Crypto investor Brian Kelly makes the case for bitcoin cash

Crypto investor Brian Kelly makes the case for bitcoin cash

10:54 PM ET Mon, 21 May 2018 | 04:51
Cryptocurrency investor Brian Kelly said Monday bitcoin cash is the must-own digital currency of the moment.
On Saturday, bitcoin cash miners met to discuss funding for a bitcoin cash development fund, he told CNBC.
In the fund, miners are “going to take some of the rewards they get from mining and put it in a fund to build stuff on top of bitcoin cash,” Kelly said on ” Fast Money .”
“That’s how blockchains gain value,” he added. “You’re going to be getting more use cases to the extent that usefulness translates into value. That could be a positive for bitcoin cash.”
“That’s a place I want to buy,” said Kelly, who is founder and CEO of BKCM, an investment firm focused on digital currencies.
Bitcoin cash was priced at $1,233.25 at 6 p.m. ET Monday. While it declined from its $1,300 price the week of May 14, bitcoin cash was still valued significantly higher than its April 17 level of $763 . Chesnot | Getty Images
The crypto market watchers were expecting the most notable digital coin of all, bitcoin , to rally during Blockchain Week New York . Instead, the coin declined about 10 percent, briefly falling below the $8,000 level. Bitcoin, priced around $8,400 Monday at 5:30 p.m. ET, is down about 5 percent in the last month. Kellie Ell News Associate for CNBC Playing

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Novacoin (NVC) Price Tops $3.87 on Major Exchanges

Posted by Michael Walen on May 20th, 2018 // No Comments
Novacoin (CURRENCY:NVC) traded up 0.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 14:00 PM ET on May 20th. Novacoin has a market capitalization of $8.04 million and $10,748.00 worth of Novacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Novacoin has traded down 6.1% against the U.S. dollar. One Novacoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $3.87 or 0.00045444 BTC on major exchanges including Livecoin, YoBit, C-CEX and WEX.
Here’s how related cryptocurrencies have performed over the last 24 hours: Get Novacoin alerts: Sequence (SEQ) traded 0.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.16 or 0.00001859 BTC. vTorrent (VTR) traded up 6.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.43 or 0.00005006 BTC. Rupaya (RUPX) traded 6.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.10 or 0.00001190 BTC. LiteDoge (LDOGE) traded 19.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0001 or 0. 1 BTC. 42-coin (42) traded down 7.6% against the dollar and now trades at $30,132.60 or 3.53626000 BTC. Cashcoin (CASH) traded 0.9% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0147 or 0. 173 BTC. AquariusCoin (ARCO) traded 7.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.40 or 0.00004702 BTC. BitBar (BTB) traded up 6.5% against the dollar and now trades at $16.86 or 0.00197805 BTC. Litecoin Plus (LCP) traded 3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.36 or 0.00004212 BTC. BriaCoin (BRIA) traded down 4.5% against the dollar and now trades at $0.38 or 0.00004461 BTC.
Novacoin Profile NVC is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on February 9th, 2013. Novacoin’s total supply is 2,076,024 coins. The Reddit community for Novacoin is /r/Novacoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here . Novacoin’s official Twitter account is @MarketNvc and its Facebook page is accessible here . Novacoin’s official website is novacoin.org .
Buying and Selling Novacoin
Novacoin can be traded on these cryptocurrency exchanges: YoBit, Cryptopia, WEX, C-CEX and Livecoin. It is usually not presently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Novacoin directly using US dollars. Investors seeking to trade Novacoin should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as Changelly, Coinbase or GDAX. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy Novacoin using one of the aforementioned exchanges. Receive News & Updates for Novacoin updates for Novacoin and related cryptocurrencies CryptoBeat newsletter . «

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vTorrent Achieves Market Cap of $4.87 Million (VTR)

Posted by Faye Duncan on May 21st, 2018 // No Comments
vTorrent (CURRENCY:VTR) traded 0.5% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 20th. One vTorrent coin can now be purchased for about $0.42 or 0.00004936 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. During the last seven days, vTorrent has traded up 21.2% against the US dollar. vTorrent has a total market capitalization of $4.87 million and approximately $88,836.00 worth of vTorrent was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Here is how other cryptocurrencies have performed during the last 24 hours: Get vTorrent alerts: Novacoin (NVC) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $3.90 or 0.00045853 BTC. Sequence (SEQ) traded up 0.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.16 or 0.00001834 BTC. Rupaya (RUPX) traded up 20.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.11 or 0.00001289 BTC. LiteDoge (LDOGE) traded 12.3% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0001 or 0. 1 BTC. 42-coin (42) traded 3.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $30,611.70 or 3.59902000 BTC. Cashcoin (CASH) traded down 0.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0147 or 0. 173 BTC. AquariusCoin (ARCO) traded 1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.37 or 0.00004323 BTC. BitBar (BTB) traded 0.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $15.74 or 0.00185063 BTC. Litecoin Plus (LCP) traded 5.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.35 or 0.00004109 BTC. BriaCoin (BRIA) traded up 10% against the dollar and now trades at $0.44 or 0.00005173 BTC.
vTorrent Coin Profile vTorrent (VTR) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its launch date was December 14th, 2014. vTorrent’s total supply is 11,593,299 coins. The official website for vTorrent is vtorrent.info . vTorrent’s official Twitter account is @vTorrentCrypto . The Reddit community for vTorrent is /r/vTorrentCrypto and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here .
vTorrent Coin Trading
vTorrent can be purchased on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: Bittrex. It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as vTorrent directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to acquire vTorrent should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as GDAX, Gemini or Changelly. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to buy vTorrent using one of the exchanges listed above. Receive News & Updates for vTorrent updates for vTorrent and related cryptocurrencies CryptoBeat newsletter .

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Animation Vision Cash (AVH) Trading Up 85.5% Over Last 7 Days

Posted by ABMN Staff on May 20th, 2018 // No Comments
Animation Vision Cash (CURRENCY:AVH) traded up 2.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 20th. In the last week, Animation Vision Cash has traded 85.5% higher against the dollar. Animation Vision Cash has a market cap of $0.00 and $220,142.00 worth of Animation Vision Cash was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Animation Vision Cash token can currently be purchased for $0.0121 or 0. 142 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinTiger and HitBTC.
Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed in the last 24 hours: Get Animation Vision Cash alerts: Ripple (XRP) traded up 2.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.70 or 0.00008201 BTC. Stellar (XLM) traded up 3.7% against the dollar and now trades at $0.33 or 0.00003897 BTC. TRON (TRX) traded up 17.9% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0829 or 0. 975 BTC. IOTA (MIOTA) traded 3.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.82 or 0.00021452 BTC. NEO (NEO) traded 8.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $64.61 or 0.00759701 BTC. Tether (USDT) traded 0.2% lower against the dollar and now trades at $1.00 or 0.00011748 BTC. VeChain (VEN) traded 2.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $4.45 or 0.00052274 BTC. Binance Coin (BNB) traded 3.7% higher against the dollar and now trades at $14.35 or 0.00168736 BTC. Zilliqa (ZIL) traded up 1.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.15 or 0.00001740 BTC. Ontology (ONT) traded up 11.4% against the dollar and now trades at $8.12 or 0.00095465 BTC.
Animation Vision Cash Token Profile Animation Vision Cash’s total supply is 10,000,000,000 tokens. The official website for Animation Vision Cash is www.av.cash . Animation Vision Cash’s official Twitter account is @AvHcommunity .
Buying and Selling Animation Vision Cash
Animation Vision Cash can be purchased on these cryptocurrency exchanges: CoinTiger and HitBTC. It is usually not possible to purchase alternative cryptocurrencies such as Animation Vision Cash directly using US dollars. Investors seeking to trade Animation Vision Cash should first purchase Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as GDAX, Gemini or Coinbase . Investors can then use their newly-acquired Ethereum or Bitcoin to purchase Animation Vision Cash using one of the aforementioned exchanges. Receive News & Updates for Animation Vision Cash updates for Animation Vision Cash and related cryptocurrencies CryptoBeat newsletter . «

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Markets, Miners and Conferences | Digital Money Times

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While Bitmain creates new ASIC Antminers to mine any cryptocurrency running Equihash proof of work, the affected cryptocurrencies look at measures to prevent it. New York has a lot of news happening this week, with the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company looking to get into bitcoin trading and Blockchain Week kicking off with the CDX Summit. South Korea continues to be a leader in blockchain technology, rolling out new partnerships with neighboring countries, and building out more blockchain technology.
Featured stories by Colin Harper, Nick Marinoff and Aaron van Wirdum.
Stay on top of the best stories in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Subscribe to our newsletter here . Bitmain’s Antminer Z9 Mini Designed to Mine Zcash, Threatens ASIC Resistance
Bitmain announced, via Twitter, the release of its new Antminer Z9 mini, an ASIC miner capable of mining any cryptocurrency running the Equihash proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm. This includes, most notably, Zcash , which is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency designed to offer users complete privacy in transactions. Zcash has always used the Equihash PoW mining algorithm to prevent the progress of Zcash ASIC miners and has predominantly been mined by general-purpose GPU chips.
The development of ASIC hardware is causing some cryptocurrencies to change their proof-of-work mining algorithm. Bitcoin Gold has a hard fork coming to defeat it and Monero has already modified their mining algorithm to counter ASIC hardware. GlobalData: South Korea Among the World’s Leading Markets for Blockchain Technology
According to analytics firm GlobalData , South Korea has become a leader in the blockchain community. Businesses like Korea Telecom are already working to determine how the blockchain can be used to lessen production expenses and generate new types of revenue. Representatives of the South Korean telephone giant have already joined with Sprint and Japan’s SoftBank to launch a “blockchain-powered data roaming service” in the coming weeks. Executives say the company has big plans to use the blockchain to power “finance, IoT, smart energy and healthcare businesses.”
South Korea is also attracting businesses from neighboring countries like Japan, whose social messaging platform Line is set to launch a blockchain subsidiary known as Unblock within South Korea’s borders. The purpose of the subsidiary will be to further study the blockchain and determine how it can best be applied to the company’s remaining divisions. As the nation leads the blockchain revolution, neighboring regions are also taking the bait and looking into how blockchain technology can best be utilized to further cement operational security and efficiency. NYT Report: Parent Company to NYSE Is Planning a Bitcoin Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), wants to establish its own cryptocurrency exchange. According to New York Times (NYT) sources, ICE has been in talks with legacy banks and financial institutions to facilitate swap contracts for potential bitcoin trading. These contracts would essentially allow banks to buy contracts for bitcoin, giving the exchange sure anchors of liquidity. Once an exchange user buys one of these contracts, cash changes hands and the corresponding bitcoin would appear in their wallet the next day. The report reveals that the exchange, which would be built with “large investors” in mind, would permit direct bitcoin trading, not futures contracts as we’ve seen with the CBOE and CME. CDX Brings Inaugural Blockchain Summit to New York
The latest installment of the Chief Digital Officer Global Forum (CDX) summit series will be held in New York on May 11, 2018. Established in 2013, the summit has set up shop in Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore and, most recently, Las Vegas, with focuses on emerging innovations in mobile, IoT and digital advertising technologies.
This latest installment will concentrate on advancements in blockchain technology and its application to traditional industries. To this end, the CDX Blockchain Brand Innovation Summit has an extensive list of speakers and panelists both from within and without the blockchain space, featuring representatives from the likes of Hulu, CNBC, IBM and BTC Media. Breaking Bitcoin Conference Heading for Lisbon This Summer as “Building on Bitcoin”
The Breaking Bitcoin conference, first organized last summer in Paris, is returning for its second edition under the name “ Building on Bitcoin ,” this time in Lisbon, July 3–4, 2018. While the event in the French capital was centered around security, the one in the Portuguese capital will focus on second-layer technologies and other creative uses of the Bitcoin protocol.
Building on Bitcoin will focus on second-layer technologies in a broad sense. The best known and most popular of these is probably the Lightning Network , of which the first implementations entered their beta stage over the past couple of months. But other areas of research and development include different types of sidechains like Liquid , RSK or drivechains ; privacy technologies like TumbleBit ; smart contract solutions like MAST ; and more.
This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine .

