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1. Vibre Conmigo

Vibre Conmigo

Take this with you; in your car, in the streets, con tus amigos.. I've been experimenting with mixing magic; I just pull from what I come across, what I've downloaded - to create an extended jam. To all the producers featured: Thank you. Keep going everyone. with affection

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2. The Erotic as Power

The Erotic as Power

@stayingunderground prsnts, @AlfalfaBrown x Audre Lorde Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power (our first digital music baby) tracklist 1. Onra - What’s That? (Interlude) 2. Outkast - Elevators (Me & You) 3. GHSTD - Give U What U Want 4. Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Pour Maman (Archie Pelago Remix) 5. vhvl - No 6. Soulow - Higher Calling [Prod. Kirk Knight] 7. Chvndler - Wonderland 8. [ocean jams] - Miasma 9. Hubert Davis - A Little of This 10. Ibeyi - River 11. Malik Abdul Rahmaan - Give Thanks 12. Via Rosa - Will Robinson (Ft. theMIND) 13. D’Angelo & The Vanguard - Betray My Heart 14. Betty Davis - Feelins 15. Jill Scott - One Is The Magic Number mixed by @mistahrapsey + http://instagram.com/alfalfabrown + bit.ly/a1fa1fa .:the source is Staying Underground. http://stayingunderground.tumblr.com/post/108003987487/staying-underground-prsnts-alfalfabrown-x-audre download: http://stereoload.com/alfalfabrown/the-erotic-as-power

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3. Lazy Days (20 Minute Tincture Vol. 1)

Lazy Days (20 Minute Tincture Vol. 1)

▶ Nü mix series ito bring you Melodic Medicine filled with high vibratory sounds curated by Moi. Inspiration is a hard thing to articulate so i'll just let the music do its thing :) +shoutout to all the amazing artists featured+ Setlist 1. Beginning - @Patrick-paige 2. Lazy Days - @Vanilla 3. Golden Hour - @SylvieGrace x @seventhsounds x @bloglin 4. I Told You So - @official_itsroutine 5. Golden Hour (excerpt) - @SylvieGrace x @TheSEVENth 6. Everywhere - @Gold-Midas (bump master flesh) 7. Organic - @Siamusiam x @Moodsprod 8. Buddha - @stany-peter-c-simons 9. Suffix - @archibald-slim 10. Huu - @SIKTVP 11. Rock Formations - @NorvisJunior x NickHakim (flip) 12. Soundless Smoke 94 - @NorvisJunior cover art by @mistahrapsey ❍ @alfalfabrown(@stayingunderground) Download for free on The Artist Union

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4. Up from Here (20 Minute Tincture Vol. 2)

Up from Here (20 Minute Tincture Vol. 2)

"You know this is bigger than us, right? And again, the external is just a reflection of the internal. Repeating ones thoughts into experience, again, and again." @onmommas + sasha kelley I made this as quickly as the inspiration came to me. Shoutout to @chazmerebx for the lovely reflection •FELT• Is out!!! • •• ••the image eye captured. #vibesdontlie To Pablo Machioli for his expression

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5. Melodies For Maladies

Melodies For Maladies

••• 'For those who care to reflect on it, music has always been something of an enigma from the aesthetic point of view. On one hand, music is most readily comprehensible to the soul, to the immediately sensitive realm of human feeling (Gemüt)..' ««« tracklist: 1. autumn keys - k,bye 2. Sun Ra - Biosphere Blues 3. Jimi Nxir - Tryna Make It Easy For You 4. Mndbd - dwop 5. persuance *biosphere blues 6. Augustus Pablo - Keep On Dubbing 7. Rhyse - The Valley 8. Sun Ra - Morning Blues *biosphere blues 9. Leon St. Heron - SAINT MARTYN [Prod. Stimp C] 10. Slom - Nightshifts 11. Josef Telmet - Dubeat 12. Move 13. Swell. - I’m Sorry (ft. Shiloh) *biosphere blues 14. Jojo Abot - Lom Vava 15. Estas Tonne - Rumbadiosa 16. Bebo Valdés y Diego El Cigala - Hubo En Lugar 17. Bebo Valdés Trio - Piano Jam 18. Flamingosis - For You 19. Fro-Yo Ma - Hot Download for free on The Artist Union

