Media Mining Digest, MMD484: Anxiety in Teens, Asta Zenaca Vaccine, Bandcamp Friday, Black Authors Outlet, Breathing, Childhood Malnutrition, Climate Changes, Constitution Conservation, Coronavirus – Reporting Covid 19, Coronavirus in a Refugee Camp, Covid and Homlessness, Covid and War, Covid Impact, Covid in California, Covid in India, Democracy and Big Money, Disinformation in China, Documentary Films, Dr Seuss, Electromagnetic Waves, Empty Desk, Environment Improvement, Face Transplant, Farm Bureau Impact, Food52, Global Warming, Health and Hygiene, Health and Hygiene Breakthroughs, Hindu Monk, How I Built this – Hint, Human Health Food System, Infrastructure Plan, Irish Shaped Britain, ISS Space Research, Jack Ma Location, Kenya’s Unhappy Doctors and Nurses, Lockdown Planet, Medical Improvements, Myanmar Revolution, Native American Health Care Access, Native Environmental Crimes, Oil Mining, Pandemic Resilience, Pilots and Trainee Doctors, Pipcorn Snacks, Recycling Rubbish, Remote Health Monitoring, Robinhood – Vlad Tenev, Scotland’s Contested Identity, Sea Level Rise, Shipping’s, Dirty Secret, Sign Language Translator, Space Heating, Space Medicine, Tanzania, Transgender Daughter, Travel to Mars, Venezuela Vaccinations, War and Conflict, Women and Health, Women DJ’s, Women Dying for Work Women Job Losses

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Anxiety of Teens 78 mins – “Why are mental health disorders more prevalent during adolescence? Dr. Josephine Lau, UCSF Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, looks at symptoms, prevalence and treatment of adolescent depression and anxiety. Recorded on 10/15/2014. (#28886)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AstraZeneca Vaccine..7 mins.-.”Some of the European Union’s biggest nations have restarted their roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after the medicines regulator concluded it was safe and effective. Ros Atkins considers how a vaccine initially hailed as a “gamechanger”, has ended up in the middle of a scientific and political storm.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Bandcamp Friday 22 mins – “In the early 2000s, the online music community was defined by MySpace, illegally downloaded music, and poorly made band websites. Then came Bandcamp – a music marketplace where fans can directly and easily support their favorite musicians. The company has steadily grown since its launch in 2007, but last year traffic and sales surged. CEO and co-founder Ethan Diamond talks with Guy about launching a virtual concert space in the pandemic and why the company started Bandcamp Friday, a monthly event where all processing fees are waived and all funds go directly to the artists. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Authors Outlet 17 mins – “As a part of the 2021 How I Built This Summit (At Home) we have selected 10 Fellows, and we’d like to introduce you to them over the next couple weeks. In this episode: Katie Mitchell and her mother Katherine opened a book shop in Atlanta called Good Books, that centers Black authors and brings books into the community. Also, in Washington, D.C., Celena Gill and her three sons, Collin, Ryan, and Austin, started the home fragrance and candle company, Frères Branchiaux.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Breathing 34 mins – “Eckhart Tolle, Dr Shefali Tsabary and Sister Dang Nghiem offer advice to members of the public from across the world as they explore life-lessons in this series of two programmes. The last year has brought challenges like no other year, leading to dramatic personal changes all over the world. People struggle to endure the restrictions, or to cope with grief, or perhaps they wonder suddenly see their life in a new way. In a series of intimate conversations presented by Nuala McGovern, people ask for guidance on anxiety, recovering from illness, children’s screen dependence and how to learn from lockdown.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Childhood Malnutrition 19 mins – “As Anne Frank wrote in her diary, “hunger is not a problem, it is an obscenity.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author Sharman Apt Russell about her book entitled Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place to End It. We look at some of the areas around the globe plagued by hunger, learn how countries like Brazil and Vietnam have made strides in battling childhood malnutrition and examine how health care professionals and food companies are changing the way they try to tackle this obscenity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Changes 19 mins – “Do you ever look around and think that if our agricultural and transportation systems could get a little more efficient, we might just be able to slow down the rate of climate change? Well, our guest today has spent a lot of time thinking about that, and what people are calling “tactical urbanism.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to Gregory Schwartz, whose new book is Bright Green Future – How Everyday Heroes are Re-Imagining the Way We Feed, Power and Build Our World. Taped before the pandemic, our conversation highlights urban planning efforts in Dallas, non-profits in Detroit, as well as other movements and innovations that are providing hope in the struggle against climate change. Schwartz also alerts us to a set of newfangled, made-up policy words like “stroads” and “blots” that may be coming soon to a neighborhood near you!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Constitutional Conversation..18 mins.-. “How do you solve a problem like America? A land where speech is free – but hate rules the airwaves. A land of opportunity – where 40 million people live in poverty. A land of democracy – where the majority of Americans are under-represented in national government. Award winning journalist Brian Palmer asks if the near sacred text is fit for modern governance. Does the electoral college deliver adequate representation for everybody? Is the Constitution key to solving America’s ills?” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast

Coronavirus – Reporting Covid-19..34 mins.-.”During the last year hundreds of people across the globe have shared their experiences on the programme about living during a pandemic. This time, we view this challenging situation through a journalist’s lens. Reporters from India, Brazil, the United States, Italy, South Africa, Rwanda and New Zealand share, with host Nuala McGovern, what it’s like to work on possibly the most important story of their careers. They reveal the difficulties of obtaining accurate information, the influence of governments, and how they now deal with misinformation.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Coronavirus and Homelessness..16 mins.-.”The coronavirus has changed almost everyone’s lives and for some losing their jobs has led to homelessness. Edward in the United States had to sleep in the New York subway and train stations before finding help from a mission, while Walter spent five months homeless in South Africa – even for a stint, on the famous Table Mountain. Host Nuala McGovern also hears how families in Rome are approaching the renewed restrictions. Nuala also considers the future workplace and how the pandemic has been good for robots.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Coronavirus in a Refugee Camp 16 mins – “Tasneem recently graduated from university. Like everyone else, her future is on hold because of coronavirus. But for Tasneem it is a particularly uncertain time, as she has been living in Jordan at one of the world’s largest refugee camps, since leaving Syria with her family in 2013. Host Nuala McGovern has a conversation with her and her father about life in a refugee camp during the pandemic. We also hear why Tanzania is denying its people are dying from Covid-19; and how sniffer dogs in Finland can be trained to detect the virus among passengers arriving at Helsinki airport – with unprecedented success.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Covid and War 16 mins – “We hear from two US veterans who served during the war in Vietnam about the similarities between their experiences and the trauma experienced by many during the pandemic. Covid vaccines are bringing renewed hope across the world when it comes to Covid-19 but thousands of people are continuing to die from the disease on a daily basis. The emotional toll of losing loved ones is being felt by so many around the world. Three people struggling with grief – from Bangladesh, Sweden and the United States – share their experiences.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Covid Impact 16 mins – “The loss of smell and taste is now considered one of the major symptoms of Covid-19 and it can have a huge impact on people’s lives – especially when these senses do not return after someone has recovered from the disease. Host Nuala McGovern hears from people in Costa Rica, the US and the UK about how it has affected their lives – from coffee that has become too pungent to drink and steak that tastes metallic – to being unable to smell fresh paint or the natural scent of a child.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Covid in California 19 mins – No one anticipated a year like the one we’ve had. Prachi Singh, DO, UCSF Pediatrics, talks about the current epidemiology of COVID-19 globally, nationally, and in California, and discusses the current variances. She also explores COVID-19 in the pediatric population including Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). Recorded on 03/18/2021.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covid in India 14 mins – “Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine Friday, but the National Advisory Committee on Immunization has warned against giving it to people who are 65 or older. And while the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines require two doses, recommended three to four weeks apart, B.C. is pursuing a plan to delay the second dose by four months, in order to vaccinate more people with the initial round. Matt Galloway addresses the confusion some Canadians may be feeling with Dr. Supriya Sharma, chief medical adviser for Health Canada, and Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti, an infectious disease physician at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ont. Plus, Dr. Alika Lafontaine is the first Indigenous person to be elected as the president of the Canadian Medical Association. He discusses bringing change to the Canadian medical community, and the lessons learned in the pandemic. And the government of Ontario has extended a moratorium on young people aging out of care at 18, and proposed more changes to help them transition successfully out of the system. We talk to a teen in care, and we hear from Bryant Doradea and Sandra Vena, who have already been through the system. And we discuss the proposed changes with Irwin Elman, the former child and youth advocate for Ontario.” At the link you can listen; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Covid in India 16 mins – “India is launching an expanded vaccination programme, as it struggles to tackle an escalating coronavirus crisis. All adults are now eligible to receive a first dose of the vaccine. But many states have closed vaccine centres because of a shortage of supplies. Australians in India risk imprisonment if they try to return home. Also, how the deforestation of the Amazon is accelerating despite big words from the Brazilian President. And the thirty year study of pregnant mothers and their children in the UK that has led to significant health policy changes.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy of the podcast is included in this blog archive.

