Media Mining Digest 302 – Aug 25, 2017: AI Advancements, AIDS Still Here, Aleppo Update, Alexander Hamilton, American Institutions Besieged, Animal Testing, Anthropocene Survival, Antibiotic Treatment Length, Army Dishonesty, Attica Massacre, Aunt Marthas Quilt, Australian View of Trump, Barack Obama, Bill Moyers, Biomechanics, Blind Veterans, Brains and Behavior, Broadband Access, Buddhist Philosophy, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bush and Clinton on Leadership, Cattle in California, Cell Phones, Chicago Human Resources Director, China Relations with Great Britain, Climate Change Control, Climate Change in China, Confucian Ways, Congressional Effectiveness, Corruption in Government, Curiosity Types, Dark Energy, Detroit Shinola Revival, Disruptive Technology, Domestic Violence Custody, Donald L. Hollowell, Electoral College Questions, Elevators, Facebook VR, Fasting Value, Feminism, Food Supply Problems, Football Player Brains, Foreign Agent Registration, Gender Equity, Global Politics, Gun Control in Australia, Gut Microbiome, Hacktivism and Cybersecurity, Harvard Calculators, Herpes Virus Research, Hip Hop Beginnings, Housing Descrimination, Ice Cream History, Illegal Immigration to Canada, Immigrants and Silicon Valley, Immigration Impact, Impact Investing, Indian Partition, Indian Telegraph, International Cooperation, International Development Issues, iPhone, ISIS Control, Ketogenic Diet Therapy, Lone Wolf Attacks, Market Limits, Mass Transportation, Medicine Future, Minimum Wage Discussion, Mortgage Interest Reduction, Native American Addiction, Native American Sovereignty, Natural Language Processing, Opiod Addiction Crisis, Physiological and Organizational Tools, Police Body Cameras, Police Use of Deadly Force, Poverty Resolution, Quadruple Amputee Athlete, Racism, Reality Issues, Representative Rosa Delaura, Reservation Life, Robot Improvements, Science Based Evidence, Science Deniers, Science Journalism, Science Literacy, Science of Aging, Seventeenth Amendment, Sex with Robots, Sharing Economy,Shock Politics, Sleep Importance, Smear Tactics, Somali Shakespeare, Spy Plane Pilot, Standing Rock, Sugar Treatment for Wounds, Summer Camp, Talking Digital Politics, Tea in Britain, Text Book Arbitrage, Third Wave Book, Thucydides Trap, Torture Issues, Transparency in Government, Trump and Department of Energy, Trump as Seen by Historians, Trump Con law, Trump Deregulation Effort, Trump Immigration Policy, Venezuela Crisis, Victim Compensation, Vietnam Viewpoint, Vietnam War, Vulnerable People Protection, Waste Conversion, Waste Water Treatment, Water Needs Trends, White House Chiefs of Staff, Wisdom, Women in Science Issues, Wood Boring Beetles

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AI Advances 10 mins – “Ten years ago, researchers thought that getting a computer to tell the difference between a cat and a dog would be almost impossible. Today, computer vision systems do it with greater than 99 percent accuracy. How? Joseph Redmon works on the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video — from zebras to stop signs — with lightning-quick speed. In a remarkable live demo, Redmon shows off this important step forward for applications like self-driving cars, robotics and even cancer detection.” At the link find the title, “How computers learn to recognize objects instantly | Joseph Redmon, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files JosephRedmon_2017.mp4”and select “save link As” fromthepop-up menu.

AIDS Still Here 50 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5707: AIDS: Forgotten But Not Gone,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aleppo Update 28 mins – “In besieged East Aleppo a terrified mother of three makes one last desperate phone call to BBC reporter Mike Thomson. Silence followed. What happened to Om Modar?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alexander Hamilton 62 mins – “Martha Nussbaum, Professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Alexander Hamilton. Nussbaum talks about the tension between acquiring power and living a life of virtue. Topics discussed include Hamilton’s relationship with Aaron Burr, Burr’s complicated historical legacy, and the role of the humanities in our lives.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Institutions Besieged 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4453: American Institutions: The Republic at Risk,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Testing 60 mins – “We’ll look at the practical advantages, and the ethical pitfalls, of using animals in scientific and medical research. We’re joined by Janet Stemwedel, Associate Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University, and author of the blog Adventures in Ethics and Science. And we’ll talk to Bill Barry, Chief Historian at NASA, about the history of animals and spaceflight. The study mentioned in tonight’s episode is available here: Differences between chimpanzees and bonobos in neural systems supporting social cognition.” At the link find the title, “#111 Animal Testing,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking 111_Animal Testing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the popup menu.

Anthropocene Survival 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the second lecture from the University in Beijing. He discusses China’s emergence as an economic superpower and asks what this means for the challenges ahead.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Treatment Length 19 mins – “Do you need to finish the antibiotic course? Depends. Vit D doesn’t prevent colds. Bartonella endocarditis. Another cryptococcus. Stay away from Racoon poop. And more.” At the link find the title, “Puscast: July 15 to 31, 2017,” right-click “Download podcast (enhanced podcast) or Download (for non ipod mp3 players)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Army Dishonesty 49 mins -”Dr. Leonard Wong, a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College, led an important study titled: “Lying to Ourselves: Dishonesty in the Army Profession.”  The study, which was published in 2015 generated much discussion as well as some consternation and reflection. In this episode, Host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC’s Director Ken Ford talk with Wong about his study and its implications. Wong also lectured about his study at IHMC in Pensacola last September” 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.

Attica Massacre 25 mins – “It’s been 46 years since Attica became a byword for excessive police force. The prisoner uprising and bloody crackdown were products of their time that still resonate today. The Current looks into how Attica’s legacy lives on in America’s crowded jails.” At the link find the title, “ENCORE | 46 years after Attica massacre, tensions in U.S. prisons still high, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_42208.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aunt Martha’s Quilt 50 mins – “Beryl Dennis goes in search of a long-lost quilt her relative Martha Ann Erskine Ricks made for the British Queen Victoria. How did a former slave come to meet the most powerful woman in the world 125 years ago? Newspapers of the time followed in great detail the story of the ‘queen and the negress’ and her hand-stitched quilt in the design of a coffee tree.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian View of Trump 62 mins – “Michael Fullilove from the Lowy Institute for International Policy addresses the National Press Club about Australia’s place in the Trump era.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Michael Fullilove, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Fullilove_0208_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P1 59 mins – “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Garrow discusses his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama], which looks at Barack Obama’s life prior to his years as president. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 1, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478412.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Barack Obama Candidate P2 59 mins – “This week on Q&A, part two of our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and University of Pittsburgh professor of law and history David Garrow, who talks about his book, [Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with David Garrow, Part 2, “ right-click “Media files program.482786.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bill Moyers 48 mins – “Journalist Bill Moyers once worked as the special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, and, 52 years ago, witnessed firsthand the political maneuvering that resulted in the landmark passage of Medicare. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews ‘Wind River.’.” At the link find the title, “Aug, 2017 Bill Moyers,” click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Biomechanics 56 mins – “Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice investigate the science that is making golf swings that much sweeter, from biomechanics to cutting edge technology, with sport biomechanist “Dr. Phil” Cheetham and pro golfer Rob Labritz.” At the link find the title, “#ICYMI: Biomechanics of the Perfect Golf Swing, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335974867-startalk-icymi biomechanics of the perfect golf swing.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Veterans 12 mins – “A brief interview that Aira Agent Analyst, Patrick Lane and Pete Lane did on a local Jacksonville radio show. They talked about Aira, of course, and a bit about The Blind Abilities podcast. Also on the show is an interview with Al Avina, Executive Director of the Blinded Veterans Association. The national BVA conference will be held in Jacksonville the week of August 14 – 18th. Aira will be there in full force and Pete Lane of the Blind Abilities Team will bring you and keep you up to date with the latest out of Jacksonville and the Blinded Veterans Association.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brains and Behavior 60 mind – “This week, it’s an hour on the brain, and the diseases and conditions unique to this amazing organ. We’re joined by Dr. Richard J. McNally, researcher in the psychology department at Harvard University, and author of What Is Mental Illness? And we’re joined by Maia Szalavitz, author and editor at Time.com’s Healthland blog, to discuss the chemistry and controversy of antidepressant medications.” At the link find the title, “#116 What is Mental Illness?, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_116_What Is Mental Illness.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Access 46 mins – “23 million people in rural America don’t have broadband connections. Lots of urban residents simply can’t afford the service. And it’s leaving them behind. We’ll dig in.” At the link find the title, “Connecting Across The Digital Divide, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541187121.mp3” nd select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Buddhist Philosophy 27 mins – “Robert Wright is the best-selling author of books such as Nonzero and The Evolution of God. He down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new book, Why Buddhism Is True, what meditation can teach us about how to oppose Trump, and what Buddhist teachings have in common with evolutionary psychology.” At the link find the title, “Robert Wright, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1435261103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bureau of Indian Affairs 36 mins – “Have you ever invented something only to find it was already created in 1944? I have long wanted Natives in Congress & Native American lobby groups. Turns out, we have a long history of both. The NCAI [The National Congress of American Indians] was created in 1944, and many Natives have served in congress over the years. Also on today’s radio program, which you can download the audio file for here, we welcome a Chippewa Native named Ron with many new interesting perspectives on the NCAI. We then discuss a health pile, with new information on how Marijuana and Alzheimer’s might be linked, as well as top noises that wake up men & women differently. For example, crying babies wake up women, while most men have the ability to sleep through it. Last, many states here in the west lack the business centers and industrial infrastructure to rely on them for revenue, and instead turn to tourism. Particularly in Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park. Of course, the natives in the area are left out of these tourism dollars, at least until now. A new partnership with the Montana legislature could pave the way for Native Reservations to draw tourists in their own right.” At the link find the title, Chippewas, The NCAI, Health Pile, & Tribal Tourism, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files chippewas the ncai health pile tribal tourism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bush and Clinton on Leadership 49 mins – “Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton take part in a discussion on leadership at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.” At the link find the title, “Former Presidents Clinton and Bush Discuss Leadership and Friendship,” right-click “Media files program.482085.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cattle in California 41 mins – “Grasslands and grazing cattle go hand in hand. Yet, grazing cattle can be a complex process with things like dynamic business practices, the ecology of the grasses, and the biology of the animal all needing to be considered. Grass-fed beef and other grass-fed agricultural products are also fueling the modern-day demand for pastures and grazing opportunities. I recently came across a business that is trying to solve issues associated with pasture management and cattle grazing. Christine Su is the co-founder and CEO of PastureMap, a platform that collects data on different areas that are being used for grazing. It helps build on that data to help with making informed decisions on the entire process. Byron Palmer is a livestock rancher who grazes cattle in Sonoma County. He is one of the people doing the work and putting future agricultural ideas into practice. He is the owner of Grounded Grasslands. Byron grazes cattle for farmers and manages pastures. Today, I talk with Christine about PastureMap, and with Byron about how he uses the software.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cell Phones 60 mins – “Researcher and Scientopia blogger Scicurious returns to discuss the fact and fiction of mobile phones. What effect do they have on brain cells? What about sperm cells? And do they have anything to do with declining populations of bees? And we’re joined by medical physicist Dr. Marc MacKenzie, to discuss the science of microwave radiation.” At the link find the title, “#115 Cell Phone Science, Jun, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_115_Cell Phone Science.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chicago Human Resources Director 21 mins – “Featured Guest: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Acting Commissioner, Department of HR, City of Chicago” At the link find the title, “Bill Kutik Radio Show 42: Karina Ayala-Bermejo, City of Chicago,” right-click “Media files Radio Show 042 -Karina Ayala-Bermejo.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

China Relations with Great Britain 45 mins – “Spence examines China’s relations with the United Kingdom through three centuries of trade, warfare, unequal treaties and missionary endeavours that shaped their mutual perceptions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P1 9 mins– “This is part of our five-episode pack on how science and technology can fight climate change. With better air conditioning, more whale poop, souped-up plants, and a giant vacuum. If all else fails, planet B. With David Biello, science curator at TED, author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age, and contributing editor at Scientific American… We kick off our five-part series with a look at one technology the planet can’t live with, and humans can’t (or won’t) live without. Air conditioning. As the planet heats up, we’re blasting it in more places, and more often. Which heats the planet more, so we need more AC, and around and around. But there is a better way.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 1: I’m Gonna Take My Clothes Off, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785121_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P2 10 mins – “We love blue whales. They’re our ocean’s majestic, floating giants. They have hearts the size of cars. They travel alone or with a single friend. And also they poop. Super-fertilizing, massive turds. The iron in whale poop fertilizes ocean algae. Which then blooms, makes oxygen for us, and helps sink CO2 into the Earth. Our guide David explains how whale poop has inspired innovations, like iron fertilization and ocean gardening. And how other technologies, riskier but cheaper ones, are stealing the spotlight a little. Note to self, beware of the climate change quick fix.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 2: Whale Poop, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785130_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P3 10 mins – “Do you want a blue tomato? Because we can make one, thanks to the magic of gene editing. The question, of course, is should we. Genetically-modified foods have been a battleground for years. And the debate about genetically-modified humans is ratcheting up. But what about tweaking the genes in algae? David Biello says we can alter our plants to suck up more CO2 – buying us a little time to get our carbon-spewing habits under control. Closer to home, we can aim for control over our meat-heavy, food-wasting diets. Meatless Mondays, meet tofu Tuesday and fried-egg Friday.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785131_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P4 9 mins – “Humans produce a lot of CO2. When we burn coal, drive a car, take a plane. When we breathe, except we can’t help that. Unfortunately, carbon emissions are what’s heating up the planet – shooting out of our tailpipes and smoke stacks into the atmosphere. This week, tackling those emissions with a giant vacuum, taking the CO2 and sticking it underground. Which sounds suspiciously like that classic teenage slob move – shove your mess into the closet, deal with it later. Luckily, underground turns out to be a pretty big place. Bigger than our New York City closets, at least.” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 3: Super Powered Sweet Corn, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217 cms785132_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Control P5 9 mins – “Mars is the escape hatch, the backup plan. Planet B. Except for one thing. Mars is uniquely hostile to humans. Its surface is basically rocket fuel. Which means that for Mars to sustain human life, it needs a lot of support from Earth. Oops. So why talk about it at all? Because it sparks innovation – solar panels were an offshoot of the space race. Because it’s freaking cool. And because it inspires. But let’s not put all our eggs in that space shuttle just ye” At the link find the title, “Save the Planet! Part 5: Do Over?, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files notetoself080217_cms785133_pod.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in China 69 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4608: Chinese Scholars Take on Climate Change,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Confucian Ways 45 mins – “Chinese Vistas: In a lecture recorded at the British Library in London, Jonathan Spence reflects on China’s most enduring thinker, Confucius. Who was this man, what did he believe in, and what contemporary relevance does his message have, nearly 2,500 years after his death? The Confucian message has survived countless attacks and is being recycled by the Chinese Communist leadership today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Congressional Effectiveness 79 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3111: Will Congress Ever Work Again?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Government 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2604: Ethics and Corruption in Government,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Curiosity Types 25 mins – “Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.” 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.

Dark Energy 49 mins – “Dr. Michael Turner makes a “big bang” in the world of theoretical cosmology. Translation: He’s an expert on the universe—what it’s made of, what’s in its future, and how it came to be. Turner is the Rauner Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. From 2003 until 2006, was Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for the National Science Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Turner is most well-known for having coined the phrase “dark energy” in 1998, which he calls “very, very mysterious stuff.” Thought to comprise 70 percent of the universe, dark energy is responsible for both the expansion of the universe and the increasing speed at which that expansion is occurring.” 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.

Detroit Shinola Revival 75 mins – “On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we visited Shinola’s headquarters in Detroit, where Jen Guarino manages the creation of new leather goods, watches, turntables, and more. Guarino’s desk is on the factory floor and she told us about training a workforce to make new products, finding good suppliers, and how a product goes from design to the factory floor.” At the link find the title, “Working in Detroit: How Does Shinola’s Manufacturing VP Work? Sunday, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5321012775.mp3″ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disruptive Technology 60 mins – “We all know that technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and it’s changing the way we live. Do you call a cab, or do you use Uber? Do you stay in a hotel, or do you check Airbnb? Do you read a book or a Kindle? These products and services quickly enter our world and become the norm. But just knowing that technology is evolving is not enough, you need to understand how it is impacting you and how you can evaluate what industry will be disrupted next.” At the linkr ight-click “Download” and select ‘Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Domestic Violence Custody 26 mins – “3 of 3: Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases, Jun 15, 2009, Chris S. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.” At the link find that title, right-click “nijconf2009-domestic-violence-custody-” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Donald L. Hollowell 39 mins – “Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours. [Donald Lee Hollowell was an American civil rights attorney during the Civil Rights Movement, in the state of Georgia.]” At the link find the title, “Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY4382928573.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electoral College Questions 83 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3515: Is It Time to Dump the Electoral College?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Elevators 19 mins – “Tall buildings mean vertical transportation, and elevators, the machines that do the heavy lifting for us, have made those buildings possible. Building height and elevator capabilities have evolved together, and new needs and concerns for sustainability are bringing about changes in elevators themselves. In this interview we talk with Thomas Leslie, who is Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University. He works on the integration of building sciences and arts, and his 2013 book, Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, is a valued source on the effects of technologies and materials on building design.At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Facebook VR 24 mins – “Virtual reality adoption has been slow. Despite promising leaps in the tech over the past several decades, relatively few VR headsets have been sold worldwide, especially compared to smartphones. Can the world’s most popular social network bring VR to the forefront? In this episode, Motherboard’s Louise Matsakis goes to Facebook to try out its virtual reality platform and chat with its head of Social VR, Rachel Franklin.” At the link find the title, “Facebook Wants to Convince Us That VR Is Cool, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fasting Value  58 mins – “Intermittent fasting—alternating days in which you fast or eat only a few hundred calories a day—may have significant long-term health benefits, according to some researchers. Mark Mattson is a leading expert on intermittent fasting, and one of its proponents on a personal level as well. As a neurosciences professor at Johns Hopkins University, and chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mattson is particularly interested in how fasting can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Intermittent fasting might play a role in preventing or postponing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, which fifty percent of Americans living into their eighties are predicted to get. In this episode, Mattson talks with IHMC Director Ken Ford and IHMC visiting research scientist Dominic D’Agostino about the benefits of fasting and the physiological mechanisms behind those benefits.” 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.

Feminism 24 mins – “Camille Paglia is one of the most provocative public intellectuals in America. She’s never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.” At the link find the title, “August 1: ENCORE | Modern feminism needs to ‘stop blaming men,’ says Camille Paglia, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170801_77529.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Supply Problems 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4303: Food Insecurity in the Midst of Plenty,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Football Player Brains 27 mins – “High-impact collisions are all part of the game for American footballers. But new research has found a worrying amount of disease in footballers’ donated brains – similar to changes found in Alzheimer’s disease. Jesse Mez, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University, was shocked by the widespread presence of tangles of tau proteins, which signal the progressive brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ayahuasca is said to be the strongest psychedelic drug in the world. A potent brew is made from the vine which grows in the Amazon – where shamans use it for medical and spiritual purposes. It can produce terrifying hallucinations and seems to trigger mental health problems in some people. Now some doctors are calling for more research to establish whether it could be used as a treatment for a wide range of psychological and physical disorders. First impressions count. When we see a person’s photograph we make our minds up quickly, whether it’s for a job application or voting in an election. We rate trustworthiness and competence from looking at faces – but it doesn’t mean we are right in those assumptions according to Professor Alexander Todorov from Princeton University who’s written a book called Face Value.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P1 92 mins – “Justice Department officials testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements.” At the link find the title, “Justice Department Officials Testify on Foreign Agent Registration Requirements, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483127.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Agent Registration P2 105 mins – “William Browder, a Russian market investor, testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreign agent registration requirements, as well as what he knows about Natalia Veslnitskaya, a Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump, Jr. in 2016.” At the link find the title, “William Browder: Overturning Magnitsky Act is Putin’s Top Priority, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.483509.MP3-STD.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Gender Equity 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4306: Gender Equity-Until It Rains Glass,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Politics 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the last of five lectures. He calls for a new Enlightenment to help make globalisation work for all and lays out a blueprint for global co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control in Australia 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2304: How Australia Took Aim at Guns,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome Impact 60 mins – “When Alessio Fasano entered medical school at the University of Naples (Italy) School of Medicine, his goal was to eliminate childhood diarrhea. Working with a mentor who’d studied the physiology of the gut, Fasano decided to focus on the microorganisms that cause diarrhea. That opened up his world to specialize in overall gut health, and Fasano became a leading expert in celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Following medical school, Fasano spent three years at the Center for Vaccine Development in Baltimore, and later returned to the U.S. to pursue his career. Today the world-renowned gastroenterologist is chair of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment. He is also the director of the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fasano was the lead researcher of a seminal 2003 study showing that 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder characterized by gluten-induced damage to the small intestine. His book Gluten Freedom http://tinyurl.com/zdbcdkk has been hailed as “the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle.” He is also the author of “A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders.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.

Gut Microbiome Importance 82 mins – “ Women who are pregnant often talk how careful they are about what they eat and drink. They’re careful, points out Dr. Claire Fraser, because they’re feeding their baby. “Well, we should all think about diet in the same way that pregnant women do,” says Fraser. “Everything we put into our mouths, we’re either feeding or not feeding our gut microbes … And it’s important we keep our gut microbes happy.” Fraser is a pioneer and global leader in genomic medicine, a branch of molecular biology that focuses on the genome. In episode 32 of STEM-Talk, Fraser sits down with host Dawn Kernagis and IHMC founder Ken Ford to explain why we should all pay more attention to our guts, which is the home of more than 100 trillion bacteria. An endowed professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Fraser is a founder and director of Maryland’s Institute for Genome Sciences. From 1998 to 2007, she was the director of the Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Maryland, and led teams that sequenced the genomes of several microbial organisms, including important human and animal pathogens.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.

Hacktivism and Cybersecurity 73 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5317: “Hacktivism” and Cyber Security,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Harvard Calculators 52 mins – “In our final episode of this mini-series on the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, we dive into the life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin from her time at Cambridge University to her life in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Herpes Virus Research 62 mins – “Roughly 80 percent of the U.S. population is infected with the herpes virus. While the virus is very easy to get, it remains dormant in many people, who never even know they have it. This is partly because it effectively evades the immune system, taking up refuge in the central nervous system. Dr. Greg Smith is a herpes expert. He is a professor in the microbiology-immunology department at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Smith did a post-doc at Princeton University. His research on herpes looks at novel targets for antivirals and engineering recombinant viral particles as effective gene delivery vehicles.” 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.

Hip Hop Beginnings 33 mins – “Let’s start at the end—at a funeral. All the brightest stars in the hip-hop universe are gathered to mourn the death of Chris Lighty. He was their friend, their brother, their late-night confidant, the man who discovered them, or saved their careers, or made them millionaires. He was a hip-hop legend. But to understand how we got here, we have to go back to the beginning—back to a time before hip-hop even had a name.” At the link find the title, “Part 1: That Beat, That Beat Right There, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1554207124.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Housing Discrimination 34 mins – “When Native Americans are looking to rent homes, they face a series of challenges more daunting than many in the general community face. Even those who would choose to live on the reservation, are often forced to find housing off the rez due to a severe housing shortage. Even with good credit histories, Native stereotypes of drunkards, late rent payments, and a history of property damage leave many landlords turning away those most in need. It is of course ok to set rules and protect your property, but only if those rules are consistent across all people of all races. On todays Nativetalk.net radio program, we discuss these and many other issues facing Natives today which make life much harder than it needs to be, as well as discussing possible solutions to this very serious problem.” At the link find the title, “Native Housing Discrimination Problems, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files native housing discrimination problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ice Cream History 45 mins – “It’s one of the most complex food products you’ll ever consume: a thermodynamic miracle that contains all three states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas—at the same time. And yet no birthday party, beach trip, or Fourth of July celebration is complete without a scoop or two.” 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.

Illegal Immigration to Canada 16 mins – “Humanitarian workers in Montreal are struggling to keep up with growing numbers of asylum seekers coming to Quebec from the U.S.” At the link find the title, “August 3: Quebec’s resources stretched thin as hundreds arrive at border, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170803_77895.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration and Silicon Valley 48 mins – “Silicon Valley could be hurt by new immigration bill, what SoCal’s climate will look like in 2100, legalizing marijuana could make some marijuana even more illegal.” At the link find the title, “How the latest immigration bill could impact CA, the future of SoCal’s climate, CA’s weed black market, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080417-6b064741.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Impact 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4155: The Economic Impacts of Immigration,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Impact Investing 34 mins – “Nancy Pfund is the mind behind the money of Tesla and Pandora. She’s a venture capitalist with a vision for change, just like Kim Colaprete and Chavi Hohm—the bombastic personalities behind Team Diva, one of Seattle’s most progressive real estate groups. Nancy and Team Diva have never met, but they’re both changing how we think about money and define profit. And they’re part of a movement that is ready for revolution.” At the link find the title, “You Say You Want A Revolution: Nancy Pfund & Team Diva, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY9357153800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Partition 50 mins – “BBC correspondent Mark Tully travels through India from north to south in search of the echoes of Partition among successive generations of Indian. He examines the legacy of the Partition of India, comparing contemporary memories of the traumatic events of August 1947 with the personal and political tensions today on both national and international stages.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Indian Telegraph 4 mins – “In1856 the British completed a 4000-mile Indian telegraph system. It connected Calcutta, Agra, Bombay, Peshawar, and Madras. The telegraph was the brainchild of a visionary inventor named William O’Shaughnessy, and it secured England’s grip on India. O’Shaughnessy had gone to India in 1833 as a 24-year-old assistant surgeon with the East India Company. There he began experimenting with electricity. He invented an electric motor and a silver chloride battery. Then, in 1839, he set up a 13½-mile-long demonstration telegraph system near Calcutta. That was only two years after Samuel F.B. Morse built his famous demonstration system in the United States. But O’Shaughnessy was unaware of Morse’s work. His telegraph used a different code and, at first, he transmitted the message by imposing a series of tiny electric shocks on the operator’s finger. He also came up with another unique invention. He used a 2½-mile stretch of the Hooghly River, in place of wire, to complete the circuit….” At the link right-click “Click here for audio” and select”Save Link As” fromt hepop-up menu.

International Cooperation 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the third of five lectures from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York. He talks about the need for international co-operation.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

International Development Issues 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1913: Burning Issues in International Development,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

iPhone History 58 mins – “Motherboard senior editor Brian Merchant retraces the creation and development of the iPhone in his book, “The One Device.” He is interviewed by [New York Times] reporter Steve Lohr.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Brian Merchant, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.480937.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Control 78 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5112: Here’s How I’d Defeat ISIS,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ketogenic Diet Therapy 114 mins – “Dominic D’Agostino looks like a bodybuilder. But that doesn’t mean that he eats a diet typical for that sport; on the contrary, the research scientist—and amateur athlete—can go an entire day without eating and says his performance—both in the lab and in the gym—improves because of it. D’Agostino is perhaps rare in the world of science in that he practices what he preaches. As associate professor in the department of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida, and a visiting research scientist at IHMC, D’Agostino develops and tests metabolic therapies for a range of diseases and conditions for which the ketogenic diet is the cornerstone.The low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat ketogenic diet is what he also follows for health and greater mental clarity.” 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.

Lone Wolf Attacks 52 mins – “Although terror attacks conducted by individuals are not a new phenomenon, recent years have seen an alarming increase in these “lone-wolf” incidents. The Islamic State, for instance, has been proactive in using its global tentacles to inspire individuals to carry out attacks in its name. Meanwhile, in Israel, solo operators unaffiliated with organized terror groups have taken to carrying out attacks with the weapons at hand—cars, knives, homemade. Are such attacks a growing trend and the future of jihadism, or are they simply another passing fad in the annals of terrorist activity? Four leading counterterrorism scholars and policymakers chart the rise and future of “lone-wolf” terrorism. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Market Limits 45 mins – “Michael Sandel, Harvard Professor of Government, delivers four lectures about the prospects of a new politics of the common good. The series is presented and chaired by Sue Lawley. Sandel considers the expansion of markets and how we determine their moral limits. Should immigrants, for example, pay for citizenship? Should we pay schoolchildren for good test results, or even to read a book? He calls for a more robust public debate about such questions, as part of a ‘new citizenship’.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Transportation 9 mins – “The former Transportation Commissioner of New York transformed Times Square from a cab-choked bottleneck into an airy pedestrian mall.  Now, she’s working on walking, biking and commuting in Southern California.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicine Future 79 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3716: Future of Medicine: Combating Disease,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minimum Wage Discussion 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5704: Minimum Wage: The 99% Need A Raise,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mortgage Interest Reduction 49 mins – “Felix Salmon of Fusion, emerging-markets expert Anna Szymanski, and Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann discuss: – Matthew Desmond’s piece on the mortgage interest deduction in the New York Times Magazine.- The low level of the Volatility Index- Snap’s first earnings report after going public” At the link find the title, “The Disappearing Edition, “ right-click “Media files SM6888357562.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Addiction 41 mins – “Alcohol & Drug dependency. It’s certainly a stereotype – and one that is unfortunately too often true. How do we help people addicted to substances get off? And how do we prevent our children and grandchildren from starting? Do people even want help? To do anything at all, we must understand why people start in the first place.” At the link find the title, “Native Addiction & Alcohol Dependancy, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-addiction-alcohol-dependancy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Sovereignty 63 mins – “We actually did this show on March 27th for The English Express podcast, but since it started with our views on Native Sovereignty I decided to post it here on the native podcast as well. Here’s the direct download link This week we started by tackling a serious topic; Native American Sovereignty…” At the link find the title, “Native Sovereignty, Brandon as a Cop, & What Women Do Better Than Men, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files native-sovereignty-brandon-as-a-cop-what-women-do-better-than-men.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Natural Language Processing 62 mins – “In this episode of STEM-Talk, we talk to one of our own senior research scientists, Dr. Yorick Wilks, renowned for his work in natural language processing. Wilks is also a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of Sheffield in England, and senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at Balliol College. A “war baby” born in London in the midst of the Second World War, Yorick was sent away to school due to the bombings. He excelled and went to Cambridge, where he studied with Margaret Masterman, a protégé of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Yorick first came to America—L.A. in the 1960s—on a one-year Air Force Research Grant. Yeas later, he moved to Stanford University’s AI Lab, where he worked with John McCarthy, one of the founders of Artificial Intelligence. Yorick’s research interests have been vast and rich, including machine translation, translating, understanding and extracting meaning from language, belief representation and human and machine communication. He has authored 14 books and many more papers, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including, in 2008, the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Lifetime Achievement Award.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.

Opiod Addiction Crisis 74 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2157: Opiods- Prescriptions vs. Addiction,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Physiological and Organizational Tools 34 mins – “Our guest this week is Rich Roat. After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held a number of odd jobs such as communications associate for United Way of Delaware and service bureau/prepress house manager. He met Andy Cruz in 1991 and allowed his new friend to talk him into a series of ill-advised but fortunate career moves that led to the formation of Brand Design Co., Inc., and, subsequently House Industries. Rich initially tried to tame the chaos of Andy’s constantly shifting aesthetic sensibilities and obsessive attention to detail; thankfully, he has been largely unsuccessful. Rich is a co-author of House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson Guptill/Penguin Random House, 2017) with Andy Cruz and Ken Barber.” At the link click the box with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Body Cameras 47 mins – “New law would track the race of everyone stopped by police, overweight Asian Americans are seen as more ‘American’ than thinner peers, plans to rebuild on top of the PCH landslide.” At the link find the title, “CA law would track race-based policing, being overweight and ‘American,’ rebuilding Highway 1, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_080317-a036446d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Police Use of Deadly Force 63 mins – “When a police officer uses deadly force in the course of their duties, emotions can run very high. In many cases, police officers sometimes step over the line, whether they mean to or not. They even sometimes breaking the law. In cases where a police officer uses deadly force, victims and their families are left very upset….” At the link find the title, “Police Use Of Deadly Force Debate, Jul, 2016,” right-click “Media files police-use-of-deadly-force-debate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poverty Resolution 45 mins – “Jeffrey Sachs delivers the fourth of five lectures. He considers the challenges of extreme poverty and the worry of the developed world which fears for its own prosperity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quadruple Amputee Athlete 62 mins – “Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of the most inspiring young men you will ever hear about.” Arnold Schwarzenegger described him as “the real deal,” “a champion human,” and “one of the most inspiring people” he’s ever met. Even the great Wayne Gretzky has spoken of Kyle’s “greatness.” Despite being born with a rare condition that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on with the support of his family to live life independently and without prosthetics. Kyle thrives on physical challenges and, following a few rough middle school football seasons, he went on to become a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer….” At the link find the title, “#251: How to Live Without Limits – Kyle Maynard,” right-click “Media files The Tim Ferriss Show-Kyle Maynard.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism 76 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2752: Let’s Talk About Race,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reality Issues 58 mins – “Brooke Gladstone, co-host and managing editor of WNYC’s “On the Media,” discusses her book [The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time].” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Brooke Gladstone, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479679.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Representative Rosa Delauro 65 mins – “Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) talks about her congressional work on social programs. She is interviewed by Aparna Mathur, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Representative Rosa DeLauro, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481028.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Reservation Life 33 mins – “What is it like living on an Indian Reservation today? I have no idea, because while I am a registered native, I have still yet to visit any of the many reservations across our great country. Is it difficult growing up there? what problems do tribes residing on these reservations face, and how can we help to solve some of the problems.” At the link find the title, “Reservation Life Today & Criminal Problems, Jun, 2016,” right-click “Media files reservation life today criminal problems.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Improvements 15 mins – “That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.” At the link find the title, “Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files MarcRaibert_2017.mp4” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Based Evidence 60 mins – “What is science-based medicine, and how does the media (perhaps unwittingly) distort it? Our guest this week is Dr. Steven Novella, academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, Executive Editor of the website Science-Based Medicine, and a senior fellow and Director of Science-Based Medicine at the James Randi Educational Foundation. And we’re joined by Maria Walters, to talk about the Grassroots Skepticism Workshop at SkepchickCon.” At the link find the title, “#113 Science-Based Medicine and the Media, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_113_Science Based Medicine.mp3

Science Deniers 74 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1516: Science Deniers: Fact-Resistant Humans,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Journalism 60 mins – “This week we step into the world of science journalism from the perspectives of two unique and reputable popular science publications. Guest host Anika Hazra speaks with Katie Palmer, senior editor of the online science and health section at WIRED, about her direct route into science journalism through a master’s in science reporting and her role as an editor of online content. And she talks with Michael Segal, founding editor and editor-in-chief of Nautlius magazine, about how he transitioned from conducting research in engineering and computer science to developing a science and culture magazine, and how Nautilus is forging a new, multi-disciplinary approach to science journalism.” At the link click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Literacy 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2753: Science Literacy: Why 1,2,3 can be as easy as A,B,C,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science of Aging 60 mins – “We’ll get the scientific perspective on the causes and effects of aging, and how they change over a lifetime. We’ll speak with Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, about the biology and genetics of aging. And we’re joined by Professor Diana Kuh, to discuss her work as the head of the UK’s National Survey for Health and Development.” At the link find the title, “#109 A Lifetime of Data, Apr, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_109_A Lifetime Of Data.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Seventeenth Amendment 46 mins – “David Schleicher of Yale University and Todd Zywicki of George Mason University discuss the text, history, and future of this contested amendment. New essays are now available on the Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution. Read about the 17th Amendment, the 20th Amendment, the 24th Amendment, and the 25th Amendment. Today’s show was edited by Kevin Kilbourne and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “Should the 17th Amendment be repealed?, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP3196326944.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex with Robots 68 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4302: Sex with Robots: What’s Not to Like?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sharing Economy 75 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4356: The Promise of the Sharing Economy,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Shock Politics 58 mins – “Syndicated columnist Naomi Klein discusses shock politics. She is interviewed by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.” At the link find the title “After Words with Naomi Klein, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479873.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sleep Importance 76 mins – “If we could only sell people on the importance of sleep as successfully as we sell them on the pleasures of sex, we’d have a much healthier—and happier bunch. This is one of sleep expert Kirk Parsley’s messages. Parsley calls sleep “the greatest elixir,” and places its importance above that of both exercise and nutrition. Yet, this simple physiological need is hard to satisfy in a society that glorifies business and overworking—and loves its electronics, which don’t exactly prepare the body for sleep. Parsley discusses these and other issues with STEM-Talk host Dawn Kernagis. He talks about how his background as a Navy SEAL led him to a career in medicine, focused on sleep. He also explains why sleep is important—and how you can get more of it. Parsley served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on sleep medicine, and has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006. He is also the inventor of the Sleep Cocktail, a supplement designed for the sleep optimization of Navy SEALs: http://www.sleepcocktails.comAt 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.

Smear Tactics 58 mins – “Journalist Sharyl Attkisson reports on how smear tactics are used to influence public opinion. She’s interviewed by Erik Wemple, [Washington Post] media critic.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Sharyl Attkisson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481923.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somali Shakespeare 27 mins – “In Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, everyone knows the nation’s most famous living poet – Hadraawi. They call him their Shakespeare. The poetry of Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’ holds a mirror up to all aspects of life. Born in 1943 to a nomadic camel-herding family, forged as a poet in Somalia’s liberal years pre-1969, jailed in 1973 for ‘anti-revolutionary activities’ without trial under the military junta, a campaigner for peace, Hadraawi’s poetry tells the story of modern Somalia.” At the link right-click “Download: and select “Sve Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Plane Pilot 58 mins – “Brian Shul speaks softly and carries a big stick. The American war hero every bit worthy of Roosevelt’s words flew 212 missions in the Vietnam War before his nearly fatal crash. With his body severely burned, Shul was in so much pain that he wanted to die. Then one day, lying in his hospital bed, he heard children playing soccer and the voice of Judy Garland singing “Over the Rainbow” on the radio. Suddenly, Shul, at 25-years-old, realized he had a lot to live for. He set himself on a determined road of recovery that would span 15 reconstructive surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy. Shul eventually turned his amazing story of survival into his greatest strength, and he went on to be one of fewer than 100 people to pilot the SR-71 Blackbird, a U.S. spy plane largely operational during the Cold War and thereafter. Shul and flight engineer Walter Watson flew multiple missions in which they escaped missiles over enemy territory including the Soviet Union and Libya, gathering footage and information that would help the U.S. win the Cold War.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standing Rock 18 mins – “This battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock is far from over.  In fact, some would say, it’s about to get real. In this episode of Still Here comes a closer look at some of the new challenges emerging at the start of a new year – for the water protectors, for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and for a new North Dakota governor who, on day one, came out in favor of the $3.8 billion dollar energy project. In this final week before Donald J. Trump takes the presidential oath of office, there are other concerns that could sway the direction of the pipeline struggle.    Right now, the focus is on Mother Nature. There’s fear of massive and dangerous flooding where the water protectors remain.”At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sugar Treatment for Wounds 58 mins – “(first 12 mins) Sugar seems like an improbable treatment for hard-to-heal wounds. But the ancient Egyptians used honey and animal fat for battle scars. How does that treatment hold up under modern scrutiny?…” At the link right-click “Download the mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer Camp 50 mins – “On today’s show: Kelly Carlin, the daughter of George Carlin reminisces about her father’s time spent at sleepaway camp on Spofford Lake. Kelly Carlin is the hose of Sirius XM’s The Kelly Carlin Show, and the author of the memoir: A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George….Virgina speaks with Paul Hutchinson, Boston University Lecturer and co-curator of the Museum of the White Mountain’s exhibit: Summer Camps. You can read a transcript of their conversation and see photos from New Hampshire’s history of camp life here: New Hampshire: The Birthplace of Summer Camp. Another facet of summer camp life on display at the White Mountain exhibit is a historical look at Caddy Camp. The Caddy Camp idea was to link Boston settlement houses with resort golf clubs in the White Mountains and teach low-income kids how to be caddies. You can listen to all of the audio from past campers here: Caddy Camp MWM Hannah McCarthy answers an Only in NH questions submitted by one of our listeners: “How about the Percy Summer Club in Stark, NH (established 1881)? Sounds cool and mysterious.”  Civics 101: Speaker of the House : We chatted with Matt Wasniewski, Historian of the United States House of Representatives to learn more about this important position.” At the link right-click the plya button beside”Listen” ands elect “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talking Digital Politics 46 mins – “Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to his regular panel along with novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers – and even a few politicians – and ask them what they think is going on… Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? …This week we talk to James Williams, winner of the inaugural Nine Dots Prize, which offered $100,000 for the best answer to the question: ‘Are digital technologies making politics impossible?’ James used to work at Google and he channeled his experiences for his prize-winning entry. He tells us what he learned there and what it means to live in the attention economy. Plus we discuss how Trump has managed to monopolise the attention of the entire world. Along with the money, James now has to write a book with his answer – we’ll be checking in with him along the way to see how he’s getting on. With John Naughton.” At the link find the title, “The Nine Dots Winner, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tea in Britain 44 mins – “This week, Gastropod tells the story of two countries and their shared obsession with a plant: Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea bush. The Chinese domesticated tea over thousands of years, but they lost their near monopoly on international trade when a Scottish botanist, disguised as a Chinese nobleman, smuggled it out of China in the 1800s, in order to secure Britain’s favorite beverage and prop up its empire for another century. The story involves pirates, ponytails, and hard drugs—and, to help tell the tale, Cynthia and Nicky visit Britain’s one and only commercial tea plantation, tucked away in a secret garden on an aristocratic estate on the Cornish coast. While harvesting and processing tea leaves, we learn the difference between green and black tea, as well as which is better for your health. Put the kettle on, and settle in for the science and history of tea!” At the link click the square with three dots, then click “Download” to get the audio file.

