb trolling and harassment on Twitter by reporting it when we see it, and how YouTube seems coded to be a radicalizing influence through its recommendation engine. Social media analysis continued with discussion about a recent Wired article highlighting how Russia’s “abuse” of Facebook during the 2016 elections essentially constituted an adept use of the platform as it’s been designed to serve advertisers through micro-targeting, and the ways “the smartphone has become the new bogeyman” for many parents decrying the ills of social media much like parents blaming television watching in the 1980s. The need for expanded digital citizenship conversations at school to include “digital hygiene” including a focus on password managers and two-step verification was discussed, as well as the solution to a recent mystery involving laughing Amazon Alexa smart assistants. A discussion about Apple’s emphasis on privacy but lagging innovation with artificial intelligence and Siri rounded out the discussion, including rumors of a new (and less expensive) MacBook Air laptop coming in the second quarter. Geeks of the week included a discounted laser cutter from Glowforge, Gaggle’s Safety Management service, Slack for team messaging, the new Google Sites, and amazing augmented reality examples from the New York Times featuring Olympic athletes. Check out our full list of links on, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for show updates @edtechSR….” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Sav Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emojis in Law 24 mins – “Emojis are starting to show up in court as evidence, leaving judges scratching their heads wondering what the accused might have meant by pineapple, beach ball, rooster.” At the link find the title, “Emoji evidence is causing confused faces in courtrooms, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-et14cNTM-20180322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empty Houses in Toronto 19 mins – “There are nearly as many empty houses in Cape Breton as in Vancouver. After years of economic decline in one of the country’s most beautiful areas, homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them.” At the linkf ind the title, “In Cape Breton, some homes are worth so little that people just walk away from them, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-2bftZtFM-20180314” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise Pill 24 mins – “Want to avoid gym fees and sweaty armpits? Researchers are close to creating an exercise pill that mimics exercise. It has a lot of potential, but comes with some consequences.” At the link find the title, “A pill that replicates a cardio workout — would you take it?, “ right-click “Media files current-Fh4JUYPA-20180313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Faith in Modern Africa 13 mins – “Ndidi Nwuneli has advice for Africans who believe in God — and Africans who don’t. To the religious, she advises against using God to outsource responsibility for what happens in their lives. To the non-religious, she asks that they keep an open mind and work with faith-based organizations, especially on issues like health care and education. “There’s so much potential that can be realized when we walk across the divide of faith and, hand in hand, try to solve many of our problems,” Nwuneli says.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Identities for Protection 33 mins – Discussion about techniques to protect your identity and finances when working online. At the link this is episode 67 and does not appear on the list. However, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Farming on 20 Acres in Illinois 79 mins – “Lorien Carsey and Shea Belahi of Blue Moon Farm in Urbana, Illinois, raise vegetables for farmers market, restaurants, stores, and a CSA. With twenty acres dedicated to vegetable production, and ten high tunnels totaling just under half an acre of year-round production, Blue Moon Farm was founded in 1977 by John Cherniss and Michelle Wander, and now Lorien and Shea are in the process of taking over the ownership and management of the farm. We dig into how Lorien, Shea, John, and Michelle are managing the nuts and bolts of this ownership transition, including ownership structures, roles in the transition (and how they’ve figured those out), tackling farm-life balance, and the challenges of managing employees through this transition. We also discuss their homemade customized CSA program, which includes meat and eggs from other farms; a complex crop rotation that keeps ten acres of the farm in a combination of long- and short-term cover crops, and the ins and outs of managing a diversity of high tunnel sizes, shapes, and technologies.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminism 18 mins – “Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk. ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Literacy 48 mins – “The bad news: roughly 70 percent of Americans are financially illiterate. The good news: all the important stuff can fit on one index card. Here’s how to become your own financial superhero.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flywheel Sports 36 mins – “Sarah Robb O’Hagan is a high-energy combination of disruptive business leader, fitness fanatic, and cheerleading mom. As Chief Executive Officer of the fastest growing indoor cycling company, Flywheel Sports, she is currently innovating the business through digital content and services. She’s also the author of Extreme You: Step up. Stand out. kick Ass. Repeat. Today, Sarah joins us to talk about business innovation, inspiring human performance and bouncing back from major fails.” At the link find the title, “Sarah Robb O’Hagan-Author, CEO at Flywheel Sports, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT2692619787.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fungi Control 5 mins – “Each year, the world loses enough food to feed half a billion people to fungi, the most destructive pathogens of plants. Mycologist and TED Fellow Mennat El Ghalid explains how a breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular signals fungi use to attack plants could disrupt this interaction — and save our crops. ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Futurist Stewart Brand 31 mins – “Stewart Brand is a futurist, counterculturist and visionary with a very wide-ranging mind. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Brand discusses … just about everything: human nature, bringing back the wooly mammoth, geoengineering, rewilding and science as organized skepticism — plus the story of an acid trip on a San Francisco rooftop in the ’60s that sparked a perspective-shifting idea. “The story we’re told is that we’re the next meteor,” Brand says, but ‘things are capable of getting better.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GE CEO Jack Welsh 57 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the former longtime C.E.O. of General Electric, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gentrification Process 15 mins – “Liz Ogbu is an architect who works on spatial justice: the idea that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources and services is a human right. In San Francisco, she’s questioning the all too familiar story of gentrification: that poor people will be pushed out by development and progress. ‘Why is it that we treat culture erasure and economic displacement as inevitable?” she asks, calling on developers, architects and policymakers to instead “make a commitment to build people’s capacity to stay in their homes, to stay in their communities, to stay where they feel whole.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Ideas Creation 16 mins – ““Where do great ideas come from?” Starting with this question in mind, Vittorio Loreto takes us on a journey to explore a possible mathematical scheme that explains the birth of the new. Learn more about the “adjacent possible” — the crossroads of what’s actual and what’s possible — and how studying the math that drives it could explain how we create new ideas.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Great Migration of Blacks 18 mins – “Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s. This was the first time in American history that the lowest caste people signaled they had options and were willing to take them — and the first time they had a chance to choose for themselves what they would do with their innate talents, Wilkerson explains. “These people, by their actions, were able to do what the powers that be, North and South, could not or would not do,” she says. ‘They freed themselves.’ ” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greenland Ice Melt Impact 26 mins – “Climate scientists predict the ice around Camp Century in Greenland — a secret Cold War U.S. military base —will melt before the end of this century, potentially causing an environmental disaster.” At the link find the title, “Melting ice reveals secret nuclear U.S. military base posing environmental risk, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-1oMuoImy-20180226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hajj Sexual Harassment 27 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.

Hatred Fix 18 mins – “We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem — their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate — some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homesteading 59mins – “So I jumped on Zello today to get some potential show topics, and the dominant vein was homesteading, finding a homestead and making it profitable in some way seemed to be the common denominator, so I am going to try to make a show about both of those things today. Homesteading is a dream for many in the community, so I want to start out with a simple concept, “grow where you are planted”, there are some amazing examples of urban homesteading out there. Additionally think long and hard about being “way out there” if you want to have some sort of revenue generating activity on your homestead.  That usually requires other people, so unless your product/service is easily delivered across great distances being somewhere near other people, is a great idea….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hospital Cyber Security Issues 26 mins – Discussion of computer security weaknesses in medical facilities and corrective approaches. At the link this is episode 77 and does not appear on the list. However, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Human Trafficking in Canada 19 mins – “Members of parliament are travelling across Canada to discuss how to fight human trafficking, but it’s often difficult to identify those who need help.” At the link find the title, “’They don’t know they’re victims’: Canada’s hidden human-trafficking problem, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BOPnnyMn-20180319.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humanism 10 mins – “As a humanist, Leo Igwe doesn’t believe in divine intervention — but he does believe in the power of human beings to alleviate suffering, cure disease, preserve the planet and turn situations of poverty into prosperity. In this bold talk, Igwe shares how humanism can free Africans from damaging superstitions and give them the power to rebuild the continent.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Health Care in Canada – “Meet Byron Cruz, the man migrant workers call for medical help when they’re worried a trip to the doctor could cost them their livelihoods.” At the link find the title, “Why migrant workers call this man for medical help instead of seeing a doctor, “ right-click “Media files current-DGX4onvP-20180302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing in Index Funds 48 mins – “It’s hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iodine Deficits 27 mins – “The phrase ‘essential ‘element’ is often incorrectly used to describe the nutrients we need, but can aptly be applied to iodine – without it we would suffer severe developmental problems. Iodine is a key component of thyroid hormones, responsible for the regulation of our metabolism. And yet most of us have no idea how much we need, nor where it comes from. In her research, Margaret Rayman, Professor of Nutritional Medicine at Surrey University, has found pregnant women in particular are at risk of iodine deficiency – and there’s a lack of iodine in what many consider healthy diets. As well as looking at contemporary issues with iodine, Margaret explores the legacy of past iodine deficiency – the word cretin, was coined to describe someone living in the Alps with such a condition. We learn why you might find iodine in British milk – but not necessarily elsewhere in the world, and we discuss the consequences of exposure to radioactive iodine isotopes – both good and bad.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katie Couric 46 mins – “ After 15 years as co-anchor of NBC’s TODAY Show, In 2006, Katie Couric made history when she left to join CBS television as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast. She went on to host a network daytime talk show, serve as Global News Anchor for Yahoo News, and in 2015 she launched Katie Couric Media.” At the link find the title, “Katie Couric- award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and New York Times best-selling author, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT1700639123.