Mining Digest 384 – Mar 29, 2019: African Farm Growth, Autonomous Car Mishaps, California Fire Zones, Campus Unrest, Cannabis Law, Climate Politics, Computer Hacking History, Congo Stories, Disaster Kitchens, Economic Concepts, Fentanyl and Opiates, First Amendment in School, Gun Owning Doctor, Hate Speech, Information Explosion, International Elite, Jamal Khashoggi and the Hajj, Knee Replacement, Lung Health, Mental Privacy, Nitrate Hazard in Iowa Water, Occupational Lung Diseases, Online Jobs and Scams, Organ Donation, Pollinators, Prison Guard Reporter, Rajneesh Documentary, Skin cancer, Slate Editor, Strike Play, StubHub President, Swedish Political Changes, Trump Campaign and NRA, UK Christmas Music Hits, Virtual Colonoscopies

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Africa Farm Growth 11 mins – “Africa’s youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn’t keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn towards insurgent groups. In a passionate talk, agricultural entrepreneur Kola Masha details his plan to bring leadership and investment to small farmers in Africa — and employ a rising generation.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the download arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autonomous Car Mishaps 33 mins – “The first pedestrian killed by a car in the Western Hemisphere was on New York’s Upper West Side in 1899. One newspaper warned that “the automobile has tasted blood.” Today, driverless cars present their own mix of technological promise and potential danger. Can the reaction to that 1899 pedestrian tragedy help us navigate current arguments about safety, blame, commerce, and public space?” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Discussion 61 mins – “The Brexit Special Edition -Slate Money talks everything Brexit—the ideological shift, the economic ramifications, and the greater effect on Europe.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Fire Zones 46 mins (7 min segment) – “The risks we face in California when it comes to wildfires has come into sharp focus in the last year and new analysis from the Los Angeles Times this morning only adds to it. More than 1.1 million structures, or roughly 1 in 10 buildings in California, are within what fire officials have identified as the HIGHEST-risk fire zones in the state and the majority are in the LA-area….” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

California Wildfires 16 mins – “Steve Pyne has made fire his life’s work. He put them out for 15 summers and has thought about them ever since. Today on the show: the conversation we’re not having about wildfires and why despite the devastation in California this week, he remains hopeful that we can figure this out.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campus Unrest 34 mins – “Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist whose new book is The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether young people are losing faith in the First Amendment, why he thinks identity politics is polluting our political conversation, and the best way to understand the rise of Trump.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannabis Law 46 mins – “Marshall Custer wasn’t planning on going into the marijuana industry after he graduated from law school. But as he tells host Jordan Weissmann in this episode, it’s turned out to be a booming business. You just have to be a little careful about knowing exactly who your clients are.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Politics 24 mins – “On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the dire new climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,…” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming 44 mins – “On this week’s episode of Slate Money, David Wallace-Wells joins Emily, Felix, and Anna to discuss his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, and frankly, freak everyone out about global warming.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal 46 mins – “This week, we hear more from Neyfakh’s interview with Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Clinton. Plus, Neyfakh and Slate senior producer Mary Wilson discuss the making of Episode 6 and hear how a group of “former kids” remember the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Hacking History 29 mins – “The French telegraph system was hacked in 1834 by a pair of thieves who stole financial market information—effectively conducting the world’s first cyberattack. What does the incident teach us about network vulnerabilities, human weakness, and modern-day security? Guests include: Bruce Schneier, security expert.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congo Stories 70 mins – “Congo Stories – John Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba discuss their new book, with guests Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consent Decrees 18 mins – “Late last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo that put dread into the hearts of career attorneys throughout the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. In it, Sessions called for a “review” of all 14 reform agreements—known as “consent decrees”—that the agency had struck with cities across the country during its Obama-era push for police reform. By way of justification, Sessions asserted that “local control and local accountability are necessary for effective local policing” and that “it is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.” It was a straightforward articulation of a dearly held conservative idea: that federal big-footing of local authority is anti-democratic and should be avoided whenever possible. Police departments deserve the deference of the federal government, the memo suggested, and they shouldn’t be strong-armed into changing how they do business. Instead of forcing law enforcement agencies to abide by the dictates of federal bureaucrats and judges, the DOJ should “help promote officer safety, officer morale, and public respect for their work.