Media Mining Digest 343 – Jun 8, 2018: 3D Printer Review, Ageing Genetics, Agricultural Extension Professor, Allergy Bullying, Attorney-client Privilege, Basic Income, Blockchain and Quality of Life, Blockchain and Sustainability, Bumble CEO, Canadian Indigenous Schools, Cashless Society, Class Action Suits, Class and Money, Coal Stories, Construction Costs Vary, Dehumanization and Empathy, Democracy Decline, Digital Currency Appearance, Doctors in Crisis, Ebola Vaccine, Eco Guidance, Fitness Training, Fondue Conspiracy, Food Deserts, Food Pairings, Foodgate, Forced Migration and Diabetes, Fractures, Freedom and Resistance, Future of Work, GMO Benefits, Habeas Corpus in Wartime, Halal Food, HIV in Elderly, Impact Investing, Income Inequality, Infrastructure Gaps, Intellgectual Disabilities, Junkie Doctor, Katy Tur on Trump, Male Mortality, Medical Hotspots, Medically Fragile Kids, Muscle Physiology, Pharmacy Training, Prosthetics, Recycling Glass, Sharing Economy, Sleep Impact, Solar Power, Testosterone, US-Russian Relations, Vaping by Kids, Video Games, Vietnam and China, Virtual Reality Evaluation

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3D Printer Review 43 mins – “[second item] “LulzBot Taz 6 3D Printer Review Just a couple years ago, 3D printing was more fail than fun: tons of problems, printing took forever, and the end result was… meh. Does a top of the line printer, like the LulzBot Taz 6, make 3D printing fast and easy? Watch the video to find out! Thanks to our friends at PrintedSolid for the enclosure and filament!…” At the link left-click “Download Episode 174” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing PLA vs Other Filaments 12 mins – “PLA filament has been the most common 3D printing filament, especially in desktop 3D printing in home and educational environments. The reasons are that it’s pretty easy to print, the temperature required to print is pretty low, and most importantly there are no toxic fumes that are emitted. A material that’s been in development for a number of years and has now become a formidable contender is the PETG filament. It has all these wonderful colors and it’s got some great qualities in terms of translucency. The print characteristics and settings that you would use for it are very similar to PLA in pretty much all respects in terms of speeds and settings in your average 3D printer. Delve deeper into PETG to know if it’s worth switching over and making that shift.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Shapeways 22 mins – “A recent article came out lately that said 3D printing marketplaces like the Shapeways won’t last. That not only does a disservice to Shapeways but the whole 3D printing industry as well. The truth is Shapeways 3D Printing Market offers tremendous value. It is a destination for consumers to shop for 3D printed goods or products. It’s a place where creators can put their 3D print models up and offer them for sale. The reality is it doesn’t matter if we have a place to put up our designs and sell them, unless there is a large audience of site visitors, viewers, shoppers who are going to continue to be driven there. However, if the products are useful and meeting some need or desire those consumers have, then it would become a destination for people to shop.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advertising History 49 mins – “How many ads have you encountered today? On this week’s radio replay, we discuss the insidiousness of advertising in American media. We begin with new reporting about the effects cereal commercials have on children. Later in the program, we revisit one of our favorite episodes of 2018, Buying Attention.” At the link find the title, “Radio Replay: This Is Your Brain On Ads, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180518_hiddenbrain_this is your brain on ads radio replay-8f36ffc9-f117-4221-a99a-658ccd0a5b53.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Afghanistan Stabilization 156 mins – “On May 24, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) for a keynote address on the release of the new SIGAR report titled “Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. Experience in Afghanistan.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Ageing Genetics 12 mins – “Will we ever be able to escape the diseases of old age? That’s the aim of today’s guest, Prof Dame Linda Partridge who studies the genetics of ageing. From fruit flies to nematode worms, she uses simple organisms to unmask the secret processes that cause our bodies to deteriorate as we get older. But her route into science was far from normal – growing up in a Catholic convent boarding school, the girls were encouraged to be good housewives rather than diligent scientists. However, the lack of science facilities and teachers meant that the students had to run their own laboratory, ordering chemicals and tending to equipment. It was the start of a long and successful career, which has culminated in Linda becoming the Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Germany and the Institute of Healthy Ageing at University College, London. Her life’s goal is to produce pharmacological treatments that will help people stay healthier in old age. But what are the social and economic impacts of our growing longevity? Producer: Michelle Martin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agricultural Extension Professor 44 mins – “The Extension arm of the Land Grant University system provides a link between university research and the farm.  Extension specialists are professional liaisons that understand pressing issues, and seek remedies in the brain trust of the university. At the same time they communicate university-derived solutions to statewide clientele, providing a critical link that ensures relevance in research and rapid application of new findings. Dr. Chad Lee is an extension agronomist at the University of Kentucky.  His central role is in agronomic crops, principally soybeans and corn.  His career has coincided with the development and application of GE crops.  In this week’s podcast he discusses the on-farm use of these technologies and associated products, and his objective evaluation of their strengths and limitations. Dr. Lee does an amazing job at debunking common myths from a boots-on-the-ground perspective.” At the link left-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agricultural Microbes 30 mins – “David Perry is the President, CEO, and Director of Indigo Ag, a company that seeks to harness the power of plant microbes to improve yield and lessen (and potentially eliminate) the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides. David is a well-known entrepreneur, having founded and built three outstanding companies within the last two decades. He has lead the last two companies through successful IPOs while providing significant returns for their investors. Prior to becoming a businessman, David attended the US Air Force Academy and was a National Merit Scholar. In this episode, David explains how plant-microbe research can benefit the farmer as well as the environment. He describes the thought processes involved in founding Indigo Ag, the benefits of their research as well as its plausible risks towards the environment. He also shares their current research progress and their future projects. “To improve economic prosperity for farmers, we should move farming from being a completely commoditized business to one where they are increasingly producing things that are value-added.” – David Perry” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

