Media Mining Digest 286 – May 5, 2017: Abbott and Costello, Addictive Technology, Age Extension Food, AI Hazards, AI in Canada, Alcohol Use by Muslims, Ancestry and DNA, Anthony Doerr Author, Art of Organizing, Ballet Body, Barbara Corcoran, Beavers in New England, Birthing, Kits, Black Reporter, Blind History Lady, BMI Misuses, Brain Evolution, Brain Sharpness, Bug Detector Dogs, Canadian Freedom of Information, Cannibalism, Child Welfare Problems, China and Trump, Choline Value, Climate Change Impacts, Communications and Economics, Confederate Flag, Crop Threats, CSA Movement, Cuban New Cancer Treatment, Cyberspace Geopolitics, Daycare Shortage in Canada, Death Penalty Opponent, Diagnostic Error Prevention, Digital Evidence, Digital Marketing, Earth 2.0, Ebola Epidemic Story, EU Future, Facebook Murder, Financial Service Sector, Fox News, French Election, French Extreme Right, Geologist Story, Georgetown Slaves, Glaciology Research, Global Civil War, Health Workers Free Speech, Henrietta Lacks, Immigrants in America, International Digital Rights, IRS History, JetBlue Success, KGB in Canada, Laboratory Technologists, Liberation Medicine, Lionfish Control, Med Students, Medical Marijuana Lessons, Medical Student Finances, Mexico Wall Facts, Milwaukee Today, Mind Body Union, Money Uses, Museum of Failures, Networking Trends, Neuroanatomy, Neurosurgeon, Office Lens App, Oil Sponge, Osage Murders, Philanthropy Politics, Politics and Science, Polygamy in Canada, Print vs Digital, Processed Food, Product Management, Psychedelic Research, Psychic Warriors, Public Health Bureaucracy, Racism in Canada, Ragwort, Ransomware in Hospitals, Referendums, Republican Concepts, River Course Change, Robert Reich Lecture, Russian Cyberthreats, Russian Psychological Operations, School Choices, Science Communication, Scientific Resistance, Social Change and Startups, South Africa Debt, Spider Bite Case, Street Drugs, Toxic Neighborhoods, Treadmill History, Trump Oligarchy, Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Urban Problems, US Navy Priorities, Veto History, Vicente Fox Speaks Out, Virtual Competition, Walls and Fences, Walt Whitman, Warfare Technology, Water Overview, Weight Control, White House Operations, Wine Corks

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Abbott and Costello [2 parts] – “The comedy team of Abbott and Costello created some of the most memorable sketches in history. Part 1 covers their rise to fame. Abbott and Costello made it big in Hollywood during WWII, but the later part of their career together was beset by tragedy and problems.Abbott and Costello, Part 2” At the link find the title, “Abbott and Costello, Part 1, Apr, 2017,“ right-click “Media files 2017-04-24-symhc-abbot-and-costello-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Addictive Technology 52 mins – “Marketing professor Adam Alter begins his new book by noting that Steve Jobs didn’t let his own children use an iPad, a product he invented, because he was worried they’d get addicted to it. That’s what Alter’s book is about: our increasing addiction to technology. These days, we aren’t just hooked on substances, like drugs and alcohol. We’re addicted to video games, social media, porn, email, and lots more. Alter joins us Monday to explore the business and psychology of irresistible technologies. Adam Alter is a an associate professor of psychology and marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His writing has appeared the New York Times, the New YorkerAtlantic, and many other publications. His new book is called Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age Extension Food 22 mins – “You see the headlines all the time linking nutrition to health and aging, but it’s not so easy figuring out where the science is behind them. This podcast examines the connections between nutrition and longevity through the eyes of scientists researching the question.” At the link find the title, “Feb16, 2017 Finding the Nutritional Key to Longevity,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Hazards 69 mins – “AI technologies have the potential to vastly enhance the performance of many systems and institutions, from making transportation safer, to enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnosis, to improving the efficiency of food safety inspections. However, AI systems can also create moral hazards, by potentially diminishing human accountability, perpetuating biases that are inherent to the AI’s training data, or optimizing for one performance measure at the expense of others. These challenges require new kinds of “user interfaces” between machines and society. We will explore these issues, and how they would interface with existing institutions….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI in Canada 20 mins – “The Bank of Canada’s Carolyn Wilkins is concerned Canada is slow in adapting to automation — a shift that will impact future jobs.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Bank of Canada urges government to embrace automation economy, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_54844.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Use by Muslims 30 mins – ““Muslims don’t drink” — how many times have you heard that before? In the first of a series of episodes about intoxicants, Ahmed invites Barnard Professor of Religion, Najam Haider, to provide some context about the role of alcohol in Islam. They talk about intoxicated Sufi mystics, coffee addiction, and why tiramisu can tear a relationship apart. And be sure to stay tuned for more episodes on American Muslims’ relationship to alcohol and weed!” At the link find the title, “Episode 21: Lost In The Sauce, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9646605017.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancestry and DNA 40 mins – “Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Clayton always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother’s words, “black, white and American Indian.” Like many black Americans, her immediate family didn’t have exact information on their roots — that heritage is difficult to trace through ancestors forced into the American slave trade. What little information Tracy’s family might have had was lost in a courthouse fire. Tracy says she didn’t think about her ancestry very often until she moved to New York City, where she’s the co-host, with Heben Nigatu, of the BuzzFeed podcast Another Round. New Yorkers, Tracy noticed, take pride in their ethnic identity. A number of her friends hang flags in their window, or march in pride parades based on their country of origin. With the help of DNA ancestry tests and experts on DNA and race, Tracy explores her own ethnic background. She accidentally upends her family lore — it turns out her she has very little Native American ancestry — and she also discovers why the mix of “black, white and American Indian” is such a common heritage myth among black Americans….” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anthony Doerr Author 50 mins – “NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Anthony Doerr, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See tells the stories of two teenagers swept up in the brutality of World War II. Much has been made of the fact that the book was a ten-year journey for Doerr, but during our conversation, it became clear that that novel was just one facet–and one result–of his free-range inquisitiveness and sense of wonder. Anthony Doerr stood to one corner of the stage with an excitable restlessness, beside a giant screen and a variety of slides, which he used to help tell the story of how his ten-year novel came to be.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Art of Organizing 74 mins – “Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as “KonMari”) is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that “spark joy” — as well as choosing a dedicated place to store them. Going far beyond a typical tidying how-to, her method is a way of life and a state of mind. Marie captured the findings in her mega-best-selling books, including The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and its follow-up, Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up. Her books have sold more than seven million copies and have been published in more than forty countries. Kondo’s methods have become so famous that her last name has become a verb, ‘Kondo-ing,’ and people who share her specific values are referred to as ‘Konverts.’ She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Marie is also the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of KonMari Media Inc. (“KMI”), a US-based startup with a mission to “Organize the World” by combining the power of technology and a network of Konverts and partner organizations. KMI also recently launched a KonMari Consultant Training Program and certification process….” At the link find the title, “#234: Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Marie Kondo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ballet Body 48 mins – “Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.” At the link find the title, “Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523980570.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barbara Corcoran 54 mins – “Barbara Corcoran grew up in a working-class Irish Catholic family in Jersey – with nine brothers and sisters. But she used her charisma to conquer the streets of Manhattan and build the real estate company, The Corcoran Group. She then reinvented herself as a shark – on Shark Tank.” At th elink find the title, “Real Estate Mogul: Barbara Corcoran, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170424_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Beavers in New England 58 mins – “Beavers (Castor canadensis) have been in North America for two million years. Their ponds ease flooding downstream, and support large numbers of bird species, fish, amphibians, and otters. They are a keystone species to an entire eco-system. Humans and beavers have a long history together because they like to live in the same places, but the way we’ve built our infrastructure has almost guaranteed our two species will be locked in eternal conflict.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Birthing Kits 7 mins – “TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women’s health care. In this quick, inspiring talk, she presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery — no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Reporter 60 mins – “April Ryan has spent her career as a journalist and White House correspondent bringing the news to her readers. But lately she has been in the news quite a bit as a subject, not the creator. In this conversation TD Jakes and April Ryan cover everything from her recent altercations with Sean Spicer, to how she is managing to raise young, capable, black girls in today’s society.” At the link find the title, “Guest April Ryan: It’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ7273388847.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind History Lady 27 mins – “Peggy Chong has been in many places and many states and it has been a while since she has been in Minnesota so it was nice to meet up with her and talk about her work and passions. Peggy is known as, “The Blind history Lady,” as her work over the years has brought about her books and articles about people in history who were blind and nearly lost until Peggy dug up the articles and stories from relatives and schools to breathe some life into the lives they lived. Peggy has a series called, “The Blind History lady presents” on the webAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BMI Misuses 26 mins – “The Body Mass Index (BMI) determines the weight of health care plans, medical insurance, even eligibility for surgery. But some doctors say it’s bogus.” At the link find the title, “April 20: BMI ‘obsolete’ and doesn’t measure health, says doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_37096.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Evolution 64 mins – “How many neurons does the typical human brain contain? The oft-quoted number of 100 billion turns out to have been a guess that was wrong! By a lot! Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is the Brazilian neuroscientist who developed a revolutionary new technique for accurately counting the neurons in brains of all sizes. She shocked the scientific community when she determined that the average human brain contains only 86 billion neurons, but we still have more neurons in our cerebral cortex than any other species. Learn what all this means in Brain Science 133.” At the title, “BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel,” right-click “Media files 133-BS-SuzanaHerculano-Houzel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Sharpness 69 mins – “To celebrate Episode 100 of the Brain Science Podcast I combined an interview about Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez with several contributions from listeners from around the world. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.” His co-author, Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg was interviewed back in BSP 18.” At the link find the title, “BSP 100 Brain Fitness with Alvaro Fernandez,” right-click “Media files 100-BSP-BrainFitness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bug Detector Dogs 39 mins – “This week, Jerry and Bryan discuss Jerry’s trip to New Mexico and why it’s important to grow your pest control arsenal. The guys also chime in on whether they prefer bed bug or termite jobs.” At the link find the title, “WPTC16 New Mexico, Tools, and Bed Bugs vs Termites,” right-click “ “Direct download: WPTC-April9.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Freedom of Information 26 mins – “The Current looks into the case of the disappearing government emails and the fight between privacy and the public’s right to know.” At the link find the title, “April 18: Do politicians avoid leaving an email trail to dodge freedom of information requests? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_91840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 52 mins – “Scientists have long regarded cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. In Western culture, it’s regarded as the ultimate taboo, the subject of horror movies or sensational tales of real-life flesh-eaters. But the true nature of cannibalism, says zoologist Bill Schutt, is even more intriguing, and more normal, than the misconceptions we often accept as fact. Schutt has written about the natural and cultural history of cannibalism, and he joins us Thursday to talk about it. Bill Schutt is a vertebrate zoologist, author, college professor, and a research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History. His new book is called Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Welfare Problems 57 mins – “A recent Concord Monitor series examines the many problems at New Hampshire’s Division of Children, Youth and Families, including child abuse cases where at least eight children died in the last half-decade. The drug crisis, high staff turnover, limited funding, and restrictive policies all present challenges as the state looks to reform. At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and Trump 9 mins – “As the American media spin out over a potential conflict with North Korea, the tenor in China has been relatively calm. Brooke speaks with Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina.com and co-host of its Sinica Podcast, about how the Chinese media have been reporting on the latest peninsular showdown and the Trump presidency more broadly.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Policy 57 mins – “As a career U.S. foreign service officer and the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. State Department, Susan Thornton has had a hand in the China policy of three successive American administrations. She was stationed in China for the years 2000-2007, and since then has held leadership positions in Washington connected to U.S.-China relations. Before 2000, she specialized in and was stationed in post-Soviet states, including Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. She is an excellent interpreter of how U.S.-China relations have developed in the 21st century, and a key player in current U.S.-China policy. In this podcast: What really happened at Mar-a-Lago? Was the Trump team prepared? Was the timing of the Syria strike intentional? How does the U.S. administration plan to press China on North Korea, and will it continue to criticize China on human rights? This podcast was recorded live on April 12 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with the help of that university’s chapter of Global China Connection.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the podcast.

Choline Value 44 mins – “It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body. And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.” At the link find the title,”Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine, Apr, 2017,” right-click “ Media files SDS177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impacts 13 mins – At the link find the title, “235 EE 8 ways climate change puts your safety at risk, Apr17, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_235-ha3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Issues 72 mins – “Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday’s March for Science in Washington’” At the link find the title, “March For Science Special, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files quirksaio_20170422_42117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Communications and Economics 28 mins – “Economist Hal Singer discusses a report he co-authored suggesting the Federal Communications Commission should pay more attention to economics in weighing issues and making rules. He says the FCC lags behind other agencies in using economic analysis.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Hal Singer, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.462879.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Flag 24 mins – “On June 27, 2015 Bree Newsome, wearing a safety helmet atop her braids, climbed up the flag pole on the grounds of the South Carolina capitol,  unhooked the Confederate flag fluttering at the top, and climbed back down. She was calm as she was arrested by two police officers waiting at the bottom. Newsome removed the flag  ten days after white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered nine black worshippers attending bible study at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the link find the title, “Activist Bree Newsome on taking down the Confederate flag and the legacy of oppression, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170417.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crop Threats 48 mins – “How having every kind of food year-round could one day – maybe now – imperil our food supply.” At the link find the title, “Our Food Supply: Always In Season, Always At Risk, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524748819.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CSA Movement 89 mins – “Dan Guenthner of Common Harvest Farm, along with his wife Margaret Pennings, has been a CSA farmer since before CSA was even really a thing – 1990, to be exact. With twelve acres of vegetables and a 200-member CSA in Osceola, Wisconsin, just outside of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Dan and Margaret take a thoughtful approach to how they engage with their CSA membership, the farming community, and their farm’s land and production systems. Dan reflects on the CSA movement, and how it has grown and changed since its inception, and the challenges that even CSA farms with a deep focus on community have faced as local and organic produce has become more widely available. We discuss some of the ways that Dan and Margaret have built their CSA on community organizing and shared values in an effort to break out of the marketing paradigm, and how they are working to get even deeper into this heart of the CSA movement now. Dan also digs into how he has built the production system at Common Harvest Farm, including a foray into draft animal production, and the investment strategy that has supported the development of a highly efficient farm, in terms of both labor and energy use.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban New Cancer Treatment 28 mins -”Cuba’s biotech industry is booming. And in a revolutionary first, its lung cancer treatment is being trialled in the US. So with limited resources, how has Cuba done it?” At the link find the title, “Cuba’s Cancer Revolution, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p050jgvz.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyberspace Geopolitics 35 mins – “Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at CFR, discusses the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Daycare Shortage in Canada 26 mins – “In January, Shelley Sheppard’s 16-month-old son died in an unlicensed daycare. Sheppard’s voice is among many advocates calling for safe, affordable daycare.” At the link find the title, “April 18: ‘I promised Mac I would protect him’: Grieving mother’s plea to B.C. premier for daycare reform, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170418_15476.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Penalty Opponent 42 mins – “Sister Helen Prejean is a well-known anti-death penalty advocate who has ministered to prisoners on death row. She began her prison ministry in 1981 by becoming pen pals with Patrick Sonnier, a convicted murder who was sentenced to death by electrocution in Lousiana’s Angola State Prison. Since then, she has witnessed 5 executions and founded the victim’s advocacy group “Survive” in New Orleans. She continues to counsel inmates on death row as well as the families of murder victims. Sister Prejean speaks out against the death penalty through lecturing, organizing and writing, and she is the author of two books on the subject. Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States was an international best seller, and it was developed into the 1996 motion picture for which Susan Sarandon won an Oscar for best actress. Her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, tells the story of two men whom she accompanied to their executions. That book examines the evidence uncovered in those investigations, including evidence no jury ever heard, and sought to illuminate the flaws that can lead to the deaths of innocent people. When Sister Prejean visited the University of Iowa, Erin Renfrew, Ethan Forsgren, Corbin Weaver, and Greg Yungtum saw an opportunity to talk with her about why the death penalty is something medical students should think about and understand.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Diagnostic Error Prevention 24 mins – “After a string of misdiagnosis cases in the news, The Current looks at how diagnostic errors happen in hospital ER rooms — and what to do about it.” At the link find the title, “April 20: Can anything be done to prevent hospital misdiagnoses? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_10455.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Evidence 35 mins – “Social Media is a big deal in the legal profession. Not only is it being used to promote law practices but it’s increasingly being used as digital evidence in courtrooms. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Craig Ball about the intricacies of preserving digital evidence. Their discussion includes whether or not to hire a professional to do the preservation and tools that you can use to gather and preserve digital evidence. Craig Ball is a longtime adjunct professor teaching Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. He writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics.” At the link find the title, “Practical Approaches to Preserving New (and Not-So-New) Media, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_78.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Marketing Future 62 mins – “…Digital marketing is constantly evolving with incredible advancements in technology, partnerships, acquisitions and new strategic thinking. Ad-blocking, artificial intelligence, programmatic media buying, and big data are constant buzzwords we hear about the marketing landscape. Join this panel of experts across agency, publishing and technology as they discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for the next year….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Earth 2.0 P2 40 mins – “In pursuit of a more perfect economy, we discuss the future of work; the toxic remnants of colonization; and whether giving everyone a basic income would be genius — or maybe the worst idea ever.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Epidemic Story 26 mins – “Out of Africa: Life and death lessons about the Ebola outbreak from a Canadian doctor who made a difference.” At the link find the title, “April 19: Canadian doctor Rob Fowler recognized for life-saving treatment in Ebola outbreak, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_69309.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Future 80 mins – “On April 21, the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted EIB President Werner Hoyer for a speech and conversation on Europe’s growth outlook and the future of the European Union. Hoyer reflected on the institutional turning point that the EU is experiencing at the moment, the theme of the recent European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of the Union. The EIB’s role as the EU Bank, in the Juncker Plan, in boosting investment and productivity in Europe, and in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and climate financing globally will also be covered..” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook Murder 48 mins- “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence Facebook under fire again this week after its Easter murder video. Zuckerberg’s talking. We’re on it.” At the link find the title, “When Facebook Becomes A Venue For Violence, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524744891.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Services Sector 64 mins “Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fox News 10 mins – “Amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against host Bill O’Reilly, Fox News has ditched the bombastic, blustery face of the channel and its biggest moneymaker. So where does this leave Fox? Brooke talks with Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room, a biography of Fox founder Roger Ailes (who also left in the midst of a sexual harassment scandal last year), about the future of the network and the lasting effects of the Fox brand of partisan provocation on American politics.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

French Election Process 47 mins – “France readies for a high-stakes election that could lead to the end of the European Union itself. We’ll look at the populist wave and France.” At the link find the title, “France’s Presidential Election And The Future Of Europe, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524915613.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Extreme Right 56 mins – “Philip Coulter explores the rise of the right-wing Front National party as France gets ready to elect their next president.” At the link find the title, “Children of the Fatherland: The Rise of the Extreme Right in France, Part 1, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170421_13428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geologist Story 28 mins – “Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli visit with John Ridley, professor of Geology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Geologist John Ridley, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files 121116_science_studio_complete.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgetown Slaves P2 32 mins – “In 1838, the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 people, slaves, to pay the debts of Georgetown University. We talk with the descendants about what – if anything – they’re owed.” At the link find the title, “#767: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part Two,” right-click “Media files 20170426_pmoney_pmpod767.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glaciology Research 82 mins – “During my visit to DLR’s Earth Observation Center earlier this year I also talked to Dana Floricioiu about her work in glaciology. We discuss a couple of her recent publications, and then focus on her trip to the Darwin Glacier in Antarctica. Together with a team of fellow scientists, she camped on the glacier for three weeks to conduct various in-situ experiments. We discussed the work, but also life on the glacier….” At the link right-click “Download MP3ile Directly” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Global Civil War 56 mins – “Trumpism. Hindu nationalism. ISIS. People everywhere seem fed up with the status quo, and their anger and intolerance are finding political expression. Pankaj Mishra thinks the globalized anger is the legitimate offspring of the Enlightenment itself.” At the link find the title, “Globalized Anger: The Enlightenment’s Unwanted Child, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170418_98678.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Workers Free Speech 20 mins – “What happens when health care professionals are punished for speaking out about health care? For Saskatchewan nurse Carolyn Strom who criticized her grandfather’s care on Facebook, it means a $26,000 fine.” At the link find the title, “April 17: Saskatchewan nurse fights $26K fine for criticizing grandfather’s care on Facebook, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_89377.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Henrietta Lacks 35 mins – “With all the recent talk about HBO’s upcoming film, we decided it would be good time to re-run our story of one woman’s medically miraculous cancer cells, and how Henrietta Lacks changed modern science and, eventually, her family’s understanding of itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Ragwort – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in America 52 mins – “Ali Noorani says America’s debate over immigration isn’t just a political issue, it’s a cultural one. Noorani directs the National Immigration Forum, and he says at the heart of the debate is fear about jobs, security, and our identity as a nation. So, Noorani set out to look for solutions not in the halls of government, but in churches, businesses, and communities across the country. Noorani is in Utah this week; he’ll join us to talk about meeting the challenge of American immigration. Ali Noorani is executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group for immigrants and immigration. He’s the author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Digital Rights 68 mins – “UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, is joined in conversation by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and Adviser to the Cyberlaw Clinic, about his upcoming thematic report on digital access and human rights, as well as the most burning issues regarding free speech online and digital rights including encryption, fake news, online gender-based abuse and the global epidemic of internet censorship.? At the link find the title, “The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur, A” right-click “Media files 319924062-berkmanklein-the-international-state-of-digital-rights-a-conversation-with-the-un-special-rapporteur.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

IRS History 27 mins – “When Congress imposed the first personal income tax on Americans in 1861, nothing happened – because there was no agency to collect it! The following year saw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, or as you know it today, the Internal Revenue Service. Today, the IRS is a massive federal bureaucracy charged with collecting taxes, doling out credits, and capturing and jailing tax cheats.  On this episode, Joe Thorndike, Director of the Tax History Project, walks us through the history and role of the IRS. ” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JetBlue Success 41 mins – “Recorded on February 14, 2017 CEO Robin Hayes and Hoover Institution board member Joel Peterson talk to Peter Robinson about how JetBlue has remained successful, despite all the regulations, competition, and pitfalls of running an airline. Peterson and Hayes argue that consolidation and the limited number of airlines in the United States have allowed for sustainable operating margins. JetBlue continues to have double-digit operating margins and great customer loyalty by focusing on safety, culture, and delighting customers. JetBlue has been voted best airline for customer satisfaction by JD Power for twelve years in a row. …JetBlue, which wants to use technology to improve customer relations and track equipment, has invested in FLYR to study how the pricing method can be disruptive and thus improve ticketing. JetBlue’s keys to success and longevity are a great culture, innovation, great products, and maintaining cost advantages. JetBlue seeks to create a culture in which all employees are empowered to improve customers’ experiences, from the time they check-in to the time they pick up their bags.” At the link find the title, “How JetBlue Does It, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425-hayes-peterson.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

KGB in Canada 24 mins – “The real-life Canadian spy story of KGB agent Yevgeni Brik who becomes a double agent for the Mounties during the Cold War era puts James Bond movies to shame.” /at the link find the title, “April 17: How a spy betrayed the KGB and was double-crossed by RCMP cop, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_54432.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Laboratory Technologists 61 mins – “In recognition of National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, Robin Patel speaks with the TWiM team about directing a clinical bacteriology laboratory, and how an observation made by a laboratory technologist lead to the finding that Ureaplasma species can cause a system metabolic disturbance, hyperammonemia.” At the link right-click “…download TWiM#150….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberation Medicine 53 mins – “Dr. Paul Farmer is sort of the rock god of global health.  He’s an incredibly busy and influential guy, so when he flew in from Liberia to spend the entire day here with us at the Carver College of Medicine, it wasn’t easy to keep the stars from our eyes.  Of course, he’s a physician, but he’s also a medical anthropologist, chief of Brigham and Women’s Division of Global Health Equity, professor of medicine at Harvard, and the UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.  One of the things you notice about Dr. Farmer is that although he’s clearly a celebrity in his field, it doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm, idealism, and the pleasure he takes in meeting students who share his passion for understanding and changing how healthcare is delivered to the world’s neediest people. What’s more, he’s the founding director of Partners in Health, an international non-profit that provides direct healthcare services, research, and advocacy to the sick and impoverished around the world in places like Liberia, Haiti, and here in the US.  So, yes, he has things to do. All of which is to say that it’s a particular honor that Petra Hahn, Katie Ryken, Josh Bleicher, Jordan Harbaugh Williams, and Greg Yungtum got to chat with him for this week’s show to explore the differences between charity, development and liberation medicine; it’s Dr. Farmer’s emphasis on the latter, and his view that the poor deserve preferential treatment, that makes him such a force in global health.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Lionfish Control 30 mins – “Perhaps it’s cold comfort but it turns out that we human beings are not the only species on earth hell-bent on destroying our own habitat. We share that ignominious honor with the venomous, carnivorous, and highly invasive lionfish. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk about what these marine invaders are doing to the ocean’s coral reefs, and what is being done to reduce the damage. Our guests today all are working in Bermuda, one of the regions of the world where these creatures are wreaking havoc on the coral reef. First we hear from Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot the company that makes the robotic vacuum-cleaner, Roomba, and his wife, biologist Erika Angle — together they have devised a way to use vacuum robot technology to catch the intrusive but tasty lionfish. Then we’re joined by Jeremy Pochman from 11th Hour Racing, who tells us about how his organization is leveraging the America’s Cup, set to take place in Bermuda this June, to raise global awareness about the problem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Hobbies 42 mins – “After listening to our recent show that featured a review of a wrist-worn device that you can shock yourself with to punish you for engaging in bad habits, listener Paulius drops us a line to ask what Amy Young, Corbin Weaver, Aline Sandouk, and John Pienta do to reward themselves when they do the right things.  Like watching YouTube videos of people doing things well.  Or turning your life into a video game. Next, Amy attempts to learn some sort of lesson about clinical medicine as a result of her recent nasty bike wreck, aside from, “Being in a nasty bike wreck isn’t at all a good idea.” And Dave’s fear of someday ending up on YouTube video recorded while he recovers from anesthesia leads to a discussion on online privacy.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Med Students Podcasting 52 mins – “This week, Dave, Aline Sandouk, John Pienta, Doug Russo, and Tony Rosenberg reflect upon the joy that podcasting brings, as we were recording the show on International Podcasting Day (Sept. 30).  Something else to celebrate: Doug (and Rob Humble) got to chill with an actual hobbit.  Or maybe it was Sean Astin, it isn’t entirely clear. But whoever it was, Samwise was in Iowa stumping for Hillary Clinton. Hobbitses are very liberal, what with their hairy feet and pipeweed. Meanwhile, Doug was listening to the recent show in which Mark Moubarek discussed Rhoto eye drops, and bought some for us to “do.” After the burning subsides, we discuss the advice from an attending overheard recently: should everyone really try to know everything?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Marijuana Lessons 15 mins – “Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t — and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Student Finances 52 mins – “Do you, dear students, have tons of money? No? Weird. Luckily, Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast joins us on the show this week.  Joe was a financial advisor for many years, he was known as the Money Man on WXYZ-TV in Detroit, and he’s a financial contributor in a bunch of places around the print and web news media. He and his wife Cheryl, a pediatrician, have gone through all the stages that pre-meds and med students go through. So we asked him to join us to talk about the strategies they employed to claw their way back from med school debt, educating yourself about how money works, having fun with  managing your money, and why it’s particularly important for doctors to understand money.  Joe’s got plenty of information, resources and ‘fintech’ apps to recommend for succeeding in this area that many people (never mind med students) have not adequately explored.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico Wall Facts 27 mins – “Is the U.S. border with the Mexico really an open border? Is all the talk of building a wall for real, or is it just a metaphorical wall? And who’s really crossing illegally? We separate fact from fiction with the help of Maria Hinojosa of Latino USA. Plus, Maria explains how cows can complicate things.” At the link find the title, “191: The four myths of Trump’s wall, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 319743908-decodedc-191-the-four-myths-of-trumps-wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Milwaukee Today 49 mins – “We are in majority minority Milwaukee on our national listening tour, talking about race in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Listening To A Divided Milwaukee, Apr, 2017,”right-click “Media files npr_525095753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Body Union 58 mins – “BSP 115 is an interview with Evan Thompson about his new book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.” At the link find the title, “BSP 115 Evan Thompson: Eastern Philosophy meets Western Neuroscience,” right-click “Media files 115-BSP-Thompson.mp3,” and select “’save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Money Uses 26 mins – “How do you spend your money? On food, transportation, or housing? On shoes, cars, coffee, fancy restaurants? You might think you use money just to, you know, buy stuff. But as Neeru Paharia explains, the way we spend often says a lot about who we are, and what we want to project. We use money to express our values — by going to the local coffee shop instead of Starbucks, or by boycotting — or buycotting — Ivanka Trump shoes. We delete Uber; we refuse to fly United. We seek out or avoid Chick-fil-A. This week on Hidden Brain, the ways we use our money to tell stories about ourselves, and to ourselves.” At the link find the title, “Episode 69: Money Talks, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170425_hiddenbrain_69.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum of Failures 56 mins – “How to identify and curb tech addiction and overuse. Why we should stop scrolling and start connecting. A tour through the Museum of Failure. A tax on robots. And, is Silicon Valley full of psychopaths?” At the link find the title, “353: Addiction, failure, psychopaths,” right-click “Media files spark_20170423_73118.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Networking Trends 61 mins – “Anne-Marie Slaughter is one of the world’s top foreign policy thinkers, admired by influential global leaders such as Joe Biden, Condoleeza Rice and Eric Schmidt. A former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton in the State Department, she hit the headlines in 2012 when she published an article in The Atlantic called ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’. The piece went viral and sparked off a massive debate about the future of work-life balance. But long before this, Slaughter was hailed in political circles for her understanding of the emerging world of networks. She was among the first to see how networks are overturning traditional hierarchies, upending international diplomacy and transforming patterns of global power and politics. Now once again, with the launch of her new book ‘The Chessboard and the Web’, she has moved ahead of conventional thinking and came to the Intelligence Squared stage to share her insights. …Slaughter was joined by former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and connectivity expert Geoff Mulgan. Steering the conversation was the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland.” At the link find the title, “Anne-Marie Slaughter on Our Hyper-Networked World, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neuroanatomy 58 mins – “BSP 118 provides an accessible introduction to neuroantomy for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an edited version of BSP 32, which was a discussion of “Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain” by David Bainbridge.” At the link find the title, “BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone,” right-click “Media files 118-BSP-neuroanatomy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurosurgeon 44 mins – “Under ordinary circumstances, the brain is a hard organ to reach. Sheathed in thick, hard bone and other protective layers, it’s not just “the most complex structure we know of in the universe,” as the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard puts it, it’s also one of the most heavily defended. When things go wrong within—and they do—surgeons like Dr. Harry Mushlin have to break through those biological barriers. “When you get there, it’s excitement, because you’re somewhere very special. It’s the hub of who we are, and what makes you you,” Mushlin, a pediatric neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, tells us in this episode of Working, which you can listen to via the player above. “I remember that first time. They took off the bone in the head and … there was the cortex with all the little vessels and the grooves. It’s very pristine. It’s very clean. It shines.” At the link find the title, “In Baltimore: How Does a Neurosurgeon Work? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1521828047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Lens App 6 mins – “Here is a quick overview of the new Office Lens App from Microsoft.This is a Free app that captures text and enables one to utilize the image/text in a variety of ways. From OCR to PowerPoint this new app seems to do it all especially when exported to a word processing app such as Microsoft Word itself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Sponge 12 mins – “On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 people and setting off a gusher of oil deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. The damaged well leaked more than 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf over 87 days, reaching as far as the shores of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. It was the largest oil spill in U.S. history. It’s been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Could a sponge developed by Argonne National Lab help stop the next big oil spill from becoming a catastrophe?” At the link right-click “Download file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Osage Murders 38 mins – “Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe. Journalist David Grann tells the story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Philanthropy Politics 72 mins – “David Callahan holds a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton and is the author of seven previous nonfiction books, including The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead and Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking America. Callahan’s latest investigation focuses on what he calls the secretive world of elite philanthropists—and how they’re quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists, such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Charles Koch, Callahan says thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes, converting fortunes into influence, with deep impact on government policy. Emmett Carson, president of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, now with $8 billion in assets, has become a major player in Bay Area and national philanthropy, especially for tech givers, and will give his perspective on the philanthropic world. Come hear about a power shift in American society that Callahan says has implications for us all.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Science 106 [2 parts] ­ “StarTalk was at the Count Basie Theatre 4/17/17 on a mission to Make America Smart Again. Ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman, Senator Cory Booker, former science policy advisors John Holdren and Jo Handelsman, Ophira Eisenberg and Baratunde Thurston.” At the link find the title(s), “StarTalk Live! Let’s Make America Smart Again (Part 1),” and “…(Part 2)” April, 2017, right-click “Media files 318834063-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-1.mp3,” and “Media files 319934489-startalk-startalk-live-lets-make-america-smart-again-part-2.mp3,” then right-click “Save Link9s) As” from the pop-up menu.

