Media Mining Digest 352 – Aug 10, 2018: 3D Printed Guns, Asylum Seekers in Canada, Bicycles and Scooters, Broadband in Louisiana, Canadian Gun Violence Control, Cancer Drugs Ineffective, Chinese Drones, Constitution Uses and Limits, Democracy Destruction, Drones, Drug Overdose Pandemic, Emotionally Aware Machines, Environmental Racism, Extreme Groups in Canada, Fake Videos, Federal Budget Process, Folk Tunes, Food Myths, Games as Recruiting Tool, Girls Education Crisis, Haitian Public Domain Lands, Iranian MEK Activists, Islam Perspectives, LGBTQ Community, Liver Disease Treatment, Mafia in Vancouver, Mercury Poisoning in Canada, Migrant Causes, Military Pilot Career, Minority Unemployment in Canada, Next Generation Responsibilities, Organic Foods, Planet Saving Acts, Police and Justice, PTSD History, Racial Income Gap, Recycling, Regenerative Farming, Suicides, Sustainability Trends, Syrian Religious Refugees, Teenage Depression, Treason Discussion, Trump vs Environment, Washington Farewell Speech, Waste Reduction, White Collar Automation, Women in China

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3D Printed Guns 21 mins – “Starting next month, blueprints outlining how to 3D print a gun will be available online. But critics argue the move opens up a dangerous frontier in America.” At the link find the title, ‘Blood on their hands’: Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-LoqHWWOS-20180719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in the Zone 71 mins – “We’ve all had those days when everything we were doing worked, things just seemed to fall into place and we were more productive, doing more and better, and yet it felt effortless, that we were completely in tune with what we were doing. This experience has been described as being in the zone, in the flow or on a roll. In this program, Dr. Kriegel will present techniques and a ‘zone map’ that will enable anyone, at any age, to access that optimal ‘zone’ more often and for longer periods of time. He will also discuss how to overcome the sabotage thinking that creates stress, anxiety, worry and depression and lands us in the high-stress panic zone or depressed zone so that you can lead a richer, more rewarding and joyful life.” At the link find the title, “Aging in the Zone, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180711_MLF Aging in the zone for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Pest Control 34 mins – “Michael Gilbert is the Founder and CEO of Semios, a Canadian company that helps farmers manage their pest problems using onsite sensing, big data, and predictive analytics solutions. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of biotech research and development. Before founding Semios, Michael held positions with federal research institutions, large multinationals, medium-sized public companies, and startups.  Today, Michael joins me to share the goal of Semios and how they plan to contribute to sustainability. He explains the driving idea behind Semios, the technologies they apply in their business, and the many problems they help farmers solve. He also explains why pesticides can eventually stop working and the different applications farmers can use based on the data gathered from sensors.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

AI Human Voices 43 mins – “Can you tell the difference between computer-generated voices vs. human voices? Voice used to be a human attribute. Not anymore! AI can duplicate virtually any voice, including your own. Join Kim Komando and learn more about this life-changing technology taking over soon in this Komando on Demand podcast.” At the link find the title,”AI’s human voices sound a little too real for many, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Ais_human voices sound a little too real for many.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ai Weiwei Documentary 26 mins – “Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has turned his lens on the massive scale of the global refugee crisis in a powerful documentary, Human Flow. He says this crisis is not limited to refugees and represents the human condition.” At the link find the title, “’Human crisis’: Ai Weiwei’s documentary showcases plight of refugees, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-5uEtQvJz-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

Alien Life 20 mins – “The nation’s top scientists believe there is intelligent life outside our solar system. They point to the numbers and pure science. Kim talks to Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak about the high-tech tools scientists are using to prove their theory right. Learn why they’re certain they’ll be proven right within the next 20 years.” At the lin find the title, “Are we alone? How technology is used to find alien life, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Are we alone How technology is used to find alien life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anesthesia Questions 26 mins – “Before anesthesia, there were stories of people preferring death to surgery; of hopping off operating tables and running. But are we truly fully unaware? Or does a part of us retain some memory of what happens when we’re under?” At the linkf ind the title, “Under the knife and unaware? What happens when we’re under anesthesia, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-9yy9420Z-20180625.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art of War 63 mins – “Brooks and Cavanaugh brought together more than 30 of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films. They provide a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. Brooks makes the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor to offer a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. They share how counterinsurgency waged by Darth Vader against the Rebellion sheds light on the logic behind past military incursions in Iraq. In addition to holding a position at West Point, Brooks is also a senior resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Art of Future Warfare project and the author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War; and Cavanaugh is a U.S. Army strategist with assignments ranging from the Pentagon to Korea and Iraq to Army Space and Missile Defense Command.” At the link find the title, “Max Brooks and ML Cavanaugh: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180625_FEA_Max Brooks for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Seekers in Canada 21 mins – “The federal government is facing political pressure from the opposition who want to see a long-term plan to address the steady influx of asylum seekers – including a call to scrap the Safe Third Country Agreement.” At the link find the title, “Ottawa unlikely to scrap Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S., says immigration expert, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-EwOc2Eyl-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycles and Scooters 50 mins – “Electric scooters, skateboards and bicycles are popping up all over in cities all over the country. Ride-hailing companies are also moving to two wheels. Uber bought the bike sharing company Jump, and Lyft followed suit by scooping up Motivate, which operates bike sharing services in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New York and other cities. Is an electric skateboard company next? As companies jockey to offer a suite of transportation options what is the future of urban mobility? Are these new urban toys really solving the notorious first-mile and last-mile problem?” At the link find the title, “New Wheels in Town, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180715_cl1 NewWheelsInTown.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Colorado 32 mins – “An increasing number of local communities in Colorado are finding ways to improve rural connectivity. The Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), a cooperative bringing electricity to approximately 28,000 members in southwest Colorado, is in the midst of Elevate, their Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network that will connect all co-op members. We’ve brought co-op Board Members John Gavan and Brad Harding on the show this week to talk about the project and DMEA. This conversation describes how and why the project got started and the plans for the future. Cooperatives are member organizations and this story is an example of a member-driven project that started when the community chose to improve their future. Significant employment losses in the region had the potential for widespread ripple effects and community members saw high-quality connectivity as a must for economic development.” At the link right-click “ download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Louisiana 30 mins – “We’ve been following the community of Lafayette, Louisiana, and their LUS Fiber community network from the early days. Director of Utilities Terry Huval was one of the people responsible for bringing high-quality Internet access to the community back in 2009. Terry is about to retire so we wanted to have one more conversation with him before he pursues a life of leisure. The last time Terry was on the show, he and Christopher discussed the possibility of an LUS Fiber expansion. That was back in March 2015 for episode 144 and the network has since spread its footprint beyond city limits. Those efforts have inspired better services from competitors in addition to bringing fiber to communities that struggled with poor Internet access….” At the link right-click “ download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building Specifications 18 mins – “This week I want to tell you what’s going on with the specifications for the major subcontractors for my house.  But wait… Should we start right off with a pop quiz?  Hmmm yeah, let’s do that Pop Quiz: Do you remember what specifications are?  We’ve talked about specifications in several episodes, including episode 119 called Understanding the Bidding Process.   So do you remember what the specifications are?  Well, specifications or specs, describe what materials will be used to build a house and how those materials should be installed. While house plans are a visual, diagrammatic representation of your house, specs are like the written description.  I’ve told you previously that you or your builder should be as detailed as possible with your specifications in order to make sure your house is built to the level of quality and beauty that’s acceptable to you.  And it’s typically a builder or architect that can help owner builders with the specifications.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, click “Save File” button and “OK” to get the podcast.

