Media Mining Digest 340 – May 18, 2018: 3D Printing Prosthetics, 60 Minutes Anniversary, Adam Braun Interview, Afghanistan War, African Economic Development, Aging in America, Back Pain Treatment, Behavioral Control, Bicycle Seat Selection, Blind Tech Show, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Broadband Legislative Action, Brushing Online, Burnout Control, Childhood Adversity, Chinese Influence Pedaling, Civil War Lost Cause, Colombian Paramilitary, Dieselgate, Digital Currencies, Dishonesty, Drought Control, Dystopias, Earthquakes, Educational Purpose, Endurance, Eugenics, European Economic Crisis, Exercise Value, Female President, Financial Fine Tuning, Food Resource Future, Fourteen Day Rule, FUBU Creator Interview, Gander Airport, Hate Control, Health Care Reform, Income Tax Avoidance, Investment Beginnings, Ira Glass Interview, Iranian Influence, Jesse Thorn, Las Vegas Architecture, Libel Lecture, McCain Biography, Medical Stupid Rules, Michio Kaku, Moonshine and NASCAR, Muscle Physiology, Music Theft, Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington, Novichok Agents, Nuclear Weapons Maintenance, Nutrition Science, Opioid Abuse and Kratom, Ostracism-Pain-Sex, Parkland Incident Discussion, Prison Life, Prosthetic Construction, Ryan Zinke, Sinclair Broadcasting, Somalia, Space Walks, Stephen Hawking, Stoicism, Surgery History, Timothy Leary, Total Information Awareness, Tropical Forest Preservation, Trump and Republicans, Trump Takeover, Trumponomics, U.S. Role in the World, Venezuelan Refugee Crisis, Waste Control, Zionism and Antisemitism

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3D Printing Access 43 mins – “Lars Brubaker of MatterHackers shared in-depth information on how the MatterControl platform operates to streamline many of the different software processes out there for 3D printing. Along with the creation of an image converter and text creator, they are working with schools to develop a comprehensive curriculum specifically for use with 3D printers in the […]” At the link find the title, “Making 3D Printing More Accessible with MatterHackers, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 22ea486e7b2dd164482a89a1ee850719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing at UPS 16 mins – “Major announcements for 3D printing were announced in May that completely disrupt the additive manufacturing world. The reality of zero inventory and complete on demand manufacturing has arrived and it has CEOs in all industries, especially the supply chain industry talking about 3D printing. To send us a message, go to or shoot us […]” At the link find the title, “Uber for 3D Printing – Full Distribution Additive, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 148ddaa43371a2e8c3b435c0ffae7697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing for Consumers 36 mins – “Dispelling the myth that consumer level 3D printed products are cheaply made and cheaply designed with Chris Campbell of FormURLife. The opportunities that 3D printing provides to the end user market are far beyond just creating prototypes and design iterations. Looking at all the things and little details that need to come together to create […]” At the link find the title, “Consumer Level 3D Printing with Chris Campbell of FormURLife, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files bc84e17530c4ca4cbc0f4de29ab0f84c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Furniture 16 mins – “It took awhile for us to come around to the idea of 3D printing furniture, but we knew it had a future when we saw what Russell Singer had done to make a hybrid coffee table by combining 3D printed parts with off the shelf items to make a unique and one of a kind […]” At the link find the title, “3D Printed Furniture REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 957e00647f6806b584e966b96dfe4b51.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in High School 48 mins – “ Kids don’t have to be the only ones headed back to school this fall! Now that the kids are back in school, it may be time for you to take some classes and improve your 3D Printing skills. Tom and Tracy Hazzard take a peek into how 3D printing is revolutionizing the classroom in every […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing in Metal 34 mins – “Desktop 3D printing in metal may not be coming to an at home desktop in the near future, but it is making big waves in the rapid manufacturing world. Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal explains three major benefits to 3D printing end use parts in metal and how Desktop Metal is looking to democratize enterprise […]” At the linkf ind the title, “Desktop 3D Printing in Metal with Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 9327fa5ef07edc53d984a19aea8e8596.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Intellectual Property 25 mins – “Desktop 3D printing is where it is today because of the corporate asset value of intellectual property laws and regulations. Looking back at how a dislike of patents came about due to the open-source RepRap movement and why this ideology needs to take a backseat if the industry wants to move forward even further. Check […]” At the link find the title, “Intellectual Property 3D Printing REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files 7b955132dd94ed24761f91e86097e1a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Jobs 46 mins– “Every manufacturer in the 3D printing industry is looking for the same pool of talents these days; there is a growing need for more engineers and designers. Even with the crop of graduating students coming in, there is still not enough to fill in 3D jobs with the right skill set. Jennifer Killingback of Alexander […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Prosthetics 9 mins – “3D printed prosthetics was one of the first things that the media latched onto in covering what 3D printing can do, but since then 3D printing prosthetics has expanded into so many more different areas than just limb recreation. Highlighting different companies within the 3D print industry that have a veteran minded focus to provide […]” At the link find the title, “Veterans and 3D Printed Prosthetics, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files bda8dfa7a11b53a7076c16ecacdfc532.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Revolution 24 mins – “The declining state of many factories does not lead us to think that we are on the verge of a 3D printing manufacturing revolution, as TED Talk speaker Olivier Scalabre has presented. Some aspects of the 3D print industry are seeing an evolution, while other segments are not. An area that needs the most evolution, […]” At the link find the title, “3D Printing Manufacturing Revolution, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 112a84233ec60bac1a5f02e99c58dffd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Trends and Problems 49 mins – “Not knowing if there will be enough topics to talk about and interesting guests to interview is every podcaster’s worry during their early stages. Tom and Tracy Hazzard asked the same questions in April 2015 and got their answer 500 episodes later. As designers and developers, making 3D print predictions is both exciting and frustrating […]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

60 Minutes Anniversary 88 mins – “’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Bill Whitaker, along with executive producer Jeff Fager, take a look back at the history of the program as it marks its 50th anniversary.” At the link find the title,”’60 Minutes’ Producers Discuss 50th Anniversary of Show, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500143.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Adam Braun Interview 49 mins – “This week on the show we interview Adam Braun. Adam is the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called “perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career.” Adam’s goal is to overhaul the traditional higher education model by providing a solution that doesn’t require upfront tuition and allows students to graduate debt-free. We discuss: How to balance family life with starting a company? What are Adam’s favorite interview tactics? What’s wrong with going to college? What does it take to turn your idea into a business? Adam has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, and Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World. He was previously founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 400 schools around the world. Adam is the author of the bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.” At the link find the title, “Episode 296 – Adam Braun – Do Meaningful Work and Change the World,” right-click “Media files a1e38962-3837-4346-abdc-e089232ba59d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan War 60 mins – “Panelists look at America’s longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.” At the link find the title, “Afghanistan: Endless War? Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 Afghanistan the Endless War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Economic Development 98 mins – “…the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and the African Development Bank co-hosted a discussion on the continent’s economic prospects, approaches to maintaining these positive growth trends, and new strategies to attract and efficiently utilize infrastructure financing. The African Development Bank’s “African Economic Outlook” was presented, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in America 60 mins – “This panel discussion offers up-to-the-minute insights into what’s new and what’s on the horizon in the field of aging in America, and invites thoughtful responses from representatives of the Club’s Grownups Forum. Join us, in association with Mary Furlong and Associates, for the capstone VIP lunch and wrap-up of to the 15th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. Come and hear industry leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists share the highlights from the Aging In America Conference and the What’s Next Boomer Summit, followed by an in-depth thoughtful response by members of the Grownups Forum.” At the ink find the title, “Amer A Discussion of Emerging Products and Trends in the Field of Aging, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180329_Boomer Summit for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Development 68 mins – “The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. The goal of doubling of small-holder productivity is targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals. On April 23, a panel of experts discussed the issues and constraints such efforts entail.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Disease 52 mins – “Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says fear is at the heart of our challenge with Alzheimer’s, and it’s a fear he knows personally. He watched as his grandfather was getting lost and not recognizing his own wife. But his grandfather didn’t want to face that memory loss, and it’s a problem Jebelli sees in many patients. Joseph Jebelli has written a new book about our fight against Alzheimer’s, and he joins us to tell his family’s story and the story of a disease he calls the next global pandemic. Joseph Jebelli is a neurobiologist whose work focuses on cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease. His book is called In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Case 24 mins – “Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat’s memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no longer remember the route to get to her teaching job outside of Toronto. Soon it became clear that Pat could not manage living on her own, and Kathryn quit her job in London, Ontario and moved back home to care for her. Kathryn is among the youngest of an estimated two million Canadians who put their careers and lives on hold to care for an ailing loved one. In this rebroadcast from October 2016, Kathryn reveals the challenges of being a young caregiver to a parent with early-onset dementia: The struggle to find programs for a dementia patient who was still relatively young; the loss of connection to her peers who were pursuing careers and relationships; and the pain of watching the vibrant woman who had been her ‘everything” slip away to the point where she no longer knew her daughter’s name. Now 28, Kathryn reveals how she eventually found a balance between caring for her mother, and caring for herself.” At the link find the title, “Still Kathryn, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-SsVvysVV-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Dream Falters 60 mins – “In an increasingly insecure economy, it’s easy to get bogged down with statistics and lose sight of the human costs of the recession. Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for the book Lean In, Marianne Cooper wants to change that. In her new book, Cut Adrift, Cooper weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust. Hearing from everyone from suburban soccer moms to those struggling to feed their children, we’re given an intimate look at the challenges facing modern families, and how financial anxiety penetrates the daily lives of those at every socioeconomic level. Whether it’s the wealthy seeking even stronger security or the poor trying to avoid further instability, Cut Adrift gives us a glimpse of changing gender dynamics and how families are coping in a go-it-alone economy. Hear Cooper in conversation with Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.” At the link find the title, “Sheryl Sandberg & Marianne Cooper Talk: The Anxieties of Modern Families. Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files 09_19_2014_national sandbergcooper_60min.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 54 mins – “Back pain is common and a specific cause can be difficult to identify. UCSF doctor explains back pain myths, diagnoses, management options and risk factors you can control. Then an orthotic specialist discuss different braces. Recorded on 03/01/2018. (#33459)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Control 52 mins – “How do you change someone’s behavior? Most of us would point to education or persuasion. But what if the answer lies elsewhere? Today we explore a revolutionary insight about human nature, one that will take us on a journey from Budapest to the hills of Rwanda.” At the link find the title, “Romeo and Juliet in Kigali, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180416_hiddenbrain_hb rwanda social norms-april_16_1039_pm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycle Seat Selection 39 mins – “Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, and Dr. Roger Minkow, of Roger Minkow Consulting, talk about what you need to know when choosing a bike seat to reduce your risk for urological problems while cycling. Recorded on 02/28/2018. (#33442)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Tech Show 63mins – “Welcome back to another That Blind Tech Show, well, at least that is what the script says, now if Bryan can only untie his tongue. Allison and Jeff join Bryan for episode 14 and although Bryan had his foot in his mouth, he did manage to figure out how to converse without even thinking about removing his foot! From the Twitter API announcement, to FlickType storming back form it’s Flexsie beginning, reading hand written messages, working with developers and by the way, What floor are you on? Are you using RSS feeds for your news? Have you tried the Lire App? Did you you hear about the new AFB Board member from Apple? Join the crew and have a chuckle on us as we take a stab at the news making headlines and the comments we probably should of edited. Ok, my bad. Become a Beta tester for FlickType at[All apps appear to be IOS based; no android or pc.] At the link find the title, “ThatBlindTechShow 14: From Twitter to FlickType to the AFB Board and Much Much More News… Like, Bone Conduction Sunglasses, Yup!” right-click “Media files 14TBTS20F.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 68 mins – “Buzzwords like blockchain, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin are popping up in every news outlet and in casual conversation—but if you’re not an insider, do you actually know how it works? INFORUM wants to make sure this new technology feels more accessible and understandable to all, and we’ve got lots of questions we want to get answered.
Join top blockchain journalist Laura Shin as she digs into the burgeoning field and asks all our burning questions to Kathryn Haun, a leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space known for being a clear and candid “explainer.” It’s time to clarify this murky world and ensure you can both throw the buzzwords around and engage more deeply with this technology. Start thinking of your questions now! A few of ours include…What IS cryptocurrency? What IS blockchain? Why do either of those things matter now, or in the future? Are they safe? What is an ICO? What does ‘mining’ mean? Should I buy cryptocurrency? If so…how? This program is the first in a series exploring blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the future of this technology—we hope you’ll come back for more.”
At the link find the title, “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Basics, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180412_INF_Blockchain For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Explained 24 mins – “Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of “The Truth Machine” joins Chuck to talk about Blockchain, bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency.” At the link find the title, “Is Blockchain a fad, or the future?, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ed435d24-997c-47fa-acc9-ba58454c9d8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Nodes 29 mins – “Mark and Ethan learn about the Dash side of the Blockchain space with Troy Wong, CFO and Director at Neptune Dash. Mr. Wong is a digital currency trader and blockchain startup consultant. He spent the first ten years of his career at a private equity portfolio company, Canada’s largest diversified mining company, and a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Prior to joining Neptune Dash Technologies Corp., Mr. Wong worked at Enirgi Group Corporation overseeing reporting and analytics for five business units. Previous to his time at Enrigi Group Corporation, Mr. Wong worked in the Finance Group of Teck Resources Ltd., Ernst & Young LLP, and Jaxx” At the link find the title, “68: Neptune Dash’s Troy Wong,” right-click “Media files 068TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Border Crossings P1 49 mins – “While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn’t expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh. This macabre discovery sent him reeling, needing to know what exactly happened to the body, and how many migrants die that way in the wilderness. In researching border-crosser deaths in the Arizona desert, he noticed something surprising. Sometime in the late-1990s, the number of migrant deaths shot up dramatically and have stayed high since. Jason traced this increase to a Border Patrol policy still in effect, called “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Over three episodes, Radiolab will investigate this policy, its surprising origins, and the people whose lives were changed forever because of it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Border Crossings P3 36 mins – “The third episode in our Border Trilogy follows anthropologist Jason De León after he makes a grisly discovery in Arivaca, Arizona. In the middle of carrying out his pig experiments with his students, Jason finds the body of a 30-year-old female migrant. With the help of the medical examiner and some local humanitarian groups, Jason discovers her identity. Her name was Maricela. Jason then connects with her family, including her brother-in-law, who survived his own harrowing journey through Central America and the Arizona desert. With the human cost of Prevention Through Deterrence weighing on our minds, we try to parse what drives migrants like Maricela to cross through such deadly terrain, and what, if anything, could deter them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bridge Inspections 21 mins – “The integrity of our infrastructure can be critical to life safety. Nowhere is this more obvious than our bridges. There are over 600,000 highway bridges in the United States, as well as a large number of transit, railroad, and pedestrian structures. Having timely and objective knowledge of the condition of these bridges is essential to assure their safety and efficiency. That knowledge comes from a program of systematic bridge inspections. To help us understand the responsibilities and processes of bridge inspection, we’re talking with Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, who is Director of the Structures Evaluation Services Bureau of the New York State Department of Transportation.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Legislative Action 24 mins -”We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes to state legislation. Typically, we spend our efforts helping local communities stave off bills to steal, limit, or hamstring local telecommunications authority. This year it’s different so Christopher and Lisa sat down to have a brief chat about some of the notable state actions that have been taken up at state Capitols. We decided to cover a few proposals that we feel degrade the progress some states have made, bills that include positive and negative provisions, and legislation that we think will do nothing but good. Our analysis covers the map from the states in New England to states in the Northwest.  In addition to small changes that we think will have big impact – like the definition of “broadband” – we discuss the way tones are shifting. In a few places, like Colorado, state leaders are fed up with inaction or obstruction from the big ISPs that use the law to solidify their monopoly power rather than bring high-quality connectivity to citizens. Other states, like New Hampshire and Washington, recognize that local communities have the ability to improve their situation and are taking measured steps to reduce barriers to broadband deployment. While they still maintain significant power in many places, national corporate ISPs may slowly be losing their grip over state legislators. We talk about that, too.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Fiber and Wireless 34 mins – “Deploying, maintaining, and operating a wireless network is easy, right? You just put up your equipment, sign up subscribers, and start raking in the dough, right? Not even close, says Travis Carter, one of the co-founders of US Internet and our guest for episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. He should know — he’s deployed both wireless and fiber networks in Minneapolis. In this episode, we get an update on US Internet’s progress on its fiber deployment. Travis also compares what it’s like to own, maintain, and operate each type of network. There are pros and cons of each and each is better suited for different environments and situations.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Minnesota 52 mins – “For episode 302 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher carries on his conversation with Gary Evans, retired President and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), an independent ISP in Minnesota. This is the second opportunity for Christopher and Gary to talk about HBC’s historical role in bringing high-quality connectivity to rural areas. Be sure to listen to episode 297, when Gary and Christopher concentrate on the history of the company. In this conversation, Gary and Christopher focus on the idea of connecting smaller communities in order to bring high-quality connectivity to America beyond its urban centers. As part of the conversation, they discuss how HBC has worked with other systems, including networks in places like Monticello, North St. Paul, and Renville and Sibley Counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin providers, and Burlington, Vermont. There have been some rough patches along with some great successes and Gary addresses both. He talks about connections he’s made, lessons he’s learned, and partnership approaches that work.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Tennessee 30 mins – “An increasing interest in publicly owned network projects has also spurred an increase in creative collaborations as communities work together to facilitate deployment, especially in rural areas. This week, we talk with Sharon Kyser, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Newport Utilities (NU) in Newport, Tennessee, and Jody Wigington, General Manager and CEO of Morristown Utility Systems (MUS), also in Tennessee, for episode 300 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We’ve written about MUS Fibernet and had Jody on the show several times to talk about how they built their own network and the ways it has improved the electric utility and helped the community. Now, they’ve entered into a partnership with their neighbors in Newport, who also want to reap the benefits of public ownership. Sharon tells us how the people in Newport need better services, economic development, and how her organization is working with MUS to make that vision a reality.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brushing Online 18 mins – “Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180427_pmoney_pmpod838.