Mining Digest 375 – Jan 25, 2019: 3D Printed Guns, 3D Products from Amazon, 5 Guys Restaurant Founder, Aflatoxins in Peanuts, African Trends, Agriculture Software, AI and Chatbot Limitations, AI for Drug Discovery, Bill Barr Testimony, Blockchain Discussion, Blue Thumb DV and Quarter Wave Stubs, Breast Reconstruction, Brexit Impact, China-Coke-Obesity, Claiborne Haughton, Cognitive Psychology, Congo Internet and Benin Incubator, Cool Tools-3D Printing, Drones in Africa, Facial Beauty and Surgery, Financial Q and A, First Government Shutdown, Forensic Anthropologist, Guantanamo Detainees, Hillbilly Elegy, Immigration History, Impeachment, Kindness, Laurel and Hardy, Life Extension, Marmite, Medical Test Concerns, Migrant Reintegration, Physician Loneliness, Pilot Q and A’s, Reporter Dorothy Butler, Saudi Female Refugee, Sexual Health, Software Defined Networks, Transplant Surgeon, Women in Entomology, Women’s Rights, WordPress Developer

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3D Printed Doorbell 19 mins – “The story of a woman named Grace is something we can all relate to. Grace is an adult living in Texas and she was a first-time homeowner about two years ago. As soon as she signed the mortgage papers, she had every home security company on earth descending on their new home pretty much the day after they moved in. One particular home security system salesperson broke the plastic button that you push on the doorbell after ringing it too many times and frustrated that she’s not answering. Grace was unable to get a replacement after checking out the usual places – Lowe’s, Home Depot, Ace Hardware – and finally thought about having it 3D printed. She takes the whole doorbell unit and dropped it off at this company. Two days later, the doorbell was ready for pickup. It’s fixed, it worked, but it was not what she had expected. This goes to show that having something 3D printed isn’t as simple as finding somebody with a 3D printer and giving them a few bucks. Learn some important points you need to discuss with your 3D print maker to make sure you’re on the same page and getting what you want.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

3D Printed Guns 18 mins – “Any of you following the 3D print industry couldn’t help but see that an awful lot has happened in the courts and in the government with 3D printing, in particular regarding 3D-printed firearms. Cody Wilson was the first person to create a 3D printable gun and the plans for a 3D printable gun way back in 2013 or so. A big part of a documentary movie about 3D printing, Print the Legend, tells the early story of Cody and his 3D-printed gun which he put it out there and made it available for the world to download and print their own guns. Eventually, he was shut down by the government. Putting all the regulatory stuff aside, the bigger concern is the copyright issue. Tom delves into the topic of intellectual property and copyright violation in the 3D printing industry.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Metal 24 mins – “Technologies have truly evolved that something as expensive as a metal 3D printing machine can now be offered as a desktop metal 3D printing machine and be accessible to a number of audience with the help of media. However, this could lead to many people think of the industry lightly. Tom goes deep into the processes of two companies, Desktop Metal and Markforged. He highlights their similarities as well as dissimilarities in order to compare and contrast which one is more admirable. Talking also of the media published of the machines produced, he points out the tendency to gloss over the quality. Going back to Desktop Metal, he shares his words and review on whether it is a breakthrough in the metal 3D printing industry or not.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Myths 23 mins – “We’ve seen 3D printers showing up in more dramatic TV series like Grey’s Anatomy in a recent season and among a lot of other TV shows. The general public has this perception that 3D printing is easy, but that’s just not the reality of it. It’s no surprise that the general public does not understand the amount of time, effort, and work it takes to go and make anything on a 3D printer that is a complete usable item or product design. Unless you do it yourself and you’ve studied it, you’ve been taught it, or you bought your own 3D printer and started learning CAD software on your own the hard way just to explore it, you’re not going to know that it’s going to take hours and hours. Tom debunks some of the 3D printing myths to help illuminate the eyes of the general public about the realities of 3D printing.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Products from 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.

