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What the Hell Is Going On
Why the Hell are we in the “Danger Zone” with China? Hal Brands and Michael Beckley on the growing chance of war with Beijing

What the Hell Is Going On

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 52:33


Conventional wisdom describes China as a rising power, and it was. No more: China's economy is slowing, it is headed into a demographic catastrophe of its own design, it has a brittle and totalitarian political system, and it feels encircled by its neighbors. Our guests Hal Brands and Michael Beckley, authors of the new book https://www.amazon.com/Danger-Zone-Coming-Conflict-China/dp/1324021306 (Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China), assert that China is not "rising," but rather that it has "peaked." More troubling still, judging by the history of peaking powers (Germany pre-WWI, or Imperial Japan,) the US should be very nervous about a short-term grab for power or territory by a panicked Beijing.  Both Hal Brands and Michael Beckley are scholars at AEI. Hal is a senior fellow and the Henry A. Kissinger distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a columnist at Bloomberg. Michael Beckley is a non-resident senior fellow, and is an associate professor at Tufts University. Download the transcript https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Episode-169-Final-Transcript-1.docx (here).

Mindful Things
Easing Stress Around Eating With Picky Kids

Mindful Things

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 59:45


Jenn talks to Jennifer Anderson about ways to address picky eating in your kids. Jenn and Jennifer talk about what picky eating looks like at different ages and when to seek support. Jennifer discusses ways to introduce new foods without being forceful, shares tips and tricks to reduce stress around mealtime for everyone, and answers audience questions about how kids and adults alike can truly enjoy a more colorful, nutritious meal–no tantrums necessary.Jennifer Anderson, MSPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2019, she founded Kids Eat in Color, LLC, a social impact company dedicated to improving family and child nutrition and health. Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color, she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program.RELEVANT CONTENT:– More about the episode: mclean.link/4oi– Read the episode transcript: mclean.link/ghs- - -The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities, and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.© 2022 McLean Hospital. All Rights Reserved.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 09.23.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 53:43


Omega-3 and Omega-6 supplement improves reading for children University of Gothenburg, Sweden - September 14, 2022   Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids.   The study included 154 schoolchildren from western Sweden in grade 3, between nine and ten years old. The children took a computer-based test (known as the Logos test) that measured their reading skills in a variety of ways, including reading speed, ability to read nonsense words and vocabulary.   The children were randomly assigned to receive either capsules with omega-3 and omega-6, or identical capsules that contained a placebo (palm oil) for 3 months. The children, parents and researchers did not learn until the study was completed which children had received fatty acids and which had received the placebo. After three months, all children received real omega-3/6 capsules for the final three months of the study.   "Even after three months, we could see that the children's reading skills improved with the addition of fatty acids, compared with those who received the placebo. This was particularly evident in the ability to read a nonsense word aloud and pronounce it correctly (phonologic decoding), and the ability to read a series of letters quickly (visual analysis time)," says Mats Johnson, who is chief physician and researcher at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.   No children diagnosed with ADHD were included in the study, but with the help of the children's parents, the researchers could identify children who had milder attention problems. These children attained even greater improvements in several tests, including faster reading already after three months of receiving fatty acid supplements.     Mango could help maintain gut bacteria at risk from high-fat diets Oklahoma State University, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 Mango consumption could help prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria caused by a high fat diet, according to research on mice. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition , appears to reveal for the first time the positive impact of mango on gut microbiota. In the study, 60 male mice were assigned to one of four dietary treatment groups for 12 weeks - control (with 10% of calories from fat), high fat (with 60% calories from fat), or high fat with 1% or 10% mango. All high-fat diets had similar macronutrient, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber content. “We investigated the effects of freeze-dried mango pulp combined with an high-fat diet on the cecal microbial population and its relation to body composition, lipids, glucose parameters, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production, and gut inflammatory markers in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity,” the study reports. The high-fat dietary treatment with 10% mango (equivalent to 1½ cups of fresh mango pieces) was found to be the most effective in preventing the loss of beneficial bacteria from a high-fat diet without decreasing body weight or fat accumulation. Specifically, mango supplementation regulated gut bacteria in favor of Bifidobacteria and Akkermansia and enhanced short-chain fatty acid (SFCA) production. SCFAs have been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammatory properties. Yoga improves arthritis symptoms and mood, study finds  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,  September 15, 2022 A randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found that yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis. Johns Hopkins researchers report that 8 weeks of yoga classes improved the physical and mental wellbeing of people with two common forms of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The study is believed to be the largest randomized trial so far to examine the effect of yoga on physical and psychological health and quality of life among people with arthritis. The study recruited 75 people with either knee osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Participants were randomly assigned to either a wait list or eight weeks of twice-weekly yoga classes, plus a weekly practice session at home. Participants' physical and mental wellbeing was assessed before and after the yoga session by researchers who did not know which group the participants had been assigned to. Compared with the control group, those doing yoga reported a 20% improvement in pain, energy levels, mood and physical function, including their ability to complete physical tasks at work and home. Walking speed also improved to a smaller extent, though there was little difference between the groups in tests of balance and upper body strength. Improvements in those who completed yoga was still apparent nine months later.   Stevia Kills Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics (Preclinical Study) University of New Haven, September 21, 2022 A promising new preclinical study has revealed that whole stevia leaf extract possesses exceptional antibiotic activity against the exceedingly difficult to treat pathogen Borrelia Burgdorferi known to cause Lyme disease. The study found, "Stevia whole leaf extract, as an individual agent, was effective against all known morphological forms of B. burgdorferi." At present, the CDC acknowledges that at least 300,000 are infected with Lyme disease, annually, with the conventional standard of care relying on antibiotics that are not only toxic but increasingly coming under scrutiny for addressing only surface aspects of the infection, often leaving antibiotic-resistance Lyme disease deep within the system to continue to cause harm.  The new study was published in the European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology and conducted by researchers from the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT. The researchers directly compared an alcohol extract of a whole stevia leaf product commonly found on the U.S. retail market to conventional antibiotics, and assessed their respective abilities to kill the various forms of Borrelia burgdorferi, including so called "persister" forms. The researchers explored Stevia's potential effectiveness against B. burgdorferi cultures, comparing it to three common antibiotics sometimes used to treat Lyme's disease: doxycycline, cefoperazone, daptomycin, as well as their combination. The study results were summarized as follows:     Our results demonstrated that Stevia had significant effect in eliminating B. burgdorferi spirochetes and persisters. Sub-culture experiments with Stevia and antibiotics treated cells were established for 7 and 14 days yielding, no and 10% viable cells, respectively compared to the above-mentioned antibiotics and antibiotic combination. When Stevia and the three antibiotics were tested against attached biofilms, Stevia significantly reduced B. burgdorferi forms. Results from this study suggest that a natural product such as Stevia leaf extract could be considered as an effective agent against B. burgdorferi." Notably, the study found that the most antibiotic resistant form of B. burgdorferi, the biofilm form, actually increased in mass when individual antibiotics were administered. Stevia, on the other hand, reduced the biofilm mass on both tested surfaces (plastic and collagen) by about 40%.     Green soy extract could prevent cognitive dysfunction: Mouse data University of Shizuoka (Japan), September 19, 2022   Intake of green soybean extract could help reverse cognitive dysfunction and its associated accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, say researchers.   The accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins has long been linked to the development of brain stunting conditions including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.    Writing in the Journal of Functional Foods, the team revealed that brain functions were ‘significantly better-preserved' in aged mice fed green soybean than age-matched control mice with or without yellow soybean feeding.   An increased expression of lipocalin-type prostaglandin D2 synthase (Ptgds) and a significant reduction in the amyloid precursor protein Aplp1 was reported by the team, led by Keiko Unno from the University of Shizuoka in Japan.   “Furthermore, the amount of beta-amyloid 40 and 42 was reduced in the insoluble fraction of cerebral cortex,” the team noted.   In the current study, the isoflavones found to be present in soybean extracts were mostly the glycosides genstin and daidzin. Furthermore, the contents of saponin and carotene in green soybean were found to be slightly higher in the green than in yellow, however the contents of other components were not different between green and yellow soybeans.       JAMA study links low vitamin D levels to ‘profound' and ‘rapid' cognitive decline Rutgers University & University of California Davis, September 15, 2022 Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may have “substantial” accelerating effects on cognitive decline in the elderly, says a new study from UC Davis and Rutgers University. Low levels of the sunshine vitamin were associated with a three times faster rate of cognitive decline than those with adequate vitamin D levels, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology . The low vitamin D levels were associated with impaired performance, particularly in domains such as memory loss that are associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, added the researchers. The researchers said their findings amplify the importance of identifying vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly, particularly high-risk groups such as African-Americans and Hispanics, who are less able to absorb the nutrient from its most plentiful source: sunshine. Among those groups and other darker-skinned individuals, low vitamin D should be considered a risk factor for dementia, they added. Dr Miller and his co-workers analyzed data from 382 racially and ethnically diverse men and women (mean age of 76) in Northern California participating in longitudinal research at the Alzheimer's Disease Center in Sacramento. Of the participants, 41% were white, 30% were African American, 25% were Hispanics, and 4% were from other racial/ethnic groups. The participants were either cognitively normal, or had mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Baseline data showed that 26% of the participants were vitamin D deficient, while 35% were insufficient. Among Caucasians, 54% had low vitamin D, compared with 70% of African-Americans and Hispanics. The rate of cognitive decline was found to be two-to-three times faster in the vitamin D deficient people over five years of study, compared to people with adequate serum vitamin D levels. In other words, it took only two years for the deficient individuals to decline as much as those with adequate vitamin D declined during the five-year follow-up period.