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Catholic Beliefs 58 mins – “Recorded on February 27, 2018 What do Catholics think of Pope Francis’s changes to the Catholic Church? Ross Douthat explores that question in his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat joins Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge to discuss his new book, his thoughts and critiques of Pope Francis, and the changing conception of divorce under Pope Francis’s ambiguous teachings. Douthat and Robinson spend a large portion of the episode discussing the Catholic teachings surrounding marriage, divorce, and communion. They examine the history of Catholicism and divorce, going back so far as to understand the lessons of the New Testament on divorce and how those lessons were radically conservative for the time. They talk about how problematic the terms “conservative” and “liberal” are when used in the context of the Church as the political leanings do not necessarily correlate with moral leanings of religion. They go on to discuss the future of the Catholic Church under Pope Francis and how the Bishops can handle all of the changes. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe!” At the link find the title, “To Change the Church With Ross Douthat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180404-douthat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chief Justice John Marshall 62 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy rediscovers the influential precedents set by Chief Justice John Marshall. No member of America’s founding generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From our nation’s founding in 1776, and for the next 40 years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As chief justice of the United States Supreme Court—the longest-serving in history—he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the Constitution and the federal courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of Washington, D.C. This is the story of how a rough-cut frontiersman with little formal education became one of the nation’s preeminent lawyers and politicians and, with cunning, imagination and grace, shaped America’s future.” At the link find the title, “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180409_MLF Without precedent for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Adversity 68 mins – “Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris is a pioneer in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as divorce, substance abuse or neglect, proved that the higher a person’s ACE score, the worse his or her health. This led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough: Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. As the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, Burke Harris has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics, Google Zeitgeist and Dreamforce. Her TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime,” has been viewed more than 3 million times. Come for a fascinating discussion on how addressing past childhood trauma can result in a better adulthood.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Nadine Burke Harris: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20182703_FEA_Nadine Burke Harris For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Influence Pedaling 22 mins -”Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China’s thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song “Kaleeba” from the album Amakondeere.)” At the link find the title, “#837: The Belt, The Road And The Money, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180420_pmoney_pmpod837.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civil War Lost Cause 58 mins – “University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon teaches a class about what’s known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates seeking to justify their split from the Union and their defeat” At the link find the title, “Post-Civil War Lost Cause Myth, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.489948.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change 30 mins – “We’ve just endured a really tough winter but records suggest that Spring is on average beginning much earlier. Lindsey Chapman investigates how shifting seasons are affecting our wildlife. Bumblebees in January, daffodils blooming early, ‘thuggish-vegetation’ thriving as a result of mild winters and damp summers: the seasons appear to be blurring and wildlife is becoming confused. The overall impact is ‘quite staggering’ according to Matthew Oates, butterfly expert from the National Trust. In this week’s Costing The Earth, Lindsey Chapman meets Matthew as he takes stock of our shifting seasons. He explains how early spring can throw several species out of kilter, creating a mismatch between wildlife and their prey. And what happens when- like this year- we get an icy snap in the middle of a mild spell? Lindsey meets the scientists studying the mechanisms driving the UK’s climate, phenologists who have been studying the link between seasons and species and the naturalists who are spotting new species turning up on our doorstep.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colombian Paramilitary 71mins – “In the 1990s and 2000s, in the midst of the decades-long civil war, and with the complicity of much of the country’s military and political establishment, Colombian paramilitary groups with close ties to drug cartels massacred, raped and tortured thousands. In There Are No Dead Here, three ordinary Colombians—a prosecutor, an activist and a journalist—risk everything to uncover the truth about the paramilitaries’ hold on the government. Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s gripping narrative takes readers from the sweltering Medellín streets, where criminal investigators were hunted by assassins; through the countryside, where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns; and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Bogotá. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant men and women whose tireless work offers hope amid the cascade of corruption and brutality.” At the link find the title, “There Are No Dead Here, with Author Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180329_MLF_There_are no dead here for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Color Sensing 33 mins – “One of our most popular episodes of all time was our Colors episode, where we introduced you to a sea creature that could see a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience. Peacock mantis shrimps are as extraordinary as they are strange and boast what may well be the most complicated visual system in the world. They each have 16 photoreceptors compared to our measly three. But recently researchers in Australia put the mantis shrimps’ eyes to the test only to discover that sure, they can SEE lots of colors, but that doesn’t mean they can tell them apart. In fact, when two colors are close together – like yellow and yellow-y green – they can’t seem to tell them apart at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Columbia Exploration 30 mins – “Colombia is second only to Brazil in the extent of its rich biodiversity but armed conflict over a half century has limited exploration and charting of much of its land. Those researchers who braved it risked kidnap, injury or death. But in 2016 President Santos signed a peace treaty with the FARC guerrilla fighters which has opened the door for collaborations and exploration of previously occupied areas home to potentially thousands of new species of flora and fauna. Costing the Earth follows teams from Kew Gardens, led by Colombian Mauricio Diazgranados, as they travel into uncharted territories and reveal what they see.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consumer Responsibility 49 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Bas van Abel. Bas is the founder of Fairphone, which began with the radical idea that technology should be built without exploiting human laborers and destroying the planet. Van Abel’s experiment of building a “fair” phone has taken him around the world to witness first-hand the lives made invisible in the digital supply chain. Bas and Douglas talk about how putting people first requires both a redesign of economic systems and a reshaping of our individual perspectives as consumers in an age of hyper-materialism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 30 Bas van Abel “Fingerprints on the Touchscreen”, right-click “Media files 58db6c3247e028ff4f147369.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curare 6 mins – “Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons” At the link find the title, “Curare and ouabain: Chemistry in its element, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Curare_and_ouabain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity 43 mins– “The Communicators looks at technology, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness at the State of the Net Conference. Guests include Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Jeanette Manfra, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Strayer, and others.” At the link find the title, “Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 2, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500626.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dam Removals 30 mins – “Large hydro-electric dams continue to be planned and built in Africa, Asia and South America. In Western Europe and the US they’re tearing them down. Peter Gibbs wants to know why. These wonders of engineering are a symbol of our ability to harness nature to produce renewable energy. The trouble is that many dams radically alter the natural life of rivers and harm their ecosystems. The majority of rivers in Europe and the US have dams on them, many of which are aging and no longer serve any useful purpose. Gradually the conversation is changing and communities are realising that dams don’t have to be forever. Now there’s a growing movement to remove the worst offenders and restore rivers to their natural state. France is currently embarking on the biggest dam removal in Europe. Two large hydro-electric dams will soon be demolished on the River Sélune in Normandy. Here a choice had to be made between energy production and biodiversity. Peter Gibbs meets the different groups involved in the project to find out how they are planning for the removals. Will the opening up of wild salmon migration routes and improvements in water quality make up for the loss of low-carbon energy?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dieselgate 49 mins – “Volkswagen’s brazen cheating on air pollution rules rocked an industry with a history of skulduggery. The scandal has now cost the company $30 billion plus jail time for one executive….Margo Oge, former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the U.S. EPA, was not surprised by the deception per se. “Almost every company has cheated,” she says. “What was different here was the level of cheating… and the fact that they kept on lying.”…Margo Oge is even more optimistic about the transition to electric. “The expectation by many experts is that by 2022 maybe 2023 timeframe, the overall cost of owning an electric car will be the same as owning an internal combustion engine,” she notes. “And by the way, it’s more fun to drive than a gasoline car.” Oge also cites the impact of the VW scandal beyond the auto industry itself, especially in Europe. “The highest court in Germany said that the cities can ban diesel.  You can imagine the chill factor that is going down the spinal of these companies,” she explains. “Dieselgate has a huge impact… to get cities and states realizing that the air pollution that they are facing comes from diesel cars.” At the link find the title, “Exposed: Dieselgate’s Impact on the Auto Industry, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180408_cl1 Dieselgate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Currencies 85 mins – “…the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel where Ocampo and other experts shared their insights regarding the global monetary system and the necessary reforms required to safeguard international liquidity and strengthen macroeconomic as well as international monetary cooperation.