Calm Clarity 58 mins – “This week we interview Due Quach. Due is a refugee from Vietnam and a graduate of Harvard College and the Wharton MBA program. Due overcame the long-term effects of poverty and trauma by turning to neuroscience and meditation. After building a successful international business career in management consulting and private equity investments, Due traveled throughout Asia to study various contemplative traditions and then created the Calm Clarity Program to make mindful leadership accessible to people of all backgrounds. Due is the author of, Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Floods 29 mins – “In 2014, Burlington, Ont. was hit with a so-called “weather bomb” leaving many with flooded basements. But it also kicked off city-wide efforts to adapt to the new reality of disruptive weather events.” At the link find the title, “Is Canada prepared for climate change? Adaptation is key, say experts, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eGkx7XO5-20180625.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gun Violence Control 19 mins – “An extra 200 police officers will deployed overnight on Toronto streets, in the hopes of stopping a recent spate of deadly shootings. But advocates and experts warn the problem won’t be solved just by putting boots on the ground.” At the link find the title, “Will more police on the streets be enough to curb wave of gun crime in Toronto?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-Az9zUULd-20180713.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Drugs Ineffective 16 mins – “The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of life for patients, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Even where drugs did show survival gains over existing treatments, these were often marginal….” At the link find the title, “There’s no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life, Oct, 2017,” right-click “Media files 345498216-bmjgroup-theres no clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Cancer Treatment 69 mins – “Dr. Thomas Seyfried, a professor at Boston College, will present surprising information that shakes the whole foundation of cancer treatment research. His own research reveals that cancer can be considered a single disease with a common pathophysiological mechanism involving dysfunction of mitochondria. The gene mutations observed in various cancers and all other recognized cancer hallmarks are considered downstream effects, and not causes, of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism. Learn how to empower yourself to more healthily address the causes, with the goal of healthily treating and preventing cancer….without chemicals, drugs and side effects. Dr. Seyfriend states that  “cancer cell growth and progression can be managed by following a whole-body” approaches. Dr. Thomas Seyfried is a trailblazer in the arena of conquering cancer.  His groundbreaking book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, shook the foundations of the ways cancer causes and treatment are viewed.” At the link find the title, “Dr. Thomas Seyfried: Healthy Cancer Treatment, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180620_MLF_Thomas Seyfried for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Drones 44 mins – “DJI is, by far, the world’s largest drone company. Recently, there have been a slew of controversial reports and conversations about the Chinese drone giant in the media, across social channels, and in boardrooms. From allegedly sharing data from U.S.-based drones with the Chinese government, to potential legal action against a security researcher who was part of their bug bounty program. Choosing Commercial Drones FM as the channel in which to further discuss these topics, Michael Perry, Managing Director of North America for DJI, sits down with Ian to provide unscripted background and insight into all of the latest news surrounding DJI.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Climate Change Overview 41 mins – (First of three parts)“It’s the most crucial security question that humans have ever faced: catastrophic climate change.  Bill McKibben says it’s too late to halt global warming, but we still have a chance to curb it, “short of civilizational destruction.” Also: Donald Trump, the Trump supporters, and wars without end: Andrew Bacevich notes that Trump alone among presidents since 9-11 has said our 17 years of war have resulted in “nothing except death and destruction” – a statement that’s “more true than false.” Plus: the World Cup is a political event not only in Russia but many other countries as well, where issues of nationalism, immigration, and race have surfaced in many different ways.  Sports historian Robert Edelman explains.” At the link find the title, “Catastrophic Climate Change is Not an “Environmental” Issue: Bill McKibben; plus Andrew Bacevich on Endless War and Robert Edelman on the World Cup, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6904021.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Interview 57 mins – “Katie puts former FBI director James Comey in the hot seat at the Aspen Ideas Festival with an in-depth conversation about his controversial role in the lead-up to Donald Trump’s election. They dig into the recent Justice Department report calling Comey “insubordinate” and what Comey makes of Trump’s time in office. Plus, Comey reflects on his past year teaching at Howard University, where he was welcomed to his first lecture by students chanting, “James Comey, you’re not our homie.” At the link find the title, “69. James Comey Stands Firm, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files f38c14a8-b9b2-4b19-8b72-53ed5e9cfaf7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community Resilience Reader 56 mins – “Virtually every American city and town has an insurmountable backlog of infrastructure maintenance and replacement. In addition, cities from coast to coast are grappling with the worsening effects of climate change, such as stronger storms and greater temperature and precipitation extremes. After the unexpected devastation of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, the popular notion took hold that cities needed to build their resilience—specifically, to be able to “bounce back” from the future impacts of worsening climate change. Communities are the ideal level of focus for building resilience because the particular powers held at the state and local government levels in the United States make this kind of work possible and because regular people can most effectively be involved at this level. Tune in as we speak with Daniel Lerch of the Post Carbon Institute about their new publication, The Community Resilience Reader.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Construction 64 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky’s blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. From Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, Tartakovsky’s vivid Dickensian cast grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. He also chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_MLF_Lives of the Constitution for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitution Uses and Limits 65 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy investigates Tartakovsky’s blend of biography and history, which tells the epic and unexpected story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals ― some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Tartakovsky brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. From Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, Tartakovsky’s vivid Dickensian cast grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. He also chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_MLF_Lives of the Constitution for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DACA Spins 15 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some questionable statements to justify ending, DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shielded 800,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children. In this bonus episode, we fact-check some of those claims with the editor of PolitiFact, Angie Drobnic-Holan.” At the link find the title, “Bonus: Jeff Sessions spins the facts on DACA, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5ff0d2ae-d193-4695-a813-d3dafb344137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up mneu.