Casual Space
177: “Normentum” with space policy and space strategy expert Robin Dickey

Casual Space

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 50:45


Space is hard and complicated. Space norms are even harder and even more complicated. SO, in order to develop successful space norms, we will need creativity, perseverance, and a large and inclusive range of participants in the process. On today's episode, Robin Dickey discusses an approach towards space exploration that examines what's responsible to do, what is feasible to do, and what can be done to make space more safe and more sustainable for all in the future.  About Robin: Robin Dickey is a member of the technical staff at The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy. She focuses on space policy and strategy issues related to national security, geopolitics, and international relations. Her experience prior to Aerospace includes risk analysis, legislative affairs, and international development.  She earned her bachelor's degree in international studies at Johns Hopkins University and her master's degree in international studies, concentrating in strategic studies, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. You're going to want to read Robin's latest paper: https://csps.aerospace.org/papers/commercial-normentum-space-security-challenges-commercial-actors-and-norms-behavior From the paper: Concerns about the potential for conflict in space are not limited to traditional security actors such as states and militaries. Commercial actors also have a stake in security-related space norms, and this stakeholder relationship may translate to new forms of commercial participation in the norm development process. Other papers from Robin: July 2021 paper "Building Normentum: A Framework for Space Norm Development," August 2022 paper "Commercial Normentum: Space Security Challenges, Commercial Actors, and Norms of Behavior," George Washington University's Space Policy Institute and the Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy August 2022 event on "After the KE-ASAT Moratorium: What's Next?" And find Robin on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Robin_M_Dickey

Faculty Factory
The Must-Read Articles of the Month in Medical Education with Sean Tackett, MD, MPH

Faculty Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 30:52


Each month, Sean Tackett, MD, MPH, and his colleague of reviewers identify 3-4 noteworthy articles from the health professions education literature and label them as “must reads.” Dr. Tackett joins the Faculty Factory podcast this week to discuss this overall initiative and the criteria that is used for the selection of these “must read” articles. With the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tackett is Associate Professor of Medicine and International Medical Education Director in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. You can see the latest must-read articles and learn more here: https://hopkinsbayviewinternalmedicine.org/must-reads/ You can also follow this initiative on Twitter here: @MedEdMustReads As you will hear on today's episode, the process of identifying the “must read” articles every month is very thorough and we could not be more pleased to have Dr. Tackett join us to discuss it! If you would like to get in-touch with Dr. Tackett, you can email him at: stacket1@jhmi.edu

Flight Club
Dr. Patricia Mechael, Digital/Public Health Specialist and Writer

Flight Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 33:15


Dr. Patty Michelle is a mom, writer, and public health specialist; who combines her passions for public health, women's rights, technology, science, and the world to inspire children and adults through her writing.  Drawing on her career in global health, Patty's works wrestle with the toughest public health and societal issues of our time, including the environment, responsible technology and AI, pandemic preparedness and mental health. Her writing also draws on her more than 20 years of work across more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Patty holds a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Master's in Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is the author of the middle grade fiction novel, The Antidotes: Pollution Solution (Bold Story Press: October 4, 2022), which she wrote with her 10-year old son (available for pre-order on Amazon). Website: www.patriciamechael.com Social media handles: Twitter: @PattyMechael Instagram: @theantidotesseries LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-mechael-a696001/

Nurse Podcast Channel
On The Pulse: Reimagining Nursing: A Joint Episode with Humana

Nurse Podcast Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 26:35


This episode features Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Dean Sarah Szanton and Humana Chief Nursing Officer Kathy Driscoll. The conversation covers the value of nursing and how nursing's influence will reimagine the future of health. Podcast References and Resources: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Humana Here is how we can reimagine nursing in Florida | Column -| The Nurse Podcast Channel is made possible with support from IHI. Learn more about how IHI is transforming health care education at IHI.org -| This episode originally aired on August 17, 2022 on On The Pulse. Listen, follow and subscribe here.