Democracy and Big Money 15 mins – “Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. President Trump still will not admit he lost. He tweets and repeats the lie that the election was a fraud, the vote rigged, the election stolen. There are fewer than ten weeks before he must leave office, but he refuses to cooperate with Joe Biden in the transfer of power, denying the man who beat him by over five million votes the resources usually provided to a president-elect. Trump has flooded the courts with lawsuits contesting the results, seeking recounts, trying to stop the certification of ballots in battle ground states. Washington grows more paralyzed, the country more polarized, the rule of law in limbo. Here to assess what’s going on are two of the country’s most experienced lawyers in election litigation. Daryl Bristow is the former senior partner of the multinational law firm Baker Botts LLP, based in Houston. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Harvard Law School, he worked for George W. Bush’s legal team on two Florida lawsuits regarding balloting for the 2000 presidential election. David Berg founded the firm Berg & Androphy, with offices in Houston and New York City. He has recently taken Trump and others to court over their efforts to use the Postal Service to discredit and dismiss mail-in ballots. He’s written two acclaimed books — the memoir RUN BROTHER RUN, and THE TRIAL LAWYER: WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN. Here to talk with Daryl Bristow and David Berg is Bill Moyers.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Disinformation in China..18 mins.-.”Prior to the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement and the Covid 19 pandemic, China’s presence on social media was largely to promote a positive image of its country – trying to ‘change the climate’ rather than seeking to sow confusion and division. But this is changing. In this investigation for Assignment Paul Kenyon and Krassimira Twigg examine China’s new strategy of aggressively pushing disinformation on social media platforms through the use of ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats, internet bots, ‘the 50-cent army’ of loyal Chinese netizens and a longer term goal of inventing a new type of internet where authoritarian governments can control its users.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Documentary Films 19 mins – “Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris once said, “What interests me about documentary is the fact that you don’t know how the story ends at the onset – that you are investigating, with a camera, and the story emerges as you go along.” This week on Sea Change Radio we speak with two documentary filmmakers whose new films take divergent paths in telling the tale of a planet in peril. First, we hear from Andrea Fuller, the producer of They Say It Can’t Be Done, which profiles innovations for a better environment tomorrow. Then, we talk to Jennifer Abbott about her film, The Magnitude of All Things, which goes around the world to lay bare the emotional impact of climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Seuss 19 mins – “Dr Seuss’ fable of needless consumerism and environmental ruin, The Lorax, is half a century old this year. The ‘shortish, brownish, oldish and mossy’ character who ‘speaks for the trees’ increasingly features on placards at demos. Michael Rosen looks at the book’s influence on the modern environmental movement and charts its journey from ignored to censored, embraced by the mainstream and inevitably turned into a Hollywood movie and used to sell SUVs. With Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, Writer George Monbiot, Economist Kate Raworth, Playwright David Greig, Advertising ‘guru’ Rory Sutherland, Ben Stewart from Greenpeace, Steve Brezzo, Josh Golin, Terri Birkett and more.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Electromagnetic Waves 1 37 min . “Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 12. E3A Electromagnetic waves: Earth-Moon-Earth communications, meteor scatter, microwave tropospheric and scatter propagation, aurora propagation, ionospheric propagation changes over the day, circular polarization.” At the link you can listen; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the this blog archive.