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Dishonesty 44 mins – “We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.” At the link find the title, “Liar, Liar, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180409_hiddenbrain_hb ep 66 liar_liar-april 2018_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drought Control 56 mins – “On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council Northern California community held the annual Water Conservation Showcase to discuss how builders, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers, scientists and government officials can address California’s most pressing water issues. Today we will be joined by three of the subject matter experts involved in the Water Conservation Showcase: Dr. Joe McBride, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley; Erica Ross, of PAE Engineers; and Marc Heisterkamp, Vice President, Strategic Relationships for the U.S. Green” At the link find the title, “Apr 13, 2018, The Callout,” left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Dystopias 54 mins – “…we’re talking about dystopias. Which means we’re also talking about utopias. You can’t have one without the other. Whether political, environmental, or technological, literary or historical, dystopias are what you get when our ideas of societal perfection run up against the hard truths of reality and the flaws of human nature. We’ll discuss where the idea of dystopia comes from, what dystopian worlds look like, and what they say about who we are, what we hope for, and what we fear.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earthquakes 27 mins [first item] – “New research suggests that an experiment in geothermal energy may be linked to an earthquake that hit the town of Pohang in South Korea last year. The usually geologically stable country also experienced another quake the year before. Roland Pease speaks to Dr Rob Westaway, a hydraulics engineer at the University of Glasgow who was involved in the geothermal operations, which included pumping water down to deep hot rocks and who is now investigating if there could be a link. Rising Carbon Dioxide Changes Plant Growth – A long held idea that if you give certain plants more carbon dioxide then they will grow more is being questioned following a twenty year experiment in Minnesota. It appears that a different group of plants – known as C4 plants – are better at doing this in the long term than their C3 counterparts. One More Spore Could Kill Europe’s Ash Trees – New genetic analysis of the pathogen than causes Ash dieback shows that just one more deadly spore entering Europe from Asia, could wipe out European Ash trees altogether. The data shows that the current disease – which has killed 95% of the continents Ash – could have been caused by just one or two tiny mushroom like fruiting bodies imported from Asia. Shrimp Power Waves – Could tiny little brine shrimps and their crustacean cousins actually change the currents in the seas? Roland Pease has been on the beach and finding out more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Purpose 68 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website Molly also discusses her oft-cited essay, What is Burning Man, working with Howard Rheingold (TH 76) at Electric Minds, building the Netscape search page, and launching the influential feminist webzine Maxi. Opening the show, Douglas comments on educating robots versus educating humans. Is there something more, something ambiguous and sacred even to be retrieved from a well-rounded liberal arts education?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 Molly Wright Steenson “Play in the Uncanny Valley”, right-click “Media files 5ae075a492dc15442ac83835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endurance 60 mins – “Endurance athletes. How do they do it? How does someone push themselves to run an almost 2 hour marathon? How does someone else push themselves to finish a marathon at all? How did humans conquer Everest and free dive to the ocean floor? There’s a new book for that. Just in time for the Winter Olympics, we’ll hear from Alex Hutchinson, author of the new book Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. And we’ll hear from neuropsychologist Lori Haase Alasantro about her work using mindfulness to change the brains of endurance athletes.” At the link find the title, “#464 How We Endure,” right-click “Media files Science for the People_464_Endurance.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics 43 mins – “In 1924, a 17-year-old girl was admitted to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. The superintendent of the colony classified her as “feeble-minded of the lowest grade, moron class.” With that designation, this girl, Carrie Buck, was set on a path she didn’t choose. What happened next laid the foundation for the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of people. This week, the story of the eugenics movement and one of the most tragic social experiments in American history.” At the link find the title, “Emma, Carrie, Vivian, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180423_hiddenbrain_hb_emma carrie vivian mix_april_23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Economic Crisis 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and is titled “The Political Economy of Recovery in Southern Europe (2014-2018).”  Our speaker is Manos Matsaganis, Associate Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exercise Value 57 mins – “The quality of life is as important as the quantity. Eli Puterman explores the health benefits of physical activity. Any exercise matters but more is better. (#33475)” At the link left-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Failure Prevention 66 mins – “Failure is a seemingly inevitable part of life. However, surprising new research shows that the myriad of failures that dominate headlines every day share similar causes. Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik, co-authors of the book Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do about It, believe that if we can understand what lies behind these failures, we can make better decisions at work and at home.  Chris Clearfield is the founder of System Logic, and András Tilcsik is the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Together, they combine social science and stories – from the Gulf of Mexico to Mount Everest – to analyze why we’re so vulnerable to failure and what we can do to manage it.” At the link find the title, “Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180405_FEA Meltdowns For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female President 66 mins – “Political operative Jennifer Palmieri is inspiring a new generation of leaders to shatter the glass ceiling, break down barriers and take control of their destiny. Palmieri served on the front lines of two historical and groundbreaking political operations, first as White House communications director for President Barack Obama and then as communications director for HIllary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Now, she’s making sure there is a playbook for future female political and professional leaders. Palmieri argues that the roadmap for the path to a female presidency hasn’t yet been clearly drawn and that our country needs to reimagine women in leadership roles — from the boardroom all the way to the Oval Office. Join INFORUM for a conversation with Jennifer Palmieri and discover a blueprint for achieving your dreams and taking the world by storm.” At the link find the title, “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180402_INF_Madam President For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financal Fine Tuning 37 mins – “In a recent podcast, Paul discussed a table of historical risk-and-return data for the S&P 500.  The purpose of that podcast and corresponding table was to give investors a way to build reasonable expectations of the short- and long-term losses, as well as short and long-term returns for the S&P 500.   In this podcast the same information is presented for several combinations of asset classes that have produced much higher returns than the S&P 500, at a similar level of risk.  This podcast is likely to be most helpful if you have copies of the tables to review with the podcast, which relates to a MarketWatch article, ‘Allocate your retirement portfolio in 3 easy steps’.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Catch Limits 19 mins – “Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.” At the link find the title, “#661: The Less Deadly Catch, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180411_pmoney_pmpod661rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food and Antibiotics 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine.  Our speaker is Maryn Mckenna, independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy.  Ms. Mckenna discusses her latest book ‘Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Resource Future 52 mins – “ …Jason Clay, who monitors global food markets for the World Wildlife Fund, paints a picture of climate impact on the world’s food supply. “The impact of climate change on disease in West Africa has caused about a third of production to go down by ninety percent,” he reports. Changes are being seen in the Midwestern U.S. as well, with many of the crops moving north towards Canada. “We won’t be producing spring wheat in the U.S. within thirty years,” Clay continues. “The Corn Belt will be in Canada within eighty years.” The World Wildlife Fund is concerned with ways to produce more food with less environmental impact.  But, Clay adds, there’s another piece to the puzzle: eliminating food waste. In the U.S., he says, most of the waste generated is on the consumer side.  “It’s portion size, it’s what you throw out of your refrigerators, it’s what restaurants throw away, it’s what buffets throw away at the end of the day,” says Clay. “So we’ve gotta figure out how to reduce waste of every different product all over the planet. Because that’s probably the easiest strategy to get enough food that we need by 2050.” At the link find the title, “Climate One at Duke University: How Climate Change Will Change The Way We Eat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180415_cl1_Food at Duke PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Solutions 58 mins – “10 BILLION – WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?, a new film by Valentin Thurn, and Winner of the Social Justice Award for Documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. This is a huge increase on today’s figure of seven billion, and according to a range of experts and the food industry, it will contribute to serious food shortages. In his search for solutions to this acute problem, filmmaker, bestselling author and self-proclaimed “food fighter” Valentin Thurn travels the world in search of ecologically and economically responsible alternatives to the mass means by which most of our food is currently produced. Tune in as we talk with Valentin on this episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fourteen Day Rule 31 mins – “Last May, two research groups announced a breakthrough: they each grew human embryos, in the lab, longer than ever before. In doing so, they witnessed a period of human development no one had ever seen. But in the process, they crashed up against something called the ’14-day rule,’ a guideline set over 30 years ago that dictates what we do, and possibly how we feel, about human embryos in the lab. On this episode, join producer Molly Webster as she peers down at our very own origins, and wonders: what do we do now?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FUBU Creator Interview 56 mins – “Daymond John grew up during the 1980s in the heart of hip hop culture: Hollis, Queens. In his early 20s, he was working at Red Lobster and trying to figure out how to start a business. Eventually, he stumbled on the idea of making clothes for fans of rap music. In 1992, he started FUBU (For Us By Us) and began selling hats outside of a local mall. Three years later, FUBU was bringing in $350 million in sales. Today, he’s a judge on Shark Tank, and a motivational speaker and author. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Len Testa created an app that uses real-time data to help people avoid long lines at theme parks.” At the link find the title, “FUBU: Daymond John, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180406_hibt_fubu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gander Airport 27 mins – “The island of Newfoundland sits off the east coast of Canada. It is part of the easternmost province of the country — so far east, it has its own time zone, a half an hour later than anywhere else in North America. And back in the 1920s, Newfoundland’s grassy fields were the jumping off points for transatlantic daredevil pilots. Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown and Charles Lindbergh all made trips across the Atlantic that started in Newfoundland. If you were going to attempt to fly across the Atlantic, it made sense to start as far east as possible. Eventually, the British (who then controlled Newfoundland) decided there might be something to this whole “air travel” thing, and began building what was then one of the world’s largest airports. The town that would eventually grow up around the airport would come to be known as Gander (and its evolution is well-documented by the GAHS).” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