Democracy Destruction 65 mins – “Retired intelligence officer Malcolm Nance knows about Vladimir Putin and the threat he poses to American sovereignty. From the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our elections to Putin’s persistent presidency, Russia has a looming presence. Nance suggests this presence isn’t benign but part of a greater plan to break down western democracy. His new book, The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin’s Spies Are Winning Control of America and Dismantling the West, exposes how Russia has supported the campaigns of right-wing extremists throughout the United States and Europe. By seeking to create antidemocratic sentiment around the world, Nance argues Putin can leverage his strength to build a Russian-led alliance of nondemocratic autocracies. With the future of democracy hanging in the balance, Nance digs into the plans and goals of its enemies.  Join Nance for an important conversation about Russia’s plan to unseat democracy and learn what we can do about it.” At the link find the title, “Malcolm Nance: How Russia Is Destroying Democracy, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180709_FEA Malcom Nance For Podcast.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donna Brazile Interview 26 mins – “Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile says she walked into a “huge mess” during the 2016 campaign and believes the Russians “took active measures to destabilize” U.S. democracy.” At the link find the title, “’The Russians tried to destroy our country,’ says former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-mvmEXo4Y-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drones and Lidar 27 mins – “LiDAR is an impressive and interesting sensor technology which already powers parts of the driverless car industry. LiDAR sensors can somewhat be thought of as a clever mixture of photogrammetry and radar. It is extremely precise and can provide incredibly accurate datasets. Harris Wang, Strategic Markets Director at Velodyne LiDAR Inc., joins Ian to explore how LiDAR is being used on drones. Industries like utilities, surveying, forestry, and inspection can reap insane benefits by using LiDAR—but it has historically been quite heavy and very expensive. Harris explains how the technology is becoming cheaper and smaller, how LiDAR compares to photogrammetry, and how it is being used today and in the future.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone AUVSI 28 mins – “Brian Wynne is President and CEO of AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the unmanned systems and robotics industry through communication, education, and leadership. Believe it or not, AUVSI was founded in 1972 when the use of target drones as reconnaissance assets during the Vietnam War prompted a group of U.S. Air Force officers and contractors in Dayton, Ohio to form the National Association of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (NARPV), which would later become known as AUVSI. Throughout these 46-years of existence, unmanned systems have changed a lot. Brian and Ian discuss a plethora of topics from drone data security, the dichotomy between commercial and military drones, how blockchain technology can be used to help with drone integration and safety, and what AUVSI’s role is as we move towards the future of the commercial drone industry.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Inspection Company 39 mins – “Cyberhawk, a Scotland-based drone inspection company, has logged over 18,000 flights and accomplished 25 world firsts with drones since their founding in 2008. The nine-year-old company has done the first drone oil rig inspection, wind turbine inspection, transmission tower inspection, and even the first internal chimney inspection. Cyberhawk CEO, Chris Fleming, joins Ian for an uncut interview where the two dive deep into how Cyberhawk accomplishes industrial drone inspections for massive, global companies. Chris explains how using drones for flare stack inspections can save oil and gas companies $1.5 million per day in recovered production costs, showcasing how much is really at stake when providing services to their multi-billion dollar clients. This is just one of the reasons that helps understand why, ‘if your hands aren’t shaking, you aren’t flying for Cyberhawk.’” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Law 46 mins – “Steve Hogan is an attorney in Florida whose firm specializes in drone law. He’s also the host and creator of the Drone Law Today podcast. Ian and Steve sync up over the airwaves to grapple with some hotly debated (and controversial) drone legal issues. Who owns the airspace above my house? Is shooting a drone out of the sky a federal offense? What will Trump’s administration do for—or against—commercial drones? And Do I need a Part 107 certificate to compete in drone FPV racing for money? Steve and Ian make a concentrated, joint effort to get to the bottom of these issues and settle them once and for all. Unsurprisingly, it gets pretty complicated. Steve and I haven’t met in person but I’ve appreciated all that he does with his own podcast, Drone Law Today. I definitely recommend you check it out. While not the most glamorous of drone topics, legal issues affect us all—especially as commercial operators. I really appreciated Steve’s candor and willingness to take on (most!) of the questions during the recording of this podcast….” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Reviewer 43 mins – “For The Verge, Ben Popper has reviewed every one of the most important drones of the past few years. Ian and Ben dissect the latest news from the drone industry including 3DR’s layoffs, DJI’s dominance, the promise of Yuneec, Xiaomi’s new drone, GoPro’s moonshot, and the FAA’s Part 107 rule.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Safety Programs 35 mins – “Iris Automation is a Y Combinator startup who recently raised $1.5 million in seed funding to bring sense and avoid technology to drones used for industry. Buzz words like computer vision, deep learning, and artificial intelligence only begin to scratch the surface in describing what the company is building. To sense issues and avoid them, powerful onboard drone hardware allows Iris Automation’s software to track birds and other aircraft, predict their trajectories, reconstruct the scene in 3D at hundreds of meters of range, and then notify the drone operator of issues in real-time—or even take evasive action autonomously. Alex Harmsen is CEO and co-founder of Iris Automation and joins Ian to discuss why sense and avoid technology is a requirement for building trust in industrial drones—and ultimately, how it should make them boring.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drone Swarms 30 mins – “DroneSeed works with timber companies and non-profits to plant tree seeds, spray herbicides to protect them, and monitor their growth—all with drones. They’re based in Seattle, Washington and are the first company approved by the FAA to deliver agricultural payloads by drone swarms. CEO Grant Canary and CTO Jeff Prouty join Ian to discuss how their drone company is built to help the planet maintain sustainable growth in the forestry industry and offset carbon emissions.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones at Puget Sound Energy 33 mins – “Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is Washington’s largest private utility. They provide electricity, natural gas, and generation to their territory. Among other assets, PSE manages over 2,000 miles of linear transmission network in the Pacific Northwest and the company has recently been conducting pilot tests with drones. Our guest, Mitch Droz, is a Commercial Development Manager in the Emerging Technologies group at Puget Sound Energy and is a certified Part 107 pilot. Mitch and Ian take a deep dive into the myriad of ways in which drones are being used in the energy and utilities sector today. Mitch explains the use cases and value drivers which drones help Puget Sound Energy discover while using drone technology on dams, transmission lines, monitoring vegetation, inspecting transmission towers, and more.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones for Security 30 mins – “Nightingale Security is a robotic aerial security company – not a traditional drone company. But they do make robotic aerial security platforms (drones) and fleet management software that their clients deploy to help protect their assets and integrate with their existing security teams. Jack Wu is the co-founder and CEO of Nightingale Security.