Media Mining Digest 348 – Jul 13, 2018: Advertising Online, AT&T and Time Warner Case, Authoritarianism, Baobab Tree Deaths, Biohacking, Blind College Student, Brain Functions, Brazilian Economy, Businesswoman Story, Cakeshop Case, Canadian Tariffs, Coast Guard Drug Interdictions, Cougar Attacks, Crowdfunding, Culture Weaponization, Fernanda Silva Amazing Life, Fish Tracking, Github Explained, Government Transparency, Gun Violence, Identity Theft, Immigration System Changes, Lyme Disease, Marijuana Edibles, Mental Health of Women, National Law Issues, Native Women Murders, North Korean Defector, Nurses Unions, Nutritional Goals, Prosthetic Trends, Psychopaths, Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery, Reporter Seymour Hersh, Robocallers, Russian Interference, Sleep Needs, Sports Betting, Superconductivity, Superintelligence, Telemedicine, Trump Income, Water Charity, Women in Workforce

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Advertising Online 48 mins – “From Mad Men to memes, the advertising industry is undergoing epic changes. Bestselling author Ken Auletta shares the inside story.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AT&T Time Warner Deal 48 mins – “The fate of the AT&T Time Warner deal has been decided. And with it, a message sent to media moguls and beyond.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Athletic Activists 37 mins – “Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Authoritarianism 48 mins – “We’ll talk with Timothy Snyder about his warning on the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baobob Tree Deaths 33 mins – “This week, the mysterious death of African baobab trees, Antarctica’s past, present, and future, and how zebrafish protect their stem cells.” At the link find the title, “14 June 2018: Baobab tree death, zebrafish stem cells, and ice in Antarctica, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking 29 mins – “Oz war on mathematics by Ian Woolf; Meow Ludo Meow Meow explains the five pillars of biohacking, Production checked by Charles Willock, Produced by Ian Woolf” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind College Student 43 mins – “The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris Daniel Morris may have made the big transition from Australia to Montreal, Canada for love, however, Daniel’s transition from one career into another was a whole new world in itself. In this podcast Daniel talks about what it was like to return to College and into his Masters program. The challenges he met and overcame. Daniel also gives some great information on nutrition and health as well as the scholarship program that he developed for others and to create opportunities for future leaders. Daniel recognizes that he may have been the first blind person to graduate in his field and encourages others to go where their passions lead them. Be the first, follow your passion, and be the best that you can be. Blind abilities team member, Nick Dambrosio, interviews Daniel Morris in their hometown of Montreal. Although Canada and the United States are separated by a border, there is still a lot of common ground when it comes to accessibility. And Daniel has a lot to share from his experiences and knowledge gained over the last few years. So join Daniel and Nick as they discuss the challenges and successes in transitioning to college and to take the approach of being the solution rather than being the problem….” At the link find the title, “The Importance of Being the Solution: Transitioning Careers and a Journey Through University – Meet Daniel Morris, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files DanielMorris20F.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Functions 86 mins- “Psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist talks about his book, The Master and His Emissary, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McGilchrist argues we have misunderstand the purpose and effect of the divided brain. The left side is focused, concrete, and confident while the right side is about integration of ourselves with the complexity of the world around us. McGilchrist uses this distinction to analyze the history of western civilization. This is a wide-ranging conversation that includes discussions of poetry, philosophy, and economics.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazilian Economy 45 mins – “In this episode, we are joined by economist and entrepreneur, Ricardo Amorim. Ricardo is founder and CEO of Ricam Consultoria, a financial and investment consultancy, and recent startups AAA Academy and Smartrips. Ricardo is also the author of the best-selling book, After the Storm, is a host on Brazil’s leading news channel, GloboNews, and is a lecturer and keynote speaker.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 29 mins – “Cortez, Colorado, has been serving public facilities, community anchor institutions (CAIs), and businesses officially since 2011. In 2015, they expanded to bring fiber connectivity to more businesses; today, seven providers offer services on their open access infrastructure. Now, Cortez is ready to take the next step by offering retail services to residents as an ISP; they’re engaged in a pilot project that will help them determine the best way to move forward. This week, General Services Director Rick Smith joins Christopher to discuss past, present, and future in this town of approximately 9,000. The guys met up at Mountain Connect in Vail, where they’re joining many other industry and policy professionals discuss infrastructure, connectivity, and policy. While at the conference, Rick and the city received the Community Project of the Year Award….” 