Polygamy in Canada 15 mins – “Is the practice of polygamy protected by the Charter’s guarantee of religious freedom? A trial in Cranbrook, B.C. is testing this question.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Freedom to practice polygamy in Canada on trial in small B.C. community, 2017,” right-click “Media files, current_20170421_35483.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Print vs Digital 15 mins – “…Bill O’Reilly, the gold standard in conservative cable TV for two decades, and the creator of the so-called ‘no-spin zone’ has now entered the no job zone,” reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. “After the New York Times reported that O’Reilly and Fox had settled multiple sexual harassment claims, the network told him not to return from his vacation. “But in addition to his TV presence, O’Reilly has been a mainstay of the Henry Holt list for years – and that is not changing. The Macmillan imprint told PW that it has no intention of altering its support of the bestselling author,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally. O’Reilly’s Killing series, written with Martin Dugard, has been a consistent bestseller with roughly 15.5 million copies in print worldwide. The most recent title, Killing the Rising Sun, was the top-selling adult nonfiction book in 2016, selling over one million print units.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Processed Food 30 mins – “’The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead.’ Beatrice Trum Hunter may not have coined that phrase, but she’d certainly agree with it. Long before Diet For a Small Planet and the Moosewood cookbooks, she was writing about food safety and nutrition. Her first book, The Natural Foods Cookbook, was published in 1961 and she’s published over 20 since. Beatrice promotes natural, unprocessed foods above all else- think butter, not margarine, and stay away from the white flour and sugar. She was also an early activist against pesticides and helped Rachel Carson with research for Silent Spring.” At the link find the title “From Nutrition to Ice Crystals,” right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 46 mins – “I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing guests with incredible insights for us product managers and innovators and today’s guest cuts through a lot of noise and presents clear principles for creating more successful products. My guest is the Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Innovation for Snap-on, the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. His role is to drive innovative products, solutions and processes that fundamentally change the markets Snap-on serves and enhance customer perception of its brands. He has helped to create, support and institutionalize a culture at Snap-on that embraces creativity, risk, change and fearless innovation. As you hear in the interview, prior to joining Snap-on, he spent 4 years in Marketing at PepsiCo, most recently as the Director of Innovation for the Frito-Lay Convenience Foods division. Before joining PepsiCo, he was Marketing Director of New Products at Kraft Foods. He has over 20 years of experience focused on new product development, marketing and innovation. His name is Ben Brenton and I expect you’ll find what he shared to be as valuable as I did.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pp-up menu.

Psychedelic Research 56 mins[8 min lead] “Psychedelics are endlessly fascinating: the preliminary research shows so many therapeutic benefits — yet there’s so much we still don’t know.” At the link find the title, “Breaking the Psychedelic Research Logjam with Dr. David Nichols, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS176.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychic Warriors 48 mins – “A new book tells the secret history of the federal government’s long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author’s with us.” At the link find the title, “Secret Government Research Into Unexplained ‘Phenomena’ Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_524559691.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Health Bureaucracy 15 mins – “Conflict is bad; compromise, consensus and collaboration are good — or so we’re told. Lawyer and bioethicist Jonathan Marks challenges this conventional wisdom, showing how governments can jeopardize public health, human rights and the environment when they partner with industry. An important, timely reminder that common good and common ground are not the same thing.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Canada 20 mins – “Last September Veldon Coburn exposed racist online comments made by an Ottawa police sergeant about the death of Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook. Now the two men are meeting in person.” At the link find the title, “April 20: ‘I want to understand’: Ottawa police sergeant openly apologizes for racist comments, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170420_83363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ragwort 6 mins – “Common ragwort is a tall erect plant with bright yellow flowers that grows in waste land, field margins, road-side verges and woodlands throughout Britain from June to November. You can hardly miss it if you go for a walk in the countryside during the summer. The plant is one of some two thousand species of ragwort and is generally regarded as a weed. It is extremely poisonous to many animals and frequently infests pastures where cattle and other livestock graze. In the UK, landowners and land occupiers are required by law to control the growth of the plant in fields used for grazing or for producing forage. They either spray the plants with a herbicide or dig them out and dispose of them, typically by burning, then repeat the process each year as ragwort seeds are blown in from neighbouring land.” At the link you can listen, but registration is required before downloads can be made; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Ransomware in Hospitals 60 mins – “In 2016, more than a dozen hospitals and healthcare organizations were targeted by ransomware attacks that temporarily blocked crucial access to patient records and hospital systems until administrators agreed to make ransom payments to the perpetrators. Emerging online threats such as ransomware are forcing hospitals and healthcare providers to revisit and re-evaluate the existing patient data protection standards, codified in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that have dictated most healthcare security measures for more than two decades. This talk looks at how hospitals are grappling with these new security threats, as well as the ways that the focus on HIPAA compliance has, at times, made it challenging for these institutions to adapt to an emerging threat landscape….” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Referendums 13 mins – “Over the past year, the world has seen a number of consequential political decisions being made not by state leaders, but by a popular vote: expanded powers for Turkey’s president, peace deal in Colombia, Brexita new constitution in Thailand, and a vote in Hungary on migrant quotas, among others. But if we look back at history, referendums have also been a favorite tool of dictators and despots. Where did the current trend come from? And what does it mean for people to take government into their own hands? Brooke talks to Matt Qvortrup, professor of applied political science and international relations at Coventry University in the UK, author of the book Referendums and Ethnic Conflict, and editor of an essay collection called Referendums Around the World.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this file” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Republican Concepts 56 mins – “Trump was the chaos candidate, but he’s finding little success as the chaos president. He’s turned off Democrats and the Freedom Caucus, failed to pass a new health care law, and faced blockades in the courts against his travel ban. We call up veteran GOP strategist Mike Murphy to discuss the impossible spot the White House is in, and why Democrats shouldn’t blockade Neil Gorsuch. Murphy’s podcast is Radio Free GOP.” At the link find the title, “Where Is the Republican Resistance? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8196425845.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

River Course Change 26 mins – “One of Yukon’s rivers is missing and scientists say they know the culprit behind the mystery — climate change.” At the link find the title, “April 19: How a Yukon river suddenly vanished in 4 days, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170419_29344.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Reich Lecture 56 mins – “Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley, details how understanding the circumstances that led to the election of Donald Trump can help shape a new democratic political sensibility” At the link find the title, “The Rise of the Anti-Establishment: Where do we go from here?”right-click “Media files ideas_20170420_34786.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Cyberthreats 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Psychological Operations 30 mins – “Russians are using your own media echo chamber to undermine your confidence in democracy. So says Clint Watts, a former FBI agent who recently testified before Congress. We speak with him about why Russia is doing this, and why they’ve been more successful spreading their message on the right than on the left.” At the link find the title, “190: Russia is using you to destroy democracy.” right-click “Media files 318647659-decodedc-190-russia-is-using-you-to-destroy-democracy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 58 mins – “A Senate bill proposes allowing parents to use public education funds for alternative educational expenses, from private school tuition to computer equipment. A growing number of states have adopted such measures but not without plenty of debate.  We’ll take a look at that discussion here, and around the country.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Communication 26 mins – “Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change. On this program, we’ll talk to John C. Besley, Associate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.  He studies how our perceptions of science & technology can potentially have health or environmental impacts.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Resistance 26 mins – “Part 1: Environmental engineer Siddhartha Roy is baffled when the state of Michigan insists the water in Flint is safe to drink despite his scientific evidence. Part 2: Sociologist Ada Cheng learns a surprising lesson about resistance while studying human rights violations in Hong Kong.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Change and Startups 68 mins – “Sam Altman, 31, has been one of Silicon Valley’s brightest stars for years as a founder, investor and president of Y Combinator. But, more recently, Sam and Y Combinator have both been making headlines for their involvement in some of today’s most contentious political and social issues. Y Combinator’s new “basic income project,” based in Oakland, will give 100 families a minimum wage with the goal of exploring alternatives to the existing social safety net. Sam has also been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and has backed “track Trump,” an online tool that monitors the promises President Trump delivers on, and those on which he comes up short. Y Combinator also recently welcomed the ACLU into their winter 2017 class and will help the ACLU turn its recent $24 million donation haul into concrete actions and organizational growth. Finally, Sam is in the beginning stages of a new project focused on finding a way to reduce housing costs through the creation of a smart city prototype. Sam was named president of Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s largest startup incubator, in 2014. Y Combinator’s portfolio includes heavyweights, such as Airbnb, Dropbox and Stripe. Sam began his tech career as CEO of Loopt, which was acquired in 2012 and was included in Y Combinator’s first round of funded companies in 2005. Sam is also a personal investor in several of today’s most successful startups, including Airbnb, Stripe, Reddit, Asana and Pinterest. Join INFORUM, Sam and moderator Nellie Bowles of Vice for an insightful and timely conversation about tech, politics and everything in between.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Africa Debt 46 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status. How markets aren’t responding predictably to recent economic events. Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari’s beef with JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon over how to prevent another banking crisis.” At the link find the title, “The Liquidity Edition, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5932832492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spider Bite Case 106 mins – “Jonathan from the podcast Arthro-Pod joins the TWiPerati to solve the case of the Peruvian Woman With Inguinal Insect Bite, and discuss warm autoimmune hemolytic anemic that develops after babesiosis.” At the link right-click “Download TWIP#131,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Street Drugs 59 mins – “Drugs, especially ones that are created with an array of toxic chemicals and sold on the street, pose serious health threats. Learn about the very real dangers from the latest designer and adulterated street drugs with Dr. Kathy Vo, a UCSF emergency medicine expert. Recorded on 03/22/2017. (#32085)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Toxic Neighborhoods 56 mins – “At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal. And to see some of what you’re hearing, we’re also on Instagram @revealnews.” At the link find the title, “Toxic burden, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Toxic-burden-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Treadmill History 27 mins – “If you dread the gym, it might not surprise you the treadmill was originally a device used to punish prison inmates. But how far have we really moved away from the idea of exercise as punishment?” At the link find the title, “April 17: Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill can feel like torture, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170417_87808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Oligarchy 24 mins -”Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan on his new play, Building the Wall, and the responsibility of playwrights in politically volatile times.” At the link find the title, “April 21: Building the Wall: A theatrical response to the age of Donald Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170421_99414.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuskegee Syphilis Study 45 mins – “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one of the modern world’s most infamous incidents of unethical medical research.” At the link find the title, “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-19-symhc-tuskegee-study.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Urban Problems 88 mins – “For the first time in history, more people live in urban settlements than outside of them. The concentration of people, power, and wealth in cities creates many possibilities for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems. Public policy decisions of city-level governments affect the crucial well-being of local residents, while also impacting transnational issues such as climate change and global finance and trade. Yet cities differ in their vulnerability and resilience to negative economic and demographic trends, security threats, and natural disasters. They also vastly differ in their effectiveness, capacity, and will to deliver essential and adequate public goods and services to their residents….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Navy Priorities 60 mins – “On April 27, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted an event focused on the coming priorities for the U.S. Navy. Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, opened with remarks before turning to a discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veto History 27 mins – “The presidential veto is one of the cornerstones of the system of constitutional checks and balances the framers used to prevent the misuse or abuse of power within any branch of government. How has the veto been used historically and more recently? In this episode we cover the basics of the veto.” At the link right-click play the button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vicente Fox Speaks Out 71 mins – “To the American public, Vicente Fox may be Mexico’s most well-known, modern politician. Prior to becoming president, he received a top management diploma from Harvard Business School and went on to become president of Coca-Cola for Mexico and Latin America. He has most recently made national headlines by telling President Trump that Mexico “will not pay for that [expletive] wall,” and continues to engage President Trump on social media. Fox was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Currently, he is actively involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for less favored people through his organization Centro Fox. What are the realities and possibilities for the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico? Here’s a rare chance to get a unique perspective from one of Mexico’s most prominent and outspoken thought leaders.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virtual Competition 56 mins – “Shoppers with Internet access and a bargain-hunting impulse can find a universe of products at their fingertips. In this thought-provoking exposé, Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi invite us to take a harder look at today’s app-assisted paradise of digital shopping. …The changing market reality is already shifting power into the hands of the few. Ezrachi and Stucke explore the resulting risks to competition, our democratic ideals, and our economic and overall well-being.” At the link find the title, “Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 316270352-berkmanklein-virtual-competition-promise-and-perils.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the square with three dots right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls and Fences 49 mins – “From internal barriers to border fences, do walls built for political purposes create bigger problems than they solve? And what is it like to live next to them, asks Cathy Gormley-Heenan, of Ulster University. She meets residents and experts in Belfast, Israel-West Bank, and on the US-Mexican border, to find out why we are still building walls and what impact they have.” At the link find the title, “Walls and Peace, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04zd3cy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walt Whitman 34 mins – “Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in U.S. history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist. And his poetry career didn’t start out particularly well.” At the link find the title, “Walt Whitman, Poet of Democracy, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-04-17-symhc-walt-whitman.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Warfare Technology 58 mins – “[Washington Times] columnist Bill Gertz looks at how America can win the information-technology wars. He is interviewed by Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY).” At the link find the title, “After Words with Bill Gertz, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473670.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Overview 105 mins [2 parts] – “[Part1]Dive into the world of water, on Earth and in the cosmos, when Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman host Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis at the Beacon Theater….[Part 2]Navigate the stormy seas of greed, politics, economics and the science of water with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their guests Robert F. Kennedy Jr., The Gyalwang Drukpa, Dr. Tess Russo and Jason Sudeikis in Part 2 of our show from The Beacon Theater” At the link for Part 1 click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Weight Control 58 mins – “Many of us are aware we could be at a healthier weight. Perhaps we’ve even tried to drop some pounds but found that we were always feeling hungry and grumpy on a diet. Perhaps counting calories could help us lose weight for a while, but we gained it back again. We spoke with endocrinologist (and “obesity warrior”) Dr. David Ludwig. Find out why the diet recommendations of the past several decades have been exactly wrong to help most of us control our weight, and why a low-fat diet may actually make you hungry….” At the link find the title, “Show 1020: How to Lose Weight Without Feeling Hungry (Archive), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1020-HungryArch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Operations 37 mins – “Former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco is well acquainted with the privilege — and sleeplessness — of working in the White House: “I basically ran on adrenaline, almost, for six years,” she says. Mastromonaco began as President Obama’s director of scheduling and advance, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations. Her responsibilities ran the gamut from overseeing the confirmation process for Cabinet secretaries to managing the president’s daily schedule and foreign travel….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wine Corks 4 mins – “A riend recently came to me with the following story. He’d taken an important client to dinner where he ordered wine — not the most expensive on the list, but certainly not the cheapest, either. To his horror, it arrived with … a screw top. That meant no waiter ceremoniously fussing with a corkscrew. No satisfying pop. No cork to examine. Just a quick twist of the wrist and a slight metallic “click” as the seal was broken. The waiter, who you can imagine had dealt with this situation before, said some of the finest wines in the world were bottled with screw tops. My friend wasn’t so sure….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Research 49 mins – “Zika has been in the news, if you haven’t noticed, as a neglected tropical disease which has been linked to a frightening surge in birth defects in Central and South America.  The response to Zika is going to depend upon the science–which is very much up in the air–along with  economic and cultural factors.  Chief among those are huge income disparities, population complexities, and limits on access to family planning options.  On today’s episode, Ellie Ginn, Marielle Meurice, Kevo Rivera, and Jessica Waters meet up with one of the researchers who is fighting this bug.  Dr. Selma Jeronimo isn’t a household name in the US, but she is becoming one in her home country of Brazil.  She is the director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Rio Grande do Norte, and a professor of biochemistry and medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal.  Her job is investigating Brazil’s endemic diseases. With Zika now spread to more than 20 countries including the United States, we took advantage of her faculty appointment at the University of Iowa and her long-time collaborations with Iowa faculty and students, to have her on the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 285 – Apr 28, 2017: Afghanistan Soldiers, AI and Law, Airline Passenger Bumping, Angels in Night Vale, Animal Research, Artificial Retina, Astronomer Herschel, Australia Archeology, Australia Minimum Wage, Bannon Politics, Beavers, Blind Physics Major, Blueberry Farming, Boycotts, Business Progress, Cancer in Your Genes, Carbon Free Power, City Trends, Climate and Energy issues, Climate Change and Biology, Colorado River, Compulsions, Computer-aided Design, Congo Crisis, Consciousness Defined, CRISPR Uses – Problems, Cuba, Documentary Film Tricks, Domestication Experiment, Driverless Car Hacking, Driverless Energy Savers, Drug Abuse Background, Earth 2.0, Eating Disorders, Eco-Village, Education Trends, Eleanore Roosevelt and Friend, Emergency Doctor, End of Life Ed, Execution Problems, Federalist Society, Female Genital Cutting, Female Socialization, Financial Technology Industry, Friendster Lessons, Genetic Testing, Georgetown Slaves, Georgia State Political Race, Gerrymandering and Disease Experiments, Gettysburg Battle, Going Viral, Holocaust Escape Tunnel, Human Rights, Immigrants in Vermont, Immigration Law Locally, Impeachment Possibility, Islamic Contrasts, James Baldwin, Jonestown Tragedy, Joyce Carol Oates, Junk Business Founder, Lexicographer, Manufacturing Hazards, Marijuana Addiction, Medical Errors-Problems, Musical Doctor, North Korea Control, Poisons in Nature, Political Donations in Canada, Political Failure, Political Populism, Pre-K Education, Product Psychopath, Questions to Ask, Religious Freedom, Roughhousing Kids, Russia Apartment Building Bombings, School Voucher Program, Snake Bites, Social Media Impact, Solitary Confinement, Specialty Crops, Starshot Project, Storytelling, Superman and the Klan, Tax Reform, Trump Power Struggles, Trump Transparency, United Passenger Ejection, Venezuela Chaos, Video Games, Violent Crime Decline and Overdoses, Vulnerability, Women in Agriculture

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Afghanistan Soldiers 52 mins – “Afghanistan, strategically located between South, Central and West Asia has been invaded and fought over by the world’s superpowers for centuries. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, the British Empire, the Soviet Union have all tried and failed to control Afghanistan. And war rages in the country today: the US-led military coalition has been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, and conflict has become the longest war in US history. Dawood Azami talks to the British, Russian, American and Afghan fighters and soldiers who fought in what some historians have called the Graveyard of Empires….” At the link find the title, “A Soldier’s Eye View of Afghanistan, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04z6y6g.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and Law 34 mins – “A number of lawyers are nervous about artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs in the near future, but most don’t understand AI. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Mark Tamminga who defines artificial intelligence and what its growing popularity means for lawyers. Their discussion includes the big players in the AI industry, the future of technology, and what Mark would say to lawyers concerned that robots will take their jobs. They also talk about the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference 2017, for which Mark and Sharon are co-chairs. This year’s focus will be artificial intelligence and its role in the legal industry.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Defining Artificial Intelligence as a Legal Tool, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_112.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Passenger Bumping 24 mins – “Kim Jong-un’s leadership of North Korea is raising questions after the murder of his brother this week, the execution of his uncle in 2013, and the recent testing of a nuclear- capable missile.” At the link find the title, “Feb 15: Why Trump needs to develop a North Korea policy now: analyst, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170215_55722.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Angles in Night Vale 29 mins – “The angels go to the Hall of Public Records. The voice of the Faceless Old Woman was Mara Wilson.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 106-Filings.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Research 60 mins – “This week we’re revisiting animal research. There’s no denying animal research has done amazing things for both humanity and the animals we live and work with. But there are also good reasons why it makes people uncomfortable. We’ll talk with philosopher John Hadley about the different philosophical perspectives on animal research, and how scientists might be more open about their practices. We’ll also speak with philosopher Janet Stemwedel about current practices regulating research in the United States, how reducing animal use dovetails with issues of scientific reproducibility, and how we can have better, more productive conversations on what is often a hot button issue.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Artificial Retina [2nd item] 27 mins – “The naked mole-rat never ceases to amaze. A new study shows that when it gets stuffy in their underground burrows, this mouse-sized wrinkly mammal is able to metabolise fructose – just as plants do – and by this bypass the need for oxygen for up to 18 minutes. In a new study scientists have created an artificial retina. The retina is a light-sensitive layer of the eye which is essential for sight. The artificial retinas are able to mimic the abilities of living tissue, reacting to light and electrical signals. In the future, scientists hope that these retinas could save the sight of many. Virtual reality (VR) is not only a fun gimmick for gamers, but could be used to train dentists in dental surgery. Our reporter Marnie Chesterton visits the VR World Congress in Bristol in the United Kingdom and tries out the technology and discovers first-hand the all too real experience of dental surgery. Lastly, with 800 million people living near a volcano, spotting eruptions in advance can be crucial. We talk to the scientists working on the technology that allows us to spot them from space with satellites. And, reporter Anand Jagatia heads to Iceland which homes the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused disruption to the air space back in 2010.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomer Herschel 57 mins – “In 1782, William Herschel entered the service of his Royal Majesty, King George III of the United Kingdom.  Over the next 20 years, he, along with his brother Alexander, would build hundred of telescopes including the largest research instruments in Europe as well as create the largest catalogue of deep sky objects ever compiled.  Assisting him in this was his sister, Caroline Herschel, who would become an exceptional astronomer in her own right. He would seek to answer questions about the Sun’s motion through space, the behavior of variable stars, the nature of stellar spectra, the shape of the Milky Way galaxy and the Sun’s position in it and the composition of nebulae. In 1788, he married Mary Pitt (nee Baldwin) and, in 1792, fathered a son, John Herschel, who would go on to be the preeminent scientist of the mid-18th century; competing his father’s catalogue work by extending his observations to the Southern Hemisphere and doing much to create the technology of photography as well as making significant contributions to the philosophy of science. John and his wife, Margaret, would have 12 children, three of whom would become scientists that would make significant contributions during their lifetimes.” At the link right-click Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia Archeology 56 mins – “When did humans arrive on this ancient continent? 4,000 years ago, as they thought in 1964? 30,000 years back, as the Lake Mungo finds suggested? 49,000 as indicated by Giles Hamm’s discovery, published last year? Or even further back? A revolution in understanding is underway: of genetics, dating, and analysis of human behaviour. The Science Show brings it all together and traces the history of the first Australians.

Australia Minimum Wage 45 mins – “Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions Sally McManus addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Sally McManus, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_McManus_2903_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon Politics 49 mins – “President Trump’s top advisor Steve Bannon is a big fan of the book “The Fourth Turning” and its dark message of political upheaval. We’ll check it out.” At the link find the title, “Political Upheaval, By Design, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523427760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beavers 29 mins – “Beaver (Castor canadensis), have been kicking around in North America for 2 million years. Ecologically they do all sorts of great things: their ponds ease flooding downstream, and support large numbers of bird species, fish, amphibians, and otters. They’re what’s called a keystone species, as in the keystone to an entire eco-system. But they’re also the world’s second largest rodent and a nightmare for property owners. Humans and beavers have a long history together because they like to live in the same places, but the way we’ve built our infrastructure has almost guaranteed our two species will be locked in eternal conflict.” At the link find the title, “Episode 36: Leave it to Beavers, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5816971-episode-36-leave-it-to-beavers.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Blind Physics Major 31 mins – “Jamie Principato is a Physics Major at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is working on a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program for transition age B/VI students. Jamie talks about how she got interested in the sciences as a young child during conversations with her father. Her desire to become a Physics Major did not happen until she found the beauty in Mathematics and the determination to seek the field she desired and not to settle for less. Jamie has transitioned from high school to home school and to college. She shares her experiences and encourages others not to settle for less than what they really want.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blueberry Farming 78 mins – “Susan and Harley Soltes of Bow Hill Blueberries raise five acres of high-bush blueberries on the northern edge of the Skagit River Valley in western Washington. Susan and Harley bought the oldest blueberry farm in Skagit County in 2011, transitioned the farm to organic, and launched a new line of value-added products along with their fresh and frozen berries. Harley shares the details of organic blueberry production, from weed control and management of mummy berry and spotted wing drosophila through the GAP-certified harvest that provides access to institutional markets. Bow Hill’s blueberry bushes were mostly planted in the 1940s, which provides a great marketing opportunity – heirlooms! – but also presents challenges when it comes to keeping the harvest crew happy, and Harley and Susan dig deep into how they work with their labor crew to maximize the harvest and keep worker satisfaction high. Susan walks us through how they market their fresh and frozen berries to institutions including Microsoft’s food service and the Seattle Seahawks, as well how they created their unique line of value-added products, and how they have established a differentiated presence in the marketplace, even though Washington State is the United States’ largest producer of organic blueberries. We also discuss how Bow Hill has developed and enhanced their u-pick market and on-farm sales, as well as how they’ve turned purslane to their advantage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Boycotts 33 mins – “In this History Grab Bag, Joanne, Ed, Brian and Nathan discuss the history behind items in the news. They’ll look at the deep history of sanctuary cities and rule of law, and look at America’s history of boycotts all the way back to the Boston Tea Party. They’ll also talk about why it’s so hard for presidents – from Nixon to Trump – to actually shrink the federal government. Plus, footnotes!” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Progress 15 mins – “In this episode we help you take a hard look at your business and its forward movement or lack there of. If you have a vision for where you want your business to be, if you want your business to grow and prosper don’t miss the four crucial questions covered in this show.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar to download the file.

Cancer in Your Genes 72 mins – “Cancer might be in your DNA. Cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA gene came roaring into our collective consciousness when Angelina Jolie candidly shared her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent inherited cancer. How does a BRCA mutation affect the risk of cancer for both men and women? How are genetic cancers different than other cancers, and who should be tested? Join us for a panel discussion on genetic cancer, treatment and prevention. Genetic counselors from Color Genomics will be on hand to demonstrate how testing works.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Free Power 58 mins – “California has committed to getting one-half of its electricity from renewable sources by the year 2030. But clean energy advocates say the state could be more ambitious and shoot for 100% clean electricity. Still, not everyone agrees on how the existing energy grid can integrate new technologies, or whether getting to 100% is even technically possible yet. On today’s program, we hear how smart technology and the “Internet of things” can be part of the solution, while making our lives greener, safer, and more convenient. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Trends 80 mins – “Urbanist Richard Florida asserts that back-to-the-city movement ushered in by the young, educated, and affluent has resulted in “winner-take-all-urbanism,” with a small group of winners and a much larger span of losers. In his new book, “The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It“, Florida discusses these profound challenges that threaten the economic future of cities and how they can be addressed. Florida writes that cities remain the most powerful economic engines the world has ever seen and the only way forward is to devise a new model of urbanism that encourages innovation and wealth creation while generating good jobs, rising living standards, and a better way of life for everyone. On Tuesday, April 18, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted Florida to discuss his prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate and Energy Issues 97 mins – “In December 2015, 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The agreement went into effect last November, and countries are now in the process of developing policies that will achieve their commitments, or Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs). President Trump has begun to roll back Obama-era policies that sought to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but so far the United States remains a party to the agreement. On April 19, the newly-launched Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate hosted a panel discussion on the role of carbon pricing in the implementation of the Paris goals, with opening remarks from Lord Nicholas Stern of the London School of Economics and Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University, the co-chairs the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. They shared their thoughts on carbon pricing and other policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, including the objective to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.” After the discussion, Brookings Vice President Kemal Derviş moderated a panel discussion and took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from th pop-up menu.

Climate Change and Biology 52 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, titled “Biology and Climate Change.”  Our speaker is Professor Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado River 26 mins – “New Yorker staff writer David Owen says that convoluted legal agreements and a patchwork of infrastructure determine how water from the Colorado is allocated. His new book is Where The Water Goes….At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compulsions 46 mins – “We talk to science writer Sharon Begley about her new book “Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions.” At the link find the title “175 Sharon Begley – Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions” right-click “Media files a18339e2-cebe-4014-bfd4-a3a0e84f2978.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer-aided Design 58 mins – “We have an interview today with Scott Tarcy of CAD Design Help. I love that we’re going to bring in somebody else who has a different CAD design view. Somebody else really who is trying to do something similar that we are in helping to be a resource for people interested in 3D printing in one way or another. His focus is a little more in the CAD side of things. It’s a bit of a cross section. He’s more of an engineer, actually is a degreed engineer, a mechanical engineer. He has worked inside a couple of different corporations, doing real serious engineering work on products. He’s complimentary to what we do on WTFFF and 3D Start Point and we thought it would be good to have him on. He’s a great resource and he’s got a podcast. It’s called The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast. I think he’s 24 episodes into it or something at this point. I think it’s really an interesting model of who he’s talking to that’s very different than who we’re talking to. There’s plenty of room in the space for someone else with a little different perspective.” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Congo Crisis 96 mins – “Despite being required to step down after his second term ended in 2016, Congo’s President Joseph Kabila, relying on a dubious reading of the constitution, remains in office, due in part to the failure to hold elections last year, which would have allowed the selection of a replacement. New elections are now set to take place by the end of 2017. In the interim, President Kabila was to lead a transitional government, but talks on that matter have since broken down. As protests of his continued rule surge, violence is also increasing. The United Nations, under heavy pressure from the incoming Trump administration, is now also considering decreasing its peacekeeping commitment to the country.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Defined 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more.” At the link find the title, “91. Daniel Dennett (Philosopher) – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking,” right-click “Media files PP7121030594.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR Uses – Problems 58 mins – “It’s a prime example of fundamental research leading to a revolution. For nearly two years, CRISPR gene editing has been a hot topic. The technology has allowed almost any hospital or small lab to undertake gene editing, a process previously only undertaken in the largest labs and costing a bomb. And it all came from fundamental curiosity and basic research with no obvious application. Peter Fineran and Adrian Patterson at the University of Otago in Dunedin describe how bacteria protect themselves against viruses by guiding proteins to destroy the DNA of an invading virus and how this process has been copied in the technology which now puts gene editing in the hands of so many.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba 45 mins – “Guest podcast host, Tom Gjelten of NPR, speaks with Diane Rehm and her tour guide in Cuba, then a conversation with Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College on how Americans have lost faith in expertise and why this development is so troubling….” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Documentary Film Tricks 26 mins – “In 1999, a nature documentary called Wolves came out in IMAX theaters. The film was designed to combat the misinformation campaigns of the ranching and hunting lobbies, which portrayed wolves as vicious killers. The filmmakers wanted to show a wolf pack interacting in complex, subtle ways.But filming the intimate lives of wild wolves is nearly impossible because they don’t tolerate the presence of people. So the show’s producers went to game farm, “rented” wolves who were more used to being around humans, and constructed an artificial den with cameras inside. And in the movie there are these amazing close-up shots of puppies cozying up against their mother’s belly….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestication Experiment 33 mins – “Evolutionary biologist and science historian Lee Dugatkin talks about the legendary six-decade Siberian experiment in fox domestication run by Lyudmila Trut, his co-author of a new book and Scientific American article about the research.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless Car Hacking 7 mins – “What if someone could hack into a driverless car and slam on the brakes? Some day in the future, you’ll hail a cab, then a few minutes later, a driverless, autonomous vehicle will pull up to the curb. You’ll hop into the back seat and off you go, leaving the driving to the computer. Not so fast. Driverless cars are indeed coming. Automakers are already road testing them in select US cities with standby drivers ready to take control of the steering wheel if anything goes haywire. But let’s face it. Even though automotive engineers are developing some amazing navigational technologies to function flawlessly in a driverless vehicle, it could take a while to persuade passengers to take a leap of faith and turn over the wheel to a robot. In addition to the daunting task of designing smart, driverless cars, there’s another potential pitfall that hasn’t been much talked about. And that’s the considerable risk that the software being designed to autopilot the future fleet of autonomous vehicles could be hacked. “Driverless cars have all of the problems of regular car security, and then you add in a bunch more computers and sensors and take the human out of the front seat, altogether, so it’s a difficult problem,” says automotive security researcher Charlie Miller….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Driverless Car Impact 6 mins – “Of all the questions swirling around the rise of self-driving cars, from how safe they’ll be to how we regulate them, one essential question is often overlooked. What will self-driving cars mean for the environment? Backers of the technology argue that autonomous vehicles will drive more efficiently than humans do — no more slamming on breaks or gunning it at yellow lights — so they’ll save gas and reduce pollution. But early research reveals a wide range of emissions possibilities for driverless cars. A 2016 report found that automated vehicles could reduce fuel consumption by as much as 90 percent, or increase it by 200 percent.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Drug Abuse Background 56 mins – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he’d like to revamp the War on Drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.” At the link find the title, “This American War on Drugs, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm041417pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 12:00 AM

Earth 2.0 42 mins – “If we could reboot the planet and create new systems and institutions from scratch, would they be any better than what we’ve blundered our way into through trial and error? This is the first of a series of episodes that we’ll release over several months. Today we start with — what else? — economics. You’ll hear from Nobel laureate Angus Deaton, the poverty-fighting superhero Jeff Sachs; and many others.” At the link click the circle with three dpts, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eating Disorders 57 mins – “The Internet, social media, and increased awareness both help and hinder eating disorder treatment and management. And now, as more men and pre-teens are diagnosed with eating disorders, approaches toward resolving these problems are constantly evolving.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eco-Village 69 mins – “After more than 12 years of case study research on organic and biodynamic family farms, intentional communities, and resilient and regenerative design thinking, James Ehrlich founded ReGen Villages. At the forefront of automating thriving abundance for healthy families, ReGen is a Stanford University spin-off company which develops technology-integrated residential areas. Starting with pilot communities—one in Almere, Netherlands and the other at Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah—ReGen Villages intends to reduce burdens on municipal and national governments, creating self-reliant neighborhoods that can power, feed, hydrate and digest their own organic waste. Ehrlich will discuss his inspirational research on farm-to-table communities, detailing his greater vision and plans to realize solutions for the next 2–3 billion people who will live on Earth by 2050. As a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for 25 years, primarily in the video game and entertainment technology area, Ehrlich designed worlds that made sense. Recently appointed to the U.S. State Department’s joint task force on the nexus of food, water, energy and waste, the genesis of Ehrlich’s personal research came from over a decade of case studies on organic and biodynamic family farms and their connection to the strongest communities around the world.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Trends 14 mins – “…We discuss two major trends that we observed along with three emerging trends. The two major trends were hold-overs from our previous sessions: online learning and augmented reality and virtual reality. There were a variety of resources that focused on strategies and tools for effective online learning….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Friend 53 mins – “we’re telling the story of the unconventional relationship that deeply influenced Eleanor Roosevelt. When FDR entered the White House in 1932, Eleanor feared her independent life would take a back seat to the ceremonial role of first lady. But on the campaign trail she had met Lorena Hickok, a feisty reporter who would become her adviser, confidante, and lover. Biographer Susan Quinn joins Doug to explain how Eleanor and “Hick” used their bond to better depression-ravaged America.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Emergency Doctor 24 mins – “Emergency room doctor James Maskalyk looks at how societal and personal issues emerge in the ER — from a hospital in Toronto and another in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.” At the link find the title, “April 13: From Toronto to Addis Ababa: Life lessons from an ER doctor, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_99020.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