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6. Love Funktion

Love Funktion

my prerogative is provocative, so with all due respect, I incline to remain politically incorrect. The Coming Insurrection // Love Funktion setlist 00 undr fire (ackryte) 01 my people hold on (eddie kendricks) 02 for real (entrelope) 03 the pink veil (Iva) 04 beauty jackson (GhostFace Killah) 05 moonlight (darker than wax) 06 infant cries from just outside the light of fire (8 O))) 8) 07 may (monte booker ft. ravyn lenae) 08 15 de julho (neguim beats) 09 shoosh_always (shigeto’s what we’ve been through redux) 10 forever (alex wiley & mick jenkins) 11 1975 (rob vitkum) 12 sunroom chats with adenike_oct 2015* 13 wishiknew (vanilla) 14 concrete proof (b.visible) 15 sunroom chats with bankole_sept 2015* 16 gretchen (emune) artwork: ??

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7. Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | A Moment

Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | A Moment

+ Black Girl Magik - sisterhood, self-love, and enlightenment + WEBSITE | WWW.BLACKGIRLMAGIK.COM + www.facebook.com/BlackGirlMagik | twitter.com/blackgmagik + Find Alfalfa on the web | Soundcloud: @AlfalfaBrown twitter.com/AlfalfaBrown Take a listen. Songs and samples curated to tell a story; of a moment in the past, present, and future of today. Aural-scaping, expanding time through layers, loops, reversals, and pitch bends to stretch out this musical dope trip. A feeling of those things that make us us, but are sometimes hard to articulate. TANK AND THE BANGAS TINY DESK CONCERT EXCERPT Alfalfa Brown Drop feat. Jess & Dell I WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU PRINCESS NOKIA INTERVIEW EXCERPT HOW TO BE A BITCH 101 TIME FOR A SPLIFF - @mogotvibez PRINCESS NOKIA INTERVIEW SOBRIETY FLIP - @SZA FEAR - KENDRICK LAMAR ROLL CALL (PROD. PROROW) - @YANIMO FEAR - KENDRICK LAMAR HALLELUJAH MONEY - GORILLAZ GLASS FLOWS - @SMINO FT. @ravynlenaesounds 4AM - @senojnayr SEVADALIZA INTERVIEW EXCERPT PAY RENT - @lofilojii & @SWARVY FT. @alldayeverything BEAUTY (FROM PHAROAH 3) - @shungubeatmaker ERYKAH - @shungubeatmaker HUSHED- @quicklyquickly HUMAN - @sevdaliza HyBrasil - ST DWN- @esta PRINCESS NOKIA EXCERPT HOW TO BE A BITCH 101 BGM: What is an affirmation or saying that keeps you going? AB: "Spin a spell to wish it well, and all that is required is provided." BGM: What does Black Girl Magik mean to you? AB: It means all that I know to be true about myself and my sisters and what we can do for the world. BGM: What book are you currently reading? AB: 'Off Network' by Ulises Ali Mejias BGM: What Black Woman has influenced you? AB: Octavia Butler

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8. Vibre Conmigo Tres

Vibre Conmigo Tres

Shine on meee.. "I got the juice, I just don't know what to do with it." @msftt-o ft Jaden - Uno, Dos (manipulated▴) @alfalfabrown - Voice Note 20▴ @mickjenkins - Energies (maniuplated▴) @jawndoe - Kohlda @mickjenkins - Energies (maniuplated▴) @the-kount & @legekale - Teknology @lidopimienta - Humano (@el-buho Humano en la Selva Edit) @Qutemusic - Leave Me Alone @mikemusst - Bleeding Mascara @msftt-o ft Jaden - Uno, Dos @alfalfabrown - Voice Note 21▴ @ohliveosun - IFWY! @MSSXN - Em Meio Ao Eternamente Sereno @siiifu - MoSugar [crem’e] @tekdotlun - All That @eveline-eevee - Soy El Fuego @bluestaeb - Guanaco❥ @alfalfabrown - Voice Note 19▴ @dojacat - UP ❥To all the producers/musicians/muses featured—— Thank you. (image cred p.machioli, maniuplated and layered by moi ft moi)