5 Guys Restaurant Founder 39 mins – “Jerry Murrell’s mother used to tell him, you can always make money if you know how to make a good burger. In 1986 — after failing at a number of business ideas — Murrell opened a tiny burger joint in Northern Virginia with his four sons. Five Guys now has more than 1,500 locations worldwide and is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aflatoxins 32 mins – “Aflatoxins are trace compounds produced by certain fungi, and represent a legitimate food safety risk.  These fungi grow on corn, peanuts and other crops, especially in warm, humid areas that lack fungal control measures.  They have been connected to numerous human diseases, primarily liver cancer, but also cause problems in livestock fed contaminated grain.  Dr. Monica Schmidt of the University of Arizona has a good solution.  Her team has expressed an RNA sequence in corn that matches the genetic sequence in the fungus. Upon invasion, the fungus takes up the RNA from the corn, and it shuts down the genes required for aflatoxin production.  There are no effects on the corn kernel itself.  This work shows that safer food could be produced by arming the plant with genetic defenses it could implement in fighting fungal contamination and the toxins it produces.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Aflatoxins in Peanuts 25 mins – “Groundnut, or peanut, is a major food staple and excellent protein source in many parts of the world.  However, since the nut itself develops in soil, it is prone to fungal infection with Aspergillus flavus, the species that produces aflatoxin. Aflatoxins are some of the most potent naturally-produced carcinogens and are thought to be responsible for liver cancer worldwide.  In the Developing World fungal infection and toxin production are a problem on fresh and stored food products.  Fungicides and other chemical controls are not readily available.  Dr. Dilip Shah from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center worked with a team of researchers to devise a multi-faceted plan to protect groundnut from fungal infections. In this week’s podcast he describes two approaches, of how genetic engineering can be used to control the fungus, or its production of the toxin.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

African Trends 103 mins – “On January 17, the Africa Growth Initiative hosted a Foresight Africa launch featuring a panel of leading Africa experts to offer insights on regional trends along with recommendations for national governments, regional organizations, multilateral institutions, and civil society actors as they forge ahead in 2019. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to, and follow us and tweet us at @policypodcasts on Twitter. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our website. Brookings Events is part of the Brookings Podcast Network” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Agriculture Software 45 mins – “Sid Gorham is the President & CEO of Granular, a software and analytics platform that aims to improve farming efficiency and help farmers make better, well-informed business decisions. As the leader of Granular, his responsibilities include setting growth strategies and maintaining a rich and diverse entrepreneurial culture as they scale the company. His extensive experience in leading companies in the tech and mobile industries, as well as seeing the needs of the ag industry, has served as one of his primary drivers in starting the company.  Sid joins me today to share how Granular enables farmers to operate and manage their farms better. He shares his passion for tech, his interests in applying tech in farms, and how he got inspired to start Granular. He describes the farming problems their company solves, explains how their business works, and how they integrate new farmers into using their platform. He also discusses some of the current innovations in ag as well as shares his thoughts on the future of farming and agriculture.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

AI and Blockchain 32 mins – “If you combine the hype-factor of both “blockchain” and “artificial intelligence” you often get a supernova of jargon. This week on the AI in Industry podcast, we aim to get beyond the hype to discuss how blockchain might make AI more accessible for small and mid-sized businesses in the years ahead. Dr. Ben Goertzel – CEO of SingularityNET – is our guest this week.” At the link find the title, “Ben Goertzel on How Blockchain Might Make AI More Accessible,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Ben_Goertzel-Mixdown.mp3,” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbot Evolution 27 mins – “There’s a lot of hype out there about conversational AI. Although according to our guest, we’re nowhere near the day when AI can generate accurate conversations for the average business to integrate into their customer service, chatbots still have practical applications. In this episode, we interview the head of research at Digital Genius, Yoram Bachrach. Yoram succinctly outlines the current applications of chatbotswhat they can and can’t do—and details how business can best prepare to automate their customer service.” At the link find the title, “How Chatbots Work, and How They Evolve,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Yoram_Bachrach-Mixdown.m” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Chatbot Limitations 22 mins – “In this episode, discover how