Mining Digest 386 – Apr 12, 2019: 3D Printing on the Moon, 5G Wireless, ACL Injury Prevention, Alzheimers Cure, Anemia App, Atrial Fibrillation, Back Pain Treatment, Bail System Criticism, Baker and Obama Discussion, Black Infant Mortality Rates, Blind Transitions, Cannabidiol for Epilepsy, China-U.S. Relations, Conflict Photographer, Constitutional Issues of 2018, Doris Kerns Godwin, Empathy Interview, Financial Journalism, Flying Taxis, Harvey Milk, John Bolton on Africa, Machine Learning in Medicine, Martha Mitchell, Medical Implant Registry, Metastatic Cancer Survivors, Monopoly Regulation, Multicultural Life, Netflix Co-founder, Politicon Republic Discussion, Predatory Journals, SAT Security Controversy, Sgt York Documentary, Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, Spinal Injury Repair, Transgender Journey, Trump-Russian Hacking, Video Games and History, Voiceover Artist, Warren Commission Report, Watergate Saturday Night Massacre, White House Press Access, Yellow Folks

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3D Printing on the Moon 8 mins – “3D printing moon dust could be the way to colonize the moon” At the link find the title, “Making it on the Moon – 3D printing useful stuff with moon dust,” right-click Download Making it on the Moon – 3D printing useful stuff with moon dust and select ‘Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

5G Wireless 28 mins – “Nicola Palmer talked about Verizon’s efforts to be the first U.S. company to implement 5G. 5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology that will make much faster speeds possible for downloading video to smartphones and allow cars to “talk” to each other and enable more of the” internet of things.” She described introducing 5G to four U.S. cities on October 1, 2018, and the race with China to be the 5G leader.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

ACL Injury Prevention 18 mins – “Professor Christopher Vertullo is Director of Knee Research Australia, and is a knee surgeon based on the Gold Coast. He discusses the rapid increase in the number of ACL reconstructions being done in young Australians and what can be done to prevent the injury. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Cure 16 mins – “Why the prevailing theory for the cause of Alzheimer’s may be wrong” At the link find the title, “Have researchers been wrong about Alzheimer’s? A new theory challenges the old story,” right-click “Download Have researchers been wrong about Alzheimer’s? A new theory challenges the old storyand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

America Divided 81 mins – “Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) hosted former presidential campaign advisers Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod in a discussion on reducing polarization and returning civility to politics. Politico reporter Carla Marinucci moderated.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Anemia App 8 mins -”Take a photo of your nails to find out if you’re anemic” At the link find the title, “Selfies for health – a smartphone app can detect anemia,” right-clickDownload Selfies for health – a smartphone app can detect anemiaand select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Scandinavians 36 minsEveryone’s heard of Vikings – their daring North Atlantic voyages, their mysterious runes. But there’s another ancient culture in Arctic Scandinavia that’s much older, and just as fascinating – the Sámi. While the Vikings have been celebrated, Sámi music, language and traditions were forced underground. Why? Sámi Blood was released in 2016 and went on to win major awards at festivals around the world. It tells the story of Elle Marja, a young Sámi reindeer herder coming of age in the 1930s. Exposed to racism at her boarding school and struggling to connect to her family, she fights to find an authentic identity. The LA Times review is here. Sofia Jannok is one of many Sámi musicians who is reclaiming the tradition of joiking, using it to bring attention to Sámi issues and just to make Sámi people more visible in Sweden. You can hear some of her music here.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atrial Fibrillation 27 mins – “Professor David Brieger, from the University of Sydney, is a cardiologist at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital, and lead author on new Australian guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Treatment 12 mins – “Professor Chris Maher, from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health, discusses changes to the treatment and management of non-specific low back pain. With MJA news and online editor, Cate Swannell.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Bail System Criticism 14 mins – “On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don’t have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real human consequences — people lose jobs, homes and lives, and it drives racial disparities in the legal system. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this. In this powerful talk, she outlines the plan for The Bail Project — an unprecedented national revolving bail fund to fight mass incarceration. (This ambitious idea is part of The Audacious Project, TED’s initiative to inspire and fund global change.)” At the link right-click “Share,” left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baker and Obama Discussion 57 mins – “Former President Barack Obama spoke with former Secretary of State James Baker at a discussion moderated by presidential historian Jon Meacham. Topics included their experiences in office, bipartisanship, and U.S. leadership abroad. President Obama talked about the need for American voters to return to a civic conversation based in common facts, and about the importance of the U.S. role in international diplomacy. The discussion was part of a celebration of 25 years of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Ben Franklin Son 57 mins – “Benjamin Franklin’s first son, William, was born around 1730. The identity of his mother is still unknown. But despite being an illegitimate child, Benjamin adopted William and the two became inseparable – that is, until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Joanne and Historian Sheila Skemp tell how the fight for America’s independence tore the Franklin family apart.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Infant Mortality Rates 29 mins – “Black babies are dying at rates much higher than those for American babies as a whole.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Transitions 21 mins – “Rakeb Max returns to the Blind Abilities studio to share what she has learned since entering her first year of college. On her previous podcast, Rakeb talked about her college transition plans and the steps she was taking to ensure she chose the right one. Rakeb did choose Providence college and talks about how the realities and expectations are not always the same and how she is adjusting to her new location. Rakeb wrote a letter to the editor about some of the questions she gets asked and basically broke it down for everyone to understand that she is just Rakeb, that girl with the long white cane. Join Rakeb Max in this brief and insightful interview and hear about what Rakeb is doing to make her presence known. Look out Providence College, Rakeb Max is on the campus.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Cannabidiol for Epilepsy 13 mins – “Dr Jeremy Freeman is a consultant neurologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. He talks about cannabidiol’s use as a treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy in children. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