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 28 mins – “The Maine towns of Baileyville and Calais are known for their beautiful scenery and their clean rural lifestyle; soon the region will also be known for its broadband. The two communities have joined together to form the Downeast Broadband Utility (DBU) in order to develop a regional fiber optic network for businesses and residents. Julie Jordan, Director of DBU has joined Christopher this week to talk about the project. Like many other rural areas in Maine, the towns found that for decades they have had difficulty attracting and retaining businesses and new residents. Community leaders recognize that the poor Internet infrastructure in the area is one of the root causes and aim to amend the problem. By working together, Baileyville and Calais can achieve what would have been extremely difficult for each to do on their own. Once community leaders began investigating what it would take to create a publicly owned network and the benefits that would result, they realized that they had the ability to improve local connectivity. Julie discusses how they’ve dealt with some of the challenges they’ve faced and how they’re preparing to contend with potential difficulties….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Businesswoman Story 20 mins – “”I’d been patronized as a child,” Dame Stephanie Shirley — a.k.a. Steve — tells us this week. “I wasn’t going to be patronized as an adult.” The kind of company that Stephanie Shirley wanted to work for didn’t exist in 1962, so she created her own. “I wanted a company that was suitable for me [and] that I would like to work in,” Shirley says. “And I knew there were lots of women who had also hit the glass ceiling and were completely and utterly ignored by the industry.” She’s talking about the software industry, which was even more of a boys club in the sixties. So Shirley started her own business, hired a bunch of women from IBM, and even changed her first name from Stephanie to Steve — in order to get the attention of potential clients through promotional materials. Shirley tells us her incredible story, which includes creating a company that would later be valued at $3 billion, being made a dame by Queen Elizabeth, and keeping herself mentally and physically fit in the midst of life’s many hurdles. Power Up is a Nerdette project where fascinating people explain how they set themselves up for success in an exhausting world. Tell us how YOU power up by recording yourself on your phone and emailing the audio file to” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2018, Power Up: Dame Steve Shirley” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cakeshop Case 48 mins – “The Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of the baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a gay couple. In a 7-2 decision, justices decided in favor of the Colorado baker. This has been one of the most watched-for rulings this session with big implications for free speech and religious and gay rights.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canada – U.S. Relations 19 mins – “The war of words between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been called “unprecedented” by observers. Former foreign affairs minister Peter MacKay says it’s alarming and could even lead to a recession if it persists.” At the link find the title, “Rift between Trump and Trudeau could be first step towards a recession, warns former foreign affairs minister, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-5laVJdF6-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian North in Fiction 56 mins – “From the Blue Metropolis/Metropole Bleu Festival in Montreal, Paul Kennedy discusses the ‘idea of north’ with writers from Quebec’s Inuit North, Denmark and Norway. They compare and contrast the North as they know it, and how they express that through their writing.” At the link find the title, “International perspectives on the ‘idea of north’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-3nReMkky-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Tariffs   48 mins – “Long hours on the road, with public radio to keep them company… Occasionally, we’ll hear from truckers who call in to offer their insights. And in Tuesday’s first hour, which focused on trade, some truckers — who’ve crossed back and forth between Canada and the U.S. — gave their two cents about the countries’ relations, trade, and more. Here’s what they had to say:…” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Carbon Captures 26 mins – “Carbon Engineering is a Canadian company that sucks carbon out of the air and converts it to fuel. New research conducted by its founder suggests the company’s methods could be a viable tool in the fight against climate change.” At the link find the title, “Canadian company says it can make cost-effective fuel by sucking carbon dioxide from the air, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-qaJbIwaX-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coast Guard Drug Interdictions 44 mins – “A joint investigation by CBC’s The Current and The Investigative Fund heard from seven suspected drug traffickers, who were picked up in international waters with the support of the Canadian navy. They report being mistreated after being handed to U.S. Coast Guard vessels.