We are a "deep dive" news podcast, for Americans who get their news from the Internet. Our mission is to give the listener succinct, fact based analysis both non-ideological and independent from a California, Silicon Valley perspective. Your host Jim Herlihy is a published author: his novel “Deceit and Dirty Money” is available on line. He served as President of the SF Public Library Commission 1992 - 1996. While working in Latin America, he was a stringer for The Economist, The Times and the BBC. Jim serves as a director on two SF sister city boards : Bangalore, India and Cork, Ireland.
The debacle over Sam Altman's firing and quick re-hiring at OpenAI underscores the fact that AI technology and the vast resources needed to fund it knows no borders. Will English be the dominant language of AI models or will it be Chinese or Arabic ?--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
China's modern history has been whitewashed by the CCP to conform with the approved narrative. But a brave group of writers, filmmakers and chroniclers are using digital technology to document an accurate history of China and to spread the word.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Daniel Markey discusses his recent article in "Foreign Affairs" about India and the US' growing strategic relationship.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Has a Cold War between China and the US already begun ? And if so, how will we manage the relationship ?--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The APEC Economic Leaders Week culminated in a series of events that were both policy focused and social in nature. The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework was showcased.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The two Presidents met at a mansion 26 miles South of San Francisco, away from the congestion and bustle of downtown San Francisco. Their meeting lasted four hours and both leaders re-iterated the importance of the bilateral relationship between America and China.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai convene the Foreign Ministers of APEC.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen's press conference, after having met with the APEC Finance Ministers. The press conference lasted about 22 minutes and she answered five questions from Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters among other outlets.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hosted a series of bilateral meetings on Sunday with APEC member Finance Ministers with a view to continue to align key policies. She emphasized three finance track themes: 1) the responsible development of digital assets; 2) support for effective energy transitions; 3) sustainable finance.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The San Francisco Experience Podcast will feature brief daily summaries of Conference proceedings through November 17, 2023.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The SLEI program is open to Latino owned businesses that are generating $1million in annual sales and provides the tools to scale up operations. There are three pillars of the program, research, scaling and ecosystem. Dr. Porras has over 50 years of experience with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
He is also the co-author of the best seller, "Built to Last".--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spo...
From 1750 to 1918, there was an explosion of constitutional theory and adoption of written constitutions throughout the world, often in the wake of wars. A constitution was a sign of modernity and often served to mend a fractured nation. As civil society grew and literacy increased a constitution served as a binding promise between rulers and governed, primarily men.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po...
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak convened a global meeting about regulating AI Safety at Bletchley Park, the iconic stately home North of London where Alan Turing led a team that cracked the German Enigma Code. 29 countries including China attended. What was accomplished ? The US, EU and China have already created their own regulatory regimes. So what was Sunak's end game ?--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.s...
Xi Jinping has put politics before business in China, making it more difficult for Chinese and expat managers to run businesses in the Middle Kingdom. How will the two leaders, Biden and Xi Jinping face off at the APEC 2023 conference in San Francisco ?--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The Ocean Global Race is a 27,000 mile 'round the world race from Southampton, Cape Town, Auckland, Punta del Este, Southampton. 14 ocean going sail boats from 8 countries are participating. Neptune has an additional mission : to raise awareness for Parkinson's disease. One of the crew has Parkinson's but he joined the 10 person crew to fulfil a lifetime dream to sail around the world.--- Send in a voice message: ht...
Deploying the James Webb Space Telescope, Madhu and his team at Cambridge University have discovered the first hints of DMS on an exoplanet 120 light years distant from Earth. On Earth, only living organisms produce DMS. More research is necessary to confirm the presence of DMS on exoplanet K2-18b, but the first hints of such are a breakthrough in itself.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james...
The second and decisive round of Argentina's presidential contest takes place November 19. And the choice is - a left wing populist who presided over a 138% inflation rate, Sergio Massa, or a self styled Libertarian who describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist, Javier Milei.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Daniel Noboa, a member of Congress and a business heir, won the second round of Ecuador's presidential election with 52% of the vote, defeating leftist candidate Luisa Gonzalez who garnered 48% of the vote. She was endorsed by former President Rafael Correa who lives in Belgium.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
The intelligence chiefs of the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US had a public meeting at Stanford University on Tuesday to warn Silicon Valley and the global tech community, that China has mounted an unprecedented campaign to steal cutting edge technology from the West, before the door of sanctions and regulations slams shut.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro are being trumpeted as a cure for obesity. While they are proven to induce weight loss, the underlying issues that cause obesity - ultra processed food - are largely unaddressed. Metabolical is Rob Lustig's latest book on the topic--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/james-herlihy/message
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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