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LiteBar (LTB) Tops 24-Hour Trading Volume of $262.00

Posted by Thomas Dobrow on May 20th, 2018 // No Comments
LiteBar (CURRENCY:LTB) traded up 1.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 20th. One LiteBar coin can currently be purchased for $0.23 or 0.00002671 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, LiteBar has traded 7.5% lower against the dollar. LiteBar has a market capitalization of $210,293.00 and approximately $262.00 worth of LiteBar was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed over the last 24 hours: Get LiteBar alerts: DNotes (NOTE) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $2.48 or 0.00026178 BTC. GoldCoin (GLD) traded 1.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.25 or 0.00002963 BTC. Anoncoin (ANC) traded 19% higher against the dollar and now trades at $2.89 or 0.00034000 BTC. BunnyCoin (BUN) traded up 169% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0001 or 0. 1 BTC. Bitmark (BTM) traded up 4.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.58 or 0.00006835 BTC. CampusCoin (CMPCO) traded down 1.6% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0071 or 0. 84 BTC. Rupee (RUP) traded up 12.8% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0924 or 0.00001087 BTC. The Cypherfunks (FUNK) traded up 8.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0000 or 0. 1 BTC. Footy Cash (XFT) traded up 14.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.40 or 0.00004315 BTC. Creativecoin (CREA) traded 3.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.13 or 0.00001507 BTC.
LiteBar Coin Profile LiteBar is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It launched on February 11th, 2014. LiteBar’s total supply is 925,736 coins. LiteBar’s official website is litebar.co . LiteBar’s official Twitter account is @litebarco .
LiteBar Coin Trading
LiteBar can be traded on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: Cryptopia. It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as LiteBar directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade LiteBar should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Gemini, GDAX or Changelly. Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy LiteBar using one of the exchanges listed above. Receive News & Updates for LiteBar updates for LiteBar and related cryptocurrencies CryptoBeat newsletter .

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Zoin Achieves Market Capitalization of $42.97 Million (ZOI)

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Zoin (CURRENCY:ZOI) traded up 7.2% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on May 20th. In the last seven days, Zoin has traded 44.7% higher against the dollar. One Zoin coin can currently be bought for about $2.43 or 0.00028551 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia, CryptoBridge and Coinroom. Zoin has a total market cap of $42.97 million and $256,816.00 worth of Zoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Here is how similar cryptocurrencies have performed in the last 24 hours: Get Zoin alerts: Bitcoin (BTC) traded 3.1% higher against the dollar and now trades at $8,491.12 or 1. BTC. Ethereum (ETH) traded up 3.1% against the dollar and now trades at $716.55 or 0.08421290 BTC. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) traded up 8.6% against the dollar and now trades at $1,281.47 or 0.15060500 BTC. Litecoin (LTC) traded up 3.2% against the dollar and now trades at $138.96 or 0.01633130 BTC. Monero (XMR) traded 3.6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $204.56 or 0.02404050 BTC. Ethereum Classic (ETC) traded up 3% against the dollar and now trades at $18.16 or 0.00213416 BTC. Bytecoin (BCN) traded 7.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0095 or 0. 111 BTC. Zcash (ZEC) traded up 0.3% against the dollar and now trades at $347.29 or 0.04081470 BTC. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) traded up 4.9% against the dollar and now trades at $55.72 or 0.00654838 BTC. Verge (XVG) traded 6% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0562 or 0. 660 BTC.
About Zoin Zoin (ZOI) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Lyra2RE hashing algorithm. It launched on November 5th, 2016. Zoin’s total supply is 17,689,529 coins. Zoin’s official Twitter account is @zoinofficial . The official website for Zoin is zoinofficial.com . The Reddit community for Zoin is /r/zoinofficial and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here .
Zoin Coin Trading
Zoin can be bought or sold on these cryptocurrency exchanges: Coinroom, Cryptopia, CryptoBridge and CoinExchange. It is usually not currently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Zoin directly using U.S. dollars. Investors seeking to trade Zoin should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Changelly, GDAX or Coinbase . Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy Zoin using one of the aforementioned exchanges. Receive News & Updates for Zoin updates for Zoin and related cryptocurrencies CryptoBeat newsletter .

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Media Mining Digest 340 – May 18, 2018: 3D Printing Prosthetics, 60 Minutes Anniversary, Adam Braun Interview, Afghanistan War, African Economic Development, Aging in America, Back Pain Treatment, Behavioral Control, Bicycle Seat Selection, Blind Tech Show, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Broadband Legislative Action, Brushing Online, Burnout Control, Childhood Adversity, Chinese Influence Pedaling, Civil War Lost Cause, Colombian Paramilitary, Dieselgate, Digital Currencies, Dishonesty, Drought Control, Dystopias, Earthquakes, Educational Purpose, Endurance, Eugenics, European Economic Crisis, Exercise Value, Female President, Financial Fine Tuning, Food Resource Future, Fourteen Day Rule, FUBU Creator Interview, Gander Airport, Hate Control, Health Care Reform, Income Tax Avoidance, Investment Beginnings, Ira Glass Interview, Iranian Influence, Jesse Thorn, Las Vegas Architecture, Libel Lecture, McCain Biography, Medical Stupid Rules, Michio Kaku, Moonshine and NASCAR, Muscle Physiology, Music Theft, Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington, Novichok Agents, Nuclear Weapons Maintenance, Nutrition Science, Opioid Abuse and Kratom, Ostracism-Pain-Sex, Parkland Incident Discussion, Prison Life, Prosthetic Construction, Ryan Zinke, Sinclair Broadcasting, Somalia, Space Walks, Stephen Hawking, Stoicism, Surgery History, Timothy Leary, Total Information Awareness, Tropical Forest Preservation, Trump and Republicans, Trump Takeover, Trumponomics, U.S. Role in the World, Venezuelan Refugee Crisis, Waste Control, Zionism and Antisemitism