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lightspeed Ventures 49 mins – “Nicole Quinn is helping lead the charge for investing in women-run businesses, and on this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, she’s sharing all her insider tips. Including, her advice on how to build a meaningful network.” At the link find the title, “Nicole Quinn- Investing partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files DGT5272442431.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magnitsky Act 21 mins – “Britain has expelled 23 diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy, but the man who calls himself Putin’s number-one enemy says that doesn’t go far enough.” At the link find the title, “If Russia doesn’t care about expelling diplomats, hit Putin in his wallet, says Bill Browder, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HX6ITWUP-20180315.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Incarcerations 14 mins – “The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between one and four percent of those in prison are likely innocent. That’s 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers — predominantly African American — unnecessarily separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from her interviews with incarcerated people and their families, Abrams shares touching stories of those impacted by mass incarceration and calls on us all to take a stand and ensure that the justice system works for everyone.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microsoft CEO Interview 43 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the C.E.O. of Microsoft, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’” At the link find the title, “Extra: Satya Nadella Full Interview, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_extras031118.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Multipotentialities 12 mins – “What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nxivm Sex Trafficking 19 mins – “After being branded, Sarah Edmondson blew the whistle on the purported ‘self-help’ group last year.” At the link find the title, “Arrest of alleged cult leader ‘better than my wedding day,’ former Nxivm member says, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8VBd30S4-20180328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Literature 10 mins – “In the US, your taxes fund academic research at public universities. Why then do you need to pay expensive, for-profit journals for the results of that research? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. ‘A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed,” Stone says. “Instead of research happening behind paywalls and bureaucracy, wouldn’t it be better if it was unfolding right in front of us?’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakastani Intelligence Service 27 mins – “Pakistan’s intelligence agency was supporting the Taliban during the war in Afghanistan, says author Steve Coll, which is why the war has dragged on for 17 bloody years.” At the link find the title, “Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan because Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, says author, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lQVlMXno-20180313.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paralyzed Athlete 22 mins – “Travis Roy was a hockey standout with a promising career ahead of him. But then everything changed in an instant. A tragic accident left the talented young hockey player paralyzed from the neck down. But Roy refused to let his story end there. In fact, his injury was just the beginning of something incredible.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” then “OK” to get the podcast.

Parkland Followup 69 mins – “Aly Sheehy is a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. She joins Katie and Brian for an emotional account of how she and her classmates in Parkland, Florida have coped with the tragedy’s aftermath and why they are now pushing for change. Katie and Brian also speak with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, about state and local gun law reforms— and taking on the NRA.” At the link find the title, “56. Processing Parkland, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files c5ce0015-5eef-4bf6-8d09-5637ec40fbaf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planning Estimates Fallacies 44 mins – “Whether it’s a giant infrastructure plan or a humble kitchen renovation, it’ll inevitably take way too long and cost way too much. That’s because you suffer from “the planning fallacy.” (You also have an “optimism bias” and a bad case of overconfidence.) But don’t worry: we’ve got the solution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollutants 30 mins – “Around two thirds of fibres produced globally are synthetic material – many used in our clothing. It’s emerged that plastic microfibres are being shed when we wear and wash these items – which ironically include fleeces and kit worn by ‘outdoorsy types’ like Tom Heap. With microplastics in the marine environment now high on the agenda, Tom hears how these tiny invisible strands can be a major contributor to the scale of plastics in the oceans. They also pollute land and freshwater and are being consumed by creatures in our rivers as well as the seas. Tom takes his ‘blue fleece of doom’ to the experts – Professor Richard Thompson has been leading research on marine plastics for many years. He and Imogen Napper at the University of Plymouth have offered to wash his fleece to show how much it’s shedding, where the fibres go and to discuss how much of a threat they might be to animals and humans. Is Tom to purge the plastics and pursue a life of naturism…or natural fibres only? Sophie Mather from Biov8tion hopes not. She says plastics have ‘many beautiful benefits’ and it’s just a case of developing ‘good’ synthetic yarns. After being frustrated by the pace of microfibre research she crowdfunded to commission research form the University of Leeds to assess which factors affect breakage. Her years in textile innovation for some of the world’s largest brands makes her believe fabrics can be designed to shed less and she is sharing the research with industry. Can she help save the synthetics and the fish?