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones in Cinematography 36 mins – “This episode of Commercial Drones FM focuses on aerial cinematography and the business behind it. Brian Streem is CEO of Aerobo, a nationwide drone service provider who claim to have shot more live telecasts than any other drone company in the world. Aerobo operates drones internationally for their clients, working on the News, TV, Sports, Advertising, and Cinema segments of multimedia. They also provide inspection services. Brian explains the ins and outs of high-end, Hollywood blockbuster drone cinematography, detailing what it’s like to be working on movie sets for the likes of Steven Spielberg—and how much pressure there is to “get the shot”. And pressure should definitely be expected when Aerobo can charge their clients anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000 per day.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drones Tethered 32 mins – “AeroMana is a startup that provides tethered drone solutions. A drone that is tethered means that it is attached by wire to the ground, presumably to an external power source, giving the drone potentially “unlimited” endurance. AeroMana’s CEO, Jon Miller and CSO, Manuel Lombardini, join Ian to discuss how tethered drones provide unique flexibility for specific types of operations by enabling them to fly for hours, not minutes. Making all of that data useful is the next big challenge so AeroMana also provide proprietary analytics software for applications from sports to firefighting to surveillance. The trio also explore the regulations around tethered drones and give their opinion on whether they should (or shouldn’t) be treated the same way as non-tethered, “traditional” drones.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Drug Overdose Pandemic 21 mins – “Local law enforcement and national politicians are struggling to deal with the opioid epidemic gripping American communities, in large part because no one can figure out just how big the problem is. We speak with Angela Hill, who led a Scripps News investigation into a synthetic opioid called carfentanil.” At the link find the title, “215: No one knows how big the opioid epidemic really is, Oct, 2017, right-click “Media files d3687b81-233b-428f-94e4-3aa5809dc6ad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emmett Till Investigation 25 mins – “The U.S. Justice Department’s review of the 1955 killing of black teenager Emmett Till is being regarded with suspicion by some activists, while one law professor argues that there are strong links between the decades of lynchings and modern-day police shootings.” At the link find the title, “Lynching of Emmett Till no different than modern-day police shootings, argues law professor, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-x0SFt7QW-20180717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotionally Aware Machines 25 mins – “This week on AI in Industry, we speak to Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and CEO of Affectiva about how machine vision can be applied to detecting human emotion – and the business value of emotionally aware machines. Enterprises leveraging cameras today to gain an understanding of customer engagement and emotions will find Rana’s thoughts quite engaging, particularly her predictions about the future of marketing and automotive. We’ve had guests on our podcast say that the cameras of the future will most likely be set up for their outputs to be interpreted by AI, rather than by humans. Increasingly machine vision technology is being used in sectors like automotive, security, marketing, and heavy industry – machines making sense of data and relaying information to people. Emotional intelligence is an inevitable next step in our symbiotic relationship with machines, an in this interview we explore the trend in depth.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI_in_Industry-Rana el Kaliouby-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Racism 29 mins – “The Current explores issues of race facing all Canadians today, from environmental racism, to gentrification of traditionally black communities, to how the #MeToo moment is excluding black women and the violence they live under.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race: Highlights from The Current’s town hall event in Halifax, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-IJyH6XvV-20180628.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extreme Groups in Canada 27 mins – “Here’s part two of our town hall in Montreal as part of our series Facing Race. We look at what Quebec’s special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, examine racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race Pt 2: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-l0Gbb7Hg-20180712.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Videos 26 mins – “As technology continues to make it easier for people to create ‘deepfake’ videos, the threat to democracy has become more urgent. Former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul shares how he was a target of this technology that aimed to discredit him.” At the link find the title, “The fight against ‘deepfake’ videos includes former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-OCRJQW0C-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Process 27 mins – “Our guest this week is Steve Bell, a senior advisor at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He’s a veteran of the Senate Budget Committee, working in various roles – including Staff Director – from the early 1980’s until 2009. We talked with him about the process of creating the federal budget and why the President’s budget proposal is important. Follow C-SPAN Radio on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag “CSPANSidebar”. Be sure to rate and review us on your podcast player. Every C-SPAN podcast is available on the FREE C-SPAN Radio App for Apple and Android devices.” At the link find the title, “Episode 5: Steve Bell on the Federal Budgeting Process, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files BELL0324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fermi Paradox 62 mins – (Act one)“If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why haven’t we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? Producer David Kestenbaum explains The Fermi Paradox to host Ira Glass. The possibility that we are alone in the universe makes David sad.” At the link find right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Firearms Injuries 8 mins “In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The full extent of the burden of firearm injuries is incompletely understood because of historical restrictions on federal funding for research on firearm violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But recent increases in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in the United States — and the approximately 90 gun deaths that occur each day — argue for efforts to reframe the national debate about firearms as a public health issue….” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Folk Tunes 49 mins – “Bill Staines stopped by with a sample from his 3rd Million Miles album which features musicians Billy Novick and Darol Anger.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Myths 32 mins – “Rachel Laudan is a food historian and award-winning author of Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History, a book about the rise and fall of various culinary traditions and philosophies. She has over twenty years of dedicated research to the evolution of our food systems. She’s also an engaging speaker who helps industry professionals, students and professors, and public groups see food from a long-term and global perspective. Today, Rachel joins me to share a brief overview of what food history is all about. She shares her thoughts on various food movements and diets, how traditional foods came to be considered traditional, and why people today have better food than most kings and queens in the past. She also explains the importance of separating processed food from what is “bad food” and what she believes we should consider to be ‘good food.’” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Games As Recruiting Tool 33 mins – “One of the most successful recruitment tools the U.S. Army ever made was…a video game? Sometimes without even knowing it, gaming elements in technology — often designed for addiction — are incentivizing you to think certain ways and do certain things. Join Veronica Belmont and co-pilot Ashley Carman as they explore the rise of gamification in our everyday lives, its positives and negatives, and its future…Natasha Dow Schüll has written several books including Keeping Track and Addiction by Design. She uses the Freedom App to lock herself offline. Long before the Internet, games were a source of entertainment, comradery, and learning. The rise of technology-enabled games to take on video form, and gaming as we know it became popular. Big Tech now gamifies most elements of our online life. The more you know about the evolution of games and why we are all so connected to them, the more you can see how they’re used to sometimes make online experiences better and sometimes more addictive. Here’s more on the games we play online, from Mozilla.” At the link find the title, “Press Play, Jul, 2018 “ right-click “Enclosure: https://tracking.feedpress.it/link/17512/9763731/74071418.