Better Me with BodyByBree
11 Tips to Help Parents of Picky Eaters

Better Me with BodyByBree

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 39:01


Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietitian and has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2017, she founded Kids Eat in Color®, a resource that helps children and families have better nutrition and mental health. Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color® she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program. Her academic background is in public health nutrition, cultural anthropology, and economics.Website: https://kidseatincolor.com/IG: @kids.eat.in.colorFB: @kids.eat.in.color

Q&A
Hal Brands, "Danger Zone"

Q&A

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 63:10


Hal Brands, professor of global affairs at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and co-author of "Danger Zone," argues that the superpower competition between the U.S. and China will reach its most dangerous point during this decade. He talks about the strategy that the Chinese government is pursuing to achieve global dominance and what the U.S. and other global powers are doing, or should be doing, to curb China's influence.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dietitians Dish
Episode 154 – Kids Eat in Color with Jennifer Anderson

Dietitians Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 55:16


Jennifer Anderson, a registered dietitian, joins Gina and Nicole on today's episode to talk on the topic of choosy eaters and how to appropriate rear and nudge littles into being more accepting eaters. Jennifer has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2019, she founded Kids Eat in Color, a resource that helps families feed their children from their first bite of solid food, through picky eating, and elementary-aged nutrition needs. Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program. Her academic background is in public health nutrition, cultural anthropology, and economics. Welcome to today's show! Patreon | Love what you're hearing? Help fund ongoing episodes through donations as little as $1/month. Learn more here! Leave a review | When you leave a five star iTunes review, it helps others with similar interests and passions find us when they're looking for new content. Thank you in advance! Resources and Show Notes Peanutty Noodles The best chocolate frosting with secret ingredient: Ovaltine!

RTÉ - Drivetime
Russia's Response to Ukraine's Advances

RTÉ - Drivetime

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:04


Sergey Radchenko, Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

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Drivetime: Russia's Response to Ukraine's Advances

RTÉ Radio Player: Latest Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 7:15


Sergey Radchenko, Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Axess Podd
Alina Polyakova – Ukrainas kamp för frihet – Global Axess 2022: Liberty

Axess Podd

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 30:14


Dr Alina Polyakova är välrenommerad expert på transatlantiska relationer, europeisk säkerhet, rysk utrikespolitik och populism i demokratier. Hon leder Center for European Policy Analysis och är adjungerad professor i Europastudier vid Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Här lägger hon fram sina argument mot en ny fredsuppgörelse med Ryssland. Den brittiske journalisten Iain Martin intervjuar tio av talarna på Engelsbergsseminariet 2022 som hade temat "Liberty". Ämnena för intervjuerna spänner från hur Kina och Ryssland påverkar den frihet vi länge tagit för given till betydelsen av frihet för författare. Intervjuerna spelades in på Engelbergs bruk i juni 2022.

Physician's Weekly Podcast
inDEPTH: What OTC Hearing Aids & Rural Alaska Have in Common

Physician's Weekly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 22:48


Today's episode features two interviews, taking different lenses on news in hearing loss. We first talk with Frank Lin, MD, PhD, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine about the various obstacles to hearing health, including new advice on the just FDA-approved OTC hearing aids. He has been part of the FDA rule from the start and tells us a little about how this came to be, as well as some of the benefits. We then speak with Susan D. Emmett, MD, MPH, from the University of Arkansas. She recently led a randomized controlled trial in 15 communities in rural Alaska, looking at whether telemedicine specialty referral can improve time to follow-up for school hearing screening compared with standard primary care referral. Enjoy listening! Additional reading Lin FR, Reed NS. Over-the-counter hearing aids: How we got here and necessary next steps. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jul;70(7):1954-1956.  Emmett SD, et al. Mobile health school screening and telemedicine referral to improve access to specialty care in rural Alaska: a cluster- randomised controlled trial. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Jul;10(7):e1023-e1033 

DKBmed Radio
Clinical Considerations for In-Development MS Treatments

DKBmed Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 24:40


Where's the newer MS research leading? How has our understanding of noninflammatory progressive MS changed? How might these findings affect what happens in the clinic? Join us as we discuss these and other questions with Dr. Michael Kornberg from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in this eMultipleSclerosis Review podcast. Take our post-test to claim CME credits.To read a companion newsletter click here. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Brand Therapist
Helping Women Stay Juicy with Dr. Arianna B. Sholes

Brand Therapist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 41:57


Running a business can be a big challenge, even when you have experience in a field and are passionate about it. However, the impact that you have on your clients, especially if it's life-changing, makes it worth the trouble. It can give your business a purpose, which when combined with profitability can propel you to tremendous success.Today, I'm joined by Dr. Arianna B. Sholes, founder and Medical Director of Tula Wellness and Aesthetics. A unique medical practice in Tucson, Arizona, focusing on women's integrative health and wellness. Before starting her business, She served as clinical faculty at UCLA, the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also the author of the best-selling book, ‘The Menopause Myth: What Your Mother, Doctor, And Friends Haven't Shared About Life After 35'. In this episode, she'll share with us how a difficult childhood experience inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She'll also share with us a few lessons that she has learnt along the way. Tune in to episode 18 of The Brand Therapist and learn about the importance of passion to a business. In This Episode You Will Learn:When she knew she wanted to be a doctor (03:12)What Dr. Arianna's brand is all about (07:53)Dr. Arianna's greatest fear (14:49)A moment that she thought it wasn't possible to achieve something (26:07)A lesson she has learnt along her journey (28:59)Resources:Book: The Menopause MythConnect with Dr. AriannaLinkedInWebsiteInstagramFacebookEmailLet's Connect!WebsiteLinkedIn Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Lawfare Podcast
Hal Brands and Michael Beckley on the Emerging Conflict with China

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 42:55 Very Popular


What is the nature and timescale of U.S. geopolitical competition with China? Which country is stronger in the near term and long term? And what will the answers to these questions mean for Chinese military and political activities over the next 10 years?Matt Gluck sat down with Hal Brands, the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Michael Beckley, an associate professor of political science at Tufts University, to discuss their new book, “Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China.” They discussed the authors' argument that China is structurally far weaker than people think, but that this weakness makes China more likely to act aggressively over the next several years. They also discussed the implications of this argument for U.S. policy and to what extent international initiatives that are already underway are responsive to this near-term threat.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Pain Beat
The Pain Beat (Episode 13) – Nobel Prize: A Conversation with David Julius and Michael Caterina

The Pain Beat

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 36:48


This 13th episode of The Pain Beat is the first of a three-part series discussing the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – awarded to David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA and Ardem Patapoutian, Scripps Research, California, USA – for their work on molecules important for somatosensation (see PRF related interview here, and PRF related news story here). In this episode, The Pain Beat spoke with Nobel Prize laureate David Julius and Michael Caterina, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA, to discuss their discovery of TRPV1. The conversation provides insight regarding their thought processes and problem solving, the enduring challenges of scientific discoveries, and the fun they had along the way. Podcast participants include: David Julius, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA Michael Caterina, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland, USA Tayler Sheahan, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Host)

IASP Pain Research Forum Podcasts
The Pain Beat (Episode 13) – Nobel Prize: A Conversation with David Julius and Michael Caterina

IASP Pain Research Forum Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 36:48


This 13th episode of The Pain Beat is the first of a three-part series discussing the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – awarded to David Julius, University of California, San Francisco, USA and Ardem Patapoutian, Scripps Research, California, USA – for their work on molecules important for somatosensation (see PRF related interview here, and PRF related news story here). In this episode, The Pain Beat spoke with Nobel Prize laureate David Julius and Michael Caterina, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, USA, to discuss their discovery of TRPV1. The conversation provides insight regarding their thought processes and problem solving, the enduring challenges of scientific discoveries, and the fun they had along the way. Podcast participants include: David Julius, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA Michael Caterina, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Maryland, USA Tayler Sheahan, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Host)

The Voice of Humana Nurses
E44: Reimagining Nursing: A Joint Episode with Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Voice of Humana Nurses

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 26:25


On The Voice of Humana Nurses Podcast, we host incredible nurses and advocates committed to advancing the nursing profession and creating a better environment and future for nurses. In this episode, Humana's Chief Nursing Officer, Kathy Driscoll, and the Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Sarah Szanton, talk about how nursing influence will reimagine the future of health and healthcare. Tune in for this engaging and insightful conversation that will inspire you to find your voice in influencing and shaping the future of the incredible nursing profession.

NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
64. Nurse Practitioners Positively Impact Social Determinants of Health, Featuring Dr. Sarah Szanton

NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner (AANP)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 32:46


For the third installment of the dean's series, NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® features a conversation with Dr. Sarah Szanton, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and director of its Center on Innovative Care in Aging. Dean Szanton discusses her early career as a health care advocate in Washington, D.C., the observations and experiences that prompted her to enter the nursing profession and the important role nurse practitioners (NPs) and other nurses have in addressing social determinants of health. If you are interested in earning an educational leadership certificate or earning continuing education credit in six key topical areas, register for the 2022 AANP Fall Conference. You may attend in Anaheim, California, Sept. 15-19, or online Sept. 15-Oct. 12. Remember, members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more, including significant discounts on conference registration. To recognize an NP leader for clinical excellence — or anyone who has made a positive impact by advocating for the NP role — submit a nomination for the 2023 AANP State Award for Excellence before the Sept. 9 deadline.

In My Heart with Heather Thomson

Nigerian-American political commentator, public affairs academic, philanthropist, and television personality. She is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Education. She is also a main cast member on The Real Housewives of Potomac. Dr. Wendy Osefo is the essence of a Renaissance woman— professor, political analyst, and entrepreneur. As a Maryland native, Nigerian-born Wendy is one of the ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac. With her strong personality, she knows how to hold her own and speak her mind when it comes to standing up to the other ladies. Growing up with a single immigrant mother who put herself through college, Wendy learned first-hand the value of hard work and never thought of excuses or failure as options. Wendy received a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, a Master of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science from Rutgers University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Rutgers University, where she made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a PhD in Public Affairs/Community Development. Wendy is also a philanthropist who has sought to give back by supporting the next generation of leaders as the founder and CEO of the 1954 Equity Project, LLC, which provides tools, mentorship, and resources to underrepresented minorities to help them thrive in higher education. Wendy is currently a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education specializing in urban education and politics. Prior to joining the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, Wendy served as the Director of Family and Community Engagement for President Barack Obama's antipoverty initiative, DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative. She is a board member for the late Congressman Elijah Cummings Youth to Israel Program, Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore, and The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Schools. Osefo will be part of the upcoming season 7 of RHOP, due out by end of year. Hiya Vitamins: Get 50% off first order of children's vitamins. Go to www.hiyahealth.com/Inmyheart Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mornings on the Mall
Dr. Marty Makary Interview

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 13:50


Chris speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health about the CDC's new COVID guidance. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mornings on the Mall
8.15.22 - Hour 2: Reaction to Raid, COVID guidance updated

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 35:06


With Chris Stigall filling in for Vince Coglianese, Chris breaks down the FBI raid on Maralago.  Callers weigh in with their opinions.  Chris speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health about the CDC's new COVID guidance. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The ”I hung up on Warren Buffett” Podcast by Wolfpack Research
Episode 44 - Monkeypox - Dr. Matthew Hamill from Johns Hopkins - rebranding STDs (STIs)

The ”I hung up on Warren Buffett” Podcast by Wolfpack Research

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:34


This week the Pack is joined by Dr. Matthew Hamill, a man with 14 letters after his name.  We discuss Monkeypox, HIV treatments and other infectious diseases. Dr. Hamill is a UK-trained physician in internal medicine and an expert in sexual health and HIV. He spent 3 years conducting research in Soweto, South Africa. In addition to his primary affiliation with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he is also affiliated with the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sit Back have a drink and remember to use protection.   Links https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/details/matthew-hamill

This is Democracy
This is Democracy – Episode 204: China

This is Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022


This week, Jeremi and Zachary are joined by Hal Brands and Michael Beckley to discuss China's rise as a military power, lessons from the Cold War, and the changing relationship between the United States and China. Zachary sets the scene with his poem: "Probably" Hal Brands is the Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. He is the author of several books, including, most recently: The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today (2022), The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order (2019) co-authored with Charles Edel, and American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump (2018). Professor Brands served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Strategic Planning from 2015 to 2016. He has also served as lead writer for the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States, and consulted with government offices and agencies in the intelligence and national security communities. Michael Beckley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, Michael was an International Security Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, the RAND Corporation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He continues to advise offices within the U.S. Intelligence Community and U.S. Department of Defense. He published his first book in 2018: Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World's Sole Superpower. Brands and Beckley have co-written a new book: Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China: Danger Zone. This episode was mixed and mastered by Karoline Pfeil.

Pekingology
Picking Losers

Pekingology

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 40:23 Very Popular


In this episode of Pekingology, Freeman Chair Jude Blanchette is joined by David Bulman, the Jill McGovern and Steven Muller Assistant Professor of China Studies and International Affairs and U.S. Director of the Pacific Community Initiative at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), to discuss his co-authored paper, Picking Losers: How Career Incentives Undermine Industrial Policy in Chinese Cities.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 08.10.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 55:46 Very Popular


