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Podcast Library



Vol 5 of 5

(T thru Z)

Published by Jim Vandiver at Smashwords



Copyright October 2018 Jim Vandiver



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See Vol 1 for the introduction. All these podcasts can be downloaded singly from topic descriptions or from this source as groups of podcasts, and at the beginning of each episode of the Media Mining Digest (MMD).



Table of Contents

Chapter 5 – Titles Starting with "T"

Chapter 6 – Titles Starting with "U"

Chapter 7 – Titles Starting with "V"

Chapter 8 – Titles Starting with "W"

Chapter 9 – Titles Starting with "X"

Chapter 10 – Titles Starting with "Y"

Chapter 11 – Titles Starting with "Z"

More titles from Jim Vandiver



Chapter 5 – Titles Starting with “T”



T-shirt Cost 21 mins - "Today's show is the final installment of the Planet Money T-shirt project. In all, each shirt cost us about $12.42. We open up the books and explain how that breaks down — how much went to cotton, how much went to the workers in Bangladesh, and how much went places we would never have imagined." At the link find the title, "#503: Adding Up The Cost Of The Planet Money T-Shirt," right-click "Media files
npr 250881548.mp3"

T-shirt Production 32 mins- "The cotton for the Planet Money men's T-shirt was spun into yarn in Indonesia and knit, cut and sewn into shirts in Bangladesh.Last week, we had teams of reporters and photographers in both countries — and we managed to get almost everybody on the phone at once.On today's show, we listen in on that call.Today's special bonus guest: Pietra Rivoli, the author of the book that inspired our T-shirt project. [Then,] On today's show, we check in with our reporters in Bangladesh. We hear what it was like inside the factory where the Planet Money men's T-shirt was knit, dyed, cut and sewn. And we ask: Will Bangladesh be able to move beyond making T-shirts?" Two parts: at the link find "#484: Inside The T-Shirt Factory" and "#483: Putting The Planet In The Planet Money T-Shirt," then right-click "Media files npr_219824498.mp3" and "Media files npr_219030735.mp3" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menus to get the audio files.

T. Boone Pickens on Energy 60 mins- “Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, underwritten by the Travers Family Foundation - The collapse of oil prices has once again driven the American energy industry from boom to bust. However as U.S companies lay down their rigs T. Boone Pickens thinks supply will contract and prices will head back toward $100 a barrel in the coming year. Other observers say slowing economies in China and Europe could tame oil demand and keep prices around $50 or $60 a barrel. What do low gasoline prices mean for the US economy? What does $2 gasoline mean for renewable fuels and cutting carbon emissions? Join us for a conversation with a legendary oilman about powering America’s economy, pursuing energy independence and the new geopolitics of oil.” At the link find the title, “Episode 3: Climate One Interview with Greg Dalton at the Commonwealth Club,” right-click “Media files 3159364-episode-3-climate-one-interview-with-greg-dalton-at-the-commonwealth-club.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Table Talk Math 30 mins - “John Stevens is an expert on bringing math into the daily lives of families to help kids love and excel in the subject. Scott and Tim talk to John about his popular book Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File” and “OK” to get the podcast.

Tablets in Restaurants 17 mins - “Service jobs were a refuge for people when robots took factory jobs. Service jobs seemed safe—you needed the human touch. But robots are making headway there, too. They're checking us in at hotels, renting us cars and ringing us up at the supermarket. Today on the show, we go out for pizza at a place where machines have taken over parts of the server's job. Waiters are the latest group of workers meeting the machines that might replace them.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tachycardia Treatments 24 mins - Dr Susan B Torrey presents a discussion of tachycardias and their treatment. Reference is made to visual aids, but only an audio version is available. At the link right-click "Susan Torrey: Terrifying Tachycardias and Their Therapies," and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Tag Lines 26 mins - “Marjoe Gortner! "Humanoids from the Deep"! Henry Fonda goes slumming! And Elvis' favorite Christmas flick!” At the link find the title, “Mini-Ep #101 - Horror Movie Tag Lines with Mike McPadden, Mar, 2017,” right-click “Media files 468f5552-bb04-48b4-a050-727376cf9527.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tahrir Square 52 mins - "Friday, we continue our Through the Lens documentary series with a portrait of activism and unrest from Cairo's Tahrir Square. The film is called "The Square," and it offers a window into the emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. Director Jehane Noujaim describes the young Egyptians she follows as revolutionaries armed with nothing more than social media and YouTube videos. She'll join us to talk about the evolution of a 21st century revolution." At the link right-click "Listen and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan 84 mins - “Three years ago, the Sunflower Movement erupted suddenly in Taiwan. Students and other protesters occupied the Legislative Yuan and forced lawmakers to shelve the trade-in-services agreement with China. That, in turn, led to both a standstill in Taiwan’s engagement with the mainland and to a shift in political sentiment toward the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). In January 2016, DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen was elected president, her party gained majority control of the Legislative Yuan, and cross-Strait relations deteriorated as Beijing refused to coexist with the Tsai administration. The arrival of the Trump administration and uncertainty concerning its approach to relations with Taiwan and China makes the current situation even more complex….” At the link right-click “Download the Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taiwan 100 mins - “...the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies co-hosted a discussion on the current state of affairs on Taiwan.” At the link left click the down-pointing arrow, select “Save As” and “OK” to download the podcast.

