Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 30, 2017: Abortion Law, Accidental Tech Podcast, Aging Expert, Aging in Place, Aleppo Story, American Populists, Asian Developed Lending, Astrophysics History, Attention Disorders, Back Pain Controversy, Beauty Product Story, Blackberry History, Brazil Economic Economy, Buddhist Economics, Cable Company Issues, California Governor Visits China, California Supreme Court, Camp Fires, Canadian Military, Capitalism Example, Chicago Daleys, Childhood Trauma, Chronic Pain and Suicide, Cities versus The State, Civilian-Military Relations, Collaboration versus What, Computer Newbie, Concussion Injuries, Counterintelligence Agent, Covert and Overt Attention, Crime and Fraud Online, CRISPR, Can Carlin, D-Day Operations, Death Customs, Dementia Field Notes, Dinosaur Backbones, Disabled Access Consultant, Dutch Sustainability, Ecology of Rivers and Coasts, Economic Impact of Women, Elite Life, Emoluments Clause, Energy Efficiency Expert, European Policies, Farmer to Farmer, Financial Sustainability, FISA Title 7, Fish Farming, Forest Fire Trends, For-Profit College Concerns, Game Theory Expert, Gender Equality, Glyphosate Impact, GMO Documentary Film, Graduates Next Steps, Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics, Health Care Act Secrecy, Health Food Reality Check, Hearing Aid Story, Human Composting, Humanity Is a Team Sport, Humanware, Internet Freedom, Internet Impact on Business, Interracial Marriage, Intoxication History, Iraqi Military Corruption, Ironman Winner, Jewish Way of Talking, Job Loss from Robots, Kale in Paris, Knowledge Polarization, Labels We Use, Labor Pattern Trends, Life Lessons, Matt Walsh, Menstrual Leave, Michio Kaku, Molecular Machines, Mossberg on Tech, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nutrition Expert, Obstruction of Justices, Paleo Diet Discussion, Palliative Care, Pee and Poop, Political Spectrum, Prenatal Care Internet Startup, Prison Capitalism, Product Management Teams, Qatar Blockade, Racial Bias, Same Sex Marriage, Saudi Women Driver, Science Policy, Selling Process, Shooter History, Smartphone Impact, Solar Mission, Sports and Politics, Standing Rock Protest, Startup Problems, Team Humanity, Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned, Terrorist Perspective, Transgender Neuroscientist, Trump, Tweeting Impact, U.S. Trade Policy, Uber Report, Virginia Politics, Virginia Tech Shootings Impact, Volkswagen Story, WeWork Founder, Windmills, Women in Science, Womens Speech, Year Up Organization, Zappos Founder

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Abortion Law 12 mins – “Julie Cantor discusses the freedom to access abortion in the USA.” At the link find the title, “Abortion access in the USA: The Lancet: June 16, 2017,” right-click “Media files 06june_abortion.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Accidental Tech Podcast 108 mins – Coverage from the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), session entitled, “A Conversation with Siri”. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Expert 26 mins – “Can you imagine living a healthy life to the ripe old age of 1,000? How about a world without cancer, Alzheimer’s or diabetes? Our guest on this episode of the podcast believes we are only 25 years from making this dream a reality. This man is Aubrey de Grey…. So SENS Foundation [Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence] is a charity, it’s registered in the USA in California, and we’re focused on combating aging, but in particular we are focused on a particular price to combating aging that arises from the work that I’ve been doing over the past decade, which is to apply regenerative medicines the problem….” At the link find the title, “Episode 7 – Aubrey de Grey,” right-click “Media files dcbe709d-80ca-42ff-b538-5b3385a38b55.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging in Place 39 mins – “The boomer market is quickly becoming the target demographic that is driving a new category of technology and innovation. The desire to allow those in this gray wave of aging adults to age in place is one area of innovation we all can appreciate….” At the link find the title, “Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults S13 Ep15,” right-click “Media files Technology and Innovation For The Growing Gray Wave Of Aging Adults, S13_Ep15.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Story 53 mins – “Zahed Tajeddin is a sculptor and archaeologist whose family have lived in Aleppo for generations. He owned a beautiful medieval courtyard house in a neighbourhood called Jdeideh, part of the city’s historic centre. But Zahed was forced to abandon his house in 2012, when Jdeideh became a battleground between government forces and rebel fighters. He makes the emotional and dangerous journey to see whether his home survived the conflict.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Populists 43 mins – Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what, in C19th America’s Gilded Age, was one of the most significant protest movements since the Civil War with repercussions well into C20th. Farmers in the South and Midwest felt ignored by the urban and industrial elites who were thriving as the farmers suffered droughts and low prices. The farmers were politically and physically isolated. As one man wrote on his abandoned farm, ‘two hundred and fifty miles to the nearest post office, one hundred miles to wood, twenty miles to water, six inches to Hell’. They formed the Populist or People’s Party to fight their cause, put up candidates for President, won several states and influenced policies. In the South, though, their appeal to black farmers stimulated their political rivals to suppress the black vote for decades and set black and poor white farmers against each other, tightening segregation. Aspects of the Populists ideas re-emerged effectively in Roosevelt’s New Deal, even if they are mainly remembered now, if at all, thanks to allegorical references in The Wizard of Oz.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asian Developed Lending 88 mins – “The development finance needs for the Asia-Pacific region are sizable, not only to close infrastructure finance gaps but also to tackle the task of poverty reduction and deliver on the sustainable development goals. The region is also home to the three largest economies in the world—the United States, China, and Japan—all of whom have played leadership roles in championing multilateral or regional development banks and have distinct views on the role of development finance. China has begun to play a larger role in development finance and Japan has been promoting the concept of “quality infrastructure,” but U.S. policy on multilateral development lending is now uncertain….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics History 32 mins – “Fact: Your body is comprised of matter from old stars. Fact: The universe is expanding. Fact: This week’s guest, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, is smart. Dr. Krauss is an American Theoretical Physicist who is Professor of Physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona… Most kids at one point in their life, whether it be watching Star Wars, Star Trek, or just looking into the night sky looking up at the stars, have thought a lot about science, physics and the unknown. However, most of us leave it at that and just leave it at pure wonder. At what point did you become interested in physics and science? Was there an epiphany that you had?” At the link find the title, “Episode 15 – Dr. Lawrence Krauss,” right-click “Media files e00c8049-3757-4ca7-9cde-f34e38839f75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Attention Disorders 36 mins – “It’s a topic that we have brushed up against before on the podcast, but haven’t completely jumped into. How does all of today’s technology and instant gratification affect our ability to pay attention. Are computers and video games the reason for the outbreak of diagnosable attention disorders or is it something different entirely? …”Cathy: Okay. I’m a professor at Duke University and my home discipline is English but I’ve never been a typical English professor. My interest in what I guess you would say my academic interest is in the last great information age, which was at the time of the American Revolution when dean powered presses and machine made paper and ink made books available to middle class and working class people for the first time in history. And many of the founding fathers and others were very worried about what it would do to attention and distraction and productive labor and violence amongst youth and sexual promiscuity around youth to have them be reading all these wild things called Novels, which were the art form of the middle classes made possible by mass printing. And when people started getting upset about video games and the internet and social networking and saying it ruined our attention and caused distraction and made people unproductive and led youth astray and was leading this sexual promiscuity, and violent, and etc, etc. I said to him’Well that sounds familiar.’” At the link find the title, “Episode 34 – Cathy Davidson,” right-click “Media files 2ab547c5-1255-4361-b949-3521da45e363.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain Controversy 70 mins -”In an effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter and New York Times best-selling author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful—exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health-care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, her new book, Crooked, offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, providing practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions—and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers and all types of health-care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers while addressing evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends and also save money, time and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.” At the link find the title, “Crooked: What It Takes to Outwit the Back Pain Industry and Get on the Road to Recovery, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170613_Crooked_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beauty Product Story 44 mins – “Lisa Price worked in television but had a passion for beauty products. At her mother’s suggestion, she began selling her homemade moisturizer at a church flea market. Twenty years later, Carol’s Daughter is one of the leading beauty brands catering to African-American women. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how professional trumpet player Dan Gosling created a special lip balm for musicians called ChopSaver.” At the link find the title, “Carol’s Daughter: Lisa Price, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170609_hibt_carolsdaughter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BlackBerry History 48 mins – “This week on the show we have Senior Wall Street Journal Correspondent, Jacquie McNish. Jacquie is the author of many best selling books and we will be discussing her most recent, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry. In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market….” At the link find the title, “Episode 230 – Jacquie McNish – Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?” right-click “Media files 128dcc48-3e76-4bf2-82e9-7241d92f75c4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Economic Decline 27 mins – “During Brazil’s boom years the country’s rising economy created a new middle class of gigantic proportions – tens of millions escaping from poverty. Brazil felt confident and even rich enough to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games. But then the economy turned. In the last two years the country has endured its worst recession on record. Where did it all go wrong?” At the link find the title, What Went Wrong with Brazil? Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files p055x9h5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Economics 65 mins – “Clair Brown, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Work, Technology and Society at the University of California, Berkeley; Author, Buddhist Economics…”Monday Night Philosophy travels a different path to economic wisdom. Traditional economics measures the ways we earn and spend our income, but it doesn’t always consider what gives our lives meaning. In response, Clair Brown has developed a holistic model that approaches the organizational structure of an economy by using Buddhist values, emphasizing sustainability, interconnectedness, capability and happiness to promote a more compassionate society. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with collective priorities, Brown argues we will benefit both personally and globally for generations to come.” At the link find the title, “Buddhist Economics, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170612_Buddhist_Economics_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cable Company Issues 30 mins – “Matt Polka, president and CEO of the American Cable Association, and ACA board member Tom Larsen discuss issues facing small cable companies and their potential for expansion.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Matt Polka and Tom Larsen, Jun 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475859.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Governor Visits China 48 mins – “California Governor Jerry Brown is in China this week, the history of the LGBT community in West Hollywood, an Orange County mosque breaks the fast with tacos for Ramadan> At the link find the title, “California’s Governor in China, the roots of L.A.’s Pride, breaking the fast with tacos for Ramadan, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW060517-a001f46a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Supreme Court 48 mins – “Who is the California Supreme Court and how it works, the economics of a state single-payer healthcare system, why homelessness varies across SoCal.” At the link find the title, “Get to know the California Supreme Court, the economics of state single-payer healthcare, understanding homelessness across SoCal, Jun 207,” right-click “Media files SHOW_060617-5646aedc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camp Fires 21 mins – “This past week, my kids went back to school. Summer vacation has come and gone. And that’s gotten me thinking about the very idea of summer vacation because every summer, for the past several years, my wife, her sisters and our families have had this tradition of going to a cabin for a few days to get out of the city. We don’t own a cabin. We have to rent one. And this year, the process of finding it, looking at pictures of all the possible cabins on all the possible lakes, made me wonder about this particular, middle-class American ritual of going into the wilderness for vacation, where that ritual came from, and what it says about our relationship to modern life.” At the link find the title, “Do You Feel More Like Gods? Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files S3_E1-Do_You_Feel_More_Like_Gods.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Defense 21 mins – “Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says that Canada must take a leadership role on the international stage.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: Can Canada be the newest global leader? 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170608_39153.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Military Moms 17 mins – “Canada’s military can be a difficult place for women. One mother says the navy told her she had to choose between caring for her child or serving at sea.” At the link find the title, “June 13: ‘I dedicated my life to the Forces and got nowhere’: Single mom told to choose between son and career, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_16442.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Example 22 mins – “How a free-love commune embraced the free market and became a blockbuster brand.” At the link find the title, “#777: Free Love, Free Market,” right-click “Media files 20170609_pmoney_pmpod777.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Daleys 63 mins – “Bill Daley, former White House chief of staff to President Obama and Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, chats with David about his father’s and his brother’s tenures as mayors of Chicago, the consequences of NAFTA, the build-up to the Osama bin Laden raid in 2011, and how chaos in the Trump administration is a reflection of the President.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 158 – Bill Daley,” right-click “Media files m3enu2.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 21 mins – “Doctors are realizing that to treat ongoing illness in adults, they need to ask about their childhood.” At the link fid the title, “Jun 8: How childhood trauma can have a life-long impact on health, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_11580.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chronic Pain and Suicide 21 mins – “New research in the U.S. has found a dramatic increase in suicides among men over 50. Chronic pain is considered one of the main factors.” At the link find the title, Jun 15: How this men-only support group helps sufferers struggling with chronic pain and stigma, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_41624.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cities versus The State 24 mins – “City leaders spoke out against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: Mayors defying federal politics is part of growing trend, says author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40906.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Civilian-Military Interface 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170308 Civil Military Relations_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Collaboration versus What 22 mins – “Adam Kahane has negotiated peace deals in 50 conflicts around the world. Now he’s sharing a few tricks for dealing with the people in the workplace.” At the link find the title, “June 16: How to work with people you don’t like: Tips from this Canadian negotiator, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170616_32269.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Newbie 24 mins -”Amelia’s childhood was largely devoid of technology. But when she got a computer and the internet in her own bedroom, she found the new mode of communication through chatrooms and email utterly addictive. She’s struggled ever since with how much technology she wants in her life, especially now that she’s a mother.” At the link find the title, “Looking at the Wall (S2: E3), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E3-Looking_at_the_Wall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Concussion Injuries 42 mins– “ …Concussions are a hot topic these days, specifically due to the recent findings of the impact of head injuries on professional football players. However, many don’t realize that concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) affect many people and can have a lifelong effect on ones health. In fact, the recent surge in combat veterans incurring TBI’s during combat has led to a lot of new research and a much better understanding of exactly what is going on during and after suffering a head injury. This week on the show we interview Dr. Mary Lee Esty, president of the Brain Wellness and Biofeedback Center of Washington and author of the new book, Conquering Concussion: Healing TBI Symptoms With Neurofeedback and Without Drugs. Dr. Esty is a social worker with a doctorate in health psychology. She is a recognized Senior Fellow in Biofeedback and EEG Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She also has published peer-reviewed research on traumatic brain injury starting with an NIH-funded study published in 2001 in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and a 2012 study with Iraq/Afghanistan veterans with TBI and PTSD in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. Over the past 19 years Dr. Esty has treated more than 2,000 clients with a wide variety of conditions. Current research includes a study with the military medical school evaluating the efficacy of Neurofeedback on TBI and PTSD. “A concussion depends upon acceleration and sudden deceleration. When this happens the brain gets tossed around in the skull, because it floats.” – What we learn in this episode: What occupation is the most likely to incur a traumatic brain injury (and it’s not sports!) What is neurofeedback and how can it be used to treat concussions? A better understanding of sub-concussions What are common symptoms of concussion?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterintelligence Agent 53 mins – “Joe Navarro – Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency. Joe is quite literally a human lie detector. Having spent over 25 years as a counterintelligence officer with the FBI, Joe has mastered the art of reading non-verbal communication in order to catch spies, convict felons, and thwart terrorist attacks. In this episode we will learn what to look for in a liar, which body parts “give away the secret”, and how you can use your body language to get people to like you, hire you, and trust you. Joe is the author of What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People. “Neck covering is one of the most accurate behaviors that lets you know when someone is worried.” – Joe Navarro Quotes from Joe: What we learn in this episode: What is the truth behind recognizing non-verbal cues? Is there a silver bullet to detect lying? What is the science behind human non-verbal communication? Did you know our fear response is freeze, flight, and fight, in that order? How should you stand with someone during an intimate conversation?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Covert and Overt Attention 7 mins – “Attention isn’t just about what we focus on — it’s also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Crime and Fraud Online 39 mins – “A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items – watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout.” At the link find the title, “#99 Black Hole, New Jersey, June, 2017,”right-click “Media files GLT9871843971.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR 37 mins – “A breakthrough in genetic technology has given humans more power than ever to change nature. It could help eliminate hunger and disease; it could also lead to the sort of dystopia we used to only read about in sci-fi novels. So what happens next?” At the link find the title, “Evolution, Accelerated, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast061417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

D-Day Operations 6 mins – “…if you’ve seen the film Saving Private Ryan, you’ll know that for the men in the first waves, particularly on the American sector called Omaha Beach, it felt nothing like success. It was a terrifying maelstrom of chaos and death. All the careful planning, specially designed vehicles, and months of training couldn’t save the thousands of men who lost their lives that morning. Planes dropped 13,000 bombs before the landing: they completely missed their targets; intense naval bombardment still failed to destroy German emplacements. The result was, Omaha Beach became a horrific killing zone, with the wounded left to drown in the rising tide….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dan Carlin 42 mins – “Dan Carlin – Host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts, Political Commentator. New media is coming for us.  Well, if you are reading this, it already came for you – so congratulations on being ahead of the curve.  New media is supposed to be the “democratization” of the creation, production, distribution and consumption of media by the masses.  It’s a way to level the playing field, to take down the big dogs, to help David beat Goliath, to…..well, you get the idea.  The thing that’s crazy is, I can’t believe there isn’t MORE interest in new media.  Think about it, why does anyone listen to the radio anymore?  Now you can just tune in to awesome podcasts with limited to no advertisements, pause and resume at your leisure, and pick your topic! I guess that’s why we got into this in the first place, to try to be stewards of this new media movement.  Well I’m not here to talk to you about podcasts, I’ll leave that up to someone who’s much better at it than I!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Customs 16 mins – “Since the wide-spread adoption of embalming in the United States, most Americans have turned the process of handling the deceased over to experts in the undertaking business. On this episode, the story of one family who decided that they wanted to be the ones to wash and prepare the body of the son and brother they’d lost.” At the link right-click “Direct download: s2.5_e2_-_Bringing_Wes_Home.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Field Notes 53 mins – “In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. She was 61 years old at the time, and soon had to leave her post teaching at the University of Utah. So Gerda started writing what she calls her field notes on dementia. The result is a new memoir due out this week. We’ve been following Gerda over the last year with a series of short films documenting her journey, and Monday, Doug sits down to talk to her about her book. It’s called Memory’s Last Breath. Gerda Saunders served as Associate Director for the University of Utah’s Gender Studies Program. She’s the author of a collection of short stories called Blessings on the Sheep Dog, and her new memoir is called Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my DementiaAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dinosaur Backbones 12 mins – “How in the world did 170,000 pound dinosaurs walk around without collapsing under their own weight? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for our first ever Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!” At the link find the title, “Dinosaurs’ Puzzling Backbones, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170614_wow_wow5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Access Consultant 50 mins – “Joyce welcomes Joan Stein, president and CEO of Stein Consulting, LLC. Joan’s company focuses on ADA compliance, event planning and operations and fund development. The company provides consulting services to employers, can assist with compliance with newly implemented OFCCP regulations, and supports companies faced with ADA litigation. Ms. Stein will discuss the company mission.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dutch Sustainability 30 mins – “When liberal politicians suggest we look for policy-making inspiration from social democracies in Europe, the automatic reaction from some corners of the political scene is something like “well, then, move to Sweden!” or “Love it or leave it!” But today, reflecting upon the millions of women, men, and children who participated in the historical march over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that advocating for change is part of why we do love it. There is no reason that we can’t take lessons from other systems in our collective pursuit of a more perfect union, not to mention a more healthy environment. This week on Sea Change Radio we take a peek at how the Dutch do things. Host Alex Wise speaks with two American environmentalists based in the Netherlands to get their perspective on Holland’s environmental policies and practices. Michael Payne, a wind energy and bicycle advocate, and Mike Fawcett, the founder of Farm Zero discuss the cultural, economic, and financial keys to Dutch sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P1 – “The ecosystem of a river depends on complex interactions between primary producers, grazers, and predators, which in turn are determined both by the traits of the individual species involved and the physical conditions of the river. River ecologist Dr. Mary Power illustrates these principles by describing how the dominant grazing fishes in a river ecosystem play a critical role in forming the aquascape.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 1, Jun, 2017, “Trophic Cascades in Rivers” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect1_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P2 – “Coastal wetlands are dominated by a variety of plants adapted to a stressful environment. In the absence of a significant number of herbivores, the growth of these plants was thought to be limited only by nutrient availability. Through experiments, Dr. Brian Silliman revealed that salt marshes, like many other terrestrial ecosystems, are mainly controlled by the top-down forces of herbivores and other consumers.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 2, Jun, 2017, “Untangling Salt Marsh Food Webs” by Brian R. Silliman, PhD,” right-click “Media files 16Lect2_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P3 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 3, Jun, 2017, “Floods, Droughts, and Food Chains” by Mary E. Power, PhD,” right-click ‘Media files 16Lect3_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P4 – “Many rivers of the world have vast seasonal changes in flow rates. Dr. Mary Power leads us in an exploration of Northern California’s Eel River and how the community of herbivores and predators is affected by changes in river flow. Drought years with no winter floods generate a very different ecosystem compared to years with floods. Human-induced water shortage will also have a drastic detrimental effect on river ecology. At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Lecture 4, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Lect4_1000.mp4” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecology of Rivers and Coasts P5 – “”Ecology, Food Webs, and the Chesapeake Bay” with Sean Carroll, PhD, Beth McGee, PhD, Mary E. Power, PhD, and Brian R. Silliman, PhD A discussion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, its complex food web, and the challenges of conserving and restoring the bay. Followed by a general discussion on ecology with the lecturers and students attending the 2016 Holiday Lectures, moderated by HHMI vice president of Science Education, Dr. Sean Carroll.” At the link find the title, “2016 Ecology Discussion, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 16Discussion_1000.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Impact of Women 40 mins – “A Conversation With Amina J. Mohammed, Apr 5, 2017.” At the link find “A Conversation With Amina…,” right-click “Media files T001_20170316.mp3” and select save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elite Life 55 mins – “Shamus Khan – What is it really like to be the 1%? The income gap is a hot topic these days, but rarely do we learn what it is truly like to grow up in a world where money is no object. This week we get a behind the scenes look at how the American elite are raised and what it’s like to be part of ‘high society’. Shamus Khan teaches in the sociology department at Columbia University.  He writes on elites and inequality in America.  He is the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments Clause 20 mins – “This week Attorneys General from DC and Maryland alleged in a lawsuit that payments by foreign governments to President Trump’s businesses violate anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution. With a president who is also a real estate tycoon, reality TV star, and personal brand — and who actively receives revenue via each of these personae — the possibilities seem endless for political corruption, particularly in light of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which forbids the receiving of gifts, titles, and emoluments from foreign countries without Congress’s consent….” At the link click the circle with thtee dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Efficiency Expert 56 mins – “With summer on the way, it’s time to take steps to make homes and businesses are comfortable without wasting energy—or overheating anyone’s wallet—as the temperature rises. The Natural Resources Defense Council is working to make sure that the government’s energy efficiency standards developed or updated over the past year for many types of products that help keep you cool, including ceiling fans and portable air conditioners, take effect on schedule. Updating national efficiency standards on a regular basis means that when it’s time to purchase new cooling equipment, you can be assured it meets at least minimum energy-saving performance criteria while saving money and energy. But in the meantime, we’ve got some tips to keep your cool in the warmer months: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lauren-urbanek/keep-your-cool-summer-energy-efficiency. Join us as we speak with NRDC senior energy policy advocate, Lauren Urbanek.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Policies 53 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: The UK election; The Spanish banking crisis, and if Qatar is financing extremism.” At the link find the title, “The Mayday Mayday Edition, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3918614296.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmer to Farmer 98 mins – “In this episode, we revisit Jess and Brian Powers at Working Hands Farm, eighteen months after they were first on the show on Episode 040. Since the fall of 2015, Working Hands Farm has gone through some significant changes and phenomenal growth on their property in Hillsboro, Oregon, just outside of Portland on the north end of the Willamette Valley. Jess and Brian have gone from raising four acres of vegetables in 2015 to eight acres now, and have expanded their on-farm CSA to cover 48 weeks of the year – all with just the two of them, plus the recent addition of a part-time employee. In the past year, they’ve gotten out of the livestock business to focus on their produce business, standardized their farming operations, and made significant investments in machinery and infrastructure on their farm. We dig into all of these changes and the rationale behind them, as well as how the changes are helping them to face the extreme wet-weather challenges they’ve faced this year. When I interviewed Jess and Brian the first time, it was clear that although they were working insane hours, they found ways to emphasize and build their personal relationship, so we also come back to how they’ve continued to nurture their love for each other alongside of their professional and business development.” At the link find the title, “123: Jess and Brian Powers of Working Hands Farm on the Tools and Processes that Have Supported Phenomenal Growth,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Sustainability 29 mins – “Many sports fans are familiar with this dilemma: do I want my team to put everything on the line to win now or would I prefer that my team take its time and try to methodically build a long term successful franchise? This is very similar to the quandary that investors, stakeholders and management at some of the world’s most powerful companies find themselves facing. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to John Wilson, the head of Corporate Governance for Cornerstone Capital. Wilson and host Alex Wise discuss how managers balance trying to please dividend-hungry shareholders with keeping an eye on the future, how automation will affect the global economy, and how all of this is ultimately an issue of sustainability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FISA Title 7 154 mins – “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, DNI Director Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Russia probe and FISA.” At the link find the title, “Senators Express Frustration Over National Security Officials’ Answers on Russia Probe, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479749.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fish Farming 102 mins – “This is something I am delving more and more into as time goes on because the return on energy input is so effective.  I am working a great deal now with native fish species and I think this is truly the way forward for such things. Sure you can break your neck trying to breed tilapia, once you get it right you have 6-7 months to grow them out and either they die in the cold or you have to provide heat to keep them alive. When we look at using local species we can collect them for almost no cost, adapt them quickly to systems or small ponds and simply grow them out to harvest size.  I am also not separating aquaponics from aquaculture today because in reality aquaponics is a form of aquaculture the two disciplines have some differences but in the end both can produce fish or shellfish for our consumption.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

For-Profit College Concerns 64 mins – “More than two million students are enrolled in for-profit colleges, from the small family-run operations to the behemoths brandished on billboards, subway ads, and late-night commercials. These schools have been around just as long as their bucolic not-for-profit counterparts, yet shockingly little is known about why they have expanded so rapidly in recent years—during the so-called Wall Street era of for-profit colleges. In Lower Ed Tressie McMillan Cottom—a bold and rising public scholar, herself once a recruiter at two for-profit colleges—expertly parses the fraught dynamics of this big-money industry to show precisely how it is part and parcel of the growing inequality plaguing the country today. McMillan Cottom discloses the shrewd recruitment and marketing strategies that these schools deploy and explains how, despite the well-documented predatory practices of some and the campus closings of others, ending for-profit colleges won’t end the vulnerabilities that made them the fastest growing sector of higher education at the turn of the twenty-first century. And she doesn’t stop there….Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with students, employees, executives, and activists, Lower Ed tells the story of the benefits, pitfalls, and real costs of a for-profit education. It is a story about broken social contracts; about education transforming from a public interest to a private gain; and about all Americans and the challenges we face in our divided, unequal society.” At the link click the box with three dots, then click “Download” from the drop-down menu to get the audio file.

Forest Fire Trends 52 mins – “Nature writer Gary Ferguson says we are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to wildfires. Climate change has led to less snow, longer droughts, and more wind and there’s a lot of fuel on the forest floors. The result is ten more weeks of fire season than we saw in the early 70s, and those fires are hotter and often beyond control. Ferguson joins us Wednesday to talk about the role fire should play in a healthy ecosystem and the new reality of wildfire in the West. Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Rest and The Carry Home. His new book, due out June 21, is called Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Game Theory Expert 36 mins – “Barry Nalebuff – Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently — and Succeeding, Co-Founder of Honest Tea, Harvard Professor, Entrepreneur, expert on game theory, negotiation and business strategy. So picture this – While teaching at Harvard University, Professor Barry Nalebuff is running his class through a case study comparing Pepsi and Coca Cola.  While speaking with his students, he get’s into an enthusiastic conversation with a bright young student named Seth Goldman.  The two continued the discussion after class and discovered that both of them had an affinity for flavored beverages but were frustrated with the mainstream options that were full of sugar. If there was only the perfect drink that had flavor without all the sugar….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 42 mins – “Are women better? Although we like to think that we are an equal opportunity economy, the glass ceiling still very much exists. As a matter of fact, in 2011, women ran only 12 of the Fortune 500 companies. So how does this impact our ability to compete in a global environment? If women aren’t given an equal chance to succeed, aren’t we missing out on half of the talented people in the country? As a matter of fact, it’s worse than that. According to our guest this week, the data shows that women are outperforming men across the board – and it’s time we recognize them for it. This week we speak with Tiffani Lennon, author of the new book, Recognizing Women’s Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence. …Complementing her already-impressive academic credentials, her strengths as a consultant sit on a solid foundation of education including a Master’s degree, a Juris Doctor, and now, an LL.M. degree. s. “In most of our modern history we have valued and favored that which is masculine.” – Tiffani Lennon Quotes from Tiffani: What we learn in this episode: What does the “glass ceiling” look like today? What is the talent gap? How do we hire talent, regardless of the sex?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glyphosate Impact 27 mins – “Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been used as a non-selective (kills all plants) herbicide since 1970.  It blocks a necessary step in plant metabolism and the plant dies, yet it has lower acute toxicity than table salt to animals. It is inexpensive, and a small amount works well, with rapid turnover in the environment. For this reason it has been widely used in municipal, agricultural and residential applications for decades.  Glyphosate sales increased upon the advent of genetically engineered crops. Some of these crops were engineered with a gene that circumvents the toxic effects of glyphosate on the plant, so the herbicide kills weeds but not the plant itself. The technology has been widely adopted and is popular with farmers.  The chemical has been tested and approved but government agencies all over the globe.  Hundreds of studies have concluded that it is extremely safe when used as directed.  However, there is a movement afoot that has targeted this compound with misinformation, including the claim that it causes cancer.  This is almost exclusively predicated on the decision of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that described glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” based on a few barely significant data points, while ignoring higher-quality data.  Dr. Len Ritter is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and an Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph. He is an expert in human toxicology and has followed the glyphosate story for decades.  In this episode of Talking Biotech we discuss the historical assessments of glyphosate safety, the well-described risks, and the IARC decision.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMO Documentary Film 70 mins – “The representation of crop biotechnology in film has been an asymmetrical assault on science and reason.  Food Evolution breaks that trend. The film tells several stories of biotech applications, where “GMO” crops are the centers of policy decisions.  The film features scientists standing up for science and reason, and activists working hard against it, pushing to influence policy even if it means hurting people.  Today’s podcast features two interviews. First Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam speaks of her role in the discussion and the film. Later, Director/Producer/Writer Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Producer/Writer Trace Sheehan speak about the mission of the film and some of the surprises along the way. Most of all, this is not a film about GMOs.  It is a film about how humans make decisions, ignore experts, and let belief guide their actions– even with horrible consequences to others.  Narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graduates Next Steps 50 mins – “We’re diving into the economics of being a recent grad this week, from building credit, to finding the right job, to saving for a home (or just paying the rent). We have tips for recent grads from Ask a Manager’s Alison Green and The Points Guy, Brian Kelly. Plus, our team traveled to San Francisco and Manhattan talking to businesses that have nailed marketing to millennials (some millennials, anyway): Everlane and The Sill.” At the link find the title, “06/09/2017 Graduating into the economy, right-click “Media files weekend_20170609_pod_64.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Bacteria Uses and Bioethics 27 mins – “Gut bacteria for longer life by Ian Woolf, Dr Ainsley Newson talks about bioethics and personal genomics.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Act Secrecy 64 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt take the deepest look they can at Senate Republicans’ secret health care bill, plus a quick look at Jeff Sessions’s non-answers on Russia and new research on the long-term impact of lead exposure.” At the link find the title, “Legends of the secret health care bill, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP8406944168.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Food Reality Check 77 mins– “The market for health and wellness products is exploding. Every day there is a new cure, miracle berry, diet, homeopathic remedy, etc., and it’s easier than ever to throw together a webpage and reach a global audience. And this is all fine and well… except for the small fact that the vast majority of these…” At the link find the title, “Episode 211 – Yvette d’Entremont – The Truth About Gluten, MSG, Organic, and More…Using Science,” right-click “Media files ace052f0-81b2-4a99-85a2-b72aa9b85a98.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aid Story 22 mins – “When she was growing up, Adrienne didn’t want to believe she was losing her hearing, and she didn’t want to wear hearing aids. This is the story of how she decided to embrace the technology that restored her hearing, and what happened when she did.” At the link find the title, “These Things Is Miracles, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E5-These_Things_Is_Miracles.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Composting 13 mins – “What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses “recomposition” — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Humanity is a Team Sport 45 mins – “Computers are great at resolving things; human beings, on the other hand, can contend with sustained paradox. Filmmaker and Alternate Reality Game designer Kevin McLeod reconnects us with what once made movies so special: they didn’t make sense, forcing us into a state of awe and ambiguity that is uniquely human.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 40 Kevin McLeod “Reveling in the Unspoken” right-click “Media files 5937631719ef74b439e1f492.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HumanWare 32 mins – “Greg Stilson, senior Product Manager at HumanWare, talks about the new Brailliant BI14 Braille display and how it is a perfect fit for the mobile iPhone user. Greg talks about his Aira explorer experiences and gives us an overview of his nearly 11 years at HumanWare. Join Greg and Jeff Thompson of the Blind Abilities team and learn about the latest from HumanWare, their parent company, Greg’s virtual navigational journeys with Aira and what’s this about a Hammock?” At the link find the title, “HumanWare Brailliant BI14 for the iPhone and Greg Stilson’s Aira Experience, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GregBriliant.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Freedom 87 mins – “Internet freedom remains a significant challenge around the world. Highly restrictive countries, such as China and Iran, block residents from accessing search engines, social networks, and news organizations. The U.S. has previously supported the rights of all internet users to freedom of expression, assembly, and association online. However, the Obama administration’s internet freedom agenda has not yet been addressed by the Trump administration. How will the new administration balance “ At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet Impact on Businesses 49 mins – “Nicco Mele: Author of The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath, entrepreneur, angel investor, and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. …At first glance, you might look at the title of this post, or the author we have on and think, “We get it! The Internet makes us connected.  Welcome to the 21st century.” However, I would like to caution you about taking such a flippant look at this topic.  After you listen to this week’s episode, if you so dare to dive into Nicco’s book, you will quickly learn that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to how technology – specifically connectivity – is changing the world.  For example, people are turning to social media more and more to get their news updates.  Sites like Twitter and Facebook can give you real time updates of what’s going on around the world.  However, if we no longer have large news corporations such as The Washington Post or NBC news, who is going to fund the in-depth investigative stories.  We are already seeing a move towards quantity over quality when it comes to content, and that trend is only increasing – but at some point it all just becomes junk and noise….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Interracial Marriage 58 mins – “In Loving v. Virginia, decided on June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage as violations of both the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This week, the decision celebrates its 50th anniversary. Steven Calabresi is the Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a visiting scholar at Brown University. He is a member of the Constitution Center’s Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board and the co-author of “Originalism and Loving v. Virginia in the 2012 Brigham Young University Law Review. Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of the new book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” At the link find the title “Loving v. Virginia at 50, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files PP9147917508.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intoxication History 28 mins – “Humans have been getting intoxicated, and finding new ways to get intoxicated, for thousands of years. On this episode, I explore the history of intoxication, and how that history played out in the life of one young woman.” At the link find the title,”Didn’t Want to Be Conscious (S2: E1), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E1-Didnt_Want_to_Be_Conscious.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Military Corruption 15 mins – “Iraqi photojournalist Ali Arkady is in hiding after witnessing Iraqi soldiers committing acts of torture and killing of civilians. At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘That is not humanity’: Photojournalist describes torture and abuse by Iraqi army, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_40393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ironman Winner 35 mins – “Olof Dallner – WINNER of the Quintuple Ironman. The 12 mile swim, 560 mile bike, and 131 mile run is the distance of 5 Ironmans! WTF? Olof explains what it is like to sleep 6 hours over 4 days while completing (and winning) the worlds toughest endurance event. Olof also has his PhD in Molecular Physiology and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Rockefeller University, researching the genetics of the hormone Leptin and its role in obesity and metabolism. What we learn in this episode: How do you deal with fear of failure? Can the average person compete in long distance events? How does the hormone Leptin affect body weight and body composition? What are some scientific advances we are making now and what do we expect will happen soon regarding the fight against obesity?…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jewish Way of Talking 37 mins – “John McWhorter interrupts the hosts of Unorthodox to discuss hallmarks and stereotypes of Jewish communication style.” At the link find the title, “Is There a Jewish Way of Talking? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8126236552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Loss from Robots 63 mins – At the link find the title, “Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State, Mar, 2024,” right-click “Media files 20170330 Robots_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kale in Paris 58 mins – “On this week’s Radio Cherry Bombe, host Kerry Diamond talks with Kristen Beddard, author of Bonjour Kale. When Kristen moved to Paris with her husband, she couldn’t find kale or “chou kale” for sale anywhere. Bonjour Kale is a memoir of how Kristen began “The Kale Project” to bring her beloved vegetable back to the country of croissants and cheese. Also on the show, our British #BombeSquad correspondent, Hester Cant, speaks to one of the stars of The Great British Bake Off, Martha Collison. Martha was the youngest ever contestant at age 17 and made it all the way to the quarter finals. Hester talks to her about success since the show, her new book, and using baking to empower women around the world.” At the link find the title, “Episode 117: Bonjour Kale and Great British Baking Show Martha Collison,” right-click “Media files 73027.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knowledge Polarization 14 mins – “The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake. It’s as if we know more but understand less, says philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch. In this talk, he dares us to take active steps to burst our filter bubbles and participate in the common reality that actually underpins everything.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Labels We Use 44 mins – “We are each born labeled. In moments of ambiguity, those labels can change the way people make decisions about us. As a cognitive process, it is invisible, involuntary, and unconscious – and that’s why psychology is working so hard to understand it. Our guest for this episode is Adam Alter, a psychologist who studies marketing and communication, and his New York Times bestselling book is titled Drunk Tank Pink after the color used to paint the walls of police holding cells after research suggested it lessened the urge to fight.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 104-Labels_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Labor Pattern Trends 64 mins – “Former labor correspondent for The New York Times Steven Greenhouse joins David to discuss the gig economy, the decline of unions, and his message for journalists in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 157 – Steven Greenhouse,” right-click “Media files hgrnzl.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Lessons 16 mins – “A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Matt Walsh 48 mins – “In his role as the beleaguered Mike McLintock on HBO’s Veep, Matt Walsh is often the butt of the joke. In real life, however, Matt is revered— in the world of improv comedy, at least. He’s one of the founding members the Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy institution. Matt joins us to discuss improv vs. stand-up, what makes Julia Louis-Dreyfus so great to work with, and the advice he’d give to Sean Spicer.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Menstrual Leave 27 mins – “Critics say paid period leave could make workplace inequality worse, but supporters say it’s a progressive step that recognizes women’s unique health needs.” At the link find the title, “June 14: Should women get paid menstrual leave? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170614_21919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michio Kaku 40 mins – “Dr. Michio Kaku – He is the face (and mind) of science! Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written two New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future. His most recent book was released in February and is titled, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Additionally, Dr. Kaku is the host of the weekly, one-hour radio program Exploration. You probably recognize Dr. Kaku from TV – he’s basically been in every science related show that was released in the past 20 years! Quotes from Dr. Kaku: What we learn in this episode: Did you know we can photograph a dream? Yeah, we talk about that! What is telekinesis and will we ever have the capability to move objects with our minds? Soon, we will be able to record our memories and then upload them to help people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Is it true that we only use a small portion of our brain? Why do we remember scary dreams much more often than pleasant dreams? At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Molecular Machines 9 mins – “Katrina Kramer speaks with Manchester University researcher David Leigh about compounds that resemble machine parts and could pave the way for molecular robots” At the link right-click “MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mossberg on Tech 60 mins (2 parts)– “Walt Mossberg, editor and columnist at [The Verge], discusses the impact of personal computing, policies that have shaped the industry, and technologies he sees on the horizon. He also talks about his decision to retire.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Walt Mossberg, Part 1,” right-click “Media files .program.476003.MP3-STD.mp3” and do the same for Part 2 at “Media files program.480648.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menus.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 21 mins – “The internationally-renowned astrophysicist’s new book offers simplified answers to the universe’s largest questions.” At the link find the title, “Jun 15: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson says learning about science is more important than ever, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170615_52089.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Policy 75 mins At the link find the title, “The Rising Threat of a Nuclear North Korea, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170313GL.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 33 mins – “…In this weeks episode, Dr. Joel [Fuhrman discusses micronutrients]…We were hoping you could kind of give our listeners an explanation a little bit of the Nutritarian Lifestyle and its main principles. Dr. Fuhrman: Sure. Well the basis of all my work has at its base that we have to eat a diet that’s rich in micronutrients. In 1930 scientists discovered vitamins and minerals, 14 vitamins to 16 minerals necessary for humans, and it wasn’t until about 20 years ago when scientists finally recognized that vitamins and minerals ere not the major micronutrient load that was in food. They were actually a minor portion of the whole load and they classified all those other new discovered vital chemicals that are so important for human immune function as phytochemicals of vital nutrients. So now we know the three basic classes of micronutrients are vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. And of course we can only get the full compliment, the full symphony of all the necessary phytochemicals for good immune function if we eat a large amount of high nutrient produce. The diseases that afflict most people are the results of a combination of excess calories and deficiency in micronutrients. And that subscribing to eat a diet richer in micronutrients, while not exceeding requirements to calories, is the goal to have a healthy diet, and that could prevent us against heart disease and cancer and strokes and actually is the fountain of youth. In other words, my formula called The Health Equation, which I’ve actually been discussing for almost 20 years, well 15 years now I think, is H equals N over C where H is the healthy life expectancy how long you live, the quality of your life in your later years, your overall resistance to disease as you get older. So that’s your H is your health equals N over C, which means the micronutrient procal density of your diet which essentially defines that for great health. We have to strive to eat a diet higher in micronutrients in lowering calories.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8 – Dr. Joel Fuhrman,” right-click “Media files 38c5dcfa-4287-4ee3-b728-8cbffd6ecc0b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nutrition Expert 30 mins – “For our first podcast, we were extremely lucky to be able to speak with Harvard Professor, Dr. Walter Willett. Dr.Willett is an American physician and nutrition researcher. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University. He has published over 1,000 scientific articles…” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 54 mins – “In his much-anticipated testimony on Capitol Hill this week, former FBI Director James Comey described several uncomfortable interactions with President Trump that preceded his firing. The big question for all watching was: could any of those interactions be considered “obstruction of justice?” On this week’s episode, we put the question to Stanford Law School Professor Robert Weisberg. We also discuss the ongoing litigation around President Trump’s executive order on immigration with Kate Shaw, an associate professor at the Cardozo School of Law and a Supreme Court analyst for ABC News. Shaw is the author of a new article in the Texas Law Review that considers what sorts of presidential speech is and isn’t admissible in a court of law. [Read Shaw’s recent New York Times op-ed on the subject here.]” At the link find the title, “Nice Little FBI You’ve Got Here. Pity if Something Happened to it. Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1162717423.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paleo Diet Discussion 36 mins – “Marlene Zuk – author of Paleofantasy, professor of ecology Unless you’ve been living in a cave (best….pun….ever), you are probably well aware of the new fad diet, the paleo diet. The quick and dirty of the diet is you can eat anything that was available to our cave dwelling ancestors. So chow down on all…” At the link find the title, “Episode 84 – Marlene Zuk,” right-click “Media files 6dca5a42-fd5f-485c-a783-21be2a9c15a7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Palliative Care 55 mins – “Steven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Medicine, the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco; Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Founding Director, the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Steven Pantilat is a renowned international expert in palliative care. He will discuss the cultural myths that get in the way of our receiving good care and living life fully with serious illness. When you or someone you love receives a diagnosis of a serious illness, it can be devastating. Yet the time after a serious diagnosis, which can be years or decades, is the rest of your life. The essential question is how to live that life as well as possible for as long as possible. Based on decades of experience, Dr. Pantilat will offer clear, sage and practical tips for living well with serious illness. This program is for those with serious illness and the family and friends who love them.” At the link find the title, “Life After Diagnosis! How to Live Well with Serious Illness, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170615_Life_After_Diagnosis_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Agreement Impact 7 mins– “241 EE How Important Is the Paris Climate Agreement? At the link find the title, “241 EE…,” right-click “Media files ede_241-xl4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pee and Poop 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People, everybody poops! And everybody pees. But we probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about exactly how that works. Well, put down your lunch and listen up. We’re talking with David Chu, a pediatric urological surgeon about urine. Then we’ll hear from his brother, Daniel Chu, who’s a colorectal surgeon, about poop. Finally, we’ll hear from IgNobel prize winner Patricia Yang about her work studying the flow rate of mammal pee, and why all mammals pee and poop at the same rate.” 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.