VIDEOS: 1. The Anti-Smartphone Revolution – (13:23) ColdFusion 2. Gravitas Plus: Explained: The China-Taiwan conflict (9:11)   HEALTH NEWS Astonishing effects of grapes, remarkable potential for health benefits Frequent nut consumption associated with less inflammation Body posture affects how oral drugs absorbed by stomach [why not supplements too?]  Lifting Weights Beats Out Cycling, Swimming For Vegans Wanting Stronger Bones Perfectionism Linked To Burnout At Work, School And Sports, Research Finds  Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants Astonishing effects of grapes, remarkable potential for health benefits Western New England University, August 8, 2022 Recent studies released by Dr. John Pezzuto and his team from Western New England University show “astonishing” effects of grape consumption and “remarkable” impacts on health and on lifespans. Published in the journal Foods, one study showed that adding grapes in an amount equal to just under two cups of grapes per day to a high-fat diet, typically consumed in western countries, yielded reductions in fatty liver and extended lifespans.  Noting that these studies add an entirely new dimension to the old saying ‘you are what you eat,' Pezzuto, who has authored over 600 scientific studies, said that the work with grapes showed actual changes in genetic expression. “That is truly remarkable.” Adding grapes to a high-fat diet also increased levels of antioxidant genes and delayed natural death.  Acknowledging that it is not an exact science to translate years of lifespan from a mouse to a human, Pezzuto said that his best estimate is the change observed in the study would correspond to an additional 4-5 years in the life of a human. Another study by Dr. Pezzuto and his team published in the journal Antioxidants, reported that grape consumption altered gene expression in the brain and had positive effects on behavior and cognition that were impaired by a high-fat diet.  Frequent nut consumption associated with less inflammation Brigham and Women's Hospital, August 1, 2022 In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts. The results of the study appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “Population studies have consistently supported a protective role of nuts against cardiometabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and we know that inflammation is a key process in the development of these diseases,” said corresponding author Ying Bao, MD, ScD, an epidemiologist in BWH's Channing Division of Network Medicine. “Our new work suggests that nuts may exert their beneficial effects in part by reducing systemic inflammation.” In the current study, the research team performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Study, which includes more than 120,000 female registered nurses, and from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which includes more than 50,000 male health professionals. The team assessed diet using questionnaires and looked at the levels of certain telltale proteins known as biomarkers in blood samples collected from the study participants. They measured three well-established biomarkers of inflammation: C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 6 (IL6) and tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2). After adjusting for age, medical history, lifestyle and other variables, they found that participants who had consumed five or more servings of nuts per week had lower levels of CRP and IL6 than those who never or almost never ate nuts. In addition, people who substituted three servings per week of nuts in place of red meat, processed meat, eggs or refined grains had significantly lower levels of CRP and IL6. Peanuts and tree nuts contain a number of healthful components including magnesium, fiber, L-arginine, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids such as α-linolenic acid.  Body posture affects how oral drugs absorbed by stomach [why not supplements too?]  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, August 8, 2022 A common, economic, and easy method of administering drugs is orally, by swallowing a pill or capsule. But oral administration is the most complex way for the human body to absorb an active pharmaceutical ingredient, because the bioavailability of the drug in the gastrointestinal tract depends on the medication's ingredients and the stomach's dynamic physiological environment. In Physics of Fluids, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine employ a biomimetic in-silico simulator based on the realistic anatomy and morphology of the stomach—a “StomachSim”—to investigate and quantify the effect of body posture and stomach motility on drug bioavailability. “”When the pill reaches the stomach, the motion of the stomach walls and the flow of contents inside determine the rate at which it dissolves. The properties of the pill and the stomach contents also play a major role. Stomach contents, motility, and gastric fluid dynamics all play a role in a drug's bioavailability, and stomach contractions can induce pressure and generate complex pill trajectories. This results in varying rates of pill dissolution and nonuniform emptying of the drug into the duodenum and, sometimes, gastric dumping in the case of modified-release dosage. The modeling appears to be the first of its kind to couple gastric biomechanics of posture with pill movement and drug dissolution to quantify an active pharmaceutical ingredientpassing through the pylorus into the duodenum. The model enabled the researchers to calculate and compare the emptying rate and the release of a dissolved active pharmaceutical ingredient into the duodenum for a variety of physiological situations. Lifting Weights Beats Out Cycling, Swimming For Vegans Wanting Stronger Bones Medical University of Vienna (Austria), August 2, 2022 When it comes to bone health, a new study finds people on a plant-based diet should grab the dumbbells. Researchers in Austria have found that lifting weights is the best form of exercise for vegans – trumping cycling and swimming. The team found that vegans who do resistance training once a week – such as machine-work, free weights, or bodyweight resistance – have stronger bones than plant-based eaters who do other forms of exercise. The new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found vegans who did resistance training had similar bone structure to omnivores — people who eat both meat and vegetables. For at least five years, authors followed 43 men and women on a plant-based diet and 45 men and women who eat meat as well. “Our study showed resistance training offsets diminished bone structure in vegan people when compared to omnivores.” Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds  York St. John University (UK), July 31, 2022 Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  In the first meta-analysis of the relationship between perfectionism and burnout, researchers analyzed the findings from 43 previous studies conducted over the past 20 years. It turns out perfectionism isn't all bad. One aspect of perfectionism called “perfectionistic strivings” involves the setting of high personal standards and working toward those goals in a pro-active manner. These efforts may help maintain a sense of accomplishment and delay the debilitating effects of burnout, the study found.  The dark side of perfectionism, called “perfectionistic concerns,” can be more detrimental when people constantly worry about making mistakes, letting others down, or not measuring up to their own impossibly high standards, said lead researcher Andrew Hill, an associate professor of sport psychology at York St. John University in England. Previous research has shown that perfectionistic concerns and the stress they generate can contribute to serious healthproblems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, fatigue and even early mortality. The study was published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Review. The study found that perfectionistic concerns had the strongest negative effects in contributing to burnout in the workplace, possibly because people have more social support and clearly defined objectives in education and sports. A student can be rewarded for hard work with a high grade, or a tennis player can win the big match, but a stellar performance in the workplace may not be recognized or rewarded, which may contribute to cynicism and burnout.  “People need to learn to challenge the irrational beliefs that underlie perfectionistic concerns by setting realistic goals, accepting failure as a learning opportunity, and forgiving themselves when they fail,” Hill said. “Creating environments where creativity, effort and perseverance are valued also would help.”  Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants University of Exeter (UK), July 31, 2022  Antidepressants are big business.  But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job.  A new study from the University of Exeter in the UK suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is just as good as drugs – and maybe even better   MBCT is a structured training program for the mind and body.  It was developed to help people deal with repeated bouts of depression.  It teaches them skills to recognize and respond constructively to the thoughts and feelings associated with relapse.  In other words, it helps patients re-focus their thoughts as a way to avoid falling back into depression. Prior studies have shown that MBCT reduces the risk of relapse or recurrence of depression by about 34% compared to usual care or placebo.  B The research published in The Lancet  followed a group of 424 depressed patients for two years. The patients had all suffered three or more previous major depressive episodes.  And they were all taking a maintenance course of antidepressants. The MBCT group attended eight group therapy sessions in which they learned mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioral skills, and participated in group discussions.   After two years, relapse rates were worse in the drug group.  The drug group relapsed at the rate of 47% compared to only 44% for the mindfulness group.  The researchers concluded that MBCT may be an effective alternative to antidepressants for prevention of depressive relapse with no significant difference in cost. And it may be a good alternative for people who choose not to use drugs.  But they also suggested MBCT was more beneficial than drugs in preventing relapses in patients who were at highest risk of relapse especially those who reported severe childhood abuse.