Exercise your ears: the 149 podcasts shown below present the best ideas, information and stories from a larger group of 776 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 21,037 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, totaling over 128GB 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 460 sources. Exercise your ears and relax the rest. 3D Printing Access 43 mins – “ Lars Brubaker of MatterHackers shared in-depth information on how the MatterControl platform operates to streamline many of the different software processes out there for 3D printing. Along with the creation of an image converter and text creator, they are working with schools to develop a comprehensive curriculum specifically for use with 3D printers in the [‌]” At the link find the title, “ Making 3D Printing More Accessible with MatterHackers, Nov, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 22ea486e7b2dd164482a89a1ee850719.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing at UPS 16 mins – “ Major announcements for 3D printing were announced in May that completely disrupt the additive manufacturing world. The reality of zero inventory and complete on demand manufacturing has arrived and it has CEOs in all industries, especially the supply chain industry talking about 3D printing. To send us a message, go to 3dstartpoint.com or shoot us [‌]” At the link find the title, “Uber for 3D Printing – Full Distribution Additive, Aug, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 148ddaa43371a2e8c3b435c0ffae7697.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing for Consumers 36 mins – “ Dispelling the myth that consumer level 3D printed products are cheaply made and cheaply designed with Chris Campbell of FormURLife. The opportunities that 3D printing provides to the end user market are far beyond just creating prototypes and design iterations. Looking at all the things and little details that need to come together to create [‌]” At the link find the title, “Consumer Level 3D Printing with Chris Campbell of FormURLife, Oct, 2016,” right-click “ Media files bc84e17530c4ca4cbc0f4de29ab0f84c.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Furniture 16 mins – “ It took awhile for us to come around to the idea of 3D printing furniture, but we knew it had a future when we saw what Russell Singer had done to make a hybrid coffee table by combining 3D printed parts with off the shelf items to make a unique and one of a kind [‌]” At the link find the title, “3D Printed Furniture REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 957e00647f6806b584e966b96dfe4b51.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing in High School 48 mins – “ Kids don’t have to be the only ones headed back to school this fall! Now that the kids are back in school, it may be time for you to take some classes and improve your 3D Printing skills. Tom and Tracy Hazzard take a peek into how 3D printing is revolutionizing the classroom in every [‌]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing in Metal 34 mins – “ Desktop 3D printing in metal may not be coming to an at home desktop in the near future, but it is making big waves in the rapid manufacturing world. Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal explains three major benefits to 3D printing end use parts in metal and how Desktop Metal is looking to democratize enterprise [‌]” At the linkf ind the title, “Desktop 3D Printing in Metal with Tuan TranPham of Desktop Metal, Nov, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 9327fa5ef07edc53d984a19aea8e8596.mp3” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Intellectual Property 25 mins – “ Desktop 3D printing is where it is today because of the corporate asset value of intellectual property laws and regulations. Looking back at how a dislike of patents came about due to the open-source RepRap movement and why this ideology needs to take a backseat if the industry wants to move forward even further. Check [‌]” At the link find the title, “Intellectual Property 3D Printing REPLAY, Oct, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 7b955132dd94ed24761f91e86097e1a6.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Print ing Jobs 46 mins – “ Every manufacturer in the 3D printing industry is looking for the same pool of talents these days; there is a growing need for more engineers and designers. Even with the crop of graduating students coming in, there is still not enough to fill in 3D jobs with the right skill set. Jennifer Killingback of Alexander [‌]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Prosthetics 9 mins – “ 3D printed prosthetics was one of the first things that the media latched onto in covering what 3D printing can do, but since then 3D printing prosthetics has expanded into so many more different areas than just limb recreation. Highlighting different companies within the 3D print industry that have a veteran minded focus to provide [‌]” At the link find the title, “Veterans and 3D Printed Prosthetics, Nov, 2016,” right-click “ Media files bda8dfa7a11b53a7076c16ecacdfc532.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Revolution 24 mins – “ The declining state of many factories does not lead us to think that we are on the verge of a 3D printing manufacturing revolution, as TED Talk speaker Olivier Scalabre has presented. Some aspects of the 3D print industry are seeing an evolution, while other segments are not. An area that needs the most evolution, [‌]” At the link find the title, “3D Printing Manufacturing Revolution, Nov, 2016,” right-click “ Media files 112a84233ec60bac1a5f02e99c58dffd.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
3D Printing Trends and Problems 49 mins – “ Not knowing if there will be enough topics to talk about and interesting guests to interview is every podcaster’s worry during their early stages. Tom and Tracy Hazzard asked the same questions in April 2015 and got their answer 500 episodes later. As designers and developers, making 3D print predictions is both exciting and frustrating [‌]” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
60 Minutes Anniversary 88 mins – “’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Bill Whitaker, along with executive producer Jeff Fager, take a look back at the history of the program as it marks its 50th anniversary.” At the link find the title,”’ 60 Minutes’ Producers Discuss 50th Anniversary of Show, Mar, 2018,” right-click “ Media files program.500143.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Adam Braun Interview 49 mins – “ This week on the show we interview Adam Braun. Adam is the CEO & Co-Founder of MissionU, a debt-free college alternative for the 21st century that CNN called “perfect for young people who are eager to launch their career.” Adam’s goal is to overhaul the traditional higher education model by providing a solution that doesn’t require upfront tuition and allows students to graduate debt-free. We discuss: How to balance family life with starting a company? What are Adam’s favorite interview tactics? What’s wrong with going to college? What does it take to turn your idea into a business? Adam has been featured as a speaker at The White House and named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Business Insider’s 40 Under 40, and Wired Magazine‘s 50 People Who Are Changing the World. He was previously founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, the award-winning organization that has built nearly 400 schools around the world. Adam is the author of the bestselling book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.” At the link find the title, “ Episode 296 – Adam Braun – Do Meaningful Work and Change the World,” right-click “ Media files a1e38962-3837-4346-abdc-e089232ba59d.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Afghanistan War 60 mins – “ Panelists look at America’s longest war and examine strategies for how to bring it to an end.” At the link find the title, “Afghanistan: Endless War? Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180412 Afghanistan the Endless War.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
African Economic Development 98 mins – “ …the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative and the African Development Bank co-hosted a discussion on the continent’s economic prospects, approaches to maintaining these positive growth trends, and new strategies to attract and efficiently utilize infrastructure financing. The African Development Bank’s “ African Economic Outlook ” was presented, followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. ” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.
Aging in America 60 mins – “ This panel discussion offers up-to-the-minute insights into what’s new and what’s on the horizon in the field of aging in America, and invites thoughtful responses from representatives of the Club’s Grownups Forum. Join us, in association with Mary Furlong and Associates, for the capstone VIP lunch and wrap-up of to the 15th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. Come and hear industry leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists share the highlights from the Aging In America Conference and the What’s Next Boomer Summit, followed by an in-depth thoughtful response by members of the Grownups Forum.” At the ink find the title, “Amer A Discussion of Emerging Products and Trends in the Field of Aging, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180329_Boomer Summit for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Agriculture Development 68 mins – “ The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. The goal of doubling of small-holder productivity is targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals. On April 23, a panel of experts discussed the issues and constraints such efforts entail.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimer’s Disease 52 mins – “ Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic. Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli says fear is at the heart of our challenge with Alzheimer’s, and it’s a fear he knows personally. He watched as his grandfather was getting lost and not recognizing his own wife. But his grandfather didn’t want to face that memory loss, and it’s a problem Jebelli sees in many patients. Joseph Jebelli has written a new book about our fight against Alzheimer’s, and he joins us to tell his family’s story and the story of a disease he calls the next global pandemic. Joseph Jebelli is a neurobiologist whose work focuses on cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease. His book is called In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s  ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Alzheimers Case 24 mins – “Kathryn Fudurich was 21-years old when her 55-year-old mother Pat was diagnosed with dementia. Pat’s memory loss began with small things, like leaving the TV remote in the pantry. But soon, she was forgetting to take her medication. Then she could no longer remember the route to get to her teaching job outside of Toronto. Soon it became clear that Pat could not manage living on her own, and Kathryn quit her job in London, Ontario and moved back home to care for her. Kathryn is among the youngest of an estimated two million Canadians who put their careers and lives on hold to care for an ailing loved one. In this rebroadcast from October 2016, Kathryn reveals the challenges of being a young caregiver to a parent with early-onset dementia: The struggle to find programs for a dementia patient who was still relatively young; the loss of connection to her peers who were pursuing careers and relationships; and the pain of watching the vibrant woman who had been her ‘everything” slip away to the point where she no longer knew her daughter’s name. Now 28, Kathryn reveals how she eventually found a balance between caring for her mother, and caring for herself.” At the link find the title, “ Still Kathryn, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files whitecoat-SsVvysVV-20180420.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
American Dream Falters 60 mins – “ In an increasingly insecure economy, it’s easy to get bogged down with statistics and lose sight of the human costs of the recession. Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for the book Lean In, Marianne Cooper wants to change that. In her new book, Cut Adrift, Cooper weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust. Hearing from everyone from suburban soccer moms to those struggling to feed their children, we’re given an intimate look at the challenges facing modern families, and how financial anxiety penetrates the daily lives of those at every socioeconomic level. Whether it’s the wealthy seeking even stronger security or the poor trying to avoid further instability, Cut Adrift gives us a glimpse of changing gender dynamics and how families are coping in a go-it-alone economy. Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as they unpack the worries all American families face and brainstorm what can be done about it.” At the link find the title, “Sheryl Sandberg & Marianne Cooper Talk: The Anxieties of Modern Families. Sept, 2014,” right-click “ Media files 09_19_2014_national sandbergcooper_60min.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
B ack Pain Treatment 54 mins – “ Back pain is common and a specific cause can be difficult to identify. UCSF doctor explains back pain myths, diagnoses, management options and risk factors you can control. Then an orthotic specialist discuss different braces. Recorded on 03/01/2018. (#33459)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Behavioral Control 52 mins – “ How do you change someone’s behavior? Most of us would point to education or persuasion. But what if the answer lies elsewhere? Today we explore a revolutionary insight about human nature, one that will take us on a journey from Budapest to the hills of Rwanda.” At the link find the title, “Romeo and Juliet in Kigali, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180416_hiddenbrain_hb rwanda social norms-april_16_1039_pm.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Bicycle Seat Selection 39 mins – “ Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford Health Care, and Dr. Roger Minkow, of Roger Minkow Consulting, talk about what you need to know when choosing a bike seat to reduce your risk for urological problems while cycling. Recorded on 02/28/2018. (#33442)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blind Tech Show 63mins – “ Welcome back to another That Blind Tech Show, well, at least that is what the script says, now if Bryan can only untie his tongue. Allison and Jeff join Bryan for episode 14 and although Bryan had his foot in his mouth, he did manage to figure out how to converse without even thinking about removing his foot! From the Twitter API announcement, to FlickType storming back form it’s Flexsie beginning, reading hand written messages, working with developers and by the way, What floor are you on? Are you using RSS feeds for your news? Have you tried the Lire App? Did you you hear about the new AFB Board member from Apple? Join the crew and have a chuckle on us as we take a stab at the news making headlines and the comments we probably should of edited. Ok, my bad. Become a Beta tester for FlickType at beta@FlickType.com ” [All apps appear to be IOS based; no android or pc.] At the link find the title, “ThatBlindTechShow 14: From Twitter to FlickType to the AFB Board and Much Much More News… Like, Bone Conduction Sunglasses, Yup!” right-click “ Media files 14TBTS20F.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency 68 mins – “ Buzzwords like blockchain, cryptocurrency, and bitcoin are popping up in every news outlet and in casual conversation—but if you’re not an insider, do you actually know how it works? INFORUM wants to make sure this new technology feels more accessible and understandable to all, and we’ve got lots of questions we want to get answered.
Join top blockchain journalist Laura Shin as she digs into the burgeoning field and asks all our burning questions to Kathryn Haun, a leader in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space known for being a clear and candid “explainer.” It’s time to clarify this murky world and ensure you can both throw the buzzwords around and engage more deeply with this technology. Start thinking of your questions now! A few of ours include‌What IS cryptocurrency? What IS blockchain? Why do either of those things matter now, or in the future? Are they safe? What is an ICO? What does ‘mining’ mean? Should I buy cryptocurrency? If so…how? This program is the first in a series exploring blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the future of this technology—we hope you’ll come back for more.” At the link find the title, “ Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Basics, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180412_INF_Blockchain For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Explained 24 mins – “ Paul Vigna, Wall Street Journal reporter and co-author of “The Truth Machine” joins Chuck to talk about Blockchain, bitcoin, and the future of cryptocurrency.” At the link find the title, “Is Blockchain a fad, or the future? , Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files ed435d24-997c-47fa-acc9-ba58454c9d8a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Blockchain Nodes 29 mins – “Mark and Ethan learn about the Dash side of the Blockchain space with Troy Wong, CFO and Director at Neptune Dash. Mr. Wong is a digital currency trader and blockchain startup consultant. He spent the first ten years of his career at a private equity portfolio company, Canada’s largest diversified mining company, and a Big 4 Accounting Firm. Prior to joining Neptune Dash Technologies Corp., Mr. Wong worked at Enirgi Group Corporation overseeing reporting and analytics for five business units. Previous to his time at Enrigi Group Corporation, Mr. Wong worked in the Finance Group of Teck Resources Ltd., Ernst & Young LLP, and Jaxx” At the link find the title, “ 68: Neptune Dash’s Troy Wong,” right-click “ Media files 068TBCS.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Border Crossings P1 49 mins – “ While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De LeĂłn happened upon something he didn’t expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh. This macabre discovery sent him reeling, needing to know what exactly happened to the body, and how many migrants die that way in the wilderness. In researching border-crosser deaths in the Arizona desert, he noticed something surprising. Sometime in the late-1990s, the number of migrant deaths shot up dramatically and have stayed high since. Jason traced this increase to a Border Patrol policy still in effect, called “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Over three episodes, Radiolab will investigate this policy, its surprising origins, and the people whose lives were changed forever because of it.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  Â
Border Crossings P3 36 mins – “ The third episode in our Border Trilogy follows anthropologist Jason De LeĂłn after he makes a grisly discovery in Arivaca, Arizona. In the middle of carrying out his pig experiments with his students, Jason finds the body of a 30-year-old female migrant. With the help of the medical examiner and some local humanitarian groups, Jason discovers her identity. Her name was Maricela. Jason then connects with her family, including her brother-in-law, who survived his own harrowing journey through Central America and the Arizona desert. With the human cost of Prevention Through Deterrence weighing on our minds, we try to parse what drives migrants like Maricela to cross through such deadly terrain, and what, if anything, could deter them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  Â