chatbots and conversational agents can provide you an advantage in the realms of customer support, product, support, lead engagement, and more, and learn the theory behind creating useful chatbots you can use in your own business. Right now, if we intend to find a piece of information or purchase something on the Internet, we might use a search engine that provides us with a list of sites we can browse in order to find ourselves a resolution for that intent. This week’s guest, Chief Scientist at Conversica, Dr. Sid J Reddy, talks about how AI and ML can usher in the next a new era of search software, one that will bring you a faster, more accurate resolution to your intent. Most importantly, Dr. Reddy discusses how chatbot technology can be integrated into areas such as customer service, product support, and lead engagement. By the end of the episode, listeners will have a better idea of the importance of collecting data and how they can use that data to  to build chatbot templates they can use in multiple domains and applications.” At the link find the title, “What Chatbots Can Do, and Cannot Do,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Sid_J_Reddy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

AI for Drug Discovery 27 mins – “In this episode, we talk to Murali Aravamudan, Founder and CEO of AI-driven drug discovery startup Qrativ, a joint venture by the Mayo Clinic and biotech/data science firm nference. Murali and I discuss the surge of medical information and data in the medical industry, the role of artificial intelligence in developing drugs for treatments to various diseases, and the future of AI in drug discovery.” At the link find the title, Qrativ’s Murali Aravamudan on “What’s Possible” for AI in Drug Discovery,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Murali_Aravamudan-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI for Healthcare Security 21 mins – “In this episode, we talk to Daniel Nigrin, MD, Senior Vice President and CIO at Boston Children’s Hospital. Daniel and I discuss why hackers have come to prey on the healthcare industry, how these hackers benefit from their illicit activities, and what healthcare IT security precautions can be taken to prevent such attacks.” At the link find the title, “AI in Healthcare IT Security – Why Hospitals are Targets,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Daniel_Nigrin-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI for Theft Prevention 21 mins – “In this episode, we speak with Alan O’Herlihy, Founder and CEO of Ireland-based Everseen. Alan speaks to us about how machine vision systems can be used to detect theft or mistakes at a checkout counter (including forgetting to scan items, customers intentionally hiding items, and more). Alan not only explains where these technologies are in use today, but he also breaks down some of his own predictions about what these computer vision systems might make possible in the workplace of tomorrow.” At the link find the title, ‘AI for Theft Prevention and Process Adherence – with Alan O’Herlihy from Everseen,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Alan_Oherlihy-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Drug Research 24 mins – “This episode explores the ways in which artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the field of medicine. This week’s guest, Dr. Kristóf Zsolt Szalay speaks to this topic, discussing research that hopes to create automated learning networks and algorithms designed to predict the development of human cells in response to drugs. This technological innovation would make it possible for near-instantaneous simulations to be run, allowing optimal combinations and optimal doses of drugs to be pinpointed and distributed to patients.” At the link find the title, “Modeling Biology with Machine Learning – with’s CEO Kristóf Zsolt Szalay,” right-click “AI_in_Industry-Kristof_Zsolt_Szalay-Mixdown.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Barr Testimony 122 mins – “Bill Barr spent Tuesday testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on his nomination to take over the reins of the Justice Department as attorney general, a role he previously held during the George H.W. Bush administration. Barr spent more than eight hours before the senators. But on this episode of the Lawfare Podcast, we’re cutting out all the BS. No repeated questions, no repeated answers, no ums, no uhs. And we took out everything except the national security questions, leaving you just the questions and responses from the first round of questioning about Lawfare topics that you want to hear.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Blockchain Discussion 24 mins – “Silicon Valley and Wall Street are obsessed with Bitcoin and its underlying technology called blockchain. Boosters say it’ll fix everything from elections to shipping to identity theft. But what exactly is blockchain, how is it being used, and is the hype really worth it?” At the link left-click “Share” on the sound bar, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blue Thumb DV and 1/4 Wave Stubs 92 mins – “Tommy reviews the Blue Thumb DV. George and the crew pull out the test equipment and experiment with 1/4 wave stubs. This live demonstration helps clear up some of the mystery. Mike, VE3MIC sits in for the Cheap Old Man to help keep expenses under control.” At the link click “Download” to get the pop-up menu with video and audio download options.