Political Spectrum 58 mins – “Clemson University professor and former chief economist at the FCC Thomas Hazlett talks about his book, [The Political Spectrum], about the history and politics of U.S. communications policy.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Thomas Hazlett, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477441.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prenatal Care Internet Startup 42 mins – “Alex and Matt talk to Josh Muccio, the host of Gimlet’s newest show, about his path to podcasting. Then we sample the first half of the latest episode of Josh’s show, The Pitch: Juan-Pablo Segura has built an app that he’s sure will revolutionize the way expectant mothers receive medical care. But first he needs to convince a panel of investors to bankroll his plan—to the tune of a million dollars. At the link find the title, “BONUS – Introducing The Pitch, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6622325637.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prison Capitalism 18 mins – “Today on the show, a businessman goes to prison, and decides he is going to disrupt the biggest captive market in America.” At the link right-click ‘#610: The Prisoner’s Solution,” right-click “Media files 20170614_pmoney_pmpod610rerun.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Product Management Team 43 mins – “Back in episode 121 I had the pleasure of talking with Richard Banfield, one of three authors “of the new book Product Leadership. Then, in episode 125 I spoke with Martin Eriksson, who also is a co-author of the book. So, it seemed only proper that I make this a true trifecta by interviewing the third co-author, which is Nate Walkingshaw. I was especially eager to do this after Richard told me that Nate is the smartest product person he knows. Nate has some firm opinions on product teams and how to structure teams to work well. You may have seen his thought-provoking post on Mind the Product titled, “Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup.” In our discussion, we touch on concepts from that post but dive deeper into team structures and needs for modern product teams.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop up menu.

Qatar Blockage 20 mins – “Qatar was on top of the world. Seemingly overnight, it became a pariah. On this episode, we drill into a rift years in the making: It’s a tale of falcons, kidnapping, and a glowing Saudi Arabian orb.” At the linkf ind the title, “#778: What the Falcon’s Up With Qatar?” right-click “Media files 20170616_pmoney_pmpod778.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quatar Conference 55 mins- This is a discussion about Quatar, but the title is “From Venezuela to Argentina: The Situation in South America, May, 2030,” right-click “Media files 20170614 Quatar Conference Call.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racial Bias 57 mins -”Is there a part of ourselves that we don’t acknowledge, that we don’t even have access to and that might make us ashamed if we encountered it?” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017 The Culture Inside,” click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Same Sex Marriage 18 mins– “When I heard the news of the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage between same sex couples, I wanted to go back to an interview I did in 2009 with two women who decided to get married before it was legal in their state. It’s easy to forget what couples like them had to go through back then — traveling outside of their state to get a document that would have no legal standing at all where they lived. I wanted to know why that piece of paper mattered to them. This is their story.” At the link find the title, “A Piece of Paper (S2: E4), July, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E4-A_Piece_of_Paper.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Woman Driver 26 mins – “Manal al-Sharif was one of the first women to drive in Saudi Arabia — a country that strictly forbids women from getting behind the wheel.” At the link find the title, “Jun 13: ‘Symbol for civil disobedience’: How a Saudi woman landed in jail for daring to drive, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170613_41521.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Policy 71 mins – “At Microbe 2017 in New Orleans, the TWiM team speaks with Arturo Casadevall about his thoughts on the pathogenic potential of a microbe, rigorous science, funding by lottery, and moonshot science. Hosts: Vincent RacanielloElio SchaechterMichael Schmidt and Michele Swanson Guest: Arturo Casadevall At the link right-click “download TWiM#154  “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Selling Process 32 mins – “Mohit Garg is the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at MindTickle–a company that trains, coaches and aligns sales teams to be more effective. On today’s show, Mohit shared with us some “Secrets to Scaling Sales” and provided answers to a few startups that called in. Mohit points out how the nature of the sales process today has changed significantly from a “notion of asymmetry” to be “much more value-centric.” This relates to how today, the market is much more democratic and the process is much more scientific. Mohit notices how it is about establishing the value equation and asking “how will this benefit my business?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shooter History 32 mins – “Bernard did not get along with his father, who expected him to work like a full-time employee in the family gas station starting when Bernard was just eight years old. But then Bernard went off to the army, and when he came home, an incident with a gun changed his relationship to his father, to society, and to himself.” At the link find the title, “All My Days Have Been Guns (S2: E2), Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files S2E2-All_My_Days_Have_Been_Guns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smartphone Impact 22 mins – “Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet — will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boosting investment and de-risking development.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Solar Mission 32 mins – “Nicola Davis speaks with two scientists about their respective missions to the sun – what burning questions do they hope to answer? And what are some of the obstacle?” At the link find the title, “Solar spacecraft: two missions to the sun – Science Weekly podcast, Jun, 2017,” right-click “ Media files 6005487-solar-spacecraft-two-missions-to-the-sun-science-weekly-podcast.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sports and Politics 30 mins – “It has been a nightmarish week. The new president has kicked off his reign with a series of illegal and immoral executive orders and a set of preposterous appointments. Every day we wake up and remember that this is really happening. Many of us are looking to the upcoming Super Bowl more and more for solace and distraction. Today on Sea Change Radio we are having a Super Bowl special of a sort. Our guest is Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine and host of Edge of Sports podcast, best known for his articulate treatment of the intersection of sports and politics. Zirin and host Alex Wise talk about the Brady-Trump connection (or what we are calling ConflateGate), and more broadly about the role of athletes in our political discourse.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing Rock Protest 52 mins – “They were an unlikely group of activists; Native American youths concerned about teen suicide sparked the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—a movement which ultimately spread across the country. Veterans and others joined in, traveling to the construction site and showing solidarity with activists. Protesters objected to the $3.8 billion pipeline route, which they said threatened freshwater supplies and disrespected ancestral lands. Recently, in an attempt to pressure banks financing the project, Seattle yanked more than $3 billion in annual cash flows from Wells Fargo, giving the campaign a boost. The city of Davis also cut ties with the bank over the pipeline. Still, the project is moving ahead and is nearly complete. What, then, did the protests accomplish? Are they any more than a temporary nuisance to energy companies? Join us for a conversation with those who have been at Standing Rock—and discover what it all means.” At the link find the title, “Banking on Change at Standing Rock,” right-click “Media files cc_20170618_cl1_StandingRock.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Startup Problems 44 mins – “Jason from Bento started a business that prepared and delivered pan-Asian meals on demand. Lauren and Emma from Dating Ring wanted to reinvent online dating. Mary from Saint Harridan made sharp suits for masculine women and trans men. And Mike moved food across international borders, evading employees of a large grocery store chain. This episode, we return to some of the companies we followed in previous seasons and find out how their founders are doing—and what the label “entrepreneur” means to them now.” At the link find the title, “Life After Startup (Season 5, Episode 7), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT2609591153.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Team Humanity 50 mins – “Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there. Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett “There Is No Enemy Team” right-click “Media files 5940ce2bb74774bc4ea894d7.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorism Perspective 28 mins – “In a five year period from 2011 to 2016, just twelve percent of terrorist attacks in the United States were perpetrated by Muslims. More than fifty percent, on the other hand, were carried out by Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or other far right groups. So why do Americans spend so much time worrying about “radical Islamic terrorism?” This week on Hidden Brain, we look at how the media over-covers some acts of terrorism — and quickly forgets others. We also look at some of the psychological reasons we have a hard time putting the threat of terrorism in perspective.” At the link find the title, “Is he Muslim?” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170619_hiddenbrain_75.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Terrorist Attack Lessons Learned 61 mins – “From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks” At the link find the title (same as the ‘From Tragedy to…’), May, 2017, right-click “Media files 20170511 GL Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Neuroscientist 6 mins – “242 EE Pride in Science: Ben Barres, Astrocytes, and Activism.” At the link find the title which is the same as the description, right-click “Media files ede_242-pe3.mp3 “ and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Administration Problems 53 mins – “Dara Lind and Yochi Dreazen join Matt to talk about Comey’s testimony and the larger consequences of the Russia investigation.” At the link find the title, “Infrastructure week (jk it’s about Comey) Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1595503366.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deconstructed 27 mins – “Author and activist Naomi Klein argues that Donald Trump’s rise to the Oval Office in the U.S. is not an aberration, but a cultural shift that’s made a “megabrand president” possible.” At the link find the title, “Jun 12: ‘Corporate coup’: Naomi Klein says Trump’s goal is to make the rich richer,” right-click “Media files current_20170612_13119.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s Loneliness 18 mins – “Rebecca Solnit reads her story The Loneliness of Donald Trump.” At the link find the tile, “The Loneliness of Donald Trump, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2100606961.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tweeting Impact 26 mins – “President Trump says he uses Twitter so he can get an “honest and unfiltered message out”to the American people. But investigators and even foreign governments are poring over his Tweets. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn explains why.: At the link right-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Trade Policy 72 mins – At the link find the title, “The Uncertain Future of U.S. Trade Policy, Mar, 2017, right-click ‘Media files 20170306GL.mp3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 24 mins – “Author Adam Lashinsky traces Uber’s rapid rise as a disruptor in the tech industry from its early beginnings.” At the link find the title, “Jun 8: ‘Founded in controversy’: Author’s inside look into Uber’s success and scandals, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170608_66969.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Report 72 mins – “Uber makes complimentary and controversial headlines every day. Since its 2009 launch, it’s been influencing the minds and phones of millions worldwide. But what do we really know about Uber, and, more importantly, what lies ahead? In the last eight years as a leader in the on-demand economy, Uber has battled lawmakers and competitors in emerging markets, facing protests and riots in cities from Paris to Mumbai; it has hustled to build the first self-driving car while also responding to major employee allegations. CEO Travis Kalanick is known as a ruthless businessman, appearing in the news almost as often as the Silicon Valley giant he runs. With competition from the likes of Google and Lyft, the company is valued at billions—and now there’s talk of an initial public offering (IPO). Uber continues to rise in value and global impact even while questions around finances, leadership, valuation and the future continue to arise. The question remains: What else should the public know?Join Adam Lashinsky, journalist and best-selling author of Inside Apple, for a conversation about his new book, Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination. Lashinsky will dive deep into the Uber universe, discussing what’s on the horizon for the company the world can’t stop talking about.” At the link find the title, Take a Wild Uber Ride with Adam Lashinsky, Jun , 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170614_Adam_Lashinsky_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Politics 36 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Carolyn Fiddler, Political Editor at Daily Kos, about the Virginia gubernatorial race and why things on the Republican side were too close for comfort (to say the least).” At the link find the title, “Too Close for Comfort, Jun, 2017,”right-click “Media files SM8185311095.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Virginia Tech Shootings Impact 57 mins – “Olutosin Oduwole was an aspiring rapper and college student when he was arrested in 2007. He was given an unusual charge: “attempting to make a terrorist threat.” Prosecutors used his writings — which he maintains were rap lyrics — to build their case against him. This week on Hidden Brain, we revisit Oduwole’s story, and how public perceptions of rap music may have played a role.” At the link find the title, “Rap on Trial, J” right-click “Media files 20170612_hiddenbrain_74.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Volkswagen Story 30 mins – “When a West Virginia University research team won a grant in 2012 to run some tests on diesel cars, they could not have imagined that their relatively small study would soon be bringing one of the largest, most storied auto makers in the world to its knees — something in the Farfegnugen just didn’t smell right. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to New York Times reporter Jack Ewing whose new book, Faster, Higher, Farther takes a deep plunge into the history of Volkswagen and gives us the latest on the company’s emissions scandal. We learn about the Nazi propaganda beginnings of Volkswagen, the company’s involvement in wartime atrocities, and the powerful families behind the Volkswagen brand. We also examine the company’s systematic and dishonest emissions cheating practices, and talk about what lies ahead for the auto giant.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WeWork Founder 48 mins – “In 2007, architect Miguel McKelvey convinced his friend Adam Neumann to share an office space in Brooklyn. That was the beginning of WeWork: a shared workspace for startups and freelancers looking for an inspiring environment to do their work. Today, WeWork has created a “community of creators” valued at nearly $16 billion.” At the link find the title, “WeWork: Miguel McKelvey, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170616_hibt_wework.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Windmills 4 mins – “…We’d started out building Dutch-style mills in the East. But winds on the Great Plains were less friendly to large slow-turning sails. The sails would speed up and tear to pieces. A mill repairer, John Burnham, went to a shop boss, Daniel Halladay, in the early 1850s. He said, “If you can design a windmill that’ll protect itself in high winds, I can sell it….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio….” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science 27 mins – “In this past conversation Dr. Pannell and Dr. Chianelli discuss education and women in science with Dr. Cheryl B. Frech from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Frech is an advocate for professional engagement in chemistry. She serves as the associate editor for Book and Media Reviews for the “Journal of Chemical Education”  and is active in the Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society, serving as Alternate Councilor and on the Division’s Executive Committee.  She is on the national ACS Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs and  is a member of the Oklahoma Section of the ACS where she serves as Public Relations chair.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Speech 39 mins – “People love giving women advice on how to speak at work. But is this advice always grounded in fact? E&B break it down.” At the link find the title, “Policing Women’s Speech Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-smnty-policing-womens-speech-final-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Year Up Organization 37 mins – “How and why does a Wall Street millionaire start a company to help troubled young adults move from poverty to professional careers in a single year? This week we interview Gerald Chertavian, CEO of Year Up, one of the most incredible non-profit organizations we have ever come across. “You can’t give until you have. ” – Gerald Chertavian Year Up provides intensive professional education to urban young adults. His organization was recently recognized by Fast Company and The Monitor Group as one of the top 25 organizations in the nation using business excellence to engineer social change. Prior to starting Year Up, Chertavian co-founded Conduit Communications and served as the head of marketing at Transnational Financial Services in London. Gerald recently wrote the book, A Year Up: How a Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills For Real Jobs With Real Success. He was also awarded the 2003 Social Entrepreneurship Award by the Manhattan Institute and the 2005 Freedom House Archie R. Williams, Jr. Technology Award. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School, Chertavian was born and raised in Lowell, MA. Quotes from Gerald: What we learn in this episode: How to balance taking versus giving. How to understand what you can take from the universe as well as what you owe to the universe. For the first time in the history of this country upward mobility is lower in America than many other developed countries. That is an opportunity divide. What is the winning formula for social good?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zappos Founder 27 mins – “First, we at Smart People Podcast wanted to say welcome! Many of you may be listening to us for the first time due to this week’s fantastic guest. If you want to expand your mind and hear all of our incredible interviews in the future, you can subscribe to us on iTunes here. Thanks for checking…” At the link find the title, “Episode 14 – Tony Hsieh,” right-click “Media files a13f47c5-5bbd-42e1-9a23-da5f2250ff07.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 293 – Jun 23, 2017: Activist Van Jones, Addictive Behavior, Affordable Care Act, Air Pollution in Britain, Al Franken, Alcohol Effects, Alex Wagner on Politics, American Religion, Aneesh Chopra, Astronaut Kate Rubins, Astrophysics Frontiers, Atlanta Mayor Reed, Atlantic Magazine Editor, Autopsy by CT Scan, Barney Frank, Bill Kristol, Biohacking and Toxic Mold, Braille Reader, Broadband in Chattanooga, Brooke Gladstone, Building Design Impact, Caesium Chloride, California Senator Harris, Campaign Manager Doyle, Carl Bernstein, Chicago Violence, China-U.S. War Potential, Claire McCaskill, Coach Steve Kerr, Confederate Symbols, Consciousness Evolution, Constitution Review, Cook County Sheriff, Cryptocurrency Master, Cuban Ambassador, Cuba-U.S. Relation, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register, Democracy Definition, Des Moines Register Reporter, Dick Durbin, Digestion in Nature, Digital Leadership, Director Davis Guggenhein, Divided U.S., Doppler Effect, Driverless in Australia, Economic Regulation, Education Costs, EJ Dionne, Electronic Paperbooks, Eliot Spitzer, Elizabeth Warren, Emergent Order, Endurance Athlete, European Change, Everglades Damage, F16 Aircraft, Fake Food, Fareed Zakaria, Filibuster by Blue Slip, First Amendment, Food Security, Garry Kasparov, Grateful Dead, Grover Norquist, Growing Up, Gun Control Kelly, Harry Reid, Health Care Plan in U.S., Immigrant Restriction Impact, Incarceration Reform, Intelligence Officer Morrell, JD Vance, Jerry Brown, John Kasich, John Kerry, John McCain, Jon Stewart, Journalist Jackie Calmes, Karl Rove, Killam Prize Winner, Kirsten Gillibran, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Lyme Disease, Madeleine Albright, Manitoba History, Maureen Dowd, Mexican Reporter Corchado, Michael Steele, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Negotiator Wendy Sherman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, News Trends, Newton Minow, Obstruction of Justice, One-Man Shows, Opinion Researcher, Orchids, Pakistani Ambassador Haqqani, Physics Discussion, Planned Parenthood Leader, Police and Black Communities, Political Reporter Jacobs, President Barack Obama, Recycling in Beirut, Religion in America, Reporter Carl Hulse, Reporter Jorge Ramos, Republican Party Future, San Antonio Mayor, Science and Politics, Secretary of Education Duncan, Section 702 Intelligence, Soundproofing Homes, Spike Lee, Steve Hilton Campaign Manager, Tammy Duckworth, Thomas Friedman, Tim Kaine, Time Perception, Tom Brokaw, Tom Vilsack, Trade Treaty Expert, Trump, Ukraine Today, Union Leader Mary Kay Henry, Univision News Chief, Venezuela Health Decline, Walls or Bridges

Exercise your ears: the 134 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 467 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 15,000 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 abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest.

Activist Van Jones 64 mins – “Van Jones, political activist and CNN commentator, talks with David about Tuesday’s election results and the cultural chasm that exists in America, his childhood in rural Tennessee and the important relationship he had with his father, and why he won’t be running for public office any time soon.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 95 – Van Jones,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Behavior 52 mins – “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!” right-click “Media files PP5765678848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P1 64 mins – “Nancy-Ann DeParle, one of the lead authors of the Affordable Care Act, talks with David Axelrod about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the consequences for people and for the health insurance market if the law is repealed without an adequate legislative replacement, and her argument for why the Affordable Care Act is working.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 121 – Nancy-Ann DeParle,” right-click “Media files 7t6bkk.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Care Act P2 62 mins – “Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah, talks with David Axelrod about the Republican path forward on the Affordable Care Act, the health care lessons he learned serving as President Bush’s Health and Human Services Secretary, his views as a former EPA administrator on effective ways in which to address climate change, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 122 – Mike Leavitt,” right-click “Media files 24ydl7.1-1.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution in Britain 14 mins – “Air pollution is a truly damaging environmental insult to the human body. The numbers of premature deaths, in the UK alone, that can be attributed to it are calculated to be 40,000 a year. Yet despite this, action to tackle the problem – as with the other huge environmental issue of our time, climate change – is distinctly lacking. Robin Russel-Jones dermatologist and chair of Help Rescue the Planet – joins us to discuss what should be done to tackle the problem.” At the link find the title, “”The interest of diesel drivers over the interest of the public” – tackling air pollution, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 328226523-bmjgroup-the-interest-of-diesel-drivers-over-the-interest-of-the-public-tackling-air-pollution.mp3” and select “SaveLink As” from the pop-up menu

Al Franken 63 mins – “Minnesota Senator Al Franken talks with David about his journey from comedian to politician, his work on mental health issues, Congressional dysfunction, the Orlando shooting, and more.”At the link find the title, “Ep. 60 – Sen. Al Franken,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alcohol Effects 15 mins – “A new study on BMJ.com, examines the effect of moderate drinking on brain structure. We know that heavy drinking has a deleterious effect on our brains, and is linked to dementias. However, for sometime it’s been thought that moderate drinking is actually protective. Anya Topiwala, clinical lecturer in old age psychiatry at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss the association between alcohol consumption and those structural elements.” At the link find the title, “Your brain on booze, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 326983508-bmjgroup-the-brain-on-booze.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alex Wagner on Politics 58 mins – “Alex Wagner, the journalist and political commentator, talks with David Axelrod about her early exposure to politics as the daughter of a Democratic field organizer, what lessons the news media and voters should draw from Donald Trump’s election, and her concerns about transparency and press access in a Trump administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 101 – Alex Wagner,” right-click “Media files hw0ucg.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Religion 35 mins – “Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How is humor a signal of spiritual depth? Where do we find joy? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.) For more on Krista and her spiritual practice, check out mashupamericans.com.” At the link find the title, “Feb, 2017, Krista Tippett On Why The Wisest People Are Always Smiling,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aneesh Chopra 50 mins – “Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, chats with David about his work for the Obama Administration, his run for lieutenant governor of Virginia, the importance of innovation, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 20 – Aneesh Chopra,” right-click “Media files ffj70d.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronaut Kate Rubins 71 mins – “From ASM Microbe 2017 at New Orleans, Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit meet up with Kate Rubins to talk about becoming an astronaut, space travel, and doing science in space.” At the link right-click “Download TWIV 444” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astrophysics Frontiers 71 mins – “Lick Observatory is a vibrant research facility and the primary base for the University of California’s astronomy education and public outreach efforts. Lick is also used to develop new technologies, such as laser guide star adaptive optics, that produce very clear images of celestial objects. This is your chance to learn about the exciting research and other activities being completed at Lick. This program is presented by Alex Filippenko, one of the world’s most frequently cited astronomers.” At the link find the title, “Frontier Research at UC’s Lick Observatory, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170606_Frontier_Research_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Atlanta Mayor Reed 58 mins – “Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, talks with David Axelrod about why President Trump often criticizes big cities like Atlanta, why Democrats must work through their internal differences and unite as a party, and why he believes President Trump plans to arrange a $1 trillion infrastructure investment in a way that maximizes his chances for re-election.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 127 – Kasim Reed,” right-click “Media files bt7xmg.1-1.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop- menu.

Atlantic Magazine Editor 66 mins – “Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic magazine, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for Middle East peace during the Trump administration, the demands of leading a news organization in the Trump era, and what Trump’s foreign policy intentions could mean for global stability.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 125 – Jeffrey Goldberg,” right-click “Media files u6kso3.1-1.mp3” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Autopsy by CT Scan 27 mins When someone dies unexpectedly and doctors can’t be certain of the cause, a pathologist can conduct a post mortem. This can be very distressing for relatives – as it involves cutting open the head and the body of the deceased. One alternative – using a CT scanner to x-ray the body – has now been shown to be as effective as a traditional autopsy in establishing the cause of death. Spring in the Middle East always heralds the days of dust – roughly 50 days of storms known in Arabic as the khamaseen. While they are a natural occurrence, meteorologists say they are becoming more intense and more frequent, leading to fears of increased health problems for anyone exposed to the dust. Dale Gavlak reports from Wadi Rum, in the Jordanian desert. Passengers on flights can get sick – and occasionally someone might have a heart attack which is difficult to treat in the air. Doctors have drawn up new guidelines at the Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva – to try to improve the outcomes for those taken ill. Professor Jochen Hinkelbein from the University of Cologne in Germany has expertise in medicine on both planes and in space – where first aid is even trickier.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barney Frank 65 mins – “Barney Frank, longtime former congressman from Massachusetts, talks with David about his involvement in the civil rights movement, the challenges he faced as a gay man in public life in the 1970s, his work on the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, and what Congress needs to do to start functioning again.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 82 – Barney Frank,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Kristol 70 mins – “Bill Kristol, the neoconservative commentator and founder of The Weekly Standard, talks with David Axelrod about his experiences as Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, the unnerving first month of the Trump administration, and why he believes nation-building and support of liberal democracies is in America’s best interest.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 124 – Bill Kristol,” right-click “Media files tu17sd.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biohacking andToxic Mold 53 mins – “This episode’s guest is biohacker, techno-shaman, and visionary, Ryan Frisinger. Listen in as we talk about restoring health using genetic information, DNA testing, methylation, toxic mold and mycotoxins, fish oil, nutrition, and many more interesting topics.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Braille Reader 14 mins – “Alex Tavares is a recent Masters Degree graduate from Harvard University that has developed a revolutionary tool for assisting in teaching Braille to children and newly blind braille learners. Alex talks about what is The Read Read and how his years as a teacher led him to develop this innovative device that he would like to bring to classrooms and into the hands of the braille students. Alex talks about the experience gained from a 12 week study with students and instructors at The Perkins School for the Blind. Alex tells us about his volunteering and his teaching experience that led to the creation of The Read Read. May 23 was the launch of The Read Read Kickstarter which set a goal of getting 400 devices out to students and classrooms.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Chattanooga 23 mins – “One of the very many treats at Mountain Connect this year was a keynote from Chattanooga EPB’s Director of Fiber Technology, Colman Keane. (Watch it here.) After discussing their remarkable successes, we snagged an interview with him (he was last on the show for episode 175). We discuss whether or not Chattanooga is an appropriate role model for other cities considering a municipal fiber investment and the general viability of citywide approaches in the current market. We also get an update on Chattanooga’s financials, their enthusiasm on connecting well over 90,000 subscribers, and how the smart grid deployment is creating tremendous value for both the utility and the wider community. For more about Chattanooga, take a look at our ongoing coverage. We’ve been following the network and the community since 2009….” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brooke Gladstone Book 52 mins – “In her latest book, media analyst Brooke Gladstone tries to understand the current landscape of “fact” and “truth” in the United States. Facts, she says are crucial for negotiation and compromise in a democracy. Truth, though, is subjective. So how have we reached a point where reality is so fractured? Gladstone joins Doug to talk about lies, the Trump administration, journalism, and why we all need to know more about each other’s truth….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Building Design Impact 50 mins – “Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?).” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Caesium Chloride 6 mins – “Caesium chloride is packs a lot of radioactivity into a small volume, making it ideal for treatments where the radioactive material needs to be accurately sited” At the link find the title, “Caseium chloride: Chemistry in its element, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Caesium_chloride.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Senator Harris 63 mins – “Kamala Harris, the newly-elected senator from California, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for criminal justice reform legislation in Congress, why she believes President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee must be approved with 60 votes, her argument for why Democrats should stop their infighting and unify against the Trump agenda, and how she’s adjusting to life in the Senate.” At the link find the file, “Ep. 128 – Sen. Kamala Harris,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Campaign Manager Doyle 48 mins – “Patti Solis Doyle, the first Hispanic woman to lead a presidential campaign, chats with David about her family’s immigration to the U.S. from Mexico, the 17 years she spent working for Hillary Clinton both in the White House and on the campaign trail, and why she thinks Clinton is a better candidate this time around and will ultimately win the Democratic nomination.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 25 – Patti Solis Doyle,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carl Bernstein 72 mins – “Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein talks with David Axelrod about his memories as a young copy boy at The Washington Star, the details of the landmark reporting he did that exposed the Watergate cover-up and led to President Nixon’s resignation, how he grappled with the forces of celebrity after he became a cultural figure, and what he thinks investigative reporters should be looking at with regard to President Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 118 – Carl Bernstein,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Violence 60 mins – “Jamie Kalven, the award–winning journalist who broke the Laquan McDonald story in Chicago, speaks with David about the sexual assault on his wife, the city’s rampant gun violence, and what can be done to improve his hometown’s problems.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 38 – Jamie Kalven,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China-U.S. War Potential 69 mins – “Dr. Graham Allison, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Director, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Author, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap In Conversation with the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors Could China and the U.S. be headed towards war, or is there a way to avoid it? Graham Allison, former assistant secretary of defense, argues that if both the U.S. and China refuse to back down, a trade conflict, cyberattack or accident at sea could escalate into war. Join us for a conversation with Graham Allison about how Thucydides’ Trap, the inevitable contention between a rising power and an established one, is still relevant today.” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” At the link find the title, “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170607_Graham_Allison_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Claire McCaskill 56 mins – “Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, chats with David about her time on Capitol Hill, the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago, and her thoughts on the 2016 presidential candidates.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 16 – Sen. Claire McCaskill, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coach Steve Kerr 60mins – “Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, sits down with David to discuss his upbringing in the Middle East, his father’s assassination in Beirut, his reaction to President-elect Trump’s victory, his future in coaching, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 99 – Steve Kerr,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confederate Symbols 47 mins – “Communities from New Orleans to Charlottesville, Virginia have been debating the presence of Confederate monuments. On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Brian discuss when and why many of the nation’s Confederate statues were erected, and what they stood for.  They’ll examine the many meanings of the Confederate flag and hear a Civil War re-enactor take a closer look at his Southern heritage.” At the link find the title, “Contested Landscape: The Battle over Confederate Monuments, Jun 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness Evolution 48 mins – “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. “

Constitution Review 11 mins – “Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 c” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cook County Sheriff 51 mins – “Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who oversees the nation’s largest single site jail, speaks with David about his path to public service, Chicago’s reaction to the Laquan McDonald shooting, the current state of our criminal justice system, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 14 – Sheriff Tom Dart, Dec, 2015,” right-clcick “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Master 156 mins – “Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” were developed by Nick with the goal of bringing what he calls the “highly evolved” practices of contract law and practice for the design of electronic commerce protocols between strangers on the Internet. Nick also designed Bit Gold, which many consider the precursor to Bitcoin. This wide-ranging conversation is co-hosted by Naval Ravikant, a mutual friend and one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, who also happens to be one of Nick’s biggest admirers. We cover a lot, including: What is Bitcoin, what are cryptocurrencies, and what problem do they solve? What is “social scalability?” What is Ethereum and what makes it unique? Strengths and weaknesses? How will smart contracts actually get adopted or go mainstream? What are ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings)? Blockchain governance — is there any existential risk? “Wet” versus “dry” code Pascal’s scams Quantum thought What fields will you be working on in the future?” At the link find the title, “#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-Nick_Szabo.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuba-U.S. Relationship 33 mins – “Will Trump’s policy toward Cuba undo the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations? What’s at stake? Karen DeYoung answers those questions. Plus, the history of U.S-Cuba relations and Obama’s special assistant on U.S-Cuba negotiations.”k At the link find the title, “How much of Obama’s Cuba policies could Trump rollback? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 59432803e4b0b07aa660430f_1351620000001-300040_t_1497573388690_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cuban Ambassador 56 mins – “Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, sits down with David to discuss his career at the State Department, his three posts in Cuba, the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations between the two countries, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 66 – Jeffrey DeLaurentis“ right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Definition 13 mins – “In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that’s as striking as the painting itself.” At the link click “Downloads,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Des Moines Register Reporter 45 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs. Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the p op-up menu.

Dick Durbin 42 mins – “Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, speaks with David about his start in politics, his toughest votes in Congress, his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and the legacy that President Obama will leave behind.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 24 – Sen. Dick Durbin, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digestion in Nature 60 mins – “This week, we’re looking at some of the ways bacteria cooperate with other organisms to break down plants. First we speak with Dr. Lisa Karr, Associate Professor of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and get into the details of how rabbits and cows ferment their food. And Mark Stumpf-Allen, Compost Programs Coordinator for the City of Edmonton, has some practical tips to help you keep your compost pile and soil alive and happy.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Digital Leadership 60 mins – “How often do entrepreneurs and corporate leaders think about issues like fairness, accessibility or unseen biases in the technologies they invent and advance? That’s the challenge for companies leading the digital transformation that’s disrupting every aspect of society, says Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector and Industry at Microsoft, in this talk about innovating strategically and responsibly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Director Davis Guggenheim 62 mins – “Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim chats with David about the growing negativity of political media, working with Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth, and the shared pathology between D.C. and Hollywood.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 102 – Davis Guggenheim,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Divided U.S. 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 joins us Monday 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.

Doppler Effect 49 mins – “This week, with the help of steampunk attired lady and gentleman bugs, we take a look at the Doppler effect.  We use water waves, sound and light to examine the consequences of what happens with the observer of a wave is moving with respect to the wave’s source.  We also look at the history of the idea from the work of Christian Doppler to the applications suggested by Ernst Mach.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Driverless in Australia 27 mins – “Cow-free dairy products from GM yeast follow-up by Ian Woolf, Arjan Rensen talks about the Australian Driverless vehicle Initiative at CeBIT, Anjelo Fernando talks about VicHyper at CeBIT, Samir Sinha talks about RobonomicsAI at CeBIT,” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economic Regulation 63mins – “Brian Deese, former senior advisor to President Obama, talks with David Axelrod about the instrumental role Deese played in the 2009 auto bailout, the consequences associated with rolling back financial regulatory reforms, and why he believes the Obama administration’s climate change policy should be preserved.” At the linkf idn the title, “Ep. 151 – Brian Deese, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Costs 58 mins – “According to a report from the Project on Student Debt in 2016, New Hampshire college students graduate with the highest debt in the nation, at $36,101. As college tuition prices continue to rise, those in Washington look to reform the college loan system, including consolidating federal loans into management by one company. We’ll discuss how this might impact our students in New Hampshire, and other issues related to affording college.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ej Dionne 60 mins – “EJ Dionne, long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and author of “Why the Right Went Wrong”, chats with David about his start in journalism, the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do to win the election, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 79 – EJ Dionne,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electronic Paperbooks 15 mins – “For the book publishing industry, the 20th century was arguably the era of the paperback format. Inexpensive printing, rising literacy and a global mass media helped to put more books in more hands than ever before. The medium may be the message, but the paperback format was the business model. In 2017, print remains a critical element of the book business, of course, yet attention from editors and executives – and authors too – focuses on digital. The arrival of the annual Global E-book Report, an ongoing project from Vienna-based publishing consultant Rüdiger Wischenbart, is an opportunity to filter through conflicting story lines to better understand the current fortunes of the new century’s fundamental format. As Wischenbart tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally, e-books are much more than a new format, and have ushered in a new way of looking at the publishing industry.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eliot Spitzer 38 mins – “Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer discusses his work as the Sheriff of Wall Street, his 2008 resignation, and his opinion of 2016 presidential contenders such as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 8 – Eliot Spitzer,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elizabeth Warren 66 minsSen. Elizabeth Warren joins David to talk about the myriad challenges facing the middle class in the 21st century, her ongoing battles in the Senate, and her new book “This Fight is Our Fight.” At the link find the title, ““Ep. 155 – Sen. Elizabeth Warren,,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emergent Order 64 mins – “Why is it that people in large cities like Paris or New York City people sleep peacefully, unworried about whether there will be enough bread or other necessities available for purchase the next morning? No one is in charge–no bread czar. No flour czar. And yet it seems to work remarkably well. Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Michael Munger of Duke University join EconTalk host Russ Roberts to discuss emergent order and markets. The conversation includes a reading of Roberts’s poem, “It’s a Wonderful Loaf.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Endurance Athlete 70 mins – “David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a group of TEDMED attendees and me how to hold our breath for longer than Harry Houdini’s lifelong record of three minutes and thirty seconds — which still pales in comparison to David’s own record of just over seventeen minutes.” At the link find the title, “#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine,” right-click “Media files The_Tim_Ferriss_Show-David Blaine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

European Change 62 mins – “What’s happening to Europe? The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was seen as a triumph for liberal democracy. True, the ‘end of history’ narrative didn’t play out across the world as many predicted. But in Europe political liberalism seemed unshakable, supported as it was by international business and transnational organisations such as the EU and NATO. But now Europe stands at a precarious moment. Anti-establishment and anti-EU political parties are on the rise. Brexit and the presidency of Donald Trump add to the uncertainty. Europe seems to face a near near-constant threat of terrorist attacks. And while Marine Le Pen didn’t sweep to victory in the recent French presidential election, the new president Emmanuel Macron faces an uphill battle to fix the French economy and reform the EU’s institutions. If he fails, Le Pen could be well set to win the presidency in 2022….” At the link find the title, “Europe on the Edge, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Everglades Damage 198 mins – “An overview of the original greater Everglades ecosystem as it existed up into the late-nineteenth century Early American desires and plans to try to drain the Glades The railroad and resort construction activities of Henry Flagler along Florida’s Atlantic coast, which led to significant development in South Florida for the first time The (mostly unsuccessful) attempt by private businessman Hamilton Disston to begin draining significant portions of Florida’s wetlands The renewed efforts by progressive/conservationist Floridians (such as governor Napoleon B. Broward) in the early 20th century to get the state government directly involved in ‘reclamation’ (ie, drainage) of the Glades Increasing state and federal actions on controlling Lake Okeechobee & draining the Everglades in the 1920s and 30s The full-on conquest of what remained of the Everglades by the US federal government, beginning in the late-1940s (ironically, at the exact time that the same government created the Everglades National Park) The damaging impact of this project on the South Florida ecosystem” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

F16 Aircraft 212 mins – “As part of my US trip 2017 I visited Nellis AFB, where LtCol Jan Stahl flies the F-16 for the 64th Aggressor Squadron. We spent a day around, in and under the F-16. The episode contains five parts. A brief introduction to the F-16 and its development, a discussion about flying it, a walkaround, a look at all the knobs, switches and displays in the cockpit as well as a detailed discussion on the HOTAS system that forms the backbone of the pilot’s interaction with the avionics….” At the link find the title, “Download MP3 File Directly, “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake Food 42 mins – “Hamburgers that turn out to be horse, not beef. Honey sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Old, grey olives dipped in copper sulfate solution to make them look fresh and green. Fraudulent foods such as these make up as much as five to ten percent of the offerings on supermarket shelves, according to experts—but which food is most likely to be faked, and what does that tell us about our food system? Join us this episode as we put on our detective hats to investigate food fraud’s long history and the cutting-edge science behind food forensics today—as well as what you can do to make sure what’s on your plate is what you think it is….” 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.