Tajikistan Drugs 24 mins - "Rustam Qobil travels to remote border villages in Tajikistan to find out how communities are being affected by the drugs trade from Afghanistan." At the link find the title, "Docs: Tajik Drugs JAN 2013," right-click "Download 11MB" and select "Save Link As" to get the audio file.

Take-It-All Politics 57 mins - "In its premiere episode, Moyers & Company dives into one of the most important and controversial issues of our time: How Washington and Big Business colluded to make the super-rich richer and turn their backs on the rest of us. Bill’s guests – Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, argue that America’s vast inequality is no accident, but in fact has been politically engineered. How, in a nation as wealthy as America, can the economy simply stop working for people at large, while super-serving those at the very top? Through exhaustive research and analysis, the political scientists Hacker and Pierson — whom Bill regards as the “Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” of economics — detail important truths behind a 30-year economic assault against the middle class." At the link locate the title, "Encore Broadcast: On Winner-Take-All Politics," right-click "Media files Moyers and Company 108 Podcast.mp3" and select "Save Link As" to download the file.

Taking Medicine 18 mins - "A new patient with an abnormal electrocardiogram comes to your office. He is 53, smokes, and has hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Though he comes for preoperative risk evaluation, he needs more than “medical clearance” — he needs a primary doctor. Given his risk factors and hesitance to change his lifestyle, you recommend aspirin, a statin, and an antihypertensive. When he doesn't show up for his stress test, you call him, and he says he doesn't understand what the fuss is all about — he feels fine. “Why don't you wait until something is wrong with me to give me these medications?” he asks, launching into a litany of justifications for not taking them: cost, nuisance, potential side effects, not wanting to put anything “unnatural” in his body, and lack of perceived benefit. You attempt to educate him about his risk, but he says, “No disrespect to you, Doctor, but I've just never been a pill person. But,” he adds, “if something were to happen, you would still take care of me, right?'" At the link right-click "Download" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu to get the podcast.

Talent Detection 120 mins - “On January 11, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty visited Brookings to discuss his new research, “Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation.” Following his presentation, Chetty participated in a panel discussion on how to harness underutilized talent with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Tony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University. The panel was moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves.”At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow, right-click “Save File, and “OK” to get the podcast.  

Talent Gap 43 mins - “Tiffani Lennon – Are women better? Although we like to think that we are an equal opportunity economy, the glass ceiling still very much exists. As a matter of fact, in 2011, women ran only 12 of the Fortune 500 companies. So how does this impact our ability to compete in a global environment? If women aren’t given an equal chance to succeed, aren’t we missing out on half of the talented people in the country? As a matter of fact, it’s worse than that. According to our guest this week, the data shows that women are outperforming men across the board – and it’s time we recognize them for it. This week we speak with Tiffani Lennon, author of the new book, Recognizing Women’s Leadership: Strategies and Best Practices for Employing Excellence.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tales from the South 29 mins - “Featuring stories from Jones-Taylor, Robbins, Maia. Music by The Salty Dogs.” At the link right-click the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taliban Hunting in Pakistan 28 mins - “Mobeen Azhar is in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, where police are fighting an increasingly desperate war against the Taliban. Every day an officer is killed in the struggle.” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: Hunting The Taliban - 20 Nov 2014,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20141120-0230a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taliban in Afghanistan 18 mins - “U.S. President Trump's recent change of heart to now send troops into Afghanistan to "defeat the enemy" is not a strategy at all, says Jeffrey Sachs.” At the link find the title, “Sept 4: Why the U.S. 'war machine' is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs, 2017,” right-click “Download Sept 4: Why the U.S. 'war machine' is driving troops into Afghanistan: Jeffrey Sachs” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taliban Woman 25 mins - “Canadian Beverley Giesbrecht is believed to have died at the hands of the Taliban. A new documentary about her weaves footage she filmed while inside Taliban territory, with the perspective of those who watched her helplessly venture deeper into danger.” At the link find the title, “Beverley Giesbrecht: 'The Woman Who Joined the Taliban'” right-click “Download Beverley Giesbrecht: 'The Woman Who Joined the Taliban'” and select“Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Radio Impact 37 mins - “In the midst of an election that has exposed deep and sometimes ugly rifts in American society, WNYC and The Nation have partnered for a new podcast series called "The United States of Anxiety." Each week they look to understand how we arrived at this point by diving  deep into the polarized economic, social and political landscape as it exists in  communities on Long Island, New York. This week, we're sharing their latest episode,which looks at the role of the media in creating a narrative of anxiety in the U.S  -- particularly conservative talk radio. First, WNYC's Arun Venugopal visits Patty, a Donald Trump supporter who lives in Long Island, to find out about her media diet and how Trump's messaging speaks to her. Then, WNYC's Matt Katz talks to The Nation's Kai Wright about how conservative media reflects the changes taking place in our country and why its followers are distrustful of mainstream news. You can (and should) find more episodes of The United States of Anxiety on iTunes or by going to their website.“ At the link click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Therapy 12 mins - “Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe -- for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those in need.” At the link the “Share” circle, right-click “ Download Audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talk Therapy 47 mins - “Psychologist Enrico Gnaulati is on a mission: to save talk therapy. His new book explores the ways, as the subtitle says, "health insurers, big Pharma, and slanted science are ruining good mental health care.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Talking Books in Britain 19 mins - “Talking Books is celebrating 80 years of bringing the written word to life for blind and partially sighted people. Now, the RNIB is making some important announcements which could affect you if you use the service. Peter White interviews Neil Heslop from the RNIB [Royal National Institute of Blind People], and includes some questions from listeners.” At the link right-click “Download MP3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

