Mining Digest 364 – Nov 9, 2018: 3D Printing and Amazon, Activist Investors, Aerobic Exercise Value, Animal Feed from Bugs, Aquaculture Improvement, Author Alexandra Levit, Automating Inequality, Autonomous Tractors, Barriers to Equality Panel, Blockchain for Startups, Botswana Families Shrink, Brain Fitness, Campaign Finance Experiment, Cancer in Kids, Cool Tools, Data Use in Universities, Disability Issues, Educating Immigrants and Refugees, Elvis Costello Interview, Environmental Movement, Fake News Discussion, Female Anger, Gender Pay Gaps, Grief Responses, Hate Crimes, Health Leads, Helping Others, Hostage Crisis, Immigrant Integration, Immigration and Law Keynote, Itzhak Perlman, Jamal Khashoggi Murder, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Magic Card Game, Malaria Vaccine, Medical Coaching, Microbiome Discussion, Military Commissions, Music Can Heal, Neoliberalism, Neuroscientist Kandel, Neurosurgeon Bob Hariri, Nitrogen Fixing Corn, Ocean Conservation, Population Growth Support, Psychedelics by Pollan, Puerto Rican Hurricane, Reservation Life, Restaurant History, Revenge Porn, School Shooting Protection, Seriously Ill Conversations, Sexism in Social Media Panel, Social Good Software, Social Isolation, Soft Robots, Spanish Flu, Spinal Cord Injury Repair, Stories from the Soil, Stunt Woman, Synapse Evolution, Trumps War on Justice, Violent Urges, Weight Management, Whistle-blowing, Who Are We, Women in Politics and Work Panel

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3D Printing Adoption 16 mins – ““What does it going to take for 3D printing to top and be more wisely adopted by manufacturers of products to become a more integrated and integral part of manufacturing around the world?” This is the question that Tom was inspired to answer while watching an interview of the CEO of MarkForged, Greg Mark. Struck by his answer that points to the role of engineers, Tom goes and gives his take on how these engineers will be the path to the 3D Print tipping point. He touches on the aspects of manufacturing, prototyping, and the demands of the consumer market to point out other factors that could push the industry besides engineering.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

3D Printing and Amazon 33 mins – “There are several markets now that are very viable for 3D printing, and that’s what Steve Crimi, CEO of Goldsol, Inc., is looking at right now. Steve, along with his business partner and wife, Brenda, sells lots of different products on Amazon in particular. He has spent his lifetime owning and operating successful businesses in the industries of electrical, energy efficiency, and LED lighting. Steve recognizes that 3D-printed end-use products, not just prototyping, are here to stay, and it’s a very big market in and of itself. Very recently, the US government is charging product importers a tariff of 10% percent, increasing to 25% at the beginning of next year. The vast majority of products purchased in the United States being imported, Steve knows importation may just not be cost effective anymore. Steve takes a look at how import tariffs may accelerate 3D-printed consumer goods.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Activist Investors 14 mins – “In a talk that’s equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world’s top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbook and put pressure on companies to drive positive change. “It’s your right to have your money managed in line with your values,” Shandal says. “Use your voice, and trust that it matters.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Advice on Advice Giving 50 mins – “Cheryl Strayed, one of the most exciting and uplifting authors of our time, is funny, down to earth, complex, and the perfect person to offer Alan Alda solid advice about how to give good advice. She’s the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and the co-host of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column, and she’s the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section. Her novel, Wild, about her life in the wake of tragic events, is a well-known bestseller and a feature movie.” At the link find the title, “Cheryl Strayed Shares Her Advice on How to Give Advice, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4d798628-2a5b-4f41-85a4-f712d74e029c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aerobic Exercise Value 68 mins – “This episode is a special edition of Bulletproof Radio because a good friend and mentor, Charles Poliquin, a man who has helped elite professional athletes and Olympians win hundreds of medals, passed away unexpectedly. Charles was a knowledgeable biohacker, and a wealth of knowledge and was always eager and willing to share it. We lost an amazing biohacker when he passed but I am grateful to be able to share his amazing knowledge one more time in this episode. During this episode, we discuss how too much aerobic exercise may be destroying your body, but weightlifting can save it! World-renowned strength and conditioning educator, Charles Poliquin, reveals what he’s learned to tune the human body to its optimal working state using his decades of experience and knowledge training elite professional athletes and Olympians who have won hundreds of medals. Everything you think you know about exercise and its effects on the human body is wrong and Charles is here dispel those commonly believed myths that have been breaking down your body on the cellular level and making you susceptible to degenerative brain diseases later on life.” At the link find the title, “Special Edition: Aerobic exercise may be destroying your body – Charles Poliquin #537, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 664a0393-fbed-4954-8d77-2c1ac1cfdc1f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Management 17 mins – ‘Many artificial intelligence researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at all tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we’re restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing the concrete steps we should take today to ensure that AI ends up being the best — rather than worst — thing to ever happen to humanity.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Ai Weiwei 75 mins – “Family environments and “diversifying experiences” (including the early death of a parent); intrinsic versus extrinsic motivations; schools that value assessments, but don’t assess the things we value. All these elements factor into the long, mysterious march towards a creative life. To learn more, we examine the early years of Ai Weiwei, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Maira Kalman, Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Egan, and others. (Ep. 2 of the “How to Be Creative” series.)” At the link find the title, “355. Where Does Creativity Come From (and Why Do Schools Kill It Off)?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2bbc06ac-4b9b-4d85-ae9e-827c625fdb06.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Truths 49 mins – “American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Feed from Bugs 33 mins – “What do we use to feed our food?  From cattle to fish, livestock require substantial inputs to thrive, and a substantial part of that is their feed.  This has measurable impacts from the environment to producer costs.  Sam Glickstein of Biotrophics has a solution.  Sustainability might be surprising, but he offers an excellent solution.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Aquaculture Improvement 26 mins – “Tony Chen is the Co-Founder of Manolin Inc., a new startup in the aquaculture space. Manolin is a software company that aims to accelerate resource sharing between salmon farms as well as prevent and manage sea lice outbreaks through digital health management. Before co-founding Manolin, Tony was developing software for the U.S. government and was only interested in aquaculture as a hobby. His fascination grew to new heights when he discovered how oyster farming works and the plight of its farmers. Tony joins me today to share his thoughts on aquaculture and why he thinks it’s going to radically change the way we look at agriculture in the near future. He explains what aquaculture is all about, how he believes it can contribute to solving the world food production crisis, and how their company aims to help ocean farmers. He discusses some of the issues of aquaculture and how they tie with the ocean’s current problems. He also describes why they worked with HATCH among other startup accelerators in the industry.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 120: Data to Improve Aquaculture Farms with Tony Chen of Manolin, Sept, 2018,”” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asylum Seeker Policy 76 mins – “The administration has acted strongly and quickly to restrict the pathways to seek and gain asylum in the United States. In Matter of A-B the Attorney General overturned a Board of Immigration Appeals case in an attempt to eliminate domestic and gang violence as grounds for granting asylum. Such serious harm is often one of the central reasons why asylum seekers, especially from Central America, flee. Other new policies include criminally prosecuting asylum seekers who cross the border unlawfully for the first time; pushing back families without valid visas who seek asylum at ports of entry (despite laws that allow people to apply for protection at legal crossing points); detaining families, including pregnant women, while they pursue an asylum claim; and imposing case completion quotas on immigration judges so that they issue asylum and other immigration decisions more quickly. Whither asylum? This panel–including Georgetown Law Professor Andrew I. Schoenholtz; Dilley Pro Bono Project Managing Attorney Shalyn Fluharty; Immigration Reform Law Institute Director of Litigation Christopher J. Hajec; and U.C. Hastings College of the Law Bank of America Chair Karen Musalo–discussed the legal issues underpinning the asylum system changes and the immediate and longer-term effects of the administration’s actions on the U.S. asylum system. They also considered whether the new policies are in conflict with the international treaties to which the United States is signatory and other international law obligations.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Author Alexandra Levit 50 mins – “This week, we speak with Alexandra Levit. Alexandra conducts primary workplace research on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. She is a former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes. Alexandra has authored many books, but Alexandra’s latest book, Humanity Works: Merging Technologies and People for the Workforce of the Future hits store’s shelves on October 28th. Check it out! To find out more about Alexandra, head over to her site at: humanityworksbook.com.