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

America Survey 29 mins – “After four years, 31 cities and about 100,000 miles in a small private plane, Deborah and James Fallows are back home with a reassured outlook on America’s future.” At the link find the title, “James & Deborah Fallows: “The country is better than its national government is right now.”, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1f6bedd6-4a32-4c09-99e8-c8bcba148307.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Liberty 66 mins – “According to conservative journalist Jonah Goldberg, American liberty is under threat like never before. More and more often we are hearing about liberty being on the decline or—even more frightening—that it is dying. As authoritarianism and nationalism are revitalized across the globe, tribalism and identity politics have come to dominate political discourse at home. But why is this happening? And who is at fault for the weakening of Western political values? Goldberg lauds the idea that liberal democratic capitalism has been built into the American constitution, but he argues we are breaking down that radical success on both sides of the aisle. Join a provocative conversation on how we may be killing our own democracy and how a leading conservative voice sees a way out though a return to the ideals that Goldberg explains once built our modern civilization.” At the link find the title, “Jonah Goldberg: The Fight for American Liberty, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180515_Jonah Goldberg For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antidepressant Crisis 27 mins – “When antidepressants first came on the market in the late 1980s it was recommended patients take them for six to nine months to relieve symptoms. But in 2018, in the US alone, 15.5 million people have been on anti-depressants for five years or more. And when they do try to stop, they face a raft of unexpected and debilitating withdrawal symptoms.” At the link find the title, “‘I was sobbing uncontrollably’: Patients say antidepressants difficult to quit, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files whitecoat-XPNsGkfy-20180511.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attorney-Client Privilege 26 mins – “When the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was raided by the FBI, Trump took twitter to express his concern. He wrote “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Let’s see if it is.” At the link find the title, “21- Attorney Client Privilege, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files TCL_Attorney Client_ep_21_pt_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Basic Income 63 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith. Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed prosperity. You can learn more about Charles at his website and blog Of Two Minds: Opening the show, Douglas considers the “Art of the Deal.” Perhaps a truly artful deal is one that engages us in relationships of collaboration rather than self-interest. Producer’s note: The audio in this show is less than ideal due to a poor VoIP connection. It has been processed for intelligibility, but you still may notice drop outs and distortions. Apologies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 84 Charles Hugh Smith “Investing in Community” May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5ae9afc3840b09bc329898e2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycling in San Francisco 36 mins – “The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition promotes the bicycle for everyday transportation and advocates to transform San Francisco streets for better bike safety. Learn about the organization and its safe streets campaigns. Recorded on 03/14/2018. (#33446)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bidding Process 7 mins – “Recently a listener emailed me with a question that I thought would be good to answer on the podcast.  It has to do with the bidding process.Getting bids is the process of getting cost proposals from subcontractors.  To get an accurate bid, at a minimum, we need to give each subcontractor a set of house plans and specifications.  The specifications describe the specific materials needed for the job and the methods for construction.  We’ll talk in more detail about the bid process next week in a mini-lesson.  But right now, let me read you the question that I got, then I’ll give you my answer. I’ve enjoyed listening to your podcast as we are in the pre-construction phase of planning to build our own home. However, in the past couple of weeks, our subcontractor bids have been coming in and we are starting to get concerned. I sent MULTIPLE bid requests to subcontractors for each trade, and even though all of them haven’t come in, we are trending well above what it would cost to go through a builder. What am I doing wrong? Do general contractors have some underground network of cheap laborers that I’m missing out on because I’m not a GC? Any advice would be helpful!” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biochar in Agriculture 44 mins – “Jim Loar is the President & CEO of Cool Planet, a company founded to provide innovative agricultural technologies that increase crop production at a low cost while reducing greenhouse gas throughout the atmosphere. The company’s current research focus is on their Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon technology, a type of soil enhancer that improves soil health, reduces water consumption, and supports optimal fertilizer performance. Prior to joining Cool Planet in 2015, Jim was the VP of Operations at Wilbur-Ellis Company, the fourth largest agricultural retailer in the USA. Today, Jim shares their company’s latest findings on Cool Terra and how it can help optimize crop output. He describes the science behind Cool Terra, the many benefits it imparts to both soil and farmer, and how it can help fight global warming. He also explains some of its most outstanding research findings, particularly when it comes to soil microbe health.