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Pollution 21 mins – “Tiny fibres from our clothes are escaping our washing machines and winding up in the air, water, fish and us, scientists say.” At the link find the title, “How washing your clothes is harming the ocean, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eKMP8zN2-20180326.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polarized America 24 mins – “Marilynne Robinson had a complicated relationship with her mother, but as adults they had become friends. That changed when her mother started watching Fox News in her later years. Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, essayist, and thinker on themes of Christian faith and politics in America, calls herself a liberal. And her mother began to see her daughter as part of the forces she saw as threatening the country she loved. “It made it quite difficult because many of the things that she had learned to be upset by were things that she did identify with me,” Robinson tells The Current‘s Anna Maria Tremonti. Robinson’s mother died at age 92 without the two having resolved this issue in their relationship — a fact Robinson regrets….” At the link find the title, “How Fox News stood between novelist Marilynne Robinson and her mother, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pneq0Zcf-20180315.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pornography Online 24 mins– “Pornography is now so easy to access online that some advocates are calling for it to be addressed in the classroom.” At the link find the title, “Should pornography be a part of sexual education in schools? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lRBv4Idu-20180323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Succession 24 mins – “Matthew Kahn speaks to John Feerick, dean emeritus of Fordham Law School and an adviser to the congressional committees that drafted the 25th Amendment.” At the link from the pop-up menu find the title, “A Real Live Framer of the Constitution,Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Feerick_final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preventive Health Care 11 mins – “What if we incentivized doctors to keep us healthy instead of paying them only when we’re already sick? Matthias Müllenbeck explains how this radical shift from a sick care system to a true health care system could save us from unnecessary costs and risky procedures — and keep us healthier for longer.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Removal 15 mins – “Deanna Van Buren designs restorative justice centers that, instead of taking the punitive approach used by a system focused on mass incarceration, treat crime as a breach of relationships and justice as a process where all stakeholders come together to repair that breach. With help and ideas from incarcerated men and women, Van Buren is creating dynamic spaces that provide safe venues for dialogue and reconciliation; employment and job training; and social services to help keep people from entering the justice system in the first place. “Imagine a world without prisons,” Van Buren says. ‘And join me in creating all the things that we could build instead.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PSA Test Value 26 mins – “A new study suggests that early testing for prostate cancer may not affect mortality rates.” At the link find the title, “Early cancer screening can lead to unnecessary treatment and side-effects, study suggests, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dJ79vUWO-20180308.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Computing Security 12 mins – “As quantum computing matures, it’s going to bring unimaginable increases in computational power along with it — and the systems we use to protect our data (and our democratic processes) will become even more vulnerable. But there’s still time to plan against the impending data apocalypse, says encryption expert Vikram Sharma. Learn more about how he’s fighting quantum with quantum: designing security devices and programs that use the power of quantum physics to defend against the most sophisticated attacks.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race in Canada 26 mins – “Halifax’s North End has been transformed in recent years, but as house prices creep up and gentrification creeps in, what’s left for the families and community that have lived there for generations?” At the link find the title, “A community of closed doors: Gentrification frays the social fabric in Halifax’s North End, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-7cGAfI3a-20180221.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religion Failure 18 mins – “What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Be Forgotten 26 mins – “In 2014, the European Union gave its citizens the right to request search engines remove information about them from search results. Last week, a House of Commons Committee released a report recommending that Canada consider a similar ‘right of erasure’.” At the link find the title,”Still lamenting those MySpace posts? Canada considers adopting a ‘right to be forgotten’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-dlkV1Gvq-20180307.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia and Trump 26 mins – “The U.S. has been aware of a Russian plot for several years, claim journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn in a new book, but options to fight back have been limited.” At the link find the title, “U.S. ‘ignored tips about Russian plot to undermine elections’, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-1ukY6DO5-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self Determination Theory 27 mins– “Back in episode 3, we explored the trend of gamification in apps. Now, we’re diving deeper into how to engage users with the psychology of motivation. Immersyve recently presented to us about Self-Determination Theory, a framework that explains the basic psychological needs behind high quality motivation. Richard Ryan and Scott Rigby of Immersyve sat down with us to discuss their theory and how it’s relevant in our new ever connected mobile world. They explain how the needs of Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness can nurture motivation. Finally we explore how we can apply the ideas behind Self-Determination Theory to user experiences and life in general.” At the link find the title “Episode 8 Motivation, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 417892224-thedrawingboardbyudacity-episode-8-motivation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Assaults of Prisoners 28 mins – “The #MeToo conversation excludes a lot of women, says El Jones, but also ignores different types of violence, and different types of power used to oppress women.” At the link find the title, “#MeToo (but not you): Black women are being left out of the conversation on violence, says El Jones, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-HqOkRWIl-20180221.