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Girls Education Crisis 58 mins – “The Opportunity to Thrive: Girls’ Education in Humanitarian Crises, Jul, 2018” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files Audio.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Conflict 66 mins – “In a world that often seems beset by turmoil, come for an important discussion of how ongoing dialogue can significantly reduce violent confrontation and aid desperate populations. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A nongovernmental organization, the center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts and advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity. Hrair Balian leads the Carter Center’s conflict resolution efforts, which are underway in Israel-Palestine, where the Center supports a 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; in Liberia, to advance access to justice in a post-war setting, paying special attention to the needs of marginalized populations; in Syria ,where the center is working toward a political solution to the catastrophic war by exploring governance and constitutional reform options; and in Europe and the United States to prevent the rise of violent extremism. Balian joined The Carter Center in 2008 as director of the Conflict Resolution Program. He also served as an adjunct professor at Emory University Law School from 2008 to 2017, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar. Since 1991, Balian has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the independent states emerging from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa, serving in intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and nongovernmental organizations (International Crisis Group and others). Balian received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.” At the link find the title, “The Carter Center’s Hrair Balian: Reducing Global Conflict, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_FEA_Hrair Balian For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health Inequality Panel discussion by four speakers at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, 2004: Global Health Inequality from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2004 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greyhound Bus Service Stops in Western Canada 19 minsGreyhound bus service in much of Western Canada is about to become history. With many rural communities relying on transportation to access health care, some argue the government needs to subsidize this service.” At the link find the title, “Greyhound bus cancellations: Should affordable transportation be considered an essential service?, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-AtzPpglG-20180711.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence 8 mins – “In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the relationship between firearm ownership and gun injuries might be as strong as the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. The full extent of the burden of firearm injuries is incompletely understood because of historical restrictions on federal funding for research on firearm violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But recent increases in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in the United States — and the approximately 90 gun deaths that occur each day — argue for efforts to reframe the national debate about firearms as a public health issue….” At the link left-click “Download,” select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Haitian Public Domain Lands 24 mins – “Canaan is a unique settlement in Haiti, built by displaced survivors of the 2010 earthquake with little government oversight. But with a population of 250,000, the city is at risk of becoming just “another slum” unless the government gets involved, argues one expert.” At the link find the title, “Why Canaan, a Haitian city without a government, is at a crossroads, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ZUFovE8q-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aids 30 mins – “Implanted or wearable, new technology is making your life easier and healthier. It not only improves your life, it will even save it! In this Komando on Demand you’re getting two podcasts in one – I’m exploring the new solutions to battle hearing loss and give you bionic hearing and the new wearable devices that could change your life.” At the link find the title, “Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hip Fractures 58 mins – “Hip fracture is likely to affect you, your friends and/or your family. Find out what they are, why and how they can be fixed, and the options for treatment with UCSF orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Saam Morshed and Dr. Paul Toogood. Recorded on 05/22/2018. (#33738)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Separation 24 mins – “Mimi Marziano’s organization, the Texas Civil Rights Project, is representing nearly 400 families affected a policy that divided children from their parents at America’s southwest border. The policy, which applies to people illegally crossing into the US, has been halted.” At the link find the title, “First-Hand Account: Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 15582146.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Children Separation 53 mins – “Safe Third Country Agreement is based on the understanding that both countries are safe for refugees” At the link find the title, “Should Canada scrap immigration deal with the U.S. over safety concerns? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-eNLW1Qr9-20180615.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Languages 15 mins -”Some Indigenous people are praising Facebook’s new Inuktut translation tool as a way to promote and maintain Indigenous languages but argue more needs to be done to fill the language gap for essential services.” At the link find the title, “Facebook marks Nunavut Day with Inuktut translation tool in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-knQXj2ft-20180709.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian MEK Activists 18 mins – “Former prime minister Stephen Harper is under scrutiny after speaking at a weekend rally organized by an Iranian dissident group that some critics call a ‘cult-like’ organization.” At the link find the title, “Stephen Harper criticized for speaking at ‘Free Iran’ event hosted by dissident group, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-8nYkNBno-20180704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islam Perspectives 72 mins Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1003 Perspectives on Islam” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1003 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Community 72 mins – “Our guest this week: Melanie Nathan, who will be in-studio and will tell us about the cost of criticizing the president.  Nathan is a mediator and an equality and human rights activist who advocates, speaks and writes on issues impacting LGBTI communities around the world, with a focus on the United States and Africa. She is the executive director of the  African Human Rights Coalition and directs the Peacemaker Museum World Tour. She currently also mediates for Private Courts Inc. Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.” At the link find the title, “Melanie Nathan and Lisa Bloom on The Michelle Meow Show 7/12/18, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180712_MM_Mel Nathan for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liver Disease Treatment 21 mins – “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is set to become the most common cause of liver transplant in the coming decade. Although almost one-third of adults worldwide suffer from the condition, which is also associated with diabetes and obesity, there are currently no approved treatments. This podcast will discuss the basis of liver disease as well as several cutting edge approaches that are being developed to model the disease and speed the discovery of new therapeutics. This podcast has been made possible with support from Emulate (https://www.emulatebio.com).” At the link find the title, “Discovering New Liver Disease Treatments, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files 465211884-nyasciences-discovering-new-liver-disease-treatments.