Fareed Zakaria 65 mins – “Fareed Zakaria talks to David about some of the most intractable problems around the globe—including how America should respond to the social and political upheaval in the Middle East, and to escalating tensions with Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 85 – Fareed Zakaria,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Filibuster by Blue Slip 32 mins – “For years, individual Senators have enjoyed wide sway in blocking judicial nominees who come from their home states. But that may soon change, as Republicans in the Senate try to transform the judiciary under President Trump. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post explains all the ways this could show up in Americans’ every day lives.” At the link find the title, “197: The secret Senate filibuster you’ve never heard of,” right-click “Media files 327128564-decodedc-197-the-secret-senate-filibuster-youve-never-heard-of.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

First Amendment 62 mins – “Celebrated First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams examines the degree to which American law protects free speech more often, more intensely, and more controversially than anywhere else in the world.” At the link find the title, “The soul of the First Amendment, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP1738776840.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Security 26 mins – “Millions around the world are chronically hungry. Three experts on agriculture discuss how to help people grow enough food, in a world of evolving technology, global markets and a changing climate. This is episode 3 of 4 in the Grand Challenges podcast series.” At the link find the title, “Grand Challenges: Food security, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 66 mins – “In May 1997, the world watched as Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player in the world, was defeated for the first time by the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. Kasparov’s competition symbolized man’s fight against machine, yet years after losing to Deep Blue, he has come to see how humans and machines can partner to reach results that neither can attain alone. Come join us for a conversation about what it was like to strategize against a supercomputer—and how a world increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence can potentially overcome new challenges.” At the link find the title, “Garry Kasparov: The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170608_Garry_Kasparov_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grateful Dead 52 mins – “Radio Motherboard talks time travel, sound tech, and why we’re all living in the Grateful Dead’s future, with Amir Bar-Lev, director of the new Martin Scorsese-produced documentary about the band.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar to get the audio file.

Grover Norquist 66 mins – “Grover Norquist, political advocate and president of Americans for Tax Reform, talks with David Axelrod about how he envisioned his anti-tax pledge as a young boy, his hopes for tax reform under the Trump administration, and what it was like to win the annual “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity” comedy competition.”Ep. 150 – Grover Norquist May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Growing Up 54 mins – “In her book Why Grow Up? Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age, Paul Kennedy talks with philosopher Susan Neiman, who believes that “Having created societies that our young want to grow up into, we idealize the stages of youth.” At the link find the title, “Subversive thoughts for an infantile age: Susan Neiman (Encore Oct 28, 2015),” right-click “Media files ideas_20170605_83412.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control Kelly 33 mins – “Mark Kelly speaks with David about his reaction to the campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore., the assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., that his wife, ex-congresswoman Gabby Giffords, survived in 2011, and where he thinks the debate over gun control is heading in the future.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 3 – Capt. Mark Kelly Oct, 2015,right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harry Reid 52 mins – “Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader, sits down with David to talk about the changes he’s seen in Washington during his 34 years there, what he views as the greatest professional joy of his life, and how Democrats should approach a Donald Trump presidency.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 103 – Sen. Harry Reid, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Plan in U.S. 68 mins – “Sarah, Ezra, and Matt talk about competing single-payer bills in Nevada and California, plus research on the value of access to the Obama White House.” At the link find the title, “Meet Sprinklecare,” right-click “http://traffic.megaphone.fm/PP9747795026.mp3?updated=1496927956” and select”Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Immigrant Restriction Impact 65 mins – “Rep. Ro Khanna, congressman from California, talks with David Axelrod about the need for the Democratic Party to develop an effective economic message that resonates in every part of the country, why he supported Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democratic primary, and why he believes President Trump’s actions so far have benefitted Wall Street at the expense of Main Street.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 143 – Rep. Ro Khanna May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Incarceration Reform 56 mins – “Mark Holden, senior vice president and general counsel at Koch Industries, chats with David about working with the Koch brothers and their push for criminal justice reform.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 10 – Mark Holden, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

Intelligence Officer Morell 72 mins – “Michael Morell, the former acting director of the CIA, reflects on George W. Bush and Barack Obama after serving both presidents for years; shares his harrowing experience of being with President Bush on 9/11, and the subsequent decisions that he believes contributed to the invasion of Iraq; and what he sees as the most rapidly growing threat to America’s national security.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 96 – Michael Morell,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

JD Vance 64 mins – “J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling book Hillbilly Elegy, talks with David Axelrod about what it was that attracted working class voters to President Trump, why he’s so concerned by the clustering of homogenous communities in America, and what he thinks could be done to help address the social and economic difficulties in rural and urban areas of the country.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 120 – J.D. Vance, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jerry Brown 88 mins – “Jerry Brown, the governor of California, talks with David Axelrod about the lessons he’s learned from a remarkable career in American politics, his advice for an embattled President Trump, what the Democratic Party can do to improve its standing in the aftermath of the 2016 election, and why California will continue to be a progressive stronghold in the era of Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 147 – Gov. Jerry Brown, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kasich 53 mins – “John Kasich, the governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, talks with David Axelrod about his working-class upbringing in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; his assessment of the opening months of the Trump administration; and what his political future might hold in 2020.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 144 – Gov. John Kasich, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Kerry 63 mins – “Secretary of State John Kerry talks to David about his service in Vietnam, why he chose to concede quickly after losing the 2004 presidential election, and his time in the U.S. Senate and how the institution has changed in recent decades.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 91 – Sec. John Kerry,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John McCain 56 mins – “Senator John McCain talks with David Axelrod about the threat Russia poses to Western democracies, why he is more worried now about America than he has ever been before, what he misses most about his early days in the House and Senate, and why Donald Trump is no Ronald Reagan.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 135 – Sen. John McCain, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” from the pop-up menu.

Jon Stewart 52 mins – “Jon Stewart, comedian, author, and former host and executive producer of “The Daily Show,” chats with David in Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago to talk about Donald Trump and the 2016 election, lessons from lobbying in Washington, what he’s working on today, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 49 – Jon Stewart (Live), May, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Journalist Jackie Calmes 58 mins – “Jackie Calmes, the veteran newspaper reporter, talks with David Axelrod about the pressures journalists face covering President Trump, her concerns for the future of the news business, her experiences covering three presidencies and the Gingrich Revolution in Congress, and her favorite article she wrote during her nearly 40-year career in newspapers.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 131 – Jackie Calmes, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Karl Rove 66 mins – “Karl Rove, former White House senior adviser and deputy chief of staff, and the mastermind behind President George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns, sits down with David to discuss his early passion for politics, his assessment of the Bush years, and Donald Trump’s difficult road to winning the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 – Karl Rove,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Killam Prize Winners 56 mins – “Once a year, the Canada Council Killam Prize is bestowed on five of Canada’s top academics in five different fields. Paul Kennedy interviews this year’s winners and finds out what inspires them to break new ground.” At the link find the title, “Pushing the Frontiers of Knowledge: The 2017 Killam Prize, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170608_18515.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kirsten Gillibrand 52 mins – “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talks with David about how her faith helps her forge relationships in Congress, how the Democratic Party can rebuild after the 2016 election, and what she thinks about the latest developments in the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 149 – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Libertarian Gary Johnson 60 mins – “Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, talks with David about his foreign policy vision, the Johnson administration’s approach to illegal drugs, and his infamous Aleppo moment.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 86 – Gary Johnson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lin Manual Miranda 46 mins – “Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” talks to David about what he learned from meeting Stephen Sondheim in high school, what would surprise the Founders about our politics today, his advocacy for Puerto Rico as Congress debated how to address the island’s debt crisis, and why he can’t allow his creative output to be held captive to his own successes.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 84 – Lin-Manuel Miranda” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate 4 mins – “It was 1858, three years before the outbreak of the Civil War. At issue was the future of slavery. And the two candidates who in turn took their place at the podium were incumbent senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois, and his political challenger, Abraham Lincoln….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio of Episode 3128” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lyme Disease 58 mins – “There’s been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Could a bite put you in danger from Lyme disease? …Both of our guests on today’s show are physicians, and both have suffered with Lyme disease that went undiagnosed and untreated for many years. In Dr. Spector’s case, the primary symptoms were heart rhythm abnormalities as the infection destroyed his heart. He eventually needed a heart transplant….” At the link find the title, “f idn the title, “Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme Disease?” right-click “Media files PP-1081Lyme.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Madeleine Albright 64 mins – “Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, speaks with David Axelrod about her experiences as a young political refugee in the 1940s and how that shapes her view of President Trump’s travel ban; the effect the Trump presidency is having on the global order; why it’s important for the U.S. to stay engaged in the world; and her view on Steve Bannon’s role within the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 126 – Madeleine Albright, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manitoba History 35 mins – “Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His leadership in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba.” At the link find the title, “Louis Riel,” Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-07-symhc-lewis-riel.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Maureen Dowd 63 mins – “Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David about growing up in Washington, D.C., how newsrooms have changed since she became a journalist in the 1970s, and how she views the presidents and would-be presidents she’s covered over her career.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 87 – Maureen Dowd,” right-click “Play Now “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexican Reporter Corchado 62 mins – “Alfredo Corchado, author and journalist at the Dallas Morning News, talks with David Axelrod about the two chance encounters that inspired him to pursue a career in journalism, the dangers he and others have experienced while reporting on the Mexican drug cartels, and how corruption and crime in Mexico may propel a populist presidential candidate to victory in next year’s election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 152 – Alfredo Corchado, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Michael Steele 68 mins – “Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, talks with David about the three years he spent in a Catholic seminary, his first job in politics working for Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and the challenges he faced as leader of the Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “ Ep. 81 – Michael Steele (Live),” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mitt Romney 63 mins – “2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits down with David Axelrod in San Diego to chat about his childhood in Michigan, his assessment of the 2016 race for the White House, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 5 – Mitt Romney Oct, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nancy Pelosi 35 mins – “House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi chats with David about her childhood in Baltimore, her tenure as Speaker of the House, and President Obama’s legacy.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 6 – Rep. Nancy Pelosi,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Negotiator Wendy Sherman 72 mins – “Wendy Sherman, the former lead negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal, talks with David Axelrod about how her experience in social work prepared her for a career in politics and international diplomacy; the inner-workings of the Iran nuclear deal; and what the world must do to stabilize the belligerent regime in North Korea.” AT the link find the title, “Ep. 132 – Wendy Sherman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 46 mins – “Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the spiritual heir to Carl Sagan in getting us all worked up about the Cosmos. He’s been appointed to special NASA commissions, hosted multiple TV specials and podcasts, and written many excellent books, the latest of which is Astrophysics for People in A Hurry – a succinct, wryly funny book that’s surprisingly informative for its size – it has the informational density of a black hole. In This, Our 100th Episode: Can Neil tell the entire history of the universe in 30 seconds? When is it possible to move faster than the speed of light? Why is “dark matter” a terrible name for dark matter? And what does Neil’s esteemed colleague Lawrence Krauss have in common with a pit bull?” At the link find the title, “Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) – The Only “-ist” I Am,” right-click “Media files PP5768874753.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Trends 68 mins – “Matt Bai, the national political columnist for Yahoo! News, talks with David Axelrod about the intersection between politics, media, and celebrity; the media’s role in Donald Trump’s political rise; and how news organizations can effectively cover President Trump and the new administration.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 119 – Matt Bai, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton Minow 76 mins – “Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, sits down with David to discuss the clandestine role he and his agency played during the Cuban missile crisis, his personal reminiscences of Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson and others, the legacy of President Obama, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 65 – Newton Minow ,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obstruction of Justice 36 mins – “Alan Dershowitz and Laura Donohue join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s handling of the Russia probe.” At the link find the title, “EXTRA: Trump, Comey and obstruction of justice, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1207245137.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

One-Man Shows 139 mins – “John Pugliano is the host of the popular investment podcast, the Wealthsteading Podcast, and is the founder and money manager at Investable Wealth, LLC. He has spent over 30 years studying and applying the habits of financially independent middle-class Americans. His circuitous path to success included serving in the military as both enlisted and officer; a corporate career in sales; and finally a late blooming entrepreneur. John has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Penn State. John and his wife Cheryl live in Utah and are the parents of six children. John practices what he preaches. He believes in first being a disciplined saver, getting your preps in order, and then investing in the stock market. John is a long time TSP listener, he’s a lifetime MSB member, and a PermaEthos charter member and of course a member of our Expert Council. John joins us today to discuss his new book, ‘The Robots are Coming – A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation’” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opinion Researcher Hart 62 mins – “Peter Hart, a veteran U.S. pollster who has helped produce the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll for the last three decades, speaks to David about the odds of Donald Trump winning in November, what he thinks Hillary Clinton should do to defeat him, the history and future of polling, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 78 – Peter Hart,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Orchids 48 mins – “Suggestive, romantic, sexy orchids! It turns out they’re even sexier in their own world. Wily, deceptive, manipulating: get ready to travel between history and science, how we humans think about orchids and who they really are in nature among themselves.” At the link find the title, “Orchids: A Love Story, J” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pakistani Ambassdor Haqqani 56 mins – “Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, talks with David about the U.S. foreign policy struggles in Pakistan, his imprisonment at the hands of the Pakistani army, his views on dealing with ISIS, and his take on the 2016 race for the White House.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 18 – Husain Haqqani, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physics Discussion 62 mins – “Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science.” At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Planned Parenthood Leader 60mins – “Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, talks with David Axelrod about growing up in deep-red Texas as the daughter of prominent Democratic activists, the gains made in women’s health over the past eight years, and in what ways that progress may be lost if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 115 – Cecile Richards, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police and Black Community 62 mins – “DeRay Mckesson, one of the most prominent leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement, talks to David about his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, his organization’s work to end police violence, the importance of public education, and his turbulent childhood in inner-city Baltimore.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 93 – DeRay Mckesson,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Reporter Jacobs 46 mins – “Jennifer Jacobs, the chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register, speaks with David about the uniqueness of the Iowa caucus process, how candidates on both sides of the aisle are faring heading into Monday’s voting, and who might be rethinking their candidacies once the votes are tallied.” At the link. “Ep. 26 – Jennifer Jacobs, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

President Barack Obama 60 mins- “President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the partisan politics in Washington, and what’s in store for the President when he leaves office on January 20th.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 108 – President Barack Obama, Dec, 2016,” right click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling in Beirut 27 mins – “Nidale Abou Mrad reports from her native Lebanon on a crisis of stinking household waste and how citizen activists are stepping in to do the authorities’ job in cleaning up.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Religion in America 35 mins – “Sometimes when this earthly world gets us down, it’s good to remember that there is more than our everyday grind — or our everyday bananas Senate hearing, as it were. Krista Tippett, creator of On Being and convener of the American conversation on spirituality, sits down with Amy and Rebecca to dig into the Big Questions: How does religion connect the soul to the body? What does it mean to live a spiritual life? How do our roots inform our future growth? Also, what does it mean for your identity when your curly hair turns straight? (Seriously.)” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Carl Hulse 56 mins – “Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reflects on how Congress has changed during his years covering the institution, discusses what Paul Ryan’s political future may hold, and provides some insight into how Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination might play out after the presidential election.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 92 – Carl Hulse,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reporter Jorge Ramos 48 mins “Jorge Ramos, anchor for Univision and Fusion, talks to David Axelrod about his incident with Donald Trump in Iowa last summer, his assessment of the GOP’s chances of winning the Latino vote, and his frustration with President Obama not pushing harder for comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 9 – Jorge Ramos,” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Part Future 56 mins – “Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, chats with David about the future of the Republican Party, the debate over immigration reform, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 15 – Reihan Salam,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

San Antonio Mayor Castro 63 mins – “Julián Castro, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, talks with David Axelrod about why Housing and Urban Development programs are important to rural and urban communities and should be preserved; Donald Trump’s strained relationship with the Latino community; the lessons Democrats can learn from 2016; and whether he plans to run for office again” At the link find the title, “Ep. 133 – Julián Castro, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science and Politics 21 mins – “On April 22, 2017, more than one million people in 600 cities around the world took to the streets in the name of science. Many were scientists themselves, and quite a few donned lab coats. Some were protesting for the first time. It was an unusual sight perhaps, but science has never been immune to politics. “If we could imagine angels doing science maybe it wouldn’t be political,” says Liz Lopatto, science editor of the technology site The Verge, “But since it’s humans, it’s inescapable.” Throughout the past century quite a few scientists have taken up political causes, but the tide of politics and science ebbs and flows, from the labs to the streets and back again. Now, after a period of relative quiet it seems to be flowing again. But this time it’s different. Sociologist Kelly Moore says, “I don’t know of any period in American history when scientists have felt the need to collectively defend science as a public good.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select ‘save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Secretary of Education Duncan 39 mins – “ Arne Duncan, who stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Education at the start of this year, chats with David about his childhood in Hyde Park, his tenure as a member of the president’s cabinet, and the gun violence and education problems facing the city of Chicago.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 22 – Arne Duncan, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Section 702 Intelligence 56 mins – “With the impending sunset of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in December 2017, debate is heating up over how the crucial intelligence-gathering provision will be reauthorized by Congress—and even if it will be reauthorized at all. At the Hoover Institution, Benjamin Wittes sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the intelligence community’s perspective on 702 and what lies ahead for it in these turbulent times.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_230.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soundproofing Homes 7 mins – “Most people want a quiet, peaceful home— one without a lot of outside noise and one where sound within one room doesn’t transfer to another room.  Controlling noise involves reducing the movement of sound waves from one place to another. The best way to minimize noise within a room is to combine a number of different sound-blocking and sound-reduction methods.  This week I have 10 quick tips that you can use to help sound proof different areas of your house.’ At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spike Lee 56 mins – “Spike Lee, one of the leading African-American filmmakers of all time, speaks with David about his new movie on Chicago gun violence CHI-RAQ, race relations in the U.S., and his love of the New York Knicks. Warning: This episode contains some explicit language.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 13 – Spike Lee, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Hilton Campaign Manager 42 mins – “Steve Hilton was the man behind David Cameron’s push to remake British politics. Things didn’t work out so well there. Now he’s trying to launch a new political revolution – from sunny California.” 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.

Tammy Duckworth 60 mins – “Tammy Duckworth, the U.S. Senator-elect from Illinois, talks with David Axelrod about her childhood in Southeast Asia, the harrowing day in Iraq when the helicopter she was co-piloting came under attack, her concerns with Donald Trump’s reliance on the military to fill Cabinet posts, and what she hopes to accomplish in the U.S. Senate.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 106 – Tammy Duckworth, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Friedman 66 mins – “Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, talks with David Axelrod about the prospects for the Middle East peace process in the Trump era, the rapid changes transforming society which he chronicles in his latest book, and why he disagrees with President Obama’s decision to not pursue more direct American intervention in the Syrian civil war.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 114 – Thomas Friedman, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tim Kaine 48 mins – “Tim Kaine, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and senator from Virginia, talks to David about his experience doing missionary work in Honduras with the Jesuits and the liberation theology he was exposed to there, why Congress should pass a new military authorization to fight ISIS, and why it’s better to choose optimism over pessimism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 90 – Tim Kaine,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Time Perception 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. Dean Buonomano is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at UCLA and a leading theorist on (and researcher into) the neuroscience of time. His latest book, Your Brain is a Time Machine, the Neuroscience and Physics of Time convinced Jason that time is far weirder than he knew it to be (and he already knew it was mind-bogglingly weird). In this episode: Does time exist at all, or is it an illusion of consciousness? If the latter, what’s the evolutionary advantage of seeing time as linear and one-directional? Which is right: the Einsteinian view that the universe is a four dimensional box in which all time is already present, or the “common-sense” view that time is uni-directional? How does comic timing work? What’s the evolutionary advantage of comedy? And oh so much more.” At the link find the title, “97. Dean Buonomano (Neuroscientist) – This is Your Brain on Time,” right-click “Media files PP5537594954.mp3”and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Brokaw 69 mins – “Tom Brokaw, the legendary NBC News journalist, talks to David about his humble roots in South Dakota, covering the last days of the Nixon White House, the experience of being a news anchor during national tragedies like the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion and the 9/11 attacks, and the best news source he ever had.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 – Tom Brokaw,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Vilsack 69 mins – “U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joins David to talk about his humble beginnings in Iowa, his relationship with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s struggles in rural America, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 73 – Sec. Tom Vilsack” right-click “Play Now” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trade Treaty Expert 58 mins – “Michael Froman, the former U.S. Trade Representative, talks with David Axelrod about why technology and not free trade poses the biggest threat to middle class jobs and wages in America; what the U.S. stands to lose by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement; and why American workers will be harmed by Donald Trump’s global trade policies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 130 – Michael Froman, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Climate Change 59 mins – “Dylan Matthews and politics reporter Andrew Prokop join Matt to talk about the Paris Accords and the mysterious role of the First Son-in-Law.” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the podcast.

Trump Campaign Manager 68 mins – “Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager to Donald Trump throughout the Republican primary, talks with David Axelrod about the career he led prior to becoming a figure in national politics, his response to reports alleging that Trump campaign officials were in constant communication during the presidential campaign with suspected Russian officials, and how the Trump White House can reset and move past its turbulent first month.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 123 – Corey Lewandowski, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Campaigner Castellanos – “Alex Castellanos, longtime Republican consultant, talks with David Axelrod about his childhood experiences in Cuba, the importance of storytelling and authenticity in politics, why he thinks Donald Trump could be an effective president, and what he believes will be the biggest challenge Trump faces in Washington.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 104 – Alex Castellanos, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ukraine Today 62 mins – “Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s former Finance Minister, chats with David Axelrod about her Ukrainian-American upbringing in Chicago, how Russia’s violation of international norms could portend global upheaval, and the potential costs of a Trump administration’s isolationist policy both in the United States and globally.” At the linkf ind the title, “Ep. 117 – Natalie Jaresko, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Union Leader Mary Kay Henry 66 mins – “Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), sits down with David to discuss her leadership of the 2.1 million member union, her concerns about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the future of labor unions in this country, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 21 – Mary Kay Henry, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Univision News Chief 67 mins – “Isaac Lee, chief news and digital officer of Univision News and CEO of Fusion, chats with David about his grandfather fighting the Nazis and later moving to Colombia, the death threats Lee received as editor in chief of one of Colombia’s leading investigative magazines, how millennials consume news today, and his concerns about Donald Trump.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 61 – Isaac Lee,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Health Decline 27 mins – “Sitting on top of the world’s largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela used to be one of the richest nations in Latin America. Today it is in turmoil and there’s been a sharp rise in infant mortality and the number of women dying in childbirth and pregnancy is up by 65%. The BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez has just returned from Venezuela where he saw a man who couldn’t get hold of a lifesaving medicine – and a woman whose daughter died before she was able to get a diagnosis. It’s flu season in Chile and every year as many as six and a half thousand people are hospitalised with the virus – out of a population of 17 million. Up to 500 people die from it. Radio and TV ads try to persuade people to flu jabs – and special vans are taking vaccinations into the community. We all forget things – but one listener on holiday in Croatia tells Health Check how he literally couldn’t remember what he was doing on the beach after a swim. Luckily his memory cam back. As Professor Adam Zeman from the University of Exeter explains, he suffered an episode of transient global amnesia, which can be caused by stress or cold water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Walls or Bridges 66 mins – “Former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken discusses spending his formative years overseas, how his experiences during the Kosovo War impacts his understanding of the Syrian conflict, and the diplomatic challenges faced by the Trump administration in the wake of the Russian leaks.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 148 – Tony Blinken, May, 2017,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 292 – Jun 16, 2017: Al Franken, Alan Alda, American Dream History, Arab Spring Report, Asteroids and Meteors, Back and Neck Injuries, Back Pain, Bear Facts, Beatles Music, Bernie Sanders, Big Data, Bitcoin Bubble, Camel Corps, Carbon Neutral London, Castro Death and Miami, Cattle History, Challenger Remembered, China and U.S. War, Computer Hardware Security, Congo Refugee Child Abuse, Court Control, Cyber and Security, Cyber Protection for Governments, Cyber Stalking Crimes, Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity in Government, Dairy Farm Operation, David Eagleman, Democracy Applied, Desirability Bias, Documentary Film Maker, Dodd-Frank Law Discussion, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Emoluents Cause, Energy Initiatives, Fake News, Farm Pesticide Murder, Farming in Winter, Fascism in Portland, FBI Investigations Access, Fitness Culture, Floriography, Forest Restoration, Future Earth, Garry Kasparov, Geopolitics Short of War, Global Jihad, Government Budgeting, Government Bugout Bunkers, Government Upgrades, Guantanamo, Gun Incident, Gynecologic Cancer Treatment, Hate Crime Trends, Health Care History, Hearing Aids, House Design, India and Israel, Indian Farmer Suicides, Intelligence Operations, Intoxication History, Iran Nuclear Deal, ISIS Books, Islamic State, Jared Kushner, John Glenn, Legislative Intelligence Functions, Linux Variations, Lobbying Corruption, Mandy Patinkin, Marvin Kalb, Maureen Dowd, Memory Management, Mexico and Central America Violence, Military Drones, Nancy Pelosi, News AGency Lawsuits, Nixon Biographer, Nuclear Power, Obamacare Problems, Oil Cost Impact, Paris Accord Withdrawal, Pets as Family Members, Plastic Waste, Police Shootings and Psychology, Portfolio Society, Press and Terrorism, Privacy History, Privacy in Germany vs U.S., Public Broadcasting Future, Pyramid Schemes, Ramadan Activities, Reading Quantity and Quality, Rural American Voters, Russian Propaganda, Section 8 Housing, Sexism, Sex Extortion Crimes, Small Town Economics, Snowden Book, Space Station Astronaut, Speech Writing, Startups in China, Stockton Wunderkind Mayor, Supreme Court Activities, Syrian Soccer, Teenagers, Texas Clean Energy, Tom Brokaw, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Trump, Turtle Eggs with GPS, U.S.-Russia Relations, Veterans Gardening, White House Counsel

Exercise your ears: the 125 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 427 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 15,000 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 abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Al Franken 47 mins – “As a former ‘SNL’ cast member and writer, Franken tends to see humor in politics. Despite this, he says his gut reaction to the Trump administration isn’t levity: “This guy is outside the norm in many ways.” At the link find the title, “May, 2017, Senator Al Franken,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda 25 mins – “In an interview with Chuck Todd for 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast, Alan Alda explains how he built a second career for himself as a communications expert, and why M*A*S*H shouldn’t be remade for the modern era.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Dream History 27 mins – “The American Dream is back, or at least President Donald Trump says so. Once again every American, regardless of background, race, gender or education, can, through sheer hard work, make it to the very top and become rich. Did the idea of the America Dream, in which nothing is impossible as long as you work hard, evolve with the ‘founding fathers’ of the nation? Is it intrinsic to the country’s identity?” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab Spring Report 56 mins – “American journalist Robert F. Worth joins Paul Kennedy in conversation about his book, A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Worth is this year’s winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize.” At the link find the title, “History Derailed: Understanding the Messy Middle East, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170529_67837.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Asteroids and Meteors 32 mins – “This week is all about looking for pieces of space, whether they’re in orbit or in Antarctic ice. First, asteroid hunter Carrie Nugent talks about chasing down elusive celestial bodies and why she doesn’t like talking about what it’s like to be a woman in science. And then we talk about meteorite hunting with the hosts of Undiscovered, a new podcast from NPR’s Science Friday team.” At the link find the title, “Jun, 2017, Avoiding Armageddon With Dr. Carrie Nugent” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back and Neck Injuries 83 mins – “Doctors from UCSF department of Orthopaedic Surgery look at injuries to the spine, neck and lower back. Recorded on 03/23/2017. (#32121)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 47 mins – “Tiger Woods and Golden State coach Steve Kerr and so many of the rest of us know the curse of back pain. We look at cures, from cutting-edge to tried-and-true.” At the link find the title, “Got Back Pain? Join The Club, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_531083449.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bear Facts 44 mins – “How is it that two neighbors can look out their window at the exact same thing, and see something completely different? This is a question many people in America are asking now. We explore it by visiting a small community in Minnesota, called Eagle’s Nest Township, that has a unique experience with the reality divide: some of the people in the town believe that wild black bears are gentle animals you can feed with your hands, and others think they are dangerous killers. This divide leads to conflict and, ultimately, a tragic death. So, is there a “real” truth about the bear, or is each side constructing its own reality” At the link find the title “June 8, 2017 Reality Part One,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beatles Music 42 mins – “Celebrate the 50th birthday of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by learning about the background, creation and songs of the Beatles’ revolutionary album. The album was released on June 1, 1967, right as the Summer of Love was beginning. Six months earlier, just three months after their August 29 farewell concert in San Francisco, Paul McCartney suggested he and his bandmates create a new album based on their various childhood experiences; Sgt. Pepper’s was the result. Want to know why “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” didn’t make the cut? Want to learn other details you may not have known before, even if you’re a major fan? Come find out what Dulais Rhys’ research has revealed. Singing along is encouraged.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bernie Sanders 50 mins – “Sen. Sanders tells David about his childhood in Brooklyn, his presidential campaign, and his stance on selfies.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders,” right-click “Media files ag3obv.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data 93 mins – “Intel Security’s Chris Young gives a talk on the current cybersecurity landscape. And we hold a debate on using Big Data to protect personal privacy, featuring Daniel Weitzner of MIT, Laura Donahue of Georgetown Law, Susan Hennessey of Brookings and Lawfare, Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and David Hoffman of Intel: Is Big Data just a privacy threat? Or is it part of the solution too?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_168.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Bubble 47 mins – “The skyrocketing price of Bitcoin, and the appeal of alternative currencies.” At the link find the title, “The Bitcoin Bubble: Deciphering Digital Currency, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_531078046.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Camel Corps 12 mins – “There’s a bunch out there about the Camel Corps. You’ll have fun Googling around. But some of the best details in here, including the remarkable thing about the Red Ghost, comes from this article from a 1961 issue of American Heritage.” At the link find the title, “Episode 110 (Lost Camels), May, 2017,” right-click “Media files thememorypalace.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Neutral London 34 minsA massive debate was hosted by Jason Bradbury the gadget guru and the actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade, plus a panel of experts and tech entrepreneurs at Make the Future Live Lates. The podcast of the debate will be available soon. We’re used to thinking about cutting emissions on a global scale — but what about starting with something local? What if you could make the city at your feet, London, a model of a carbon neutral capital? In an interactive performance style format, the event’s aim was to inspire debate and encourage Londoners to imagine the city around them in a new way.” At the link you may be able to download the audio file, but it’s included in the blog archive.

Castro Death and Miami 20 mins – “Jackie Nespral has been covering Miami for NBC6 since the early ’90s, but when news broke that Fidel Castro had died – a story that the city had been anticipating for decades – it almost felt “anti-climactic.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cattle History 48 mins – “Cattle drives, range wars, and the hidden history of the American west during the 19th century.” At the link find the title, “Cattle, Cowboys And Change In The Old West, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530766123.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Challenger Remembered 50 mins – “On 28 January 1986, people watched in horror as Challenger, one of America’s four space shuttles, erupted into a ball of flames just over a minute after lift off, killing everyone on board. Sue MacGregor looks back on one of Nasa’s darkest tragedies with Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger space shuttle commander Richard “Dick” Scobee; Steve Nesbitt, Nasa chief commentator; astronaut Norman Thagard; and Allan McDonald, former Morton Thiokol director of the Space Shuttle Rocket Booster Project.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China and U.S. War 44 mins – “Brian takes the wheel this week and sits down with Graham Allison, the founding dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a leading military strategist. For decades, Allison has advised defense secretaries and presidents on both sides of the political aisle. Now he’s out with a new book that examines whether America and China are destined to go to war. He and Brian delve into the challenges associated with China’s rising power, the diplomatic implications of the Paris Climate Accord, and why the U.S. seems caught in a slow-motion Cuban Missile Crisis with North Korea.” At the link find the title,”31. Graham Allison: War with China?” right-click “Media files 7999aad1-d987-433e-b82e-7625b94cbe3d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Hardware Security 66 mins – “Joe FitzPatrick joins Chris to talk about hardware security. They cover topics such as USB-C, hardware implants, ethics in hacking, the NSAplayset and much more!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congo Refugee Child Abuse 7 mins – “Nine months ago, Joyce Chance left a refugee camp in Uganda where she had spent the last eleven years. Chance, who was born in Congo, boarded a plane with her two kids, and came to the United States. A refugee resettlement agency in Concord, New Hampshire picked them up at the airport, and moved them into a one-room apartment. Seven months later, the state of New Hampshire took Chance’s kids away. The kids’ teachers had suspected child abuse, and contacted the Department of Child and Family Services. DCYF placed the children – who are 9 and 12 – first with relatives, then later with a foster family….” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Court Control 32 mins – “For years, individual Senators have enjoyed wide sway in blocking judicial nominees who come from their home states. But that may soon change, as Republicans in the Senate try to transform the judiciary under President Trump. Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post explains all the ways this could show up in Americans’ every day lives.” At the link find the title, “197: The secret Senate filibuster you’ve never heard of,”right-click “Media files 327128564-decodedc-197-the-secret-senate-filibuster-youve-never-heard-of.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber and Security 46 mins – “As our dependence on cyberspace increases, so too will the urgency of crafting good cybersecurity policy—but the combination of knotty problems in the realms of both technology and law often makes these issues particularly difficult to iron out. In this episode of the podcast, Susan Hennessey sits down with Trey Herr, Fellow with the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School; Jane Chong, Deputy Managing Editor of Lawfare and National Security and Law Associate at the Hoover Institution; and Robert M. Lee, nonresident national cybersecurity fellow at New America, to chat about a new book on the subject: Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information AgeCo-edited by Trey and Richard Harrison, Director of Operations and Defense Technology Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council, and with chapters by Jane and Robert, the book seeks provides a practitioner’s roadmap to cybersecurity policy.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_219.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Protection for Governments 39 mins – “Assistant Attorney General John Carlin has a new law review article on a “whole of government” and “all-tools” approach to national security cyber threats. He sat down with Benjamin Wittes this week to discuss the article and the progress the government has made in confronting bad cyber actors internationally.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Stalking Crimes 52 mins – “Over the past year, Lawfare has expended a great deal of ink on the problem of sextortion, a form of online sexual assault in which perpetrators obtain explicit images or video of their victims and use those images to extort further explicit content. We even brought Mona Sedky, a Justice Department prosecutor who focuses on sextortion cases, onto the podcast to discuss her work. Now, we’re pleased to feature Mona on the podcast once again with audio of her talk last week at George Washington University Law School on prosecuting sextortion. If you’re interested in reading our Brookings Institution reports on sextortion, you can find them here and here.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_220.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Warfare 31mins – “Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the “most important documentarian of our time.” After his Oscar winning 2007 movie “Taxi to the Dark Side” Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Cybersecurity in Government 93 mins – “President Donald Trump has pledged to end the defense sequester and make the development of defensive and offensive cyber capabilities a White House priority, but the contours of U.S. cyber policy under the new administration have yet to be set—in fact, the administration still hasn’t released its much-heralded Executive Order on cybersecurity, though several drafts have been leaked. So what should we expect to see from the new administration regarding cybersecurity? To answer that question, we’re bringing you audio from a conference hosted by Lawfare with the Hoover Institution in Washington and Intel Security and featuring a keynote address from Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer at Intel, along with a panel discussion on cybersecurity and Congress moderated by Carrie Johnson of NPR with Hill staffers including Brett DeWitt, Hope Goins, Allen Souza, Michael Bahar, and Brett Freedman.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_213.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Dairy Farm Operation 35 mins – “Coley Jones Drinkwater belongs to a third-generation family of farmers who tend to and sustain the Richlands Dairy Farm in Blackstone, Virginia. Richlands Farm has been a dairy farm since the 1950s. Coley’s story makes you see life in agriculture from different perspectives – a multigenerational angle, a sustainability angle, and an entrepreneurship angle. On today’s episode, Coley talks about the inspiring story of how her grandparents started and pursued the farm as they relied on agriculture in raising and sending their five children to college. She also explains how she and her family decided not to sell the farm during one of its trying times with the challenges, pressures, and sacrifices she and her family made to keep the farm and pursue their own creamery in spite of the denial of her initial proposal.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

David Eagleman 58 mins – “Renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman shares his passion for translating the complexities of cognition into mind-blowing inventions and educational material for the masses. The public-television host, bestselling author and Stanford adjunct professor speaks with Tina Seelig of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program about his decision to leave the lab and dedicate his life to bringing scientific discoveries into the world.” 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.

