MMD465 Media Mining Digest: 5G Defined, 1619 Project, Abortion Case, Absentee Ballots, AI in Health Care, Artificial Intelligence Dominance, Atmosphere Specialist, AWAKE Experiment, Bitcoin Defined, Blind Charities in the UK, Chief Justice Roberts, Coders, Computer Repair Business, Computer Security, Coronavirus, Covid Patient Care, Crypto Basics, Cybercrime, Deutsche Bank and Trump, Digital Currencies from Central Banks, Emotional AI, Esther Perel, Eugenics, European Tax Problem, Face-based Surveillance, Facebook’s Libra, Flying Stories, Folding At Home, Food Waste, Huawei’s Rough Year, Information War, Interracial Marriage, Jane Goodall, Manhattan Project, Mental Health Specialists, Mike Tech Show, National Rifle Assoc, Pandemic in Prisons, Protesters Against Restrictions, Race in America, Russian Interference in Elections, Self-Organizing Collaboration, Soft Shell Crabs, Tik Tok, Tomato Growing, Trump Impact on the Country, Visually Impaired

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1619 Project 42 mins – “3:26 Critiquing the NYT’s series on American slavery, the 1619 Project 11:19 Why did this package come out now? 21:17 Are today’s racial disparities a “predictable” result of slavery? 27:31 The imaginary black man riding the subway who thinks “y’all gotta watch out for me” 39:40 The elided history of black shopping districts 47:48 Does this narrative dehumanize whites? 54:07 Is this whole argument a bluff?” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

1619 Project Pulizer Prize 37 mins – “Nikole Hannah-Jones wins a Pulitzer Prize for the 1619 Project 0:31 Glenn: This is “a desperate struggle for dignity” in the face of black failure 9:54 Self-hatred and patronization 14:50 Glenn: A bubble that I thought would burst hasn’t burst 21:01 Biden’s black agenda vs. Glenn’s black agenda 30:08 John: Black men need jobs 37:05 Race and the picking of fruit 42:45 Glenn: Don’t teach children that their future is outside of their hands 50:00 Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

1619 Project Revisited 44 mins – “John: The central claim of the NYT’s 1619 Project “simply isn’t true” 0:18 Glenn offers a defense of the Project’s perspective 4:45 What the Constitution’s three-fifths clause really meant 17:12 John: “America is an endless rehearsal” 21:42 After Kobe Bryant died, was it bad taste to bring up his rape accusation? 31:48 Glenn praises Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s The Condemnation of Blackness 42:10 Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and John McWhorter (Columbia University, Lexicon Valley, The Atlantic)” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

5G Defined 14 mins – “The network of the future will manage super-complex tasks that have zero room for lag-time: Think remote surgery. Think driverless cars. That’s the promise of 5G infrastructure — and it’s why China and the U.S. want to control it.”” At the link find “What is 5G — and why are the US and China fighting over it?,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Abortion Case 17 mins – “…The Supreme Court released the opinion in June Medical Services v. Russo– this term’s big abortion case. Leah, Melissa, and Kate discuss.” At the link you can listen, but not download ; however, a copy is included in this blog archive and can be downloaded.

Absentee Ballots 33 mins – “For many Covid-wary voters, mail-in ballots seem the safest way to participate in November’s election. Many state and local governments around the country have embraced the approach. But the question remains as to whether the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will be up to the challenge. What’s more, the Trump appointed Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, made changes to U.S.P.S operations that could have interfered with mail-in voting.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode,” then left-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Health Care 19 mins – “For many, the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a phrase straight out of sci-fi, conjuring up visions of utopias or dystopias, from films ranging from the Terminator to I Robot. But what was previously sci-fi is now increasingly becoming reality. AI technology exists, and there’s a brand new frontier where it’s being applied to the world of healthcare. AI is helping to diagnose cancer, design new medicines, and even predict a person’s medical future. In this programme, in partnership with Microsoft, we explore where AI technology is taking us…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Intelligence Dominance.11 mins. .”Artificial intelligence is the most important tech frontier, and both the United States and China want to dominate it. We look at how the two countries compare now—and where the race is headed.” At the link find the title, “Artificial intelligence meets cybercrime — and cyberwarfare,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atmosphere Specialist 45 mins – “Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Kevin Perry from the University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Mines & Earth Sciences.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AWAKE Experiment 45 mins – “A major component of particle accelerators like the LHC are the actual accelerators; the current approach relies on radio frequency cavities. However, their acceleration gradient, measured in Volts per meter, is limited. This means that future accelerators, especially linear ones, will become longer and longer to reach the desired energies. A new approach to particle acceleration relies on plasma wakefields, this technology can deliver orders of magnitude more acceleration per distance. AWAKE is a proof of concept experiment at CERN that uses proton beams to produce the wake field. In this episode we chat with Edda Gschwendtner, the leader of this project.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Defined..21 mins.- “Ever wonder what cryptocurrencies are? Do you want to understand how they work? CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal and Saheli Roy Choudhury explain bitcoin, digital currencies and blockchain technology.” At the link “What is Bitcoin,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Charities 13 mins – “Peter White with a focus on smaller blind charities in the UK. We hear from Visionary, an umbrella organisation which represents more than a hundred of these charities. The Chief Executives of Sight Concern Worcestershire and Sight Service Gateshead tell us about the challenges they face. And we hear from the people who use the services on offer.” At the link left-click “Download” right-click “Lower quality,” then select “Save File” to get the podcast.