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

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

Talking Electronics Magazine - In Australia "The Editor of Talking Electronics Interactive, Colin Mitchell, has been producing Talking Electronics magazine since 1985 and has designed over 300 kits to complement the articles he has written..." The creator of EEVblog interviewed Mitchell and produced five video files from the results in the following order: 1(38 min) Magazine History; 2(16 min) American Visit to Promote Magazine; 3(12 min) Kits; 4(7 min) Internet Impact, and 5(11 min) Old Hardware. The five videos can viewed and downloaded at the topic link. (Only the first two are included in the zip file link at the top of this page.) EEVblog home page contains thirteen links to sources judged to be equal to EEVblog. Other videos there are also interesting; in particular those devoted to The Mailbag concern a grab bag of any electronics items sent in for review.

Talking to Doctors 19 mins – “Welcome to the The Checkup. Our sixth episode “Talking Back to Your Doctor,” opens with a question: Why do so many of us find it so hellishly hard to speak freely with our doctors? What is it about a white coat that makes even normally assertive people clam up?…” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right-end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tamiflu Press Conference 33 mins - "Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is a neuraminidase inhibitor, developed by Roche, for the treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Yet for the first time a comprehensive review of the data, by independent researchers, has shown that the claims for Tamiflu’s effectiveness have been overestimated, and that harms have been underreported. Here is the audio of a recent press conference where researchers and the BMJ's editors describe the findings of that research, and the systematic regulatory failures those findings expose." The six participants were: Fiona Godlee - BMJ editor in chief; Carl Heneghan - Director of Oxford University's Centre for Evidence Based Medicine; Peter Doshi - Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research; Elizabeth Loder - The BMJ clinical epidemiology editor; David Tovey - Editor in chief, Cochrane Library; Ben Goldacre - Founder of the AllTrials campaign. At the link (in a Chrome browser) right-click the down-pointing arrow at the right end of the sound bar and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

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

Tamoxifin 4 mins - "... Tamoxifen is a prodrug, a molecule that is converted into its active form when absorbed into the body. In this case, it is converted by the liver into hydroxytamoxifen. This product is then able to act like oestrogen and bind into the same receptor, but with one important difference: unlike oestrogen, the ER does not then go on to activate the genes that stimulate the cells to divide and grow. Therefore, it works much like a broken key in a lock, blocking the actual key from unlocking the door, or in this case, stopping the genes from switching on. Compared to very broad-acting alternative treatments like chemotherapy, a drug like tamoxifen has the major advantage that it is much more targeted to the cancer that is being treated. This means we can avoid the side effects associated with the treatment of cancer by chemotherapy...."  At the link (or here) right-click "Download: CIIE_Tamoxifen.mp3" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Tampon Tax 54 mins - “Today, we catch up with the growing movement to get over the shame and secrecy and acknowledge that women menstruate...including a look into why tampons and pads are taxed as luxury goods in 40 states. Plus, working out while pregnant. Even though the science says elite female athletes can train pretty hard, even in the third trimester, society doesn't always agree. Listen to the full show.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tamponade 35 mins - “Dr. Lorrel Brown returns to discuss tamponade cardiac physiology (including demystifying pulsus pardoxus). She continues to cover the differentiation of constrictive and restrictive cardiomyopathies. This action-packed lecture concludes with stress cardiomyopathy and HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction).” At the link right-click “Download Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tang Dynasty P1 25 mins - “As the Sui peters out, Li Yuan, the Duke of Tang, seizes power and establishes the Tang Dynasty in 618.  Along with the Song, the Tang Dynasty is considered the pinnacle of China’s long history.  In culture, art, poetry, painting, ceramics, science, navigation, diplomacy this was a golden age.  Buddhism made even greater inroads into Chinese society. And Chang’an was the center of the world where the great and mighty Taizong emperor ruled and people came from as far away as Persia to marvel at China’s greatness and might.  In this week’s episode we look at the founding of the Tang up to the demise of the third emperor Gaozong. With her husband’s death in 683, the Empress Wu Zetian came to the fore and began ruling in her own name.” At the link right-click “Download now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tang Dynasty P2 27 mins - “Laszlo is back after a holiday illness to continue where we left off in 705 with the passing of Wu Zetian. After an initial golden age during the Taizong emperor, the Tang will reach new heights of glory under Tang Minghuang a.k.a. the Xuanzong emperor. The magnificent city of Chang’an is once again the center of the world where the arts flourished like never before and traders, travelers and explorers from around the world came to gather and marvel at the splendor of Tang Dynasty China.” At the link right-click “Download now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tang Dynasty P3 31 mins - “In today’s final installment covering the history of the great Tang Dynasty, we look at its agonizing decline until 907 when it is pushed aside and another period of disunity sets in.  Five Dynasties reign in the north, all short lived and not spectacular by any means.  In the south, after the Tang falls you have a total of ten kingdoms that exist independently.  While not the most interesting period in Chinese history, the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period acted as a kind of buffer between the two greatest dynasties in China’s long history: the Tang and Song.” At the link right-click “Download now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tantalum 9 mins - "Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action." At the link click "Download" then right-click "Download to desktop (MP3)" and select "Save Link As".