Democracy Applied 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe, and is titled “Which Future for Democracy in a Post-Political Age.”  Our speaker is Chantal Mouffe, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Desirability Bias 37 mins – “Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidence that supports our beliefs and confirms our assumptions when we could just as well seek disconfirmation of those beliefs and assumptions instead. This is such a prevalent feature of human cognition, that until recently a second bias has been hidden in plain sight. Our past beliefs and future desires usually match up. Desirability is often twisted into confirmation like a single psychological braid – but recent research suggests that something called desirability bias may be just as prevalent in our thinking. When future desires and past beliefs are incongruent, desire wins out.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 103-Desirability_Bias.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Documentary Film Maker 32 mins – “Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has been called the “most important documentarian of our time.” After his Oscar winning 2007 movie “Taxi to the Dark Side” Gibney has tackled topics from cyber warfare to Scientology.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dodd-Frank Law Discussion 91 mins – “The recent financial crisis exposed a major gap in the regulatory system: the inability for the government to safely wind down a failing financial firm that was not a commercial bank, such as Lehman Brothers or AIG. The Dodd-Frank law attempted to fix this by empowering regulators with new tools including a new Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) under which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp would liquidate and wind-up a failing institution. Although never used, OLA is controversial. Some Congressional Republicans would do away with it, and the Trump Administration has undertaken its review.” At the link right-click “download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doris Kearns Goodwin 64 mins – “Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, talks with David Axelrod about her love of baseball, the power of storytelling in politics, why being tested by adversity is an important experience for our leaders, and much more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 100 – Doris Kearns Goodwin,” right-click “Media files 29gant.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Emoluments Clause 39 mins – “Donald Trump’s election as president brought a surge of interest in the previously obscure Emoluments Clause, which prohibits any “Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States]” from accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.” Norm Eisen and Richard Painter, ethics experts for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, have been leading the charge to hold Trump accountable under the Emoluments Clause for his failure to divest of his businesses. Recently, they filed suit against him in their capacity as chair and vice-chair of the good government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Benjamin Wittes chats with Norm about the Emoluments Clause, the lawsuit, and what all this has to do with national security.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_208.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Initiatives 53 mins – “…Climate One Mayors around the country are bypassing national politics and working around federal restrictions to both clean up their cities and foster growth in renewable energy. In red and blue states, local leaders are solving traffic congestion, promoting smart growth, and preparing for the impacts climate disruption will have on public health, roads and other infrastructure. Cities are a good news climate story; most reductions in carbon pollution actually happen at the city and regional level. Carl Pope teamed with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to write a book about how cities are cleaning up their regional economies. Join us for a conversation with an environmental legend and Bay Area leaders who are advancing sustainable communities despite enthusiasm for the brown economy in Washington, D.C.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Standards 56 mins – “With summer on the way, it’s time to take steps to make homes and businesses are comfortable without wasting energy—or overheating anyone’s wallet—as the temperature rises. The Natural Resources Defense Council is working to make sure that the government’s energy efficiency standards developed or updated over the past year for many types of products that help keep you cool, including ceiling fans and portable air conditioners, take effect on schedule. Updating national efficiency standards on a regular basis means that when it’s time to purchase new cooling equipment, you can be assured it meets at least minimum energy-saving performance criteria while saving money and energy. But in the meantime, we’ve got some tips to keep your cool in the warmer months: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lauren-urbanek/keep-your-cool-summer-energy-efficiency. Join us as we speak with NRDC senior energy policy advocate, Lauren Urbanek.” At the link right-click “DownloadmP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News 62 mins – “There are lies, damn lies, and then there’s fake news. Manipulating the facts for political gain is as old as politics itself, but due to the rise of social media and search engine algorithms false stories can now spread like wildfire. In the run-up to the US presidential election, more people on Facebook engaged with fake news than they did with fact-checked media outlets. And according to a study by Stanford University, fabricated news items favouring Donald Trump were shared 30 million times during the campaign. In the recent French elections, a quarter of the political stories shared on Twitter were based on deliberate misinformation. Fake news was even broadcast live on television during the second-round debate, when Marine Le Pen alluded to a false online story that her rival Emmanuel Macron had an offshore bank account in the Bahamas. Welcome to the world of ‘alternative facts’, where conspiracy theories, false claims and dodgy statistics proliferate. This phenomenon doesn’t just undermine the work of the mainstream media: it may have devastating consequences for democracy itself. Our system depends on citizens making electoral decisions based on facts. What happens when people don’t know what to believe? Fake news – often linked to Russian interests – has become an increasingly effective instrument of propaganda to create chaos and weaken the public’s trust in democratic institutions. Can anything be done to combat the new post-truth politics? Tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are hosting, propagating and monetising ‘clickbait’ stories. Will they eventually come to acknowledge that they are no longer neutral platforms directing traffic to news sites and admit that they are media organisations with all the responsibilities that implies?” At the link find the title, “Fake News: The Facts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farm Pesticide Murder 24 mins – “A battle with a weed divides neighbors and leads one farmer to shoot another dead. Today’s show: The hunt for a better pesticide gets way out of hand.” At the link find the title, “#775: The Pigweed Killer,” right-click “Media files 20170602_pmoney_pmpod775v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Winter 88 mins – “Danny Percich raises vegetables at Full Plate Farm in Ridgefield, Washington, for a ninety-member winter-only CSA. With three acres of mostly-outdoors production, Danny has decided to focus on an underserved niche in the marketplace, enabling him to make a living on a small acreage. We get muddy discussing the challenges of winter production in a climate where it rains all winter. Danny gives us the low-down on how they manage deer predation and vole populations, as well as how he dresses to stay warm and dry no matter the weather. Danny also provides insights into how he has minimized capital and labor inputs on his farm, and how that influences his farming schedule, as well as his cropping and production strategies. Perennial support for the Farmer to Farmer Podcast is generously provided by Vermont Compost Company and BCS America.” At the link right-click “Downoad this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Fascism in Portland 50 mins – “A recent anti-Muslim hate crime in Portland has sparked a debate about free speech. Plus: conspiracy theories that appeal to liberals; the media’s obsession with the Trump-Russia story; and what drives hyper-partisan clickbait.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

FBI Investigation Access 21 mins – “Daniel Aaron was the grandfather of our senior producer, Kat Aaron. He was a historian, a writer… and apparently a suspected communist. At least according to the FBI file uncovered by FOIA the Dead, which uses the Freedom of Information Act to request the files of everyone in the New York Times obituary page. So far, that includes anti-nuke leaders, fair-housing activists, journalists, and a flying nun. But what you see when you look back through FBI files of yesteryear is that surveillance is shaped by politics. Whomever catches the eye of the FBI depends a lot on what’s going on in the nation, and the world. Right now, it’s not housing activism or anti-nuclear agitation that are (most) suspect. It’s terrorists, it’s Occupy and Black Lives Matter. Maybe it’s you. This week, Parker Higgins of FOIA the Dead and Jason Leopold, senior investigative reporter at Buzzfeed (and so-called FOIA terrorist) join us to look at surveillance past and surveillance very present. Happy Birthday, Freedom of Information Act! You’re 50, and more relevant than ever. Any U.S. citizen (or “lawfully admitted alien”) can request information on themselves (or another living person) under FOIA. So why not, right? Here’s how: Use this portal to submit your request electronically. You can opt for a paper request, and that has its own instructions. Once you click submit, you’ll have to read & agree to some terms. But don’t worry, it’s a short TOS. Enter your email and you will receive a link to continue your request. That link will bring you to a page that asks for info like your name, email, date of birth, and address. The address part is so you can receive your file, which the FBI will send you via standard mail. Because they are old school. From there, the form is pretty simple. At one point you’ll be asked if you’re willing to pay for your file, which is up to you. You do not have to pay. They’ll explain, but shoot us a question if you’re unsure at notetoself at wnyc dot org. You’ll certify your information and submit! You should get an email with a confirmation. Don’t expect the file soon, though… it can take a while. N2S producer Megan requested her own file while making this list and it took exactly 7 minutes (she timed it). And a tip from Buzzfeed’s Jason Leopold, who we talk to this week – ask the FBI to “conduct a cross reference search as well as text searches of the ECF (Electronic Case File) and a search of ELSUR (electronic surveillance) records.” Straight from the expert, guys.” At the link find the title, “What We Learned from Grandpa’s FBI File,May, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself053117_cms758758_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fitness Culture 52 mins – “For years, Daniel Kunitz lived the life of the mind. His body though “became a trash depot.” Then he started running, which led to swimming, weightlifting, and eventually CrossFit. His health and his life steadily improved. Kunitz’s personal quest got him wondering how fitness culture has changed through the years. Why were the Greeks so buff? Why do guys do dumbbell curls? How have women changed exercise as we know it? Kunitz joins us to share what he’s learned about the evolution of fitness.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Floriography 33 mins – “On today’s show: Romie Stott is a film maker and writer and she wrote about the secret language of flowers for Atlas Obscura in “How Flower Obsessed Victorians Encoded Messages in Bouquets.” “Daisy Supply Chain” from Outside/In[and] “Atom in the Garden of Eden” from 99% Invisible.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Restoration 41 mins – “Forests are under many threats, from new pests and pathogens, to invasive trees, to climate.  The advancement of these traits by far exceeds the natural response of trees to acclimate, and outpaces the efforts to traditionally breed trees for forest conservation and restoration.  Dr. Ellen V. Crocker is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kentucky.  She talks about the current threats to forests including sudden oak death, chestnut blight and the emerald ash borer. She also discusses efforts in integrating new biotech tools in forest improvement, including genetic engineering, speed breeding, and gene drive approaches.  Hosted by Dr. Paul Vincelli (@Pvincell).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Future Earth 18 mins – “The rapid changes in the global environment have led many scientists to conclude that we are living in a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—in which human activities have become the dominant driving force transforming the Earth’s natural systems. A recent joint publication by the World Health Organization and Convention on Biological Diversity articulated the myriad connections between biodiversity and health and the threats to both posed by environmental change.” At the link find the title, “Future Earth – linking health and environmental research, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 325706715-bmjgroup-future-earth-linking-health-and-environmental-research.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 15 mins – “We must face our fears if we want to get the most out of technology — and we must conquer those fears if we want to get the best out of humanity, says Garry Kasparov. One of the greatest chess players in history, Kasparov lost a memorable match to IBM supercomputer Deep Blue in 1997. Now he shares his vision for a future where intelligent machines help us turn our grandest dreams into reality.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Geopolitics Short of War 88 mins – “After two decades of unprecedented cooperation between the major nations, great power competition has returned. Russia and China are seeking spheres of influence and doubts surround the United States’ commitment to maintaining a liberal international order. But what will geopolitical competition look like in the 21st century? In his new book, “All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power,” Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy, examines this new era of strategic competition. Wright shows why the post-Cold War era of convergence came to an end and how major powers are now using interdependence to gain a strategic advantage over their rivals. He argues that the great powers all seek to avoid a major war with each other but will compete will all measures short of that, including cyber war, economic war, proxy war, and coercive diplomacy….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Jihad 82 mins – “On May 2, 2011, a team of U.S. Navy SEALS raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing America’s number one enemy. Bin Laden was first placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list in 1999 and gained household name recognition after the September 11 attacks, but little is known about the day-to-day experiences of the emir of al-Qaida and the people closest to him, especially after 9/11. Investigative journalists Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy provide an up-close portrait of bin Laden’s life on the run in their new book, “The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight (Bloomsbury USA, 2017). Scott-Clark and Levy expose the connections between the al-Qaida leadership and the deep states in Pakistan and Iran….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Budgeting 39 mins – “On today’s show: Civics 101: Budget and Appropriations “Viva La Arquitectura!” from 99% Invisible. …Curtis Wilkie is co-author of The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign along with Thomas Oliphant[and] “Artist Matt Patterson Goes in Search of a Turtle Muse’ ” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Bugout Bunkers 28 mins – “Garrett Graff, author of the new book “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die” joins Chuck Todd on the latest edition of ‘1947.’” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Government Upgrades 22 mins – “Could London be the first carbon neutral city? Listen to this exciting debate hosted by Intelligence Squared. Gadget guru Jason Bradbury is the chair, plus guests including award winning actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade.” At the link find the title, “Can innovation transform London into a carbon neutral city? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Issues 41 mins – “Under the oversight of Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure under the Obama administration, the detainee population at Guantanamo Bay went from 164 to 41. But Guantanamo remains open, and the Trump administration has promised not only to halt any further transfers or releases of detainees, but also to possibly bring in more detainees in the future. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Paul to discuss his time as special envoy and what’s next for Guantanamo under President Trump.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_210.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guantanamo Lessons 52 mins – “From the Stratford Festival, Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, talks with Paul Kennedy about a life-changing experience that contains a challenge for us “ At the link find all.” At the link find the title, “After Guantanamo: Dennis Edney on defending Omar Khadr, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170524_27903.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Gun Incident 32 mins – “Bernard did not get along with his father, who expected him to work as a full-time employee in the family gas station starting when Bernard was just eight years old. But then Bernard went off to the army, and when he came home, an incident with a gun changed his relationship to his father, to society, and to himself.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Treatment 87 mins – “Explore treatments, other than surgery, to treat gynecologic cancer: radiation, cytotoxic chemotherapy, targeted treatments, and immunotherapy. Recorded on 03/21/2017. (#32079)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hate Crime Trends 48 mins – “The stabbings in Portland, Oregon and on the University of Maryland campus. We’ll look at the rise of hate in America.” At the link find the title, “Stabbings And A Surge of Hate May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530919792.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care History 66 mins – “Historian Christy Ford Chapin of University of Maryland Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins and author of Ensuring America’s Health talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book–a history of how America’s health care system came to be dominated by insurance companies or government agencies paying doctors per procedure. Chapin explains how this system emerged from efforts by the American Medical Association to stop various reform efforts over the decades. Chapin argues that different models might have emerged that would lead to a more effective health care system.” AT the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care in U.S. 66 mins – “From his perspective as head of Permanente Medical Group, Robert Pearl is responsible for the health care that is delivered to more than 4 million Kaiser Permanente members in the states of California, Virginia, Maryland and in Washington, D.C. Pearl says he has definitely seen his share of medical errors. He points out that American health care is in the bottom half of all industrialized countries, where every year hundreds of people die from medical errors and thousands die from diseases they did not have to get. Join us for a frank discussion on how to eliminate excessive costs, lack of convenience and poor quality health care and ultimately modernize and save the American health care industry.At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hearing Aids 22mins – “When she was growing up, Adrienne didn’t want to believe she was losing her hearing, and she didn’t want to wear hearing aids. This is the story of how she decided to embrace the technology that restored her hearing, and what happened when she did.” At the link right-click “Direct download: S2E5_-_These_Things_Is_Miracles.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Design 20 mins – “This week I have a meeting with a house designer. So in this episode, we’ll talk about what you and I should do to prepare for those initial design meetings.   What documents and information we’ll need for those meetings to be less time consuming and more successful.  Now I’m not going to talk a lot about how to choose a designer or architect.  If you’ve listened to this show for a while, you can probably figure that out.  Ask friends and family and contractors for their recommendations and get several references before settling on a house designer or architect. What we’ll concentrate on today, is what you do after you’ve decided on a specific design professional.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

India and Israel 66 mins – “Consul General Andy David and Ambassador Venkatesan Ashok will speak together in celebration of Israel and India’s 25 years of diplomatic relations and their centuries-long historical and cultural connections. The two diplomats will discuss the growing partnership and collaboration between their two countries as well as shared interests and mutual goals for the future.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Farmer Suicides 27 mins – “Farmers taking their own lives in India has been in the news for quite some time and this story is about how it has impacted on the mental health of communities. As too much rain or droughts continue to destroy crops making farmers unable to pay debts, families fear that their breadwinners could be the next to kill themselves. Navin Singh Khadka follows families in Marathwada, the worst hit district in the state that saw more than 400 farmers kill themselves last year.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Issues 39 mins – “This week on the podcast, Jack Goldsmith sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the current state of national security. What should we make of the president’s tweeted allegations of politically motivated wiretapping? Of the revised executive order restricting entry into the United States from six majority-Muslim countries? Of the most recent release by Wikileaks? Of Trump’s persistent attacks on the integrity of the intelligence community? Jack and Matt are here, if not to explain things, then at least to talk them through.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_212.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Operations 56 mins – “Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the U.S. election for an exhausting five and a half hours. They made a lot of news, but there were also a lot of refusals to comment and speeches made by members of the Committee. So we’ve cut down their testimony to less than an hour, giving you only what you need to know.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_214.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Intoxication History 29 mins – “Humans have been getting intoxicated, and finding new ways to get intoxicated, for thousands of years. On this episode, I explore the history of intoxication, and how that history played out in the life of one young woman.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iran Nuclear Deal 88 mins – “The Iran deal adopted in July 2015 was an effort not only to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons but also to avert a nuclear arms competition in the Middle East. But uncertainties surrounding the future of the agreement, including the question of what Iran will do when key restrictions on its nuclear program expire after 15 years, could provide incentives for some of its neighbors to keep their nuclear options open. A Brookings panel–including Robert Einhorn, Richard Nephew, Suzanne Maloney, Amb. Youssef Al Otaiba of the UAE, and Derek Chollet of the German Marshall Fund–discuss a new report on the deal’s implementation.” At the link right-click “Direct download: EPISODE_173.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Books 50 mins – “Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, and William McCants, author of The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, join Benjamin Wittes in the first Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic State 60 mins – “At this week’s Hoover Book Soiree, Samuel Tadros of the Hudson Institute and the Hoover Institution sat down with Graeme Wood to discuss his new book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic StateThe book both situates ISIS within context of Islamic history and theology and chronicles Wood’s meetings with ISIS supporters and sympathizers across the world in an effort to understand what’s behind the group’s pull. It’s a useful complement to the news coming out of Iraq and Syria as we begin to consider what the future of ISIS will look like after the fall of Raqqa and Mosul.” At the link right-click “ Direct download: Episode_216.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jared Kushner 26 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Tim O’Brien, Executive Editor at Bloomberg View, about the many webs Jared Kushner is tangled up in around the White House and in the Russia investigation.” At the link find the title, “Trumpcast: Criminal or Stupid or Criminally Stupid? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2576812332.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linux Variations 44 mins – “Not every Linux distro is the same, but many have very similar features and applications. In today’s episode we review Ubuntu MATE from the perspective that it is a typical modern Linux distro for the average user.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lobbying Corruption 27 mins – “Brody Mullins, Investigative Reporter at the Wall Street Journal, tells Chuck the story of Evan Morris, a high-flying pharmaceutical lobbyist in Washington who offers a dark lesson for D.C. power-brokers.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mandy Patinkin 30 mins – “The actor behind Homeland‘s Saul Berenson joins Chuck to talk about the inspiration behind the character, and his work advocating on behalf of Syrian refugees.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marvin Kalb 28 mins – “He knows the history of Meet the Press perhaps better than anyone alive: Former moderator Marvin Kalb, who was 17 years old when the broadcast first launched in 1947, joins Chuck Todd to celebrate the show’s 70th anniversary.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Management 43 mins – “Memory is not just a curiosity. Memory is central to our existence — and our ability to predict the future.” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mexico and Central America Violence 38 mins – “Stephanie Leutert, the Mexico Security Initiative Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Lawfare‘s Beyond the Border series, joined Benjamin Wittes on this week’s podcast to talk about the epidemic of violence plaguing Mexico and Central America. Despite the crisis going on immediately to our south, those of us in the United States who work and think on national security issues rarely consider this violence as relevant to national security. But Stephanie argues that we should.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_191.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Military Drones 50 mins – “Jameel Jaffer, author of The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law, joins Jack Goldsmith at the Hoover Book Soiree.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_204.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu,

Nancy Pelosi 76 mins – “In commemoration of Nancy Pelosi’s 30 years in Congress, join us for a conversation about where America has been and where it’s headed. What does the future hold for health care, jobs, the economy, infrastructure, the environment, women’s rights, immigration, national security and foreign policy? How will Democrats work with President Trump? Nancy Pelosi has led House Democrats for more than a dozen years and previously served as House Democratic whip. The Christian Science Monitor has called her “the most powerful woman in American politics.” Bring your questions.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

News Agency Lawsuits 26 mins – “New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet joins Chuck Todd to talk about how difficult it can be covering politicians like Donald Trump, and why the biggest threat facing journalism is on the local level.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Nixon Biographer 33 mins – “John Farrell, author of “Richard Nixon: The Life” talks about what made the the 37th President so unique, and how his presidency parallels that of the Trump administration.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power 39 mins – “Fukushima. Chernobyl. Three Mile Island. There’s been some big nuclear accidents over the past few decades, but how dangerous is nuclear power really? We take you inside the core of America’s biggest nuclear power plant and trace what went wrong at Fukushima to try to figure out: when will the next meltdown happen? And what our chances are of getting cancer from it? This week we talk to Dr. Spencer Wheatley, Dr. Jonathan Samet, and Jack Cadogan, an executive at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. UPDATE! We’ve made a couple of small changes to this episode, thank you to all the listeners who picked up on them. 1. We called the energy that comes from nuclear power a chemical reaction… it’s not. It’s a nuclear reaction. Chemical reactions involve the electrons in an atom. Nuclear reactions involve the nucleus. 2. We said that the Joker became The Joker After falling into a vat of radioactive waste. This is disputed. It seems it was a vat chemicals.. But what those chemicals were , that’s unclear. 3. A clarification: We said that the waste that nuclear power produces in the US… 2200 metric tons per year… was like 323 male African Elephants. That was a weight comparison. They weigh roughly the same… It wasn’t a three dimensional size comparison. Nuclear waste is much denser than an elephant, and so it takes up much less room. And if you want to read the most amazing calculation from an academic of how much bigger 323 African Elephants are in 3D space you’ve got to sign up to our brand spanking new newsletter! To do that head to https://gimletmedia.com/newsletter/ And FINALLY! We got a lot of feedback from that episode that listeners really wanted to hear how nuclear power compares to other energy sources: like coal, solar and wind! Now we decided that to do a fair comparison that really needs it’s own episode – it wasn’t as simple as just throwing out some numbers. So we’re working on that episode for next season.” At the link find the title, “Nuclear Power – what are the Risks? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT5511286707.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Problems 19 mins – “Kerry Reed is allergic to a lot of things: apple cider vinegar, avocados, squash, onions, dairy, some types of flour … the list goes on….On this episode of Weeds in the Wild, we’re using Sarah Kliff’s reporting to help you understand why states all across the country are developing these giant bald spots in their Obamacare markets. We look at what it will mean for people like Kerry if the law “explodes” — and what the Trump administration could do to intervene if it wanted.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Oil Cost Impact 52 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss corruption in Brazil, US fracking and the effects on OPEC, and Paul Romer’s war on bankspeak.” At the link find the title, “The Bureaucrats Gone Wild Edition, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1670374880.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paris Accord Withdrawal 60 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica, about the consequences (or lack thereof) of Trump’s withdrawal from The Paris Climate Accords. Plus, Vladamir Putin knows why a hacker does what he does.” At the link find the title, “No Consequences?Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM8154332040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pets as Family Members 56 mins – “There are now more pets than children in North American homes, and lavish dog beds and catnip mice are taking the place of bassinets and rattles. Kelley Jo Burke explores what we’re really saying about who we are when we start bringing up ‘furbabies” At the link find the title, “Bringing up furbaby: The evolution from family pet to pet family, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170530_83615.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Waste 58 mins – “Plastic is everywhere—in single and multiuse products and packaging. Almost all plastic ends its short, useable time in litter, waste, dumps, trash, rivers, oceans, soil or landfills. This ultimately leads to unhealthy plastic degradation and causes harm to environments throughout the world. Join us in this important discussion about Recology’s mission to achieve the best and highest use of environmentally safe and healthy resources. Learn about Recology’s challenges, work and research to create a practical system worldwide to reclaim, convert and remanufacture plastic particles and products into reusable, safe resources for healthy environments, people and populations.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Shootings and Psychology 38 mins – “After a police-involved shooting, there’s often a familiar blame game: Maybe the cop was racist. Maybe the person who was shot really was threatening. Or maybe, the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore how unconscious bias can infect a culture — and how a police shooting may say as much about a community as it does about individuals.” At the link find the title, “In The Air We Breathe, Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files 20170605_hiddenbrain_73b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the poop-up menu.

Portfolio Society 28 mins – “If, in the twenty-first century, credit is the new capital , what are the implications for our finances, but also our relationships?  This week, Laura talks with Ivan Ascher, author of a new book on The Portfolio Society, and debt activist Pam Brown, about the implications of a society based on risk rather than labor. And we hear from Mandy Cabot, CEO of Dansko shoes who chose her workers over a corporate buyout. She’s joined by Richard Eidlin, co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council.” At the link right=clcik “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press and Terrorism 50 mins – “In the wake of the Manchester attack, tech companies are again under pressure to fight extremism online. A look at whether they’re really doing all that they can. Also, can reporters inform the public about terrorist attacks without supplying the very notoriety the killers crave? Plus: how the South is grappling with taking down monuments to the Confederacy — and what to put in their place.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy History 53 mins – “Is privacy a guaranteed American right? Or is it just continually under threat? On this episode, Joanne, Ed and Nathan explore the places where the private and the public collide. We’ll look at voting in the 19th century, surveillance of gay employees in the federal government, the newsworthiness of your private life, and find out if there was ever a golden age of privacy in America.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Privacy in Germany vs U.S. 57 mins – “Four years on, the cultural differences between Europe and the United States exposed by Edward Snowden’s disclosures of NSA surveillance programs still loom large in transatlantic relations. At our most recent Hoover Book Soiree, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Russell Miller—editor of a new volume on Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair— and Ralf Poscher—who, along with Ben, contributed a chapter to the book—to chat about privacy and surveillance oversight post-Snowden.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_221.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Broadcasting Future 52 mins – “A panel discussion on the challenges faced by public broadcaster with James Harding from the BBC; Jennifer McGuire from the CBC and Michael Oreskes from NPR. Simon Houpt moderates the conversation.” At the link find the title, “Does public broadcasting have a future? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170526_19470.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pyramid Schemes 56 mins – “Multi Level Marketing business ventures like LuLaRoe and ItWorks are getting more popular, especially with women. Can selling leggings on Facebook really be a good way to make money or is it all a scam?” At the link find the title, “Women and Pyramid Schemes, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-31-smnty-women-and-pryamid-scheme-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ramadan Activities 51 mins – “Ramadan Mubarak folks! It’s that magical 30 days where we’re all hungry and sleepy and trying to be a better person. See Something Say Something is celebrating this Ramadan with a mini-series. And this first episode is all about fasting. Ahmed talks to Kamelya Omayma Youssef, who grew up in Dearborn, MI, with parents who didn’t fast. At a certain point as a teenager, she had to figure out what she wanted to do. Then, Ahmed is joined by comedian Aman Ali to talk about how he drove across the country six years ago, breaking his fast in a new state and a new mosque every night. And finally, we hear from former competitive Olympic weightlifter Kulsoom Abdullah, about how professional athletes train during Ramadan.” At the link find the title, “Episode 26: The Fast And The Furious,” right-click “Media files PPY2886927235.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reading Quantity and Quality 30 mins – “Humans have been reading for thousands of years, but ever since the invention of television, people have been worried that reading is in decline. The latest worry is that, even if the Internet has caused an uptick in the quantity of our reading, we’re reading on screens instead of paper, and this seems to degrade the quality of our reading.” At the link right-click “Download mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rural American Voters 20 mins – “Chris Clayton, Agriculture Policy Reporter for DTN, tells Chuck Todd that many voters felt threatened by change during the Obama Administration.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Russian Propaganda 120 mins – “On Friday, March 31st, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held its first open hearing in its investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election on “Disinformation: A Primer in Russian Active Measures and Influence Campaigns.” The experts before the committee, including Eugene Rumer, Roy Godson, Clint Watts, Kevin Mandia, General Keith Alexander, and Thomas Rid, gave a useful rundown of the scope and mechanics of Russian influence. There’s just one problem: their testimony ran five hours long. So once again, we’ve cut down the hearing to a snappy two hours, bringing you just the good parts.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_217.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Section 8 Housing 47 mins – “On this season of Working, we visit the city of Baltimore, to talk to people about their jobs there. We’re hoping to learn about how the city informs their work, and how they are shaping Baltimore itself, by working.” At the link find the title, “Working: In Baltimore.. How Does a Real Estate Property Manager Work? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3650502222.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexism 39 mins – “How do you deal with the kind of sexism that’s veiled in politeness?” At the link find the title, “What Is Benevolent Sexism? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-09-smnty-benevolent-sexism-final.mp3”and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Sextortion Crimes 56 mins – “Department of Justice Computer Crimes Prosecutor Mona Sedky discusses the sextortion cases she has prosecuted and the meaning and danger of this new kind of crime.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_176.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Town Economics 50 mins – “On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, we revisit our stories on three cities across the country: Dalton, Georgia; Gillette, Wyoming; and Corvallis, Oregon. In each place, we met with the mayor and with folks around town, getting a sense of the economy there and how it’s changing. We visited carpet factories and coal mines, spoke to students and business owners, and found unique stories of how the economy is changing — and how that affects real people and their lives.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Snowden Book 58 mins – “Amidst the chaos surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor and the slowly unspooling news story on the Trump team’s reported contacts with the Russian government, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering a previous political controversy involving the Kremlin: Edward Snowden’s asylum in Moscow. In his recent book How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft, Epstein argues that Snowden was effectively acting as a Russian spy, though he believes it’s not clear when and to what extent Snowden came under Russian influence. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Epstein at the Hoover Book Soiree to chat about the book and discuss its more controversial elements.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_209.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Space Station Astronaut 18 mins – “Kate Rubins is an astronaut and biologist on board the International Space Station. During her time on the ISS, Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA microgravity – but she’s also had to help maintain the space station, and even repair the toilet plumbing. She talks with Chuck about how NASA helps her cast her ballot if she doesn’t make it back to Earth before the election.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speech Writing 56 mins – “Today, we’re introducing Area 45, a new political podcast from the team behind Uncommon Knowledge, The Classicist, and the Libertarian. Host Bill Whalen interviews Uncommon Knowledge’s host, Peter Robinson about presidential communication in this age of shock tweets and nonstop news cycles. Presidents are defined by rhetorical moments: Reagan and Kennedy at the Berlin Wall; George W. Bush rallying the nation after the 9/11 attacks. And Donald Trump? So far his presidency hasn’t been one of major addresses. Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, author of Reagan’s famous speech at the Brandenberg Gate, discusses the art of presidential wordsmithery in this age of social media and nonstop news cycles. New episodes of Area 45 are released each week. Subscribe now on iTunes, SoundCloud, or via RSS on your favorite podcast platform.” “ 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.  

Startups in China 61 mins – “Kai-Fu Lee 李开复 is one of the most prominent figures in Chinese technology. He founded China’s noted early-stage venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures after launching and heading up Google’s China operations during their years of growth from 2005 to 2009. Born in Taiwan and educated at Columbia and Carnegie Mellon, Kai-Fu had an early career in Silicon Valley, including a stint as principal research scientist at Apple. Microsoft brought him to Beijing in 1998 to set up a research division, as he has seen the rise of the Chinese internet from its earliest days.  Kai-Fu has more than 50 million fans on the social media platform Weibo and is a much-loved public speaker and author. He is perhaps most admired for his gutsy investing in Chinese startup companies: Sinovation puts money into startup companies in their riskiest early years or even months. Kai-Fu founded it in 2009, at least half a decade before the world began to take Chinese innovation seriously. He was an early believer in mobile companies when many investors were still seeing the internet as a desktop world. Now Kai-Fu is turning his attention to artificial intelligence (AI), and he spoke to Kaiser and Jeremy about it for this podcast at — of all places — the Trump International Tower in midtown New York City. Jiayang Fan from the New Yorker was finishing off an interview as they arrived, and she stayed for the chat. The discussion ranges from new technologies that are coming from Chinese engineers to the inexorable rise of AI and how it will change the way we live, work, and think. …” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Stockton Wunderkind Mayor 27 mins – “In November 2016, Mayor Michael Tubbs was elected to lead Stockton, Califronia by a 70% margin. The mayoral wunderkind joined Chuck Todd to talk about his ambitions for the city, and what he’d like to see from the state’s governor.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Activities 21 mins – “Court reporting is usually a fairly predictable beat. But in the age of Trump, legal news has been fast-paced, with back-to-back-to-back controversies: a Supreme Court nomination, possible obstructions of justice, and legally dubious executive orders that drop at a moment’s notice. In this Slate Extra podcast—which is exclusive to Slate Plus members—Chau Tu talks with staff writer Dahlia Lithwick, who’s been covering the legal beat since the early days of Slate. Lithwick talks about how the pace of the job has changed under Trump, how many Supreme Court justices the president may get to appoint, and what she sees as the biggest legal issues ahead.” At the link find the title, “Slate Extra: Dahlia Lithwick on Keeping Up with the Judiciary, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4945049241.mp3” and select Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Soccer 28 mins – “6 years of war and crippling sanctions, yet Syria’s footballers are still dreaming of World Cup glory in Russia. Richard Conway follows the team’s extraordinary story.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenagers 47 mins – “A new parent’s guide to navigating adolescence. It’s still a minefield out there.” At the link find the title, “How To Navigate Your Child’s Adolescence, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_530589807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Texas Clean Energy 58 mins – “Skip Averitt, Chair, Texas Clean Energy Coalition; Republican Former State Senator Stephanie Smith, COO, Greencastle LLC Pat Wood III, Principal, Wood3 Resources Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think. It leads the country in wind power, thanks to a law signed by Governor George W. Bush. Texans also claim the state can comply with President Obama’s Clean Power Plan with technologies and policies already on hand. Ranchers and former oil men are dipping their toes into renewable energy. What else is in the clean energy pipeline? Join a conversation with Texas energy leaders about fossil fuels and renewables in America’s most prominent energy-exporting state.At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tom Brokaw 27 mins – “Tom Brokaw, NBC News Special Correspondent and former moderator of Meet the Press, joins Chuck to talk about a little-known story from his past in which President Nixon tried to hire Brokaw to work as the White House Press Secretary.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation 40 mins – “The Halo Sport is a health and wellness device which uses transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to achieve physical benefits.” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Economy 19 mins – “The president’s budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won’t like what it would take.” At the link find the title, “#776: Here We Grow Again,” right-click “Media files 20170607 pmoney_pmpod776.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Health Care Act 36 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande about the AHCA and why its passing would be a catastrophe for the very people that voted for him.” At the link find the title, “The Meaner Bill, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM4943226280.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Integrity 62 mins – “Yesterday, Just Security and the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law hosted Benjamin Wittes for a conversation on a question he and I have posed about the path of the Trump presidency so far: what happens when we can’t take the president’s oath of office seriously? Ben’s talk focused on an essay by him and myself that went up on Lawfare simultaneously, in which we argued that the presidential oath—little discussed though it may be in constitutional jurisprudence and academic literature—is actually the glue that holds together many of our assumptions about how government functions. And when large enough numbers of people cause to doubt the sincerity of the president’s oath, those assumptions begin to crumble. Many thanks to Ryan Goodman of Just Security and Zachary Goldman of the Center on Law and Security for putting together this event. Make sure to also read Ryan’s Just Security followup post on his post-talk discussion with Ben and the questions raised by our essay.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_211.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump vs Intelligence Community 58 mins – “Three months into the Trump presidency, where does the relationship between the President and the intelligence community stand? Donald Trump is no longer quite so regularly combative in his tweets and public comments about the various intelligence agencies, but the White House-intelligence community relationship is still far from normal under this very unusual presidency. Here to ponder the question are former NSA and CIA director General Michael Hayden, former acting and deputy director of CIA John McLaughlin, and former deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism Juan Zarate, who spoke with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius in a recent event at the Aspen Institute.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_222.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s First 100 Days 74 mins – “What lies ahead for the next 100 days of the Trump administration? How will President Trump’s action plan continue to impact our domestic and foreign affairs, health care, education, environment, immigration, economic and trade policies? Who are the new people leading the country and how will they impact public policy? What role will all forms of media play as they cover the new administration? Join The Commonwealth Club and KQED for the final program of our four-part series of programs that address the first 100 days of the Trump administration and how this period will shape America over the next four years and beyond.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Turtle Eggs with GPS 6 mins – “…In March, I took a trip to Nicaragua. I had a secret mission: smuggling in a counterfeit sea turtle egg, equipped with a GPS tracker, to plant in a suitable nest. Let me explain. It all starts with conservationist Kim Williams-Guillen, who works for an environmental group called Paso Pacifico. Paso Pacifico strives to protect the sea turtles nesting in Nicaragua, with offices both there and in the US….” 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.

U.S.-Russian Relations 45 mins – “This week on the podcast, Benjamin Wittes and Cliff Kupchan talk about the future of U.S-Russia relations and to delve into the Russian intervention in Syria. Kupchan is the Chairman and Practice Head for Eurasia at the Eurasia Group, where he covers Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, as well as its energy sector. He argues that the United States has good reason to talk to and work with Russia on a host of crises, including Syria. While he calls Russia a “revisionist power without a vision,” he also warns that the United States would be foolish to dismiss the country’s concerns out of hand. Instead, American officials should strive to work with Moscow in Syria, where he argues that the national interest requires it, as an anti-Russian obstructionism will benefit neither the United States nor the international community.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Podcast_167—Kupchan_on_Russia.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veterans Gardening 84 mins – “Bennett Tanton is a former Reconnaissance Marine and US Army Infantryman. He has his BA in Security Management and is a graduate of 2014 Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans with disabilities (EBV) at Syracuse University. Bennett is the Co-Founder & President of Warrior Hall Inc, Co-founder & Co-host of Cigars and Sea Stories and the Co-host of Change Your POV. Bennett also works as a contributor and adviser to a few publications, companies and organizations. Bennett is a Certified Peer Support Specialist in the states of NC and AZ; he currently works for the Veterans Administration as a Peer Support Specialist. Bennett has dedicated his life to helping veterans navigate the system and aid them in adding value to their communities.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Counsel 50 mins – “Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn’t White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin Wittes sat down with Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel for Barack Obama, to talk about the Office of the White House Counsel and how President Trump can and can’t be restrained.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_228.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 291 – Jun 9, 2017: Air Pollution Carbon Particles, Alaskan Temperatures, American Empire, Angela Glover Blackwell, Archaeology, Australia and U.S., Back Pain, Bannon’s War, Bison, Bitcoin Skeptic, Blind Baker, Blind People Hear Emotions, Blind Sculptor, Blind Twins, Bollywood Khans, Brazil Soccer Shirts, Broken Windows, Capitalism Falters, Carbon Dividends Plan, CIA History, Climate Warming Erosion, Cod Fishing, Comey vs Clinton Committee, Comey-Johnson-Rogers, Commons Projects, Compaq Computers, Computer Trends, Counterterroism Operations, Crop Genetics History, Darkode, Diabetic Foot Care and Amputations, Diet Debate, Direct Action Protests, DNA Home Tests, Doctor in Your Pocket, Drug War Status, Education Research, Encryption Problem, Enzymes, Fake News – Left and Right, Fermi’s Paradox, Financial Technology, Food Quality, Forest Future, Foster Parents, Frontierism, Functional Medicine, Garry Kasparov, Genetic Counseling, Gerrymandering, Glaucoma, Grief Disorder, Guaranteed Basic Income, Gynecologic Cancer, Health Care, Hearing Aid Technology, Herring Fishery, Herring Rake, Hillary Clinton Campaign, Hitler’s Rise, Human Theater, Innocents Network Conference, Innovation in Big Companies, Irritable Bowel Disease, Israeli Hospitals, Japanese Trade in Brooklyn, Joint Pain Fixes, Junk Economics, Justice Stephen Breyer, Kidney Injuries, Leadership, Liberty Trends, Mac Computer Security, Magnesium Deficiency, Mail Order Brides in Early America, Malaria Vaccine, Manchurian Candidate, Martha Stewart, May Day, Meat Supply, Memory Improvement, Misinformation Age, Mosquitoes in Alaska, Narcissus Effect, Nat turner Revolt, National Weather Service, New Hampshire,Economic Status, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, North Korea Nuclear Program, NSA and CIA Breaches, Office of Management and Budget, Oil Age End, Origins of Life, Oval Office Recording, Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Patents and Trademarks Office, Paul Revere, Policing in NYC, Political Satire, Political Trends, Populism Congress Summit, Poverty Discussion, Presidential Power, Productivity Paradox, Railroad CREATE in Chicago, Recycling in California, Refugee Resettlement, Russian Expert, Salmon, Saudi Arabia, Scopes Trial, Sea Ice in the Arctic, Serengeti Rules, Shoe Empire, Shoelace Knots, Slave Labor Boycott Slavery and Suicide, Sleep and Rest, Slot Machine Hackers, Smart Grid Idea, Smart Phone Medicine, Southern Food History, Speech Writing, Squatters in NYC, Student Report Stories, Syrian Disaster Experience, Tasmanian Devil, Teens Need Sleep, Thomas Jefferson, Tick Season, Trump Supporter Roger Stone, Ultrasound for the Brain, USDA Duties, Venison, Wastewater Analysis, Womens Solidarity, Wrongful Conviction of Jason Baldwin, WWII and US Entry, Zika Virus Control