Text Book Arbitrage 15 mins– “There’s a term in economics, arbitrage, that basically means free money. It’s finding a difference in price, a pricing mistake, you can exploit to make money. Arbitrage is a risk-free way to buy low and sell high. Everyday there are loads of people and sophisticated computer algorithms searching for an arbitrage opportunity, but true arbitrages are almost impossible to find. Today on the show, we meet two guys who say they’ve found one, and we visit the storage locker in Utah where they keep their secretAt the link find the title, “#581: Free Money, Nov, 2014,” right-click “Media files npr_362312467.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Third Wave Book 30 mins – “Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, talks about his book, [The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future]. He explains why he now is looking outside of Silicon Valley, and across the U.S., for the newest digital developments.” At the link find the title, “Communicators with Steve Case, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478233.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thucydides Trap 55 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison’s new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?. The conversation covers the history of rising and declining powers, how the North Korean regime affects the security dynamic between U.S. and China, and how to preserve peace where Thucydides would predict war.” At the link find the title, “Graham Allison on “Destined for War”, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Hoover_Institution_7-12-17_Destined_for_War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop menu.

Torture Issues 49 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3406: Torture: Human Rights and Wrongs,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transparency in Government 75 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3315_watchdogs whistleblowers wikileaks,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump and the Department of Energy 24 nins – Description of Trump Administration interaction or lack of interaction with the Department of Energy which is responsible for nuclear weapons among related energy topics. At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” [title doesn’t match content] right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump as Seen By Historians 29 mins – “Harvard Kennedy School professor Moshik Temkin says historians must do a better job in comparing our present to our past, and he argues why in a recent New York Times piece titled “Historians Shouldn’t Be Pundits.” He talks with Jimmy — a history lover and regular cable pundit — about the limits in the analogies between Donald Trump and previous historical figures.” At the link find the title, “204: Should historians be pundits?” right-click “ Media files 16cf8de8-cb85-47dc-9bad-59efa66e7644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Con Law 102 mins (7 parts) – “Welcome to “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law”! Every week Roman Mars (99% Invisible) will host a fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution.” Topics include judicial legitimacy, appointments and removals, pardons, spending, immunity, emoluments, recess appointments, land seizure and commerce laws. At the link right-click on the “Media files” for each section and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Deregulation Effort 27 mins – “Josh King talks to ProPublica’s Robert Faturechi about the Trump administration’s secretive deregulation teams and just what you can do to help ProPublica unmask more information on the deregulation front.” At the link find the title, “The Deregulation Invasion, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY3914113104.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Immigration Policy 24 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Julia Preston of The Marshall Project about Donald Trump’s immigration policies and how the system is failing immigrants and those seeking asylum from Central American gang violence.” At the link find the title, “Aggressive on Immigration, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8976169955.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Crisis 46 mins – “As the government moves to rewrite the constitution, fears circulate that President Nicolás Maduro is consolidating power. Is it a dictatorship, or is that an oversimplification of the crisis in Venezuela?” At th elink find the title, “August 2: Is Venezuela’s Maduro putting the pieces in place for a dictatorship?, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170802_90077.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Future – “Wider crackdowns and opposition leaders seized from their homes. What’s next for Venezuela?” At the link find the title, “An Uncertain Future For Venezuela, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_541176324.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Victim Compensation 18 mins – “Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, known as the Master of Disaster, has been charged over the years with deciding just how much a life is worth — compensating victims of tragedy.” At the link find the title, “August 3: ENCORE | What’s life worth? Ken Feinberg on victim compensation,2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170803_25428.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam Viewpoint 51 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4450: Howard Higman Memorial Plenary: The View from Hanoi,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vietnam War 58 mins – “Mark Bowden talks about his book, [Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam], about one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.” At the link find the title, “Q&A with Mark Bowden, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.481704.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vulnerable People Protection 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4904: Protecting Those Most Vunerable,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Conversion 8 mins – Research into new ways to convert waste products into harmless or useful materials. At the link find the title, “248 EE 2 Surpising Ways Scientists Hope to Limit Human Environmental Impact, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ede_248-pr5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Water Treatment 30 mins – “What would you say to the idea of drinking a tall, cool glass of wastewater? On the face of it, it sounds, well, yucky. But it turns out you’ve probably been drinking it all along. There’s good technology now for extracting impurities and making even the dirtiest water potable. And some water districts around the country are taking this technology to scale. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Mike Markus, the General Manager of the Orange County, California Water District. Orange County’s practices may represent the high water-mark for the re-use of H2O. Markus and host Alex Wise discuss the innovative technology the district uses to clean its wastewater, examine the costs compared to other alternatives like desalination, and talk about his team’s efforts to overcome common misperceptions about turning wastewater into clean drinking water.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Needs Trends 75 mins Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “5713: The Future of Water: Our Most Precious Resource,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Chiefs of Staff 24 mins – “Seth Stevenson guest hosts today’s show and talks with Joshua Zeitz, a historian and contributing editor at Politico, about General John Kelly and whether his tenure as Chief of Staff will resemble that of General Al Haig during the Nixon administration.” At the link find the title, “The Short History of Generals as Chiefs of Staff, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3358819815.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wisdom 60 mins – “What exactly is “wisdom,” and how can we apply it in our daily lives? We’re joined by Barry Schwartz, Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College, and Kenneth Sharpe, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College. They’ll discuss their new book Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do The Right Thing. And we’re joined by Brendan O’Brien, to learn about :60 Second Science, the international science video competition” At the link find the title, “#114 Practical Wisdom, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Skeptically Speaking_114, Practical Wisdom.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Women in Science Issues 72 minsPanel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “4304: Women in Science: Needed Now More Than Ever?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wood Destroying Beetles 84 mins – “Whistling passed the cemetery extended version; DDD talks wood destroying beetles Daniel D. Dye II talks beetles in this extended version of Whistling passed the cemetery” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, ac copy is included in the blog archive.

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Media Mining Digest 301 – Aug 18, 2017: Affordable Housing Crisis, Africa Future, Age Friendly County, Agriculture Scholarship, Air Pollution Measurement, Airline Careers, Al Franken on Washington, Al Gore Inconvenient Sequel, Alternate Housing Ideas, Automatic Glasses and Peerism, Back Injury Exercises, Backfire Effect, Bicycling Women, Big Data Discussion, Biohacking, Bisexuality, Blind Accessibility Engineer, Blood Quantum Limits, Broadband in San Francisco, Broccoli Benefits, Business Leaders in Government, California Health Care Model, Canadian Wildfires, Cancer Detection, Chef Skills, Childhood Trauma Impact, China-U.S. War Potential, Cities of the Future, Climate Change in Canada, Cohousing, Computer Scammer Story, Coral Reef Documentary, Corruption on the Reservation, Critical Care Nursing, Cybersecurity, Democrats Economic Plan, Design Anthropology, Diabetic Reversal with Ketogenic Diet, Dunkirk, Eating Crickets, Ecigarette Impact, Eclipse for 2017, Electric Car Trends, Energy Poverty Solutions, Essential Health Coverage, Fake News Creation Technology, Farming Hawaii Indoors, Fat and Cholesterol and Statin Drugs, Financial Plans, Financial Wisdom, Girl Gamers, Global Seed Vault, Google Antitrust Fine, Graphic Designer, Gut Microbiome Questions, Hispanic Radio Personality, Historian Harari, Humor in an Unfunny World, Hyperloop Transport, Index Investing, ISIS Organization, Job Satisfaction, Kickstarter Co-founder, LGBTQ Refugees, Lower Back Pain, Magnitsky Act and Putin, Medical Big Data Uses, Medical Errors, Military Nun, Minority Mental Health, Museum of Lost Objects, Muslim Explorer Ibn Battuta, NASA Historian Bill Barry, Native American Abuse, Native American Politics, Negative Comments Removal AI, North Dakota Jobs Decline, Organ Donations, Organizational leader, Paper Tape Dispenser, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pharmacy Industry Transparency, Plant Research, Pluralism, Policies and Procedures, Political Police, Pollution Measurement, Racism, Reptilian Thinking, Republican Trend Identification, Small Arms Tracking, Smuggled Immigrants Deaths, Solar Roadways, Spy Satellites, Story Telling, Trump Brain Drain, Trump Deceit, Trump Mental Condition, Turkey Tries Journalists, Universal Basic Income, Violent Extremism Form of Resistance, Water Trends, WW II in China

Exercise your ears: the 180 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 575 for the week, to hear while your hands and eyes are busy. Get all the files as a group for the next four months here, or double or ctrl-click individual titles to get single podcasts and explore the source. A collection of over 16,000 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.

911 Memorial Designer 37 mins – “In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad, discusses the World Trade Center Memorial.” At the link find the title, “Michael Arad Sept, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Michael Arad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Affordable Housing Crisis 71 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2956: Hometown Conversations: Facing the Affordable Housing Crisis: Boulder and Beyond,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Africa Future 77 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado about trends in Africa. At the link find the title, “1713: Africa: The Bright Continent,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Age Friendly County 69 mins – “Santa Clara will soon become the first U.S. county to have each of its 15 cities designated “age friendly” by the World Health Organization (WHO). But what does that mean? You’re invited to meet Dr. James Goodwin, a global leader in aging. He will be in the Bay Area from the United Kingdom, attending the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Summit. Goodwin will describe the age-friendly global movement, the new thinking about aging and health, and why the age-friendly concept is an indispensable part of that picture. Goodwin will also reveal how Santa Clara County became one of the nation’s leaders in the age-friendly movement. Together with Alex Kalache of the WHO and Margaret Gillis of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Goodwin was at the forefront in establishing the age-friendly movement. He also knows John Beard, current age-friendly leader and the director of the aging and life course department at the WHO. Goodwin will tell the rarely heard story of how and why the age-friendly movement was created.” At the link find the title “Age-Friendly Cities and the Future of Aging, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170724_Age Friendly Cities Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Scholarship 35 mins – “What do you think about an all-expenses-paid trip around the world for six months to learn about agriculture? Does it sound too good to be true? It is too good, but it is also true. This adventure is made possible through Nuffield scholarship. Today’s guest, Matt Hocken, is a husband, father, dairy farmer from New Zealand, and a Nuffield Scholar who has travelled globally to research on his chosen topic of specialization – agricultural innovation. Matt joins me today to share the details of this amazing scholarship program that’s been created for the advancement of agriculture in a global aspect. He gives an overview of the life of a Nuffield scholar and its new international scholarship program. He also shares how this can influence your view of the world and the agricultural industry.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Air Pollution Measurement 29 mins – “Galileo said we should, “Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a look at two ways that people are trying to apply that wisdom to climate change. First, we speak to Davida Herzl, the CEO and co-founder of Aclima, a San Francisco-based company that refers to itself as a “FitBit for the planet.” Herzl explains how Aclima’s technology works, how the company makes money, and the opportunities that lie ahead as the industry of measuring air pollution evolves. Then, we dig into the Sea Change Radio archives and re-visit our discussion with James Leaton, the research director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a British nonprofit that analyzes the risks of fossil fuel investment and presents findings to the financial sector, with the objective of limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airline Careers 33 mins – “Have you ever heard of a Medfly pilot? Building flight time towards becoming an airline means flight instructing for most pilots. A unique way to not only build flight time but to build much sought after multi engine turbine time is as a Medfly pilot. Here to discuss this unique job is medfly pilot Sean Edwards….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Franken on Washington 54 mins – “Al Franken was there from the beginning with Saturday Night Live. A fixture comedian for years. Straight up funny. Then he got the political bug, bigtime. Squeaked into the U.S. Senate from his home state, Minnesota. And now, Sen. Al Franken is in his second term and in the thick of the craziness in Washington. Asking the tough questions in hearings. Railing against Ted Cruz. Talking Trump. What’s he really think? We’ll ask. This hour On Point: Sen. Al Franken.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Gore Inconvenient Sequel 55 mins – “A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments both private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. Join us for a rare conversation with Vice President Al Gore and the directors, Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, about the path forward and their new film AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER.” At the link find the title, “Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170806_cl1_Al Gore PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alternate Housing Ideas 96 mins – “Since TSP announced the original Permaethos Model, Rob Kish has been working to make it a reality- with a few twists. He is a Manufacturing Engineer Technician for a medical equipment manufacturer and uses Permaculture troubleshooting methodology in an industry dominated by lean manufacturing to reduce costs and labor. He joins us today to discuss my original vision for PermaEthos, a vision that never was achieved and frankly never attempted.” At the link right-click “Download “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Bank Crisis 63 mins – “Chief executive of the Australian Bankers Association and former Queensland premier Anna Bligh addresses the National Press Club in Canberra.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Anna Bligh, J” right-click “Media files NPCc_Bligh_2607_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Automatic Glasses and Peerism (Bitcoin) 27 mins – “Automatic glasses by Ian Woolf;Nathan Waters talks about changing to a better society with Peerism” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Babysitting 60 mins – “We listen in on a ritual that happens in millions of families every week: kids getting dropped off at the babysitters. Six-year-old Dylan and nine-year-old Sarah explain what they can and can’t get away with when they have a babysitter. After that, host Ira Glass has a few words about Mary Poppins, who is the Gold Standard of all fictional babysitters. The movie Mary Poppins contains the classic modern song about babysitting. We hear several versions of the song over the course of the program. The first is by Chicago girl punk/pop band, the Dishes. [Then] Lots of babysitting is done by family members. Hillary Frank reports on what can happen when a teenaged son is put in charge of his younger brothers. It’s not pretty…. The story of several huge companies that accidentally got put into the babysitting business in a big, big way because of snow on December 26, 1988. Every year on the day after Christmas, divorced kids all over America fly from one parent to the other. In 1988, lots of them got snowed in at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. Susan Burton and her little sister were among them… Myron Jones and his sister Carol Bove explain what happened when they were teenagers, and they ended up babysitting children who didn’t exist.” At the link right-click “Download” under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Injury Exercises 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have Ashleigh Gass. Ashleigh holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Clinical Nutrition. She is certified sports nutritionist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently picked up by Devil Dog Arms as an accomplished tactical shooter, and is also developing a Gymnastic Bodies affiliate gym.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Backfire Effect 50 mins – “There’s new research about how people process information, errors, and corrections. A look at what those findings tell us about the efficacy of journalism. Plus, how unethical research practices and liberal bias have created a cloud of doubt in the world of social science research. And, eight months after the election, Brooke and Bob reflect on OTM’s coverage of the Trump administration.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Bedbugs 32 mins (3 parts) A three part series with everything you need to know about bedbugs! At the link click “Download,” right-click “Download” on the the next screen and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2 (here) and Part 3 (here).

Bicycle Sharing in New Hampshire 61 mins – “A new bike-share program has launched in Manchester, making it yet another city, alongside Portsmouth, Hanover, and Laconia, to offer bike rentals at various locations around the city. And infrastructure modifications, including complete streets, which allow safe use for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, are popping up all over the state. Still, many cyclists, and drivers, do not understand how to co-exists on our roads. We’ll look at the latest in road safety, bike sharing, and cyclist/pedestrian-friendly infrastructure.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycling Trends 54 mins – “Getting out of a car and onto a bike is one of the best things you can do for the climate and your personal health. Bike lanes are growing in American cities from New York City to Houston, the country’s oil and gasoline capital. Cycling is also a way for people to raise awareness and money for their climate work. Still, many potential cyclists are worried about their personal safety while biking—and about breathing bus exhaust. What are cities doing to take cycling to the next level? Is bike sharing really displacing taxi rides? How is pedal power helping the broader climate movement? Join us for a conversation about cycling and the ways it is changing urban America and cutting carbon emissions.” At the link find the title, “Founder, Climate Ride, Brian Wiedenmeier, Jun 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170723_cl1 ChainReaction.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bicycling Women 44 mins – “In E&B’s first live show, they chat with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s Executive Director, Rebecca Serna, about women bicyclists takin’ it to the streets!” At the link find the title,”B*tches Who Bike, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-12-smnty-bikes-live-final.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Big Data Discussion 32 mins – “Ian Sample sits down with Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson to discuss the future of the workplace and the role artificial intelligence will play. In 2016 Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, wrote: “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.” This fourth Industrial Revolution, he said, will fuse the physical, digital and biological worlds, and affect all corners of society – even challenging ideas of what it means to be human. But just because change is coming should we be concerned? “ At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” fromt eh popo-up menu.

Biohacking 27 mins – “Oz war on mathematics by Ian Woolf, Meow Ludo Meow Meow explains the five pillars of biohacking… At the link right-click “download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bisexuality 27 mins – “More and more people are identifying as bisexual yet bi-phobia is rife and the world’s media remains guilty of regular bi-erasure. Journalist and writer Nichi Hodgson who is openly bisexual herself, examines what it is like to be bisexual for both men and women in different parts of the world.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Accessibility Engineer 21 mins – “Aira once again offers a feature presentation: A Conversation with John Herzog. John is an Accessibility Solutions Engineer with AT&T. He sits down with the Blind Abilities Team to share an in depth look at his life as a blind man: his youth, education and his time at law school. John also shares his thoughts on a variety of issues, including blindness, social interactions and Aira, the visual interpreter for the blind. Explore your world like never before From exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants in the city, to traveling the globe – Aira empowers the blind to experience their world and surroundings like never before.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Educator 21 mins – “Susan Mazrui shares her journey through education, employment and how she faced the challenges and the low expectations along the way. As director of Public Policy at AT&T, Susan works with aging and disability issues. Susan is still learning as technology keeps changing and encourages others to learn as much as they can about the tools they will need in the workplace. Susan is an Aira explorer and enjoys having instant access to information when she wants it. It’s the “small things” that Aira does that can really make a difference and like a mosquito in a King’s tent, small things can move Kings. Join Susan Mazrui at the 2017 National Federation of the Blind convention and learn about her journey and the suggestions she has for students transitioning from high school to college and to the workplace.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Woodworkers 7 mins – “Call to Wood Workers, Beginners to Advanced. Wood Workers for the Blind Summer Sessions Filling Fast!” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blood Quantum Limits 44 mins – “Native Americans in America are governed by each their own duly elected Tribal Council, whose job it is to look out for the best interests of their tribes membership. As all offical tribes are sovereign, they have final say over the basic requirements necessary to become an enrolled member. One of the key thresholds tribes impose, is that of a blood quantum limit. After all, once a membership has become diluted to a certain point members have such a small amount of Native blood they are considered my many to no longer be native – what listener JT describes as being a “one drop”. Other tribes require only a provable lineage. If a tribe imposes a blood quantum limit they did not have before, what to do with members who no longer meet the threshold? Should they be disenrolled? Or should there be a ‘grandfather’ clause and the change only be made moving forward? This is a tough debate, but we do our best discussing a complicated issue. …In a related topic, we discuss the minimum viable population to ensure healthy genetic diversity, a major issue for tribes wishing to consider the idea of a blood quantum limit. There is a fine line between encouaging folks to marry other Natives, and risking unhealthy genetics within communities too small to handle it. And in Iceland there is an Android app which allows you to “Bump phones before you bump in bed”. With a population of only 320,000 Iclanders face the very real risk of ending up in bed with a close relative. Like all small communities (Natives included) geneology is carefully documented. An interesting reality for communities faced with procreation among very small groups!” At the link find the title, “Disenrollment Debate & Blood Quantum Limits, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files disenrollment debate blood quantum limits.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in Oregon 25 mins – “Eugene is a good example of recent public-public partnerships developing to expand fiber optic Internet access. The city of 166,000 in Oregon helped finance a downtown dark fiber network by the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), which is publicly owned but has an independent governing board from the city. Eugene’s Economic Development Planner Anne Fifield and EWEB Engineering Technician Nick Nevins joined us for episode 263 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast to discuss the project and early results. We talk about what businesses have been the early adopters of the dark fiber availability, how it was financed, and how it has helped to fill downtown office locations with businesses. “ At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband in San Francisco 27 mins – “After we saw April Glaser’s article on a local San Francisco ISP connecting low-income housing to high-quality Internet access, we knew we wanted to learn more. Preston Rhea is the Senior Field Engineer for Monkey Brains and someone we knew from his work with the Open Technology Institute at New America. He joins us with Mason Carroll, Lead Engineer for Monkey Brains, to explain what they are doing in Hunters Point and more broadly across San Francisco. Monkey Brains delivers Internet access primarily via high-capacity fixed-wireless links to buildings with multiple tenants. Working with the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, they are delivering gigabit access to low-income housing units at Hunters Point.” At the link right-click “…download this mp3 file directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broccoli Benefits 44 mins – “…Dr. Paul Talalay announced that he had isolated the phytochemical Sulforaphane from the embattled cruciferous vegetable.  It may not have seemed like much at the time, but over a quarter-century later, we’re still discovering new powers of this multifaceted compound. …Sulforaphane is of medical interest because of the cytoprotective (“cell-protecting”) functions that it encourages.  As of now, it is among the most potent naturally-occurring inducers of cytoprotective enzymes known to science.  A great deal of research is aimed at learning the mechanisms by which seems able to protect the body against chronic disease. While Sulforaphane offers tantalizing hints that it may be not just “healthy,” but an actual therapeutic tool, its status as a naturally-occurring compound is something of a double-edged sword.  The astronomical cost of running human trials to validate its therapeutic usefulness against specific diseases is a major disincentive for an un-patentable compound, existing in the public domain as the extract of a common plant. In Episode 190, Dr. Fahey walks us through not just the biochemical promise, but the bureaucratic brambles of how we can best make use of broccoli’s “secret ingredient.” At the link find the title, “#190: Sulforaphane with Dr. Jed Fahey, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SDS190.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Business Leaders in Government 76 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2603: Can CEOs Run a Government?,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cable Stayed Bridges 18 mins – “Cable stayed bridges have become increasingly common in the past few decade, and they seem to be the design of choice for modern bridges spanning 500 to as much as 2,000 feet. In this podcast we learn of the mechanics and the advantages of this architecturally appealing design from an expert in the field, Denny Pate, Senior Vice President and Principal Bridge Engineer with Figg Engineering in Tallahassee, Florida” At the link right-click “Listen this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Health Care Model 68 mins – “This program is supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation.With single-payer health care being debated in Sacramento while the repeal of the Affordable Care Act winds its way through Congress, California is setting itself apart from the rest on the nation. What will this new California model look like, and how will it lift up the underserved populations who need the most care? Is a single-payer system viable for the Golden State? Join us for a discussion on an important and timely issue that affects everyone in all corners of California.” At the link find the title “The New California Health-Care Model, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170726_The New California Health Care Model_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Recycling Declines 30 mins – “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.

Canadian Wildfires 56 mins – “Adrienne Lamb explores the factors altering how we have to live with wildfire. New technology and new ways to think about fire and its behaviour could save lives.” At the link find the title, “World on Fire (Encore May 16, 2016),” Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170726_37003.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Detection 12 mins – “Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Oncology at Natera and a TED Fellow. He comes from a long history as a pioneer in cancer genomics. Most recently, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Previously, at Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis, Lin was part of one of the first clinical genomics labs in academia and led the computational analyses of the first ever exome sequencing studies in cancer, including breast, colorectal, pancreatic, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma and melanoma. Lin has published in top academic journals, such as Science, Nature and Cell, and he has been an expert in national and international media outlets, such as New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessweekThe Washington Post, and the Financial Times. “ At the linkf idn the title, “A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early | Jimmy Lin, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files JimmyLin_2017U.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Treatment 29 mins – “Keith & Russ welcome Robert S. Kerbel, senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.  Kerbel explains how regular chemotherapy for cancer patients often involves a “maximum tolerated dose” of treatment, which often taxes the patient and requires several days of recovery before the next treatment.  With metronomic chemotherapy, researchers hope to lower the dose of drugs and make the dosage more frequent.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Carry Nation P1 32 mins – “Several events in Carry Nation’s early life catalyzed her temperance activism.” At the linkf idn the title, “ Carry A. Nation, Part 1, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-24-symhc-carry-nation-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Carry Nation P2 36 mins – “After her initial bar smashings, Carry A. Nation became a full-time activist, traveling from town to town to destroy saloons and preach temperance.” At the link find the title, “Carry A. Nation, Part 2, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-26-symhc-carry-nation-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Skills 63 mins – “Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Channel star and chef at Butter in midtown Manhattan, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about what it’s like to run a restaurant, the challenges of a career in cooking, her favorite dishes, her least favorite dishes, and what she cooked to beat Bobby Flay.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma Impact 56 mins – “Trauma is not a story about the past — it lives in the present: in both the mind and body. Left untreated, it has no expiration date, whether it’s trauma arising from childhood abuse or PTSD suffered as an adult.” At the link find the title, “All in the family: Understanding and healing childhood trauma, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170721_72229.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

China–U.S. War Potential 55 mins – “This week on the Lawfare Podcast, Jack Goldsmith interviews Graham Allison at the Hoover Book Soiree about Allison’s new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?.  The conversation covers the history of rising and declining powers, how the North Korean regime affects the security dynamic between U.S. and China, and how to preserve peace where Thucydides would predict war.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Hoover Institution 7-12-17_Destined for War.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cities of the Future 12 mins – “Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do?  Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes which are happening. Ride share and autonomous vehicles may dramatically reduce the vehicle fleet. The adoption of rooftop solar demonstrates how fast change can occur. Matt Smith reports. At the link right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P1 22 mins – “Meteorologists call British Columbia ‘the land of a billion micro climates.’ By 2050, the average temperature in BC will have risen by 2.5 C. But that doesn’t mean everything will just get hotter. We explore how BC’s climate will change in just 30 years.” At the link find the tile, “Episode 1 – B.C. in 2050, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_55493.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P2 24 mins– “Without snow, everything changes. In this episode, we reveal the downstream effects of record-low snow packs, melting glaciers and rising sea levels in British Columbia.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2 – Snow and Ice, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_79050.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P3 30 mins – “What do rising temperatures, changing rain patterns and shifting seasons mean for farmers? We learn about the challenges, as well as opportunities, facing producers.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3 – Agriculture, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_54364.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P4 33 mins – “Vancouver says it will run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. We look at how climate change will re-shape our cities, and ask if we’re doing enough to mitigate its effects on our environment as well as our society.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4 – Cities, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_99144.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P5 33 mins – “’There is no ‘no smoke’ option.’ By 2050, forest fires will be more frequent, and more devastating. This has profound impacts on one of our major resource industries, as well as wildlife.” At the link find the title, “Episode 5 – Fire and Forests, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_68298.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P6 27 mins – “By mid-century, life in B.C. will be transformed. But around the world hundreds of millions of people will be facing life or death decisions. In this episode, we hear what climate change means for the rest of the world.” At the link find the title, “Episode 6 – The Global Village, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170608_49800.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change in Canada P7 2 mins – “Senior Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe returns as host of ‘2050: Degrees of Change’, an original six-part podcast series, exploring what will change in BC, how scientists are preparing, and how global climate change conflicts will impact us.” At the link find the title, “2050: Degrees of Change – available June 9, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2050_20170601_85504.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Denial 56 mins – “The majority of Americans agree climate disruption is a major concern. The Paris Climate Agreement has been ratified by 61 countries and counting, which so far represents 47.81 percent of the world’s emissions. So we all agree, climate change is the biggest problem humankind has ever faced? Not so fast. Here in the United States, denial and confusion about the science is rampant, and we may be the only developed nation where it is written into a major political party’s platform. Climate scientist Michael Mann and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tom Toles take a satirical look at how this lack of consensus came to be. Cristine Russell is a veteran science journalist with deep knowledge about conveying complex scientific issues to a broad public. How deep does climate doubt run, and how can communication help us move on to solutions? Join us for a fun and informative look at manufactured doubt and genuine skepticism.” At the link find the title, “Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170730_cl1_Climate Denial PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate System Dynamics 52 mins – “When a cleaner footprint is no longer enough on climate change. Scientists now say we need negative CO2 emissions. Cleaning carbon from our skies.For years we’ve been told we’ve got to cut back on carbon emissions, CO2, or face dire consequences as burning fossil fuels changes the global climate. Last week, a new heads-up: Scientists say we’ve now polluted and dawdled long enough that it’s going to take more than cutting back emissions. We’re going to have to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. Trees can do that. Soil can do that. Giant machines might, but at a staggering cost.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cloud Seeding 16 mins – “’Cloud seeding’ is being considered a tool for controlling extreme weather, with one in four countries using the technology already. But can it work?” At the link find the title, “July 25: Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather? 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170725_16605.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cohousing 10 mins – “Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us — and it’s often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.” At the link find the title, “How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files GraceKim_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Scammer Story P1 50 mins – “This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman. If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.” At the link find the title, “#102 Long Distance, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT1346255265.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Computer Scammer Story P2 48 mins – “This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week’s episode, Long Distance.” At the link find the title, “#103 Long Distance, Part II, Aug, 2017,” (Further Reading Snigdha Poonam’s story on tech support scams in the Hindustan TimesIf you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly.” Right-click “Media files GLT7017673177.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Coral Reef Documentary 56 mins – “Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater. Directed by Jeff Orlowski, CHASING CORAL taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. The effort is anything but simple, and the team battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, CHASING CORAL is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coral Reefs 14 mins – “Kristen Marhaver studies corals, tiny creatures the size of a poppyseed that, over hundreds of slow years, create beautiful, life-sustaining ocean structures hundreds of miles long. As she admits, it’s easy to get sad about the state of coral reefs; they’re in the news lately because of how quickly they’re bleaching, dying and turning to slime. But the good news is that we’re learning more and more about these amazing marine invertebrates — including how to help them (and help them help us). This biologist and TED Senior Fellow offers a glimpse into the wonderful and mysterious lives of these hard-working and fragile creatures.” At the link find the title, “Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen Marhaver, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files KristenMarhaver_2017U.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption on the Reservation 50 mins – “What do tribal councils exist to do? Do they exist to serve us? Or do they exist to further their own interests? And when they choose the latter, what do we as the membership do to halt the wrongs we see? There has been a lot of talk about the “Native Way” in dealing with this type of thing, and part of it I understand. Although, is it possible to go too far on the other side, to the point where you ignore and enable the corruption to continue? If you are like me, a Native who has lived off the reservation for his entire life, does my opinion count? Or simply because I am not immerssed in the community I must keep my mouth shut when I see wrongs that damage our Native communities? Do we not all have an obligation to speak out? These are the questions discussed on this NativeTalk.net radio podcast. After you listen to the conversation, comment on Facebook, or write an email to podcast@nativetalk.net. Emails and comments will be read on next weeks radio program. We look forward to hearing your responses.” At the link find the title, “Culture Wars: Native VS White Approach to Corruption, Jun, 2017,” right-click ‘Media files culture wars native vs white approach to corruption.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Critical Care Nursing 13 mins – “Improving patient outcomes and nurse satisfaction in critical care and other nursing settings. We have AACN 2017 Distinguished Research Lecturer, Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Henneman on to talk about her research. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity 58 mins – “Experts discuss the current threats and vulnerabilities in U.S. cybersecurity and the level of U.S. preparedness in responding to the next cyberattack.” At the link find the title, “Cybersecurity Threats: How Vulnerable Is the United States? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170619 GL Cybersecurity Threats.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Democrats Economic Plan 50 mins – “Democrats try to rebrand the party with a new economic plan and the slogan “A Better Deal.” Will it win voters? It’s been a rough patch for Democrats. In the last few years they’ve lost majority control on Capitol Hill. They’ve lost the White House to Donald Trump. They’ve lost sway over the future of the Supreme Court. And they’ve lost the confidence of many that they were the effective voice of the little guy in the U.S. economy. Yesterday, Democrats rolled out a new appeal. They call it a “better deal.” It’s their comeback cry, they hope.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Anthropology 43 mins – “In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Dori Tunstall discusses branding through the lens of a Design Anthropologist.” At the link find the title, “Design Matters with Debbie Millman Linda Tischler, Oct 7, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman Dori Tunstall.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Magazine Editor 30 mins – “Alissa Walker discusses her experience in advertising, her love affair with LA and of course, gelato.” At the link find the title, “Alissa Walker, May, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman Alissa Walker.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Design Symbols 55 mins – “In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Alex Bogusky and John Bielenberg discuss branding, global warming and impact entrepreneurs.” At the link find the title, “Alex Bogusky + John Bielenberg, Sept, 2011,” right-click “Design Matters with Debbie Millman Bogusky Bielenberg.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Diabetes Reversal with Ketogenic Diet 68 mins – “Today’s episode features an important interview with Dr. Jeff Volek, a researcher who has spent the past 20 years studying how humans adapt to carbohydrate-restricted diets.  His most recent work, which is one of the key topics of today’s interview, has focused on the science of ketones and ketogenic diets and their use as a therapeutic tool to manage insulin resistance. In 2014, Volek became a founder and the chief science officer of Virta Health, an online specialty medical clinic dedicated to reversing diabetes, a chronic disease that has become a worldwide epidemic. The company’s ambitious goal is to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025. Earlier this year, The JMIR Diabetes Journal published a study coordinated by Volek and Virta that showed people with type 2 diabetes can be taught to sustain adequate carbohydrate restriction to achieve nutritional ketosis, thereby improving glycemic control, decreasing medication use, and allowing clinically relevant weight loss. These improvements happened after just 10 weeks on the program that Virta designed for people. In addition to his role at Virta, Volek is a registered dietitian and full professor in the department of human sciences at Ohio State University. He is a co-author of “The New Atkins for a New You,” which came out 2010 and spent 16 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. The book is an updated, easier-to-use version of Dr. Robert Atkins’ original 1972 book, “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution.”…” 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.

Diagnosing Machines 42 mins – “This week we have guest Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive here to talk with us about using machine learning to analyze health, functional medicine, diet, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Dolphin Research 10 mins – “Early in her career researching dolphin intelligence Diana Reiss began wondering, “Who is training who?” Diana Reiss, a cognitive psychologist and a marine mammal scientist, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Reiss’s research focuses on dolphin cognition, communication, comparative animal cognition, and the evolution of intelligence. Much of her work has investigated vocal communication and vocal learning in dolphins using observational and experimental approaches. She pioneered the use of underwater keyboards with dolphins to investigate their cognitive and communicative abilities. Dr. Reiss and her colleagues also demonstrated that bottlenose dolphins and an Asian elephants possess the rare ability for mirror self-recognition previously thought to be restricted to humans and great apes. Her advocacy work in conservation and animal welfare includes the protection of dolphins in the tuna-fishing industry and her current efforts to bring an end to the killing of dolphins in the drive hunts in Japan. Dr. Reiss’s work has been featured in hundreds of articles in international and national journals, science magazines, television segments and features, and newspaper articles. Her book, The Dolphin in the Mirror: exploring dolphin minds and saving dolphin lives was published in 2011.” At the link find the title, “Diana Reiss: Who is training who?” right-click “Media files 216577671-the story collider diana reiss who is training who.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dunkirk 51 mins – “After the Fall of France in 1940, nearly 340,000 allied troops were stranded at the French port of Dunkirk as the German military closed in. Churchill called what happened next a “miracle of deliverance.” Small civilian ships, along with military transports, brought the British army home. Of course, the story is now a blockbuster movie, which our guests say is pretty accurate. Thursday, historians John Broich and Matthew Booker join Doug to talk about the true story of Dunkirk. Guests: John Broich is a British Empire and World War II historian, and an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dunkirk P1 32 mins – “Retellings of the Dunkirk rescue often leave out how a huge part of the British Expeditionary Force ended up stranded.” At the link find the title, “The Battle of France and the Flight to Dunkirk, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-17-symhc-dunkirk-1-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dunkrirk P2 32 mins – “With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken.” At the link find the title, “The Evacuation of Dunkirk, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-19-symhc-dunkirk-2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eating Crickets 52 mins – “We talk to entomologist Brian Fisher about his his research on ants in Mozambique and his new initiative to get entomologists more directly involved in conservation—a big part of which involves edible insects.” At the link find the title, “We’ve Got to Start Eating Insects, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files f3d19ece-2edd-402f-9713-24c37c1bcdad.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ecigarette Impact 26 mins – “It’s been 10 years since electronic cigarettes hit the shelves in a big way – and since there controversy has reigned about their health effects – are they less unhealthy than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, and will they increase nicotine dependence? Its to that last point that new research, published on BMJ.com is looking into – specifically, do e-cigarettes help people quit tobacco?” At the link find the title, “For the first time in 15 years the quitting rate has gone up” – ecigarettes smoking cessation, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335057258-bmjgroup-for-the-first-time-in-15-years-the-quitting-rate-has-gone-up-ecigarettes-smoking-cessation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eclipse for 2017 – “On Monday, August 21, 2017, an eclipse of the sun will be visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, the first in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The moon will briefly cover the sun completely, and day will turn into night. Everyone else (an estimated 500 million people, including those in the Bay Area) will see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers a good portion of the sun. Special glasses or viewing techniques are needed to look at the sun safely during a partial eclipse. (Sunglasses are not enough.) Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will describe how eclipses work, why they are one of nature’s most spectacular sights, exactly when and where the eclipse of 2017 will be visible, and how to observe the eclipse of the sun safely. He’ll also cover historic discoveries made during eclipses, citizen science projects planned for the 2017 eclipse, and concerns about gridlock and lack of public services in the eclipse’s path. Fraknoi is co-leader of a project that will distribute 2 million eclipse glasses (and eclipse information) through public libraries in the U.S.” At the link find the title, “The Sky Event of the Decade: The “All-American” Eclipse of the Sun on August 21, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170731_The Sky Event of the Decade Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Economists Job Market 24 mins – “We visit a job market created by economists, for economists. It’s a hyper-efficient, optimized system, tested by game theorists, tweaked by a Nobel Prize winner, but it requires comfortable shoes.” At the link find the title, “#769: Speed Dating For Economists, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170505_pmoney_pmpod769.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Car Era 8 mins – “The end of cars that run on petroleum may now be in sight. Think 2050, the middle of this century. The latest strong signal of the turn away from the internal combustion engine toward cleaner electric motors is coming from the UK. The British government announced last week it will ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars by the year 2040. The move comes just weeks after France made the same call. Other countries including Norway, the Netherlands and India have set or are considering similar goals along with a number of big cities around the world, including Paris, Mexico City and Athens….” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electric Car Trends 44 mins – “Both Tesla and Volvo recently announced new innovations in electric car design, as more automobile companies augment their cars with increased fuel-efficiency, battery capacity, and hybrid technology. These new cars also bring new infrastructure, including home-charging stations and electric car ports in parking lots and at businesses. We’ll talk about what you should know about investing in an electric car, and how they impact both the environment and the future of driving.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Emotional Brain 90 mins – “This episode features Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made. We discuss the evidence AGAINST the classical theory that emotions are universal and hardwired, as well as her new theory of Constructed Emotions. This new theory has significant implications for how we understand ourselves and others. De” At the link find the title, “BS 135 Lisa Barrett on How Emotions Are Made, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 135-bsp-barrett.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Poverty Solutions 75 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2758: Power to the People: Ending Energy Poverty,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Entrepreneurial Mentor 68 mins – “Vinod Khosla is an entrepreneur, investor and technology fan who is driven by his passions. One of his greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs and helping them build technology-based businesses. He is also driven by the desire to make a positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. Khosla will discuss how to harness the entrepreneurial spirit to develop the clean technologies we desperately need.” At the link find the title, “Vinod Khosla: The Future of Technology, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170720_Vinod_Khosla_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Essential Health Coverage 50 mins – “The battle over Republican Senators’ most recent attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act dominated the media this week, and seemingly at all hours of the day. We take a look at a few players in the saga, from the putative maverick who brought the process to a halt with a quick thumbs-down, to a reporter trying to follow a process somewhat devoid of transparency, to the war of words that could determine the future of the American health care system. Plus, a retrospective view on the media’s role in Charlie Gard’s life.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Extraterrestrial Life Search 52 mins – “Is there anybody out there? Is there life on other planets? If the answer is yes, and we can prove it, the physicist Jim Al-Khalili says that would be a revolutionary moment in science, up there with Copernicus proving that Earth is not the center of the universe. Considering the vastness of space, scientists mostly agree that somebody or something else is out there. Al-Khalili joins us Wednesday to explore where that life might be, what it might be like, and what would happen if we found it—or it found us. Jim Al-Khalili is a quantum physicist, author, and a TV and radio presenter based at the University of Surrey in England. In 2016, he received the inaugural Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. He’s the author of several books, including Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics and Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology. Most recently, he’s the editor of the book Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial LifeAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fake News Creation Technology 49 mins – “Simon Adler takes us down a technological rabbit hole of strangely contorted faces and words made out of thin air. And a wonderland full of computer scientists, journalists, and digital detectives forces us to rethink even the things we see with our very own eyes. Oh, and by the way, we decided to put the dark secrets we learned into action, and unleash this on the internet.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming Hawaii Indoors 96 mins – “Chad Wasserman owns and operates Chad’s Organics in Hilo, Hawaii, on the west side of Hawaii’s Big Island. After farming up to an acre outdoors, Chad recently moved his entire farm indoors, focusing on 5,000 square feet of production under plastic to provide himself with a living from the herbs and vegetables that he markets to stores, restaurants, and a very small CSA. With over eighty inches of rain each year and no frost – or even cool weather! – to kill off or slow down pests and diseases, Hawaii can be a challenging place to grow vegetable crops. Add to that the cost of bringing fertility inputs over 2,500 miles from the mainland, and you’ve created a situation that could try the best of farmers. Chad discusses what he’s done to ensure that his farming operation succeeds in the face of these challenges. We discuss how Chad has developed a market for his products since he started his farm in 2010, how he’s changed his production in response to business growth, market development, and weather; and how he’s developed a worm-based composting system that brings him fifty to sixty pounds of compost each week with a minimum of effort and off-farm inputs.” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fat and Cholesterol and Statin Drugs 69 mins – “Dr. David Diamond is a University of South Florida professor in the departments of psychology, molecular pharmacology and physiology and director of the USF Neuroscience Collaborative. He is well known for research that looks at the effects of stress on brain, memory and synaptic plasticity. A primary research project over the past few decades has been the study of treatments for combat veterans and civilians with PTSD. Although his academic specialty is neuroscience, recently he has been closely examining the role of fat and cholesterol in heart disease. He began looking into lipids after test results showed his triglycerides were through the roof.  He also launched a critical look into the effectiveness of statins, a class of drugs doctors frequently prescribe to help people lower cholesterol levels in their blood. Dr. Diamond’s findings contradicted the low-fat, high-carb diet that he, as well as many Americans, had been advised to follow. This led him to explore ways for people to optimize their diet for cardiovascular health….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound barand select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fest Sketch P1 52 mins – “Host Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty team up to talk about citizen science, space innovations and how we hack our way to the stars. Recorded live.” At the link click the square with three dots and click “Download” to download the audio file

Fest Sketch P2 49 mins – “Bill Nye, co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty are back to finish their chat on citizen science, space exploration, Science Hack Days, and more, recorded live at SF Sketchfest 2017.” At the link click the square with three dots and click “Download” to download the audio file from the pop-up menu.