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Decisions 32 mins – “Then, going with your gut isn’t always best (despite what President Donald Trump may tell you). Writer Steven Johnson says making better decisions can be as simple as considering multiple options instead of focusing on the “should I” or “shouldn’t I.” He’s also got anecdotes about Darwin’s marital deliberations, machine learning, and the call to storm the fortress in which Osama Bin Laden (“probably,” Americans figured) was ensconced. Johnson is the author of Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Kitchens 67 mins – “Four days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, José Andrés arrived on the island and started to cook. Andrés, whose 29 restaurants have earned him Michelin Stars and two James Beard “Outstanding Chef” awards, dropped everything to feed the people of Puerto Rico as they scrambled to rebuild their infrastructure and economy. Andrés cooked paella in parking lots and served sancocho at a friend’s destroyed restaurant, ultimately feeding hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, he confronted the broken, wasteful crisis-management systems that made his cooking so necessary. We Fed an Island movingly describes his experiences in Puerto Rico, and introduces readers to the networks of community activists feeding the island to this day. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Chef Relief Network of World Central Kitchen for efforts in Puerto Rico and beyond. Andrés is in conversation with Tim Carman, food reporter at The Washington Post.” t the link right-click the “MP3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Concepts 67 mins – “Economist and author Mariana Mazzucato talks about her book The Value of Everything with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Mazzucato argues that economists have mismeasured value and have failed to appreciate the role of government as innovator. She argues for a more active role for government in the innovation process and for government to share in revenue proportional to its role in the creation of new technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fentanyl and Opiates 19 mins – At the link find the title, “6: Opiate Analgesic Pain Control,Tue, 12 May 2015, right-click “Direct download: Morgans Opiate pain control.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment in School 60 mins – “Student activism is back in America’s schools. Young people mobilizing around gun safety and social-justice issues are heading back to school. We talk to Mary Beth Tinker, who took her fight for the right to protest at school all the way to the Supreme Court back in 1969. And we hear from noted First Amendment scholar Geoffrey R. Stone of the University of Chicago Law School, who tells us what rights students have to raise their voices—or wear T-shirt slogans—in schools today.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender in Politics 82 mins – “On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Rebecca Traister discusses her book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, at Sixth & I.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Owning Doctor 27 mins – “Today on the show we talk to Dr. Brendan Campbell, a pediatric surgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. He has treated victims of gun violence for more than a decade. This week, he and his fellow colleagues released a new paper in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons recommending new ways to think about gun safety measures—not only as doctors who have seen the damage that a gun can do, but as gun owners themselves.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Speech 18 mins – “Does anyone know how to weed out the social media platforms that allow hate speech to bloom? Slate’s April Glaser explains the futility of expelling bigots from one social media platform, only to see them find safe harbor on another.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Howard Hughes Book 47 mins – “In the new book Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood, Karina Longworth explores the lives and careers of more than a dozen actresses who were involved, professionally and/or personally, with Howard Hughes. Inspired by the You Must Remember This episodes on “The Many Loves of Howard Hughes” produced in 2014–15, the book goes in depth, with much new research, into the stories of stars like Jean Harlow, Ginger Rogers, Ida Lupino, Jane Russell, and many more. In this short season of You Must Remember This, we’ll discuss some of the women who serve as peripheral characters in Seduction: four actresses who were briefly seduced by Hughes, either professionally or romantically, and one writer whose travails in Hollywood during the Hughes era speak to the conflicted female experience behind the camera in 20th century Hollywood. We begin the season by talking about the complicated, intermingled romantic and professional relationships of Rupert Hughes. Howard Hughes was not the first man in his family to find success in Hollywood, or to have a reputation built in part on multiple relationships with women. His uncle, Rupert Hughes, was a respected writer and director in the silent era, whose accomplishments included one of the first Hollywood meta-movies. He also married three times while making frequent public statements—and films—critiquing marriage and divorce laws. One of his marriages ended in a sensational divorce trial; the other two wives died by suicide.