Media Mining Digest 339 – May 11, 2018: 3D Printing Bones, 3D Printing in Disaster Zones, 5G Pros and Cons, Aboriginal Health Care, Agriculture Manifesto, AI Issues, American Forensic Injustice, Bail System Reform, Blind Woodworker, Border Patrol Book, Catalonia War Graves, Concentration Camps, Corrupt Indian Hospital, Corruption in Brazil, Creationist vs Evolutionist, Cyberspace Warfare, Dark Web, Detroit Home Reconstruction, Diet and Cancer, Drug Addiction Control, Epilepsy Treatment, Exiled Athlete, Facebook Data Scandal, Farming Indoors, Fasting Value, Guantanamo Friend, Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, Hadley School for Blind, Hawking Life and Thoughts, Internet Hate Conversion, Internet of Things Security, Iraqi Orphanage, Journalism in Russia, Language Shapes Thought, Longevity Economy, Madonna, Male Crisis, Medical Technology Problems, News Source Selection, Occupational Licensing, Online Shopping Impact, Organ Transplants, Puerto Rico Status, Recycling Problems, Refugee Stories, Rwanda Refugee, School Shootings Insurance, Sexual Abuse in Norway, Southern Politics, Standing Rock Resistance, Teenage Brains, Unprofessional Medical People, Waste Control, Water Sources, White Nationalists, White Supremacists

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3d Printing Waste 19 mins – “A recent LinkedIn Post by the CEO of a Venture Capital firm inspired the discussion for today’s episode. Is 3D Printing Waste really a big environmental problem, or is it misunderstood, and really having a positive environmental impact on our world? To send us a message, go to or shoot us a message at […]” At the link find the title, “3D Print Waste?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8f6c4cb38b919601562ba8768fdad078.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Kits 18 mins – “Today, we’re going to talk cheap 3D printers. We were really impressed to find and to learn that there are some really cheap 3D printers out there. If that’s your biggest limiting factor is cost. They’re kits though, we have to be really careful that most of the ones with the cheap prices and the […]” At the link find the title, “Cheap 3D Printers, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 4e1cb1258d936c12ee1de6ed0f3b0dfb.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Bones 12 mins – “The numerous benefits of 3D printing bones found by researchers are Northwestern University are astounding. We’ve seen medical 3D printing before, but the way these 3D printed bones are being produced is very FFF like in nature. Looking at all the benefits hospitals, doctors, surgeons, and patients could see from 3D printing bones when it’s […]” At the link find the title, “Medical 3D Printing Bones, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2487eb5809f5590b9a67d1e2dd6260e9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing File Sources 15 mins – “In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about where to find 3D print files. Not only that, but specifically where to find 3D print files that are good, that are actually printable, and that will work for your printer. They provide examples of where they find some 3D print files themselves and how some […]” At the link find the title, “Where to Find 3D Print Files, Aug, 2017,” Media files e68a35bfd52e61b34904aea1d3a0f36c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Improvements 12 mins – “Answering a listener question about how to improve 3D prints and outlining a plan of attack to diagnose why the print didn’t come off the build plate beautifully in the first place. With so many variables to consider like print speed, infill, filament, surface smoothness, the CAD design itself, and many other options in the […]” At the link find the title, “How to Improve 3D Prints – Tips and Suggestions, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files e328502316932b668d36cda4da4bf453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Disaster Zones 24 mins – “Tom and Tracy reads out a statement by Dr. Eric James of Field Ready to spread the word and get some help for their GoFundMe for those who feel so inclined to donate. It would help the use of 3D printing in disaster zones that Field Ready is working with right now due to the […]” At the link find the title, “Disaster Zone 3D Printing with Field Ready, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 8708c22ef23c9a70ae93f86d0e3ebe48.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Medicine 24 mins – “Today, we’ve got a really interesting interview with someone in the medical side of 3D printing, someone who’s trying to bring the world of 3D printing together with the world of medicine, by the name of Jenny Chen of 3DHeals. We’re not talking about footwear this time or orthotics. We’re talking about actual healing of […]” At the link find the title, “Medical 3D Printing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files a2d76996d8b699551e68b51d89bac6a0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Law 45 mins – “We’ve come to meet another person involved in the 3D printing industry from a legal perspective and from a different legal perspective than we’ve interviewed in the past. We tended to interview people who have much more of an intellectual property background and/or directly corporate attorneys for someone in the 3D print industry. We’ve done […]” At the link find the title, “3D Print Legal Task Force with Farah Tabibkhoei of Reed Smith LLP, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 0154d19e1c798172e12bc79af8b68279.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Lithopanes 18 mins – “In today’s episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about 3D Print Lithopanes. They’ve played around and experimented with it themselves and explain how they did it and what software they used. They also give great examples of how you can use 3D print lithopanes in your business, to make an impression and make sure that […]” At the lin find the title, “3D Print Lithopanes, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6798413a6349e980b1c0cb382cf32c0a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Sins 27 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this […]” At the link find the title, “Seven Sins of 3D Printing, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5057a54098860426084386bc4d9732b3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Scanner Review 30 mins– “Today, we’ve got another in our series of product reviews. It is a review of our experience with the Matter and Form desktop 3D Scanner. For those of you who have been following the podcast, that is a big deal if you’ve known us, if you’ve listened to a lot of episodes. We don’t usually […]” At the link find the title, “Matter and Form 3D Scanner Review, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 3df00c395ae123ba62d7a5256a6f38e2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

5G Pros and Cons 30 mins – “The future may get here faster than we think, as the world races toward 5G wireless technology. 5G will be faster, revolutionary and could even fight terrorism? This is much more than a just an upgrade, it could allow for driverless cars and smart cities. It will be unlike anything the world has ever seen before. Will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders?” At the link find the title, “5G is coming and it will cost you! What you need to know, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Good The Bad The Cost.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aboriginal Health Program 27 mins – “The big “H” sign for the hospital signals safety to most patients. But many Indigenous Canadians have a different reality. The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program uses blunt talk to confront racial biases in medicine in a bid to make heath care safer and more accessible.” At the link find the title, “’The hardest conversation we can have’: The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety program confronts racism in health care, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-mTGyjec8-20180222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Filmmakers 12 mins – “By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa’s reality (even before “Black Panther”). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa’s future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