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Coast Guard detentions of drug smugglers ‘violating international law,’ and Canada may be complicit, J” right-click “Media files current-ZSw5Fxin-20180606.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cougar Attacks 24 mins – “Wildlife experts say that as humans encroach more into cougar habitats, and as cougars adapt more to being where people live, the possibility of a close encounter is increasing.” At the link find the title, “Watch out, Alberta – close encounters with cougars are on the rise, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-pOqsSSOc-20180612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crowdfunding 59 mins – “Crowdfunding has officially arrived. Utilizing the power of the Internet, crowdfunding represents one of the most exhilarating ways to raise investment funds for your dream project. It enables you to get exposure in the public domain and can symbolize a seal of approval for your product, organization, or idea. But there are a number of things you need to know in order to stand out from the masses. In this episode we speak with crowdfunding expert Chris Buckingham about how to ensure success with your crowdfunding campaign. Chris is a crowdfunding specialist and author of the new book, Crowdfunding Intelligence: The No-Nonsense Guide to Raising Investment Funds on the Internet. He’s worked on campaigns ranging from the arts to zoos, and has contributed to over $3 million worth of crowdfunding.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Culture Weaponization 48 mins – “Ali Velshi is a reporter, analyst, and self-identified “double immigrant”. And he’s worried about what he calls “the growing weaponization of culture.” In a talk he gave at the Peter Wall Institute at the University of British Columbia, Velshi says identity politics have splintered people along ever-narrower definitions of identity – and it’s derailing America.” At the link find the title, “Culture Weaponized: Ali Velshi on shutting our mouths and opening our ears, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-9HpHCgCH-20180614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dairy Farmers 26 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump has said high tariffs and Canada’s supply management system are hurting American dairy farmers, who are already struggling to make ends meet. While some argue the U.S. could solve those problems by adopting a similar system, others warn it can be bad for consumers, and for global trade.” At the link find the title, “Should the U.S. adopt Canada’s supply management system in order to save its dairy farmers? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-cSwJDF5O-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discover Your True North 48 mins – “This week on Smart People Podcast we interview the former CEO of Medtronic, Bill George, as we discuss his new book, Discover Your True North. Originally based on first-person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must-read business classic when it was introduced in 2007. New case studies include Warren Buffett, Indra Nooyi, Arianna Huffington, Jack Ma, Paul Polman, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others. In this episode we discuss what it’s like to run a multi-billion dollar business, what it means to be “authentic”, and how anyone can find a bit more happiness by learning what guides you….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Testing 36 mins – “As a science columnist for The New York Times, Carl Zimmer had reported extensively about genetics and the role gene mutations play in various ailments. After a while, he got to wondering about what secrets his own genetic code holds. “I wanted to know if there was anything I needed to worry about,” Zimmer says. “We all think back to our relatives who got sick and then wonder, ‘Is that in me?’ ” So Zimmer worked with a genetics counselor to get his entire genome sequenced — an experience he describes as “very nerve-wracking.” He worried that he would discover a mutation that would put him on the path for a particular disease. As it turned out, the counselor told Zimmer he has a “boring genome.” Though Zimmer initially hoped for a more “exciting and exotic” assessment, the counselor reminded him “A boring genome is a really good genome.” Zimmer writes about the broader implications of genetic research and testing in his new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Fernanda Silva Amazing Life 37 mins – “Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby? Blind Abilities features Fernanda Silva, born in Brazil, immigrating to the US at an early age, and experiencing successes and set-backs that few of us will ever realize. Despite them all, Fernanda maintains an extremely positive and upbeat attitude towards life. She has overcome much, such as transitioning to blindness, being diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, and other devastating experiences throughout her short lifetime. Listen to Nanda’s highs and lows, trials and tribulations, and hear her contagious optimism and refreshing sense of humor which has survived them all, as blind Abilities tells her story like no one else can. Hear how Aira has enhanced her life, from routine daily tasks to monumental events in her life. Hear, in her own touching words, how she went through trauma and pain, how she rose up and defeated those set-backs by learning new job skills and creating her own businesses, to how she has now reached a pinnacle in happiness unlike any she has previously experienced. Join Jeff and Pete as they explore this amazing story, as told by their guest, Fernanda silva.” At the link find the title, “Fernanda Silva: A Persistent and Driven Individual, Her Amazing Life Story and is This the First Aira Baby? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Fernanda.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Tracking 19 mins – “As much as a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. But can technology and tracking keep the industry honest? Meet the fishermen, chefs and government agents working to ensure that the fish on your plate is the one you ordered.” At the link find the title, “Fishy Business: Fixing Seafood’s Fraud Problem, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ9667749628.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Github Explained 49 mins – “GitHub, WhatsApp, and Australia on this week’s episode with Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski, Emily Peck, and Paul Ford.” At the link find the title, “The Put a Fork In It Edition, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY4199583619.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Transparency 47 mins – “The flow of information to the public in the Age of Trump. What do we know about what the government is doing in our name and with our tax dollars?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 42 mins – “On todays podcast, Cliff & fellow Puyallup member Danelle Reed discuss gun violence. Does limiting or enacting tougher gun laws really reduce violence and crime? If not, why? What is happening in countries where guns have been essentially banned? Then in the second segment we stick with guns, but this time turn to self- violence, which is to say suicide. Why does it happen, and can anything be done to stop THAT? Surely few things could be sadder than someone’s private torture leading them to believe that ending their own life is the only solution. Often family members don’t even see the signs of it coming, and it seems to hit out of the blue. Today Cliff & Danelle discuss the prevalence of this tragic trend, the methods people are using, and some real ways it can be averted.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hamilton Play Producer 54 mins – “A hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers with a virtually all minority cast. A reimagining of La bohème as a rock musical uncovering the AIDS crisis in New York City. A coming-of-age musical about the anxieties of entering adulthood told through cartoons. These are just a few of the radically relevant and compelling concepts that Tony Award-winning producer Jeffrey Seller has turned into Broadway gold. In this episode, David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, interviews Seller (Hamilton, Rent, Avenue Q) about his childhood, democratizing theater, diversifying history, and putting on a really good show.” At the link find the title, “How Broadway’s Hamilton is Radically Relevant” where you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in this blog archive.

Hepatitis Control 59 mins – “Dr. Anupama Raghuram discusses “Hepatitis A: An Update in the Context of an Outgoing Multi-state Outbreak” by first reviewing the epidemiology and pathogenesis of hepatits A virus (HAV) infections. She then presents the clinical manifestations and management of HAV infections. After, Dr. Raghuram addresses strategies for prevention of transmission in a variety of clinical settings and finally, reviews data on the ongoing multi-state HAV outbreak in the US.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu

Honey in Wounds 29 mins- “Walk fast if you want to live by Ian Woolf, Daniel Bouzho talks about Manuka honey and bacteria, Raelene Sommer describes the Rhythmotron and Penrith Observatory. Fact and sound checking by Charles Willock, Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Contracts 10 mins – “A couple of weeks ago we talked about the bidding process, mainly as it pertains to owner-builders bidding for subcontractors themselves.  This week I’ll give you a quick overview of the different types of contract agreements you might decide on if you ’re going to hire a general contractor to build your house.  We’ll briefly discuss fixed price contracts and cost-plus contracts. Choosing which type of contract to use is almost as important as choosing which general contractor to hire.” At the link right-click Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Icelandic Sagas P1 54 mins – “More than a thousand years ago, rebel Vikings and other settlers fleeing from Norway settled on a craggy, uninhabited island in the north Atlantic: Iceland. There they built a new world pretty much from scratch, with a new legal system, a new social order and – eventually – a new language. They also created stories about who they were. Philip Coulter time-travels into the heart of the Icelandic Sagas.” At the link find the title, “A Map of the Heart: The Icelandic Sagas, Part 1, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-yxASNbHp-20180612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identity Theft 60 mins – “Although the digital age has brought about marvelous innovation, it has also created a new way for thieves and terrorists to disrupt life as we know it. A recent study determined that approximately 15 million United States residents have their identities used fraudulently each year with financial losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. And in addition to that, our companies, our infrastructure, and our government is under constant attack from cyberterrorism. So what can you do to protect yourself? This week we brought on an expert to help us answer that question.