Breast Reconstruction 26 mins – “My friend — with her infectious laugh and keen sense for a good party — was suddenly thrown into a new world of medical terms and trauma: chemotherapy, radiation, mastectomy, and reconstructive surgery. It was that last part of her treatment plan, the breast reconstruction, that caused her terrible pain and mental anguish through her cancer journey. “Everyone just kept telling me that I would have a psychological breakdown if I woke up from surgery and didn’t have breasts,” she recalled. “I certainly had a lot of reservations about it, but all of the medical teams told me repeatedly how hard it would be for me.” “They would just always tell me that, you’ll have chemo and radiation and surgery and reconstructive surgery as well.” Joanna underwent a double mastectomy in 2011. During the same surgery, doctors inserted “expanders” into her chest. The expanders are later inflated to help stretch out the skin and tissue so they can eventually hold up an implant….” At the link find the title, “After breast cancer and failed reconstruction, this mom found beauty by going flat,” right-click “Download After breast cancer and failed reconstruction, this mom found beauty by going flat” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 25 mins – “After British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated in parliament Tuesday, what’s next for the troubled process? And what does it all mean for the people living in uncertainty?” At the link find the title, ‘Dark times ahead,’ but Brexit will be worth it in the long term, says financier,” right-click “Download ‘Dark times ahead,’ but Brexit will be worth it in the long term, says financier”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China – Coca Cola – Obesity 24 mins – “Susan Greenhalg is a research professor of chinese society in Harvard’s department of anthropology – not a natural fit for a medical journal you may think, but recently she has been looking at the influence of Coca Cola on obesity policy in China. She has written up her investigation in an article published on this week, and joins us in the podcast to talk about why a communist country would embrace a message from an icon of capitalism, and what attitudes toward financial conflicts of interest exist in the country.” At the link find the title, “How Coca-Cola shaped obesity science and policy in China, Jan 2019,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Claiborne Haughton 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes Claiborne Haughton, president and CEO of Haughton Group, LLC to the show. In addition, Mr. Haughton is a motivational speaker and Equal Opportunity Diversity Consultant. He will explain his duties in each capacity and explain why he is known as father of the United States Department of Defense Program for individuals with disabilities.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognitive Psychology 42 mins – “Researchers and communicators in biotechnology have experienced it for a long time– the people that oppose genetic engineering frequently know the least about it.  This observation was studied formally by a group of cognitive and social psychologists.  Their conclusion: The people with the most extreme attitudes about genetic engineering also have the least working knowledge about the science behind it.  In this week’s podcast Dr. Philip Fernbach from the University of Colorado discusses the results of the study, along with a deeper discussion into the ramifications of these findings as they apply to science communication.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Congo Internet and Benin Incubator 27 mins – “Last week, following the Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the internet was shutdown. Reports claim this was under instruction from the government, the government in turn denies this. BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo explains why this is happening. [Then]Screen Time for Kids- New guidelines for the amount of time children should use electronic screens everyday have been issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK. The doctors advise that screens are put away an hour before bedtime. Professor Russell Viner, President of the RCPCH joins us in the studio to explain their new advice. [Then] Companies Paying Cyber Ransoms – One of the authors of a new book “Solving Cyber Risk: Protecting Your Company and Society” says that well-known businesses, whose products and services many of us consume, are paying huge ransoms to cyber-criminals having been breached by malware. Andrew Coburn, chief scientist at the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge tells Click more. [Finally] Raising Chicks in West Africa – A new incubator for chicks which is operated by a smart phone app, could significantly increase the number of chicks farmers in Benin can produce. As part of drive to import less food into the west African country, developers say their new electronic incubator could help farmers increase the numbers of chicks born from thirty a year to three hundred a month.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools – 3D Printing 27 mins – “Our guest this week is Jen Schachter. Jen is a multimedia maker and a mastermind of interactive art projects, including a giant light-up sign for the Obama White House, a wooden parking validation robot, and a monumental 3D-printed sculpture of Rosie the Riveter. You can find her product reviews in Make Magazine, her epic collaborations with Adam Savage on, and her tool manuals in fabrication shops in Baltimore.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Cool Tools – Ear Plugs and Timing Book 42 mins – “Our guest this week is Daniel Pink. Daniel is the author of four New York Times bestsellers on work, business, and psychology. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages. Dan was also host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a National Geographic TV series about human behavior. His latest book is When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. For show notes visit:…yt-bestselling-author” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Cools Tools 34 mins – “Our guest this week is Zach Supalla. Zach is the CEO and one of the founders of Particle, the most widely-used IoT platform. Particle is used by more than 140,000 developers and 8,500 companies to build IoT products ranging from the smart home to industrial equipment.” At the link left-click “Share,” right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterintelligence Investigation of Trump 64 mins – “Benjamin Wittes talks to Carrie Cordero, Chuck Rosenberg, David Kris, Jack Goldsmith and Susan Hennessey about the New York Times’s report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation of Donald Trump after the president fired Director James Comey in May 2017.” At the link right-click “NYT_CI_investigation emergency podcast mixdown levelsfixed.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drones in Africa 27 mins – “While the idea of retail giants like Amazon dropping parcels from the sky via drone may be a long way off, in East Africa momentum is building over the idea of drone delivery in hard to reach places. In the island of Juma near Mwanza, one of hundreds of remote inhabited islands in the vast expanse of Lake Victoria, an ambitious new drone project called the Lake Victoria Challenge (backed by international organisations like The World Bank and the private sector) is taking place. Technology reporter Jane Wakefield visits Juma to see first-hand how the concept could work. Are they a cost-effective solution for getting goods quickly to rural areas? Jane interviews Zipline, currently the only commercial drone delivery company operating in Africa. A year on from announcing a deal with the Tanzanian government, Zipline is still nowhere near setting up in the country. Why? Do drones bring insurmountable regulatory and security issues, or are they going to be a lifeline for Africa’s neglected rural communities? Jane also speaks to Tanzanian drone pilot and entrepreneur Frederick Mbuya of Uhurulabs about why technology needs to work in an African context, and to The World Bank’s Edward Anderson, who is running the Lake Victoria challenge project, about what drones could bring in terms of economic development opportunities.” At the link find right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Problems 20 mins – “Facebook has been on the defensive this week, after allegations about how it handled crises like privacy breaches. And one professor of media studies says Facebook is disrupting democracy.” At the link find the title, “We should regulate Facebook just like we did cars, says professor,” right-click “Download We should regulate Facebook just like we did cars, says professor” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facial Beauty and Surgery 74 mins – “Age-related changes in our facial appearance are unavoidable. Drs. Rahul Seth and P. Daniel Knott explore facial plastic and reconstructive surgery including functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, and rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, cheek, brow, eyelids, and ears. Recorded on 02/24/2016. (#30689)” At the link right-click “AUDIO MP3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Q and A 26 mins- “What do silver dollars, Venmo, and Brexit have in common? They’re all on the minds of our listeners. Today on the show, we take listener questions, and hunt for answers. We try to figure out how Venmo makes money, how the tax system really works, why truckers are buying helicopters in England, and more.” At the link find the title, “887: You Asked For It, Yet Again,” right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Government Shutdown 15 mins – “The government is shut down again. Here at Planet Money, we wondered: just how long has this been going on? The answer is: It started a long time ago, but then it didn’t happen again for nearly a hundred years.Today on the show, we go back in time to 1879. There was a fight between President Rutherford B. Hayes and Congress about African-Americans voting. It ended in the first ever government shutdown.” At the link find the title, “Planet Money #888: The First Shutdown,” right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food guide 18 mins “We look at the new Canada Food Guide and examine how business interests have influenced our nutrition over the decades, since the first guide in the 1940s.” At the link find the title, “Should the advice in the Canadian Food Guide be taken with a pinch of salt?” right-click “Download Should the advice in the Canadian Food Guide be taken with a pinch of salt?” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forensic Anthropologist 20 mins – “As wildfires ravage California and the death toll continues to rise, we talk to a forensic anthropologist about the challenges in identifying victims and the importance of bringing some sense of closure to their loved ones.” At the link find the title, “As death toll rises in California fires, forensic anthropologists face grim task of identifying remains,” right-click Download As death toll rises in California fires, forensic anthropologists face grim task of identifying remains” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Detainees 24 mins – “U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise to halt the closure of Guantanamo Bay. He did so by closing the office responsible for shutting it down. But that office also tracked released inmates, and now some of them are missing. We look at the risks both to the public, and the former detainees.” At the link find the title, Former Guantanamo inmates who have gone missing are ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S. officials: reporter, right-click “Download Former Guantanamo inmates who have gone missing are ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S. officials: reporter” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hilllbilly Elegy 31 mins- “In his new book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”, author J.D. Vance recounts his experience of growing up poor in the white working class communities of Appalachia. It’s not just a personal story but an examination of the culture from where he comes from, as Vance tries to understand why so many white, working class poor today feel disillusioned and disconnected with American politics. This week on the podcast, Jimmy sits down with J.D. for a personal conversation about his family, community, and the state of American politics.