George Will 48 mins – “Recorded on March 29, 2018 Washington Post columnist and author, George F. Will, sits down with Peter Robinson in Austin, Texas to chat about the current administration and America’s favorite pastime—baseball. They discuss politics in the age of polarization and the future of America. Will argues that Americans need to stop looking at presidents as moral exemplars and instead focus on the president as the head of the executive branch. Will and Robinson discuss a quote from his 1984 book, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, “The United States acutely needs real conservatism, characterized by a concern to cultivate the best personas and the best in persons. It should express appreciation for the ennobling functions of government.” They use this quote as a launchpad to discuss the future of American politics. The discussion turns to young adults and teenagers, and Will argues why history should be a required class for all college students. They also discuss the rise in birth rates of illegitimate children and what that means for society. They talk about family as the transmitter of social capital and that when the family fails, free society fails too. In the end they discuss baseball as America’s favorite pastime, and George Will argues it is the sport of America’s future as parents stop letting their children play football because of the dangers of lifelong head and body injuries.” At the link find the title, “George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180418-uk-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Warming Reversal 75 mins – “Can we begin to reverse global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Hawken says yes. Hawken has launched Project Drawdown, which he calls the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. This local California NGO gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, something never done before, even though climate change has been in the public and academic sphere for over 40 years. What was uncovered is a path forward that might begin to reverse global emissions within 30 years. Hawken has written eight books published in 50 countries and 28 languages including five New York Times bestsellers….” At the link find the title, “Paul Hawken Presents Drawdown: The World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180427_MLF Paul Hawken for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google and AI 67 mins – “What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and “weirdos” bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around. Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 Kenric McDowell “The Right Kind of AI”, right-click “Media files 5ac4903d066ce9b45c1bfe27.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Control 70 mins – “Whether on social media or television screens, there’s increasing divisiveness, hate, vitriol, and more as people discuss their perspectives in public forums. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and CNN, Sally Kohn has earned a reputation as someone who can build bridges across party lines – but even she has her limits. Through conversations across America, the Middle East and Rwanda with scientists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, Kohn will help us understand how hate develops and what we can do to stop it from growing and consuming us.” At the link find the title, “Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180426_INF_Sally Kohn Op Hate For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Reform 68 mins – “Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.” At the link find the title,”The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast042518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeopathic Skeptics 30 mins – “This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?” At the link find the title, “Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast,” right-click “Media files 13-37046-gnl.sci.181304.sf.alternative_medicine_and_its_skeptics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Tax Avoidance 21 mins – “What exactly would happen if you didn’t pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.” At the linkf ind the title, “#685: Larry vs. The IRS, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180404_pmoney_pmpod685rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Personal Data 44 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 74 Damien Williams “We Built It From Us”, Feb, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5a8cfa83b86837ba10cfd2f4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing $1000 a Year 67 mins – “For over 20 years Paul has been producing articles and podcasts on 3 important decisions investors must make.  The first is The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy, a discussion of the equity asset classes that Paul recommends investors use in their portfolio.  The second is Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocation. The third, on Distributions in retirement is in the process of being updated. For the first time, Paul has produced tables for young investors.  In this podcast he discusses tables that represent the results of making monthly investments from 1970 through 2017.  In the beginning the investment is $1000/year ($83.33 monthly) and is increased each year by 3%.  The tables reflect the returns for the S&P 500, Worldwide Equity (50% U.S./50% international), Worldwide Equity (70% U.S./30% international), All Value Worldwide Equity (50% U.S./50% international), and All Value Worldwide Equity (70% U.S./30% international).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Beginning 37 mins – “One young investor following Paul’s advice wrote to him: “Paul, thank you for everything you’ve done. The podcast, books and website have changed my life.” Paul asked him, “How so?” Thus begins this podcast sharing this young man’s response in the hope it will motivate other young investors to do the same. Q&A What specific things should new investors should do at age 40, 50 and 69? Why would a 401k trustee choose a Goldman Sachs Small Cap Value Fund when they have access to the DFA Small Cap Value Fund? Which do you prefer, S&P 500 or the Total Market Index? Is it safe to keep all your retirement saving at one investment company like Vanguard, Fidelity or DFA? Why have you changed your balance of U.S. and international holdings in the U.S. Government Thrift Savings Plan?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Reports 44 mins – “Paul discusses two reports from his annual “must read” list: SPIVA and DALBAR. The SPIVA report makes the strongest statistical case for index funds over actively-managed funds. The DALBAR “Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior 2018 Report” (no link, as investors have to buy the report) makes the case that the combination of active management by mutual funds and active management by investors leads to greatly reduced returns. Paul quotes from his favorite financial newsletter, George Sisti’s “On Course,” and uses data from Morningstar to highlight the huge tax costs of using actively-managed funds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Withdrawals 44 mins – “Paul’s favorite distribution strateg Each year Paul updates his favorite distribution strategy. In this discussion listeners will want to have copies of distribution tables 3 and 12. These tables reflect a 5% initial distribution plus annual increases for inflation. Tables 17 and 16 also start with a $50,000 distribution, but the distribution is determined by taking 5% of the previous year’s ending value.  The discussion includes 12 defensive steps that Paul and his wife apply to their investments. Click here for Table 7: Moderate S&P 500 Flexible Distribution Schedule (5.00%) At the end of the podcast Paul answers several common questions about this strategy: Is it reasonable to take out 6% a year?Is it reasonable to expect future returns to be similar?If returns will be different, what returns should be assumed for planning purposes?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Withdrawals 70 mins – “The decision to establish a fixed distribution strategy can help ensure your peace of mind in retirement. This strategy is designed for people who retire with “enough” to meet minimum cash flow needs, including future adjustments for inflation.  If you are new to our work, please read “The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold portfolio, 2018 edition” and the latest Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocations article. These two articles include the basis for the returns in these distribution tables. To follow along with this discussion, please see the following Distribution Tables: 1, 2, 310, 11,1219, 20 and 21.  My goal is to give investors planning for retirement, or in retirement, enough information to select the right combination of equities and fixed income to meet their needs. Please note there are additional tables for investors who decide to use a 70% U.S./30% international equity combination.  Please visit Distribution Tables 2018.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ira Glass Interview 63 mins – “Ira Glass is a world-renowned storyteller and the host of radio show “This American Life.” A titan of public radio, Ira’s show has more than 2 million listeners each week and has been on the air since 1995. Ira’s latest project is producing Come Sunday, a Netflix film from director Joshua Marston based off an episode of “This American Life.” Come Sunday tells the story and struggle of Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a preacher from Tulsa who has a crisis of faith and embarks on a new path that jeopardizes everything he holds dear. Join us for a special conversation with Ira about Come Sunday and the incredible true story of a man of faith.” At the link find the title, “Ira Glass: Come Sunday, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180421_FEA Ira Glass For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran War 51 mins – “As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran. As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped prepare a now infamous presentation to the United Nations calling for war against Iraq. Wilkerson’s afraid history may be repeating itself. Specifically, he’s concerned that old grudges, heightened tensions, and geopolitical chess could lead to multinational conflict in the Middle East. Wilkerson is in Utah this week, and he joins us Thursday to discuss how war with Iran would echo the disastrous conflict in Iraq. Lawrence Wilkerson, a retired Army colonel, teaches at the College of William & Mary. He served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Influence 59 mins– “Panelists address Iran’s influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran’s efforts.” At the link find the title, “The Iran Fault Line, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 The Iran Fault Line.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Trends and Prospects 96 mins – “ …the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Jessie Thorn 47 mins – “…we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. Before his show was called Bullseye and distributed by NPR, it was a college radio show and podcast called The Sound of Young America, but it’s always been part of his media empire, Maximum Fun. Thorn says his mission is to help listeners sift the wheat from the chaff of popular culture. He joins us to talk about his love for radio, the evolution of his show, and dressing like a grownup. Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseyeheard Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. on KUER. He also hosts the podcasts Judge John Hodgman and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and runs the blog and video series Put This On, about men’s fashion. His independent radio production organization is called Maximum Fun.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Las Vegas Architecture 36 mins – “…Flanked by casinos, the strip technically sits outside of the city limits, and is thus unaffected by Las Vegas zoning laws. This legal flexibility allows the strip to change and build new structures almost every decade. Old casinos are imploded to make way for newer, more profitable ones, perpetually redesigned to attract new tourists with each new iteration. The Strip is designed and redesigned, over and over again, for its visitors….