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9. Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | Vagina POWER

Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | Vagina POWER

+ Black Girl Magik - sisterhood, self-love, and enlightenment + WEBSITE | WWW.BLACKGIRLMAGIK.COM + www.facebook.com/BlackGirlMagik | twitter.com/blackgmagik + Find Alfafa on the web | Twitter: @AlfalfaBrown Take a listen. Tracklist: 1. Camille Safiya - 90’s Babies 2. Lil Wayne - Dontgetit 3. Svedaliza - Marilyn Monroe 4. Alice Smith - Fake Is The New Real 5. The Fugees - Change Is Gonna Come (Live On BBC Radio 1) 6. The Loop Pilots - Big Blue 7. The Loop Pilots - Dusk Flora 8. Joseph L'Etranger - Friday 9. Swindail - 2 Stomp 10. Sampha The Great - F E M A L E 11. Joi - Lick (THE XANDER ZONE) 12. En Vogue - Giving Him Something He Can Feel 13. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady 14. James Brown - Women Interludes: Joy Degruy - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Alexyss K. Tylor - Vagina Power Like, Comment and Repost if you're feeling good. Love + Light --> Send us your favorite Woman of Color DJ to be featured on the website, curate a playlist or have a #BlackGirlMagikMix

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10. Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | For The Homies Who Get Frustrated

Featured DJ: Alfalfa Brown | For The Homies Who Get Frustrated

+ Black Girl Magik - sisterhood, self-love, and enlightenment + WEBSITE | WWW.BLACKGIRLMAGIK.COM + www.facebook.com/BlackGirlMagik | twitter.com/blackgmagik + Find Alfalfa on the web | Twitter: @AlfalfaBrown Take a listen. Tracklist: Shavona Antoinette Burton, Solo- I know I’ve been changed Sybil- Don’t make me over G.L.A.M- The Blast Beyonce- H()ld Up Kali Uchis (myth syzer edit)- Loner Wilough Smith- JIMI (prod. AzZi) SPZRKT- All I need Rhyse- Allday TomMisch feat Carmody- Easy Love Gus Dapperton- Faceless Rhyse-Ma Mind Ego Ella May- Try me Like, comment and re-post if you're feeling good. Love + Light --> Send us your favorite Woman of Color DJ to be featured on the website, curate a playlist or have a #BlackGirlMagikMix

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11. Promised Lands And The AfroFuture

Promised Lands And The AfroFuture

“For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.”- Audre Lorde Featuring: Alfalfa Brown, Queens D. Light, Ericka Huggins, narrated by Natasha Mmonatau Producer(s): Natasha Mmonatau and the Braden Storytelling Department (storytelling.stanford.edu)

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12. Malemolência

Malemolência

@StayingUnderground w/ Alfalfa Brown presents: Malmolência //Feminine noun Brazil. Portuguese. Use: casual. no provision; drowsiness, malaise; caiporismo, misery ; lack of commitment; phlegm, apathy. Gestures, way of speaking or moving denoting different qualities, but as positive (like the morning, malice, elegance, dexterity), someone; molejo playlist: 1. J.Rocc - A High Sunrise 2. Kelis - Stick Up 3. Feiertag - Family 4. 2nd Son - Get There 5. Joël Gaerthé - Fox and the Raven 6. Herzeloyde - government 7. fLako - Shipibo Icaro 8. CeU - Malemolência 9* big up to @junglepussy

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13. 7.365 pH Shake - What's in your shake?