Bridge Inspections 21 mins – “ The integrity of our infrastructure can be critical to life safety. Nowhere is this more obvious than our bridges. There are over 600,000 highway bridges in the United States, as well as a large number of transit, railroad, and pedestrian structures. Having timely and objective knowledge of the condition of these bridges is essential to assure their safety and efficiency. That knowledge comes from a program of systematic bridge inspections. To help us understand the responsibilities and processes of bridge inspection, we’re talking with Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, who is Director of the Structures Evaluation Services Bureau of the New York State Department of Transportation.” At the link right-click “Listen to this episode now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband Legislative Action 24 mins -” We’re a little off kilter these days when it comes to state legislation. Typically, we spend our efforts helping local communities stave off bills to steal, limit, or hamstring local telecommunications authority. This year it’s different so Christopher and Lisa sat down to have a brief chat about some of the notable state actions that have been taken up at state Capitols. We decided to cover a few proposals that we feel degrade the progress some states have made, bills that include positive and negative provisions, and legislation that we think will do nothing but good. Our analysis covers the map from the states in New England to states in the Northwest. In addition to small changes that we think will have big impact – like the definition of “broadband” – we discuss the way tones are shifting. In a few places, like Colorado , state leaders are fed up with inaction or obstruction from the big ISPs that use the law to solidify their monopoly power rather than bring high-quality connectivity to citizens. Other states, like New Hampshire and Washington , recognize that local communities have the ability to improve their situation and are taking measured steps to reduce barriers to broadband deployment. While they still maintain significant power in many places, national corporate ISPs may slowly be losing their grip over state legislators. We talk about that, too.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly from here .” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband Fiber and Wireless 34 mins – “ Deploying, maintaining, and operating a wireless network is easy, right? You just put up your equipment, sign up subscribers, and start raking in the dough, right? Not even close, says Travis Carter, one of the co-founders of US Internet and our guest for episode 301 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. He should know — he’s deployed both wireless and fiber networks in Minneapolis. In this episode, we get an update on US Internet’s progress on its fiber deployment . Travis also compares what it’s like to own, maintain, and operate each type of network. There are pros and cons of each and each is better suited for different environments and situations.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly from here .” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Minnesota 52 mins – “ For episode 302 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, Christopher carries on his conversation with Gary Evans, retired President and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), an independent ISP in Minnesota. This is the second opportunity for Christopher and Gary to talk about HBC’s historical role in bringing high-quality connectivity to rural areas. Be sure to listen to episode 297 , when Gary and Christopher concentrate on the history of the company. In this conversation, Gary and Christopher focus on the idea of connecting smaller communities in order to bring high-quality connectivity to America beyond its urban centers. As part of the conversation, they discuss how HBC has worked with other systems, including networks in places like Monticello, North St. Paul, and Renville and Sibley Counties in Minnesota, Wisconsin providers, and Burlington, Vermont. There have been some rough patches along with some great successes and Gary addresses both. He talks about connections he’s made, lessons he’s learned, and partnership approaches that work.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly from here .” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Broadband in Tennessee 30 mins – “ An increasing interest in publicly owned network projects has also spurred an increase in creative collaborations as communities work together to facilitate deployment, especially in rural areas. This week, we talk with Sharon Kyser, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Newport Utilities (NU) in Newport, Tennessee, and Jody Wigington, General Manager and CEO of Morristown Utility Systems (MUS), also in Tennessee, for episode 300 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. We’ve written about MUS Fibernet and had Jody on the show several times to talk about how they built their own network and the ways it has improved the electric utility and helped the community. Now, they’ve entered into a partnership with their neighbors in Newport , who also want to reap the benefits of public ownership. Sharon tells us how the people in Newport need better services, economic development, and how her organization is working with MUS to make that vision a reality.” At the link right-click “… download this mp3 file directly from here .” and select “save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Brushing Online 18 mins – “ Unordered trinkets have been arriving at homes around the country. We try to find out why.” At the link find the title, “#838: A Series of Mysterious Packages, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180427_pmoney_pmpod838.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
B urnout Control 55 mins – “ Beating burnout is hard under the best circumstances but even harder when things happen. Dr. Larissa Thomas explores the factors that contribute to burnout in the medical field, and what to do about it. (#32946)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Catholic Beliefs 58 mins – “Recorded on February 27, 2018 What do Catholics think of Pope Francis’s changes to the Catholic Church? Ross Douthat explores that question in his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat joins Peter Robinson on Uncommon Knowledge to discuss his new book, his thoughts and critiques of Pope Francis, and the changing conception of divorce under Pope Francis’s ambiguous teachings. Douthat and Robinson spend a large portion of the episode discussing the Catholic teachings surrounding marriage, divorce, and communion. They examine the history of Catholicism and divorce, going back so far as to understand the lessons of the New Testament on divorce and how those lessons were radically conservative for the time. They talk about how problematic the terms “conservative” and “liberal” are when used in the context of the Church as the political leanings do not necessarily correlate with moral leanings of religion. They go on to discuss the future of the Catholic Church under Pope Francis and how the Bishops can handle all of the changes. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe!” At the link find the title, “ To Change the Church With Ross Douthat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180404-douthat.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chief Justice John Marshall 62 mins – “ Monday Night Philosophy rediscovers the influential precedents set by Chief Justice John Marshall. No member of America’s founding generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From our nation’s founding in 1776, and for the next 40 years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As chief justice of the United States Supreme Court—the longest-serving in history—he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the Constitution and the federal courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of Washington, D.C. This is the story of how a rough-cut frontiersman with little formal education became one of the nation’s preeminent lawyers and politicians and, with cunning, imagination and grace, shaped America’s future.” At the link find the title, “ Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180409_MLF Without precedent for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Childhood Adversity 68 mins – “ Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris is a pioneer in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as divorce, substance abuse or neglect, proved that the higher a person’s ACE score, the worse his or her health. This led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough: Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. As the founder/CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, Burke Harris has brought these scientific discoveries and her new approach to audiences at the Mayo Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics, Google Zeitgeist and Dreamforce. Her TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime,” has been viewed more than 3 million times. Come for a fascinating discussion on how addressing past childhood trauma can result in a better adulthood.” At the link find the title, “ Dr. Nadine Burke Harris: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20182703_FEA_Nadine Burke Harris For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Chinese Influence Pedaling 22 mins -”Today on the show, we connect the dots between New York, Uganda, Prague, and China’s thirst for resources. (Music Credit: Thanks to musician Giovanni Kiyingi for the use of his song “Kaleeba” from the album Amakondeere.)” At the link find the title, “ #837: The Belt, The Road And The Money, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180420_pmoney_pmpod837.mp3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Civil War Lost Cause 58 mins – “ University of West Georgia professor Keith Bohannon teaches a class about what’s known as the “Lost Cause” myth, the term given to the post-Civil War arguments made by former Confederates seeking to justify their split from the Union and their defeat” At the link find the title, “Post-Civil War Lost Cause Myth, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files program.489948.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Climate Change 30 mins – “ We’ve just endured a really tough winter but records suggest that Spring is on average beginning much earlier. Lindsey Chapman investigates how shifting seasons are affecting our wildlife. Bumblebees in January, daffodils blooming early, ‘thuggish-vegetation’ thriving as a result of mild winters and damp summers: the seasons appear to be blurring and wildlife is becoming confused. The overall impact is ‘quite staggering’ according to Matthew Oates, butterfly expert from the National Trust. In this week’s Costing The Earth, Lindsey Chapman meets Matthew as he takes stock of our shifting seasons. He explains how early spring can throw several species out of kilter, creating a mismatch between wildlife and their prey. And what happens when- like this year- we get an icy snap in the middle of a mild spell? Lindsey meets the scientists studying the mechanisms driving the UK’s climate, phenologists who have been studying the link between seasons and species and the naturalists who are spotting new species turning up on our doorstep.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Colombian Paramilitary 71mins – “ In the 1990s and 2000s, in the midst of the decades-long civil war, and with the complicity of much of the country’s military and political establishment, Colombian paramilitary groups with close ties to drug cartels massacred, raped and tortured thousands. In There Are No Dead Here , three ordinary Colombians—a prosecutor, an activist and a journalist—risk everything to uncover the truth about the paramilitaries’ hold on the government. Maria McFarland SĂĄnchez-Moreno’s gripping narrative takes readers from the sweltering MedellĂn streets, where criminal investigators were hunted by assassins; through the countryside, where paramilitaries wiped out entire towns; and into the corridors of the presidential palace in BogotĂĄ. The result is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant men and women whose tireless work offers hope amid the cascade of corruption and brutality.” At the link find the title, “ There Are No Dead Here, with Author Maria McFarland SĂĄnchez-Moreno, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180329_MLF_There_are no dead here for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Color Sensing 33 mins – “ One of our most popular episodes of all time was our Colors episode , where we introduced you to a sea creature that could see a rainbow far beyond what humans can experience. Peacock mantis shrimps are as extraordinary as they are strange and boast what may well be the most complicated visual system in the world. They each have 16 photoreceptors compared to our measly three. But recently researchers in Australia put the mantis shrimps’ eyes to the test only to discover that sure, they can SEE lots of colors, but that doesn’t mean they can tell them apart. In fact, when two colors are close together – like yellow and yellow-y green – they can’t seem to tell them apart at all.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.  Â
Columbia Exploration 30 mins – “ Colombia is second only to Brazil in the extent of its rich biodiversity but armed conflict over a half century has limited exploration and charting of much of its land. Those researchers who braved it risked kidnap, injury or death. But in 2016 President Santos signed a peace treaty with the FARC guerrilla fighters which has opened the door for collaborations and exploration of previously occupied areas home to potentially thousands of new species of flora and fauna. Costing the Earth follows teams from Kew Gardens, led by Colombian Mauricio Diazgranados, as they travel into uncharted territories and reveal what they see.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Consumer Responsibility 49 mins – “ Playing for Team Human today is Bas van Abel. Bas is the founder of Fairphone, which began with the radical idea that technology should be built without exploiting human laborers and destroying the planet. Van Abel’s experiment of building a “fair” phone has taken him around the world to witness first-hand the lives made invisible in the digital supply chain. Bas and Douglas talk about how putting people first requires both a redesign of economic systems and a reshaping of our individual perspectives as consumers in an age of hyper-materialism.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 30 Bas van Abel “Fingerprints on the Touchscreen”, right-click “ Media files 58db6c3247e028ff4f147369.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Curare 6 mins – “Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons” At the link find the title, “ Curare and ouabain: Chemistry in its element, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files Ciie_Curare_and_ouabain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Cybersecurity 43 mins – “ The Communicators looks at technology, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness at the State of the Net Conference. Guests include Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Jeanette Manfra, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Strayer, and others.” At the link find the title, “Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 2, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files program.500626.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dam Removals 30 mins – “ Large hydro-electric dams continue to be planned and built in Africa, Asia and South America. In Western Europe and the US they’re tearing them down. Peter Gibbs wants to know why. These wonders of engineering are a symbol of our ability to harness nature to produce renewable energy. The trouble is that many dams radically alter the natural life of rivers and harm their ecosystems. The majority of rivers in Europe and the US have dams on them, many of which are aging and no longer serve any useful purpose. Gradually the conversation is changing and communities are realising that dams don’t have to be forever. Now there’s a growing movement to remove the worst offenders and restore rivers to their natural state. France is currently embarking on the biggest dam removal in Europe. Two large hydro-electric dams will soon be demolished on the River SĂŠlune in Normandy. Here a choice had to be made between energy production and biodiversity. Peter Gibbs meets the different groups involved in the project to find out how they are planning for the removals. Will the opening up of wild salmon migration routes and improvements in water quality make up for the loss of low-carbon energy?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Dieselgate 49 mins – “ Volkswagen’s brazen cheating on air pollution rules rocked an industry with a history of skulduggery. The scandal has now cost the company $30 billion plus jail time for one executive‌.Margo Oge, former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the U.S. EPA, was not surprised by the deception per se. “Almost every company has cheated,” she says. “What was different here was the level of cheating‌ and the fact that they kept on lying.”…Margo Oge is even more optimistic about the transition to electric. “The expectation by many experts is that by 2022 maybe 2023 timeframe, the overall cost of owning an electric car will be the same as owning an internal combustion engine,” she notes. “And by the way, it’s more fun to drive than a gasoline car.” Oge also cites the impact of the VW scandal beyond the auto industry itself, especially in Europe. “The highest court in Germany said that the cities can ban diesel.  You can imagine the chill factor that is going down the spinal of these companies,” she explains. “Dieselgate has a huge impact‌ to get cities and states realizing that the air pollution that they are facing comes from diesel cars.” At the link find the title, “ Exposed: Dieselgate’s Impact on the Auto Industry, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180408_cl1 Dieselgate.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Digital Currencies 85 mins – “… the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel where Ocampo and other experts shared their insights regarding the global monetary system and the necessary reforms required to safeguard international liquidity and strengthen macroeconomic as well as international monetary cooperation.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File” and “OK” to download the podcast.
Dishonesty 44 mins – “We all lie. But what separates the average person from the infamous cheaters we see on the news? Dan Ariely says we like to think it’s character — but in his research he’s found it’s more often opportunity. Dan Ariely is a professor at Duke University and the author of the book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves. We spoke to him in March 2017.” At the link find the title, “ Liar, Liar, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180409_hiddenbrain_hb ep 66 liar_liar-april 2018_rebroadcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Drought Control 56 mins – “ On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Green Building Council Northern California community held the annual Water Conservation Showcase to discuss how builders, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers, scientists and government officials can address California’s most pressing water issues. Today we will be joined by three of the subject matter experts involved in the Water Conservation Showcase: Dr. Joe McBride, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley; Erica Ross, of PAE Engineers; and Marc Heisterkamp, Vice President, Strategic Relationships for the U.S. Green” At the link find the title, “Apr 13, 2018, The Callout,” left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.
Dystopias 54 mins – “… we’re talking about dystopias. Which means we’re also talking about utopias. You can’t have one without the other. Whether political, environmental, or technological, literary or historical, dystopias are what you get when our ideas of societal perfection run up against the hard truths of reality and the flaws of human nature. We’ll discuss where the idea of dystopia comes from, what dystopian worlds look like, and what they say about who we are, what we hope for, and what we fear.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Earthquakes 27 mins [first item] – “ New research suggests that an experiment in geothermal energy may be linked to an earthquake that hit the town of Pohang in South Korea last year. The usually geologically stable country also experienced another quake the year before. Roland Pease speaks to Dr Rob Westaway, a hydraulics engineer at the University of Glasgow who was involved in the geothermal operations, which included pumping water down to deep hot rocks and who is now investigating if there could be a link. Rising Carbon Dioxide Changes Plant Growth – A long held idea that if you give certain plants more carbon dioxide then they will grow more is being questioned following a twenty year experiment in Minnesota. It appears that a different group of plants – known as C4 plants – are better at doing this in the long term than their C3 counterparts. One More Spore Could Kill Europe’s Ash Trees – New genetic analysis of the pathogen than causes Ash dieback shows that just one more deadly spore entering Europe from Asia, could wipe out European Ash trees altogether. The data shows that the current disease – which has killed 95% of the continents Ash – could have been caused by just one or two tiny mushroom like fruiting bodies imported from Asia. Shrimp Power Waves – Could tiny little brine shrimps and their crustacean cousins actually change the currents in the seas? Roland Pease has been on the beach and finding out more.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Educational Purpose 68 mins – “ Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website girlwonder.com. Molly also discusses her oft-cited essay, What is Burning Man, working with Howard Rheingold (TH 76) at Electric Minds, building the Netscape search page, and launching the influential feminist webzine Maxi. Opening the show, Douglas comments on educating robots versus educating humans. Is there something more, something ambiguous and sacred even to be retrieved from a well-rounded liberal arts education?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 83 Molly Wright Steenson “Play in the Uncanny Valley”, right-click “ Media files 5ae075a492dc15442ac83835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Endurance 60 mins – “ Endurance athletes. How do they do it? How does someone push themselves to run an almost 2 hour marathon? How does someone else push themselves to finish a marathon at all? How did humans conquer Everest and free dive to the ocean floor? There’s a new book for that. Just in time for the Winter Olympics, we’ll hear from Alex Hutchinson, author of the new book Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. And we’ll hear from neuropsychologist Lori Haase Alasantro about her work using mindfulness to change the brains of endurance athletes.” At the link find the title, “ #464 How We Endure ,” right-click “Media files Science for the People_464_Endurance.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Eugenics 43 mins – “In 1924, a 17-year-old girl was admitted to the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded. The superintendent of the colony classified her as “feeble-minded of the lowest grade, moron class.” With that designation, this girl, Carrie Buck, was set on a path she didn’t choose. What happened next laid the foundation for the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of people. This week, the story of the eugenics movement and one of the most tragic social experiments in American history.” At the link find the title, “ Emma, Carrie, Vivian, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180423_hiddenbrain_hb_emma carrie vivian mix_april_23.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