Town Hall Seattle Civics Series
296. Michael Mandelbaum with Jacqueline Miller: How America Became the World's Sole Hyperpower

Town Hall Seattle Civics Series

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 61:57


With its massive economy and military budget, America is the world's most powerful country. How did the U.S. come to have so much power to affect nations and people around the globe? How did the country achieve this status over the past 250 years? Michael Mandelbaum helps us understand how the U.S. got here through the evolution of its foreign policy. In his latest book, The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, he divides U.S. history into four distinct periods, each defined by a consistent increase in American power and each with major events and important personalities at play. He portrays the ascent of the U.S., first as a “weak power,” from 1765 to 1865, followed by a “great power” between 1865 and 1945, next as a “superpower” from 1945 to 1990, and finally as the world's sole “hyperpower” from 1990 to 2015. Mandelbaum also identifies three features of American foreign policy that are found in every era: first, the goal of spreading political ideas; second, the use of economic instruments to achieve foreign policy goals; and third, a process for creating and implementing policy that's shaped by input from the public. American foreign policy, as he puts it, has been unusually ideological, unusually economic, and unusually democratic. He argues that these practices continue today. In what has been called a “…deeply insightful — and disturbing — analysis of both history and current affairs” (Kirkus Reviews), Mandelbaum sparks readers to think about America's path to power and what future eras might hold. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 1990, Professor Mandelbaum taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and at the United States Naval Academy. He also has taught business executives at the Wharton Advanced Management Program in the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mandelbaum is the author of sixteen previous books, including Mission Failure (2016), The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth (2019), and, with Thomas L. Friedman, That Used to Be Us (2011). Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” of 2010. He wrote a regular foreign affairs analysis column for Newsday from 1985-2005, and his Op-Ed pieces on foreign affairs have also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. He has appeared on The CBS Evening News, The News Hour, Face the Nation, Larry King Live and The Charlie Rose Show, among many other programs. A popular speaker for the United States Information Agency for more than two decades, Mandelbaum has explained American foreign policy to diverse groups throughout Europe, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East. Jacqueline Miller has led the World Affairs Council of Seattle since May 2014. She also serves on the Mayor's International Affairs Advisory Board; is a member of the Civic Council for UW's Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program; and serves on the Washington State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She is chair of the board of Global Ties U.S and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. She is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She got her start in think tanks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she was deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program. She has also taught at The George Washington University, where she undertook graduate work after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. She has been a commentator for various news sources including The New York Times, the BBC, CBC, and Voice of America.   The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Hardcover) Third Place Books  

Heart Matters
Investigating the Link Between PCOS & CV Risk Factors During Delivery

Heart Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022


Host: Hector O. Chapa, MD, FACOG Guest: Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects approximately 5 to 13 percent of women in the general population. And although previous research has shown its link to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors later in life, a new study has revealed that PCOS can increase the risk of heart complications during delivery. So what do these findings mean when it comes to caring for pregnant patients with PCOS? Find out with Dr. Hector Chapa as he's joined by lead author of the study Dr. Erin Michos, who's the Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Chicago's Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson

0:00 - More CTA riders are getting attacked, with violence at a level not seen in over a decade   11:27 - Bailey responds to Pritzker's attack on his farm subsidies   27:43 - Jim Iurio is an analyst for Fox Business Network. He joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the Inflation Reduction Act passed by the US Senate over the weekend.   41:52 - Eugene Roy is a former Chief of Detectives for Chicago Police. He joined Dan and Amy to talk about the city's effort to fight the rising crime rate.   01:00:38 - Lt. Col. James Carafano is Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation and author of Brutal War: Jungle Fighting in Papua New Guinea, 1942. He joined Dan and Amy with reaction to the fallout from Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.   01:20:06 - Where Does the No-Tip Trend Go From Here? An SF Restaurant Vet Weighs In.   01:38:05 - Dr. Marty Makary is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, chief medical adviser to Sesame Care, and author of the award winning The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How To Fix It. He joined Dan and Amy to talk about vaccines and boosters as the school year approaches.   01:53:29 - Pennsylvania Democrat Beth Ann Rosica explained why she is switching parties  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mornings on the Mall
Dr. Marty Makary Interview

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 11:04


Vince Coglianese speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health about the risks of Monkeypox. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mornings on the Mall
8.5.22 - Hour 2: The risks of Monkeypox, Dissecting the new jobs numbers

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 35:53


In the second hour of The Vince Coglianese Show, Vince speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health about the risks of Monkeypox and whom are most at risk.  Dr. EJ Antoni, economist at the Heritage Foundation joins the program to further break down this morning's jobs numbers. For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm. To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianeseSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Transplant ID Cast
Immunosuppression and infection: Dan Brennan Interview

Transplant ID Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 37:16


In this episode, I am joined by Dan Brennan, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Johns Hopkins. He shares his experiences and the contributions he has made in his career. We are looking at a case and treatment options of a 52 year old man with a history of diabetes, hypertension, end stage kidney disease and kidney transplant roughly a month ago. He has CMV donor positive, recipient negative status.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Dr. Zackary Berger, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Core Faculty at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 15:09


This episode features Dr. Zackary Berger, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Core Faculty at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Here, he discusses his new book, “Health for Everyone: A Guide to Politically and Socially Progressive Healthcare”, health equity, misconceptions about addiction, and more.

Pain Matters
Launching and Scaling the first Personalized Perioperative Pain Clinic for Opioid Reduction After Surgery in the US

Pain Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 30:39


One of the more innovative pain care models to debut recently involves a multidisciplinary team of acute and chronic pain specialists working together to reduce opioid utilization after surgery and improve patient satisfaction. How does the model work and what are lessons learned from scaling a perioperative pain clinic? In this episode of the Pain Matters Podcast, host Dr. Shravani Durbhakula, MD, MPH, MBA,  sits down with Associate Professor and Director of the Perioperative Pain Program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Marie N. Hanna, MD, MEHP, MBBCh to discuss how she innovated, launched and scaled a personalized perioperative pain clinic. Results of this model, one of the first in the U.S., have been overwhelmingly positive with reduced hospital stays and readmissions, reduced opioid usage, and improved patient satisfaction. Tune in to discover: How the personalized perioperative pain clinic  at Johns Hopkins was started Why well-coordinated care and tapering protocols can reduce opioid usage in the short- and long-term for patients Ways to assemble a multidisciplinary team featuring acute and chronic pain specialistsHow the transition from acute post-surgical pain to chronic post-surgical pain is handled  The importance of educating patients on pain treatment (and what it can do for your results)Success rates and resource utilization expectations using this treatment model 

Chaos N' Cookies
Picky Eaters with Jennifer Anderson | CNC98

Chaos N' Cookies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 61:27


When you have kids, meal time can be daunting! Did you pick up the right chicken nuggets? Are bananas still the fruit of the week? Jennifer Anderson, owner of Kids Eat in Color®, joined me today to talk about all things kid nutrition. We talk about overcoming a picky eater, bringing joy to the dinner table, and everything in between! About the Guest: Jennifer Anderson is a registered dietitian and has a masters of science in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In 2017, she founded Kids Eat in Color®, a resource that helps children and families have better nutrition and mental health. Prior to starting Kids Eat in Color® she coordinated youth nutrition programs at a food bank, performed research in inner-city food deserts, and consulted for the USDA national office SNAP-Ed program. Her academic background is in public health nutrition, cultural anthropology, and economics. https://kidseatincolor.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kids.eat.in.color/ https://www.facebook.com/kids.eat.in.color https://twitter.com/kidseatincolor https://www.pinterest.com/kidseatincolor/ About the Host: Following the crumbs in the chaos is a full-time job as a Productivity Coach. As a busy mom of three and the founder of Chaos N' Cookies, keeping moms from crumbling is my main objective. After gaining 10+ years of experience as a Director of Marketing helping build multiple 6 & 7-figure businesses for other women I've created the Chaos Control System to equip moms to overcome their own objections so they can live the life they want to live and start that business they have always wanted. The Family Playbook, or standard operating procedure, is the tool every mama needs to save time and stress-less when chaos ensues at home. For new biz owners, I also help simplify systems on social media and other business platforms to automate processes to get their business up and running quickly and efficiently with how-tos and hands-on coaching. I have helped hundreds of women to be more productive and self-sufficient in their homes and businesses allowing them to reclaim control of the chaos. www.chaosncookies.com https://www.instagram.com/chaosncookies/ https://www.instagram.com/theheathergreco/ https://www.facebook.com/Chaos-n-Cookies-111324364538688 https://chaosncookies.com/shop https://linktr.ee/hsteinker Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