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Law 35 mins – “To listen to this episode of Amicus, use the player below: this week the high court is on its winter break, but the team here at Amicus wanted to talk about DACA, the travel ban, and issues around immigrants, refugees, and the law. We talk Americanism. Who is American and how? What do the courts have to say about who can be here and who cannot? What role do the courts play in figuring out who belongs here and who doesn’t? To tackle these thorny and sometimes superwonky questions, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Stephen Vladeck who teaches law at the University of Texas. Vladeck’s teaching and research focus on federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, and national security law. He’s CNN’s Supreme Court analyst, co-editor in chief of the Just Security blog, and a senior contributor to the Lawfare blog.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Explosion 37 mins – “Our distant ancestors often felt overloaded by information. (“Have you read Cicero’s latest speech?” “I don’t have time!”) Throughout history we’ve invented shortcuts like tables of contents, indexes, book reviews, and encyclopedias. What technological solutions might help us cope with the information overload we experience today? Guests include: Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, and Nathan Jurgenson, Snapchat sociologist.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Elite 48 mins – “On this week’s episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask, I spoke to Anand Giridharadas, the author of the new book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. It’s a book about his travels in the world of the international elite, and how he believes they have convinced themselves that they are changing the world via philanthropy and by pushing public policy they deem to be altruistic. But, he argues, in reality they’re merely helping entrench a system where elites gain more and more power, the poor have less and less power, and society is more and more reliant on the goodwill of several rich people. Giridharadas was formerly at The New York Times, where he reported extensively from India. In this edited excerpt from our conversation, we discuss whether the titans of Silicon Valley and Wall Street are really as well-meaning as they say they are, a surprising conversation Giridharadas once had with Bill Clinton, and why think tanks tend to only focus on certain kinds of solutions to political and social problems….At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jamal Khashoggi and the Hajj 22 mins – “Slate senior editor Josh Keating explains why Turkey has seized on the disappearance of a foreign journalist to stick it to Saudi Arabia. And Slate writer Aymann Ismail reconsiders going on hajj.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jules Feiffer 49 mins – “On this episode of Live at Politics and Prose, Jules Feiffer discusses his graphic novel, The Ghost Script, at Politics and Prose.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kickee Pants CEO 34 mins – Seth Stevenson talks to Kickee Pants CEO Aerin Nicole about her search for the perfect baby clothes material. In their conversation, Nicole talks about scouting for a bamboo-based textile, her line of gender-free baby clothes, and what it’s like when celebrities like Kim Kardashian post photos of their children wearing Kickee Pants.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knee Replacement 13 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 6: 18 September, 2017. Associate Professor Justine Naylor is from the South Western Sydney Clinical School of the University of NSW. She discusses rehabilitation from total knee replacement. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Lung Health 19 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 10: 20 November, 2017. Professor Matthew Peters is head of Respiratory Medicine at Macquarie University and the Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He discusses climate change, novel therapies in lung diseases, e-cigarettes and more. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Melanomas 10 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 8: 9 October, 2017. Dr Victoria Mar is a consultant dermatologist with the Victorian Melanoma Institute and Monash University. She discusses new guidelines for diagnosing atypical melanomas. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Mental Privacy 12 mins – “Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal what you’re thinking and feeling is on the horizon, says legal scholar and ethicist Nita Farahany. What will it mean for our already violated sense of privacy? In a cautionary talk, Farahany warns of a society where people are arrested for merely thinking about committing a crime (like in “Minority Report”) and private interests sell our brain data — and makes the case for a right to cognitive liberty that protects our freedom of thought and self-determination.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MP3 History 27 mins – “Vinyl records, cassettes, and CDs were once the staple for listening to music. Then, the invention of the MP3 player revolutionized the portable music industry and set the stage for the technology we have today. But when and where did the MP3 player get its start? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the history of music technology and how the MP3 player revolutionized how we listen to music, audiobooks, and so much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nitrate Hazard in Iowa Water 30 mins – “In this episode of the Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Tim Dixon, a co-founder of More in Common, about why the usual story on America’s deepening polarization is wrong, the views of America’s “exhausted majority,” how progressive activists differ from the rest of the country, and how Democrats can build a winning coalition by mobilizing “passive liberals” and by persuading moderates. [Also nitrates in Iowa water – Pulitzer Prize for Art Cullen]At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Occupational Lung Diseases 17 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 10: 13 November, 2017. Dr Ryan Hoy is a respiratory physician at Cabrini Medical Centre, and Monash University in Melbourne. He discusses occupational lung diseases. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Online Jobs and Scams 27 mins – “Ever been tight for cash and wished you had a side hustle that can provide you with that extra money you need without having to leave your house? Ever wondered what it might be like if you didn’t have to commute to your 9-to-5 job and instead just opened up your laptop to work from the comfort of your own couch, in your pajamas? There are sites out there that do legitimately cater to people who are confined to their homes or simply prefer to work remotely. And we’ll get to those. But a scary truth in this digital age is that some work-at-home gigs that promise big payouts are actually scams. Listen to this Komando on Demand podcast to learn how to avoid those scams and make money with legit jobs.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Organ Donation 20 mins – Volume 207, Issue 7: 25 September, 2017. Professor David Pilcher is deputy director at the Intensive Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Alfred in Melbourne. Dr Helen Opdam is an intensivist and National Medical Director of DonateLife. Dr Sandeep Rakhra is an intensive care registrar at the Alfred. They discuss organ donation after circulatory death. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Philanthropy 34 mins – “…The book argues that we live in this extraordinary age in America … in which rich people and plutocrats are generous by every measure: [They] give a lot of money back, every elite young graduate wants to change the world, wants to do good, wants to help out. And yet we live in an era that has been absolutely punishing for perhaps the majority of Americans. Since 1979, the bottom half of Americans—about 117 million people—have seen their incomes rise from $16,000 to $16,200 over the last 39 years of innovation, growth, and transformation of the world order, whereas those in the top 1 percent and .01 percent and .001 percent have seen their incomes double, triple, multiply by however many X…” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollinators 16 mins – “Keith Pannell and co-host Liz Walsh, Professor of Biological Sciences at UTEP, speak with Nigel Raine.  Raine is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada whose research focuses on pollinator conservation and behaviour and monitoring of wild pollinator populations in Ontario.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Guard Reporter 32 mins “On this week’s episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask, I spoke to Shane Bauer, a senior reporter for Mother Jones whose new book is American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment. It’s the story of Bauer’s own experience, undercover, in a private Louisiana prison, and it is a harrowing look at one slice of our criminal justice system. Below is an edited excerpt from the show. In it, we discuss what being a prison guard did to Bauer’s psyche, why the system is explicitly designed to have guards dehumanize prisoners, and how his prior experience in solitary confinement shaped his thinking about being a guard.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prisoner Health 16 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 2: 17 July 2017. Stuart Kinner is honorary professor in the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Megan Carroll is a PhD candidate. They discuss their research investigating the GP attendance habits of former prisoners. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Rajneesh Documentary 28 mins – “Wild Wild Country is one of the year’s best documentaries, but it pulls a few punches on the sinister cult it covers.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Bork Nomination P2 49 mins – “This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Sept. 15, 1987 and into the Kennedy Caucus Room where was Associate Justice nominee Robert Bork begins his five days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment 63 mins – “On this week’s episode of the Waves, Hanna, Noreen, and June discuss female sexual harassers. How do the gender dynamics of these cases impact the way we interpret and respond to them, and what are the consequences of the do-no-wrong glorification of #MeToo leaders when the reality is more complicated? Next, Kellyanne Conway and her (supposedly) Trump-hating husband are back in the spotlight, thanks to a wild profile of their marriage in the Washington Post. Is George Conway sincere, or is the couple just hedging its bets? Finally, Democrats are nominating more women to run for Congress than ever before—while the GOP is telling its female candidates not to run this year. Are moderate Republican women really a “dying breed”—and what might it mean for both parties if so?” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skin Cancer 13 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 8: 16 October, 2017. Professor David Whiteman is senior scientist and leader of the Cancer Control Group at QIMR Berghofer. He discusses basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas with MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