African Health Care 6 mins – “In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments. In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Agriculture Manifesto 40 mins – “Rob Saik is the founder of the Agri-Trend® group of companies whose primary goal is to help farmers grow food through agriculture consulting services in areas such as agronomic production, carbon-offset trading, grain marketing strategies, and data management systems for producers around the world. He is the creator of The Agri-Prize contest series, a TEDx and keynote speaker, and the author of the book The Agriculture Manifesto – 10 Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade which has earned an Amazon 2014 Best of Books award. Additionally, he is the Executive Producer of the movie KNOW GMO as well as the webisode series LEARN GMO. Rob joins me today to discuss the mission behind The Agri-Trend and the connection between the organic movement and the non-GMO movement. He explains how he believes GMOs can impact the future of agriculture, sustainability, and the food supply around the world as well as the impact they can have on the health of consumers. He also shares why he believes many consumers refuse to use GMO-friendly products and the importance of due diligence when educating yourself about organic and genetically engineered crops.” At the link findthe title, “Future of Agriculture 095: Could Organic and GMO be on the Same Team with Rob Saik,” right-click “Media files 09520FOA20Could20Organic20and20GMO20be20on20the20Same20Team20with20Rob20Saik20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Models in Third World Countries 39 mins – “Richard Lackey is the Chairman and CEO of the World Food Bank, an organization founded in 2015 to provide sustainable solutions to the food security and hunger issues around the world. He is a highly-regarded expert in the trading and securities industry and is passionate about finding solutions that will help end world hunger. Richard joins me today to share the driving force behind World Food Bank, their mission, and how their unique program is designed to significantly impact the food security and hunger issues we currently face worldwide. He explains how his systematized approach helps impact the world from an economic standpoint and why systematic approaches are more sustainable solutions to combating world hunger and poverty. He explains how they use model farms to help farmers in third-world countries gain access to the tools, techniques, and strategies that can improve their crop grades, quality, and profits. He also shares his prediction for investors considering food as a future asset commodity and the potential impact that a single 5,000-acre farm can have on the lives of those living in countries such as Uganda. “The ability to now store commodities for years and years – and maintain grade – is a game-changer.” – Richard Lackey” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 097: For Profit Approach to International Ag Development with Richard Lackey of World Food Bank,” right-click “Media files 09720FOA20For20Profit20Approach20to20International20Ag20Development20with20Richard20Lackey20of20World20Food20Bank20Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Issues 18 mins – “AI is already helping decide who gets a job or whether somebody gets out of jail. But how objective are the algorithms behind these often life-altering decisions? And what happens when technology inherits all the biases of its creators?” At the link find the title, “Artificial Intelligence – With Very Real Biases, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7296233292.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Forensic Injustice 40 mins – “It’s not just the police, it’s also the prosecutors—and their reliance on “forensics”—who create much of the injustice in the American justice system. Despite the portrayal on TV of forensic analysts on the show “CSI” as crime-solving seekers of truth, prominent scientists and criminal justice experts have questioned whether suspects can really be identified by forensic techniques like matching bite marks, hairs, shoeprints, tire tracks, or even fingerprints. According to the Innocence Project, faulty forensic science is a factor in nearly 50 percent of wrongful convictions. Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth explain in their Nation article, “The Crisis of American Forensics,” live on Thursday.” At the linkf ind the title, “The Trouble With Forensics: Meehan Crist and Tim Requarth, Jan, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6768045.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Indian Ancient Story 28 mins – “A retelling of an ancient Native American story from the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose traditional lands straddle the border between the United States and Mexico. The story encapsulates the tribe’s close relationship with their land, plants and animals. But their ancient way of life is now under threat from President Trump’s plans to build a fortified wall across their sacred lands. Penny Boreham explores the power of ancient stories by taking three traditional tales and juxtaposing them with contemporary experiences and issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancient Story from Zanzibar 28 mins – “The retelling of an ancient story from the African Islands of Zanzibar. It is a tale packed with intrigue and death defying ingenuity in which a young wife has to use her determination and magical powers to save her own life and persuade her husband of the error of his ways. And in the light of this story, we also hear from modern day Zanzibaris, who reflect on love and marriage, then and now, and share their own personal experiences.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 22 mins – “What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new weapons in the fight against evolved bacteria-from cutting-edge diagnostic tests to revolutionary gene-editing techniques.” At the link find the title, “Battling the Superbugs, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ9150956820.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arabic Satire 28 mins – “Syrian police arrest a number of dead people in a cemetery. Laugh out loud, sharp intake of breath, or both? This is the sort of uncomfortable material produced by young Arab satirists. Since the Arab Spring, hopes for change have been dashed across much of the Arab world, but the revolts have unleashed online satire targeting social injustice, corruption and political leaders. In this programme, journalist Magdi Abdelhadi – himself from Egypt – takes a closer look at satire in the Arab World. Among its rising stars are Andeel, a young Egyptian satirist angrily taking aim at the patriarchal order; the TV show Scenario, made by Syrians in Turkey, which lampoons the Assad regime, with President Assad himself often portrayed as a village fool; and Al Hudood, a satirical news website produced from London and Jordan, responsible for that cemetery sketch. We hear samples of these young satirists’ work, but also discover where the boundaries lie: when asked whether they can ridicule the Jordanian royal family, there’s a lot of squirming among Al Hudood’s journalist. Arabic satire has a long tradition, rooted amongst other things in poetry using ordinary ‘street Arabic’ to lampoon public figures. Together with expert Clive Holes from Oxford University, Magdi explores some of those traditions and hears some of the most famous sketches of the genre. And he meets one of the biggest names in Arab satire, Karl Sharro from Lebanon, who works in English – taking the genre to the world stage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bail System Reform 14 mins – “On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don’t have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real human consequences — people lose jobs, homes and lives, and it drives racial disparities in the legal system. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this. In this powerful talk, she outlines the plan for The Bail Project — an unprecedented national revolving bail fund to fight mass incarceration. Her ambitious plan is one of the first ideas of the Audacious Project, TED’s new initiative to inspire global change.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bitcoin 22 mins – “Digital, decentralized money is quickly coming of age. What began as an experiment from a mysterious internet persona has become a force to be reckoned with, prompting banks to adapt. But how does cryptocurrency work? And where is it headed?” At the link find the title, “In Bitcoin We Trust?, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ5630106446.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Instruction 55 mins – “Cheryl McIntosh, Jeff Thompson and Pete Lane chat with their guest, Dr. Denise M. robinson, PhD and Educator of the blind. Dr. robinson provides a wealth of services, including one on one “applicable” instruction to students remotely using Skype. She employs innovative and proven techniques for teaching students countless subjects in conjunction with the public school systems using multiple tools. Check out Dr. robinson’s numerous videos on her Youtube Channel, her “Applicable” learning modules on her web site: andjoin the Blind Abilities team for this in depth discussion with one of the most esteemed names in blindness education in this 55-minute podcast: A Chat With Dr. Robinson.” At the link find the title, “The Doctor Is In! A chat With Doctor Robinson – TechVision” right-click “Media files The Doctor Is In A Chat With Dr. denise robinson.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from theteh pop-up menu.