Chief Justice Roberts 43 mins – “Melissa talks with CNN’s Joan Biskupic, author of The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Coders 48 mins – “Tech, computers, code, security vulnerabilities, hacking elections… We hear about the technical change, but what about the subculture of tech and coders that brought it about? Who are these people who — in the words of our guest today – “are among the most quietly influential people on the planet”? Rachelle Saunders digs into this topic with writer Clive Thompson, author of the new book “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World”.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Repair Business 10 mins – “A Show for IT Business Owners by IT Business Owners; Paco Lebron from ProdigyTeks Talks about running a Computer Repair Business 2019 ANNUAL – TECHCON UNPLUGGED – This event will bring together like-minded individuals with the goal to improve their IT Business. Ticket includes all meals, access to workshops with community invested vendors and social.” At the link right-click “Direct MP3 Download: Tech Life #514– Storytime with your primo, Paco” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Computer Repair Business 13 mins – “A Show for IT Business Owners by IT Business Owners; Paco Lebron from ProdigyTeks Talks about running a Computer Repair Business. Twitter: Chitekceo Email: Paco@Podnutz.com Sign up to be a guest on Tech Life by sending an E-Mail to Guest@Podnutz.com” At the link right-click “Direct MP3 Download: Tech Life #512 – Oh the fun” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Repair Business 24 mins – “A Show for IT Business Owners by IT Business Owners; Paco Lebron from ProdigyTeks Talks about running his IT Business Twitter: Chitekceo Email: Paco@Podnutz.com Sign up to be a guest on Tech Life by sending an E-Mail to Guest@Podnutz.com At the link right-click “Direct MP3 Download: Tech Life #516– We are not $%^&!! Trunk Slammers” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Security 70 mins – “This week on Security Now! This week we look at Google’s addition of iOS devices as full Google account logon hardwaresecurity keys, as update on Apple vs Attorney General Barr, a serious new Internet Explorer0-day and how the vulnerability can be mitigated, the release of Microsoft’s Chromium-basedEdge browser, the FBI’s reaction to the Pulse Secure VPN vulnerability, another new andCRITICAL RDP remote code execution vulnerability that has slipped under the radar, a bit ofmiscellany, and then we examine the the headline grabbing CryptoAPI vulnerability that’s beendubbed “CurveBall.” At the link left-click “Download options,” then right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from pop-up menu.