Electromagnetic Waves 2 37 mins – “E3B Transequatorial propagation, long-path, grayline, ordinary and extraordinary waves, chordal hop, and sporadic E mechanisms.” At the link you can listen; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the this blog archive.

Empty Desk 18 mins – “A year ago American women out-numbered men in the workforce for the first time. Now, after a year of Covid pandemic that process has gone into reverse with more women than men leaving the workforce. Nada Tawfik hears how women are experiencing disproportionate job losses due to Covid recession and hears how working from home has changed work for many women.” At the link you can listen; however, a copy of the podcast is included in the this blog archive.

Environment Improvement 18 mins – “How has one year of lockdown changed our environment in the UK and around the world? Tom Heap is joined by air quality expert, Ally Lewis, psychologist Lorraine Whitmarsh and the BBC’s South Korea correspondent, Laura Bicker to find out how we- and the natural world- have been changed by the pandemic.” At the link left-click “Download,” then left-click “Lower quality” and save the podcast.

Face Transplant..19 mins.-. ”Robert Chelsea suffered horrific burns after his stationary car was hit by a truck with a drunk driver at the wheel, in Los Angeles in 2013. He survived and went ahead with a series of demanding surgical operations at a Boston hospital in an attempt to restore his appearance. A shortage of black donors meant it was a long wait for his doctors to find even a partial match for his skin colour. The operation was a success. Although he still has difficulty speaking, he can now eat and drink without difficulty. In a moving narrative, Robert, his friends, family and doctors reflect on his remarkable journey.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Farm Bureau Impact 19 mins – “Feeling peckish? No living creature can live without nourishment, but feeding ourselves conscientiously requires a little research. This week on Sea Change Radio, we dig into the archives as journalist Georgina Gustin tells us about the troubling agenda of the Farm Bureau, one of the most powerful lobbying organizations in the country. Then, we revisit our discussion with author and food expert Gigi Berardi as she lays out ways to make better decisions about what we eat.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food52: Amanda Hesser 62 mins – “ In the early 1990s, as Amanda Hesser’s college friends were interviewing for their first cubicle jobs, she chose a different path: one that led straight into the kitchens of Europe, where she cooked traditional recipes and learned the rhythm of the seasons from a crusty French gardener. By 24, she had landed a book deal and one of the most coveted jobs in journalism: writing about food for the New York Times. But over time she grew restless, and in 2008, gave up that dream job—and the stability that went with it—to become an entrepreneur. When her first business fizzled out, Amanda took a financial risk by pivoting again to launch a new company: Food52. Part food blog, part e-commerce site for all things kitchen and home, Food52 is now valued at roughly $100 million and achieved profitability for the first time in 2020—during the pandemic.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hindu Monk 47 mins – “Jay Shetty was living the life of a rebellious teen in London when a friend talked him into attending a talk by a Hindu monk. It was a life-changing event, and started Jay on a path to become a monk himself and join an ashram in India. He left monastic life after three years, but took many of its lessons with him, and decided to share them with others. His YouTube videos began to spread on social media and eventually evolved into a podcast, and the best-selling book Think Like a Monk. Today Jay runs a wellness and coaching business, and provides life guidance to millions of people around the world.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