Exercise your ears: the 118 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 388 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 15,000 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 abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Air Pollution Black Carbon 14 mins – “Air pollution is a big problem. It’s our single largest environmental health risk, and causes an eighth of all global deaths worldwide. We know that air pollution increases respiratory diseases and the risk of infections like pneumonia. But now, new research suggests air pollution may alter the properties of bacteria themselves, in some potentially worrying ways. This month, we spoke to Dr Julie Morrissey from the University of Leicester about the study, and what it means for our health.” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alaskan Temperatures 28 mins – “Go on a winter walk with host Richard Nelson as he describes what it takes to survive and thrive in some of the world’s lowest temperatures. Learn how the challenge of the cold can be exhilirating and how indigenous people of the North have adapted to freezing temperatures.” At the link find the title, “Cold, Dec 2008,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Empire 51 mins – “The United States has a complicated history when it comes to ideas of empire and imperialism. Since it’s earliest days, the United States has wanted the power that came with being an empire even while declaring its distaste for them. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence, which severed the 13 American colonies’ ties to the most powerful empire in the mid-to-late 18th-century world, also had strong views about empire: Thomas Jefferson wanted the United States to become a great and vast “Empire of Liberty.” Frank Cogliano, a Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh and author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy, joins us to explore how Thomas Jefferson came to be a supporter and promoter of empires.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Angela Glover Blackwell 25 mins- “This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Archaeology 60 mins – “This week we dig into the world of bioarchaeology to discover what a bunch of dead people’s bones can tell us about our past. We spend the hour with Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of the new book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death”, learning about the surprising information stashed away in teeth, bones, and mass graves.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia and U.S. 66 mins – “Shadow Minister for Defence Richard Marles addresses the National Press Club on the topic ‘Defence and National Identity: Who we are as Australians and the role we seek to play in the world’.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Richard Marles, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_RichardMarles_2405_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 57 mins – “At some point during our lives, most of us will have at least one episode of back pain. Sharp or dull, the pain can come on at an unexpected moment and dominate our lives for days or weeks, until it disappears as mysteriously as it came. When Pain Becomes Chronic For some people, however, low back pain becomes chronic and debilitating. With suffering, many people are anxious for an ultimate solution: surgery to fuse the vertebrae. Unfortunately, too often this approach is applied inappropriately and fails to provide the expected relief. According to Dr. David Hanscom, a leading spine surgeon, back pain can be overcome, but surgery is frequently NOT the best choice. People with chronic back pain may need to overcome their anger and anxiety and use an integrated approach to build new neural pathways that circumvent the pain. Some of the best tactics include finding a way to play as well as a way to confront anger and find forgiveness.” At the link find the title, “Show 972: New Pathways to Overcome Chronic Back Pain,” right-click “Media files PP-972backpain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bannon’s War 57 mins – “The inside story of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon’s war — with radical Islam, Washington and White House rivals.” At th link find the title, “Bannon’s War May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 324265724-frontlinepbs-bannons-war.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bison 28 mins – “It moans like a cow, but you can’t mistake the bison for its more domesticated cousin. Head to Delta Junction, Alaska as host Richard Nelson sits among a heard of 200 bison.” At the link find the title, “Bison, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin Skeptic 46 mins – “This week we have on Nick Weaver the show. Nick’s a regular Lawfare contributor, senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California, and as you’ll see, quite the Bitcoin skeptic. Nick walks Ben through what exactly Bitcoin is, answering whether the platform is a financial opportunity of historical proportions, the massive criminal problem law enforcement officials have suggested, or something else entirely—a waste of your money. Nick also outlines some of the design flaws he sees in Bitcoin and why those flaws, which many in the Bitcoin community view as important features, will actually lead to the platform’s downfall. It’s a discussion of Ponzi schemes, the benefits of the blockchain, and the future of international currency transactions.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_152—Bitcoin_Nick Weaver.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Baker 13 mins – “Penny Melville-Brown lost her sight while in the Royal Navy, but that has never held her back. In December of 2016 she launched http://www.bakingblind.com …a website that offers tips, recipes, and videos for blind and partially sighted cooks. The initiative is now a finalist for the world renowned Holman Prize…and RNIB Connect Radio’s Kris Wallace has been speaking to Penny to find out more…” At the link find the title, “Penny is Baking Blind, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5927799-penny-is-baking-blind.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind People Hear Emotions 11 mins – “Your tone speaks louder than words when talking to a blind or partially sighted person. Jill and Maria, ​G​irl ​G​one ​B​lind, chat about the great power of intonation​! ​How a conversation is presented is much more telling than you think. Watch out…these two blind girls can tell how you REALLY feel! Maria is a weekly contributor and a lifestyle blogger at www.girlgoneblind.com….” At the link find the title, “How blind people interpret the tone of your voice, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5541991-how-blind-people-interpret-the-tone-of-your-voice.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Sculptor 15 mins – “After losing her sight Branwyn Owens thought her artistic career was over. That was until she discovered a real talent for working with clay. Since then she has found a new sense of purpose and has an incredibly busy year ahead of her and her company Clay Of Cymru. Kris Wallace has been speaking to Branwyn to find out her incredible story… TWITTER: @Clay_of_Cymru WEBSITE: www.clayofcymru.co.ukAt the link find the title, “Blind Sculptor Branwyn Owens, Apr”, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5833596-blind-sculptor-branwyn-owens.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Twins 20 mins – “Due to a genetic eye condition, identical twins Daniel and Michael Smith both lost their sight when they were 18. Now, seven years on and following their much published story, the brothers talk to Peter White about the impact their blindness has had on their lives in the intervening years. They speak candidly about the stress they have experienced working in very visual jobs in the City of London. Michael is about the qualify as a lawyer and Dan is working as an investment banker. They last appeared on In Touch three years ago and in this programme speak of the changes they have experienced since last meeting Peter.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bollywood Khans 50 mins – “Bollywood, the world’s biggest film industry had, until recently, largely avoided the inter-faith tensions that surface repeatedly elsewhere in India. Many leading men are Muslims – a fact that has been no apparent impediment to their success. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the history of Muslims in Bollywood through the prism of the number of powerful leading male actors who share the same Muslim surname – Khan. The Khans have quite literally taken over Bollywood. Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamer, Saif Ali and Irfan – to name but a few – currently dominate the industry. Almost all are Muslim or of Muslim descent, hugely successful and able to navigate two of the most powerful forces working against them – the puritanism of Islam and the ever-increasing grip of Hindu fundamentalism in India. They are some of the nation’s best-loved and most successful actors, brand ambassadors of the official “Incredible India” tourism campaign – and Muslims in a majority-Hindu nation. And many of them are married to Hindus. Prominent actors, writers, directors, producers, composers, film historians, politicians and critics explain how the Khans have managed to successfully carve out their careers as Muslims in a Hindu world, about how they see the future unfolding under the growing Hindu fundamentalist culture of India, as well as against the national and international backdrop of Islamic fundamentalism.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brazil Soccer Shirts 21 mins – “Soccer came to Brazil in the late 19th century. It was first a game of the elites but then over time became a game of the poor and working class. In this sense, says BBC journalist Fernando Duarte, soccer was the country’s true revolution. And if soccer is Brazil’s revolution, the Brazilian soccer shirt is its flag. Brazilians in their soccer jerseys by Danilo Borges  The Brazilian soccer shirt is iconic. Its bright canary yellow with green trim, worn with blue shorts, is known worldwide. Compared with other soccer jerseys, the uniform is joyful and bold and seems to capture something essential about Brazil. Official poster of the 1950 World Cup. But it was not always this way. Brazil used to play in plain, unremarkable white shirts. The story of how the uniform changed goes back to the World Cup of 1950, held that year in Brazil for the first time….” At the link click the down-po9nting arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broken Windows 46 mins – “In the early 1980s, a couple of researchers wrote an article in The Atlantic that would have far-reaching consequences. The article introduced a new idea about crime and policing. It was called Broken Windows. The idea was simple: A broken window is a sign of a neglected community, and a neglected community is a place where crime can thrive. The researchers said, if police fixed the small problems that created visible signs of disorder, the big ones would disappear. Today, we explore how ideas sometimes get away from those who invented them… and then are taken to places that were never intended.” At the link find the title, “Broken Windows, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170526_hiddenbrain_windows.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Capitalism Falters 53 mins – “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and the Center for the Study of Europe. Our lecture is titled “How Will Capitalism End? Reflections on a Failing System.”  Speaking will be Wolfgang Streeck, Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carbon Dividends Plan 13 mins – “Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a more popular, cost-effective and equitable climate solution.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

CIA History 42 mins – “This week at the Hoover Book Soiree, Jack Goldsmith interviewed Christopher Moran, a professor at the University of Warwick, on his book Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA. Moran’s work is a history of CIA memoirs, but it’s also a history of the Agency itself and its efforts to shape its image in the public eye. How does an organization whose work depends on keeping secrets justify its efforts within a democratic society?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_200.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Warming Erosion 28 mins – “Travel to the front lines of global warming with host Elizabeth Arnold as she heads out to Kivalina a small island in the Bering Sea that is washing away.” At the link find the title, “Erosion, Nov 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cod Fishing 28 mins – “Join reporter Jeb Sharp as she heads to Newfoundland to look for a fish that once piled into fishermen’s dorries. A fascinating fish with a rich history, cod are now showing up in some unexpected places.” At the link find the title, “Cod, Nov 2010,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey – Johnson – Rogers 90 mins – “FBI Director James Comey, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers all spoke this week at the Aspen Security Forum. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Comey. The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza spoke with Johnson. And New York Times reporter David Sanger interviewed Rogers. We have edited the interviews down to manageable length and strung them together for listeners. Thanks to the folks at the Aspen Security Forum for giving us permission to use the audio.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_134.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey vs Clinton Committee 88 mins – “FBI Director James Comey faced the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee this week for live long hours over the Clinton email investigation. We hacked it down to 90 minutes. Just the questions. Just the answers. None of the crap.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_178.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Commons Projects 29 mins – “A new world based on community and collaboration is closer than you think. We can steward resources together, in fact, millions of people are doing just that. And not just in the history books. This week, from Kingston, NY, author and activist David Bollier, Co Founder of the Commons Strategy Group, explains what it means to Think Like A Commoner. Then, two activists engaged in Commons projects right now, talk about two very distinct but complementary Commons strategies — one digital in Barcelona, the other rural, in Mozambique. Graca Samu is the director of the Global March of Women and Mayo Fuster is on the faculty of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The commons are no tragedy, say our guests, they’re an opportunity to model ourselves on creativity and shared resources, instead of enclosure.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compaq Computers 42 mins – “ In 1981, engineer Rod Canion left Texas Instruments and co-founded Compaq, which created the first IBM-compatible personal computer. This opened the door to an entire industry of PCs that could run the same software. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how frustrated renter Melanie Colón created an easier way to communicate with noisy neighbors, called Apt App.” At the link find the title, “Compaq Computers: Rod Canion, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170519_hibt_compaq.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Trends 117 mins – “Mary Jo Foley is back from Japan! Microsoft at Computex 2017: Always Connected PCs, more Windows Mixed Reality headsets, tons of new PCs, but none worth mentioning. What’s next for Microsoft in mobile? Brad Sams has heard from multiple sources that Microsoft is considering a Windows Mobile reboot. Microsoft renames Beam to Mixer and adds new features.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Counterterrorism Operations 45 mins – “Earlier this week, the New York Times published a story by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt, and Mark Mazzetti informing us that the Obama administration had changed its interpretation of the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force to more broadly cover the use of force against al-Shabaab, expanding its previous reading of the AUMF as only authorizing force against members of al-Shabaab individually linked to al-Qaeda. Bobby noted the story on Lawfare and provided a few comments. While the news has been somewhat drowned out amidst the hubbub of the presidential transition, the significance of this change in legal interpretation shouldn’t be lost—so we brought Bobby and Charlie Savage on the podcast to talk with Benjamin Wittes about where this change came from and what it might mean.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_199.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Crop Genetics History 47 mins – “While the technologies of genetic engineering are quite commonplace, it was not always the case.  The scientists that blazed the trail hold tremendous history, and it is good to visit with them to understand where the technology came from and where it is going. Dr. Maurice Moloney was there in the beginning, working with Calgene and some early issues in transgenic crops.  He also has served as a leader in some of the world’s preeminent plant science institutions. Dr. Moloney provides interesting and valued perspective about where we have been and where the science is going.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Darkode 58 mins – “Last week as part of the University of Texas at Austin Strauss Center’s conference on “The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law,” Daniel Placek, formerly one of the key figures behind the underground hacker website Darkode, offered an inside look into what led him to start the website, which Europol once called “the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date.” In an interview with NPR News Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston, Placek describes the types of hacker tools once available for hire on the site, and describes what the future of the dark web looks like. He also discusses his cooperation with federal law enforcement officials in their efforts to take down the site. All in all, it’s an interview that shines a light into some of the darkest corners of the web and raises fundamental questions about how such places are policed.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_157-Darkode.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetic Foot Care and Amputations 82 mins – “Diabetes complications include limb disorders. Find out about preventative measures for diabetic foot care, and diabetic amputation. Recorded on 03/16/2017.” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diet Debate 58 mins – “People often hold fast to their favorite dietary dogma and get annoyed if it is challenged. But lately there has been a great deal of controversy about the best diet for good health, especially for people with diabetes or heart disease. One sign of a possible paradigm shift is the publication of three different articles in The New England Journal of Medicine this week. Although all were focused on the health implications of sodium intake, they came to rather different conclusions. The Low-Down on Low-Fat Diets The usual recommendation for people with diabetes is to follow a low-fat diet and avoid saturated fat in particular like the plague. The natural consequence of following these rules is a diet for diabetes that is high in carbs, sometimes highly processed carbs, though it may be low in fat. Is this truly the healthiest way a person with diabetes can eat? Or should the food pyramid be turned upside-down so that grains are the smallest proportion of the diet and fats provide the most calories? We talk with Dr. Eric Westman about the benefits of a ketogenic diet for a variety of health problems. He’ll tell us why he often recommends such a diet for his patients, and he will answer your questions….” At the link find the title, “Show 958: Flipping the Food Pyramid Upside-Down,” right-click “Media files PP-958FlipFood.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Direct Action Protests 27 mins – “On this week’s episode, a question of how we can use direct action to create and sustain long-range, inclusive and effective movements with guests L.A. Kauffman and Jesse Myerson and later in the show Looking for leadership towards a just transition? Community building tactics for survival resilience and peace?  Don’t look up, Look Down for expertise, say two organizers and they’re upbeat! Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Owned Coops and Elizabeth Yampierre from UPROSE.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DNA Home Tests 9 mins – “Record numbers of people want to use DNA to discover more about themselves, according to figures, released to coincide with National DNA Day. According to new research, half of UK adults (49%) are considering taking a home DNA test to help unlock their past and find out more about who they are today. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Brad Argent from AncestryDNA, to find out more.” At the link find the title, “What DNA home tests really tell us, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5856696-what-dna-home-tests-really-tell-us.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor in Your Pocket 58 mins – “Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather report. Apps are also proving as good as dedicated fitness trackers at telling us how much we are moving. Before long, the smart phone will be an essential tool for health care. In his book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands, Dr. Eric Topol envisions a time when patient-driven data is critical for informing clinical decisions. He tells of diagnosing a heart attack at 30,000 feet with an iPhone app and add-on device. In that instance, the plane made an emergency landing that may have saved the patient’s life.” At the link find the title, “Show 982: Smart Phone Medicine — A Doctor in Your Pocket,” right-click “Media files PP-982Topol2015.mp3”and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug War Status 57 mins – “Where are we – in The War on Drugs? Decades after President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one,”  the criminal justice system is still grappling with this.  In recent years, we’ve seen bipartisan calls for an end to so-called mass incarceration for drug crimes.  But now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking a tougher stance on sentencing.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Education Research 120 mins – “Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—the thinking, behavioral, and regulatory skills needed to interact effectively with others—are strongly associated with success in school and life. Because these skills are not only measurable, but also malleable, there is growing interest in research that demonstrates the effectiveness of school-based SEL programs, and in policies aimed at increasing their prevalence. On Wednesday, May 31, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children. The current issue, titled “Social and Emotional Learning,” focuses on the promise of school-based social and emotional learning programs to support children’s success. Following a presentation of the latest journal volume and policy brief, Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver gave keynote remarks and participated in a moderated discussion with Clark McKown, executive director of the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. Shriver and McKown then took questions from the audience. The event concluded with an expert panel discussion of SEL programs.” At the link right-click “Audio only” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

EM Crit Podcast 24 mins – “For episode 200 of EMCrit, my friend Rob Orman of ERCast interviews me on some non-clinical topics–you’ve been warned.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Encryption Problem 93 mins- “This week as the battle between the FBI and Apple raged in a California court, the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington hosted Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) at an event unveiling new legislation that would create a commission tasked with developing viable recommendations on how to balance competing digital security priorities. Under their formulation, the commission would bring together experts who understand the complexity of both the security and technological aspects of the challenge. Following the conversation with Congressman McCaul and Senator Warner, Chris Inglis, Jim Lewis, Susan Hennessey, and Michael German discussed the merits of the proposal, and what the likely outcome would be. David Perera moderated the event.”At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_159BPC_Commission.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Enzymes 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss enzymes, the proteins that control the speed of chemical reactions in living organisms. Without enzymes, these reactions would take place too slowly to keep organisms alive: with their actions as catalysts, changes which might otherwise take millions of years can happen hundreds of times a second. Some enzymes break down large molecules into smaller ones, like the ones in human intestines, while others use small molecules to build up larger, complex ones, such as those that make DNA. Enzymes also help keep cell growth under control, by regulating the time for cells to live and their time to die, and provide a way for cells to communicate with each other.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News – Left and Right 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg speaks with Zack Beauchamp, senior reporter at Vox, who recently wrote a piece called “Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia.” Beauchamp talks about who’s producing this fake news, how it’s spreading and the difference between fake news on the left and the right.” At the link find the title, “The Fake News Bubble For Liberals, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6471339495.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fermi’s Paradox 60 mins – “ If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why haven’t we heard from the extraterrestrials yet? Producer David Kestenbaum explains The Fermi Paradox to host Ira Glass. The possibility that we are alone in the universe makes David sad. (7 minutes) David’s story continues. He visits his old physics professor, who helps him figure out what to think. And Ira checks in with Dan Werthimer, chief scientist for SETI–the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence–at Berkeley. (15 minutes) We turn now to one of the loneliest experiences a person can have: marriage. Ira listens to two people trying to break through what’s going wrong in their marriage, an excerpt from a new podcast in which real couples have a real therapy session with a real therapist, Esther Perel. This Audible original series, Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel, can be found at Audible.com/esther. (20 minutes) One night Rosie’s father, busy working, told Rosie, then 9, to stop distracting him with her questions. She should write them all down, he said. Rosie returned with about 50 of the most fundamental human questions. Three years later, her father is still answering them. Producer Stephanie Foo tells the story. (12 minutes)” At the link click “Download” to get the audio file.

Financial Technology 80 mins – “US market regulators offer perspectives on the benefits and risks of the financial technology revolution from distributed ledgers, p2p marketplaces and the use of AI in the financial system. Moderated by Patrick Murck — Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society — the panel discusses the challenge of regulating through disruption and how federal agencies can modernize their approach to keep up with innovation. John Schindler is an Economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Jeffrey Bandman is the FinTech Advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Valerie A. Szczepanik is an Assistant Director in the Asset Management Unit of the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Quality 30 mins – “For more than 50 years, Beatrice Trum Hunter wrote about food and nutrition. Before there was Diet for a Small Planet, or Moosewood cookbooks; and long before supermarkets carries organic foods, Trum Hunter was an advocate of natural food and healthy living. Author of nearly 40 books including The Natural Foods Cookbook, Gardening without Poisons and The Great Nutrition Robbery.  ater in life she took up the mantle of her mother-in-law, photographer Lotte Jacobi, photographing snowflakes, among other things. Back in 2004, she spoke with NHPR’s John Walters on The Front Porch. Trum Hunter died this week at the age of 98.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Forest Future 30 mins – “Can Britain revive its forests and grow the wood we need for a greener economy? Tom Heap investigates as we approach the 800th anniversary of the 1217 Charter of The Forest. Tree planting in England has hit a forty five year low which is alarming both the timber industry and environmentalists. Tom visits a new woodland in Central Scotland combining conifers with native tree species to offer wildlife habitats, flood prevention, and public access as well as timber. Foresters hope this new generation of mixed woodland will overcome resistance to tree planting, from those who fear a dark monoculture of conifers. Meanwhile, Ella McSweeney reports on a conifer planting boom in Ireland which, it’s claimed, could damage the environment and price small farmers off the land. Back in the UK, Tom discusses how producing hardwood timber from broadleaved woodlands might give them a more secure future.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foster Parents 26 mins – “The elation, the painful setbacks, the paperwork…but most of all, the unconditional love and hope for a child’s future.” At the link find the title, “S02 Episode 10: Angels Foster,” right-click “Media files CGT_210, Angels_Foster-HLS_mix.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frontierism 28 mins – “This week on Encounters head up North to Cold Foot, Alaska, a community of 10 people just inside the Arctic Circle. Producer Lisa Busch explores what it means to live on the frontier in the Last Frontier. She visits a family living on the edge of civilization and wilderness and discovers that the frontier may be a state of mind as well as a geographic location. See you there!” At the link find the title, “Frontierism, Jan 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Functional Medicine 58 mins – “According to a new global survey, older adults in the United States take more drugs for more chronic health problems than seniors in ten other countries. Why do so many people suffer with chronic illnesses as they age? The diseases that afflict them are due in part to genetic susceptibility for heart disease, diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease. We can’t change our genes, but what if we could program them to behave differently? Reprogramming our Genes According to Dr. Jeffrey Bland, that is exactly what we are doing every time we eat dinner or go for a walk. He explains how we can put the emerging science of epigenetics to work for us to control the causes of chronic disease. What are the simple steps we can take to boost our health span and enjoy life to the fullest? This Week’s Guest, Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, CNS, is Founder and President of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute and CEO of Kindex Therapeutics. Dr. Bland earned degrees in both biology and chemistry and founded the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has written a number of books. The most recent is The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer and Happier Life.At the link find the title, “Show 971: Conquering the Root Causes of Chronic Disease,” right-click “Media files PP-971Bland.mp3”and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Garry Kasparov 22 mins – “Garry Kasparov, chess-champion, Putin-critic and author of the new book Deep Thinking, talks to Chuck about the future of artificial intelligence and what to expect from Putin’s Russia.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic Counselling 39 mins – “Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have.” 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.

Gerrymandering 8 mins – “This week, the Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina, deciding that the majority-black districts were created to diminish the voting strength of African American democrats in the state. It’s an opinion that opens the door for more challenges to gerrymandering at a time when civil rights advocates are looking for legal avenues to fight the redistricting system and when Republicans control most state legislatures. We’re taking the opportunity to revisit a conversation we had in October with David Daley, author of the book, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. He spoke with Bob about the history of gerrymandering and how Republican strategists have taken the practice to new levels in the last decade.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glaucoma Detection Test 10 mins – “A pioneering new eye test could spot the early signs of glaucoma and help save the sight of millions of people. The test allows early diagnosis of the condition so that treatment can start before vision begins to deteriorate. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Professor Philip Bloom, Chief Investigator at Western Eye Hospital, to find out more.” At the link find the title, “New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5861991-new-eye-test-detects-earliest-signs-of-glaucoma.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glaucoma Symptoms 10 mins – “We are joined by NHS Optometrist and RNIB Research Officer, Craig Colahan, to speak about glacoma. What is glaucoma, how can it be diagnosed and what treatment is available? Craig and Jill Barkley speak eloquently about one of the most common conditions that lead to sight loss.” At the link find the title, “Glaucoma – symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5563650-glaucoma-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Grief Disorder 19 mins – “Each individual’s grief process is unique, when confronted with the death of a loved one, most people experience transient rather than persistent distress – however 10% of bereaved individuals, with an increased risk following the death of a partner or child and loss to unnatural or violent circumstances, experience prolonged grief disorder. In this podcast, Paul Boelen, a professor of psychiatry at Utrecht University, and Geert Smid, psychiatrist and senior researcher from the Dutch National Psychotrauma Centre, join us to discuss what constitutes complex grief, how to recognise it, and some strategies for helping patients cope.” At the link find the title, “Helping patients with complex grief, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 323240328-bmjgroup-helping-patients-with-complex-grief.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Guaranteed Basic Income 15 mins – “’Ideas can and do change the world,’ says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Genetics 84 mins – “Genetics underlies all cancers. Early-onset cancer, multiple primaries, family history, and ancestry can suggest inherited risk. UCSF Dr. Jocelyn Chapman and genetic counselor Julie Mak explain that genetic testing with multi-gene tests identify inherited risk and can improve early detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. But tests vary widely in quality and scope. Find out what you need to know to make the best decisions about managing complex genetic information. Recorded on 02/28/2017. (#32076)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Prevention 83 mins – “Find out the ways you can reduce your risk of gynecologic cancers. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms and prevention of cancers such as ovarian, uterine, and cervical. Recorded on 03/14/2017. (#32078)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gynecologic Cancer Surgery 85 mins – “Dr. Stefanie Ueda and Dr. Lee-may Chen explain the advances in gynecological surgeries. They also look at preoperative procedures for surgeries such as hysterectomy and ovarian cancer surgery. Recorded on 03/07/2017. (#32077)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Background 18 mins – “Rebecca Cooney and Aaron van Dorn speak with Adam Gaffney about the state of the American Health Care Act and what it means for the politics of health care in the USA.” At the link find the title, “American Health Care Act: The Lancet: May 26, 2017,” right-click “Media files 26may_ahca.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Bureaucracy 58 mins – “Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually do what needs to be done. Have you ever considered the impact of an insurance pre-authorization requirement on a physician’s work day? We speak with Dr. Danielle Ofri about a particularly difficult experience. How have you been able to manage the maze of insurance or other bureaucratic details to get the health care you need?” At the link find the title, “Show 960: Mastering the Maze of Health Care Bureaucracy,” right-click “Media files PP-960Authorization.mp3”

Hearing Aid Technology 24 mins – “More than 30 million Americans have trouble hearing as well as they would like. Some assume there is nothing that can be done to help them, while others imagine that their hearing loss is not so great that it needs to be addressed. Are they mistaken? Hearing aids are expensive and somewhat mysterious. Technological Advances to Help Us Hear But technological advances may soon make it relatively easy for people to adjust their own hearing aids, or in some cases to buy hearing aids over the counter, rather like people buy reading glasses off the rack. Would that work for you?” At the link find the title, “Show 967: Technology for Better Hearing,” right-click “Media files PP-967Sjoblad.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herring Fishery 28 mins – “The world’s biggest herring fishery takes place in Sitka, Alaska. It’s a sign of Spring when the million dollar fishery takes off in Sitka Sound.” At the link find the title, “Herring Fishery,, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herring Rake 28 mins – “Richard Nelson drifts in his skiff above a cloud of herring in the Southeast Alaska Spring. He uses a fishing tool that is called a herring rake to harvest these fish. The rake has a wonderful history wrapped in Native American knowledge.” At the link find the title, Herring Rake, Jul 2011,” right-click “Play Now” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hillary Clinton Campaign 52 mins – “Hillary Clinton was regarded as the front-runner in the lead up to 2016 election. She was arguably the most experienced presidential candidate in history, running against a man with no political experience. So how did she lose? In a new book, reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes try to answer that question. Yes, she faced external challenges, but Parnes and Allen place much of the blame on the candidate herself. They’ll join us to explain how Clinton made her sure-thing victory an uphill battle.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hitler’s Rise 34 mins – “Over the course of several days in 1934, Adolf Hitler eliminated all of his political enemies, enabling him to declare himself Fuhrer.” At the link find the title, “Hitler’s Early Rise and the Night of the Long Knives, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-17-symhc-night-of-long-knives.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Human Theater 53 mins – “Just getting a thousand humans into a room together to sit and watch other humans act out something on stage is the miracle. Playwright J.T. Rogers understands why the very act of doing live theater is so hopeful, and applies this hope to intractable problems like the Middle East conflict – with surprising, and Tony-nominated results. Also, a monologue from Douglas Rushkoff on the Manchester bombing, and what it means when a fatal stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati can be considered the good old days. More on J.T. Rogers, including tickets and info for his critically acclaimed work Oslo, at jtrogerswriter.com.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 38 J.T. Rogers “The Play is the Thing” right-click “Media files 5924fcc7041f64516f262458.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innocents Network Conference 37 mins – “This special edition of Wrongful Conviction was recorded at the 2017 Innocence Network Conference in San Diego, CA, where 170 exonerees and 750 members of the innocence movement gathered to honor newly freed people and learn about the latest developments in freeing the wrongfully convicted. Part Two features interviews with Kristine Bunch and Obie Anthony. Kristine Bunch was 22 years old and pregnant when she was charged with setting a fire that claimed the life of her three-year-old son, Anthony, on June 30, 1995, in a trailer home they shared in Decatur County, Indiana. She was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 60 years for murder and 50 years for arson and languished behind bars for more than 17 years until her exoneration in 2012. Obie Anthony was 19 years old when he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1995. There was no physical evidence connecting him to the murder, and prosecutors relied on the testimony of John Jones, a convicted killer and pimp who ran a house of prostitution near the scene of the crime. He was exonerated in 2011 after serving 17 years in prison. Mr. Anthony is the founder and president of Exonerated Nation, a non-profit organization that offers exonerees a variety of support services so that they may successfully transition to life outside of prison and reintegrate back into society. His activism was instrumental in the passage of California AB 672 in October 2015, now known as Obie’s Law, which requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the DMV to provide up to one year of transitional services including job training, housing assistance, and mental health services to all eligible exonerees released from state prison.” At the link find the third title, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation in Big Companies 48 mins – “In this episode, Annalisa Gigante, former Head of Innovation and R&D at LafargeHolcim, joins us. With over 25 years of experience her expertise includes management, HR, strategy, marketing and innovation. She is currently a Board member of ZIS.” At the link “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intersectionality 26 mins – “Laura is joined by celebrated academic, organizer, and advocate Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, who is perhaps best known for coining the term intersectionality. And later in the show Laura is joined by Tarso Ramos of Political Research Associates, a  human rights think tank that studies threats to democracy coming from various right wing sources, to discuss what all of us need to know about the women’s agenda of the Alt Right, and what sets the alt-right apart from other conservative factions. The answer might surprise you.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Irritable Bowel Disease 58 mins – “More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not necessarily clear what may trigger the immune system to attack the lining of the digestive tract. Find out about the symptoms of IBD and how it is distinguished from IBS, irritable bowel syndrome. What role do microbiota play in this condition, and is this bowel flora amenable to changes? How could prebiotics, probiotics or fecal transplants help?” At the link find the title, “Show 962: Taming the Beast in the Belly (Inflammatory Bowel Disease),” right-click “Media files PP-962IBD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israeli Hospitals 27 mins – “Tim Samuels spends 24 hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene – Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with. In the Ziv hospital in the northern Israeli town of Safed, Tim follows two doctors on their rounds as they treat Syrians – both civilians and fighters – who have been seriously wounded in their country’s civil war.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Japanese Trade in Brooklyn 44 mins – “Ryan Carney has done a lot of interesting things in his life. From being a denim and toy “mule” for a Japanese importer in the 90s to riding a dirt bike, he’s been able to follow his own advice to “take time for yourself” as an entrepreneur. From bikes to bars to events to a clothing line Kinfolk is a true lifestyle brand and it has followed the ideas and opportunities of the founders for the last 10 years. Whether you knew their now gone bar and bicycle showroom in Nakameguro, Tokyo or you grabbed coffee at their Brooklyn location on Wythe Avenue it’s a welcoming space that keeps you coming back and keep Ryan interested. Tune in to hear more about why Kinfolk life is the life to lead.” At the link right-click the cloud with the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joint Problem Fixes 58 mins – “Playing a sport, leading an active lifestyle or taking an unexpected tumble can lead to joint injuries such as a sprained ankle or a torn rotator cuff in the shoulder. Sometimes joints just start complaining because of accumulated wear and tear. Sports medicine specialists often need to evaluate the best methods for overcoming pain and restoring the function of injured joints. Are there ways to alleviate the pain of such joint problems without undergoing surgery? Physical medicine and regenerative injection therapy are two old but often underutilized ways of treating injured joints to restore them to painless function. Physical medicine may also use approaches such as yoga to restore range of motion and build back strength. Learn how physiatry, yoga and prolotherapy could benefit your aching back, knees or hips. Loren Fishman, MD, is medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New York City. He is also associate editor of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, on the staff at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and past president of the New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His books include the forthcoming Healing Yoga, Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga for Arthritis and Cure Back Pain with Yoga. His website is www.sciatica.orgAt the link find the title, “Show 963: Easing Joint Pain without Surgery,” right-click “Media files PP-963PhysMed.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Junk Economics 25 mins – “We’re living in a time of economic babble, where politicians and economists throw out words like “reform,” “privatize,” and “austerity” to prop up corrupt capitalist opportunists. So says our guest this week, economist Michael Hudson, author of J is for Junk Economics. Plus, a report from Diverse Filmmaker’s Alliance on the Yemeni bodega workers who went on strike in New York to protest the Muslim Ban.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Justice Stephen Breyer 92 mins – “Last week at The Brookings Institution, United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer participated in a discussion with Lawfare’s Benjamin Wittes and Newsweek’s Dahlia Lithwick about his new book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities. During their conversation, Justice Breyer provides an overview of how in a globalizing world, the steady operation of American laws depends more on the cooperation of other jurisdictions than at any other time. He also examines how the Court’s decisions regarding presidential power in national security have evolved throughout American history, and weighs how the Court can balance national security objectives in an increasingly connected world.” At the link right-click, “Direct download: Episode_155Breyer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidney Injuries 10 mins – “Danilo Fliser discusses a clinical Series that examines acute kidney injury, and priorities for graft preservation after renal transplantation.” At the link find the title, “Renal Medicine Series: The Lancet: May 25, 2017,” right-click “Media files 25may_renalseries.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Education 40 mins – “When I was in college, the way we learned was lecture, reading and testing — with a little bit of lab work tossed in for good measure. When it comes to leadership, universities still teaches using this same model. The result is the struggle for graduates to understand the difference between management and leadership. To prepare leaders, we need to innovate the way we teach leadership….Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of Spodek Academy.” At the link find the title, “Innovating The Way We Teach Leadership S13 Ep12,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leadership Traits 40 mins – “My guest today is Liz Wiseman. She is the founder and the president of The Wiseman Group. She’s also the author of the very popular book, Multipliers; How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. The book has just been released in its 2nd edition with new refreshed and new content including: Accidental Diminisher chapter Dealing with Diminishers chapter Building a Multiplier Culture section of the “Becoming a Multiplier” chapter. Multipliers Experiments in appendix. I spoke with Liz about her research over the past 8 years on what the best leaders do to build up the people around them.“The most intelligent leaders, really smart, capable people, don’t always engender intelligence in those around them,” says Wiseman. “Their presence as a leader costs the presence of others. They often take up too much space.” Wiseman calls these scene stealers “diminishers” and points out that when they walk into a room, it often goes quiet. Why? Because their employees know that the leader has to be the smartest person in the room. Wiseman jokes that anyone who has ever worked for even a week knows the type. But it’s not funny when you consider that Wiseman’s research shows that under diminishers, people work at 50% of their capability.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberty Trends 65 mins – “What is the state of liberty in America? Is liberty increasing or decreasing? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future? This week EconTalk features David Boaz, P. J. O’Rourke, and George Will discussing these questions and more with EconTalk host Russ Roberts in front of a live audience at the Cato Institute.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mac Computer Security 22 mins – “If you have a Mac, you might think you’re safe from viruses and hacking. In reality, Mac users still fall victim to malware, adware, and other schemes that can easily slip through the cracks if a user isn’t careful. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Tom Lambotte, CEO of GlobalMac IT, about how cybercrime has evolved and what Mac using lawyers can do to protect their information, including using a password manager and investing in mobile device management.” At the link find the title, “Cybersecurity for Macs, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_79.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Magnesium Deficiency 58 mins – “Are you deficient in magnesium? Chances are you’ve never thought about it. Magnesium is a fascinating mineral that every cell in the body uses for a variety of activities. Yet very little attention is paid to this nutrient. Learn why magnesium is so vital and how to tell if your levels might be low.” At the link find the title, “Show 969: Magnesium the Neglected Mineral,” right-click “Media files PP-969mag.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mail Order Brides in Early America 52 mins – “How do you build colonies without women? Most of the colonial adventurers from England and France who set out for Jamestown, New France, and colonial Louisiana were men. But how do you build and sustain societies and spread European culture—in essence, fulfill the promises of a colonial program—without women? You can’t. Which is why Marcia Zug, a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina Law School and author of Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail Order Matches, joins us to explore one of the solutions that England and France used to build their North American colonies: mail order bride programs.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Malaria Vaccine 27 mins – “Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo from the National University of Colombia, (Bogota, Colombia) created the first synthetic vaccine. Typically vaccines are  a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease however Professor Patarroyo has found a way to create the active ingredients in a vaccine synthetically creating the first synthetic vaccine that is effective against malaria.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Manchurian Candidate 48 mins – “Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club Conspiracy Thrillers | The Manchurian Candidate (1962 + 2004) Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on the tale of brainwashing, war, and politics—told two ways, based on the same novel.” At the link you can play, but not download the file; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Martha Stewart 45 mins – “Ever wonder how Martha Stewart stays inspired? How she relaxes? And how she enjoys her success? The queen of divine domesticity shares all of this and more in her funny and emotional keynote interview from the 2016 Cherry Bombe Jubilee conference. We’re rebroadcasting this special talk in honor of our latest issue of Cherry Bombe, which features Martha on the cover.” At the link find the title, “Episode 114: Martha Stewart at Jubilee 2016,” right-click “Media files 70533.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

May Day 26 mins – “A May Day Special Report from the Laura Flanders Show features the mass mobilization of the people on International Worker’s Day! Before May Day 2017, we talk to organizers about what they imagine will come from this year’s day of springtime resistance. People are rising up to call for transformative justice, and they are working towards it in new and creative ways. May Day urges us to dream bigger, to set aside conservative notions of what is feasible and focus instead on what is just. As always, we’re forward-thinking media, looking to uplift solutions and solvers to a higher stage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Meat Supply 61 mins – “o kick off the summer season of Eating Matters, Jenna is joined in studio by fellow HRN host and author Katy Keiffer to talk about her new book, “What’s the Matter with Meat”? Katy – a meat eater herself – offers a comprehensive look at the industrialized meat system, both at home and abroad, and the negative effects it has on our environment, health and wellbeing.” At the link right-click the cloud with the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Memory Improvement 41 mins (4 parts) – “Do you find yourself forgetting things? Do you wish you could imrove your own memory? Dave Thomas is a Grandmaster of memory, who reckons by following a few simple steps, you can improve your memory tenfold. Each week Dave will be teaching them to RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley and testing him to see if his memory improves.” At the link find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 1, Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592370-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…[Part 2] is about visualistaion and how key too a good memory.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 2, Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592380-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…In [Part 3] Simon gets tested.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 3 Feb 10, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5592383-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. “…In [Part 4) Simon learns how to memorise a mental book.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 4, Feb 15, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5610743-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-4.mp3 “…In [Part 5] Simon learns how to memorise numbers.” Find the title, “How to improve your memory – part 5, Feb 24, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5643618-how-to-improve-your-memory-part-5.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu. The archive file combines all five files into one recording.

Military Expansion 54 mins – “At this week’s Hoover Book Soiree, Rosa Brooks joined Benjamin Wittes to talk about her new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon. The book covers an extraordinary range of territory, from Brooks’ personal experiences working as a civilian advisor at the Pentagon, to the history of the laws of war, to an analysis of the U.S. military’s expanded role in a world in which the lines between war and peace are increasingly uncertain.  How should we think about the military’s responsibilities outside the realm of traditional warfare? And is it desirable, or even possible, to rethink the way we approach the distinctions between wartime and peacetime?” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode 190.mp3” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Misinformation Age 57 mins – “Continuing with our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome astronomer and author David Helfand to discuss science literacy in the misinformation age and what you can do to find the facts.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As”3 from the pop-up menu.

Mosquitoes in Alaska 28 mins – “Listen to the mantra of pure misery, the theme song of exasperation as Richard Nelson lands in the Gates of the Arctic National Park to do a story on what some call the Alaska State bird: the mosquito. Learn how Koyukon Indian people have managed to survive among these creatures and what they eat when there is no human flesh

Narcissus Effect 26 mins – “It’s normal to feel drawn to people you share something with — whether that’s a name, or a birthday, or a common background. But did you know that women named Georgia also gravitate toward the state of Georgia? And Virginias are slightly more likely to move to Virginia? Or that people with the last name Carpenter are actually more likely to be carpenters? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk about all the subtle ways we prefer things that have something to do with us, and why that means, for example, we prefer that IKEA furniture we built ourselves. This phenomenon — which we’re calling the Narcissus Effect — can have much bigger implications than we might at first think.” At the link find the title, “Me, Myself, and IKEA, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170522_hiddenbrain_72b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nat Turner Revolt 59 mins – “The institution of African slavery in North America began in late August 1619 and persisted until the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in December 1865. Over those 246 years, many slaves plotted and conspired to start rebellions, but most of the plotted rebellions never took place. Slaveholders and whites discovered them before they could begin. Therefore, North America witnessed only a handful of slave revolts between 1619 and 1865. Nat Turner’s Rebellion in August 1831 stands as the most deadly. Patrick Breen, an Associate Professor of History at Providence College and author of The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, joins us to investigate the ins and outs of this bloodiest of North American slave revolts.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

National Weather Service 6 mins – “The National Weather Service issues weather forecasts and warnings to help protect life and property, especially as severe weather unfolds. Most of its field offices across the nation operate 24 hours, every day. However, we found that the rates of staff vacancies in these offices have more than doubled since 2010, and these vacancies have often lasted months—forcing managers and staff to work extra shifts and shorten leave to complete necessary work. The agency has made efforts to hire new staff, but hasn’t evaluated whether its actions are reducing the hiring backlog. We recommended that it do so.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Hampshire Economic Status 58 mins – “One leading economist says the Granite State is “getting its groove back,” with GDP growth up three percent in twenty sixteen. Also, the gig economy, including freelance and contract work, gains traction here, and job prospects widen for the state’s aging workforce.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide 27 mins – “Spinal cord injury effectively ameliorated by neuroprotective effects of rosmarinic acid Neuroprotective Effect of Melissa officinalis in Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury Anti-neuropathic effects of Rosmarinus officinalis L. terpenoid fraction: relevance of nicotinic receptors Comparative study of rosmarinic acid content in some plants of Labiatae family Effect of botanical extracts containing carnosic acid or rosmarinic acid on learning and memory in SAMP8 mice Study evaluates effects of spearmint, rosemary extracts on learning and memory in SAMP8 mouse model” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nicotinamide Riboside 27 mins – “Two compounds rejuvenate mice – are humans next? by Ian Woolf, Nady Braidy talks about NAD+ , ageing, Alzheimer’s and treating dementia, Interview with a marching Diffusion listener, Interview with Taylor Szyzka about the March for Science.” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Nuclear Program 28 mins – “Chris Hill, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, joins Chuck to talk about the history behind North Korea nuclear program, and why pressuring China is the only way to solve the problem.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NSA and CIA Breaches 24 mins – “In this issue: Who is Publishing NSA and CIA Secrets, and Why? The Quick vs. the Strong: Commentary on Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway” Securing Elections [and] Surveillance and our Insecure Infrastructure from the May 15, 2017 Crypto-Gram NewsletterAt the link right-click “Direct download: crypto-gram-17-05.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Office of Management and Budget 38 mins – “John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, director of the Office of Budget and Management, sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss the complex process of budget reform by having to blend President Trump’s budget proposal with the realities of dealing with Congress. …Mulvaney says that the system is broken because of the sixty-vote rule to approve appropriations bills in the Senate. Therefore instead of small manageable appropriation bills that Congress could negotiate and pass, Congress ends up with large unwieldy bills that no one knows what is in them and thus punts with a resolution to continue with what done earlier. Mulvaney says that the system is not even close to what the Founding Fathers created and/or what is needed for a manageable and functioning government and society. … Mulvaney said that he is working at the highest levels on complicated but wonderful ideas, ideals, and issues with the leader of the free world and that President Trump is a great boss.” At the link find the title, “Sowing the Seeds of Growth, May, 2017,” Media files 20170525-mulvaney.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oil Age End 40 mins – “In ‘End of the Oil Age’, the Future Human team investigate how the peak oil crisis is giving birth to a new age of energy. Host Ben Beaumont-Thomas is joined by Mark Stevenson, author of An Optimist’s Tour of the Future, as well as Future Human regulars Jack Roberts and Oliver Beatty. They discuss how oil’s imminent decline could disrupt geopolitical stability, and force us to make difficult choices about our energy future. Shaun Chamberlin, figurehead of the ‘Transition Culture’ movement, advocates for profound changes in our Western lifestyle, and Jeremy Leggett, CEO of Britain’s largest solar company, describes how working with Prime Minister David Cameron in India convinced him that the coming energy crisis will see Britain experience turmoil on a par with the Second World War. To discover more about innovation in an age of radical change, visit futurehuman.co.uk.”