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laura Ingalls Wilder 51 mins – “we’re talking about the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder and how her story compares to the mythic American history many of us absorbed through her wildly popular series The Little House books. Many of us know – or think we know – Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Little House books have sold over sixty million copies, and of course, there was the wildly popular television series based on her work. But biographer Caroline Fraser says the Little House series was an act of myth-making that reflected the romantic American ideal of self-reliance. Wilder’s life was much darker and much more complicated. Fraser joins us to talk about the real woman behind a beloved American classic. Caroline Fraser is an editor and writer. She edited the Library of America Edition of The Little House books and is the author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libel Lecture 63 mins – “‘Cheap speech” has massively increased ordinary people’s access to mass communications — both for good and for ill. How has the system of remedies for defamatory, privacy-invading, and harassing speech reacted? Some ways are predictable; some are surprising; some are shocking. Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA) lays it all out.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Democracy 52 mins – “In recent years, authoritarians have seized power in democracies around the world, riding waves of populist fervor. The scholar Yascha Mounk has studied this trend. He says democracy itself may in danger, and there isn’t much time left to save it. Research shows that more and more people are open to military rule and media censorship. They increasingly distrust politicians, fear multiethnic societies, and elect authoritarian leaders. So it makes sense to ask: is liberal democracy in danger? The scholar Yascha Mounk has been studying the global threats to democracy, and he’s noticed that individual rights and the popular will are increasingly at odds. He joins us Thursday to explain how we got here and what it will take to save democracy. Yascha Mounk is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America. He’s also a columnist at Slate and the host of the Good Fight podcast.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Llama Nation 44 mins – “…we’re talking about llamas. Turns out they’re pretty fascinating. And a lot has changed for them over the years. Once persecuted by the Conquistadors, these days they’re kept as pets, used for therapy, and dressed in costume for competition. Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a documentary film about llamas. That’s right, llamas. Unless you’re part of the llama in-group, you probably haven’t given a second thought to these South American animals. As it turns out, they’re pretty fascinating. Domesticated by the ancient Incans, these days they’re kept as pets, used as therapy animals, and shown in competition. We’ll talk about where the llama came from, where it’s going, and why the animal is so endearing.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Math and Magic 63 mins – “Come for an enlightening and entertaining conversation between mathematician David Eisenbud and magician Mark Mitton about the relationship between technique and discovery, and surprise in math and magic. Everyone will learn math and magic tricks. David Eisenbud is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an independent nonprofit that is a global center of collaborative mathematical research. He has served as president of the American Mathematical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eisenbud’s interests outside of mathematics include theater, music and juggling (on which he co-authored a mathematical paper). He is a trained singer, and particularly enjoys performing classical art songs. Mark Mitton performs and produces events all over the world. He has performed magic for business leaders, star athletes, Nobel prize-winning scientists, royalty and rock stars, economic migrants on the island of Lesbos and hospitalized children around New York City. Inspired by Martin Gardner, Mitton believes that the surprises of physical misdirection and comedy can teach us about the surprises in biology, psychology, philosophy and even mathematics.” At the link find the title, “Math, Magic and Surprise: Mathematician David Eisenbud in Conversation with Magician Mark Mitton, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_2018040_FEA_Magician Mark Mitton For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

McCain Biography 84 mins – “Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Donald Trump and his own Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “McCain, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 432048294-frontlinepbs-mccain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Hotspots 27 mins – “Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, but not everyone calling in has a critical emergency. After taking a closer look, one paramedic discovered that some buildings in the city are “hotspots” for 9-1-1 calls, meaning the residents made more than 100 9-1-1 calls a year — three times the average. Jessie Lee, a community paramedic and systems engineer developed a “frequent caller” algorithm that pinpointed those buildings. Residents were often elderly, socially isolated and had few outside supports, and relied on emergency care for their regular health care. The discovery led to an innovative solution: Paramedics have started “pop-up clinics’ in several Toronto Community Housing buildings where they check patients’ blood pressure and general health. The result is an 18 per cent reduction in calls from the buildings. And as Dr. Goldman discovered when he visited, there’s also another significant health benefit — residents feel less isolated and lonely. Professor Verna Menec, the Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging says that may go a long way to improving their health, since a recent study found loneliness was as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” At the link find the title, “Paramedics hone in on 9-1-1 “hotspot” buildings to help isolated residents, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-5MGK89lG-20180427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Stupid Rules 27 mins – “We asked listeners to tell us about the seeming “stupid rules” that frustrate them when it comes to our health-care system. We got a barrage of emails, tweets and posts ranging from gripes about getting kicked off a GP’s roster for being “too healthy,” being forced to jump through hoops to get a referral to a specialist; being unable to access to your own medical records and being restricted from seeing your own child as they go under general anesthetic in the ICU and when they wake up post-surgery. It all adds up to White Coat, Black Art: The Stupid Rule Edition. We put some responses to experts who explain why the rules exists, we talk about workarounds some patients came up with and we shout out to the broader healthcare community for answers.” At the link find the title, “The stupid rules edition, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-xhxkz3mL-20180406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michio Kaku 59 mins – “Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku talks about his book, [The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Michio Kaku, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.498881.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Policy 71 mins – “Panelists debate the future role of the United States in the Middle East given competing global priorities.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Interests in the Central Region: Is Washington Overinvested? Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180412 U.S. Interests in the Central Region.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Moonshine and NASCAR 51 mins – “Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin teaches a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR.” At the link find the title, “Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.499981.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muscle Physiology P1 62 mins – “Today’s episode is the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Keith Baar, the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. In his capacity as a researcher, Keith has made fundamental discoveries on how muscle grows bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant. He is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology, and is leading a team of researchers attempting to develop ways to improve muscle, tendon and ligament function. Part one of our interview features our conversation with Keith about his background and his time time in the lab of John Holloszy, who is known as the father of exercise research in the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Theft 64 mins – “Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ’s turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing — extensively borrowing — from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race — again and again, race — and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. Professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law School) discuss Theft! A History of Music, their graphic novel about musical borrowing.” At the link find the title, “THEFT! A History of Music,, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 430597674-berkmanklein-theft-a-history-of-music.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington 69 mins – “In April 1962, the Kennedys hosted 49 Nobel Prize winners, along with many other prominent scientists, artists and writers, at a White House dinner. Among the guests were: J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington, D.C. after a stint in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a 50-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on his policy in Cuba; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the Earth aboard Friendship 7; and historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner. Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolized a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of “The People’s House.” At the link find the title, “Dinner in Camelot, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180418_MLF Dinner In Camelot.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Non Disclosure Agreements 22 mins – “Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?” At the link find the title, “#834: NDA Tell-All, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180406_pmoney_pmpod834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nonprofit Success 67 mins – “How do top-performing nonprofits achieve success, and how can we all play a part in making a difference? An expert on philanthropy, Millennial engagement and scaling early-stage organizations, Kathleen Kelly Janus has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. An attorney, Kathleen is also co-founder of Spark, a nonprofit focused on building a community of young global citizens promoting gender equality.  Join Janus in a lively conversation with inspiring social entrepreneurs Abby Falik, Krista Donaldson and Tess Reynolds highlighting the stories and insights from Janus’ new book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference.” At the link find the title, “How to Achieve Social Startup Success, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180423_MLF Social Startup For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Novichok Agents 27 mins – “This week Science in Action looks at the history of chemical weapons and in particular the development of novichok agents. Roland Pease speaks to Will England from the Washington Post who first reported on the new type of chemical weapons in the early 1990’s. We also hear from Vil Mirzayanov, the scientist who first disclosed information about the work of the nerve agents, known as novichoks, in Russian labs. Hamish Bretton-Gordon, the former commander of the UK Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Regiment takes us through the history of chemical weapons while Professor of Pharmacology from Reading University, Gary Stephens, explains the effects of novichok agents on the body.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Novichok Trail 27 mins [first item] -”How are scientists looking for the trail of the novichok nerve agent used in the Salisbury attacks? Roland Pease speaks to Steven Drielak a “hotzone” forensics expert, who explains the techniques he would use when investigating environmental chemical crimes. Microplastics on land and in rivers Much has been covered about microplastics in our oceans, but now Professor Chelsea Rochman from the University of Toronto reviews the evidence for their presence in freshwater and in soil. Whalesong under the ice We hear the song of the elusive bowhead whale, whose repertoire is far greater than other whale species studied so far. Their musical calls may even be as varied as those of songbirds, making them unique among whale populations and even mammals. Bees, forests and paternity tests How far do tiny bees travel to carry pollen from one plant to another? Professor Shalene Jha has been doing floral paternity tests in Panama to find out.