Tanzania 60 mins - “Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land of geographical extremes and extraordinary wildlife. Don will provide examples of his outstanding collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania and its people, wildlife and environment. Join us for an incredible odyssey though the eye of an explorer.” At the link find the title, “Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Tanzania Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tanzania Medical Mission 42 mins - “Dr. Denny and nurse Paula Lofstrum are a pair of true medical missionaries who have spent many years traveling the world from Antarctica to Guatemala to Tanzania. Their journey together began in the late 1980s, when they embarked on a mission to Guatemala with a team of healthcare professionals. It was the first of several trips to Guatemala until, in the early 2000s, they were asked by a colleague to visit Iambi Tanzania in East Africa. It was there that the Lofstrums would discover a new chapter in their mission work. In 2006 they formed International Health Partners in the US and Tanzania, which works to improve healthcare for the people of Tanzania. Students Kurt  Wall, Miles Greenwald, and Brandon Lyle talk to  the Lofstrums about their work..” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tanzania Overview 60 mins - “Journey to Tanzania with Don Koss, a highly respected photographer and researcher. With over forty years of adventures, Koss will share his reflections about life, habitat and cultural changes in one of the oldest known human inhabited areas in the world. His incredible collection of photographs tell of a land of geographical extremes and extraordinary wildlife. Don will provide examples of his outstanding collection of photographs, sharing visual outlines of Tanzania and its people, wildlife and environment. Join us for an incredible odyssey though the eye of an explorer.” At the linkf ind the title, “Tanzania: Country, People, Wildlife and Environment, Sept, 2017,” right-click “Media files cc_20170918_Tanzania_Podcast.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tape Recorder History 29 mins - “In the aftermath of World War II, the United States Military assigned a tech savvy GI named Jack Mullin the mission of investigating secret inventions left behind by the Nazis. Mullin’s journeys around Germany led him to a makeshift radio studio that had a device called the Magnetophon, the first reel-to-reel tape recorder that realistically recorded sound. After overcoming numerous obstacles, Jack Mullin managed to ship two machines back home to San Francisco. When he was released from military service, he demonstrated the Magnetophons for all the movie studios in Hollywood, but faced rejection from each one. Eventually, a famous crooner gave him a shot and invited Mullin to a trial by fire audition that would change recorded sound forever.” At the link find the title, “01: Bing Crosby, Magnetophons, & Nazis, Aug, 2015,” right-click “Media files 5786f87228c4a4c579701298.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tapir Conservation 12 mins - “Although the tapir is one of the world's largest land mammals, the lives of these solitary, nocturnal creatures have remained a mystery. Known as "the living fossil," the very same tapir that roams the forests and grasslands of South America today arrived on the evolutionary scene more than 5 million years ago. But threats from poachers, deforestation and pollution, especially in quickly industrializing Brazil, threaten this longevity. In this insightful talk, conservation biologist, tapir expert and TED Fellow Patrícia Medici shares her work with these amazing animals and challenges us with a question: Do we want to be responsible for their extinction?” At the link click “Download,” then right-click “Download audio” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Tappen Ze Bridge 16 mins - "You would never look at a map of the Hudson River, point to the spot where the Tappan Zee Bridge is, and say, "Put the bridge here!"The Tappan Zee crosses one of the widest points on the Hudson — the bridge is more than three miles long. And if you go just a few miles south, the river gets much narrower.Our question for today's show: Why did they build a three-mile-long bridge when they could have built a much shorter, cheaper bridge nearby? Our search for an answer leads us to a forensic engineer, the Statue of Liberty, and a governor who wanted to be an opera singer." At the link find the title, "#297: A Big Bridge In The Wrong Place," right-click "Media files npr_168404932.mp3" and select "Save Link As" to get the audio file.

Tar Sands and Pipelines 51 mins - "For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline." (Three guests participate.)At the link you can listen online and view a transcript, but not download the program; however, it's included with the zipped collections for the last half of 2013 noted at the end of each Media Mining Digest.