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automating Inequality 78 mins – “Virginia Eubanks joins us for a rousing conversation about her timely and provocative book, Automating Inequality. In Automating Inequality, Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. “This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.” At the link find the title, “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 519697860-berkmanklein automating inequality how high-tech tools profile police and punish the poor.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Tractors 34 mins – “Zack James is the Founder of Rabbit Tractors, a team that designs and builds swarm-enabled, compact, and autonomous farm equipment. His company’s aim is to help farmers save time and money while increasing productivity. He has a degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and attended University of Michigan Law School with a focus on corporate governance and securities. Zack joins me today to share his company’s ideas and solutions when it comes to increasing farm efficiency. He introduces the concept of Rabbit Tractors, describes how they developed the idea and explains how it can improve farm productivity. He also describes how they incorporated autonomy in their technology and how farmers can simply run their machines with smartphones.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 118: Autonomous, Swarm-Enabled Tractors with Zack James of Rabbit Tractors, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files FOA_118 Autonomous Swarm-Enabled Tractors with Zack James of Rabbit Tractors_Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barriers to Equality Panel 74 mins – “In this panel debate Dr Susan Milner, Dr Rita Griffiths, Professor Professor Nira Yuval-Davis and Professor Jane Millar OBE FBA discuss barriers to equality; gender pay gap; childcare costs; poverty; Universal Credit; and loneliness. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Barriers to Equality, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515100162-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on barriers to equality.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Becoming Better 12 mins – “What if your attachment to being a “good” person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior — like why it’s hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes — and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. “In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow — except in this one, where it matters most,” Chugh says.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biotech Trends 45 mins – “The future gets closer every day, and many argue that technology will radically change the world for the better in the next 20 years– if we have the courage to let it.  Matt Ward is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and host of the Fringe FM Podcast.  He shares his provocative view of how technology is shifting life and priorities, and how the strangling force of regulation stands to slow progress.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain for Startups 7 mins – “We’re living in a golden era of innovation, says entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan — but venture capital hasn’t evolved to keep up, and startups aren’t getting the funding they need to grow. In this quick talk, she shares the story of how her company became part of an entirely new way to raise capital, using the powers of cooperation and cryptocurrency.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Boiling Amazon River 16 mins -”When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it. Twelve years later, after training as a geoscientist, he set out on a journey deep into the jungle of South America in search of this boiling river. At a time when everything seems mapped and measured, join Ruzo as he explores a river that forces us to question the line between known and unknown … and reminds us that there are great wonders yet to be discovered.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Botswana Families Shrink 24 mins – “Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment – could President Trump’s ‘ global gag rule’ threaten this? Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate” At the link find the title, “Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 25-35434-gnl.sci.181026.gj.falling fertility lessons learnt from botswana.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Fitness 69 mins – “I have been using the SharpBrains website as a source of information and ideas since the early days of my Brain Science Podcast, so it seemed fitting to invite SharpBrains co-founder Alvaro Fernandez to be my guest for Episode 100.   We talked about the second edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, which he co-authored with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg (BSP 18). The goal of this book is to give people from all backgrounds a practical guide for evaluating the current science and establishing their own “brain fitness” regimen, much in the way that each of us must choose a physical fitness that meets our individual needs and lifestyle.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 44 mins – “As crunch time approaches, we talk through some worst-case Brexit scenarios: for the government, for the economy, for Remainers, for Europe. Have the negotiations been a humiliation for Britain? Is the Tory Party facing an existential crisis? And what might go wrong if the marchers for a ‘people’s vote’ got their way? Plus we speculate about what a no-deal Brexit would mean for Britain’s service economy. With Diane Coyle, Helen Thompson and Chris Bickerton.” At the link find the title, “How Bad Could it Get?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Finance Experiment 30 mins – “Seattle is running the country’s most radical experiment to fix campaign finance. Last year, the city sent every resident $100 that they could donate to the local campaign of their choice. Seattle flooded its election with small donations to try to drown out the influence of big money in politics. In the first episode of our second season, we set out to discover if Seattle’s experiment made a difference for who decides to run for office, how candidates interact with voters, and who donates to campaigns. We also come across some talking dogs.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer in Kids 32 mins – “Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States and Europe. Despite prevailing increases in overall survival rates, it continues to be one of the most challenging diseases to treat. This podcast will discuss the latest advancements in pediatric cancer research and how they can lead to newer, faster, and better treatments for children and adolescents with cancer. This podcast was produced using excerpts from the 2018 Sohn Conference: Accelerating Translation of Pediatric Cancer Research on this topic held in partnership between the Sohn Conference Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences.” At the link left-click “Download this episode,” select “Save File and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Car Crash Reduction 18 mins – “The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) was among the winners of the 2017 Federal Highway Administration biennial National Roadway Safety Award in the category of Infrastructure and Operational Improvements. DelDOT’s winner was systematic deployment of a high-friction surface treatment that substantially reduced road departure crashes, especially in wet weather. In this podcast we learn about this surface treatment and DelDOT’s overall highway safety plan from the agency’s Chief Traffic Engineer, Mark Luszcz.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CBD Oil 49 mins – “CBD products are all the rage. What you need to know about the marijuana ingredient that’s being used for conditions including insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Change Has Accelerated 17 mins – “For tens of thousands of years our ancestors understood the world through myths, and the pace of change was glacial. The rise of scientific understanding transformed the world within a few centuries. Why? Physicist David Deutsch proposes a subtle answer.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and AI 49 mins – “Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognitive-Emotional Brain 69 mins – “In The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration neuroscientist Luiz Pessoa argues that emotion and cognition are deeply intertwined throughout many levels of the brain. In a recent interview (BSP 106) Pessoa and I focused on recent discoveries about the amygdala and Thalamus that challenge traditional assumptions about what these structures do. The amygdala processes more than fear (and other negative stimuli) and the Thalamus is more than  a mere relay station. This a fairly technical discussion but Pessoa did a good job of making the material accessible to all listeners. The reason I think these concepts matter is that not only do they challenge overly simplistic notions of how the brain works, but they also challenge our tendency to see emotion and cognition as separate and often opposing processes.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Connectome 42 mins – “The Human Connectome is a description of the structural connectivity of the human brain, but according to Olaf Sporns, author of Discovering the Human Connectome, this description  must include a description of the brain’s dynamic behavior. I first talked with Sporns back in BSP 74, but BSP 103 gave us a chance to talk about recent progress in connectomics. Sporns sees the study of the brain’s connections as fundamental to understanding how the brain works. “It will allow us to ask new questions that perhaps we couldn’t ask before. It will be a foundational data set for us, just like the genome is. We will not be able to imagine neuroscience going back to a time when we did not have the connectome, but it will not give us all the answers.” In his first book, Networks of the Brain, Sporns described how Network Theory provides important tools for dealing with the large data sets that are created by studying complex systems like the human brain.  