End of Life Ed 27 mins – “Teens already learn sex ed in school, so why not death ed too? The Current speaks to a palliative care doctor who says high school students should be taught about death and dying.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Why an ICU doctor says death ed is as essential as sex ed in high school, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_69294.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Execution Problems 48 mins – “Arkansas says it will execute seven death row inmates by the end of the month. Why the rush? The lethal injection drugs are set to expire. We’ll look at the controversy.” At the linkf idn the title, “Arkansas Rushes Death Penalty For 7 Inmates, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523781361.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federalist Society 38 mins – “…One man is responsible to a considerable extent for choosing a third of the justices on the Supreme Court, including Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in Monday. That’s what Jeffrey Toobin reports in his latest article in The New Yorker called “The Conservative Pipeline To The Supreme Court.” The article is about Leonard Leo, who Toobin says served in effect as president Trump’s subcontractor on the selection of Gorsuch. Leo also played a crucial part in the nominations of Justices Roberts and Alito. Leo is executive vice president of The Federalist Society, a national group of conservative lawyers, which Toobin also writes about in his article. The society was co-founded by law students in 1982. One of their faculty advisers was Antonin Scalia, who Justice Gorsuch has now replaced on the court. Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a senior legal analyst for CNN….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Genital Cutting 24 mins – “Many young girls face female genital mutilation in Tanzania. But now a safe haven, run by a local woman, serves as a refuge to help these girls escape the painful and potentially deadly tradition.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Tanzanian safe house helps courageous girls escape female genital mutilation, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_27571.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Socialization 39 mins – “Women talk to each other about more or less everything – dreams, diets, sex lives and insecurities. But there are some things women will only talk to another woman about. Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, talks with 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan about her new book – “You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships.” At the link find the title, “A Little More Conversation: How Women Talk To Each Other, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170420_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Technology Industry 15 mins – “The financial technology (fintech) industry is generally described in terms of subsectors that have or are likely to have the greatest impact on financial services, such as credit and payments. Commonly referenced subsectors associated with fintech include marketplace lending, mobile payments, digital wealth management, and distributed ledger technology….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendster Lessons 42mins – “In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. He and his website were at the forefront of an industry that would eventually be worth more than $400 billion. So, what went wrong?” At the link find the title, “Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT7039121697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Testing 58 mins – “If you had a crystal ball that told you your future, would you look? Many of us are doing the next best thing: genetic tests. By examining your DNA you can find out your risks of certain diseases, how certain drugs might affect you and hidden secrets from your past. But does this knowledge come at a price, and can that information be used against you? This week, the Naked Scientists examine the secrets and surprises we might find when we probe our DNA.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgetown Slaves P1 26 mins – “For the residents of a small Louisiana town, there’s always been a question about their past: How’d they get there? Solving the mystery only raised more questions.” At the link find the title, “#766: Georgetown, Louisiana, Part One,” right-click “Media files 20170421_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Georgia State Political Race 42 mins – “After taking a beating in November, some Democrats woke up Wednesday with Georgia still on their mind. Jon Ossoff, a 30-year-old political novice, fell just short of a shocking victory in Georgia’s sixth congressional district. But how much can one well off Atlanta suburb can tell us about the future direction of the country? And what’s the path forward for Democrats seeking to capture 24 seats in the House in 2018? Joining 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan is Andra Gillespie, professor of political science at Emory University, Jessica Taylor, lead digital political reporter at NPR, Domenico Montanaro, lead political editor at NPR, Stephanie Murphy, U.S. representative (D) for Florida’s 7th congressional district and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.” At the link find the title, “In Search Of A Bellwether, Democrats Look To The House, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170419_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Gerrymandering & The Legacy of Disease Experiments 28 mins – First a Civics 101 lesson on gerrymandering, followed by “Sushma Subramanian wrote about the legacy left behind in Guatemala, 70 years after American researchers infected locals with syphilis and gonorrhea in her article “Worse Than Tuskegee”.  At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gettysburg Battle 90 mins – “It was the largest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere, and the high tide for Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Going Viral 12 mins – “We often hear about something becoming so popular is goes “viral.” But what does that mean and why does it happen? National Press Club member Matthew Ballard discusses this topic with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic who writes about economics and media. They discuss the science behind why some songs, books or movies become very popular and why certain headlines get more attention than others. They also talk about Thompson’s new book, “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Escape Tunnel 8 mins – “…Shortly after the Nazis invaded Lithuania in June 1941, they started bringing groups of Jews from the nearby city of Vilnius, known as the Jerusalem of Lithuania, to the Ponar forest. The Nazis lined them up, shot them at close range, and tossed the bodies into pits. The unfinished fuel tank site, which was used as an execution site for Jews from the Vilna region. … the Germans recruited a group of 80 Jewish prisoners to exhume the bodies and burn them, in order to hide the evidence. …The prisoners knew that when they finished their job, they would be shot. So they came up with a plan. Every night, for 76 nights, they dug a tunnel under the Nazis’ feet. The tunnel went from the burial pit, where they were housed, 100 feet into the forest. They dug the tunnel using spoons and their bare hands. Then on the last night of Passover, April 15, 1944, the time had come. The prisoners cut off their shackles with a smuggled-in file, and shuffled through the narrow passageway in the ground. When they emerged from the tunnel, the Nazis started shooting. Only 12 prisoners made it out and joined a partisan unit in the forest. …Last year, an international group of archaeologists found the legendary escape tunnel. They didn’t want to disturb any human remains at the burial pits, so instead of digging, the archaeologists used radar and radio waves to scan beneath the ground. What they found dovetailed exactly with the survivors’ verbal accounts. The archaeologists’ discovery is the subject of a new documentary from the program Nova.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Story 36 mins – “On this week’s podcast we pick up two very different takes on the impact of war: Xan Brooks’s debut The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times is a novel set in England after the first world war, while Primo Levi’s If This Is a Man is his account of surviving Auschwitz during the second world war….” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human rights 110 mins – “While the potential benefits of collecting vast amounts of metadata for governments and businesses are obvious, this data collection also poses a number of difficulties regarding internationally recognized rights to privacy, information, expression, and association. Confusion over the boundaries between “good” and “bad” uses of the World Wide Web is growing, with different national authorities intervening to regulate and mediate areas of conflict and competition with little to no normative consensus at the international level. Moreover, while experts recognize the need for greater international cooperation to facilitate investigation and prosecution of a wide range of violations—from cyber theft to terrorist attacks and war crimes—the necessary standards and protocols for applying technology to facilitate effective accountability are lacking. The fourth Annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture hosted by the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and The Hague Institute for Global Justice sought to address these issues, focusing on the intersection of technology, accountability, and international law….”At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in Vermont 48 mins – “Fears on the farm. How President Trump’s immigration crackdown could impact Vermont’s dairy industry.” At the link find the title, “Big Worries In Vermont’s Dairy Industry, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523781375.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Locally 27 mins – “Since the election of Donald Trump, immigrants and their lawyers have been preparing for the worst. In part 2 of our series on the role some local police play in the enforcement of federal immigration laws, we spend time with the immigrant community in Frederick County Maryland, one place that’s been helping the feds since 2008. Minor offenders who were allowed to remain under the Obama administration are getting their papers together, avoiding the police and getting ready to be deported after living for years in the US.” At the link find the title, “189: What’s the difference between Trump and Obama’s immigration rules?” right-click “Media files 317529356-decodedc-189-whats-the-difference-between-trump-and-obamas-immigration-rules.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impeachment Possibility 36 mins – “When the Founding Fathers laid out their plans for a new kind of government, they also installed an executive kill switch. Article Two, Section Four of the U.S. Constitution says presidents shall be impeached and removed from office if they commit “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Ever since President Donald Trump took office, Americans have been outraged by what they see as his financial conflicts of interest and his campaign’s links to Russia. Many have called for President Trump’s ouster. Allan Lichtman, dubbed ‘Prediction Professor’ for accurately calling every presidential election since 1984, is out with a new book and a bold prediction: that President Trump will soon get the boot. Will Allan Lichtman be proven right again? Lichtman joins 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan along with Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of The National Constitution Center, to discuss the plausibility of the impeachment.” At the link find the title, “Truncating Trump: Is Impeachment Plausible? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170417_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Contrasts 56 mins – “Was Islam founded on political principles? Is the rise of Islamism, after the Arab Spring, a natural evolution in Muslim-dominated countries? Author Shadi Hamid, an American Muslim and self-described liberal, says the rise of Islamist parties is inevitable.” At the link find the title,”Islamist Persistence: The Rise and Reality of Political Islam, Part 2, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170412_80960.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

James Baldwin P2 58 mins – “Continuing on I Am Not Your Negro, “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), and The Fire Next Time (1963). We (and Law Ware) discuss Baldwin’s critique of the American dream, how to oppose the inhumanity of others without becoming inhuman yourself, and Baldwin’s take on religion. Plus, was the the documentary actually good as a film? This continues part 1, or get the unbroken, ad-free Citizen Edition. Supplement this with the Phi Fic discussion (featuring Mark!) on Baldwin’s short stories “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” (1960) and “Sonny’s Blues” (1957).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jonestown Tragedy 42 mins – “On Nov. 18, 1978, an itinerant preacher, faith healer and civil rights activist named the Rev. Jim Jones led more than 900 of his followers to kill themselves by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at their Jonestown settlement in the jungle of Guyana. Nearly 40 years later, questions still linger regarding the Jonestown massacre and the man who inspired it….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joyce Carol Oates 58 mins – “...The writer Joyce Carol Oates grew up on a farm, tending chickens in what she describes as a very desolate part of upstate New York, and grew up to write around 90 (and counting) novels and collections of essays and short stories, many of them while teaching at Princeton University. She’s won many, many awards, including the National Book Award, the Pen/Malamud Award and the National Humanities Medal. Her powerful new novel, A Book of American Martyrs, begins with a terrible act of violence – and then deals with its complex aftermath. Today’s conversation starts there, weaving through the political and religious landscape of America, past and present. We also talk about whether writing, for Joyce, is as “effortless” as critics have described the experience of reading her. Trump comes, up, inevitably but briefly….” At the link find the title, “94. Joyce Carol Oates (Writer) – Oh, That’s Socialism, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP2471865598.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Junk Business Founder 43 mins – “Brian Scudamore didn’t dream of a life hauling away other people’s trash. But when he needed to pay for college, he bought a $700 pickup truck, painted his phone number on the side, and started hauling. Now 1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes over $200 million in annual revenue.” At the link find the title, “1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Brian Scudamore, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170414_hibt_podcast.mp3”and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lexicographer 58 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Kory Stamper is a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, often seen on their “Ask the Editor” video series. Her funny and fascinating book Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries is about the how the sausage of dictionaries is made, and about the slipperiness of words themselves. This is not a “prescriptivist” manifesto, fussily criticizing people’s misuse of apostrophes or words like “irregardless.” On the contrary, like any lexicographer worth her salt (and salt, as Kory will tell you, was once so valuable it was used as money, which is where we get the word “salary” from…) Kory’s a professional “descriptivist”, painstakingly trying to pin down how words are actually used even as they try to wriggle away from her.” At the link find the title, “95. Kory Stamper (Lexicographer) – Lair of the Level 10 Word Mage,” right-click “Media files PP8415028636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manufacturing Hazards 48 mins – “When Alabama drew auto jobs south, it also got low wages and lots of injuries. We’ll look at the message for American manufacturing.” At the link find the title, “Alabama: A New Detroit, Or A New Bangladesh? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523552888.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana Addiction 22 mins – “As the government moves to legalize marijuana use, specialists in addiction say we need to confront the dependency issues we already face with the drug.” At the link find the title, “April 13: Will legalized marijuana lead to more addictions? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_77848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Errors Problems 27 mins – “The US state of Arkansas has scheduled 8 executions by lethal injection, because one of the drugs they use, Midazolam, reaches its sell-by date at the end of April. There have been various challenges to the death penalties – including stays of execution and the drug companies trying to sue the state of Arkansas for misleading them about what the drug was being used for when they bought it. We talk to campaigning organisation Reprive and an Arkansas-based doctor. There has been a spate of forest fires in Chile which have destroyed whole communities. Jane Chambers reports on the health effects of the fires – as well as the expected burns and lung problems, there are worries about infections spread by rats fleeing from the burning hills. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a global challenge to halve the number of medication errors around the world over the next five years. The cost of medication errors has been estimated at US$ 42 billion annually and in developing countries it is thought as many as 1 in 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. Dr Neelam Dhingra from the WHO tells us about the human cost of medical errors.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musical Doctor 19 mins – “Melissa Palma wanted to start SloCCOMP strong, so she spoke with the ever popular Peter Rubenstein, PhDRuby, as he is known (but don’t tell him, he doesn’t know), has been at the Carver College of Medicine teaching biochemistry for a long time, and has seen a few different curricula come and go.  But it’s his passion for teaching and his accessibility to the students that makes him a favorite.  That and his penchant for putting biochemistry to music.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Control 21 mins – “As the U.S. faces a potential nuclear standoff with North Korea, president Donald Trump’s latest tweets show his patience is wearing thin with China and has issued an ultimatum – fix it, or the U.S. will.” At the link find the title, “April 12: Can China help de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and North Korea? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170412_76081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poisons in Nature 59 mins – “Substances that might seem innocent can be toxic. Dr. Kent Olson is the Medical Director of the San Francisco Poison Control System. He helps us understand when plants and fungi can be toxic and how to avoid misbegotten uses of herbal medications. Recorded on 03/15/2017. (#32084)” [Visual aids are useful, in addition to the audio portion.] At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Donations in Canada 26 mins – “B.C. is being called the “Wild West” of political fundraising. The province’s unique rules have allowed the B.C. Liberal Party to rake in massive amounts of cash.” At the link find the title, “April 12: B.C. Liberals face heat over ‘cash-for-access’ fundraising ahead of election, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170412_34632.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Failure 62 mins – “Has the political establishment failed America? Whether they voted for Trump or Sanders or none of the above, millions of Americans say the answer is yes – and that the system benefits the elites at the expense of everyone else. Others say that despite its flaws, the political establishment has been a force for unparalleled stability, prosperity and equality — and that it is now the only thing standing between America and the abyss. Is it time for the old guard to come to the rescue or to make way for a new political reality? Arguing in favour of the motion were Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and William Howell of UChicago. Arguing against the motion were Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post and Eric Oliver of Uchicago.” At the link find the title, “Has the Political Establishment Failed America? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Populism 85 mins – “The political establishments in the United States and Europe woke to a new reality in 2016. From the UK’s Brexit decision and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, to creeping authoritarianism in Hungary and Poland and the rise of far-right parties across the continent, there was a dramatic resurgence of nationalist, anti-elite, and anti-immigrant currents. On both sides of the Atlantic, populists promised to give voice to the grievances of the people—the alleged “losers” of globalization who faced unemployment, socioeconomic immobility, a declining quality of life, and the erosion of traditional values. As several elections have revealed, populists channeled this dissatisfaction through platforms of economic nationalism and protectionism, challenging political establishments which they depicted as out of touch and a liberal international order—with the U.S. and Europe at its core—described as ineffective, unfair, or both….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pre-K Education 139 mins – “In 2015, 42 states and the District of Columbia spent $6.2 billion in state funds on pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programs, a fact that represents a growing commitment to pre-K as a way to help children from disadvantaged families increase their school readiness. But while numerous studies have documented the success of pre-K programs in preparing students for elementary school, inconclusive evidence about the sustainability of pre-K benefits as children move through their school years is raising important new questions for scientists, educators, and policymakers alike. How can states optimize their pre-K programs to provide both the strongest early learning boost and a solid foundation for future learning?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Psychopaths 46 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Adam Alter is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, and has written for the New York Times, New Yorker, Atlantic, WIRED, Slate, Washington Post, and Popular Science, among other publications. He’s an associate professor of marketing at New York University and also teaches in the psychology department. His fascinating and chilling new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked has, among other things, convinced Jason to stop charging his cellphone in his bedroom.” At the link find the title, “93. Adam Alter (Social Psychologist) – Ping!” Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Questions to Ask 48 mins – “We talk to a college dean whose graduation speech on asking the right questions and living a full life has gone viral way beyond campus.’ At the link find the title, “Wait, What?’ (And Other Big Questions), Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523739187.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religious Freedom 57 mins – “We’re delighted to Kristina Arriaga with us to talk about the intersection of religious freedom and women’s rights around the world. Kristina Arriaga is a commission on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Before joining the Commission, she was the executive director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a firm that defends the free expression of all religious traditions in the United States and abroad. Ms. Arriaga began her career in Washington, working for a U.S. ambassador here, Jose Sorzano, at the Cuban American National Foundation. And afterwards, served as an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, where she worked to raise awareness of the plight of political prisoners. She is a recipient of the Newseum’s 2017 Free Expression Award, and was featured by The Federalist as one of seven most amazing women of 2016….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Roughhousing Kids 21 mins – “A new community reference guide in Quebec is advising daycares to allow roughhousing saying it helps build better social skills.” At the link find the title, “April 13: Roughhousing benefits kids, suggests Quebec daycare guide, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170413_78380.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia Apartment Building Bombings 62 mins – “Ira talks to Russian reporter Anna Nemtsova in Moscow about the recent subway bombing in St. Petersburg and the conspiracy theories she heard from Russians as soon as news about the bombing started to spread. Anna Nemtsova is a correspondent for The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Back in 1999 there was a series of bombings of apartment buildings in Moscow and across Russia. 300 people died. It happened just as Vladimir Putin was coming to power. And there was a question whether Putin or other people in the Kremlin might have been involved. Producer Robyn Semien talked to reporters who covered the bombings and reviewed the evidence…” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Voucher Program 7 mins – “Opponents of a school voucher bill say the proposal would violate the state constitution by allowing public money to be used at private, religious schools. The Republican-backed bill would create Education Freedom Savings Accounts, allowing parents to use public money for a broad range of education expenses, including tuition at private schools. Families would get roughly $3,400 dollars per child, or 90 percent of the average per-pupil state adequacy grant….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snake Bites P1 36 mins – “We have Dr. Ben Abo (benabo@ufl.edu) on the show tonight to talk about some common myths about snake bite injuries. Before he comes on, Kyle Nelson (@WxKyleNelson), our resident severe and disaster weather expert, joins us to talk about the upcoming severe weather roundup. Also on the call is Dr. Joe Holley calling in from his home base in Memphis. First are the old myths about coral snakes in North America. The rhyme about  “Red touch black, safe for Jack. Red touches yellow, kills a fellow” is only true for one variety of coral snake in North America. It’s also a myth that coral snakes have to “latch on” for the venom to transmit. The coral snake venom is a neurotoxin and the effects can be delayed for hours after the bite. The only treatment is the antivenin for that particular bite. There are often permanent effects depending on where the bite is located.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Impact 27 mins – “Millions of people around the world use social media every day to stay in touch with friends and family. But ironically, studies have shown that people who spend more time on these sites feel more socially isolated than those who don’t. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effects that social media has on us, and how FOMO — or, the fear of missing out — can lead to actually missing out.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 68: Schadenfacebook,” right-click “Media files 20170417_hiddenbrain_68.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement Elimination 37 mins – “Evidence suggests isolating inmates inflicts permanent mental harm. So why does the U.S. have roughly 100,000 prisoners housed in solitary confinement, spending 23 to 24 hours per day alone in an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell? Joining 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan to discuss solitary confinement is Dan Edge, director of the documentary “Last Days of Solitary”, Brian Nelson, prisoners’ rights coordinator at Uptown People’s Law Center and Andrew Cohen, senior editor at the Marshall Project.” At the link find the title, “Cruel & Ineffective: Ending Solitary Confinement, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170418_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement Reduction 116 mins – “Inside one state’s ambitious attempt to decrease its use of solitary — and what happens when prisoners who have spent considerable time in isolation try to integrate back into society.” At the link find the title, “Last Days of Solitary, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 318676436-frontlinepbs-last-days-of-solitary.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Specialty Crops 57 mins – “What are Specialty Crops?  These are the crops of the produce aisle, fruits, vegetables, nuts.  These are high-value crops that receive relatively little research funding compared to other types of the big-ag crops, things like corn, wheat, sugar and soy.   Helena Bottemiller-Evich is the Senior Food and Ag Reporter for Politico, and asks the question, “Why is the government not putting more funding into the foods we are supposed to be eating?”   Helena discusses the paradox of funding for fruits and veggies and shares great stories of iceberg lettuce, post-harvest packaging, tribal thinking, and how we communicate topics like biotechnology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Starshot Project 35 mins – “On 12 April 2016, Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and physicist Yuri Milner announced a new and ambitious initiative called Breakthrough Starshot. Kickstarted with $100 million, the initiative aims to develop and demonstrate new technology, which will enable unmanned space flight at 20% of the speed of light, in the hope of laying the foundations for a mission to Alpha Centauri – our closest star system. But how does this proposed technology work? And what are some of the barriers and challenges in the way?” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Storytelling 20 mins – “Storytelling has been around for thousands of years, but it’s a practice that’s now widely used by communities and organizations as a way of initiating change at the international, national, state and local levels. Press Club member Kathy Bonk is the Executive Director of the Communications Consortium Media Center, where she’s directly involved with storytelling. In an interview with Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Mike Hempen, she discusses how and why communities use storytelling to empower their residents. She also offers advice on how journalists can benefit from grassroots storytelling initiatives.” At the link right-click “Download the MP3” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Superman and the Klan 10 mins – “Mr. Akai had a secret – and every kid in the neighborhood knew it.” At the link find the the title, “Episode 51: Kid Stuff” and click the down-pointing arrow below the sound bar to download the file.

Tax Reform 66 mins – “On the eve of the annual tax deadline, here’s a program that promises to provide ammunition for the next time you complain to elected officials about the hassles and inequities of the U.S. tax system. Noted journalist T.R. Reid points out the following: Last year, Americans spent more than 6 billion hours and $12 billion filing their taxes. In the Netherlands, the average filing time is 15 minutes; in Estonia, it takes 7 minutes. According to Reid, Congress has given its members various tax breaks and deductions that other Americans never receive. In Slovakia, by contrast, government representatives pay 5 percent more in tax. Reid goes on to say that U.S. billionaires can pay relatively very little tax—and sometimes no tax at all. France, Norway and Switzerland all have wealth taxes designed to reduce economic inequality. Historically, there have been total rewrites of the U.S. tax code every 32 years—in 1922, 1954 and 1986. This means the next rewrite is due in 2018, and Congress and President Trump will need to begin revamping the code this year. Can they write a new tax code that is both fair and simple? Can they cut tax rates and still bring in the revenue required? According to Reid, this can be done. In this program, he’ll detail exactly how America can rewrite the tax code, in this case learning from other democracies around the world.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Power Struggles 30 mins – “Do staff tensions interfere with Trump’s ability to govern? And are these rivalries by Trump’s design? White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talks to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg about what it’s like to work for Trump — and to get fired by him.” At the link find the title, “Do power struggles in the White House make Trump a more effective president? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58f99178e4b00249e689f9e8_1351620000001-300030_t_1492750720516_44100_160_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Transparency 15 mins – “Breaking from an open government initiative started by President Obama, the White House announced last Friday that visitor logs will no longer be published due to “national security concerns.” It’s the latest move in a plethora of actions the White House has taken to make historically public data, private. Bob speaks to Alex Howard, Deputy Director of the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit advocate of open government, about the newly privatized logs, covert meetings at Mar-a-Lago, and secret ethics waivers that are allowing former lobbyists to shape policy from within the administration.” At the link find the title, ”Closing the Blinds, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files otm042017pod-extra.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

United Passenger Ejection 48 mins – “The shocking video of a passenger bloodied and dragged off an overbooked United flight lit up social media. Everyone’s asking — what rights do airline passengers have?” At the link find the title, “Passenger Rights And The United Scandal, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_523739173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Chaos 21 mins – “As Venezuela president Nicolaus Maduro tightens his grip on power, many are saying the country is becoming increasingly unlivable — and it’s not just democracy at stake, it’s survival.” At the link find the title, “April 11: Can Venezuela protests break authoritarian rule of President Maduro? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170411_81471.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Video Games 60 mins – “Asi Burak is the author of Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World. He is also the founder of Games for Change. He talks with Leo Laporte about the many ways video games can be used to foster positive change in the world.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Crime Decline and Overdoses 38 mins – “Dara Lind looked into how those tensions may affect the rate of homicides being solved. She wrote about it for Vox: “Police Are Solving a Lot Fewer Murder Cases Than They Used To.” Anne Marie Zanfagna is a New Hampshire based artist who has begun painting portraits of those who have died because of drug overdoses in the state. Read more and see pictures of Anne Marie’s paintings here: Portraits of Those Killed By Heroin Bring Healing and Awareness ….” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulnerability 20 mins – “Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Agriculture 34 mins – “Women have been part of agriculture since the beginning of time. Today’s guest is passionate about showing how the roles of women have progressed and increased in this field. Born and raised in Iowa, Marji Guyler-Alaniz studied Graphic Journalism and Photography in college. Recently, she had a lot of surprises and transitions in her life in a span of only four years – from insurance to photography to owning a company and being a TV hostess. Today, Marji is the president of Farmher, a company that came about as a result of her passion in shining the light on women in agriculture. On today’s episode, Marji recounts the Super Bowl advertisement that inspired her to start capturing images of women in agriculture. She shares the exciting story of how she built her brand from scratch and how Farmher has progressed from a hobby to a brand with a regular TV show. She also narrates the quick progression of her journey with Farmher, talks about her mission and vision, and points out her considerations when making decisions.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode”under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 283 – Apr 14, 2017: 3D Printers, Addiction Treatment, Air Pollution, Airline Reservation System, Alzheimer’s Treatment, Antarctic Cyanobacteria, Aphra Behn Female Writer, Arctic Thaw, Automation and Work, Banking Alternatives, Black Women at Work, Brazil’s Street Children, Breast Milk, Brexit, Buffalo Problems, Canadian Conservation Party, Canadian Gold Coin Theft, Cellphone Hazard, Children at Sea in 1800s, Chinese Political Trends, Chris Hayes, City Archeology, Climate Change, Confidence Interval Defined, Courage and Compassion, Creative Process, Cybersecurity Training, DARPA, Darwin Impact, Deception, Disruption Resistance, Dyslexia, Electric Propelled Spacecraft, Emotional Support Animals, English Language Training, Environmental Activist Teenagers, EU Concerns, FCC Trends, Female Chief of Staff, First Child in White House, Free Trade Under Fire, French Politics, Futurology Gender Identity, Georgia Country, Global Health, Globilization Zero, Green Building, Heroin Addiction Movie, Horror Movie Production, Human Culture Evolution, Identity Theft Services, Individual Sustainability Efforts, Internet Privacy, Investing by Religion, Investing for Millennials, Iranian Threat, Iraq Issues, Jackson-Biddle and Money Control, Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar, Kushner 666 Bldg, LGBTQ Rights, Life Extension, Lysosome Storage Diseases, Micronutrient Deficiencies, Morality Pills, Museum Exhibit Creator, Muslim Women, Muslims in France, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Nuclear Weapon Control, Nudging Process, Obamacare Repeal Debate, Omega 3 Fat, OSS History, Oxidative Stress, P.J.O’Rourke, Panama Papers, Pollster Greenberg, Power Rangers Creator, Preacher and Friend, Presidential Mental Health, Principia Publication, Profiling and Targeting, Rat Control, Reconstruction Era, Retirement Tools, Richard Simmons Disappears, Russia, Russian Demonstrations, Satellite Testing, School Choices, Seismic Trends, Self-Driving Cars, Septic Shock Treatment, Sex Trafficking, Sierra Nevada Deterioration, Smell Science, Somalia School Solution, Styrofoam Research, Survivalist Economics, Syria, Telomere Effect, Terrorists Home Grown, Testosterone, Touch Science, Trump Climate Rollback, Tyranny Explained, UN Security Council, Voice Operated Devices, Water Crisis, Weapons of Math Destruction, Weapons Systems Budget, White Privilege

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3D Printer 7 Sins 25 mins – “Today Tom & Tracy run down their list of the top Seven Sins of 3D Printing that are holding it back from truly being Lean Manufacturing. While 3D printing inherently solves a lot of problems with achieving Lean Manufacturing, there are others that are still holding 3D Printing back. What are they? Listen to this episode to check it out!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Pioneer 41 mins – “An incredible interview with one of the earliest adopters and mover and shaker in 3D printing, Ron Hollis. He’s been fascinated with 3D printing since the early ’90s back when it was only referred to as rapid prototyping. He has a wealth of knowledge and business lessons to learn from such as how current 3D print companies should follow his business model with Quick Parts and how they are missing out on utilizing a key asset of their business. It was fascinating to hear about where everything we are doing today came from and why this economy has worked, along with some surprises that came from potential business failures.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printer Rankings 28 mins – “In this episode, Tom and Tracy Hazzard talk about Make Magazine’s Printer Shootout and their point ranking system. A lot of people use this as a factor in choosing which 3D printer to buy, and it sometimes is misleading and can lead to a lot of frustration. Their ranking system is too tight and doesn’t necessarily accurately show what users need, at least not consistently.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Support 48 mins – “We have a returning guest today, Buzz Baldwin from 3D Printlife. He’s got something new to talk about today, which is why we wanted to have Buzz back on, because so many things have changed. We saw him at CES earlier this year and said when he was ready to launch Life Support we would have him back on the show. Buzz illuminates what 3D Print Life Support is all about, and teh details of 3D Printlife’s new Kickstarter Campaign.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Treatment 11 mins – “Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution 7 mins – “232 EE How Bad Is the Air Pollution Where You Live?” At the link find that title, right-click “Media files ede_232-co5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Reservation System 4 mins – “C.R. Smith and SABRE. Today, we rattle sabres.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 3117: C.R. Smith and SABRE, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170330.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimer’s Treatment 27 mins – “Flashing lights treat Alzheimer’s mice by Ian Woolf, Professor Stuart Kauffman reads from The surprizing story of Patrick, Rupert, Sly and Gus – evolutionary niches and complexity. Quantum computing made simple by Ian Woolf.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antarctic Cyanobacteria 18 mins – “In 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a team of men on the Discovery Expedition to explore the mysteries of Antarctica. The expedition is famous for its scientific legacy, including the discovery of snow-free valleys, emperor penguin colonies and the location of the South Magnetic Pole. But the team also brought back some mysterious life forms living at the bottom of a lake. It took nearly 60 years for scientists to work out what they really were: cyanobacteria. Dr Anne Jungblut is a microbiologist studying cyanobacteria today at the Natural History Museum. In this episode, we visit the museum to learn more about these microbes, and see the very samples that Scott’s team brought back over 100 years ago….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aphra Behn Female Writer 37 mins – “There’s really not a lot concretely known about the life of Aphra Behn, who was the first woman in English literature to have made her living writing.” At the link find the title, “Aphra Behn, Writer and Spy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-27-symhc-aphra-behn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Thaw 30 mins – “What happens in the world’s most northerly town when the permafrost de-frosts? Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough visits Svalbard to find out. Longyearbyen, a three hour flight north of Oslo, is a mining town of just 2000 people, but a pretty high proportion of them are research scientists. They cluster in this relatively sheltered corner of the enormous Svalbard archipelago to study the geology and wildlife. As the Arctic rapidly warms nature is changing with it and there’s nowhere better to study the impacts. Can Arctic plant species survive a warmer, wetter climate? Can reindeer, fox and polar bear adapt to the new conditions? And how are the people enjoying the relatively balmy new climate? Nordic scholar, Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough meets the stoical residents and experiences the 24 hour darkness of the Arctic winter for herself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automation and Work 56 mins – “Vanishing skills in our digital society. Why there’s still a lively market for feature phones in developing economies. And how the threat of automation and job destruction is overblown.” At the link find the title, “350: Disappearing trades, automation and more,”right-click “Media files spark_20170326_83967.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Banking Alternatives 58 mins – “Professor Lisa Servon reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon is interviewed by Rohit Chopra of the Consumer Federation of America.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Lisa Servon, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.467298.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Women at Work 44 mins – “When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.” At the link find the title, “Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522080792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil’s Street Children 27 mins – “Captains of the Sands, a Brazilian novel about street children written 80 years ago, still resonates in the 21st century.” At the link find the title, “Brazil’s modern-day Captains of the Sands, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ym8f3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Breast Milk 10 mins – “Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 21 mins – “Yesterday, Britain’s European breakup became official as Theresa May, the British PM, delivered the official letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. But the fallout personally is just beginning.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Britons confront political and personal fallout from EU breakup, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_96614.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Impact 46 mins – “The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We’ll look at the road ahead.” At the link find the title, “Brexit Formally Begins, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521933859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Problems 6 mins – ““I couldn’t afford to pay my heat bill. My gas got turned off,” says Bob Cook, who lost his $30,000-a-year job a few years back while working in the computer industry. “I had to stay warm by using a small electric heater and have a blanket around myself to stay warm in the winter,” says Cook. “This happens to families.” Buffalo is a cold city, a poor city and a city with a lot of old homes. Today, Cook has a new job working with PUSH Buffalo, a community-based organization that helps low-income residents weatherize these houses. “Our program talks to anybody who wants to look at getting insulation,” says Cook.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Conservation Party 24 mins – “Not all Canadian conservatives are liking the looks of the Conservative Party leadership candidates. According to Conservative Scott Gilmore, the party today has strayed too far from the centre and he’s proposing a brand new conservative party.” At the link find the title, “March 31: It’s time for red and blue Tories to part ways, says Conservative Party member, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_25583.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Gold Coin Theft 18 mins – “Just how did thieves make off with a giant $1 million dollar gold Canadian coin from a Berlin museum, remains a mystery. But it was a heist that proved once again that the world’s priceless artifacts are seldom safe in their museum hideaways.” At the link find the title, “March 29: How did thieves steal gigantic $1M Canadian gold coin from Berlin museum? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170329_15073.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellphone Hazard 49 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170324_10075.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Children at Sea in 1800s 9 mins – “Carolyn Paul discusses new insights into a sea voyage to Calcutta undertaken by Lancet founder Thomas Wakley when he was just 11 years old.” At the link find the title, “Wakley at sea: The Lancet: March 30, 2017,” right-click “Media files 30march_wakleyatsea.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Political Trends 89 mins – “China is widely viewed as a global powerhouse that has achieved a remarkable economic transformation with little political change. Less well known is that China’s leaders have also implemented far-reaching governance reforms designed to promote government transparency and increase public participation in official policymaking. What are the motivations behind these reforms and, more importantly, what is their impact on China’s political trajectory? This puzzle lies at the heart of a new book by Jonathan Stromseth, Edmund Malesky, and Dimitar Gueorguiev, “China’s Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State” (Cambridge University Press, 2017).” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chris Hayes 69 mins – “Chris Hayes, MSNBC Host, “All in with Chris Hayes”; Editor at Large, The Nation; Author, A Colony in a Nation; Twitter @chrislhayes In conversation with Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones; Twitter @ClaraJeffery Emmy Award–winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a colony and a nation. He says America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality hasn’t improved since 1968. Hayes contends that our country has fractured in two: the colony and the nation. In the nation, we venerate the law. In the colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. He asks how and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? Come hear Hayes’ insights on the threats to American democracy and how to preserve justice.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Archeology 32 mins – “In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a figure expected to increase to 66% by 2050. But life for Homo sapiens wasn’t always like this. Rewind 200,000 years and our early human ancestors were fully or semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, often living in small communities. But what happened between then and now? Why did humans choose to move to villages and then cities? And what has this dramatic change in lifestyle done to our health and our relationships with others? This week, Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death, to explore the shift our ancestors took from hunter gatherers to city-dwellers, and the clues they left behind.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 48 mins – “As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in NYC 17 mins – “According to the New York City Panel on Climate Change, global warming could have a big impact on the five boroughs. Three experts discuss the Panel’s recent findings, and tell us what weather and policy changes to expect.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change in the City, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 120409climate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confidence Interval Defined 36 mins – “In episode 343, Mike and James talk about a paper they recently published about how we need to think about confidence intervals and how one can think overall about the results of clinical trials. The bottom line is to be more pragmatic and less dogmatic and remember the answers are rarely yes and no. Show notes Are potentially clinically meaningful benefits misinterpreted in cardiovascular randomized trials? A systematic examination of statistical significance, clinical significance, and authors’ conclusions.” At the link right-click “Download this Podcast” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Courage and Compassion 69 mins – “Come hear a true interfaith story of courage, compassion and rescue during the Holocaust. A Catholic couple in the Netherlands, despite great risk and danger, helped save the lives of at least two dozen Jews from certain death during World War II. Brounstein will also explain the meaningful personal connection that inspires him to tell and retell the story of their heroic actions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creative Process 102 mins – “If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you….