Tar Sands Impact 66 mins- “In a world still largely dependent on fossil fuels, calls for a transition from the fossil fuel economy have been met with considerable resistance. The Keystone XL pipeline and the Canadian tar sands have become symbols of the dissension over America’s energy future. In his book, The Pipeline and the Paradigm, Samuel Avery writes that the project has inspired the largest expression of civil disobedience since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Sam Avery, Author, The Pipeline and the Paradigm; Greg Croft, Lecturer, St. Mary’s College of California; Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco; Dan Miller, Managing Director, Roda Group” At the link right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tar Sands in Utah 6 mins - “Main Canyon is an oasis in the high-mountain desert of the Tavaputs Plateau even during midsummer during a drought. Burt and Christine DeLambert have raised cattle here for nearly four decades. But they’d never seen anything like this before: a dozen trout belly up dead in their spring-fed pond. “You know if that was any place else and the fish started dyin,’ they’d be pretty excited,” says Burt. There’s no way to say if the strip mine had anything to do with the dead fish, but three state agencies have approved mining and processing tar sands on 317 acres of the rocky ridge above the DeLambert ranch. The first mine of its type in the United States is being built there by a Canadian company called U.S. Oil Sands. The mine could be producing petroleum this winter in the Uintah Basin of eastern Utah. And, while the company behind the PR Spring Mine plans to showcase a new way of mining oil sands that doesn’t wreck the land and water, local ranchers are worried, and climate activists say any petroleum mining is a bad idea. The DeLamberts don’t oppose it on principle. But they do worry the mine could spoil the water or dry it up.” At the link right-click the play button beside “Listen” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tar Sands Pipeline 5 mins - "Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world, after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, mainly in its Alberta province. Until recently, the very heavy crude mixed with sand, clay minerals and water was too expensive to process. That's no longer true, but the government is having another problem - finding any path to move that oil to a coast to export it.  Plans to build pipelines to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean are in question due to environmental concerns. Now, a new front is opening in the effort to move oil out of Canada’s tar sands... Christine McKeen has a front-row seat to the controversy. McKeen opens a gate to a hayfield by her house on the outskirts of Canada’s capital, Ottawa... She points to two little stakes on the road. “That indicates the pipeline,” she says. The pipeline that crosses the land was actually built years ago to carry natural gas to Canada’s interior from the Atlantic coast. Now, the company TransCanada wants to put the old line to a new use. It wants to reverse its flow and add hundreds of miles of new pipeline. TransCanada would convert the line to carry oil in the opposite direction, from the tar sands of Alberta east for export to world markets. The project, called Energy East, would run right through Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and a number of First Nations, or native American, lands. Like many along the route, McKeen wants no part of it. She worries about spills of the tar sand’s thick, gooey oil, like one that happened three years ago in Michigan...." At the link find the title, "Canada takes another run at finding a pipeline for its tar sands oil," right-click "Media files  101020137.mp3" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Target Date Funds 28 mins - “This podcast was made to accompany the Marketwatch article on combining target date funds with small cap value. A major problem with target date funds (TDFs) is they don’t give enough exposure to the small cap or value asset classes. By simply adding a second position in a small cap value fund or ETF, most of the limitations of TDFs can be overcome. Paul compares the risk and expected additional return of the two-fund portfolio, as well as making sure you are aware of the nature of small cap value as an asset class. Paul suggests you have a copy of The Four Fund Solution Table to reference with this podcast.” At the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Impact on Farmers 48 mins - “Tracking the trade war — there's a lot to cover. Amid ongoing tariff talk and action with allies and rivals alike, the latest development has been an easing of tensions between the European Union and U.S. on Wednesday. This comes  on the heels of of Trump's  announcement of a $12 billion bailout for farmers suffering. Other countries have responded to U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel with tariffs of their own on American exports of agricultural products. To help On Point put all of this in context, we spoke to a fourth-generation soybean and corn farmer, Jay Reiners of Nebraska. He says that soybeans are at a 10-year low and corn isn't far behind. "It's been a real struggle in farm country," Reiners explained. "Just a lot of external factors." And as for a solution, Reiners isn't convinced Trump's bailout is the best option….” At the link right-click right-click the down-pointing arrow under the play button and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Impacts 18 mins - “President Trump talks about putting tariffs on foreign cars. But there are already tariffs on auto imports and one got there because of chickens in Germany. This is how trade barriers tend to spread.” At the link find the title, “#632: The Chicken Tax,” right-click “Media files 20170125 pmoney_podcast012517.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariff Problems 21 mins - “Tariffs are stupid. This is one of the few things economists can agree on. Today, we bring you the story of the worst tariffs ever.” At the link find the title, “#833: Worst. Tariffs. Ever, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180330_pmoney_pmpod833v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs 59 mins - "On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet. If you've ever waited at an airport to clear customs, you can understand where our shirts are now: waiting for permission to enter the country. Standing between our shirts and the rest of America is a 3,000 page book. The book is a powerful force that creates and destroys entire industries around the world. Squadrons of government agents use tools of violence and destruction to ensure that the rules laid out in the book are followed. Also, the book tells us how much we'll have to pay in taxes to import our T-shirt into the U.S." At the link find episode 501, right-click "Media files npr 249394688.mp3" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs and Trump 47 mins - “Over the past few months, President Trump has announced new tariffs on imported goods from solar panels and washing machines to steel and aluminum. He has also taken swift executive action to block international mergers that he has deemed harmful to U.S. interests from occurring, and has even said he would consider withdrawing from NAFTA and related trade agreements. President Trump’s protectionist policies are a reversal of mostly free-trade orientated policies of past administrations, and his actions raise important constitutional questions about the extent of executive power over trade policy, separation of powers and the non-delegation doctrine, as well as the future of U.S. and global trade. Timothy Meyer is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. He is an expert in public international law, with an emphasis on international economic and energy law. He previously worked as a Legal Advisor for the Department of State, and clerked for now-Justice Neil Gorsuch while he was on the 10th Circuit. Steve Charnovitz is Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. He is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, and the author of many publications including The Path of World Trade Law in the 21st Century.” At the link find the title,”Trump, Tariffs, and Trade, Mar, 2018,” right-click “Media files PPY9594833886.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs in China 22 mins - "We're in a full-fledged trade war with China. We dig into the list of tariffs on American products. It gets weird...and delicious.” At the link from the pop-up menu find the title, “#835: Tariffied, Apr, 2018,” right-click “Media files 20180413_pmoney_pmpod835.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariffs with Canada 19 mins - “As the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. escalates, some observers are arguing that Ottawa should drop Mexico and form a bilateral agreement with Washington. But one former diplomat argues that Mexico is Canada's third-largest trading partner, and we could be turning our backs many other markets.” At the link find the title, “Should Canada ditch Mexico and go it alone with U.S. on new trade agreement? Jun, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-tlWGM0pd-20180604.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tariq Ali 50 mins x 3 - "London-based and published on every continent, Tariq Ali has been a leading figure of the international left since the 1960s. He is an editor of New Left Review and has written more than 20 books on world history and politics as well as seven novels. Born in Pakistan he attended Oxford University where he became involved in student politics and the movement against the Vietnam war. He is a critic of neoliberal economics and his book The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity was a response to 9/11. His latest book is The Obama Syndrome: War Abroad." Here he is the speaker at The Douglas Robb Lectures, named in honour of Sir Douglas Robb, surgeon, medical reformer, writer, a member of the Council of the University of Auckland from 1938 until 1971. He presents three talks on Islam, America and China. At the link right-click "MP3" under each of the three Robb lectures and select "Save Link As " to download the three audio files.