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Blockchain and Quality of Life 22 mins – “Davis is the CEO of Their mission is to improve quality of life by working on projects which accelerate access to the benefits of DLT technology [Distributed Ledger Technology]. They help established enterprises understand the implications of blockchain technology in their industries and build DLT Proof-of-Concepts. They also provide development services for startups and advise them on fundraising and operations management. Davis is also currently a senior at Marquette University where he studies engineering and heads the University’s Blockchain Lab.” At the link find the title, “73: Davis Marklin – CEO of, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 73_Davis_Marklin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain and Sustainability 29 mins – “Evan Caron is Co-Founder at, a clean energy disruptor using the blockchain to track, verify, and reward sustainability actions. They are gearing up to launch their ICO soon so be sure to check them out.” At the link find the title, “71: Co-Founder Evan Caron, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 071TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Transparency 12 mins – “From big banks to diamond dealers, companies are experimenting with blockchain, an open and distributed ledger, to make transactions more transparent and trustworthy. Could this technology mean the end of cooked books?” At the link find the title, “Can Blockchain Keep Us Honest? May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ7944704148.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Bumble CEO 75 mins – “Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vision has led to Bumble’s growth to more than 28 million users worldwide in 144 countries. Bumble launched Bumble BFF in 2016 as a friend-finding feature and Bumble Bizz for professional networking in 2017. Whitney was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and has recently been on the covers of not just Fast Company, but also Forbes and Wired.” At the link find the title, “Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 0b19c53b-f57e-4e26-b6aa-d972c2f9f7ca.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Indigenous Schools 21 mins – “A Halifax university stands by their decision to have a non-Indigenous scholar teach a course on residential schools. But critics are outraged that lived experience is not considered necessary to share this traumatic history.” At the link find the title, “Halifax university’s decision to have white prof teach residential schools course ignites controversy, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-6dGhm96a-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Prisoner Returns 19 mins – “Bashir Makhtal languished in an Ethiopian prison for 11 years, while human rights groups fought for his release. Now, back in Canada, he is asking why it took so long to secure his release.” At the link find the title, “’I expected to die in there’: Canadian jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years wants Ottawa to learn from his ordeal, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zfX23WlC-20180522.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cashless Society 15mins – “Can digital payments make physical currency a thing of the past? Cryptpocurrency pioneer Charlie Shrem, founder of Crypto.IQ, says it’s only a matter of time.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: The Case for a Cashless Economy, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ1128318920.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Census Process 6 mins – “As it prepares for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is attempting innovations in how it operates, adding new technology, and trying to control costs. This testimony provides an update on its efforts. The Bureau still has significant IT system development, testing, and security steps to complete for its ongoing end-to-end test. In addition, the Bureau needs to control cost growth and develop better cost estimates. In October 2017, the estimate for the 2020 Census jumped over $3 billion to $15.6 billion. GAO has made 84 recommendations specific to the 2020 Census. As of May 2018, 30 had not been fully implemented.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Cashless Society 12 mins – “Join the team from WSJ’s Heard on the Street for a look at China’s futuristic adoption of digital payments and cashless transactions.” At the link find the title, “The Future of Everything Festival: China’s Digital Currency Experiment, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ6829240741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Class Action Suits 22 mins – “Class actions run from big civil rights cases to arguments about pepper. Are they noble, or silly?” At the link find the title, “#696: Class Action, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180516_pmoney_pmpod696rerunv2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Class and Money 74 mins – “’Class is complicated. So, so complicated,’ a listener named Jessica wrote to WNYC Studios’ “Death, Sex & Money” (DSM) podcast when they asked for listener-submitted stories about class. Death, Sex & Money and BuzzFeed News collaborated on a multimedia project called Opportunity Costs: Money and Class in America. In listening to and reading the stories, it became evident that class wasn’t just about money—it was also about childhoods, present-day status, aspirations, housing, education, culture, mental health, community and much more. And now, we want to know: What does class mean to you? Join DSM host Anna Sale and BuzzFeed News’ Venessa Wong for a conversation about class and all that it entails. Expect lots of audience participation and engagement around questions like “What embarrases you about your current class status?” and “What was a moment when you felt particularly aware of your class status?” We’ll provide drinks and snacks to help get the dialogue started and keep it going in a post-show happy hour.” At the link find the title, “Let’s Talk About Class, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180517_INF_Talk About Class For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Stories 24 mins – “The ‘war on coal.’ Getting Appalachia wrong. Which side are you on? What it’s like to live a decline.” At the link find the title, “Coal Stories 1, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180502_embd embedded final audio-coal stories_1.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal Stories P3 24 mins – “It’s not all about Trump. Kyle makes progress. Gary has decisions to make. Brad makes a change.” At the link find the title, “Coal Stories 3, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180516_embd_embedded final audio-coal stories_3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 6 mins – “On May 11, Comey joined Brookings Senior Fellow and Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes for a live taping of the Lawfare Podcast in a conversation about the book and beyond.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.  