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mafia in Vancouver 47 mins – “Former CBC reporter Pauline Dakin shares the story of her fugitive childhood with a twist you’ll never see coming.” At the link find the title, “This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia. Then she uncovered the real story, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-wgrRa9Hu-20180705.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Making a Difference 60 mins Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1501: Making a Difference Today ” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1501 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marrero-Calderon 72 mins – “We will be talking with Ali Marrero-Calderon, who will be honored at the SF Pride parade for her lifetime of commitment and involvement in the community. Born in Puerto Rico in 1948, Marrero-Calderon moved with her military family to Oakland when she was 15 years old. “I always knew I was a ‘queer child from the age of seven,” Marrero-Calderon tells us. “I came back to the Bay Area in 1969, when the gay revolution took off in this country. In the ’70s I worked for gay rights, fighting against the Briggs Initiative. I was the only lesbian working with the Butterfly Brigade—a group of gay men—patrolling the Castro on the weekends making sure that the anti-gay violence was addressed by the DA’s office. I was the only Puerto Rican dyke I knew in the Bay Area. In 1974 I was a member of GENTE, the first lesbian-of-color organization in the West. I was a member of the GALA—Gay Latino Alliance; I was one of two lesbians in the group when it started. I was also a member of Mujerio—a Latina Lesbian organization. I was involved with the Pride Parade as a safety supervisor and [working with the] main stage—back then it was the only stage—’til 1990. I worked with Shanti Project in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, providing services for men living and dying with the virus. I was with Dykes on Bikes since 1976 and became its first emeritus member. I was and continue to be a member of Michfest, the Womyn’s Music Festival.” At the link find the title, “Pride Special: Ali Marrero-Calderon and Jewelle Gomez in conversation with Michelle Meow, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_MM_Calderon Gomez for Podcast.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mercury Poisoning in Canada 22 mins – “More than a half a century after mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows First Nation, the poisoning continues to have deadly consequences – especially for youth.” At the link find the title, “’We could all be dying’: Grassy Narrows, Ont., youth suffer mercury poisoning consequences, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-iCxvgeLZ-20180710.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Causes 21 mins – “Migrants aren’t fleeing the so-called Northern Triangle countries to pursue the American dream. They’re risking their lives to escape gang violence, according to a Central American analyst.” At the link find the title, “Why migrants are desperate to flee Central America to cross U.S. border, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-0MJUUpaI-20180628.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Military Pilot Career 55 mins – “Should You Become A Military Pilot? With the airlines hiring at a rapid rate and a shortage of qualified pilots, many don’t even consider flying for the military. Joining us today is Sarah Fritts who switched from being an officer to a warrant office to fulfill her career flying goal. If you or someone you know is considering a career as a military pilot Sarah has some advice for you.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minority Unemployment in Canada 25 mins – “Here’s a look back on one of our most important series of this past season, Facing Race. This town hall was recorded live in Montreal where we asked what Quebec’s special status means for the pursuit of racial equity, looked at racial disparities in employment and meet a former neo-Nazi who is fighting to deradicalize young Quebecers.” At the link find the title, “Facing Race Pt 1: Highlights from our Montreal town hall examining race in Canada, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-ywWm008N-20180712.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Monkees Michael Nesmith 72 mins – “Gilbert and Frank head to the 2015 Chiller Convention for a rare interview with musician, songwriter and producer Michael Nesmith, who looks back on everything from his mom’s invention of Liquid Paper to his original “Monkees” screen test in October of ’65. Also, Michael talks politics with John Lennon, pens a hit for Linda Ronstadt and remembers (sort of) Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: Dennis Hopper! Tony Franciosa! The Monkees “sell out”! Roger McGuinn gets spiritual! And Jack Nicholson kills off the Prefab Four!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Language Processing 21 mins – “Natural language processing (NLP) has become popular in the past two years as more businesses processes implement this technology in different niches. In inviting our guest today, we want to know specifically which industries, businesses or processes NLP could be leveraged to learn from activity logs. For instance, we aim to understand how car companies can extract insights from the incident reports they receive from individual users or dealerships, whether it is a report related to manufacturing, service or weather. In the same manner, how can insights be gleaned from the banking or insurance industries based on activity logs? We speak with the University of Texas’s Dr. Bruce Porter to discover the current and future use-cases of NLP in customer feedback.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI in Industry Bruce Porter-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Next Generation Responsibilities 73 mins – Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2107: What We Need from the Next Generation of Leaders” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2107 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic 53 mins – “The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities nationwide, and the president has announced it’s a top priority to take action. Come learn about the problem: the extent of the opioid epidemic nationally as well as the current data in Alameda County; drug trends; the intersection of chronic pain and the intersection of opioid use disorder; and the promises and potential pitfalls of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and its application at Tri-City Health Center. Dr. Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist who maintains an active training, consulting and therapy practice. Dr. Nguyen is continuously developing innovative ways to translate science into practice. She is responsible for the dissemination of state-of-the-art knowledge and treatment interventions to integrate behavioral health and substance use services within a primary care setting. She oversees the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at TCHC and is a member of the East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition Accelerator Program, sponsored by California Health Care Foundation.” At the link find the title, “Medication Assisted Therapy: A Local Community Clinic Response to the Opioid Epidemic,” right-click “Media files cc_20180717_MLF_Tam Nguyen for podcast.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organic Foods 33 mins – “John McKeon is the Senior Manager of Organic Compliance, Commission, and Consolidation at Tanimura and Antle. Founded in 1982, Tanimura and Antle is a farm company that grows and sells both conventional and organic produce. John has almost two decades of experience working in the agricultural industry with skills in operations, management, quality assurance, and compliance.  Today, John joins me to share how he and his company are working to fulfill the world’s surging preference for organic produce. He shares the difference between managing a conventional farm and an organic farm, as well as what it’s like to have both. He also describes the business benefits of growing organic produce as well as the challenges many farmers face when transitioning to organic farming.