Financial Markets and Trading Places 27 mins – “We answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?” At the link find the title, “#471: The Eddie Murphy Rule,” right-click “Media files 20170802_pmoney_pmpod471rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Plans 27 mins – “So many of us adopt our financial habits from our parents. Did they teach us how to save? Or are we saving because they didn’t at all? And where are they now when it comes to retirement? Many baby boomers refuse to retire – either it’s not an option or they can’t see themselves leaving the workforce. We wanted to hear from someone who’s on the other end of things — who’s lived a full life filled with financial ups and downs. Someone who can dispense wise words about saving and maybe how she’d do things differently. So on this special episode of Girlboss Radio, Sophia invites the original momboss to the podcast: her mother Dena. This episode of Girlboss Radio is in partnership with Prudential. Prudential solves investment, insurance and retirement challenges, helping individuals, organizations and communities reach their goals” At the linkf idn the title, “Girlboss Radio: What We Learned From Our Parents, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files DGT6684866751.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Financial Wisdom 52 mins – “Economist and Harvard professor Mihir Desai uses philosophy, film, literature, and history to analyze finance as an institution built on morality and humanity. His book , The Wisdom of Finance, explores how the financial industry can be understood through culture, and how deeply finance impacts our personal lives.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Flight Research at NASA 167 mins – “As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, those concerning full scale (“real”) aircraft are in this episode. We start out with Kevin Weinert, with whom we talk about the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project, essentially a flap made of flexible materials to save fuel and reduce noise. Next up is Jim Less, one of NASA’s F-15 and F-18 pilots; we chat about his flying and various research projects where the jets are utilized (you can see this part as a continuation of Episode 73, where we chatted with Dick Ewers). Finally, we talk about flying the MQ-9 and RQ-4 unmanned aerial vehicles with the pilots Scott Howe and Hernan Posada.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Languages and National Security 62 mins – “Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national security.” At the link find the title, “The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170614_Foreign Languages_OTRMeeting.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Frederick Douglass 39 mins– “Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, statesman and social reformer who campaigned for the abolition of slavery and women’s suffrage.” At the link find the title, “Frederick Douglass, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-31-symhc-frederick-douglass.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Girl Gamers 56 mins – “As a teen and then in her 20s, Emma Vosen loved gaming. Now as a PhD candidate, she looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.” At the linkf idnt eh title, “The Dangerous Game: Gamergate and the “alt-right” (Encore Nov 30, 2016),” Jul, 2017, right-click “Media files ideas_20170724_35465.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Seed Vault 46 mins – “Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Google Antitrust Fine 16 mins – “Google just got hit with a multibillion-dollar antitrust fine. Here’s what it tells us about competition, market power, and the biggest corporations on the planet.” At the link find the title, “#787: Google Is Big. Is That Bad?,” right-click “Media files 20170804_pmoney pmpod787.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Graphic Designer 35 mins– “In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, Angus Hyland discusses the peace sign, Deutsche Bank, and the play button.” At the link find the title, “Angus Hyland, Jul, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman Angus Hyland.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gut Microbiome Questions 57 mins – “This week we have my good friend Dr. Michael Ruscio back on the podcast. Listen in as we discuss the gut microbiome, research, treatment, prebiotics and probiotics, gut microbiome variation around the world, and thyroid disease.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Hillbilly Elegy Book Discussion 77 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “1866: CWA Book Club: Hillbilly Elegyright-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hispanic Radio Personality 43 mins – “Yesi Ortiz has been called ‘The Voice of LA’ and man, does she know how to use that voice. Her dream was to work at Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station, and after enrolling in broadcasting school, she worked at all costs to make her dream come true — that meant commuting from Long Beach to Las Vegas, taking a radio job in Mexico, and fighting big egos along the way. In 2006, through sheer talent and drive, Yesi realized her goal, and she’s now Power 106’s midday host. But what makes Yesi even more of a Girlboss is what she’s accomplished outside of work. Off the air, Yesi is a single mother to her six children. She adopted them from their biological mother, Yesi’s sister, when she was just 25 years old. On the podcast, Yesi discusses developing a work ethic at her uncle’s supermarket, how she suddenly became a single mother to her six children, and how work can be a haven.” At the link find the title, “Yesi Ortiz, Radio Host Power 106, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files DGT9596758534.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Historian Harari 60 mins – “How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.” At the link right-click “MPEG2” under “Download options” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Construction Drawings 9 mins – “Welcome to episode 79 of Build House Yourself University—BYHYU. I’m Michelle Nelson, your host and fellow student, and together we’ll learn the basics of home design and construction and demystify the building process, so we ask the right questions and build quality dream homes, with or without a general contractor. This week I’ll give you the surprising update on my project.  I’ve hit a stumbling block (actually two).   But, I’m working through it.  No one said the road would be easy.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

House Renovation 52 mins – “Home renovation is booming. We’ll de-construct the reasons why and look at the hot new trends.Record spending projected this year on American home renovation. Americans might rather move, but the real estate market is very tight. Inventory – homes for sale – tight. Boomers are staying put. Digging in. Remodeling. Millennials are buying what they can, and fixing up. Everybody’s blowing out walls for open space. Looking for the magic change that charms. What works? What’s hot? What’s worth it? We’ve got the pros.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Humor in an Unfunny World 70 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2605: Laughing Matters: Humor in an Unfunny World,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hyperloop Transport 51 mins – “Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk thinks big, acts big. Think Tesla or Space X. Last week, Musk was thinking and tweeting about the hyperloop. Superfast transport between cities in low-pressure underground tubes. New York to Washington in 29 minutes. LA to San Francisco in 30. Musk says he has a verbal approval to make it happen. But what is it exactly? Could it really happen? This hour On Point: Elon Musk’s underground air-hockey vision of warp-speed travel.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Index Investing 48 mins – “It’s hard enough to save for a house, tuition, or retirement. So why are we willing to pay big fees for subpar investment returns? Enter the low-cost index fund. The revolution will not be monetized. Does your name affect your future? Should tipping be banned? Should you bribe your children? In his weekly podcast, Stephen Dubner of the best-selling Freakonomics books explores the hidden side of everything.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Institutional Innovation 46 mins – “In this episode, Kyle Nicholas McCray, Director of Innovation at American Pacific Mortgage Corporation, joins us to discuss his experience as an intrapreneur and innovator within an established financial business. We cover with Kyle his early career at Apple, his time as an entrepreneur and how that led him to set up Scrappy Labs, an innovation lab within APMC dedicated to exploring new and innovative products and services to revolutionize the relationship between the company and a new generation of homebuyers. Key Takeaways and Learnings The importance of pivoting, responding quickly to changes in communication and technology, and bridging the gap between older and younger generations of staff and consumers  How nurturing a culture of ‘scrappiness’ has been essential to reducing the risk that new innovations are rejected when they come out of the ‘lab’ and are integrated into the wider organization  The importance of understanding the different communication ‘styles’ of team members how this common language helps to limit conflict and maximize the results of the innovation process” At the link right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Organization 19 mins – “Souad Mekhennet spent 15 years getting access to extremist leaders few in the West have spoken to — facing many dangers along the way.” At the link find the title, “July 28: From the Taliban to ISIS, journalist faces jihadist leaders to understand their cause, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170728_80958.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jane Austen 42 mins – “We’re revisiting a classic episode, all about Jane Austen. She was not a shy spinster nor a real-life version of any of her heroines.” At the link find the title, “SYMHC Classics: Jane Austen, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-29-symhc-classic-jane-austin.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jessica Williams 37 mins – “Many comics struggle for years before making it big, but Jessica Williams’ lucky break came early. She was just 22 and still in college when she landed a gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show in 2012. Despite her early success, Williams says that her career before that wasn’t always smooth sailing: “I am a 6-foot tall black woman and I have been since I was about 13 years old. … As a comedian and improviser and somebody who did a lot of sketch and was an actress, I got tons of rejection early on.” During her four-year stint on The Daily Show, Williams became famous for her satirical reports on racism, sexism and homophobia. In 2016, she launched 2 Dope Queens, a podcast she co-hosts with fellow comic Phoebe Robinson. Now Williams is starring in The Incredible Jessica James, a Netflix film, which she also executive produced, about an aspiring playwright who’s getting over a bad breakup….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Satisfaction 22 mins – “Why do you work? Are you mostly in it for the money, or do you have another purpose? Popular wisdom says your answer depends on the nature of your job. But psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski finds it may have more to do with how we think about our work. She finds we’re about evenly split in whether we say we have a job, a career, or a calling. As part of our You 2.0 series, we bring you this March 2016 conversation with Amy about how we find meaning and purpose at work.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Dream Jobs, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170731_hiddenbrain_dreamjobs.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

John Hockenberry 44 mins – “In this podcast interview with Debbie Millman, John Hockenberry discusses The Takeaway — his morning news show on NPR — Steve Jobs and journalism in the age of social-media.” At the link find the title, “John Hockenberry, Nov, 2011,” right-click “Media files Design Matters with Debbie Millman, John_Hockenberry.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kickstarter Co-founder 44 mins – “In the early 2000s, Perry Chen was trying to put on a concert in New Orleans when he thought, what if fans could fund this in advance? His idea didn’t work at the time, but he and his co-founders spent the next eight years refining the concept of crowd-funding creative projects. Today Kickstarter has funded over 125,000 projects worldwide. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Kristel Gordon invented a solution for easily stuffing a duvet into its cover – it’s called Duvaid.” At the link find the title, “Kickstarter: Perry Chen, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170728_hibt_kickstarter.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

LGBTQ Refugees 57 mins – “Subhi Nahas, founder and board chair of Spectra Project and a Syrian refugee who gained asylum in the U.S. in 2015, will describe his experiences as a refugee as well as his efforts to help others and advocate for minorities of different sexual orientations and genders in the Middle East and North Africa. While many organizations assist refugees worldwide, only one organization supports the extremely vulnerable group of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa regions who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and who remain in countries of transit, unsure of when and if they will be resettled. Nahas has been recognized by the California State Assembly, testified at the first United Nations assembly on LGBTQ rights and has received numerous prestigious awards.” At the link find the title, “Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees Stranded in the Middle East, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170727_Refugees Without Refuge Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberian President 44 mins – “What a tremendous privilege it was to welcome Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, to MegaFest. President Sirleaf is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Her rise to power against incredible odds, and the lasting impact she has made on her country and the African continent is a powerful story that I’m thrilled to share here in the Village.” At the link find the title, “PRESIDENTIAL VISION & FAITH: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files TDJ3673797756.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lower Back Pain 58 mins – “Lower back pain (LBP) remains the most common cause of disability and lost work time among working-age adults in industrialized countries. Find out what you can do to reduce your LBP. Recorded on 05/16/2017. (#32390) “ At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Machine Diagnostics 39 mins – “This week we have guest Christopher Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive here to talk with us about using machine learning to analyze health, functional medicine, diet, and more. Check it out!” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Magnitsky Act and Putin 24 mins – “Businessman and author Bill Browder was once one of Russia’s top foreign investors, but in 2005 he was kicked out of the country and labeled a national security threat by President Vladimir Putin. This week on C-SPAN’s The Sidebar Mr. Browder discusses Putin’s Russia and the Magnitsky Act, which was named for his late lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who was imprisoned for 11 months before dying in prison. “ At the link find the title, “Episode 22: Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act and Putin’s Russia,” right-click “Media files SBBRO0728.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Marie Claire Editor 46 mins – “Anne Fulenwider is a tour de force in the publishing world. After graduating from Harvard University, she moved to New York and learned the ins and outs of journalism under the tutelage of George Plimpton at The Paris Review. And she continued to work alongside the greats including Graydon Carter at Vanity Fair and Joanna Coles at Marie Claire. In 2011, Anne left Marie Claire to become the Editor-in-Chief of Brides where she completely rebranded the magazine to expand its reader base, but she couldn’t stay away from Marie Claire for long. She returned to the magazine as their Editor-in-Chief where she continues to push the brand to speak to today’s modern woman with its in depth reporting, fashion guides, and entertaining and informative features. On the episode Anne tells us how she puts together a magazine every month, how simply raising your hand can get you the job your want, and why networking is useful even if the word itself can feel disingenuous.” At the link find the title, “Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief Marie Claire, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files DGT1818688411.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Measurement Standardization 52 mins – “In this episode we take a look at the history of the development of the metric system out of the French Revolution and the roles of Jerome Lalande, Pierre Mechain and Jean Baptiste Delambre in conducting the Meridian Survey of 1792.” At the link right-click “Download Direct Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Big Data Uses 15 mins – “Hi. This is Bob Harrington from Stanford University on theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology. We had an earlier discussion with my friend and colleague Rob Califf about his time at FDA. We’re going to have an expanded conversation as to what’s he going to do now, thinking about his new role as chair of a not-for-profit foundation spun out of PCORnet (the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network) and how this may be a way by which important healthcare questions can get answered at a massive scale at a fraction of the costs of current clinical-research methods. Maybe even more interesting, we’ll spend some time exploring what he’s going to be doing at Verily here in Silicon Valley….” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is in the blog archive.

Medical Errors 11 mins – “Today, more than ever, critically ill patients require highly specialized and skilled nursing care. The value of critical care nurse certification (CCRN) is demonstrated with nurse/researcher Patricia A. Hickey. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.” At the link right-click “Download and select Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Military Nun 34 mins – “Despite growing up in a convent and coming very close to taking religious vows as a nun, Catalina de Erauso wound up living a life of danger and adventure.” At the link find the title, ”Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-10-symhc-catalina-de-erauso-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Minority Mental Health 48 mins – “In Black communities especially, struggling with mental health issues is still taboo. And that’s a problem.” At the link find the title, “Mental Health in Black Communities, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-28-smnty-mental-health-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Museum of Lost Objects 50 mins – “Seventy years ago, India and Pakistan became independent nations – but at a cost. People and lands were partitioned, and a once shared heritage was broken apart. In part one, Kanishk Tharoor stretches back to stories of empire well before British rule, and looks at how narratives of conquest and loss still have a powerful hold over South Asians. There’s the spectacular creation – and destruction – of the famed Peacock Throne of the Mughal emperors. It took seven years to make, and seven elephants to cart it away forever. And the forgotten world of the Kushan empire in Pakistan, ruled over by the magnificent King Kanishka. We explore the mystery of what happened to his little bronze box that was said to hold the remains of the Buddha himself. Part two delves into the histories of artefacts and landmarks linked to two of the greatest figures in modern South Asian history – Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, and Rabindranath Tagore, the celebrated Bengali writer. Ziarat Residency, the beautiful sanatorium where Jinnah spent the last three months of his life. Four years ago, it was fire-bombed and burnt to the ground by Balochi insurgents. And Tagore’s missing Nobel Prize Medal. In 1913, Tagore made history by becoming the first non-westerner to win a Nobel award. But just over 10 years ago, the medal was stolen – and still hasn’t been found. We explore how Tagore inspired revolutionaries and reformers in South Asia, and how his suspicion of all nationalisms makes his work relevant today.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslim Explorer Ibn Battuta 36 mins – “Ibn Battuta’s 14th-century travels were extensive. He traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.” At the link find the title, “Ibn Battuta, the Traveler of Islam, Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-08-01-symhc-ibn-battuta.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA Historian Bill Barry 42 mins – “The NASA space program likely wouldn’t be what it is today without the work Hugh Dryden did before NASA even existed.” At the link find the title, “NASA History: Chief Historian Bill Barry on Hugh Dryden, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-12-symhc-bill-berry-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Abuse 32 mins – “OK, I’m seriously starting to get tired of talking about how much the United States seems to hate the native community. First up, a new study out says that while 90% of natives are in no way offended by native mascots, viewing them might be affecting the views and biases of the general public. Specifically, viewing a native sports mascot….” At the link find the title, “America Hates Natives – Political Wars and the 100,000 Acre Land Grab, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files america hates natives political wars and the 100000 acre land grab.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Politics 36 mins – “Have you ever invented something only to find it was already created in 1944? I have long wanted Natives in Congress & Native American lobby groups. Turns out, we have a long history of both. The NCAI [National Congress of American Indians] was created in 1944, and many Natives have served in congress over the years. Also on today’s radio program, which you can download the audio file for here, we welcome a Chippewa Native named Ron with many new interesting perspectives on the NCAI. We then discuss a health pile, with new information on how Marijuana and Alzheimer’s might be linked, as well as top noises that wake up men & women differently. For example, crying babies wake up women, while most men have the ability to sleep through it. Last, many states here in the west lack the business centers and industrial infrastructure to rely on them for revenue, and instead turn to tourism. Particularly in Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park. Of course, the natives in the area are left out of these tourism dollars, at least until now. A new partnership with the Montana legislature could pave the way for Native Reservations to draw tourists in their own right. Listen to this and more on today’s NativeTalk.net radio program by downloading the audio file!” At the link find the title, “Chippewas, The NCAI, Health Pile, & Tribal Tourism, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files chippewas the ncai health pile tribal tourism.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NATO Future 89 mins – “…the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted an event focused on the future of NATO and the European security order.” At the link find the title, “NATO at a crossroads: Next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance, Jul, 2017” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Negative Comments Removal AI 59 mins– “Playing for Team Human is systems thinker, currency designer, and social hacker Arthur Brock. Art joins Douglas to talk about how currency is less a thing you own and more a way of sharing. It’s a conversation that poses a crucial question of both money and cryptocurrencies alike–how might we design new exchanges that embody values of social and environmental betterment, rather than extraction and exploitation? Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue about Instagram’s recent addition of an algorithm that removes mean comments from users’ threads. While on the surface the idea appears to be an attempt by Instagram to quell trolling, Rushkoff questions both the means and intentions. Is Instagram merely building an algorithmically programmed version of “see no evil, hear no evil”… or worse?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 48 Arthur Brock Reclaims Currency,” right-click “Media files 598150d8aa842d0e7cfbf9d8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Dakota Jobs Decline 6 mins – “The ‘Wild West on steroids’ cools off Oil wells dot the rural, agricultural landscape surrounding Williston, North Dakota. The Bakken formation has become one of the largest sources of new oil production in the US.  The small town of Williston, North Dakota, became an international destination a few years back — people came streaming in from across the globe to cash in on the area’s oil boom. Improvements in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, turned the small, conservative, rural outpost into one of the nation’s fastest growing economies….” At the link right-click “Download” below the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Olfactory Cells Everywhere 7 mins – “Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places — like your muscles, kidneys and even your lungs. In this quick talk (filled with weird facts), physiologist Jennifer Pluznick explains why they’re there and what they do.” At the link find the title, “You smell with your body, not just your nose | Jennifer Pluznick, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files JenniferPluznick 2016P.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Crisis Control 24 mins – “Don MacPherson has worked for decades to fix what he sees as a broken system. The solution he says is legalizing and regulating illicit drugs.” At the linkf idn the title, “July 25: ENCORE: Drug controls are ‘absolutely pathetic,’ activist says regulation will save lives, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170725_20265.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organ Donations 60 mins – “Sally Satel, psychiatrist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the challenges of increasing the supply of donated organs for transplantation and ways that public policy might increase the supply. Satel, who has received two kidney donations, suggests a federal tax credit as a way to increase the supply of organs while saving the federal government money. She also discusses the ethical issues surrounding various forms of compensation for organ donors.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Organizational Leader – “In 1992 Susan Robinson was diagnosed with a genetic visual impairment (Stargardt’s disease). Unable to pursue her dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon, she chose an alternate career path in organizational leadership. Robinson has a successful professional background including leadership roles in the non-profit, corporate pharma and government sectors. She drives organizational turnarounds and new program/function start-ups with a focus on long-term, sustainable growth. She builds strong stakeholder relationships and is a transparent and direct communicator. Robinson is a high-energy public speaker who masterfully blends her professional and personal experiences to shift thinking, elevate potential and inspire action. She deftly folds together serious issues and great humor, allowing audiences to access difficult topics with openness, confidence and objectivity. Robinson is also an accomplished Argentine tango dancer, cyclist and yogi.” At the link find the title, “How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SusanRobinson_2016S.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paper Tape Dispenser 34 mins – “Our guest this week is Rich Roat. After picking up a degree in communication from the University of Delaware, Rich held a number of odd jobs such as communications associate for United Way of Delaware and service bureau/prepress house manager. He met Andy Cruz in 1991 and allowed his new friend to talk him into a series of ill-advised but fortunate career moves that led to the formation of Brand Design Co., Inc., and, subsequently House Industries. Rich initially tried to tame the chaos of Andy’s constantly shifting aesthetic sensibilities and obsessive attention to detail; thankfully, he has been largely unsuccessful. Rich is a co-author of House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson Guptill/Penguin Random House, 2017) with Andy Cruz and Ken Barber.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 86 mins – “Pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapists provide tips for maintaining pelvic health to stay continent and pain-free. Recorded on 05/23/2017. (#32391) “ At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pharmacy Industry Transparency 32 mins – “If you’ve listened to more than one of our podcasts, you’ll probably be aware of the problem of the opacity of clinical trial data – trials which are conducted by never see the light of day, or results within those trials which are never published. Pharmaceutical companies have their own policies on what they are willing to make public, when, and for the first time a new audit, published on bmj.com, collates and analyses those policies. To discuss that study I’m joined by two of the authors – Ben Goldacre, senior clinical research fellow at, and Carl Heneghan, director of, Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.” At the link find the title, “Auditing the transparency policies of pharma, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335242142-bmjgroup-auditing-the-transparency-policies-of-pharma.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Piranha Solution – “When you need to get your glassware extremely clean, you need a cleaning solution with real ‘bite’” At the link find the title, “Piranha solution: Chemistry in its element Aug, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Piranha_solution.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Research 40 mins – “Dr. Sabina Vidal is a professor at the National Republic University in Uruguay.  Her lab is interested in the genetic improvement of soybean, especially in response to abiotic stress.  This episode talks about her journey, her lab’s approaches, and about the strangling regulations that stop innovation from being implemented.  The over-reaching regulatory burdens eliminate the possibility of researchers in Uruguay from being able to release their own solutions, leaving Uruguay (a country where almost 100% of income comes from ag) farmers to plant seeds from large US companies.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pluralism 31 mins – “No is not enough’, says Naomi Klein, so if no isn’t sufficient, what might be? This week, ​Laura talks with author/activist Gar Alperovitz, co-chair of the Next System Project (a framework for imagining ‘the next system’ of governance, democracy, and security). From the gloom of today he sees the principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth emerging. Then a video from Local Futures, counts down the many changes that can come from investing locally. All that and a commentary from Laura on the Diggers and feeding while rebelling. Featured music comes by way of Bluey from Incognito, off his album “Life Between the Notes” on Shanachie Records.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Policies and Procedure 115th Congress 91 mins – “On August 2, Brookings brought together a panel of experts to discuss procedural politics in the early days of the 115th Congress. Focusing specifically on two of the GOP’s signature platform promises—health care overhaul and tax reform—the experts examined how effectively the Republican majority is using the tools at its disposal.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Police 25 mins – “Before the end of World War II, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Yugoslavia had never been united in any way, and after Stalin’s death in 1953, they each took different paths. Between 1945 and 1953, however, as Anne Applebaum writes in Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956, “it did seem as if the USSR would succeed in turning the widely varying nations of Eastern Europe into an ideologically and politically homogenous region.” The tactics the Soviets used to ensure compliance from reluctant collaborators and passive opponents for more than 40 years have been repeated in the decades since by dictators around the globe….” At the link find the title, “The Afterword: Anne Applebaum on the Iron Curtain, Dec, 2012,” right-click “Media files ARC9886383201.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Challenge P7 14 mins – ““How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Cleansings P9 29 mins – “In 1919, a white mob forced the entire black population of Corbin, Kentucky, to leave, at gunpoint. It was one of many racial expulsions in the United States. What happened, and how such racial cleansings became “America’s family secret.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism Hierarchies P8 -47 mins – “Scientists weren’t the first to divide humanity along racial – and racist – lines. But for hundreds of years, racial scientists claimed to provide proof for those racist hierarchies – and some still do.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism P1 17 mins- “Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White. By John Biewen, with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism P2 29 mins – “For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, and why? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-Asians P10 37 mins – “The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, and also of Takao Ozawa – Asian immigrants who, in the 1920s, sought to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that they were white in order to gain American citizenship. Thind’s “bargain with white supremacy,” and the deeply revealing results. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-Chattel Slavery P3 34 mins – “Chattel slavery in the United States, with its distinctive – and strikingly cruel – laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it today. By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-Equality P4 37 mins – ““All men are created equal.” Those words, from the Declaration of Independence, are central to the story that Americans tell about ourselves and our history. But what did those words mean to the man who actually wrote them? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-In the South P6 40 mins – “When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency. Part Six of our ongoing series, Seeing White. With recurring guest, Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-On the Prairie P5 63 mins- “Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen heard next to nothing about the town’s most important historical event. In 1862, Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history – the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors – following one of the major wars between Plains Indians and settlers. In this documentary, originally produced for This American Life, John goes back to Minnesota to explore what happened, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it afterwards.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-White On Black Violence P11 46 mins – “For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism-Whiteness P12 40 mins – “For years, Myra Greene had explored blackness through her photography, often in self-portraits. She wondered, what would it mean to take pictures of whiteness? For her friends, what was it like to be photographed because you’re white? With another conversation between host John Biewen and series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Reptilian Thinking 86 mins – “Occasionally I mention the “false dichotomy” but I have not done a full episode dedicated to it since Episode-874 back in April of 2012.  That is more than 5 years ago!  Since that time many of my positions have evolved but the basic concept of the false dichotomy remains. I have been thinking about this a lot lately and nothing more clearly illustrates it than this common scenario.  I will post something on say facebook along with my opinion.  In that ONE SAME post upset people will attack me for my view in the comments.  That alone means nothing but here is where it gets interesting. In that same set of comments I will be called both a  Liberal democrat snowflake that needs a safe space  And a hateful conservative republican that is to stupid and greedy to care about people Or some such version there of!  Isn’t this ironic?  That two people that literally hate each other, will both hate me and accuse me of being the other side that also hates me?  I ask you does this make any logical sense?  No it doesn’t, until you approach the question from the right angle, when we ask why this happens, vs. simply if it makes sense, it actually makes perfect sense.” At the link right-click “Download “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Republican Trend Identification 79 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado about a modern definition of the Republican Party. At the link find the title, “1512: Republicans: Who We Are Now” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Salem Witch Trials 52 mins – “The Salem witch trials haunt the American imagination as a time of extreme injustice. The story is most often told from the perspective of the accused and the accusers, but historian Richard Francis has spent years exploring the actions of Samuel Sewall. Sewall was among the judges who issued the harsh verdicts, but five years later, he became the only judge to issue an apology for his role in the trials. Richard Francis joins Doug to talk about Sewall, his idealism, and his conscience. Richard Francis is a biographer, historian of American culture, and novelist. He’s the author of 15 books, including Judge Sewall’s Apology and Crane Pond: A Novel of Salem At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Small Arms Tracking – “The third installment of the Small Arms Survey podcast series on illicit arms flows discusses Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16), target 16.4, and its associated indicator, 16.4.2. Experts featured in this episode clarify the international framework for action in addressing the problem of illicit arms flows. In their interviews, they focus on the evolution in the formulation of indicator 16.4.2, meant to measure progress made in achieving target 16.4, namely the significant reduction of illicit arms flows by 2030. The analysis stresses the crucial role of weapons tracing in the estimation of illicit arms flows, underlines the importance of international arms control instruments in reaching target 16.4, and highlights the contributions different national and international actors can make to these efforts….” At the link find the title, “Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in the Context of Sustainable Development Goal 16 – An International Framework for Action, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SAS-Podcast-41-Measuring Illicit Arms Flows in the Context of Sustainable Development Goal-16.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Smuggled Immigrant Deaths 50 mins – “It was a nightmare inside that truck. Maybe two hundred people packed in the back of the big rig sitting in the hot Texas sun. One tiny vent for ventilation. People just went down. When they opened the doors in the Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, it was death and horror. Ten dead now. Many more hospitalized. A human smuggling tragedy lighting up a nation’s immigration realities and debate. This hour On Point: we’re going to Texas and the tale of that truck.”

Solar Roadways 28 mins – “What if the roads we drove on, instead of being made of carbon-intensive petroleum sludge, were actually solar panels? And what if whenever electric vehicles drove on these solar roads, they were automatically re-charged? Sounds like a fiction, wishful thinking, a dream? Well, here at Sea Change Radio we like to celebrate the dreamers, and in 2014 we profiled Solar Roadways, a hot new startup at the time, based on the wild idea of paving roads with solar panels. There were critics who pooh-poohed the idea, but there were also a lot of us who fell in love with it. This week on Sea Change Radio, we give our listeners an update on the progress being made to bring this innovative technology to the streets, in Europe and via US government contracts. We talk to the co-founders of Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw to get the latest on their company, learn about dynamic charging technology, and allow them to respond to criticism about their product.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spy Satellites 126 mins – “In this episode we speak with David Baker, who wrote a fascinating book about spy satellites. We cover the political and military context that drove their development, their (known and suspected) capabilities, methods of recovering the images, as well as typical orbits and the sartellites’ ability to change that orbit for quick repositioning.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Story Telling 68 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2757: The Power of a Story,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer of Love 63 mins – “Fifty years ago, during a few short weeks in the summer of 1967, thousands of hippies descended on San Francisco. The small suburb of Haight-Ashbury became a centre for sexual freedom, freedom to experiment with mind blowing drugs, to debate social and economic utopias and freedom to listen to loud rock music. Marco Werman looks back at those hedonistic times through the music and recollections of people who were there 50 years ago.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Supreme Court Cases – “In a special We The People podcast event, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about the importance of the Supreme Court’s future at the famed Chautauqua Institution. Rosen spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on July 26, 2017 at the Institution in the southwestern part of New York State, which was founded in 1874. Among the upcoming cases Rosen discussed were free speech and privacy issues in front of the Supreme Court during its next term, which starts in October. In particular, the case of Carpenter v. United States is expected to be one of the biggest decisions of the upcoming term, Rosen said. The Carpenter case involves the ability of police to seize a cellphone using a statute, and not probable cause under the Fourth Amendment, to see information about its user’s locations over a several-month period. Also, Rosen previewed an important religious freedom case before the Court in its next term, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, about compelled free speech.” At the link find the title, “Jeffrey Rosen at the Chautauqua Institution, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP6194057880.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tech Chicks Favorite Apps 48 mins – “Hope your summer (or winter) is starting off fabulously! Here’s a new listen for your road trip or for when you’re sipping tea by the pool.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Brain Drain 7 mins – “The rap on Washington and the Trump administration these days is that nothing is getting done. Well, tell that to anyone concerned about the climate crisis. Sure, most of President Donald Trump’s legislative initiatives have gone nowhere in Congress. But Trump is delivering big time on his promises to gut the federal government’s efforts to fight climate change, from pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to pulling the plug on President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan to proposing massive budget cuts in federal agencies that work on the problem. So, what’s an American who cares about climate change to do? French President Emmanuel Macron has an answer. The day after Trump’s June 1 repudiation of the Paris deal, Macron issued this plea: “To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the president of the United States, I call on them: Come and work here, with 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.

Trump Deceit – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government at Dartmouth, about the President’s many lies including his most recent ones featured in The New York Times interview with Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, and Michael S. Schmidt. Slate Plus members, stick around after the show to listen to producer Jayson De Leon chat with Jonathan Swans of Axios about his latest scoop – Anthony Scaramucci being named White House Communications Director.” At the link find the title, “Lies, Pardons, and Bringing Trump to Heel, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM7693518029.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Mental Condition 22 mins – “In March, the American Psychoanalytic Association emailed its 3500 members giving them the go ahead to bring their professional judgement to bear in commenting publicly about the president’s words and deeds. But Tuesday, the much larger American Psychiatric Association was obliged to reiterate its so-called Goldwater Rule, it’s ethics policy forbidding members to diagnose or speculate on anyone who they haven’t examined. The rule sprang from a Fact Magazine article claiming that 1189 psychiatrists found hawkish 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater psychologically unfit to be president. Last summer Bob spoke to Paul Appelbaum, a professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law at Columbia University, who explained that he is a strong proponent of mental health experts staying out of the pundit business. And to Bill Doherty, a therapist and Psychology professor at the University of Minnesota, who believes the integrity of the profession depends precisely on speaking out. He’s the creator of the online manifesto, Citizen Therapists Against Trumpism, which garnered thousands of signatures from mental health specialists.” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Trump Personality – “Katie and guest host John Molner (aka Katie’s husband) welcome Dr. Kerry Sulkowicz for a discussion about the psychology of leadership and his views on President Trump’s mental health. They also talk about why many mental health professionals won’t publicly comment on the psyche of public figures. Plus, Dr. Sulkowicz explains his unexpected path from practicing psychiatry and psychoanalysis to advising CEOs and corporate boards.” At the link find the title, “34. Kerry Sulkowicz: Is the President Mentally Fit? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 9c25764b-9878-421b-a9fd-1976233c42e6.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Turkey Tries Journalists – “The current trial of 17 Turkish journalists follows a pattern of mounting hostility since the coup attempt of 2016. Of all the journalists imprisoned last year, a third were in Turkey.” At the linkf idn the title, “July 27: Turkey’s journalists: ‘We have 171 of our colleagues in jail’ 2017” right-click “Media files current_20170727_30200.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 127 mins – “Today on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on internet technology, automation, ethereum, plant propagation, government stupidity and more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Universal Basic Income 58 mins – “With the birth of the internet and advance of digital networks, we’ve been promised everything from creative cooperation and digital democracy, to the end of work and a new abundance of leisure time. It’s a promise of a techno-utopia that persists today. Playing for team human today, Dr. Richard Barbrook challenges this imaginary future by unearthing the neoliberal underpinnings of Silicon Valley’s vision of progress. Rushkoff and Barbrook engage in a conversation that both uncovers the economic forces driving the evolution of technology while simultaneously acknowledging the utility of our tech tools as evidenced in the recent organizing around Labour underdog, Jeremy Corbyn. Rushkoff opens with a monologue challenging his own initial enthusiasm for Universal Basic Income. Is UBI just another gaming of the system in order to perpetuate consumption in an vastly unequal society?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 47 Richard Barbrook “It’s Capitalism, Mate” right-click “Media files 59781684006cad3430c2c25d.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Veganism – “Nearly half of vegetarians are men, but veganism is an overwhelmingly women-dominated lifestyle. E&B unpack the pros and cons of a plant-based life.” At the link find the title, “V is for Veganism, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-21-smnty-veganism-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Violent Extremism Form of Resistance 75 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “2303: Violent Extremism as a Form of Resistance” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Trends 51 mins – Panel discussion at the University of Colorado. At the link find the title, “3106: What Water is Trying to Tell Us,” right-click that title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House Deputy Chief of Staff – “From her early days bagging groceries, Alyssa Mastromonaco realized she had a gift for logistics. That gift led her all the way to the White House where she served as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff. If you wanted to talk to President Obama, you had to go through Alyssa first. She left politics in 2014, and now works as the Chief Operating Officer of Vice Media. On this week’s episode, Sophia and Alyssa discuss Alyssa’s early days interning for Bernie Sanders, what good leadership means, and Alyssa’s hilarious misadventures in Buckingham Palace and on Marine One.” At the link find the title, “Alyssa Mastromonaco, COO Vice Media, Nov, 2016,” right-click “Media files DGT8236131024.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wireless in San Francisco – “After we saw April Glaser’s article on a local San Francisco ISP connecting low-income housing to high-quality Internet access, we knew we wanted to learn more. Preston Rhea is the Senior Field Engineer for Monkey Brains and someone we knew from his work with the Open Technology Institute at New America. He joins us with Mason Carroll, Lead Engineer for Monkey Brains, to explain what they are doing in Hunters Point and more broadly across San Francisco. Monkey Brains delivers Internet access primarily via high-capacity fixed-wireless links to buildings with multiple tenants. Working with the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation, they are delivering gigabit access to low-income housing units at Hunters Point. Preston and Mason discuss the process, the challenges, the long-term plan, and more. In particular, they discuss why good wiring in each building is important for ensuring high-quality access to each household rather than just relying on common Wi-Fi access points around the buildings.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly…” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women with ADHD 34 mins – “We think of ADHD as a disorder impacting boys – and that’s a problem. Bridget and Emilie unpack why.” At the link find the title, “Women and ADHD, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-14-smnty-adhd-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WW II in China – “As we officially begin the Pacific Theatre, this episode covers the building tension between The Japanese Empire, dominated by the military and the Chinese Nationalist Government. From the Russo-Japanese War to the Mukden Incident, to the take over of Manchuria, to the fighting over Shanghai and at the Great Wall itself, Japanese desire for more and more Chinese territory, dominates relations between the two countries. The episode ends, with the beginning of the events at the Marco Polo Bridge.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_199-72317_7.21_AM.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Yangon Myanmar 27 mins – “We go inside Yangon’s booming counter-cultural art scene to reveal the city as seen through the eyes of the young artists on the front line of change. Until censorship was lifted in 2012, dissident artists, musicians and poets lived with the threat of jail for speaking out against the military regime that had gripped Myanmar, or Burma, since 1962 and turned it into a police state. Now, from modern art to punk rock to poetry, a new vibrant youth culture is flourishing – inconceivable only five years ago, when there was no internet, no mobile phones, no freedom of expression. We meet the emerging artists and performers breaking through and forging a new Myanmar. “ At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 300 – Aug 11, 2017: 4K Computer Monitors, Actor M.B. Curtis, Addictive Technology, AI Evolution, Airbnb Chris Lehane, Alt Left Media, Antibiotic Resistance Crisis, Beneficial Bugs, Black America Incarceration, Black Presidency, Blind Guide Dogs, Blue Collar Conservative, Brain Machine Interface, Broadband Needs, BuzzFeed Co-founder, Canadian Native Youth Suicides, Canadian Wildfire, Cancer Research, Childhood Trauma, Coeliac Disease, Comey on Crime, Corruption in Illinois, Cryptocurrency Markets, Deep Work vs Multitasking, Disaster Preparedness, Ebola Lessons Learned, Female Kurdish Fighters, FISA Section 702, Food Cost, For-Profit Prisons, Freddie Gray, Gun Control Laws, Immigration Propaganda, Investing Ideas, Jon Batiste, Kenya, Learning Quickly, Medical Controversies, Meditation and Mindfulness, Minimum Wage, Missing Indigenous Women, Mosul Emergency Medicine, Myanmar Drug Addicts, NASA History, Newton Iowa Revival, Nuclear Power, Opioid Epidemic in America, Paid Family Leave, Paper-fuges, Plastic Waste, Political Power, Property Seizures Increase, Racists Ideas in America, Red Yeast Rice, Reproductive Justice, Russia and Putin, Sand Vanishes, Sex Education, Siberian Anthrax Outbreak, Solitary Confinement, Somaliland School Success, Steve Bannon and Trump, Teenage Brains, Transculture Nursing, Trump Beginning, U.S. Attorney General, Venezuela Crisis, Voting Security, Wall Street Prosecutions, War Experiences, We the People, World War One Poison Gas

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4K Computer Monitors 12 mins – “Brad Templeton is founding faculty for Computing & Networks at Singularity University, and Chairman Emeritus and futurist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading cyberspace civil rights foundation. He is on the board of the Foresight Institute. He also advised Google’s team developing self-driving cars, and writes about such cars at robocars.com. He also advises Starship on delivery robots and Quanergy in the LIDAR space. He founded ClariNet Communications Corp (the world’s first “dot-com” company.) He also created rec.humor.funny, the world’s longest running blog.” At the link click the square with three dots and click “Download” to download the audio file.