Origins of Life 55 mins – “Journey back 3.7 billion years to the young earth, as we try to find out how life first began. Was it in a soup of colliding chemistry, a deep-sea hydrothermal vent, or did life rain down on the earth from the cosmos? Plus, the microbial meal that changed the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oval Office Recording 44 mins – “This episode of Whistlestop travels back to February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity. Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by political correspondent and Political Gabfest panelist John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable (or even forgotten) moments from America’s Presidential carnival.” At the link find the title, “Recording from the Oval, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9965632275.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms 6 mins – “Many women in the UK are unaware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer & that better awareness could save lives. RNIB Connect Radio’s Simon Pauley spoke with Rebecca Rennison from Target Ovarian Cancer & also Professor Debbie Sharpe, OBE to find out what symptoms women should be looking out for.” At the link find the title, “Ovarian Cancer: What Are The Symptoms? Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files 5287200-ovarian-cancer-what-are-the-symptoms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patents and Trademarks Office 21 mins – “You can name your business whatever you want. But the government won’t register it as a trademark if it thinks it’s offensive. It gets weird when you try to decide what is too offensive to trademark.” At the link find the title, “#774: Unspeakable Trademark,” right-click “Media files 20170526_pmoney_pmpod774.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paul Revere 92 mins – “On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode to Lexington, Massachusetts to spread the alarm that the Regulars were marching. Revere made several important rides between 1774 and 1775, including one in September 1774 that brought the Suffolk Resolves to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. So why is it that we remember Paul Revere’s ride to Lexington and not any of his other rides? Why is it that we remember Paul Revere on the night of April 18, 1775 and nothing about his life either before or after that famous ride? Why is it that Paul Revere seems to ride quickly into history and then just as quickly out of it? In this episode, we speak with four scholars to explore Paul Revere’s ride through history.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Policing in NYC 26 mins – “With the Trump administration embracing private prisons, and a crackdown on all crimes, how police departments operate will come under scrutiny.  We treasure what we measure so why do police metrics count captures and kills but not conflicts resolved? Could a change in metrics change police practice? And is “progressive policing” an oxymoron with no place in a radical agenda? Laura sits down with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman, and Professor Emerita Judi Komaki to discuss lowered crime rates, a decline in Stop and Frisk policing, and changing practices around drug arrests. A model can exist where there are trusting relationships between the public and police, but it needs data, training, and a change in attitudes — on both sides, say our guests. After serving as an NYPD police officer and New York State Senator, Eric Adams became the first Africa-American man to be the Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. | Donna Lieberman has been the executive director of the NYCLU since December 2001, during which time the organization has been a vocal critic of Stop and Frisk. | Judi Komaki is a professor emerita of organizational behavior, whose work focuses on how good data can improve organizations’ policies.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Satire 34 mins – “The election of Donald Trump has been a boon to political satirists.  “Saturday Night Live” is enjoying its highest ratings in 20 years, and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is now the most successful late night program on TV.  Joanne, Ed and Brian look at the long history of political satire in America – how Mark Twain became the country’s most famous satirist by mostly sticking to safe subjects, a look at the 1987 Supreme Court case that made political satire protected speech, and talk to the star and director of “Ask a Slave”, the satirical web 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.

Political Trends 26 mins – “Tom Cole is a Republican Congressman from Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District. He speaks with Isaac Chotiner to discuss whether Trump’s “ban” is religiously motivated, whether repealing Obamacare will cause 23 million people to lose health insurance, and how Fox News has changed the Republican “ At the link find the title, “Party.Congressman Tom Cole, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7675344653.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Populism Congress Summit 26 mins – “Donald Trump’s tweets and divisiveness on Capitol Hill tend to draw the money media in and hold them there, but if progressives and the Left focus only on the beltway and the binary party debate, we’ll never escape. In this episode, Laura interviews organizers about going beyond Trumpism and Trump, with Color of Change director, Rashad Robinson; immigrant rights advocate Kica Thomas, and anti-war activist Medea Benjamin. Why not paper over our differences, if it will result in unity? What’s happened to the anti-war movement? Where’s the more expansive vision of the Left? And what’s it got to do with immigration, trade and sanctuary? Rashad Robinson is the executive director of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization (also featured in Ava DuVernay’s film “13th.” ) Kica Matos is the Director of the Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice program at Center for Community Change | Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, an NGO for peace movement working to challenge militarism, end U.S. funded wars and occupations. Her book, “Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection” is out now.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Discussion 63 mins – “How should we think about growth and poverty? How important is the goal of reducing the proportion of the world’s population living on less than a dollar a day? Does poverty persist because people lack skills or because they live in economic systems where skills are not rewarded? What is the role of experimental methods in understanding what reduces poverty? Author and economist Lant Pritchett of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about these questions and more in a wide-ranging discussion of how best to help the world’s poorest people.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Presidential Power 32 mins – “Before David Barron was a federal judge, he was a lawyer helping President Obama wage war. He sheds light on the uneasy relationship between Presidents and Congress when it comes to military might, and reflects on his own role in a controversial drone strike.” At the link find the title, “195: Three moments that shaped how presidents and Congress wage war,” right-click “Media files 324446113-decodedc-195-three-moments-that-shaped-how-presidents-and-congress-wage-war.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Productivity Paradox 21 mins – “How fast is the world really changing? The answer has implications for everything from how the next generation will live to whether robots really will take all our jobs.” At the link find the title, “#772: Small Change,” right-click “Media files 20170519 pmoney pmpod772.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Railroad CREATE in Chicago 20 mins – “Chicago is the rail hub for the nation, served by six of seven Class I railroads that form the major interchange point for east-west rail traffic. Because of the large number of rail and road conflicts, Chicago is also the focal point for congestion and delays on the national rail network. To address this problem, in 2003 the railroads joined forces with federal, state and local governments to establish a partnership called CREATE, for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program. In this interview we talk with William Thompson, Chief Engineer of CREATE, who explains its mission, projects, and progress.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recycling in California 30 mins – “In 2013 California boasted a recycling rate of 85%. In 2017 that number is now 79% – that is the first time it has dipped below 80% since 2008. Why is the most populous state in the union moving in the wrong direction on this important indicator? This week on Sea Change Radio we speak with Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, a nonprofit environmental group that was founded forty years ago to advocate for beverage container recycling in the state. He will explain this troubling trend and talk about what can be done to get California’s recycling program back on its previous trajectory.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Resettlement 64 mins – “…This webinar highlights the findings of an MPI Europe report on critical gaps in research and evaluation of resettlement programs, and recommendations for improving evidence gathering and knowledge sharing between resettlement countries. The discussion also includes insights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and national resettlement actors on the knowledge and support needs that new and expanding resettlement countries face, and what role international initiatives such as the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM) and the European Action on Facilitating Resettlement and Refugee Admission through New Knowledge (EU-FRANK) can play in filling these gaps.” At the link right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Expert 33 mins – “Susan Glasser, former editor of Politico, joins Chuck to talk about how relations with Russia got to where they are, what Putin hopes to get from the United States, and whether Russia is primed for a revolution. Glasser also discusses Buzzfeed’s decision to release an unverified memo about the President-elect.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salmon in Alaska 28 mins – “Celebrate Alaska’s wild salmon with a rare Encounters program—host Richard Nelson indoors! “Salmon: The Miracle” is a live recording of Richard’s Sitka WhaleFest talk given to a standing-room-only crowd in November.” At the link find the title, “Salmon: The Miracle, 03 Jan 2013,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salmon Subsistence 28 mins – “Land the big one—a bright red sockeye salmon—with host Richard Nelson as he practices subsistence fishing on a salmon stream in Southeast Alaska. The definitive example of a truly renewable resource, sockeye salmon spend part of their lives in freshwater lakes and part in the ocean. Learn about their miraculous life cycle, their importance for subsistence life ways in villages and towns all over Alaska, and how maintaining healthy salmon habitats across their range and the careful management of harvests will keep this vitally important resource available for future generations.This program is funded by the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund.” At the link find the title, “Salmon Subsistence, Sep 2012,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Saudi Arabia 32 mins – “Donald Trump is making his first foreign trip as president to the Middle East, with his initial stop in Saudi Arabia. President Trump will arrive in a kingdom on the precipice of major changes, including a youth boom, technological revolutions, a possible succession to a younger generation of royal leadership, and an ambitious economic reform program dubbed “Vision 2030.” Gulf and energy policy scholar Simon Henderson explains the political, economic, and social changes facing Saudi Arabia, and what the future holds for the kingdom, for its Arab neighbors, and for Washington’s relations with Riyadh.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Scopes Trial 36 mins – “The Scopes Trial played out in Dayton, Tennessee, in the summer of 1925. It all stemmed from a state law prohibiting the teaching of evolution.” At the link find the title, “The Scopes Trial, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-24-symhc-skopes-trial.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sea Ice in the Arctic 28 mins – “Join host Richard Nelson in one of the most extraordinary, most challenging, and most dangerous environments in the world…the sea ice. An ecological marvel, the sea ice is a world unto itself, and one that is undergoing profound and rapid changes.” At the link find the title, “Sea Ice-Walking on Water , 19 Jan 2014,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Serengeti Rules 33 mins – “To close season 10, we welcome back Dr. Sean B. Carroll – award-winning scientist, writer, and educator.  Dr. Carroll’s new book, The Serengeti Rules, examines the fundamental question of how life works as he uncovers the rules that determine the what controls the number of species in an environment and the diversity within that community.  What this molecular biologist learns in the field provides insights into evolution, conservation and functional environmentalism that can resonate with everyone on the local and global level.  Listen to the show to hear how Dr. Carroll shares compelling stories of science that include exploration with epic adventures, surprise, and even a little detective work in The Serengeti Rules.” At the link right-click “download the mp3…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shoe Empire 56 mins – “Blake Mycoskie started and sold four businesses before age 30. But only in Argentina did he discover the idea he’d want to pursue long term. After seeing a shoe drive for children, he came up with TOMS — part shoe business, part philanthropy. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how a long-haired Southern Californian, Chris Healy, co-founded The Longhairs and created special hair ties for guys.” At the link find the title, “TOMS: Blake Mycoskie, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170525_hibt_toms.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shoelace Knots 24 mins – “Why in the world do our shoelaces always come untied? How in the world do we solve the problem of all those disposable water bottles we toss? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a wild roller coaster ride and a unusual water balloon fight as they set out to discover this week’s who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World – Episode 3!” At the link find the title, “Your Shoelaces On G-Force And Bubble Gulpies of the Future? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170526_wow_ep3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slave Labor Boycott 41 mins – “If early Americans desired slaves mostly to produce sugarcane, cotton, rice, indigo, and tobacco, what would happen if Europeans and early Americans stopped purchasing those products? Would boycotting slave-produced goods and starving slavery of its economic sustenance be enough to end the practice of slavery in North America? Julie Holcomb, an Associate Professor of Museum Studies at Baylor University and author of Moral Commerce: The Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy, helps us explore answers to these questions by leading us through the transatlantic boycott of slave produced goods.” 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.

Slavery and Suicide 38 mins – “Early America was a diverse place. It contained many different people who had many different traditions that informed how they lived…and died. How did early Americans understand death? What did they think about suicide? Terri Snyder, a Professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton and author of The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America, helps us answer these questions, and more, as she takes us on an exploration of slavery and suicide in British North America.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Sleep and Rest 58 mins – “While sleep is crucial for good health, sleep alone may not suffice to restore health. Dr. Matthew Edlund believes that using rest deliberately, in addition to activity, provides unanticipated benefits. He tells us how to improve the efficiency of our sleep time and how to tap the power of rest. This Week’s Guest, Matthew Edlund, M.D., is an expert on rest, sleep, performance and public health, and the author of The Power of Rest, The Body Clock Advantage, and Designed to Last. His previous articles can be found at therestdoctor.com. He is the Director of the Gulf Coast Sleep Institute Center for Circadian Medicine, Sarasota, Florida.” At the link find the title, “Show 804: The Power of Rest,” right-click “Media files PP-804rest.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slot Machine Hackers 22 mins – “As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.” At the link find the title,”#773: Slot Flaws Scofflaws,” right-click “Media files 20170524 pmoney_pmpod773v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Grid Ideas 52 mins – “[Starts at 31 min mark.] Our guest this week gives us a chance to discuss both the smart grid and saving sea turtles, which I imagine is a relative rarity. Michael Bell, the CEO of Silver Springs Networks, joined us this week to talk about scale, the future of the electric grid and the trouble with solar power. He also talks about new businesses for Silver Springs and turtles. Enjoy the show.” At the link right-click “Download” nd select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smart Phone Medicine 58 mins – “Many people currently carry around tiny but powerful computers in their hip pockets or pocketbooks. We use our smart phones to check our bank accounts, keep up with our friends or get a weather report. Apps are also proving as good as dedicated fitness trackers at telling us how much we are moving. Before long, the smart phone will be an essential tool for health care. In his book, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands, Dr. Eric Topol envisions a time when patient-driven data is critical for informing clinical decisions. He tells of diagnosing a heart attack at 30,000 feet with an iPhone app and add-on device. In that instance, the plane made an emergency landing that may have saved the patient’s life.” At the link find the title, “Show 982: Smart Phone Medicine — A Doctor in Your Pocket,” right-click “Media files PP-982Topol2015.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Southern Food History 49 mins – “The food of the South is one of the most complicated, complex, contradictory cuisines in the U.S. This is the region where a monumental mixing of crops and culinary traditions gave way to one of the most punishing, damaging monocultures in the country; where food born in violence and slavery led to delicious, nutritious dishes. It’s also the region that laid the tablecloth for seasonal, farm-to-table dining, as well as drive-through fast food. In this episode, authors Michael Twitty and John T. Edge, two of the nation’s leading voices on Southern food, take listeners on a tour through their shared history.” At the link click the square with thee dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Speech Writing 37 mins – “Civics 101: Political Speechwriting; “George Carlin: Class Clown” from producer Devon Strolovitch. You can listen to this story again aPRX.org. Feather is the complicated, feisty central character in a new YA novel called Wishbones, the third novel by Virginia MacGregor, who now lives in New Hampshire. You can join her for the Wishbones launch party on May 23rd at Gibson’s Bookstore. “Swimmers” from producer Michelle Macklem. You can listen to this story again at PRX.orgJessamyn Stanley has documented her own yoga practice for the past several years for her three-hundred thousand Instagram followers. She’s now turned her internet celebrity into a bookEvery Body Yogaa practical introduction to yoga that isn’t restricted by body type or background.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Squatters in NYC 28 mins – “…The whole Lower East Side — a neighborhood that today is filled with expensive boutiques and high-end condos — was struggling in the 1980s. There were trash-strewn lots and empty buildings everywhere. By the late 1980s, squatters like Wrigley would come to occupy more than a dozen old tenements on the Lower East Side. These squatters would eventually do something improbable: they’d resist eviction by the city for almost two decades, even as the neighborhood around them gentrified, and as the buildings they occupied became more valuable, and as the city tried harder and harder to kick them out….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Student Reporter Stories 44 mins – “Boston University journalism students share their stories.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Disaster Experience P1 32 mins – “In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we welcome Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East. In addition to her global health work, Raya serves as Director North and Chairwoman of the Legislation Education Committee for the National Student Nurses’ Association and was recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader.” T the link right-click ‘Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Disaster Experience P2 33 mins – “In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we pick up with part two of last week’s episode with nursing student Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tasmanian Devil 26 mins – “The Tasmanian Devil is one of the world’s most famous wild animals, but hardly anyone would recognize one in the wild. Join host Richard Nelson in Tasmania as you catch a rare glimpse in the wild of these special creatures.” At the link find the title, “Tasmanian Devil, Mar 2010,” right-click “Play Now” from the pop-up menu.

Teens Need Sleep 11 mins – “Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thomas Jefferson 46 mins – “Thomas Jefferson wrote about liberty and freedom and yet owned over six hundred slaves during his lifetime. He’s a founder who many of us have a hard time understanding. This is why we need an expert to lead us through his life, so we can better understand who Jefferson was and how he came to his seemingly paradoxical ideas about slavery and freedom. Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of history and legal history at Harvard University and the winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for her work on Thomas Jefferson and the Hemings Family, leads us on an exploration through the life and ideas of Thomas Jefferson.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar to get the audio file.

Tick Season 61 mins – “We get the latest on N.H. tick populations, health precautions, and research.  2017 is predicted to be a banner year for ticks – meaning more risk for all of us, from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.  How concerned should we be about Powassan virus?   There is no vaccine for Lyme disease, but biodiversity can help thwart it. And we’ll find out about a promising treatment being developed for Lyme.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Supporter Roger Stone 28mins – “In this full, unedited interview from MTPDaily, Chuck spoke with Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone about allegations that he was involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Steve Bannon’s current standing in the White House, and why the president’s latest shifts in policy positions aren’t flip-flops.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ultrasound for the Brain 6 mins – “Until now, a common method for treating patients stuck in a coma was through use of electrodes implanted inside the thalamus, also known as deep brain stimulation. It’s a risky, invasive procedure. Martin Monti at the University of California Los Angeles has seen remarkable results using focussed ultrasound. Unlike deep brain stimulation, there is no damage to other parts of the brain using this method. The waves excite the thalamus with the method producing promising results in rodents, and now, a human patient who was struggling for survival following a motor vehicle accident has been brought back to consciousness.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

USDA Duties 8 mins – “​3 Ways Science Is Vital to the United States Department of Agriculture” At the link find the title, “239 EE ​3 Ways Science Is Vital to the United States Department of Agriculture,” right-click “Media files ede_239-ic5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venison 28 mins – “Look of the shoulder of host Richard Nelson as he butchers a freshly killed deer. He tells stories of his learning to hunt from his Inupiaq teachers and we learn how knowing more about the food we eat can make us feel closer to the environment.” At the link find the title, “Venison, Nov 2009,” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wastewater Analysis 10 mins – “Some chemicals, produced for the manufacture of goods and services don’t readily break down in the environment. Some can persist for years, decades or longer. The pesticide DDT was banned in 1972 in the US, but can still be detected in the environment and in people. Scientists at the Research Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University in Phoenix take samples from waste water treatment plants. The information reveals trends in populations such as the use of nicotine, pharmaceuticals or illicit drugs and the persistence of chemicals from manufacturing.” At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women’s Solidarity 26 mins – “When feminism has come so far, how do modern day strikes, marches, and protest reflect the evolving and complex aspects of the movement, as well as its radical herstory? Featuring Jodeen Olguín-Tayler (Demos), Sarah Leonard (The Nation) + Cinzia Arruzza (Women’s Strike, New School) + Nelini Stamp (Working Families’ Party)” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wrongful Conviction of Jason Baldwin 50 mins – “At 16 years old, Jason Baldwin along with Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley – known as the West Memphis Three –was convicted in 1994 of killing three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. There was no DNA linking the WM3 to the crime, and some of the DNA found at the crime scene even seemed to implicate the stepfather of one of the victims. The case gained national attention soon after the teenagers’ arrests when word was leaked that the murders were committed as part of a satanic ritual. A key prosecution witness in the second trial was a self-proclaimed cult expert who stated that the murders bore “trappings” of the occult. This testimony, combined with testimony about books Damien Echols read and some of his writings, plus evidence that he and Mr. Baldwin liked heavy-metal music and several black t-shirts were found in Mr. Baldwin’s closet, helped to convict the two teenagers. Mr. Baldwin received life without parole; Echols was sentenced to death, and Misskelley was sentenced to 40 years. After serving more than 17 years in prison, all three of the WM3 took the Alford Plea, which meant that the state of Arkansas admitted no wrongdoing. After being released, Jason Baldwin executive produced the 2014 film about his tragic saga, Devil’s Knot. He is joined by the co-founder of the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck.” At the link find the last title on the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Wrongful Conviction of Tony Wright 39 mins – “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Season 2, Episode 9: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Wrongful Conviction of Tony Wright,” At the link find the third title on the page, right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II and U.S. Entry 42 mins – “President Franklin Roosevelt succeeds in his 3rd term attempt and with the passage of Lend Lease, Hitler knows the war will be prolonged. His answer to continued British resistance and the eventual entry of the U.S., is to plan an attack against Stalin’s USSR.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_192-52017_5.42_PM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Zika Virus Control 7 mins – “Since Zika virus disease was a newly emerging disease threat in the United States, and relatively little was known about the Zika virus prior to the 2016 U.S. outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the states were not fully equipped with needed information and resources at the beginning of the outbreak. This presented several challenges for Zika virus disease surveillance and research efforts, such as challenges related to establishing a national definition for reporting cases. Knowledge about Zika virus epidemiology has increased in the past year, including information about Zika virus disease incidence and distribution of cases, and its associated adverse health outcomes. Most of the 5,197 Zika virus disease cases reported by April 5, 2017 in the United States were associated with travel from affected areas outside the continental United States. Only two states had disease cases of local, mosquito-borne transmission—216 were in Florida and 6 in Texas. While much has been learned about the epidemiology of the Zika virus, many unknowns remain, including the actual number of infections and the full spectrum of outcomes.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 290 – Jun 2, 2017: Addictive Technology, Aging Process, Agriculture Climate Control, AI Design Ideas, Aircraft Dispatchers, ALS Documentary Film, American Colonialism History, Anchorage’s Genie Chance, Antisense Antibiotics, Asteroid Mining, Astronomer Interview, Black Grads, Blind Fitness Trainer, Blind Tennis, Body Hacking, Bollywood Star, Book Technology Trends, Brain Functions, Broadband in NYC Public Housing, Chaplains of the Sea, Classified Material Release, Clint Watts Interview, Comey and Mueller, Con Men, Copernicus, Cyber Threat Implications, Cybersecurity by Experts, Data Journalism, Death Tactics, Democracy Perspectives Destructive Manufacturing, Detroit Recovery, Educational Ideas, Experiment Replication Crisis, Fast Fashion, Food Waste Reduction, Foster Family Shortage in Canada, Genetic History, Hasan Minhaj, Heart Surgery Innovation, Holocaust Deniers, Home Care in Canada, House Foundations, Instagram Insider Interview, Intelligence Leak, Intelligence Peaks, Internet of Things, Knee Arthroscopy, Knowledge Half Life, Medical Cybersecurity, Medical Pioneer, Mekong Delta Decline, Micro Manufacturing, Missing Canadian Women, MS 13 Gang, Naive Realism, National Security Correspondent, Navy Manpower, Net Neutrality, Neurological Impact of Obesity, Nixon Taping System, North Korea, Opiate Crisis, Opioid Prescriptions, People Power, Phishing Attacks, Place of Death Location, Plant Biology, Publishing Trends, Ransomware Defense, Reality Book, Rebuilding after Disasters, Recidivism, Robot Stories, Sanctuary Cities, Self-Driving Cars, SESAME Project, Slum Soccer Miracle, Social Media Trends, Soft Power, Solar Cell Research, South Sudan Crisis, Soweto Music, Special Operations Forces, Star Trek, Statue Removals, Steve Ballmer, Sugar Impact in Europe, Summer School Kids Enjoy, Trump and Intelligence Agencies, Underwater Sounds, Visual Impairment in Children, Voting Rights, War on Drugs Debate, Washington Post Reporter, Water Violations in NH, Whole Food Market Founder, Women at War, Women in STEM Jobs, Working Moms

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ACHIEVA 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes Marsha Blanco, president and CEO of ACHIEVA. ACHIEVA is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports. From early intervention therapies, in-home support, to older adult protective services for senior citizens, ACHIEVA provides services through the entire life-span. ACHIEVA is a nonprofit parent organization providing comprehensive services and supports to more than 14,500 individuals with disabilities and their families. Ms. Blanco will discuss the programs and services of ACHIEVA and her calling as an advocate for those with intellectual disabilities.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addiction Neuroscience 26 mins – “Ulises Ricoy, PhD, Chair of Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science at Northern New Mexico College, shares his expertise on neuroscience and its relation to addiction.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Ulises Ricoy, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files sci_studio_010117_cold.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Technology P1 27 mins – “Author Adam Alter explains how technology keeps us hooked and reveals patterns of addiction akin to substance abuse.” At the link find the title, “May 15: Why technology is addictive and what to do about it, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170515_18214.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Technology P2 24 mins – “In the world of smartphones and teenagers, we’re asking: Who’s in charge?” At the link find the title, “May 16: When does a teenager’s cellphone use become an addiction? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170516_31031.mp3 “and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Process 30 mins – “Ageing is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we’re ready for it – as individuals, or as a society. A geneticist, a psychiatrist and an economist pick apart our knowledge of the ageing process and the major challenges to be solved so we can live healthily and well.” At the link find the title, “Grand Challenges: Ageing, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Climate Control 45 mins – “In the race to feed 10 billion people by 2050 some agricultural production will shift to where people live.  The idea of vertical farms or repurposing urban space for agriculture is becoming increasingly feasible, as lighting, cooling, and automation advances are more and more efficient.  These concepts are being explored worldwide.  The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture met in Panama City, Panama, and it was a great opportunity to interview the experts about how to grow crops in limited space. Interviews with David Proenza, Chris Higgins, Leo Marcelis, Chieri Kubota, and Ricardo Hernandez.  The conference website may be accessed here.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Trends 38 mins – “In this episode Pam Marrone, a serial entrepreneur, having founded, built and sold two biopesticide companies, joins us. She is currently the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc, a Nasdaq listed company at the forefront of the drive towards sustainable agriculture This purpose drove my work at Syngenta, and is central to that of Terramera, the Vancouver-based agtech company that I am on the Board of. Read more at http://innovationecosystem.libsyn.com/048-breaking paradigms in agriculture#j3yA8GFAIhqm7sGA.99” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Design Ideas 17 mins – “How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart Russell is working on something a bit different: robots with uncertainty. Hear his vision for human-compatible AI that can solve problems using common sense, altruism and other human values.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Impacts 24 mins – “In the dawning world of artificial intelligence, who is the pawn and who is the king?” At the link find the title, “May 16: Defeated by a computer, world chess champion Garry Kasparov embraces artificial intelligence, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170516_41132.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aircraft Dispatchers 39mins – “Did you know that an aircraft dispatcher shares fifty percent of the operational control of a flight with a captain? A career as an aircraft dispatcher can be both rewarding and is not very well known by the traveling public. Today I have with me Mike Karrels who will help us understand the role of a dispatcher and discuss the rewarding and lucrative career of an airline dispatcher….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ALS Documentary Film 6 mins – “A documentary chronicling former Concord High School principal Gene Connolly’s ALS diagnosis premieres this week. Connolly was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. In his final year at the school, Connolly gradually lost the ability to speak and to walk, but stayed on the job as long as he could. He retired last summer. Concord filmmaker Dan Habib is the director of “Mr. Connolly Has ALS,” a 30-minute documentary that premieres Tuesday at Red River Theatres in Concord, and runs through Memorial Day.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

American Colonialism History 58 mins – “On this week’s Team Human, we discover one of the reasons why knowing history matters. William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake, tells the story of how and why the US Army was created – not to defend our borders, but to wipe out indigenous nations. And all that, in an effort to satisfy the growth mandate embedded in our economy by heroes of the neoliberal left like Alexander Hamilton. Make no mistake: Hogeland is a live wire. The show opens with a related monologue from Rushkoff about why successful businesses should refrain from scaling up. How about staying local, and letting other companies just copy your model? Why and how has the need to scale and colonize new territory become our default?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 37 William Hogeland ‘Defaulting to Colonialism’” right-click “Media files 591c19936a5cd73c0e2e8d6e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anchorage’s Genie Chance 28 mins– “It was the middle of the night on March 27, 1964. Earlier that evening, the second-biggest earthquake ever measured at the time had hit Anchorage, Alaska. 115 people died. Some houses had been turned completely upside down while others had skidded into the sea.There was no light or power city — and for a long time, virtually no communication with the outside world. But there was one signal making it out of the devastated area.Running on backup generators and a cracked transmitter, a radio station in Anchorage continued to broadcast. Then a station in Fairbanks picked up that signal and repeated it. A man in Juneau picked up that Fairbanks station, called a radio station in Seattle and let the broadcast play over his phone….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antisense Antibiotics 28 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. Aired March 19, 2017” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Antisense Antibiotics, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files scistudio_b._geller_cold_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Asteroid Mining 25 mins – “Asteroids! What do you know about asteroids? Well it turns out we can learn plenty from asteroids but there is a particular reason why asteroids have become the front and center of attention recently. As it turns out asteroids can be source of precious metals, many of which do not exist here on earth. CFA Astronomer Martin Elvis of the Smithsonian Institute at Harvard is one of the leading advocates in the mining of asteroids and discusses the reason for and benefits of mining asteroids. Aired March 12, 2017” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Mining Asteroids, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files scistudio_m.elvis_cold_01_0.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomer Interview 24 mins – “For centuries mankind thought there was a distant planet out there beyond from what was already known, Planet X. Well it turns out there is a planet out there, what was once thought to be Planet X is now known as Planet 9. Professor Mike Brown from CalTech joins Dr. Pannell to discuss his discovery of the distant Planet 9. Mike Brown is a Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Science. He will provide some illumination on Planet 9. Aired. Feb 26, 2017” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Planet 9, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files scistudio022617_cold_01.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Grads 47 mins – “Why are mixed-race colleges having black-only graduation ceremonies? We’ll ask.” At the link find the title, “Mixed-Race Campus, Black-Only Graduation, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_528503043.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Fitness Trainer 37 mins – “Maria Johnson a.k.a. Girl Gone Blind is a mom, a blogger, radio host, fitness instructor, health and wellness advocate, podcaster, and most of all… Maria shares her experiences and assists others going through the turnstiles entering the journey of Blindness.“ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Fitness Trainer’s Daughter 21 mins – “Jill chats with Molly Johnson, the daughter of one of our favorite bloggers, Girl Gone Blind – Maria Johnson. Molly talks about what it was like to be a young teenager and have her mom go unexpectedly blind. Check out Molly’s guest blog post on her mom’s website at http://www.girlgoneblind.com. Find GGB on Twitter @Girl_Gone_Blind” At the link find the title, “My mom went blind and my life began to unwind.” At the link find the title, “My mom went blind and my life began to unwind, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5768245-my-mom-went-blind-and-my-life-began-to-unwind.mp3” and select ”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Tennis 20 mins – “Peter White talks to the author of The Braille Legacy – a musical currently staged at The Charing Cross Theatre in London, which dramatises the life and achievements of Louis Braille, who invented the tactile writing system. Ellie Southwood who has been to see the show, gives a review from a blind person’s perspective. Last week in Spain the first international blind tennis tournament was held with 12 countries competing for international rankings. Chris Baily came home with a trophy for Great Britain and the title of World Number One in blind tennis. He tells us what it means to him and his hopes that one day Blind Tennis will be a paralympic sport.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Body Hacking 42 mins – “In Body Hacking we explore the personalised medicine movement that’s revolutionising healthcare, and focus on the scientist-entrepreneurs who are reinventing medicine from their bedrooms, garages and employers’ laboratories. …Searching for answers, Future Human’s Jack Gwilym Roberts and Ben Beaumont-Thomas travelled to the City of London headquarters of IPGroup, a venture capital firm who fund some of the UK’s most exciting medical startups. We meet Mark Warne, their Head of Life Sciences, and discuss how the innovations of the Body Hacking movement are being seen on the high street and in the treatment rooms of your local GP. We also meet Miguel Toribio-Mateas, the founder of the personalised nutrition company Naturopatica, who explains how personalised medicine is complicated by epigenetics and nutrigenomics and also why the heightened awareness of our health risks a mass outbreak of hypochondria.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bollywood Star 18 mins – ““I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Book Technology Trends 16 mins – “While writing for a so-called “responsive” mobile publishing platform, an author discovers that a basic building block of books needs a makeover. The paragraph is dead, declares Michael Greer one minute. Long live the paragraph, he says the next. Once upon a time, authors and readers alike lived in a world of certainty. Books were produced and consumed in more-or-less linear fashion. As grade school grammar teachers have long taught about essays, books in this earlier era had a beginning, a middle, and an end. No longer. On a variety of digital handheld devices, the reader has taken charge and scrambled the established order. In 2017, the reader determines where she reads, what she reads, and when she reads….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Functions 24 mins– “How does the brain work? How do brain cells communicate? Is there a way to curb appetite by tapping into brain cells? Could there possibly be entire symphonies stored in our head? Melissa Chee, assistant professor of neuroscience from Carleton University at Ottawa Canada. answers these questions and more on this week’s program. Aired April 1, 2017” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Melissa Chee,” right-click “Media files m.chi_cold.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in NYC Public Housing 21 mins -”Some time ago, when speaking with Joshua Breitbart, the Senior Advisor for Broadband to the New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño, he mentioned to me that any subset of the issues they face with regard to improving Internet access in New York City is itself a massive issue. Joshua joins us to elaborate on that challenge and an exciting project that points to the way to solving some of their problems on episode 254 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We talk about Queensbridge Connected, a partnership to ensure people living in low-income housing have access to broadband Internet connections. We also discuss how their responsibility does not end merely with making Wi-Fi available, but actually helping people be prepared to use the connection safely. Joshua offers an important perspective on the challenges in large urban areas to make sure policy is fully responsive to local needs by ensuring residents are a part of the process and solution.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly from here.” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chaplains of the Sea 54 mins – “Port chaplains provide support to the world’s 1.5 million merchant seafarers. With the global shipping industry in financial crisis, we join the chaplains on their daily visits to container ships and supply vessels in Antwerp, Immingham and Aberdeen, to find out why the work of chaplains is more crucial than ever.” At the link find the title, “Chaplains of the Sea,” right-click “Media files p052zv0q.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Classified Material to Russians 33 mins – “This afternoon, the Washington Post broke a major story: Donald Trump disclosed highly classified material to the Russian ambassador and Foreign Minister in the Oval Office last week, compromising a highly sensitive counterterrorism program run by an allied intelligence service. This evening, we got former DNI General Counsel Robert Litt on the line for a discussion with Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes of the latest mess. Litt helped coordinate and manage the intelligence community’s response to the Edward Snowden revelations, so he knows a little something about responding to massive intelligence disclosures. We talked about how bad the disclosure may be, what the remedies for it are, and what we still don’t know.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Clint Watts Interview 32 mins – “We’re zooming out on Russia’s influencing machine with the help of Clint Watts, the national security expert who had a star turn in March with his soundbite-ready testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Watts explains why the partisan skew on fake news is “kind of garbage.” Plus, he has tips for testifying—just in case you get a call from Congress. Watts is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.” At the link find the title, “Clint Watts, Testifier Extraordinaire, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2623781410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey and Mueller 22 mins – “Jacob Weisberg is joined by WIRED Magazine writer Garrett Graff to discuss his recent cover story for Politico, “What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey.” At the link find the title, “The Purest Boy Scout, May, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files PPY9624619799.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Firing 56 mins – “Updated at 6:00PM (EST) — Jacob Weisberg chats with Lawfare’s Editor-in-Chief (and friend of James Comey’s), Benjamin Wittes, about how the Russia investigation proceeds from here and ponder what Comey’s response will be. Plus, Virginia Heffernan talks to Tom Nichols about why Democrats and Republicans alike shouldn’t be hysterical following yesterday’s events.” At the link find the title, “The Firing of James Comey (UPDATED), May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3292516921.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Firing 33 mins – “Yes Episode 16 just dropped yesterday, but given the firing of Jim Comey we felt duty bound to get back to the microphones ASAP.  And so here you will find Bobby and Steve reviewing and debating the legal and policy backdrop to, and fallout, from yesterday’s shocking news.  Tune in for a discussion that covers the power of the president to appoint and remove the FBI Director, the implications of the firing for a variety of ongoing investigations, and much more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Memos 46 mins – “The Comey bombshell memo. Talk of obstruction of justice, and even impeachment.” At the link find the title, “Obstruction Of Justice? May , 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_528814717.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Con Men 42 mins – “Jacob Weisberg, Katie Roiphe, and Philip Gourevitch discuss Herman Melville’s The Confidence Man and just what the book can tell us about President Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Confidence Man, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6981784822.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Copernicus 33 mins – “In addition to being an astronomer, Copernicus was also a mathematician, a doctor, and wrote a manuscript on devaluation of currency.” At the link find the title, “Copernicus, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-17-symhc-copernicus.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Threat Implications 10 mins – “Hacking, fake news, information bubbles … all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it’s you.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity by Experts 66 mins – “In this week’s episode, we ask two acknowledged NSA cybersecurity experts, Curtis Dukes and Tony Sager, both from the Center for Internet Security, what they tell their family members about how to keep their computers, phones, and doorbells safe from hackers. Joining us for the news round-up is Carrie Cordero, a Washington lawyer who focuses on national security law, homeland security law, cybersecurity and data protection issues.  She is also an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University….” At the link right-click “Download the 154th episode (mp3).” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Data Journalism 41 mins – “Ben Beaumont-Thomas hosts ‘Data Journalism’, in which the Future Human team explore how hacker culture is transforming the way information is made public. Joining him in the studio are Martin Moore, founder of the pioneering media ethics charity The Media Standards Trust, and also Future Human regulars Jack Roberts and Oliver Beatty. Is the ‘information wants to be free’ ethic of the data journalism movement undermining the news industry or rejuvenating it in the eyes of the public? Mark Stephens, formerly the legal representative of Julian Assange, outlines his concern that hackers could have a censorious effect on free speech. Meanwhile, news editor Ben Leapman gives an inside perspective on how The Daily Telegraph handled the British MP’s expenses scandal, a data leak that Fleet Street has recognised as ‘the biggest story of the decade’.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death Tactics 16 mins – “In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. “Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do,” Kalanithi says. “Being human doesn’t happen despite suffering — it happens within it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democracy Perspectives 72 mins – “On May 11, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson senior fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, for a discussion on the story of democracy both past and present. Drawing from her experiences in government and academia and her new book, “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom,” Dr. Rice joined Leon Wieseltier, the Isaiah Berlin senior fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution, for a conversation on democracy’s post-Cold War trajectory and the United States’ role in defending and promoting that system today.” At the link right-click “Download the audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Destructive Innovation 40 mins – “The Future Human Podcast is back with a new episode, ‘Destructive Innovation’, in which the team explore the true social cost of British innovation. Why is financial growth leading to less jobs and increasing social inequality, and how exactly do innovative companies contribute towards this process? Technology and financial services companies, which have been championed by the government as ‘wealth creators’ and drivers of economic development, actually employ very few people relative to the revenue they generate. Take Facebook, whose 4000 employees were dwarfed by the vast US $104 billion valuation placed upon the company when it floated on the stock market. The long term consequences for Britain, in which the gains of innovation are so highly concentrated and where financial ‘success’ is accompanied by rising levels of unemployment, are unclear….” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Recovery 87 mins – While the resurgence of Detroit’s auto industry has been an integral component of the city’s stabilization, business leaders agree that entrepreneurship and small businesses are at the heart of the city’s renaissance. So, what does it take for small business owners and entrepreneurs to be successful in a city like Detroit and elsewhere?  This event aimed to unpack the answer in the updated findings from the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a comprehensive report created and issued by The Kresge Foundation that measures Detroit’s comeback from its history-making bankruptcy in 2014. The report focuses on national business leaders’ perceptions of Detroit as a place in which to invest or conduct business, as well as the strengths and weaknesses perceived by local entrepreneurs. In its second year, the report finds that both national business leaders and local entrepreneurs continue to be bullish about Detroit and cite a positive outlook on and impression of the city.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Educational Ideas 60 mins – “This week on science for the people, we’re taking on the educational system. We’ll be talking with Ulrich Boser about what people think they know about education. It turns out that education is a lot like driving: everyone thinks they’re well above average in their knowledge, which means half of us are probably wrong. Then, we’ll speak with education researcher Luis Leyva about how math education privileges some at the expense of others. We may not think about it, but the way we have always taught math leaves many people of color behind. Finally, we’ll speak with cognitive neuroscientist Suzanne Dikker about taking neuroscience research out of the lab and into the classroom, where she shows that brains that are learning together look a lot alike.” 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

Experiment Reproduction Crisis 50 mins – “’Science is wrong about everything, but you can trust it more than anything.’ That’s the assertion of psychologist Brian Nosek, director of the Center for Open Science, who is working to correct what he sees as the temporarily wayward path of psychology. Currently, psychology is facing what some are calling a replication crisis. Much of the most headline-producing research in the last 20 years isn’t standing up to attempts to reproduce its findings. Nosek wants to clean up the processes that have lead to this situation, and in this episode, you’ll learn how.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 101_-_Naive_Realism_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fast Fashion 52 mins – “Try to imagine 18 tons of clothes. It’s the image journalist and author Elizabeth Cline said surprised her the most while researching her book about the way Americans dress. That’s because that pile represented three-days of donations to one thrift store in one U.S. city. And what’s the impact of the cheap fashion we buy and toss on such a regular basis? Cline is coming to Utah, and Monday she joins Doug to explain what it means for our economy, our environment, and for our culture.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Waste Reduction 33 mins – “Millennials are making waves in many of today’s business and career industries – and the agriculture industry is no exception. This week, I’m speaking with Mikayla Sullivan, co-founder and “Ringleader of Regal Operations” at Kinosol. Her team of millennials – many of which are fresh out of college – are on a mission to solve one of the world’s biggest problems – world hunger – through agriculture technology. Kinosol uses dehydration techniques that can be used anywhere in the world – due to its solar-power technology – to make food products last longer, to effectively reduce food waste around the world. Currently, Mikayla and her team are focusing on helping people in developing countries reduce food waste and improve their food storage ability in an effort to help end world hunger on a global scale. Today, she shares the Kinosol mission and how the business idea got started, the interesting way the team generated the initial business capital to continue to grow and scale, and some of the food safety concerns surrounding dehydration – particularly with meat. “People don’t care what it looks like. It really just matters if it works and if it’s going to improve what they are already doing and save them time down the road.” – Mikayla Sullivan” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Foster Family Shortage in Canada 58 mins – “A crucial part of the troubled Division of Children Youth and Families, the state’s foster care system, faces serious problems of its own. A  shortage of families, a complicated and backlogged system , and a deficit of resources, all contribute to the problem of finding safe and stable homes for children.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genetic History 49 mins – “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee says genetics play a significant role in identity, temperament, sexual orientation, and disease risk — but that environment also matters. His book ‘The Gene,’ is now out in paperback. Also, David Edelstein reviews ‘Last Men In Aleppo,’ and David Bianculli reviews Amazon’s ‘I Love Dick’ and Netflix’s ‘Anne with an E.’” At the link find the title, “May 12, 2017, The Power Of Genes,” click the circle withthree dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hasan Minhaj 49 mins – “The ‘Daily Show’ correspondent describes himself as a “third-culture kid” who doesn’t fully belong in either the world of his parents or that of his hometown of Davis, Calif. His new Netflix special is ‘Homecoming King.’” At the link find the title, “May 18, 2017 Comic Hasan Minhaj,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Surgery Innovation 44 mins – “I’m at the SCAI conference in New Orleans Louisiana this week. It’s the Society for Cardiovascular and Angiography Interventions. Basically, it’s a conference with a heavy focus on unclogging arteries. Why is this important? Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Peripheral Artery Disease, which targets the peripherals, mainly the legs, impacts more than 50% of people over the age of 60. It used to be that invasive surgical procedures such as bypasses or even amputation were the go-to solutions. But advances in technology are such that now interventional cardiologists, with only a small hole in the body, not larger than a pencil eraser, can reach into the arteries with small devices to unclog blocked arteries and keep the blood flowing. At the forefront of cutting edge technology for cardiology is Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine for UC San Diego Health System. He is co-director of the SCAI Conference and always has the pulse on what’s new and what’s next. He’s one of the most sought after doctors in this space for new medical technology studies around the world, including the latest laser technology by Ra Medical Systems which uses photomolecular ablation much like is used in LASIK surgery for your eyes, to unclog arteries, and also he’s one of the first to be using robotics in his interventions. His colleague, who plays a critical role in key studies on new technologies at the University joins the second half of the show to share his insights as well. Dr. Mitul Patel is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, for the UC San Diego Health System.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Holocaust Deniers 16 mins – ““There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies,” says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers — and their deliberate distortion of history. Lipstadt encourages us all to go on the offensive against those who assault the truth and facts. “Truth is not relative,” she says.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Home Care in Canada 24 mins – “The pressure is so high for hospital beds, some elderly patients say they are being discharged too soon.” At the link find the title, “May 17: Elderly patients in hospital need adequate long-term care plans before discharge, say families,” right-click “Media files current_20170517_48870.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Foundations 16 mins – “In cold, northern states of the US, most homeowners really don’t have much choice of what type of foundation their house will have.  Most cold climate foundations are basements.  That’s because of the footing, which is the lowest part of the house, right beneath the foundation, has to be placed below the frost line. If you live in a moderate or warm climate, you’ll have a choice to make.  Today’s mini lesson will cover the pros and cons of the different types of foundations.  It will help you decide whether a basement, crawl space or slab foundation is the best choice for your house.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Instagram Insider Interview 60 mins – “What motivates you to share a photo on Instagram — or not? Kevin Weil, head of product at the company, discusses everything from user behavior to business strategy with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig. Weil describes how mission alignment helps teams succeed and allows Instagram to continue experimenting and thriving inside its parent company, Facebook.” 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.