Cybersecurity Training 4 mins – “The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent of the US National Security Agency. “I’m not the most athletic person,” says 16-year-old Shalev Goodman, one of the kids working on a laptop, wearing a bandana on his forehead and his hoodie pulled up. “I do want to give something to the country. So cyber is a good thing to do.” The Magshimim after-school program — for gifted high schoolers from underprivileged parts of the country — teaches computer programming, coding, encryption and how to defend a computer network against hacking. The program is overseen by Israel’s defense establishment and co-sponsored by the Rashi Foundation, a philanthropic group. It’s part of Israel’s efforts to invest in youth as a way to build up the country’s cybersecurity prowess….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

DARPA 46 mins – “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, develops innovative technologies for the military. Its innovations led to the Internet, communication satellites, stealth aircrafts, drones, and driverless cars. Sharon Weinberger’s book, ‘The Imagineers of War,’ tells the untold story of DARPA. Also, we say goodbye to ‘Fresh Air’ producer John Sheehan.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darwin Impact 22 mins – “Nobel Laureate and neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, psychologist Paul Ekman, and anthropologist Terrence Deacon tell us how Charles Darwin has influenced science and their personal careers.” At the link find the title, “150 Years of the Origin of Species, Dec, 2009,” right-click “Media files 121109darwin150.mp3” and select “save Link As” From the pop-up menu.

Deception 30 mins – “Everybody lies. This is not breaking news. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.” At the link find the title,”Ep. 66: Liar, Liar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_hiddenbrain_66.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruption Resistance 24 mins – “The more disruptive the idea, the more pushback it’s likely to receive. It’s been true again and again of many innovations: from margarine to tractors; recorded music to coffee. The Current looks into why people resist technology.” At the link find the title, “March 30: From coffee to tractors: Why fear of loss inspires resistance to new technology, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_59940.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu..

Dyslexia 58 mins – “his post has been corrected and revised to reflect the following:  The House Finance Committee recently approved funding for a position to work with the N.H. Dept. of Education to fulfill aspects of the state’s new “Dyslexia Law.”   The position was not originally in the Governor’s version of the budget. The full House votes on this next week, and, after that, the state senate will makes its own budgetary decision on the position….Once described as ” word blindness,” dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read accurately and fluently. It’s surprisingly common, but early screening and intervention can make a major difference.  The new law requires school districts do just that.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

Electric Propelled Spacecraft 99 mins – “During my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall, I talked to Jose Gonzalez del Amo, who is the head of the Electric Propulsion Lab. We discussed the basics of electric propulsion, the pros and cons compared to chemical engines, different engine styles and their use cases, as well as the work ESA performs in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emotional Support Animals 48 mins – “Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?” At the link find the title, “Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521818268.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

English Language Training 61 mins – “Since the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, community-based groups have been working with states to ensure that English Learners (ELs) are appropriately included in the state accountability system. These systems are complex, leading to questions about the best practices states should adopt and processes to hold schools and states accountable for ELs’ achievement in the fairest and most accurate manner. This webinar, with MPI’s Delia Pompa and Margie McHugh, and Susan Lyons from the National Center for Assessment, provides an overview of the decisions states are making. MPI has released a related set of 13 state fact sheets that provide a sketch of EL demographics, student outcomes, and accountability mechanisms under ESSA and its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). These fact sheets (covering California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) are on MPI’s web page, English Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The web page offers one-stop access to a number of resources that could help policymakers, community groups, parents, and others understand ongoing issues surrounding implementation of ESSA regulations at the state level. On a windy, winter day, we walk the streets of Buffalo’s lower west side, a neighborhood rich with immigrants and refugees. It’s where PUSH — which stands for People United for Sustainable Housing — concentrates its work.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Activist Teenagers 58 mins – “James Coleman, Senior, South San Francisco High School; Alliance for Climate Education Action Fellow Lou Helmuth, Deputy Director, Our Children’s Trust President Trump’s bold dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Some are marching in the streets. Others are taking the federal and state governments to court, attempting to apply an ancient legal doctrine to the climate fight. It’s a longshot move that has been inching its way through U.S. courts for years and is now moving forward in Oregon. Digital natives are known for short attention spans and thinking that being a “clicktivist” qualifies as civic engagement. Do teenagers have a chance to be heard and make an impact on an issue so complex and massive as the world’s energy system? How are young advocates using social media to advance their cause? Join us for a conversation about kids confronting powerful institutions and finding their own power and voices. High school students who attend this event are eligible to apply for Climate One’s $12,000 Students on Ice scholarship….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EU Concerns 61 mins – “As European leaders prepare to meet in Malta early next month, their search for means to reduce the number of boats departing the Libyan coast is becoming ever more desperate. In the year since the Valletta Summit, the European Union and Member State governments have ramped up cooperation with origin, transit, and hosting countries, yet questions remain over how effective these partnerships have been and how far they can be reasonably be pursued. Faced with mixed results thus far, there is a growing chorus calling for offshore processing for asylum seekers and greater efforts to bolster Libyan capacities in “pulling back” boats headed towards Europe.” At the link right-click Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.   

FCC Trends 37 mins – “Congress just voted to repeal the FCC’s privacy rules that prevent your internet provider from selling your personal data to the highest bidder. Last week, Radio Motherboard talked to Mignon Clyburn—the only Democrat on the commission—who is still fighting to protect your privacy. Motherboard Contributing Editor Sam Gustin and Senior Staff Writer Jason Koebler spoke with Clyburn about privacy, net neutrality, broadband access and competition, the future of the FCC, and what it means to resist President Trump from within the executive branch.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Chief of Staff 37 mins – “On today’s show: We spoke with Alyssa Mastromonaco , former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Obama White House and author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? , co-authored with Lauren Oyler . “The Staten Island Ferry Disaster” from producer Ryan Sweikert . Listen to this story again at PRX.org . Elizabeth Lesser is a founder of the Omega Institute and Omega Women’s Leadership Center and presented a TED talk titled “Take ‘The Other’ to Lunch” in which she advocates opening up dialogue between people who disagree with each other over lunch.” At the link right­click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Child in White House 27 mins – “This week’s episode asks a slightly different question: Can she? How do potential business conflicts and issues of nepotism factor into Ivanka’s new role? And with First Lady Melania Trump taking a relative backseat, is Ivanka filling in the gaps?” At the link find the title, “Does Ivanka Trump’s new White House role hold up against legal and ethical standards? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 58ddcbb4e4b065061af15e74_1351620000001-300040_t_1490930628883_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Free Trade Under Fire 34 mins – “Recorded on December 2, 2016 Professor Douglas Irwin defends the benefits of free trade and explains why protectionism, high tariffs, and currency wars could cause economic problems. Irwin explains the misconceptions around trade surpluses and deficits and the historical consequences and benefits of trade. He talks about an absolute versus comparative advantage with trade and why and how a trade deficit with China still benefits the United States. Irwin refers to Adam Smith’s view of trade in explaining the absolute advantage of trade. Smith argued for unregulated foreign trade, reasoning that if one country can produce a good, for example, steel, at lower costs than another country, and if a different country can produce another good, for example, an iPhone, at lower costs, then it is beneficial to both parties/countries to exchange those goods. This has become known as the absolute advantage argument for both international and domestic trade. Irwin notes that trade still benefits the United States enormously and that striking back at other countries by imposing new barriers to trade and/or ripping up existing agreements would be self-destructive. Finally, Irwin talks about problems within the American economy, how too many people are not working, which cannot be blamed entirely on the trade deficits. Some reasons people cannot find jobs are mechanization, efficiency, productivity, technology, and skills. Irwin discusses a few options for helping people with limited education and few skills survive, including paying a basic wage, improving our educational system, and reducing regulations so the costs of hiring an employee are not as steep.” At the link find the title, “The Historical Benefits of Trade, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328-irwin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

French Politics 60 mins – “Experts discuss the current candidates in the upcoming French presidential election, their foreign policy agendas, and the possible repercussions new policies may have on France’s relationships with the European Union and the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Futurology 83 mins – “Amy Webb is the author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream. She is the Founder of The Future Today Institute, and a futurist who has only been wrong once. She talks to Leo about being a futurist and the hard work involved in accurately predicting the future.” At the link right-click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select
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Gender Identity 59 mins – “Many people struggle with basic questions about gender and labels, including the concept of a transgender identity. While debate around recent legislation has brought the issue into the spotlight, social media and the internet have played a key role in shifting the culture’s perspective on gender for several years. On this edition of The Exchange, we’ll look at the terms, the biology, and the emotional aspects of gender identity.” At the link click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 330

Georgia Country 75 mins – “Located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, Georgia is bordered to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, and to the south by Turkey and Armenia. Though formerly part of the former Soviet Union, it declared independence in 1991, and for more than 25 years, its government has been a representative democracy. In 2008, Georgia had a five-day military confrontation with Russia over two provinces supported by Russia, which ended in a cease-fire agreement. Today, Georgia seeks strong economic ties with Silicon Valley and the U.S. Come hear from Georgia’s government representatives about this unique country as well as their thoughts on Russia, the region and the future of the Euro-Atlantic Alliance.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Health 75 mins – “Private investment in health R&D by pharmaceutical companies, charitable foundations, and venture capital firms, among others, can help to save lives and boost the health of entire regions. But some countries’ health governance infrastructures, management capacities, regulatory processes, and policy conditions are better equipped to utilize this private funding than others. What governance factors promote an investment-friendly environment for the private sector? And how can countries attract more private sector health financing?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization-Zero 16 mins – “Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US’s view of the world — and the world’s view of the US — is changing. In a fast-paced tour of the current state of international politics, Ian Bremmer discusses the challenges of a world where no single country or alliance can meet the challenges of global leadership and asks if the US is ready to lead by example, not by force.At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Building 23 mins – “Lots of people like the idea of building green, or a least a greener. And although the term green building is often used, many of us are not quite sure exactly what green building is or where to go to get easy to understand information about green building.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heroin Addiction Movie 31 mins – “On today’s show: Director Michael Venn , Producer Karlina Lyons and Recovery Advocate Sandi Coyle talk about their new documentary The Heroin Effect . The film premieres Thursday, March 30th at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. “The Golden Age of Black Baseball” – Before Jackie Robinson, there were the Negro Leagues — home to some of the greatest untold stories in baseball. Listen to this story again at prx.org . Lez Zeppelin . All girls. All Zeppelin. We talked to Steph Paynes , founder and lead guitarist about playing the music of Led Zeppelin. You can see them live on Friday, March 31st at The Flying Monkey . And Saturday, April 1st at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA. 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop – Mario Batali” At the link rightclick the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horror Movie Production 45 mins – “Jason Blum makes a lot of movies and makes them cheap. So why are so many turning into blockbusters?” At the link find the title, “#650: The Business Genius Behind Get Out,” right-click “Media files 20170329_pmoney_20170329_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Culture Evolution 35 mins – “In a re-broadcast from 2007, Daniel Dennett, philosopher and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, describes the evolution of human culture, which he says is a “second information highway,” swifter and more reliable than genetic transmission.” At the link find the title, “From Animal to Person Jun, 2009,” right-click “Media files 062609dennett.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Identify Theft Services 6 mins – “…Various factors affect government and private-sector decision making about offering identity theft services, and federal guidance related to these services could be improved. In the federal sector, legislation requires certain agencies to provide identity theft services. For example, legislation requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide these services to individuals affected by its 2015 data breaches for 10 years, as well as provide $5 million in identity theft insurance. However, this level of insurance coverage is likely unnecessary because claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars. Requirements such as this could serve to increase federal costs unnecessarily, mislead consumers about the benefit of such insurance coverage, and create unwarranted escalation of coverage amounts in the marketplace….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Individual Sustainability Efforts 57 mins – “Lauded by Booklist as “an essential guidebook for anyone who wants to make a difference,” Sustainability Made Simple: Small Changes for Big Impact (April 2017, Rowman & Littlefield) walks readers through small, actionable steps anyone can make at home, school, work, and on the road to reduce their environmental footprint.” At the link find the title, “Sustainability Made Simple, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files buck033117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Privacy 27 mins – “The rules that protect your web browsing history could soon vanish. The House and Senate have approved a resolution that removes landmark privacy rules drafted by the FCC in 2016. If the president signs the legislation, it will take effect later this year. Once it does, your internet service provider will no longer need your permission to sell information about what websites you visit, the apps you use or where you use them. The issue largely falls along party lines, with Republicans saying the deregulation is important to let ISPs participate more freely in the market and save customers money. Opponents say it’s a dangerous step backwards in the fight for online privacy. Guests include Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, Kyle Daly, Bloomberg BNA senior reporter on tech and telecom policy and Mark Jamison, visiting fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology.” At the link find the title, “The End of Online Privacy? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170329_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing by Religion 9 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title,”Financial Advisers Put Faith in Religion-Based Investing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files WSJ1952352797.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Millennials 74 mins – “With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iranian Threat 27 mins – “When the forty-fifth president of the United States gets down to work on January 21, 2017, the new commander in chief will face life-or-death decisions that will shape America’s role in the Middle East for years to come. In this podcast series, Washington Institute scholars explore those historic challenges. As former high-level officials in Democratic and Republican administrations, our experts know the issues, the stakes, the leaders and the players on the ground. Ambassador James Jeffrey is Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute and former United States ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. His most recent publication, coauthored with Michael Eisenstadt, is “U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East,” a comprehensive study of American involvement in the region since World War II.” At the link find the title, “Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices with Amb. James Jeffrey, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 284003783-the-washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices with amb james jeffrey.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraq Issues 44 mins – “Are airstrikes against the Islamic State working? The U.S. military has acknowledged that it launched an airstrike against ISIS in Mosul. Locals say more than 100 civilians were killed. President Trump says defeating ISIS is his top foreign priority, and gains have been made. But at what cost? 1A guest host Indira Lakshmanan discusses the latest in the fight against ISIS with Tom Bowman, Pentagon correspondent for NPR, Jessica Stern, professor at Boston University and coauthor of “ISIS: The State of Terror”, Ret. Lt. General James Dubik, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and Ambassador Lukman Faily, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United States.” At the link find the title, “The Mess In Mosul And The Push To Defeat ISIS, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170328_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jackson, Biddle and Money Control 21 mins – “A populist president versus the most powerful banker in America.” At the link find the title, “#761: The Bank War,” right-click “Media files 20170324 pmoney_20170324_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Internment Camp Manzanar 48 mins – “When Warren Furutani was growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s, he sometimes heard his parents refer to a place where they once spent time — a place they called “camp.” To him “camp” meant summer camp or a YMCA camp, but this was something different. During World War II the US government incarcerated Warren Furutani’s parents, along with over 110,000 other Japanese Americans, in ten different detention centers throughout the United States. When they talked about “camp” that’s what they meant….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Kushner 666 Building 33 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Bloomberg News reporter Caleb Melby about the Kushner family history, the building on 666 5th Ave. hemorrhaging money from Jared’s family, and the potential conflicts of interest with a Chinese insurance group looking to strike a deal on the property.” At the link find the title, “666 5th Ave. Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1346689754.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Rights 69 mins – “What are the implications of potential executive orders and religious freedom legislation on the LGBTQ community and beyond? Hear from a diverse panel of leaders on what lies ahead in the current administration. This conversation is in partnership with San Francisco Pride.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Investing for Millenials – With 70 million Millennials now the largest segment of the U.S. workforce, how do they stay satisfied in the workplace while companies build their bottom lines? With a trust-based workplace, Millennials thrive in their jobs, while companies can also outperform financially, according to Chinwe Onyeagoro of Great Place to Work. With a sustainable, fossil-free 401(k), Millennials are more engaged, innovative and can build a better world while saving for their future, according to Timothy Yee of Green Retirement, Inc. An HIP Investors’ R. Paul Herman says that by going beyond traditional investing, Millennials can use their forthcoming $40 trillion of inherited wealth to improve the health, wealth, earth, equality and trust of our world via their investing. Learn how to unleash the excitement of Millennials in your workplace.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Extension 46 mins – “Silicon Valley is throwing big money and brainpower into the quest to live forever. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Do We Really Want To Live Forever Young?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_522214688.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lysosome Storage Diseases 39 mins – “Leading scientists discuss the latest breakthroughs in lysosome biology and what they mean for treating Batten disease, and more common conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and cancer.” At the link find the title, “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” right-click “Media files 150213lysosome.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micronutrient Deficiences 20 mins – “In the second of a two-part series, experts look at the links between health and nutrition. They examine everything from how nutrition impacts hospital stays, to cancer and aging, to developing food science innovations, and improving diet.” At the link find the title, “Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Global Health, Oct, 2014,” right-click “Media files 141030ShowcasePodcast2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality Pills 23 mins – “An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a ‘morality pill’? The Current explores the ethics of a pill that would make us more moral.” At the link find the title,”March 28: Is it ethical to swallow a morality pill? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170328_82928.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum Exhibit Creator 21 mins – “Steve Quinn has crafted the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History for more than 35 years. Hear how these amazing displays of art and science come together from the expert himself.” At the link find the title, “The Man behind the Dioramas, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files 112009quinn.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Women 27 mins – “How much do mums know about the messages being preached to their children? BBC World Service journalist Shaimaa Khalil meets a group of Muslim mums in London to talk about the everyday fears of parents who worry that extreme interpretations of Islam, often via online preachers, may be infecting the minds of their sons and daughters.” At the link find the title, “The Web Sheikh and the Muslim Mums, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y9kgw.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims in France 90 mins – “Politics influence economic outcomes through various channels, including structural reforms and monetary and fiscal policies. The proximity to elections can affect the mix of government’s spending plans. Political divisions could lead to larger fiscal deficits and public debt. Political ideology can have an influence on the design of tax and expenditure policies. With politics affecting fiscal outcomes, the issue that arises is whether fiscal rules and institutions can make a difference. This is the focus of a new book by International Monetary Fund staff, “Fiscal Politics.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Threat 48 mins – “’New York Times’ reporter David Sanger talks about North Korea’s nuclear program and warns that the regime, which has been “fodder for late night comedians for many many years,” is no joke. Maureen Corrigan reviews the novel ‘One of the Boys,’ about a corrosive father-son relationship.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Weapon Control 48 mins – “Canada’s absence from the UN nuclear weapon negotiations is being criticized because many see this conference as significant and timely — especially given the tension internationally thanks to America and North Korea.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Canada’s absence from UN nuclear weapon ban negotiations unacceptable, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_17038.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nudging Process 32 mins – “By day, two leaders of Britain’s famous Nudge Unit use behavioral tricks to make better government policy. By night, they repurpose those tricks to improve their personal lives. They want to help you do the same.” At the link find the title, “Big Returns from Thinking Small, Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast032917.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Repeal Debate 20 mins – “For seven years, Republicans have vowed to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), and that promise took a central place in President Trump’s campaign. The first major vote to replace it was due to happen last week, but was cancelled at the 11th hour. In advance of the potential vote, The BMJ published a debate asking “Should US doctors mourn for Obamacare?”. Now we’re asking the authors of that debate, what next?” At the link find the title,”American healthcare – what next? Mar 2017,” right-click “Media files 315013841-bmjgroup-american-healthcare-what-next.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Omega 3 Fat 33 mins – “When it comes to food poisoning, eating fish past its prime is almost legendary in its power to make people sick.  But seafood is rightly considered “brain food” — and fresh, uncontaminated fish and seafood products are among the better things people can have in their diet.  Even vegetarians often make seafood the one nutritional region where personal health gets to trump their cross-species ethics. Omega-3 fatty acids, which seafood provides in abundant amounts, are a topic we’ve covered many times previously — and it’s been recommended by past guests that as much as 5 grams of supplemental fish oil per day might be advisable, if you’re not getting much seafood in your regular diet….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

OSS History 72 mins – “Mr. Miller’s latest book, Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII, covers America’s attempt to build an espionage network after Pearl Harbor, which leads Allen Dulles to met up with a strange cast of characters, some want to help Germany end the war and some only want to help themselves. Those conspirators within Nazi Germany have to content with Hitler’s popularity after his many military successes, but then get a chance after his failure in Russia, namely Operation Valkyrie. Joins us as we discover who was Allen Dulles and how early there was talk of getting rid of Hitler.” At the link, right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oxidative Stress 18 mins – “Foods high in antioxidants are believed to fight oxidative stress. But what is oxidative stress? Two scientists from a recent NYAS conference break it down and discuss whether antioxidants have superpowers.” At the link find the title, “Oxidative Stress, Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 071610oxidative.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

P.J. O’Rourke 69 mins – “P.J. O’Rourke says no comedian could have written the joke that the recent election cycle has been. As celebrated political satirist, journalist, and diehard Republican O’Rourke put it in his endorsement of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, “America is experiencing the most severe outbreak of mass psychosis since the Salem witch trials of 1692.” Come hear O’Rourke’s uniquely humorous take on the election, on Donald Trump (whom he calls “Landlord of the Flies”) and on America in 2017.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Panama Papers 100 mins – “One year after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore banking activities of the clients of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, it is still legal and permissible for corporations in America to be anonymously owned. This practice continues to draw criticism in the face of mounting requirements for financial institutions to ‘know their customers,’ and among foreign policy experts who fear a growing kleptocracy. What is the proper policy response to an area where financial regulation, national security, foreign policy, and global business converge?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollster Greenberg 52 mins – “Renowned Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg has advised the likes of Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. But he first made a name for himself studying white working class voters. His seminal 1985 report on so-called Reagan Democrats examined why auto workers were abandoning the Democratic Party in Macomb County, Michigan. Greenberg joins Katie and Brian to discuss how the 2016 election gave him déjà vu, why he’s been spending time in Macomb again and what he’s hearing from Trump supporters there. Plus, a caller in Chicago gets on the line to explain why she went from being a lifelong Democrat to voting for Donald Trump.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Power Rangers Creator 44 mins – “As a refugee growing up in Tel Aviv, Haim Saban remembers not having enough money to eat. As an adult, he hustled his way into the entertainment business, writing theme songs for classic cartoons like Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff. But producing the mega-hit Mighty Morphin Power Rangers put him on track to becoming a billionaire media titan.” At the link find the title, “Power Rangers: Haim Saban, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170324_hibt_powerrangers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preacher and Friend 78 mins – “This episode, Bishop Jakes sits down with Meagan Good and Devon Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Part II – Live for the purpose, not the stage: Devon Franklin & Meagan Good, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ1963749611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Mental Health 42 mins – “It’s been called everything from the elephant in the room to a forbidden issue…the mental health of the President of the United States. But this doesn’t mean President Donald Trump. History suggests several presidents faced mental health issues and something so common is no disqualification for office, but is it a danger to have the leader of the free world without access to a mental health professional? In short: Does the president — any president — need a psychiatrist? Discussing this is John Gartner, psychologist and creator of a petition calling for President Trump’s removal, Alex Thompson, politics and policy editor of Vice News, Rebecca Brendel, consultant on the American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee, Dan McAdams, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and Matthew Dallek, associate professor of political management at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.” At the link find the title, “Mental Health And The White House: Past, Present And Future, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170330_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Principia Publication 63 mins – “Following the publication of Newton’s Principia, the extended process of adoption began.  In this episode, we look at what barriers there were to Newton’s ideas and how they were overcome.  We also look at the acceptance of heliocentricism and the reworking of Newton’s mathematical formalism up through the work of Pierre-Simon Laplace.  Other scientists discussed include Francois-Marie Arouet, otherwise known by his pseudonym, Voltaire, the mathematician Alexis Claude Clairaut, the polymath Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis and a pair of remarkable women: Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet and Laura Maria Caterina Bassi.” At the link find the title,”Episode 3.28: The Triumph of Mechanics,” right-click “Media files Episode328Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profiling and Targeting 26 mins – “Data mining is nothing new in presidential campaigns. But in 2016, the Trump team took voter research to a new level. They hired consultants called Cambridge Analytica, which says it has thousands of data points on every American. They also claim they can use that data to create personality profiles. Assessments of each of our hopes, fears, and desires – and target us accordingly. This is the science of psychometrics. And, as the story went, Cambridge Analytica’s dark digital arts helped Trump win, with ads designed to ring every reader’s individual bell. Or, did they? Over the past few weeks, reporters and data experts started asking questions. Where did this data come from? Could the Trump campaign really execute a micro-targeted social media strategy? Did they have a secret sauce? Or was it just more ketchup?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rat Control 24 mins – “Rats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rodents, scientists are using recovered rat corpses to investigate how they travel and how they may survive us all.” At the link find the title, “March 31: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent’s move to Haida Gwai, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_19206.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reconstruction Era 46 mins – “It’s been 150 years since Congress passed the first Reconstruction Acts, which paved the way for Confederate states to rejoin the Union after the Civil War. Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore the central questions of this period: how would the country be put back together? Who belonged in it? And what rights would they have?” At the link right-click the down-poitnigna rrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retirement Tools 6 mins – “Leadership. Workplace. Money. Investing. Health. Lifestyle. The Journal Report podcast examines timely topics that matter to you.” At the link find the title, “How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement” right-click “Media files WSJ5612846429.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Richard Simmons Disappears 34 mins – “Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Dan Taberski is the host and creator of the hit podcast Missing Richard Simmons. Dan made the six-episode series in an effort to find out what was going on with his friend Richard Simmons, who hasn’t been seen in public in over three years. Missing Richard Simmons became the #1 most downloaded podcast on iTunes but now that the show is over, questions still remain. Beyond what’s going on with Richard — physically and mentally — Dan himself has been under fire for the ethics of his project. In this ad-free bonus episode, Dan joins Katie to talk about his experience of making the podcast, what he decided to leave out of it, and his reaction to the criticism he’s faced.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia 61 mins – “Angela E. Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and Foreign Service, discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Demonstrations 48 mins– “Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We’ll look at this latest crackdown.” At the link find the title, “Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521810779.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Satellite Testing 84 mins – “This is the last episode recorded during my visit to ESA‘s ESTEC last fall. I get a tour of the Test Centre with the head of the section, Mark Wagner. We discuss the various test stands and facilities, including the thermal vacuum facility, the large space simulator, the thermal vacuum chamber, the vibration facilities, electromagnetic testing and acoustic testing.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Choices 68 mins – “In many districts across the country, families are given some degree of choice in where to send their children to school. But while this transition toward school choice—in which enrollment is based on parental preference rather than zip code—is happening nationwide, the degree of choice offered to families and the ease with which families can exercise that choice varies greatly by district. On March 29, the Center on Children and Families released its fifth annual Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI)—a ranking of school choice in the nation’s 100 largest school districts. Following a presentation of the research by Brookings Senior Fellow Russ Whitehurst, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave keynote remarks. After her remarks, the secretary participated in a moderated Q&A with Whitehurst and took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seismic Trends 18 mins – “Seismic records from ocean wave patterns and iceberg behavior around the world are being analyzed for the first time. Geophysicist Rick Aster describes what his data can tell us about our warming planet.” At the link find the title, “Seismic Climate Change, Jul, 2009,” right-click “Media files 071009aster.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driving Cars 12 mins – “Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. – Read more on ScientificAmerican.com” At the link find the title, “What’s Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Septic Shock Treatment 16 mins – “EMCrit Wee – Edited Version of Paul Marik on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis, March 28, 2017 by Scott Weingart Read Josh’s Post on the Metabolic Resuscitation of Sepsis [“Septic patients are invariably deficient in Vitamin C, and frequently deficient in thiamine. Deficiencies in Vitamin C and thiamine might explain many of the abnormalities seen in sepsis. Vitamin C and thiamine have an outstanding track record of safety, proven over decades of experimentation and clinical experience. Five RCTs have suggested benefit from Vitamin C or thiamine in critically ill patients, with no evidence of toxicity. A recent before-after study found a substantial mortality benefit from the combination of stress-dose steroid, IV vitamin C, and IV thiamine. Although this isn’t an RCT, the results are quite striking. Further research is required, but in the interim this is a reasonable intervention given the excellent safety profile of these agents.”] first, then listen to this interview with Paul Marik: Note to Listeners: I took down the original version and put up this edited version. The only difference from the original is some additional comments added at 13:03 to give a more accurate perception of the current level of evidence of this therapy.” At the ink right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Trafficking 57 mins – “Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.” At the link find the title, “Against their will, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Against-their-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sierra Nevada Deterioration 66 mins – “Join our distinguished panel for an up-to-date report on the Sierra Nevada mountains, habitats, water, rivers, trees, ground cover and the harsh economic impacts caused by fire, degradation and the cycle of climate changes. After the 2016-17 winter of rain and snowfall, where are we now in the climate cycle and the cycle of destruction, renewal and regrowth for our mountains, valleys, rivers and economies?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smell Science 50 mins – “Biologist Stewart Firestein and world-renowned perfumer Christophe Laudamiel team up to tackle the science of smell.” At the link find the title, “What’s that Smell? Jul, 2010,” right-click “Media files 061810smell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somalia School Solution 21 mins – “Abdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it’s thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.” At the link find the title, “March 30: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170330_17486.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Styrofoam Research 6 mins – “From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Survivalist Economics 84 mins – “Today we are going to take a look at where we are and where we are headed in 2017 and beyond.  We will start off with a brief look at current politics, and how I expect to see the health care fiasco play out.  I will also discuss where I think relations with China will head under the Trump administration.  Lastly will we see major tax reform in Trump’s administration, if so what will it look like. Next we will look at trends in business for the next 4 years, who will the new winners and losers be?  Why we will see death and a limited rebirth in retail.  How block chain technology will be embraced by some of the largest corporations in the world and what that might mean for us in the future. We then turn to entrepreneurship at the individual level.  I tell you the types of jobs and side hustles I think will be effective in the next 5-10 years.  I will talk about why you should profit from things even if they are short term trends as well.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Refugee Story 20 mins – “In 2014, the deadliest migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean carrying 500 refugees sank near Greece. Only 11 people survived. After four days floating in the sea, with babies in her arms, Doaa Al Zamel survived. She shares her remarkable story.” At the link find the title, “ath before me’: A refugee’s survival story of 4 days floating at sea, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170331_66972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Revolution 27 mins – “Middle East Correspondent Lina Sinjab – who grew up in Damascus – explores how the initially peaceful protests in Syria six years ago have left a country without hope and a society that is deeply fragmented. Many of the people who ignited the uprising are either dead, in prison or outside of Syria. Lina hears from some of the activists who remain free and asks them what went wrong, whether they have regrets and how their country can rebuild itself.” At the link find the title, “A Failed Revolution, Ma, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y6vt3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Stability 19 mins – “How the next president deals with the conflict in Syria will shape American foreign policy in the Middle East for years to come, says Andrew Tabler, and American decisions in Syria will determine the course of American relations with our regional allies, with Iran, and even with Russia. Join us for the latest in our Middle East 2017 series with Syria expert Tabler’s insights into why Syria in the late 2010s will likely resemble Iraq in the 1990s, with Libya right behind it.” At the link find the title,”Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices – Syria with Andrew Tabler , Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files 285358881-the washington institute middle-east-2017-challenges and choices-syria with andrew tabler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Torture 36 mins – “A leading humanitarian criminal justice advocate and a journalist who’s helped uncover the Assad regime’s atrocities in Syria explain why bringing war criminals to justice matters, and what must be done now to make later prosecutions possible.” At the link find the title, “Prosecuting Assad with Ben Taub and Stephen J. Rapp, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 280803174-the washington institute prosecuting assad with ben taub and stephen j rapp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Telomere Effect 48 mins – “Why do some people appear to age more rapidly than others? Not only might they look older, they actually feel older as well. A check of their telomeres indicates that they are aging more rapidly at the cellular levels. Their telomeres are shrinking. Small telomeres foretell a shortened healthspan.” At the link you can listen or buy the podcast and a copy is included in the blog archive.