Breaking Battlegrounds
Greg Lukianoff on Protecting Free Speech Culture

Breaking Battlegrounds

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 51:01


This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, Chuck and Sam are joined by Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. Later in the show, Mike Mazza joins the show to talk about China's aggression towards Taiwan.-Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE's Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Most recently, he co-authored The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure with Jonathan Haidt. This New York Times best-seller expands  on their September 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name. Greg is also an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke? (2015), a feature-length documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus, and of Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story (2020), an award-winning feature-length film about the life and career of former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser.Greg has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. He frequently appears on TV shows and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, and NPR's Morning Edition. In 2008, he became the first-ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation's Freedom of Expression Award, and he has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America's college campuses.-Michael Mazza is a nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI), and the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He analyzes U.S. defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese military modernization, cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Korean Peninsula security, and U.S. interests in Southeast Asia. Mazza writes regularly for the Global Taiwan Brief, GTI's biweekly publication, and he has contributed to numerous AEI studies on American grand strategy in Asia, U.S. defense strategy in the Asia-Pacific, and Taiwanese defense strategy. His published work includes pieces in The Wall Street Journal Asia, Los Angeles Times, and Foreign Affairs. Mazza has an MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and International Studies and a BA in history from Cornell University. He has lived in China where he attended the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.-Connect with us:www.breakingbattlegrounds.voteTwitter: www.twitter.com/Breaking_BattleFacebook: www.facebook.com/breakingbattlegroundsInstagram: www.instagram.com/breakingbattlegroundsLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/breakingbattlegrounds This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit breakingbattlegrounds.substack.com

Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies Podcast
Monterey Symposium – Plokhii | Radchenko | Zubok “Narratives on the Collapse of the USSR: A Roundtable Discussion”

Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 62:01


Serhii Plokhii, Sergey Radchenko, and Vladislav Zubok offer unique insights on the how and why of the Soviet collapse in a roundtable that challenges popular historiographical myths about the world-shaking event. Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. His book, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union, was published in 2015. Sergey Radchenko is the Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He has written extensively on the Cold War, nuclear history, and on Russian and Chinese foreign and security policies. Vladislav Zubok is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His books include, among others, A Failed Empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (University of North Carolina Press, 2007), and Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union (Yale University Press, 2021).

Faculty Factory
Perseverance and the Art of Experiencing Joy with Priya Umapathi, MD

Faculty Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 11:48


Today's interview on the Faculty Factory is short, sweet, and simply put, it radiates positivity. We are excited to have Priya Umapathi, MD, join the Faculty Factory community this week for a chat about perseverance, experiencing joy, and most importantly of all — acknowledging gratitude for Mom! Dr. Umapathi is on our Advisory Board for Junior Faculty here at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also currently serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant/MCS. She discusses her leadership journey, overcoming the setbacks of COVID-19, the wisdom of Mom, and much more on today's episode. Learn more about the Faculty Factory: https://facultyfactory.org/ 

New Books in Political Science
Michael Mandelbaum, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 79:52


The United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status? In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era. Throughout, Mandelbaum highlights fundamental continuities in the goals of American foreign policy and in the way that policy was adopted and implemented. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network (Twitter: @caleb_zakarin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in World Affairs
Michael Mandelbaum, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 79:52


The United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status? In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era. Throughout, Mandelbaum highlights fundamental continuities in the goals of American foreign policy and in the way that policy was adopted and implemented. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network (Twitter: @caleb_zakarin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

New Books in Military History
Michael Mandelbaum, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Military History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 79:52


The United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status? In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era. Throughout, Mandelbaum highlights fundamental continuities in the goals of American foreign policy and in the way that policy was adopted and implemented. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network (Twitter: @caleb_zakarin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/military-history

New Books in History
Michael Mandelbaum, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 79:52


The United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status? In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era. Throughout, Mandelbaum highlights fundamental continuities in the goals of American foreign policy and in the way that policy was adopted and implemented. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network (Twitter: @caleb_zakarin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in American Studies
Michael Mandelbaum, "The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 79:52


The United States is now nearly 250 years old. It arose from humble beginnings, as a strip of mostly agrarian and sparsely populated English colonies on the northeastern edge of the New World, far removed from the centers of power in Europe. Today, it is the world's most powerful country, with its largest economy and most powerful military. How did America achieve this status? In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (Oxford University Press, 2022), Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the evolution of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that evolution into four distinct periods, with each defined by the consistent increase in American power relative to other countries. His history of the four periods features engaging accounts of the major events and important personalities in the foreign policy of each era. Throughout, Mandelbaum highlights fundamental continuities in the goals of American foreign policy and in the way that policy was adopted and implemented. Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network (Twitter: @caleb_zakarin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies

Parkinson's Pathway Pals Tuesdays with Teresa
Episode 9 Season 2 The development of future Parkinson's related therapies and the cure for Parkinson's

Parkinson's Pathway Pals Tuesdays with Teresa

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 29:31


Please join me for a  scientific discussion with Dr. Xiaobo Mao, Associate Professor with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, around future Parkinson's related therapies and the cure for Parkinson'sDr. Mao is currently an Associate Professor with Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he has extensive work in the hospital & health care industry. Dr. Mao gained his PhD at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010 and conducted his post doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2016 where his research focuses on alpha-synuclein proteins and how their misfolding and spread can lead to Parkinson's Disease.  This discovery holds potential promise for future Parkinson's related therapies.His discoveries are one of 40 key discoveries in 200 years of Parkinson's Disease research. 