China U.S. Relations 94 mins – “The Wilson Center hosted a discussion on U.S.-China relations over the past year and on whether to describe the relationship as a “Cold War.” Panelists rejected the Cold War comparison and offered analysis of a complex relationship between the U.S. and China. Former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy said that measuring any kind of change in China would take decades, not months or years. Other topics discussed included reaction to Chinese President Xi’s recent remarks on development and global openness, China’s political and economic influence over the years, and common misunderstandings and perceptions that exist between the two countries.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Civil War Prequel 63 mins – “Military history Professor Harry Laver argued that the 1856 battles in Kansas between abolitionists and pro-slavery forces marked the true beginning of the American Civil War. Professor Laver also discussed the bloody 1856 caning of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner by a pro-slavery South Carolina member of Congress on the U.S. Senate floor.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Closed Borders 56 mins – “National Review executive editor Reihan Salam argued the case against open borders. He was interviewed by Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Colonial American Religion 73 mins – “Baylor University professor Thomas Kidd taught a class on the first Great Awakening in the Americas, a period in mid-18th century of Christian revitalization that swept through the colonies. He explained how the Salem witch trials and the decline of Puritanism lead to an era of traveling preachers, such as George Whitefield, and an emphasis on evangelism.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Conflict Photographer 59 mins – “Conflict Photographer Lynsey Addario on Art, Love, and War – For two decades she’s traveled the world, photographing humans in crisis. Pulitzer and MacArthur winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario on what it’s all taught her.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitutional Issues of 2018 64 mins – “This episode looks back at the biggest constitutional issues of 2018—from the recent ruling striking down Obamacare, to the Emoluments Clause lawsuits, the census case, the Mueller investigation, and more. Guests Emily Bazelon and Josh Blackman join host Jeffrey Rosen to give updates about where these constitutional questions stand and forecast where they’re headed next year.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corporate Hacking of American Minds 60 mins – “The distinction between pleasure and happiness might seem like a philosopher’s quibble. Fat Chance author Dr. Robert Lustig tells us why this difference is vitally important to our national wellbeing. Corporations are hacking the American mind because of our ignorance about the difference between them.The distinction between pleasure and happiness might seem like a philosopher’s quibble. Fat Chance author Dr. Robert Lustig tells us why this difference is vitally important to our national wellbeing. Corporations are hacking the American mind because of our ignorance about the difference between them.At the link click “Add to the cart” then “Checkout” from the pop-up menu to buy the podcast. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Creek Nation 67 mins – “A very packed show. All the Mueller moves with Mimi Rocah, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, now a Fellow in Criminal Justice at Pace Law School. Plus Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Riyaz Kanji, an attorney for the Creek Nation, to explore the fascinating questions and disgraceful history involved in Carpenter v. Murphy, a case argued by Kanji before the Supreme Court last week that started with a murder and now involves questions of sovereignty over 3 million acres in Oklahoma.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Interview 76 mins- “Pulitzer-prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin sits down with host Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center to discuss her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times–a culmination of five decades of acclaimed study in presidential history. Goodwin compares the leadership styles of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson, sharing fascinating anecdotes and lessons from these legendary presidents, and offering hopeful advice about how to apply these lessons to solve some of the toughest constitutional issues of today.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Interview 46 mins – “Helen Riess, M.D. – Empathy in the brain and the world – Empathy makes us human. Humans make structures that rob us of empathy when we need it most. Helen Riess is trying to reverse that trend.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Journalism 51 mins – “Slate Money on a new documentary about the financial crisis, the state of business and finance news, and a look at the duopoly.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Taxis 8 mins – “Flight is about to get a lot more personal, says aviation entrepreneur Rodin Lyasoff. In this visionary talk, he imagines a new golden age of air travel in which small, autonomous air taxis allow us to bypass traffic jams and fundamentally transform how we get around our cities and towns. “In the past century, flight connected our planet,” Lyasoff says. “In the next, it will reconnect our local communities.” At the link right-click “Share,” left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forgotten Presidents Book 60 mins – “University of North Carolina constitutional law professor Michael Gerhardt, author of The Forgotten Presidents, talked about the presidency of Jimmy Carter.