Construction Costs Vary 9 mins – “So when exactly is the best time to build a house?  I always assumed it was the spring or summer because that’s when everyone seems to start construction.  And depending on what your goals are, spring and summer are the best times.  However, fall, and rarely winter, could be a better time to start. Again, depending on your goals.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Crab Pee 32 mins – “What’s that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you’re a mud crab, you’ll know that it’s the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)” At the link find the title, “Apr, 2018 , Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!,” left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Death Penalty in New Hampshire 57 mins – “For the first time since 2000, state lawmakers are sending a bill repealing the death penalty to the governor’s desk, despite his vow to veto it.  We examine the arguments on both sides, recap the history of the death penalty in N.H., and look at how a repeal might affect the state’s sole inmate on death row, Michael Addison.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dehumanization and Empathy 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion, and the Center for Humanities.  Our speaker is Yale University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Paul Bloom.  Professor Bloom’s lecture is titled ‘Dehumanization and its Discontents.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Decline 66 mins – “Across the globe, democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism. Public confidence in democratic institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, is eroding. According to experts Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions and long-standing political ideals. This decline of democracy, at home and abroad, is both worrying and preventable. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey and Venezuela to the American South during Jim Crow, Ziblatt shows how democracies die—and how ours can be saved.” At the link find the title, “Daniel Ziblatt: How Democracies Die, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180516_FEA Daniel Ziblatt for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Currency Appearance 28 mins – “A new digital currency gold rush is sweeping the world but is the bubble about to burst?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctors in Crisis 38 mins – “In her furious new book, Also Human, psychologist Caroline Elton exposes the crisis among doctors in the UK, who spend their lives caring for others without receiving any support themselves. She explains why she felt she had to go public about her counselling work with overstressed pillars of the medical profession. Plus, Claire, Richard and Sian examine the literature of consulting room and operating theatre, discuss the vogue for medical memoirs and place bets on the winner of this year’s Wellcome prize for fiction and nonfiction on a medical theme.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodo Demise 30 mins – “This week: Nicola Davis investigates the death by fowl play of one of the world’s most famous dodo specimens. So what do we know about the dodo as a species? And what questions does this murder case raise?” At the link find the title, “The curious case of the dodo – Science Weekly podcast, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 27-43719-gnl.sci.182704.sf.the_curious case of the dodo bird.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Duty Free Shop History 22 mins – “We meet the man who invented duty free shopping and find out if these tax free stores are really saving us any money.” At the link find the title, “#841: The Land Of Duty Free, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180511_pmoney_pmpod841.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Vaccine 22 mins – “Vaccines to treat affected areas of the Ebola outbreak in the Congo are available, but the maps distributed to get to them are inaccurate. Volunteer mappers are rapidly fixing this to help prevent the spread of the virus.” At the link find the title, “Congo Ebola outbreak maps are riddled with errors. Volunteers are racing to fix them, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zPY9LhsJ-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eco Guidance 50 mins – “Americans have lowered their energy consumption significantly in recent years, largely because of an increase in working from home. Remote work creates more environmentally sustainable workplaces by reducing congestion, lowering fuel consumption, minimizing construction, lessening pollution emissions, reducing the strain on transportation systems, and improving air quality. According to findings from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics’ State of Telecommuting Report, the collective environmental and community impact from the current telecommuting population of 3.9 million telecommuters in the U.S. saves $1.5 billion a year. Today we will talk with Senior Career Specialist, Brie Reynolds, about the environmental impact of remote work in the U.S.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr 67 mins – “Hear about the enduring lessons that helped shape Robert F. Kennedy Jr., influencing his values, his principles and his work as a leading environmental activist. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the third of 11 children born to Bobby Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, reflects on what it meant to grow up as part of his extraordinary family. He shares some of his favorite childhood memories and speaks passionately of the role models who shaped him, including his father and his Uncle Jack.” At the link find the title, “Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Lessons I Learned from My Family, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180521_SV_Robert Kennedy JR for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Training 39 mins -.Understand more about testing and monitoring to optimize performance, including measuring oxygen uptake and heart rate variability. Then see how exercise fits into a health lifestyle. Also find out about nitric oxide to improve performance, especially in endurance sports. Recorded on 03/14/2018. (#33447)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fondue Conspiracy 16 mins – “Today on the show: How a cheese cartel abandoned the rules of economics and convinced the world to eat fondue.” At the link find the title, “#575: The Fondue Conspiracy, May , 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180502_pmoney_pmpod575rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Deserts 39 mins – “The Marketplace Weekend team was out reporting in Puerto Rico this week. But before she left, Lizzie O’Leary talked to John Schwartz of the New York Times about how he got his financial life in order. Plus, we bring you some of our favorite stories from the past year: what makes a food desert, how supply and demand works with rescue puppies, and what to do about a water source that crosses under the U.S.