Actor M.B. Curtis 62 mins – “Richard Schwartz captures the life of M.B. Curtis, an incredibly influential immigrant actor of the late 19th century. It is a story of immigration, assimilation, the theater and the invisible wings of comedy. It is about how one play became the way a nation examined its feelings and attitudes towards immigrants and gave audiences a chance to walk in shoes they would never have worn. Curtis was the Jewish Jackie Robinson of the stage—the first Jewish male actor who was allowed to portray a Jewish male on stage in America. His talent, creativity, fame, suffering, perseverance, dreaming and overnight rise to stardom linked him intimately with the Statue of Liberty, Mark Twain, New York, San Francisco, murder and the greatest African-American entertainment troupe of its time.” At the link find the title, “The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170711_The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Addictive Technology 52 mins – “The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. One of the things that makes it harder to connect with ourselves – and thus our creativity, intuition, and wisdom – is our increasing dependence on technology. In this episode, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington explains how devices, texts, emails, constant notifications, and social media are not just distractions, but addictions. Reimagining our relationship with technology can have a transformational impact on our well-being, our capacity to tap into our own wisdom, and to make a difference in the lives of others, and on our ability to truly thrive.” At the link find the title, “Retweeting, Regramming, Reimagining our Relationship with Technology, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 6a5f7f17.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aerial Refueling 69 mins – “In late March 2017 I was participating in the media day of the European Air Refueling Training Exercise, organized by the European Air Transport Command headquartered in Eindhoven. While the planned flight on the Dutch KDC-10 did not work our for technical reasons, I recorded a follow-up interview with tanker captain Martin and boom operator Louis. We discussed a number of details around air-to-air refuelling in general and the KDC-10 in particular. The episode begins with an overview of aerial refueling that I recorded myself.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

AI Evolution 59 mins – “In many ways, artificial intelligence has become the norm. From autopilot on airplanes to language translation, we’ve come to accept once novel concepts as just something thinking machines do. What we have ultimately learned is that human thinking is just one way of thinking. So, how far will artificial intelligence go? This episode features a conversation between Danny Hillis and Alexis Madrigal. Hillis is an inventor, scientist, author and engineer. He is co-founder of Applied Minds, a research and development company that creates a range of new products and services in software, entertainment, electronics, biotechnology, and mechanical design. Madrigal is the Silicon Valley bureau chief for Fusion, where he hosts and produces a television show about the future. He is the tech critic for NPR’s “FreshAir,” a contributing editor at The Atlantic, and a former staff writer at Wired.” At the link find the title, “The Evolution of Thinking Machines, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files da0e84e8.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Airbnb Chris Lehane 43 mins – “Here at On Point, we’ve been looking a lot lately at how startups and technology are disrupting our economy — and our lives. Everything from the way we drive to the way we shop seems to be ripe for innovation. The way we travel, too, has been flipped on its head, in large part thanks to Airbnb. The Silicon Valley company has sidestepped the hotel industry by allowing homeowners to rent their extra space to vacationers. These digs can be cheaper — and sometimes, a lot nicer — than traditional accommodations. But with a large-scale disruption like this one comes questions about law, ethics and very the ways we live our lives. Today our host Tom Ashbrook is sitting down with Airbnb’s Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs Chris Lehane to talk about how we can embrace disruption. What can legacy businesses can learn from innovators like Airbnb, which has re-imagined an entire business sector?” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Alt Left Media 47 mins – “It’s not just the alt-right. A vibrant alt-left media landscape is peddling conspiracies to politicians and news consumers alike. We’ll go inside. The Alt-Left Media Landscape” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Myths 56 mins – “On this week’s episode, Brian, Joanne, and Nathan explore some of the stories Americans tell about our past and find the kernels of truth that lie at the heart of a few American legends.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

American Partisanship 15 mins – “The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the republic, when a dispute between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison led the two Founding Fathers to cut ties and form the country’s first political parties. Join Feldman for some fascinating history of American factionalism — and a hopeful reminder about how the Constitution has proven itself to be greater than partisanship.” At the link find the title, “Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files NoahFeldman_2017.mp4”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ancestry Research 66 mins – “Perceived identity has been a discussion for centuries because of its crucial and diverse psychological implications. Culture, social roles, relationships and family structure have been known to make up and create one’s sense of self. This need rests deep inside every human—to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves and to find our place in the world.  Catherine Ball will discuss how the combination of DNA and family history data provides us with better sense of identity—a deeper and empowering understanding of who we are, how we connect to society and how we’ve been shaped by human history. Recently published research enables an unprecedented look at ancestral migration patterns, including 500 million genetic relationships, and ties these groups to historical events of the past 400 years. Ball will discuss these incredibly valuable insights into our history and the forces that continue to shape our beliefs, giving us a more granular look at how immigration, geography, politics, religion and economics have shaped the world.” At the link find the title, “Ancestry’s Catherine Ball: Who Do You Think You Are? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Ancestry’s Catherine Ball Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance Crisis 56 mins – “Has the age of antibiotics come to an end? From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of a deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics can’t stop. (Updated 07/25/2017)” At the link find the title, “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (Updated),” right-click “Media files 335116739-frontlinepbs-hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria-updated.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ari Melber 36 mins -”Ari Melber, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and the host of The Beat with Ari Melber, joins Chuck Todd to talk about why he became a lawyer, and what comes next for the president’s legal team.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Astronomy Computers 5 mins – “More than 40 years before women gained the right to vote, women labored in the Harvard College Observatory as “computers” — astronomy’s version of NASA’s “Hidden Figures” mathematicians. Between 1885 and 1927, the observatory employed about 80 women who studied glass plate photographs of the stars, many of whom made major discoveries. They found galaxies and nebulas and created methods to measure distance in space. In the late 1800s, they were famous: newspapers wrote about them and they published scientific papers under their own names, only to be virtually forgotten during the next century. But a recent discovery of thousands of pages of their calculations by a modern group of women working in the very same space has spurred new interest in their legacy….” 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.

At Risk Kids Help 51 mins – “Good intentions are nice, but with so many resources poured into social programs, wouldn’t it be even nicer to know what actually works?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia Data Mining 59 mins – “Professor Graeme Samuel, Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow in Monash University’s Business School, Chair of the Monash Business School Business Advisory Board and Chair of Data Governance Australia, addresses the National Press Club.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Professor Graeme Samuel, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Samuel_1207_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Beneficial Bugs 57 mins – “Although ticks, mosquitos, and emerald ash borers get all the attention, New Hampshire is full of beneficial insects.  From predators to parasites to pollinators, countless species enhance our ecosystem. We identify these helpful insects and learn how they help in our gardens, forests, and even in harsh mountain environments.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  

Big Data Biases 16 mins – “Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on “thick data” — precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people — to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.” At the link find the title, “The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files TriciaWang_2016X.mp4”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black America Incarceration 48 mins – “James Forman Jr., son of civil rights activists, says that African-American leaders seeking to combat drugs and crime often supported policies that disproportionately targeted the black community. His book is ‘Locking Up Our Own.’ Also, critic John Powers reviews the novel ‘Beautiful Animals’ by Lawrence Osborne.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Land-loss 51 mins – “For Eddie Wise, owning a hog farm was a lifelong dream. In middle age, he and his wife, Dorothy, finally got a farm of their own. But they say that over the next twenty-five years, the U.S. government discriminated against them because of their race, and finally drove them off the land. Their story, by John Biewen, was produced in collaboration with Reveal.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Presidency 57 mins – “In his book “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race —as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama’s major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. A former factory worker, an ordained Baptist minister and a onetime church pastor, Dyson earned a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton, and has also taught at Brown, Columbia, the University of North Carolina, DePaul University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dyson has written 17 books, including national best sellers on the Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and the rapper Tupac Shakur. This episode features his conversation with the Aspen Institute CEO and president Walter Isaacson.” At the link find the title, “The Black Presidency, Mar, 2016,” right-click “Media files 12741cde.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Battery 16 mins – “The Harbolt Company is a supplier of not only devices and accessible ones at that, Brent Harbolt educates and demonstrates the products he makes available to the Blindness community. From obscure items to gadgets that just work and are accessible, Brent gives audio descriptions and demos so you can get a good idea of the products available on the HarboltCompany.com web site. Be sure to check out all the many products available on-line and all the deals available on the highly accessible HarboltCompany.com site.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Digital Aids 20 mins – “A look at the range of specialist and non-specialist gadgets available for identifying objects and travelling around. Joining Peter to share their experiences of solutions offered by technology are guests Jackie Brown, the incoming chair of the British Computer Association of the Blind, and Dave Williams, a freelance trainer on technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Guide Dogs 6 mins – “Attending a NFB Convention with a Guide Dog may seem a bit of a wonder and Lori Thompson talks about how she does it with her Guide Dog Logan. From managing the crowds and relieving her dog, Lori enjoys navigating and going about her way with Logan — her guide dog and companion at the NFB17 convention. You will also here from Julie Johnson, owner of On The Go, which sells Guide and Service dog gear. We hope you enjoy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blue Collar Conservative 26 mins – “This week we look at President Reagan’s efforts to reform the tax code in the 1980’s with Henry Olse, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the author of “The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism” At the link find the title, “Episode 20: Henry Olsen on Reagan-Era Tax Reform, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBOLS0714.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Aging 59 mins – “Our brains are getting older, but there’s still much to be optimistic about. Neuroscientists Susan Greenfield and Gary Small discuss the aging brain with journalist Sam Kean.” At the link find the title, “Gray Matter: The Brain after 50, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files 66042700.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Control Device 39 mins – “Almost a year ago, I interviewed Nick Titus who was soon to be a High School Senior about his science fair project that was quickly becoming an innovation that could impact the lives of those who had lost mobility. To get an update, I invited Nick back to the show to share an update. To start off, Nick and his friends have decided to take a “gap year” and skip college to start a business. That business is Myonic. Myonic is taking what started as Nick’s science fair project to hack a TENS device so that people who had suffered a spinal cord injury or stokes could regain movement….” At the link find the title, “Skipping College To Start A Business S13 Ep19, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Skipping College To Start A Business_S13_Ep19.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Brain Machine Interface 26 mins – “Researchers are connecting human brains via computer and have seen one person’s brain move another’s body — but it comes with ethical issues.” At the link find the title, “July 12: ENCORE | How brain-machine connections can help paraplegics move again, 2017,: right-click “Media files current_20170712_34891.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Broadband Needs 82 mins – “The Trump administration has laid out an aggressive vision for a $1 trillion national infrastructure plan to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, tunnels, railroads, and even expand broadband access. Recent action also suggests that Congress has recognized the importance of broadband as the next critical infrastructure asset—and there appears to be bipartisan support to ensure that 21st century technology is available to all communities, especially among rural areas and tribal lands. As the U.S. government considers the specifics of a potentially massive investment in infrastructure, how will broadband be integrated into the broader plan and possibly be aligned with other asset improvements for more intelligent design? On July 24, 2017, Brookings’ Center for Technology Innovation hosted a forum focused on the inclusion of broadband in the president’s infrastructure plan. What lessons can be learned by the administration from the 2009 National Recovery Act, the Federal Communications Commission’s successful spectrum incentive auctions, and the increasing private investments into broadband networks by service providers? Where are the synergies between the administration’s goals and the movement toward smart cities and the deployment of 5G wireless technologies? How will the pending infrastructure plan promote a long-term vision for increased build-out in rural areas and on tribal lands?At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Brooks and Couric Dialogue 59 mins – “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it, David Brooks has said about his experience writing his latest New York Times bestseller about personal virtues and honesty in a materialistic age. Katie Couric explores this journey with the deeply thoughtful author.” At the link find the title, “The Road to Character – David Brooks and Katie Couric, Jan, 2016,” right-click “Media files 2d8580d3.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bumblebees 60mins – “This week we’re learning about the fascinating lives of bees, and the important role they play in our global ecosystem. We’ll speak to University of Sussex biology professor Dave Goulson about his book “A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees.” And we’ll talk to Jocelyn Crocker, founding member of YEG Bees, about the rewards and challenges of urban beekeeping.” At the link find the title,”#432 A Sting In The Tail” right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

BuzzFeed Co-founder 55 mins – “In 2001, when most of us had no idea what it meant to “go viral,” Jonah Peretti shared an email prank among his friends — and saw it spread to millions. That began his fascination with how information spreads, and set him on the path to launch two of the most powerful media organizations of the Internet age: The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed. Recorded live in New York City.” At the link find the title, “Live Episode! BuzzFeed: Jonah Peretti, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170725_hibt_45.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Cap and Trade 54 mins – “New plan would extend cap-and-trade through 2030, aquariums try to reduce plastic waste, Two Bit Circus combines old-fashioned showmanship with lasers and robots.” At the link find the title, “CA lawmakers release plan to extend cap-and-trade, aquariums battle plastic waste, high-tech carnival comes to LA, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_071117-d4aefbfa.mp3”and select “Save Link As: from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Housing Bubble 21 mins – “Canada’s overheated market finally shows signs of cooling. But is it a blip, a soft landing, or the bursting of a bubble? Should Canadian homeowners be concerned their properties will continue to decrease in value?” At the link find the title, “July 19: How worried should Canadians be about the real estate slowdown?” right-click “Media files current_20170719_63612.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Native Story 56 mins – “By reconnecting with his birth mother PhD student Jesse Thistle came to understand the effects of intergenerational trauma. His award-winning research shines a light on the struggles and the resilience of Métis communities in northern Saskatchewan.” At the linkf ind the title, “Return of the Michif Boy: Confronting Métis trauma, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170703_67471.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Native Youth Suicides 21 mins – “Sexual abuse is being understood as the continuation of a shared legacy that dates back to residential schools.” At the link find the title, “July 21: ‘It’s an epidemic’: Sexual abuse and suicide rate among Indigenous youth,” right-click “Media files current 20170721_40894.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Publisher Changes 21 mins – “McClelland & Stewart published Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler — to name a few. So how was this Canadian cultural literature staple sold to a foreign multinational despite Canada’s national ownership rules, asks author Elaine Dewar.” At the link find the title, “July 14: How Canada’s book publisher McClelland & Stewart became German-owned: author, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170714_24671.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wild Fire P5 9 mins – “Cache Creek, B.C., was the first community to be ordered to evacuate in this summer’s wildfires. But as mayor John Ranta explains, the town’s residents are finally allowed to come home.” At the link find the title, “July 18: Cache Creek, B.C., residents — forced out by wildfire — now set to return home,” right-click “Media files current_20170718_42141.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wildfire P1 50 mins “From inside the chaos and pain at B.C.’s Kamloops evacuation centre, to how recent wildfires could have been avoided if valuable lessons from Fort Mac hadn’t been ignored … This is a special edition of The Current with Laura Lynch.” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for July 17, 2017 – The Current,” right-click “Media files current_20170717_76257.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wildfire P2 50 mins – “From the town of Ashcroft coming together after a fire forced 80 residents to leave their homes, to volunteer firefighters protecting their communities in B.C., and finally a sign of hope as Cache Creek reopens … This is The Current with Laura Lynch.” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for July 18, 2017 – The Current,” right-click “Media files current_20170718_60081.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wildfire P3 – ““I was able to able to grab my cameras that were right by the door and a photograph of my boys off the wall. That was it. And then I left.” At the link find the title, “July 10: ‘I just wanted my dog’: Cache Creek, B.C., evacuee flees home amid raging wildfires, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170710_67980.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wildfire P4 20 mins – “​In this special edition of The Current, Laura Lynch speaks to evacuees about the horror of leaving their homes and the fear of what’s next.” At the link find the title, “July 17: ‘I want to go home’: B.C. wildfire evacuees seek refuge in Kamloops,” right-click “Media files current_20170717_15611.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Wildfire P6 15 mins – “Even after the Fort McMurray fires, Ed Struzik says Canada has failed to make changes needed for forest management and wildfire research.” At the link find the title, “July 17: Intense wildfires ‘inevitable,’ says environmental writer and expert,” right-click “Media files current_20170717_42352.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Research 66 mins – “Cancer is the second leading cause of death among adults in the US and cancer care costs $125 billion a year. In this episode we hear from medical experts who have researched, written, and made progress in the fight against cancer.” At the link find the title, “Cancer: Breakthroughs and Challenges, “ right-click “Media files e73831be.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Trauma 44 mins – “Evolving brain science has taught us much about the impact of trauma on developing brains. As a foster parent and as CEO of Lincoln, a Bay Area nonprofit serving children and youth, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development. She will discuss these impacts and the urgency to develop policies that support early screening and interventions for at-risk children. Stoner-Mertz is driven by the belief that every young person deserves a family, and every parent wants his or her child to succeed despite the challenges of poverty, trauma, substance use and limited educational resources. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan and is a licensed clinical social worker. She has served on several state and local association boards and was a recipient of the Exemplar Award from the National Network for Social Work Managers….” At the link find the title, “Begin with the End in Mind: The Impact of Trauma on Children’s Brains and Bodies, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170717_Begin With the End in Mind Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chimpanzee Research 56 mins – “A look at the work of evolutionary anthropologist and University of Toronto PhD student Iulia Badescu who spent a year camped out in a Ugandan jungle to observe chimp parenting.” At the link find the title, “The Post-Modern Chimpanzee’s Guide to Parenting, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170717_19360.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chip Implant 27 mins – “Tesla builds a battery for South Australia, Programmable dress by Ian Woolf, Meow Ludo Meow Meow talks about his implanted transport chip.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “save link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Cloud Modeling 12 mins – “Climate change is real, case closed. But there’s still a lot we don’t understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down. One still-unknown factor: How might clouds play a part? There’s a small hope that they could buy us some time to fix things … or they could make global warming worse. Climate scientist Kate Marvel takes us through the science of clouds and what it might take for Earth to break its own fever.” At the link find the title, “Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files KateMarvel_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coeliac Disease 12 mins – “Peter Green from Columbia University, New York City, discusses a Seminar which gives an up-to-date analysis of an increasingly prevalent disease that affects around 1% of the global population.” At the link find the title, “Coeliac disease: The Lancet: July 28, 2017,” right-click “28 July coeliac” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Colorado River Water 52 mins – “36 million people rely on the Colorado River for water, but how often do they think about what happens downstream? Journalist and New Yorker staff writer David Owen wanted to understand the ecosystem, culture, and politics that surround the crucial waterway, so he trekked from the headwaters to the once-lush, now desert terminus. The result is his latest book, and Wednesday, Owen joins Doug to explain “Where the Water Goes.” David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of 14 books. This latest is called Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Comey on Crime 42 mins – “In this episode FBI Director James Comey speaks with Brooke Masters of the Financial Times about terrorism, cybercrime, an uptick in violence in minority communities in the US and Apple’s refusal to hack into the iPhone of a terrorist.” At the link find the title, “The Complexities of Today’s Security Challenges, May, 2016,” right-click “Media files d86d3c72.mp3 james comey” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Connective Tissue 82 mins.– “Fascia, or connective tissue, helps muscles communicate. See how to keep this important part of your body supple to improve your mobility and decrease pain. Recorded on 05/09/2017. (#32389)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 17 mins – “Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence. ” At the link find the title, “Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files AnilSeth_2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Corruption in Illinois 30 mins – “…Illinois has been operating without a budget for two years now, as the state legislature has been unable to pass a budget up that will not increase the deficit and also satisfy the requirements of Governor Rauner. The Illinois legislature has managed to keep the state running through temporary stopgap measures, but as the state’s debts continue to rise to more than $150 billion, stopgap measures and the lack of budget will no longer be able to keep the state running. Illinois has been plagued with financial issues during the last several years, even being unable to provide lottery winners with their winnings. The state has been running a deficit for thirty-five years now. If a new budget isn’t passed by July 1, the start of the new fiscal year, the Illinois bond rating will be downgraded even more than it already has, and Illinois stands to lose millions of dollars in federal funding. To pass a new budget, the plan will have to be passed by a three-fifths majority vote in the Illinois House. As it stands, if Illinois’s bond rating is downgraded, Illinois will be the first state since 1970 to lose investment-grade status.” At the link find the title, “The Budget Crisis in the Land of Lincoln, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170626-rauner.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency 82 mins – “Bailey Reutzel is an independent freelance journalist covering the intersection of finance, culture and technology. She started writing about bitcoin in early 2013 for American Banker and PaymentsSource and has since become one of the leading journalists covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and everything in between for publications such CoinDesk and Digital Transactions. Because of her expertise in the area, she has been asked to appear on various YouTube videos and podcasts discussing the industry, most recently on Boulder, Colorado’s local radio station KGNU for the Co-Op Power Hour. Wanting to explore the interactions everyday people have with money, including this new evolution of money, Bailey headed out on a six-month, 48-state drive blogging project called Moneytripping in the summer of 2015, where she covered bitcoin and blockchain wherever she found it. The blog is currently being turned into a Gonzo-style novel on American politics, economics and culture. Bailey joins us today to discuss “Cryptocurrency in the Real World: Who’s Using and For What?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cryptocurrency Markets 35 mins – “Our guest this week is Noah Thorp. Noah is founder of a tech innovation network called CoMakery. Previously, he co-founded a holacratic blockchain prototyping studio. He was the VP of Engineering at Nasdaq Private Market, and he ran a record label where he wrote algorithmic music and pressed obscure records on thick Czechoslovakian vinyl.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cybersecurity 27 mins – “In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek speak with Denver Edwards about cybersecurity. In their discussion, they address the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework and how it relates to the FTC’s work. They also talk about how a company can use the NIST framework along with FTC guidance in order to minimize security risks. They conclude the episode with predictions regarding how the Trump Administration will handle cybersecurity.” At the link find the title, “Cybersecurity 2.0: Creating Order from the Regulatory Landscape to Build a Strategic Advantage, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files episode 81” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Death with Dignity 66 mins – “How can our medical and social systems support or hinder dying? Do we have the right to bend the arc of our own death, or that of a loved one? How can we approach the final passage with grace? Dan Diaz (the husband of Brittany Maynard, who died in November 2014 from a brain tumor) discusses the matter with BJ Miller (executive director of Zen Hospice Project and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco), Samuel Kargbo (director of policy and planning at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone) and journalist and author Courtney E. Martin.” At the link find the title, “Facing Death with Dignity and a Plan, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files 03682749.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deep Work vs Multitasking 36 mins – “When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you’re doing to look and respond? That’s what many of us are doing. Even though we think we should be less distracted by technology, we haven’t admitted the true cost of these interruptions. This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with the computer scientist Cal Newport about how to cultivate our attention, and what we gain by immersing ourselves in meaningful work. It’s part of our series You 2.0, in which we’ll explore how we can all make better decisions and cope with the messiness of daily life.” At the link find the title, “You 2.0: Deep Work, “ right-click “Media files 20170724_hiddenbrain 79.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Commission 21 mins – “From the launch of The Lancet’s Commission Dementia prevention, intervention, and care, listen to Alistair Burns, Charles Alessi, and Helen Kales provide their views on the importance and future use of the Commission.” At the link find the title, “Dementia Commission launch: The Lancet: July 27, 2017,” right-click “Media files 28july.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disaster Preparedness 28 mins -”This week, we look at part 2 of our Preppers and disasters episode. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival Podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Kyle Nelson, Kevin Reiter, and Brian Duff all talk some about the possibility of a solar flare. They also talk about EMP or an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse that something could be used as a weapon against modern western societies to take down their electrical technology. Kyle talks about a new weather satellite sent up that also had EXIS sensors (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors) installed to detect large solar flares. Brian also shares his experiences in South Sudan as a paramedic. He talks about the challenges of dealing with patient care in that kind of austere environment. Given all the places he went in the Middle East and Africa, Brian said he’d most like to return to Africa for the way it challenged his medical skills on a consistent basis. Kicking off part two of this episode, Kyle asks about how Dan’s ski patrol experience translate into his current skill set and the humanitarian mission. Dan talked about the second half of his mission in Iraq where he moved to Mosul during the battle to retake the city from ISIS. His team’s job was to provide trauma care at a stabilization point near the front lines. During this part of the mission, Dan and his team treated combat related injuries in both civilian and military personnel. This led to him dealing with multiple mass casualty incidents related to the fighting and liberation of parts of the city. They also had to treat some enemy combatants (members of ISIS). The primary impact on Dan and his team was witnessing the massive humanitarian impact and crisis on the local populace. On the show with Daniel were hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley. Also on the show were Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Trial Questions 32 mins – “If you’ve listened to more than one of our podcasts, you’ll probably be aware of the problem of the opacity of clinical trial data – trials which are conducted by never see the light of day, or results within those trials which are never published. Pharmaceutical companies have their own policies on what they are willing to make public, when, and for the first time a new audit, published on bmj.com, collates and analyses those policies. To discuss that study I’m joined by two of the authors – Ben Goldacre, senior clinical research fellow at, and Carl Heneghan, director of, Oxford’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.” At the link find the title, “Auditing the transparency policies of pharma, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 335242142-bmjgroup-auditing-the-transparency-policies-of-pharma.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Ebola Lessons Learned 55 mins – “During the Ebola crisis, strong grassroots relationships and homegrown leadership made the difference between life and death. Drawing on that learning, movers and shakers from the Aspen New Voices Fellowship will share their stories about the silo-busting connections that can be forged under stress. From Sierra Leone to Nepal, these kinds of bonds keep our most vulnerable communities healthier and safer in perilous times. Aspen New Voices Fellows: Rubayat Khan, Relebohile Moletsane, Serufusa Sekidde, David Kuria, Kopano Mabaso, Abraham Leno, Samuel Kargbo, ElsaMarie D’Silva, Esther Ngumbi” At the link find the title, “Undaunted: Stories from the Frontlines of Global Health, Jun, 2015,” right-click “Media files f1acafe1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Einstein’s Creativity 56 mins – “Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, this talk takes a look at Albert Einstein’s creativity. Where did it come from, how was it reflected in his life, and what can we learn from it? Biographer Walter Isaacson brings the physicist’s creativity to life through historical details and insights Isaacson uncovered in his book ‘Einstein: His Life and Universe.’” At the link find the title, “Einstein’s Creativity, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files 67d903c5.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Electronic Eyeglasses 27 mins – “Automatic glasses by Ian Woolf, Nathan Waters talks about changing to a better society with Peerism,” At the link right-click “download MP3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Energy Work by Nonprofits 29 mins – “In physics, electricity is power. Electricity can also be power, though, in the sense that it creates opportunity for the pursuit of social capital and positive outcomes. This week on Sea Change Radio, we highlight the efforts of two nonprofits that are working to bring clean, affordable energy to some of the most under-resourced people on the planet. First, we hear from Anya Cherneff of Empower Generation who gives us a snapshot of her organization’s efforts to bring electricity to people in Nepal, and how it connects to fighting human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Then, Moira Hanes from Empowered By Light talks about the difference her organization has made both in Nepal and Zambia.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Everglades Agriculture 123 mins – “Over the past century, large-scale sugar cane cultivation was developed in what became known as the Everglades Agricultural Area, the region just south of Lake Okeechobee, historically a part of the Everglades ecosystem which was drained in the early- to mid-twentieth century. However, making sugarcane cultivation in this area feasible & profitable has required massive amounts of government subsidization, including: draining the land in the first place & maintaining flood control infrastructure ever since; funding soil experiments; assisting sugar companies in finding cheap, controllable labor until the coming of mechanization in the 1990s; and keeping out foreignsugar & keeping the US sugar price artificially above the world price (usually 2-3x higher.) The sugar companies that receive all of this welfare often get to “profit” immensely, and up until a few decades ago were allowed to wreck havoc on South Florida’s ecosystem with impunity.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FDA Verification Speed 22 mins – “The FDA faces perpetual criticism that it is too slow in it’s approval process for getting drugs to market, but one former FDA employee Tom Marciniak, and one professor, Victor Serebruany from Johns Hopkins University have analysed that process and disagree. Tom Marciniak has been a commentator on the approval process, both critical of industry and the FDA in The BMJ – and in this interview he talks about that process, his new analysis, and how he thinks we could be more sure about the safety and efficacy of drugs coming onto the market.” At the linkf idn the title, “Is the FDA really too slow? Jul, 2017,”Media files 332734895-bmjgroup-is-the-fda-really-too-slow.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Female Kurdish Fighters 28 mins – “On the frontline with the female Kurdish fighters liberating Raqqa from the group that calls itself Islamic State and fighting for recognition of their own rights as women.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

FISA Section 702 42 mins – “On December 31, 2017, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act will sunset. Officials insist that the provision authorizes critical intelligence gathering, but as of yet, Congress has not signaled whether it will give a clean reauthorization of the bill, pass it with amendments, or allow it to lapse altogether. In this week’s podcast, Susan Hennessey sits down with FBI General Counsel Jim Baker and the Bureau’s Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch Carl Ghattas to discuss the legal and operational elements of Section 702.” At the link find the title, “Jim Baker and Carl Ghattas on Section 702,” right-click “Direct download: BakerGhattas2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Food Cost 62 mins – “Tamar Haspel, who writes “Unearthed,” a column on food and agriculture at the Washington Post, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a wide variety of issues related to the cost of food and how it’s produced. Topics discussed include why technology helps make some foods inexpensive, how animals are treated, the health of the honey bee, and whether eggs from your backyard taste any better than eggs at the grocery.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Footwear 39 mins – “The human foot is an evolutionary masterpiece, far more functional than we give it credit for. So why do we encase it in “a coffin” (as one foot scholar calls it) that stymies so much of its ability — and may create more problems than it solves?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

For-Profit Prisons 73 mins – “In 2016, the Obama administration declared that the federal government would begin phasing out the use of private, for-profit prisons in the justice system. This move came in response to a Justice Department report that showed private prisons did not save money and were less safe than public facilities. In early 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded this decision. Today, the debate continues: Should the American criminal justice system include private, for-profit entities? Or should the prison system at the state and federal levels be run by the government? Join our panelists for a conversation about the state of the American criminal justice system and private prisons. Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer, who reported on his four-month stint as a private prison guard, will share his experience and insights from inside a private prison. Alysia Santo, a staff reporter at the Marshall Project, a nonprofit outlet that features journalism on criminal justice reform, recently exposed the deadly conditions on board a private prisoner transportation van. Jeanne Woodford, former warden of San Quentin State Prison and former undersecretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, will offer her perspective from decades of experience within the criminal justice system.” At the link find the title, “For-Profit Punishment? The Private Prison Question, J” right-click “Media files cc_20170718_Inforum For Profit Punishment_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Freddie Gray 56 mins – “In a bid to instill civic pride forty years ago, Baltimore was officially named “Charm City”. Today, some call Baltimore a war zone -over 300 homicides per year amid 16,000 vacant homes. Mary O’Connell takes us inside America’s great racial divide.” At the link find the title, “The shadow of charm city: Inside America’s great racial divide, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170707_98660.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Game Brains 47 mins – “Behind the game-face is a game-brain. This is the basic thesis of Dr. John Sullivan, a Clinical Sport Psychologist and the CEO of Clinical & Sport Consulting Services, where he helps prep the brains of elite performers in professional sports, military special forces, and more. Dr. Sullivan, himself a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, consults on everything from nutrition (spoiler: he likes turkey and bananas) to sleep-cycle regulation with photobiomodulation to help the world’s greatest “jocks” use the three pounds of tissue for which they get little credit, but rely on for everything. The brain, Sullivan reminds us, is responsible for everything from the electrical strength behind muscle contractions to the all-important split-second decisions as to which enemy on my field of play is the important one I should direct my attack towards?  In games where milliseconds matter, time can’t be wasted on decisions that divert power production the wrong way. …One of the key pieces of training that Sullivan tries to instill in his clients is using biometric tracking technology to learn to “read their bodies” — eventually without biometrics.  The technical tools are like the training wheels, a Rosetta stone for our own pulse, mood, posture — allowing us to judge our intuitions against something concrete, so that later we can self-assess when there’s no time to check your app’s read-out. His approach is a nuanced balance of fast and slow, explosive force and deep restfulness.” At the link find the title, “#189: Head in the Game with Dr. John Sullivan,” right-click “Media files SDS189.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Game of Thrones Star 54 mins – “Dragons, violence, magic & more: Explore “Game of Thrones” through the lens of science, with Neil deGrasse Tyson, actor Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), comic co-host Michael Ian Black, author Helen Keen, and psychologist Travis Langley.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gastrophysics 24 mins – “Why do we like food? It’s more than just taste. We bring you a lesson in gastrophysics and a new way to look at eating what’s on your plate.” At the link find the title, “July 11: Gastrophysics explains how potato chips can taste even better, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170711_61434.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

General Theory of Relativity 22 mins – “Continuing our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity, this talk features theoretical physicist Brian Greene. Arguably one of the best and most entertaining explainers of all things cosmic, Greene gives a refresher on what the theory is, and why we should care. He also sheds light on the exciting advances science has made in understanding black holes.” At the link find the title, “Celebrating Einstein with Brian Greene, Nov, 2015,” right-click “Media files a303eb40.mp3 briane greene” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gerrymandering in Utah 52 mins – “…we’re talking about a proposed ballot initiative aimed at addressing perceived flaws in how Utah draws its electoral districts. Redrawing district lines to benefit the political party in power, AKA gerrymandering, is almost as old as America itself. But the bi-partisan organizers behind the initiative say the way electoral boundaries are drawn in Utah allows politicians to choose their voters, when it should be the other way around. We’ll talk about their efforts, and we hope to hear from you, too.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Global Value Chains 94 mins – “Global value chains (GVCs) break up the production process so that different steps occur in different countries. Two-thirds of world trade now takes place in value chains that cross at least one border during production. GVCs are having a profound impact on rich and poor countries alike. They also complicate trade analysis as statistics based on gross value rather than value added are often misleading. Drawing on data on the value added in trade over the past 20 years, the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and other partners have produced the first GVC Development Report. On July 20, the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel, including some of the authors of the report, to examine the research’s main findings and policy implications. What are the roles of developed and developing countries in GVCs? What are the distributional implications within countries? Why are so few developing locations involved and how can more developing countries participate? How are GVCs facilitating trade in services (with nearly half of the value added in world trade now coming from service sectors)?” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gun Control Laws 47 mins – “After the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, some lawmakers want to loosen gun laws. We’ll look at America’s new “gun battle.” At the link Tensions Rise In America’s Gun Debate” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Plan for Children 47 mins – “The Senate health care bill would leave millions of disabled children without Medicaid. We’ll dig into that.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Noon Allegory 52 mins – “The film High Noon was a hit when it debuted in 1952, and it remains a revered Hollywood classic. But the tale of a sheriff awaiting a showdown held deeper meaning for screenwriter Carl Foreman. For him, it was a political parable. Communist fear gripped the nation, and Foreman was called before the House Committee on Un-American Activities to answer for his past. Journalist Glenn Frankel has written a book about the making of High Noon and its high-stakes allegory. He joins us Thursday to talk about it. Glenn Frankel was a staff writer at the Washington Post for 27 years, during which time he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting. He’s the author of several books including The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend. His latest is called High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