Coronavirus 71 mins – “It’s everywhere, and it felt disingenuous for us here at Science for the People to avoid it, so here is our episode on Coronavirus. It’s ok to give this one a skip if this isn’t what you want to listen to right now. Check out the links below for other great podcasts mentioned in the intro. Host Rachelle Saunders gets us up to date on what the Coronavirus is, how it spreads, and what we know and don’t know with Dr Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba. And then she speaks about the complications and ethics surrounding quarantine, self-isolation, and preparing for emergencies of all kinds with Kelly Hills, bioethicist and one of the founders of the consulting firm Rogue Bioethics.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus and Education 24 mins – “Colleges and universities face tough decisions in the coming weeks about whether to reopen their campuses this fall. In March, as the public health threat of coronavirus became clear, higher ed institutions were some of the first to shutter, sending students and staff home and turning to remote learning to finish the semester. Now, they need to decide what form instruction will take in the fall. Will students be able to return to campus safely? And, if not, what are the alternatives?” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus and International Relations 25 mins – “Long before the current pandemic, Richard Haass has been thinking and writing about the future of international relations. What does it mean that America’s global leadership is waning? Which countries will fill the void and how? And is the international community capable of solving major global problems? These are questions Haass seeks to help readers understand in his new book “The World: A Brief Introduction.” And, he believes, that coronavirus will accelerate the global trends already underway. Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Diane spoke with him Monday afternoon.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus and the Economy 24 mins – “As the U.S. government struggles to grapple with novel coronavirus, another crisis is emerging – the impact it could have on the economy. From the volatile stock market to the plunging price of oil to the impacts on travel and small businesses, there’s been mounting pressure on the White House to offer a stimulus plan. President Trump has proposed a payroll tax cut, which members of the Republican party and even some his own staff oppose. Democrats are working on their own ideas like ensuring paid sick leave. To learn more about the economic state of things and what kind of financial package might work, Diane spoke with Vijay Vaitheeswaran. He is U.S. business editor for The Economist.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then select “Download This Episode,” then select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Coronavirus Control 23 mins – “With much of the country in lockdown, public health officials say social distancing is working. But hot spots, like New York City, are experiencing large death tolls – and parts of the U.S. yet to experience many cases could see numbers rise. Helen Branswell is an infectious diseases reporter at the online health news site, STAT, and has been following this story since its earliest days. Diane talked to her about what we’ve learned about treating Covid-19 and where our efforts to contain the virus currently stand.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus Curve Flatline 9 mins – “Ian Sample speaks to Prof Deirdre Hollingsworth about social distancing. What is it? How might it help to flatten the curve? And what are some of the big unknowns when it comes to predicting how effective it might be?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save As” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus Effects 7 mins – “Following our first Covid-19 episode last week, we received an incredible response, with so many interesting new areas to explore. One of those was what exactly happens once someone is infected with this new virus. As Nicola Davis find outs, whilst scientists are still racing to figure the exact details out, insights can be gleaned from other viral infections like influenza” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save As” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus Fatalities 8 mins – “Hannah Devlin speaks to Prof Paul Hunter about fatality rates; why different figures are being quoted across the media; how the rates are calculated; and is the fatality rate the only useful number to look at?” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, then select “Save As” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus in Refugee Camps 22 mins – “Panorama investigates conditions inside Greek migrant camps, locked down as coronavirus spread across the world. Refugees and migrants filming on mobile phones reveal how vulnerable people have to share taps and toilets with those who have tested positive for the virus, risking onward transmission. Strict quarantine is enforced on camps where coronavirus cases are confirmed, leading to some shortages in food, water and medical care inside. Fear of the virus and anger at camp conditions have led to violence. Panorama hears from charity and public health experts who warn that any failure to control the spread of the virus inside the camps could lead to potentially dangerous outbreaks.