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Harvey Milk 79 mins – “Today Harvey Milk is remembered as the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the U.S. His legacy as a gay rights activist and politician helped open the door for future generations of LGBTQ people. But before he became a national icon, he ran a camera shop in San Francisco that became a meeting place for the city’s gay community. Brian talks with LGBTQ historian Lillian Faderman about Milk’s political rise and enduring message.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Huawei, etc 43 mins – “Slate Money on Huawei and the trade war, ride-share companies and IPOs, and Harvard stocking up on water.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Bolton on Africa 78 mins – “White House National Security Adviser John Bolton unveiled the Trump administration’s new Africa strategy. The core priorities of strategy include advancing economic ties in the region, combating terrorist threats, and ensuring that U.S. aid is used efficiently and effectively. In addition, the new strategy aims to counter the influence of China and Russia on the continent. Mr. Bolton said, “The predatory practices pursued by China and Russia stunt economic growth in Africa, threaten the financial independence of African nations, inhibit opportunities for U.S. investment, interfere with U.S. military operations and pose a significant threat to U.S. national security interests.At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Machine Learning in Medicine 16 mins – “In this view of the future of medicine, patient–provider interactions are informed and supported by massive amounts of data from interactions with similar patients. These data are collected and curated to provide the latest evidence-based assessment and recommendations.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Insight Landing 88 mins – “NASA TV covered the landing of the space agency’s InSight lander and its arrival on the surface of Mars. The mutli-national space probe project launched May 5, 2018, and arrived on the “Red Planet” five months and three weeks later. In addition to showing the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) control room where scientists monitored and controlled the landing, video of the lander’s first images captured on the surface of Mars was broadcast.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Martha Mitchell 26 mins – “..Mitchell was the wife of Nixon’s first attorney general. In the days after the break-in, she was forcibly tranquilized and held prisoner in a California hotel room so that she wouldn’t tell reporters what she knew about Watergate. When I learned her story a few months ago, I couldn’t believe I’d never heard it before.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Math and Physics Questions 57 mins – “This episode features the hosts of “Ask a Mathematician, Ask a Physicist,” a blog that grew out of a Burning Man booth in which a good-natured mathematician (Spencer Greenberg) and physicist (Seth Cottrell) answer people’s questions about life, the universe, and everything. Spencer and Seth discuss the weirdest and most controversial questions they’ve answered, why math is fundamentally arbitrary, Seth’s preferred alternative to the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum physics, how a weird group of parapsychologists changed the field of physics, and whether you could do a Double Slit Experiment with a Cat Cannon.” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Implant Registry 10 mins – “A joint investigation by the CBC and the Toronto Star has revealed story after story of Canadians whose lives have been forever changed by medical implants that didn’t work they way the should have. There is now a growing call for a national registry to track these devices, and the patients who use them.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Metastatic Cancer Survivors 20 mins – “Long-term survivors with metastatic cancer have not been well studied, but diagnoses of incurable cancer will have substantial effects on patients’ families, on workplaces, and on U.S. health care resources in the coming years.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Monopoly Regulation 29 mins – “New York University Professor Scott Galloway talks about his book The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. He discussed what he calls the four most powerful companies in the world and their impact on our lives.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Multiculture Life 10 mins – “Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities — Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States — and for a long time she had difficulty finding a place in the world to call home. Yet along with these challenges came a pivotal realization: that a diverse background is a distinct advantage in today’s globalized world. In this personal talk, Hwang reveals the endless benefits of embracing our complex identities — and shares her hopes for creating a world where identities aren’t used to alienate but to bring people together instead.” At the link left-click “Share,” left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Download audio” from the pop-up menu.