How I Built Resilience: Kara Goldin of Hint 15 After giving up diet soda, Kara Goldin started adding fresh fruit to her drinking water to make it more fun. This inspired her to create Hint water, a line of unsweetened flavored water beverages that are now available in over 30,000 stores nationwide. Kara shares how sales have almost doubled as Hint invested in e-commerce during the pandemic, and offers her advice for entrepreneurs trying to break into saturated market spaces like the beverage industry. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Health Food System 60 mins – “This presentation examines how the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries have created climate emergencies that have threatened global food production, human health, and soil health. Experts explore the ubiquitous presence of chemicals in our food supply and the significant, cumulative impacts of extreme heat, pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs on agricultural communities, as well as the promise of regenerative agriculture. Recorded on 03/09/2021. (#36858)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Plan 19 mins – “Infrastructure is sort of the unsung hero of a functioning society. It’s hard to get across town without a reliable road, hard to keep people healthy without clean drinking water, hard to fight climate change without ready renewable energy sources, and hard to right historical wrongs without accessible transit systems that support greater equity. This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a deep dive into the Biden Administration’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure bill with environmental journalist Rebecca Leber. We break down the bill’s significant climate and energy-related policies, look at the politics surrounding it, and discuss whether the proposal should be considered part of Green New Deal legislation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish Shaped Britain..34 mins.- .”With migration, integration and assimilation dominating much public debate, Fergal Keane explores the profound influence, over many centuries, of the Irish in Britain. Whether it is 19th Century theatre or verse, or today’s pop culture, Irish migrants and their descendants have deeply influenced and steered the UK’s literature and arts. Fergal Keane examines the impact of the longest and biggest immigrant story in the history of the United Kingdom.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast

ISS Space Research 17 mins – “Microgravity has profound effects on physical and living systems which makes the International Space Station an important place for scientific research. Liz Warren, Senior Program Director for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, talks about the groundbreaking science, technology and innovation not possible on Earth. Recorded on 03/17/2021. (#36865)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jack Ma Location 18 mins – “On the eve of what would have been the world’s largest share listing, Ant Financial founder Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire mysteriously disappeared. Things started to go wrong for Ma after he told a room full of banking regulators that their methods were out of date and not fit for purpose. Shortly afterwards, the Chinese government cancelled the listing and Jack went silent. So what has happened to Jack Ma? Journalist Celia Hatton, who spent 15 years living and reporting in China, investigates.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Lockdown Planet 19 mins – “How has one year of lockdown changed our environment in the UK and around the world? Tom Heap is joined by air quality expert, Ally Lewis, psychologist Lorraine Whitmarsh and the BBC’s South Korea correspondent, Laura Bicker to find out how we- and the natural world- have been changed by the pandemic.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Kenya’s Unhappy Doctors and Nurses 18 mins – “All over the world, frontline health workers have paid the ultimate price during the coronavirus pandemic. But in Kenya the story of one young doctor’s heroism has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Twenty eight year-old Stephen Mogusu died from Covid 19 in December 2020, after working on an isolation ward and complaining that he lacked adequate protective clothing. Despite his vital service, he hadn’t been paid a salary for five months. Stephen’s tragedy also exposes a wider malaise in Kenya’s health provision: A corruption scandal involving overpriced masks, aprons and other protective clothing. Meanwhile, across the country, a series of on-off strikes have disrupted care, as doctors, nurses and clinicians have made sporadic protests against alleged mismanagement and a devolved power structure they say is dysfunctional. For Assignment, Lucy Ash finds out what’s ailing Kenya’s healthcare system.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Medical Improvements 50 mins – “Robert L Hendren, DO, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science discusses how to build resilience in children with or at risk of neurodevelopmental disorders through innovative biomedical and resilience enhancing interventions. Recorded on 03/04/2021. (#36870)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myanmar Revolution..18 mins.-. “More than 750 people have been killed by the Myanmar military since they seized power in a coup three months ago. Mass protests demanding a return to democracy and the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been met with brutal force. Borders are closed and the internet effectively blocked. This is a story the military does not want the world to hear. But people are bravely documenting their resistance. We follow three young activists now in a fight for their future. As their options close…Can they win back democracy? Produced and presented by Rebecca Henschke with Kelvin Brown Reporting team: Banyol Kong Janoi, Phyu Zin Poe and Zarchi” At the link left-click “Download,” then select “Lower quality” and select “Saves Link As” to get the podcast.