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Coronavirus Is Teaching China 9 mins – “Here’s what coronavirus is teaching China’s tech giants – China’s biggest technology firms have doubled down on health tech including AI, potentially opening lucrative new streams of revenue.” At the link find the title, “Here’s what coronavirus is teaching China’s tech giants” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coronavirus TestingProblems 26 mins – “From the beginning, the federal government has failed to supply enough testing to fully treat and contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. A patchwork of testing systems has sprung up across the states to try and manage the situation. But public health officials say it’s not enough. Last night, the White House announced a plan to increase coronavirus testing across the country but left implementation to local leaders. Dr. Ashish Jha is the director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He says the only way to safely re-open the economy is to increase testing.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode,” then right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Coronavirus Therapies 22 mins – “This week, the U.S. passed 60,000 deaths from COVID-19 and more than one million people are now infected. And Diane’s guest, Dr. Michael Osterholm, says the country is still in the very early stages of this public health crisis. So, what exactly does that mean? And what might our lives look like as scientists race to come up with a vaccine? Diane asked Dr. Osterholm these questions and how hopeful he is that the medical community can find therapies to treat the virus. Dr. Osterholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Diane spoke with him Thursday afternoon.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode,” then right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Covid Patient Care 4 mins – “This Graphic Perspective explores the triumphs and tribulations of caring for patients remotely in the Covid-19 era. Suddenly forced to use technology that may not be ready for prime time, a primary care physician and her patients discover its risks and benefits.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covidvirus Shedding 9 mins – “How long should you remain in isolation if you have symptoms of Covid-19? It depends on who you ask. The UK government guidelines recommend seven days from the onset of symptoms, whereas the World Health Organization advises 14. To get to the bottom of this apparent disparity, Nicola Davis discusses viral shedding with Dr Charlotte Houldcroft, and asks what the evidence currently tells us about how long we stay infectious for…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covidvirus Transmission..20 mins.- “Across the world, more than 15 million people have been infected with Covid-19 and an estimated 630 thousand have died. The New York Times reports that 27 possible coronavirus vaccines are in human trials internationally. Here in the U.S., a Moderna and NIH trial is in Phase III, the last hurdle before possible approval. Meanwhile, the White House has announced it will give five promising vaccine makers billions of federal dollars to help fund their efforts. But what does this mean and how close are we to a vaccine? Diane asked ProPublica health care reporter Caroline Chen for update on the vaccine development effort and challenges ahead with respect to managing public expectations and building trust.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crypto Basics 60 mins – “Join me today to discuss crypto from a newbie to first timer level.  Most of the content on today’s show was solicited on Parler and MeWe and hence comes from you the audience.  I am very open to a follow up on this show, if you find this episode creates new questions, send them to me with tspc crypto in the subject line.  The email to do that as always is jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybercrime..14 mins.- “…cybercrime — and cyberwarfare – Cyberattacks are on the rise. And more and more, artificial intelligence is helping both the attackers and the people combating them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deutsche Bank and Trump 26 mins – “Like many of us, the Supreme Court is now working remotely. On their docket this month is a closely watched case about whether Congress can force Deutsche Bank to turn over President Trump’s financial information. David Enrich is a financial editor at the New York Times. He’s spent the last two years investigating the German financial giant. And in a new book he tells the story of how Deutsche Bank became an example of international greed and recklessness — and the go-to financial institution for the man who would become our president. In February, before coronavirus upended our lives, David Enrich joined Diane to discuss his book, “Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump and An Epic Trail of Destruction.” At the link left-click “Listen” and select “Download This Episode” to get the podcast.