HIV Injectable Drugs 27 mins – “Could future of treatments for HIV be revolutionised by an injection? HIV/Aids researchers from around the world have been meeting in Paris this week. Anti-retroviral drugs have transformed HIV into a manageable long-term condition. But taking the medication for a lifetime could involve up to 20,000 tablets. So Professor Joe Eron and colleagues from the United States tested an injectable, slow-acting form of the medication, which releases over one month or two. The jab performed as well as the daily tablets, keeping the virus at bay. Last year 2,500 people died from opioid-related overdoses in Canada – a figure that’s grown because street heroin is now often combined with an even more powerful drug – fentanyl. Now the health minister Jane Philpott – a former doctor herself – believes it’s time for a bold, approach – to make clean heroin available to addicts. People love to watch dancers moving perfectly in time – whether it’s a ballet or a flashmob. But what’s so special about synchronised movement? Dr Guido Orgs, who’s both a lecturer in psychology at Goldsmiths University of London and a professional dancer, says audiences love it when dancers stop together, perfectly in time. Saturday Night Fever and Michael Jackson’s Thriller are famous examples of this precise art.?” At the link click “Download,” right-click desired quality and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Homo Deus 56 mins – “In his book “Homo Deus”, Yuval Harari argues that humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: advances creating networked intelligences will surpass our own in speed, capability and impact. But where will this leave us?” At the link find the title, “How humankind is on the verge of transforming itself: Yuval Harari , Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170719_33647.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigration Propaganda 63 mins – “Two towns where people got really upset about undocumented immigrants, even though in both places, that did not seem to be the most important thing happening at all. One of the towns, a small town in Alaska, has no undocumented immigrants at all, but the possibility of them arriving put the whole town at each other’s throats.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation Concepts 40 mins “I am a student of approaches for innovation – how ideas are conceived and turned into valuable products and services. However, my guest introduced me to a new line of thinking — an approach to innovation I had not previously been exposed to and for that I’m thankful. I now have another tool in my innovation toolbox and you will too after hearing Scott Bowden share how innovations throughout history can provide modern ideas and help solve problems we face today. After spending nearly 20 years at IBM, Scott is now traveling the globe to investigate and share how historic innovations provide lessons for the modern-day innovation practitioners – you and me. Scott shares several examples of historic innovations and I hope you find them as interesting as I did. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Investing Ideas 38 mins – “Covering a lot of ground in this podcast, Paul discusses rebalancing your portfolio, an AARP article on “What to expect in your 70s and beyond,” the new Callan Periodic Tables for U.S. Equity Investment Returns, the Lipper Performance Report for the 25 Largest Funds, and an update on his recommended portfolios at Motif Investing.   See the Callan Periodic Tables for U.S. Equity Investment Returns: https://www.callan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Callan-PeriodicTable_Collection_2017.pdf See the Lipper Performance Report for the 25 Largest Funds: http://lipperalpha.financial.thomsonreuters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Performance_of_the_25_Largest_Funds-1.pdfAt the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jefferson Legacy 56 mins – “In honor of President’s Day, biographer Jon Meacham explores Jefferson’s complicated legacy and suggests how we might reclaim the Jeffersonian insistence that political leaders be conversant with the philosophical and cultural currents of their time. Meacham wrote the No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.” At the link find the title, “Thomas Jefferson: An American Original, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files b88473f9.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jews in Bollywood 27 mins – “Bollywood is famous for its songs, dancing, long running times, and racy heroines. But at the beginning, Bollywood did not even have heroine. The earliest silent films were all-male productions, with men wearing saris and playing women’s roles. In the 1920s and ’30s, Bombay’s Hindu and Muslim women would not act on screen; there was a taboo against women showing their bodies. But another community in Bombay soon stepped in. Noreen Khan explores the untold story of how Jewish women became the first female superstars of Indian cinema.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Loyalty 71 mins – “Much has been lost over the last 70 years. Big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. Post World War II, these companies believed that worker pay needed to be kept high in order to preserve morale. Productivity boomed. Rick Wartzman illustrates how much things have changed since then. Job security, steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, and robust health benefits were once thought to contribute to worker morale and to keep the company humming, but these benefits are now gone. Wartzman will trace the ups and downs of four corporate icons–General Motors, General Electric, Kodak and Coca-Cola—and the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Wartzman also addresses what can be done to rebuild the work force and help resurrect the middle class. Before joining the Drucker Institute in 2007 as its founding executive director, Wartzman worked for two decades as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. While business editor of the LA Times, he helped shape a three-part series on Walmart’s impact on the economy and society, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.” At the link find the title, “The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170718_The End of Loyalty Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Joe Biden 50 mins – “Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality and Opportunity. Biden discussed root causes of poverty and inequality in America. He separately addressed topics related to terrorism, ISIS, and Syrian refugees.” At the link find the title, “Vice President Joe Biden, Dec, 2015,” right-click “Media files f38a8807.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jon Batiste 55 mins – “At 28, musician Jon Batiste is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents on the scene today. His modern take on the American songbook — equally influenced by his passion for jazz and classical styles, which he calls “Social Music” — attracts critical acclaim as well as audiences across all demographics. These two New Orleans natives will discuss Batiste’s music, their hometown, the importance of music education, and the state and future of American musical traditions more broadly. Batiste demonstrates much of the music they discuss on his melodica.” At the link find the title, “American Musical Traditions, Apr, 2015,”right-click “Media files 94c3d1f6.mp3 Jon Batiste” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Kasmir Conflict 29 mins – “Kanishk Tharoor explores artefacts and landmarks caught up in India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. In this episode, the life and times of the Palladium cinema. The Palladium was one of Srinagar’s oldest and most popular movie theatres. It was on Lal Chowk, a square in the heart of the city. From the 1940s, the building was the backdrop to many of Kashmir’s major political events. Today it stands in ruins, an unexpected casualty of the ongoing conflict, and now, there are no public cinemas left in Srinagar.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kenya 93 mins – “Kenyans returning to the polls on August 8 will choose from a multitude of candidates that are seeking offices from president to governor, and parliament to county assembly. As the economic and political hub for East Africa, this is Kenya’s sixth set of national elections since the end of the one-party state in 1991, and second since the introduction of a new constitution in 2010. It falls a decade after the worst electoral clashes in Kenyan history, when more than 1,100 people were killed and 650,000 displaced. Given this history, and rising political tensions, many fear the potential of violence ahead. While the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is presently favored, regionalism and ethnic divisions continue to overshadow important electoral concerns over economic development, regional security, and political change.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Leader Guide Dogs 6 mins – “Pete Lane hits the floor of the NFB17 Exhibit Hall floor and talks the LeaderDogs for the Blind representative about the programs they offer and how you can contact them for more information. From summer camps, to advance training, LeaderDogs has a program that fits any individual. We hope you enjoy.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Learning Quickly 57 mins – “Best-selling author of “The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything Fast!” Josh Kaufman shares universal, field-tested approaches to effective learning and rapid skill acquisition in adults.” At the link find the title, “How to Learn Anything Fast, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 925ee41a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Expectancy Change 30 mins – “The increase in life expectancy in England has almost “ground to a halt” since 2010 and austerity measures are likely to be a significant contributor. In this podcast Michael Marmot, director at University College London’s Institute of Health Equity, joins us to discuss what might be causing that drop off, and why a decrease in early life chances is particularly problematic.” At the link find the title, “What’s going on with life expectancy? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 334173429-bmjgroup-whats-going-on-with-life-expectancy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Low Vision Resources 69 mins – ‘Low vision occurs when a person’s vision cannot be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. This talk will briefly review common conditions that may result in low vision, what is involved in a low vision evaluation, and what supportive services and resources are available in the San Francisco Bay Area.” At the link find the title, “I’m Not Blind, But I Can’t See: Resources for Those with Low Vision, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170712_I’m_Not_Blind_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Primer 27 mins – “Dr. Jim Murphy, Associate Professor in New Mexico State University’s Astronomy Department will give us a primer on Mars.  What is the composition of the Martian atmosphere, and how do scientists determine that information?  Martian weather has many similarities with Earth’s weather: seasons, dust storms, and weather systems.  The Martian day is also very similar to Earth’s 24-hour cycle.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Controversies 59 mins – “Despite medical advances and the application of scientific principles to modern medicine, there seems to be increasing controversy about the “right” diagnostic and treatment choices, even for very common medical issues – such as how best to treat high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol; whether to take vitamins, and who should be screened for cancer with mammograms and PSA. Doctors Jerome Groopman, chair of Harvard Medical School, and Pamela Hartzband, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, discuss why experts disagree, why there isn’t a clear “right” answer, and what patients need to know to make decisions in the face of conflicting information.” At the link find the title, “When Experts Disagree – The Art of Medical Decision Making, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 6f552a49.mp3 Jerome Groopman Pamela Hartzband” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medication and Mindfulness 44 mins – “Meditation and mindfulness have gone mainstream. From improvements in perception to body awareness, to pain tolerance and emotion regulation, to an increase in complex thinking and a sense of self, two experts in the field explore the benefits and outcomes of these practices. Featured speakers: Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin and Robert Roth, Executive Director, David Lynch Foundation. Their discussion is moderated by documentary filmmaker Perri Peltz.” At the link find the title, “Meditation and Mindfulness – Going Beyond the Buzzwords” to listen, but downloads are not available; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Minimum Wage Debate 47 mins – “While some states raise the minimum wage, Missouri’s rolling it back. We’ll dive into the nation’s wage battle.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Missing Indigenous Women 21 mins – “After the latest resignation from the MMIWG [Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls] inquiry, families want all commissioners to resign, pointing to a dysfunctional process.” At the link find the title, “July 12: ‘There’s a lot of disrespect’: Families want all MMIWG inquiry commissioners to resign, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170712_22539.mp3 and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mosul Emergency Medicine 31 mins – “Humanitarian missions as a war-zone medic in areas of conflict is our topic this week. Our guest this week is Daniel Taylor, a paramedic from New York’s Hudson Valley. He has come on the show in the past and returns this week to talk about his recent trip to Iraq on a humanitarian mission. The first part of the mission was in the Kurdistan region.

Moth Radio Hour 56 mins – “Ali Al Abdullatif encounters the kindness of patriots. Aidan Greene desperately tries to hide his stammer. Chris Herbert takes a wild career detour in Public Relations. Rachel Ogilvy is forced to make a huge decision in the face of a health scare.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Myanmar Drug Addicts 28 mins – “A vigilante drug squad tackles a heroin epidemic in northern Myanmar’s jade mines, conducting door-to-door raids and forcibly detaining drug users in make-shift rehab centres.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA Flight Research 120 mins – “As part of my trip to the US earlier this year I visited NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. I conducted six interviews over two days, the ones concerning subscale research (i.e., on model airplanes) are in this episode. We start with a conversation about flying wings in general and Prandtl-D in particular with Armstrong’s Chief Scientist Al Bowers. Next, we chat about flutter research and the X-56 with project lead Cheng Moua. Finally, we talk to Matt Moholt about his project, the Spanwise Adaptive Wing project.” At the link right-click “Download MP3 File Directly” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P1 15 mins – “The U.S. government created the N.A.C.A., the forebearer to NASA, to help the U.S. catch up with the aviation advances by many of the great powers of Europe. Daily Press reporter Mark Erickson and senior curator at the National Air and Space Museum Tom D. Crouch talk about what it took to catch up, from wind tunnels to World War II. Daily Press reporter Jane Hammond hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1 of The Unknown and Impossible: A fresh start, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333033060-daily_press-episode-1-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-a-fresh-start.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P2 15 mins – “The United States didn’t always lead in aviation, aeronautics and space. After a pioneering flight by the Wright Brothers in 1903, the U.S. fell behind other countries in aviation. Daily Press reporter Mark Erickson, National Air and Space Museum senior curator Tom D. Crouch, NASA historian Andrew Chaikin and former NASA planetary scientist Joel Levine join the second episode to discover how America caught up? Daily Press reporter Natalie Joseph hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2 of The Unknown and Impossible: Catching Up, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333131141-daily_press-episode-2-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-catching-up.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P3 12 mins – “NASA Langley might conjure thoughts of space, but the research center has been a laboratory for aviation. The plane you just flew on? Almost of its components tie back to Langley. Langley has been on the precipice of innovation from its inception, and the push to develop new tools continues. Daily Press reporter Mark Erickson, senior curator at the National Air and Space Museum Tom D. Crouch and retired engineer Norman Crabill appear in the third episode hosted by Jonathan Heeter.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3 of The Unknown and Impossible: Innovation and Aviation, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333131718-daily_press-episode-3-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-innovation-and-aviation.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P4 15 mins – “The history of aviation, aeronautics and space changed with the introduction to Project Mercury and the Mercury 7 astronauts based here in Hampton. Retired NASA flight director Chris Kraft, author and journalist Andrew Chaikin and historian James R. Hansen talk about the push to space. Daily Press reporter Jane Hammond hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4 of The Unknown and Impossible: Project Mercury, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333132427-daily_press-episode-4-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-project-mercury.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P5 15 mins – “While the Space Task Group left Hampton, NASA Langley continued important ties to the space program going forward. Langley contributed to Gemini, the Lunar Orbiters, Apollo, the Space Shuttle and Viking. Historian James R. Hansen, author Andrew Chaikin and Apollo engineer Ed Kilgore talk about Langley’s ties to space after Mercury. Daily Press reporter Jane Hammond hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 5 of The Unknown and Impossible: Space Beyond Mercury, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333133328-daily_press-episode-5-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-space-beyond-mercury.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P6 15 mins – “Despite its central place in aviation history, NASA Langley had avoided the spotlight of Hollywood until a Hampton native wrote a book about the unsung mathematicians of Langley. Daily Press reporter Mike Holtzclaw, “Hidden Figures” author Margot Lee Shetterly and actors Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae talk about Langley’s brush with Hollywood. Daily Press reporter Natalie Joseph hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 6 of The Unknown and Impossible: Langley and Hollywood, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333133958-daily_press-episode-6-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-langley-and-hollywood.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

NASA History P7 16 mins – “Authors and NASA employees discuss what’s ahead for NASA Langley in the next 100 years in our final episode of The Unknown and Impossible. Spoiler alert: It probably involves Mars. Retired NASA flight director Christopher Kraft, historian James R. Hansen, current engineers Kyle Ellis and Pat Troutman talk about Langley’s role going forward. Jonathan Heeter hosts.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7 of The Unknown and Impossible: The Next 100 Years, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333134508-daily_press-episode-7-of-the-unknown-and-impossible-the-next-100-years.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Orleans Mayor 72 mins – “New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu talks about his family’s deep political roots in the South, rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, his decision to remove Confederate monuments from his city, and why Democrats can’t write off another Trump victory At the link find the title, “Ep. 163 – Mitch Landrieu,” right-click “Media files qstlkn.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Newton Iowa Revival 18 mins – “For more than a century, Newton, Iowa, was the quintessential company town. Maytag started building washing machines there in 1893. The company grew into a global brand, and Newton, a city of 15,000, prospered along with it. When Maytag closed its doors in 2007, it was a rough transition. At the time, some 2,000 people were building washers and dryers at the old Maytag manufacturing facility. The cavernous building is the size of seven average-sized Walmarts….” 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.

Novelty Chemistry for Brains 45 mins – “Taking Advantage of Your Brain’s Chemistry – Humans are naturally prone to taking advantage of novelty.  As Dr. Biederman puts it, we’re all infovores to various extents. The key is to recognize that, although we’re all driven by novelty, we’re not all engaged by the same novelty.  So seek out the new information that calls to you, and avoid being bogged down in daily administration. Routine tasks suppress our desire for new stimuli. And while you’re at it, knock off the celebrity gossip rags.  Tune in to the episode to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#188: The Pleasure of Novelty,” right-click “The post #188: The Pleasure of Novelty appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts” right-click “Media files SDS188.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Power 57 mins – “Nuclear provides about a third of New England’s electricity, but that’s changing, as old plants in Vermont and Massachusetts shut down.  Still, there’s huge debate over whether to build the next generation of nuclear.  Is it a reliable, carbon-free energy source…or is it too dangerous and expensive?” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Opioid Epidemic in America 52 mins – “The journalist Sam Quinones has called opiate addiction “the closest thing to enslavement that we have in America today.” It’s a scourge fueled by pharmaceutical companies and drug cartels, and it takes advantage of some heavy cultural baggage on either side of the border. Poor people in Mexico are looking for a leg up, while disaffected people in the world’s richest country just want to check out. Quinones joins us Monday to discuss the culture of the opiate epidemic. Sam Quinones is a journalist, former LA Times reporter and author of three books. His latest is called Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate EpidemicAt the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Organic Vegetable Farm 80 mins – “Chris Jagger is the owner and operator of Blue Fox Farm, an organic vegetable farm in the Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. He is also the owner and head consultant for Blue Fox Agricultural Services, a full-service agricultural supply and consultation company focusing on ecological solutions for the modern farmer. Both his farm and his agricultural services use living soils as a foundation to scale farming operations efficiently and profitably. We discuss the changes Chris has seen in the organic and local marketplace and labor environment, and how Blue Fox Farm has worked to downsize in response to those changes. Chris shares how he has worked to determine what makes money with a sensible approach to crop budget analysis. We also dig into how Blue Fox Farm is getting better crops on a smaller piece of land, the economics of scaling up and scaling down, salad mix production, and mechanization and the choices Blue Fox Farm has made around that. It’s worth noting here that Chris rounds out his involvement with the agricultural community by hosting the Living Soils Symposium each March. The symposium is an interactive conference for farmers, interested in regenerative farming techniques, to exchange knowledge and gain insight in a peer-to-peer environment.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paid Family Leave 45 mins – “The growing call for paid family leave. Washington State just passed it. Ivanka Trump is pushing for it. We hear the debate around an idea whose time may have come.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Paper-fuges 15 mins – “Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.” At the link find the title, “Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | Manu Prakash, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ManuPrakash_2017U.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Paranormal Projects 53 mins – “If you’re a skeptic, you’re going to be outraged by the “scientific projects” conducted by the U.S. government into mind reading and other paranormal phenomena. For more than 40 years the government hired magicians and hypnotists to try to figure out what the enemy was up to. Investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book tells the story of this top secret program, …and she joins us to explain what would make people spend so much time, energy, and money on such strange ideas. Annie Jacobsen is the author of Area 51 and The Pentagon’s Brain, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in history. Her new book is called Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigation Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis.At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patient Whisperer 17 mins – “When Greg Stone’s comedy career wasn’t working out, his mom told him to get a job working with her in the ER. Greg Stone is a comedian living in New York. You can find more details about his work at www.gregfstone.comAt the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plastic Waste 27 mins – “[first item] More than 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been manufactured since the material was initially mass-produced in the 1950s. Plastic is low cost, easy to manufacture and versatile, which is why it has permeated throughout our daily lives, from shopping bags to bottles. A new global study has quantified the production and consumption of plastic over the decades. Revealing a very big problem. If our current rate of plastic waste generation continues, it’s predicted that by 2050 there will be over 13 billion tonnes of it discarded into landfills and the environment around us….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Power 57 mins – “Lawrence Lessig (professor at Harvard Law School) says there’s a profound loss of confidence by Americans in their government. In this Aspen Lecture, Lessig shows exactly why Americans are right, and just how we could restore the rightful sense that we have a government that represents us.” At the link find the title, “How Democracy Gets Restored, Mar, 2015,” right-click “Media files 9a21433e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Political Trends 37 mins – “…After tackling the social impact of branding and corporate dominance in No Logo, then the use of crises to further political agendas in The Shock Doctrine, and the problem of political apathy in the face of climate change in This Changes Everything, activist and author Naomi Klein is back with a book that unites all her previous targets: No Is Not Enough. Written in just months after Donald Trump’s election, No Is Not Enough is a powerful call to arms in the Trump era. Klein warns readers to be aware of the shock tactics employed by the Trump administration, in which crises are exploited in order to impose a sinister political agenda on a distracted public….” At the link right click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Posting Kid Photos 23 mins – “…Do your parents post pictures of you? Or did they when you were younger? Do you post pictures of your kid? Let us know. Our team made two surveys—one for parents and guardians, one for teens and young adults. Take just a couple minutes to answer, then share the surveys with your networks. It’s all research for an upcoming episode….” At the link right-click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Poughkeepsie Serial Killer 24 mins – “Journalist Claudia Rowe on the murders of eight women in the town of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in the 1990s.” At the link find the title, “July 10: ENCORE | How a serial killer taught a reporter the complicated meaning of evil, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170710_62858.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Property Seizures Increase 49 mins – “Attorney General Sessions says he will expand property seizures, people lose money to a Venmo scheme, Cabin overnight bus includes full sleeping cabins.” At the link find the title, “Use of property seizures set to expand, preventing Venmo fraud, new bus provides a comfy ride from LA to SF, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SHOW_072017-d5a605a4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychological Study Trusthworthiness 10 mins – “This is Episode 8 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Can we trust psychological studies? We speak to Brian Earp, of Oxford University and Yale University, about how to respond when we’re told repeatedly that the veracity of eye-catching findings, or even cherished theories, has come under scrutiny. Brian also talks about his own experience of publishing a failed replication attempt – a must-listen for any  researchers who are fearful of publishing their own negative findings. Find Brian on Twitter @BrianDavidEarpAt the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Qatar and Terrorism 26 mins – “Gulf politics scholar and former intelligence analyst Lori Plotkin Boghardt explains the Qatar crisis – what it is, why it’s happening now, and how it could affect American interests and alliances in the Middle East.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racist Ideas in America 53 mins- “Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University African American Studies Program, and is titled “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”  Our speaker is University of Florida Assistant Professor of African American History, Ibram X. Kendi.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radical Extremism 44 mins – “As radical extremism in the Middle East continues to undermine global security, it’s crucial to understand and counter its roots and appeal. This episode features a discussion between David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, Farah Pandith, who’s with the Council on Foreign Relations and Nicholas Burns, director of the Aspen Strategy Group. How do we confront radicalism in the Middle East? What does this nightmare mean for the United States? And, what about the refugee crisis? The panelists also give thoughts on what the next president should be thinking about.” At the link find the title, “Leading the Response to Radical Extremism, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 3d0d4925.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Rat Eradication 24 mins – “Rats are the scourge of the Haida Gwaii archipelago in B.C., decimating seabird population. After efforts to eradicate the rode” At the link find the title, “ July 21: ENCORE: Parks Canada calls for rat tails and ears to trace rodent’s move to Haida Gwaii,” right-click “Media files current_20170721_35264.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Red Yeast Rice 58 mins – “[second item]…Many people have turned to the popular supplement red yeast rice as an alternative to statin drugs for lowering cholesterol. Where does red yeast rice come from and how well does it work? (The article on red yeast rice causing less muscle fatigue than simvastatin was published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, May 18, 2017). What should you know about potential downsides, such as contamination with citrinin? A recent analysis showed that over-the-counter red yeast rice supplements are not labeled with the amount of active ingredient. This research, funded by Consumer Reports, was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (June 23, 2017). We discuss the difficulties of purchasing a reliable brand of red yeast rice with Dr. Tod Cooperman of ConsumerLab.com.” At the link you can listen and purchase the podcast; however, a copy is also included in the blog archive.

Reproductive Justice 31 mins – “The GOP’s anti-Obamacare push is defeated for now. But what if the debate over healthcare was as much about human and community health as it is about partisan politics? This week on the LF Show, health crusaders Loretta Ross and Lynn Paltrow explain why reproductive justice requires racial and class equity and Laura celebrates Oregon’s new Reproductive Health Equity Act which moves everyone forward, together, regardless of income, citizenship status, and gender identity.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Retail Arbitrage 15 mins – “Sam Cohen buys stuff at big retail stores, then turns around and sells it on Amazon for a quick profit. It defies economic logic. But somehow, there’s a whole multimillion-dollar industry doing this.” At the link find the title, “#629: Buy Low, Sell Prime, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170726_pmoney_pmpod629rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

River Wiggles 12 mins – “Rivers are one of nature’s most powerful forces — they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how they form and how they’ll change is important for those that call their banks and deltas home. In this visual-packed talk, geoscientist Liz Hajek shows us how rocks deposited by ancient rivers can be used as a time machine to study the history of the earth, so we can figure out how to more sustainably live on it today.” At the link find the title, “What rivers can tell us about the earth’s history | Liz Hajek, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files LizHajek_2014X.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robert Frost 7 mins – “Robert Frost is one of America’s best-known and beloved poets. He lived many places over the span of his 88 years: San Francisco, Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Vermont. And then there’s the house in Franconia, New Hampshire. From 1915 to 1920, Robert Frost lived on Ridge Road. There he wrote poems, cared for animals, and raised a young family. That home is now known as The Frost Place, run by a nonprofit dedicated to Frost’s memory and legacy. This weekend, it’s celebrating its fortieth anniversary….”  At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robots Displace People 52 mins – “Robots have been displacing human workers since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and that’s not about to change. If anything, says the futurist Martin Ford, the accelerating pace of tech innovation means that robots will be taking more jobs, including some we thought couldn’t be automated. White-collar workers like paralegals, journalists, even teachers, may soon find themselves replaced by artificial intelligence. Ford joins us Tuesday to explain what the rise of the robots means for the future of work. Martin Ford is a futurist who studies the impact of rapid technological innovation on the economy, job markets, and society. He’s the author of two books, including his latest, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia and Putin 49 mins – “This episode features Nicholas Burns and Strobe Talbott discussing Russia and Putinism. Burns is director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Talbott is an ASG member and president of the Brookings Institution. In this discussion, they follow up on a lecture Talbott gave at the Aspen Institute back in August. That lecture, entitled “Putinism: The Back Story”, focused on Russia’s current policies, turning a lens on what Talbott asserts are the undoing of recent reforms. (Watch the full lecture: https://goo.gl/obtm3Y) Here, Burns asks Talbott to reflect on what has changed, and what hasn’t, over the last eight months.” At the link find the title, “On Russia and Putinism, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 2ec02a1a.mp3 Burns and Talbott” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Samuel Adams Founder 39 mins – “We’re hard at work planning our upcoming live shows, so we bring you this favorite from the last year: Samuel Adams. In 1984, Jim Koch felt suffocated by his cushy but boring corporate job. So he left, dusted off an old family beer recipe, started Sam Adams, and helped kickstart the craft beer movement in America. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” we check back with Kaitlin Mogental who is making packaged snacks out of the leftover fruit and veggie pulp from LA juice bars.” At the link find the title, “Samuel Adams: Jim Koch, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170720_hibt samadams.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sand Vanishes 27 mins – “Yogita Limaye investigates concerns, highlighted in a United Nations study, that vitally important reserves of sand are running out, with serious consequences for human society and the planet. Nearly everything we build in the modern world has a concrete foundation and you cannot make concrete without sand. But it takes thousands of years to form and we’re consuming it faster than it is being replenished.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Science Research Problems 64 mins – “Richard Harris says that American taxpayers spend more than $30 billion every year to fund biomedical research and that half of all the studies funded cannot be replicated. He says this biomedical research, anchored in a system that often rewards wrong behaviors, is needlessly slowing the search for new treatments and cures. To get and keep a job in research or in academia, Harris says, scientists need to publish results rather than get the right answers. It’s simply too easy for these scientists to use bad ingredients, poor experimental designs or improper methods in analyzing their results. Join us for a startling discussion on how sloppy science has dangerous consequences for all of us. Harris is one of the nation’s most celebrated science journalists, covering science, medicine and the environment. Now in his 30th year at NPR, his latest research concerns medical science, or the lack thereof.” At the link find the title, “Richard Harris and Mary Roach: Is Sloppy Science Killing Us? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170713_Richard Harris and Mary Roach_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Education 15 mins – “A YouTube sex empress is making waves.” At the link find title, “Hunter Green Thong, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files GLT6799727670.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Siberian Anthrax Outbreak 6 mins – “246 EE Will the Thawing of Arctic Ice Release Diseases?” At the link find the title, “246,” right-click “Media files ede_246-vq0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Social Protests 33 mins – “In this History Grab Bag, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news. They look at the changing nature of student protests on campuses and the reaction to the first time a woman is cast to play “Doctor Who,” the title role in the BBC’s hit sci-fi TV series. They also talk about the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solitary Confinement 46 mins – “Hear what former prisoner Shaka Senghor, who was incarcerated for 19 years and now directs strategy for the bipartisan initiative #cut50, has to say about President Obama’s recent pledge to end solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders. Senghor shares his insights from seven years in solitary in one of the nation’s most violent prisons. Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in the United States has more than quadrupled; the US now has the largest prison population in the world.” At the link find the title, “Solitary Confinement Through the Eyes of a Former Prisoner, Feb, 2016,” right-click “Media files 6d9f1062.mp3 shaka sengor” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Somaliland School Success 21 mins – “Abdisamad Adan is one of the first students from Somaliland ever admitted to a top-tier, Western university. And it’s thanks to a school, set up by a former Wall Street hedge fund manager, that helps young people in Africa get ahead.” At the link find the title, “July 19: ENCORE: Somali school paves way for students to get into Harvard, MIT,” right-click “Media files current_20170719_32322.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spanish Lottery 27 mins – “Sodeto is one of about 300 little farming villages that the dictator Francisco Franco built in Spain in the 1950s, in an effort to bring people and agriculture to isolated places. All the towns built during this time look similar, and Sodeto is no exception — there’s a church in the center of town and one bar, which is also the one restaurant, which is also the one place to hang out. The houses are the color of sand, and each has a red-tiled roof. About 200 people live in the town. Sodeto is not the kind of place that makes news. But all that changed in 2011 when almost everyone in this little village won a piece of the biggest lottery jackpot in Spain….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Starbury Sneakers Story 24 mins – “Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today’s show: How that worked out.” At the link find the title, “#785: The Starbury, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170721_pmoney_pmpod785.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Steve Bannon 47 mins – “In August 2016, three months before the presidential election, Republican nominee Donald Trump was behind in the polls. Instead of staying on message, the candidate was engaged in a politically damaging fight with the parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq. On Aug. 17, in an effort to change course, the Trump team appointed Steve Bannon, the former executive chairman of the conservative Breitbart News, to lead the campaign. Journalist Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek says the switch would prove to be a turning point. “[Trump] was headed toward a pretty serious loss, and Bannon brought his wealth of anti-Clinton knowledge into the campaign and managed to keep Trump focused on a target,” Green says….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teacher Creation 56 mins – “We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds — and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a star teacher? Elizabeth Green’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)’ presents teaching as a complex skill — one that requires infrastructure for support and training. She gives examples of the methods America’s best educators are using in the classroom, as well as how Japan’s education system has adopted policies that have changed teachers across the country. Green discusses her book with Stanford University’s renowned mathematics education professor Jo Boaler. Boaler is co-founder of YouCubed, and online resource for educators and families.” At the link find the title, “Building a Better Teacher, Oct, 2015,” right-click “Media files dd72dc26.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Brains 45 mins – “Raising a teenager can be a lot of work and there’s hard science behind why adolescence is so challenging. Laurence Steinberg authored the book “Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence.” In this episode, he talks about how brain development doesn’t stop at age three. There’s another period where the brain is malleable: during adolescence. These years are key in determining individuals’ life outcomes. How should we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people?” At the link find the title, “Building Better Teen Brains, Apr, 2016,” right-click “Media files 01d3d06c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teens and Tech 58 mins – “What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? Youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd talks with The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin about what Boyd sees as the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media, exploring tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Boyd argues that society fails kids when paternalism and protectionism hinder their ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. How will emerging technologies continue to impact a new generation of Americans?” At the link find the title, “Kids These Days: Technology and Culture in American Life, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 56961f69.mp3 danah boyd” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Thoreau 52 mins – “Henry David Thoreau famously went to Walden Pond to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” But as the scholar Laura Dassow Walls shows in a new biography, there was much more to Thoreau’s life and work than his brief experiment at Spartan living in the woods. He was an inventor, a manual laborer, a gifted naturalist, a writer of great originality, and an uncompromising abolitionist. Walls joins us Monday to explore Thoreau’s profound, complex, and influential life. Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame University’s Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science. Her new book is called Henry David Thoreau: A Life At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transcultural Nursing 19 mins – “In this podcast Dr. Norma Cuellar, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing interviews Dr. Linda Phillips, primary author of “Developing and Proposing the Ethno-cultural Gerontological Nursing Model” published in the March 2015 issue. The article describes the development of a new theoretical model for explaining health outcomes and health responses for older adults in unique ethno-cultural groups and to discuss implications and applications of the model to transcultural gerontological nursing practice. Dr. Phillips is Professor Emerita at the UCLA School of Nursing. She is a fellow of the Gerontology Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Her team includes Benissa Salem, Kia Jeffers, Haesook Kim, Maria Elena Ruiz, Nancy Salem, and Diana Woods.” At the link right-click “Direct download: TCN_26_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Phobia 29 mins – “Although cities across the country have announced themselves as sanctuaries, the queer and trans communities who defined this movement have been routinely failed by those same cities’ adherence to regressive policing tactics. This week, Jennicet Gutiérrez, of La Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Hamid Khan, of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, join Laura to take measure of the contradictions found in state sanctioned surveillance of so-called sanctuary communities.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Beginning 48 mins – “Americans used smartphones to record their stories from the start of Donald Trump’s presidency. A simple conversation in a bar triggers an attack which leads to a prison sentence. This is the first of four podcasts about the real lives of Americans and what they want from their president. The Response: America’s Story is from The BBC World Service with American Public Media. This episode was compiled and recorded in Charleston West Virginia, with insights from Roxy Todd of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Rollback Questions 47 mins – “A ProPublica and New York Times investigation of President Trump’s regulatory rollbacks raises red flags. We’ll dig in. Trump’s Government Regulation Rollbacks” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu

Trumping the Climate 46 mins – “The Trump administration’s determination to revive coal mining and domestic oil drilling is causing concern that international efforts to combat climate change will crumble. But how far will the new Trump team be able to shrink rules created under President Obama and as far back as President Nixon? U.S. Senator John McCain recently cast a deciding vote against a Republican effort to roll back restrictions on methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas. California, long the vanguard of environmental protections, vows to keep forging ahead with its climate agenda. What are the new politics of carbon? How much change will the Trump administration really bring to the climate change fight? What are energy investors and companies doing in the new political context? Join a conversation about energy, markets and the mainstream news media.” At the link find the title, “Trumping the Climate: Coming in Hot, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170716_cl1 TrumpingTheClimate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. At the link find the title, “Trumping the Climate: Coming in Hot, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170716_cl1_TrumpingTheClimate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

U.S. Attorney General 26 mins – “Can a president fire the attorney general? How much influence does a president have over the Justice Department? Reporter Ashley Parker, historian Tim Naftali and law professor Steve Vladeck on the politics, historical context and legal limitations.” At the link find the title, “Is it unusual for a president to publicly berate members of his own cabinet? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 597a5445e4b0b07aa660ab98 1351620000001-300040_t_1501189194768_44100_128_2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

US Business Leadership Network 56 mins – “Joyce welcomes Jill Houghton, executive director of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN). The USBLN embraces the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor force and marketplace; assists in career preparation for, and employment of, people with disabilities; improves customer experiences for people with disabilities; and promotes the certification and growth of disability-owned business enterprises. Ms. Houghton will discuss the USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program (DSDP). The DSDP offers businesses owned by individual(s) with a disability, including service disabled veterans, an exciting opportunity to increase their access to potential contracting opportunities with major corporations, government agencies, and one another. Through the DSDP, businesses can obtain Disability-Owned Business Enterprise Certification and get connected to a nationwide network of corporate and government procurement professionals, disability advocates, and others.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vegetative States 56 mins – “Philosophy PhD student Andrew Peterson is embedded with scientists at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University and considers the ethical and moral questions emerging from this cutting edge research.” At the link find the title, “The Open Mind: Are ‘unconscious’ patients more conscious than we think? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas_20170710_35556.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Venezuela Crisis 21 mins – “Many Venezuelans are seeking refuge in Canada to escape the violence and economic turmoil that continue to escalate in their country.” At the link find the title, “Full Episode for July 11, 2017 – The Current,” right-click “Media files current_20170711_33339.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voting Security 20 mins – “Cybersecurity reporter Kim Zetter warns that our election systems, including our voting machines, are vulnerable to hacking: “We can’t rule out that elections haven’t already been manipulated.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Wall Street Prosecutions 49 mins – “Only one corporate executive was convicted after the financial meltdown of 2008. Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘ProPublica’ reporter Jesse Eisinger’s new book ‘The Chickens*** Club’ is about why the Department of Justice reaches settlements with banks and corporations and fails to prosecute executives. Also, commentator Mat Johnson shares a story about losing his hard drive.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Experiences 74 mins – “Winner of the 2014 National Book Award, “Redeployment” takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Author Phil Klay reads from and discusses this collection of short stories which asks readers to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven are themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival. the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of the chaos. NOTE: Contains graphic scenes that may not be suitable for everyone.” At the link find the title, “’Redeployment’ author Phil Klay, May, 2015,” right-click “Media files 7c40517a.mp3 Phil Klay” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

We the People 12 mins – “It’s a fateful moment in history. We’ve seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism — all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. “Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?” asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk, the spiritual leader gives us three specific ways we can move from the politics of “me” to the politics of “all of us, together.” At the linkf idn the title, “How we can face the future without fear, together | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files RabbiLordJonathanSacks 2017.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Well Being Skill 44 mins – “Scientific evidence suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivating habits of mind that will improve well-being. These include happiness, resilience, compassion, and emotional balance. Each of these characteristics is instantiated in brain circuits that exhibit plasticity and thus can be shaped and modified by experience and training. Mental training to cultivate well-being has profound implications for schools, the workplace, and society as a whole. Richard J. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson has published over 320 articles and edited 14 books, including The Emotional Life of Your Brain. NOTE: Davidson shared a couple of short video clips during his talk at the Festival. The first shows video games developed for kids to cultivate habits of kindness and pro-social behavior. The second is a demonstration of the preschool kindness curriculum that he refers to in the podcast. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8BvPl8tylU” At the link find the title, “Circuit Training for Your Brain: Well-Being Is a Skill, Jul, 2015,” right-click “Media files 5dedf24b.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

WW One Poison Gas 7 mins Mike Freemantle introduces a chemical weapon developed in the first world war that fortunately failed to live up to its terrible potential” At the link find the title, “Diphenylchlorarsine: Chemistry in its element, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files Ciie_Diphenylchlorarsine.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 299 – Aug 4, 2017: Affordable Care Act Legislation, Al Franken, Alan Alda, American Revolution, Bail Business Failure, Baking Powder Wars, Black Colleges, Blasphemy in Pakistan, Blind Visual Interpreter Story, Bowel Cancer Study and Trump Global Gag, British Army Muslims, Cable Business, Campaign 68, Cancer Immunotherapy, Charlatans, Chef Samin Nosrat, Child Raising, Childhood Poverty in America, Coal History, Co-authoring a Book, College Dropouts, College for Low Income Students, Compulsions, Conservatism, Cyber Attack on British National Health Service, Cyber City, Cyber Weapons, Deflation Impact, Dementia Prevention and Care, Detroit Rejuvenation, Disabled Child Care, Dragon Lady and Watergate, Farming in Canada, Fertility Industry, For Profit Schools, Foreclosure City, Foreign Policy, Gang Members, Garth Brooks, Gender Issues, Glia Cells in Brain, GMOs and Glyphosate, Gonorrhea Vaccine, Good Muslim-Bad Muslim, Graphology, Gulf War Illness, Harvard Calculators, Health Bill Failure, Health Care Insurance, High Altitude Sickness, High Poverty Schools, Hillary Clinton Commencement Speech, Historically Black, Hypothermia, Immigrants in College, Inner Ear Functions, Iraqi Civilian Deaths, ISIS Opposition Overview, Job Decline in U.S., Kitchen Sinks, Lady Bootleggers, Learning Better, Lecture Ineffectiveness, Liberal Arts Majors, Life Expectancy Rise Stops, Living on Nothing, Low Income College Students, Mass Transit Segregation, Medicaid Cuts, Migration Issues, Mississippi Desegregation, Mitch McConnell, Molecular Biology Beginnings, Mongolia Pollution, Naval Operations, Neoniconoid Insecticides, Net Neutrality Issues, Neurological Physical Therapy, New Deal Legacy, Nuclear Blackmarket Business, Nuclear Bombs for Peace, Online College Classes, Parents Wanted, Preschool History, Privacy and Surveillance, Quantum Bits, Ransomeware Protection, Recidivism, Remedial Education Trap, Research Waste, Robot Personalities, Rolling Stone Founder, Rooftop Farming, Roosevelts on Radio, Russia-Cyber Solution, Russian Adoptions, Russia Interference in U.S., Sad Songs, Sarah Vaughn, School Discipline, Sex Robots, Sexual Harassment by Venture Capitalists, Single Parent Home Disadvantage, Solar Power Trends, Statin Controversy, Student Veterans, Summer College Melt Fix, Summer Jobs Decline, Syrian Cookbook, Teaching Character in School, Teen Sex Traffic, Teen Suicides, Teenage HIV, Text Book War, Trump, Voter Data Request Response in NH, Voter Fraud Commission, War Brutality, War on Poverty Water Problems, Well Sibling Syndrome, Whiteness in America, Women Computers, WW II Deception

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Affordable Care Act Legislation 18 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to Patrick Caldwell, a health care reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest iteration of the Senate health bill and the politics surrounding it.” At the link find the title, “Questioning the Trump-Russia Conspiracy, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY6658602983.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Al Franken 69 mins – “How did an award-winning comedian defy the odds and get elected to public office? Hear more about Senator Al Franken’s journey as he shares behind-the-scenes moments of his foray into politics and working in Washington, D.C. Senator Franken has represented the state of Minnesota since 2009. He serves on several committees, including the Judiciary; Energy and Natural Resources; Indian Affairs; and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Before entering the political scene, Senator Franken was a popular “Saturday Night Live” writer and featured player, comedian, and radio talk show host.” At the link find the title, “Senator Al Franken: Giant of the Senate, Jul, 2017,” right-click “ Media files cc_20170706_Al_Franken_Podcast.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Alan Alda 39 mins – “Today’s guest is actor, writer, director, and science-curious artist Alan Alda. Jason says: “I grew up watching him in reruns of MASH, where his character Hawkeye Pierce was so specific and relatable that he feels in my memory like a not-too-distant relative. And in Horace and Pete, Louis CK’s 2016 brilliant web-tv dramedy, Alan underwent a miraculous metamorphosis into a bitter, racist barman who is also a fully-fleshed human being. But wait – there’s more! For decades, Alan has been helping to heal the ancient rift between highly technical science and ordinary curiosity. Alan’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? Shares what he (and science) have learned about how we can communicate better. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a matter of life or death.” Inspired by a passage in Alan’s book, Jason puts away his interview notes. What follows is a funny, honest, connected conversation unlike anything else in the show’s two-year history.” At the link find the title, “106. Alan Alda (Actor) – The Spirit of the Staircase,” right-click “Media files PP5550286131.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-menu.