Native American Health Care Access 18 mins – “As a part of the 2021 How I Built This Summit (At Home) we have selected 10 Fellows, and we’d like to introduce you to each of them. In this episode: Mark Atlan co-founded ZappCare to help make sure that people living on tribal lands have access to health and medical services close to their homes. Also, Zach Correa hopes to connect users of lemonGRAFT to the people in their own neighborhood that grow fresh produce.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native Environmental Crimes 19 mins – “The list of crimes committed in the name of so called “progress” includes modern offenses such as the Trump Administration’s effort to sell off Native American lands to oil and gas prospectors, as well as historical atrocities like the slaughter and theft perpetrated against indigenous populations across the globe. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio works to amplify first people’s voices in the fight for climate justice. This week we speak with the Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, Eriel Deranger. We discuss the intersection of the indigenous people’s and the Black Lives Matter movements, take a look at her organization’s latest climate report, and get an update on the Keystone XL pipeline.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Mining 19 mins – “For over a hundred years, American land and waters have been tapped for that dark and viscous substance that has propelled our economy and generated the climate crisis. But oil wells don’t last forever, and now approximately 3 million defunct oil and gas rigs sit idle in states like Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, and others. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to energy market analyst Megan Milliken Biven about her lemons-to-lemonade idea for the abandoned equipment and the people who used to work on them. She proposes a new federal agency that will oversee the millions of obsolete wells, many of which are seeping toxic stuff. We discuss the existing problem, outline the concept of an Abandoned Well Administration, and discuss folding oil & gas workers right into the machinery of a Green New Deal economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pandemic Resilience..34 mins.-. “One year ago, the World Health Organisation announced that Covid-19 was spreading across different countries at such an alarming rate that it needed to be classed as a pandemic. It has been a challenging year for everyone and host Nuala McGovern shares conversations with people who perhaps don’t always receive public recognition for their work or actions. This includes one of the researchers who helped make the first vaccine to be approved for use around the world and two of the volunteers who took part in successful vaccine trials. We also hear from supermarket workers in South Africa, the US and the UK about the stress keeping shelves full while working with hundreds of customers – some of whom don’t always respect their jobs or safety during a pandemic.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Pilots and Trainee Doctors..16 mins. “The pandemic has caused millions of job losses during the past year. The travel industry is one area that has been badly affected as many countries closed their borders or restricted entry. As a result, thousands of pilots are no longer flying and are out of work. Host Nuala McGovern hears from two pilots in Canada and the UK about what it’s like to lose a job that’s part of your identity and what the future has in store. We also return to the emergency situation in India. Medical students and junior doctors are having to delay internships, training and graduations to treat Covid patients. They tell us about the emotional strain when they find themselves in a situation of “playing God” and having to decide whose lives to try and save.” At the link left-click “Download,” then select “Lower quality” and select “Saves Link As” to get the podcast.