Digital Currencies by Central Banks 21 mins – “Raghuram Rajan, former India central banker and ex-IMF chief economist, explains to “Beyond the Valley” what central bank digital currencies could look like — and what they would mean for commerce.” At the link find the title, “Digital currencies from central banks could change money as you know it,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional AI 65 mins – “A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, PhD (@Kaliouby), is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the new book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by alBringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI, and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes magazine’s Top 50 Women in Tech. Rana is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a newly minted Young Presidents’ Organization member. She co-hosted the PBS series NOVA Wonders, and appears in the YouTube Originals Series The Age of A.I. hosted by Robert Downey, Jr. Rana holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and did her postdoctoral research at MIT.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Esther Perel 80 mins – “Maybe you don’t feel that enough people love you, but I can tell you, there’s a world of people out there who need you at this moment.”Esther Perel Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel (@EstherPerelOfficial) is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Esther is an acclaimed TED speaker and the host of the hit podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work?.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics 41 mins – “Melissa talks with Adam Cohen about his book “Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, And The Sterilization Of Carrie Buck.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in this blog archive.

European Tax Problem 15 mins – “The world is trying to figure out a tax system fit for the 21st century. But debate over a digital tax has caused political clashes between Europe and the United States.” At the link find the title, “The digital tax: A political fight with US tech giants in the middle,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Face-based surveillance 12 mins – “[It] may be coming to a public space near you -Technology is being perfected in China that uses cameras, software and artificial intelligence to identify individuals as they go about their daily lives. And now other countries are trying it out.” At the link find the title, “Face-based surveillance may be coming to a public space near you,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook’s Libra..16 mins.-.”What is it, and can it take crypto mainstream? Beyond the Valley explores Facebook’s “Libra” and other global efforts to make cryptocurrencies a part of daily life.” At the link find the title, “Facebook’s Libra: What is it, and can it take crypto mainstream?” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Stories 119 mins – “[3:48] Passengers Describe Flying Through Fire-Generated Cloud on Melbourne-to-Canberra Flight; [8:40] MD-87 Firefighting Air Tankers Will Deploy to Australia; [10:58] Iran Plane Crash: Ukraine International Airline Jet Crashes Killing 176; [15:18] Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. and ‘Clowns’ Who Designed 737 Max; [18:32] Nordwind A321 at Antalya on Jan 10th 2020, hard landing; [23:26] Rich Businessman Fined over Mid-Flight Rant to Air Traffic Controller ; [27:56] Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 Diverts After Suffering Vibrations; [31:53] FINAL REPORT/ANALYSIS: Smartlynx A321 at London on Jul 22nd 2019, Low on Approach; [37:52] Unveiled at CES : This Autonomous Security Drone is Designed to Guard Your Home; [41:16] Delta B752 at New York on Jan 10th 2020, runway incursion” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Folding At Home 61 mins – “iOS VPN bug, Coronavirus Folding@Home; VPN bug in iOS; 13.4 Folding@Home – how to donate your unused CPU cycles to help provide answers to COVID-19. RDP and VPN use skyrocketing; To ‘www’ or not to ‘www’ Firefox; 76 to finally stop assuming; “HTTP” Google again revises its schedule for Chrome releases; Microsoft moves to support “Shadow Stacks”; Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS is audited by KPMG” At the link left-click “Download Options,” then right-click “Audio” in the pop-up menu and select “Save Link As” from the next pop-up menu to download the podcast.

Food Waste 40 mins – “This week: food waste. Worldwide, a third of the food we buy ends up in the bin. Why? And what can science do to help? Plus – will 2020 be another climate record-breaker, and what are the climate-change consequences for future food production here? A new way to treat type 1 diabetes. And why, nutritionally-speaking, packed lunches for many children leave a lot to be desired…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Huawei’s Rough Year 12 mins – “Beyond the Valley looks at how Huawei has navigated a trade war, a tech blacklist, and other global turbulence — and where it may be headed next.” At the link find “Inside Huawei’s rough year,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information War 41 mins – “How to Lose the Information War – Nina Jankowicz, Australian Institute of International Affairs Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow, Wilson Center, Washington DC. Moderated by AIIA National Executive Director Dr Bryce Wakefield.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the sound track is included in this blog archive.

Interracial Marriage 25 mins – “Melissa joins the ACLU’s Emerson Sykes for an episode of their podcast, At Liberty. The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU case decided in 1967. But the government‘s regulation of marriage and sex didn’t start with anti-miscegenation laws or end with Loving. Melissa joins the ACLU’s Emerson Sykes for an episode of their podcast, At Liberty. The Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark ACLU case decided in 1967. But the government‘s regulation of marriage and sex didn’t start with anti-miscegenation laws or end with Loving.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Jane Goodall 66 mins – “Dr. Jane Goodall (@JaneGoodallInst) was born on April 3rd, 1934, in London, England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild,­ immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer. Her discovery in 1960 that chimpanzees make and use tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Manhattan Project 5 mins – “It would be remiss to talk about the science of the war, without talking about the science that ended it. World War Two ended on 15th August, 1945, after two atomic bombs had been dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey told Adam Murphy why they decided to pursue something like that…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop- up menu.