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the soundbar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Immigration History 36 mins – “For many years, U.S. immigration favored immigrants from northern Europe. NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten explains how a 1965 law changed things — and led to the current debate about border security.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment 39 mins – “Jon, Jon, and Crooked Media editor-in-chief Brian Beutler break down the bombshell BuzzFeedNews story that President Trump committed a crime by directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal.” At the link find the title, ““The impeachment eagle soars.” (BONUS episode), Jan 2019,“ right-click “MEDIA ENCLOSURE:” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kindness 53 mins – “We often forget to say the words “thank you.” But can those two words change how you — and those around you — look at the world? This hour, TED speakers on the power of gratitude and appreciation. Guests include author AJ Jacobs, author and former baseball player Mike Robbins, Dr. Laura Trice, Professor of Management Christine Porath, and former Danish politician Özlem Cekic.” At the link find the title, “Jan 2019, Approaching With Kindness” left-click the download arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Laurel and Hardy 50 mins – “Growing up, actor John C. Reilly remembers watching the comedy of slapstick duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy and feeling very touched. It wasn’t just that the two made him laugh, Reilly says, there was something more. “The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant,” he says. “It seems like they’re doing it for the first time.” Then Reilly got a role playing Oliver Hardy in the new film Stan & Ollie and he realized just how much planning and precision went into those seemingly effortless physical comedy routines. “It requires this diligence with the timing,” he says. “It’s almost like a ballet or a piece of music that you’re playing when you’re doing it.” The film explores Hardy’s relationship with his partner Stan Laurel (played by Steve Coogan) in the early 1950s, when the men were trying to revive their sagging careers with a stage-show tour in Britain. Reilly notes that the two comedians were very different temperamentally, and in their heyday, didn’t spend that much time socializing outside of work. But at this later time in their lives, during this theatrical tour, they were together in every train car, hotel room and theater backstage.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 27 mins – “David Sinclair is an Australian geneticist and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He has a soft-spoken, almost tranquil tone, which has the effect of mellowing the audacity of his proclamations. Like this one: “I don’t see any reason why a child born today couldn’t make it to 150.” Or this: “I actually think it will be possible one day to be immortal.” Sinclair’s forecasts are bold, but his basic research question is prosaic: Why mus+t we grow old? From the outside, the aging process is far from mysterious: Our wrinkles deepen, our spines curve, our energy flags. But beneath the skin, it is a mystery: Every process that has kept us alive for decades slowly begins to go haywire, for no apparent reason whatsoever. “What we’re working on in my lab is trying to understand why those things happen over time,” Sinclair told me. “And I think we’ve solved it.” In the latest episode of Crazy/Genius, produced by Kasia Mychajlowycz and Patricia Yacob, I spoke with Sinclair and several other scientists and technologists about the science of life extension and the allure of immortality.” At the link left-click “Share” and the sound bar, then right-click the down-pointing arrow on the pop-up menu and select “Save Link As” to download the podcast.

Marmite 66 mins – “Dave is no scientist, but he is ‘science-adjacent.’  This week, after having read of research involving the benefits to brain function conferred by Marmite consumption, he conducts his own experiment on SCP hosts John Pienta, Kaci McCleary, Aline Sandouk, and Nathan Miller. Will they be able to use their new Marmite-based powers to pass Dave’s Pop Quiz and identify actual Amazing Health Products You Can Get?  Listener Hannah wants to know all about the medical science training program lifestyle, and how it differs from the MD student experience, and since Aline is an MSTP student herself, Hannah’s in luck.  And 23andMe has finally received approval from the FDA to offer genetic screenings for defects that either one already knows about or that knowing about might do more harm than good.   Listeners, if you like what you hear today, please leave us a review on iTunes!.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Test Concerns 29 mins – “Dr. Rita Redberg cautions that some screening test carry risks that far outweigh the benefits. In particular direct-to-consumer medical tests should have clear benefits and good dialog between patient and doctor. She advises that tests without clear evidence of benefit should be regarded with abundance of caution, if not skepticism Recorded on 02/16/2016. (#30670)” At the link right-click “AUDIO MP3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Migrant Reintegration 69 mins- “The highly politicized debate over a U.S.-Mexico border wall and intense focus on Central American caravans traveling across Mexico have elevated tensions about the best methods to manage regional migration while providing humanitarian protection to those who qualify. The composition of regional migration flows has changed significantly during the past five years, with U.S. apprehensions of migrants from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) at the U.S.