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Planet Saving Acts 56 mins – “In her new book, Simple Acts to Save Our Planet, Michelle Neff shows us how to be more active in saving our planet every day by performing some “Simple Acts of Kindness”—for the Earth. Treat the environment with kindness with these easy, manageable activities that range from simple home updates, to gardening basics, to supporting the local community. You’ll learn simple techniques to help protect the planet every day, like starting a compost pile to reduce food waste, utilizing travel mugs and reusable containers, and choosing eco-friendly products. By working to implement these simple strategies into your everyday life, you can take an active stand to protect the environment now— and make a real difference for the future. Tune in as we talk with the book’s author, Michelle Neff!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pod Save America 65 mins – “How did we get here and what do we do next? Pfeiffer was one of President Obama’s longest-serving advisors, working on two presidential campaigns and spending 6 years in the White House as communications director and senior advisor to the president. Now he co-hosts the wildly popular Pod Save America podcast, along with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, which brings insiders’ expertise to bear in a twice-weekly discussion about the latest happenings in the White House and Congress. Pfeiffer shares never-before-heard stories about working in the Oval Office and reflects on those years of massive change that helped rewrite the rules of politics. He addresses the current political landscape and offers a hopeful message for where our country can go from here.” At the link find the title, “Dan Pfeiffer: Co-Host of Pod Save America and Former White House Communications Director, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180627_SV_Dan Pfeiffer For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police and Justice 79 mins – Panel coverage by two people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1306: Police and the Pursuit of Justice” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1306 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Polarization 92 mins – “Political polarization, accompanied by negative partisanship, are striking features of the current political landscape. Perhaps these trends were originally confined to politicians and the media, but we recently reached the point where the majority of Americans report they would consider it more objectionable if their children married across party lines than if they married someone of another faith. Where did this polarization come from? And what it is doing to American democracy, which is housed in institutions that were framed to encourage open deliberation, compromise and consensus formation? In this talk, Professor David Peritz will examine some of the deeper forces in the American economy, the public sphere and media, political institutions, and even moral psychology that best seem to account for the recent rise in popular polarization.” At the link find the title, “We Can’t Talk Anymore? Understanding the Structural Roots of Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Democratic Discourse in 21st Century America, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180710_MLF WeCantTalkAnymore for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prescription Drug Problems 72 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1101 Drowning in Prescription Drugs” from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1101 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelics by Pollan 71 mins – “On this week’s show, we’re talking to Michael Pollan. You may know him from his food writing – books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, or Cooked, which is also now a Netflix show. His latest focus, however, is something quite different – still something consumable – it’s psychedelic drugs. Famous for being a very hands-on journalist, Michael tried psychedelics himself, including LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca and the venom of the Sonoran desert toad, resulting in a truly astonishing book: How to Change Your Mind, The New Science of Psychedelics. When he came into the studio, he spoke to Sian about the early groundbreaking medical experiments performed in the 1950s to treat conditions like depression, addiction and PTSD, how that progress was almost killed by political pressure in the 1970s, and the struggle to convey his own experiences on the drugs in writing, when ineffability is a common trait of tripping.” At the link right-click “Download mP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

PTSD History 58 mins – “On the show this week we talk to David J Morris, former Marine infantry officer, war correspondent, and author of The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We explore the history of PTSD and the science that surrounds it.” At the link find the title, “73 David J. Morris – The History and Science of PTSD, Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files b99934db-6a19-4012-a617-ae5e2d3f87af.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Income Gap 66 minsPanel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “Racial Income Gap – 2106from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2106 from Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Questions 78 mins – “According to celebrated author and sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, 1963 was a defining year for the civil rights movement in the United States—universities in the South were integrated, four young girls were killed in a church bombing, and a quarter of a million Americans marched on Washington to hear Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. That same year, Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out cultural leaders like James Baldwin, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark and activist Jerome Smith to explain the rage that threatened to engulf America. According to Dyson, every fundamental argument about race in America was heard in that room.” At the link find the title, “Michael Eric Dyson: America’s Unfinished Race Conversation, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180618_FEA_Michael Eric Dyson For Podcast EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling 51 mins – “It’s not just tin cans and newspapers.  One man says that, from a technical standpoint, everything can be recycled – cigarette butts, yoga mats, dirty diapers.  Even radioactive waste.  You name it, we can recycle it.  But we choose not to.  Find out why we don’t, and how we could do more. Plus, a solar-powered device that pulls water from the air – even desert air. And, something upon which life depends that seems dirt cheap, but can’t be replenished: soil.  What happens when we pave over this living resource?” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reddit Creation 48 mins – “Reddit just overtook Facebook to be the third biggest website in the US. Steve Huffman, Reddit’s co-founder and CEO, joins Katie and Brian at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about everything from propaganda to Pizzagate. They discuss how Reddit handles the threat of misinformation in its communities and how the company’s challenges compare to what Facebook is going through. Plus, Steve explains the circumstances that led him to co-found Reddit at the ripe age of 21.” At the linkf ind the title, “70. Reddit’s CEO on Fake News and Free Speech, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 8b3d19d0-c854-4cb4-8b15-8eff61f0ad8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Crisis 70 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2205: The Global Refugee Crisis” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2205 from the Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Regenerative Farming 38 mins – “Del Ficke and Graham Christensen own farms that advocate a practice called Regenerative Agriculture. This practice sequesters a massive portion of CO2 in the soil and even in forests. Del is the owner of Ficke Cattle Company, a family run farm and livestock operation with a history dating back to 1860. Graham is the Founder of GC Resolve, an environmental consulting company based in Nebraska that specializes in grassroots community development, education, and mobilization. Del and Graham join me today to discuss the practice of Regenerative Agriculture and what they have done to implement it in their farms. They share how they learned about regenerative practices and their success stories and explain why this type of practice is based on what’s already been done before, but long forgotten due to mass production. They also share examples of how regenerative ag can benefit farmers financially.At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” to download the podcast.