-Mexico border.” At the link right-click the down-pointing and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Pairings 25 mins – “Have you ever thought of mixing strawberries with mushrooms or blueberries with horseradish? Science suggests we should. It turns out pairing certain food ingredients unlocks what American chef James Briscione calls the “flavour matrix.” At the link find the title, “Hot sauce with chili and bananas? Using science to discover surprising food pairings, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-zAfWtPUJ-20180507.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foodgate 89 mins – “You can’t fix healthcare until you fix health. You can’t fix health until you fix the diet. You can’t fix the diet until you know what’s wrong. Endocrinologist Robet Lustig, Dentist Cristen Kearns and Health Policy Expert Laura Schmidt explore how the US food system is going so wrong.(#33524)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forced Migration and Diabetes 23 mins – “Worldwide, the rate of type II diabetes is estimated to be around 1 in 11 people – about 9%. For the Pima people of Arizona, 38% of the adult population have the condition – but across the border in Mexico, the rate drops down to 7%. The difference between the groups is their life experience – one side displaced, the other on their traditional lands – and their experience is being replicated elsewhere. Lauren Carruth, assistant professor at The American University, joins us to talk about the Pima people, where else displacement is changing patterns of non-communicable disease, and what this might tell us about economic migrations effect on health.” At the link find the title, “What forced migration can tell us about diabetes, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 441189603-bmjgroup-what-forced-migration-can-tell-us-about-diabetes.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Entomology 29 mins– “Jim Al-Khalili talks to Amoret Whitaker, an entomologist at the Natural History Museum in London. Her intricate understanding of the life cycles of the flies, beetles and the other insects’ which feed on decomposing bodies means she is regularly called by the Police to the scene of a crime or a murder investigation. There she collects and analyses any insect evidence to help them pin point the most likely time of death. In some instances, this can be accurate to within hours. She is just one of only a handful of forensic entomologists working in the UK. She talks to Jim about her life as a research scientist, breeding flies in the far flung towers of the Natural History Museum and her work as a forensic expert with police services across the country. Dropping her work at a moment’s notice she can be called any time of day to anywhere in the country to attend a crime scene. She also talks about her regular trips to a research facility at the ‘Body Farm’ at the University of Tennesee in Knoxville in America to get a better understanding of how real human bodies decompose. Her passion is insects and while our instinctive reaction to flies and maggots may be one of revulsion – when you take time look at them properly, and in detail, she says you can see what truly incredible creatures they are.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fractures 59 mins – “Bones break but have the ability to heal with proper bracing. From off-the-shelf braces to custom made devices, multiple fracture orthotic options are available Specialist Alex Shimkus explains the considerations made in order to achieve optimum results. Fitting and rehabilitation with these fracture braces needs to be closely monitored to prevent complications and achieve faster and optimum healing. (#33460)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freedom and Resistance 37 mins – “We catch up with James Williams, winner of the Nine Dots Prize, ahead of the publication of his prize-winning book Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy. What is the relentless competition for our attention doing to our well-being? How can we fight back against the endless pull of the phone in our pocket? And what does it all mean for politics? The book will available free to download from Cambridge University Press on 31 May.” At the link find the title, “James Williams, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future of Work 58 mins – “On May 14, Brookings Vice President Darrell West debuted his book, “The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation.”  After a presentation on his book, West was joined by a panel of experts to discuss how robots, artificial intelligence, and automation will transform society, the economy, and politics.” At the link select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

GMO Benefits 30 mins – “Dr. Monica Schmidt from the University of Arizona has an interest in using technology to make foods that are better for people.  Elimination of fungal toxins and enhanced production of key nutrients are two major areas of interest, and she has created lines that clearly are better for human health.  She also has an interest in using plants as factories for key proteins and enzymes.  Her laboratory’s extensive work is discussed on this week’s podcast.  Co-hosted with Cat Cropsey (@CatCropsey).” At the link left-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Habeas Corpus in Wartime 63 mins – “In her new book, “Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay,” Amanda Tyler presents a comprehensive account of the legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime in the Anglo-American legal tradition. On Monday, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Tyler at the Hoover Book Soiree for a wide-ranging discussion of the history of habeas, where its origins really lie in English law, and how it has changed over the years in the United States, from the Founding to modern counterterrorism cases.” At the link find the title, “Amanda Tyler on Habeas Corpus in Wartime,” right-click “Direct download: AmandaTyler May2018_mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Halal Food 42 mins – “Food trucks announcing “halal” proliferate in many urban areas but how many non-Muslims know what this means, other than cheap lunch? Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Boğaç Ergene provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, exploring what halal food means to Muslims and how its legal and cultural interpretations have changed in different geographies up to the present day.