European Economic Crisis 52 mins – “ Our lecture this week is presented by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, and is titled “ The Political Economy of Recovery in Southern Europe (2014-2018) .” Our speaker is Manos Matsaganis, Associate Professor of Public Finance at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Exercise Value 57 mins – “ The quality of life is as important as the quantity. Eli Puterman explores the health benefits of physical activity. Any exercise matters but more is better. (#33475)” At the link left-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Failure Prevention 66 mins – “ Failure is a seemingly inevitable part of life. However, surprising new research shows that the myriad of failures that dominate headlines every day share similar causes. Chris Clearfield and AndrĂĄs Tilcsik, co-authors of the book Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do about It , believe that if we can understand what lies behind these failures, we can make better decisions at work and at home. Chris Clearfield is the founder of System Logic, and AndrĂĄs Tilcsik is the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Together, they combine social science and stories – from the Gulf of Mexico to Mount Everest – to analyze why we’re so vulnerable to failure and what we can do to manage it.” At the link find the title, “ Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180405_FEA Meltdowns For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Female President 66 mins – “ Political operative Jennifer Palmieri is inspiring a new generation of leaders to shatter the glass ceiling, break down barriers and take control of their destiny. Palmieri served on the front lines of two historical and groundbreaking political operations, first as White House communications director for President Barack Obama and then as communications director for HIllary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Now, she’s making sure there is a playbook for future female political and professional leaders. Palmieri argues that the roadmap for the path to a female presidency hasn’t yet been clearly drawn and that our country needs to reimagine women in leadership roles — from the boardroom all the way to the Oval Office. Join INFORUM for a conversation with Jennifer Palmieri and discover a blueprint for achieving your dreams and taking the world by storm.” At the link find the title, “ Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180402_INF_Madam President For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Financ al Fine Tuning 37 mins – “ In a recent podcas t, Paul discussed a table of historical risk-and-return data for the S&P 500.  The purpose of that podcast and corresponding table  was to give investors a way to build reasonable expectations of the short- and long-term losses, as well as short and long-term returns for the S&P 500.   In this podcast the same information is presented for several combinations of asset classes that have produced much higher returns than the S&P 500, at a similar level of risk.  This podcast is likely to be most helpful if you have copies of  the tables  to review with the podcast, which relates to a MarketWatch  article, ‘ Allocate your retirement portfolio in 3 easy steps ’. ” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fish Catch Limits 19 mins – “ Today on the show: how an economic fix helped made the deadliest job in America safer, and why people are angry about it.” At the link find the title, “#661: The Less Deadly Catch, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180411_pmoney_pmpod661rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Food and Antibiotics 52 mins – “ Our lecture this week is presented by Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine. Our speaker is Maryn Mckenna, independent journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy. Ms. Mckenna discusses her latest book ‘ Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats .’” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Food Resource Future 52 mins – “ … Jason Clay, who monitors global food markets for the World Wildlife Fund, paints a picture of climate impact on the world’s food supply. “The impact of climate change on disease in West Africa has caused about a third of production to go down by ninety percent,” he reports. Changes are being seen in the Midwestern U.S. as well, with many of the crops moving north towards Canada. “We won’t be producing spring wheat in the U.S. within thirty years,” Clay continues. “The Corn Belt will be in Canada within eighty years.” The World Wildlife Fund is concerned with ways to produce more food with less environmental impact.  But, Clay adds, there’s another piece to the puzzle: eliminating food waste . In the U.S., he says, most of the waste generated is on the consumer side.  “It’s portion size, it’s what you throw out of your refrigerators, it’s what restaurants throw away, it’s what buffets throw away at the end of the day,” says Clay. “So we’ve gotta figure out how to reduce waste of every different product all over the planet. Because that’s probably the easiest strategy to get enough food that we need by 2050.” At the link find the title, “C limate One at Duke University: How Climate Change Will Change The Way We Eat, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180415_cl1_Food at Duke PODCAST.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Food Supply Solutions 58 mins – “ 10 BILLION – WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?, a new film by Valentin Thurn, and Winner of the Social Justice Award for Documentary at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. In 2050, the population of the world is set to hit a staggering 10 billion. This is a huge increase on today’s figure of seven billion, and according to a range of experts and the food industry, it will contribute to serious food shortages. In his search for solutions to this acute problem, filmmaker, bestselling author and self-proclaimed “food fighter” Valentin Thurn travels the world in search of ecologically and economically responsible alternatives to the mass means by which most of our food is currently produced. Tune in as we talk with Valentin on this episode!” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Fourteen Day Rule 31 mins – “ Last May, two research groups announced a breakthrough: they each grew human embryos, in the lab, longer than ever before. In doing so, they witnessed a period of human development no one had ever seen. But in the process, they crashed up against something called the ’14-day rule,’ a guideline set over 30 years ago that dictates what we do, and possibly how we feel, about human embryos in the lab. On this episode, join producer Molly Webster as she peers down at our very own origins, and wonders: what do we do now?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
FUBU Creator Interview 56 mins – “ Daymond John grew up during the 1980s in the heart of hip hop culture: Hollis, Queens. In his early 20s, he was working at Red Lobster and trying to figure out how to start a business. Eventually, he stumbled on the idea of making clothes for fans of rap music. In 1992, he started FUBU (For Us By Us) and began selling hats outside of a local mall. Three years later, FUBU was bringing in $350 million in sales. Today, he’s a judge on Shark Tank, and a motivational speaker and author. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Len Testa created an app that uses real-time data to help people avoid long lines at theme parks.” At the link find the title, “FUBU: Daymond John, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180406_hibt_fubu.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Gander Airport 27 mins – “ The island of Newfoundland sits off the east coast of Canada. It is part of the easternmost province of the country — so far east, it has its own time zone, a half an hour later than anywhere else in North America. And back in the 1920s, Newfoundland’s grassy fields were the jumping off points for transatlantic daredevil pilots. Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown and Charles Lindbergh all made trips across the Atlantic that started in Newfoundland. If you were going to attempt to fly across the Atlantic, it made sense to start as far east as possible. Eventually, the British (who then controlled Newfoundland) decided there might be something to this whole “air travel” thing, and began building what was then one of the world’s largest airports. The town that would eventually grow up around the airport would come to be known as Gander (and its evolution is well-documented by the GAHS ).” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
George Will 48 mins – “ Recorded on March 29, 2018 Washington Post columnist and author, George F. Will, sits down with Peter Robinson in Austin, Texas to chat about the current administration and America’s favorite pastime—baseball. They discuss politics in the age of polarization and the future of America. Will argues that Americans need to stop looking at presidents as moral exemplars and instead focus on the president as the head of the executive branch. Will and Robinson discuss a quote from his 1984 book, Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, “The United States acutely needs real conservatism, characterized by a concern to cultivate the best personas and the best in persons. It should express appreciation for the ennobling functions of government.” They use this quote as a launchpad to discuss the future of American politics. The discussion turns to young adults and teenagers, and Will argues why history should be a required class for all college students. They also discuss the rise in birth rates of illegitimate children and what that means for society. They talk about family as the transmitter of social capital and that when the family fails, free society fails too. In the end they discuss baseball as America’s favorite pastime, and George Will argues it is the sport of America’s future as parents stop letting their children play football because of the dangers of lifelong head and body injuries.” At the link find the title, “George F. Will is the umpire on politics and baseball, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180418-uk-will.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Global Warming Reversal 75 mins – “ Can we begin to reverse global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Hawken says yes. Hawken has launched Project Drawdown, which he calls the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. This local California NGO gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change, something never done before, even though climate change has been in the public and academic sphere for over 40 years. What was uncovered is a path forward that might begin to reverse global emissions within 30 years. Hawken has written eight books published in 50 countries and 28 languages including five New York Times  bestsellers‌.” At the link find the title, “ Paul Hawken Presents Drawdown: The World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180427_MLF Paul Hawken for podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Google and AI 67 mins – “What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and “weirdos” bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around. Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 80 Kenric McDowell “The Right Kind of AI”, right-click “Media files 5ac4903d066ce9b45c1bfe27.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Hate Control 70 mins – “ Whether on social media or television screens, there’s increasing divisiveness, hate, vitriol, and more as people discuss their perspectives in public forums. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and CNN, Sally Kohn has earned a reputation as someone who can build bridges across party lines – but even she has her limits. Through conversations across America, the Middle East and Rwanda with scientists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, Kohn will help us understand how hate develops and what we can do to stop it from growing and consuming us.” At the link find the title, “ Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180426_INF_Sally Kohn Op Hate For Podcast_EXPLICIT.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Health Care Reform 68 mins – “ Sure, medical progress has been astounding. But today the U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country, with so-so outcomes. Atul Gawande — cancer surgeon, public-health researcher, and best-selling author — has some simple ideas for treating a painfully complex system.” At the link find the title,”The Most Ambitious Thing Humans Have Ever Attempted, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files freakonomics_podcast042518.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Homeopathic Skeptics 30 mins – “This week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?” At the link find the title, “ Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcast,” right-click “ Media files 13-37046-gnl.sci.181304.sf.alternative_medicine_and_its_skeptics.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Income Tax Avoidance 21 mins – “ What exactly would happen if you didn’t pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.” At the linkf ind the title, “#685: Larry vs. The IRS, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180404_pmoney_pmpod685rerun.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Internet Personal Data 44 mins – “ Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.” At the link find the title, “Ep. 74 Damien Williams “We Built It From Us” , Feb, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 5a8cfa83b86837ba10cfd2f4.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investing $1000 a Year 67 mins – “ For over 20 years Paul has been producing articles and podcasts on 3 important decisions investors must make.  The first is The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy , a discussion of the equity asset classes that Paul recommends investors use in their portfolio.  The second is Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocation . The third, on Distributions  in retirement is in the process of being updated. For the first time, Paul has produced tables for young investors.  In this podcast he discusses tables that represent the results of making monthly investments from 1970 through 2017.  In the beginning the investment is $1000/year ($83.33 monthly) and is increased each year by 3%.  The tables reflect the returns for the S&P 500, Worldwide Equity ( 50% U.S./50% international ), Worldwide Equity ( 70% U.S./30% international ), All Value Worldwide Equity ( 50% U.S./50% international ), and All Value Worldwide Equity ( 70% U.S./30% international ).” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Beginning 37 mins – “ One young investor following Paul’s advice wrote to him: “Paul, thank you for everything you’ve done. The podcast, books and website have changed my life.” Paul asked him, “How so?” Thus begins this podcast sharing this young man’s response in the hope it will motivate other young investors to do the same. Q&A What specific things should new investors should do at age 40, 50 and 69? Why would a 401k trustee choose a Goldman Sachs Small Cap Value Fund when they have access to the DFA Small Cap Value Fund? Which do you prefer, S&P 500 or the Total Market Index? Is it safe to keep all your retirement saving at one investment company like Vanguard, Fidelity or DFA? Why have you changed your balance of U.S. and international holdings in the U.S. Government Thrift Savings Plan?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Reports 44 mins – “ Paul discusses two reports from his annual “must read” list: SPIVA and DALBAR. The SPIVA report  makes the strongest statistical case for index funds over actively-managed funds. The DALBAR “Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior 2018 Report” (no link, as investors have to buy the report) makes the case that the combination of active management by mutual funds and active management by investors leads to greatly reduced returns. Paul quotes from his favorite financial newsletter, George Sisti’s “ On Course,”  and uses data from Morningstar  to highlight the huge tax costs of using actively-managed funds.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Withdrawals 44 mins – “ Paul’s favorite distribution strateg Each year Paul updates his favorite distribution strategy. In this discussion listeners will want to have copies of distribution tables 3 and 12 . These tables reflect a 5% initial distribution plus annual increases for inflation. Tables 17 and 16 also start with a $50,000 distribution, but the distribution is determined by taking 5% of the previous year’s ending value. The discussion includes 12 defensive steps that Paul and his wife apply to their investments. Click here for Table 7: Moderate S&P 500 Flexible Distribution Schedule (5.00%) At the end of the podcast Paul answers several common questions about this strategy: Is it reasonable to take out 6% a year?Is it reasonable to expect future returns to be similar?If returns will be different, what returns should be assumed for planning purposes?” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Investment Withdrawals 70 mins – “ The decision to establish a fixed distribution strategy can help ensure your peace of mind in retirement. This strategy is designed for people who retire with “enough” to meet minimum cash flow needs, including future adjustments for inflation. If you are new to our work, please read “ The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold portfolio, 2018 edition ” and the latest Fine Tuning Your Asset Allocations article . These two articles include the basis for the returns in these distribution tables. To follow along with this discussion, please see the following Distribution Tables: 1, 2, 3 , 10, 11,12 , 19, 20 and 21 . My goal is to give investors planning for retirement, or in retirement, enough information to select the right combination of equities and fixed income to meet their needs. Please note there are additional tables for investors who decide to use a 70% U.S./30% international equity combination. Please visit Distribution Tables 2018 .” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Ira Glass Interview 63 mins – “ Ira Glass is a world-renowned storyteller and the host of radio show “This American Life.” A titan of public radio, Ira’s show has more than 2 million listeners each week and has been on the air since 1995. Ira’s latest project is producing Come Sunday , a Netflix film from director Joshua Marston based off an episode of “This American Life .” Come Sunday  tells the story and struggle of Carlton Pearson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a preacher from Tulsa who has a crisis of faith and embarks on a new path that jeopardizes everything he holds dear. Join us for a special conversation with Ira about Come Sunday  and the incredible true story of a man of faith.” At the link find the title, “ Ira Glass: Come Sunday, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180421_FEA Ira Glass For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iran War 51 mins – “As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran. As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped prepare a now infamous presentation to the United Nations calling for war against Iraq. Wilkerson’s afraid history may be repeating itself. Specifically, he’s concerned that old grudges, heightened tensions, and geopolitical chess could lead to multinational conflict in the Middle East. Wilkerson is in Utah this week, and he joins us Thursday to discuss how war with Iran would echo the disastrous conflict in Iraq. Lawrence Wilkerson , a retired Army colonel, teaches at the College of William & Mary. He served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Iranian Influence 59 mins – “ Panelists address Iran’s influence in Syria, Iraq, and the Gulf and offer ideas on how to counter Tehran’s efforts.” At the link find the title, “The Iran Fault Line, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180412 The Iran Fault Line.mp 3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Islamic Trends and Prospects 96 mins – “ … the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on the state of political Islam and the questions and myths that surround its development.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save File,” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.