Tarriffs and NAFTA 19 mins - “'The auto sector reacts to Trump's proposed tariffs of up to 25 per cent on imported vehicles.” At the link find the title, “The supply chain is so tightly integrated': industry reacts to proposed tariffs, May, 2018,” right-click “Media files current-c7aDfKWk-20180525.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taser History 22 mins - “On January 3, 1979, two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department went to the home of Eulia May Love, a 39-year-old African-American mother. The police were there because of a dispute over an unpaid gas bill. The officers approached her, and Love allegedly threatened them with a knife. They fired twelve times and killed her. Neither of the two officers involved were prosecuted for the killing.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow under the title and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tasers Effect 27 mins - “[First 7 mins]Tasers are used by police to immobilise people by in violent or potentially violent situations. They inflict physical agony, but what about their effect on the mind? A remarkable number of students volunteered to be tasered in the name of research –significantly reducing their cognitive skills for an hour afterwards. Gaëtan Dugas is known as patient zero: he was thought to have been the source of the HIV epidemic in the USA in the 1970s. New research exonerates him. Handwashing with soap is an effective way to prevent diseases linked to poor sanitation, but in Cambodia children still die from diarrhoea because of a lack of soap. Now a new source has been found – recycling the bars left by hotel guests. Plans have been announced for large trials in Colombia and Brazil to fight mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, using a bacterium called Wolbachia to infect the mosquitoes. Mass campaigns to vaccinate children against measles mobilise hundreds of health workers. Researchers found that tagging on other interventions at the same time – like giving out zinc supplements –could dramatically improve public health. And could a 30 second chat at the end of a doctor’s appointment help people lose weight?” At the link find the title,”Tasers’ Effect on the Mind, Oct, 2016,” right-click “Media files p04d7n6t.mp3”and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Task Rabbit 52 mins - Leah Busque is the founder and chief product officer of TaskRabbit, an online marketplace where you can outsource small jobs and tasks to others in your own community. She is a programmer who started this project in September 2008. It took her four months of full-time work to create the initial kernel and 3.5 years later she has service available in nine large cities. Some 4000 task rabbits are used with 2000 more pending acceptance with hundreds of thousands of tasks having been completed. She discusses all the details related to starting this type of business, the importance of mentors and her emphasis on team, product and people. An early task was a mom in San Francisco who needed someone to look in daily on her son undergoing cancer treatment in Boston. Another mom accepted the task and called San Francisco each day with the status. Our aging population can surely make great use of such a service.