7.365 pH Shake - What's in your shake?

For more hangouts, visit www.GoGreenGetPaid.com/Hangout We have LIVE presentations every Wednesday at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern Essante' Organics 7.365 pH SHAKE is an OUTRAGEOUSLY DELICIOUS 100% chemical free meal replacement &/or weight loss shake and it is the foundation of your alkaline lifestyle. 7.365 is perfect alkalinity for the human body. It comes in 2 flavors you will be hooked on; rich creamy Chocoholic Kiss and Vanilla Ice Cream Rave! Sweetened with Stevia, 7.365 pH SHAKE is a proprietary, low carbohydrate, low glycemic, high fiber, vegan, whole super food, meal replacement shake that uses the highest quality vegan protein sources available (brown rice & yellow chick pea). This easily digestible formula is high vitamins and nutrients, providing your body with an extensive array of naturally occurring amino acids, the building blocks of protein. 7.365 pH SHAKE assists your body to naturally burn fat FAST and become pH balanced and alkaline all at the same time! 7.365 pH SHAKE is whey, gluten, soy, dairy, cholesterol, chemical, GMO and sugar free. ALKALIZE, ENERGIZE & METABOLIZE with Essante' Organics 7.365 pH SHAKE. Now you can enjoy pH perfection & perfect nutrition... "7.365"...7 days a week 365 days a year! SUPPLEMENT FACTS PER SERVING: Serving Size: 1 rounded scoop (approx. 31g) Servings Per container: 28 Calories: Vanilla: 93 Chocolate: 105 Total Fat: 1.1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0g Total Carbohydrate: Vanilla: 6g Chocolate: 8g Dietary Fiber: Vanilla: 3.6g Chocolate: 5g Sugars: 0g Protein: Vanilla: 18g Chocolate: 18.6g Proprietary Blend: Vanilla: 31g Chocolate: 27.5g PROPRIETARY BLEND: Vegan Protein Blend 22,150mg Non-GMO Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Yellow Pea Protein, Inulin, Flax Seed, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Quinoa, Organic Millet, Organic Amaranth, and Vegetable Cellulose. Vanilla: Natural Vanilla & Other Natural Chemical Free Flavors, Guar Gum, Stevia Extract. Chocolate: Cocoa, Natural Chocolate & Other Natural Chemical Free Flavors, Guar Gum, Stevia Extract. Tags: Weightloss shake, Organic Protein Shake, Chemical-Free Protein Shake, Vegan Meal Replacement Shake, Gluten-Free Shake, Soy-Free Protein Shake, Whey-Free Weighloss Shake, Essante Organics, Michael Wenniger, Best Meal Replacements Shakes, Best Shakes

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14. Holistic Select Dog Food Review