Terrorists Home Grown 62 mins – “The man behind the recent London attack was yet another homegrown terrorist. And a new report says the U.S. is dangerously ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack. It notes that the travel ban doesn’t address a threat that could be hiding in plain sight. What’s being done to tackle homegrown terrorism? 1A Guest host Indira Lakshmanan is joined by Peter Bergen, CNN’s national security analyst, Matthew Levitt, director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Kathleen Puckett, clinical psychologist who spent 23 years as an FBI Special Agent investigating cases of domestic and international terrorism and Mohamed Ahmed, creator of “Average Mohamed,” a cartoon series that challenges intolerance and radical extremism.” At the link find the title, “Tackling Homegrown Terrorism, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170327_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Testosterone 58 mins – “Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and cons of the hormone of desire.” At the link you can listen or purchase a download. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Touch Science 20 mins – “A neurophysiologist and a filmmaker team up to talk about somatosensory research as part of the S&C Science of the 5 Senses series.” At the link find the title, “Hooked on a Feeling: The Science of Touch, Nov, 2008,” right-click “Media files 111408touch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Climate Rollback 13 mins – “Donald Trump made many, many pronouncements on the campaign trail, one of them was that he would “cancel the Paris climate agreement”. While he can’t cancel the Paris agreement, he can and has walked away from it with an executive order this week substantially erasing President Obama’s climate legacy and signaling to the world that the US is not going to meet its carbon emission goals set in Paris. So what exactly was agreed upon in Paris? To find clarity among the conflicting commentary Brooke spoke in 2015 with Andrew Revkin who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, and Jonathan Katz who covered the talks in Paris for the New Republic.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Policies on Asia 327 mins – “The Trump administration brings with it great uncertainties for domestic and foreign policy. It faces a changing strategic landscape in Asia with shifting security dynamics and ongoing economic integration. The Trump administration’s Asia strategy remains in flux, and Asian countries are waiting to see how the president’s team of adviser’s formulate their policy toward the region. On March 22 to 23, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies and John L. Thornton China Center, in conjunction with the Japan Center for Economic Research, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the East Asia Institute, hosted leading experts from Southeast Asia, India, Japan, and Korea, to discuss the future contours of geopolitics and economic connectivity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tyranny Explained 24 mins – “Yale Historian Timothy Snyder has studied the bloody regimes of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler of the 20th century. He sheds light on the present, by sharing the lessons of tyranny from the dark episodes of the past.” At the link find the title, “March 28: Yale historian shares lessons of 20th-century tyranny relevant today, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170328_15979.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

UN Security Council 62 mins – “Ambassador Nikki Haley discusses the United States’ goals for its term as president of the UN Security Council in April, and outlines her plans to highlight human rights and to assess current UN peacekeeping missions.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voice Operated Devices 29 mins – “Patrick Catanzariti talks about Voice recognition and artificial intelligence in the home.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Crisis 88 mins – “Climate impacts on water are felt at every corner of the globe. From drought in California and a shrinking Colorado River to limited access to safe and clean drinking water in emerging economies, concerns about water are increasingly urgent. Addressing the water crisis facing the United States and other nations requires innovative, bipartisan ideas for how to alleviate water challenges, bolster resource security, and foster sustainable economic growth.” At the link right-click the title, “audio only A conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons of Math Destruction 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People we look at the modern, inventive ways we try to use math and algorithms to make better decisions, and what happens when those solutions cause more problems than they solve. We speak with Cathy O’Neil about her book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy and the increasingly opaque and unregulated algorithms that are creeping into our lives. We also talk with David Robinson, co-founder and principal of the think tank Upturn, about their report on the current use of and evidence behind Predictive Policing.” t the link find the title, “#415 Weapons of Math,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weapons Systems Budget 6 mins – “DOD is investing more than $1.4 trillion to acquire 78 major weapon systems—including aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. In our annual Quick Look across its weapons programs, we found that DOD had made strides to address past inefficiencies. For example, certain programs increased their buying power by $10.7 billion—meaning more can be purchased for the same level of funding. However, DOD is missing key opportunities to reduce cost by increasing competition. Also, despite our previous recommendations, most weapon programs we assessed are not yet fully following knowledge-based best practices—increasing risk for cost increases and delays.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P1 56 mins – “Is the rhetoric of “White Privilege” just the modern way of acknowledging historical and systemic truths of racism, or does it point to a novel way for acknowledging injustice, or does it on the contrary obscure these insights by involving confused claims about group responsibility and guilt?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Privilege P2 81 mins – “Continuing with guest Law Ware on the philosophical underpinnings of the rhetoric of white privilege, with readings as listed in part 1.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 282 – Apr 7, 2017: 3D Printer, Agriculture Future, Algorithm Errors, Antibiotic Resistance, Asteroid Hunters, Bassem Youssef, Bernie Kopell, Black American Storytelling, Black Twitter, Broadband Feasibility Studies, Business Communications, Canadian Mafia, Caveman Technology, Cell Phone Health Hazard, Chaos Monkey, Chinese Foreign Policy, Coal in Wyoming, Commercial Fishing Deaths, Community College Politics, Cooking at Home, Counterterrorism, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Disability Insights, Disaffected Politics, Eugenics Movement, Extremists, Fake News Discussion, Farm Life, Federal Budget Preparation, Female Muslim Experience, FTC vs FCC, Good Country Index, Greeks and Persians, Health Politics, Hedge Fund Operation, Hokusai, Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds, Imagination Gap, Immigration Law Enforcement, Impact Investing, Information Civil War, Infrastructure Report Card, Innovation in Canada, Investment Strategies, Irish History, Journalist Memoirs, Magna Carta Survival, Management Styles, Manhattan Skyline Evolution, Marijuana for Dogs, Microbiome, Middle-Aged Men Isolation, Music in China, News Scoop Analysis, Nuclear Security, Nuremberg Prosecutor, NY Academy of Science at 200, Office Illnesses, Public University Failure, Refugee Life, Russia in the Middle East, Schizophrenia Case, Sick Building Syndrome, Slavery Aftermath, Soap Use, Statistical Interpretation, Supreme Court Operation, Surgical Simulations, Syrian Culture, Terrorism in Europe, Terrorist Publicity Discussion, Torture Survivor, Trappist System Discovery, Trump, Turkish Unrest, US-Russia Relations, Visual Aid Tool, Voter Feedback from Tampa, Water Use in Las Vegas, Weight Control Problem, Western Civilization Killer Apps, Women Innovators

Exercise your ears – the 96 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 421 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group here for the next four months, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 14,000 similar podcasts, listed alphabetically and grouped by topic, can be downloaded piecemeal, with files A-B at this link, files C-E link, and the remainder here. You’ll be limited to a 4GB maximum per download at the last place, so multiple group downloads will be needed to get all files, which total over 86GB and may take a few hours. The first entry in the collection is a text file with just titles for quicker reference. A collection of all 14,000 abstracts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of my 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

3D Printer Maintenance 11 mins – “Tom shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of developing 3D Printer maintenance skills. Is it better to develop those skills so you can help yourself through inevitable issues that will arise, or does it make more sense to use a 3D printer that does not require much maintenance?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

3D Printing Metal 12 mins – “Today Tom sheds light on a new 3D Printing company that had invented a new technology for metal 3D printing. This is different from anything else that has been created to 3D Print metal, a Game Changer! Vaner Systems has invented a way to 3D print, FFF Style!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Future 32 mins – “Today’s guest is a scientist, researcher, and the founder of Dynamite Ag – a sales and consulting company founded in 2012. Growing up in a Christian household, Dr. Curtis Livesay was told not to do drugs, to research about it. This pursuit of knowledge led him to acquire a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication and research methods. It is also the heart of his company – to do great research and disseminate good and useful information. On today’s episode, Dr. Curtis shares his knowledge, experience, and viewpoints about a variety of topics such as critical agronomic problems, lies fed to farmers, and specific ways to deal with particular agronomic concerns. “Don’t just try something different, but pay attention to where you put it.” – Dr. Curtis Livesay” At the link find the title, “Future of Agriculture 046: Growing Cannabis and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag,” right-click “Media files 046 Growing Cannibus and Other Fun Agronomy Topics with Dr. Curtis Livesay of Dynamite Ag Final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Algorithm Errors 9 mins – “MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance 29 mins – “Recently there has been a rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. In order to address this rising concern a new approach has been developed, antisense antibiotics.  Dr. Bruce Geller, professor of microbiology at Oregon State University is one of the leading researchers in this new approach and he discusses what exactly are antisense antibiotics.” At the link right-click the play button beside ‘Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hunters 62 mins – “What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And more important, what would happen if one hit Earth? Dr. Nugent is an asteroid hunter working to help map our cosmic neighborhood. She is part of NASA’s NEOWISE mission team, using a space-based infrared telescope to discover, track and characterize asteroids. With detection being the key to preventing an asteroid impact, learn more about the scientists who are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bassem Youssef Story 48 mins – “The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.” At the link find the title, “Bassem Youssef Is Still Laughing, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520989167.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Kopell 95 mins – “One of the funniest and most beloved character actors of his generation, Bernie Kopell joins Gilbert and Frank to reminisce about his six decades in show business, working with legends Steve Allen, Jack Benny and Phil Slivers and his signature roles on Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten and The Love Boat. Also, Charles Boyer apologizes, Raymond Burr takes a seat, Harvey Korman peddles encyclopedias and Bernie remembers his old pal Dick Gautier. PLUS: The world’s slowest agent! Louis Armstrong hails a cab! Jonathan Winters lays down the law! In praise of Dick Van Dyke (and Mary Tyler Moore)! And a surprise guest calls in to the show!” At the link find the title, “#148 Bernie Kopell,” right-click “Media files 2934604c-39ea-40c0-bd05-7f85439084b6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black American Storytelling 41 mins – “This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today.  Ray touches on interesting topics like which stories White people hear and which stories are just for “family.”  The episode concludes with Ray’s reflections on his introduction to the art and the first steps in his own journey.” At the link find the title, “Episode 10 The Storytellers Journey 0 Mar 29, 2017,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation 26 mins – “In this episode Ray examines the nature of Black American assimilation into White culture” At the link find the title, “Ep 8 Changes and Adaptation 0 Dec, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Assimilation and Acculturation 31 mins – “This special episode marks a dividing line between the old and new, where you were and where you’re going, what was and what will be.  Follow the journey from “seasoning” of slaves, to the life of a domestic worker in the 60’s to current questions of assimilation and acculturation.” At the link find the title, “Ep 5 Line of Departure 1, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Culture in America 31 mins – “What, when, how, and why Blacks learned in the US as well as what others were taught about them, from the slave quarters to HBCU’s.” At the link find the title,”Ep 7 Education: In Black and White 0 Sep, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Death Rituals 25 mins – “What happens after death?  Not in the metaphysical, existential sense. But quite literally, what happens after death?  The history of the handling of bodies of Black decedents has been filled with interesting twists and turns, from blatant desecration to unusual rituals. Explore this topic with me in this episode of What’s Ray Saying?” At the link find the title,”Ep 6 Dying While Black 0, Jul, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Economic Assistance 26 mins – “This episode is about food stamps and gov’ment cheese, what it meant, how it helped, how we felt about it then, and what we think about it now.” At the link find the title, “Ep 3 Hunger 0, May, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black History Falsehood 24 minsIn this episode Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of African History” At the link find the title, “Ep 9 An Imaginary Past 0 Jan, 2017” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Skin Color Implications 25 mins – “This episode is a literal discussion of skin color- the range of visual nuances of appearances that we consider “Black”, how those divisions came to be and their many implications. From the paper bag test and one drop rule to Rachel Dolezal, who is Black and why?” At the link find the the title, “Ep 2 Complexion 0, Apr 21, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Soldier Life 34 mins – “From the birth of this nation until today, this episode explores the complexities of life as a soldier of color in the US.” At the link find the title, “Ep 4 Brothers in Arms 0, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Twitter 26 mins – “Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and Eric Garner — three cases of black American men whose deaths came to mainstream attention thanks in part to what is called “Black Twitter.” The Current tracks how social media shared the stories of marginalized groups.” At the link find the title, “March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups,” right-click “Download March 23: How ‘Black Twitter’ and BlackLivesMatter hashtag gave voice to marginalized groups” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Feasibility Studies 34 mins – “After discussing this issue time and time again, with community after community, we finally recorded our thoughts on how communities should get started when considering a community network. Eric Lampland, the guy behind Lookout Point Communications, is our guest on Community Broadband Bits podcast episode 246.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Communications 20 mins – “If Algonquin College is a small city, Cheryl Jensen is the Mayor. Past president of IABC [International Assoc of Business Communicators] Ottawa and host Sherrilynne Starkie sits down with Scott Anderson, Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations and Cheryl Jensen, CEO of Algonquin College in an “Ask Me Anything” segment. At a recent IABC Ottawa senior communicators event, Sherrilynne led a round table discussion where Cheryl and Scott answered questions about the hot topics of CEOs on Twitter, the online presence of President Trump and how shrinking newsrooms are contributing to circumventing the media. Cheryl and Scott give insight on what inspires them and what they think about the Millennial workforce.” At the link find the title, “The Voice Episode 105: Algonquin College Communications Dynamic Duo,” right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Management 130 mins – “Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew from four million in 1982 to two hundred and twelve million in 2003. His innovative — but very controversial — business management policies have attracted widespread interest from all over the world. He is the best-selling author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace and The Seven-Day Weekend: A Better Way to Work in the 21st Century (not to be confused with another book titled in an admittedly similar fashion). Ricardo recently started a podcast called LeadWise, where he has conversations with leaders about “challenging assumptions and changing how we live and work.” Entrepreneurship and education are just two of the topics discussed in this wide-ranging conversation. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Ricardo Semler as much as I did!” At the link find the title, “#229: Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Ricardo_Semler.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Mafia 21 mins – “Charges against 35 organized crime suspects were dropped recently and the Crown was curiously cryptic about why. The move appears to be related to intercepted cellphone messages and a fear that secret surveillance techniques will be exposed. At the link find the title, “ March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” right-click “Download March 23: Why were charges against 35 Mafia associates in Montreal stayed?” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caveman Technology 48 mins – “The caveman professor, Bill Schindler, is teaching millennials to drop the phone and thrive in the wild. He’s with us.” At the link find the title, “New Lessons On Ancient Survival Methods, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521406361.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phone Health Hazard 24 mins – “Did you know your cellphone likely comes with a warning about how close to hold it to your head and body? The CBC’s Wendy Mesley has been tracking the research on cellphone health effects for years. She shares the results of her Marketplace report.” At the link find the title, “March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider,” right-click “Download March 24: Cellphone in your pocket? CBC’s Marketplace investigates why you might reconsider” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chaos Monkey 20 mins – “It’s one thing to get fired. It’s another thing to be escorted out by security. And another thing altogether to have your boss call while you’re sitting in the parking lot in shock, and ask what you might be doing next, and if you need investors. But that’s Silicon Valley for you. Before he got canned, Antonio García Martínez was an ads guy at Facebook. Pre-IPO. He designed the ad tracking system that allows products you searched for one single time to follow you around the internet. But he was also undercover as an author, taking notes for a tell-all. The book he wrote is called Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley. Stories of Face-versaries instead of birthdays, what it means to get an email from Zuck, and the cult of changing the world. Despite all he knows, despite ethnic-affinity targeting, he still thinks online ads are A-OK. So Manoush tries to save his ad-loving soul.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select ”Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Foreign Relations 66 mins – “For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role has been set aside, asserts panelist Howard French, who says China has revealed plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying smaller players. Hear from French and China analyst George Koo, who says that whatever China’s plans, following a western template to become a global hegemon is not a likely outcome, nor will “false modesty” necessarily find any validity. Come for a fascinating discussion about the historical context of China’s actions and what the future holds for the U.S. relationship with China under the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal in Wyoming 50 mins – “Almost 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined in Gillette, Wyoming. We’re reporting from Gillette this week, talking to the people who live there and what the economy feels like post-election. Plus, we go long and short on topics from the week’s news, talk health care and explore the market for California raisins.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Commericial Fishing Deaths 21 mins – “To be lost at sea is a danger facing far too many commercial fishermen in Canada. The Current looks at what safety measures will save lives in the fishing industry and asks: When is it fair to begin enforcing new regulations?” At the link find the title, “March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations,” right-click “Download March 20: Fishermen and Transport Canada clash over timing of new safety regulations” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Community College Funding 4 mins – “…When the latest New Hampshire budget proposal hits the House floor for a vote next week, it will reflect a trend in higher education funding that’s been going on for a decade now. In the House’s plan, the University System is flat funded compared to the last budget, while the state’s Community Colleges would get a boost. In fact, the House budget would give state universities less state funding than they got ten years ago, while Community Colleges would be up more than 30 percent over that same period….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking at Home 44 mins – “Fire, water, air, and earth – these are the classical elements of cooking. According to food journalist Michael Pollan, they help us transform stuff from the natural world into delicious food and drink.  But increasingly, cooking isn’t done in the home; it’s done by corporations and restaurants, and that’s disconnecting us from the very idea of food and how we eat it. Pollan joins us Friday to talk about his book Cooked, and to explore how this trend affects our planet, our culture, our food, and our health.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism 13 mins – “Days before the deadly bombings in Brussels, Belgian authorities carried out raids that killed or captured several of Europe’s most-wanted terrorists. At the same time, Institute Fromer-Wexler fellow Matthew Levitt was in Brussels, meeting with Belgian counter-terrorism officials from neighborhood cops to national intelligence leaders. What he found was a city where a terrorist safe-haven has arisen side-by-side with the gleaming capital of modern Europe. On one picturesque square in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, Matt saw on one corner, the mayor’s ornate office, and on the opposite corner, the family home of accused Paris conspirator Salah Abdeslam.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 60 mins – “Since 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided a two-year renewable reprieve from deportation and eligibility for work authorization to more than 750,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children. Known as Dreamers, many are studying at U.S. colleges and universities or working legally in jobs throughout the U.S. labor market, and what will happen to these individuals is unclear as Donald Trump takes office….” At the link right-click “Download (Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disability Insights 12 mins – “We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems. “The only shoes you can walk in are your own,” she says. ‘With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side.’” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaffected Politics 56 mins – “In this IPR Public Lecture Professor Janine Wedel – IPR Global Chair and Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University – examines the rise of Donald Trump and his populist contemporaries, analysing their appeal and their precedents in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eugenics Movement 48 mins – “In the first half of the 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to “breed out” traits they considered undesirable. The Nazis borrowed from the U.S. eugenics sterilization program. Adam Cohen tells the story in his book, ‘Imbeciles,’ now out in paperback. Film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wilson,’ adapted from a Daniel Clowes graphic novel.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extremists 58 mins – “A former organizer for the White Aryan Resistance (WAR), Tony McAleer served as a skinhead recruiter, proprietor of Canadian Liberty Net (a computer-operated voice messaging center used to disseminate messages of hatred), and manager of the racist rock band, Odin’s Law. It was love for his children that finally led Tony on a spiritual journey of personal transformation. Today he is the executive director of Life After Hate and shares his practice of compassion as an inspirational speaker.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Discussion 58 mins – “The wave of fake news that flooded Facebook and other social media during last year’s election campaign was a wake-up call for many.  But fake news  has actually been around for a long time. Seventy-five years ago, regional newspapers in the South falsely reported that first lady Eleanor Roosevelt  was quietly organizing  black women into secret “Eleanor Clubs,” with the motto: “A white woman in the kitchen by 1943.”    In the digital era, that kind of rumor can spread far and worldwide, in no time. White House press corps veteran Randall Mikkelsen  analyzes how to recognize today’s fake news and considers the future of journalism.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Life 87 mins – “Landis and Steven Spickerman own and operate Hermit Creek Farm 15 miles south of Lake Superior in far northern Wisconsin – a challenging place to farm, with lots of woods and a lot of water. With about ten acres in vegetables and another six in cover crop, Landis and Steven sell their produce through a combination of wholesale and a 200-member CSA. We discuss their long, slow, roundabout journey through homesteading and small-scale production to having Landis full-time on the farm. Landis and Steven share how they made the decision to acquire new land a few miles from their home farm, and the challenges they experienced in making the change from growing on one small piece of land to growing on two very different pieces of farmland with two very different farming systems. Landis and Steven also share the whys and hows of expanding to a larger marketplace, and how that drove their pursuit of scale. We also dive into how they’ve expanded their CSA through the expansion of seasons and products, rather than raw member numbers. Hermit Creek Farm has integrated hogs and now sheep into their vegetable and cover crop rotations, and use native prairie strips for pollinator and biodiversity inoculation in the vegetable fields. Landis and Steven share details about how they make this work, and why it matters to them and to the farm overall.” Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Preparation 30 mins – “The President came out with his version of the budget – which he called a “skinny budget”. While lots of people freaking out, we ask: what is a skinny budget, and does it really matter?” At the link find the title, “186: The skinny on Trump’s skinny budget,” right-click “Media files 314124791-decodedc-186-the-skinny-on-trumps-skinny-budget.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Muslim Experience 49 mins“The one where Taz teaches the world the miracles of the “twig brush”, Zahra declares the Irish prime minister Muslim, and they both plan a trip to Hawaii with the hot dudes of Kurdish Gents Club.“ At the link find the title, “027 – LIVE from Minneapolis,” right-click “Media files 5760838-027-live-from-minneapolis.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FTC vs FCC 28 mins – “Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chair of the Federal Trade Commission, discusses privacy rules and the role of the FTC and Federal Communications Commission in protecting consumer privacy.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Maureen Ohlhausen, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.473410.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Good Country Index 18 mins – “It’s an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, “Which country does the most good?” The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Greeks and Persians 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what is often called one of the most significant battles in history. In 480BC in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, between the mainland and the island of Salamis, a fleet of Greek allies decisively defeated a larger Persian-led fleet. This halted the further Persian conquest of Greece and, at Plataea and Mycale the next year, further Greek victories brought Persian withdrawal and the immediate threat of conquest to an end. To the Greeks, this enabled a flourishing of a culture that went on to influence the development of civilisation in Rome and, later, Europe and beyond. To the Persians, it was a reverse at the fringes of their vast empire but not a threat to their existence, as it was for the Greek states, and attention turned to quelling unrest elsewhere.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Politics 63 mins – “Where you live shouldn’t predict how long you’ll live, but it does. In many California cities, there is a 15– 20 year life expectancy difference between neighborhoods and that gap is growing. Despite all of the charged political rhetoric about repealing “Obamacare,” this life expectancy difference cannot be explained by lack of access to health care; in fact, research shows that health care is responsible for only about 15 percent of health status. When it comes to your health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Why? Using data to study this phenomenon, Dr. Iton has concluded that we cannot address this problem through the traditional medical model. He and his colleagues at The California Endowment have designed a $1 billion, 10-year, multi-site initiative called Building Healthy Communities (BHC) which is designed to break the deadly link between zip code and life expectancy….” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hedge Fund Operation 60 mins – “[New Yorker] Staff Writer Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses her book, [Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Sheelah Kolhatkar, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.470285.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hokusai 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the Japanese artist whose views of Mt Fuji such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa (pictured) are some of the most iconic in world art. He worked as Japan was slowly moving towards greater contact with the outside world, trading with China and allowing two Dutch ships to dock each year. From these ships he picked up new synthetic colours and illustrations with Western compositions, which he incorporated in his traditional wood block prints. The quality of his images helped drive demand for prints among the highly literate Japanese public, particularly those required to travel to Edo under feudal obligations and who wanted to collect all his prints. As well as the quality of his work, Hokusai’s success stems partly from his long life and career. He completed some of his most memorable works in his 70s and 80s and claimed he would not reach his best until he was 110.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Horse Auction of Thoroughbreds 52 mins – “Horse racing has an ever-growing global following and financial value. For a few days each year the horse racing world descends on a small English town, as it has for over 250 years. Buyers from over 40 countries bid against each other for the best young thoroughbred race horses on earth. Presenter Susie Emmett joins stable hands, breeders sellers, buyers and horses at the Tatersall’s Sales.” At the link find the title, “Horses for Courses, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04y5ltz.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Imagination Gap 73 mins – “Brian Reich is the author of Media Rules, Shift and Reset, and his latest, The Imagination Gap. The Imagination Gap explores how imagination differs from innovation and creativity, how to spur your imagination, and how we are in real danger of falling behind due to lack of imagination as a society.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Enforcement – “In the first of two episodes, we visit Frederick County Maryland where local law officers are working hand-in-hand with federal immigration officers to detain and deport undocumented immigrants in the community. Now President Trump wants to give them more authority and that makes the sheriff very happy.” At the link find the title,”187: Whose job is it to enforce immigration law?,” right-click “Media files 315304611-decodedc-episode-187-whose-job-is-it-to-enforce-immigration-law.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 72 mins – “Whether you’re an investor, an entrepreneur or a consumer, we all make decisions about how to spend our money every day. How do you decide where to spend, and how to make the biggest impact through what products, companies, efforts and issues you support? Join Nancy Pfund, founder of DBL Partners (Double Bottom Line), in conversation with David Bank of Impact Alpha, as they demystify the world of impact investing. For starters, what is impact investing? It turns out that financial success can and does go hand-in-hand with social change, and DBL Partners is part of a growing movement demonstrating this possibility every day. DBL Partners’ approach to venture capital is two-pronged: They achieve high venture capital returns, and they also incorporate a second bottom line by working with companies they invest in to create economic, social and environmental impact. Two birds with one stone: profit and positive impact. Nancy and her team are innovators who are setting the standard for other investors and companies to consider success beyond the single-profit bottom line. Today, organizations such as SolarCity, Pandora and Patagonia build social impact into their business plans from the very beginning because of leadership by impact investors, and the ripple effect is real. Who says your dollars can’t count for double?” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Information Civil War 58 mins – “George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, The Center for Investigative Reporting Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Facts are overrated. Sure, they are the concrete foundation of narratives and they should be defended when the president of the United States and his team make false claims. But the obsession with facts can be taken too far at the expense of other deeper means of communication. George Lakoff says if progressives want to learn from the election of Donald Trump, they need to change what they study in college, how they think about facts as adults, understand framing and learn to repeat, repeat, repeat. Robert Rosenthal joins us from the Center For Investigative Reporting to help us understand the importance of facts in reporting. Join a conversation to learn how you can revise the way you think and talk in this new political world in order to be heard.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure Report Card 18 mins – “The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a strong advocate for infrastructure in the United States. Its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card has brought us a comprehensive assessment of that infrastructure since 1992, and the picture has not been a pretty one. Reviewing 16 major types of infrastructure, the ASCE report card tells us how we’re doing and offers directions for essential improvements. In this interview we talk with Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director of the ASCE, about the 2017 report card. More details on ASCE’s Infrastructure Report Card is at www.infrastructurereportcard.org.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Canada 21 mins – “As the 2017 federal budget drops, entrepreneurs in the technology industry are hoping the Liberal government makes good on its commitment to support innovation — especially as a new U.S. administration presents challenges and opportunities, to Canada.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost,” right-click “Download March 22: Federal budget 2017: Tech sector hopes for innovation boost” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Strategies 43 mins – “Paul discusses the latest update of the Fine-Tuning Your Asset Allocation tables, which compare three different portfolio scenarios.  In this podcast he focuses on the Ultimate Buy-and-Hold All-Value Equity Portfolio. The “Fine-Tuning Tuning Your Asset Allocation” table – created and updated by Paul and Rich Buck for 15 years – allows investors to compare possible returns and likely risks of various combinations of asset classes. The 2017 FTYAA Table compares all-value, worldwide equities, and the S&P 500, which is the most common benchmark for returns and risk.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irish History 52 mins – “…journalist Timothy Egan joins us to tell the story of Irish revolutionary Thomas Francis Meagher. Egan first encountered Meagher as a statue on the Montana Capitol grounds, but tracing his life took Egan from the brutal occupation of Ireland and the famine which killed a million people, to the fields of America’s civil war and to the American frontier. We’ll talk about Meagher’s transformation from romantic to rebel to leader, and what it reveals about the journey. Timothy Egan is a journalist and author of seven books. He won the 2006 National Book Award for The Worst Hard Time [Independent Booksellers|Amazon|Audible] about the Dust Bowl. His book about Meagher is called The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American HeroAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Memoirs 52 mins – “‘My Memoirs: Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet’ CFR NY Fellows’ Book Launch Series Guest Event: My Memoirs–Fifty Years of Journalism, From Print to the Internet by Bernard Gwertzman. Bernard Gwertzman discusses his memoirs.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magna Carta Survival 62 mins – “June 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter’ which was signed at Runnymede by King John to resolve a political crisis he faced with his barons. Buried within its 69 clauses is one of immeasurable importance. This is the idea that no one should be deprived of their freedom without just cause, and that people are entitled to fair trial by their peers according to the law of the land. At the time Magna Carta did nothing to improve the lot of the vast majority of English people, and all but three of its provisions have been repealed. Yet Magna Carta has come to be seen as the cornerstone of English liberty and an international rallying cry against the arbitrary use of power. But Where does Magna Carta stand today? In a time of secret courts in Britain and the Guantanamo gulag, the threat to rights from terror laws and state surveillance of our online activities, do we need to reaffirm its basic principles? Should we take things even further, as Tim Berners-Lee has suggested, and create a new Magna Carta for the worldwide web to protect our liberty online? On 5th February 2015, Intelligence Squared hosted an evening dedicated to the history, the reinvention and the enduring significance of this historic document. We were joined by leading constitutional historian David Starkey; barrister specialising in civil liberties and public law Dinah Rose QC; and conservative MP and bestselling author Rory Stewart. The event was chaired by Henry Porter, writer and journalist specialising in human rights and the London editor of Vanity Fair.” At the link find the title, “Magna Carta: Myth and Meaning Feb, 2015,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Management Styles 48 mins – “What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong.” At the link find the title, “She’s found a better way. How To Be A Better Boss, “ right-click “Media files npr_520854339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manhattan Skyline Evolution 78 mins – “Why does the Manhattan skyline look like it does with incredible skyscrapers south of City Hall then almost no tall buildings until midtown? Jason Barr of Rutgers University-Newark and author of Building the Skyline talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the evolution of Manhattan as a place to live and work, and the mix of individual choices and government policy that created the skyline of Manhattan.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marijuana for Dogs 24 mins – “Rebecca Hass’ dog Hudson was constantly whimpering, inconsolable and no veterinarian could offer a treatment to help him — until they tried medicating with marijuana. The Current explores treating pets with cannabis.” At the link find the title, “March 20: ‘We have our dog back’: B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana,” right-click “Media files current_20170320_30629.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Microbiome 26 mins – “Your Baby’s Microbiome (start time 6:13): This week on How on Earth Beth Bennett interviews Toni Harmon, author of Your Baby’s Microbiome, a look into the role the maternal micro biome plays before and after birth. For a newborn, the biological defenses to diseases and the environment come from the mother. Harmon talks about how the birth process and interactions between the newborn and the mother help build up the immunities that a young child requires.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle-Aged Men Isolation 48 mins – “Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.” At the link find the title, “Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_521269382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music in China 68 mins– “Beethoven in China demonstrates that there is no parallel to the depth and breadth of Beethoven’s integration into the culture, politics and private passions of China. Schoolchildren routinely read Beethoven, My Great Model and busts of Beethoven are a common sight. Cai’s and Melvin’s research reveals that the process by which Beethoven became a Chinese icon was tumultuous, starting with a 1906 article by Li Shutong, who referred to him as The Sage of Music, and held him up as a moral exemplar for a struggling nation trying to prevent a slide into chaos. His stoicism in the face of paternal mistreatment and increasing deafness resonated with a culture focused on working hard, on “eating bitterness,” in order to achieve greatness. That stoicism proved crucial when Mao had musicians arrested and executed during the Cultural Revolution. But at Tiananmen Square students accompanied their protests with his “Ode to Joy” anyway.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Scoop Analysis 30 mins – “Examining scoops, scoop culture, and how that lead to Tuesday’s Twitter Madness. And we’re not talking about ice cream.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Security 59 mins – “We examine nuclear security in a world where Cold War policies have left the country’s nuclear weapons on a hair-trigger alert. President Donald Trump has proposed boosting federal spending on the production of nuclear weapons by more than $1 billion in 2018.  With escalating tensions recently due to nuclear weapons testing by North Korea, we discuss nuclear weapons policy, the current international situation, and how we can reduce the risk of nuclear war.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuremberg Prosecurtor 24 mins – “Benjamin Ferencz started his legal career in the spotlight — his first trial was as a chief U.S. prosecutor of the Nazi extermination squads in Nuremberg. Since then, he’s spent seven decades fighting for peace and international justice.” At the link find the title, “March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace,” right-click “Download March 21: ‘I’m boiling with anger’: 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor won’t give up on peace” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NY Academy of Science at 200 43 mins – “In this special podcast, learn about the stories that shaped the Academy’s 200 year history. From the emergence of the Academy on a bustling street in downtown Manhattan of 1817 to the professionalization and expansion of the sciences through the 1800s. From our early efforts to help disseminate and share scientific research long before the internet to our efforts today to expand who has access to scientific careers around the globe.” At the link find the title, “A Cross-Fertilization of Ideas: 200 Years of the New York Academy of Sciences, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170126_200years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office Illnesses 30 mins – “Last fall, a bunch of us got sick at the same time, and it seemed likely that the virus spread at the workplace. The question came up: who came to work sick? Or to put it another way: who was to blame for this office outbreak? To find out, we partnered with NYU Tandon School of Engineering Assistant Professor, Rumi Chunara, who runs the goVIRAL research project, and Jeffrey Shaman, an expert in flu forecasting at Columbia University. His group is currently working on an extensive respiratory virus sampling project in New York entitled “The Virome of Manhattan” with the American Museum of Natural History. They helped us design a project looking at how respiratory illnesses spread in our workplace community. Once a week for ten weeks we swabbed our noses and sent the samples to a lab at Columbia where they could determine (if we were sick) what kind of respiratory infection we had caught. We also filled in bi-weekly symptom reports. Some of the questions were benign: do you have a fever? Others were more accusatory: who do you think got you sick? The entire experiment was a whodunnit. Or, perhaps more accurately, it was a flu-dunnit. But sometimes messing with what usually lies below the surface can have unexpected side effects. Flu-dunnit changed our office dynamic. Accusations started to fly, as our scientist sleuths discovered who were the victims — and who was the perpetrator.” At the link find the title, “Flu-dunnit? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files onlyhuman032217_cms743433_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public University Failure 47 mins – “English professor Christopher Newfield spends a lot of time thinking about public higher education. He’s worried about it. America’s public college system, he says, is in a shambles, with students paying higher tuitions for less learning. The conventional thinking is that public sector practices are to blame, but Newfield argues that the increasing privatization of our universities is the real problem. He joins us Tuesday to explain how we wrecked public universities and how we can fix them. Christopher Newfield is a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written several books about America’s public university system, including Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class, and Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980. His new book is called The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix ThemAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Refugee Life 14 mins – “In a war, it turns out that violence isn’t the biggest killer of civilians. What is? Illness, hunger, poverty — because war destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, food systems and hospitals. Physician Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery, setting priorities on what to fix first.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia in the Middle East 12 mins – “Anna Borshchevskaya explains how Russia’s growing weakness and Vladimir Putin’s focus on maintaining his grip on domestic power have led to meddling and intervention across the Middle East.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Schizophrenia Case 50 mins – ““There is no greater feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes,” says Ron Powers. His new book ‘No One Cares About Crazy People’ is both about his sons and a history of how the mentally ill have been treated medically and legally. Also, rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Chuck Berry’s early career. He died Saturday at 90.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sick Building Syndrome 56 mins – “Alan Bell was a star prosecutor for mob trials in Florida in the 80’s. When he began getting severely ill many believed he was being poisoned by the mob. It turned out that that it was exposure to hidden toxic chemicals in his office building that made him so sick that he was forced to spend nearly a decade living in a sterile “bubble” in the remote Arizona desert. When his health improved, he teamed up with other lawyers (including those featured in the films Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action) to avenge hundreds of environmental victims in court. Bell discovered that his plight was just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of people get sick and die each year because of toxic chemical exposures—without knowing they’re at risk. His new book offers a view of one of the most important global health issues of our time. Robert F Kennedy Jr. called the book: ‘a riveting memoir with serious health implications for us all’. “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slavery Aftermath 22 mins – “In this premiere episode, Ray details the hardships that Blacks experienced after slavery and explores the themes and patterns of struggle that continued through the generations and into his own life. This episode contains special music by Beej Gordy Brooks and cameo “appearances” by Kevin Allison and Kristina Wong.” At the link find the title, “Ep 1 Life After Slavery 3 Apr, 2016” right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soap Use 23 mins – “Meet Jackie Hong who isn’t ashamed to say that she’s been living soap-free for seven years and her skin is still smooth and supple. The Current asks: How essential is soap?” At the link find the title, “March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up,” right-click “Download March 24: Soap-free for 7 years, Jackie Hong makes the case against lathering up” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistical Interpretation 12 mins – “Sometimes it’s hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether … instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Operation 23 mins – “At his confirmation hearing this week, supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch – according to the New York Timescast himself as “a humble Westerner, reared on fly-fishing.”  And yet, for all the care put into his biography, Judge Gorsuch also seemed to say… nevermind. He rules on the law, not on people. It’s a needle that’s been tricky for judicial nominees to thread: they want to seem human, but not too human. In this podcast extra, taken from a show we aired last year, Brooke and Thane Rosenbaum, Director of the Forum on Law, Culture and Society at NYU, examine some art and culture about the Supreme Court, and consider just how human we want our justices to be.” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Surgical Simulations 17 mins – “Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients — so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: “Operate twice, cut once.” Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Culture 56 mins – “Destruction and displacement — that’s the story of Syria today. Paul Kennedy talks with three Syrians who believe in other Syrias, with stories about love, and laughter, and smell of jasmine and tarragon.” At the link find the title, “Saving Syria: keeping war-torn culture alive, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170324_39089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “A former State Department counterterrorism official outlines the gaps in European efforts to fight violent extremisms: Why they exist, what needs to change, and how they make it harder for U.S. officials to do their job of defending the American homeland.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism in Europe 14 mins – “From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, the global terrorist threat has evolved rapidly in recent years, and will likely change further still in the next president’s term. Counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt looks ahead to the next administration and the choices the 45th president will have to face to keep Americans safe from this adaptive global menace.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Publicity Discussion 63 mins – “Why do they do it? Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. Of course, the public should be told that an atrocity has taken place. But each attack dominates the news for days at a stretch. The TV networks go into overdrive, flying out their journalists to the scene of the attack and saturating their airtime. All this plays into the hands of terrorist organisations, allowing their killers to be glorified in the eyes of their supporters. In addition, the wall-to-wall news coverage creates a climate of fear and fuels the more authoritarian and xenophobic strands of our politics. President Trump’s recent actions – banning refugees and appearing to reference fictional terrorist attacks in Sweden – might be seen as an inevitable consequence of this hysteria. We should get things into proportion. After all, you’re more likely to fatally slip in the shower than be killed in a terrorist attack. This is the line that was taken by former Times editor and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins. He was joined by Fawaz Gerges, a prominent expert on ISIS and al-Qaeda who has extensively researched the historical roots of jihadi extremism on the ground in the Middle East. Gerges explained how the West has played into the narrative of terrorists by portraying them as an existential danger, rather than as mere common criminals. But for national security commentator Douglas Murray, the only way to defeat terrorism is to tackle it head on, speaking plainly about the true scale of the threat. The recent wave of attacks by ISIS was just the beginning, he argued. Over a thousand foreign fighters have recently returned from Syria to Europe, and are highly likely to pose a risk to our security. It’s vital that our media and authorities keep the public fully aware about the terrorist threat and encourage everyone to be vigilant. Honest reporting is absolutely crucial, especially when society itself is under attack. As for ISIS, how they are portrayed in the mainstream media is a matter of indifference to them – their publicity strategy is all about broadcasting their attacks on social media to an audience of millions, not headlines in the press. Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Torture Survivor 17 mins – “It’s been over a decade but the case of Abdullah Almalki has finally been settled — including a Canadian government apology. Yet the intelligence officials who shared faulty information leading to the torture have not been held responsible.” At the link find the title, “March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” right-click “Download March 22: Canadian torture victim Abdullah Almalki calls apology a ‘victory for human rights’” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trappist System Discovery 59 mins – “Last month, NASA announced the discovery of a seven-planet system called TRAPPIST-1, just 39 light-years from our Sun.  The Sky Guys will  discuss why this system might give hope for other habitable planets beyond our solar system.  And SpaceX announces that two people have already put down a deposit for a trip to the moon and back in 2018.  Plus a look at NASA’s research into the effects of space travel on humans, and how you can join the search for Planet 9.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Impact Overseas 38 mins – “After a surprising presidential election, Americans and foreign leaders have closely watched the executive transition for clues to American priorities and policy under the Trump administration. What does Donald J. Trump’s victory tell us about American politics – and how will our allies and adversaries respond?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Asia Relations 269 mins – “The Trump administration brings with it great uncertainties for domestic and foreign policy. It faces a changing strategic landscape in Asia with shifting security dynamics and ongoing economic integration. The Trump administration’s Asia strategy remains in flux, and Asian countries are waiting to see how the president’s team of adviser’s formulate their policy toward the region.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Foreign Debt 47 mins – “Foreign banks and the Trump administration. From Cyprus to Germany to Russia, we’ll follow the money trail.” At the link find the title, “Follow The Money: Banking Questions For The Trump Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520849144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Intelligence Breaches 47 mins – “The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we’ve learned about Russia, Trump and the home front.” At the link find the title, “After A Heated Hearing, What We Know About Russian Intervention, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520979908.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turkish Unrest 24 mins – “A Kurdish academic has lost her job in Turkey and remains stateless in Canada — her personal and professional life on hold — after signing a petition criticizing the Turkish government.” At the linkf idn the title, “March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey,” right-click “Download March 22: Kurdish academic living in Canada still stateless after purge from Turkey” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Russia Relations 60 mins – “Angela E. Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and Foreign Service, discusses the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, as part of CFR’s Academic Conference Call series.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visual Aid Tool 10 mins – “While attending the Minnesota ACB convention, Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities Team talked to Aliza Olenick from Orcam. A new camera device that attaches to glasses and reads print, does object recognition, facial recognition and much more. Aliza demos the orca in action and gives us a great feel for such an innovative product. You can contact Orcam on the web at www.orcam.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Feedback from Tampa 48 mins – “We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America’s future—unfolding.” At the link find the title, “#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520567983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Use in Las Vegas 46 mins – “In a new book, former manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority Pat Mulroy says we’re facing a tough global reality when it comes to water. Growth, urbanization, and the effects of climate change mean we have to find new ways to manage a resource she says most Americans simply take for granted. Mulroy is coming to Utah, and she joins Doug Wednesday to explain what’s at stake, and how creating a shared vision for our water future is more important than ever. Pat Mulroy is a Senior Fellow with the Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as well as with UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. She’s editor of the book The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Weight Control Problem 30 mins – “Jill Sutherlin has been numbing her feelings of emptiness with food, drugs and alcohol since she was a child growing up in California’s Central Valley. Several years ago she did something she’s always wanted to do, something she didn’t know she was capable of. She embarked on an extreme weight loss plan and lost more than 200 pounds in just over a year. Everyone told her she looked amazing. But she knew something was wrong.” At the link find the title, “S2 Episode 3: Mirror Mirror,” right-click “Media files JillFinalMix4stamp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Western Civilization Killer Apps 62 mins – “Niall Ferguson is the most brilliant British historian of his generation. In this talk from February 2011, based on his book ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, he asks how Western civilization came to dominate the rest of the world. His answer is that the West developed six “killer applications” that the Rest lacked: competition, science, democracy, medicine, consumerism and the Protestant work ethic. The key question today is whether or not the West has lost its monopoly on these six things. If it has and the Rest of the world can successfully download these apps, we may be living through the end of Western ascendancy.” At the link find the title, “Niall Ferguson On The Six Killer Apps Of Western Civilisation, Mar, 2017,”right-click “Media files media.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Innovators 27 mins – “Michela Magas talks to Click about her recent top award at the European Prize for Women Innovators. Michela is founder of Stromatolite Design Innovation Labs, building a new generation of creative technology toolkits for innovation. Industry leaders from more than forty African countries gathered in Lagos last week to address The Future of Finance. Africa’s financial industry is attempting to adapt itself to the on-going disruptions in the Fintech space in light of the increasing demands of young and energetic customers. Click talks to Emmanuel Okoegwale, the organiser of Cashless Africa. One of the challenges for VR is getting enough data to each eye, so you are tricked into thinking that what you are seeing is actually real. A team of computer scientists in New Zealand think they may be a step closer to making VR more real. Andrew Chalmers gives Click’s Simon Morton a demonstration. This Thursday the UK interactive art studio Invisible Flock, and Quicksand, an Indian research and design lab, unveil DUET – an ambitious and evolving artwork, a series of dynamic interactive animated-light panels created from raw, single-line, real time conversations between two anonymous individuals across two continents. Click talks to Victoria Pratt from Invisible Flock.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 281 – Mar 31, 2017: Addiction to Devices, Aflatoxin Control in Agriculture, American Imperialism, Arctic Task Force, Bathroom Ventilation, Black Artists, Black Shootings, Blind Visual Interpreter, Body Camera Use By Police, Broadband in New Hampshire, Broadband Wireless, C Rations, Carbon Capture, Childhood Obesity Cognition Bias, Concrete, Coral Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef, Cotard Syndrome, Deaf and Blind Story, Democracy Defined, Discophobia Era, Dogs and Man, Economics by Samuelson, Edmund Halley, Elon Musk Interview, Engineers in Schools and Industry, Euro and EU Survival, Female Firefighter, Female Sexual Concepts, Feminists Values, Fox News, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Gastroenterology Doctor, Giving Kitchen, Gold Extraction Process, Gorsuch Prospects, Ground Water Concerns, Gun Violence Control, Hardcore Listening, Health Care Act Revision, Health Care by Republicans, Immigration Law Change, Innovation in Big Companies, Internet Self Defense, Investing with Motif, ISIS in Mosul, Jewelry Making Business, Journalism Bias, Lead Paint Poisoning, Mars Trip People, Media in America, Medical Career Stress, Medical Dilemmas, Mind Extension, Police Use of Force, Pollinator Hazards, Pollution Reduction, Propaganda Skills, Racial Movie, Refugee Smuggling, Retro Foods, Revolution Solutions, Right to Know Law, Saddam Hussein Interrogation, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings, Saturn Five Rocket, Scarcity Trials, Science Culture in America, Scientific Publishing Growth, Sex Therapist, Smart Power Grids, Solar Collector History, Solar Energy in China, South Sudan Civil War, Specialty Crop Business, Statistics in Social Studies, Stem Cell Abuses, Streetcar Named Desire, Surveillance and Bias, Sustainable Development by Women, Tax System in U.S., Terrorist Publicity, Tillerson and State Department, Tooth Fairies, Trump and White House Press, Tuberculosis History, Tweeting Dangers, U.S. Policy Problems, War Potential, White Nationalist, Womens’ Magazine