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration System Changes 75 mins – “The audio from this webinar highlights findings from a Migration Policy Institute report examining the potential impacts of expected changes to the public charge rule by the Trump administration. Leaked draft versions indicate that the rule could allow the administration to make changes to the legal immigration system, in part by making it more difficult for legally present noncitizens to acquire a green card or visa if they or their family members have used public benefits. The rule likely would discourage millions from accessing health, nutrition, and social services for which they or their U.S.-citizen dependents are eligible.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Writers 56 mins – “If any nation punches above its weight in literature, it might be Ireland — a small island nation that has produced four Nobel Prize winners in literature and countless other poets, playwrights and novelists of international renown. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, conversations with some of Ireland’s finest writers about the art of fiction and a literary sensibility that is both universally resonant and discernibly Irish.” At the linkf idn the title, “The Enright Files: Conversations with some of Ireland’s finest writers,, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-bldPu9xq-20180604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease 34 mins – “This week, we’re entering the Lyme Wars. We’re asking: what is Lyme disease? How do you get it? How do you know you have it? And if you get infected, are you stuck with it forever? To find out we talk to neurologist Dr John Halperin, neuropsychology researcher Dr Kathleen Bechtold, and a Lyme patient we’re calling Emily.” At the link find the title, “Lyme Disease: How Scary Is It? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files GLT7290994573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mao Zedong and Chinese Revolution 63 mins – “Yueran Zhang is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Yueran joins Brett to discuss Mao and the Chinese Revolution.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Marco Polo Documentary 56 mins – “Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo – traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the West – is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer, and discovers someone even more interesting and unexpected.” At the link find the title, “Making Marco Polo (Encore January 21, 2016), Jun, 2018,” right-click “ideas-hUkRIiSF-20180605.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Edibles 24 mins – “The potential for cannabis to wean people off opioid addiction is getting renewed attention after Canopy Growth, Canada’s biggest marijuana grower, gave UBC $2.5 million research endowment to investigate the idea.” At the link find the title, “Could marijuana help people addicted to opioids, or are we swapping one addiction for another? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-SlaFHR4B-20180608.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mental Health of Women 48 mins – “Fashion icon Kate Spade’s death by suicide has launched a new conversation about women’s mental health.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Law Issues 76 mins- “Hello friends, and welcome back to the latest episode!  Last week was a bit quiet, but things are heating up.  This week we review and debate: War Powers:  This week saw the release of the Office of Legal Counsel’s memorandum on the U.S. airstrikes on Syrian military targets in April 2018.  We explain what issue it addressed, situate it in context with earlier war power debates, and wrestle over the questions it raises (including, especially, what role if any UN Charter issues should or do play in relation to this constitutional question). Doe v. Mattis (of course): A surprising incident involving the accidental monitoring of a phone call between Doe and his lawyers in New York came to light last week.  Is it an example of a well-functioning system dealing with a good-faith accident, or a sign of trouble? Military Commissions: We have a quick note on an attempt by al Baluchi to get the D.C. Circuit to intervene on an issue relating to evidence preservation (now that the CMCR has turned up inquorate), and we have a CMCR-related Dalmazzi update accounting for a curious government filing before SCOTUS in response to Steve’s letter pointing out that one of the CMCR judges has retired from the military yet apparently still serves on the CMCR in a distinct, civilian capacity. The ECHR and CIA Black Sites: A fresh pair of decisions by the European Court of Human Rights condemning member states for allowing the CIA to operate black sites in their territory.  