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Nuclear Weapons Maintenance 52 mins “When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way. Tuesday, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to discuss the illusion of safety when it comes to how we manage nuclear weapons. Think about that: the most dangerous weapons on the planet may not be safely managed. A single mistake, accident, or miscalculation could lead to nuclear war. Schlosser has dug deep into how America manages its nuclear arsenal, and he’ll join us to explore the near-catastrophic errors of the nuclear arms race and what they can tell us about the future. Eric Schlosser is an investigative journalist….” At the link find the title, “Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Safety, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files rw042518_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Science 36 mins – “Nutrition science is challenging and nutrition studies can be hard to assess. Rick Hecht explores how to look at studies so you can determine what information is important for you and your diet. Recorded on 02/27/2018. (#33495)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Security 31 mins – “This week we discuss Facebook’s latest privacy issues, Microsoft censoring your communication, Google tracking, the latest Offense/Defense, and listener questions.” At the link find the title, “073-This Week In Privacy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 422376048-user-98066669-073-this-week-in-privacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online Shopping Assistant 51 mins – “In 2010, Katrina Lake recruited 20 friends for an experiment: she wanted to see if she could choose clothes for them that accurately matched their style and personality. That idea sparked Stitch Fix, an online personal shopping service that aims to take the guesswork out of shopping. Today, it has over two million customers and brings in nearly a billion dollars in annual revenue. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Brian Sonia-Wallace built “Rent Poet” — a poem-on-demand service for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other events.” At the link find the title, “Stitch Fix: Katrina Lake, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180330_hibt_stitch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Abuse and Kratom 63 mins – “More than 90 Americans a day are dying from opioid abuse. Today’s guest, Dr. Christopher McCurdy, is at the forefront of research designed to help the U.S. deal with this drug overdose crisis. Chris is a medicinal chemist and behavioral pharmacologist at the University of Florida who is internationally known as an expert on kratom, a botanical mixture that has been shown to help people struggling with addiction. He recently became president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and has spent his career focusing on the design, synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse. Chris earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 1998. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota where he focused on opiate chemistry in relation to drug abuse and drug addiction. He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2001 where much of his research was successful in discovering unique and selective tools for sigma receptors, NPFF receptors and opioid receptors. Dr. McCurdy accepted a post as a professor of medicinal chemistry at Florida in 2017 and became the director of the university’s Translational Drug Development Core.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ostracism-Pain-Sex 55 mins – “A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence. For resources on handling accountability for harm done, please visit:” At the link find the title, “Apr, 2018, The Callout, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parkland Incident Discussion 68 mins – “Aly Sheehy is a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. She joins Katie and Brian for an emotional account of how she and her classmates in Parkland, Florida have coped with the tragedy’s aftermath and why they are now pushing for change. Katie and Brian also speak with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, about state and local gun law reforms— and taking on the NRA.” At the link find the title, “56. Processing Parkland, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files c5ce0015-5eef-4bf6-8d09-5637ec40fbaf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patterning Instinct 63 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation. Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 81 Jeremy Lent “The Patterning Instinct” right-click “Media files 5ace0a610728ba8035b86e42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Based Vaccines and Enzyme 32 mins – “Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants.  Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.   In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future.  She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production. Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants.  Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.   In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future.  She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Prison Life 36 mins – “Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside. But in prison, you can’t just walk to the barbershop, or stop by the store for the products you need, to accomplish either. In this episode, guys share their favorite workarounds that help them feel more human in prison, both physically and mentally.” At the link find the title, “The Workaround, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 203_The Workaround FINAL_A.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Construction 58 mins – “Prosthetics have existed for centuries but today’s advanced technologies are providing amazing devices to replace missing or impaired parts of the body. Matthew Garibaldi and Richard Nguyen explore these technology-driven advances. (#33458)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quackery 50 mins – “…we’re talking about some of the weirdest ways we’ve tried to cure our bodies and minds through the ages. Lydia Kang is an internist and co-author of a book called Quackery. In it, she chronicles things like a 12th-century bird poop potion to aid in childbirth, a 17th-century recipe for blood jam to treat infections and the 19th-century tapeworm diet fad. Kang joins us to talk about our ongoing search for a cure, and why we still need to be saved from quacks — and ourselves. Lydia Kang is a practicing physician, writer, and poet. Along with Nate Pedersen, she’s co-author of  Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 69 mins – “President Bill Clinton called former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband “one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Miliband oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities. Miliband points out that we are in the middle of the largest humanitarian crisis of the modern era and that more people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. Miliband will discuss his view that while political leadership, abroad and in the United States is in retreat, close collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors can help save millions of lives. Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC’s work. As the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Miliband also drove advancements in human rights throughout the world.” At the link find the title, “Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180409_FEA_David Miliband For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resonant Cavity Microphones 30 mins – “Powerless cameras by Ian Woolf, Dr David Farmer and comedian Jackson Vaarhoor explain Why You’re Not Dead Yet,…” At the link right-click “download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Reich 64 mins – “Robert Reich is one of the most beloved and influential voices in progressive politics today. In his new book, The Common Good, the former secretary of labor, and professor of public policy at U.C. Berkeley, contends that America has trapped itself in a vicious cycle of “whatever it takes” that has left us more divided than ever. As a result, Americans are experiencing an erosion of trust in our media, the largest income inequality in modern history, and the resurgence of nationalist movements and racist rhetoric. Yet despite this political bickering, Reich argues this cycle can—and must—be reversed. He believes that Americans should focus on our shared ideals and values, rather than what divides us. Join us as Robert Reich visits The Commonwealth Club to discuss how we can work together to create a stronger future for all. Reich will discuss his belief that “the political class is beholden to special interests who demand unsustainable spending, and that the unfunded liability crisis can be solved if we unshackle the engines of economic growth.” At the link find the title, “Robert Reich: Fighting for The Common Good, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180425_FEA Robert Reich For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hacking 60 mins – “Journalists David Corn and Michael Isikoff report on how Russian hackers attempted to influence the 2016 Presidential election. They are interviewed by Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas.” At the link find the title, “After Words with David Corn and Michael Isikoff, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.500590.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ryan Zinke 52 mins – “As a congressional representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke drove a Prius, spoke out about climate change, and fought the takeover of public lands. How has his tune changed since becoming US Secretary of the Interior more than a year ago? Monday, we’re talking about US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. It’s been over a year since he was confirmed to his position overseeing 20 percent of America’s land. Zinke bills himself as a public servant in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt, one of America’s greatest conservationists. But according to the journalist Elliott Woods, Zinke has pursued an agenda as Interior Secretary that advances his political career at the cost of our public lands. Woods joins us to assess Zinke’s time on the job.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sinclair Broadcasting 42 mins – “The nation’s largest broadcaster, Sinclair, is forcing hundreds of its news stations to air a commentary about the “fake news” produced by other outlets. It’s showing here in Utah, angering many journalists, including some Sinclair employees. Beginning in late March, the country’s largest broadcaster, Sinclair Broadcast Group, forced news anchors on nearly 200 TV stations to record a scripted commentary decrying the “fake news” and biased reporting produced by other outlets. In Salt Lake City, TV station KUTV has aired the commentary more than a dozen times. Outrage has followed, coming from media watchdogs, journalists, and members of the public. Wednesday, we’re talking about the controversy and its impact in this hyper-partisan era.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia 92 mins – “…the Africa Security Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion on Somalia. Ambassador Stephen Schwartz discussed the internal and external challenges to restoration. Dr. Felbab-Brown and Dr. Signé joined with their comments on security, governance, and economic challenges in Somalia. Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon moderated the discussion.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Space Walks 27 mins – “Astronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some reason, Astronaut Mark Vande Hei chose us. A couple weeks ago, we were able to video chat with Mark and peer over his shoulder through the Cupola, an observatory room in the ISS. Traveling at 17,000 miles an hour, we zoomed from the Rockies to the East Coast in minutes. And from where Mark sits, the total darkness of space isn’t very far away.  