Holistic Select Dog Food Review

http://www.dogfoodinsider.com/holistic-select-dog-food-review.html Holistic Select Dog Food Review Ingredients In Holistic Select Adult Health Duck Meal Dry Dog Food Duck Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Ground White Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Flaxseed, Carrots, Pumpkin, Cranberries, Tomato Pomace, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Potassium Chloride, Apples, Peas, Organic Quinoa, Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Folic Acid], Minerals [Zinc Polysaccharide Complex, Iron Polysaccharide Complex, Copper Polysaccharide Complex, Manganese Polysaccharide Complex, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Potassium Iodide], Papaya, Dried Kelp, Blueberries, Pomegranate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Yucca Schidigera Extract, DL-Methionine, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Fennel, Ground Peppermint, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product, Lecithin, Choline Chloride, Rosemary Extract. Holistc Select Dog Food That's quite a daunting ingredient list for something that is billed as having a single source of protein. In fact, it has more than one source of protein, so if your dog has allergies, you should read the label carefully. Eggs are full of protein and quinoa, though used like a grain, is 14 percent protein. It is one of the most protein-dense grains around. It's an expensive ingredient so it's not just a filler. It's quite nutritious, but it's definitely got lots of protein. Either of these ingredients could trigger an allergic reaction in a sensitive dog. Holistic Select Dog Food Review For over 10 years, Holistic Select® has been creating natural, healthy pet food recipes for dogs and cats. Our commitment to natural nutrition, quality and digestive health guides the creation of all our pet food recipes and supplements. We believe strongly in our philosophy that total body health begins with digestive health for everyone in the family, including our pets. Holistic SelectYour pet will look and feel healthy from the inside out – from head to tail.Beyond Natural Our pet food recipes combine our Unique Digestive Health Support System (with pre & probiotics, natural fiber, digestive enzymes and digestive botanicals) – along with healthy, natural ingredients like fruits & veggies, healthy proteins, whole grains and omega fatty acids. Holistic Select Dog Food Review Our Guarantee We guarantee that your dog or cat will love your Holistic Select recipe selection or your money back. If for any reason you or your pet are not satisfied with our products, just bring the unused portion, packaging and receipt back to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Shop-locally Holistic Select Promise Many of our customers choose Holistic Select for its unique digestive health support system. As part of our commitment to you, our customers, we are working closely with our partners at independent pet specialty stores and regional chains to provide them with the resources they need to ensure that their employees possess not only an extensive knowledge of pet nutrition, but also a complete understanding of our recipes— which will serve as a valuable resource to help you choose the best food for your pet. Holistic Select is available exclusively at local independent pet stores and regional chains. http://www.DogFoodInsider.com for more Holistic Select Dog Food Reviews

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15. What You Should Know about GMOs - Ep 145

What You Should Know about GMOs - Ep 145

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review    Do We Actually Need GMOs?   "If France was able to decrease the amount of  pesticides and herbicides and yield the same amount of crops while the USA increased herbicides and decreased pesticides but had no increase in crop yields with GMOs, then what's even the need of GMOs? Money." - Devon Dionne   On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I wanted to focus on nutrition and specifically Genetically Modified Organisms aka GMOs. What are they, when did we start to use them, and have they made any type of impact are the questions we'll be answering and more.   What Are Gyrotonics? BONUS! As many of you know from listening to the most recent introductions, Devon is not only a certified holistic nutritionist, but also a certified gyrotonic instructor. Like some of the members of the , you might be asking yourself, what exactly does a gyrotonic instructor do? We took some time at the beginning of the episode to explain how gyrotonics got its start, how a gyrotonic gets certified and what they do, as well as how gyrotonics benefits the body.   How GMOs Got Their Start We began to introduce GMOs into the food chain back in 1998. Even before the, we've been creating hybrid foods for years with cross-pollination, but we had never genetically modified them like this until now. GMOs are created by splicing the genes and adding new DNA information into the genetic pattern. This new genetic information doesn't even have to come from the same type of food, they can be from different biological kingdoms. BT corn is genetically engineered that would use less pesticide and so they put in new bacteria into the DNA of the corn so that they naturally have pesticides and when the bugs eat the corn, they die. Its not toxic to us, but to insects.   "You can vote with your wallet. If you're buying food that says "Non GMO," local, and organic foods, then place your vote." - Rob Dionne     Genetically Modified Food   "The seeds are so unique that they need to be patented. But at the same time, they're so substantially equivalent to other seeds, there's no need to label them, test them, or otherwise regulate them." Monsanto on not labeling their GMO ingredients in products.   There are two types of GMOs: GMO1 foods and GMO2 foods. However, we don't really know the true consequences yet of genetically modifying food, but GMO2 type foods sounds particularly harmful. As mentioned above, GMO1 foods are created by splicing the genes and placing natural genetic information  to try to improve them. However, to create a GMO2 food, the DNA is computer generated in a lab and not natural at all. The most common types of GMO1 foods include: Corn Soy Cotton Sugar beets (no. 1 source of our sugar) Canola oil Alfalfa Hawaiian papaya Zucchini Yellow Squash Specifically, Bt-corn is genetically engineered to require less pesticide by putting new bacteria into the DNA of the corn. By doing this, the modified Bt-corn species naturally contains pesticides that are toxic to bugs, but not us. The most common types of GMO2 foods include: Canola oil Potatoes Arctic Apples (that don't naturally brown after you slice them or take a bite) Stevia EverSweet Patchouli Rose Oil    "And now we're taking GMOs to the lab, but do we really need to? GMOs are like a supplement that we don't even need. The highest GMO crops are corn, soy, and sugar and these are all of the foods that are killing us. They're causing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and our government is funding this." - Rob and Devon Dionne   Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group! That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group  on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions...