Don’t expect any ECHR member state to cooperate on that front, or anything akin to it, in the future… Trumplandia: another hot week in Trumplandia, as Team Trump leaks advocacy letters insisting that POTUS cannot obstruct justice, that one (of two) obstruction states does not apply as to the FBI, and that POTUS can pardon himself.  Paul Manafort jumps in with some supremely ill-advised witness tampering, just for kicks” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Women Murders 25 mins – “As U.S. faces up to its own problem of missing and murdered Indigenous women, what can the country learn from Canada’s success – and failures?” At the link find the title, “U.S. activists inspired by Canada’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Q1t2sVmr-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Negotiating Skills 49 mins – “In this episode, Wharton Business School professor Maurice Schweitzer helps us unpack the psychology of when and how to interact with people as our friends and our foes, and how we can use this knowledge to get the best outcomes in life. Insights from Maurice can help us in business (how to build trust, gain power, nail a job interview, and negotiate a raise) and in our personal lives (how to increase our motivation and our happiness, how to deal with deception, how to know what your best friend really wants, and how to deliver an effective apology). Drawing on cutting-edge research in psychology, economics, sociology, political science, neuroscience, and animal studies, Maurice explains the science behind emotions, how they affect your decision making, and how to utilize this new knowledge to create mutually beneficial interactions. Maurice is the author of the brand new book, Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korean Defector 19 mins – “A man who defected from North Korea has a stark warning for U.S. president Donald Trump about trusting the regime.” At the link find the title, “North Korean defector to Trump: ‘Don’t believe Kim Jong-un’, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-REqup2mu-20180612.mp3­” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nurses Unions 21 mins – “The former nurse’s union filed grievances against her previous employers after she was fired for medication errors and professional misconduct.” At the link find the title, “Union’s defence of Elizabeth Wettlaufer was ‘grossly disappointing,’ says employment lawyer, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-lDMKdIyR-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutritional Goals 49 mins – “…in this episode we brought on an expert to talk about health, happiness, and how to create good habits. This week on the show we interview Sam Attard, PhD. Sam is a a wellness coach and yoga instructor teaching ambitious adults how to navigate their diets and daily lives with less stress and more ease. So take a listen, and get motivated…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Photography Early Days 37 mins – “In the 21st century, we often assume that a picture captures what really happened in a given moment. But on this week’s show, Joanne and Brian look at the early days of photography – when Americans had to figure out how to ‘read’ images – and learn if photos should be trusted at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastics Pollution 47 mins – “Plastic or the planet? We need to make a choice, or drown in plastic says National Geographic. We’ll dig in.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Tricks 33 mins – “Podcasting is exploding. It’s expected to be a billion-dollar industry within 5 years. In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim speaks with the head of a top advertising agency about how to get started, how to make money, and how you can be part of this next revolution.” At the linkr ight-click “Podcasting insider tricks from a top media buyer’s perspective., Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files Podcasting insider tricks from a top media buyers perspective.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prosthetic Trends 15 mins – “Today, paraplegics can move robotic limbs using only their thoughts. But when it comes to our understanding of how the brain works, we still have a long way to go. Meet the scientists attempting to hack the world’s most complex computer.” At the link find the title, “Hacking the Brain’s Code, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files WSJ1580367936.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychopaths P3 48 mins – “We’re all familiar with the idea of the “bad seed”. Incorrigible children and unruly adolescents who later commit terrible crimes. Over the last decade, they’ve increasingly been referred to as psychopaths. But unlike the way their adult counterparts are viewed, there’s renewed hope that younger people with psychopathic traits can be redeemed.” At the link find the title, “Creating Conscience, Part 3: A history of treating the psychopath, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-QDZfL2P4-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting 48 mins – “In a public talk at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Sue Gardner argues that that we’ve returned to the same set of ominous social conditions which led to the creation of public broadcasting in the first place – and that now is the time to recommit to public service journalism.” At the link find the title, “A matter of life and death: Sue Gardner on public broadcasting, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-7rwguqmu-20180611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Speaking 