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Addiction to Devices 30 mins – “Could smartphones and other screens be decreasing the human attention span? Author Adam Alter thinks so. “Ten years ago, before the iPad and iPhone were mainstream, the average person had an attention span of about 12 seconds,” Alter tells Fresh Air‘s Dave Davies. Now, he says, “research suggests that there’s been a drop from 12 to eight seconds … shorter than the attention of the average goldfish, which is nine seconds.” Alter links our diminished attention spans to the “mainstream adoption of screens.” His new book, Irresistible, explores the consequences of living in an increasingly computerized world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

American Imperialism 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and is titled “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire.”  Our speaker is author and journalist, Stephen Kinzer.” At the link click the down arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Task Force 60 mins – “With the Arctic warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet and melting sea ice opening up the resource-rich region to new trade routes and commercial activities, the Arctic offers both opportunities and challenges for the United States and other countries. Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, assesses U.S. interests in the Arctic region in the face of changing conditions there. The Task Force finds that the Arctic is of growing economic and geostrategic importance and proposes specific actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the region, including bolstering infrastructure investment, defending national borders, protecting the environment, and maintaining U.S. scientific and technological leadership….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arctic Warming 6 mins – “The Arctic is a warming hotspot, showing the fastest warming of any area on Earth, way faster than predicted. Climate processes in the region are poorly understood. Scientists from 50 institutions and 14 nations are coming together creating the MOSAiC observatory, an expedition to the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. Coordinator Markus Rex discusses the aims of the project.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bathroom Ventilation 9 mins – “Have you ever gotten out of the shower, dried off and just had to get out of the bathroom for a few minutes because it was so hot, humid and uncomfortable?   I mean, you can’t get dressed when you’re hot like that. You know what could help minimize that problem?   A powerful, bathroom exhaust fan.  Powerful, but quiet, because if the fan is annoyingly loud, you won’t use it regularly. Choosing the right fan for your bathroom is more important than you might think.  Without an appropriately sized exhaust fan, not only can your bathroom be uncomfortably hot and humid, not to mention smelly, but over time, you risk causing moisture damage to your bathroom drywall and cabinetry.  Plus you increase your chances of developing mold and mildew on your shower walls, drywall, and even on the wood framing beneath the drywall. Not good!” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Artists 22 mins – “On this episode we talk to artist Danny Simmons about creating opportunities for artists of color. We celebrate the late great Clyde “Funky Drummer” Stubblefield, and we give serious side-eye to the Trump administration’s Black History Month antics. We’ve just survived the first Black History Month under President Trump. It was a mess from beginning to end. Vox journalist German Lopez rounded up some of the worst moments, but there were so many, it was difficult to count….” At the link find the title, “Artist Danny Simmons, a tribute to ‘The Funky Drummer,’ and Trump’s black history blunders, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files remix20170316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Shootings 60 mins – “A couple years ago, Ben Montgomery, reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, started emailing every police station in Florida. He was asking for any documents created – from 2009 to 2014 – when an officer discharged his weapon in the line of duty. He ended up with a six foot tall stack of reports, pictures, and press clippings cataloging the death or injury of 828 people by Florida police. Jad and Robert talk to Ben about what he found, crunch some numbers, and then our reporter Matt Kielty takes a couple files off Ben’s desk and brings us the stories inside them – from a network of grief to a Daytona police chief. And next week, we bring you another, very different story of a police encounter gone wrong. Produced and reported by Matt Kielty Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that in reporter Ben Montgomery’s six years of Florida data there were, on average, 130 people shot and killed each year. Police offers did indeed shoot 130 people per year, on average, but only half of those shootings were fatal. The audio has been adjusted to reflect this fact.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreter P3 33 mins – “Blind Abilities presents Part 3 in their series on Aira, Visual Interpreter for the Blind. Pete chats with Amy Bernal, Director of Aira Agent Services, and Patrick Lane, Aira Agent Analyst about a myriad of fascinating topics. Listen as they share their insight into the duties of Aira Agents; their thoughts about user safety, agents sharing opinions about fashion, a detailed description of the Aira glasses, the official price plans, and what’s in store for the future. Join Pete and his guests for this in depth look into the world of Aira, a product that’s taking the blindness community by storm!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Body Camera Use By Police 49 mins – “Police interactions caught on camera. The NPR podcast “Embedded” digs into what three different videos reveal about policing in America.” At the link find the title, “NPR’s Embedded: Filming American Police, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520292040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in New Hampshire 57 mins – “Broadband, which connects homes, businesses, and schools to high speed internet, has been developing throughout the state, including in rural areas for several years. Which areas are still lacking access, and why? What is the importance of providing proper internet access to schools and places where businesses will develop? We’ll delve into how broadband infrastructure works, and where it is working, in New Hampshire.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Wireless 35 mins – “Like other urban centers in the U.S., Boston is filled with multi dwelling units (MDUs) and buildings that house multiple business tenants. Obtaining high-quality connectivity in such an environment can be a challenge, especially if choices are limited to just one or two incumbents with little or no competition. With the advancement of new fixed wireless technologies in recent years, however, residential and business subscribers now have better options….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

C Rations 3 mins – “Today, an army tries to travel on its stomach.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1324: C Rations,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170324.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Capture 7 mins – “Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now above 400 parts per million. It continues to rise. For the past 800,000 years, it has mostly been below 300 parts per million. Natural and agricultural environments have not developed under these sudden new conditions. Some people suggest as the situation worsens, we will reach the point where there is no choice but to strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Klaus Lackner and his colleagues at the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions at Arizona State University in Phoenix are focussed on this problem. They are developing technology using a moisture swing sorbent cycle for capturing carbon dioxide from air. The sorbent, an anionic exchange resin, absorbs CO2 when it is dry, and releases it again when exposed to moisture. The group aims to advance this technology and scale it, so it becomes cheap and a realistic option for solving this developing problem.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Obesity 14 mins – “The UK government published its report Childhood Obesity: a Plan for Action, in August 2016. A new analysis article takes them to task for the inadequacy of that response to a growing problem. Neena Modi is a professor of neonatal medicine, at Imperial College London, and president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and joins us to discuss what that report should have contained. Read the full analysis: www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j762At the link find the title, “The inadequacy of the UK’s childhood obesity strategy, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 310363443-bmjgroup-childhood-obesity-strategy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cognition Bias 9 mins – “MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t detect her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning, a phenomenon she calls the “coded gaze.” It’s an eye-opening talk about the need for accountability in coding … as algorithms take over more and more aspects of our lives.” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concrete 60 mins – “This week is all about that most ubiquitous of building materials: concrete. Historian Robert Courland joins us to talk about his book “Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World’s Most Common Man-Made Material”, our long history using concrete, and what modern engineers could learn from the Romans. We’ll speak with Cristina Zanotti, Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia, about building better — and more sustainable — modern concrete structures. And we’ll talk with organizers Andrew Tefs and Dave Barchyn about the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coral Bleaching of Great Barrier Reef 5 mins – “In the ten months since April 2016, two-thirds of corals in the northern Great Barrier Reef have been killed by hot water as a result of global warming. These have included corals which are 50 or as old as 100 years old. Previously bleaching was only associated with El Nino events which produce higher water temperatures. Now the bleaching events are occurring between El Nino events. There have been three bleaching events since 1998. The second and third were in 2004 and 2016. Bleaching events are increasing in frequency. Recovery periods for corals are becoming shorter.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cotard Syndrome 32 mins – “Jules Cotard was the first psychiatrist to write about the cluster of symptoms that would come to be called “Walking Corpse Syndrome.” But his work was unfinished, and left a great deal of room for debate about it among his colleagues.” At the link find the title, “Jules Cotard and the Syndrome Named After Him, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-20-symhc-cotard-delusion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deaf and Blind Story 37 mins – “Molly Wezel-Peterson shares her journey, her story, her coping while sitting down one on one with Jeff Thompson of Blind Abilities. From her earliest days, through high school and graduating college Molly tells us what it is like accepting Usher Syndrome and staying positive about her future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Defined 63 mins – “Senator Richard Di Natale, leader of the Australian Greens, delivers an address titled ‘The world we could be living in’, to the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Senator Richard Di Natale, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_RichardDiNatale_1503_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Discophobia Era 69 mins [2 parts] – “In 1970, two deejays discovered they had the ability to take the dance floor on a journey by playing records back-to-back, continuously throughout the night. Soon clubs all over the world adopted this style of deejaying, and a new culture and music genre called “disco” emerged. Eight years later, in 1978, disco was the best selling music genre in the world. This is the story of how it got there. 1978 set the record for most album sales with disco surpassing rock & roll for the first time ever. Industry insiders predicted the following year would continue to break sales records, but an economic downturn and a fierce anti-disco backlash proved their predictions false. This is the story of how disco became a four-letter-word.” At the link find the titles, “19: Discophobia (Disco Part 2),” and “18: The Dance Floor Doesn’t Lie (Disco Part 1),” right-click “Media files 58d1df22a5e415d77ce279e7.mp3,” and “Media files 58ac07e0eb50589014def066.mp3” and select “Save Links As” from the pop-up menu.

Dogs and Man 51 mins – “There is unique and ancient bond between humans and dogs, from its early beginnings to the modern day. Ayo Akinwolere explores this bond by visiting ‘The Land of the Mutts’ – an extraordinary refuge for dogs in Costa Rica, where dogs outnumber people by 100 to one. He investigates the science behind the the bonding and hears individual stories of canine-human relationships.” At the link find the title, “It’s a Dog’s Life, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04x5xgf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economics by Samuelson 4 mins – “Episode: 2562 Paul Samuelson and the textbook Economics. Today, a book that helped educate the world.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 2562: Paul Samuleson And The Texbook Economics,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170321.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Edmund Halley 54 mins – “In our second episode devoted to the life and work of Edmond Halley, we recount his three voyages aboard the Paramour to create a map of magnetic variation, his predictions on the return of the comet of 1682, now known as Halley’s Comet, his discovery of the proper motion of the stars, his translation of the works of Apollonius, and his work as Britain‘s Astronomer Royale among a host of other accomplishments.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk Interview 63 mins – “Neil Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging it: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. With Chuck Nice and Bill Nye. JUST ADDED: Neil and Bill in the Cosmic Crib, sipping Merlot and musing on optimism and space exploration.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Engineers in School and Industry 82 mins – “Dr. Dave Vandenbout offers up his insights on choosing between academic and industrial careers in this episode of The Engineering Commons.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-pop menu.

Euro and EU Survival 47 mins – “Hosts Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and political analyst and emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, discuss: The future of the European Union in the face of rising populism; Iceland’s lifting of capital controls; How horror movie studio Blumhouse’s release strategy is reaping big rewards” At the link find the title, “The Scary White People Edition, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2777793443.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Firefighter 58 mins – “Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Once a young scaredy-cat, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of excitement, confidence, and self-reliance. She has since flown planes, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco….” At the link find the title, “#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety – Caroline Paul, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Conquering Fear.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Sexual Concepts 17 mins – “Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap” by talking candidly with our girls from an early age about sex, bodies, pleasure and intimacy.” at the link click “Download,” right-click Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminist Values 37 mins – “When a friend asked for her advice on how to raise a feminist daughter, author Chimananda Ngozi Adichie wrote her a letter with 15 suggestions. The letter is now Adichie’s latest book, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. Adichie joins 1A’s Joshua Johnson to discuss her new book.” At the link find the title, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Dear Ijeawele” Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170320_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fox News 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Gabriel Sherman about the space Fox News is occupying in the media as the go-to network for President Trump.” At the link find the title, “What the Hell is Going on at Fox News? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2596931822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fuel Efficiency Standards 48 mins – “President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We’ll look at what’s on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.” At the link find the title, “Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520421997.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gastroenterology Doctor 49 mins – “Today’s guest is Dr. Ken Brown. He is a practicing Gastroenterologist, clinical researcher, SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) expert, and creator of SIBO treatment Atrantil. Listen in as we talk all about SIBO, how to treat it, gut issues, and more!” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Giving Kitchen 22 mins – “A story of love, loss and gratitude to a community that takes care of its own.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 5: The Giving Kitchen, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files CGT 205_The Giving Kitchen-Mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gold Extraction Process 29 mins – “Did you know that a metric ton of electronic waste can contain 8 to 16 ounces of gold? Whether we like it or not, precious metals show up in more than just that gold necklace or platinum ring we might have purchased – from the titanium used in our high-end mountain bikes, to platinum in our cellphones, to silver in our solar panels, precious metals are all around us. And the mining of these materials often comes with a steep social and environmental cost. This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk with an engineer who has chosen to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal from his former employer, a large gold-mining enterprise. We learn about the use of water in the extraction of precious metals, how common mining practices create hazardous slurry ponds, and the enormous amount of energy required to carry out these operations in remote locations….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gorsuch Prospects 42 mins – “The Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch are underway. While Republicans are feeling good about the days ahead, many Democrats are still upset at the Senate’s refusal last year to hear President Obama’s nominee. Expect procedure and a lot of politics, as lawmakers try to fill the vacancy. 1A’s guests include Edward Whelan, president of Ethics and Public Policy Center, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of The National Constitution Center, Margaret Russell, professor of constitutional law at Santa Clara University School of Law and Theresa Wardon, partner at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP.” At the link find the title, “Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Showdown, “ right-click “Media files 20170321_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ground Water Concerns 29 mins – “With drought-stricken California enjoying its wettest winter in decades, it can be easy to forget that water scarcity is among the globe’s most deadly threats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss groundwater with Bill and Rosemarie Alley, the authors of High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater. They take us on a journey around the world and back in time to examine how humans scheme for and squander earth’s most precious resource. We talk about wildcatting for water in the 19th century, India’s water management quandary, and some of Saudi Arabia’s more imprudent water policies.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Violence Control 4 mins – “As gun violence continues to plague some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, a violence prevention program is looking to tackle the issue by treating it like a public health crisis. Chicago’s murder rate is below that of other cities, but the actual number of murders in the city last year — most from gun violence — exceeded the combined total of murders in New York City and Los Angeles. Cure Violence, a violence prevention program, was launched more than 20 years ago by epidemiologist Gary Slutkin, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The program has been a force in several cities in U.S. and abroad. It gained national attention with the 2011 release of a documentary called The Interrupters, which showed former gang members intervening to prevent disputes from turning deadly. In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire.” At the link right-click the plan button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hardcore Listening 54 mins – “Who’s more hardcore: Dan Carlin, for making Hardcore History? Or his listeners for absorbing three-hour-plus episodes? We also ask Andrea Silenzi Why Oh Why dating today is so hard and learn how podcasting makes Gretchen Rubin and her daughter Happier. Plus: Which stories pass muster with master storyteller Shannon Cason?” At the link find the title, “Hardcore Listening With Dan Carlin (Encore), Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_biglisten_hardcore.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Act Revision 48 mins – “The Congressional Budget Office scores the Republican health care plan. We read the results.” At the link find the title, “Dire First Coverage Estimates For Republican Health Care Plan, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520151730.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care by Republicans 30 mins – “Jacob Weisberg and Jamelle Bouie are joined by Vox’s Ezra Klein to talk about how Donald Trump screwed himself on healthcare and why he isn’t the “deal maker” he makes himself out to be.” At the link find the title, “A Master Class in Bad Legislation, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4224872674.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Law Change 41 mins – “Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas joins Peter Robinson to discuss the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, an immigration reformation bill he is cosponsoring. He notes that American workers have been getting a raw deal since the immigration laws were changed in 1965. The American workers’ wages have not gone up but income inequality has. Senator Cotton thinks this is largely due to flooding the labor market with millions of low-skilled, low-wage workers. In rethinking our immigration policies we need to look at whether our laws are serving the American people.” At the link find the title, “Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, and the RAISE Act, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170228-cotton.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Big Companies 36 mins – “I came across a recent article where the Managing Director of Accenture Digital made the bold claim that large companies cannot do innovation. the bold claim that large companies cannot do innovation. More accurately, Narry Singh said, “.. Corporate innovation does not work.” He goes on to claim that innovation at large companies do not work because “.. the firms are too slow to move – to change their work practices.” Do you think  large companies can be successful at innovation?” At the link find the title, “Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation? S13 Ep3, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Can Large Companies Be Successful At Innovation S13_Ep3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Self Defense 29 mins – “In this issue: WikiLeaks Releases CIA Hacking Tools; Botnets ; Defense Against Doxing; Buzzword Watch: Prosilience, [and] The CIA’s “Development Tradecraft DOs and DON’Ts” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing with Motif 50 mins – “Paul talks with collaborator Chris Pedersen about the new Motif Investing portfolios they created based on Paul’s Ultimate Buy and Hold portfolio strategies and sound investing principles. These portfolios were created to make it simple and inexpensive for anyone with a minimum of $300 to get started investing now; and also for those more-seasoned investors to implement Paul’s principles and rebalance annually with one click.” At the link right click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS in Mosul 45 mins – “New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi was recently embedded with Iraqi troops fighting to liberate western Mosul from ISIS. She reports that the Islamic State looks “more fierce than ever.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewelery making Business 45 mins – “Ever since she was a little girl playing dress-up in her aunt’s closet, Kendra Scott loved fashion. Her first business was a hat shop, which she started at 19 – it failed. A few years later, she started a jewelry business out of her spare bedroom. Today the company is reportedly valued at more than a billion dollars.” At the link find the title, “Kendra Scott: Kendra Scott, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170317_hibt_kscott.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalism Bias 27 mins – “The media in the United States is broken. Most journalists and media organisations dismissed the possibility of Trump Presidency. Many backed Hillary Clinton to win. It has left them in a precarious position with serious questions about their credibility, fuelled by the president and his inner circle who have branded them ‘enemies of the state’. Kyle Pope, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review asks how the media should respond to a hostile administration and more importantly how can they gain the trust of the vast numbers of people who think they are hopelessly biased.” At the link find the title, “Breaking News, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04ws2yp.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Paint Poisoning 57 mins – “Proposed Senate Bill 247 aims to prevent lead poisoning in children by strengthening lead testing requirements for children, and placing stricter requirements on properties containing lead paint. For some families, lead poisoning has caused long-term health problems that sometimes don’t appear until years after exposure, and experts think the restrictions are not strong enough. However, landlords worry that the new requirements would be difficult to comply with, and come at a huge cost, and funding will be insufficient. For example, companies like Brady Sullivan are still managing fallout from lead poisoning several years ago that contributed to health problems in children living at their properties. We’ll look at all sides of this issue.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Trip People 27 mins – “As we dream of sending humans to Mars, the psychological problems of such a mission loom large. Claudia Hammond ponders the most important qualities required from those who’d like to colonise Mars. Surviving a cramped nine-month journey and the pod-like homes on the red planet requires a mix of resilience, curiosity and the ability to get on with others. She meets the volunteers who have been sampling similar long term simulations here on earth – and the psychologists who’ve overseen the design, selection and planning for future communities in space. Simulations have proved tricky – one involving an international group of volunteers in isolated conditions for 140 days ended up with the Russians in a fist-fight and a Japanese man being so distressed at this that he left after 60 days. It’s hard to predict how people will react because humans have never travelled that far….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Media in America 49 mins – “The news is often the first line of defense when issues affecting local communities – like the recent numerous threats against Jewish community centers and synagogues – crop up. In BackStory’s recent episode “Behind the Bylines” we learned how journalists Ida B. Wells and Ruben Salazar more effectively covered their communities, and even changed journalistic practice, through advocacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop- menu.