Mental Health Specialists 19 mins – “Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Camilo Ruggero and Jennifer Callahan of the University of North Texas, both clinical psychologists, to discuss mental health in America.” At the link right-click “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mike Tech Show 27 mins – “Client move story, Microsoft Teams, Windows 10 KB4549951 update, 37 Windows 10 Tips; Show #731 Notes; Show Links – Fab’s Autobackup 7 Pro; Microsoft Teams; Microsoft Office Training Center; Microsoft Teams video training; Windows 10 KB4549951 update is causing BSOD, Bluetooth and WiFi issues, random system crashes; Maximum PC – Windows 10 Speed Up Tips (PDF)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mike Tech Show 30 mins – “Synology space solution, Firefox RAM problem, Local library resources, Chair Yoga – Show #730 Notes – Show LinksFab’s Autobackup 7 Pro; Tech Site Builder; Firefox uses too much memory or CPU resources – How to fix; Udemy; ITPRO.tv; Chair Yoga; Now Is Not the Time to Obsess About Productivity” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Rifle Association 21 mins – “In a lawsuit filed this week, New York Attorney General Letitia James said a months long investigation into the National Rifle Association found extensive “fraud and abuse” and she’s calling for the powerful gun rights organization to be dissolved. Diane talks with Adam Winkler, professor of law at UCLA, about the lawsuit and what comes next.” At the link right-click “Download episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pandemic in Prison 34 mins – “Jody describes what it’s like inside his hospital 0:58 How an outbreak in a prison could overwhelm the local hospital system 12:51 Jody: “Most people don’t need to be locked up, and don’t need to be locked up for that long” 19:12 What about all the murderers and rapists? 26:52 Why Jody is not a prison abolitionist 36:16 How Covid kills 41:21 Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Josiah Rich (Brown University, The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights)” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Protestors Against Restrictions 23 mins – “Though the numbers are relatively small, men and women have gathered at statehouses around the country to oppose their governors’ responses to coronavirus, and the social distancing laws being used to combat the public health crisis. Their message has gotten support from some powerful people, including President Trump, himself. Who are these protestors? How coordinated are they? And who is funding their efforts? Diane asked Jane Coaston, senior political reporter at Vox. She focuses on conservatism and the American right.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Race in America 38 mins – “Economist and author Glenn Loury of Brown University talks about race in America with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference in Elections 30 mins – “Even as this week’s Democratic convention officially kicked off the 2020 race for president, we continued to learn the full story of just what happened in 2016. On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian involvement in the presidential election four years ago. It outlined new details about links and interactions between Russian government operatives and members of the 2016 Trump campaign. It also raised concerns about Russia’s efforts to influence the election this year. Benjamin Wittes is editor-in-chief of Lawfare and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He joined Diane to discuss the report.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Organizing Collaboration 53 mins – “Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, transitioning from game a to Gameb, models for financial solidarity, technology-first vs psychology-first approaches to collaboration, dyad vs crew vs congregation dynamics, competency-based networks, practices vs principles, moving podcasts towards community, activism vs actionism, decision-making methods & conflict management, post-COVID network change potential, fundamentals focus in big change movements, intentions vs competencies, the power of modularity, and more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soft Shell Crabs 16 mins – “It took 200 years of dealing with with the invasive European green crab before American scientists finally decided to head back to the crabs’ source. And when they did, they discovered that the invasive scourge of our estuaries is a straight up Italian delicacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tik Toc 9 mins – “Chinese-owned app TikTok has become one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. But now it’s facing scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers.” At the link find the title, “TikTok: From viral app to national security concern,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tomato Growing 46 mins – “Emma Biggs is a 14-year-old gardener and garden communicator. Emma raised over 130 tomato varieties in her Toronto garden in 2019—gardening in containers, in straw bales on a driveway, in a neighbor’s yard, in wicking beds under a walnut tree, and on the garage roof. Her garden is the source of many of her stories—and the source of produce that she sells in her neighborhood. Emma gives talks at libraries, seed exchanges, garden clubs, and garden shows. She is the co-host of The Garage Gardeners Radio Show, and co-host of kids gardening videos on the From Dirt to Dishes gardening channel on YouTube. She has a monthly blog on the Harrowsmith magazine website about growing tomatoes. Her latest book, Gardening with Emma, helps kids find the fun in gardening (and helps adults remember how much fun gardening is.) With an urban garden and 130+ tomato varieties, Emma knows how to fit lots of tomatoes in a small space. She grows hers in the ground, in a neighbor’s yard, in wicking beds, on the roof, and on the driveway. In today’s show Emma discusses different ways to grow and train tomato plants, everything from staking to cages, to trellises and in straw bales. She also shares some of her favorite varieties and how she can even grow tomatoes under a black walnut tree.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Impact on the Country 25 mins – “As a so-called “never Trump” Republican, David Frum has been a vocal critic of the president from the beginning. In 2018, he wrote a book about how Trump was corrupting the office of the presidency. Now Frum is back with a sequel that examines how the country’s democratic institutions have fared during this first term and why he thinks many reforms are needed – from how we vote to climate change policy. The book is called “Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy.” David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic and a former speech writer for President George W. Bush.” At the link left-click “Listen,” then right-click “Download This Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visually Impaired 13 mins – “Peter White with a focus on smaller blind charities in the UK. We hear from Visionary, an umbrella organisation which represents more than a hundred of these charities. The Chief Executives of Sight Concern Worcestershire and Sight Service Gateshead tell us about the challenges they face. And we hear from the people who use the services on offer. PRODUCER: Mike Young.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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