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Education 7 mins – “As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond “the talk,” which covers biology and reproduction, there’s so much more we can say about the human experience of being in our bodies. Introducing “The Talk 2.0,” Sue Jaye Johnson shows us how we can teach our children to tune in to their sensations and provide them with the language to communicate their desires and emotions — without shutting down or numbing out.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sikhs in Canada 19 mins – “What is the significance of Jagmeet Singh’s decisions to take part in public forums sponsored by Sikh extremists?” At the link find the title, “Jagmeet Singh’s view of Sikh separatism under scrutiny after appearances at rallies, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-aFTNCtXn-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soldering Iron Differences P1 26 mins – “What are the differences between the “old” style soldering iron tips like used on the low cost Hakko and Weller low cost irons, and the more expensive integrated tip type? An apples to oranges comparison of the Hakko FX-888D and the JBC CD-2B stations. Bonus footage under the FLIR thermal camera.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

Soldering Iron Differences P2 28 mins – “A further clarification to the previous video on the Hakko FX-888D vs the JBC direct heat CD-2B soldering station. And the differences between applied power, tip design, sensor design, control loop design, and power delivery to a ground plane. Power measurements and DaveCAD explanations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

StoryCorps 22 mins – “Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superwood 30 mins – “Anything made from oil can now be made from trees, so is a new age of wood about to dawn? Tom Heap visits Finland which is pushing for a new industrial revolution based on trees and plants rather than oil and coal. He takes a glimpse into a future where cars, clothes, computers screens, and everything else we buy could begin its life in the forest. And he finds out how the UK is leading the way towards wooden skyscrapers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Swimmer Diana Nyad 16 mins – “In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida — at age 64. Hear her story.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Weight Watcher Problem 24 mins – ““The research is very clear that dieting can lead to either eating disorders or if not just an unhealthy relationship with food, body dissatisfaction, you name it.” At the link find the title, “Critics warn Weight Watchers’ free teen membership could lead to eating disorders, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-d66PJZPZ-20180227.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuning Algorithms 26 mins – “What does it mean to tune an algorithm, how does it matter in a business context, and what are the approaches being developed today when it comes to tuning algorithms? This week’s guest helps us answer these questions and more. CEO and Co-Founder Scott Clark of SigOpt takes time to explain the dynamics of tuning, goes into some of the cutting-edge methods for getting tuning done, and shares advice on how businesses using machine learning algorithms can continue to refine and adjust their parameters in order to glean greater results.” At the link find the title, “Tuning Machine Learning Algorithms with Scott Clark, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files TEP-Scott Clark-Mixdown2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Autonomous Car Accident 16 mins – “A self driving autonomous Uber car killed a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona. How did this happen? It basically shouldn’t have. TLDR; It looks as though the LIDAR and/or RADAR system failed to detect the pedestrian until fairly ideal practical circumstances. A look at the newly released camera footage of the accident, the location, and the car LIDAR, RADAR, and camera sensor suites available to prevent such an accident.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the video MP4. (Only an audio file is provided in the blog archive.)

White Supremacist Converts 20 mins – “At 14, Christian Picciolini went from naïve teenager to white supremacist — and soon, the leader of the first neo-Nazi skinhead gang in the United States. How was he radicalized, and how did he ultimately get out of the movement? In this courageous talk, Picciolini shares the surprising and counterintuitive solution to hate in all forms.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Canadian Prisons 29 mins – “Even though Indigenous women make up only five per cent of the population, they account for almost 40 per cent of the prison population – and the discrepancy in the numbers is getting worse.” At the link find the title, “Why are Indigenous women disproportionately represented in federal prisons? Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-BCOQu8pr-20180328.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yahoo CEO Interview 50 mins – “Stephen Dubner’s conversation with the former C.E.O. of Yahoo, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’”  At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yugoslavian War 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.

Zero Carbon Homes 30 mins – “Our homes and their construction have a huge impact on the environment. The construction industry is estimated to contribute to 40% of worldwide energy use and in the UK alone the building sector uses more than 400 million tons of material a year, many of which have an adverse impact on the environment. Added to this is the impact on local air quality and green spaces and the energy used in heating, lighting and even furnishing new homes. The government has set a target of 300,000 new homes a year to help solve the growing housing crisis but this figure is nearly double the current rate of building. So is there anyway we can solve the housing crisis without nearly doubling our emissions? Tom Heap sets out to find out where, what and how we could build affordable and green homes for all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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