Medical Career Stress 45 mins – “The journey to medical school is long, tough, defeating, and can be isolating. There are plenty of news stories of physicians out there about job dissatisfaction, suicide rates, and suicides of medical students. Inevitably, there comes a lot of doubt when you’re on this journey and you’re probably still thinking if this is what you should be really doing because you love every aspect of it but people are saying not to do it. Our guest for this episode is Dr. Shikha Jain, who was also previously on the Specialty Stories Podcast Session 08 where she talked about her profession as a hematology oncology physician. She recently wrote a great article on KevinMD, called Why I Would Still Encourage My Daughter to Go Into Medicine, so I invited her today to share with us why you should still consider a career in medicine despite all this negativity surrounding it and how our healthcare system is constantly in turmoil with every new administration that comes in.” At the link find the title, “226: Why You Should Still Consider a Career in Medicine,” right-click “Media files PMY226.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Dilemmas 55 mins – “This episode is all about false dichotomies–situations or ideas that seem like dilemmas (and thus require a difficult choice to be made) but which really aren’t.   Much of the public discussions of things like the hours that residents work, the funding for medical research, the lifestyles that residents are forced to lead, the choices that prospective medical students make are couched in terms of either/or choices.  Corbin Weaver, Matt Wilson, John Pienta, and Kaci McCleary discuss the alleged dilemmas that we encounter in medicine and medical education, and conclude that these choices are often not mutually exclusive. It is possible to have both shorter hours and safer patient handoffs and quality education, despite rules that seem to indicate otherwise.  It is possible to adequately fund basic science research and fund a sensible national defense, despite presidential budgets that slash NIH funding.  Should listener Justin study during the summer prior to med school to begin medical school on the right foot, or will he struggle if he takes a break to live a little?  And listener Julian is super annoyed at the admissions process. Is his ire justified?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Education Story 51 mins – “Our guest today is Rachel, the Junior National Director of Pre-SOMA as she shares with us her story as well as some answers to common questions about Osteopathic Medicine as an osteopathic medical student or as a premed interested in osteopathic medicine. Listen in as she talks more about the application process, taking gap years, why DO should not just be a Plan B and more information about Pre-SOMA and how this organization can help guide you on your path to becoming a physician via the osteopathic route.” At the link find the title, “Session 225,” right-click “Media files PMY225.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Processes 60 mins – “Most of us probably think about memories as being about the past. But when memories are gone, it becomes clear just how much they are also about the future. This week we are in search of lost memories. We’ll speak with Michael McCloskey about how memories are formed and how you test for memory in people with amnesia. We’ll also talk with Michael Lemonick about his new book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Memory, Amnesia and Love”, and the story of Lonnie Sue Johnson and her memory loss. This episode is hosted by Bethany Brookshire, science writer from Science…” At the link right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mind Extension 18 mins – “Andy Clark, who with David Chalmers proposed the theory of the extended mind, explains what he means by this idea in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download:…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Children 46 mins – “More than 60,000 black women are missing in America. One of the reasons we don’t hear much about that is the media. By some accounts, the press is four times more likely to report when a white person goes missing over someone who is black or brown. It’s a problem when anyone goes missing. We’ll find out who’s most at risk and what’s being done to find them. 1A guest host Noel King is joined by Julia Craven, reporter for the Huffington Post, Robert Lowery Jr., vice president of the Missing Children Division of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Phylicia Henry, director of operations of Courtney’s House, an organization that supports sex-trafficked youth between the ages of 12 and 21.” At the link find the title, “The Missing Children You Don’t Hear Much About, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170323_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mobile Computing Trends 134 mins – “Google’s mysterious “Taimen” phone surfaces – is it a Chinese Pixel XL? U.S. bans any electronics larger than a phone for air passengers from 8 Middle Eastern countries. Google is struggling to react as more advertisers pull their ads from YouTube. Android O is here as a Developer Preview. The U.S. Senate is about to let ISPs sell your data to the highest bidder, but Europe’s GDPR will fine anyone who uses your data without your consent $20 million.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Morality and Stewardship 58 mins – “Is capitalism part of the poverty problem facing the world or part of the solution? Are human beings doing a good job preserving the earth for future generations? To improve the world, should we improve capitalism or ourselves? Robert Whaples of Wake Forest University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis’s encyclical on capitalism, poverty, and environmental issues.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Musical Hazards 50 mins – “The musicians being persecuted for raising their voices against political, cultural or religious repression. Rex Bloomstein talks to artists whose songs have led to their imprisonment, torture and to the continuing threat of violence; artists who have been driven from their homelands, artists who, literally, risk dying for a song. In one recent year alone 30 musicians were killed, seven abducted, and 18 jailed by regimes, political and religious factions and other groups determined to curb the power of music to rally opposition to them. In Syria, singer Ibrahim Quashoush, was found dead in the Orontes River, his vocal chords symbolically ripped out. Rex hears stories of tremendous courage and determination not to be intimidated and silenced….” At the link find the title, “Dying for a Song, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04wffzc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myanmar Abuses 27 mins – “Jonah Fisher travels across Myanmar and into neighbouring Bangladesh to investigate claims that Burmese Muslims have suffered rape and murder at the hands of the military.”[Several references made to Aung San Duu Kyi.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nations of Nations 52 mins – “You don’t need to be a scholar or veteran political observer to see that America is divided, but journalist and historian Colin Woodard says this is really nothing new. Woodard argues that America has always been divided, because we’re actually eleven distinct regional nations, with different cultures and ideas about how the world works. He’ll join us Tuesday to explain the historic roots of these nations, and how that past is still influencing the country today.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

New London School Explosion 36 mins – “This was one of the worst disasters in Texas history, the worst school disaster in U.S. history.” At the link find the title, “The New London School Explosion, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-15-symhc-new-london-school-explosion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuke Policy 74 mins – “Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward North Korea in response to the country’s continued development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the threat the Kim Jong-un regime poses to East Asia and the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Northwest African Transition 27 mins – “The countries of northwest Africa – Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria – may look like islands of stability in a sea of Middle East turmoil. But perhaps better to see them as low coral atolls – and the sea around them is rising fast. Soref Fellow Sarah Feuer, coauthor of a presidential transition study of American challenges and policy options in northwest Africa talks about why these countries matter to the United States, what Washington can do to help preserve reform and democracy there, and what the stakes are should these islands of regional stability sink below the waves of chaos lapping at their shores.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Peru Flooding 3 mins – “Peru is expected to experience another two weeks of highly unusual torrential rains, which have already caused devastating floods along large swaths of its arid coast, destroying homes and crops and killing an estimated 75 people. The precipitation has been caused by what scientists call a “coastal El Niño,” a localized version of the hemispherewide condition. Unusually warm waters just off the Andean nation’s Pacific shore — up to 50 degrees warmer than normal — have triggered the rains in the world’s second-highest mountain range. The extreme runoff has, in turn, caused devastating problems, above all in Peru’s northern regions, particularly Piura, near the frontier with Ecuador. Downtown areas of several cities, including Piura, and Trujillo, which is Peru’s second-largest urban center, have been underwater for days now….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physical Training 168 mins – “Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won four World Weightlifting Championships and established one world record. In 2000, Jerzy and Aniela founded UCLA’s weightlifting team. As co-creator of The Happy Body Program, Jerzy has been mentoring people for more than 30 years. In 1998, Jerzy earned an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The American Poetry Review. His poem Family Tree was the winner of Amelia magazine’s Charles William Duke Long Poem Award in 1998. Naval Ravikant (@naval) also joins us on this podcast, as he introduced me to Jerzy. Naval is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies. His deals include Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Postmates, Wish, Thumbtack, and OpenDNS, which Cisco bought for $635 million in cash.” At the link find the title, “#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant),” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Jerzy Gregorek.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shootings 41 mins – “On Dec. 28, 2014, Robert “Bobby” Smith shot police officer Tyler Stewart and himself in Flagstaff, Arizona. The video of that shooting has since taken on a life of its own. Police use it to talk about the dangers they face every day. Other people see it as a painful loop that will never stop playing. Follow Kelly McEvers and the show on Twitter @kellymcevers and @nprembedded. Email us at embedded@npr.orgAt the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Police Videos: Flagstaff,” click the button with three dots, right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Force 28 mins – “On April 16, 2015, police officer Jesse Kidder encountered a murder suspect named Michael Wilcox in a suburb outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. What happened next was caught on video and surprised a lot of people, including police. And the incident tells us a lot about how these videos have changed us. Follow us on Twitter @nprembedded, follow Kelly McEvers @kellymcevers, and producer Tom Dreisbach @TomDreisbach. Email us at embedded@npr.orgAt the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Police Videos: Cincinnati,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollinator Hazards 44 mins – “The effects of farm insect controls on butterflies and bees are important to understand.  Dr. Ric Bessin is an Extension Professor from the University of Kentucky is an entomologist that has studied this relationship.  The discussion covers GE crops and monarch butterflies, habitat loss, and host plants, as well as the relationship between bees and insect controls.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pollution Reduction 30 mins – “Internet shopping continues to rise worldwide. That means a lot more delivery vans on the streets of our towns and cities. Those vans and trucks, often powered by dirty diesel engines, are contributing to air pollution problems that can cause significant increases in premature death and great discomfort for people suffering from heart and lung conditions. As part of the BBC’s ‘So I Can Breathe’ season Tom Heap sets out to find innovative solutions. Could drones or robots be the answer? Could we cut out the middle man and use 3D printers to create everything we want at home? Perhaps it’s simply a matter of converting all those vans to electric or gas power or even carrying out the majority of home deliveries by bike. With the promise of ever-quicker delivery times the search for a solution becomes ever more urgent if we’re to prevent our consumer addiction becoming an air pollution crisis on every doorstep.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Propaganda Skills 49 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is media historian and theorist Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today’s episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked civic life through media and communications technology. Caroline has us think deeply and broadly about corporate personhood, imagined machines, epistemological chaos… in other words–media and persuasion. You can find more of Caroline Jack’s work on her Medium Blog including this recent piece entitled “What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It?” In today’s monologue Rushkoff offers a thought-provoking take on the exhausting and overwhelming news cycle. Rather than be defeated by cynicism, how might we foster both internal coherence and focused collaborative action?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 29 Caroline Jack “What Counts As Propaganda?” right-click “Media files 58d223a6a5e415d77ce279e9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Movie 44 mins – “The new film, Get Out, defies easy classification. Though it has funny moments, it’s primarily a horror film, with racial anxiety at its center. Writer-director Jordan Peele tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that he thinks of Get Out as a “social thriller.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Smuggling 58 mins – “ In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. On the border with Italy, he met desperate families turned away by his country. Then one family asked Krafft for his help crossing the border. As a journalist, he was supposed to be objective, but that was getting harder to do. So he followed his moral compass, which led him on the journey of a lifetime.” At the link find the title, “The smuggler, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The-smuggler_webpodcast-master.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retro Foods 2 mins – “GM crops are a hot button issue today, with nicknames like Frankenfoods. They can contain genes from entirely different organisms. That makes some people nervous. But what if we rescued old traits instead of adding new ones? Danish researchers are suggesting we restore genes that have been bred out of our crops. Traditional breeding techniques are full of trade-offs. You want higher yields? You may lose some flavor in the process. Corn once produced a healthy fat called oleic acid, which was inadvertently bred out. What if we could put that ability back? It’s called reverse breeding, or rewilding. It transfers genes into plants from undomesticated relatives that still have those genes. The Swiss have done it with Gala apples, to make them as resistant to a fungus as their wild cousins. The hope? To make plants more resistant to drought, bugs, disease or other conditions. But in a less freakish way. Just think: The perfect party favor for your hipster friends – retro foods! And Sun Tea. Yum!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Revolution Solutions 71 mins – “Jack A. Goldstone, the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel professor of public policy at George Mason University; Shadi Hamid, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; and Kathleen R. McNamara, professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University, and 2016–2017 distinguished scholar in residence at American University’s School of International Service discuss inequality and the rise of authoritarianism at the 2017 International Studies Association Annual Convention as part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Know Law 7 mins – “It’s Sunshine Week, a nationwide event organized each year by the American Society of News Editors to highlight the public’s right to know about how their government operates. David Saad is president of Right to Know New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization that advocates for greater transparency in government. He is doing a presentation at a Sunshine Week event in Nashua Thursday night on issues relating to the public’s Right to Know,….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saddam Hussein Interrogation 85 mins – “…On March 22, the Brookings Intelligence Project hosted former CIA analyst Nixon to outline his findings from his interrogation of Hussein, and what lessons he believes can be learned. Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of the Intelligence Project, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. Following their remarks, Riedel and Nixon took questions from the audience.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings 23 mins – “Earlier this month libertarian political scientist Charles Murray and author of the book “the Bell Curve,” derided by many as a racist take on the relationship between genetics and intelligence, was invited to speak at Middlebury College in Vermont. Murray only made it a couple of words into his talk when more than half of those crowding the hall stood up, turned their backs on him and proceeded to read a long prepared remark, en masse. When Murray and the liberal professor who was to interview him after his talk were walking to the car, the crowds jostled him, and injured her. Thus, with violence, liberal students curtailed the free speech rights of a visitor. We dove into the issue of political correctness on campus last September after noticing a letter sent to incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago that said, quote, “We do not support so-called ‘trigger warnings,’ The university’s position, the letter insisted, was based on the administration’s “commitment to academic freedom” and their dedication to “fostering the free exchange of ideas” and “diversity of opinion and background.” we spoke to former U Chicago student, Cameron Okeke, professor of philosophy at Cornell University Kate Manne, and Geoffrey Stone, professor of Law at the University of Chicago,…” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saturn Five Rocket 148 mins – “David Woods has a new book out, so of course he has to talk about it on omega tau 🙂 His recent book is about the Saturn V launch vehicle, i.e., this time it is about the rocket, not about the spaceship. In this episode we dive into lots of details that we did not cover in the two Apollo episodes (episodes 83 and 97) — make sure you have listened to those before you listen to this one.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scarcity Trials 38 mins – “When you’re hungry, it can be hard to think of anything other than food. When you’re desperately poor, you may constantly worry about making ends meet. When you’re lonely, you might obsess about making friends. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological phenomenon of scarcity and how it can affect our ability to see the big picture and cope with problems in our lives.” At the link find the title, “Episode 65: Tunnel Vision, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170320_hiddenbrain_65.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Culture in America 54 mins – “In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America.” At the link click the rectangle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scientific Publishing 46 mins – “For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors to establish themselves as the partners, customers, and even competitors of publishers. As part of the Research & Scholarly Publishing Forum at last week’s London Book Fair, Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong moderated a panel discussion that explored how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing, and finding new roles in publishing far beyond the laboratory bench. The RSPF is presented by the UK’s Publishers Association and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)” At the link right-click download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Therapist 42 mins – “Orthodox Jewish sex therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus founded one of the largest women’s sexual health clinics in the country. From taboos to vibrators, Bat Sheva talks about how she helps women embrace their sexuality. She also discusses her approach to solving specific challenges for women in the Orthodox Jewish community.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Let’s Talk About Sex (And Religion) With Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Power Grids 28 mins – “Elon Musk promises South Australia 100MWh storage installed in 100 days or FREE by Ian Woolf. Dr Nick Engerer talks about integrating solar power and storage into smart electricity grids.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Collector History 4 mins – “Episode: 1321 A modern solar collector, a century before its time. Today, an idea whose time had not yet come.” At the link find the title, “Engines of Our Ingenuity 1321: Century-Old Solar Collector, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files KUHF_20170320.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Energy in China 92 mins – “Cheap access to solar energy stands to reshape the global economy and turn the page on carbon pollution and climate change. Chinese leaders recognize the immense opportunity at hand, and the Chinese solar industry has developed into the world’s largest. The U.S. solar industry is also booming. Yet solar power still accounts for only 1 percent of global electricity production; there is enormous room for continued expansion. What prospects does the future hold for the Chinese and U.S. solar industries? What strategies should the United States pursue to help grow solar globally and to take advantage of this burgeoning field? And how will the new U.S. administration and Congress affect the growth of solar in the United States and around the world?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Civil War 59 mins – “Katherine Almquist Knopf, director of National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies, discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war, as part of CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series. Ms. Knopf is the author of the recent Council Special Report, Ending South Sudan’s Civil War.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speciality Crop Business 46 mins – “Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn’t go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto’s weed killer.” At the link find the title, “Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520431537.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statistics in Social Studies 68 mins – “Statistician, blogger, and author Andrew Gelman of Columbia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges facing psychologists and economists when using small samples. On the surface, finding statistically significant results in a small sample would seem to be extremely impressive and would make one even more confident that a larger sample would find even stronger evidence. Yet, larger samples often fail to lead to replication. Gelman discusses how this phenomenon is rooted in the incentives built into human nature and the publication process. The conversation closes with a general discussion of the nature of empirical work in the social sciences.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. http://backstoryradio.org/2017/03/28/how-to-be-an-advocacy-journalist/ 49 mins – “The news is often the first line of defense when issues affecting local communities – like the recent numerous threats against Jewish community centers and synagogues – crop up. In BackStory’s recent episode “Behind the Bylines” we learned how journalists Ida B. Wells and Ruben Salazar more effectively covered their communities, and even changed journalistic practice, through advocacy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stem Cell Abuses 27 mins – “Pioneering stem cell research is giving hope to patients with incurable conditions from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer’s that treatment might one day be possible. It is early days but already some clinics are charging sick patients to take part in experimental therapies, including in the United States. Phil Kemp investigates one Florida-based stem cell study and asks if enough is being done to protect vulnerable people in search of a cure. Produced by Anna Meisel.” At the link find the title, “The Stem Cell Hard Sell, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04wyxwv.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Streetcar Named Desire 52 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about one of the great classics of American theater, A Streetcar Named Desire. It was 70 years ago when Marlon Brando first played Stanley Kowalski on Broadway, but the themes of sexual violence, homophobia, addiction, and family strife still resonate today. A new production at Salt Lake City’s Grand Theatre opens this week, so we’re exploring Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece and how it’s become, as one guest puts it, enshrined in America’s psyche.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Surveillance and Bias 127 mins – “Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sustainable Development by Women 87 mins – “In September 2015, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the ambitious and innovative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With a focus on people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership, the world community agreed to deliver on 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). However, as U.N. Women has argued, investment in women stands to be the most consequential mechanism to make headway across the range of SDGs. Women disproportionately lack economic opportunity, access to basic services, and are often most vulnerable to conflict and violence. Together, the United States and Japan have the opportunity to make meaningful progress in empowering women through transformative investments, such as the bilateral cooperation effort launched in March 2015 to promote girls’ education in the developing world.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax System in U.S. 24 mins – “One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it…” At the link find the title, “#760: Tax Hero Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170322_pmoney_20170322_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Publicity 62 mins – “Why do they do it? Again and again, after every attack, our media react by giving the terrorists exactly what they want – maximum publicity. …After all, you’re more likely to fatally slip in the shower than be killed in a terrorist attack. This is the line that was taken by former Times editor and Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins. He was joined by Fawaz Gerges, a prominent expert on ISIS and al-Qaeda who has extensively researched the historical roots of jihadi extremism on the ground in the Middle East. Gerges explained how the West has played into the narrative of terrorists by portraying them as an existential danger, rather than as mere common criminals. But for national security commentator Douglas Murray, the only way to defeat terrorism is to tackle it head on, speaking plainly about the true scale of the threat. The recent wave of attacks by ISIS was just the beginning, he argued. …Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attack?” At the link find the title, “Don’t give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tillerson and State Department 27 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Steve Coll, the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a writer at the New Yorker, about where things stand at the State Department and why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s silence is damaging to United States foreign policy.” At the link find the title, “The State of the State Department, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7477567536.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tooth Fairies 19 mins – “Three short stories about putting a price on something hard to value precisely. We go from $4.66 under a pillow all the way up to $1 trillion across every inch of highway in America.” At the link find the title, “#759: What’s It Worth To You? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170317_pmoney_20170317_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and white House Press 48 mins – “The new White House press corps. Along with the regulars, there are more right wing reporters. We’ll look at why it matters.” At the link find the title, “Adjusting To A New White House Press Corps, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_520017751.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tuberculosis History 41 mins – “The practice of the monarch laying on hands to cure sick people lasted from the medieval period all the way to the 18th century in Britain and France.” At the link find the title, “The King’s Evil and the Royal Touch” right-click “Media files 2017-03-13-symhc-kings-evil.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tweeting Dangers 38 mins – “In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? (NOTE: We first broadcast this story in 2015, but we have since gone back and added a new chapter.) This story was originally reported by Silvia Vinas of the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to a Spanish language version of the story on their website.” At the link find the title, “#92 Favor Atender: The Return, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9760778633.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Policy Problems 63 mins – “Experts discuss the role of civil-military relations in the development of military advice; evaluate early changes to the national security system under President Trump; and consider possible reforms to the presidential decision-making process.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Potential 10 mins – “Since President Donald Trump took office, we’ve heard plenty about Russia. Some have said tensions with the country could lead to conflict – even another world war. In this podcast special, Al Letson talks to former top NATO commander Richard Shirreff, who spells out these fears – which are very real for him – in his new novel.” At the link find the title, “Al Letson Reveals: Former NATO official imagines war with Russia, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Al-Letson-Reveals_Former-NATO-official-imagines-war-with-Russia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White Nationalist 55 mins – “On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy. He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana to set up shop in the nation’s capital. What does he have to show for it? A Marine veteran breaks the news of hundreds – possibly thousands – of naked photographs of female service members being shared online. We hear his story. Nearly 30 years ago, six firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri, died in an arson explosion that shook the city. Reveal follows a man in the case who was sent to prison for life as he’s released and reunited with his family.” At the link find the title, “Richard Spencer’s cotton farms, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Richard-Spencer_s-cotton-farms_podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Womens Magazine 49 mins – “Rochelle Udell has made her mark in several industries: publishing, beauty, and fashion. Here are just a few highlights. She was editor-in-chief of Self magazine, she was art director for Vogue, Harper’s Bazar, and Esquire. She was creative director of Revlon, and Chicos, she founded epicurious.com, and was the president of Conde Net, the online portal for Conde Nast. More recently she’s turned her attention to making art. On this podcast Debbie talks to Rochelle about her very creative professional life. “The strength of creative people is to be the outside observer of ordinary things. That’s the strength of the creative person, so you’ve gotta stay outside a little bit.” At the link find the title, “Rochelle Udell, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files Rochelle-Udell.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 280 – Mar 24, 2017: 3D Print Waste, Acne Treatment, Affordable Care Act Revision, Agriculture History, Animation Business, Asteroid Hunter, Auschwitz Survivor, Automobile Trends, Aviation Training Program, Bannon and Sessions, Belt Buckle Story, Bill Persky, Bipolar Control, Black Gospel Music, Blind Screen Reader, Brain Boost by Weight Training, Brexit Story, Canadian Journalist Targeted by Russia, Candle Business, Cannibalism, Career Design, Child Soldiers, Chinese Economic Policy, City Security, Climate Change Impact, Climate Research, Comfort Women, Confirmation Bias, Cooking Community, Design Thinking, Disruptive San Francisco, Disruptive Silicon Valley, Dodd-Frank Impact, Drug Lobbyist, Drug Prices, Ebola Book, Edmund Halley, Emoluments, Empire Children Scandal, European Disorder and Russia, Exposure Burial, Farmer Training, Feminist Guide, First Nations Take on Canadian Celebration, Five Hour Energy Creator, Foot Problems, Foreign Trade, Fukushima Aftermath, Gaming and Education, Giraffe Extinction, Globalization, Grand Canyon Emergencies, Gratitude, Guns in Hospitals, Hacker Job, Hacking Smartphones, Health Care, Hearing Aid Engineer, HIV Prevention, Homeless Solution, Hooliganism, Human Trafficking, I Fix It Creator, Ice Drowning Hazard, Immigrant Job Impact, India Political Trends, Indigenous Canadian Teen Health Care, Innovator Archetypes, Investment Protection, Israeli-Palestine Conflict, Japan-U.S. Concerns, Journalist Politician, Ketamine and PTSD, Lead Bullet Hazard, Legacy App, Levi Strauss, Lobbyists in Washington, Logo Value, Malaria Eradication, Mark Twain Philosophy, Medicare Primer, Mexican Border Crossers, Motif Investing, Music Impact, Muslim Life, Nazi Drug Abuse, Netherlands Racism, Newton, North Korea Missiles, Offensive People, Oil Selloff in Canada, Open Access Publishing, Opioid Law Enforcement, Paleocene-Eocene Periods, Paraplegic Rehabilitation, Political Instability, Politics and Science, Precision Oncology, Product Management, Profanity Trends, Proof of Concepts Center, Racism in Canada, Radio Star Jack Bogut, Refugees in Buffalo, Right to Repair, Rubella Vaccine, Russian Hackers in Canada, Science Book Writing, Security Sweeps, Sex Assaults by Taxi Drivers, South Sudan Famine, Spermine, Sports and Technology, Stanford Prison Experiment, Surveillance Operations, Survival Stories, Syrian Story, Taiwan, Taste Discussion, Technovation Girls, Toxic Language Identification, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy Concepts, Uber Hacking Story, Voting Rights in Texas, Wikileaks and CIA, Women Recognition, Women’s Rights

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3D Print Waste 18mins – “A recent LinkedIn Post by the CEO of a Venture Capital firm inspired the discussion for today’s episode. Is 3D Printing Waste really a big environmental problem, or is it misunderstood, and really having a positive environmental impact on our world?’ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Acne Treatment 49 mins – “Trying to get rid of acne can feel like a science experiment with your face — so we get to the bottom of what works and what doesn’t. We investigate the role of diet, stress and hygiene, and meet internet celebrity Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper. We also speak to dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Weiss, MD and Prof. Huiying Li, PhD.” At the link find the title, “Acne, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4017054598.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act 15 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Aaron van Dorn with insight and analysis about the new US Administration’s proposal for health care reform: the American Health Care Act.” At the link find the title, “The American Health Care Act: The Lancet: March 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16march_acha.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture History 62 mins – “Kevin Heikes is the Founder of In10t.io, an advisory firm dedicated to helping clients solve problems in Agriculture related to technology strategy, product commercialization and digital system design. Kevin has worked with several start-ups, including FarmLink, where he served as Vice President of Product and Farms Technology where, post acquisition, by DuPont Pioneer he led the integration and product migration to DTN.  This episode is filled with new ideas, tactics, and anecdotes that will both entertain and inspire anyone interested in the future of agriculture. Kevin mentions a couple of tools including Full Contact and Product Hunt. Check out Kevin’s personal website: http://www.kevinheikes.com/ or his company: http://www.in10t.io/.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow to download the audio file.

Agriculture Technology 32 mins – “Valerie Bayes joins Lab Out Loud this week to talk about modern agriculture.  As the K-12 STEM Outreach Lead for Monsanto, Valerie is busy engaging educators in modern agriculture where cross-cutting concepts like engineering, math, and biology are used to solve important problems in our world today.  Through Monsanto’s STEM page, Valerie assists educators in finding powerful classroom resources and even helps teachers to obtain GE seeds for use in the classroom.  Valerie joins us to share how she got into science outreach, explain Monsanto’s educational collaborations, and discuss the connections between STEM and modern agriculture (including drones!).” At the link right-click “download” just above the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animation Business 30 mins – “Amy Smeed, the leader of the animation team for Disney’s Moana, talks about what it’s like to build a character who is decidedly not a Disney princess, how the animation process works, and why deadlines are important.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017, Animating Disney’s Moana with Amy Smeed,” click the circle with three dots and right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Hunter 6 mins – “TED Fellow Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter — part of a group of scientists working to discover and catalog our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors. Why keep an eye out for asteroids? In this short, fact-filled talk, Nugent explains how their awesome impacts have shaped our planet, and how finding them at the right time could mean nothing less than saving life on Earth.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Auschwitz Survivor 40 mins – “Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book ‘Survivors Club.’” AT the link find the title, “Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-03-28-symhc-bornstein-interview.mp3and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automobile Trends 40 mins – “”There is no more beautiful sight than an American made car.” This week, in front of a crowd of auto industry workers and executives in Michigan, President Trump fired up his audience by making good on an earlier promise to reopen a review of fuel-efficiency standards introduced by President Obama. The President said the high Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were a top complaint from auto executives, and again promised that what was driving his policy was American jobs for American workers. What’s next for the American car and the American car industry? Guests include Sonari Glinton, NPR Business Desk Correspondent, Chris Gerdes, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Levi Tillemann, Managing partner at Valence Strategic, Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar and Uwe Higgen, managing partner at BMW i Ventures.” At the link find the title,”Silicon Valley Vs Detroit: Who Will Drive The Car Industry Forward?, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170316_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aviation Training Program 36 mins – “In this episode we talk to Nate Tennant, a fan of the podcast who did the “Zero to Hero” program from All ATP. Nate is a 26 year old CFI, MEI, CFII currently working for 2 companies in Atlanta. One of which is flying unique and vintage airplanes for a youtube channel.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon and Sessions 43 mins – “Journalist Emily Bazelon says the relationship between Bannon and Sessions predates the 2016 campaign, and that their anti-immigration policies come from fears of a growing minority population.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Belt Buckle Story 58 mins – “A young boy finds an enchanting object in the street.” At the link find the title, “Case #3 Belt Buckle,” right-click “Media files GLT1666362563.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Perksy 72 mins – “Emmy-winning writer-director Bill Persky returns to weigh in on topics not covered in his previous appearances, including the physicality of Tim Conway, the irritability of Joey Bishop, the professionalism of Don Ameche and the star power of Sandy Koufax. Also, Jack Palance tells a joke, Harvey Korman treads the boards, Joe Namath turns heads and George Carlin takes a powder. PLUS: Burt Mustin! Gene Kelly unmasked! Super Dave goes to Tahiti! Remembering Garry Marshall! And Eva Gabor replaces Sgt. Bilko!” At the link find the title, “#145 Bill Persky,” right-click “Media files e1cdb96a-2e74-4b41-9067-70361d20d5df.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bipolar Control 59 mins – “Before Shirzad Chamine found his calling as a coach to today’s top CEOs and executive teams, he was a charismatic entrepreneur who turned into a hyper-critical tyrant without even knowing it. That dark chapter ignited his journey to understand how to conquer our self-sabotaging sides and live in the light of “Positive Intelligence” — the approach Chamine developed for mastering the mind and finding true happiness and success.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Gospel Music 8 mins – “Black gospel music was a cornerstone of the civil rights era, but today, many seminal recordings are at risk of being lost. This is why Professor Robert Darden from Baylor University spearheaded the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which is dedicated to restoring and preserving gospel tracks from the 1940s to the 1980s, a time considered to be the genre’s golden era. Robert Darden joins Joshua Johnson to discuss preserving this crucial part of American culture and shares some of his favorite gospel tracks.” At the link find the title, “Soundtrack Of The Civil Rights – Saving Gospel Tracks, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Screen Reader 18 mins – “Blind Abilities presents the BA Teen Cast newest member Alec Olson. The BA Teen Cast is a focus on students transitioning from high school to college and to the workplace. From tips and tricks, news and findings, to success stories from those with the life experience of college and being gainfully employed. Alec gives us a review/demo of the NVDA screen reader from NVAccess.org. In this brief intro to NVDA, which stands for Non Visual Desktop Access, Alec gives you the information to download, install and some tips on navigation using NVDA, the free screen reader.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Boost by Weight Training 28 mins – “Weight lifting is good for your brain by Ian Woolf, Stuart Kauffman talks about the origin of life.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brexit Story 26 mins – “The Brexit vote was a day of infamy for then prime minister David Cameron, an abrupt end of his political career. The former PM’s chief strategist Craig Oliver shares the behind-the-scenes on the vote that is still changing everything.” At the link find the title, “March 8: Inside Brexit: Craig Oliver recounts battle for the soul of Britain, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_21791.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Journalist Targeted by Russia 26 mins – “Mark Hosenball says his U.S. intelligence sources are sure that Russian intelligence targeted Chrystia Freeland, following the pattern seen in other Western politicians.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Chrystia Freeland a target of Russian intelligence operation, says expert, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80139.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Candle Business 44 mins – “Twenty-five years ago, when Mei Xu emigrated from China to the U.S., she loved going to Bloomingdale’s to gaze at their housewares. She eventually started making candles in her basement with Campbell’s Soup cans, an experiment that led to the multi-million dollar company Chesapeake Bay Candle.” At the link find the title, “Mar, 2017 Chesapeake Bay Candle: Mei Xu,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 24 mins – “Bill Schutt chronicles the fascinating history of cannibalism, and projects a future that could very well include more of it among humans.” At the link find the title, “March 13: Cannibalism more natural than it seems, says zoologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_80826.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cannibalism 6 mins – “Scientists have long written off cannibalism as a strange phenomenon with little biological significance. However, the true nature of cannibalism—the role it plays in evolution as well as human history—is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact.” At the link find the title, “Interview, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sounds of Science 02_23_17_john.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Career Design 60 mins – “Dave Evans, co-founder of the popular Life Design Lab at Stanford University, discusses the key concepts and exercises that guide students in their quest to figure out what they want to do in life. He underscores the importance of accepting who you are and connecting that to what you believe and do, while attacking dysfunctional notions like the one that dares you to be the “best version of yourself.” Can’t we have more than one?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Soldiers 27 mins – “Any peacekeeping mission comes with its risks. But as Canadian officials ponder a mission to Mali, there’s an especially troubling risk that needs to be considered: encountering child soldiers. At the link find the title, “March 9: As Canada ponders mission in Mali, retired major recalls child soldier encounter, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_62335.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chinese Economic Policy 120 mins – “In recent years, China has expanded its global and regional economic footprint. Through new institutions, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the One Belt, One Road initiative, Beijing seeks to carve out a leadership position within the global economy. Meanwhile, the United States’ failed effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and President Trump’s rhetoric against China and multilateral trade agreements during his campaign have raised concerns for the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific economy. In particular, Japan, a TPP member, must now recalibrate and figure out how best to situate itself between a looming China and a retreating United States.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

City Security 86 mins – “On March 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings released a new report titled “Securing global cities: Best practices, innovations, and the path ahead,” which examines the intersection of security and economic growth in metropolitan areas around the world….Through conversations with more than 100 practitioners, academics, civic leaders, and government officials over the course of the past year—dialogues that took place in a dozen cities in five countries—the authors have identified several best practices and principles that should inform the urban security mission. The project examines different types of threats—from terrorism and international criminal networks, to gangs and natural disasters—and explores the various tools that governments can deploy to address these diverse and complex problems.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Impact 9 mins – “Nick Watts and guests discuss progress on The Lancet Countdown to Climate Change project at an interim meeting held in London on March 13–14, 2017.” At the link find the title, “Countdown to climate change: The Lancet: March 17, 2017,” right-click “Media files 17march climate change.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Research45 mins – “Less than half of Americans think climate change is caused by humans, but scientists are sure about it. So, how do they know that humans are to blame? We also look into the climate change crystal ball to figure out are we doomed? Is the apocalypse nigh? We speak to Prof. Ralph Keeling, Prof. Chris Field, and Dr. David Pierce to find out.” At the link find the title, “Climate Change… the Apocalypse? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT4607516870.mp3” and select “Sve link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comfort Women 58 mins – “Judge Lillian Sing, ret. Judge Julie Tang, ret. On International Women’s Day, recently retired judges Lillian Sing and Julie Tang will present the history of the “comfort women,” a euphemism for the sexual slavery of hundreds of thousands of women and girls (whose death rate during enslavement was 87 percent) by the Japanese imperial government in 13 Asia-Pacific countries from 1931 to 1945. This history will be memorialized in the soon-to-be-installed “Comfort Women” Memorial in San Francisco. Judges Sing and Tang will review the 20th century history of war-time atrocities against women and also touch on current efforts to fight against modern-day sexual slavery.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confirmation Bias 24 mins – “There are some topics about which it seems no amount of data will change people’s minds: things like climate change, or restrictions on gun ownership. Neuroscientist Tali Sharot says that’s actually for good reason. As a general rule, she says, it’s better to stick to your beliefs and disregard new information that contradicts them. But this also means it’s very difficult to change false beliefs. This week, we look at how we process information, and why it’s so hard to change our views.” At the link find the link, “Ep. 64: I’m Right, You’re Wrong, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_hiddenbrain_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking Community 48 mins – “What’s cookin’? Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of the New York Times open the recipe box.” At the link find the title, “Get Back In The Kitchen With Sam Sifton And Melissa Clark, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519688868.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Thinking 69 mins – “Are you ready to design the life you’ve always envisioned in your head? Let Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show you the way! The Stanford professors and New York Times #1 best-selling authors of Designing Your Life have spent years teaching life design to Stanford students, and are excited to share their experience with INFORUM. Design-thinking principles aren’t just for products and space! Bill and Dave will discuss the “many versions of ‘you’ that exist,” teach us all how to think like designers, and help us prototype our way to a more joyful life. Their approach is applicable and fun, much like great design. Be ready to reframe and revamp your creative thinking.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive San Francisco 26 mins – “The documentary, Disruption City by The Current’s Peter Mitton explores how big money from big tech is changing the face of San Francisco — threatening the city’s celebrated diversity and bohemian character.” At the link find the title, “March 7: ‘Capitalism on steroids’: How big tech is gentrifying the Golden City Mar 7, 2017,”right-click “Media files current_20170307_54365.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Silicon Valley 26 mins– “As part of The Current’s series, The Disruptors, our very own Peter Mitton takes us to Silicon Valley for a tour of some of the more surprising startups hoping to disrupt the way we live.” At the link find the title, “March 6: From ‘Uber for kids’ to the 2.0 burger: touring Silicon Valley startups, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_63997and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodd-Frank Bill Impact 26 mins – “President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today’s show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?” At the link find the title, “#757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank,” right-click “Media files 20170303_pmoney_20170303_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Lobbyist 58 mins – “[Wall Street Journal] Investigative Reporter Brody Mullins discusses discusses his front-page story, “The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade,” about the career and downfall of former drug industry lobbyist Evan Morris” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brody Mullins, Mar, 2017right-click “Media files program.471577.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Prices 4 mins – “Rising drug prices are one of the biggest challenges in health care in the United States. More people are using prescription drugs on a regular basis, and the costs of specialty drugs are rising faster than inflation. President Donald Trump has promised over and over again to drive down drug prices. Just last week on Twitter he wrote: “I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry. Pricing for the American people will come way down!” But Trump already has a weapon he could deploy to cut the prices of at least some expensive medications. That weapon is called “march-in rights.” Here’s how it works. When the federal government — through an agency like the National Institutes of Health — pays for medical research that leads to an invention that can be patented, federal law gives the government a license to use that intellectual property. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Texas Democrat, wants the U.S. to exercise those rights to force down drug prices….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Book 29 mins – “Dr. Steven Hatch tells his harrowing story in his new book.” At the link find the title, “March 17: An American doctor’s journey into the inferno of the Ebola crisis, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170317_35114.mp3” from the pop-up menu.