48 mins – “Life and business aren’t fair, which is good. If they were, you couldn’t seize the unfair advantage. Think about it. Is your CEO the smartest person in the company? Is the head of your department more driven than you? Probably not. They all have one thing in common, though: They’re on top of the pile because they discovered and exploited their unfair advantage―and with the help of our guest this week, you can do the same. This week we have the pleasure of picking the brain of bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, Garrison Wynn. Garrison has worked with some of the world’s most effective corporate leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses. He has a background in manufacturing, entertainment, telecommunications, and financial services. In his teens, Wynn worked with Magnavox and baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world’s first video gaming system, and by age 27, he became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history. He is also the author of The Real Truth about Success: What the Top 1% Do Differently, Why They Won’t Tell You, and How You Can Do It Anyway! and The Cowbell Principle: Career Advice On How To Get Your Dream Job And Make More Money.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery 24 mins – “People in Puerto Rico have watched friends and relatives die as the infrastructure crumbled in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. As the new hurricane season starts, people on the island say they are ill-equipped to cope with another storm.” At the link find the title, “U.S. government treats Puerto Rico with ‘disdain’ in aftermath of Hurricane Maria, says lawyer, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-wAzfd5Gl-20180607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Seymour Hersh P1 27 mins – “Seymour Hersh brings great insight into investigative journalism – past and present – because he has broken some of the most important and history-making stories of the last fifty years.” At the link find the title, “How reporter Seymour Hersh uncovered a massacre, and changed the Vietnam War dialogue, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-TmUKDN5r-20180614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Seymour Hersh P2 49 mins – For decades, Seymour Hersh has been an icon of muckraking, investigative reporting: his work exposed such atrocities as the massacre of Vietnamese civilians in My Lai and the torture of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib. He also documented the US’s development of chemical weapons in the 60s, CIA domestic spying in the 70s, wrote a highly critical piece on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2015 and did a whole lot more. Hersh speaks with Brooke about his latest book, Reporter: A Memoir, which chronicles his half century of reporting and the various obstacles he’s encountered along the way.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robocallers 22 mins – “You’ve heard them – the annoying robotic calls that try to scam you with free vacations or false threats from the IRS. In fact, it is estimated that scammers make 2.5 billion robocalls in one month alone. This poses a very real risk to consumers as it gets harder to identify and avoid malicious automated calls. In this Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to these tricky and downright dangerous phone calls.” At the link find the title, “You won’t believe robocallers’ latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files You wont believe robocallers latest schemes Here are ways you can outsmart them.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference  48 mins – “The depth of Russian interference in U.S. elections is deeper and darker than you know. A top reporter who has covered it all, reveals the chilling facts.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shakespeare Competition 56 mins – “It’s tempting to think only of Shakespeare when we think of the Elizabethan era – the late 1500s to early 1600s. But he was only one of many writers, and there was a whole other world of literature and ideas, and of artists thinking and writing about the society of their times. Moderated by theatre critic Robert Cushman, a discussion from the Ideas Forum at the Stratford Festival featuring actors and writers and directors with fresh perspectives into Shakespeare’s life and times.” At the link find the title, “Shakespeare and Company, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-mxYAthOH-20180606.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Simpsons Show 47 mins – “Three decades of “The Simpsons.” We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Needs 58 mins – “You may have read or heard that adequate sleep is a pillar of good health, like exercise and a healthy diet. Sleep affects blood pressure and heart disease, metabolism and obesity, the immune system, cognitive function and mood. But if you can’t get enough sleep, that information is more frustrating than helpful. What is interfering with your sleep, and how can you find the best sleep solution?” At the link left-click “Download the MP3,” then right-click “MP3 version” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports Betting 48 mins – “After the Supreme Court’s green light, Delaware launches sports betting. And bets are on — which states are next?