Talking to Mark brought us back to 2012, when we spoke to another astronaut, Dave Wolf. When we were putting together our live show In the Dark, Jad and Robert called up Dave Wolf to ask him if he had any stories about darkness. And boy, did he. Dave told us two stories that  became the finale of our show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stephen Hawking 27 mins [first item] – “Cosmologist Stephen Hawking died this week. We celebrate his life, and profound contributions to the knowledge of our Universe. Early Modern Humans were more innovative and sophisticated much earlier than we thought. Palaeoarchaeologists working in the Rift Valley region in Kenya have discovered a change in tool-making from roughly-hewn locally-sources stone axes to fines, well hones tools made out of stone that had to be imported from 50km away. From this, they can surmise that Early Modern Humans showed far more innovation and adaptability to variable climate much earlier than first thought. John B. Goodenough – When you next plug in your laptop, hearing aid or mobile phone to charge , spare a thought for Professor John B. Goodenough. He is widely credited with the identification and development of the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. At 95, he’s still full of energy and ideas. Roland tried to keep up with him when he visited his labs recently and finds out what John has in store for the next generation of energy storage.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Stoicism 50 mins – “How do you live a good life? It’s a central question to the human experience, and one the ancient Stoic philosophers sought to answer by focusing on virtue, mindfulness, and the things that are and are not within our control. No matter where you live or what culture you live in, the question of how to lead a good life is central. And there is no shortage of answers, from fundamentalist religion to nihilism. For his part, philosopher Massimo Pigliucci has become a Stoic. Stoicism, he says, isn’t about suppressing or hiding emotions. It’s about mindfulness and virtue. It’s about focusing your efforts only on that which you can control and understanding the truth of death. Pigliucci joins us to discuss why and how to be a Stoic. Massimo Pigliucci is a professor of philosophy at the City University of New York. He blogs at and His latest book is called How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgery History 60 mins – “Surgery isn’t generally a good time these days. There’s pain and danger. But surgery today is nothing to the surgery of the past, when desperate patients had to sit, awake and with no painkillers, through the sawing-off of their own limbs. If they made it through that, they frequently died of infections from the dirty hands and instruments of their own doctors. What changed, and who changed it? This week we talk about the transformation of the butchering art with Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris, author of “The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine”. At the link find the title, “#468 Slicing into Surgery< right-click “Media files Science for the People_468_The Butchering Art.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs in China 22 mins – “We’re in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird…and delicious.” At the link from the pop-up menu find the title, “#835: Tariffied, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_pmoney_pmpod835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Policy 150 mins – “…the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center brought together tax administration experts, economists, and practitioners to discuss the sweeping changes to the tax code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the many questions left in its wake.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Teachers Pay 51 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about the money teachers make, and what that tells us about how the profession is valued. We’ll also ask how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it. American teachers are underpaid. Economist Dick Startz comes right out and says it. They’re underpaid compared to what teachers make in other countries, and to other college grads here at home. Money’s not everything, but it does tell us something about how the profession is valued. Thursday, Startz joins us to talk about what has happened with teacher pay in the last decades. We’ll also ask scholar Andrea Rorrer and KUER reporter Lee Hale how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in the News 50 mins – “Political correctness. Free speech. Terrorism. On this week’s Radio Replay, we look at the language we use around race and religion, and what that language says about the culture in which we live. This episode draws upon two of our favorite podcasts, “Is He Muslim?” and “Hiding Behind Free Speech.” At the link find the tile, “Radio Replay: The Weight of Our Words, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180420_hiddenbrain_hb_rad_22_p75_p80_the weight of our words-mix_3-00a90147-f08e-4f40-a04f-e4e8ddd87d9d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Timothy Leary 46 mins – “Richard Nixon was obsessed with the Timothy Leary, and for 28 months, conducted a global manhunt for the “Fugitive King of LSD.” Monday, author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell their story. Monday, we’re talking about Richard Nixon’s obsession with the person he dubbed “the most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary was serving a 10-year prison term – for possession of two marijuana cigarettes – when he broke out. Leary’s goal was no less than the overthrow of the U.S. government, and his drug-fueled escapades made him the perfect scapegoat for Nixon. The result was a global manhunt for the bungling, “Fugitive King of LSD.” Author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell the story. Bill Minutaglio is co-author, along with Steven L. Davis, of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD.At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Total Information Awareness 63 mins – “’Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.’ A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and author Brian Keating to “saddle up” and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world. Keating joins Rushkoff to talk about science, religion, questions that lead to more questions, and the “background noise” of the cosmos that may just be the key to understanding how this all began. Rushkoff begins today’s show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we suffering the effects of HAL computer-like programming on Facebook? “I know everything hasn’t been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it’s going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do.” HAL 9000 or Mark Zuckerberg? Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. …and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor, selected as one’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Month.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 82 Brian Keating “Honey, I Shrunk the Cosmos”, right-click “Media files 5ad736dc32e76aa35a18db8d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tromponomics 48 mins – “Leadership Program of the Rockies, Arthur Laffer Arthur Laffer, a former economic adviser to President Reagan and adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, talked about “Trumponomics” and the economy at an event in Colorado Springs hosted by the Leadership Program of the Rockies. Mr. Laffer helped guide the Republican tax reform bill passed in late 2017.” At the link you can watch the video and purchase a download. A copy of the audio file is also included in the blog archive.

Tropical Forest Preservation 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.  Our speaker is Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute.  Ms. Seymour’s lecture is titled ‘Why Forests? Why Now?  The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Republicans 35 mins – “Chuck Todd sits down with conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg to talk about the effect that the Trump Presidency will have on what it means to be a Conservative Republican.” At the link find the title,”Jonah Goldberg: Defending “Conservatism” in the Trump Era, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files b26441b7-a4e0-4083-a008-fcbe3d99bcc8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Takeover 57 mins – “FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s high-stakes battle for control of the GOP, examining how he attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.” At the link find the title, “Trump’s Takeover, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 428252583-frontlinepbs-trumps-takeover.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tax Plan P1 47 mins – “Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, explains the thinking behind the controversial new Republican tax package — and why its critics are wrong. (Next week, we’ll hear from the critics.)” At the link find the title, “Why the Trump Tax Cuts are Awesome/Terrible (Part 1), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast041118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Tax Plan P2 47 mins – “Three former White House economists weigh in on the new tax bill. A sample: “The overwhelming evidence is that the trickle-down, magic-beanstalk beans argument — that’s just nonsense.” At the link find the title, “Why the Trump Tax Cuts Are Terrible/Awesome (Part 2), Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast041818.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump v. Hawaii 24 mins – “The Supreme Court is about to hear arguments on President Trump’s travel ban. Josh Geltzer, a former Senior Director on the National Security Council, sits down with Chuck to explain what’s at stake.” At the link find the title, “Trump v. Hawaii – The White House’s travel ban heads to the Supreme Court, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files f5b4d273-addd-4da2-ab71-26c40e971528.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Role in the World 84 mins – “The national security experts and intelligence contributors of NBC News will discuss the United States’ role on the global stage and its position as a world leader in diplomatic scenarios.” At the link find the title, “America’s Role on the World Stage: A Conversation with NBC News and MSNBC, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20171206_MSNBC Americas Roll For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis 93 mins – “…the Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA)and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings co-hosted a discussion with regional and humanitarian experts on the Venezuelan refugee crisis and the national, regional, and global responses.” At the link find the title, “The Venezuelan refugee crisis: Challenges and solutions, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_Falk_Venezuela.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Control 53 mins – “We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In her new book, Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Tune in as we talk with Shia on today’s episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wayfair Story 49 mins – “After selling their first small business and shuttering their second, former college roommates Niraj Shah and Steve Conine thought about getting “normal” jobs. But in the early 2000s, they stumbled across an unexpected trend: people were buying furniture online to get a wider selection. Within a few years, Niraj and Steve launched 250 different websites, selling everything from barstools to birdhouses. Eventually, they consolidated these sites into one giant brand: Wayfair. The company now carries more than 10 million items for home and last year brought in more than $4 billion in sales. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That,” how Carin Luna-Ostaseski fell in love with scotch and became the first American woman to create a Scotch whisky company.” At the link find the title, “Wayfair: Niraj Shah & Steve Conine, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_hibt_wayfair summit.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weather and War 32 mins – “…The “Storm That Saved Washington” was just one of countless times that weather played a crucial factor in war. Napoleon’s army wasn’t defeated by Russian forces so much as by a Russian winter. And during WWII, General Patton famously distributed 250,000 prayer cards to the army to enlist as many men as possible to pray for an end to the rain….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zionism and Antisemitism 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, and is titled “Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Ideologies or Emotions?”  Our speaker is Harvard University Visiting Professor of History, Derek Penslar.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.


About virginiajim

Retired knowledge nut.
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