American Revolution 52 mins – “On the 4th of July, we’re broadcasting our conversation with writer Nathaniel Philbrick about George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Arnold has long been regarded as the archetypal American traitor. But before he betrayed his country, he was actually one of Washington’s favorite and most trusted generals. In his book, Philbrick examines the complicated relationship between the two men. Ultimately, he says, it’s about their different reactions to a dysfunctional Congress that was driven by self-righteous opportunism. Nathaniel Philbrick is the author numerous books, including In the Heart of the SeaWhy Read Moby Dick? and Mayflower. His new book is called Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American“ At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bail Business Failure 19 mins – “Bail is broken. In New Jersey, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges banded together to try a dramatic solution: Blow it up.” At the link find the title “#783: New Jersey Bails Out,” right-click “Media files 20170712_pmoney_pmpod783.mp3” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Baking Powder Wars 56 mins – “First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world’s kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the titanic struggle that reshaped America’s diet and rewrote its recipes.” At the link right-click the cloud with down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Colleges 54 mins – “Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” At the link find the title, “The Living Legacy: Black Colleges in the 21st Century, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files livinglegacy_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blasphemy in Pakistan 27 mins – “What drives a mob to climb several flights of stairs, break down a dormitory door and kill the young man inside? Secunder Kermani pieces together the last hours of Mashal Khan, the undergraduate beaten to death by vigilantes in April, 2017. It happened in the small city of Mardan, set on a fertile plain below mountains that form part of the border with Afghanistan. Until recently, this part of Pakistan was officially known as a “frontier”. Here, as in the rest of this huge Muslim country, blasphemy is a crime. And if the police won’t enforce the law, there’s a code. “If you have to kill someone as a punishment, do it in such a way that all connections to his brain are disconnected and there is no pain,” one local politician explained. “Just bury him afterwards.” Mashal Khan was not so lucky. His slow, painful death and subsequent mutilation was captured on mobile phones. The shocking footage spread quickly and reignited the controversy over Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws. There have been rallies in support of the victim’s family. His grave is blanketed in tinsel and flowers from sympathisers. But there’ve been rallies for the alleged killers as well. The BBC’s Secunder Kermani is based in Pakistan and has gone to meet the families and friends on both sides of this story and asks, Who was Mashal Khan? And why did he die?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Visual Interpreter Story 7 mins – “Michael Hingson talks about his employment journey and how everything he has done in his past has led him to Aira. And that is what Michael brings to his new Strategic Sales position at Aira. He is not new to Aira as he has been involved for over 2 and a half years and understands completely how Aira brings instant access to information. Michael is well known for his Best Selling book titled, Thunder Dog. Telling the story about his experience surrounding the escape from Tower 1 during the September 11th terrorist attacks….” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bowel Cancer Study and Trump Global Gag 27 mins – Could Donald Trump’s plan to ban US funding for global organisations that offer abortion advice stop women from accessing contraception? President of Women Deliver, Katja Iversen, talks to Claudia about the likely consequences of the ban, often known as the ‘Global Gag Rule’. She says this controversial policy will actually increase numbers of abortions and maternal deaths, and impact other services like immunisations offered at integrated clinics. Research in the gastronomic capital of France hopes to reveal how the foods we eat influence our risk of getting cancer. Scientists at a biobank in Lyon are analysing blood samples from more than half a million people to see if certain foods increase the risk of bowel cancer. Thousands of compounds produced by different foods have been identified – to see if they can be linked to cancers. The role of microbes living in the gut will also be examined. E-books score better than paper books in helping to improve language development in very young children according to a new American study. Reading on a tablet computer with a parent increased levels of interaction with very young children – but educational psychologist Gabrielle Strouse says toddlers still love the tactile nature of paper books.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

British Army Muslims 27 mins – “When Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi became the first, and now only, British Muslim soldier to be killed in Afghanistan in 2006, there was an outpouring of sympathy from his local community, but there was criticism from some quarters too. His death highlighted the role of Britain’s Muslim soldiers and soon afterwards a plot to kidnap and behead a Muslim soldier was discovered in Birmingham. Zubeida Malik meets Muslim soldiers who speak for the first time about what it is like to serve as a Muslim in the British army.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cable Business 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.

Campaign 68 54 mins – “The 1968 presidential election was a watershed in American politics. After dominating the political landscape for more than a generation, the Democratic Party crumbled. Richard M. Nixon was elected president and a new era of Republican conservatism was born.” At the link find the title, “Campaign ’68, Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files campaign68_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cancer Immunotherapy 4 mins – “Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has partnered with the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research to sponsor a translational research team focused on applying chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy to fighting pancreatic cancer. The Stand Up To Cancer–Lustgarten Foundation Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell (CAR-T) Translational Research Team will seek to apply to a solid tumor cancer the CAR-T approach that has seen success in blood cancers such as leukemia. The team has been awarded $2 million. Half will come from SU2C, a 501(c)(3) funder of cancer research established in 2008 by film and media leaders. The other half will come from the Lustgarten Foundation, which has directed $132 million to research since its inception and is the largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research. Leading the team are three pioneers in CAR-T therapy development based at the University of Pennsylvania’s …” At the link find the title, “July 18, 2017 Looking at the CAR-T Landscape As First Approval Nears ”. Click that link to listen online, but downloads are not available; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Charlatans 52 mins – “The next documentary in our Through the Lens series is a true story of desperation, scams, and goat testicles. Director Penny Lane joins us to talk about John Romulus Brinkley, a man who claimed to have a cure for impotence and many other ailments in 1920s Kansas. He took to newfangled radio to tout his unorthodox treatments, but soon found his nemesis in one Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lane’s film is called NUTS! At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Chef Samin Nosrat 58 mins – “Samin Nosrat is a writer, teacher, and chef. Called a “go-to resource for matching the correct techniques with the best ingredients” by the New York Times and “the next Julia Child” by NPR’s All Things Considered, she’s been cooking professionally since 2000, when she first stumbled into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Bon Appetit, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other places. She lives, cooks, and gardens in Berkeley, California. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is her first book.” At the link right-click the cloud with down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Child Raising 60 mins – “Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) looks at how to engage adolescents and young adults to become independent, active, and engaged citizens. He is interviewed by Steven Olikara, founder and president of the Millennial Action Project.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Senator Ben Sasse, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478012.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Childhood Poverty in America 56 mins – “One in five American children is growing up poor. Critics of welfare and other social programs say government spending hasn’t solved poverty. But neither has economic growth.” At the link find the title, “The Forgotten 14 Million, May, 1999,” right-click “Media files forgotten14million_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Co-authoring a Book 37 mins – “Today, for the first time, we welcome TWO guests to Think Again – writers Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland – and talk to them from New York to a Los Angeles hotel room over a horrible wi-fi connection. And it all works out beautifully. Nicole’s typically a writer of historical fiction including The Fool’s Tale and Iago, and Neil’s known for complex, speculative science fiction including Seveneaves, Snow Crash, and many other novels. Together, they’ve written a new novel: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. – a massive and massively entertaining epic involving magic, time travel, quantum physics, secret government organizations, and an ancient banking family called the Fuggers — with all of the jokes that implies. In this episode, we delve into Schroedinger’s Cat, why humans make such terrible decisions, and how linear a story has to be to be a story at all. Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode: Salman Rushdie on video games and the future of storytelling, Robert Sapolsky on brain regions and impulse control” At the link find the title, “107. Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Authors) – The Garden of Forking Paths,” right-click “Media files PP9113345420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Coal History 54 mins – “The production of electricity in America pumps out more greenhouse gases than all of our cars, trucks, planes, and ships combined, and half of our electricity comes from burning coal.” At the link find the title, “Power and Smoke: A Nation Built on Coal, Fe” right-click “Media files powerandsmoke_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College Dropouts 54 mins – “In an economy that increasingly demands workers with knowledge and skills, many college dropouts are being left behind.” At the linkf idn the title, “Some College, No Degree: Getting Adults Back to School, Aug, 2011,” right-click “Media files somecollegenodegree_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

College for Low Income Students 54 mins – “Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years. College students today are more likely to be older, part-time, working, and low-income than they were three decades ago.” At the link link find the title, “The New Face of College, Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files newfaceofcollege_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Compulsions 52 mins – “You may have said this before … a lot of us do … “I’m completely OCD.” Though doubling back to make sure you locked the doors and turned off the coffee maker or constantly reaching for your phone to check for text and other alerts may not be signs of clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, science writer Sharon Begley says that compulsion is a way of coping with our daily anxieties. Begley joins Doug to talk about the neuroscience of compulsion, and why we “Can’t Just Stop.” Sharon Begley is a senior writer at STAT. the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She’s the author of four books. This latest is called Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Conservatism 45 mins – “…Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. …Sir Roger examines a brief history of conservatism in the twentieth century of England in regard to Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. Although he appreciates what Margaret Thatcher stood for, he argues that she had many conservative ideals but never used the conservative framework to organize her overall political strategy. Instead she organized around market economics, which was not always effective in the social, cultural, and legal areas. Peter Robinson argues that Winston Churchill did a much better job of organizing around conservative ideals but eventually lost an election because he didn’t have the vocabulary or the focus on free markets. They discuss the tenuous relationship between free markets and conservative ideals that have not mixed well together in British politics. Robinson and Sir Roger discuss the 2016 political upset of Brexit in the United Kingdom and how the political analysts failed to predict the vote outcome, much like what happened in November 2016 in the United States. They deliberate how the issues around immigration from Eastern Europe to the United Kingdom contributed to Brexit, in addition to general dissatisfaction with the European Union. Thus, in the cases of both the United Kingdom and the United States, the media and intellectuals ignored the will of the “indigenous working classes” who made their voices known through their votes….” At the link find the title “How to Be a Conservative, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170720-Scruton.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Attack on British National Health Service 37 mins – “Earlier this year, the WannaCry ransomeware attack took control of computers in 40 NHS trusts, blocking access to the data held on them. This wasn’t the first time that NHS computers had been infected by malware, but it brought the danger of cyber attack into the consciousness of doctors and patients. In this podcast we hear from two people who have been thinking hard about cyber security in the NHS – James Kinross, a surgeon and lecturer at Imperial College London, and Chris Hankin, director of Imperial’s Institute for Security Science and Technology.” At the link find the title, “James Kinross and Chris Hankin WannCry about NHS IT, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 333190344-bmjgroup-james-kinross-and-chris-hankin-wanncry-about-nhs-it.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber City 54 mins – “The nation’s foreign-born population will soon surpass the 14.7 percent share reached in 1910, when the Statue of Liberty beckoned to Europe’s “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Most of the new immigrants are from Latin America.” At the link find the title, “Pueblo, USA, Sept, 2008,” right-click “Media files pueblousa_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cyber Weapons 46 mins – “The latest global cyberattack—using NSA cyber-weapons—has raised the stakes. We’ll look at real vulnerability and defense.” At the link find the title, “The Global Cyberattack Challenge, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_535397667.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Deflation Impact 54 mins – “An extraordinary moment: America in a rare period of price stability.” At the link find the title, “The World Turned Upside Down, Mar, 1998,” right-click “Media files worldturnedupsidedown_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Prevention and Care 18 mins – “Lead author Gill Livingston discusses the new Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care.” At the link find the title, “Dementia Commission: The Lancet: July 20, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20july_dementia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Rejuvenation 51 mins – “On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future. For this episode, we spoke with Alexis Wiley, Mayor Mike Duggan’s Chief of Staff. Wiley showed us around her office, told us about how she transitioned into the world of politics from a role as a local tv reporter, and explained what goes into the mayoral team’s response to a crisis. Then in a Slate Plus extra, Wiley talks about introducing and advocating for Detroit’s Project Green Light, an effort to install police video cameras at gas stations.” At the link find the title, “In Detroit: How Does the Mayor’s Chief of Staff Work? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1983568354.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Detroit Rejuvenation 58 mins – “For this episode, we spoke with Diana Nucera, director of the Detroit Community Technology Project. Diana Nucera runs an organization that promotes digital literacy and internet access in Detroit. Diana tells us about how she works to fill in technological gaps in Detroit—a city where nearly 40% of households still don’t have internet access. She talks us through her organization’s digital literacy programs and describes their efforts to build networks to build networks. Nucera also tells us a bit about her organization’s DIY roots, and how they fit into the city’s evolving political infrastructure. In a Slate Plus Extra, Nucera describes how net neutrality might change and how that might affect DCTP’s work.” At the link find the title, “In Detroit: How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM2761259729.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Disabled Child Care 22 mins – “Two moms have forced Canada to re-examine the definition of family and who can be parents. Natasha and Lynda are platonic friends, neighbours and legal parents to the same little boy. This is the story of Elaan and his two “mommas.” At the link find the title,”July 7: ENCORE | How two friends fought to be legal ‘co-mommas’ to a 7-year-old boy — and won, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170707_97474.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dragon Lady and Watergate 39 mins – “Foreign Collusion and the Dragon Lady Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by John Dickerson, each installment revisits a memorable (or even a forgotten) moment from America’s past….In this bite-sized podcast for fans of presidential campaign history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American quadrennial carnival. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential election cycle so fascinating. Part of the Panoply Network. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming in Canada 88 mins – “Brendan Grant raises six acres of vegetables plus laying hens, Highland cattle, and a hundred acres of hay with his wife, Marcelle Paulin, at Sleepy G Farm, just east of Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Superior. The only certified organic farm for 500 miles around in Canada, Sleepy G’s produce is marketed through a 150-member CSA, grocery stores, a farmers market, and a small on-farm store. Brendan shares his techniques for bringing new land into production, and delves into the ins and outs of tillage and mechanical weed control on raised beds. We also dig into marketing in Thunder Bay, an isolated city eight hours from other metropolitan areas with no history of market farming, as well as the impact of their isolation and extreme climate on production and input choices. We also discuss how the farm survived a serious accident two years ago, the impact that accident had on the farm and on Brendan, and how they managed their way through the crisis. We also discuss the pieces that Brendan and Marcelle had in place that helped the farm survive.: At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Fertility Industry 56 mins – “A series about the social implications of infertility and the advanced reproductive techniques designed to correct the condition.” At the link find the title, “The Fertility Race, Sept, 1999,” right-click “Media files fertilityrace_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

For Profit Colleges 55 mins – “For-profit colleges have deep roots in American history, but until recently they were a tiny part of the higher education landscape. Now they are big players.” At the link find the title,”The Rise of Phoenix: For-Profit Universities Shake Up the Academy, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files risephoenix_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreclosure City 53 mins – “Until recently, Las Vegas was one of the few places where the American Dream still seemed widely possible. Each month, thousands of people flocked there, lured by the promise of good jobs and a chance to own a home. It was the fastest growing city in the country. But now, Las Vegas has a new distinction: the nation’s highest foreclosure rate.” At the link find the title, “Foreclosure City, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files foreclosurecity_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Foreign Policy 71 mins – “For 70 years, the Truman Doctrine has guided U.S. foreign policy, tying the United States to support for democracy, open societies, and market economies across the globe. Rallying a war-weary nation, President Harry Truman laid the foundation for a system of alliances in Europe and Asia, international institutions for economic cooperation, and the spread of human rights that underlay U.S. Cold War strategy. Seven decades later, what relevant lessons of the Truman Doctrine remain? On July 19, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va) for a discussion of these themes from his new article for Foreign Affairs, “A new Truman Doctrine: Grand strategy in a hyperconnected world.” While much has changed since the early Cold War, the senator’s call for a revitalized, 21st century Truman Doctrine recognizes that essential questions of Harry Truman’s time ring true today.” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gang Members 55 mins – “Rene Enriquez was a leader in one of America’s most violent gangs, the Mexican Mafia. He’s serving 20 years to life in California for murders he committed for the gang.” At the link find the title, “Gangster Confidential, “ right-click “Media files gangsterconfidential_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Garth Brooks 48 mins – “Country music legend Garth Brooks joins us. Don’t miss it.” At the link find the title, “Garth Brooks On ‘Gunslinger’ Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_535516247.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gender Issues 57 mins – “Temple University professor Heath Davis examines gender identity. He is interviewed by Sarah Ellis.” At the link find the title, “After Words with Heath Davis, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.479871.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Glia Cells in the Brain 10 mins – “…. It started when I was a post-doc. I was interested in the role of glia in brain development and wiring. At the time, Ben Barres was looking at the role of glia in this context. Centrally, through an unbiased screen, we unexpectedly identified a role for these immune molecules (called complement) in the pruning (or elimination) of synapses, which is a normal developmental process. It’s very important for brain wiring. Back then, in 2005, this was surprising, because we didn’t typically think about immune molecules being in the brain. We thought about immune molecules when someone had an infection or if there was a breach of the blood-brain barrier. We discovered that a number of these molecules that were traditionally associated with the complement system were actually being expressed in neurons and in healthy glial cells in the normal brain. We then discovered that they played a role in this pruning process. This was a perfect way to launch a lab because nothing was known mechanistically. Over the first 5 years, we tried to dig into that using mouse models, and we started thinking about how this might work. That led to our discovery that another type of immune cell, called “microglia,” were at play here. As a glial biologist, I completely ignored microglia because they are immune cells and they weren’t really born in the brain. Neurobiologists didn’t think about them in the context of the healthy brain. We put these two ideas together and realized that the microglia are actually part of the pruning process. Much of the work that we have been doing over the past 8 years has just been digging in and trying to understand how this immune pathway is involved in something as important as pruning….” At the link find the title, “’Sparks Fly’ and ‘Momentous Discovery’ in Brain Diseases Follows, Jul 2017, “ right-click “Media files 882177.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GMOs and Glyphosate 52 mins – “Are genetically modified food advocates the new “flat-earthers”? Are their opponents the new climate deniers? As with many issues these days, the two sides are working from different sets of facts. Monsanto, the agrochemical company, and other supporters of foods that include genetically modified organisms (GMOs) say using GMOs can promote more nutritious crops, improve farmer livelihood, foster drought tolerance and flood resilience, reduce chemical pesticide use, and end hunger. Food advocates say those claims are false. They note that GMO foods promote industrial monoculture, concentrate corporate power in a few hands and drive the use of glyphosate, which has been labeled a carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency and is now the subject of a class action lawsuit in California. Both critics and supporters were displeased by a law passed last year requiring the future labeling of GMO foods.” At the link find the title, “Rounding up the Facts on”right-click “Media files cc_20170709_cl1_Rounding_Up_Facts_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gonorrhea Vaccine 9 mins – “Helen Petousis-Harris discusses a proof of principle study which suggests that a type of meningococcal B vaccine could protect against gonorrhoea.” At the link find the title, “Putting a dent in gonorrhoea?: The Lancet: July 10, 2017,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Good Muslim-Bad Muslim 33 mins – “Back in May [2015], Zahra and Taz had an awesome time getting interviewed by John Fugelsang and Frank Conniff for the SirusXM show Tell Me Everything. We weren’t able to share the link – so instead, we’re going to share the audio directly! Listen to the audio from the show right here – and thanks to the Tell Me Everything team for inviting us on!” At thelink you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.  

Graphology 27 mins – “Maria Konnikova returns to look at a tool prosecutors have used for decades: handwriting analysis, or graphology. Older versions of the practice have used handwriting to predict everything from a person’s mental state to their capacity for murder. “People have been convicted based on it,” says Konnikova. “We’re not talking about phrenology. Graphology is still something that exists in the United States. There are societies of graphologists.” Konnikova is the author of The Confidence Game and host of the Panoply podcast The Grift. For the Spiel, Trump’s voting commission may be hobbled, but it can still do some real harm.” At the link find the title, “The Garbage Art of Handwriting Analysis, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM3052640002.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gulf War Illness 6 mins – “VA estimates that 44 percent of veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91 have medical issues commonly referred to as Gulf War Illness and that those who have been deployed to Southwest Asia since then may suffer from similar medical issues. These medical issues may entitle a veteran to VA benefits. Recently, questions have been raised about whether VA is processing GWI claims correctly. GAO was asked to review VA’s handling of these claims. This report examines (1) recent trends in GWI disability claims, (2) challenges associated with accurately processing and clearly communicating decisions on GWI claims, and (3) how VA uses GWI research to inform the disability compensation program. GAO reviewed relevant federal laws, regulations, and guidance; analyzed VA data on GWI-related claim decisions from fiscal years 2010–2015 (the most recent data available); visited 4 of 58 regional offices, choosing those with high GWI caseloads; and interviewed headquarters and regional VA staff and key stakeholders. GAO also reviewed a non-generalizable sample of 44 claim files to provide illustrative examples of how VA evaluated and communicated decisions on GWI claims.” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Harvard Calculators 100 mins [2 parts] – “In the first part of a multi episode series, we look at the lives of two very different women.  Williamina Fleming and Antonia Maury both made significant contributions to the field of stellar spectroscopy by developing classification systems to better understand the light from stars but their different backgrounds and training meant that they understood the role of being a calculator very differently.” [Then in Part 2] Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt would form the core of the calculation staff at the Harvard College Observatory for nearly two decades.  They oversaw the transition of the Observatory from the directorship of Edward Charles Pickering to Harlow Shapley and established the dominant classification systems and physical laws for stellar spectra and variable stars in the early 20th century that would lead to foundational discoveries in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. Do the same for Part 2 with this link.

Health Bill Failure 18 mins – “Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann recall the sudden collapse of the Republican health care bill on Monday night and wonder if master tactician Mitch McConnell can still bring it back from the dead. Could President Donald Trump change senators’ minds, and is there any hope for a bipartisan compromise?” At the link find the title, “Is It Really Dead? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1648522422.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the op-up menu.

Health Care Insurance Impact 13 mins – “After the Republican Party’s seven-year attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act kicked the bucket this week, Donald Trump declared that he would “let Obamacare fail.” He has plenty of options for moving that failure along and his actions inevitably would hit poor people the hardest, a fact that does not surprise Jack Frech who spent 30 years serving the poor in Appalachian Ohio. Frech was saddened but not surprised by the proposals put forward by house and Senate Republicans. He says such ideas are both perennial and bipartisan. For example the Clinton administration bundled what was once federal welfare assistance into block grants to states where the money often is misdirected or hoarded by the states, even as its shriveled by inflation. For context in the ensuing healthcare battles we are replaying a conversation Brooke had with Jack just after the house bill was passed.” 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 Care Legislation 16 mins – “Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann try to work out if Mitch McConnell actually cares about health policy and why moderate Republicans would vote for such a harsh bill. Then they get into the complicated question of the many ways the Senate legislation threatens to mess with Medicaid.” At the link find the title, “Why Would Moderate Republicans Vote for Such a Harsh Bill? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY5399083692.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Altitude Sickness 28 mins – “If you are hiking, skiing, climbing or just visiting at altitude higher than 8,000 feet you may experience altitude sickness. Emergency Medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell covers the symptoms and what you should do if you show any of the signs. Recorded on 04/26/2017. (#32415)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

High Poverty Schools 54 mins – “The nation’s high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena are trying to do things differently.” At the link find the title, “What It Takes: Chasing Graduation at High-Poverty High Schools, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files whatittakes_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Hillary Clinton Commencement Speech 33 mins – “Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the commencement address at her alma mater of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She urges students to fight for the truth, which she says is under assault, and she condemns the president’s budget.” At the link find the title “Hillary Clinton Urges Wellesley Students to Fight for Truth, Attacks President’s Budget, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.478642.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Historically Black P1 54 mins – “NASA’s Human Computers, Harlem Through James Van Der Zee’s Lens, The Spirit of the Million Man March” At the link find the title,”Historically Black, Part 1, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files hbradio1_128.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Historically Black P2 54 mins – “Tracking Down a Slave’s Bill of Sale, The Path to Founding an HBCU, The Fiddler who Charmed Missouri” At the link find the title, “Historically Black, Part 2, Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files hbradio2_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hypothermia 60 mins – “Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature. If the temperature drops too low it is a medical emergency. Emergency medicine specialist Dr. Chris Colwell explains the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of hypothermia so that it can be managed as soon as possible. Recorded on 04/26/2017. (#32414)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Immigrants in College 54 mins – “The United States is facing a dramatic demographic challenge: Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and they are the least likely to graduate from college.” At the link find the title,”Rising By Degrees, Nov, 2009,” right-click “Media files risingbydegrees_128.mp3” and selec t “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Inner Ear Functions 76 mins – “UCSF Physical Therapists explore the how the inner ear works with the brain in an effort to help patients with perception, balance and movement. Recorded on 05/02/2017. (#32388)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Iraqi Civilian Deaths 21 mins – “Re-capturing one of Iraq’s main cities has come at an enormous cost, especially at the expense of civilians.” At the link find the title, “July 3: After ISIS is pushed out, what’s the future of Mosul? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170703_46050.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ISIS Opposition Overview 13 mins – “As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria emerged, it seized territory in Iraq and Syria, and established branches and launched terror attacks in a number of countries. The U.S. government, working with international partners, undertakes a range of efforts to counter the group. We identified 9 key issues related to U.S. counter-ISIS efforts. Among the issues: Assisting and equipping Iraqi and Syrian opposition forces combatting ISIS; Providing humanitarian and governance assistance to Iraqis and Syrians; Disrupting ISIS’s branches and networks in various countries, including its financing and propaganda; Mitigating threats to homeland security” At the link right-click “download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Job Decline in .U.S. 49 mins – “Author Rick Wartzman says that jobs offering security, decent wages and good benefits are becoming harder to find, in part because of automation, globalization, and the weakening of unions. His book is ‘The End of Loyalty.’ Also, Sharon Horgan, co-creator and co-star of the Amazon comedy series ‘Catastrophe’ talks with ‘Fresh Air’ producer Ann Marie Baldonado about finding her comedy partner Rob Delaney on Twitter, her confessional approach to writing, and working with the late Carrie Fisher.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kitchen Sinks 20 mins – “The kitchen sink is one the hardest working fixtures in the entire house.  So, we need to choose the best sink for our kitchen routine and our kitchen design. Some sink materials are tougher than others.  Taking the time to become familiar with different sink features and materials will help you find a sink that will make your kitchen look great and function well. This week we’ll go over the pros and cons of the most common kitchen sink materials, then I’ll give you a few tips for choosing the best sink size and style for your home and habits.  Plus we’ll go over our Pro Term: Farmhouse sink.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lady Bootleggers 33 mins – “Despite its uber-masculine connotation, it’s women who are behind the renaissance of this delightful drink, and women who were instrumental to its American origin story.” At the link find the title, “The Magnificent History of Women & Whiskey, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-07-05-smnty-women-whiskey-final.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Learning Better 54 mins – “Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.” At the link find the title, “The Science of Smart, Aug, 2014,” right-click “Media files scienceofsmart_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Lecture Ineffectiveness 54 mins – “College students spend a lot of time listening to lectures. But research shows there are better ways to learn. And experts say students need to learn better because the 21st century economy demands more well-educated workers.” At the link find the title, “Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking the Way College Students Learn, Sept, 2011,” right-click “Media files dontlectureme_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Liberal Arts Majors 54 mins – “The most popular college major in America these days is business. Some students think it doesn’t pay to study philosophy or history. But advocates of liberal arts programs say their graduates are still among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad and deep education.” At the link find the title, “Who Needs an English Major? 2011,” right-click “Media files englishmajor_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Life Expectancy Rise Stops 27 mins – “The rise in life expectancy in the UK has stalled for the first time in a hundred years – despite improvements in other parts of the world. The increase was around one year every three and a half years for men, and a year for every five years for women. Sir Michael Marmot who’s the Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London was surprised to find that this rate of change has halved since 2010. He believes that as well as dementia, socio-economic inequalities are to blame. For life expectancy to rise, good health in childhood is crucial. In Ghana the government is tackling childhood malnutrition by giving pupils free meals at school – with the help of some new technology.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Living on Nothing 62 mins – “Financial expert Rachel Schneider and economics professor Jonathan Morduch report on how low to moderate income families manage their finances. They are interviewed by Professor Kathryn Edin, author of [$2.00 a Day].” At the link find the title, “After Words with Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files program.475635.MP3-STD.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Low Income College Students 54 mins – “More people are going to college than ever before, but a lot of them aren’t finishing. Low-income students, in particular, struggle to get to graduation.” At the link find the title, “Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through, Aug, 2012,” right-click “Media files gritluckmoney_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mass Transit Segregation 53 mins – “Equal access to transportation was once a central issue of the Civil Rights Movement. But today, disparities still persist.” At the link find the title, “Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race and Inequality, Jan, 2011,” right-click “Media files backofthebus_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medicaid Cuts 28 mins – “Senate Republicans unveiled a health care plan that includes deep cuts in Medicaid. We explain what those changes are and how they will be felt by many of the 70 million Americans who rely on Medicaid for their healthcare.” At the link find the title, “202: How the GOP wants to change Medicaid” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Migration Issues 92 mins – “An estimated 244 million people—or about 3.2 percent of the world’s population—were international migrants in 2015. Migration will only grow both in size and complexity, partly in response to the inexorable aging and persistent low fertility of a growing number of wealthy and middle-income countries. It has become increasingly unclear, however, whether the migration system can be managed well enough so that all actors—immigrants, members of the communities they leave and in which they settle, and sending and receiving societies—can fully draw its many benefits. As Migration Policy Institute co-founder, President (2002-2014), and since then, Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus Demetrios G. Papademetriou steps down from his day-to-day work at the Institute, he provides a far-ranging presentation of what migration’s challenges and opportunities are likely to look like in the next couple of decades. His presentation is followed by a conversation with Andrew Selee, MPI’s incoming President. Drawing from his decades of experience as a thought leader on migration policy around the globe, Papademetriou sets forth his views on the immediate and long-term challenges governments face as they grapple with the economic, social, and political impacts of aging populations and low fertility—and the proper role for migration as one of the responses to it. He offers suggestions on how governments on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond might better manage migration and thus capitalize on the opportunities it presents while reducing its negative effects on those who lose from the process.” At th elink right-click “Download(Loading)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mississippi Desegregation 54 mins – “Mississippi led the South in an extraordinary battle to maintain racial segregation. Whites set up powerful citizens groups and state agencies to fight the civil rights movement. Their tactics were fierce and, for a time, very effective.” At the link find the title, “State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement, Jan, 2011,” right-click “Media files stateofsiege_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mitch McConnell 24 mins – “Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans.” At the link find the title, “The Many Missteps of Mitch McConnell, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM5263864552.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Molecular Biology Beginnings 39 mins – “Today’s genomics explosion has foundations in seminal discoveries in molecular biology almost 50 years ago.  Today’s guest, Sir Richard Roberts, was a pivotal figure in a number of these areas. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993 as a co-discoverer of the intron, a part of many eukaryotic genes that contains no protein-coding function, yet can have important roles in a gene’s structure as well as mRNA stability and processing.  He shares his memories of the methods that led to the discovery of introns and restriction enzymes. In the second part of the podcast he discusses the important role of the Nobel Laureates as agents of social change.  As decorated experts, the Laureates have provided leadership in a number of social issues, including pressing for application of biotechnology application. Hosted by Chris Barbey, Graduate Student in the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at the University of Florida.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongolia Pollution 5 mins – “A baby cries for attention while his mother makes tea and tends a stove inside her family’s ger, or yurt. The air inside the heavy canvas walls is thick with the smells of smoke and cheese curd. Two older boys are playing outside. It’s a scene that could be from any time in Mongolia going back hundreds of years, and just about anywhere in the country’s vast open plains, where families of nomadic herders have followed their livestock for countless generations. But things are changing fast in Mongolia. And recently this nomadic family set down its portable home in a place they never expected to end up — a sprawling patchwork of dirt roads, makeshift fences and hundreds of yurts in the country’s crowded capital city of Ulaanbaatar. A few years ago the family gave up on herding and moved to the city after losing most of its livestock in a harsh winter, known here as a “dzud.” And they weren’t alone. “So many nomadic families lost their herds” during that time, says Jargalsaikhan Erdene-Bayar, the father of the family. “So they started moving here. And it’s still happening.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Naval Operations 26 mins – “Retired Admiral James Stavridis wants to remind us: Despite headlines about the rise of ISIS, there are bigger existential threats to America. “Terrorism is not apocalyptic, it’s a tool,” says Stavridis. He warns that conflicts with Russia and China are much more worrisome and likely to include a maritime component. “Again and again when there’s a crisis, the first question from the president is, where are the [aircraft] carriers? They are flexible and they can strike.” His new book is Sea Power.” At the link find the title, “At Sea With James Stavridis, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM1834836017.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Neonicotinoid Insecticides 44 mins – “Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a class of insecticides based on natural plant compounds that disrupt the insect nervous system. They are used because they have relatively low toxicity on non-insects.  They are applied as seed coatings, so when a seed germinates the water-soluble insecticides are taken up and mobilized throughout the plant, providing protection against insects that feed on it.  The strategy decreases the need for aerial spraying of broad-spectrum insecticides. Because of these attributes, neonic use has increased significantly. As usual, when a single strategy is employed there can be collateral effects. Dr. John Tooker from Penn State University describes his work on today’s podcast.  Dr. Tooker examines a situation where the reliance on neonics has led to problems with other pests. This reminds us that integrated pest management is important, that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions, and that we have to exercise care in monitoring unanticipated effects of insecticide use.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Net Neutrality Issues 4 mins – “Thousands of companies, including tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon, staged a Day of Action Wednesday to protest plans by the Federal Communications Commission to roll back rules that they say would affect net neutrality. “The notion and the principle behind net neutrality is that there should be no ability for any company or entity to be able to throttle [or] block access; not allow certain content; require pay prioritization for content to anywhere on the web,” said Denelle Dixon, chief legal and business officer at Mozilla, which is among more than 80,000 websites, organizations and individuals taking part in the protest. Under rules enacted in 2015, internet service providers are forbidden from favoring or discriminating against particular online content, apps or services, Mashable reports. But that will no longer be the case if ISPs succeed in reversing a 2015 “Title II” classification that has them regulated like traditional telephone service providers. “Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to be able to create their own rules and regulations around how they provide content to their end-user … and want more flexible rules,” Dixon said….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Neurological Physical Therapy 85 mins – “UCSF Physical Therapists Catherine Printz and Monika Patel explore neurological physical therapy. Recorded on 04/25/2017. (#32387)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Deal Legacy 54 mins – “President Barack Obama wants to create jobs by building infrastructure. So did another president. Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to put people to work by building roads, bridges, dams, sewers, schools, hospitals and even ski jumps. The structures that New Deal agencies built transformed America.” At the link find the title, “Bridge to Somewhere, May, 2009,” right-click “Media files bridgetosomewhere_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Blackmarket Business 54 mins – “In January 2000, a German engineer living in South Africa met with a friend and business partner to hatch a deal. Gerald Wisser, a 61-year-old broker, visited his friend’s pipe factory outside Johannesburg to see if his friend wanted to make a bid on a manufacturing project.” At the link find the title, “Business of the Bomb, Apr, 2008,” right-click “Media files businessofthebomb_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Nuclear Bombs for Peace 4 mins – “Fifty-five years ago this month, Milo Nordyke was staring out at the Nevada desert, waiting for a huge explosion to blow a hole in the surface of the earth. The blast was known as Sedan, and it was one of two dozen nuclear explosions that American scientists set off for non-military purposes. It was 1962, a year when most people feared the destructive power of nuclear bombs. But Nordyke and his colleagues believed that bombs had the power not only to destroy, but also to create. Let’s say you wanted to build a harbor or pit mine. One nuclear bomb could do the work of hundreds of bulldozers — or millions of sticks of dynamite….” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Online College Classes 54 mins – “Digital technologies and the Internet are changing how many Americans go to college. From online learning to simulation programs to smart-machine mentors, the 21st-century student will be taught in fundamentally new ways.” At the link find the title,”Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education, Sept, 2012,” right-click “Media files keyboardcollege_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Parents Wanted 54 mins – “Advocates for kids are trying to persuade more families to adopt teenagers. If teenagers in foster care don’t find permanent families, they face a grim future. They “age out” of foster care, usually when they turn 18 years old, and many wind up on the streets. Every year, more than 24,000 American young people age out of foster care.” At the link find the title, “Wanted: Parents Nov, 2007,” right-click “Media files wantedparents_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Preschool History 54 mins – “The Perry Preschool Project is one of the most famous education experiments of the last 50 years. The study asked a question: Can preschool boost the IQ scores of poor African-American children and prevent them from failing in school?” At the link find the title, “Early Lessons, Oct, 2009,” right-click “Media files earlylessons_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Privacy and Surveillance 67 mins – “The U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework, the agreement between the U.S. government and the European Commission that enables continued flows of commercial data from Europe to the United States, is undergoing its first annual review by the Commission and other European institutions. In the U.S., the Trump administration has affirmed support for the framework and its essential pillars, while simultaneously pursuing foreign policies and privacy policies that cause alarm to some Europeans. What will be the outcome of the EU Commission’s review, scheduled to be completed by September, and how will the actions of the Trump administration affect the future of data transfers? On July 19, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a leading member of the European Parliament on privacy and data protections issues, Jan Philipp Albrecht, to discuss views of the Privacy Shield and consumer data privacy more broadly. How well has the Privacy Shield functioned since it was adopted in July 2016? How might other geopolitical events impact the future of trans-Atlantic data transfers? And what emerging threats pose the greatest risk to data protection in the EU and U.S.?” At the link right click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Quantum Bits 28 mins – “This week, a new kind of quantum bit, the single-cell revolution, and exploring Antarctica’s past to understand sea level rise.” At the link find the title, ”Nature Podcast: 6 July 2017,” right-click “ media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Ransomware Protection 36 mins – “This week, Ben discusses recent events in cybersecurity with Matt Tait. Matt shared his views on WannaCry, NotPetya, and what companies and governments can do to protect against such attacks in the future.” At the link find the title “8 Jul, 2017, Matt Tait on Recent Events in Cybersecurity,” right-click “Direct download: Matt_Tait_Ransomware.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Recidivism 54 mins – “After an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons and colleges try to maintain college education for prisoners.” At the link find the title, “Rewriting the Sentence: College Behind Bars, Sept, 2016,” right-click “Media files rewritingthesentence_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Remedial Education Trap 54 mins – “A system meant to give college-bound students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color.” At the link find the title, “Stuck at Square One: The Remedial Education Trap, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files squareone_128.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Research Waste 28 mins – “Twenty years ago the statistician Doug Altman railed against, “The Scandal of Poor Medical Research,” in an editorial in The BMJ. 10 years later, Iain Chalmers and Paul Glaziou calculated that costs $170 billion annually in wasted research grants. In this podcast, recorded at Evidence Live, we spoke to Altman and Chalmers about their campaigns to improve the design, conduct, and reporting of clinical trials, and why that level of waste still occurs.” At the link find the title, “”For the public good, not for careers” – Iain Chalmers and Doug Altman on research waste Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 332106211-bmjgroup-for the public good not for careers ian-chalmers-and-doug-altman on research waste.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Robot Personalities 35 mins – “Will we one day create machines that are essentially just like us? People have been wrestling with that question since the advent of robotics. But maybe we’re missing another, even more intriguing question: what can robots teach us about ourselves? We ponder that question with Kate Darling of the MIT Media Lab in a special taping at the Aspen Ideas Festival.” At the link find the title,”Could You Kill A Robot? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170710 hiddenbrain_ep77.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Rolling Stone Founder 50 mins– “After being involved in Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, Jann Wenner wanted to start a publication to capture the exploding counterculture scene of the 1960s. The result was Rolling Stone, a gritty music magazine that – for 50 years — has left an indelible mark on rock music and journalism. PLUS in our postscript “How You Built That,” how Cleveland resident Joel Crites created the app Micro Fantasy, a game where fans can make mini-predictions about what will happen next during a baseball game.” At the link find the title, “Rolling Stone: Jann Wenner, Jul, 2017,” right-click “20170707_hibt rolling.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Rooftop Farming 80 mins – “John Stoddard and Lindsay Allen work together at Higher Ground Farm, a rooftop farming operation with two locations in Boston. John is the founder of the business and operator of the site at the Boston Design Center, and Lindsay runs the new site at the Boston Medical Center. Higher Ground sells to restaurants and direct to consumers, and provides produce the Boston Medical Center cafeteria, patient food service, and a preventative food pantry. We dig into the fundamentals of rooftop farming, including options for different production systems and why Higher Ground has opted for their system. John and Lindsay provide insights into the surprising of ecology of rooftop farming – including weeds and seagulls! – and discuss soil fertility management and irrigation systems. John and Lindsay also ruminate on how to find a roof to farm on, what it takes for an urban farm to survive, and how they’ve leveraged the rooftops to create relationships with customers and clients. And we examine the two different business models that Higher Ground uses to make their operation work – growing food for sale, as well as operating a rooftop farm for a management fee.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Roosevelts on Radio 54 mins – “When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before.” At the link find the title, “The First Family of Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts,Nov, 2014, “ right-click “Media files roosevelts_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russia – Cyber Solutions – “At this point, it’s widely accepted that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election; the question now is what the United States should do about it. At Third Way, Mieke Eoyang, Evelyn Farkas, Ben Freeman, and Gary Ashcroft have a new paper on the subject, titled “The Last Straw: Responding to Russia’s Anti-Western Aggression.” Mieke and Evelyn came to the studio to talk with Benjamin Wittes about their proposals, which range from sanctions to FARA reforms.” At the link right-click “Direct download: Episode_238.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Adoptions 20 mins – “That meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was two decades in the making. It began in 1996, when an adventurous American went to Russia, trying to make a buck.” At the link find the title, “#784: Meeting The Russians, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170714_pmoney_pmpod784.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Russian Interference in U.S. 27 mins – “Former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts joins Chuck to walk through the timeline of events around June 2016, beginning with Donald Trump, Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer and ending with then-candidate Donald Trump asking for Russia to release Hillary Clinton’s emails.” At the link find right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sad Songs 45 mins – “Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn’t: A musical interpretation of divided America.” At the link find the title, “The King of Tears, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2187906186.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sarah Vaughan 48 mins – “Race, jazz and the incredible voice of Sarah Vaughan, Queen of Bebop.” At the link find the title, “The Vast Voice Of Sarah Vaughan, J” right-click “Media files npr_535651147.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

School Discipline 54 mins – “A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don’t make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.” At the link find the title, “ReSpare the Rod: Reforming School Discipline, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files sparetherod_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sex Robots 23 mins – “Robot experts say it’s time to deal with the ethics of sexual robotics since the advanced technology has implications for human intimacy and our evolving relationship with robots.” At the link find the title, “July 7: Designing robots for sex a ‘dehumanizing practice’: robot ethicist, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170707_35279.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment by Venture Capitalists 39 mins – “It started with a handful of women who called out Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck for what they call inappropriate behavior, making unwarranted advances towards women who approached him for funding. He and his business partners at Binary Capital have offered to resign. Then 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure was called out for alleged inappropriate behavior. And in a public apology, said he is a self-proclaimed “creep’. This has caused a long overdue stir in Silicon Valley. But this shake-up is far from over. I’m just waiting for the next shoe to drop as female entrepreneurs, who’ve long joked about going in for a check and out with an unwanted date, get up the courage to come forward. And taking it to the next level, other women may come forward shedding light on investors who simply wouldn’t invest in women because they were in ‘child bearing years’. Beyond that, even men may start coming forward and express an abuse of power by the venture capital community as well, showing that the bad behavior in the rich and powerful investing market actually doesn’t doesn’t discriminate. It may be worse for women, but the abuse of power also transcends across the board. It’s not to say that all VC’s are acting in inappropriate ways. They’re not. And I would hate for the venture capitalists and angel investors I work with, who are amazing, respectful, have diverse portfolios, and are incredibly supportive off all people no matter, race, gender, or sexuality, to get looped into the group of bad seeds. They should be celebrated. And in this show we have a great group of powerful women who are choosing to focus on those men AND women in Silicon Valley that support great innovation by ALL. They have great solutions to eliminate the “Creeps” in Silicon Valley and to create a more comfortable, safe, and equal working environment. If you have other suggestions, please share with any one of us personally, join us on Twitter using #GirlsInTech or #StandTogether, or in the comment section as well. Let’s keep this conversation going.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Single Parent Home Disadvantage 43 mins – “Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in “marriageable” men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right?” At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Solar Power Trends 26 mins – “To combat global warming, the world needs to change where it gets its energy from. Three energy experts discuss the challenges of transitioning to low carbon energy, and what advances are needed to make the journey possible. This is the final episode in the Grand Challenges podcast series.” At the link find the title, “Grand Challenges: Energy, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Statin Controversy 52 mins – “Cardiologists agree that we should all be getting regular exercise and eating a healthful diet with lots of vegetables and fruits. But they don’t agree on which of us should be taking statins to protect our hearts. Just how much do these cholesterol-lowering drugs actually reduce the risk of a heart attack? The answer to the statin standoff is surprisingly controversial….” You can listen at the link, but have to buy the download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Student Veterans 54 mins – “The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives.” At the link find the title, “From Boots to Books: Student Veterans and the New GI Bill Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files bootstobooks_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer College Melt Fix 25 mins – “According to research from Harvard, as many as 40% of kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don’t actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon “summer melt,” and it has long been a puzzling problem. These kids have taken the SATs, written college essays, applied to and been accepted by a school of their choice. Often they’ve even applied for and received financial aid. Why would they not show up at college? This week on Hidden Brain, we look more closely at the problem — and talk about ways that some universities are trying to fix it.” At the link find the title, “Summer Melt, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170717 hiddenbrain, ep 78 summer melt.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Summer Jobs Decline 46 mins – “That rite of passage: the teen summer job is disappearing. We’ll ask why and probe the costs beyond the missing paycheck.” At the link find the title, “Vanishing Summer Jobs For Teens, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files npr_535399027.mp3” and select “Save Link As from the pop-up menu.