In BSP 103 we discuss both the challenges and the promise of Discovering the Human Connectome.” At the link right-click “FREE: audio mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Discussion 55 mins – “What is consciousness? Why does it even exist? It has long been treated as the byproduct of biological complexity. The more complicated the brain, the more self-aware. Other thinkers have seen consciousness as totally distinct from the body — dualism. But maybe consciousness, like space and time, mass and energy, is just a basic characteristic of the universe. Maybe it’s a fundamental property of matter. Welcome to the concept of “panpsychism”. IDEAS producer Naheed Mustafa in conversation with philosopher Philip Goff.” At the link find the title, “Panpsychism and the Nature of Consciousness, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-AwCVxgrs-20180913.mp3” and select ‘Save Link ass” from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools 26 mins – “Our guest this week is Carl Bass. Carl has been designing and making buildings, boats, sculpture, and machinery for the last 40 years. He is the former CEO of Autodesk and now spends his time researching the boundaries of digital fabrication in his shops in Berkeley and with a number of companies he’s working with.” At the link left-click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Minds 54 mins – “Truth and lies. Ideology and imagination. Politics and polarization. Novelist Salman Rushdie, performance artist Andrea Fraser, filmmaker Charles Officer, and musician Iskwé wrestle with making sense of our chaotic world through their work. This AGO Creative Minds event was recorded earlier this year at Toronto’s Massey Hall, and was moderated by CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti.” At the link find the title, “Creative Minds: Can art speak truth?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-SsecAHwy-20180910.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Use in Universities 69 mins – “Universities have automated many aspects of teaching, instruction, student services, libraries, personnel management, building management, and finance, leading to a profusion of discrete data about the activities of individuals. Universities see great value of these data for learning analytics, faculty evaluation, strategic decisions, and other sensitive matters. Commercial entities, governments, and private individuals also see value in these data and are besieging universities with requests for access. In this talk, Christine L. Borgman discusses the conflicts & challenges of balancing obligations for stewardship, trust, privacy, confidentiality – and often academic freedom – with the value of exploiting data for analytical and commercial purposes. For more information about this event visit: https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018-10-09/open-data-grey-data-and-stewardship Photo by @AlyssaAGoodman” At the link find the title, “Open Data, Grey Data, and Stewardship: Universities at the Privacy Frontier, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 514752984-berkmanklein open data grey data and stewardship universities at the privacy frontier.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Director Peter Bonerz 90 mins – “Actor and director Peter Bonerz shares his views on the state of television comedy, the pros and cons of laugh tracks and the rights and wrongs of improvisational theater and looks back on his decades-long friendships with Bob Newhart and Suzanne Pleshette. Also, Redd Foxx changes his tune, Carroll O’Connor cashes a check, Woody Allen brings down the house and Peter directs Gilbert in an episode of “Wings.” PLUS: Rod Serling! Captain Kangaroo! The wit and wisdom of Buck Henry! Murphy Brown meets Walter Cronkite! And Peter remembers the late, great Bill Daily!” At the link find the title, “#230 Peter Bonerz, “ right-click “Media files 55fde90b-9360-432b-8be1-e75ed289892e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Issues 51 mins – “Rachel Gershon — Senior Associate at the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School — discusses the nature of disability and disability determination; the resulting limitations in data availability; and implications for public policy. This year, several states applied for and received permission from the federal government to implement work requirements in their Medicaid programs. Policy designs vary by state, but all states build in considerations for people with disabilities. These considerations include exemptions and exceptions from work requirements for individuals unable to work due to a disability. Due to the nature of disability and the nature of disability determination processes, states will face limitations in identifying all individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Medical claims do not necessarily provide enough information to determine a person’s ability to work. Medical diagnoses and disability determinations both can lag symptoms by months or years. As a result, relying on claims or disability determination data could leave out individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. At the same time, waiting for a diagnosis or a disability determination is a critical time period for individuals with disabilities to be able to access health care.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless World 12 mins – “What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology to design the transit systems of the future. In this forward-thinking talk, preview exciting concepts like modular, detachable buses, flying taxis and networks of suspended magnetic pods that could help make the dream of a dynamic, driverless world into a reality.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecosystem Management 15 mins – “Human growth has strained the earth’s resources, but as Johan Rockström reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine “planetary boundaries” that can guide us in protecting our planet’s many overlapping ecosystems.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educating Immigrants and Refugees 61 mins –It is generally recognized that successful long-term immigrant integration requires a broad understanding of U.S. culture and systems, combined with strong English proficiency and other basic skills. For the past 50 years, English instruction classes provided via state adult education systems have been the default mechanism to meet immigrants’ English acquisition—and, to a limited extent, integration—needs. However, this federal-state partnership system meets less than 4 percent of adult learner needs nationally and suffers from serious flaws in the nature and design of instruction when viewed through an immigrant integration lens. Leeway within the system to support successful integration has steadily narrowed in recent years, particularly with passage in 2014 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which instituted mandatory performance measures for adult education programs that focus mainly on employment outcomes and the attainment of postsecondary credentials, placing no value on other essential integration skills or topics. Taking stock of weaknesses in the WIOA-driven design of most current programming, MPI analysts draw on research from the integration, adult education, and postsecondary success fields in arguing for the adoption of a new “English Plus Integration” (EPI) adult education program model. Seeking to make more effective use of immigrant adult learners’ time in a formal program, the model would maintain a central focus on English language acquisition while also building skills and critical systems knowledge to support continued learning long after program exit and speed integration success along multiple individual and family dimensions….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elvis Costello Interview 83 mins – “A conversation with the iconic singer-songwriter, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “How to Be Creative.” At the link find the title, “Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 829bbda0-b437-4b96-814b-755cf6bb3d1b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Value 45 mins – “Yale Professor Paul Bloom doesn’t think empathy is such a good thing. He’s even written a book about it called, The Case Against Empathy. However, he does have an interesting theory about what he calls rational compassion. Paul and Alan Alda discuss their views for and against empathy and find out that they have more in common than they thought.” At the link find the title, “Is Empathy Good or Bad? A Conversation with Paul Bloom, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 5b7c106a-b926-4629-bb60-1f6d19e23a2d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Movement 53 mins – “It was a simple file folder, enigmatically labelled “B”. But it was the key to learning how a small secret society of key scientists in the federal government in the 1920s, thwarted an ill-conceived plan to move Plains Bison into Wood Buffalo National Park because it would have mixed incompatible species. But the “Brotherhood” did much more than that. Author and naturalist Briony Penn tells the story of the B, and how over the decades they quietly shaped the environmental movement and how we think about nature.” At the link find the title, “The Bison and the “B”, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-jHuvR25B-20180921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 44 mins – “We try to uncover the truth about fake news with Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian, and Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power. Why have elections around the world been so easy to hack? Can newspapers survive the age of ‘free’? And is anonymity a friend or an enemy to democracy? Big questions, big answers.” At the link find the title, “Democracy Hacked, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Anger 49 mins – “The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. We’ll have it with author of the new book ‘Rage Becomes Her.’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financing for Life 56 mins – “These 10 important lessons should be considered when putting to work the “2 Funds for Life” portfolio in your portfolio. Paul focuses on the likely long-term gains and the likely short-term losses, answers questions, and discusses the other sources of information on the strategies.” At the link right-click “Download” for “2 Fund for Life:….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Perfect Podcast 22 mins – “Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty. Dylan looks at ways that bills in Congress, actions in your everyday life, and everything in between can help bring about a more perfect future.” At the link find the title, “Introducing Future Perfect, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 652e6646-956c-4426-8c0b-fa998a6d1385.