Jessie Thorn 47 mins – “… we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. Before his show was called Bullseye and distributed by NPR, it was a college radio show and podcast called The Sound of Young America, but it’s always been part of his media empire, Maximum Fun. Thorn says his mission is to help listeners sift the wheat from the chaff of popular culture. He joins us to talk about his love for radio, the evolution of his show, and dressing like a grownup. Jesse Thorn  is the host and producer of Bullseye , heard Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. on KUER . He also hosts the podcasts Judge John Hodgman  and Jordan, Jesse, Go! , and runs the blog and video series Put This On , about men’s fashion. His independent radio production organization is called Maximum Fun .” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Las Vegas Architecture 36 mins – “… Flanked by casinos, the strip technically sits outside of the city limits, and is thus unaffected by Las Vegas zoning laws. This legal flexibility allows the strip to change and build new structures almost every decade. Old casinos are imploded to make way for newer, more profitable ones, perpetually redesigned to attract new tourists with each new iteration. The Strip is designed and redesigned, over and over again, for its visitors‌.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the sound bar and right-click “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Laura Ingalls Wilder 51 mins – “ we’re talking about the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder and how her story compares to the mythic American history many of us absorbed through her wildly popular series The Little House books. Many of us know – or think we know – Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Little House books have sold over sixty million copies, and of course, there was the wildly popular television series based on her work. But biographer Caroline Fraser says the Little House series was an act of myth-making that reflected the romantic American ideal of self-reliance. Wilder’s life was much darker and much more complicated. Fraser joins us to talk about the real woman behind a beloved American classic. Caroline Fraser is an editor and writer. She edited the Library of America Edition of The Little House books and is the author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder  ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Libel Lecture 63 mins – “ ‘Cheap speech” has massively increased ordinary people’s access to mass communications — both for good and for ill. How has the system of remedies for defamatory, privacy-invading, and harassing speech reacted? Some ways are predictable; some are surprising; some are shocking. Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA) lays it all out.” At the link left-click the square with three dots, right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Liberal Democracy 52 mins – “ In recent years, authoritarians have seized power in democracies around the world, riding waves of populist fervor. The scholar Yascha Mounk has studied this trend. He says democracy itself may in danger, and there isn’t much time left to save it. Research shows that more and more people are open to military rule and media censorship. They increasingly distrust politicians, fear multiethnic societies, and elect authoritarian leaders. So it makes sense to ask: is liberal democracy in danger? The scholar Yascha Mounk has been studying the global threats to democracy, and he’s noticed that individual rights and the popular will are increasingly at odds. He joins us Thursday to explain how we got here and what it will take to save democracy. Yascha Mounk is a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University  and a Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America . He’s also a columnist at Slate  and the host of the Good Fight podcast .” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Llama Nation 44 mins – “… we’re talking about llamas. Turns out they’re pretty fascinating. And a lot has changed for them over the years. Once persecuted by the Conquistadors, these days they’re kept as pets, used for therapy, and dressed in costume for competition. Tuesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with a documentary film about llamas. That’s right, llamas. Unless you’re part of the llama in-group, you probably haven’t given a second thought to these South American animals. As it turns out, they’re pretty fascinating. Domesticated by the ancient Incans, these days they’re kept as pets, used as therapy animals, and shown in competition. We’ll talk about where the llama came from, where it’s going, and why the animal is so endearing.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Math and Magic 63 mins – “ Come for an enlightening and entertaining conversation between mathematician David Eisenbud and magician Mark Mitton about the relationship between technique and discovery, and surprise in math and magic. Everyone will learn math and magic tricks. David Eisenbud is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an independent nonprofit that is a global center of collaborative mathematical research. He has served as president of the American Mathematical Society, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Eisenbud’s interests outside of mathematics include theater, music and juggling (on which he co-authored a mathematical paper). He is a trained singer, and particularly enjoys performing classical art songs. Mark Mitton performs and produces events all over the world. He has performed magic for business leaders, star athletes, Nobel prize-winning scientists, royalty and rock stars, economic migrants on the island of Lesbos and hospitalized children around New York City. Inspired by Martin Gardner, Mitton believes that the surprises of physical misdirection and comedy can teach us about the surprises in biology, psychology, philosophy and even mathematics.” At the link find the title, “ Math, Magic and Surprise: Mathematician David Eisenbud in Conversation with Magician Mark Mitton, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_2018040_FEA_Magician Mark Mitton For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
McCain Biography 84 mins – “ Inside John McCain’s complicated relationship with President Donald Trump and his own Republican Party.” At the link find the title, “McCain, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 432048294-frontlinepbs-mccain.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Hotspots 27 mins – “ Each year Toronto’s Central Ambulance Communications Centre responds to more than 400,000 calls for 9-1-1 emergency care, but not everyone calling in has a critical emergency. After taking a closer look, one paramedic discovered that some buildings in the city are “hotspots” for 9-1-1 calls, meaning the residents made more than 100 9-1-1 calls a year — three times the average. Jessie Lee, a community paramedic and systems engineer developed a “frequent caller” algorithm that pinpointed those buildings. Residents were often elderly, socially isolated and had few outside supports, and relied on emergency care for their regular health care. The discovery led to an innovative solution: Paramedics have started “pop-up clinics’ in several Toronto Community Housing buildings where they check patients’ blood pressure and general health. The result is an 18 per cent reduction in calls from the buildings. And as Dr. Goldman discovered when he visited, there’s also another significant health benefit — residents feel less isolated and lonely. Professor Verna Menec, the Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging says that may go a long way to improving their health, since a recent study found loneliness was as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.” At the link find the title, “Paramedics hone in on 9-1-1 “hotspot” buildings to help isolated residents, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files whitecoat-5MGK89lG-20180427.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Medical Stupid Rules 27 mins – “ We asked listeners to tell us about the seeming “stupid rules” that frustrate them when it comes to our health-care system. We got a barrage of emails, tweets and posts ranging from gripes about getting kicked off a GP’s roster for being “too healthy,” being forced to jump through hoops to get a referral to a specialist; being unable to access to your own medical records and being restricted from seeing your own child as they go under general anesthetic in the ICU and when they wake up post-surgery. It all adds up to White Coat, Black Art: The Stupid Rule Edition. We put some responses to experts who explain why the rules exists, we talk about workarounds some patients came up with and we shout out to the broader healthcare community for answers.” At the link find the title, “The stupid rules edition, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files whitecoat-xhxkz3mL-20180406.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Michio Kaku 59 mins – “Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku talks about his book, [The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth].” At the link find the title, “ Q&A with Michio Kaku, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files program.498881.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Middle East Policy 71 mins – “ Panelists debate the future role of the United States in the Middle East given competing global priorities.” At the link find the title, “U.S. Interests in the Central Region: Is Washington Overinvested? Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180412 U.S. Interests in the Central Region.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Moonshine and NASCAR 51 mins – “ Tulane University professor Blake Gilpin teaches a class about moonshine drivers and the origins of NASCAR.” At the link find the title, “ Reconstruction, Moonshine, and NASCAR, Mar, 2018,” right-click “ Media files program.499981.MP3-A13.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Muscle Physiolog y P1 62 mins – “ Today’s episode is the first of a two-part interview with Dr. Keith Baar, the head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior at the University of California, Davis. In his capacity as a researcher, Keith has made fundamental discoveries on how muscle grows bigger, stronger, and more fatigue resistant. He is a renowned scientist in the emerging field of molecular exercise physiology, and is leading a team of researchers attempting to develop ways to improve muscle, tendon and ligament function. Part one of our interview features our conversation with Keith about his background and his time time in the lab of John Holloszy, who is known as the father of exercise research in the United States.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Music Theft 64 mins – “ Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ’s turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing — extensively borrowing — from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race — again and again, race — and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. Professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law School) discuss Theft! A History of Music, their graphic novel about musical borrowing.” At the link find the title, “THEFT! A History of Music, , Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 430597674-berkmanklein-theft-a-history-of-music.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nobel Winners Dinner in Washington 69 mins – “ In April 1962, the Kennedys hosted 49 Nobel Prize winners, along with many other prominent scientists, artists and writers, at a White House dinner. Among the guests were: J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was officially welcomed back to Washington, D.C. after a st i nt in the political wilderness; Linus Pauling, who had picketed the White House that very afternoon; William and Rose Styron, who began a 50-year friendship with the Kennedy family that night; James Baldwin, who would later discuss civil rights with Attorney General Robert Kennedy; Mary Welsh Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s widow, who sat next to the president and grilled him on his policy in Cuba; John Glenn, who had recently orbited the Earth aboard Friendship 7; and historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., who argued with Ava Pauling at dinner. Held at the height of the Cold War, the dinner symbolized a time when intellectuals were esteemed, divergent viewpoints could be respectfully discussed at the highest level and the great minds of an age might all dine together in the rarefied glamour of “The People’s House.” At the link find the title, “ Dinner in Camelot, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180418_MLF Dinner In Camelot.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Non Disclosure Agreements 22 mins – “ Today on the show, we talk to one of the most famous NDA breakers of all time, and ask: Is there a legal way out of your NDA?” At the link find the title, “#834: NDA Tell-All, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180406_pmoney_pmpod834.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nonprofit Success 67 mins – “ How do top-performing nonprots achieve success, and how can we all play a part in making a difference? An expert on philanthropy, Millennial engagement and scaling early-stage organizations, Kathleen Kelly Janus has been featured in the Wall Street Journal , Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review , Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle . An attorney, Kathleen is also co-founder of Spark, a nonprot focused on building a community of young global citizens promoting gender equality. Join Janus in a lively conversation with inspiring social entrepreneurs Abby Falik, Krista Donaldson and Tess Reynolds highlighting the stories and insights from Janus’ new book, Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprots Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference .” At the link find the title, “ How to Achieve Social Startup Success, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180423_MLF Social Startup For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Novichok Agents 27 mins – “ This week Science in Action looks at the history of chemical weapons and in particular the development of novichok agents. Roland Pease speaks to Will England from the Washington Post who first reported on the new type of chemical weapons in the early 1990’s. We also hear from Vil Mirzayanov, the scientist who first disclosed information about the work of the nerve agents, known as novichoks, in Russian labs. Hamish Bretton-Gordon, the former commander of the UK Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Regiment takes us through the history of chemical weapons while Professor of Pharmacology from Reading University, Gary Stephens, explains the effects of novichok agents on the body.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Novichok Trail 27 mins [first item] -” How are scientists looking for the trail of the novichok nerve agent used in the Salisbury attacks? Roland Pease speaks to Steven Drielak a “hotzone” forensics expert, who explains the techniques he would use when investigating environmental chemical crimes. Mic r oplastics on land and in rivers Much has been covered about microplastics in our oceans, but now Professor Chelsea Rochman from the University of Toronto reviews the evidence for their presence in freshwater and in soil. Whalesong under the ice We hear the song of the elusive bowhead whale, whose repertoire is far greater than other whale species studied so far. Their musical calls may even be as varied as those of songbirds, making them unique among whale populations and even mammals. Bees, forests and paternity tests How far do tiny bees travel to carry pollen from one plant to another? Professor Shalene Jha has been doing floral paternity tests in Panama to find out.” At the link you can listen, but not download; however, a copy is included in the blog archive.
Nuclear Weapons Maintenance 52 mins “ When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way. Tuesday, investigative journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to discuss the illusion of safety when it comes to how we manage nuclear weapons. Think about that: the most dangerous weapons on the planet may not be safely managed. A single mistake, accident, or miscalculation could lead to nuclear war. Schlosser has dug deep into how America manages its nuclear arsenal, and he’ll join us to explore the near-catastrophic errors of the nuclear arms race and what they can tell us about the future. Eric Schlosser is an investigative journalist‌.” At the link find the title, “ Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Safety, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files rw042518_0.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Nutrition Science 36 mins – “Nutrition science is challenging and nutrition studies can be hard to assess. Rick Hecht explores how to look at studies so you can determine what information is important for you and your diet. Recorded on 02/27/2018. (#33495)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.
Online Security 31 mins – “ This week we discuss Facebook’s latest privacy issues, Microsoft censoring your communication, Google tracking, the latest Offense/Defense, and listener questions.” At the link find the title, “073-This Week In Privacy, Mar, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 422376048-user-98066669-073-this-week-in-privacy.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Online Shopping Assistant 51 mins – “ In 2010, Katrina Lake recruited 20 friends for an experiment: she wanted to see if she could choose clothes for them that accurately matched their style and personality. That idea sparked Stitch Fix, an online personal shopping service that aims to take the guesswork out of shopping. Today, it has over two million customers and brings in nearly a billion dollars in annual revenue. Plus, for our postscript “How You Built That”, how Brian Sonia-Wallace built “Rent Poet” — a poem-on-demand service for weddings, corporate gatherings, and other events.” At the link find the title, “Stitch Fix: Katrina Lake, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files 20180330_hibt_stitch.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Opioid Abuse and Kratom 63 mins – “ More than 90 Americans a day are dying from opioid abuse. Today’s guest, Dr. Christopher McCurdy, is at the forefront of research designed to help the U.S. deal with this drug overdose crisis. Chris is a medicinal chemist and behavioral pharmacologist at the University of Florida who is internationally known as an expert on kratom, a botanical mixture that has been shown to help people struggling with addiction. He recently became president of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and has spent his career focusing on the design, synthesis and development of drugs to treat pain and drug abuse. Chris earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 1998. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Minnesota where he focused on opiate chemistry in relation to drug abuse and drug addiction. He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 2001 where much of his research was successful in discovering unique and selective tools for sigma receptors, NPFF receptors and opioid receptors. Dr. McCurdy accepted a post as a professor of medicinal chemistry at Florida in 2017 and became the director of the university’s Translational Drug Development Core.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
O stracism-Pain-Sex 55 mins – “ A lot of communities today are taking a hard stand against sexual harassment and assault. Using social media shaming, ostracism, professional excommunication, whatever punishment is painful enough to shift the moral code by brute force. Through one incident in the Richmond Virginia hardcore music scene, we chronicle a social media callout and ask what pain can accomplish. CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence. For resources on handling accountability for harm done, please visit: n.pr/2GZqccC.” At the link find the title, “Apr, 2018, The Callout, right-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Parkland Incident Discussion 68 mins – “Aly Sheehy is a senior at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. She joins Katie and Brian for an emotional account of how she and her classmates in Parkland, Florida have coped with the tragedy’s aftermath and why they are now pushing for change. Katie and Brian also speak with Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, about state and local gun law reforms— and taking on the NRA.” At the link find the title, “ 56. Processing Parkland, Mar, 2018,” right-click “ Media files c5ce0015-5eef-4bf6-8d09-5637ec40fbaf.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Patterning Instinct 63 mins – “Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation. Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?” At the link find the title, “Ep. 81 Jeremy Lent “The Patterning Instinct” right-click “Media files 5ace0a610728ba8035b86e42.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Plant Based Vaccines and Enzyme 32 mins – “ Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants. Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.  In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future. She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production. Many important enzymes, industrial and therapeutic proteins are manufactured using transgenic plants. Plants offer many benefits to protein production over animal cells and microbes for many applications.  In this episode Dr. Beth Hood from Arkansas State University and Infinite Enzymes joins the podcast to talk about the history of making proteins in plants, the rationale, and the exciting future. She also discusses why her company uses the corn kernel as the optimum production machine, and their efforts to manufacture the enzymes required for paper pulp processing and biofuel production.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As’ from the pop-up menu.
Prison Life 36 mins – “Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside. But in prison, you can’t just walk to the barbershop, or stop by the store for the products you need, to accomplish either. In this episode, guys share their favorite workarounds that help them feel more human in prison, both physically and mentally.” At the link find the title, “The Workaround, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 203_The Workaround FINAL_A.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Prosthetic Construction 58 mins – “ Prosthetics have existed for centuries but today’s advanced technologies are providing amazing devices to replace missing or impaired parts of the body. Matthew Garibaldi and Richard Nguyen explore these technology-driven advances. (#33458)” At the link right-click “Audio MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Quackery 50 mins – “… we’re talking about some of the weirdest ways we’ve tried to cure our bodies and minds through the ages. Lydia Kang  is an internist and co-author of a book called Quackery. In it, she chronicles things like a 12th-century bird poop potion to aid in childbirth, a 17th-century recipe for blood jam to treat infections and the 19th-century tapeworm diet fad. Kang joins us to talk about our ongoing search for a cure, and why we still need to be saved from quacks — and ourselves. Lydia Kang is a practicing physician, writer, and poet. Along with Nate Pedersen , she’s co-author of  Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything  ” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
Refugee Crisis 69 mins – “ President Bill Clinton called former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband “one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Miliband oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities. Miliband points out that we are in the middle of the largest humanitarian crisis of the modern era and that more people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. Miliband will discuss his view that while political leadership, abroad and in the United States is in retreat, close collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors can help save millions of lives. Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC’s work. As the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Miliband also drove advancements in human rights throughout the world.” At the link find the title, “ Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, Apr, 2018,” right-click “ Media files cc_20180409_FEA_David Miliband For Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.
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7 Countries Building Out Cryptocurrency Friendly Networks