Edmond Halley 57 mins – “This week we look at the earlier career of astronomer, mathematician and natural philosopher Edmond Halley.  We look at the first part of his career but through about 1693 including his trips to St. Helena, Danzig and Paris.  We also look at his ideas on measuring the size of the solar system, terrestrial magnetism, ocean salinity and the cause of the Biblical flood.” At the link find right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments 21 mins – “The Constitution contains a paragraph known as the Emoluments Clause. It’s 49 words meant to prevent foreign influence on US officials. How does it apply to a president with a global business empire?” At the link find the title, “#758: Can Trump Take The Money?” right-click “Media files 20170310_pmoney_20170310_pmoney_pmpod.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empire Children Scandal 26 mins – “In public hearings about Britain’s child migrant program, former child migrants testify they were physically and sexually abused.” At the link find the title, “March 15: Former British child migrants seek apology from Canadian government, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170315_46757.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Disorder and Russia 69 mins – ‘On March 13 2017, the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings hosted James Kirchick of the Foreign Policy Initiative for the launch of his new book “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age” (Yale University Press, 2017). Long heralded as the region of peace, stability, cooperation, democracy, and social harmony, modern Europe confronts a potential unraveling in the face of multiple crises across the continent. “The End of Europe” tours seven nations as case studies of the diverse set of challenges now straining the institutions and norms that have bound the region together and that threaten the U.S. vision for a Europe whole, free, and at peace.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Exposure Burial 12 mins – “Here’s a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like “recomposting” and “conservation burial”) that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer Training 85 mins – “Jean-Paul Courtens is most famous for being the founder and owner of Roxbury Farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. He operated Roxbury Farm with his farming partner, Jody Bolluyt, from 1990 through about 2015, when he started work with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub to create and then to run a professional farmer training program, where he is now the Associate Director for Farm Training. Roxbury Farm is a 245-acre integrated farming operation, with a hundred acres dedicated to vegetable production for a thousand-member CSA. Jean-Paul shares the details of Roxbury’s green manure rotation, and the details how they use unique crops, careful scheduling, and a summer-fallow period to clean the fields of weeds and pathogens, allowing for more efficient field operations. We also discuss the details of the semi-permanent bed system that complements the soil building cover cropping program. Jean-Paul’s success as a farmer and his distinctive leadership builds upon the recognition of his skills as a teacher and mentor on organic practices, land stewardship, whole farm planning, and farm business development, and we discuss how he brings this to bear in the ProFarmer training program at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub. Jean-Paul also shares some of the techniques used at Roxbury Farm to train employees and establish expectations, as well as to help people avoid mistakes and misunderstandings. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company and BCS America.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Food 53 mins -”…we’re talking about the rise of the Good Food Movement. It’s an ad hoc cultural crusade that has cropped up across America in the past decade, advocating for good food produced in ways that benefit both the land and the people who grow it. And it’s been successful: local, organic, and natural food is now all the rage. The journalist Naomi Starkman has documented the growth of the Good Food Movement. She’s in Salt Lake this week, and she joins us to discuss how food nourishes the body and soul.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Feminist Guide 36 mins– “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is many things: a respected writer, a vocal feminist and the face of a cosmetic line. She shares how her experiences, growing up in Nigeria and living in the U.S., inspired her to write a manifesto on how to raise a feminist.” At the linkf ind the title, “March 8: How to raise a feminist: a manifesto by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_85058.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Nations Take on Canadian Celebration 27 mins – “For First Nations people, the territory known as Canada is much, much older than a century-and-a-half.” At the link find the title, “March 16: What does Canada 150 mean for Indigenous communities? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_91637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Five Hour Energy Creator 36 mins – “After living as a monk in India and running a plastics company in Florida, Manoj Bhargava decided to launch something new: a one-shot energy drink in a bright, battery-shaped bottle. Today, 5-Hour ENERGY is one of the most recognizable energy drinks in the world.”At the link find the title, “5-Hour Energy: Manoj Bhargava, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170310_hibt_5hourenergy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foot Problems 58 mins – “Podiatrist Georgeanne Botek explains how to manage warts, bunions, hammertoes and other common foot problems. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. What causes it, and how can you treat it properly? How should you deal with ingrown toenails? What can you do about nail fungus? Learn how you can protect your feet from blisters and what you should do if you sprain an ankle. Some people are born with flat feet, while others see their arches sag over time. But everyone can take care of them. The best treatment may be an orthotic insole. Does it need to be customized (pricey) or will a less expensive OTC orthotic work just as well? Georgeanne Botek, DPM, is in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.“ At the link you can listen, but the download must be purchased; however, a copy is included in the archive.

Foreign Trade 62 mins – “…We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fukushima Aftermath 21 mins – “The CBC’s Dr. Brian Goldman is just back from the Fukushima prefecture in Japan — the site of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the subsequent nuclear disaster. He shares stories of people still living with the fallout from the disaster.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Fukushima: 6 years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_77945.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gaming and Education 21 mins– “At a time when the real world faces wars, humanitarian crises, and hate propaganda, proponents of so-called empathy games say the video games can create new levels of empathy and understanding. But others are skeptical of the claim.” At the link find the title, “March 6: Can video games promote empathy? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_73890” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Giraffe Extinction 49 mins – “Millions are captivated by a pregnant giraffe live-cam, but in Africa, the population is on the verge of extinction. A top nature writer shares that story.” At the link find the title, “Where Have All The Giraffes Gone? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519278552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globalization Problems 42 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is digital media artist, activist, and filmmaker Alex Rivera. Known for his acclaimed 2008 feature film, Sleep Dealer, Rivera’s work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous stigmatizing of immigrant laborers and erecting of border walls. Together, Rivera and Douglas Rushkoff interrogate the rhetoric of the digital “global village.” We’ll learn about what Rivera calls “Dronification,” a highly connected, yet ever-more alienated digital subjectivity. Rivera and Rushkoff then discuss how we might restore true human connection and build bottom-up solidarity, or what the Zapatistas call “globalization from below.” In today’s intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as fortifying public structures that bring the benefit of mutual aid and collectivity up to scale….” At the link find the title, “Ep. 28 Alex Rivera “Globalization From Below”right-click “Media files 58c8d6403e16ac9368371be6.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Globilization 62 mins – “We’re delighted to have Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass with us today to talk about “A World in Disarray.” Dr. Haass is in his 14th year as president of CFR. Previously Dr. Haass was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Confirmed by the U.S. Senate to hold the rank of ambassador, he served as U.S. Coordinator for Policy Toward the Future of Afghanistan and was a U.S. envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process. Dr. Haass was also special assistant to President George H.W. Bush and senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1989 to 1993. He is the author or editor of 13 books on American foreign policy, the most recent of which is “A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.” You can follow Dr. Haass on Twitter @RichardHaass.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grand Canyon Emergencies 34 and 30 mins – “[2 parts]We are going to bring you a potpourri of topics to start off this episode. We start off with Kyle Nelson’s weekly weather report on a rash of tornadoes sweeping through the lower midwest the week we recorded this episode. Then we chat briefly with B.J. Schneider about a drunk driver careening into crowds on a Mardi Gras parade route in Louisiana. The real topic of the call is to cover preparedness and prehospital care with Dr. Drew Harrell, medical director for the Grand Canyon National Park. Their service deals with rough terrain, swift water rescues, rabid animal outbreaks, high angle rescue, air lifts and more. They have serious challenges that put them almost always at an extreme distance from definitive care. Often, rescuers spend the night with their patients before a rescue can be staged. Drew shares some of the amazing rescue and prevention situations worked by the PSAR teams (Park Search and Rescue). In the summer months especially, they deal with many exertional hyponatremia cases where the PSAR teams have to replenish both fluids and electrolytes in life-threatening medical cases.” Two parts: at the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. For part 2: click this link, right-click “Download,” etc.

Gratitude30 mins – “Most of us feel we face more headwinds and obstacles than everyone else — which breeds resentment. We also undervalue the tailwinds that help us — which leaves us ungrateful and unhappy. How can we avoid this trap?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

­Guns in Hospitals 64 mins – “A staffer at St Joseph Medical Center in Houston finds a patient shot on the floor of his room. He is unarmed, and has been shot by the cops in the hospital. …We tell the story of that patient, Alan Pean, and how his delusions lead him to a situation that’s just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. This story is a collaboration with the New York Times. …­In this act, writer Michael Kinsley describes harnessing the power of his own mind to deal with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. Michael Kinsley is a contributing columnist for Vanity Fair and the Washington Post. His articles on denial and living with Parkinson’s are here and here.” At the link right-click “Download” to purchase the file or download it from the blog archive.

Hacker Job 49 mins – “Today we talk with Lauren Pearce – a member of the IR team and a malware analyst for Los Alamos National Labs.  Lauren shares with us her journey to become a malware analyst and talks about the importance of flailing and mentorship.” At the link right-click beside “Direct download;” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hacking Smartphones 20 mins – “Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.” At the link find the title, “#596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage,” right-click “Media files 20170308_pmoney_20170308_pmoney_pmpod_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care 34 mins – “Hacking Health is a global network nowadays. It all started in Montreal a mere five years ago and grew out of a desire to put patients at the centre of health innovations, using technology as a lever. But like many non-profit organizations, attracting the right knowledge base within the volunteer ranks remains a challenge, and for whatever reason, attracting communications support is particularly difficult. Two Hacking Health members share with host Tina Barton their remarkable progress in five years – growing from a single chapter to a multi-continent movement – what they’ve learned about communicating effectively with a “bootstrap” budget, strategies to build influence, and their invitation for IABC listeners to help Hacking Health better communicate their efforts and rally more people to improve health outcomes.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the soundbar to download the audio file.

Health Care Common Sense 65 mins – “As the GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Dan ponders the dichotomy between what Americans spend on health care versus what they get in return.” At the link find the title,”Show 314 – Unhealthy Numbers, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files cswdcd14.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aid Engineer 88 mins – “Jørgen Jakobsen joins Chris to discuss Analog IC design, designing for hearing aids, how to build super tiny Class D amplifiers and using readily available tools to test everything.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Prevention 39 mins – “Here’s a HIV prevention medication with a success rate of over 90 percent. Still, very few people actually know about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. 1A’s Joshua Johnson talks with experts about what exactly this pill does, who uses it, and what’s in store for it’s future. Guests include Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Matthew Rose, Policy Associate at the National Minority AIDS Council, Ben Ryan, reporter for POZ Magazine and Evan J. Peterson, author of “The PrEP Diaries: A Safe(r) Sex Memoir.” At the link find the title, “Be PrEPared, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313_1a_podcastfinal.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Homeless Solution 46 mins – “A radical proposal from Hawaii: Let doctors prescribe housing to cure homelessness. We’ll hear the case from Honolulu.” At the link find the title, “Prescribing New Solutions To Homelessness, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_519485579.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hooliganism 23 mins – “A Russian politician’s proposal to make an organized sport out of soccer hooliganism, sheds light on the ugly side of the beautiful game. With the World Cup on its way to Moscow next year, we talk about the changing culture of hooliganism.” At the link find the title,”March 10: Legalizing soccer hooliganism won’t prevent fan violence, say experts, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_65508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Trafficking 52 mins – “Statistics on human trafficking vary, but Dr. Shannon Findlay, an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, offers some sobering information. It is believed that 21 million people worldwide are affected by human trafficking, and perhaps 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States every year in forced labor or sex work. It’s not just people being brought into the country against their will, either, or even moved across state lines.  Even people within their home towns can be victims. Recognizing that someone is a victim of human trafficking is difficult, as there are so many variables and misunderstandings to overcome.  Physicians may be running across victims and not realizing it, even if something doesn’t seem right about a patient interaction.  Corbin Weaver, Tarek Karam, and Kylie Miller join Dr. Shannon to discuss the problem, how physicians can recognize potential victims, and what they can do about it.  And with Match Day around the corner, Dr. Findlay also recalls her match experience as well as offers advice to new residents in their intern year.  Listeners, share your thoughts with us each week.  Call us at 347-SHORTCT any time, and see our Facebook page where we record Live to include your questions and comments in the show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

I Fix It Creator 83 mins – “We talk with iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens about documenting and sharing technical procedures, especially those related to the repair of consumer devices.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice Drowning Hazard 24 mins – “This year has a been particularly bad year for falling through the ice of the Great Lakes.” At the link find the title, “March 16: ‘Never thought it would be that deep’: Unstable winter ice poses serious risk, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_93760.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Job Impact 47 mins – “We head to a farm in Alabama to find out what happened after thousands of immigrants left the state. Did it create more jobs for Americans and what happened to the crime rate? We speak to economists Prof. Samuel Addy, Prof. Jennifer Hunt, and Prof. Brian Bell to find out.” At the link, “Immigration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files “GLT9750488370.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

India Political Trends 90 mins – “Over February and March, India has held assembly elections in five states with an electorate totaling over 150 million, including the largest: Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. These elections are taking place about halfway through Modi’s term as prime minister and following his government’s demonetization initiative, as well as the announcement of the annual budget. Observers are closely watching the state elections and their results, due on March 11, asking: Which issues and candidates are resonating with the electorate? What are the implications for Prime Minister Modi’s agenda? What might the results suggest in terms of the economic and political landscape leading up to the 2019 national elections? On March 13, the India Project at Brookings hosted a discussion on the results of the state elections and their implications, what they might or might not indicate about national politics, and what lies ahead in terms of politics and policies over the next two years. Panelists included Sadanand Dhume (American Enterprise Institute), Irfan Nooruddin (Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown), Adam Ziegfeld (George Washington University), and Alyssa Ayres (Council on Foreign Relations). Brookings Fellow Tanvi Madan, director of the India Project,  moderated the discussion.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indigenous Canadian Teen Health Care 20 mins – “In Wapekeka First Nation, two 12-year-old girls took their lives in January of this year. The Current speaks to their doctor, Mike Kirlew — a tireless advocate for improved health, and mental health care in First Nations communities.” At the link find the title, “March 10: ‘Our complacency will be paid for in full with children’s lives,’ warns Indigenous health care advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170310_66482.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovator Archetypes 49 mins – “In this episode we are joined by Tamara Kleinberg, serial innovator, keynote speaker, creator the Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) Assessment and founder of LaunchStreet, a leading platform for individuals and organisations seeking to innovate.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investment Protection 23 mins – “We know the 8 year market is unlikely to go for much longer.  In this recording I made for PBS, I cover 10 ways to protect your hard earned gains from the coming bear market.  If you don’t have your defense in place maybe one of these 10 will feel right.  Of course young investors should be hoping for a bear market to take advantage of lower prices.” At the link right-click “Download and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israeli-Palestine Conflict 30 mins – “Nearly a year ago, we ran an episode about one of the world’s most intractable divides: the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Since that story aired, a solution seems even more out of reach. We wanted to play this episode again, because it offers something we don’t often hear in the news: empathy for the other side.” At the link find the title,”Encore of Ep. 24: Tribes and Traitors, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_hiddenbrain_24.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japan – U.S. Concerns 121 mins – “Since Tsai Ing-wen won the presidential elections and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gained a majority in the Legislative Yuan in January 2016, Beijing has shifted its stance toward Taiwan. During the previous Kuomintang-led government, Beijing and Taipei initiated economic agreements and increased official communication. But, as politics shifted in Taiwan and brought the opposition DPP to power, relations between mainland China and Taiwan have reached a standstill, and even deteriorated. While cross-Strait relations are an integral part of U.S. policy in Asia, other regional countries have become stakeholders in cross-Strait stability as well. On March 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum that brought together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the current state of cross-Strait relations. Panelists discussed U.S. and Japan policy toward China and Taiwan, and the role both countries play to ensure peace and stability.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Politician 21 mins – “Since the Liberal government took power, at least half-a-dozen journalists have moved from jobs in media to jobs inside the corridors of power. Critics argue the move erodes the level of trust in our press, and in our democracy.” t the link fidn the title, “March 10: Does public trust suffer when journalists cross over to work in politics? 2017,” right-click “Media files c” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketamine for PTSD 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, we’re talking about our changing understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how we define the trauma that can trigger it. We speak with Alexei Morozov, an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, about his work studying the social signals of distress in mouse models, and about how animal models are helping us better understand PTSD in humans. And we talk with Dr. Monnica Williams, Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut and licensed psychologist, about our changing understanding of what trauma is and how it can be caused.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Bullet Hazards 30 mins – “ On his first day on the job, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, rode to work on a horse. This was obviously a rugged, outdoor enthusiast – someone who must care about the environment, right? Well, that same day, one of Secretary Zinke’s first acts in office was to repeal the ban on lead ammunition in national parks, tribal lands and national wildlife refuge areas — an order that the Obama Administration had signed near the end of 2016. This week on Sea Change Radio, we revisit our 2015 discussion with Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, one of the organizations that was at the forefront of the struggle to ban lead in order to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction. He explains the dangers of using lead ammunition, the tactics employed by the gun lobby to fight regulation, and how his group helped to advance protective legislation in California. Zinke’s rash decision seems like a good opportunity for us all to review what we know about this damaging neurotoxin and how it moves through the food chain and ecosystem.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legacy App 7 mins – “When Gaby Eirew’s father passed away and a close friend died by suicide shortly after, she created a recording app for children whose parents have died — to leave a loving legacy after death.” At the link find the title, “March 8: How death in Gaby Eirew’s life inspired a legacy app, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170308_54961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Levi Strauss 64 mins – “Blue jeans are globally beloved and quintessentially American. They symbolize everything from the Old West to the hippie counter-culture; everyone from car mechanics to high-fashion models wears jeans. And no name is more associated with blue jeans than Levi Strauss & Co., the creator of this classic American garment. Despite creating an American icon, Levi Strauss is a mystery. Little is known about the man, and the widely circulated “facts” about his life are steeped in mythology. In this first full-length biography, Lynn Downey sets the record straight about this brilliant businessman. Hear how Strauss’s life was the classic American success story, filled with lessons about craft and integrity, leadership, and innovation. Dare we say, his story is riveting.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobbyists in Washington 45 mins – “We’ve been told the process to drain the swamp of government corruption is underway. President Trump has imposed a ban on lobbying by executive branch officials. And it now also applies to those who want to lobby on behalf of foreign governments. But lobbyists remain upbeat. Find out why this much maligned business remains in good health. 1A’s guests include Kenneth Gross, an attorney specializing in political law, Carrie Levine, federal politics reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, Paul S. Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation for Common Cause and Jimmy Williams, host of the podcast DecodeDC.” At the link find the title, “The Lobby Life, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170306_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Logo Value 48 mins – “Michael Bierut is an award-winning designer, partner at Pentagram in New York City, and author of various books on design. Over his decades in the field of graphic design, he has witnessed a shift in public awareness, especially when it comes to logos. With this increased attention, some endeavors (like political campaigns) that once relied on relatively simple con­ventions (candidate names and variations on flags) are being called upon to develop more refined and versatile solutions….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. ­

Malaria Eradication 15 mins – “The World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and the United Nations, all have a vision of a malaria-free world. The world has already committed to malaria eradication, albeit without a target date. Bruno Moonen, deputy director for malaria at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thinks that for malaria, eradication is the only equitable and sustainable solution. Where as Clive Shiff, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, thinks this is a top-down strategy, dependent on massive concentrated funding until finished – funding which could be more effectively spent elsewhere. In this podcast they debate whether malaria should be eliminated, or eradicated, and how that might work.” At the link find the title, “Should malaria be eradicated? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 311177070-bmjgroup-should-malaria-be-eradicated.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mark Twain Philosophy 67 mins – “Monday Night Philosophy finds the fun in Mark Twain’s almighty fight for free will. Taking issue with analysts who believe that Mark Twain became a pessimist in old age due to his many personal tragedies, and finding the cracks of freedom in Mark Twain’s own deterministic conclusions about the “damned human race” in “What Is Man?”, George will focus on the consistent, and consistently humorous, though sometimes painful and angry, philosophical fight Mark Twain waged from his youth to his dying breath against the stultifying fears and clearly false ideas about life that keep our otherwise free wills chained to “petrified opinion,” preventing us from dreaming “other dreams, and better.” At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicare Primer 67 mins – “Esther Koch, Founder of Encore Management; Medicare Aging Network Partner with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. If you are approaching the Medicare qualifying age of 65 and Medicare seems like one big alphabetical maze to you, you are not alone. For most, a true understanding of how Medicare works, what options are best for you, and when or how to sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the ABC and Ds of Medicare, plus the realities of what to expect … and what not to expect. Here’s what every Boomer needs to know before they turn 65.At the link right-click Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Border Crossers 27 mins – “Catherine Carr travels to Tijuana in Mexico, and asks strangers – where are you going?” At the link find the title,”Where Are You Going? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w33ld.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Motif Investing 50 mins – “Paul talks with collaborator Chris Pedersen about the new Motif Investing portfolios they created based on Paul’s Ultimate Buy and Hold portfolio strategies and sound investing principles. These portfolios were created to make it simple and inexpensive for anyone with a minimum of $300 to get started investing now; and also for those more-seasoned investors to implement Paul’s principles and rebalance annually with one click.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Impact 45 mins – “We talk to neuroscientist, music producer, and best-selling author Daniel Levitin about his recent research into how playing music in the home affects us.” At the link find the title, “169 Daniel Levitin – The Emerging Epidemic of the Silent Home,” right-click “Media files fbaacf2e-0f29-4124-9467-49fa9ac070bc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Music Industry 56 mins – “The future of streaming, sharing, stealing and entertainment. A record-pressing robot helps bring back vinyl. An argument against Virtual Reality as an empathy tool. And, going random with Facebook reactions.” At the link find the title, “348: Rando reactions, creative data and more,” right-click “Media files spark_20170305_32398.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Life 47 mins – “Everything you wanted to know about Islam and Muslims but were embarrassed to ask. Guests include Imam Yahya Hendi, Director of Muslim Life at the Office of Campus Ministry at Georgetown University, Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and Dean Obeidallah, comedian and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM.”At the link find the title, “Ask A Muslim, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170315_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nazi Drug Abuse 36 mins – “In 1944, World War II was dragging on and the Nazi forces seemed to be faltering. Yet, in military briefings, Adolf Hitler‘s optimism did not wane. His generals wondered if he had a secret weapon up his sleeve, something that would change the war around in the last second. Author Norman Ohler tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that Hitler did have a secret, but it wasn’t a weapon. Instead, it was a mix of cocaine and opioids that he had become increasingly dependent upon. “Hitler needed those highs to substitute [for] his natural charisma, which … he had lost in the course of the war,” Ohler says. Ohler’s new book, Blitzed, which is based in part on the papers of Hitler’s private physician, describes the role of drugs within the Third Reich. He cites three different phases of the Fuhrer‘s drug use. “The first one are the vitamins given in high doses intravenously. The second phase starts in the fall of 1941 with the first opiate, but especially with the first hormone injections,” Ohler says. “Then in ’43 the third phase starts, which is the heavy opiate phase.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netherlands Racism 27 mins – “Why is the tolerant Netherlands home to a major anti-immigration, anti-Islamic party?” At the link find the title, “In Search of Henk and Ingrid, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files p04w7k4w.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Netherlands Racism 56 mins – “An immigrant story with a happy ending, but it’s not a track most new immigrants might be able to follow — the Dutch are struggling with a rise of right-wing, anti-immigrant sentiment on the eve of national elections.” At the link find the title, “The Immigrants: The rise of the extreme right in the Netherlands, Part 2, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170314_13280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton P3 69 mins – “In this episode we finally conclude our biographical sketch of Isaac Newton by looking at his life in the years following the publication of the Principia.  We look at his political activities following the Glorious Revolution, his friendship with John Locke, the circle of young followers the gathered around him in London, including David Gregory, and his intense and troubled relationship with Nicolas Fatio de Duillier.  We look at the emotional breakdown that took place in 1693 and his work afterwards including his publication of Opticks.  Finally, we consider his legacy though the words of those who followed him.” At the link right-click “Direct download link” and select “Save link as” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Missiles 21 mins – “Recent missile tests and revelations of the failed U.S. cyber war in countering North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have many nations asking, what’s next, as the threat enters a new phase.” At the link find the title, “March 7: North Korean threat enters new phase following missile tests, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170307_28435.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Offensive People 15 mins – “What’s it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing … everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America’s most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Selloff in Canada 20 mins – “Is Shell’s sale of its majority stake in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project one more nail in the coffin for the Alberta oil patch?” At the link find the title, “March 13: Gauging concern: foreign energy companies turn away from oil sands, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170313_15081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Open Access Publishing 44 mins – “On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, and IOP Publishing, as well as Research Libraries UK (RLUK). In 2016, London Book Fair attendees heard that the rise of open access business models has created a wealth of opportunities to serve author communities online.” At the link right-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Law Enforcement 57 mins – “Their mug shots are now regularly featured in the news — people swept up in Operation Granite Hammer, an anti-drug enforcement program that started in 2015. Since then, police have made more than 100 drug arrests. They have been particularly tough on dealers whose deals turn lethal, pursuing long sentences in those cases.  But many on the treatment end warn tough sentences and tactics do little to quell the demand for drugs, and dealers themselves are often addicts, who need care, not incarceration.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleocene – Eocene Periods 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the high temperatures that marked the end of the Paleocene and start of the Eocene periods, about 50m years ago. Over c1000 years, global temperatures rose more than 5 C on average and stayed that way for c100,000 years more, with the surface of seas in the Arctic being as warm as those in the subtropics. There were widespread extinctions, changes in ocean currents, and there was much less oxygen in the sea depths. The rise has been attributed to an increase of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere, though it is not yet known conclusively what the source of those gases was. One theory is that a rise in carbon dioxide, perhaps from volcanoes, warmed up the globe enough for warm water to reach the bottom of the oceans and so release methane from frozen crystals in the sea bed. The higher the temperature rose and the longer the water was warm, the more methane was released. Scientists have been studying a range of sources from this long period, from ice samples to fossils, to try to understand more about possible causes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paraplegic Rehabilitation 12 mins – “Despite a complete cut, nerves below a lesion retain a memory of moves and functions they once controlled. Reggie Edgerton worked with Christopher Reeve following the equestrian accident which left him a with quadriplegia. Professor Edgerton helps patients relearn movement and functions following spinal cord injury. He says if the nerve circuitry can be reengaged, then it can relearn its control of how to walk, how to stand and the things it normally does. Rather than sit or lie in bed after an accident, patients need to stimulate their nerves, gradually increasing stimulatory information.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Instability 72 mins – “In October 2015, Joseph Tainter was my guest in omega tau 184 to discuss his concept of increasing complexity and eventual collapse of societies. In this episode, our guest Paul Arbair discusses these concepts in the light of today’s rising populism in several countries. The episode is based on two articles Paul wrote on his blog: one on Brexit and one on Trump.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 file directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Politics and Science 42 mins – “Scientists are organizing an unprecedented march in Washington, DC and other cities in April to show support for the evidence-based scientific method. Many scientists are concerned with President Trump’s positions on climate change, environmental issues, and proposed funding cuts for the EPA and NOAA. Some scientists have even decided to run for office. But other scientists think these efforts will hurt their fields by tainting research as partisan. Joining Joshua Johnson for this conversation is Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and strategy consultant for ocean conservation, Robert Young, professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University and Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action.” At the link find the title, “Some Scientists Are Taking A Stand Against Trump. Should They? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170307_1a_podcastfinal.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Precision Oncology 6 mins – “Without a gold standard for myriad parameters, precision oncology is imprecise, at best, argues Dr Lundberg.” At the link find the title, “Is Precision Oncology Really Precise? Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 876617.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management 52 mins – “One of the questions I am asked by listeners is how do you become a product manager. For example, Melissa emailed me and said: “I’d like to hear more about transitioning to a product management role in software – getting yourself up to speed on the technical aspects that product managers needs to know to interact with developers.” This came up more recently when I opened my IDEA Framework eCourse that teaches the essential base of knowledge for becoming a product leader and doubling your product success. Many people asked if this would help them get into product management and I told them that while they need the skills it teaches to be successful as a product manager, it is for existing product managers — ones with at least a year of experience, not ones transitioning or who are brand new to the role. So, I contacted someone who specializes in helping people become product managers and to get grounded as a new product manager. He has trained thousands of people on these topics, including leading workshops at General Assembly, Stanford, and for other schools. He also worked as a software product manager at NASA, Apple, Ticketmaster, and Live Nation. And, if you regularly listen to The Everyday Innovator, you’ll recognize him as a returning guest, having shared specific tips for how to prepare for a product management interview back in episode 67.” At the link find the title, “TEI 116: How to transition into product management – with Charles Du,” right-click “Media files TEI116-Charles_Du.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Profanity Trends 56 mins – Profanity was once considered rude and crude — a linguistic last resort. Not so these days. Younger generations use swearing as everyday slang, and academics study it as an ever-evolving form of creative and cultural expression.” At the link find the title, “Epletive Repeated: Why Swearing Matters, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170316_65873.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Proof of Concept Centers 21 mns – “Proof of Concept Centers allow emerging technologists to try out their ideas, work with mentors, and develop marketable products. One of the key challenges participants face is turning a product into a viable business. In this podcast you’ll hear from participating teams as they pitch their products to potential commercial customers and investors in the clean energy sector.” At the link find the title, “Proof of Concept Centers: Meeting the Market, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 170309_pocc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism in Canada 25 mins – “Journalist Desmond Cole says it’s time to stop pointing over the border and look inward: Canada’s own track record on anti-black racism is disturbing, long-standing and ubiquitous.” At the link find the title, “March 9: Yes, Canada, anti-black racism lives here: journalist Desmond Cole, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170309_32704.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radio Star Jack Bogut 48 mins – “Joyce welcomes legendary Pittsburgh morning radio host, keynote speaker, and storyteller, Jack Bogut to the show. Jack Bogut has been featured on both ABC’s Good Morning America and in USA Today as one of the top five radio personalities in the nation. He eventually became number two in the country. He will discuss his entry into broadcasting, and his charity work with both Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh while at NewsRadio 1020 KDKA for over a decade and his charity work with “Make-A-Wish” Foundation during his career. Mr. Bogut will highlight how he has been able to use his story-telling skills and the microphone to help members of underserved communities tell their story and be heard.” At the link right-click Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugees in Buffalo 39 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to the journalist Jake Halpern about his latest piece in this week’s New Yorker, “The Underground Railroad for Refugees.” At the link find the title, “A Safe House for Refugees, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5419131292.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Right to Repair 45 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks to Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, and Gay Gordon-Byrne, executive director of Repair.org about legislation that is moving through eight states that would require electronics manufacturers to enable you to fix your things. The bills have been intensely opposed by companies like Apple, IBM, John Deere, and dozens of other gigantic corporations.” At the link find the title, “You Have the Right to Repair Your Electronics,Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files The_group_fighting_for_your_right_to_repair_electronics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rubella Vaccine 27 mins – “Against the backdrop of the hunt for a vaccine to fight the Zika virus, journalist and doctor Meredith Wadman examines the science and politics behind the creation of the rubella vaccine.” At the link find the title, “March 6: What rubella vaccine can teach us about fighting Zika virus,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170306_97480.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Hackers in Canada 21 mins – “Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old accused in the massive hack, was arrested in Ancaster, Ont.” At the link find the title, “March 16: Who is the Canadian charged in Russian hack of Yahoo accounts? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170316_57191.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Book Writing 29 mins – “To celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist, Hannah Devlin asks three of its featured authors about the secrets to writing a successful science book. Now in its eighth year, the Wellcome Book Prize aims to showcase fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs, that engage with some aspect of biomedical science. And with the shortlist for this year’s prize announced on Tuesday, we ask a handful of authors where they get their inspiration, how they research their chosen subject, and what strategies they have up their sleeve to turn complex scientific concepts into riveting narratives. To explore all this and more, Hannah Devlin is joined by three of the shortlisted authors; Sarah Moss (‘The Tidal Zone’), David France (‘How to Survive a Plague’) and Ed Yong (‘I Contain Multitudes’).” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Security Sweeps 33 mins – “As a lawyer, sometimes paranoia is a good thing. Legal professionals are constantly handling sensitive information that needs protection, whether it’s details about a case or client data. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Charles Patterson about TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures) and how this extra level of security can ensure your private information stays private. As the president of Exec Security, a TSCM services company, Charles shares about why lawyers need TSCM, how these sweeps are performed, and provides tips on how to protect yourself from situations that could compromise your confidential information. Charles Patterson has over 35 years experience in the security field. Previous to his current position as Exec Security president, he spent 17 years traveling throughout the United States and the world working in executive protection and providing tech support to security teams.” At the link find the title, “Electronic Security Sweeps for Law Firms and their Clients, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_77.mp3” and select