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gary Hart Presidential Campaign 24 mins – “Matt Bai, author of “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid” & Jason Reitman, director of “The Front Runner” sit down with Chuck to discuss the story of Gary Hart’s embattled 1988 presidential campaign. At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘”Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Gender Pay Gaps 64 mins – “In this IPR Lecture Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia) explores the history of the gender pay gap. This IPR Lecture took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “Prof Emma Griffin: The History of Gender Pay Gaps, Oct, 2018,” righ-click “Media files 514644897-uniofbath-prof-emma-griffin-the-history-of-gender-pay-gap.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Generation Unlimited 14 mins – “A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it’s the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030..” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grief Responses 14 mins – “In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death, “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness. A year after her death, Jason offers candid insights on the often excruciating process of moving through and with loss — as well as some quiet wisdom for anyone else experiencing life-changing grief.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crimes 52 mins – “Incidents of hate crimes against religious minority communities have surged alarmingly high in the last couple of years. The FBI reported an almost 20% increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes and the ADL recorded a 57% increase of anti-Semitic incidents last year alone. It is critical to build bridges across line of religious difference. During this session, the panelists will discuss best practices from the findings of our recent report, Pluralism in Peril: Challenges to an American Ideal. Farhan Latif, President of the El-Hibri Foundation, will also join this panel.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Health Leads l6 mins – “Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that — and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Helping Others 51 mins – “How do you talk to a member of a deadly gang? How do you help someone leave that life, and why did they join it in the first place? The answers are surprising. And they throw light on how to communicate with anyone. In this episode of Clear+Vivid Alan Alda has a lively and eye-opening conversation with Father Greg Boyle who tells how his Homeboys Industries in Los Angeles has been a lifeline to thousands of young people escaping the deadly culture of gang life. And how he answers violence with tenderness.” At the link find the title, “Father Greg Boyle on Compassion, Kinship, and Real Ways to Help Others, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3a82da18-89bf-42a6-8cd0-3a2048f84c68.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

History of Life 44 mins – “We talk to science writer David Quammen about his new book The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. [Charles Darwin’s theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life–but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that. Now two pioneering scientists draw on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology to deliver an eye-opening narrative using a generation’s worth of insights culled from new research.]” At the link find the title, “A Radical New History of Life, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6ed2506f-8d0c-42f6-a254-849f16e9f294.mp3” and select save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Hostage Crisis 48 mins – “Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator who has used communication to save lives. Alan Alda interviews Chris about his experiences and they discuss intense situations where empathy has been successfully used as a tool to guard against the unthinkable. Alan also has a few tricks up his own sleeve as he lures Chris into a role play situation to see how well he does under pressure.” At the link find the title, “Hostage Crisis: How to Negotiate Through the Unthinkable with Chris Voss, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3c9bd6d2-d60f-4082-b554-e7dcc2c80ca8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Family Detentions 49 mins – “The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Integration 62 mins – “Can tiny tweaks in how public policy is designed and how services work really “nudge” us to become better citizens? An increasing number of governments think so. Policymakers have used behavioral insights—an interdisciplinary, research-based approach to policy design grounded in understanding how people make choices in practice—to great effect to inspire people to become organ donors, encourage them to pay their taxes on time, and more. But while behavioral insights have been adopted in everything from education to health policy, their application in the field of immigrant integration has so far been limited. Could this method be used to promote social mixing and reduce inequality between those with and without a migrant background? Emerging experimental and real-world evidence suggests a range of ways a behavioral lens could to help policymakers reach their integration goals, from fostering open-mindedness among young people and reducing classroom segregation to encouraging immigrants to become citizens.  On this webinar, speakers—Meghan Benton, MPI Assistant Director for Research in the International Programme; Antonio Silva, Behavioural Insights Team Senior Advisor; Laura Gonzalez-Murphy, New York State Department of State Director of Immigration Policy and Research; and Will Somerville, Unbound Philanthropy UK Programme Director and MPI UK Senior Fellow—explored what untapped potential behavioral insights may hold for integration policy, and how policymakers can start fitting this approach into their work. The webinar marked the release of an MPI Europe-Behavioural Insights Team report, Applying Behavioural Insights to Support Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion, produced under the framework of MPI Europe’s Integration Futures Working Group.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration and Law Keynote 40 mins – “L. Francis Cissna, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), delivered the keynote at the 15th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference on October 1, 2018. In his remarks, he discussed his priorities for USCIS; the proposed public charge regulation; USCIS’s role in the administration of the U.S. asylum and refugee admission system, including recent developments and operational challenges; policy changes surrounding the adjudication of applications and notices to appear; and USCIS’s work in identifying cases that may be referred for denaturalization.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Education 59 mins – “Getting recently arrived immigrants and refugees into work has long been considered the lynchpin of successful integration, with the legitimacy of migration and asylum systems often linked to positive economic outcomes. Spurred in part by the European migration crisis, significant social innovations and public-sector investments have focused on assessing newcomers’ existing skills, matching them with available jobs, and providing training to those in need. But with labour markets increasingly characterized by technological disruption and the flexible but precarious “gig economy,” this model risks being severely upended. This Migration Policy Institute Europe webinar marks the release of two publications produced in the framework of its Integration Futures Working Group. Jobs in 2028: How Will Changing Labor Markets Affect Immigrant Integration in Europe? examines possible scenarios for how social, economic, and technological trends could affect jobs, labor market policy, education and social policies, and migrant integration. The second report, Tech Jobs for Refugees: Assessing the Potential of Coding Schools for Refugee Integration in Germany, explores the potential of coding schools for refugees to help alleviate skills shortages and provide a pathway to work—for more than only a high-skilled minority. Join the experts for a discussion of key questions: How can governments equip newcomers—and indeed citizens—with the skills to thrive in the job markets of the future? How can governments prepare public services and contribution-based benefit schemes for a changing world of work? And for those unable to find work, what are the alternative ways that newcomers can meaningfully and measurably contribute to society?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy Restrictions 49 mins – “So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Policy Trends 79 mins – “Immigration has played an uncommonly prominent role in elections and on Americans’ TV screens since the 2016 presidential campaign. Recent coverage has been non-stop due to family separations and zero-tolerance policies at the border. Heading into a highly contested election season, campaign strategists contend that immigration is the single issue that could move the conservative base and save GOP majorities in Congress. Yet polling shows a larger share of people say immigration is good for the nation than at any point since 2001. What role is immigration likely to play in the November mid-terms? Underneath national debates, the immigration landscape continues to fracture under the pressure of communities embracing different policies of cooperation with federal immigration enforcement, protection of vulnerable immigrants, and more. The federal government is pushing back by threatening to withhold federal dollars and heading into court to challenge state and local policies it views as harmful. This panel–with MPI Senior Fellow Doris Meissner, Democratic Political Strategist Maria Cardona, the New Center’s Co-Chair William A. Galston, Vox Senior Reporter Dara Lind, and Barry Jackson, Former Chief of Staff for Speaker Boehner and Senior Staff to President George W. Bush–assesses these and associated political and policy trends.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Itzhak Perlman 44 mins – “In this delightful and spirited conversation, Alan Alda talks with his good friend the world-renowned violinist, Itzhak Perlman. They explore the power of spontaneity in both music and acting, and what happens when a musician talks to the audience.” At the link find the title, “Itzhak Perlman on the Spontaneity and Connection of Performance, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 36bb4ae1-9ab6-47c9-afab-d9f67098b56f.