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  1. ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ By Day, Inventor By Night : NPR

    One of the biggest actresses of MGM’s Golden Age, also lived a quiet life as an inventor. During World War II, Hedy Lamarr invented a form of wireless communication that led to Bluetooth, GPS and more.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/11/27/142664182/most-beautiful-woman-by-day-inventor-by-night

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  2. BBC - Podcasts - Secret History of Social Networking

    It’s a phenomenon which seems to have come from nowhere, but in fact computer-based social networks have been around for decades. In this three-part series the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones traces the hidden story of social networking, from the early days of computing and the 60s counterculture through to the businesses worth billions today. From their roots in utopian experiments in California, online social networks spread around the world. In the past few years companies such as Facebook and Twitter have captivated millions of users. But what will be the next big thing in social networking, and how is it changing our lives? This series was originally broadcast in three weekly parts from 26 January 2011.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/shsn

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  3. Design Imperatives from the Roman Empire to NASA

    The world of design has become big business — and business is being revolutionized by "design thinking."

    Using his own unique career path from Navy nuclear engineer to Harvard MBA to leadership roles at IDEO, Frog Design and Adaptive Path, Michael Meyer zeros in on the lessons of breakdowns and innovation from the Roman spread of civilization to the NASA space program, and provide valuable insight from his insider’s view of the design world over the last 10 years

    http://fora.tv/2010/06/21/Design_Imperatives_from_the_Roman_Empire_to_NASA

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  4. Third Paradigm: 3P-059 Two Things Are Certain: Debt and Taxes

    This episode looks at national debts as sneaky taxes, and why protectionism should be one of the most holy words in our vocabulary. Asks, if we owe on loans without our consent, are we really free? Referencing the radio series Wizards of Money by “Smithy,” does an in-depth analysis of FICA, the tax that pays for Social Security and Medicare.

    Reads the poems:“No More Cliches” by Octavio Paz and “The Tao of the Trial” by Marilyn Nelson. Demonstrates how FICA made the income tax less progressive, and why those who can’t afford their own insurance are paying the most to extend the lives of seniors. Proposes an alternative that would provide free reproductive, pre-natal, and pre-school healthcare, so the right to life doesn’t end at birth. Finally, compares the budget of the Roman Empire in 150 CE and the 21st century US Empire, including the most expensive provinces for each: Judea and Egypt. Updates the parable of the talents to the modern terminology of IMF loans and corporate kickbacks.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://thirdparadigm.org/3p_059.php

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