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16. New Mexico's ancient irrigation systems help protect scarce water supply — Apr 07, 2014

New Mexico's ancient irrigation systems help protect scarce water supply — Apr 07, 2014

The Rio Grande River south of Taos, New Mexico is flowing with early run off from nearby mountains. Snow is scarce across the Southwest.; Credit: Monica Ortiz Uribe/Fronteras Desk The major rivers of the Southwest are suffering as snow becomes increasingly scarce in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists who study climate change warn such conditions are the new normal. But there’s encouraging news in northern New Mexico. In the first of a two-part report from the Changing America Desk, Mónica Ortiz Uribe tells us about an ancient irrigation system. Spring marks an annual ritual on the farms of the upper Rio Grand Valley in New Mexico. It's when communities gather to clean out their local irrigation canals. In the town of Dixon a team of 32 workers in bandanas and work boots shovel dry grass and leaves from the bottom of a dirt ditch. A supervisor stands above them and hollers a roll call. These hand-dug ditches are called acequias. It's a style of irrigation that has survived since the arrival of the first Spanish settlers. The network of canals branch out from neighboring rivers like arteries. Cottonwood trees taller than telephone poles grow beside them. Workers clear out debris the same way their ancestors did, with shovels and biceps. Once clean, the acequias can receive river water. This year, supervisor Donald Atencio says the preparation is happening two to four weeks earlier than usual. "We are one of the last acequias cleaning out this year already," Atencio said. "The other seven ditches already have water." The reason for the early start is the early snow melt. Crowning this arid valley are the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These silent giants feed the rivers below, but lately the rivers are going hungry. A quick trip up a nearby peak reveals why. On a mountainside west of Taos in the center of New Mexico ski country the ground is more brown than white. This is one of many sites visited by Wayne Sleep, a hydrologic technician with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. A major part of his job is to measure snow pack. "The 2013 snow season was terrible," he said. "Normally this time of year the canyon would still be snow-packed." The last three years in New Mexico have been the driest on record, with snowpack readings at 30 percent of normal. And it's not just this state — snowpack is down across the Southwest "We look at 30-year periods of records for our averages," Sleep said. "There's been some good years in there but the overall trend is dry." Climate studies show the rate of global warming has accelerated in the last 30 years. In the Southwest, mountain snow melts into rivers like the Rio Grande and the Colorado and ends up in open air reservoirs like Elephant Butte in New Mexico or Lake Mead in Nevada. On hot, windy days these reservoirs act like a pot of boiling water. "We measure evaporation directly from the surface of the water," said Salim Bawazir, an engineering professor at New Mexico State University. He and a team of students study evaporation at Elephant Butte reservoir. "We can say we are losing about five feet per year," Bawazir said. Five acre feet of water is enough to grow an acre of alfalfa. In times of drought, Bawazir said, reservoirs are not the ideal place to store water. This is where the acequias of northern New Mexico may provide some relief. Because they are dug into the earth, they allow water to seep underground where it can be stored for up to three months. "Hydrologically it's better to store water underground in northern areas because it's cooler and, you don't have evaporation," said Sam Fernald of New Mexico State University. Fernald teaches water management and is currently leading an ongoing study of acequias that shows they are helping mitigate the effects of climate change. "We can learn from these systems that have been adapted to water scarcity for hundreds of years how to have our own sustainable water management," he said. Fernald and his team of researchers have installed water monitors in multiple acequia sites. Their data shows that crops use only 7 percent of acequia water. The rest eventually returns to the river through surface run-off or groundwater. In parts of northern New Mexico the groundwater and rivers are connected, Fernald said. That's no longer the case in other parts of the state. But despite their potential benefits, the future of acequias is not guaranteed. Many farmers are struggling to make a living off the land. To survive, farmers are finding new ways to market their produce and ensure the future of their beloved irrigation system.