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superconductivity 177 mins – “Superconductivity, the ability of a material to carry electrical current with zero resistance, is a surprising property of nature, which man has been able to exploit in many ways, in particular, for high-performance magnets. Those are used in magnetic resonance imagers, but also in colliders and fusion reactors. In this episode we discuss the basics of superconductivity and its uses with Pierre Bauer, a superconductor engineer at ITER.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Superintelligence 75 mins – “…Astronomical Future Suffering and Superintelligence is the second podcast in the new AI Alignment series, hosted by Lucas Perry. For those of you that are new, this series will be covering and exploring the AI alignment problem across a large variety of domains, reflecting the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of AI alignment. Broadly, we will be having discussions with technical and non-technical researchers across areas such as machine learning, AI safety, governance, coordination, ethics, philosophy, and psychology as they pertain to the project of creating beneficial AI. If this sounds interesting to you, we hope that you will join in the conversations by following us or subscribing to our podcasts on Youtube, SoundCloud, or your preferred podcast site/application.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Prison Life 24 mins – “A research group called Forensic Architecture has recreated a prison in Syria, a place no outsider has had access to since the beginning of the war. Former detainee testimony is used to construct an interactive model.” At the link find the title, “’Ear-witness testimony’: Detainees’ memories used to map out a notorious Syrian prison, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-r6nCiaqa-20180613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs with Canada 19 mins – “As the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. escalates, some observers are arguing that Ottawa should drop Mexico and form a bilateral agreement with Washington. But one former diplomat argues that Mexico is Canada’s third-largest trading partner, and we could be turning our backs many other markets.” At the link find the title, “Should Canada ditch Mexico and go it alone with U.S. on new trade agreement? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-tlWGM0pd-20180604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telemedicine 48 mins – “Telemedicine as the new house call is getting more traction and patients. Is it good medicine?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Income 47 mins – “High profits and the Trump presidency. Senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner raked in a lot of money last year while working for the government. What about Trump himself?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Charity 56 mins – “charity: water is known throughout the world as one of the most innovative, successful non-profits around. With a goal of providing clean drinking water to millions around the world,charity: water has revolutionized the idea of “charity” by ensuring that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards those in need. Through innovative efforts and a fresh eye on what it means to be a charity, this organization is leading the way in a new era in giving. Join us as we talk with Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water as he tells his story from club promoter to non-profit CEO, and what it means to live a life of purpose.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wilderness Diseases 38 mins – “ In part two of this two-part episode, we continue our discussion on infectious diseases in the wilderness setting from one of the chapters of the Wilderness EMS Textbook. We bring back overall Wilderness textbook author and coordinator Dr. Seth Hawkins and infectious disease chapter author, Dr. Chris Davis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Workforce 63 mins – “Today’s guest has been quoted as saying “Women are wielding influence and exerting power in new and unconventional ways” and in this podcast episode, we talk about the rise of women in leadership, the huge rise of women entrepreneurs, and how the [business] world is changing as a result. We also get into the challenges of saying “no,” learning to listen effectively in an age of social media echo-chambers and allowing yourself to outsource activities that don’t make you a better person. Moira Forbes is the executive vice president at Forbes Media where she is responsible for programming and branding for all the Forbes events worldwide. She is the publisher of ForbesWoman, which is dedicated to women in business and leadership. She also serves as a Forbes columnist, focusing on issues for career women and profiling women for Forbes Magazine’s List of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. So, she is what you would call a rather powerful person in media. Moira is a guest on Bulletproof Radio because she is an expert in executive leadership and the various mindsets you need to be a high performer. Bulletproof Radio is all about digging into what it takes to perform better as a human being and I go out of my way to interview people who are doing big and unusual things – and Moira is one of those people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.


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