Slate Editor 42 mins – “What’s it like to be the woman who runs an online magazine and podcast network? On this episode of Women in Charge, we flip the mics and Slate’s executive editor, Allison Benedikt, interviews Julia Turner, Slate’s editor in chief. Turner talks about her career trajectory, discusses the concept of female mentorship, and reveals what excites her about her new move.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director 42 mins – “Ellen Stofan: The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum consists of two different museums; our building on the National Mall, as well as another facility out near Dulles Airport called the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Both my museums are amazing. Out at Udvar-Hazy we have the space shuttle Discovery, we have an SR-71 Blackbird, and downtown at our National Mall building, which we’re about to do a major renovation project on, we hold, for example, a lot of the legacy of the Apollo program and then slightly historic artifacts from fairly historic objects like the 1903 Wright Flyer, the first airplane to ever fly, and the Spirit of St. Louis, which was, of course, where Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic for a first time in an airplane.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Strike Play 12 mins – “Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017. It tells the story of a group of friends who work in a factory in Reading, Pennsylvania, and are reeling from layoffs and racial tension. The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit took the show to the road and visited 18 places in the Rust Belt. One of these unconventional venues was a public library in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Studio 360 was there to capture the moment.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

StubHub President 41 mins – “What’s it like to be a woman who’s worked at the helm of multiple internet-based companies? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Sukhinder Singh Cassidy—someone who worked her way from investment banking at Merrill Lynch, to heading up sectors at Amazon and Google, to finally taking on the role of president of StubHub. They speak about the need to surround yourself with people who will manage you, and about garnering insights from people across your organization. Cassidy also speaks about her work as the founder of TheBoardlist, an organization working to connect CEOs with qualified company-board candidates who are women.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Swedish Political Changes 54 mins – “In this episode of the Good Fight, Yascha Mounk talks to Peter Wolodarski, the editor of Dagens Nyheder, about the rapid rise of the Sweden Democrats, the reasons why far-right populists have found so much success in Scandinavia, and what Americans can learn from these changes.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Campaign and NRA 29 mins -”León Krauze talks to Mike Spies, a reporter for nonprofit news outlet the Trace, which covers the U.S. gun violence crisis. Spies broke a story about how the NRA and the Trump campaign coordinated their advertising strategies during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Also covered: The NRA’s $30 million contribution in support of Trump in 2016—which is an exceptional amount of money for the association—Maria Butina, and what it will take to turn around the U.S. gun crisis.”
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Trump Real Estate 50 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Tom Burgis of the Financial Times about his story “Tower of Secrets: the Russian Money Behind a Donald Trump Skyscraper.” The two discuss a deal in Toronto, why people with illegitimate money look to Western real estate to “clean” that money, and what more this says about the rise of kleptocracy around the world. Note: Alex Shnaider has responded to Burgis’ story and can be read here in full:An Article Littered With ‘Ifs’ and ‘Possibilities’ ” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UK Christmas Music Hits 71 mins – “In the U.K., the No. 1 song the week of Christmas is a big deal. The media breathlessly cover the contest, and there are even wagers placed on what song will reach the top of the charts as pop stars and record labels jockey for position. While there are patterns to the kinds of songs that tend to do well in this perennial sweepstakes, often the winner is a fluke: Everything from Queen to the Flying Pickets to Bob the Builder has taken the crown. It was even parodied in the smash British Christmas comedy film Love Actually—and one year in the late aughts, the British public rebelled en masse against a music-TV impresario, making a statement with the unlikeliest Christmas topper ever. But in an age when songs sell less than they stream, and hits tend to snowball, will the sun set on the fluky British Christmas No. 1 empire?” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

University Operations 36 mins – “What is it like to be a woman who leads a university of 55,000 students? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Ana Mari Cauce, the president of the University of Washington, who progressed from assistant professor to president, all at the same institution. They speak about how a leader should never be the smartest person in the room, about Cauce being an unlikely candidate for administration, and about the Race and Equity initiative at University of Washington.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Colonoscopy 10 mins – “Volume 207, Issue 4: 21 August 2017. Professor Tom Sutherland is a radiologist on the executive of the Abdominal Radiology Group of Australia and New Zealand. He discusses CT colonography and its underuse in Australia. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File As” to get the podcast.

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