Regardless of the underlying specifics of cryptocurrency technology, whether it’s Bitcoin , Ethereum , Ripple , Cardano or EOS for example, all digital currencies are essentially borderless. They can be mined just about anywhere and generally, traded globally. Still, not every location is as friendly to the burgeoning asset class as others. Some countries offer tax friendly considerations for crypto businesses while others have relatively easy regulations. Some are encouraging digital cash as an alternative to fiat money and some are even contemplating launching their own alt-currencies. Some countries have a variety of initiatives in play to foster cryptocurrency business and blockchain innovation. Below are seven locations setting up systems that are cryptocurrency friendly. We’re not advocating for any of them, nor in at least one case would we want to. But the level of effort these regional hubs are expending is worth attention. It’s conceivable the next breakthrough in this sector could come from entrepreneurial activity in one of these locations. 1. Japan Among Asian countries, Japan appears to have taken the lead in supporting cryptocurrencies. It’s certainly way out ahead of its more restrictionist neighbor China which cracked down on both ICOs and exchange trading during the last few years. Since the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto is the name attributed the unknown person (or persons?) who developed Bitcoin, perhaps it makes sense that Japan would be at the forefront of cyrpto-friendly environments. After the hack-plagued, Japan-based Mt. Gox exchange finally collapsed in February 2014—to date still the biggest cryptocurrency exchange scandal for the asset class—Japan’s licensed cryptocurrency exchanges gathered to form a new, self-regulatory organization which would propose guidelines for legalizing initial coin offerings (ICOs) and formulate clear industry standards in order to protect investors but also allow the industry to grow and innovate. The working association, called the ICO Business Research Group, includes lawmakers, academics, bankers and the CEO of bitFlyer, the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. According to government research, legislation would allow potentially lucrative ICOs and crypto exchanges to continue trading while at the same time providing the government with greater insight and transparency into these activities. 2. Venezuela The oil-rich but severely debt-ridden South American nation stirred up controversy, and much derision, when it launched its own digital currency, the oil-backed Petro which Venezuela reportedly launched in February. According to CNN, the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro, has “claimed that the token—which runs on the NEM blockchain and is allegedly backed by barrels of oil—raised more than $5B during the first month of its token sale, though the prevailing sentiment among analysts is that the claim is patently false.” Still, at the end of April, news broke that Venezuela had offered India a discount on crude oil purchases of 30-percent if they pay in Petro. Bitcoin magazine reports that “Venezuela has guaranteed buyers that the Petro will carry the full weight of legal tender, acceptable as payment for fees and taxes and exchangeable for the nation’s hard currency, the bolivar . Though many are skeptical of the Petro itself, and equally of the Venezuelan government’s supposed efforts to integrate the cryptocurrency into its failing economy, there are some who see merit in the effort to gain credibility for any cryptocurrency. David Garcia, managing director, SVP and partner at Ripio Credit Network, notes that Latin America is going through a transition period. The region has suffered quite a bit due to political corruption, economic crises, and is plagued by high inflation and rapid currency devaluation. This is particularly true of Venezuela right now but could also characterize other LatAm locations. It’s Garcia’s view that in order to move these countries in a positive direction, innovative ideas and solutions—such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies—are a necessary solution. 3. Sweden Sweden was the first country to authorize trading of two Bitcoin exchange traded notes (ETN) in Europe in 2015, managed by XBT Providers. The funds, Bitcoin Tracker One XBT (ST: SE0007126024 ) which trades in Swedish krona and Bitcoin Tracker EUR XBT Provider (ST: SE0007525332 ), both trade on the Nordic NASDAQ, a major Swedish exchange. Since their launch XBT has issued versions in Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. As of early December 2017, Cointelegraph declared the Swedish ETNs to be “bigger than 80% of US ETFs.” In mid-January CNBC noted that Swedish Bitcoin investments had attracted $1.3 billion in funds. Additionally, Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, has been considering creating an electronic currency, dubbed the e-krona, in response to the fact that Sweden is rapidly become the world’s first cashless society. However, the country’s banking sector is pushing back. Hans Lindberg, chief executive officer of the Swedish Bankers’ Association said, during an interview on April 17, “when it comes to electronic money, there’s already plenty. There are bank cards, credit cards…and other electronic solutions. The best option also going forward is probably that the Riksbank sticks to wholesale.” Nevertheless, HSBC global economist James Pomeroy believes it’s still possible Sweden will be the first country in the world to issue an electronic currency, which could launch within the next few years. Venezuela may have gotten out ahead on a government backed crypto launch, but the Scandinavian country, with its stronger economy and more trusted regulatory bodies could still disrupt the asset class on this front, even as it continues to lead the European crypto sector. 4. Switzerland Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) is at the forefront when it comes to clarity surrounding crypto regulation and support for initial coin offerings (ICOs). Marc Bernegger, a Switzerland-based fin-tech expert, cryptocurrency entrepreneur and advisor at SwissRealCoin says that traditionally, the country has been a haven for wealth. This is, in part, is due to more open financial regulations and an abiding culture that drives the privacy of those that use Swiss banking institutions. Bernegger notes that Switzerland has been “forward-thinking” about crypto assests as part of overall wealth management, and is “preparing for the changing economy.” The area around the city of Zug in north-central Switzerland has become known as is called “Crypto Valley,” ever since the Ethereum ICO took place there in 2014. The surrounding region hosts one of the most active ecosystems for crypto entrepreneurs, developers and investors, explains Antoine Verdon, co-founder of Proxeus, a blockchain integrator. “In January, the Swiss Minister of the Economy declared his ambition to make Switzerland a “Crypto Nation” and the already active ecosystem is now growing past its former base, with several companies and public administrations all over the country running proof-of-concept projects, and the recent the opening of a co-working space in Zurich dedicated exclusively to blockchain projects.” 5. Israel Regulatory talks with a focus on cryptocurrencies continue in Israel as lawmakers look for ways to protect investors. Though the Israeli banking system hasn’t helped foster Bitcoin-related business—Union Bank of Israel, the country’s sixth largest bank is being sued by a local cryptocurrency miner after the bank halted fund transfers from Bitcoin exchanges to the miner; Bank Leumi, the country’s second largest lender tried to stop the account activity of a local exchange—district courts as well as the country’s Supreme Court have intervened. That’s surely a major victory for the local cryptocurrency industry. As well, recent reports indicate that the country’s central bank, the Bank of Israel, has, for several months been looking at the possibility of a state-sponsored currency. According to the Jerusalem Post, ” the digital shekel would record every transaction by mobile phone and make it more difficult to evade taxation,” according to an anonymous source. The digital shekel, if and when it were to launch, would be identical in value to the physical shekel . On the tech innovation front, Israel’s start-up culture is ahead of the curve. Roy Meirom co-founder and VP of Business Development at WeMark points out that blockchain implementation is highly sought after by many of the approximately 300 multinational R&D centers operating in Israel. He says the small Middle Eastern country, often referred to as the “Startup Nation,” is rapidly becoming a hub for blockchain-related development. “Scientists and engineers in the workforce, many of whom are graduates of the nation’s elite military intelligence forces, have transitioned to support this staggering demand, complimented by an ever-growing number of blockchain startups and a supportive ecosystem.” 6. Bermuda Bermuda, the tiny, Caribbean British Commonwealth located in the North Atlantic, has been showing active interest in passing cryptocurrency regulation in order to begin building an appropriate framework for fostering cryptocurrency business including exchanges, wallet services and payment providers. Recently, the Bermuda Monetary Authority’s Virtual Currency Business Act (VCBA) passed through the House of Commons in the UK. Bermuda has proposed ICO legislation which will take the form of amendments to the country’s Companies Act 1981 and Limited Liability Company Act 2016. Late last year, Bermuda’s Premier and Finance Minister, David Burt launched a Blockchain task force, broken into two groups, the Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Working Group and the Blockchain Business Working Group. 7. Germany Germany’s capital, Berlin, is perhaps one of the most crypto-friendly cities in the European Union. It was dubbed the Bitcoin Capital of Europe in 2013 by the UK’s Guardian, and it continues to own that position. Currently one can buy an apartment in the city, book holidays, eat and drink in a variety of trendy local eateries using Bitcoin. Thomas Schouten, Marketing Lead for Lisk , the blockchain application platform, says Lisk , has key contractor offices in Berlin with headquarters in Switzerland. Berlin offers a vibrant startup and tech scene, with a large talent pool and a dynamic culture, he says, which makes it easy to attract staffing. Plus, he explains, Germans, as well as their government, have an open-minded approach toward blockchain technology. This is highlighted by the fact that it was the first country to accept Bitcoin as a currency, having done so in 2014. Similarly, board members of Germany’s central bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, have called for effective and appropriate regulation of cryptocurrency and token markets. Indeed, Joachim Wuermeling, one of its directors has spoken out about the need for international cooperation on the issue: Effective regulation of virtual currencies would therefore only be achievable through the greatest possible international cooperation, because the regulatory power of nation states is obviously limited. To that end, a variety of German central bank decision makers have been involved in EU wide discussion on ways to boost the sector across the region, including via the European Blockchain Partnership.