Syrian Cookbook 51 mins – “Scents and Flavors is a 13th century Syrian cookbook which historian and Arabic scholar Charles Perry has edited and translated.  Unlike many early recipe manuals this book gives us a glimpse of the social history of the medieval period in Syria. Charles talks about an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients by combining various aromas of herbs, spaces, fruits and flower essences.  He shares stories and descriptions of ingredients and recipes for food and drink as well as the fragrances that garnish the meals and perfume the diners.” At the link right-click the cloud with down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teaching Character in School 54 mins – “This documentary explores the “Expeditionary Learning” approach, traces the history of ideas that led to its inception, and investigates what American schools could learn from its success.” At the link find the title, “Beyond the Blackboard: Building Character in Public Schools, Sept, 2015,” right-click “Media files beyondtheblackboard_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Sex Traffic 54 mins – “Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents.” At the link find the title, “Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking, “ right-click “Media files boughtandsold_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teen Suicides 60 mins – “Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, will discuss the organization’s efforts in fighting depression and teen suicide; Dr. Patrick O’Reilly, a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders, and Dr. Rona Hu, the medical director of the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Stanford Hospital, will join him. A Brighter Day reaches out to teens suffering from depression and other related issues while allowing them to maintain the dignity. The charity connects teens to the resources they need, showcasing local bands in a way that helps teens learn about depression and its risk factors.” At the link find the title, “A Brighter Day, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170630_A_Brighter_Day_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage HIV 21 mins – “Teens with HIV face the challenge of preparing for an adulthood they may never reach.” At the link find the title, ‘The Positive Life, Jan, 1999,” right-click “Media files positivelife_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Text Book War 54 mins – “What should children learn in school? It’s a question that’s stirred debate for decades, and in 1974 it led to violent protests in West Virginia. Schools were hit by dynamite, buses were riddled with bullets, and coal mines were shut down. The fight was over a new set of textbooks.” At the link find the title, “The Great Textbook War, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files greattextbookwar_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Explained 53 mins – “Earlier this week we recorded a special episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast at the Acast studio in east London. We were joined by author and activist Naomi Klein and BBC economics editor Kamal Ahmed as they discussed Klein’s bestselling new book ‘No Is Not Enough’. In this wide-ranging discussion, Klein sets out her view of Trump as the ultimate megabrand. To her, Trump’s presidency is not an aberration – it’s the culmination of recent political trends and amounts to nothing less than a giant corporate takeover of America. Will Trump-style politics become the new normal, or – however unstable the world feels right now – can progressives unite to to defeat what Klein calls the new politics of shock and fear?” At the link find the title, “Naomi Klein on Donald Trump and the new shock politics, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump Resistance 37 mins – “After tackling the social impact of branding and corporate dominance in No Logo, then the use of crises to further political agendas in The Shock Doctrine, and the problem of political apathy in the face of climate change in This Changes Everything, activist and author Naomi Klein is back with a book that unites all her previous targets: No Is Not Enough. Written in just months after Donald Trump’s election, No Is Not Enough is a powerful call to arms in the Trump era. Klein warns readers to be aware of the shock tactics employed by the Trump administration, in which crises are exploited in order to impose a sinister political agenda on a distracted public.” At the linkr ight-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Trump-Russia Story 21 mins – “Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about why she thinks the latest developments in the Donald Trump Jr. story aren’t as revelatory as people are making it out to be.” At the link find the title, “Questioning the Trump-Russia Conspiracy, Jul, 2017,” right-click “media files SM1527667716.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Voter Data Request Response in NH 57 mins – “The President’s Election Integrity Commission’s request for state voter checklist information set off lots of concerns about voter privacy. Some states, including Maine, have refused to cooperate.  Others, like New Hampshire, have said they’ll comply, but only with information that’s already publicly available.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu. 

Voter Fraud Commission 31 mins – “President Trump believes he would have won the popular vote — if it weren’t for the 3 million people that voted illegally. Even though there’s no evidence to support his claim, he put together a commission to look into the issue, and their first meeting is today. They’ve already been pretty active, asking for voter data from all 50 states. But what exactly is going on with this commission, and what can we expect?” At the link find the title, “203: What you should know about Trump’s voter fraud commission, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 7bd89778-fd80-4fbd-9d9f-c581e5ef5d23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War Brutality 54 mins – “Sergeant Adam Gray made it home from Iraq only to die in his barracks. Investigating his death, American RadioWorks pieces together a story of soldiers suffering psychological scars – because they abused Iraqi prisoners.” At the link find the title, “What Killed Sergeant Gray, Oct, 2008,” right-click “Media files whatkilledsgtgray_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

War on Poverty 54 mins – “When Lyndon B. Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, he put the power of his presidency behind a remarkable series of reform initiatives. The legislation was geared toward boosting economic opportunity, a theme captured by his administration’s catchphrase, the Great Society.” At the link find the title, “War on Poverty, Jun, 2010,” right-click “Media files waronpoverty_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Problems 54 mins – “Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little.” At the link find the title, “Thirsty Planet, “ right-click “Media files thirstyplanet_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Well Sibling Sydrome 12 mins – “The effects of mental illness are well documented. But until recently, there has been little said about the siblings of the mentally ill. Now researchers are starting to look at the “well-sibling” syndrome.” At the link find the title, “A Burden to Be Well, May, 2007,” right-click “Media files burdentobewell_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America 54 mins – “This week, BackStory looks at whiteness in America by broadcasting segments from podcasts we admire. These stories — from the podcasts Scene on Radio and What’s Ray Saying along with a segment from BackStory’s archives — explore what it means to be white in America, and how the concept of whiteness has fundamentally shaped our country.” [The 13-part (7 hr) Scene on Radio, are included here while nine of eleven episodes of What’s Ray Say are found in past episodes of this blog.] At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P1 17 mins – “Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White. By John Biewen, with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P10 38 mins – “The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, and also of Takao Ozawa – Asian immigrants who, in the 1920s, sought to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that they were white in order to gain American citizenship. Thind’s “bargain with white supremacy,” and the deeply revealing results.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P11 46 mins – “For hundreds of years, the white-dominated American culture has raised the specter of the dangerous, violent black man. Host John Biewen tells the story of a confrontation with an African American teenager. Then he and recurring guest Chenjerai Kumanyika discuss that longstanding image – and its neglected flipside: white-on-black violence.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P12 40 mins – “For years, Myra Greene had explored blackness through her photography, often in self-portraits. She wondered, what would it mean to take pictures of whiteness? For her friends, what was it like to be photographed because you’re white? With another conversation between host John Biewen and series collaborator Chenjerai Kumanyika.At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P2 29 mins – “For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, and why? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P3 34 mins – “Chattel slavery in the United States, with its distinctive – and strikingly cruel – laws and structures, took shape over many decades in colonial America. The innovations that built American slavery are inseparable from the construction of Whiteness as we know it today. By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P4 37 mins – “All men are created equal.” Those words, from the Declaration of Independence, are central to the story that Americans tell about ourselves and our history. But what did those words mean to the man who actually wrote them? By John Biewen, with guest Chenjerai Kumanyika. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P5 63 mins – “Growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, John Biewen heard next to nothing about the town’s most important historical event. In 1862, Mankato was the site of the largest mass execution in U.S. history – the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors – following one of the major wars between Plains Indians and settlers. In this documentary, originally produced for This American Life, John goes back to Minnesota to explore what happened, and why Minnesotans didn’t talk about it afterwards.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P6 40 mins – “When it comes to America’s racial sins, past and present, a lot of us see people in one region of the country as guiltier than the rest. Host John Biewen spoke with some white Southern friends about that tendency. Part Six of our ongoing series, Seeing White. With recurring guest, Chenjerai Kumanyika.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P7 14 mins – “How attached are you to the idea of being white?” Chenjerai Kumanyika puts that question to host John Biewen, as they revisit an unfinished conversation from a previous episode. Part 7 of our series, Seeing White.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P8 29 mins – “Scientists weren’t the first to divide humanity along racial – and racist – lines. But for hundreds of years, racial scientists claimed to provide proof for those racist hierarchies – and some still do.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Whiteness in America P9 29 mins – “In 1919, a white mob forced the entire black population of Corbin, Kentucky, to leave, at gunpoint. It was one of many racial expulsions in the United States. What happened, and how such racial cleansings became ‘America’s family secret.’At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Women Computers 26 mins – “A group of African-American women, whose job at NASA was to do the math, pushed for civil rights and made a lasting mark on the U.S. space program.” At the link find the title, “july 4: ENCORE | Meet the black women who broke ground in NASA space race, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170704_23389.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

WW II Deception 4 mins – “It’s 3:00am on D-Day. As the Allied forces set sail for Normandy, the Germans receive an urgent message from one of their agents in England. It reveals that troops are shipping out to cross the Channel. This information is critical; it means the Germans can deploy their reserve divisions and destroy the Allied troops as they come ashore. The message exposes the biggest secret of the war – and this is all a part of the Allies‘ plan. You see, that German agent was a double-agent -one of the most successful in history. He was part of Operation Fortitude, the campaign of deception that was crucial to the success of D-Day. And yet his country wasn’t even in the war: he was a Catalan from Barcelona, named Juan Pujol García.” At the link right-click “Click here for audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 298 – Jul 28, 2017: Activist Cleve Jones, African Virologist, Aging Concepts for Nurses, Agriculture Apps, American Dream, Anesthesia Failure, Animal Cruelty and neglect, Antibiotic Resistance, Australia Tax Office Problems, Back Injury Exercises, Battery Tester in Detroit, Behavioral Research, Bird Migration, Black Orators, Bladder Cancer, Bone Injury Research, Bosnian War, Buffalo Rehabilitation Work, Canadian Bootlegger Story, Changing Jobs, Climate Change Lawsuit, Climate Legacy, Climate Misinformation, Coffee Gem, Consciousness, Containerized Shipping, Cory Booker, Cowboy Culture, Creativity, CRISPR-Cas9, DC History, Dementia Prevalence, Desegregation History, Digital Revolution, Drug Wars in Europe, Empathy Guidance, Excimer Lasers, Extinction Story, Eye-Link, Farming on 1 Acre, Federal Budget Explained, Free Speech Online, GED History, Gene Drives, Generic Drug Issues, Genocide Survival, Gig Economy, Green Credit Cards, Hard Times in Muncie, Health Care Difference, Innovation Leadership Rules, Intelligent Design, Jack Bogle Interview, Kings Last March, Kitchen Faucets, Koch Brothers, Leon Panetta, Linux User Feedback, Lion Fish Control, Lyme Disease in Nantucket, Macron’s Quest, Man Falls from the Sky, Manzanar Pilgrimage, Mars Mission Research, Medical Minorities, Middle East Oil, Mongol Dogs, Muslims, Native American Music, New Orleans Recovery, Non Profits Growth, Norman Lear, North Korea, Patients Beware, Pest Control, Physics Progress, Plant Breeding, Premed Education Obstacles, Prepper Concept, President Hayes, President Pierce, Press Interview vs Conferences, Psychological Study Trustworthiness, Public Housing Changes, Racism, and Civil Rights, Radio History, Razor War, Result Care, Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley, Sgt Pepper, Si-fi Solutions, Skateboarding, Small Town Life, Soil Chemistry, South Africa Land Reform, Spendthrifts and Tightwads, Standardized Testing Teaching Teachers, Teenage Pressures, Testing Teachers, Text Distracted Driving, Threat Analysis, Transgender Patients, Travel Ban Discussion, Trump’s Vice President, Tutoring Value, Uber Creation, Variable Stars, Vigilantes Against ISIS, Vocational Education, Washington Power and Money, Waste Plastic for Homes, Water Management in California, White House First Usher, WW II Tactics-Conscientious Objectors

Exercise your ears: the 130 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 490 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 16,000 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 Cleve Jones 64 mins – “In an emotional roller coaster of real experiences, Cleve Jones will take you through the gay liberation movement and AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jones will share how Harvey Milk became the first largely outspoken gay elected official—as well as Jones’ mentor. Jones keeps Milk’s legacy and the gay liberation movement alive, aspiring to have a similar impact on young adults as Milk had on Jones. Come hear Jones’ inspiring words on the political movement. Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern until Milk’s assassination in 1978. Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983. In 1987, he founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world’s largest community arts projects. Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk, Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning film, and served as the historical consultant for the production. In 2009, Jones led the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. He served on the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 2016, ABC aired a miniseries partially inspired by Jones’ 2016 memoir, When We Rise.At the link find the title, “LGBT Activist Cleve Jones: When We Rise, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170620_Cleve_Jones_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

African Virologist 67 mins – “From ASV 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin, the complete TWiV team speaks with Mavis Agbandje-McKenna about her career and her work solving virus structures by x-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Mavis Agbandje-McKennaAt the link right-click “Download TWiV 448” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Aging Concepts for Nurses 19 mins – “In this podcast Dr. Norma Cuellar, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing interviews Dr. Linda Phillips, primary author of “Developing and Proposing the Ethno-cultural Gerontological Nursing Model” published in the March 2015 issue. The article describes the development of a new theoretical model for explaining health outcomes and health responses for older adults in unique ethno-cultural groups and to discuss implications and applications of the model to transcultural gerontological nursing practice. Dr. Phillips is Professor Emerita at the UCLA School of Nursing. She is a fellow of the Gerontology Society of America and the American Academy of Nursing. Her team includes Benissa Salem, Kia Jeffers, Haesook Kim, Maria Elena Ruiz, Nancy Salem, and Diana Woods.” At the link right-click “Listen Here” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Agriculture Apps 19 mins – “Peter Schott grew up in a family with technologically inclined parents who used computers on their farm even from way back in 1984. Because of this, Peter’s curiosity on the possibilities that technology can bring in solving agricultural problems grew. As a result, Peter and another guy from his college dorm decided to work together on offering solutions through mobile apps by establishing their own company called Myriad Mobile. Today, Peter talks about the significant role that mobile apps play in the future of agriculture and the solution of current agricultural problems. He shares some excellent insights from two different perspectives – one from that of a farmer’s and the other of an entrepreneur. He also explains the significance of knowing your audience, your vision, and the problem you want to solve when thinking of a good app to pursue.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Dream 53 mins – “The “American dream” has powered the hopes and aspirations of Americans for generations. But what exactly is the American dream? How did we come to define it? And is it changing?” At the link find the title, “A Better Life: Creating the American Dream, May 2009,” right-click “Media files abetterlife_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Anesthesia Failure 21 mins – “Patients waking up during surgery reportedly happens during one out of every 1,000 surgeries.” At the link find the title, “May 19: ‘I went into distress’: patient wakes up during surgery, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170519_10919.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Animal Cruelty and Neglect 21 mins – “Animal cruelty has been in the public eye this year.  About 80 Great Danes were recently rescued at a mansion in Wolfeboro – living in filthy conditions.  Just last week, four horses were taken from a Deering farm, ill and neglected. And in February,  more than 30 Persian cats were found in a Barnstead home, in squalid conditions.  These cases raise questions — about whether our state laws on breeding and animal cruelty should be tougher, about when neighbors and town officials should step in, and about the psychology of animal hoarding.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Antibiotic Resistance Issues 57 mins – “Do you take antibiotics for granted? Many of us do. After all, these drugs have been saving lives for decades, servings as magic bullets against deadly infections such as pneumonia, gangrene or blood poisoning since the middle of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the bacteria that cause infections have been evolving and many have developed resistance to common antibiotics. Some have even become resistant to our strongest drugs. Are these superbugs about to reverse the achievements of modern medicine? A number of experts tell you about the threat and how it can be countered. We hear about the danger of multi-drug resistant infections in hospitals, and learn that stethoscopes become just as contaminated as doctors’ hands in the course of an examination. But while hands are usually washed, the stethoscope is rarely disinfected between patients. A simple technology can make that much easier, while a room-sterilizing robot (Tru-D) can help prevent the spread of infections from one patient to the next….” At the link find the title, “948 Superbugs, Stethoscopes and New Technologies to Prevent the Spread of Infection, Jun 2014,”right-click “Media files PP-948Stethoscopes.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australia Tax Office Problems 60 mins – “Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation at the Australian Taxation Office addresses the National Press Club.” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Chris Jordan, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Jordan_0607_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Injury Exercises 58 mins – “On this episode of the podcast we have Ashleigh Gass. Ashleigh holds a Master’s Degree in Human and Clinical Nutrition. She is certified sports nutritionist, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. She was recently picked up by Devil Dog Arms as an accomplished tactical shooter, and is also developing a Gymnastic Bodies affiliate gym. Listen in as we talk about Ashleigh’s background, gymnastics, back issues and some ways to keep your back healthy, mobility, Ashleigh’s firearm training, and more.” At the link right-click “Download Episode Here (MP3)” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Battery Tester in Detroit 51 mins – “The automotive industry, which has arguably defined Detroit for generations, employs a dizzying array of professionals responsible for every aspect of car design and manufacture. For this episode, which you can listen to via the player above, we wanted to get a sense of one of one of the more eccentric jobs involved in that process. To that end, we visited the General Motors battery lab, where we spoke with Mark Hughes, a recent chemical engineering graduate from the University of California, Berkeley. Hughes describes himself as a “cell technical specialist.” In essence, he conducts forensics tests on failed batteries, mostly for fully electric cars such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV, though he sometimes works on hybrid vehicles as well.* And while Hughes is primarily dealing with inorganic chemistry, some of the stories he tells us really do sound a lot like medical mysteries.” At the link find the title, “In Detroit: How Does an Automotive Battery Engineer Work? Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM6408210261.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Research 69 mins – “Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp spent much of his career toiling in relative obscurity, but when he died in April 2017 the Washington Post credited him with “revealing the emotional lives of animals.” His book Affective Neuroscience essentially created a new field and he was a very popular guest on the Brain Science Podcast . This month I want to honor Dr. Panksepp by re-airing the first interview I recorded with him back in 2010.” At the link find the title “FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Bird Migration 43 mins – “Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why some birds migrate and others do not, how they select their destinations and how they navigate the great distances, often over oceans. For millennia, humans set their calendars to birds’ annual arrivals, and speculated about what happened when they departed, perhaps moving deep under water, or turning into fish or shellfish, or hibernating while clinging to trees upside down. Ideas about migration developed in C19th when, in Germany, a stork was noticed with an African spear in its neck, indicating where it had been over the winter and how far it had flown. Today there are many ideas about how birds use their senses of sight and smell, and magnetic fields, to find their way, and about why and how birds choose their destinations and many questions. Why do some scatter and some flock together, how much is instinctive and how much is learned, and how far do the benefits the migrating birds gain outweigh the risks they face?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Orators P1 52 mins – “Spanning the 20th century, this collection is a vivid account of how African Americans sounded the charge against racial injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles.” At the link right-click “Download Say It Plain” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Black Orators P2 53 mins – “Titled after the classic 1969 James Brown anthem, “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud,” this anthology illuminates the ideas and debates pulsing through the black freedom struggle from the 1960s to the present. These arguments are suffused with basic questions about what it means to be black in America. At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bladder Cancer 58 mins – “We rarely hear about bladder cancer, but it is the fourth most common cancer of men in the U.S., and the toll it takes is underappreciated. We hear from a survivor about his story, and we talk with a leading physician about advances in the treatment of this important malignancy. Find out about the symptoms and early warning signs that should prompt an examination. There are several treatments for this condition; immunotherapy (BCG) offers hope for some cases that have resisted other treatments. Guests: Raj S. Pruthi, MD, FACS, is Chair of the Department of Urology and Professor of Surgery and Urology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is co-director of the urologic oncology program and bladder cancer Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He serves on the editorial board for several journals including the Journal of Urology and is also a member of numerous guidelines committees for treatment of bladder cancer and urologic diseases. David Langham is a patient and facilitator of the Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group. The website for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is BCAN.org. The Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group is at trianglebcsAt the link find the title, “937 Paying Attention to Bladder Cancer,” right-click “Media files PP-937bladdercancer.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bone Injury Research 84 mins – “Learn about trauma and bone injuries in North America and internationally. See what research is being done to improve care of patients with bone injuries. Recorded on 03/09/2017. (#32119)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bosnian War 23 mins – “Predrag Bundalo was waiting for a cup of coffee when a bullet, fired at point-blank range, killed him. He was sitting on the enemy’s couch.” At the link find the title, “Face of Mercy, Face of Hate, Sept, 1996,” right-click “Media files face of mercy face of hate_128.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Buffalo Rehabilitation Work 29 mins – “What’s a great way to lift up an impoverished population within a struggling city where utility bills can cost twice as much as rent itself? Local, engaged clean energy efforts. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to the Deputy Director of PUSH Buffalo, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, about the work that her organization is doing to create jobs and ramp up energy efficiency in the third poorest major city in the U.S. Ghirmatzion tells us about how her organization got its start, how its model has evolved and how PUSH Buffalo is trying to meet rising demands for its services in the face of looming EPA cuts.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Bootlegger Story 26 mins – “Rocco Perri was once the most infamous mobster in Canada, making millions as a bootlegger in the Prohibition years. But one day in 1944, he disappeared.” At the link find the title, “June 23: Author Trevor Cole on the rise and disappearance of Canada’s Whisky King, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170623_19607.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Changing Jobs 20 mins “Cyrus Habib lost his sight when he was eight, and in January this year aged 35 took up an elected position as Lieutenant governor of Washington State in America. He talks to Peter White about walking the fine line between sympathy and empathy when campaigning, and how technology is helping him do his job. Listener Nick Adamson has been working for the same company in the same role for the last 12 years. He has no immediate plans to change jobs, but says contemplating a career move when you’re blind throws up many challenges. He talks to Dave Williams who has recently changed jobs, about his concerns.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Change Lawsuit 30 mins – “What do a 13 year old in Louisiana, a 14 year old in Oregon and a 16 year old in Hawaii all have in common besides possibly the number of hours a day they spend on Instagram? Actually, these teens are among a group of 21 very serious youth plaintiffs who have leveled a legal challenge to climate change policy. This week on Sea Change Radio, we break down Juliana v. U.S., a landmark case wherein children are suing the US government for allowing dangerous CO2 levels to permeate the atmosphere and disrupt the future environment. Our guest is Philip Gregory, the lead plaintiff attorney on the case, who breaks down the timeline of the proceedings, the potential impact it could have both in the U.S. and overseas, and the role former Exxon Mobil CEO and current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has in the case. Historically, lawsuits have been an effective way to move what appear to be intractable policies and practices. Could this group of young people topple the protective wall the government has built around the gas and oil industry? And if they do, what Instagram filter will they use when they post their victory?” At the link right-click “MP3” under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Legacy 52 mins – “Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millennials and Generation Xers with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his new book, Bruce Gibney, a venture investor in PayPal, Facebook, Spotify, SpaceX and other tech companies, writes that boomers are a generation of sociopaths who betrayed America. According to Gibney, most climate deniers are aging boomers who won’t live to see the worst consequences of climate change. Therefore, they won’t pay to address these challenges. At the same time, some boomers feel guilty about the climate changes they are responsible for and are now striving for redemption. These boomers are attempting to use their wealth and knowledge to engage younger people in climate solutions. The conversation is a difficult one though, especially considering that many young people today know they are inheriting a darker future than the one their parents did. Join us for an intergenerational discussion about what you can do to make an impact—and how to persuade the climate doubters in your life.” At the link find the title, “Inheriting Climate Change: What Will Boomers Leave Behind? Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170611_cl1_Inheriting Climate Change_PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Climate Misinformation 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.

Coffee Gem 35 mins – “Mokhtar Alkhanshali is trying to produce the perfect cup of coffee. And he’s trying to do it with beans grown in the midst of an active war zone in Yemen. Despite those challenges, his company’s first batch earned rave reviews, and sold for $16 a cup at one of the fanciest coffee chains around. But can he turn that early success into a profitable business, or will the challenges of trying to achieve perfection using a supply chain that starts halfway around the world do his young company in?At the link find the title, “Building The Perfect Cup of Coffee (Season 5, Episode 10),” right-click “Media files GLT9607449073.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Consciousness 48 mins – “Since 2008, Big Think has been sharing big ideas from creative and curious minds. The Think Again podcast takes us out of our comfort zone, surprising our guests and Jason Gots, your host, with unexpected conversation starters from Big Think’s interview archives. Daniel Dennett is one of the foremost philosophers of mind working today to unravel the puzzle of what minds are and what they’re for, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book of many is called From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, and it’s a sweeping (but detailed) attempt to demystify how we get from inanimate matter to cathedrals, symphonies, and of course, podcasts. In this fun and meaty episode of Think Again, Dennett waxes wicked and wise on consciousness, Dolphins, Artificial Intelligence, and much, much more. Surprise conversation starter interview clips: Andrew Keen on the Internet and social isolation and Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence” 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.

Containerized Shipping P1 40 mins – “Alexis Madrigal brings you the gripping story of how a new way of shipping stuff across the ocean fed the Vietnam War, destroyed America’s great port cities, and created global trade as we know it.” At the link find the title, “Episode 1: Welcome to Global Capitalism,” right-click “Media files PPY1018724198.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P2 25 mins – “What is life like as a modern sailor, a tiny person on a huge ship in a vast ocean? Here is your answer. Episode 2 brings you a rare look into the lives of two Filipino sailors, fresh off a trip across the Pacific Ocean. These are regular people doing heroic work to support their families. And without them, the global economic order doesn’t work.” At the link find the title, “Episode 2: Meet the Sailors,” right-click “Media files PPY9680849242.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P3 30 mins – “You know you’ve always wanted to ride in a tugboat as it pushes around a huge cargo ship, right? Well, that’s what we do in Episode 3. We go inside working life on the San Francisco Bay to see how brutal competition among shipping companies threatens the viability of the small businesses that ply the waters. Meet a tugboat dispatcher, a skipper, and the first female captain of an American freighter. It’s a case study in how globalization works and our first look at the challenges the port faces.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: The Ships, The Tugs, and the Port,” right-click “Media files PPY3591819944.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P4 34 mins – “The coffee world has changed since Starbucks rose to prominence. Not only has the sourcing of beans acquired wine-like precision, but now there are many small, local roasters. How’d this all happen? Episode 4 brings you into the infrastructure underpinning third-wave coffee from a Kenyan coffee auction to a major coffee importer to a secret coffee warehouse in San Leandro with beans from every coffee-growing nation in the world. We’re guided by Aaron Van der Groen, the green coffee buyer for San Francisco’s legendary roaster Ritual Coffee.” At the link find the title, “Episode 4: The Hidden Side of Coffee,” right-click “Media files PPY1876923489.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P5 27 mins – “American companies pioneered container shipping, but now the ocean freight business is dominated by foreign firms. Thanks to the Jones Act, a 1920 law, all cargo between American ports must be carried on American-made ships, so we do still have a fleet. But the ships are old and outdated. In episode five, we explore the tragic consequences of this “America-first” trade policy, beginning with the El Faro, which sank in October 2015.” At the link find the title, “Episode 5: The America-First Ships,” right-click “ Media files PPY7204462267.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P6 30 mins – “It started with a puzzle: why were people in West Oakland dying 12-15 years earlier than their counterparts in the wealthier hills? The people in the flatlands were dying of the same things as the people in the hills, just much younger. Meet the doctor who helped make the case that air pollution from cargo handling was one big part of the answer, and the smart-dressing, wise-cracking environmental activist who helped to clean up the air. This is an inside look at the problems that come with being a major node in the network of global trade—and the solutions that people have devoted their lives to implementing.” At the link find the title, “Episode 6: And They Won, They Won Big,” right-click “Media files PPY8202310956.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P7 38 mins – “It’s 1979 and containerization is sweeping through the San Francisco waterfront, leaving the old docks in ruins. As global trade explodes, a group of longshoremen band together to try to preserve the culture of work that they knew. They take pictures, create a slide show, and make sound recordings. Those recordings languished in a basement for 40 years. In this episode, we hear those archival tapes as a way of exploring the human effects of automation.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: The Lost Docks,” right-click “Media files PPY5200236280.mp3and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Containerized Shipping P8 30 mins – “In the conclusion of this series, we peer into the future of human-robot combinations on the waterfront and in the rest of the supply chain. We’ll hear about the strange future of cyborg trucking and meet the friendly little helper bots in warehouses. The view of automation that sees only a battle between robots vs. humans is wrong. It’s humans all the way down.” At the link find the title, “Episode 8: Robots, Piers Full of Robots,” right-click “Media files PPY3944255658.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cory Booker 66 mins – “Sen. Cory Booker joins David to talk about his humbling experiences in Newark, racism in America, his mindset ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and more.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 160 – Sen. Cory Booker,” right-click “Media files 05hb5r.1-1.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cowboy Culture 47 mins – “Hollywood loves to romanticize cowboys: brave, rugged, living an enviable life under the open skies. But true cowboy life was brutal: monotonous work, a high risk of injury, terrible weather and terribly lonely. A new book pierces the cowboy myth and tells the boom-bust story of cattle ranchers, slaughterhouses and the popularization of American steak. This hour On Point: cowboy history and the tough job home on the range.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Creativity 29 mins – “It is held up as a trait that sets us apart from the rest of the animals: the ability to think creatively and to use our powerful imaginations to shape the world around us. But how our creative imagination became so crucial to our existence remains a mystery with plenty of competing theories put forward. What ideas have scientists come up with? And with something as complex as creativity, how do we even define it, let alone study it in the lab? To explore all this and more, Ian Sample speaks with the University of Notre Dame’s professor of anthropology, Agustín Fuentes, who, in a new book ‘The Creative Spark’, highlights the role creativity may have played in our ancestor’s ability to collaborate within early societies. Importantly though, this wasn’t always for the greater good with the likes of violence and warfare coming from the very same trait. We also hear from cognitive psychologist and neuroscientist Dr Anna Abraham of Leeds Beckett University, about some of the perils and pitfalls when it comes to studying human creativity in the lab.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Lin As” from the pop-up menu.

CRISPR-Cas9 52 mins – “…Jennifer Doudna is a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the UC Berkeley, and until around 2012 she was quietly and contentedly studying the three dimensional structure of RNA molecules. Then she and her colleagues started looking into a thing called CRISPR-Cas9. It’s a kind of bacterial immune system, and it led to an invention that will change everything for all of humanity, forever. In this episode Jennifer and Jason discuss the implications of the gene editing tool her lab created, and how humanity should (and likely will) yield the power to rewrite our own evolutionary destiny. Surprise conversation starter interview clips in this episode: Richard A Clarke on averting global catastrophes, Deepak Chopra on secular spirituality (clip not available online)” At the link find the title, “105. Jennifer Doudna (Geneticist) – Intelligent Redesign?” right-click “Media files PP1538606393.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

DC History 28 mins – “So you may have heard DC referred to as a swamp in the past few months. The thing is, that’s not just a political slogan – it used to be an actual swamp. Historian JD Dickey is here to tell us about the secret history of Washington, D.C., and how those beginnings help explain a few things about politics today.” At the link find the title, “201: DC History 101 – Swamps and scandals, then and now,” right-click “Media files 331909224-decodedc-201-dc-history-101-swamps-and-scandals-then-and-now.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Dementia Prevalence 20 mins – “The Alzheimer’s society, in the UK, predicts that if the rates of dementia remain constant there’ll be 1.7 million people in the country living with the condition by 2050. We also know that things like improvements in cardiovascular health are changing those rates. New research published on bmj.com attempts to model what the outcomes of those changing factors might be, and Sara Ahmadi – Abhari, a research associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College London, joins us to discuss that model.” At the link find the title, “Dementia prevalance in 2040, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 331713794-bmjgroup-dementia-prevalance-in-2040.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Desegregation History 52 mins – “In the 1970s, for the first time, large numbers of white children and black children began attending school together. It was an experience that shaped them for life.” At the link find the title, “An Imperfect Revolution, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files imperfectrevolution_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Digital Revolution 47 mins – “For all the change that has come with the digital revolution – in the ways we work and communicate and do business – the real impact still lies ahead. Computers – machines themselves – are become smarter all the time. That intelligence is being wired into real world action. That’s overturning giant companies. It’s moving in on what we thought only humans could do. Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson are on it. It’s exciting. And terrifying. This hour On Point: intelligent machines move in.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Drug Wars in Europe 50 mins – “Gangland killings in Ireland and death threats to journalists, more than 20 years after the assassination of crime reporter Veronica Guerin, mask a much bigger problem. The bloodshed in Ireland has its tentacles across Europe where law enforcers struggle to contain an out of control drugs war. Crime reporter Paul Williams looks at the continent’s drug crime hotspots and examines the different policies used to control the illegal sale of drugs across Europe.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Empathy Guidance 57 mins – “When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know you care. But many people don’t know the exact words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Kelsey Crowe, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and immensely popular empathy cards to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness or any other difficult situation. Whether it’s a co-worker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident or a friend who is seriously ill, Crowe advises you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need. Crowe is the founder of Help Each Other Out, which offers empathy boot camp workshops to give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. She earned her Ph.D. in social work at the UC Berkeley, and is a faculty member at the School of Social Work at California State University. Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses at UCSF Medical Center. He also sees patients in a palliative care clinic and at the cancer symptom management service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.” At the link find the title, “THERE IS NO GOOD CARD FOR THIS Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170627_There is No Good Card for This Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Excimer Lasers 18 mins – “Doctor Raghotham Patlola says he’s never seen a medical device in the field of cardiology with the track record of Ra Medical System’s DABRA Laser System. After presenting at an industry conference in Florida, he reminisced with the inventor of the excimer laser, which is used to unclog arteries using the power of light, about his early skepticism. With an unbelievable trial success rate of 95%, Dr. Patlola has now identified the patients that will benefit from this procedure. The idea of a painless, outpatient, local anesthesia procedure made people with difficult cases of peripheral artery disease more keen to participate. The problem is that the media likes to focus on the heart, not the legs. However, what the media does not know is that amputation has proven to cause much more psychological trauma and cost much more money than a heart attack. Listen in to heart Dr. Patlola and Dean Irwin answer business questions from Extreme Tech Challenge contestants.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Extinction Story 37 mins – “The extinction of the wren is often attributed to a single cat, but there’s more to the story.” At the link find the title, “The Extinction of the Stephens Island Wren, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 2017-06-14-symhc-stephens-island-wren-001.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Eye-Link 29 mins – “Eye-Link is an organization that was founded by Jim Justesen. He attended a Blindness training center in Minneapolis, Vision Loss Resources, and took note of the high cost of technology and the low income of his classmates. Knowing all too well that this was not isolated to just this center, Jim sought to help the situation and founded Eye-Link in 2000. With the passion of the Eye-Link Board and the volunteers, Eye-Link have been providingBlind/visually Impaired people with access to equipment that allows them to enhance their opportunities and enrich their quality of life. Partnering with State Services, eye-Link provides an option when all else has failed. Seniors do not have the same funding as those clients aiming for the work force and technology and accessibility may not be in the works at your State Services. That is where the partnership with Eye’Link brings another hope of opportunity for those most in need. You can find out more about Eye-Link on the web at www.Eye-Link.org or give them a call at 763-561-6967” At the link right-click “Download” and select”Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Farming on 1 Acre 95 mins – “Ray Tyler raises about an acre of salad greens at Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee, about two hours east of Memphis and three hours west of Nashville. He farms with his wife, Ashley, and his five children, as well as employees. Produce is sold at farmers market, through a CSA, and to grocery stores in Memphis. Ray tells the story of his farm from its start as a mixed vegetable and livestock operation in 2010 to its current focus on specialty salad greens, baby root vegetables, and tomatoes on a small scale. We discuss the never-ending vicious cycle of failures Ray encountered in the beginning years of the farm, and how the life-threatening illness of a young child resulted in Rose Creek Farm’s transition from a failing operation into a thriving, joyful, vegetable production machine. Ray also provides insights into the challenges and opportunities of farming in the south – including a fantastic tutorial on summer lettuce production in that challenging climate. We also dig into how Ray leveraged an intensive education to make his farming transition, and the large and small practical changes that make it possible for Rose Creek Farms to gross big dollars on a small acreage.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Federal Budget Explained 23 mins – “We run through the entire federal budget — in 10 minutes. More than $6 billion per second. Go.” At the link find the title, “#782: Budget Time, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20170707_pmoney pmpod782.mp3and select “Save Link As” the pop-up menu.