National Intelligence Under President Kennedy 64 mins – “Catholic University professor and former CIA historian Nicholas Dujmovic teaches a class about national intelligence during President Kennedy’s administration.” At the link in the section “Lectures in History,” and the subtitle, National Intelligence Under President Kennedy, right-click that subtitle, and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netflix Co-founder 21 mins – “Netflix changed the world of entertainment — first with DVD-by-mail, then with streaming media and then again with sensational original shows like “Orange Is the New Black” and “Stranger Things” — but not without taking its fair share of risks. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the company’s bold internal culture, the powerful algorithm that fuels their recommendations, the $8 billion worth of content they’re investing in this year and his philanthropic pursuits supporting innovative education, among much more.” At the link right-click “Share,” left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politicon Republican Discussion 56 mins – “At the fourth annual political gathering known as Politicon, liberal political commentator Sally Kohn moderated a panel discussion on the Republican Party. Speakers included former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, former Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), and Trump presidential campaign adviser David Urban.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Predatory Journals 12 mins – “Professor Peter Munk is professor of Radiology, Orthopaedics and Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia, and he is the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Association of Radiologists’ Journal. He discusses predatory journals and how to combat them. With MJA news and online editor Cate Swannell.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

President VanBuren 59 mins – “Ted Widmer, former adviser to President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, talked about his biography of President Martin Van Buren.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Presidential Power 57 mins – “On this Presidents’ Day edition of We the People, political historian Julian Zelizer of Princeton and constitutional law professor Eric Posner of the University of Chicago Law School join host Jeffrey Rosen to debate the question: Is the presidency too powerful? Starting with the Founding Fathers’ vision for the presidency, they trace the evolution of presidential power through the Progressive Era presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, the move to restrain presidential power in the 1970s during LBJ’s and Richard Nixon’s presidencies, and the uptick in exercises of unilateral presidential power by modern presidents like George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Finally, they share their thoughts on presidential emergency powers and President Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency to fund construction of the border wall.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidents Book Interview 59 mins – “Peter Osnos, long-time editor and founder of PublicAffairs Books, talks about working with Presidents Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and other politicians.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Peter Osnos,” right-click it and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

SAT Security Controversy 30 mins – “The details of the admissions-fraud scheme revealed by federal prosecutors last month sound like something out of a heist movie. A private admissions counselor allegedly bribed a proctor of an SAT test, and in some cases paid someone to take the test for a student, or have someone change answers to improve a student’s score. The incident has raised questions about the fairness and validity of the admissions process as a whole, and specifically about whether the SAT is as secure as it should be.” At the link right-click the download arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sgt York Documentary 50 mins – :On October 8, 1918, Alvin York fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and single-handedly killed 25 men and helped to capture over 130. He received a Medal of Honor for his actions and was one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. Twenty-three years later, Warner Brothers made a film starring Gary Cooper called “Sergeant York” about the man from Tennessee, his life and wartime actions. In this American History TV interview, Alvin York’s grandson, along with a filmmaker who produced a documentary about the “Sergeant York” film, talked about the man and the movie.” At the link the audio and/or video versions of the program can be purchased. A copy of the podcast is also available in this blog archive.