Blind Guide Dogs 29 mins – “Blind Abilities Presents Trevor Thomas, the only professional hiker and has a guide dog named Tennille as his partner on some of the longest hiking trails in the states. From the Appellation Trail (AT) to the pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trevor and Tennille have done it all. And yet, there is so much more to come from this hiking team. Mount Whitney is up ahead and Colorado is just a warm up for this record setting attempt. Join Blind Abilities Team member Jeff Thompson as he talks with Trevor Thomas about his journey and the trails to come for this dynamic duo hiking team. Trevor’s foundation, Team Far Sight Foundation can be found on the web at Team FarSight Foundation’s Mission is to empower blind and visually impaired young adults while challenging the misconceptions the sighted community has toward the blind. We are doing this by developing partnerships between service organizations, Boy Scout troops, and youth groups with schools for the blind, their outreach programs, and with Orientation and Mobility instructors. We would love for you to get involved.” At the link find the title, “Trevor and Guide Dog Tennille Taking Hiking to it’s Logical Extreme, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files Trevor Thomas and Guide Dog Tennille on the Trail Taking Hiking to its Logical Extreme.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Rapper 12 mins – “Sometimes you come across a person who is doing some remarkable work and facing challenges that would throw a person off coarse, Antyenette Walker, AKA Young Ant, is taking on all her challenges and enhancing her opportunities by doing the tough work of adjustment to blindness. Her words, lyrics and music is her way of coping and sharing her story while lifting up the spirits of her listeners and supporters. She calls Team Ant. Young Ant talks about her journey, her story and how her music has come to be. How she uses her music to inspire others and all this when just over a dozen months ago, Antoinette lost all of her vision. Join us as Young Ant surrounds us with beats, lyrics and words of inspiration.” At the link find the title, “The Intersection of Rap and Blindness: Meet Antyenette Walker – Young Ant, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files YoungAntfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woodworker 12 mins – “Wood Working is something that people have low expectations for the blind and probably think that it is too dangerous for their son/daughter or any person with limited or no vision to get involved with as a hobby or profession. Training centers across the states have proven that wood working can be done safely and successfully and require students to take the class not to actually become a carpenter but to challenge their clients to overcome a low expectation or fear and to teach transferable skills. Students may not go out and buy a table saw yet they will surely investigate a loose table leg or door handle because they will have the confidence and skills to believe that they can fix the problem. LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has WoodWorking Classes several times a year so be sure to check their web site for the next opportunity. And if you happen to attend a Blindness Training Center and Wood Working is a class that is being offered, be sure to challenge yourself. You may just start looking into Woodworking to see if anyone else is doing it like David Albright did after losing his eye sight. While at Enchanted Hills Camp David and Jeff took some time out in the wood shop to talk about David’s wood working and Fly Fishing passions.” At the link find the title, “Meet David Albright: Wood Worker, Fly Fishing, and his Apple Orchard, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files WW4B_David_Albright.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woodworker 18 mins – “Ray Wright teaches wood working and was once a student learning about wood working as an elective class. Ray had no idea that one day he would be teaching others the art of wood working. His class is an opportunity for students to work with tools and create projects that they probably did not expect that they could do as a person with visual impairment. Ray has become a master of the Lathe and from the tiniest projects to Ice Cream Cones Ray the only limits he puts on hisprojects is his imagination.” At the link find the title, “Ray Wright: Wood Working for the Blind Enchanted Hills Camp, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files WW4B_Ray_Wright_Interview.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Border Patrol Book 58 mins – “Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantú discusses his memoir, [The Line Becomes a River], about his experiences as an agent and the things he learned about our immigration system after he left the border patrol.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Francisco Cantu, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.497289.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

British Commonwealth Status 28 mins – “With the closing ceremonial of the 2018 London Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting barely over, BBC radio’s Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond excavates the Commonwealth of Nation’s 19th Century origins in the British Empire and its formal institution in 1949 as a post-colonial worldwide network of states ‘free and equal’ within the organisation. Some have joked that the long shadow of its colonial origins has made it the ‘after-care service of Empire’. And with Her Majesty the Queen as its Head, the Commonwealth in the 1980s and 1990s became a powerful tool in the pursuit of majority rule in Zimbabwe and South Africa. But since then it has struggled to clearly define itself for the closely interconnected 21st Century. Jonny Dymond samples the colour and the conversation of the London summit, visits the institution’s palatial London home, Marlborough House, and talks to Secretary General Patricia Scotland about the Commonwealth’s value in the modern world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer and Work 13 mins – “When lawyer Sarah Donnelly was diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to her friends and family for support — but she also found meaning, focus and stability in her work. In a personal talk about why and how she stayed on the job, she shares her insights on how workplaces can accommodate people going through major illnesses — because the benefits go both ways.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cancer Models 8 mins – “Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. “The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know,” Kareva says. “It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end.” It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cancer Proteomics 20 mins – “Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body — while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what’s going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Catalonia War Graves 28 mins – “Spain has the second largest amount of mass graves in the world after Cambodia. Over 100,000 people disappeared during the 1930s civil war and the ensuing Franco dictatorship. Decades later, the vast majority are still unaccounted for. Forgetting Spain’s painful past and the disappeared is what allowed democracy and peace to flourish, the argument has long gone. But many have not forgotten – including in the region of Catalonia, where bitter memories of Franco’s rule are just beneath the surface. Before Madrid imposed direct rule last October, the pro-independence Catalan government began an unprecedented plan to excavate civil war mass graves and collect DNA from families looking for their lost relatives. Estelle Doyle travels to the politically troubled region and finds out how, despite direct rule, those seeking answers are more determined than ever to recover the past and to confront Spain’s painful history. Others worry that their actions will only but reopen old wounds and further divide the country.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cheese 56 mins – “Cheeeeese: that one word alone causes our stomachs to rumble and mouths to water. The sheer variety of flavors and textures created by only a few ingredients—milk, salt, enzymes, and microbes—is astounding: hard and soft, creamy and crumbly, richly umami and sweetly savory. For thousands of years, humans have been transforming animal milk into one of the most diverse and delicious substances in the world. But what is it about milk that makes it so uniquely suited to this particular magic trick? And why is it so hard to recreate using non-animal-based substances? This episode: real cheese, vegan cheese, and the real vegan cheese of the future.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Chinese Working People Stories 27 mins – “No reporters, no studios. The Response China hears directly from the citizens of the most populous county on the planet – using the recording power of smartphones. The contributors are normal working people, students, telling stories about the world of work in China, about their relationships, and the influence of family members on their lives. Hear how an online gamer nearly derailed his education, how a young worker in a big company struggled with full time employment, about coping with bipolar disorder and how one woman’s love for a Northern Irish actor has opened up new horizons. The programme was compiled using an initial prompt on social media and all stories were submitted directly from smartphones.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concentration Camps 31 mins – “For a little more than a century, there’s been at least one concentration camp somewhere on earth. The fact that camps still exist and that humans can justify forcing other humans into such inhumane living conditions is the “us and them” dynamic taken to the most vile extreme. For this episode, Trey interviews journalist Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps. She says that the legacy of camps started in Cuba and continues there to this day.” At the link find the title, “A Suburb of Hell, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_54, AsuburbOfHell_3.15.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Controversial Viewpoints 12 mins – “We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. “Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn’t make them go away,” Wood says. “To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity.” At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corrupt Indian Hospital 27 mins – “On the night of August 10 2017, India went into mourning. 30 patients lost their lives in 24 hours when the oxygen supply to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh was suddenly cut. Images of the dead children and stories of parents trying to resuscitate their loved ones became emblematic of corruption and mismanagement in the country’s public health system. BRD hospital where the tragedy took place is no stranger to high rates of infant mortality. The hospital’s catchment includes some of India’s poorest and most medically vulnerable citizens. A primary centre for treating encephalitis, it’s common to see up to 400 children dying per month in the peak monsoon season. But the events of August 10th were different. With the state authorities now having made arrests and vowing to punish those responsible for the hospital’s lethal dysfunction, Assignment tracks down those who witnessed the original tragedy, to build an illuminating picture of what happened on one infamous night.