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jamal Khashoggi Murder 57 mins – “Tommy and Lovett discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s October surprise, Democrats carping about Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising, GOP voter suppression tactics, Kushner’s taxes and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then they talk with the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 26th congressional district, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.” At the link find the title, “”Ride or die with dictators.” Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4cc122a8-4a6c-428f-adb0-94971f352410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Dean 49 mins – “Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Judge Judy 46 mins – “Every day, 10 million Americans watch Judge Judy on TV. Her style is direct and to the point. Her job is to know how to quickly separate fact from fiction. She talks with Alan about justice and what it’s like for a judge to have such an impact on the lives of others.” At the link find the title, “Media files 39b69a8c-1644-4023-8e87-1f331a18b47b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh and Supreme Court 59 mins – “After the spectacle of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, the already deep political divide in the country seems to have calcified. To try to understand where this rancorous political moment came from — and where it might be going — Katie and Brian talk with two experts. First, they welcome back to the show Rebecca Traister, author of the new book Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Rebecca explains why she’s so devastated about the new Supreme Court justice, and she reckons with the fact that women have been on both sides of this bitter political debate. Then they turn to Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law expert and Harvard Law professor, for a legal perspective. What will happen to the Supreme Court as an institution, and what does that mean for the American people?” At the link find the title, “79. Women’s Anger and the Supreme Court, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 3362bf30-202d-47b5-9f6f-2aac604df9d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kavanaugh Investigation 58 mins – “Making big decisions about other people’s lives can feel pretty awful. Zoe Chace followed Senator Jeff Flake as he decided to force the Senate to delay its vote on Judge Kavanaugh. Among her discoveries: Those protestors in the elevator? They aren’t the reason he did what he did.” At the link you can listen but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Learning and Innovation 56 minsIn this episode, we are joined by author and professor, Ed Hess. Ed has published several notable books on learning and innovation including Learn or Die and his most recent work, Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age. Ed is currently a professor, Batten Executive-in-Residence and Batten Faculty Fellow at the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia. The company of the future in the smart machine age is one where innovation is the strategic differentiator – as operational excellence is going to be primarily technology enabled; How human learning underpins both operational excellence and innovation; Why mitigating and overcoming fear and ego is the key to becoming a better learner…. ‘Unbossing’ and how to create an idea meritocracy by devaluing the hierarchy of empowerment. How the future of technology will humanize business, help people to overcome their own personal limitations and develop as highly creative, intuitive, and innovative human beings. How changing our mental models can help us develop listening and engagement skills to connect with others to drive innovation.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libertarian Gary Johnson 51 mins -”Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Ten Signs You Might Be a Libertarian.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, likes to say that most Americans are libertarians but don’t know it yet. So why can’t Libertarians (and other third parties) gain more political traction?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magic Card Game 49 mins – “Twenty-five years ago, the card game Magic: The Gathering hit store shelves. More than 30 million people are still playing in this fantasy battle world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaria Vaccine 46 mins – “To eliminate malaria, you have to stop transmission, and that’s what Carolina Barillas-Mury hopes to do. Her work on the interaction of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum may lead to a transmission-blocking vaccine. …The Culicines and Anopholines are two major groups of mosquitoes that carry disease. The culicines have recently spread around the world, but the Anopholines species moved from Africa into South America one hundred million years ago, but malaria only moved into the New World a few hundred years ago with the slave trade. The relationship between the mosquitoes and malaria parasites has been evolving much longer in Africa than it has been with the specific population of mosquitoes in South America – one of the reasons why the disease is less devastating in South America. The ‘invisibility gene,’ pfs47, is expressed in the banana-shaped ookinete and helps the malaria parasite to avoid detection by the mosquito immune system. The pfs47 malarial gene is adapted for the localized mosquito populations from the same region as the parasite; if an African mosquito is infected with a South American parasite, the parasite is more likely to be recognized and killed than if the African mosquito is infected with an African parasite. The most immunogenic proteins in parasites may produce an immune response, but this immune response may not block infection. New vaccines are concentrating on where antibodies bind, to ensure there is a biological effect of the immune response, and this is why Barillas-Mury has used a modified Pfs47 protein to generate immune responses, rather than its native form.” At the link find the title, “092: A new type of malaria vaccine utilizing the mosquito immune system with Carolina Barillas-Mury, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files MTM092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Malaria Vaccine 7 mins – “The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago — yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she’s combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mango History 36 mins – “The mango is an incredibly important fruit worldwide, yet little is known about its precise origins or domestication. Today’s podcast explores this important fruit with Dr. Emily Warschefsky, who studied this fruit during her doctoral training. She reveals a surprising background story about this popular fruit.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Coaching 62 mins – “Coaching is an integral part of sports, it’s often used by corporate executives, and even helps people manage ADHD.  But until recently coaching wasn’t something physicians used to achieve their goals.  For this show, Mark Moubarek, Aline Sandouk, and Amy Young talk with Georgetown University faculty member Maggi Cary and Georgetown student Jack Penner.  Dr. Cary is a certified coach specializing in leadership coaching for healthcare professionals. But a serendipitous acquaintance with Jack lead to him becoming a client.  Recognizing its value for him as a student–in dealing with the so-called hidden curriculum and impostor syndrome, among other things–they have put together a  pro-bono arrangement for twelve Georgetown student with area coaches.  These relationships have allowed students to address areas of concern for them without the fears they may have in reaching out to faculty or peers, such as raising red flags or competitive issues.  It has also allowed them to get some of the individual attention they may be missing in education systems that are focused more on mass production of doctors.  And as medicine itself moves away from the idea that the doctor is the captain of the ship and towards a more integrative model of cooperation between medical professionals, more doctors are excited about learning leadership, management, and even surgical skills that encourage and value the input of their teammates.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Innovations 18 mins – “Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient’s bedside.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meteorologist 22 mins – “Today, we’re looking skyward to explore the life of geologist Ursula Marvin, who used her exceptional ability to identify minerals to study asteroids. Planetary geology wasn’t a field that welcomed women but Marvin never let that stop her. In the 1970s, she became the first woman to travel to Antarctica to hunt for meteorites. Also, another story from our continuing series on vanity plates.” At the link find left-click the “Listen” button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome Discussion 56 mins – “There are trillions of them on — and in — our bodies. Microbes have existed on earth for more than three and a half billion years. Makes you wonder who’s playing host to whom, and whether we humans are merely vessels for these tiny survivors. They influence everything from intestinal disorders to mental health conditions — and we’re only just beginning to understand their power over us. Contributor Stephen Humphrey journeys into the mysterious world of the microbiome.” At the link find the title, “Planet You: The mysterious world of the microbiome, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-ZoUiTe18-20180918.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Family Separations 88 mins – “Whether at the border or in the interior, the government is taking a hardline stance: separating arriving migrant families in a bid to deter future flows from Central America; stepping up pressure on “sanctuary” jurisdictions; increasing focus on denaturalization; and releasing a public-charge ruling that could deter vast numbers of legal immigrants and their U.S.-citizen dependents from accessing public benefits. What legal and political issues do these policies raise? What is their impact likely to be? And how are immigrant communities and their representatives reacting? Muzaffar Chishti, Director of MPI’s office at NYU School of Law, moderated a discussion on these issues between “The New Yorker”‘s Staff Writer Jonathan Blitzer; Ur Jaddou, Former Chief Counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; James F. Peterson, Judicial Watch Attorney; and Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The panel was opened by remarks from Georgetown Law Center Dean William Treanor.