Intelligence Leak 46 mins – The first half of the podcast deals with the White House intelligence disclosure to the Russians and the second half with sentencing reform. At the link find the title, “Sentencing Reform – And Reversal – In The Trump DOJ, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_528644723.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Intelligence Peaks 6 mins – “When Does Your Intelligence Peak?” [Two sites mentioned are http://www.gameswithword.org and testmybrain.org.] At the link find the title, “238 EE,” right-click “Media files ede_238-db5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Internet of Things 27 mins – “The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the technologies and devices that sense information and communicate it to the Internet or other networks and, in some cases, act on that information. These “smart” devices are increasingly being used to communicate and process quantities and types of information that have never been captured before and respond automatically to improve industrial processes, public services, and the well-being of individual consumers. For example, a “connected” fitness tracker can monitor a user’s vital statistics, and store the information on a smartphone. A “smart” tractor can use GPS-based driving guidance to maximize crop planting or harvesting. Electronic processors and sensors have become smaller and less costly, which makes it easier to equip devices with IoT capabilities. This is fueling the global proliferation of connected devices, allowing new technologies to be embedded in millions of everyday products. The IoT’s rapid emergence brings the promise of important new benefits, but also presents potential challenges….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knee Arthroscopy 18 mins – “The “correct” rates of discretional interventions are difficult to define. However, David Hamilton and Colin Howie point out that discrepancies in usage of knee arthroscopy within the UK suggest the organisation of the care pathway may be an important determinant Read their full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4720At the link find the title, “Why do the Scottish do fewer knee arthroscopies? Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 225678771-bmjgroup-knee-arthroscopy.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Knowledge Half Life 30 mins – “In medical school they tell you half of what you are about to learn won’t be true when you graduate – they just don’t know which half. In every field of knowledge, half of what is true today will overturned, replaced, or refined at some point, and it turns out that we actually know when that will be for many things. In this episode, listen as author and scientist Sam Arbesman explains how understanding the half life of facts can lead to better lives, institutions, and, of course, better science.” At the link right-click “Media files 099-The_Half_Life_of_Facts.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Cyberseurity 64 mins – “Episode 157 digs into the security of the medical internet of things. Which, we discover, could be described more often than we’d like as an internet of things that want to kill us.  Joshua Corman of the Atlantic Council and Justine Bone, CEO of MedSec, talk about the culture clash that has made medical cybersecurity such a treacherous landscape for security researchers, manufacturers, regulators, and, unfortunately, a lot of patients who remain in the dark about the security of devices they carry around inside them….” At the link find the title, “Download the 157th Episode (mp3).” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Pioneer 37 mins – “The Greek poet Archilochus is known for the phrase, “The fox knows many things; the hedgehog one big thing.” This week, we’ll use this metaphor as a way to understand two different cognitive styles. The first is that of a tactician who is comfortable with nuance and contradiction (the fox), the second is that of a big thinker, motivated by one organizing idea (the hedgehog). We’ll explore this idea through the story of a pioneering surgeon whose hedgehog tendencies led him to great triumphs, and a heartbreaking tragedy.” At the link find the title,”Ep. 71: The Fox and the Hedgehog, “ right-click “Media files 20170515_hiddenbrain_fandh.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mekong Delta Decline 30 mins – “New dams threaten life on South-East Asia’s most vital river, a river that provides food and water to 70 million people. The government of Laos is determined to develop the nation by building hydroelectric dams for electricity. Many people in the downstream countries of Cambodia and Vietnam are worried that the flow of the life-giving waters of the Mekong will be much reduced and fish life devastated. Peter Hadfield reports from the banks of the Mekong.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Micro Manufacturing 39 mins – “In Micro Manufacturing, the Future Human team explore how 3D printing technology is starting a new Industrial Revolution. Over the next 10 years, we’re going to see digital economics upturn industrial production and the physical world of ‘things’, as emerging printing technologies and the distribution efficiencies of the Internet give individuals the power to challenge the giants of the manufacturing sector. The advent of affordable 3D printers is offering would-be designers the scope to produce a panoply of products: plastic toys, furniture fixtures, electronic components – even finely crafted chocolates. All of these items can be reproduced today using 3D design files supplied from anywhere in the world, with printing projects like RepRap and Makerbot lowering the economic barriers every year. Meanwhile, open source initiatives and skill sharing hackspaces are building enthusiastic communities who support product design. But will the Micro Manufacturing movement really challenge the behemoths of global trade or will it remain a niche concern? And how will the new hordes of ‘makers’ circumvent the problems of digital piracy and ensure their printing enterprises remain profitable?” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Canadian Women 19 mins – “Indigenous women’s group gives a failing grade to the MMIW inquiry for lack of communication and respect.” At the link find the title, “May 17: MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women’s Association, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170517_25413.mp3 2017” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

MS 13 Gang 28 mins – “Lucy Ash asks how the notoriously violent street gang, MS13, which has roots in Los Angeles and El Salvador is influencing the heated row over illegal immigration in the U.S.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Naive Realism 57 mins – “In psychology, they call it naive realism, the tendency to believe that the other side is wrong because they are misinformed, that if they knew what you knew, they would change their minds to match yours. According to Lee Ross, co-author of the new book, The Wisest One in the Room, this is the default position most humans take when processing a political opinion. When confronted with people who disagree, you tend to assume there must be a rational explanation. What we don’t think, however, is maybe WE are the ones who are wrong. We never go into the debate hoping to be enlightened, only to crush our opponents. Listen in this episode as legendary psychologist Lee Ross explains how to identify, avoid, and combat this most pernicious of cognitive mistakes.” At the link right-click “Direct download: 101_-_Naive_Realism_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

National Security Correspondent 58 mins – “We sit down with Mary Louise Kelly, NPR’s national security correspondent, a beat that has her covering the CIA, the FBI and other intelligence agencies.  We’ll look at the year she’s experienced following those stories – including this week’s Capitol Hill hearings about Russian interference in the presidential election.  Kelly is in New Hampshire this week for the Justice and Journalism series — a collaboration between NHPR and the Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Law School.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Navy Manpower 5 mins – “Total ship operating and support costs—which include personnel and maintenance costs—and maintenance backlogs increased during the optimal manning period (2003–2012) and have continued to increase for most ship classes since the initiative ended. Since the implementation of optimal manning, the Navy reduced crew sizes, which decreased the associated personnel costs for most ship classes, even as crews were partially restored. However, increased maintenance costs offset the reductions in personnel costs, as shown below. Navy officials attributed maintenance cost increases to reduced crews, longer deployments, and other factors. GAO’s analysis did not isolate the relative effects of reduced crews from these other factors. Maintenance backlogs also increased during the optimal manning period and have continued to grow….”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 32 mins – “Chris Lewis, vice president of Public Knowledge, and Jeffrey Eisenach, of the American Enterprise Institute, discuss Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality, which he announced earlier this week.” At the link find the title, “Communicators Roundtable on Net Neutrality, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.477001.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality 57 mins – “The term net neutrality has been popping up a lot in recent months, as the policy is reviewed in Washington.  But what does it mean for an Internet service provider to be neutral? We look at how two key aspects of this:  web speed, and the management of Internet traffic, impact our daily browsing, businesses, and privacy.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Neurological Impact of Obesity 11 mins – “Eva Feldman discusses the neurological consequences of obesity.” At the link find the title, “Neurological consequences of obesity: The Lancet Neurology: May, 2017,” right-click “Media files laneur_100517_obesity.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nixon Taping System 44 mins– “This episode of Whistlestop travels back to February 1971 when President Nixon asks his Chief of Staff if they can record conversations in the Oval Office for posterity.” At the link find the title, “Recording from the Oval, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9965632275.mp3“and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Crisis 42 mins – “It’s been a long and stressful week on the domestic front, so we at the Lawfare Podcast are bringing you a podcast on a cheerier subject: the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Mira Rapp-Hooper, Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, to chat about the recent series of escalating North Korean missile tests and the crisis we’re all being distracted from.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

North Korea Issues 58 mins – “The Trump Administration says the “era of strategic patience” is over as the secretive country’s regime increasingly threatens the region with both actions and words.  We examine the tensions today, their roots going back decades, and the huge importance of North Korea’s neighbors, including China and South Korea.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opiate Crisis 54 mins -”Here’s an alarming number:  in recent years the use of oxycodone has risen by 500% in the US.  In fact, America consumed more opiates than any other country.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Prescriptions 33 mins – “In this episode, we review the 12 recommendations from the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  These recommendations are intended to help curb the opioid epidemic and provide guidance to healthcare providers regarding safer use of opioids.” At the link find “061 – Correcting the course: careful opioid prescribing,” right-click “Direct download: 061 – CDC opioid guidelines.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

People Power 53 mins – “Today, a hidden power that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor to anarchy. Should a juror be able to ignore the law? From a Quaker prayer meeting in the streets of London, to riots in the streets of LA, we trace the history of a quiet act of rebellion and struggle with how much power “we the people” should really have.” At the link right-click “Download” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Phishing Attacks 32 mins – “This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers.” At the link find the title, “#97 What Kind Of Idiot Gets Phished? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT9749789991.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Place of Death Location 18 mins – “The current orthodoxy is that home is the best and preferred place of death for most people, but in this podcast, Kristian Pollock a sociologist from Nottingham University questions these assumptions and calls for greater attention to improving the experience of dying in hospital and elsewhere. Read the full analysis: http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4855At the link find the title, “Why do the Scottish do fewer knee arthroscopies? Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 228046317-bmjgroup-place-of-death.mp3 “ and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Biology 28 mins – “To the untrained eye, a plant’s existence may seem rather uneventful. It spends its days rooted to the spot, seemingly at the mercy of its environment. Not so, plant biologist Ottoline Leyser explains to Jim Al-Khalili. Plants are intelligent creatures that possess a unique ability to adapt in ways we animals can only dream of. They can alter their entire body plan of roots and shoots, when required, in response to their surroundings. Now Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory & Professor of Plant Development at Cambridge University, Ottoline has spent her career unearthing the mysterious mechanisms that underpin this process. She’s pieced together the finely-tuned network of hormonal signals which regulate how the roots and shoots of a plant develop. These new insights into what plants get up to are so remarkable that Ottoline is determined to change the way we think about them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Publishing Trends 40 mins – “Documenting our relentless quest to understand innovation in an age of radical and accelerating change, this latest edition of The Future Human Podcast investigates how digital authors are profiting from the chasmic transition to electronic reading and creating collateral damage in the process. Just two years ago, a work of messageboard ‘fanfic’ re-imagining the Twilight Saga as a saucy S&M romp was self-published as an ebook. Today, its creator E.L. James is the bestselling author of all time on Amazon.co.uk and the Fifty Shades trilogy is a blockbusting global sensation. Yet the unprecedented success of a self-published ‘mummy porn’ ebook is merely an early symptom of a tremendous metamorphosis that is taking place within the book publishing industry. A panoply of digital tools and community publishing platforms such as Wattpad and CreateSpace have reduced the cost of marketing and distributing a book dramatically, propelling unknown authors towards professionalism. This process is disrupting and augmenting the traditional book publishing career path that connects writers to literary agents to commissioning editors to printers….” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomware Defense 16 mins – “The story of the weaponizing of WannaCry ransomware and a wake-up call to companies slow to update IT infrastructure.” At the link find the title, “May 16: How to defend yourself against ransomware cyberattacks, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170516_91770.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomware Issues 54 mins – “In our 164th episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Paul Rosenzweig, and Brian Egan discuss: the cyber EO is finally out – and just in time for wCry; WCry causes ransomware meltdown ; given a choice of blaming Microsoft, who wrote the bad code and the limited security update, the hackers who wrote the ransomware, or the GRU, who revealed the vulnerability, US reporters blame … NSA; Brad Smith of Microsoft thinks it shows we need a digital Geneva accord; NSA’s latest problems with compliance and the FISA court; Abbott Labs proposes a settlement with MedSec that would prevent it from talking to government in the absence of a preexisting inquiry and notice to Abbott; if Trump taped Comey, does it matter where he did it? Two-party consent rules. Our guest interview is with Tim Maurer, Fellow and co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of the firm.” At the link find the title, “Interview with Tim Maurer, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SteptoeCyberlawPodcast-164.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Book 21 mins – “You know that feeling, maybe in college – you’re suuuper chilled out, maybe chemically-assisted, and you’re like, how do we know we’re even in the same reality, man? That’s what the world has been feeling like, except, not so chill. Were reports that the President leaked classified intelligence fake news? Or was it real, but totally NBD? Was Comey pressured to drop the investigation into Flynn, or not? Was Spicer in the bushes, or among them? Is everything terrible and going to hell, or is America finally great again? Basically, how do we even know what reality IS any more? This week, we investigate reality itself, with our friend Brooke Gladstone, host of WNYC’s On the Media and author of a new book, The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time. The trouble with reality, Brooke says, is that it’s different for everyone. Facts and experience—those don’t bring us all to the same conclusion. So here we are, in an America with two sets of people with realities so far apart they’re like universes whose round edges barely touch. Manoush and Brooke were not zapping their brains during this interview, but they do get pretty far out. Huxley and Orwell, Le Guin and Philip K. Dick and Thomas Paine. Sit back, relax as you will, and come along for the ride. Oh, and that article Manoush mentioned in the interview, by Farhad Manjoo? It’s here.” At the link click th circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Book 29 mins – “We’re living in an era of smoke and mirrors as never before. Do you find yourself wondering how we reached this pass, where basic facts have no impact and fundamental norms are violated at will? Or, at the very least, would you like to follow Brooke down a rabbit hole as she searches for an explanation? Because after the election, in what amounted to a two-week fever dream, she wrote “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time,” and came to a kind of answer. As this week’s podcast extra, we have for you a conversation Brooke had about her book with our colleague, WNYC morning show host Brian Lehrer.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rebuilding after Disasters 24mins – “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we need to ‘rebuild better’ after the floods but should we rebuild at all?” At the link find the title, “May 15: Why rebuild after flood if it’s likely to happen again, asks climatologist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170515_95008.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recidivism 48 mins – “For Susan Burton, getting on track after being released from prison was a daunting experience. Now she’s determined to help other women follow in her footsteps. Her new memoir is ‘Becoming Ms. Burton.’ Also, Milo Miles reviews ‘Synthesize the Soul,’ a collection of dance music from Cape Verde.” At the link find the title, “May 16, 2017, Former Inmate Leads Women From Prison To Recovery,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Stories 27 mins – “How might robots help us live, work and even love in the future? Jane Wakefield meets robots being used in hospitals, factories and even bedrooms and discovers the way humans are using machines. In California, Jane interviews Harmony, a sex robot who will be for sale at the end of the year. She hears how some people are forming relationships with their artificial intelligence, and asks what an increasing dependence on robotics means for our human interaction.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sanctuary Cities 58 mins – “Across the country, communities are grappling with how to handle people who are here illegally. Some cities and towns have declared themselves sanctuaries, in defiance of President Trump’s demands for close cooperation with federal immigration authorities. That’s a battle now in the courts. We look at how this debate is playing out in New England and nationally.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Self-Driving Cars 58 mins – “Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson, co-founders of autonomous-vehicle startup Zoox, detail a not-too-distant future when we’ll get into their cars and do nothing other than say where we need to go. In conversation with Stanford Professor of the Practice Tina Seelig, the two entrepreneurs explain how self-driving cars work and how their fleet of electric vehicles could make owning a ride obsolete.” 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.

SESAME Project 24 mins – “Open SESAME! And no we are not talking about Ali Baba in this case. SESAME is an acronym for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Application in the Middle East. But what exactly does that mean? A synchrotron light produces very intense pulses of light that allows detailed studies of various objects. Join hosts Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli as they speak to Stanford professor Herman Winick about his role and involvement in SESAME. Aired Jan. 29, 2017” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Project SESAME, Jan 2017,” right-click “Media files sci_studio_cold_1-29-17_01.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Slum Soccer Miracle 19 mins – “Canadian civil servant Bob Munro had an idea that has changed everything — a soccer program run by youth in the slums of Nairobi.” At the link find the title, “May 17: ‘Kids are going to school because of football’: How a Canadian gave Kenyan youth a future, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170517_48686.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Media Trends 24 mins – “Every day, Manoush is getting dozens of new followers on Twitter. Sometimes hundreds a day. And every new follower is the same. Generic user name, no photo, blank avatar. And even more suspect, these accounts have no followers, no tweets. In other words: Bots. Bot armies are taking over Twitter. But they’re not necessarily trying to advance a point of view, according to Phil Howard, a bot researcher. They’re aiming to sow chaos and make dialogue impossible. At the extreme, the goal is to destabilize our very sense of reality. “Their strategy is to plant multiple conflicting stories that just confuse everybody,” Howard says. “If they can successfully get out four different explanations for some trend, then they’ve confused everybody, and they’re able to own the agenda.” This week, why someone would sic a bot army on Manoush. And what her bot brigade can teach us about how bots are shaping democracy, from last November to Brexit to the recent French election. You can check if a Twitter account following you is real or fake, with Bot or Not, an aptly-named tool from Indiana University’s Truthy project.” At the link find the title, “Why Are So Many Bots Following Manoush? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself051017_cms755268_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soft Power 56 mins – “When Joseph Nye, Jr., first used the phrase soft power in 1990 in his book Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power, China did not factor much into his calculus of world order: It had relatively little military and economic power, and none of the softer “persuasive” or “attractive” abilities that Nye saw as key features of the global domination of the United States. Today, we live in a different world, and though China is achieving remarkable military might and economic dominance, Nye would argue that China has only made stumbling progress in becoming a more attractive brand to most other nations. What are the continuing roadblocks to China’s progress in building soft power? How is Donald Trump affecting the balance of such power between the U.S. and China? Are both countries headed toward an inevitable great power conflict — also known as the Thucydides Trap — in which an established power’s fear of a rising power escalates toward war? And has the meaning of the term soft power changed in the last 25 years, between 1990 and 2015, when Nye published his most recent book, Is the American Century Over? Jeremy and Kaiser spoke with Nye, a University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University, at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was formerly the dean.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Cell Research 27 mins – “Alejandro Briseño, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Polymer Science and Engineering, shares the groundbreaking work his research team has achieved through the study of organic and polymer semiconductor single crystals, polymer semiconductor devices and synthesis of novel organic and polymer semiconductors.” At the link find the title, “SCIENCE STUDIO: Alejandro Briseño – UMASS Amherst, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files sci_studio-010817-cold.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Crisis 21 mins – “Sharmila Devi reports after a recent visit to South Sudan, where a combination of drought and civil conflict is perpetuating an appalling health and humanitarian catastrophe.” At the link find the title, “South Sudan Special Report: The Lancet: May 18, 2017,” right-click “Media files 18may_south_sudan.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soweto Music 54 mins [2 parts] – “Johannesburg-based poet Thabiso Mohare looks at the musical heritage of Sophiatown, and talks to Sowetan musicians including Sibongele Khumalo and Jonas Gwangwa, about the intersection in their lives of music and politics, and their memories of streets filled with a rich mix of sounds from gramophones and radios to church choirs, workers choirs, and bands playing music from jazz, mbaqanga and soul to rock. …[and]explores the music of Soweto from the 1970s onwards, through the unrest that led to democracy in 1994, and takes a look at the music scene today. Featuring interviews with Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse, Mandla Mlangeni, BCUC and The Soil.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2.

Special Operations Forces 37 mins – “It’s been a long week, so after our special emergency edition on the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the Lawfare Podcast is coming to your rescue with an episode that has nothing at all to do with the crisis at the FBI. Instead, take a listen to Jack Goldsmith’s interview of Mark Moyar at the Hoover Book Soiree about Moyar’s new book, Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. The conversation delves into the history of special operations forces and how they’ve been used and misused over time.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Star Trek 58 mins – “Energize! Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with William Shatner to reflect on Star Trek and the enduring power of science fiction. Featuring comic co-host Chuck Nice, astrophysicist Charles Liu, NASA engineer David Batchelor, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statue Removals 16 mins – “New Orleans is removing statues honouring slave-owning Confederates of the U.S. Civil War. But it’s not without controversy.” At the link find the title, “May 18: Amid death threats, New Orleans dismantles Civil War statues at night, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170518_48470.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Ballmer 39 mins – “As CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer was famous for over-the-top enthusiasm. Now he’s brought that same passion to the N.B.A. — and to a pet project called USAFacts, which performs a sort of fiscal colonoscopy on the American government.” {His Mar 2017 TED Talk can’t be downloaded, but can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VRgmKiE0Js. His Government numbers site is USAFacts.org.] At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Impact in Europe 19 mins – “Europe’s common agricultural policy (CAP) on sugar is due to change, and Emilie Aguirre, from the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge, argues that an influx of cheap high fructose corn syrup (HFCS, isoglucose) into the European market will have a negative effect on on the health of the continent.” At the link find the title, “Europe’s impending syrup tsunami,” right-click “Media files 230608896-bmjgroup-syrup-tsunami.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer School Kids Enjoy 7 mins – “In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This “summer slump” affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months. TED Fellow Karim Abouelnaga has a plan to reverse this learning loss. Learn how he’s helping kids improve their chances for a brighter future.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Intelligence Agencies 52 mins – “Thursday, we’re talking about President Donald Trump’s relationship with the country’s intelligence agencies. Our guest is Tim Weiner, who has written books about the FBI, CIA, and President Richard Nixon. He warns that Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and his crusade to stop leaks have historical precedents in Nixon’s ultimately self-defeating actions. We’ll talk about that, and explore what Trump’s leak of classified information to Russia could mean for national security. Tim Weiner is an author and a former New York Times correspondent. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on black budget spending by the Pentagon and the CIA. His 2007 book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He’s also the author of Enemies: A History of the FBI and One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Dementia 49 mins – “With an administration that seems to break new traditions every day, we look at the rapid-fire changes to the White House story about Comey’s firing. What they mean for communications between the President and the public. Plus, some worry that the media are too reliant on old tricks to keep up. How is the press adapting? And, why local TV news may soon take on a more conservative agenda.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Underwater Sounds 12 mins – “Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don’t understand. Learn more about why this underwater soundscape matters and what we might do to protect it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Visual Impairment in Children 11 mins – “What is the most common cause of visual impairment in children? And what can parents do to prevent, anticipate or diagnose sight loss? NHS Optometrist Craig Colahan joins Jill Barkley on #RNIBConnect Radio to answer these questions. For a wealth of further information on the topic, you can visit the following links: bit.do/RNIB-Children bit.do/GuideDogs-Children bit.do/LookAfterEyes-Children” At the link find the title, “Visual Impairment in children – common causes and prevention, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 5719913-visual-impairment-in-children-common-causes-and-prevention.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Rights 48 mins – “Ari Berman, author of ‘Give Us the Ballot,’ says the new commission will keep alive the idea that voter fraud is rampant — despite the fact that “all the studies show the opposite.” Also, Ken Tucker reviews Angaleena Presley’s album ‘Wrangled.’ “ At the link find the title, “May 17, 2017 Voting Rights & Trump’s Election Integrity Commission,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War on Drugs Debate 27 mins – “Released May 18, 1996 In the 1996 first ever episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson discusses the origins of Uncommon Knowledge before invited guests former US attorney general Edwin Meese III and former San Jose police chief Joseph McNamara. They have a spirited debate about the war on drugs and the best way to handle the drug problem in the United States. According to Peter Robinson, “Ed Meese wants to win the war on drugs; Joe McNamara wants to end it.” Twenty-one years later, we look back as Meese and McNamara debate the merits of marijuana legalization and make predictions about where the United States would be in ten years (2006). Although their predictions were not entirely accurate, their insights into the legalization debate and the war on drugs remain helpful today. They answer questions about how they believe that legalizing marijuana will increase crime and addiction rates, how to beef up educational and prevention programs, and the effect of middle-class drug use in the United States.” At the link find the title, “Drug Decriminalization, May 2017,” right-click “Media files 19960518-meese-mcnamara.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington Post Reporter 29 mins – “Ashley Parker is a political reporter at The Washington Post. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss what it’s really like to cover this White House, how the President’s staffers manage his personality, and the stresses of waking up to Trump’s tweetstorms.” At the link find the title, “Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3073763019.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Purity Issues 58 mins – “The American Society of Civil Engineers recently gave the Granite State a C-minus on its 2017 report card…But aging systems, drought, and such contaminants as PFOAs raise questions about how best to repair our drinking water systems, and how to afford it.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Whole Foods Market Founder 48 mins – “In 1978, college drop-out John Mackey scraped together $45,000 to open his first health food store, “Safer Way.” A few years later he co-founded Whole Foods Market — and launched an organic food revolution that helped change the way Americans shop. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Kyle Ewing created waterproof paper through his company TerraSlate.” At the link find the title, Whole Foods Market: John Mackey, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170512_hibt_hibtpod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women at War 36 mins – “This installment of our impossible episodes series features a set of stories that are all about front-line heroism. Most of them are listener requests.” At the link find the title, “Six Impossible Episodes: Soldiers, Snipers and Spies, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-05-15-symhc-six-impossibles-snipers.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women in STEM Jobs 56 mins – “In this special collaborative episode with the Cited podcast, Indre and guest host Alexander B. Kim look into the “leaky pipeline” of women in science. There are many stages you go through from early school to a career in science and there are points along the way at which women seem to disproportionately slip out of that pipeline. This week we talk to researchers trying to learn more about why that happens and what we can do about it.” At the link find the title, “179 The Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science [Collaboration with Cited],” right-click “Media files f90f31a0-9270-475b-a6c3-6e30b89a3ccc.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Working Moms 130 mins (4 parts) – “ …This is the story of two Brooklyn women, Rachael Ellison and Leslie Ali Walker, who have a tech idea to help harried working mothers rise up in their professional ranks….Start their story here, with Episode 1: The Pain Point. Rachael and Leslie leave their families behind in a snowstorm to visit Silicon Valley, meet the competition, and find out whether two Brooklyn moms have a shot at VC funding. We also talk to Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of The Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” and the book “Unfinished Business,” about why there’s still resistance to gender parity at the top of many corporations. …This is Episode 2: The Paradox. Rachael and Leslie test out a prototype of the service, and they have one especially eager participant: Manoush. Meanwhile, one of the founders discovers that she may be ready to swap in her corporate blazer for a Silicon Valley hoodie, but the other is beginning to question if she can maintain momentum with her current day job, lead-parenting, and starting a new company. …This is Episode 3: The Pressure. And it’s exactly what it sounds like. Faced with financial barriers, Rachael and Leslie join a startup accelerator and pitch their idea to investors. But while honing their pitch, the business partners’ different goals surface. Rachael is focused on the service’s potential for social change. Leslie sees the potential to create a giant female-led company. …In the final chapter, the women face difficult choices: Should they drop the feminist mission behind the company when they make their pitch to investors? Does Rachael need to give up entrepreneurship so she can remain the kind of mom she wants to be? Plus, we’ll end the suspense and talk about the seismic shift happening to our culture around women and work with Anne-Marie Slaughter, Hillary Clinton’s former advisor at the State Department. Anne-Marie is now the CEO of New America and the author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, which she wrote after detailing her struggles to combine her career with parenting in a hugely popular piece for The Atlantic called “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” At the link find the title, “Taking the Lead Episode 1: The Pain Point, May 14, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself051417_cms755539_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Episode 2 with “Media files notetoself051417_cms755540_pod.mp3”; Episode 3 with “Media files notetoself051417_cms755542_pod.mp3”, and Episode 4: The Partnership with “Media files notetoself051417_cms755541_pod.mp3”.

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Media Mining Digest 289 – May 26, 2017: Age of Anger, AI and the Law, AI Prejudices, Alzheimers, American Myths, American Productivity Decline, Androids, Animal Transport to Slaughterhouses, Aquaponics, Austin Powers at 20, Black Financial Adviser, Black Market Online, Built Design, Chef Jeremiah Tower, China Gender Bias, Chocolate for Health, Christian Nation Decline, Clinton Campaign Book, Comey Firing, Consciousness, Conservative Perspectives, Cooking, Cryptocurrency for Laymen, Defense Attorney, Design Critique, Diabetes Prevention, Diet Guidelines, Diseases from Infection, Dizziness Symptom, DNA Delivery Vessels, Doctor Shortage in Canada, Doctor with PTSD, Domestic Violence Shelters, Dr Andrew Weil, Earth 2.0, Electric Car Trends, Elon Musk, Energy Politics, Environmentalism Diversity, Ethnic Stories, Farmacology, Fashion Model Ordeal, Flint Water Analysis, Flying Car Future, Fort McMurray Fire, France’s Extreme Right, Fraternity Homicide, Friendship for Hire, Gabourey Sidibe, Gender Equality, Gene Therapy Diet, Genital Wounds, Google Data Uses, Health Insurance Discussion, Health Optimization, Heart Health, Indigenous Activists, Infrastructure in Pennsylvania, Integrative Medicine, ISIS Documentary Film, Islamic Enlightenment, Islamic Issues, Israel’s Six-Day War, Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, Lead Crisis in U.S., LED Street Lights, Legal Market Changes, Liberal International Order, Los Angeles Riot Anniversary, Make America Great, Meditation Music Mediterranean Diets, Mental Illness in Africa, Metallic Glass, Metal-organic Frameworks, Mining Accidents, Montreal Flood Efforts, NAFTA and Canada, Neil deGrasse Tyson, NORAD History, Nurses, Obamacare, Oliver Sacks, Online Security, Option B, OxyContin Lawsuit, Pharmacology Industry, Physics Evolution, Podcasting Tips, Polio Survivor Aftereffects, Prank Videos, Propranolol Hydrochloride, Referendums, Refugee Afterlife, Resourcefulness, Robot Cops, Russian Subversion, Salem Witches, Segregated Housing, Serena William, Small Arms Seizure Value, Social Awkwardness, Solitary Confinement, South Sudan Violence, Technology Trends, TED Talks, Trump, Uber Conflict, Universal Basic Income, Venezuela Health Crisis, W. Kamu Bell, Whole Foods Diet, Wisdom for Life

Exercise your ears: the 127 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 433 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 15,000 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 abstracts for all the podcasts is available at this link and updated quarterly. Get even the discarded material using a podcast aggregator loaded with this opml file of the 400 sources. Exercise your ears and let the rest relax.

Age of Anger 43 mins – “Pankaj Mishra sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new book on the roots of populist rage, the problem with critiques of “identity politics,” and whether Western liberal parties can ever win back the white working class.” At the link find the title, “Pankaj Mishra, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY7534225685.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI and the Law 28 mins -”You don’t actually need to worry about a robot taking your job. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson talk to Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence, about how artificial intelligence assists lawyers, not replaces them. Their conversation includes what ROSS is, the biggest misconceptions surrounding AI, and the biggest challenges facing legal technology adoption in larger firms. Andrew Arruda is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the artificial intelligence company ROSS Intelligence, a leader in the legal technology industry.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_111.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Prejudices 26 mins – “Artificial intelligence researchers have spotted prejudice in programming deep learning machines — some say due in part to an industry dominated by white men.” At the link find the title, “May 4: How not to create a racist, sexist robot, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170504_14304.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Caregiving 54 mins – “Jim Kimzey, Founder and CEO, Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists Eighty percent of people living with Alzheimer’s disease lack insight into their condition. They do not realize that they need help, and they subsequently refuse care. In this presentation, you will learn about the growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, the different stages of Alzheimer’s, why family members refuse care and why past attempts to get family members to accept care have failed. You will also learn a step-by-step approach to getting the people you love to accept the care they need.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alzheimers Prevention 14 mins – “Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Myths 63 mins – “Caroline Winterer, Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Director, Stanford Humanities Center; Author, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason Monday Night Philosophy investigates the accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment,” which suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the U.S. in the 18th century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe, which radiated outward to the New World. Winterer argues that this national mythology of a unitary, patriotic era of Enlightenment in America was created during the Cold War to shield against the threat of totalitarianism, and Americans in the 1700s were influenced by European models in far more complex ways than commonly thought. Winterer explores which of our ideas and ideals are truly rooted in the 18th century and which are inventions and mystifications of more recent times.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Productivity Decline 66 mins – “Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his book, The Complacent Class. Cowen argues that the United States has become complacent and the result is a loss of dynamism in the economy and in American life, generally. Cowen provides a rich mix of data, speculation, and creativity in support of his claims.” At the link find the title, “#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick,” right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Androids 17 mins – “Following our documentary film Erica: Man Made, we gave viewers a chance to pose their own questions to Erica; the world’s “most beautiful and intelligent” android. And in this episode, we hear her (or her creator’s) thoughts on happiness, humanity, and the future of android-human relationships.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Transport to Slaughterhouses 23 mins – “Taking stock of the treatment of animals from the farm to the slaughterhouse.” At the link find the title, “May 5: Farm animal transport to slaughterhouses need better rules, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_39084.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aquaponics 114 mins – “[15 min lead-in] Carlos Villamar joins us to discuss DIY Aquaponics using the Chinese solar greenhouse and black soldier fly composter and auto fish feeder. The greenhouse system, including a solar greenhouse insulated on north, east and west sides and with glazing on a south side at an angle to maximize winter sunlight, and housing a fish tank along with grow beds coupled to the fish tank. The grow beds each including a geyser pump powered by an air pump to pump water from the fish tank to the grow bed and aerate water of the fish tank, and a bell siphon to drain the water from the grow bed back into the fish tank. By trade Carlos is a attorney specializing in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and computer and internet law along with being an avid permaculturalist.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Austin Powers at 20 48 mins – “’Austin Powers’ turns 20. We’ll take a shagalicious walk down memory lane. Groovy, baby.Oh, Behave!” At the link find the title, “’Austin Powers’ At 20, May 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_528153356.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Financial Aid 11 mins – “Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Carroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Market Online 63 mins – “Imagine a place where you can anonymously purchase drugs, hire hit men, and acquire forged passports, counterfeit cash, guns, grenades and poisons. Journalist Nick Bilton has written about politics and power struggles behind the founding of Twitter. Now he turns his investigative journalism to the story of Ross Ulbricht, the notorious and enigmatic founder of a drug empire and the Silk Road website. Bilton will divulge Ulbricht’s rise and fall and what Ulbricht’s story reveals about the clash of a libertarian-leaning web, where everything is decentralized, against the old world of government, law and order. He will also discuss what this could ultimately mean for all of us.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Built Design 52 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. Sarah W. Goldhagen taught for ten years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and spent many years as the Architecture Critic for the New Republic. She’s written about buildings, cities, and landscapes for publications all over the world. Sarah’s new book Welcome To Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives is a thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening manifesto arguing that the buildings we live and work in deeply affect us, physically and psychologically, and that we can’t afford the soul-crushing architecture we mostly subject ourselves to. In this episode: why we tolerate design that’s bad for us, startling parallels between a passage from a Chekhov short story and Sarah’s book, the many ways concrete can be beautiful, and why schools shouldn’t look like prisons (maybe prisons shouldn’t, either?)….” At the link find the title, “96. Sarah W. Goldhagen (Architecture Critic) – Souls & Spaces,” right-click “Media files PP5771900591.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Jeremiah Tower 24 mins – “Ever heard of Jeremiah Tower? Culinary celebrity Anthony Bourdain wants you to know he’s the chef responsible for transforming American cuisine.” At the link find the title, “May 1: Why Anthony Bourdain wants the world to know about chef Jeremiah Tower, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170501_84406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Gender Bias 54 mins– “From business to literature to politics, there is a huge pool of female expertise on China. But you wouldn’t know it if you examined the names of people who are quoted in the media and invited to China-themed panel discussions: They are mostly men. This is a problem that two Beijing-based journalists aim to solve. Joanna Chiu of AFP and Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times created and maintain an open, user-contributed list called “Female Experts on Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Taiwan.” They began by providing their own contacts, then promoted the document to various email groups and to Twitter. The list “blew up” early this year and now contains nearly 200 names and contact details of female China experts on every major subject area, based all around the world. With such a roster willing to be called up, the list eliminates many common excuses for the under representation of women in the field. In this episode, Joanna and Lucy speak with Jeremy and Kaiser about the realities and biases in the field, the excuses and corresponding solutions for gender under representation, and how the “women’s list” came about….” At the link find the title, “How can we amplify women’s voices on China? Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica_13 February_2017, Joanna Chiu and Lucy Hornby.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Trade Politics 49 mins – “Charlene Barshefsky was a name you couldn’t avoid if you were in Beijing in the late 1990s. As the United States trade representative from 1997 to 2001, she led the American team that negotiated China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On December 11, 2001, Ambassador Barshefsky’s efforts paid off, and, as a new member of the body that sets global rules for trade, China began the deep integration into the world economy that we take for granted today. Kaiser and Jeremy recorded this interview with Ambassador Barshefsky at her offices at the law firm WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where she is the chair of international trade. She recounted stories about the WTO negotiations, and about her relationship with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, who was her Chinese counterpart in negotiations (see SupChina’s video on Zhu). We asked her how the hopes and expectations behind China’s WTO accession look in retrospect, and how she sees China’s role in global trade in the second decade of the 21st century. We think you’ll agree that her answers provide a fascinating glimpse into one of the most significant global economic deals in recent history.” At the link find the title, “The negotiator: Charlene Barshefsky, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica 28 April 2017_Charlene Barshefsky.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China Watching 62 mins- “China-watching isn’t what it used to be. Not too long ago, the field of international China studies was dominated by a few male Westerners with an encyclopedic knowledge of China, but with surprisingly little experience living in the country and speaking Chinese. Today, China-watching is different: The old “China hands” are still around and remain authoritative, but an increased number of younger travelers in a much more open China, people with specialized academic backgrounds and advanced language skills, and women — see last week’s Sinica Podcast on female China expertise — are changing the face of this field. Bill Bishop is among the most recognizable China-watchers in the business. His long-running Sinocism newsletter is an essential resource for serious followers of China policy, and he is regularly quoted in a variety of major news outlets reporting on China. Kaiser and Bill sat down at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on April 6 to record this podcast and discuss how China-watching has changed over the years. And in a reflection of Bill’s point that the media’s conventional wisdom on China is usually wrong, the summit between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago (occurring during the recording of this podcast) was exactly as Bill predicted: ‘Bland.’” At the link find the title, “Bill Bishop on what it takes to be a good China-watcher, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Sinica_6_April_2017_Bill_Bishop_.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chocolate for Health 58 mins – “New research shows that cocoa flavanols can calm inflammation as well as relax blood vessels to lower blood pressure, lower total cholesterol and raise beneficial HDL cholesterol. People who eat chocolate regularly have a lower risk of stroke. People who would like to get cocoa flavonoids without the sugar and calories of candy may be interested in CocoaVia. Mars Botanical, the manufacturer, provides standardized cocoa flavanol extract as supplements and in powders to add to beverages. Mars has supported some of the research on the health benefits of chocolate, but independent research is largely consistent with the findings of Mars-related research…A review in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology (Dec. 12, 2013) considers how cocoa flavanols affect the human body. The authors are hard-core biochemists from Innsbruck Medical University in Austria. These researchers note that there are more than 380 compounds in cocoa, many of which are known to be powerful antioxidants with numerous pharmacological activities…” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Christian Nation Decline 49 mins – “A prominent Christian conservative says it’s time for Christians to withdraw from modern, secular American life.” At the link find the title, “A Call For Christians To Withdraw From Modern Life,” right-click “Media files npr_527625406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Clinton Campaign Book 26 mins – “A Washington journalist with sources deep inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign reveals how overconfidence and a flawed candidate doomed her run for the U.S. presidency.” At the link find the title, “May 12: Why did Hillary Clinton lose to Trump? New book looks inside failed campaign, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_14848.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey Firing 49 mins “President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. We’ll look at the news from all angles.” At the link find the title, “President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey, May , 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527803573.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 49 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.

