Sunday, March 20, 2011

Listening ideas for 20 March 2011

Omega Tau Podcast
Bitcoin – a Digital, Decentralized Currency
This episode covers Bitcoin, a digital, decentralized currency. In our conversation with Gavin Andresen, the technical lead of the project, we cover basic economics of money, the way users interact with Bitcoin, as well as the technical implementation of the system. Bitcoin uses a couple of clever ideas about implementing distributed clocks and global ordering, and is a very nice example of applied cryptography.
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Shrink Rap Radio
Whole Psychiatry with Robert Hedaya
Dr Hedaya believes that better mental and physical health can be achieved with less medication by correcting bodily systems and getting to the roots of ill health. Using traditional and integrative approaches, Dr Hedaya assesses digestion,, nutrition, immune function, inflammation, detoxifiction, oxidative stress, hormones and genetics in every person he evaluates. Although he is a certified psychopharmacologist, through this method Dr Hedaya has found that his patients can achieve better physical and mental health, with less medication.
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SBS Hebrew program
Special featue: Purim 2011
Purim is one of the favorite festivals, liked by children and adults as well. Get into the spirit of the holiday, with this special feature produced by Nitza Lowenstein, with the history, customs and songs of the day.
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Veertien Achttien
Sholem Schwarzbard
Voor, tijdens en na de Grote Oorlog rollen de pogroms over Oost-Europa. Sholem Schwarzbard, Jood in Parijs, heeft zijn familie gewroken.
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Our Haggadah - Cokie and Steve Roberts

Here is a quick review in order to recommend listening to KQED's Forum and especially the conversation with Cokie and Steve Roberts.

These two journalists have been married for 45 years and managed to integrate the fact that Cokie is a Catholic and Steve a Jew. One of many ways in which they have integrated each others background is in the way they celebrate passover and have assembled their own interfaith Haggadah - the liturgical guide to the Seder, the passover meal. They have written a book, Our Haggadah, which first of all reflects their Haggadah, but also addresses more broadly the issue of interfaith marriage.

Also on the program, they tell a bit about their Seder, but eventually, sweep the whole subject of integrating their two backgrounds.

More KQED's Forum:
All things shining,
The Iranian Elections,
Irvin Yalom,
Susan Jacoby,
Christopher Hitchins.