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Brazil 52 mins – “Odebrecht was one of Brazil’s premier companies – the largest construction firm in Latin America. But some of its success in securing multi-million dollar contracts across the region was built on a policy of colossal bribery. The testimony of Odebrecht executives in plea-bargain agreements with prosecutors continues to have fall-out, especially with former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva now in jail on charges related to Brazil’s wider corruption scandal. Across the region, heads have rolled in the wake of the revelations. Peru’s president was recently forced to resign and Ecuador’s vice-president is in prison. Linda Pressly visits Panama, where Odebrecht remains in the headlines, and where there are demands to terminate the company’s on-going contracts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creationist vs Evolutionist 34 mins – “Back in 2015, we aired an episode called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” that didn’t go over so well with a bunch of our listeners. We received messages saying that Trey mishandled a conversation between a physicist who defends climate science and a former public school teacher who’s an evolution skeptic. With the hope of finding a better way around the culture war aspects of science debates, we’re putting that episode (and ourselves) under the microscope.” At the link find the title, “Under the Microscope: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_57, UnderMicroscopePutYourMoneyWhereYour_4.11.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cyberspace Warfare 43 mins– “Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait and Steve Vladeck speak at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law on “War, Law and Cyberspace.” At the link find the title, “Bobby Chesney, Matt Tait and Steve Vladeck on War, Law and Cyberspace, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UT_Cyber_FedSoc_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Web P1 16 mins – “There’s the internet you probably have never seen. The Dark Web is a hidden network of about 50,000 sites where criminals, hackers, trolls, extremists and governments exist. Listen and learn how it works and what steps people take to access it.” At the link find the title, “The Dark Web where crime hackers and government co-exist, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files The Dark Web where crime hackers and government_co-exist.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dark Web P2 18 mins – “Part 2 of our series on The Dark Web. It’s a fascinating and dangerous place, but as public intrigue grows, so does the number of horrific stories that emerge from this misunderstood corner of the internet. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain how this modern technology is enabling modern slavery and I’ll talk to the freedom fighters who bring cyber criminals to justice.” At the link find the title, “The fascinating and dangerous Dark Web, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files The_fascinating_and_dangerousDark_Web.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy and Populism 46 mins – “Benjamin Wittes speaks to Yascha Mounk about his new book: ‘The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.” At the link find the title, “Yascha Mounk on Populism and Democracy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files Yascha_Mounk_Book_Pod_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Home Reconstruction 14 mins – “In 2009, journalist and screenwriter Drew Philp bought a ruined house in Detroit for $500. In the years that followed, as he gutted the interior and removed the heaps of garbage crowding the rooms, he didn’t just learn how to repair a house — he learned how to build a community. In a tribute to the city he loves, Philp tells us about “radical neighborliness” and makes the case that we have ‘the power to create the world anew together and to do it ourselves when our governments refuse.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Diet and Cancer 47 mins – “This episode of the podcast (Episode 381) we have guest Dr. Nasha Winters. Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the visionary and CEO as well as best selling author, lecturer, and the primary consultant of Optimal TerrainTM.  Informed by more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and a thought leader in personalized precision medicine, Dr. Nasha works to educate clients, doctors and researchers world wide on how to apply integrative oncology philosophically and therapeutically.” At the link right-click “Download episode here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Culture Foundation 15 mins – “In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drug Abuse Prevention 58 mins – “Scare tactics and catchy slogans don’t work, many experts now say.  But if that’s the case, then how best to keep people from becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol?  We find out what works, what doesn’t, and where most efforts take place: While many look to schools, our guests say it requires a much broader approach. This program is part of NHPR’s Crossroad project, a station-wide look at the addiction crisis and its impact on the state.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Addiction Control 17 mins – “Why do we still think that drug use is a law-enforcement issue? Making drugs illegal does nothing to stop people from using them, says public health expert Mark Tyndall. So, what might work? Tyndall shares community-based research that shows how harm-reduction strategies, like safe-injection sites, are working to address the drug overdose crisis.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Drug Rehabilitation Programs 57 mins – “New Hampshire “drug czar” David Mara discusses the state’s efforts to address the on-going addiction crisis.  Is the Granite state spending enough to prevent and treat addiction?  What’s the right balance between law enforcement and treatment?  And is there adequate oversight of the state’s drug treatment infrastructure? We also look at lessons learned from the closure of Serenity Place, Manchester’s addiction treatment center associated with the Safe Station program. Also, we hear from NHPR’s Paige Sutherland on her extensive reporting on the opioid crisis in New Hampshire.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Drugs and Women 13 mins – “In this talk-performance hybrid, drummer, percussionist and TED Fellow Kasiva Mutua shares how she’s breaking the taboo against female drummers in Kenya — and her mission to teach the significance and importance of the drum to young boys, women and girls. “Women can be custodians of culture, too,” Mutua says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

E Cigarette Use 57 mins – “This smoking alternative is sweeping schools nationwide and causing concern.  JUULs are small and easy to hide; they look like a flash drive and come in delicious-smelling flavors.  But manufacturers say their product is squarely aimed at adult smokers, to help them quit.  We look at the arguments.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education to Get a Job 30 mins – “The Bill Kutik Radio Show #177: Peter Cappelli, Professor, The Wharton School, Director, Wharton’s Center for Human Resources At the link find the title, “The Bill Kutik Radio Show #177: Peter Cappelli, Professor, The Wharton School, Director, Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files The Bill Kutik Radio Show_177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endometriosis 27 mins – “Endometriosis affects one in ten Canadian women, yet for the most part, it is invisible. It’s a condition where the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, resulting in severe pain, and possibly infertility for those who have it. It takes on average, eight to ten years to get a definitive diagnosis and women typically see up to ten different doctors during that time. This week, White Coat Black Art has a documentary by Danielle d’Entremont, a young woman who was recently diagnosed with endometriosis. Danielle shares her six-year journey to find out what was wrong with her, and the discoveries she made along the way about how society discriminates against women’s pain. We also hear from Dr Catherine Allaire, a gynaecologist and director of the Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis at the BC Women’s Hospital. She says family doctors need to be more aware of endometriosis and proactive in dealing with menstrual health.” At the link find the title, “Endometriosis: The painful search for answers, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-pseaFWW3-20180309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Epilepsy Treatment 44 mins – “’The Life She Deserves,’ a new documentary short film from Brookings, is an intimate portrait of Jennifer Collins and her family’s struggle to find a treatment to control her debilitating epilepsy. Because her legal pharmaceutical treatments cause severe side effects, Jennifer and her mother moved across the country to Colorado to access medical marijuana. The therapy provides Jennifer and her family with the relief they once feared was unobtainable, but they are now faced with the stigma and legal uncertainty that surround the use of medical cannabis.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exiled Athlete 27 mins – “In the wind-swept desert of south-west Algeria, thousands of athletes prepare to run a marathon through the forgotten land of Western Sahara. The runners will pass through six refugee camps; home to over 200,000 indigenous Saharawi people living under Moroccan occupation. Nicola Kelly travels to the remote outpost of Tindouf to meet champion runner Salah Ameidan. Identified at a young age as a talented cross-country athlete, Salah was forced to run under the Moroccan flag. At the end of a crucial race, victorious, he waved the Saharawi flag – illegal in Morocco – and was immediately exiled from the country. Nicola follows Salah as he returns home to be reunited with his family and friends, many of whom he hasn’t seen since he left several years ago. Through him, she explores the complexities of living under occupation and in exile. She meets landmine victims, youth leaders and members of the Saharawi independence movement, the POLISARIO and asks how running can help its people gain a sense of freedom.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Data Scandal 57 mins – “For years, Facebook has collected personal information in order to direct advertising to consumers. But a recent scandal with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which was able to collect this data, has raised huge concerns and a Congressional inquiry.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Use of Data 12 mins – “Facebook is unquestionably a giant of social media — the network has over 2 billion monthly active users worldwide. But it’s not just baby pictures and relationship status updates.  Facebook is a hub for business.  Businesses of all sizes use Facebook to cultivate followers, build their brands, engage with their audience and maybe even manage employees. Karen North, professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, joined Marketplace Weekend to discuss how businesses use Facebook for marketing and data collection.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Indoors 15 mins – “Imagine walking around your office with a tray as you harvest vegetables for your company’s cafeteria. How about a grocery store where the produce is grown upstairs? Or a refurbished shipping container with the growing power of two acres of farmland? All of these exist. With urban populations likely to explode in the coming decades, what is the future of farming?” At the link find the title, “The Urban, Indoor Future of Farming, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ8346408485.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value 63 mins – “Valter D. Longo (born October 9, 1967) is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of fasting and nutrient response genes on cellular protection aging and diseases and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes and mechanisms in many eukaryotes. He is currently a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology with a joint appointment in the department of Biological Sciences as well as serving as the director of the USC Longevity Institute.” This is an interview with Dr Longo by Robb Wolf and the link is to Wolf’s site, but this podcast couldn’t be located there. However, it’s included in the blog archive.