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV in Africa 12 mins – “Thanks to access to necessary treatment, Canadians with HIV are living longer than ever expected. But that’s not the case for the rest of the world, says Stephen Lewis, pointing to a lack of global interest in the crisis.” At the link find the title, “Aging with HIV is an absent reality for Africa, says Stephen Lewis, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-m21br6oF-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV In Elderly 39mins – “As the population of people living with HIV gets older, they face new challenges — related to their health, finances, and isolation — in unprecedented circumstances.” At the link find the title, “Aging with HIV: Survivors have outlived expectations, but still face stigma and uncertainty, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-M1iNTpOw-20180517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 115 mins – “Opened in September 2017, our new LEED Gold building sits right on the historic Embarcadero, with sweeping views of the Bay and Bay Bridge from every level. Every year, the Club celebrates honorees who provided strong and ethical leadership in their fields. This year we laud the achievements of distinguished citizens from various sectors, including government, technology, education and philanthropy.” At the link find the title, “Distinguished Citizen Gala 2018,, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180419_GalaAudio_iTunes All Four Conversations.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Income Inequality 67 mins – “The widening gap between the rich and the poor is one of the most important issues facing societies worldwide. Income inequality has increased drastically over the past four decades, and the debate on how to address this problem has never been more important. Dambisa Moyo, global economist and author of the new book, Edge of Chaos, analyzes how liberal democracies are failing their own citizens. She emphasizes the importance of economic growth in creating global stability, and presents us with a radical roadmap to reform our democracies to meet the needs of the people. Moyo presents the economic struggles that are weakening our democracies and how we can overcome them without abandoning democracy itself.” At the link find the title, “Economist Dambisa Moyo: The Edge of Chaos, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180518_FEA_Dambisa Moyo for podcast.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Gaps 160 mins – “The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings convened a group of public, private, and civic thought leaders to discuss how our shared economic, social, and environmental challenges look from an infrastructure perspective—and present the most promising innovations to help address them.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Instructional Coaching 48 mins – “…This podcast features an introductory overview about instructional coaching and technology integration coaching specifically, drawing on the author’s experiences in this role with teachers since the late 1990s. In addition to defining instructional coaching, keys to successful instructional coaching experiences for mentor teachers as well as coaches are highlighted, as well as “lessons learned.”  The second part of the podcast features an interview with middle school French teacher Blake Pardue, who has been connecting his students to “pen pal” classrooms of French speaking students in Europe and in Africa for several years. The past two years, Blake’s students have used the iPad app “Explain Everything” to create media-rich introductions of themselves and practice their French skills with their pen pals. This interview was a reflection with Blake Pardue and Wes Fryer about this year’s iteration of the Explain Everything project, which utilized the new “cloud based” and collaborative version. They discuss project procedures and lessons learned. Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to referenced apps and resources from the show.” At the link find the title, “Podcast461: Instructional Coaching, Middle School French Class and Explain Everything for iPad, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2018-05-13-speedofcreativity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intellectual Disabilities 57 mins – “Two documentaries, Intelligent Lives, and a companion film about New Hampshire native Garrett Shows (forthcoming in the fall), challenge our perception of people with intellectual disabilities, which resulted in systemic segregation and limited them from participating fully in school, work and society.  We talk with those who created these films, and those whose stories, struggles and triumphs are portrayed.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran 85 mins – “On May 17, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings hosted a discussion on the consequences of President Trump’s decision on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).” At the link select “Save Link” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Junkie Doctor 35 mins – “As the United States works through what the American Medical Association describes as “the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history,” we revisit the story of Dimitri. This former junkie was delivered from a 27-year heroin addiction by a controversial treatment that seems to work miracles for people addicted to opioids. Since kicking the habit, he’s been an evangelist to other junkies, spreading the good news about the wondrous drug that instantly cured him.” At the play bar right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Katy Tur on Trump 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall Present Writers on a New England Stage with Katy Tur. Tur’s memoir, Unbelievable, recalls the relentless pace of reporting on the unprecedented Trump presidential campaign for NBC and MSNBC. Tur became a fixation for Trump as he ratcheted up hostility against the media. Tur stood up to Trump’s taunting on Twitter and his calling her out at rallies. She endured death threats, insults and other indignities from his supporters, and proved her mettle as a reporter — now anchor. For Virginia Prescott’s final Writers before she heads to Georgia Public Broadcasting, Tur shared about her front row seat to the craziest campaign in American history.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Literacy 58 mins – “In her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, Dr. Maryanne Wolf revisits some of the key ideas of her wonderful first book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Since Dr. Wolf was one of my earliest guests back in BSP 29, I was eager to talk with her again. In BS 145 we touch on several key ideas. First, she emphasized again that reading is very different from language. All normal humans learn their first language, almost automatically as long as they are exposed to language during the critical period early in life, but reading is actually a cultural invention and must be taught. We explore the  implications of this distinction.Another important issue is that since our brain is plastic, how we learn to read makes a huge difference. Dr. Wolf is very concerned about the implications of the shift to digital media, not just for young readers, but for readers of all ages. But in Tales of Literacy she also explores how digital technology might be used to bring reading to children who might otherwise remain illiterate. “ At the link right-click “right-click to download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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

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.