Pipcorn Snacks 50 mins – “While working at a farmers market in Chicago, Jennifer Martin had a Jack-in-the-Beanstalk moment—a chance encounter with some tiny kernels, which wound up growing into a small giant of a business: Pipcorn, snacks made of heirloom corn. Along with her brother Jeff and sister-in-law Teresa, Jennifer launched the brand in 2012, hand-popping mounds of popcorn and hand-stamping the packaging. Within a few months, the team was featured on Oprah, and within a few years, they were on Shark Tank, but each time the publicity nearly derailed them, forcing them to scramble to meet demand. Today, Pipcorn has expanded to include crackers, dippers, and cheese balls, and is sold in more than 10,000 stores across the country.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling Rubbish 19 mins – “The Skoll World Forum was set up by eBay founder, Jeff Skoll to pursue his optimistic vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity. But can the world’s most pressing problems be solved by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and innovators? This year the forum will be attended by key speakers such as Bono, Atul Gawunde, Michael Porter and Don Henley. Tom Heap will be reporting from Oxford to ask whether there are reasons for optimism in poverty, health and conservation as we face fresh challenges from climate change and political uncertainty.” At the link left-click “Download” then select “Lower quality” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Remote Health Monitoring 57 mins – “The list of crimes committed in the name of so called “progress” includes modern offenses such as the Trump Administration’s effort to sell off Native American lands to oil and gas prospectors, as well as historical atrocities like the slaughter and theft perpetrated against indigenous populations across the globe. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio works to amplify first people’s voices in the fight for climate justice. This week we speak with the Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, Eriel Deranger. We discuss the intersection of the indigenous people’s and the Black Lives Matter movements, take a look at her organization’s latest climate report, and get an update on the Keystone XL pipeline.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robinhood: Vlad Tenev 58 mins – “Before Robinhood became one of the most loved and most hated stock trading platforms in the U.S., it was just another tech startup, launched by two mathematicians with an audacious idea: make stock trading mobile, make it fun, and make it free—with no commissions, and no minimum balances. In 2013, Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt decided to pursue this idea full-time. They sidelined their first business—selling software that shaved milliseconds off high-speed trades—and began building an app aimed at anyone with a smartphone and a few extra dollars to invest. After launching in 2015, Robinhood steadily attracted users and rave reviews, but soon drew criticism for its business model, which came under even more scrutiny after the GameStop trading frenzy in January. Despite these challenges, Robinhood has grown to 13 million users and is now poised for a lucrative IPO.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scotland’s Contested Identity..18 mins.-.”For over three hundred years the union of England and Scotland has held firm through war and poverty but in recent years some people north of the border have asked for a divorce. Elections in May to Scotland’s devolved parliament could return a majority for the ruling Scottish National Party which is seeking a mandate for a second referendum on seceding from the UK. Only seven years ago those wanting independence failed to win a poll on the issue but since then Brexit and the handling of the Covid pandemic have radicalised some voters, especially the young. For Assignment, Lucy Ash visits several communities in Scotland to hear their new arguments for and against the union, and to learn about the differing interpretations of Scottish history, identity and political culture that underpin them. From the east coast city of Dundee which voted so decisively for independence in the last referendum that it was dubbed the “Yes City” she travels to Stirling, the so-called Gateway to the Highlands. Finally, she flies to the isles of Orkney, which have vowed to become independent themselves if the rest of the country does secede from the UK – a sign that the centrifugal forces at work all over Europe could well apply to Scotland itself.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Sea Level Rise 19 mins – “Summer is nearly upon us. The next time you’re at the beach, gazing upon the blue horizon, take a moment to contemplate the depths of the sea, and the ways that the ocean is changing. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with oceanographer and author John Englander to take a deep dive into rising sea levels and his book Moving To Higher Ground. We examine the latest predictions by the scientific community, discuss the various challenges that coastal regions around the globe face, and ponder the policies needed to mitigate the encroaching threat of higher and higher tides.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” to get the pop-up menu to select the podcast.

Shipping’s Dirty Secret..18 mins.- .”The shipping industry is worth millions to the world economy and we depend on it for most of our goods. Assignment lifts the lid on the dangerous and polluting world of shipbreaking and investigates why ships once owned by UK companies end their lives on beaches in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Sign Language Translator 21 mins – “As a part of the 2021 How I Built This Summit (At Home) we have selected 10 Fellows, and we’d like to introduce you to them over the next couple weeks. In this episode: Pierre Paul, founder of a company called We Hear You that’s developing a sign language translator that turns American Sign Language into audible speech and vice versa. Also, Toby Egbuna, co-founder of Chezie, a platform for job seekers aimed at creating career opportunities for people from under-represented groups.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Heating 22 mins – “Stephen Robinson, Former Astronaut and Director of UC Davis Center for Spaceflight Research, talks about what’s it’s like to work in space and his experience as a NASA astronaut. Recorded on 03/10/2021. (#36864)” At the link right-click
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Space Medicine 56 mins – “Dr. Tammy Chang, UCSF Division of Surgery, explores tissue engineering in space and how it may be able to help meet the need. Recorded on 03/03/2021. (#36863)” At the link right-click Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Tanzania 18 mins – “At the end of March, hundreds of militants linked to the Islamic State group overran a small, but strategic coastal town in northern Mozambique. The bloody surprise attack on Palma marked a significant escalation in a shadowy conflict that began in 2017 and has already driven hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans from their homes. Some of the heaviest fighting in Palma centred on a hotel where many foreign workers spent days under siege, before attempting a daring escape. Helicopters and boats were also used to try to rescue those trapped by the militants. For Assignment, Andrew Harding tells the story of Palma’s days of terror.” At the link left-click “Download,” then select “Lower quality” and select “Saves Link As” to get the podca