Spencer Christian 64 mins – “Come hear a gripping tales that will amuse, shock and inspire. Growing up poor and black in the rigidly segregated South, Spencer Christian relied on his family’s strong values to overcome adversity. On “Good Morning America” from 1986 to 1999, he was a daily presence in the homes of millions of Americans. By every conventional standard, he had it all—a loving wife and two wonderful children, a beautiful home, and a rewarding and remarkable career. Yet, he was living a double life that was largely unknown to the TV-viewing public. For nearly 30 years, he was a compulsive gambler — and fully addicted to the high-roller lifestyle. By the time he found the courage to confront his dependence, he had lost over $3 million, his home, his job—and most important—his family. Spencer reveals his roller-coaster rise to success and crash to rock bottom. He also details his rebounding, rebuilding, and recovery of hope and happiness. Spencer Christian is an Emmy Award-winning reporter best known for his 13 years on “Good Morning America,” where he covered the national weather reports in addition to traveling throughout the United States and abroad reporting on a wide range of topics. Since 1999, Spencer has been the weather forecaster on San Francisco’s ABC7 News team.” At the link find the title, “ABC 7’s Spencer Christian with Dan Ashley: Surviving Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing and Gambling, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180628_FEA Spencer Christian For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stacey Abrams 66 mins – “It’s almost a cliché: it’s good to be different. However, it’s hard to believe this when there are a plethora of experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional power. But today, there are women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and millennials in the world who are ready to make a difference. Stacey Abrams, Former Georgia House minority leader and candidate for governor of Georgia, wants to show everyone that there is truth in the cliché and value in the struggle against traditional power structures. In her new book, Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change, she emphasizes the importance of knowing your own passion, regardless of the scale or target. She discusses personal stories about launching a company, starting a daycare center for homeless teen moms and running a successful political campaign to show how ambition, fear, money, and failure function in leadership.  Join this special conversation about how being in the minority can provide unique and vital strength!” At the link find the title, “Stacey Abrams: Leading from the Minority, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180627_FEA Stacy Abrams For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Suicides 56 mins – “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, will discuss the organization’s efforts in fighting depression and teen suicide. A Brighter Day reaches out to teens suffering from depression and other related issues while allowing them to maintain their dignity. The charity connects teens to the resources they need, showcasing local bands in a way that helps teens learn about depression and its risk factors.” At the link find the title, “A Brighter Day, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180702_MLF_A Brighter day for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainability Trends 41 mins – Panel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “2006: If Sustainability Isn’t Possible, Does Collapse Become Inevitable?” from Tuesday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 2006 from the Tuesday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Religious Refugees 26 mins – “Majed El Shafie and Mavis Himes have become lifelines for Yazidi refugees who have settled in Canada – as well as those still living under ISIS rule.” At the link find the title, “Government must do more to help Yazidi refugees, says advocate, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-bbYikQf7-20180620.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 73 mins – Panel coverage by three people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1103: Keynote Address: Rethinking the Future: Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportationfrom Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1103 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Depression 27 mins – “This episode of Mic Drop, a podcast made by teens, looks at the complicated mental health issues youth experience and the friendships that get them through.” At the link find the title, “Listen to Mic Drop: Teens discuss their struggle with depression, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-B0kq2zlf-20180720.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treason Discussion 19 mins – “Treason may feel like the right word to describe Donald Trump’s behaviour, argues one law professor, but its narrow legal definition might mean it’s not the right charge.” At the linkf ind the title, “Why ‘treason’ doesn’t quite describe Trump’s actions in Helsinki, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-IUxlXR3L-20180718.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump vs Environment 75 minsPanel coverage by four people at the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, entitled, “1404: Trump vs. Trees from Monday sessions. At the link find and right-click beside the number 1404 from Monday sessions and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venture Capitalists 63 mins – “In 2017, all-women founder teams received just 15 percent of the dollars invested by venture capitalists in the United States. Venture capitalist Jess Lee and her peers have their work cut out for them, but they’re ready to make changes. Venture funding is often spurred by individual perspectives, so startups founded by women may not personally resonate with male venture capitalists. With women numbering only 9 percent of decision makers at U.S. firms, this means there are fewer women investing overall and a lack of representation on both sides of the coin. Since venture capital is an increasingly vital resource to support unique solutions for problems at every level, if funders and founders are not diverse, can the investment truly address a broad swath of challenges? Lee was the founder of the digital fashion site Polyvore, and she is now the first female investing partner in the United States at the high-profile venture firm Sequoia Capital. She’s focused on investing with a social lens, in companies such as Wonolo, which looks at the future of work. She’s also one of 34 senior female investors who came together in 2017 to found All Raise, a nonprofit dedicated to doubling the percentage of women in partner roles in venture capital over the next ten years and increasing total venture capital funding to female founders from 15 to 25 percent in the next five years. All Raise has already launched efforts such as Female Founder Office Hours and Founders for Change–and they’re just getting started. Join Lee for a conversation about the power of access and capital to create growth and change, and what founders, funders and consumers alike can do to ensure valuable resources are available to all.” At the link find the title, “A Seat at the Table: Women in Venture Capital and Tech with Jess Lee, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180718_INF_Jess Lee For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington Farewell Speech 35 mins – The warnings George Washington made in his farewell address — about hyperpartisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars — have incredible resonance today, says John Avlon, the author of “Washington’s Farewell.” He speaks with Jimmy about what we can learn from the address and how its message was once appropriated by Nazis, in 1939. Plus: John reveals that President Washington had bad credit.” At the link find the title, “185: A warning against hyperpartisanship from 1796, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files eff026c1-3fe0-460e-9649-eae79ce3b02a.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Reduction 48 mins – “We have a worldwide trash epidemic. The average American disposes of 4.4 pounds of garbage per day, and our landfills hold 254 million tons of waste. What if there were a simple—and fun—way for you to make a difference? What if you could take charge of your own waste, reduce your carbon footprint, and make an individual impact on an already fragile environment? A zero waste lifestyle is the answer—and Shia Su is living it. Every single piece of unrecyclable garbage Shia has produced in one year fits into a mason jar—and if it seems overwhelming, it isn’t! In her new book, Zero Waste, Shia demystifies and simplifies the zero waste lifestyle for the beginner, sharing practical advice, quick solutions, and tips and tricks that will make trash-free living fun and meaningful. Tune in as we talk with Shia on today’s episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Collar Automation 21 mins – “In this episode of Ai in industry, we speak with Manoj Saxena, the Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale, about how AI and automation are being applied to white-collar processes in the healthcare sector. In simple business language, Manoj summarizes key healthcare applications such as invoicing handling, bad debt reduction, claims combat, and the patient experience, and explains how AI and automation can make these processes more efficient to improve the patient experience in healthcare organizations.” At the link right-click “Direct download: AI in Industry-Manoj Saxena-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in China 66 mins – “Forty years ago, China enacted the one-child policy, only recently relaxed. Among many other unintended consequences, it resulted in both an enormous gender imbalance — with a predicted 20 million more men than women of marriage age by 2020 — and China’s first generations of only-daughters. Given the resources normally reserved for boys, these girls were pushed to study, excel in college and succeed in careers, as if they were sons. Now living in an economic powerhouse, enough of these women have decided to postpone marriage — or not marry at all — to spawn a label: “leftovers.” Unprecedentedly well-educated and goal-oriented, they struggle to find partners in a society where gender roles have not evolved as vigorously as society itself, and where new professional opportunities have made women less willing to compromise their careers or concede to marriage for the sake of being wed. Further complicating their search for a mate, the vast majority of China’s single men reside in and are tied to the rural areas where they were raised. This makes them geographically, economically and educationally incompatible with city-dwelling “leftovers,” who also face difficulty in partnering with urban men, given the urban men’s general preference for more dutiful, domesticated wives. Part critique of China’s paternalistic ideals, part playful portrait of the romantic travails of China’s trailblazing women and their well-meaning parents who are anxious to see their daughters snuggled into traditional wedlock, Roseann Lake’s focuses on the lives of four individual women against a backdrop of colorful anecdotes, hundreds of interviews and rigorous historical and demographic research to show how these “leftovers” are the linchpin to China’s future.” At the link find the title, “Leftover In China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower, Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files cc_20180621_MLF Leftover in China for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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