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

Tasmanian Face Cancer 58 mins - “Audiommunity loves Tasmanian devils, so we bite the shit out of them... In this episode, we're talking about a contagious tumor that couldn't happen to a nicer species. No seriously, it really couldn't. Tasmanian devils bite each other on the face to say hello. WTF devils?” At the link find the title, “Episode 24 - The Devil Went Down to... awww, C'mon Matt,” right-click “Media files 20160913_mixdown.mp3 “ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taste and Health 28 mins - "Little known fact: we have taste buds all over our bodies, not just our tongues. Another surprise? Our taste buds might play a role in more than just our processing of taste. On today's show producer Mary Harris visits the Monell Chemical Senses Center here in Philadelphia to find out if she is one of the lucky few whose super-taster status affords them better health. Then we welcome Nadia Berenstein to the studio to discuss her research on the early days of synthetic flavor development. She reveals how a cadre of early flavorists changed our very perception of familiar flavors like pineapple." At the link right-click "Download" and select"Save Link As" from the drop down menu to get the podcast.

Taste Discussion 49 mins - “Taste is the oldest of our five senses, and yet perhaps the least understood. It's far more complicated than salty versus sweet: new research is dramatically expanding our knowledge of taste, showing that it's intimately connected to obesity, mood, immunity, and more. In this episode, we get into the science of how taste works, why we taste what we do, and what makes supertasters unique. And finally, we hack our taste buds—for fun, but, in the future, maybe for health, too. ...In the last thirty years, however, thanks to the genetics revolution, scientists have finally started to understand more about how our taste buds work to detect chemicals in our saliva—and why. Researcher Paul Breslin and author John McQuaid help us understand the evolutionary reasons behind the five basic tastes—sweet, salt, sour, bitter, and umami—and biologist Thomas Finger compares the human ability to taste with that of cats, who can only taste umami, and catfish, which have tastebuds all over their skin and whiskers, not just in their mouths. But while humans can all taste the same things, we taste them quite differently. For instance, some people, known as "supertasters," taste everything more intensely than the rest of the population. Supertaster sounds like an enviable X-Men-style power—but is it? This episode, we meet Linda Bartoshuk, the scientist who coined the term back in 1991, and find out how to test if we're supertasters ourselves. We discover the benefits as well as the disadvantages of having a heightened sense of taste, both today and in our evolutionary past. Both Bartoshuk and food scientist Robin Dando are studying the connections between our sense of taste and obesity, mood, and even cancer. It's new research, and there's lots we still don't understand. But their findings raise the question: can we hack taste to help people eat better and avoid disease? From flavor tripping to digital taste devices, we try to trick our taste buds—with fascinating results.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taste Perception Studies 57 mins - “Kara Platoni, Science and Technology Journalist; Author, We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time How do we know what’s real? That’s not a trick question. Sensory science is increasingly proving that we don’t perceive reality: we construct it through perception. In her new book, award-winning science journalist Kara Platoni introduces us to the researchers at the forefront of this fascinating field and the biohackers who are determined to speed up the slow pace of human perceptual evolution.” At the link right-click “Play Now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tastemakers 46 mins - "You may think you’re immune to food trends, but odds are you’re not. Compare your diet today to ten years ago. If there’s not some new Greek yogurt or blueberries or different greens or dishes in there, you’re tough. And then there are the blazing meteors of kale and chia seed, Korean tacos and cronuts and the mad fad of cupcakes everywhere. Who launches food trends? Who whips them up and rolls them out and shapes the way we eat, the cravings we embrace, the shopping list we carry? This hour On Point: the tastemakers and the boiling world of food trends." At the link right-click "Download this story"

Tata Industry 27 mins - “Tata is the biggest industrial employer in the UK, owning Jaguar, Land Rover & Tetley. Now, the Tata family no longer controls the companies which bear its name. Can this powerful organisation hold onto its historic values in a world of the ruthless multinationals?” At the link find the title, “DocArchive: Tata: India's Global Giant,” right-click “Media files docarchive_20150203-0255a.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

TATP Explosive 9 mins - “A substance known as TATP, used in this week's Brussels attacks, has become the Islamic State's signature explosive. Chemist Jimmie Oxley says TATP bombs are volatile and easy to assemble which makes them an attractive option to suicide bombers.” At the link find the title, “ISIS' signature bombs are unstable, easy to make, says chemist - March 24, 2016,” right-click “Media files current_20160324_68958.mp3” and select “Save Link Aas” from the pop-up menu.