Transgender Daughter 1 34 mins – “For the past seven years, Marlo has been making a podcast about life as a single mum raising her transgender daughter. In the first programme, Marlo explains why she put her daughter’s story out for the world to hear. She says she felt compelled to tell their story, and to show people that ‘we exist’.” At the link left-click “Download,” then select “Lower quality” and select “Saves Link As” to get the podcast.

Transgender Daughter 2 34 mins – “For the past seven years, Marlo has been making a podcast about life as a single mum raising her transgender daughter. In this programme Marlo reaches out to parents of transgender children and adults from around the world, who she has connected with through her podcast. From the mother of a Fa’afafine girl in Samoa, to a single mother who had to move her family from Italy to Spain to keep them safe from transphobia, to a father in India who supported his daughter who suffered from depression before she was able to transition.” At the link left-click “Download,” then select “Lower quality” and select “Saves Link As” to get the podcast.

Travel to Mars 19 mins – “Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) penetrate the hull of spacecraft and cause physiological changes to those within. Susanna Rosi, UCSF Professor and Director of Neurocognitive Research, explains the effects. Recorded on 03/17/2021. (#36866)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Vaccinations..16 mins.-.”Venezuela’s hospitals are dealing with a pandemic at a time when the country is already in an economic crisis. Many hospitals don’t have running water and there are shortages of oxygen and other medical supplies to treat Covid patients. Two doctors in the capital Caracas share their stories with host Nuala McGovern. In the United States, more than 500,000 lives have now been lost due to Covid-19. A reverend and deacon from a baptist church in New York, at one point the epicentre of the disease, reflect on how their community is coping almost a year after the pandemic was first declared.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

War and Conflict 58 mins – “This presentation explores how climate-fueled catastrophic environmental events have, and will increasingly, force mass displacement of populations within and across borders. Notably, as described by the United Nations, refugees, stateless people, and the internally displaced often reside in climate change ‘hotspots’ and may be exposed to secondary displacement. Recorded on 03/02/2021. (#36857)” At the link right-click “Download Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women and Health..38 mins.-. “Environmental Exposures & Reproductive Outcomes: A Call to Action! – International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) XXI World Congress Plenary Session – Markku Seppala Ovidon Lecture” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women DJ’s 35 mins – “Sampling technology created new opportunities for producers but raised questions of authenticity and authorship in the industry. Some of the biggest dance music hits of the early ’90s used uncredited vocals belonging to Loleatta Holloway, Jocelyn Brown and Martha Wash. After the Paradise Garage closed, New Jersey’s Zanzibar club became the breaking ground for dance music in the New York area. Abbie Adams had a record store around the corner which became Movin’ Records, introducing the world to the ‘Jersey Sound’. We also meet legendary talent scout Gladys Pizarro who co-founded Strictly Rhythm.” At the link left-click “Download,” then left-click “Lessor Quality” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Women Dying forWork 19 mins – “Karoshi, or death from overwork, has been common in Japan for decades. It is often seen as part of ‘salary man’ culture where men commit themselves above all else to their employer. However little is ever said about women who die from Karoshi. Now the plight of women is coming more into focus following high profile deaths and signs more women are suffering. Yoshie Matsumoto examines how an overwork culture is affecting women in Japan. It is not just about climbing the corporate ladder but also about upholding traditions, including managing the home, prioritising male domestic needs and rearing children responsibly. If you have been affected by the issues in this programme, there is information at help.befrienders.org.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

Women Job Losses 18 mins – “A year ago American women out-numbered men in the workforce for the first time. Now, after a year of Covid pandemic that process has gone into reverse with more women than men leaving the workforce. Nada Tawfik hears how women are experiencing disproportionate job losses due to Covid recession and hears how working from home has changed work for many women.” At the link left-click “Lower Quality” then right-click “Save Link As” to get the podcast.

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