Centered in the City
Episode 111: Sustainable and Centered Abortion Activism

Centered in the City

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 38:36


Today's podcast is essential for our humanity's well-being. I interview Kia Guarino, the executive director of Pro Choice Washington, to discuss how to manage our emotions and take purposeful action to fight for reproductive freedom. Kia gives us a clear snapshot of what is happen with abortion rights from a macro and micro level across the country and more specifically in Washington state. We discuss how to manage our emotions and stay politically active from a purposeful place and ditch the reactive energy that will  lead to burnout.  Kia also shares many ways to get involved and create impact. Take a listen, share this episode with a friend and check out the resources below. Let's remember that taking care of yourself is essential during these times because the world needs each one of us to be showing up. Showing up doesn't have to be exhausting, but instead it can be empowering. If you are looking for more ways you can take care, check out Centered in the City so that you can have access to a holistic library of over 200 + mindfulness based resources at your fingertips whenever and wherever you are. Learn more and sign up for your 7-day free trial at CenteredintheCity.org. (Scholarships are available for those in need.)   ***** Kia Guarino (she/her) joined as executive director with Pro Choice Washington in October 2020 because of her dedication to the advancement of reproductive freedom and social justice. Kia joined Pro-Choice Washington from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as Program Officer for Family Planning and Gender Equality Advocacy since 2017. Kia brings a background of global health and international development, economics, policy, and advocacy, having previously worked with Albright Stonebridge Group, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Amnesty International. Kia also served as Program Manager for the Africa Region with Operation Smile, working across ten countries. In this role, Kia organized and implemented large-scale programs, as well as managed existing and launched new country offices in close partnership with local governments and key stakeholders. Kia earned a MsPH in Global Health, International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a MA in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She also earned her BA in Communication Studies and International Studies from Boston College. Resources:   Finding Care: To find a legitimate provider and clinic, you can visit abortionfinder.org and  INeedAnA.com The Washington Department of Health also has good resources for finding an abortion in Washington state Abortion Funds: You can find donate to abortion funds in your area Our local fund is Northwest Abortion Access Fund, and you can donate here and sign up volunteer here Indigenous Women Rising is a national group that focuses on support abortion access to indigenous folks across the country Local Clinics (WA): To donate to local abortion clinics, like Cedar River Clinics, All Women's Health, and All Women's Care Local Policy & Legislative Change: Our rights are dependent on our local policies and lawmakers now – and it takes a lot of work to mobilize for change at the local level. Check out the State Abortion Access Network to find local grassroots groups At Pro-Choice Washington, here are five ways for you to get involved, including through donations SURGE Reproductive Justice is another local partner working on community engagement with Black and other communities of color

Kellogg's Global Politics
The Russian Oil Sanctions Disaster

Kellogg's Global Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 67:56


The highest inflation rate in 40 years led to the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates by 75 basis points last week, signaling a much higher chance of a recession in the US this year. With global stock markets tanking and consumers beginning to pull back spending, we ask, was the EU decision to sanction Russian energy imports a colossal mistake? Next we look at the Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles earlier this month and the status of US strategy towards South America, including the implications of the current presidential election in the US's closest regional ally, Colombia. Finally we wrap up with a discussion about the Ukrainian refugee crisis with my colleague from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Dr. Steven Schrage, and what more the US can do to help the situation.Topics Discussed in this EpisodeEU Oil Sanctions: A Critical Miscalculation - 00:00Summit of the Americas and the Colombian Election - 23:50Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: Interview with Dr. Steven Schrage - 49:35Articles Mentioned in EpisodeEU Oil Sanctions: A Critical MiscalculationPutin's stagflation revenge (Fortune)U.S. Technology, a Longtime Tool for Russia, Becomes a Vulnerability (NYT)Summit of the Americas and the Colombian ElectionBiden's hemispheric summit may end up a dud (WaPo)Colombia's presidential run-off on June 19th is close (The Economist)Interview with Dr. Steven Schrage- Steven's TwitterFollow UsShow Website: www.kelloggsglobalpolitics.comShow Twitter: @GlobalKelloggAnita's Twitter: https://twitter.com/arkelloggRyan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanPKelloggAnita's Website:https://www.anitakellogg.com/Anita's email: anita@kelloggsglobalpolitics.comRyan's email: ryan@kelloggsglobalpolitics.com

Breaking Battlegrounds
Bill Scher on Abortion and Polarization

Breaking Battlegrounds

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 62:00


This week on Breaking Battlegrounds, we have a packed show! First, we are joined by Robert Knight, a weekly columnist for The Washington Times and senior fellow of the American Civil Rights Union. Later in the program, freelance writer and podcaster Bill Scher returns to the show. Finally, we talk with Andrew Mack, founder and CEO of the agtech startup Agromovil. -Robert Knight is a former Los Angeles Times news editor and writer and was a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a regular weekly columnist for The Washington Times, American Family News (afn.net), DailySurge.com and others. He has been published by the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Christian Post, AmericanThinker.com, DailyCaller.com and many others. He has appeared on nearly all major radio and TV news and talk programs.Robert was a journalist for 15 years, including seven at the Los Angeles Times. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Political Science from American University. Mr. Knight, who is a writer for the Timothy Plan and a Senior Fellow for STAND (Staying True to America's National Destiny), has held senior positions at the American Civil Rights Union, the Family Research Council, the Culture & Family Institute at Concerned Women for America, the Heritage Foundation, Coral Ridge Ministries, and the Media Research Center.He wrote and directed the documentary videos “The Children of Table 34,” about sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, and “Hidden Truth: What You Deserve to Know about Abortion.” His first book, “The Age of Consent,” was a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club.He has co-authored three books and written 10, including “Liberty on the Brink: How the Left Plans to Steal Your Vote" (D. James Kennedy Ministries, 2020) and "The Coming Communist Wave: What Happens If the Left Captures All Three Branches of Government" (D. James Kennedy Ministries, 2020). -Bill Scher is a freelance writer and podcaster exploring politics and history through the lens of pragmatism. He is a Contributing Editor to Politico Magazine and a Contributor to Real Clear Politics. He is the host of the history podcast "When America Worked: True Tales of America's Pragmatist Heroes," as well as co-host of "The DMZ" online show and podcast with conservative writer Matt Lewis produced by Bloggingheads.tv. In 2006, he authored the book “Wait, Don't Move To Canada: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy To Win Back America,” which later became an answer on “Jeopardy!” You can follow his political commentary on YouTube and Twitter, and support his work through Patreon.-Andrew Mack is the founder and CEO of Agromovil, an agtech startup that connects farmers with markets and provides enterprises with analytics about production – to plan, manage risk, and track their impact. Through software tools that create visibility and insights at scale, Agromovil is helping unlock trapped value across the $1T small agriculture industry around the world.Mack has also served as Principal of AMGlobal Consulting, a Washington, DC-based consulting firm that helps companies and NGOs do more business – and better business – in Emerging Markets.  Leveraging partnerships, smart Corporate Social Responsibility, technology and new approaches like microfranchising, Mack works to unlock the tremendous entrepreneurial energy in the Global South to achieve lasting social and economic outcomes.A former World Bank project manager and banker with experience in more than 80 countries, Mack is internationally-recognized for his work on economic development issues and technology policy in Africa, Latin America and other underserved regions.  Mack has worked with clients including Fortune 100 corporations like Chevron, Oracle, and Motorola, as well as the World Bank, the UN, African Union, OAS, USAID, and international NGOs, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and on radio and television in emerging markets.  He has also advised the international Internet body ICANN, leading initiatives aimed at promoting developing country participation in Internet governance and increasing access for underserved communities.Mr. Mack holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College and a Masters in International Relations/International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  He speaks and works in Spanish, French and Portuguese.An avid soccer player and fan, Andrew loves support his hometown team DC United.  He is also an enthusiastic (if not always skillful) percussionist and blues harmonica player.-Connect with us:www.breakingbattlegrounds.voteTwitter: www.twitter.com/Breaking_BattleFacebook: www.facebook.com/breakingbattlegroundsInstagram: www.instagram.com/breakingbattlegroundsLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/breakingbattlegrounds This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit breakingbattlegrounds.substack.com