Fatherhood 11 mins – “Glen Henry got his superpowers through fatherhood. After leaving behind a job he hated and a manager he didn’t get along with, he went to work for an equally demanding boss: his kids. He shares how he went from thinking he knew it all about being a stay-at-home parent to realizing he knew nothing at all — and how he’s now documenting what he’s learned.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Fireflies 28 mins – “Fireflies lit up the evenings of Kashif Qamar’s childhood in Karachi. With his friends he’d collect ‘jugnu’ as they are called in Urdu into a large jar which then became a living lamp in the intense darkness. But the fireflies have gone – artificial light means they disappear and Kashif’s young daughters will never see their flickering magic. Kashif sets out to make a present for his daughters – a collection of memories from history, poetry and music all of which have the jugnu or firefly at their centre.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Allergies 27 mins – “The new movie Peter Rabbit didn’t get great reviews from critics – but it got a unanimous thumbs down from kids who have anaphylaxis and their parents. The movie features a scene in which the animated rabbits pelt a character with blackberries – knowing he has a deadly allergy to them. It’s just one of a raft of gags and insensitive jokes, which parents and experts say amounts to “allergy bullying.” This week we talk to Vancouver mum Lisa Buckley, and her 8-year old daughter River, who has a severe peanut allergy about the movie and the message it sends, and what it’s like to be dubbed “the humourless allergy mum.” Arianne Kirkey of Ottawa talks about how she negotiated her way through grade school, high school and early adulthood with a peanut allergy. Canadian allergist Dr. Edmond Chan tells us about his study in which 20 percent of participants reported being bullied.” At thelink find the title, “Allergy Bullying: It’s real, and it’s dangerous, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-RPIZHBX5-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greek Squatters 28 mins – “In a rundown neighbourhood in Athens there is a hotel with 4,000 people on its waiting list for rooms. But the roof leaks and the lifts are permanently out of action. None of the guests pay a penny, but everyone’s supposed to help with the cooking and cleaning. City Plaza is a seven-storey super squat housing 400 refugees from 16 different countries and the volunteers who support them. The hotel went bankrupt during the financial crisis. It remained locked and empty until 2015, when Europe closed its borders leaving tens of thousands of refugees trapped in Greece. Then a group of activists broke in, reconnected the electricity and water and invited hundreds of migrants from the streets to take up residence with them. The leftist Greek government has so far turned a blind eye and now mainstream NGOs like MSF and even the UNHCR have started cooperating this illegal project. For Crossing Continents, Maria Margaronis finds out how the hotel operates and get to know the people inside.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Friend 82 mins – “Moazzam Begg, a British citizen of Pakistani heritage, and Albert Melise, a former housing police officer in the Boston area, were unlikely to have their life stories intersect and become friends; but then September 11 happened. After the Bush Administration launched the War on Terror, Begg was detained and held at the U.S. Detention Camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Melise was a Gitmo guard. You can’t get much more Us & Them than that.” At the link find the title, “UsAndThem_56_MyFriendFromCamp,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_55, MyFriendFromCamp_3.29.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone 12 mins – “Ocean expert Nancy Rabalais tracks the ominously named “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico — where there isn’t enough oxygen in the water to support life. The Gulf has the second largest dead zone in the world; on top of killing fish and crustaceans, it’s also killing fisheries in these waters. Rabalais tells us about what’s causing it — and how we can reverse its harmful effects and restore one of America’s natural treasures.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Gun Safety Activist 16 mins – “Diane Wolk-Rogers teaches history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, site of a horrific school shooting on Valentine’s Day 2018. How can we end this senseless violence? In a stirring talk, Wolk-Rogers offers three ways Americans can move forward to create more safety and responsibility around guns — and invites people to come up with their own answers, too. Above all, she asks us to take a cue from the student activists at her school, survivors whose work for change has moved millions to action. “They shouldn’t have to do this on their own,” Wolk-Rogers says. ‘They’re asking you to get involved'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Guyana Native 28 mins – “Habula Karamat is 81 years old and lives in Guyana. She has eight children – but none of them live in her home country. All eight emigrated, in search of a better life overseas. They include the mother of BBC reporter Tiffany Sweeney, who was born and brought up in the UK. For the first time as an adult, Tiffany travels to Guyana with her mother. She learns about what impelled her mother to leave and what she gained by the transition – but also what was lost.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hadley School for Blind 48 mins – “Blind Abilities Presents a podcast interview with Cindy Bennett who has made great strides and accomplishments during her journey through High School, College, Summer Camps and is now embarking upon getting her PHD. She is focusing on an area that really got my attention, getting accessibility into the curriculum of developers so that access is not an after-thought. Join Lori Thompson and Jeff Thompson from Blind Abilities as they travel along with Cindy through her educational journey.” At the link find the title, “The Hadley School-Much More Than Just Seminars.mp3” right-click “Media files BA Teen Cast- Transitioning From High School to College to a PHD Meet Cindy Bennett.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hawking Life and Thoughts 27 mins – “A look back at the life and thoughts of one of the greatest theoretical physicists of our age, Professor Stephen Hawking” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Science 58 mins – “Are we heading for a hearing-loss epidemic, and can science step in when the world starts to go quiet? This week, The Naked Scientists go on an odyssey into the science of hearing, listen in to find out the strange ways our ears decode sounds, get baffled by some auditory illusions and meet someone who can see with their ears.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Cure 38 mins – “As the United States works through what the American Medical Association describes as “the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history,” we revisit the story of Dimitri. This former junkie was delivered from a 27-year heroin addiction by a controversial treatment that seems to work miracles for people addicted to opioids. Since kicking the habit, he’s been an evangelist to other junkies, spreading the good news about the wondrous drug that instantly cured him.” At the link find the title, “Heroin: N’ganga Dimitri, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files UsAndThem_58, NgangaDimitri_4.25.18_PP_1.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Youth and Art 6 mins – “Malika Whitley is the founder of ChopArt, an organization for homeless teens focused on mentorship, dignity and opportunity through the arts. In this moving, personal talk, she shares her story of homelessness and finding her voice through arts — and her mission to provide a creative outlet for others who have been pushed to the margins of society.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Internet Hate Conversion 11 mins – “Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like “Every Single Word” and “Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People” — but he’s found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he’s developed an unexpected coping mechanism: calling the people who leave him insensitive comments and asking a simple question: “Why did you write that?” In a thoughtful talk about how we interact online, Marron explains how sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Internet of Things Security 65 mins – “The next wave arrives: Microsoft announces Azure Sphere. Windows 10 version 1803 RTM, take 2. MS to make the UWP/mobile version of OneNote the default for Windows users later this year. The US Supreme Court drops the email case against Microsoft. But there’s a giant asterisk.” At the link left-click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Orphanage 28 mins – “A one-woman whirlwind of passion and energy, Sukayna Muhammad Younes is a unique phenomenon in Iraq. A council official in the half-destroyed city of Mosul, former stronghold of so-called Islamic State, she’s on a mission to find and identify the thousands of children who went missing during the conflict – and reunite them with their families. It’s a massive task – and deeply controversial because Sukayna makes no distinction between children who are victims of IS – and those who belonged to IS families. “They’re all just children – all innocent,” she says. Tim Whewell follows Sukayna through the rubble of the city, visiting her orphanage, trying to find missing parents, meeting families who want to reclaim children. Can she solve the mystery of Jannat – an abandoned fair-haired girl who may be the daughter of a foreign IS family? Can she help Amal, sister of a dead IS fighter, to adopt her baby niece? How can families afford the expensive DNA tests the authorities require before families can be reunited? As she tries to solve these problems Sukayna also has to look after her own family of six children – and cope with personal tragedy. Two of her brothers were killed by jihadis; her family home, used as an IS base, is now in ruins. Highly charismatic – Sukayna now wants to go into politics. “I am a mini-Iraq,” she says – her family includes members of many communities – and she believes the country desperately needs more dynamic, tolerant people like her, to bring real change and overcome divisions. But it’s hard to be a high-profile, energetic woman in patriarchal Iraq – and she’s faced death threats both from remaining IS supporters – and those who think she’s too ready to help “terrorist” families.