Special Counsel Appointment 54 mins – “This episode examines the constitutionality of the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act – bipartisan legislation that, if passed, would impose regulations on firing a Special Counsel (such as Robert Mueller). Although the bill is stalled for now, legal thinkers continue to offer a range of views on its constitutionality. Joining host Jeffrey Rosen to explore both sides of the debate is Josh Geltzer of Georgetown, arguing that the bill is not constitutional, and Eric Posner of University of Chicago, arguing that it is. BONUS: Hear Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) – one of the co-sponsors of the act – discuss it with Jeffrey Rosen on a special bonus episode, recorded the same day that Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) voted to stall the bill on the Senate floor.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act 34 mins – “On this bonus episode, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) breaks down the recent developments related to The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, which he co-sponsored. (We explored the constitutionality of the act on this week’s episode of We the People.) Sen. Coons also shares his plans to make the Constitution a bigger part of the work of the Senate, and asks, what ever happened to Senate debates? He sits down with National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen (his former Yale Law School classmate!).” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spinal Injury Repair 11 mins – “Spinal cord researchers make breakthrough” At the linnk find the title, Spinal injury patients take steps again thanks to spinal pacemaker,” right-click Download Spinal injury patients take steps again thanks to spinal pacemaker” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Story Sharing 59 mins – “Facts are essential for scientific understanding. Stories are critical for wisdom, understanding the arc and meaning of our lives. Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of two wonderful books about stories, describes how some stories can diminish us and our view of ourselves. Others give us strength and hope. Stories can reveal deep meaning in our ordinary lives and relationships. How can we change a story that is not serving us well?” At the link click “Add to the cart” then “Checkout” from the pop-up menu to buy the podcast. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Transgender Journey 43 mins – “A trans family in the holy land – Amit Tzuk and Ofir Trainin, the subject and director of an FAMILY IN TRANSITION, an Israeli documentary about a small town father of four who becomes a woman.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump-Russian Hacking 46 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones and co-author (with Michael Isikoff) of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump. They talk about lack of media attention on Trump-Russia ties around the election, the carnival cast of characters that come with political scandals, and of course, collusion.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Unpresidented Book 36 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Martha Brockenbrough, author of the YA book Unpresidented, about breaking down the story of Donald Trump, his bullying, and his ancestry. It includes forays into the letter Friedrich Trump wrote to the prince regent of Bavaria in 1905 to keep from being deported, the Trump family’s history with real estate, Woody Guthrie’s anti-Trump song, and the powerful influence of Roy Cohn.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Games and History 56 mins – “The Department of Defense developed the very first video game and “The Oregon Trail” taught a generation to live as a pioneer. “Red Dead Redemption 2” might be a major commercial success, but how historically accurate is it of the Old West? On this episode, Brian, Nathan and Ed explore the relationship between history and video games in America.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voiceover Artist 22 mins – “ROY SAMUELSON is one of Hollywood’s leading voiceover talents in film and television. Currently Roy is leading the way in the area of DESCRIPTIVE NARRATION / AUDIO DESCRIPTION, an aspect of television and filmmaking that allows Blind/Visually Impaired viewers to get audio description during a show without interruption and fills in the void as the action is not always obvious. Roy Samuelson is a professional Audio Describer for some of the latest Hollywood productions. Movies like First Man, Venom, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Spiderman: Homecoming, Jason Bourne, The Magnificent Seven, Get Out, Skyscraper, Atomic Blonde and television shows like Lethal Weapon, NCIS, Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds. Roy stops by the studio to join Brian Fischler and Jeff Thompson for an in-depth look at Audio Description and where it is today.” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warren Commission Report 53 mins – “This CBS News series examined lingering controversies about the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President Kennedy. Originally broadcast over four successive nights in June of 1967 and anchored by Walter Cronkite, the program consists of field reports by several correspondents, interviews with key witnesses and experts, and investigative recreations. Interview subjects include Lee Harvey Oswald’s co-workers, Dealey Plaza eyewitnesses including Abraham Zapruder, an emergency room doctor, and in his first television interview, the chief autopsy surgeon. This is part one of four parts.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however a copy of the podcast is included in the blog archive.

Watergate Investigation 32 mins – After the Watergate break-in, reporters competed to uncover new details of a possible government conspiracy. Democrats pushed the issue hard. Walter Cronkite devoted special segments of his CBS News show to it. Why didn’t anyone care? In the third episode of Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh looks at the indifference with which the public responded to the Watergate affair during the 1972 election campaign.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Watergate Saturday Night Massacre 39 mins – “What did Richard Nixon do when he felt the walls closing in? How did the country respond? And what did it feel like when people finally got to hear those tapes? In the penultimate episode of Slow Burn, Leon Neyfakh describes a president’s desperate final moves.At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Press Access 32 mins – “Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Ted Boutrous, who represented CNN and Jim Acosta in their case against the White House. Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” or permanent press pass, was revoked by the Trump administration after Acosta clashed with the president at a Nov. 7 news conference. Dahlia Lithwick and Ted Boutrous examine questions of due process and free speech brought up by the case.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Press Facility 58 mins – “President Trump’s revocation of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and the ongoing lawsuit, CNN v. Trump, have brought issues relating to press freedom and due process under the Constitution back into the news. On this episode, David French, senior writer at National Review and Katie Fallow, senior attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, break down the latest developments in the CNN case as well as broader First Amendment issues in the courts today – exploring public forum doctrine, the legal battle over the president blocking users on Twitter, Facebook’s proposal to create its own “Supreme Court” to decide how to regulate content, and the potential effects of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange’s prosecution for publishing classified information.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yellow Folks 54 mins – “Wesley Yang – The Souls of Yellow Folk – What do the “seduction movement,” the Virginia Tech shooter, and the Asian-American experience have in common? Wesley Yang thinks and writes with devastating clarity about loneliness, invisibility, and the incoherence of American life. What if Asian American cultural “invisibility” is the key to saving America? Are liberalism and democracy too tame to survive identity politics? “One risks being a pariah…just by saying the things that need to be said.” At the link left-click “Share,” then right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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