Medically Fragile Kids 26 mins – “Host Brian Goldman travels to Ottawa to meet two extraordinary women who share a common bond. Kim McLeod and Julie Drury were both mothers to children who doctors call “medically fragile”: two kids with rare diseases so complicated they need nearly round the clock care just to stay alive. Because of their medical conditions, both children died prematurely. With great strength, the two women share their stories of their children’s last days. They impart their wisdom about how the medical system could better help families cope with the painful final moments of a child’s life. They both question why the medical system doesn’t include death in their conversations with families, particularly those with “medically fragile” children. Is it not part of life?” At the link find the title, “The Elephant in the Room, “ right-click “Media files whitecoat-t7JZsyWl-20180509.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind and Machines 59 mins “Explore the inner workings of the human mind, the mysteries of memory, The Matrix, deep learning, the ethics of driverless cars, ELIZA, and much more with Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and neuroscientist Dr. Gary Marcus” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Homes 30 mins – “…Mobile homes don’t get a lot of love in our culture, despite being a key source of affordable housing stock in the United States. Throughout the 1990s, 66% of new affordable housing built was mobile homes. Shirline, a divorcee with grown children, bought her place in 1994, and was excited to buy a home of her own rather than paying rent….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muscle Physiology P2 63 mins – “Dr. Keith Baar joins Ken and Dawn today for the second of his two-part interview for STEM-Talk. Keith is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology who has made fundamental discoveries on how muscles grow bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant. He is the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. In his lab, he leads a team of researchers attempting to develop ways to improve muscle, tendon and ligament function. Part one of our interview, episode 62, covered Keith’s childhood in Canada and his undergrad years at the University of Michigan as well as his time at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a master’s degree in human biophysics. We talked about Keith’s work at the University of Illinois, where he received a doctorate in physiology and biophysics. We also covered Keith’s time in the lab of John Holloszy, who is known as the father of exercise research in the United States, as well as the five years Keith spent at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Episode 63 picks up with Keith explaining his decision to return to the states and join the faculty at the University of California, Davis.  Ken and Dawn then talk to Keith about his most recent research, some of which is looking at how to determine the best way to train, as well as what types of foods compliment training to decrease tendon and ligament injury and accelerate return to play. This work has the potential to improve muscle function not only in athletes, but also improve people’s quality of life as they age. Another key topic covered in part two of our interview is the research Keith is doing on a ketogenic diet and its potential to reduce cancer rates and improve cognition. Keith also provides his thoughts on what optimal workouts and nutrition should look like.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar, and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Pear Harbor Prequel 29 mins – “Prince Konoye’s government collapses as Gen. Tojo demands war with the U.S. Emperor Hirohito then orders Tojo to form his own government, hoping this will cause the Japanese Army to be more cautious. Meanwhile the alerts sent to Pearl Harbor by Washington remain vague.” At the link find the title, “Episode 221-War with the U.S. Seems Unavoidable, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL9915596614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacist Training 57 mins – “In this episode, we interview Janeen Winnike, Dean of the Office of Students Affairs at the RFUMS College of Pharmacy, regarding transitions from a student life to a practitioner life. With her previous role as an HR official within a large community pharmacy chain, she offers some “do’s and don’ts” for students transitioning into new practitioners.” At the link find the title, “78 – Transitioning from School to Practice – Advice for New Practitioners,” right-click “Direct download: 078-Professional_transitioning.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Economics 83 mins – “Peter Boettke of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the proper role of the state in the economy. This is a wide-ranging conversation on political economy. Topics include Adam Smith’s view of the state, the tension between the state as enabler of real vs. crony capitalism, the potential for the poor to flourish in a market economy, and the challenges of democracy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Precision Engineer Impact 66 mins – “Machines have forever altered the way we operate and interact in society. The application of these precise tools have allowed us to innovate and mass produce throughout history, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of the internet. British journalist and celebrated author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman Simon Winchester visits the Club to talk about these landmark inventions—and the minds behind them. In his newest book, The Perfectionists, Winchester argues that precision is the component most crucial to the advancement of history.  Join us as Winchester journeys through time and introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world.” At the link find the title, “Simon Winchester: The Perfectionists, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180521_FEA_Simon Winchester for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetics 49 mins – “Find out what UCSF is doing to assist those affected by limb loss to maximize their physical and functional mobility locally and around the globe. Recorded on 03/22/2018.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Glass 56 mins – “Today we’ll be talking with an innovative CEO that is looking to change the way glass is recycled in the U.S. George Valiotis is the Founder and CEO of Pace Glass Recycling. They will soon have the largest facility for recycled glass in the world and are making great strides to revise a very outdated business model. Pace Glass has found ways to recycle glass that most others cannot, such as colored or dirty glass, and they have set a goal to recover, process and reuse every shard of glass available and in doing so, create a greener tomorrow.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 62 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe. Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company Sharetribe creates tools for individuals and local communities to decentralize and ultimately democratize ownership of the sharing economy. In this conversation, Douglas and Juho discuss platform cooperatives and the slow patient work of building a business focused on sustainability rather than the “unicorn ambition” of growth and profit.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 86 Juho Makkonen “Breaking the Unicorn Myth”, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5afc224b2faeed8e04002af2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Impact 59 mins – “A sleepy brain is a hungry brain. Aric Prather explores the effect sleep loss has on our health and every day living. He looks at the relationship of sleep to metabolism and inflammatory disease. Recorded on 03/20/2018. (#33593)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power 65 mins – “YouSolar has designed a stand-alone solar+battery system that works in areas with unreliable grids or no grid at all. The system is high-power and can replace diesel generators widely used in these situations. The system is plug-and-play and so fast to assemble that it can go from box to power in one hour, making it useful for disaster relief. YouSolar’s initial markets are India and Indonesia where a considerable amount of electric power is generated by dirty, noisy and expensive home diesel generators. Join us for a conversation with Leitner on what YouSolar is doing to improve global access to solar and battery power systems.” At the link find the title, “YouSolar: Solar Simplified, Power Amplified, “ right-click “Media files cc_20180509_MLF You Solar for Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian War and U.S. 60 mins – “Rania Khalek is an independent journalist, writer, and political commentator. Khalek has written for a variety of publications, including The Nation, The Intercept, Al Jazeera, Salon, Vice, Mondoweiss, and Truthout. Khalek previously served as an associate editor for the pro-Palestinian news website The Electronic Intifada, an associate writer for AlterNet, and a regular contributor to the media watchdog “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting”. She also co-hosts the podcast “Unauthorized Disclosure”.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Testosterone 33 mins – “It is possible for athletes to over-train and cause a drop on levels of testosterone. Endocrinologist Dr. Dolores Shoback looks at low T and explores testosterone supplementation. Recorded on 03/07/2018.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Defined 35 mins – “Carlo Rovelli first became interested in the nature of time when he took LSD as a young man. Later he became curious about the world of the almost absurdly small, where time has no meaning and space is grainy. …He’s a theoretical physicist who became a household name when his book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics became an unexpected international bestseller. His concise, and poetic, introduction to the laws and beauty of physics has sold more than a million copies. He’s also a pioneer of one of the most exciting and profound ideas in modern physics, called loop quantum gravity. Early in his research career, he rejected more mainstream approaches to unifying physics (string theory for example) in favour of trying to understand the quantum nature of gravity. No one in Italy was working on this when he started to think about it in the early 1980s, and his PhD thesis was effectively unsupervised. The quantum world he studies is a billion trillion times smaller than the smallest atomic nucleus. When understood at this absurdly tiny scale, the world is ‘a frenzied swarming of quanta that appear and disappear’. It makes no sense to talk about time as we understand it, or even things. … Producer: Anna Buckley.” At the link find the title, “Cross Section: Carlo Rovelli – Science Weekly podcast, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files 03-42343-gnl.sci.180305.sf.cross section carlo rovelli.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S.-Russian Relations 68 mins – “Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions. In his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace, McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships. Come listen to reflections on U.S.-Russia relations, election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.” At the title, “Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History of Russia, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180522_FEA_Michael Mcfaul for podcast.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

USS Maine Explosion 192 mins – “Here’s a big beast of a DHP episode, dealing with the Deep History of the sinking of the USS Maine, the origins of the Spanish-American War, and what relevance this story might have to recent events.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 0160: “Remember the Maine!” & The Pageantry of American Aggression, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL5862908766.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Video Games 52 mins – “California may be home to some of the video game industry’s biggest players, but  Ralph Baer, considered by many to be “the Father of Video Games,” developed the first game console in good ol’ New Hampshire.  Today on the show, vignettes from the past, present, and future of gaming in the Granite State.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam and China 50 mins – “From Zhao Tuo to the present day, the history of the relations of these two great countries and frenemies is a great story. In this episode we enter the 20th century and explore the end of French domination in Indochina, Vietnam’s fight to unify the country and the most recent Sino-Viet history. All three Indochina Wars will be discussed and the outcomes they produced. Although this six-part series was only a simple 走马看花 overview of the subject, I hope anyone not schooled in the basics of this history is leaving the table satisfied. Cảm ơn đã lắng nghe!” At the link find the title, “CHP-202-The History of China-Vietnam Relations Part 6, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files ADL1326388323.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Reality Evaluation 43 mins– “[first item] Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo Last week was -very- good for affordable standalone VR gear! We review the new Oculus Go, and Lenovo’s Mirage Solo! Virtual Reality for $200? Is it any good? Watch the video!… Lenovo Mirage VR Camera Google’s VR180 has a simple goal: make it easy to take pictures and record video for VR. How? Software that’s easy to use, and fairly cheap hardware. Meet Lenovo’s Mirage Camera w/ Daydream. The $299 price tag isn’t any cheaper than most consumer 3D cameras, but it’s certainly easier to operate. Stills, videos, what it does best, and how to use it (and share it with family and friends that -don’t- have VR gear) in the video!” At the link left-click “Download Episode176” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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