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Commissions 89 mins – “There’s no shortage of news this week, but comparatively little of it is national security law news, and so we are back with a fresh deep dive episode.  For better or worse, it’s our longest episode yet (topping out a bit over 1:20). So find a comfy spot, pop in the headphones, and prepare to dive deep, deep, deep into the history of military commissions in the United States!  Get ready for Ex Parte Milligan, Ex Parte Quirin, and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and much more besides!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Can Heal 39 mins – “Surprisingly, Renée Fleming has been using her iconic voice to help scientists discover how music heals us. Alan talks with Renée about their mutual interest in science, her new starring role in Carousel, and what it’s like to really be present as a performer.” At the link find the title, “Renée Fleming and the Healing Power of Music, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4a35b668-2adc-4aa3-83b0-25ef831568d2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil Armstrong 54 mins – “Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and Astro Mike Massimino celebrate Neil Armstrong and the impact of his career and the legacy of his first steps on the Moon. Featuring interviews with Neil Armstrong and Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz.” At the link find the title, “First Man – Celebrating Neil Armstrong, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 2ad9ab41-e03c-4cf4-b74b-b71ce3b581f2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neoliberalism 56 mins – “Deregulation. Infinite growth. Self-correcting markets. All are hallmarks of neoliberal thinking. But they’re more than just assumptions about the economy. They undergird much of the most influential thinking about governance right now, and dominate political and economic thinking everywhere. The results, according to some, have been disastrous. Investigative journalist Bruce Livesey asks four experts about the rise and rule of neoliberal thought, and what it may mean for societies around the world.” At the link find the title, “Is Neoliberalism destroying the world?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-sYakMT5w-20180926.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroscientist Kandel 62 mins – “Today’s guest is an Austrian-American who emigrated from Vienna to Brooklyn in 1939 at the age of 9, Dr. Eric Kandel will celebrate nearly nine decades of curiosity, study and incredible scientific discovery at his upcoming 89th birthday on November 7 (about the time this podcast will air). Dr. Kandel is a renowned neuroscientist with a psychiatric background who is considered one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. Dr. Kandel has been described by a colleague as: “one of the truly great intellects, … one of the greatest scientists and greatest neuroscientists of the last 100 years.” “…[He has] this wonderful far-reaching mind that is not afraid … to ask questions, to be integrative, to take a bold leap of imagination.” Today, Dr. Kandel tells us about his research on the biological foundations of memory and his newest book, “The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell us About Ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Unusual Brain of Dr. Eric Kandel #538, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 231994ad-9c62-44f1-9218-18f0f4ae285e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurosurgeon Bob Hariri 56 mins – “Dr. Hariri is an amazing human being with 30 years of experience as a neurosurgeon and a medical entrepreneur. He has created a huge number of startups that have been innovating at the very forefront of how we can gain control of our own biology. Dr. Hariri’s work has now expanded to include anti-ageing, longevity and stem cell treatments particularly with a company called Celularity which is pioneering some of the most innovative ways we can live longer than we ever thought we could.” At the link find the title, “100 Years Old is the New 60 – Dr. Bob Hariri #539, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 1accc7aa-0f01-4228-96e3-cf99728e8e1c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Zealand Maori 49 mins – “Emmy Rakete, a Māori communist and organizer from New Zealand, joins Breht to discuss Māori indigenous history in Polynesia, Marxism-Leninism, Prison Abolition, Colonialism, Climate Change, culture, and much more! Learn about and support her prison abolitionist organization PAPA here: https://papa.org.nz/publications/ Read the free PDF version of the book “Abolitionist Demands” that she contributed to and recommended in the interview here: https://papa.org.nz/assets/bca4acc165/Abolitionist-Demands.pdfAt the link find the title, “Polynesian Politics: Māori Indigenous History & Marxist Prison Abolition, Se” right-click “Media files New_Zealand.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrogen Fixing Corn 36 mins – “Nitrogen is required for plant growth, and is a significant input in terms of cost and environmental impact. While plants are literally surrounded by nitrogen, it is present in the atmosphere in an unusable form. Some plants (like legumes) have the ability to fix nitrogen, converting it from a gas into a form the plant can use. The idea of somehow moving this important trait from legumes (or microbes) to grain crops has long been considered a holy grail of plant biotechnology.  However, the problem is much more complex, and after decades of research it has not been possible.  But a land race of maize deep in the heart of corn’s domestication region, selected and cultivated by Indigenous People, may have solved this problem. Researchers, led by Dr. Alan Bennett at UC-Davis identified this type of corn that produces aerial roots that exude a clear mucilage. This carbohydrate-dense liquid hosts nitrogen-fixing bacteria that render atmospheric nitrogen usable by the plant.  The hope is that the study of the genes that control the plant’s association with the microbes, and study of the microbial communities, may bring about new technologies to help crop plants be less dependent on supplied nitrogen.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

Ocean Conservation 12 mins – “David Lang, the creator of an open-source underwater robotics platform, shows us how we can all do our part to save the oceans. Each and every one of us can take steps to help protect the future of these environments, and with the right tools, anyone can become a visionary in this fight. David Lang is the co-founder of OpenROV, manufacturers of underwater drones, and OpenExplorer, a platform for connected exploration as well as an entrepreneur and writer. David is also a TED Senior Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer. His TED talk on DIY robotics and ocean exploration has garnered more than one million views. His writing has been featured on BackChannel, MAKE, and Popular Mechanics. His first book, Zero to Maker, chronicled his journey from underskilled beginner to underwater robot manufacturer. David’s story of career reinvention and adventure has drawn a lot of attention. His work and company has been written about and featured in The New York Times, WIRED, and dozens of other popular outlets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Industry 59 mins – “We all know our political system is “broken” — but what if that’s not true? Some say the Republicans and Democrats constitute a wildly successful industry that has colluded to kill off competition, stifle reform, and drive the country apart. So what are you going to do about it?” At the link find the title,”356. America’s Hidden Duopoly, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 69521e8d-df4f-40bc-b552-f4c97707cbd6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics Improvement 48 minsOur latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “Ten Ideas to Make Politics Less Rotten.” We Americans may love our democracy — at least in theory — but at the moment our feelings toward the Federal government lie somewhere between disdain and hatred. Which electoral and political ideas should be killed off to make way for a saner system?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Population Growth Support 13 mins – “By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change? In a talk packed with wit and wisdom, science journalist Charles C. Mann breaks down the proposed solutions and finds that the answers fall into two camps — wizards and prophets — while offering his own take on the best path to survival.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Harding 44 mins – “Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond. Historian Nicole Hemmer helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding.” At the link find the title, “Warren G. Harding: Love and scandal, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5bc4a89ae4b078f0fafdfc1b_1351620000001-300040_t_1539614877512_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychedelics by Pollan 54 mins – “In his book “How to Change Your Mind”, Michael Pollan explores how psychedelic drugs have been used to enhance spiritual experiences and treat many conditions from depression to anxiety. He speaks to IDEAS producer, Mary O’Connell.” At the link find the title, “Shaking the snow globe: Michael Pollan on the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-86hTzBIh-20180925.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Puerto Rico Hurricane 36 mins – “Early on the morning of September 20th, 2017, a category four hurricane namd Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico. It was a beast of a hurricane — the strongest one to hit the island since 1932. Wind speeds hit 155 miles per hour, making it almost a category five. Daniel Alarcón went down to Puerto Rico to report on the aftermath of the storm. He wrote a piece for Wired about the almost year-long struggle to get power working on the island, and the utility worker who became a Puerto Rican folk hero. Jorge Bracero – The morning after the hurricane, lots of people woke up and surveyed the damage done to their homes. One of them was a man named Jorge Bracero, from the capital city of San Juan, who  was completely caught off guard by how bad this storm was. Jorge works at the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority (PREPA), the public utility that provides electricity for nearly the entire island. When he got to work, he made his way over to a big computer screen that showed the outline of Puerto Rico. Every single line was down, which had never happened before.