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jihadi Brides 27 mins – “Thousands of young Russian Muslim men were lured to join so-called Islamic State – taking their wives and children with them. But since the “caliphate” fell last year, those families have vanished – and grandmothers back in Russia are desperate for news. The Kremlin wants to bring the children home. It says they’ve committed no crimes. But finding them and their mothers is hugely difficult. Iraqi authorities say they’re holding many IS families – but they won’t name them. Gradually though, dramatic scraps of information are emerging – a scribbled note from a prison, whispered phone messages, photos and videos on social media. For months, Tim Whewell has been talking to the grandmothers as they’ve gathered such clues – and now he travels to Iraq in search of more information, tracing the route the fighters and their families took when they were defeated – and trying to solve the mystery of what happened to them. What was the fate of the men after they surrendered at a remote village school? And what of the reports that many of the women and children were subsequently abducted by a militia? As the story unfolds, Tim confronts a powerful Shia warlord. Will the jihadis’ children be released? What kind of justice will their mothers face? And what will the grandmothers – convinced of their daughters’ innocence – do to try to get them back?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism in Russia 43 mins – “Shortly before last Sunday’s election in Russia, Alina Polyakova spoke to Liza Osetinskaya, editor of The Bell and former editor of Forbes Russia and independent Russian news agency RBC. They discussed the Kremlin’s approach to censorship and how the Putin regime reacted when RBC, under Osetinskaya’s leadership, began covering the Panama Papers.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Osetinskaya_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katie Couric Interview 87 mins – “Katie Couric (IG: @katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of the non-profit Stand Up to Cancer, which has raised more than $500 million to fund scientific research teams. Katie launched her production company, Katie Couric Media, in 2015. Since then, the aptly named Katie Couric Podcast has featured conversations with some of the biggest names in politics, media, and popular culture. Katie’s documentaries include Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric for National Geographic, Under the Gun, which aired on Epix, and Fed Up, which can be found on Netflix. Katie’s six-part National Geographic series is called America Inside Out with Katie Couric, and I recommend you check it out. Katie joins CBS as the first woman at the helm of an evening newscast after a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show. Her awards include a duPont-Columbia, Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite, and multiple Emmys. Enjoy!” At the link find the title, “Inside Out with Katie Couric, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files f1c8723d-1002-4596-8abb-39ac494524c0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

King and Kennedy Assassinations 51 mins – “On the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, presenter Michael Goldfarb tells the story of how they came to be murdered. He speaks with their children and close associates about how the pair’s lives and deaths affected their own pathway. And he looks at how their words and deeds continue to shape America.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Language Shapes Thought 14 mins – “There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world — and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian — that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. “The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. ‘Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Lebanese Ski Resort 28 mins – “Karl Sharro experiences the Middle East from the unique perspective of a Lebanese ski resort, an eye in the hurricane of the surrounding conflicts. Here, different nationalities and religions escape the politics and differences to enjoy a shared passion – winter sports – in mountainous regions that are laden with sacred symbolism for the Lebanese.”  At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Longevity Economy 57 mins – “New Hampshire is now tied for the second oldest population in the country and beginning to see the pressure on healthcare, services, and housing caused by the “silver tsunami.”  In his new book,”The Longevity Economy,”  author Joseph Coughlin says the future is both older and “technologically-enabled.” He makes the case for rethinking aging and retirement not as a burden, but as an economic catalyst that could transform business and society.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madonna 72 mins – “In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the ’80s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and deejays in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term “electronica” was a music-business confection, and by 1997 it was more hype than hit. But the result of Madonna’s experiment—her acclaimed ’98 album Ray of Light—was not only one of her biggest smashes ever. It also helped turn electronic music into viable pop. Email: “ At the link find the title, “Hit Parade: The Veronica Electronica Edition, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9528440766.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Male Crisis 51 mins – “In North Carolina presenter Tim Samuel finds the contradictions and cultural clashes that are playing out across the US – with men often in the middle of the fallout. Heading through the Appalachian mountains – where traditional blue-collar jobs have collapsed – he sees the social ravages of opioid addiction. Indeed, a doctor reveals that for the first time in generations male mortality is starting to move in the wrong direction; we are in the midst of a man crisis, he says.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Masculinity 28 mins – “In Lagos, the sprawling city in Nigeria, presenter Tim Samuels heads to a city that some describe as ‘the best place to be a man’; the ultimate playground for playboys. But is this only for the super-wealthy of the city? At the other end of the economic spectrum, he speaks to men who feel emasculated by their lack of work – and heads to an area that’s the world’s biggest floating slum. There a local fisherman regrets taking on his third wife, while the chief reveals the unusual punishment that is given to men who cheat on their wives. Tim also delves into areas that have traditionally been taboo for Nigerian men: homosexuality and mental health. A gay designer describes how he keeps his sexuality under wraps – to avoid potential jail time – and a doctor reveals that men are finally starting to admit to having mental health issues. Throughout, Tim meets Nigerian women to get their perspective on how men are changing (or not). One female journalist reveals the perils – and prayers of her mother – of the local dating scene. Men might still the dominant gender – but for a lot of individual men these are troubling and confusing times. To see what’s really going on in men’s lives and minds, award-winning journalist and author Tim Samuels goes in search of modern masculinity in three very different cultures. He finds that the old certainties have been battered by job security collapsing, rising inequality and waves of feminism and political correctness. Across the world, men are way more likely to take their own lives, end up in jail or on the streets, or do something self-destructive or violent. Being a man is no longer straightforward.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Technology Problems 27 mins – “Could your hip replacement hurt you? Journalist Jeanne Lenzer explores the medical device industry in her new book, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It. And Dr. David Urbach tells us why Canada’s device regulators could be doing a better job.” At the link find the title, “The unregulated world of medical devices, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-WfjLN3Pb-20180316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Plasticity 26 mins – “Nicola Davis asks: can we increase the window of brain plasticity in the later stages of life? And what do we know about the implications of doing so?” At the link find the title, “Is it possible to enhance and rewire the adult brain? – Science Weekly podcast, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files it possible to enhance and require the adult brain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mixers for Podcasts 18 mins – “In this episode of the Practical Podcasting from Blind Abilities, Jeff Thompson talks about the uses of a mixer being incorporated into your studio. Bringing in audio through separate channels and mixing on the fly is just one example of what a mixer in the mix can do for your audio production. Considering having a 2nd microphone? Capturing audio from a device such as an iPhone, iPad or hand held recorder? Then a mixer may be just what the doctor ordered. Join Jeff in another episode of Practical” At the link find the title, “Practical podcasting: The Mixer in the Mix, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files The_Mixer_-_Practical_podcasting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Model Karlie Koss Interview 76 mins – “Karlie Kloss (IG: @karliekloss) is an entrepreneur and supermodel who was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13 and has been modeling professionally ever since. Karlie has walked for and starred in campaigns for top designers including Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Versace, Adidas, Carolina Herrera, and Swarovski, among many others. Outside of modeling, Karlie’s personal passion for coding led her to launch Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit that empowers young women to code and become leaders in tech — poised to expand in 2018 to 50 camps in 25 cities. Time Magazine has recognized Karlie for her entrepreneurship and philanthropic work on its 100 Most Influential People list, and she has also been featured on the covers of Fast Company and Forbes for her work with Kode with Klossy. Karlie hosts Freeform six-part series Movie Night with Karlie Kloss and is a correspondent for Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World. If you’re interested in learning more about Karlie’s coding camps (applications and deadlines are coming soon), check out” At the link find the title, “Karlie Kloss – Entrepreneur and Supermodel, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 180061cc-2705-4e32-8d2b-30a8125291e0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongolian Opera Star 28 mins – “Internationally-acclaimed opera star Ariunbaatar Ganbaataar was born into a family of nomadic herders on the immense Mongolian steppe. In this hypnotic audio portrait, journalist Kate Molleson visits his family’s ger to discover whether Mongolia’s unique traditional culture – perhaps even its landscape itself – is the secret of his extraordinary vocal alchemy. Kate is treated to a performance of Mongolian longsong – the nation’s traditional classical singing art – as well as joining Ariunbaatar on horseback to hear the songs he sang as a young boy, alone in the vast wilderness.