Tattoo Removal 21 mins - “There was a time when tattoos were taboo, and you thought long and hard before getting one. Today 20 percent of American adults are inked. Tattoos just don’t carry the stigma they once did—unless it’s a particular kind of tattoo, in a particular place on the body. Fortunately, as our penchant for getting tattoos has grown, so has our ability to get rid of them. In the 1960s researchers started experimenting with lasers to remove tattoos, and since then the technology has dramatically improved. Now we can erase our past, whether it’s a sailor’s bad decision from overseas or a gang identifier that prevents its owner from getting a job—and could even get him killed. Sociologist and CHF Beckman Legacy Project research fellow Joseph Klett traces the modern history of tattoo removal through the stories of his father—a retired sailor—and ex-gang members in California.” At the link right-click the down-pointing arrow at the end of the sound bar and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taurine 6 mins - “..Scientific studies suggest that small amounts of taurine are needed for muscles to work properly, and it also seems to be important for keeping the liver healthy, and plays a role in the brain – including a possible role in helping to control body weight. Tests in rats show that it also boosts the heart rate, can cut cholesterol, and may even help to treat people with congestive heart failure – where the heart doesn’t beat strongly enough – by increasing the force of the heart’s muscle contractions, and potentially could help treat other heart conditions too. But what about the levels found in drinks? Luckily for fans of these energy-boosting beverages, there’s no evidence that the high doses of taurine found in these drinks is harmful. However, what is risky is the caffeine they contain – in some cases, up to 300 milligrams, more than three times the amount in a strong cup of coffee. And high doses of caffeine are definitely associated with jitteriness, heart rhythm problems, seizures and even – in extreme circumstances – death, so that’s a better reason to limit your consumption of the stuff….” At the link right-click “Download: CiiE_Taurine.mp3“ and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Taurine Questions 18 mins - “You see it in energy drinks. It is in our food, supplements, it naturally occurs in multiple organs, and most people don't know anything about it.” AT the link right-click “Download” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tavis Smiley 59 mins - “Award-winning television and radio broadcaster Smiley gives a peek behind the curtain of success to share personal stories of his missteps, misdeeds and miscalculations. Smiley recounts 20 instances of perceived “failures” that were, in fact, “lessons” that shaped the principles and practices he steadfastly employs in his business and personal life today. Come learn how to turn your perceived failures into stepping stones for success from this legendary broadcast journalist.” At the link right-click “Play now” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Avoidance 12 mins - “The leak of the Panama Papers shows a link between the sums siphoned out of developing nations into tax havens and away from basic public services for citizens. It adds up to an estimated $200 billion U.S. a year. The Current connects the dots.” At the link find the title, “Panama Papers expose human costs of global tax avoidance,” right-click “Download Panama Papers expose human costs of global tax avoidance - April 11, 2016” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Bill Discussion 22 mins - “Congress just passed the largest tax overhaul in decades. We dig in.” At the link find the title, “#814: The Tax Plan Is Huge, Dec, 2017,” right-click “Media files 20171222_pmoney_pmpod814v2.mp3” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Cheats 22 mins - "Millions of tax cheats never get caught. And the IRS seems powerless to stop them.This isn’t just a problem in the U.S. American taxpayers are Dudley Do-Rights compared to people in some other countries. On today's show, we head to some of the cheating-est places on earth to bring you tales from some of the roughest, toughest tax collectors around. These guys have tricks, tax collector mind-games, that they play to get people to do the right thing." At the link find the title, "#531: The Tough, The Sweet and the Nosy," right-click "Media files npr_302006746.mp3" and select "Save Link As" from the pop-up menu.

Tax Havens 47 mins - “ If you’re rich and you don’t want to pay taxes, here’s a way to go. Drop that billion in a secret bank account abroad. It’s illegal, but there are plenty of people who will help you do it. And there are a lot of people who do it. My guest today, Gabriel Zucman, says there are now $7 trillion in personal wealth stashed in tax havens abroad. Seven trillion dollars. That is eight percent of the world’s private financial wealth, not counting yachts and jewels. And who pays the bills that those tax avoiders don’t? Well, you and me. This hour On Point, the shocking scale of global tax evasion today – on trillions.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link as” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Havens 48 mins - “Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is 'Secrecy World.' Also, critic at large John Powers reviews the book 'The Dawn Watch.'” At the link right-click “Download this Episode” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Plans 47 mins - “The 2016 campaign has plenty of trash talk flying around. But one of these people is likely to be president, so you’d better know their plans. Today, we’re looking at their tax plans. There are huge differences. Huge. Hillary Clinton is pretty steady. No earthquake. Trump and Cruz would cut taxes bigtime for the rich. Increase the deficit by trillions. Bernie Sanders would go for the biggest peacetime tax hike in US history – but says you’ll love it. This hour  On Point, the tax plans, 2016.” At the link right-click “Download this story” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Policy 150 mins - “...the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center brought together tax administration experts, economists, and practitioners to discuss the sweeping changes to the tax code made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the many questions left in its wake.” At the link left-click the down-pointing arrow and select “Save File” and “OK” from the pop-up menu.

Tax Preparation Service 16 mins - “In selling their new tax bill to the public, Republicans have leaned heavily on the theme of simplification. According to them, one of the primary benefits of overhauling our mammoth tax code is that it would make the dreaded filing process easier for Americans. But in reality the new tax bill does little to address the confusion that plagues the tax filing process...or the tax preparation companies like H&R Block that make millions off of that confusion. Last April, Brooke spoke with ProPublica's Senior Reporting Fellow Jessica Huseman about the role the tax preparation lobby has played in keeping our code so complicated and why it doesn't have to be that way. With the passage of the Republican tax bill, we're re-airing that interview.” At the link left click the circle with three dots, right-click “Download this audio” and select “Save Link As” from the pop-up menu.


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