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Mnuchin Says Tariffs on Hold While U.S. Seeks Trade Deal with China

Mnuchin Says Tariffs on Hold While U.S. Seeks Trade Deal with China Posted , 2018-05-20 Follow @worldnewsdotcom Photo: AP / Alex Brandon, File Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration won’t apply tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. while the two countries hammer out details of a deal to reduce the yawning U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China. … Get the top news stories delivered directly to your inbox! Go The Latest: Trump defends US trade dealings with China
The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending his administration’s trade dealings with China a day after his Treasury secretary said the two countries were putting a trade war “on hold.” Trump tweeted Monday: “China has agreed to buy massive amounts of ADDITIONAL Farm/Agricultural Products – would be one of the best things … 10 things you need to know in markets today
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin arrives for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the White House in Washington Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. “We are putting the trade war on hold. Right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on … US and China put trade war ‘on hold’
Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary says negotiations over tariffs with China have borne fruit America has pulled back from launching a trade war with China that could have destabilised the global economy, by agreeing to put proposed tariffs on Chinese imports “on hold”. Treasury secretary Steven … Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade … Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold
WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that the United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress.” Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade … Trade War Between US & China Is “On Hold” published: 21 May 2018 Trade War Between US & China Is “On Hold” Trade War Between US & China Is “On Hold” published: 21 May 2018 views: 621
In what looks to us like confirmation that the US has officially kicked the can down the road, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that China and the US were putting a trade war “on hold” as the two sides work to hammer out a comprehensive trade agreement that will be acceptable to both sides. Learn More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-20/mnuchin-says-us-and-china-have-put-trade-war-hold Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated: https://www.paypal.me/dahboo7 Bitcoin- 1Nmcbook8TwAdtZHsMdVxRtjBnyrSArDH5 Bitcoin Cash- qzjvcvkfhzffcgc89mcnvuka0lljjuu4dvalrafmj0 https://teespring.com/stores/dahboo7 www.undergroundworldnews.com https://www.minds.com/DAHBOO7 My Other Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/Dahboo777 https://twitter.com/dahboo7 https://www.bitchute.com/profile/ZIGZbqlqH9wB/ https://www.instagram.com/dahboo7/… Trade War Between US & China Is “On Hold” published: 21 May 2018 views: 621
In what looks to us like confirmation that the US has officially kicked the can down the road, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that China and the US were putting a trade war “on hold” as the two sides work to hammer out a comprehensive trade agreement that will be acceptable to both sides. Learn More: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-20/mnuchin-says-us-and-china-have-put-trade-war-hold Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated: https://www.paypal.me/dahboo7 Bitcoin- 1Nmcbook8TwAdtZHsMdVxRtjBnyrSArDH5 Bitcoin Cash- qzjvcvkfhzffcgc89mcnvuka0lljjuu4dvalrafmj0 https://teespring.com/stores/dahboo7 www.undergroundworldnews.com https://www.minds.com/DAHBOO7 My Other Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/Dahboo777 https://twitter.com/dahboo7 https://www.bitchute.com/profile/ZIGZbqlqH9wB/ https://www.instagram.com/dahboo7/… Treasury’s Mnuchin Says U.S., China Trade War Prospects ‘On Hold’ published: 20 May 2018 Treasury’s Mnuchin Says U.S., China Trade War Prospects ‘On Hold’ Treasury’s Mnuchin Says U.S., China Trade War Prospects ‘On Hold’ published: 20 May 2018 views: 22
On Sunday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the United States and China have agreed to drop their tariff threats on billions of dollars worth of each country’s goods while they work on a wider trade agreement. In a television interview, Mnuchin said, “We are putting the trade war on hold. Right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.” On Saturday, both countries said they would talk about measures under which China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the United States. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/3IxMsIPZgcA/treasurys-mnuchin-u-s-china-trade-war-prospects-on-hold-idUSKCN1IL0JG http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com… Treasury’s Mnuchin Says U.S., China Trade War Prospects ‘On Hold’ published: 20 May 2018 views: 22
On Sunday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the United States and China have agreed to drop their tariff threats on billions of dollars worth of each country’s goods while they work on a wider trade agreement. In a television interview, Mnuchin said, “We are putting the trade war on hold. Right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.” On Saturday, both countries said they would talk about measures under which China would import more energy and agricultural commodities from the United States. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/3IxMsIPZgcA/treasurys-mnuchin-u-s-china-trade-war-prospects-on-hold-idUSKCN1IL0JG http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com… U.S. and China reach ‘consensus’ on reducing trade gap published: 21 May 2018 U.S. and China reach ‘consensus’ on reducing trade gap U.S. and China reach ‘consensus’ on reducing trade gap published: 21 May 2018 views: 20
미중, 무역전쟁•상호 관세부과 중단 합의 It was just over the weekend that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the brewing trade war with China was quote “on hold.” This,… after the two sides set up a framework for addressing trade imbalances in the future. For more on what this means,… and its impact, we have our Kim Hye-sung in studio. Hye-sung, give us a rundown of what was agreed between the world’s two economic superpowers. Yes, after months of tensions, the United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China. The two countries also agreed on “meaningful increases” of U.S. agriculture and energy exports and greater efforts to increase trade in manufactured goods and services. In the joint statement released on Saturday after two days of talks in Washington, led by U.S Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin and China’s state council vice-premier and President Xi Jinping’s special envoy Liu He…. both sides agreed to encourage two-way investment and to strive to create a fair, level playing field for competition, with Beijing saying it would make structural changes to its economy. Mnuchin said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, that quote “We are putting the trade war ON Hold. We have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.” This echoes remarks by China Vice Premier Liu He, who said the two sides have pledged not to engage in a trade war, and called the joint statement a good example of a win-win outcome. Take a listen. “This round of talks is pragmatic, frui… U.S. and China reach ‘consensus’ on reducing trade gap published: 21 May 2018 views: 20
미중, 무역전쟁•상호 관세부과 중단 합의 It was just over the weekend that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the brewing trade war with China was quote “on hold.” This,… after the two sides set up a framework for addressing trade imbalances in the future. For more on what this means,… and its impact, we have our Kim Hye-sung in studio. Hye-sung, give us a rundown of what was agreed between the world’s two economic superpowers. Yes, after months of tensions, the United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China. The two countries also agreed on “meaningful increases” of U.S. agriculture and energy exports and greater efforts to increase trade in manufactured goods and services. In the joint statement released on Saturday after two days of talks in Washington, led by U.S Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin and China’s state council vice-premier and President Xi Jinping’s special envoy Liu He…. both sides agreed to encourage two-way investment and to strive to create a fair, level playing field for competition, with Beijing saying it would make structural changes to its economy. Mnuchin said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday, that quote “We are putting the trade war ON Hold. We have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.” This echoes remarks by China Vice Premier Liu He, who said the two sides have pledged not to engage in a trade war, and called the joint statement a good example of a win-win outcome. Take a listen. “This round of talks is pragmatic, frui… MNUCHIN: The US-China trade war is ‘on hold’ published: 20 May 2018 MNUCHIN: The US-China trade war is ‘on hold’ MNUCHIN: The US-China trade war is ‘on hold’ published: 20 May 2018 views: 12
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appears on “Fox News Sunday” on May 20, 2018.Fox News Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are “putting the trade war on hold” after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific amount, Mnuchin said the US team did get a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time, including a doubling of purchases of US energy products. Because of this progress, Mnuchin tells “Fox News Sunday” that the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold punitive tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Now, the US and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China. While the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal, the three-day talks that ended Saturday may have helped to ease tensi… Thanks for waching !… MNUCHIN: The US-China trade war is ‘on hold’ published: 20 May 2018 views: 12
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appears on “Fox News Sunday” on May 20, 2018.Fox News Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the United States and China are “putting the trade war on hold” after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress. Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific amount, Mnuchin said the US team did get a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time, including a doubling of purchases of US energy products. Because of this progress, Mnuchin tells “Fox News Sunday” that the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold punitive tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Now, the US and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China. While the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal, the three-day talks that ended Saturday may have helped to ease tensi… Thanks for waching !… Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is ‘on hold’ after progress in U.S.-China talks published: 21 May 2018 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is ‘on hold’ after progress in U.S.-China talks Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is ‘on hold’ after progress in U.S.-China talks
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is ‘on hold’ after progress in U.S.-China talks… Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says trade war is ‘on hold’ after progress in U.S.-China talks published: 21 May 2018 US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says published: 21 May 2018 US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says published: 21 May 2018 views: 0
US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says The United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific amount, Mnuchin said the U.S. team did get a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time, including big increases in purchases of farm products and a doubling of purchases of U.S. energy products. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” Because of the progress made in negotiations, Mnuchin said the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold punitive tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a tit-for-tat trade war. Both Mnuchin and Lary Kudlow, head of the president’s National Economic Council, said that while China did not agree to meet the $200 billion deficit reduction goal that President Donald Trump has discussed, the Chinese did agree to steps that could ultimately mean big cuts in the trade gap between the two nations. Mnuchin said the actions China has agreed to take as part of the framework the two countries have reached will result in boosting sales of U.S. farm products to China by 35 to 40 percent in this year alone. He said the agreement could result in doubling sales of U.S. energy products, which Mnuchin said could mean an increase in sales of U.S. energy products by $50 billion… US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says published: 21 May 2018 views: 0
US and China ‘putting trade war on hold,’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says The United States and China are stepping back from a possible trade war after two days of talks that produced “meaningful progress,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday. Despite not getting China to agree to trim its overall trade surplus with America by a specific amount, Mnuchin said the U.S. team did get a number of commitments on a framework for reducing the deficit over time, including big increases in purchases of farm products and a doubling of purchases of U.S. energy products. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” Because of the progress made in negotiations, Mnuchin said the Trump administration has agreed to put on hold punitive tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products. China had promised to retaliate in a move that threatened a tit-for-tat trade war. Both Mnuchin and Lary Kudlow, head of the president’s National Economic Council, said that while China did not agree to meet the $200 billion deficit reduction goal that President Donald Trump has discussed, the Chinese did agree to steps that could ultimately mean big cuts in the trade gap between the two nations. Mnuchin said the actions China has agreed to take as part of the framework the two countries have reached will result in boosting sales of U.S. farm products to China by 35 to 40 percent in this year alone. He said the agreement could result in doubling sales of U.S. energy products, which Mnuchin said could mean an increase in sales of U.S. energy products by $50 billion…

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