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Source Selection 18 mins – “Doesn’t it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don’t engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Occupational Licensing 57 mins – “There have long been complaints that the state’s extensive training and certification requirements for some fields have led to workforce shortages, and the House recently passed a bill for a less restrictive approach. But opponents say caution is warranted – to protect the public and professional integrity.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Shopping Impact 21 mins – “Brick-and-mortar store closures could result in one billion square feet of empty retail space. From modern art installations to stores with nothing for sale, a look at how brands are attempting to fill the void.” At the link find the title, “The Rise of Experiential Retail, Nov, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ7422133586.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Transplants 18 mins– “Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs to 3D-printed tissue.” At the link find the title, “Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6312894576.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pet Care 57 mins -”We sit down with veterinarians from around the state to talk about what a typical day looks like, what they wish pet owners knew, and how the opioid crisis, high costs, and other factors impact their profession.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  ”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

PTSD in Families 27 mins – “What happens when the health-care system heals you but leaves you with emotional scars?” At the link find the title, “My Son was in the ICU and I got PTSD: Why the emotional cost of surviving serious illnesses is rarely treated, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-3bpuuRmk-20180323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Food 22 mins – “After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, chef José Andrés traveled to the devastated island with a simple idea: to feed the hungry. Millions of meals served later, Andrés shares the remarkable story of creating the world’s biggest restaurant — and the awesome power of letting people in need know that somebody cares about them.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Puerto Rico Status 34 mins – A discussion of the current status of Puerto Rico after the last devastating hurricane, from NHPR The Exchange, Apr 10, 2018. The podcast is no longer available fro NHPR, but is included in the blog archive.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Quantum Computing 18 mins – “Companies and countries are battling to create the first universal quantum computer – a machine so powerful it could crack our current methods of encryption. In part-two of our series, we go inside the labs racing to bring us into the quantum age.” At the link find the title, “The Global Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6266277748.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Computing 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 click the share circle, right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Problems 57 mins – “Many towns across New Hampshire have adopted single-stream recycling… toss everything together, and it will be sorted out down the line. But a recent episode of NHPR’s Outside/In found that this method of collection is becoming less sustainable and less profitable. We look at how this is impacting the Granite State.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Stories 4 mins – “In the ongoing debate over refugees, we hear from everyone — from politicians who pledge border controls to citizens who fear they’ll lose their jobs — everyone, that is, except migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande explains what compelled him and many others to flee their homelands, urging a more open discussion and a new perspective. Because humanity’s story, he reminds us, is a story of migration: “There are no restrictions that could ever be so rigorous to stop the wave of migration that has determined our human history,” he says.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Refugees and The Odyssey 28 mins – “Homer’s epic spoken poem The Odyssey was composed 3000 years ago. It is a tale of Odysseus’s ten year long journey home after the battle of Troy with its countless trials and adventures along the way. And alongside the story of Odysseus we hear from contemporary refugees, currently caught in limbo, living in camps in modern day Greece, who speak of their own experiences and challenges as they leave one home and hope to find another.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rwandan Refugee 13 mins – “Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when the Rwandan Civil War forced her and her sister to flee their home in Kigali, leaving their parents and everything they knew behind. In this deeply personal talk, she tells the story of how she became a refugee, living in camps in seven countries over the next six years — and how she’s tried to make sense of what came after.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Safe Injection Drug Places 58 mins – “With New Hampshire struggling in the midst of an opioid crisis, we look at a controversial idea – creating safe places for addicts to inject drugs without fear of infected needles and with access to overdose medication. Several cities in the U.S. and Canada are considering this form of what’s called “harm reduction” as a way to address rising overdose rates as well as the public health crisis.  But it is a controversial idea, seen by others as indulging and encouraging addiction. This program is part of NHPR’s Crossroad project, a station-wide look at the addiction crisis and its impact on the state.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

School Shootings Insurance 7 mins – “Following highly publicized school shootings, schools across the country are sorting out ways to prepare themselves in case tragedy strikes in their own hallways and classrooms. That includes buying insurance for a school shooting. While there’s no exact count of the number of schools buying this coverage, insurers say in the past year more schools have been seeking “active shooter” and “active assailant” policies. Suzanne Barlyn, U.S. insurance correspondent for Reuters, wrote an article looking at this new market. She joins Marketplace Weekend’s Kimberly Adams to discuss.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driven Child 57 mins – “American kids are grappling with chronic stress and toxic anxiety, even as parents seek the balance between “helicopter” and “free-range” parenting. Ned Johnson, co-author of a new book, “The Self-Driven Child” says brain science shows that stress has physical effects on the developing brain with long-term ramifications. So what’s a parent to do? In the “Self-Driven Child,” he advocates for a radical shift in the dynamic between parent and child to develop greater self-reliance and resilience in children.” At the link left click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Abuse in Norway 28 mins – “In November 2017, Norwegian police published a report about sexual abuse in a remote municipality north of the Arctic Circle. It made for shocking reading. Tysfjord has a population of just 2,000 people. But after investigating for more than a year, the police identified 151 cases of sexual abuse. The earliest dated from the 1950s, the most recent from 2017. Around two-thirds of the victims and alleged abusers were of indigenous, Sami origin. For Assignment, Linda Pressly travelled to Tysfjord to find out what went wrong, and how this tiny community is recovering in the wake of such devastating revelations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Cell Flexibility 10 mins – “Unlike the solar cells you’re used to seeing, organic photovoltaics are made of compounds that are dissolved in ink and can be printed and molded using simple techniques. The result is a low-weight, flexible, semi-transparent film that turns the energy of the sun into electricity. Hannah Bürckstümmer shows us how they’re made — and how they could change the way we power the world.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Solomon Island Climate Change 28 mins – “Regina Lepping travels around her homeland – the Solomon Islands – to discover how this remote Commonwealth country in the Pacific is on the front line of climate change. Sea levels here are rising three times faster than the global average, some islands have already been lost and people have had to relocate their homes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sony Hack 29 mins – “In November of 2014, hackers infiltrated Sony’s computer network lifting terabytes of corporate data, human resources information, internal intel, films, corporate emails, and other valuable information. This led the corporate world to question how protected we really are from cyber attacks. In the 1990’s, the only computer issue was viruses, but the attack vectors have since changed. Companies and individuals are now subject to spear phishing, spyware attacks, malware, drive-by downloads, and browsers. What steps are now necessary to keep hackers from accessing your valuable data? And on a separate but equally interesting subject for lawyers, who really was behind the Sony attack? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek analyze the progression of data security over time, look into data loss prevention steps, and consider each potential suspect of the Sony hack. Nelson describes the internet security suites that have been developed to include protection from all different types of attacks. However, she explains, these security systems are unlikely to keep out a sophisticated and determined hacker who is specifically targeting a corporation, law firm, or individual. The newer systems simply try to detect the infiltration and respond to it, observing what data is compromised and trying to identify the hacker. Simek explains several systems that are being used for security including data loss prevention, intrusion detection, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products which correlate data to figure out what’s normal. Nelson and Simek then go on to analyze why Sony was attacked and who may have done it…” At the link find the title, “The Sony Hack: You Can’t Keep the Barbarians Outside the Gate, Jan, 2015,” right-click “Media files The Sony Hack-You Cant Keep the Barbarians Outside the Gate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southern Politics 72 mins – “Emory University professor Joseph Crespino teaches a class on the political right since the 1960s and explores how the Democratic South became solidly Republican.” At the link find the title, “Political Right Since the 1960s, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.490263.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space X Race 22 mins – “What’s up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk’s pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX’s race to put people into orbit and the organization’s next big project, the BFR (ask her what it stands for). The new giant rocket is designed to take humanity to Mars — but it has another potential use: space travel for earthlings.”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Standing Rock Resistance 11 mins – “Still invisible and often an afterthought, indigenous peoples are uniting to protect the world’s water, lands and history — while trying to heal from genocide and ongoing inequality. Tribal attorney and Couchiching First Nation citizen Tara Houska chronicles the history of attempts by government and industry to eradicate the legitimacy of indigenous peoples’ land and culture, including the months-long standoff at Standing Rock which rallied thousands around the world. “It’s incredible what you can do when you stand together,” Houska says. ‘Stand with us — empathize, learn, grow, change the conversation.'”  At the link click the share circle, right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Teenage Brains 30 mins – “Hannah Devlin speaks to neuroscientist Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore about her groundbreaking research into the adolescent brain” At the link find the title, “Inside the secret life of the teenage brain – Science Weekly podcast, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 23-64188-gnl.sci.180323.sf.inside_the_teenage_brain.mp3” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unprofessional Medical People 47 mins – “That’s Jo Shapiro is a surgeon and manager in Brigham and Women’s hospital, she’s also director of the Center for Professionalism and Peer Support, and has written an editorial for The BMJ on tackling unprofessional behaviour. In this discussion, she and I talked about what she thinks (beyond the illegal) are the most damaging behaviours seen around a hospital, what needs to be done to set up an environment that allows the victims of unprofessional behaviour to speak out about senior members of staff, and how she goes about confronting perpetrators about their behaviour.” At the link find the title, “Unprofessionalism – “blaming other people, I put that at the top of the impact list” Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 412463571-bmj group unprofessionalism blaming other people I put that at the top of the impact list.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vint Cerf Interview 37 mins – “Vint will show us that Feeling comfortable with his disability, Asking for help when needed, Relying on technology to clear away obstacles, and, Leveraging his disability to drive his career direction” At thelinkf ind the title, “A Conversation With Vint Cerf, Hearing Impaired, Father Of The Internet. An ExcelAbility Podcast #JackChen, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files VintCerfEA.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virologist Stories P1 71 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Dirk Dittmer, Cary Moody, Nat Moorman, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque In the first of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on DNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link find the title, “Download TWiV 407a “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virologist Stories P2 93 mins – “Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Ralph Baric, Kristina De Paris, Tal Kafri, Helen Lazear, Mark Heise, and David Margolis In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.” At the link right-click “Download TWiV 407b” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control 11 mins – “There’s no such thing as throwing something away, says Andrew Dent — when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills. But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. Dent shares exciting examples of thrift — the idea of using and reusing what you need so you don’t have to purchase anything new — as well as advances in material science, like electronics made of nanocellulose and enzymes that can help make plastic infinitely recyclable.

Water Sources 58 mins – “For thousands of years some natural spring waters have been associated with health. But recently something called the “raw water movement” has scientists and health officials reminding the public that drinking from untested springs can make you sick.  Today, we try to sort it all out: are springs a healing tonic, a source for unadulterated H20, or a passing fad and a dangerous throwback?” At the link find the title, “Magical Drinking,” right-click Media files PPY7139939453.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalists 41 mins – “White Nationalists in Charlottesville & DC: Eric Foner; plus Bob Dreyfuss on Manafort and Robert Lipsyte on Trump and Golf” At the link find that title (Aug, 2017), right-click “Media files 6768069.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Supremacists 31 mins – “Last week, we put out a special show hosted by The Guardian US’s Lois Beckett, devoted to how reporters should approach the alt-right, and white supremacy, in America, called “Face the Racist Nation.” As a bonus, we’re putting out a full interview with one of the voices in that show: Norwegian journalist Vegas Tenold, whose new book, “Everything You Love Will Burn” chronicles his time covering the far right, up close and personal, for close to a decade. Lois talks to Vegas about how he has seen the far right evolve, the mistakes he sees journalists making and his relationship with the co-founder of the racist Traditionalist Worker Party, Matthew Heimbach.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness 38 mins – “Gary Younge interviews Trump’s white working class supporters; D. D. Guttenplan spends a week reporting on Jackson, Mississippi; Amy Wilentz talks about Ivana.” At the link find the title, “Whiteness Is All They’ve Got”: Gary Younge on Trump’s Working Class Supporters; Plus D.D. Guttenplan on Jackson, Miss., and Amy Wilentz on Ivana, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 6768051.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Women to Run Trump Politics 48 mins – “Trump’s not on the ballot this year, but that’s not stopping Democratic women from running against him in races across the country. John Nichols reports on recent Democratic victories where female candidates in special elections in state races flipped formerly Republican seats—they show how to do it in the mid-term elections in November. Also: Fortress America is crumbling—the rise of China started long before Trump, but he’s alienated allies and abandoned alliances in a way that may now make the process irreversible. Alfred McCoy explains. And the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber talks about white nationalism, patriotism, and Donald Trump—he’s the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, president of the North Carolina NAACP and pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina.” At the link find the title, “Women Show How to Run—And Win—Against Trump’s GOP: John Nichols, plus Alfred McCoy on Fortress America and the Rev. William Barber on White Nationalism, “ right-click “Media files 6768046.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yemen in Crisis 62 mins – “Yemen in Crisis: A Conversation With Tawakkol Karman” At the link find that title for Apr 18, 2018, right-click “Media files Yemen in Crisis A Conversation with Tawakkol Karman Audio.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zambia Firefighters 28 mins – “Lusaka, capital of Zambia, has a population of 2.5 million people, and one central fire station to serve them. The city of Paris – of a similar size – has over 80. Nick Miles explores how Zambia’s firefighters try and make that work, in this city of ignored safety regulations and combustible shanty homes. Following them on their daily missions, from house fires in the compounds to industrial accidents in the factories, he finds a fire service capable of some real heroics. Yet it is also burdened with a terrible, city-wide reputation – responsible for all of Lusaka, they simply cannot move fast enough. And while Lusaka’s firefighters are used to the abuse they receive on arrival – from insults to thrown stones – they now find themselves on the frontline of a national political scandal too. For Zambians are protesting on the streets, demanding an explanation for the government’s purchase of 42 new fire trucks – for $42 million dollars.” At the link right-click “Download” 2and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zombies in Medicine 27 mins – “There’s a surprising intersection between the world of medicine and zombies. Yes, the flesh-eating undead of The Walking Dead, George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and of course Shaun of the Dead. The iconic re-animated creature pops up in some unexpected places in medicine.” At the link find the title, “Monsters and medicine, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-DW9cs4c5-20180413.mp3” d select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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