Free Speech Online 57 mins – “At a live event in Los Angeles, CA, Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Eugene Volokh of UCLA discuss current debates about speech online. …Today’s show was edited by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.” At the link find the title, “The future of digital free speech, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PP2002995907.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

GED History 56 mins – “Most test-takers hope the GED will lead to a better job or more education. But critics say the GED encourages some students to drop out of school. And research shows the credential is of little value to most people who get one.” At the link find the title, “Second-Chance Diploma: Examining the GED, Sept, 2013,” right-click “Media files secondchancediploma_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gene Drives 60 mins – “This week on Science for the People: who is driving this genetic bus? We’ll talk with Kevin Esvelt about gene drives, what they are, where they come from what they can be used for, and why the science on gene drives should be done as openly as possible. Then, we’ll speak with Laurie Zoloth about the ethical questions surrounding their use, why people are so afraid, and who should be making the decision to use this technology in the wild.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Generic Drug Issues 58 mins – “A number of foreign drug firms have been cited by the FDA for poor quality control (and in some cases data manipulation). Perhaps in response, the agency has decided to establish a new Office under its jurisdiction. The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality will actually test the drugs Americans take to see if they meet appropriate standards. While the program applies to brand name drugs as well, it is concerns about generic drug quality that are driving this welcome initiative. What steps will the FDA take to ensure drug quality?” At the link find the title, “938 FDA to Begin Monitoring Generic Drug Quality, Mar, 2014,” right-click “Media files PP-938Generic.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Genocide Survival 27 mins – “Odile Sanabaso survived the Rwanda massacre, but her personal disruption came from a family friend. She shares her story as part of The Disruptors.” At the link find the title, “May 23: ‘I’m going to be killed’: How this Montreal woman survived the Rwandan genocide, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170523_19572.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Gig Economy 27 mins – “Is the gig economy out of control? This year’s OuiShare Fest in Paris for urban innovators and edgy entrepreneurs explores the gig economy and cities. How can we convert the advantages of the growing ‘uberisation’ model of modern life for the many and not the few? Click talks to Mara Balestrini and Helen Goulden who are participating in the festival. For many, internet access has become almost a basic need. But there are large swathes of the world where connectivity is poor or non-existent. Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge is a competition for projects seeking to fight this so called digital divide. Julia Lorke spoke to the winning teams from South Africa, Brazil and India. The team behind Raspberry Pi, the small but mighty microcomputer that has redefined home computing for many thousands of people around the world, have won the UK’s top engineering innovation prize, the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award. Click talks to Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Green Credit Cards 56 mins – “From carbon offsets to biofuels, companies and investors are seeking riches in the fight against global warming. What happens when good deeds grapple with the realities of the free market?” At the link find the title, “Green Rush, Aug, 2007,” right-click “Media files greenrush_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Hard Times in Muncie 56 mins – “For almost a century, Muncie, Indiana has been known as “Middletown,” the quintessential American community. But now, as the rust-belt city grapples with deepening recession, many residents are losing their hold on the middle class.” At the linkf idn the title, “Hard Times in Middletown, Apr, 2009,” right-click “Media files hardtimesmiddletown_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Health Care Differences 20 mins – “Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and host of the “Revisionist History” podcast joins Chuck to talk about the differences between American and Canadian health care policies, and why good Samaritans sometimes act badly.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Innovation Leadership Rules 39 mins – “A recent McKinsey & Company surveyed more than 2,000 executives and asked how important is innovation to them. Not surprisingly, +80% responded that innovation was extremely or very important to their companies’ growth. If that wasn’t convincing, The Boston Consulting Group found that nearly 80% of executives put innovation as one of the top 3 priorities for their companies, and more than 20% made it the single top priority. Why? Research has shown that consistently innovative companies hold 6 times the market share and make 3 times the profit than the average in their industry. So – what things should your innovation leaders be able to bring to your organization?” At the link find the title, “The 8 Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization S13 Ep18, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files The 8_ Things Your Innovation Leader Should Bring To Your Organization_S13_Ep18.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-u menu.

Intelligent Design 48 mins – “On David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (1779). How would a scientifically minded person argue for God’s existence? In Hume’s dialogue, a character named Cleanthes argues from this point of view for God’s existence based on the complexity and order apparent in nature: It looks designed. But how good is that argument, and is it enough to prove an infinite God of the traditional sort? Stephen West from the Philosophize This! podcast joins Mark, Wes, and Dylan to talk through the roles of the different characters in the dialogue, whether their various arguments make sense, and what Hume’s actual views might be.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Jack Bogle Interview 42 mins – “Paul recently met for 90-minutes with Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Family of Funds. Paul reflects on the main topics of the meeting, including what research Jack trusts, why he limits his recommendations to U.S. large cap companies, why the S&P 500 fund offering was almost cancelled, how much luck had to do with his success, why so many people happily under-perform the S&P 500, why he doesn’t think adding extra small cap value is a mistake for most investors, and how Vanguard and DFA clients differ.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kings Last March 56 mins – “Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Half a century later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that’s not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.” At the link find the title, “King’s Last March 2017 update Feb, 2017,” right-click “Media files king_full_2017_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Kitchen Faucets 9 mins – “Learning about kitchen faucets probably won’t be the most exciting thing you do today, but it’s important that we get a basic understanding of the features we should be looking for.  Because we use our kitchen and bathroom faucets so often, we’ll want to choose those that will last for a really long time without problems and that work with our house design and preferences.  Here are 12 kitchen and bathroom faucet quick tips.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers P1 39 mins – “Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series of interviews, he explains his political awakening, his management philosophy and why he supports legislation that goes against his self-interest.” At the link find the title, “Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 1), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast062117.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Koch Brothers P2 45 mins – “Charles Koch, the mega-billionaire CEO of Koch Industries and half of the infamous political machine, sees himself as a classical liberal. So why do most Democrats hate him so much? In a rare series of interviews, he explains his political awakening, his management philosophy, and why he supports legislation that goes against his self-interest.” At the link find the title, “Why Hate the Koch Brothers? (Part 2), Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_extras062217.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Leon Panetta 30 mins – “Our guest this week is former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. We discussed his time as CIA Director during the first term of the Obama Administration and the process of transitioning the agency from one presidency to another. We also spoke about his advice for new Secretary of Defense, retired General James Mattis, the changes he’s seen during the nearly 40 years he’s spent in politics, and the importance of the President getting honest – often unvarnished – advice from his cabinet members and his White House staff.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Leon Panetta on Federal Agencies and Presidential Transitions, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files PANET0127.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Linux User Feedback 27 mins – “Larry has published a book: ‘Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX.’ Sebastien solves his problem with the filled-up hard drive. We find out how, and some other things to consider. We find there is no magic key for installing Linux on Apple hardware. Much more!” At the link find the title,”Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback,” right-click “Media files glp326.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

Lyme Disease in Nantucket 17 mins – “Recorded on Independence Day, this episode has Bryan and Steve discussing a new and interesting method of controlling Lyme Disease through the use of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats). In addition, Bryan tells us about a bed bug heat treatment gone wrong.” At the link right-click “Direct download: EP103.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Macron’s Quest 27 mins – “Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest-ever President at the age of 39. He created a new political movement out of nothing and defeated the populist Marine Le Pen of the Front National. But who is the former banker and civil servant and how did he rise so far so fast?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Man Falls from the Sky 47 mins – “A mathematician has discovered a formula that explains the universe and makes it possible to manipulate human bodies and emotions. “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky” is the title story of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s collection from Riverhead Books.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Manzanar Pilgrimage 40 mins – “The one where Taz and Zahra visit Manzanar.”[A Japanese interment camp during WWII.] At the link find the title “029 – Manzanar Pilgrimage,” right-click “Media files 5961729-029-manzanar-pilgrimage.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mars Mission Research 56 mins – “What makes some people put themselves forward for a one-way trip to the Red Planet? It is not just a matter of saying goodbye to your home planet, your friends and family and everything you’ve known. There are also immense risks to your body, your health, your sanity and the prospects of a formidable struggle against the cosmic elements. And it is not simply a matter of growing spuds from the crew’s crap to survive. This week we hear from two people who know what a Martian adventure is really made of: a young American woman who spent a year with others in a simulation of life on Mars and a young Australian man whose mother discovered he’d decided to go when listening to the radio. And he’s still on the shortlist. This discussion was part of Planet Talks at Womad 2017.[World of Music, Arts and Dance]” At the link right-click Download audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Medical Minorities 45 mins – “This week, Teneme Konne introduced Dave to some students participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AAMC venture, the Summer Health Professions Education Program, which has as it’s aim to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of minorities and prepare them to apply, matriculate, and succeed in healthcare professional education.  Yasmine Rose, Kristine Pham, Gil Osuna-Leon and Martin Rosenfeld talk about how students of ethnicities underrepresented in medicine need this kind of mentorship from people who have faced, fought, and vanquished the same challenges they’ll face on their path to medical school. Of particular relevance to this week’s topic: even in Canada, some folks just can’t wrap their tiny heads around the existence of black doctors.  And while it’s tempting to take heart in the outrage expressed by many after a woman refused to have her child looked at by a black physician, our guests point out why that would be a mistake.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Middle East Oil 43 mins – “While we’ve been obsessing about the UK election, the world has been turning – this week we broaden our horizons to discuss the latest developments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Syria. What do recent changes in Saudi politics mean for the stability of the region? Is the Trump administration making a bad situation worse? Plus we ask the WWI question: are there fault-lines here that remind us of 1914 and a world on the brink of war? We also talk to Helen about her new book: Oil and the Western Economic Crisis. It all comes back to oil. With Helen Thompson, Glen Rangwala and Aaron Rapport.” At the link find the title, “Oil! Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Mongol Dogs 23 mins – “Mongolian Bankhar dogs and Polish lowland sheepdogs are among many local dog breeds around the world threatened with extinction.” At the link find the title, “May 19: How a push to revive an ancient dog helps Mongolian farmers, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170519_10715.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims at the Oakland Islamic Culture Center 49 mins – “The one where Zahra creates a Sharia ring tone and Taz shares her phobia of secret passages.” At the link find the title, “018 – LIVE from Oakland’s Islamic Cultural Center,” right-click “ Media files 4722437-018-live-from-oakland-s-islamic-cultural-center.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims at University of Michigan 57 mins – “The one where Zahra & Taz celebrate their anniversary in Michigan. Zahra discovers Sharia creeping into the GOP and Taz uncovers the Muslimification of her exes.” At the link find the title, “013 – LIVE from University of Michigan,” right-click “Media files 4115365-013-live-from-university-of-michigan.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims at University of Minnesota 41 mins – “The one where Taz teaches the world the miracles of the “twig brush”, Zahra declares the Irish prime minister Muslim, and they both plan a trip to Hawaii with the hot dudes of Kurdish Gents Club.” At the link find the title, “027 – LIVE from Minneapolis,” right-click “Media files 5760838-027-live-from-minneapolis.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Muslims at Wharton College 41 mins – “The one where Taz wins big money from an Aladdin slot machine, Zahra makes her husband test a Japanese toilet, and both pitch their business ideas to the business students of Wharton.’ At the link find the title, “026 – LIVE from Wharton,” right-click “Media files 5656976-026-live-from-wharton.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Muslims at White House 43 mins – “The one where Taz receives a Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling from the White House and brings Zahra with her to creep sharia, LIVE from the White House. Bonus: We spoke with Muslim staffers in the White House about what it’s like to work in the White House and we also got a chance to interviewed fellow Champion of Change in Art and Storytelling awardees Fawzia Mirza and Kayhan Irani.” At the lin find the title, “017 – LIVE from the White House,” right-click “Media files 4639102-017-live-from-the-white-house.mp3,” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Native American Music 22 mins – “Frances Densmore spent her life gathering cultural artifacts of old Indian ways.” At the link find the title, “Frances Densmore, Song Catcher, Feb, 1997,”right-click “Media files francesdensmoresongcatcher_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

New Orleans Recovery 56 mins – “To mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, American RadioWorks teams up with Nick Spitzer of American Routes to find out how culture might save New Orleans.” At the link find the title, “Routes to Recovery, Aug, 2007,” right-click “Media files routestorecovery_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Non Profits Growth 57 mins – “Nonprofits are being asked to step in to address some of America’s most pressing social ills as government steps back.” At the link find the title,”Make Change, Not Money, Sept, 1998,” right-click “Media files makechangenotmoney_128.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Norman Lear 79 mins – “#162 Norman Lear Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their most sought-after guests, iconic writer-producer-director Norman Lear, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the politics (and Jewishness) of Edward G. Robinson, the “inventiveness” of Mickey Rooney and the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen. Also, Norman woos Frank Sinatra, praises John Amos, presents Jerry Lewis with a one-of-a-kind gift and remembers his friend Carroll O’Connor. PLUS: James Franciscus! Roscoe Lee Browne! “Hot l Baltimore”! Norman buys the Declaration of Independence! And the legend of Joe E. Lewis.” At the link find the title, “#162 Norman Lear,” right-click “Media files 5453d2c9-3231-49ae-9e9e-3b7e5aa06d3e.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea 28 mins – “Our guest this week is the former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. As a diplomat and Special Envoy, Gov. Richardson has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations, and has successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq and Sudan. We talked with him the current state of tension between North Korea and the U.S. and why he thinks the U.S. needs to change its approach to engaging with what many describe as “the Hermit Kingdom.” At the link find the title, “Episode 7: Bill Richardson on North Korea, Apr, 2017,” right-click “Media files SBRIC0407.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

North Korea Options 21 mins – “Jamelle Bouie welcomes back Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, to chat about all the players in the North Korea game and the potential catastrophic effects if President Trump makes the wrong move.” At the link find the title, “Tensions Rising, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files SM9755014327.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Patients Beware 57 mins – “Worldwide attention has been riveted on the fate of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 239 people on board. Since flight 370 disappeared on March 8, more than 16,000 people have died as a result of health care harm. Why aren’t we paying more attention? We talk with two experts on what health care could learn from aviation with regard to safety. For years, we have all been told to stay away from saturated fat. It was assumed that that sat fat raises cholesterol, clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease. Now a meta-analysis covering more than 600,000 people suggests that sat fat is NOT associated with heart disease. What other dietary dogma will need rethinking next?” At the link find the title, “940 Patient Safety Lessons from the Skies,” right-click “Media files PP-940AviationPatientSafety.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Pest Control 50 mins – “Wait…What?  “The incredible, lovable Silverfish?”  You’ve got to be kidding me!  Well, maybe not so lovable, but definitely incredible. Did you know Silverfish are one of the most primitive insects on earth, dating back to over 400 million years ago?  Now that’s incredible, don’t you think?  Did you know they can live up to 6 years (providing the individual live a charmed life away from predators and the foot of a human)?  Did you know they feed on almost anything in our homes?  It’s true!  Silverfish will feed on bookbindings, hair, clothing, carpet, glue, coffee, sugar, paper, leather, cereals and dandruff!  They will even feed on their own molted exoskeleton and dead insects.  So, if you think you can starve them out, think again!  On top of their omnivorous appetite, Silverfish can live for 12 months or more without feeding, as long as water is available….” At the link you can listen, but not download this podcast; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.

Physics Progress 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. Surprise conversation starter interview clips: 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,” right-click “Media files PP5948523047.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Plant Breeding 42 mins – “Domestication Dr. Lazaro Peres    De novo domestication also has the potential to expand genetic diversity in crops, potentially conferring additional roles in food security.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Premed Education Obstacles 55 mins – “Many students would have given up, but Natalie didn’t. She had to apply to medical school three times. The first time around, she ignored her premed advisor who told her not to apply yet. Her second time around, she applied and did very well. She got tons of interviews but didn’t get in. Then on her third time, she took each obstacle and learned from it, ultimately gaining acceptance to six medical schools. Hear her journey, how she became successful, what she learned along the way, and her advice to you so you don’t make the same mistakes.” At the link find the title, “241: Third Application Cycle was a Charm for this Premed!” right-click “Media files PMY241.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Prepper Concept P1 33 mins – “This week on the Disaster Podcast, we look at Preppers and disasters. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Brian comes on to share his background and some of the prepper mindset and how it relates to disaster preparedness. There are seven levels of preppers from general preparedness for weather events and natural disasters all the way to the survivalist wilderness prepper. Check here to read about the seven types of preppers for yourself.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Preppers Concept P2 28 mins – “This week, we look at part 2 of our Preppers and disasters episode. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival Podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. Kyle Nelson, Kevin Reiter, and Brian Duff all talk some about the possibility of a solar flare. They also talk about EMP or an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse that something could be used as a weapon against modern western societies to take down their electrical technology. Kyle talks about a new weather satellite sent up that also had EXIS sensors (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors) installed to detect large solar flares. Brian also shares his experiences in South Sudan as a paramedic. He talks about the challenges of dealing with patient care in that kind of austere environment. Given all the places he went in the Middle East and Africa, Brian said he’d most like to return to Africa for the way it challenged his medical skills on a consistent basis.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

President Hayes 30 mins – “Alexis and Elliott explore the life of president number 19, Rutherford B. Hayes, and investigate how a seemingly decent man turned into possibly the worst president ever. Alexis and Elliott speak to author and historian Roy Morris Jr. about the stolen election of 1876, and to David O. Stowell about Hayes’ involvement in the Great Railway Strike of 1877. They also enlist the help of comedian Kristen Schaal, in an attempt to find an entertaining way to talk about the silver coinage debate.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

President Pierce 29 mins – “Alexis and Elliott delve into the life of a handsome yet disappointing president, number 14, Franklin Pierce. They speak to a presidential grief specialist about how Pierce dealt with a tragic death two months before his inauguration, examine how the Kansas-Nebraska Act—an act that was meant to defuse tension over slavery—ended up blowing up the country, and explore Pierce’s lifelong friendship with the acclaimed novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Press Interviews vs Conferences 15 mins –It’s now been more than 270 days since Hillary Clinton has held a press conference and the pressure on her to hold her first this election year is intensifying. “This Golden State’s” Randy Shandobil interviews Mark Barabak, who covers presidential politics for the Los Angeles Times and Carla Marinucci, who writes Politico’s California Playbook. Why are countless interviews with local television reporters enticing to Clinton while press conferences seem to spook her? Will it cost her? The 2016 press conference tally so far: Trump 17, Clinton zero.” At the link find the title, “Hillary Clinton’s Phobia, Aug, 2016,” right-click “Media files 280710433-shandobilcomcastnet-hillary-clintons-phobia.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Psychological Study Trustworthiness 10 mins – “This is Episode 8 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Can we trust psychological studies? We speak to Brian Earp, of Oxford University and Yale University, about how to respond when we’re told repeatedly that the veracity of eye-catching findings, or even cherished theories, has come under scrutiny. Brian also talks about his own experience of publishing a failed replication attempt – a must-listen for any researchers who are fearful of publishing their own negative findings.” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Public Housing Changes 56 mins – “Michael Whitehead lived in Chicago’s Ida B. Wells housing project for nearly 50 years. In 2008, the Chicago Housing Authority closed down Wells, as part of its “Plan for Transformation,” a city-wide public housing rehabilitation effort.” At the link find the title, “After the Projects, “ right-click “Media files aftertheprojects_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Racism and Civil Rights 35 mins – ““Oh, Mac. What did you do?” At the link find the title, “The Foot Soldier of Birmingham, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY2593531092.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Radio History 55 mins -”A century ago, the first radio broadcasts sent music out into the air. Since then, music has dominated America’s airwaves and it’s been a cultural battleground.” Atthe link find the title, “Hearing America, Dec, 2006,” right-click “Media files hearingamerica_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Razor War 24 mins – “King Camp Gillette created a business model of two-part pricing that changed the way we shop and is now seen in everything from printer ink cartridges, to video games, to coffee pods.” At the link find the title, “June 23: How razors changed the way we shop, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_201706236725.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

ResultCare 21 mins – “ResultCare is a social network and search engine for doctors. Physicians bring their opinion to the platform on a specific scientific topic. Say there’s a cardiologist with 15 years of practice behind them who is about to submit an entry–ResultCare will have them go through their publications and how long they have been practicing, ultimately giving you a score. Your boat will end up carrying a lot more weight than say, a podiatrist who has been practicing for five years. A doctor makes 256 different decisions with patients on an average day, and ResultCare is there to aid that process and make sure physicians are making the right decisions. A focus study split into two groups–experimental using ResultCare and control using the internet–concluded that using ResultCare saved physicians nearly $7,900. ResultCare needs a user acquisition of about 5,000 physicians and five hospital contracts, and they are looking to achieve those goals in the next six to nine months.” At the link click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sci-fi Solutions 27 mins – “Description: We talk to the award-winning sci-fi author about his new book, New York 2140.” At the link find the title, “Looking Into the Future With Kim Stanley Robinson, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files media.mp3” and select ‘Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley 110 mins – “[First 15 mins.]New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise Howell talks about the EU’s €2.42 billion judgement against Google, and Zillow’s suit against McMansion Hell. Iain Thomson rounds out the panel with some luddite views of the Amazon Echo Show and harsh words for The Guardian.” At the link click “Download Options,” right-click “Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Sgt Pepper 58 mins – “It’s been called the most celebrated album ever recorded, and also a “mishmash of rubbish.” Fifty years ago this week the Beatles released Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which many critics say changed music forever. It was the Beatles at their most experimental and influential, and people are still talking about it a half-century later. This hour, On Point: the reissued, remastered version and why it’s endured.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Skateboarding 33 mins – “It’s hard to say where inspiration comes from. The path from the seed of an idea to its execution is often a long one. The brilliant architect Alvar Aalto expressed this sentiment well, in an extended metaphor about a fish in a stream: “Architecture and its details are in some way all part of biology. Perhaps they are, for instance, like some big salmon or trout. They are not born fully grown; they are not even born in the sea or water where they normally live. They are born hundreds of miles away from their home grounds, where the rivers narrow to tiny streams. Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to mature into a fully-grown fish, so we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in our world of ideas.” This is a story about such an idea,  born hundreds of miles away in a far off stream. It is an idea that would travel from Northern Europe to Southern California, where it would take on a whole new life before making its way back again. It is a story in three acts.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow on the sound bar and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.

Small Town Life 58 mins – “New Hampshire has 221 towns, thirteen cities, 1.3 million residents, and countless stories to tell. But while many of these tales are what you’d expect from a small community-based state, where one person really can make a difference, don’t be fooled: Small-town politics can be just as rough as those in the big city, and new ways aren’t always greeted kindly. Here at NHPR, our reporters have a sharp eye out for these stories; the lovely slices of life, the not-so-lovely, and the local news that doesn’t often make headlines. These are the stories that keenly illustrate our state’s community life. Today’s show is a special broadcast featuring some of our favorites examples of these stories, and we are joined by the NHPR reporter behind many of them, Todd Bookman.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Soil Chemistry 26 mins – “Jon Chorover is Professor and Department Head at the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. He joins us to tell us about the important research he does into discovering how pollutants such as lead find their way into the soil and are released into the environment, whether as dust particles or into our water systems.  Mine tailings are waste materials from hard-rock mining, and Chorover is researching phytostabilization, which allows for a vegetative “cap” on these tailings, keeping them “trapped” in the soil.” At the link right-click the play button beside’ Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

South Africa Land Reform 27 mins – “Give back the Land is the cry from millions of black and brown South African farm workers who have been dispossessed of their land for centuries. They expected to gain an equal share in the wealth of the land when Nelson Mandela was elected in 1994. That has not happened. And their patience is running out, leading to fears of a racial conflagration that the country cannot afford. A white land owner, together with the workers on the farm he inherited, have embarked on a bold project to share ownership of the land they all love and live on.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Spendthrifts and Tightwads 56 mins – “New research is lending insight into why we want stuff that we don’t need. It also explains why some people are what are called tightwads, while other people are spendthrifts. This site is about buying and selling. About why we buy, how designers and marketers influence what we buy, and how individuals are using market ideas, tricks, and tools to market themselves.” At the link find the title, “Design of Desire, Nov, 2007,” right-click “Media files designofdesire_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Standardized Testing 56 mins – “The effects of high-stakes testing on students, teachers, and schools.” At the link find the title, “Put to the Test, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files puttothetest_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teaching Teachers 56 mins – “Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they’re on the job.” At the link find the title, “Teaching Teachers, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files teachingteachers_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Teenage Pressures 47 mins – “Eye rolls. Blow-ups. Slammed doors. The silent treatment. Parenting adolescents can be challenging. Discouraging. Exhausting. Especially when you can’t get them to answer a simple question like, “How was your day?” Or even look up from their cell phones. What’s a parent to do?  What should a parent never do? Does it sometimes feel like payback for what you put your own parents through? This hour On Point, expert advice for parents of teens.At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Testing Teachers 56 mins – “Teachers matter. A lot. Studies show that students with the best teachers learn three times as much as students with the worst teachers. Researchers say the achievement gap between poor children and their higher-income peers could disappear if poor kids got better teachers.” At the link find the title, “Testing Teachers, Aug, 2010,” right-click “Media files testingteachers_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Text Distracted Driving 58 mins – “The start of summer marks the one-hundred deadliest days of driving for teenagers, but young drivers aren’t the only high risk people hitting the streets.  It’s been two years since the Hands-Free driving law went into effect in New Hampshire, but how much has it improved the safety of our roads? Do we need to go further?” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Threat Analysis 61 mins – “Millions of lives are lost to catastrophes that could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. But how do we know who can truly predict the future, and who is just screaming that the sky is falling? This week on the podcast our expert guest tells us how we can get better at predicting disasters, how to weed out the real warnings from the exaggerations, and what threats we need to be paying attention to right now. Our guest this week is R.P. Eddy, author of the brand new book, Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. R.P. is a globally recognized national security and intelligence expert. He is CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence and analysis firm. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, as well as numerous other high level government positions. Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service and achieved the diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow.” He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute. He has been a Senior Fellow or associate at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Transgender Patients 31 mins – “Two articles published on the bmj.com aim to help doctors treat patients who request support with their gender identity. Firstly a practice pointer on how to refer to gender clinic, and secondly a What Your Patient Is Thinking article about trans people’s experiences in the healthcare system. In this podcast, two of the authors of that patient experience article, Emma-Ben and Reubs, join us to discuss identity, pronouns and what genderqueer means. I am your trans patient” At the link find the title, “Transhealth – how to talk to patients about pronouns, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files 330899723-bmjgroup-transhealth-how-to-talk-to-patients-about-pronouns.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Travel Ban Discussion 58 mins – “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a limited version of President Trump’s travel ban this week, saving broader consideration for the fall.  We cover the legal arguments and look at other high-profile high court cases this term, including First Amendment issues on trademarks and hate speech.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Trump’s Vice President 57 mins – “Virginia Heffernan talks to Ashley Parker, a White House reporter at the Washington Post, about Mike Pence shaking up his staff and why Republicans in the Senate and the House are becoming less and less afraid of Trump.” At the link find the title, “The Pence Shake Up and Republican Sentiments, Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY8776290160.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tutoring Value 52 mins – “Learning with a personal tutor is one of the oldest and best ways to learn. Hiring a tutor for every student was never a realistic option. Now, new computer programs can customize education for each child.” At the link find the title, “One Child at a Time: Custom Learning in the Digital Age, Aug, 2013,” right-click “Media files onechildatatime_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Uber Creation 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, “June 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.

Variable Stars 49 mins – “This week we take an in-depth look at the work done at the Harvard College Observatory on cataloging and classifying variable stars under the direction of Charles Edward Pickering.  We examine the contributions of Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt that resulted in the the period-luminosity relationship, also known as Leavitt’s Law.” At the link right-click “Direct Download Link” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vigilantes Against ISIS 21 mins– “Matthew Heineman is an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss his new movie, ‘City of Ghosts,’ about the journalists resisting ISIS, what he learned interviewing Mark Zuckerberg, and the similarities between extremist groups and drug cartels.” At the link find the title, “Matthew Heineman Jul, 2017,” right-click “Media files PPY1208085482.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Vocational Education 56 mins – “Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path to college. Many experts say it’s time to bring back career and technical education.” At the link find the title, “Ready to Work: Reviving Vocational Ed, Sept, 2014,” right-click “Media files readytowork_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Washington Power and Money 55 mins – “Explore the trappings of life in Congress, the pressure to raise campaign dollars and Washington’s powerful world of lobbying.” At the link find the title, “Imperial Washington, Jan, 2007,” right-click “Media files imperialwashington_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Waste Plastic for Homes 30 mins – “Many people living in Pacific nations, like Vanuatu, Indonesia, and the Philippines, struggle to find adequate shelter, a challenge compounded by the elevated risk of structure-destroying cyclones. Meanwhile, miles off their coasts, plastic waste floats in the ocean, contaminating the marine food chain and threatening the world’s largest ecosystem. Our guest this week is Nev Hyman, an avid surfer who saw these two seemingly unrelated problems and devised a solution. His company, Nev House, uses recycled plastic to build low-cost, fire- and cyclone-resistant, solar- and water sanitation-equipped houses for people living in developing nations. He tells us about how Nev House partners with charities to actualize their business model, how he feels the emergency shelter system should be streamlined, and how this small company will upcycle 3 million tons of plastic waste over the next four years.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Water Management in California 29 mins – “California’s soggy winter and spring belie its long-term water prospects. While it’s true that the Golden State is experiencing record rainfalls, California’s water problems have far from evaporated. A warmer globe means wilder swings of storms and drought, deluges and scarcity. Is the most populous state ready for these wild swings? What are they doing with the surplus that is literally spilling over aquifers right now? And how will they ensure that groundwater stores are not completely depleted? This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from environmental writer Jeremy Miller who discusses his recent New Yorker article chronicling California’s deep, systemic water problems. Miller talks about the impact of the flooding in Northern California, shares ideas from experts on how to re-charge the state’s stressed groundwater reserves, and posits that California needs a more sustainable model for fresh water that is less dependent on the snow pack in the Sierra Mountains.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

White House First Usher 32 mins – “Our guest this week is former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters. We talk about how he became the White House Chief Usher, the kind the changes that the First Family can make to the White House, and what happens inside the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when a new President is sworn in.” At the link find the title, “C-SPAN Radio Podcast – Gary Walters on Inauguration Day at the White House, Dec, 2016,” right-click “Media files WALT1223.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

WWII Tactics-Conscientious Objectors 56 mins – “America seemed united in fighting “The Good War” but not everyone fought in the same way.” At the link find the title, “Battles of Belief, Sept, 2007,” right-click “Media files battlesofbelief_128.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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Media Mining Digest 297 – Jul 21, 2017: Afghanistan Resolution, Altruism and Wealth, Amazon Buys Whole Foods, American Second Civil War, American World Leadership, Arab World, Arctic Ice Trends, Australian Education, Back Pain, Behavioral Economics, Bitcoin, Blind Sleep Problems, Blockchain Employee, California Resistance to Trump, Canada, Car Ownership, Cardiovascular System, Cellular Senescence, Childhood Trauma, China and U.S. War, Civil Liberties, Climate Challenge in Cities, Coal, Comey Impact, Consciousness, Conspiracy Theorist, Consumer Resistance, Cool Tools for Travel, Counterterrorism, Death Penalty in California, Declaration of Independence, Detroit Urban Farm, Digital Revolution, Donner Party Story, Dutch Flood Control, Economic Trends in U.S., Education Politics, Espionage Law, Evidence Based Medicine Problems, Facing Race, Fake Meat, Female Desire, Gavin Newsom, Genocide Survivor, Gerrymandering and Immigrant Lawyers, Gold Standard, Google Flu Trending Problem, Hate Crimes, Health Care, Heat Domes, Heritage Buildings, Immigrant Activists, Impeachment Inquiry, Intelligence and Mortality, Internet Search Revelations, Investing Locally and Lead in Water, Iraqi War Film, Irish Conflict, Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, Kansas Tax Experiment, Kitchen Gadgets, Lawn Economics, Leadership Principles, Lies and Lying, Lifestyle Problems, Matter of Scale, Medical Error Prevention, Mental Health Apps, Muslim Phobia, National Monuments, Newt Gingrich, Newton Minow, North Korea, Obstruction of Justice, Opioid Overdoses, Option B, Origins of Man, Paris Accord, Parole Board in NH, Pillars of Wellness, Plastic Waste, Police, Prison Concepts, Public Broadcasting, Respiratory Disease, Rikers Island Kids, Rituals, Saudi Woman Driver, Scams, Sea Power, Shock Politics, Smartphone Impact, Social Conflict, Steve Hilton, Supreme Court Activities, Taxis and Uber, Tech Gentrification, Texas Clean Energy, Threat Analysis, Tick Season Trend, Tom Steyer, Transgender Deaths, Trent Lott, Trump, TWIV Letters, Ultramarathoner’s Dog, Upper Middle Class, Water System Modernization, White House Reporter, Women and Islam, Women in Politics, Writers on Writing, Young Activists

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Afghanistan Resolution 58 mins – “Intelligence officer Anthony Alfidi has performed military duty in South Korea, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He will give his personal view of why U.S. policy has not achieved peace in Afghanistan and how the new administration should pursue reforms.” At the link find the title, “Resolving Afghanistan: Crafting a Sensible U.S. Approach, May, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170519_Resolving Afghanistan Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Altruism and Wealth 46 mins – “A series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It’s an easy narrative to swallow — but is it true? A trio of economists set out to test the theory. All it took was a Dutch postal worker’s uniform, some envelopes stuffed with cash, and a slight sense of the absurd.” At the link find the title, “Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor? May, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics_podcast052417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Amazon Buys Whole Foods 47 mins – “Amazon shook the earth last week with a $13.7 billion move to buy Whole Foods. It would give the online juggernaut an immediate real estate footprint – over 400 physical stores – and expand the company’s foothold in the food business. It’s touted as a game-changer for groceries, but it could also rock the struggling retail industry. This hour On Point: Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the future of retail.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American Second Civil War 12 mins – “Some say this level of political polarization in the U.S. has only ever been seen once before.” At the link find the title, “June 19: Is America on the verge of a second civil war? 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170619_71834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

American World Leadership 69 mins – “The new documentary Is America in Retreat? examines the greatest foreign policy debate of our decade and the hard questions American leaders face in dealing with a rapidly changing world order. Since the Second World War, the United States has been at the forefront of a Pax Americana—a period of relative peace guaranteed by U.S. military might. Today, that peace is threatened by an ambitious and aggressive foreign policy in China, Russian territorial claims and occupations in Eastern Europe, and deteriorating conditions in the Middle East and North Korea. More than half of Americans polled today believe we should “mind our own business.” Is there a downside to retreat, or does the world still require American global leadership? Come view a clip of the documentary. A discussion will follow.” At the link find the title, “Is America in Retreat? Film Screening and Discussion, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170622_Is America in Retreat Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Arab World 45 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.

Arctic Ice Trends 24 mins – “John England has spent half a century exploring the Arctic and its ice. He shares some of his passion for Canada’s underappreciated frozen assets.” At the link find the title, “June 28: ENCORE: Arctic researcher shares 50 years of watching climate change happen, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170628_36905.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Australian Education 62 mins – “Professor Peter Hoj, Chair of the Group of Eight Universities speaks at the National Press Club” At the link find the title, “National Press Club: Professor Peter Hoj, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files NPCc_Hoj_2806_512k.mp4” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Back Pain 47 mins – “It’s some of the most debilitating chronic pain a person can have: lingering back pain. Some estimates say nearly 30 percent of all US adults suffer from it each year. But finding a cure is maddening. And surgery often isn’t the solution. Medicine, exercise, acupuncture, a chiropractor, meditation – different doctors may recommend them all. This hour On Point: the curse of back pain and the ongoing search for a fix.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Behavioral Economics 37 mins – “Starting in the late 1960s, the Israeli psychologists Amos Tversky and Danny Kahneman began to redefine how the human mind actually works. Michael Lewis’s new book The Undoing Project explains how the movement they started — now known as behavioral economics — has had such a profound effect on academia, governments, and society at large.” At the link find the title, “The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files freakonomics podcast010417.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Bitcoin 46 mins – “If you bought a thousand dollars’ worth of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be a multimillionaire today. Alternative digital currencies like Bitcoin were once on the fringe of finance. But they’re gradually gaining acceptance. There’s also Litecoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and others. So-called cryptocurrency has been associated with online crime, but it’s being embraced by some major retailers and investment firms. This hour On Point: the appeal of alternative currencies.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blind Sleep Problems 20 mins – “it’s now been proved that for the majority of blind people with no light perception, the lack of light makes it impossible for a gland situated in the brain to produce sufficient levels of a hormone called melatonin. This can lead to circadian sleep disorders which can occur when the body clock does not fall into a regular rhythm. Blind listeners tell In Touch about the impact poor sleep can have on their quality of life. We also hear from Lynn McGovern of The Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, a support and advocacy group which works on raising awareness of disrupted sleep, Russell Foster, a Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of Ophthalmology at Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosiences, Oxford University has spent many years researching sleep problems in blind people and he tells Peter about the current thinking on why blind people persistently suffer from problems sleeping.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Blockchain Empoloyee 80 mins – [Interview starts about 15 mins in.]“Amanda is the world’s first freelancer to be paid directly by blockchain — in this case, the DASH blockchain. DASH is an up-and-coming competitor to Bitcoin which has been delivering practical solutions to painful cryptocurrency problems since it launched in January 2014. Amanda is the head writer/anchor for Dash’s YouTube presence: a series called DASH: Detailed. She has also written cryptocurrency analysis pieces for Bitcoin Magazine, CoinTelegraph, and Finance Magnates.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

California Resistance to Trump 28 mins – “In a candid and at times emotional interview, Senator Dianne Feinstein talks about the long list of Donald Trump policies and cabinet appointments she will “fight, fight, fight.” But Feinstein tells This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil that she does not want to be labeled part of the California Resistance to Trump. Fully aware of how vindictive Trump can be, Feinstein says she can’t afford to alienate him, since she may need to work with the next president on issues important to California. This is the second podcast in a series devoted to the California Resistance.” At the link find the title, “Senator Feinstein On The Resistance, Jan, 2017,” right-click “Media files 300678259-shandobilcomcastnet-feinstein-master-13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Defense Increase 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, “June 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 Immigrants 26 mins – “Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country.” At the link find the title, “June 19: Ahmed Hussen: From Somali refugee to Canada’s immigration minister, 2017,” right-click “Media files current 20170619_58644.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Mental Health Care 24 mins – “Parents across the province say they can’t get the psychiatric help their children desperately need, even in emergencies.” At the link find the title, “June 20: ‘How many Islanders have to be failed by the system?’ P.E.I. parents fight for better mental health care, 2017,” right-click “Media files current_20170620_91662.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Canadian Native Nation 56 mins – “Mohawk education advocate Roberta Jamieson believes Canada is at a make-or-break historical moment where it has a chance to recast its historically toxic relationship with First Nations for the next 150 years.” At the link find the title, “ Canada’s original promise: Still waiting to be realize, Jun, 2017,” right-click “Media files ideas 20170630_64034.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Car Ownership 47 mins – “One thing about Americans – they own cars, right? Well, maybe not for long. The U.S. auto industry is on high alert right now over trends that say car ownership may be headed for the scrapyard. In years to come, more and more Americans will hail a ride – a ride with a driver, or a driverless car, an autonomous vehicle – to take them where they want to go. They may own a fraction of a car, or subscribe to car time. It’s a whole new world, and it’s coming. This hour On Point: Mobility, without ownership.At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cardiovascular System 50 mins – “The Naked Scientist report back from the British Cardiovascular Society’s annual conference, finding out how our tickers deal with extreme exercise and environments, from deep under the sea into outer space.” At the link right-click “Download” on the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Cellular Senescence 32 mins – “In 1965, Professor Leonard Hayflick published a landmark paper describing a process that limited the proliferation – or growth – of normal human cells in culture. Linking this effect to both tumour suppression and ageing, the exact mechanism of what came to be known as cellular senescence was still unknown. Fast forward half a century and cellular senescence is taking centre stage as a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of age-related pathologies. But what have we uncovered about how this senescence happens in cells? And how might we harness this knowledge for the treatment of an ever-ageing population? To explore this and more, Ian Sample speaks to the Mayo Clinic’s Dr Jan van Deursen, who came to the field via an interest in the molecular basis of cancer. We also hear from Newcastle University’s Professor of Cellular Gerontology, Thomas von Zglinicki, who was a senior author of a recent Nature Communications paper that unpacked the role of cellular senesence in age-related liver disease.” At the link right-click “Download 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.” t the link find the title, “June 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.