Conservative Perspectives 30 mins – :Is the New York Times enabling a debate that most rational people think is long over? The latest conservative pundit to be hired by the New York Times has progressives and environmentalists concerned. Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winning “opinion journalist” from the Wall Street Journal made his first splash onto the op-ed page of the Times recently with a controversial piece entitled Climate of Complete Certainty.  In this editorial he asserts that climate science should continue to be debated, despite a preponderance of credible evidence sounding the alarm for immediate action. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with two PhDs with differing responses to Mr. Stephens’s perspective and place at the Grey Lady. First, we’re joined by Joe Romm, the founding editor of Climate Progress, who is critical of the new hire. Then, we hear from psychologist Pamela Paresky who thinks that his hiring by the NY Times could actually be a catalyst for productive dialogue that might ultimately bring conservatives over to recognizing the threat of climate change.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cooking 62 mins – “Samin Nosrat has taught everyone how to cook—professional chefs, children and even Michael Pollan—by mastering just four important elements: salt, fat, acid and heat. In this program, Nosrat will share her kitchen philosophy of making meals delicious by enhancing, balancing and adding texture and flavor. Hear the hows and whys of what good cooking can be. Nosrat trained under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse and has been called “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered. MacNaughton is a renowned illustrator and contributed 150 images and infographics to the book.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency for Laymen 125 mins – “Brandon is a crypto currency evangelist with 3 years of experience using/trading crypto currencies and about 1 year experience mining Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. After 1st hearing about bitcoin on TSP Brandon turned his commute into an education on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He has had lots of success with picking the right altcoins for speculative investments and is thinking about how he can get into trading more often to leave his day job some day. Brandon joins us today to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies that you should check out. ” At the link right-click “Download’ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Defense Attorney 51 mins – “Monique Pressley wears many hats: lawyer, entrepreneur, minister. She’s a strong advocate for justice reform and believes strongly in empowering women with a spirit for being their own boss. Our far-ranging conversation covers her rise to fame as part of Bill Cosby’s legal team to her role as a minister and entrepreneur.” At the link find the title,”From the courtroom to the pulpit: a conversation with Monique Pressley, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ5315167636.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Critique 45 mins – “A season of Design Matters simply wouldn’t feel complete without an appearance by Steven Heller. He’s not just a celebrated designer and art director, he’s also a brilliantly prolific writer of books, columns, blogs, you name it. Steve has been on the podcast pretty much every year since we started 12 years ago, and we never run out of things to talk about. This year we’re going to focus on one of his latest books, Graphic Design Rants and Raves: Bon Mots on Persuasion, Entertainment, Education, Culture, and Practice. It’s an anthology of essays Steve has written about everything from Paul Rand to the fateful election of 2016. On this podcast Debbie talks to Steven Heller about his attitude when he was a young designer. “I was short sighted. I was arrogant. I had a sense of myself that was disproportionate to all reality.” At the link find the title, “Steven Heller, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Steven-Heller.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Prevention 58 mins – “An increasing proportion of Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes. In 2012, 86 million adults had prediabetes, which is elevated blood sugar that doesn’t quite reach the cut-off for a diabetes diagnosis. Frequently, people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes, but they don’t have to. You can reverse prediabetes by changing your life. Our radio show, which will air on Saturday, May 28, 2016, will provide insights on how to accomplish such changes in practical ways.

Diet Guidelines 58 mins – “Every five years, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services collaborate on producing Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These are supposed to tell us what we should be eating. They are also used to shape institutional food choices, such as those in schools or prisons. Will there be any changes in the 2015 Guidelines? The advisory committee has issued its report, which is open for comments until May 8. We discuss the proposed changes to the dietary guidelines with two eminent nutrition scientists with very different perspectives. One is an advocate of high-fat, low-carb eating patterned on the recommendations of Dr. Robert Atkins. The other is himself a vegetarian and a proponent of plant-based diets.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Diseases from Infections 58 mins – “Inflammation is a primary cause of many chronic conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis to asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. But what causes the inflammation? Could infectious agents be the root of most of our chronic disease–including cancer? Find out about the new germ theory linking infections and mental illness. Is it possible that there is a connection between schizophrenia and a common pathogen? Other hard-to-treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) might all be triggered by infection. Could a vaccine help prevent these devastating conditions and even cancer?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Dizziness Symptom 59 mins – Dizziness is a common problem, but not easily diagnosed. A little lightheadedness could be a reaction to dehydration or blood pressure medication. But when the room is spinning, walking can become difficult or even dangerous. A fall, especially for an older person, can have very serious consequences. When does vertigo signal a potentially serious condition? Could it be a sign of a stroke or a migraine? We’ll find out how to determine if this symptom deserves an emergency department visit, and what can be done to treat the most common causes of vertigo.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

DNA Delivery Vessels 27 mins – “When you think about delivery vessels does your mind go to examples like the international space station? Well did you know now scientists are actually synthesizing DNA delivery vessels that are able to take payloads into the cell. That means there is all sorts of medications that can go directly to the cells via this new technology. One of the leading authorities of this new innovative technology is professor Yamuna Krishnan,   Krishnan is a professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago and is the head of the Krishnan Group which is the leading research group in NUCLEIC ACID-BASED MOLECULAR DEVICES.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Doctor Shortage in Canada 21 mins – “Finding a doctor can be hard in many communities across Canada. In B.C. about 15 per cent of the population doesn’t have a family physician.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 3: Government has to stop looking for cheap way to address doctor shortage, says GP, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170503_90736.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Doctor with PTSD 4 mins – “Toronto emergency physician James Maskalyk who works in Toronto and Addis Ababa shares the moment that not only changed his life — but saved it.” At the link find the title, “May 5: ‘I didn’t care very much whether I lived or died’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_40870.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence Shelters 27 mins – “Domestic abuse was neither discussed nor understood when Interval House opened its doors in 1973. Now the shelter influences other safe houses.” At the link find the title, “May 9: Meet one of the pioneers behind Canada’s first shelter for abused women, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_82472.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dr Andrew Weil 59 mins – “…Our guest is renowned integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil. He covers the impact of direct-to-consumer drug advertising as well as the difficulties of stopping certain medicines. According to Dr. Weil, ads and the media often exaggerate the benefits and downplay the risks of many medicines. Why not find other ways of dealing with common conditions?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

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.

Electric Car Trends 59 mins – “Amory Lovins, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA Will the rapid arrival of robotic cars lead to the blissful end of traffic? Or will autonomous cars merely put drivers out of work and clog our streets even more than before? No one knows for sure if the utopian or dystopian vision will arrive at your front door. What is clear is that the convergence of automobiles and information technology promises one of the biggest industrial and cultural disruptions we have ever seen. It is also happening faster than even the most rabid supporters expected. Will that upheaval help or hurt the need to move away from oil and other fossil fuels to protect the climate that supports our economy? Join us for a conversation about this revolution in personal mobility.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elon Musk 41 mins – “Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Politics 59 mins – “May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Co-Founder, Tea Party Movement Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One Additional Speakers TBA The 2014 Climate March in New York and other cities helped solidify public support in the run-up to the Paris climate accord the next year. But these days climate advocates are playing defense and trying to keep the Paris Agreement together. Will the Washington march have any impact on the politics related to climate change in the United States? Where can clean energy advance in the current political context? Join Climate One as we go on the road for the People’s Climate Movement in Washington, D.C ” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Environmental Diversity 64 mins – “The importance of local, national and international people of diversity throughout the world and the environmental movement is critical to maintaining and building safe and healthy environments for our planet. How will the tone set by the current administration impact efforts to build greater involvement and representation of women, people of color and others? How can we build on and impact the diversity in our country to mobilize issues that affect us all? Highly distinguished Natural Resources Defense Council experts will discuss these critical issues and explore strategies to protect and improve health and well-being for people now and for generations to come.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ethnic Stories 19 mins – “A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.” At the link find the title, “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files moth_486, 5_9_17-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farmacology 59 mins – “An ever-increasing appreciation of the complexity of ecosystems has begun to change farming practices so that they become more sustainable. Science is demonstrating that our human bodies are also complex ecosystems, made up of more microbes than human cells. Could some of the principles of sustainable farming help us stay healthy too? Dr. Daphne Miller visited many such farms and has lessons for us in her book, Farmacology. What do ranchers in Missouri and an allergy researcher in Munich have to teach us about germs on the farm and the hygiene hypothesis? Does exposure to a wide variety of microbes at an early age reduce our chances of having allergy and asthma problems later in life? We explore the metaphorical and literal connections between bacterial communities in the soil and those in our own bodies.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Fashion Model Ordeal 24 mins – “After a year of starving herself for couture catwalks, Victoire Dauxerre was literally a victim of fashion.” At the link find the title, “May 8: Fashion industry drove her into anorexia, says former model, 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170508_89457.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flint Water Analysis 15 mins – “We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Flying Car Future 26 mins – “Are you ready to take a drive on the highway in the sky? Industry experts say flying cars are coming.” At the link find the title, “May 8: A future with flying cars is near: ‘We are closer than we’ve ever been’, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170508_62041.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fort McMurray Fire 24 mins – “Fire captain Damian Asher recalls fighting the wildfire that threatened to destroy Fort McMurray, a year ago.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 2: How a Fort McMurray fire captain helped save the city but lost his home, 2017,: right-click “Media files current_20170502_97808.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

France’s Extreme Right P1 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.

France’s Extreme Right P2 56 mins – “As the French pick a new president, it’s the extreme right and the Front National with their candidate Marine Le Pen, which might well lead the French out of Europe and shut the door to immigrants. Philip Coulter reports.” At the link find the title, “Liberty Leading the People: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 2, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170502_97208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

France’s Extreme Right P3 56 mins – “The loudest people supporting Marine Le Pen are the young. Unemployed and disaffected, they’re rejecting the elites that have failed them. What that means, and what it will mean to be French in the future, is what this election is about.” At the link find the title,”Yesterday and Tomorrow: the rise of the extreme right in France, Part 3, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170505_87514.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fraternity Homicide 48 mins – “One Penn State pledge is dead, and 18 of his fraternity brothers are charged. We’ll look at what’s happened with hazing.” At the link find the title,”Gruesome Spotlight On College Hazing, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527810853.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Friendship for Hire 27 mins – “We are getting used to the idea of people renting out their homes for holidays or using their cars as taxis, all via online sites. Perhaps the next wave is going to be hiring people – not just to do work for us, but to do the kinds of things we once expected friends and families to do. Like offering a sympathetic ear to your problems. Nina Robinson reports on some the eyebrow-raising services now available.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gabourey Sidibe 48 mins – “Sidibe’s break-out role was in ‘Precious,’ Lee Daniels’ 2009 film about a girl who is sexually abused by her father and physically abused by her mother. She speaks with Terry Gross about landing the title role despite the fact she didn’t have acting experience, overcoming anxiety and depression as a kid, and how working for a phone sex hotline prepared her for acting (and interviews).” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Equality 24 mins – “A new political party pushing gender parity is part of Britain’s election campaign in a quest for a land called Equalia.” At the link find the title, “May 4: Traditional parties sideline women’s rights, says Women’s Equality Party co-founder, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170504_21965.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Therapy Diet 59 mins – The field of epigenetics has been developing rapidly over the past few decades, and we now have a much better understanding of how exercise, diet and other lifestyle factors influence gene expression. And our genes are not the only ones that matter: billions of bacteria that live in and on us have genes, the microbiome, that are profoundly affected by what we eat and what we do. While this research is new and very specific, the guidelines for nutritional epigenetics would be familiar to our grandmothers and great-grandmothers: nourish our gut bacteria with vegetables and fruit, avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners, practice meditation and get plenty of exercise. How do these actions affect our risk of cancer? Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD, was the founder and president of Gaynor Wellness. Dr. Gaynor was clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His book is The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle. His websites are GaynorWellness.com and GeneChanger.comAt the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Genital Wounds 27 mins – “ *** Some viewers may find parts of this report difficult to listen to *** During Colombia’s 53-year internal conflict, around 15,000 military veterans have lived through their own bodies the heart-breaking consequences of a barbaric war. But a considerable part of that group has also sacrificed their masculinity by suffering different forms of genital or urinary trauma. Natalia Guerrero discovers the profound physical and physiological effect genital injuries can have for generations of Colombian soldiers.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Data Uses 33 mins – “On the Internet, people say all kinds of things they’d never say aloud — about sex and race, about their true wants and fears. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has spent years parsing the data. His conclusion: our online searches are the reflection of our true selves. In the real world, everybody lies. On the Internet, people say all kinds of things they’d never say aloud — about sex and race, about their true wants and fears. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has spent years parsing the data. His conclusion: our online searches are the reflection of our true selves. In the real world, everybody lies.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right=click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Insurance Discussion 112 mins – “When the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare, coverage converged on the startling estimate that 24 million people would lose coverage as a result of the GOP plan. But the bill would also raise costs for poor and older Americans and cut Medicaid by $880 billion over 10 years. Despite the widely negative coverage of the score and swift condemnation from groups ranging from health care lobbies to conservative political organizations, House Speaker Paul Ryan continues to argue that the CBO score is positive. He has gone so far as to say it “exceeded my expectations.” President Trump, meanwhile, has distanced himself from the bill, asserting at a campaign rally in Nashville on Wednesday that the health plan is “preliminary” and open to “negotiation.” On the latest episode of The Weeds, Vox’s Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, and Sarah Kliff break down the CBO report and what it means for the GOP plan moving forward. They also discuss the portions of Trump’s 2005 tax returns revealed on Rachel Maddow’s show Tuesday night, and an interesting new white paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Optimization 168 mins – “Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell “insurance policy,” or guard against cancer, Rhonda has valuable insights and recommendations. In this episode, Rhonda tackles some of your most requested topics, including: Best practices for fasting (and who struggles most with time-restricted feedings); What blood tests are most important to analyze for overall health; The “minimum effective dose” for the benefits of sauna; Heat vs. cold exposure, and how they should be used effectively; Most effective smart drugs; The latest fat loss research….” At the link right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show -Smart Drugs Fasting and Fat Loss.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Heart Health 49 mins – “There is considerable confusion over cholesterol and its connection to heart health and longevity. Should cholesterol be lowered at all costs? We’ll discuss the evidence for and against focusing on cholesterol. We also get good advice on the best lifestyle practices for maintaining a healthy heart. One of the principal methods for getting cholesterol under control is to take a statin drug. Why are statins so popular? What are their benefits and risks? Both our expert guests recommend that patients and doctors discuss their pros and cons if a statin is prescribed. You’ll be better prepared for that discussion after listening to their thoughtful opinions.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Indigenous Activists 29 mins – “Was all the work to try to keep the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines from being built done in vain now that Donald Trump occupies the White House? Not if you ask this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Kandi Mossett, a leading organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network. Mossett takes us behind the scenes of Native Americans’ fight to preserve their sacred lands. We discuss the connection between protecting the environment and advocating for Native American rights, talk about how struggles from Standing Rock to Bears Ears have stimulated activism and raised awareness, and recognize the value that this movement has, even in the face of setbacks (like the ascension of an obscenely pro-corporate presidential administration).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Infrastructure in Pennsylvania 15 mins – “Securing the money to maintain public infrastructure continues to be a top priority in the United States. The surface transportation system, roads, bridges, and public transportation facilities, need ongoing investment to assure that they meet economic and social needs. In January, 2017, the State of Pennsylvania increased its gas tax to become the highest in the nation, working under 2013 legislation that restructured the state’s approach to transportation funding. Since then Pennsylvania has made considerable progress renewing and improving its transportation infrastructure. In this interview we talk with Roger Cohen, Policy Director for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, to learn about his state’s strategy and progress. The interactive PennDOT report on its transportation reinvestment program may be found at www.penndot.projects.pa.gov.” At the link find the title, “Funding for Surface Transportation Infrastructure – Success in Pennsylvania, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PennDOT_gas tax funding.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Integrative Medicine 47 mins – “Alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil says we take too much medication, and it’s hurting us more than we know. He says there are better options.” At the link find the title, “A Prescription To Reduce Our Prescriptions, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526779316.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Documentary Film 27 mins – “The City of Ghosts documentary chronicles the struggles of citizen journalists in Raqqa through the camera lens as they fight ISIS.” At the link find the title, “May 2: ‘Show the truth’: Citizen journalists report on life under ISIS in new film, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170502_89207.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Enlightenment 62 mins – “Christopher de Bellaigue, who has covered the Middle East since 1996, will discuss his latest book, The Islamic Enlightenment, which discusses Islamic history as it relates to the modern world. De Bellaigue posits that, contrary to popular opinion, remarkable men and women from across the Muslim world ha8 mins ve welcomed modern ideals and practices.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Islamic Issues 68 mins – “Ameena Jan6mont Islamic Graduate School Joe Simitian, Supervisor, Santa Clara County—Moderator What’s real and what’s not? Join us for this special community forum to learn more about the policies, politics and current events that affect the United States and our overall understanding of Muslims and the Islam religion. Co-presented by the office of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Israel’s Six-Day War 56 mins – “As the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War approaches, The Enright Falls revisits interviews about that war and the way it and the fallout from Israel’s other conflicts still weigh on the state of Israel today.” At the link find the title, “The Enright Files: Fifty years after the Six-Day War, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170501_13549.mp3” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls 24 mins – “The world chanted “Bring Back Our Girls” when Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. This weekend, 82 of them were released.” At the link find the title “May 11: Former Boko Haram captives need help with reintegration, says advocate, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170511_39136.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls 6 mins – “On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls — but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying efforts to rescue the girls. In this powerful talk, journalist Stephanie Busari points to the Chibok tragedy to explain the deadly danger of fake news and what we can do to stop it.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lead Crisis in U.S. 42 mins – “It’s not just Flint. More cities have dangerous lead levels in their drinking water. We’ll look at where and what’s going on.” At the link find the title, “Lead In Our Water: The National Picture, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526591214.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LED Street Lights 24 mins – “Bright new LED street lights are causing a fury of complaints in Halifax — waking up residents, ruining ambiance and even causing health risks.” At the link findthe title, “May 9: ‘It’s early morning all night long’: Halifax residents revolt over LED street lights, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_42191.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Legal Market Changes 33 mins – “The legal industry has operated as a seller’s market for so long that some lawyers don’t know how to handle the recent trend towards accommodating clients. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Jordan Furlong about what has driven the shift to a consumer-focused market, the new players that are breaking onto the scene as a result, and how law firms, both big and small, should react to the changes. Their conversation also includes three ways to respond to these market forces as well as how client services, competition, and culture should affect potential business strategies. Jordan Furlong is a speaker, author, and legal market analyst who forecasts the impact of changing market conditions on lawyers and law firms. He is also author of Law is a Buyer’s Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm.” At the link find the title, “The Digital Edge : Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode_113.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal International Order 56 mins – “Is this the beginning of the end of the liberal international order? In a head-to-head Munk Debate, historian Niall Ferguson says Yes, the old order is collapsing, while commentator Fareed Zakaria argues No, there’s life yet in liberal ideals.” At the link find the title, “The Munk Debates on the decline and fall of the liberal international order, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170509_60083.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Los Angeles Riot Anniversary 47 mins – “Twenty-five years after Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots, and in the wake of Ferguson and more, America is still asking: Can we all get along?” At the link find the title, “25 Years After The Los Angeles Riots, Tensions Remain, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526430949.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Make America Great 107 mins [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. #LMASA [In Part 2] Our mission to Make America Smart Again continues with the conclusion of our show from the Count Basie Theatre” At the link (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.

Meditation Music 30 mins – “Music for Sleep Meditation, Relaxation, Massage, Yoga, Reiki and Therapy,” At the link find the title, “Deep Energy 65 – Live SoundBath at the Keene Yoga Center,” right-click “Media files DE_65_with_intro_30_min_128_kbs.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mediterranean Diets 58 mins – “…The Zone diet popularized by Dr. Barry Sears was one of the earliest to emphasize the importance of balancing protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption at every meal. Dr. Sears pioneered the idea that the food we eat is more powerful than any drug in controlling the activity of multiple hormones in our bodies. Many studies have pointed to the value of a Mediterranean diet for reducing heart disease, stroke, dementia and other chronic diseases. How does a Mediterranean diet affect inflammation? And what is a real Mediterranean diet? There are lots of countries around the Mediterranean sea, and typical meals and favorite foods vary from one to another.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Mental Illness in Africa 9 mins – “When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: “Being honest about how we feel doesn’t make us weak — it makes us human.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metal-organic Frameworks 10 mins – “…In 1999, researchers proved that a new wonder material called MOF-5, first made only a few years earlier, had more than three times the internal surface area of the most porous zeolite. If it were possible to unfold MOF-5, less than two grams of it would be enough to cover nearly all of the floor space in every one of the White House’s 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms – more than 5000 square metres. MOF-5 was one of the first of a new class of coordination polymers, called metal organic frameworks: crystalline macromolecules comprised of metal ions or metal ion clusters (‘nodes’) connected by ‘struts’ made from organic molecules….” At the link find the title, “MOFs – Metal–organic frameworks: Chemistry in its element, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_MOFs.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Metallic Glass 106 mins – “Dr. Douglas Hofmann works as a scientist in the Metallurgy Lab at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I visited Doug during my US trip earlier this year, and we chatted about metallic glass. In particular, we discussed its properties, how to create it in bulk, how to test its properties, as well as how and why it is interesting for use in space.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mining Accidents 27 mins – “The Westray disaster inspired legislation aimed at holding employers criminally responsible when workers die on the job. But 25 years later, how effective is it?” At the link find the title, “May 10: ‘I knew what hell looked like’: Westray miner recalls scene of historic disaster, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170510_66517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Montreal Flood Efforts 10 mins – “Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has declared a state of emergency for his city as volunteers scramble to help deal with the flood crisis.” At the link find the title, “May 8: Montreal mayor declares state of emergency amid threat of rising flood waters, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170508_65850.mp3,” right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NAFTA and Canada 21 mins – “The U.S. administration has begun a whole new dialogue around NAFTA. Now many Canadians question if the agreement is worth holding on to.” At the link find the title, “May 1: Should Canada pre-empt the U.S. and pull out of NAFTA? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170501_33090.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neil deGrasse Tyson 47 mins – “Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cosmic questions about space and time. He’ll bring it all down to earth for us.” At the link find the title, “Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Astrophysics Down To Earth, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526604859.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NORAD History 177 mins – “In this episode we look back at (aspects of) the North American Air Defense system in the cold war. In particular, we look at the distant early warning line(s), the F-106 interceptor and the SAGE computer system. For DEW, we talk with Mike Milinkovich and Brian Jeffrey who have both worked on the DEW line; Brian also maintains a great website on DEW. For the F-106, we talk with Richard Embry who has flown the interceptor. And for SAGE, we speak with Bernd Ulmann, who has written a very detailed book on SAGE’s underlying AN/FSQ-7 computer system. Bernd has also been a previous guest on Episode 159 on analog computers.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nurses 12 mins – “Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Obamacare Discussion 59 mins – “Americans frequently boast that we have the best health care in the world. While that may be debated in some quarters, no one doubts that our health care system is the most expensive. What makes American health care so pricey, and is there anything that could be done about it? One approach that has garnered a lot of attention is the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. It has been five years since this became law. How well are we doing with it? Our guests discuss the pros and cons of Obamacare from different angles….” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Obamacare Senate Reform 46 mins – “American health care goes to the Senate after the big House vote. We’ll ask what’s coming.” At the link find the title, “What’s Next For American Health Care, May , 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527435370.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Oliver Sacks 58 mins – “Dr. Oliver Sacks was much more than a neurologist. In his books, he invited us to imagine the world from wildly different perspectives than our own. When he described individuals with neurological differences (that would be termed “deficits” by most doctors and other people), he helped his readers recognize the special gifts these people were able to mobilize and appreciate their humanity. He died on August 30, 2015, and he is missed.” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Online Security 47 mins – “The Google email attack and how to protect yourself from online scammers and identity theft.” At the link find the title, “Phishing, Hacks And Better Online Security, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526916383.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Option B 72 mins – “Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sandberg’s emotional insights and Grant’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. The authors will share what they’ve learned on helping others in crisis; developing compassion for ourselves; raising strong children; and creating resilient families, communities and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to ordinary struggles, allowing us to build resilience for whatever lies ahead. Sandberg and Grant will discuss the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

OxyContin Lawsuit 21 mins – “This month, the makers of OxyContin settled a $20 million class-action lawsuit stemming from how the medication was marketed.” At the link find the title, “May 12: Recovering addict still concerned after $20M class-action payout over OxyContin, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_17245.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacology Industry 68 mins – “Dr. Peter Gøtzsche worked for the pharmaceutical industry years ago supervising clinical trials and working in regulatory affairs. But this industry insider has become the toughest of critics. Dr. Gøtzsche is concerned about the impact that big pharma exerts on health care. Pharmaceutical firms are among the most profitable in the world. In the US alone, the bill for prescription drugs last year topped $350 billion. How can drug regulatory agencies around the globe stay on top of this powerful industry? Or can’t they? Find out why Dr. Gøtzsche draws parallels between big pharma and organized crime. He also compares drug makers to the tobacco industry. What are the similarities and differences?” At the link you can purchase the digital file. A copy is also included in the blog archive.

Physics Evolution 62 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. Physicist Lawrence Krauss directs the Origins Project at Arizona State University, which fosters scientific research and collaborations on origins – of life, the universe, and everything. His own research focuses on the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, including investigations into dark matter and the origin of all mass in the universe. His latest book The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far is a deeply entertaining and informative account of the progress of knowledge in modern physics. In this episode: To what extent and in what sense does science represent “reality”? You don’t have to paint like Picasso to enjoy a Picasso…so why are non-scientists often reluctant to engage with complex scientific concepts? Is tribalism an essential part of human nature? A passionate, witty back-and-forth with a leading physicist who is also one of our most poetic defenders and explainers of science…Sebastian Junger on tribalism and democracy, Kevin Kelly on “cognification”, David Bodanis on Einstein’s rejection of a random universe At the link find the title, “98. Lawrence Krauss (Physicist) – Lux Ex Machina, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Podcasting Tips 65 mins – “Mike is M.I.A. again, so Scott Fletcher joins in as we have a blast talking about podcasting. This week we interview Charlie Warady from Israelisms and the new Trypodnetwork.com.” At the link find the title, “Today in Podcasting – Episode 5 , Mar 2006,” right-click “Direct Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Polio Survivor Aftereffects 22 mins – “The challenges of dealing with the aftereffects of polio when the disease has been eradicated for decades.” At the link find the title, “May 5: How polio still affects survivors decades later. 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170505_14302.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prank Videos 18 mins – “DaddyOFive father Mike Martin learns a hard legal lesson about parenting and pranking on the internet.” At the link find the title, “May 3: Where’s the line when it comes to prank videos and children? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170503_49318.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Propranolol Hydrochloride 6 mins – “Picture the scene – you’re about to give the most important public speech of your life, to an audience of hundreds, including friends and colleagues. The stage is empty, all eyes on the podium waiting for you to start. Can you hear your heart racing? The beat of your pulse reverberating through you, your body trembling, and head throbbing away? For many, the fear of stepping out onto an open stage can lead to terrible anxiety, but luckily there’s a solution to it: propranolol hydrochloride, a small tablet with a big history. First synthesised in 1964 by pharmacist James Black, it was described as revolutionary, became at one time the world’s best selling pharmaceutical drug, and won Black the Nobel prize for medicine in 1988. The chemical itself, however, is not revolutionary to look at: two fused benzene rings with one side arm boasting an alcohol group, ether and amine linkages….” At the link find the title, “Propranolol hydrochloride: Chemistry in its element, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Propranolol_hydrochloride.mp3” 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 audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Refugee Afterlife 33 mins – “How expecting gratitude can turn thankfulness sour for refugees in a new homeland.” At the linkf idn the title, “May 3: Expecting gratitude from refugees can be toxic, says author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170503_47351.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Resourcefulness 68 mins – “Scott Sonenshein, Ph.D., Chaired Professor, School of Business at Rice University; Author, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined Would you like to achieve more with less—at work and at home—and be happier and more creative at the same time? Scott Sonenshein, author of Stretch, will teach us how to do it! In a constantly changing world, fewer and fewer corporate and personal situations can be handled using practiced routines. Instead, we need to be resilient and use the resources we already have; we need to stretch beyond our normal set of solutions, colleagues and friends. Sonenshein has rigorously researched techniques that produce results in a fluid environment. Teams learn to improvise quickly and pull in ideas from other disciplines. They play improvisational jazz instead of classical music, and they have fun doing it! We can use the same tools to improve our personal lives and relationships. So come stretch out of your usual routine! Learn how to improve both your organization and yourself. Sonenshein holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He also has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Virginia. He teaches organizational behavior, change and leadership.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Cops 36 mins – “In this future there are no more human police officers. Is that even possible? The future of policing is a really really complicated topic. And it’s also, and this might be the understatement of the year, a controversial one. On this episode we’re not going to try and give you a full picture of what the future of policing might be. That would take hours. Instead, we’re going to focus on two really specific pieces of this topic. First we talk to Madeline Ashby, futurist and science fiction writer, about robots, and what it might be like if we replaced human law enforcement with robotic law enforcement. Then, we talk to historian and writer Walidah Imarisha, about a future with no cops at all. We also hear from Doug Wyllie, the Editor at Large for PoliceOne, who, perhaps unsurprisingly, doesn’t like either proposal.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Trends 48 mins -”Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.” AT the link find the title, “Robots And Our Automated Future, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527437564.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Subversion 50 mins – “Complaints that Russia interfered in America’s presidential election are only the latest chapter in a much longer story. Both Moscow and the West have engaged in political subversion over the last 100 years, in an attempt to undermine the other. This dangerous game has largely been played out in the clandestine world of spies but has burst out into the open at regular intervals.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian-US Interference 48 mins – “Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn. We’ll look at the latest on the Russia connection.” At the link find the title, “Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527618362.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salem Witches 62 mins – “The Witches is Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff’s account of a primal mystery. Women’s suffrage, Prohibition and the Salem witch trials are three rare moments when women played a central role in American history, and in Salem it was adolescent girls who stood at center stage. The panic began during a raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s niece began to writhe and roar. The panic spread quickly, as neighbors accused neighbors, husbands accused wives and parents, and children accused each other. The witch trials ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. Drawing masterfully on the archives, Schiff introduces us to the strains of Puritan adolescent life and the vulnerability of wilderness settlements adrift from the mother country, and she brilliantly aligns them with our own anxieties: religious provocations, crowdsourcing and invisible enemies.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Segregated Housing 49 mins – “Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a “state-sponsored system of segregation,” in which people of color were purposely excluded from suburbs. His new book is ‘The Color of Law.’ Critic David Bianculli shares an appreciation of late director Jonathan Demme’s ‘Who Am I This Time?’ which was made for TV.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Serena Williams 18 mins – “Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation about her life, love, wins and losses — starting with the story of how she accidentally shared her pregnancy news with the world.” At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Arms Seizure Value 18 mins – “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that form Agenda 2030 provide a universal policy framework to which states have committed, and within which they operate towards achieving inclusive development. SDG16 sets out to achieve peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, with its fourth target focusing specifically on significantly reducing illicit arms flows to achieve this goal. The second instalment of the Small Arms Survey podcast series dedicated to measuring illicit arms flows discusses gathering data in non-conflict settings. While most of the countries in the world can be classified as ‘non-conflict’, there are still significant variations from one region to another. Featured experts talk about the challenges and opportunities they face while conducting such research, as well as the links between conflict and non-conflict areas that have an impact on this endeavour. The podcasts presents inputs by Nils Duquet, Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute; Nicolas Florquin Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Small Arms Survey; Lina Grip, Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); and Matt Schroeder, Senior Researcher at the Small Arms Survey….” At the link find the title, “Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in Non-Conflict Contexts, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files SAS-Podcast-40-Measuring-Illicit-Arms-Flows-in-Non-Conflict-Contexts.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Awkwardness 48 mins – “The psychology and science of social awkwardness. How to embrace your own quirks and idiosyncrasies to become the best version of yourself.” At the link find the title, “Please, Let’s Make It ‘Awkward’, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527975990.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement 21 mins- “The Ontario government has agreed to act on recommendations to alter the use of solitary confinement in prisons. Critics want Ottawa to follow suit.” At the link find the title, “May 9: Federal prisons must find alternatives to solitary confinement, says correctional investigator, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170509_51382.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Sudan Violence 55 mins – “**Some viewers may find parts of this report difficult to listen to** “Hiding in the bathroom. They’re trying to break down our door. We maybe have about five minutes.” Juba, capital of South Sudan, 11 July 2016. The female aid worker sending this message was among a number of international and local staff taking refuge behind a bullet proof door in the housing compound where they lived. Tensions were running high in South Sudan’s three year civil war and government troops had gone on the rampage attacking the compound. As the soldiers tried to break down the door, the terrified group frantically appealed to United Nations peacekeepers based just over a kilometer away. Using their phones and sending messages via Skype and Facebook their calls for help went unheeded.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Technology Trends 160 mins “Apple slashes affiliate commissions and stops paying Qualcomm royalties. Google’s founders each have their own flying contraptions in the works. Amazon’s new Echo Look wants pictures of your clothes. Uber wants all of your data. WikiTribune wants to fight fake news. Hackers just want money from Netflix. The Juicero was just a bad, bad idea.” At the link click “Download options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TED Talks 54 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and author of Weapons of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil discuss: Cathy O’Neil’s recent TED Talk; The world of TED Talk conferences; The industry of highly paid speeches, including Obama’s recent $400K speech for Cantor Fitzgerald” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Dictators 46 minsPresident Trump continues to praise strongmen and dictators across the globe, and his embrace of these despots sets off alarm bells at home and abroad.” At the link find the title, President Trump’s Affection For Despots, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_526771710.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and Religion 32 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Reza Aslan about Christianity and religion as a whole in the age of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The End of Values Voters Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8025365410.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Press 27 mins – “Trump’s famously adversarial relationship with the media has created obstacles for reporters covering Trump. So how has the last 100 days been?” At the link find the title, “April 27: Washington journalists share challenges covering 100 days of Trump, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170427_56959.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Climate Policy 47 mins- “Inside the Trump administration’s internal battle over the Paris Climate accord. Will the U.S. pull out?” At the link find the title, “Future Of Paris Climate Accord Is Shaky, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_527964972.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Fitness for Office 47 mins – “‘New Yorker’ staff writer Evan Osnos discusses the likelihood that impeachment or the 25th Amendment will be used to remove President Donald Trump from office.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Conflict 42 mins – “Uber’s woes continue with regulators around the world, but it is now answering allegations of building software to avoid regulators. Click gets an insight into what is going on from Alison van Diggelen in Silicon Valley. Tunisia youth have been using tech to help map their neighbourhood. Click talks to the NGO International Alert who are running a peace tech project and also hears from the youths about how they are empowered by Open Street Map. More than 300 million people around the world speak Arabic, but the language is badly under-represented online. A project in Wellington is aiming to position New Zealand as a ‘digital Switzerland’ and make Arabic materials easier for students and teachers to find, to access and to share. Click’s Simon Morton reports. In July of 2016, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter toured the Majdanek Concentration Camp in what he vowed would be his final visit. By marrying a stereo video capture of Pinchas within a photoreal roomscale experience, The Last Goodbye reaches profound levels of immersion in service of the first ever VR testimony that will be archived and preserved. Click’s Lauren Hutchinson reports on this extraordinary VR film.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 15 mins – “Free money, for everyone, forever. No strings attached. That’s the idea behind a universal basic income, an idea that governments and organizations around the world have started toying with, from Finland and the Netherlands to Silicon Valley and Canada. Late last year, Dylan Matthews went to Kenya to understand one specific experiment — a project organized by the nonprofit GiveDirectly. He wrote a feature piece about his trip. In this episode of Weeds in the Wild, he introduces Sarah Kliff to some of the specific people he met and walks through the policy tensions in a UBI program — like whether it makes sense to give everyone, no matter how rich or poor, the exact same amount of money.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Health Crisis 20 mins – “Venezuela’s dire economic crisis has led to life-threatening consequences as doctors have no access to medications to treat ill patients.”..”May 12: Our people are dying’: Venezuela’s health crisis leaves doctors without medicine, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170512_92931.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

W. Kamu Bell 50 mins – “Bell talks with Terry Gross about interviewing white nationalist Richard Spencer for his CNN series ‘United Shades of America’ and doing stand-up in black comedy rooms. He has a new memoir. Also, Ken Tucker reviews Kendrick Lamar’s album ‘Damn.’ Bruce Weber and Margalit Fox have written obituaries for thousands of people, ranging from heads of state to the inventor of the Etch-a-Sketch. They are featured in the new documentary ‘Obit.’” At the link find the title, “May 5, 2017 Best Of: W. Kamau Bell / The Dying Art Of Writing Obituaries,”click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whole Foods Diet 66 mins – “John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market; Co-Author, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity This program is part of our Food Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Mackey makes the case for why a whole food, plant-based diet is optimum for a long, healthy, disease-free life. As one of the leaders of this plant-based movement, Mackey shares his vision and discusses the science behind changing the way we eat. He will also address food, politics and health as well as the ethical and environmental impact of our dietary habits.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom for Life 65 mins – “The heart of Krista Tippett’s work on her NPR program and podcast, “On Being,” has been to shine a light on people whose insights kindle in us a sense of wonder and courage. She interviews a variety of people, including scientists, poets, activists and theologians from an array of faiths who have all opened themselves up to Tippett’s compassionate yet searching conversations. In her latest book, Becoming Wise, Tippett distills the insights she has gleaned from these luminous conversations into a master class about living. Join us for an enlightening discussion about her work and insights into her fiercely hopeful vision of humanity for this century.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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