-Mexico border typically outpacing those of Mexican migrants, and migration shifting from predominantly single males to families and unaccompanied children. The Trump administration’s increasing arrests and removals of Mexicans and Central Americans who have lived illegally in the United States for years and its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans and Hondurans are putting pressure on home-country governments to expand reception and reintegration service capacity. This Migration Policy Institute (MPI) webinar focuses on reception and reintegration services for returning migrants, along with the heightened pressure policymakers in Mexico and Central America are facing to design systems and programs that support both returnees and the communities in which they settle. Authors of a year-long study of reception and reintegration services in Mexico and the Northern Triangle discuss the findings of their fieldwork. They focus on the differing reintegration needs of individual migrant groups, promising reception and reintegration programs, and ongoing challenges for origin communities in welcoming returnees. They also unveil short- and long-term policy recommendations to improve reintegration strategies, with the goal that successful reception and reintegration will reduce migration flows from Central America and Mexico.” At the link right click (Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Panera Pay What You Want Test 19 mins – “In 2010, Panera launched several pay-what-you-want cafes. On today’s show: How this charitable experiment worked out.” At the link find the title, “January 18, 2019, #889: The Pay-What-You-Want Experiment” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physician Loneliness 9 mins -”The transition away from routine interaction with patients and colleagues toward more individual activities has contributed to loneliness and burnout. Addressing physicians’ loneliness in the 21st century requires finding innovative ways to interact with each other.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pilot Q and A’s 48 mins – “How to Keep Competitive While Not Flying. Welcome to the inspirational, informational, and transparent aviation careers podcast. Today we answer your questions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Dorothy Butler 47 mins – “Dorothy Butler Gilliam was the first black woman reporter at the Washington Post. She shares her story and her quest to make the media look more like America.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Female Refugee 47 mins – “A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Health 85 mins – “Sexual health is, for many, a fundamental element of life-quality. Dr. Maurice Garcia, Assistant Clinical Professor in Residence, Genital Reconstruction, Neurourology and Sexual Medicine, Department of Urology at UCSF, explores how to maintain sexual function and activity in older age and after cancer. He also talks about transgender and gender-non binary people. Recorded on 02/10/2016. (#30687)” At the link right-click “AUDIO MP3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Control 29 mins – “Tarleton Gillespie, author of [Custodians of the Internet], talks about his book that explores content moderation on social media platforms. He also discusses the role that Congress could play.”At the link find and right-click the title, “Communicators with Tarleton Gillespie, Dec 2-18,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Software Defined Networks 38 mins – “Many of us are accustomed to Internet access from companies that own the infrastructure, offer only a few options, and are one of a small number of providers. For the most part, we’ve learned to accept that model, but will it ever change? This week’s guest, President of EntryPoint Networks Jeff Christensen, explains why that model is broken and how we can fix it through software defined networks (SDNs). We can turn that model around to put control in the hands of users….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ted Kennedy Challenge to Carter 38 mins – “Journalist Jon Ward talks about the chaos that led Kennedy to challenge Carter for the Democratic nomination — and the long-lasting damage it did to the party. Ward’s new book is Camelot’s End.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transplant Surgeon 36 mins – “When Joshua Mezrich was a medical student on the first day of surgical rotation, he was called into the operating room to witness a kidney transplant. What he saw that day changed him. After the donor kidney came out of ice and the clamps on it were released, he says, “it turned pink and literally, in front of my eyes, this urine just started squirting out onto the field.” Mezrich was blown away: “I just had this sense like, ‘This is so amazing, what we’re doing, and what an incredible gift. And could I ever do this? Could I ever be part of this exchange, this beautiful thing?'” He went on to become a transplant surgeon and has since performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He also has assisted in operations involving other organs. Each organ responds to transplant in a different way….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Entomology 89 mins – “Howdy, howdy bug lovers! Today’s show is part two of our series on women in entomology. In this episode Jody has 4 guests she speaks to individually, May Berenbaum, Karen Walker, Marianne Alleyne, and Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris. They represent a different sectors of our science, different time points in careers, and different passions for insect science. Tune in to hear their stories and perhaps understand a little bit more about the challenges that women have faced in science and issues we all still need to work on.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Womens Rights 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Women’s Rights, Human Rights, and Counterterrorism, 18 Jan 19,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WordPress Developer 52 mins – “Coder, writer, composer, and founding developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg is Jeffrey Zeldman’s guest. Open Source will save us. The WordPress 5.0 rollout. When Matthew met Jeffrey. Browsers in the age of Blink. AMP & HTML. Gutenberg: blocks and key commands. IE5. Box models. Google: still doing no evil?” At the link right=click “MP3 Audio” and select ‘”Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Thanks for stopping by.


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