Racism 54 mins – “Decades after the civil rights era, the post-colonial movement, and the beginning of the multiculturalism project, racism that had lain in the shadows of Western democracies is out in the open and thriving. On this month’s edition of The Enright Files, conversations about the history and persistence of racism and an ideology of whiteness that lies behind it.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files on Race and Racism, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-j1OjvwH1-20181001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 27 mins – “Bethany Yellowtail—fashion designer, business owner, and general badass—is a Mash-Up to Know. She is the owner and designer of B.YELLOWTAIL, a fashion line, and the leader of B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE, a platform for the work of Native artisans of different nations. Rebecca and Amy try not to fan girl too hard about her beautiful clothes and amazing work, and they get to the heart of why dating as an Indigenous woman in LA is just as challenging as it sounds.” At the link find the title, ‘Bethany Yellowtail Won’t Quit, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4963da8f-1ba1-4ab5-87a4-73463bb9ce4a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Restaurant History 56 mins – “There’s a lot more happening at a restaurant than simply ordering from a menu and getting your food. Restaurants are sites of self-expression – spaces in which status and distinction are performed and lines between class, race, and gender are reflected and reinforced. Contributing producers Michelle Macklem and Zoe Tennant explore how we’ve gone from dining in to dining out, and what dining out reveals about our identities.” At the link find the title, “The Restaurant: A Table Divided (Encore May 21,2018), Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-a57u9qV9-20180912.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revenge Porn 10 mins – “I had about five minutes before I was set to deliver a talk to a bunch of business owners about visibility and being on camera. After all, I was the so-called expert there, the former 20-year television news anchor and life and business coach. I happened to take a look down at my cell phone just to catch the time, and I noticed that I had a missed call from my ex-husband. I can still hear his voice. “Darieth, what is going on? I just got a call from some strange man who told me to go to this website, and now I’m looking at all of these photos of you naked. Your private parts are all over this website. Who’s seen this?” …My manipulative, jealous, stalker ex-boyfriend did exactly what he said he would do: he put up a website with my name on it, and he posted this. And this. And several explicit photos that he had taken of me while I was asleep, living with him in Jamaica. For months prior to that, he had been sending me threatening text messages like this. He was trying to make me out to be some sleazy, low-life slut. He had even threatened to kill me. He told me that he would shoot me in my head and stab me in my heart, simply because I wanted to end the controlling relationship. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I didn’t even know what to call it. You might know it as cyberharassment or cyberbullying. The media calls it “revenge porn.” I now call it ‘digital domestic violence.’” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Connections 12 mins – “We’re far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct like that can have consequences. Learn more about how we’re biologically hardwired to project intent and life onto machines — and how it might help us better understand ourselves.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rock Climbing 12 mins – “Imagine being by yourself in the dead center of a 3,000-foot vertical cliff — without a rope to catch you if you fall. For professional rock climber Alex Honnold, this dizzying scene marked the culmination of a decade-long dream. In a hair-raising talk, he tells the story of how he summited Yosemite’s El Capitan, completing one of the most dangerous free solo climbs ever. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is known as much for his humble, self-effacing attitude as he is for the dizzyingly tall cliffs he has climbed without a rope to protect him if he falls. Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films, including the Emmy-nominated Alone on the Wall. He is the subject of the documentary feature Free Solo, which was released by National Geographic Documentary Films….” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Silverman 46 mins – “Alan Alda talks with comedian Sarah Silverman about how she befriended someone who was hateful toward her on Twitter, and how her new series on Hulu challenges her to connect with people that she doesn’t agree with. Her question to us is “Can Americans put down their “porcupine needles” and really listen to one another again?” At the link find the title, “Sarah Silverman and the Joy of Enjoying People You Don’t Agree With, Jul, 2018,” right-click “Media files 6b39cf6d-b5fb-4c60-bbe3-fb40df4ce27a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Shooting Protection 60 mins – There’s no rulebook on how to handle a school shooting. And no real way to prepare for one. This week, people take what they’ve learned from these tragedies and try to use that knowledge to save others.” At the link left-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seriously Ill Conversations 44 mins – “Alan talks with Kate about the awkward, funny, and often misguided, ways people approach the subject when they know someone is seriously ill. New York Times Bestselling author and Duke University divinity professor, Kate Bowler tells Alan how stage 4 cancer led her to write a humorous, and graceful book about communicating with someone who’s received the worst possible news.” At the link find the title, “Kate Bowler and How to Handle the Worst News of All, J” right-click “Media files 8a970459-4188-42f4-974b-7b5516cffaf2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Set Designer Lessons 11 mins – “You don’t have to work on Broadway to design a set, says creative director David Korins — you can be the set designer of any space in your life. Sharing insights from his work on hits like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” Korins offers a three-step process to start creating the world you want to live in.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism in Social Media Panel 58 mins – “In this panel debate Olivia Dickinson (Let Toys Be Toys), Azmina Dhrodia (Amnesty International), Stephanie Boland (Prospect) and Dr Leda Blackwood discuss social media and everyday sexism. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on Social Media and Everyday Sexism, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515126703-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on social media and everyday sexism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Good Software 59 mins – “The Berkman Klein Center geeks primarily engage in specific project support, software development and data science, and other ad-hoc technology activities at the Center. They also build amazing tools to support projects and center wide goals. In this talk they discuss and demo some of the tools we produce, including TagTeam and Media Cloud.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast. An online video version is also available at that link.

Social Isolation 56 mins – “The forces of division have been tearing America’s social fabric for decades. But a new coalition of community builders with a new set of beliefs is rising to turn things around.” At the link find the title, “The Cultural Revolution We Need, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 4736cff3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soft Robots 9 mins – “Robots are designed for speed and precision — but their rigidity has often limited how they’re used. In this illuminating talk, biomedical engineer Giada Gerboni shares the latest developments in “soft robotics,” an emerging field that aims to create nimble machines that imitate nature, like a robotic octopus. Learn more about how these flexible structures could play a critical role in surgery, medicine and our daily lives.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Flu 56 mins – “In 1918, Spanish flu wiped out more people than World War 1. Now, a century on, we’re asking why this pandemic packed such a punch, where flu came from in the first place, and how flu vaccines are made. Plus, fossilised fats from the world’s first animals, a look at the IgNobel prizes, genes linked to hypertension, and the computer game that gets kids into engineering…” At the link find the title, “Flu Do You Think You Are?, Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files flu-do-you-think-you-are.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Cord Injury Repair 27 mins – “Four people with paraplegia were recently implanted with electrodes in their lower backs. They all regained movement below their injuries, and two walked again. This week Nicola Davis investigates this technique – epidural stimulation – and other approaches for treating spinal cord injuries” At the link find the title, “A step in the right direction: could implants help people walk again? – Science Weekly podcast, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 11-52394-gnl.sci.181012.gm.a step in the right direction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stalin 150 mins – “Justin and Jeremy from Proles of the Round Table join Breht to elucidate the Marxist-Leninist perspective on Joseph Stalin.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save file” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Stanford Prison Experiment 37 mins- “This week’s podcast is a rebroadcast of a show about human nature and circumstance, “Fear Thy Nature.” …The episode is about how profoundly human behavior is influenced not only by our inner bearings but our outer circumstances. It centers on the fascinating show Sleep No More, created by the British theater group Punchdrunk; and the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which student volunteers were asked to play the role of inmates and prison guards. What do the SPE and SNM have in common? Give a listen to find out.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar.

Stories from the Soil 21 mins – “ Jim Loar is CEO and President of Cool Planet, an innovations company that seeks to improve upon the current agricultural technologies we have today to facilitate increased profits and crop production at a low cost in a sustainable manner. …Jim joins me today to discuss his ideas around soil health and why he says it’s the future of agricultural innovations. He explains what soil health is and what exactly makes soil healthy. He introduces a new project called Stories From The Soil and describes its purpose and what he wants it to achieve. Jim also discusses how improving soil health benefits not only the environment but also the economy around the agricultural industry.” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 119: Stories from the Soil with Jim Loar of Cool Planet, Sept 2018,” right-click “Media files FOA_119_Stories from the Soil with Jim Loar of Cool Planet Final_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Story Corps Founder 22 mins – “Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stunt Woman 9 mins – “Over the course of her fearless career, extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has pushed the limits of the human body. She’s jumped through broken glass, toppled from great heights and built gizmos to provide a boost along the way. Backed by footage of her work, Streb reflects on her lifelong quest to defy gravity and fly the only way a human can — by mastering the landing..” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synapse Evolution 66 mins – “Early in his career Seth Grant helped develop the transgenic mice that Eric Kandel used in his studies of how memory works. Since then he has combined his skill in genetics with his work on isolating the proteins that form the functional components of the synapse. (The synapse is a key component in the nervous systems of all multi-cellular animals.) When we last talked back in BSP 51 I was particularly struck by how many of these proteins actually evolved with single celled life–long before the arrival of nervous systems. Recently Grant’s work has focused on the discovery that the vertebrate synapse is actually much more complex than the one present in invertebrates. For BSP 101 we got together to talk about two papers he and his collegues recently published in Nature Neuroscience. These papers explore how small changes in the synapse proteins effect learning in measurable ways. Grant has a special gift for making complex ideas clear, which means that this interview can be enjoyed by all listeners, even those who are new to the Brain Science Podcast and neuroscience.” At the link find the title, “BS 150 Seth Grant Explores the Synaptome, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 150-BS-Grant.mp3” and select “save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Synaptome 61 mins – “BS 150 is my 4th interview with Dr. Seth Grant, the molecular biologist who has discovered surprising things about the evolution of the synapse, including the fact that vertebrates have much more complex synapses than invertebrates. In this interview we talk about his latest paper in Neuron in which his team has developed a method for mapping the synapses across the entire mouse brain. This is called a synaptome and reveals that there is surprising diversity depending on which part of the brain is examined. We discuss the implications of this discovery and how it suggests a new theory of how memory works. Even though this is a follow up to last year’s interview (BS 137), Dr. Grant provides all the background that a new listener will need to appreciate his work. At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Tina Fey 31 mins – “Two icons of improv and comedy together on the same podcast. Alan Alda and Tina Fey – do we need to say more? This episode was originally recorded live on stage. Tina also joined Alan in studio to answer 7 questions about herself. Her answers are profound and funny and show why she’s one of the great comedians of all time.” At the link find the title, “Tina Fey and the Transformative Power of Improv, Aug, 2018,” right-click “Media files fc93342a-5503-490d-94c9-070ba7330fe7.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Immigration Crackdown 78 mins – “In its first year and a half, the Trump administration tested the limits of its power to reduce immigration, targeting longstanding humanitarian programs and scrutinizing immigration benefits. These unprecedented actions included deciding to end Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure for nationals from seven countries, attempting to terminate DACA, introducing new limitations on applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile status, releasing several iterations of the much-litigated travel ban, slashing refugee resettlement numbers, tightening visa screening guidelines, and changing H-1B processing. Many of these actions, as well as the way decisions have been implemented, have been challenged in the courts. In a discussion moderated by CLINIC Director of Advocacy Jill Bussey, CARECEN Executive Director Abel Nunez, International Refugee Assistance Project Staff Attorney Julie Kornfeld, and Council for Global Immigration Director of Government Affairs Rebecca K. Peters discussed the legal questions presented in litigation, as well as the consequences of these actions domestically and abroad.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Key Phrases 56 mins – “We talk to the historian Sarah Churchwell about the origins of some of the ideas churning up politics in the age of Trump: ‘America First’, ‘Make America Great Again’, ‘Fake News’. Where do these phrases come from and what do they mean? We try to unpick the racism from the isolationism and the anti-immigrant from the anti-elitist sentiment. Plus we discuss whether fascism in America was a real threat in the 1930s and whether it’s a real threat today. With Andrew Preston, historian of US foreign policy. Next week: the midterms!” At the link find the title, “America First?, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trumps War on Justice 120 mins – “FRONTLINE goes inside President Trump’s fight against the investigation of his campaign and whether he obstructed justice. With the threat of impeachment growing, this two-hour documentary from filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team traces Trump’s unprecedented war against the special counsel, the FBI, and even his own attorney general.” At the link find th title, “Trump’s Showdown, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 513344037-frontlinepbs-trumps-showdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Urges 56 mins – “How does a just society reconcile the desire for peace, with the desire, most often by men, for violence? How much does nature stir boys, men, to fight? And to what extent can they control that stirring? Author Daemon Fairless takes IDEAS producer Mary Lynk on a road trip to try and unlock why some men are drawn to violence. They meet up with a science teacher, a MMA fighter, and a serial killer, who are profiled in his new book: Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men.” At the link find the title, “Taming the Beast: Are violent urges part of men’s nature? (Encore May 2, 2018), Sept, 2018,” right-click “Media files ideas-JXcpU0ou-20180918.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violinist Micarelli 50 mins – “Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weight Management 60 mins – “Drew Manning is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons From Gaining And Losing 75 Lbs On Purpose. In this episode, we talk about Drew’s winding journey of fitness, faith, failure and feats of self-awareness. He’s best known for his year-long Fit2Fat2Fit.com experiment that went viral, garnered national attention, and led to appearances on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and more. His experiment also became a hit TV show called “Fit to Fat to Fit,” and aired on the A&E and Lifetime channels. In the 7 years since that experiment, Drew has helped thousands of people learn to live a healthy lifestyle and transform their lives.” At the link find the title, Empathy: the Unexpected Key to Transforming Lives, Drew Manning #534, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 551a9418-56f5-492a-ab73-adb27cb079ce.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whistle-blowing 12 mins – “Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they’ve shared information that has shaped society — and why they need our trust and protection.” At the link left-click the “Share” circle, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Who Are We 60 mins – “Mistaken Identities: The Conflict Over Culture, Class, Gender and Nation with Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray – Race, religion and identity are being talked about as never before. While minority groups raise their voices for recognition and inclusion, others feel that their culture is being eroded. In these increasingly febrile times, Intelligence Squared brought together two of the world’s most prominent thinkers to debate the issues that are polarising our society. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy at New York University, unpicked the very notion of identity. He argues that our outdated prejudices taint the way we understand concepts of race, class, nationality and sexuality. Race, he claims, is a fiction based on Victorian-era pseudoscience. Appiah urges us to question and rethink our assumptions in order to build a more tolerant and accepting society. But how helpful is this viewpoint to those who face the reality of racism and feel the brunt of discrimination on a daily basis? In conversation with Appiah was John Gray, one of Britain’s most provocative and original commentators. In contrast to Appiah, Gray argues that categories like race are not just ‘mistakes’; they come about as the result of concrete political situations which cannot just be wished away by a philosopher in his ivory tower. Gray also contends that liberals who seek to undo traditional notions of identity have become even more dogmatic, intolerant and illiberal than the conservatives whom they criticise. In their hypocrisy, they have created a new hierarchy of identity which privileges ethnicity, gender and sexuality over nation and religion.” At the link find the title, “Mistaken Identities: The Conflict Over Culture, Class, Gender and Nation with Kwame Anthony Appiah and John Gray, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Politics and Work Panel 82 mins – “In this panel debate Dr Ana Weeks, Gita Sahgal, Professor Sarah Childs, Dr Farah Mihlar and Dr Emma Carmel discuss the role of women in politics and work. This panel debate took place on 13 September 2018 as part of the IPR’s Annual Symposium, ‘Feminism, Gender Equality, and Public Policy: Where are we now?’” At the link find the title, “IPR Symposium 2018: Panel Debate on the Role of Women in Politics and Work, Oct, 2018,” right-click “Media files 515089089-uniofbath-ipr-symposium-2018-panel debate on the role of women in politics and work.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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