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17. 103-Legislating Pi

103-Legislating Pi

In 1897, confused physician Edward J. Goodwin submitted a bill to the Indiana General Assembly declaring that he'd squared the circle -- a mathematical feat that was known to be impossible. In today's show we'll examine the Indiana pi bill, its colorful and eccentric sponsor, and its celebrated course through a bewildered legislature and into mathematical history. We'll also marvel at the confusion wrought by turkeys and puzzle over a perplexing baseball game. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- on our Patreon page you can pledge any amount per episode, and all contributions are greatly appreciated. You can change or cancel your pledge at any time, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation via the Donate button in the sidebar of the Futility Closet website. Sources for our feature on the Indiana pi bill: Edward J. Goodwin, "Quadrature of the Circle," American Mathematical Monthly 1:7 (July 1894), 246–248. Text of the bill. Underwood Dudley, "Legislating Pi," Math Horizons 6:3 (February 1999), 10-13. Will E. Edington, “House Bill No. 246, Indiana State Legislature, 1897,” Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 45, 206-210. Arthur E. Hallerberg, "House Bill No. 246 Revisited," Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 84 (1974), 374–399. Arthur E. Hallerberg, "Indiana's Squared Circle," Mathematics Magazine 50:3 (May 1977), 136–140. David Singmaster, "The Legal Values of Pi," Mathematical Intelligencer 7:2 (1985), 69–72. Listener mail: Zach Goldhammer, "Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey,'" Atlantic, Nov. 26, 2014. Dan Jurafsky, "Turkey," The Language of Food, Nov. 23, 2010 (accessed April 21, 2016). Accidental acrostics from Julian Bravo: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:STASIS starts at line 7261 (“Says I to myself” in Chapter XXVI). Frankenstein:CASSIA starts at line 443 (“Certainly; it would indeed be very impertinent” in Letter 4).MIGHTY starts at line 7089 (“Margaret, what comment can I make” in Chapter 24). Moby Dick:BAIT starts at line 12904 (“But as you come nearer to this great head” in Chapter 75). (Note that this includes a footnote.) The raw output of Julian's program is here; he warns that it may contain some false positives. At the paragraph level (that is, the initial letters of successive paragraphs), Daniel Dunn found these acrostics (numbers refer to paragraphs): The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: SEMEMES (1110) Emma: INHIBIT (2337) King James Bible: TAIWAN (12186) Huckleberry Finn: STASIS (1477) Critique of Pure Reason: SWIFTS (863) Anna Karenina: TWIST (3355) At the word level (the initial letters of successive words), Daniel found these (numbers refer to the position in a book's overall word count -- I've included links to the two I mentioned on the show): Les Miserables: DASHPOTS (454934) Critique of Pure Reason: TRADITOR (103485) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: ISATINES (373818) Through the Looking Glass: ASTASIAS (3736) War and Peace: PIRANHAS (507464) (Book Fifteen, Chapter 1, paragraph 19: "'... put it right.' And now he again seemed ...") King James Bible: MOHAMAD (747496) (Galatians 6:11b-12a, "... mine own hand. As many as desire ...") The Great Gatsby: ISLAMIC (5712) Huckleberry Finn: ALFALFA (62782) Little Women: CATFISH (20624) From Vadas Gintautas: Here is the complete list of accidental acrostics of English words of 8 letters or more, found by taking the first letter in successive paragraphs: TABITHAS in George Sand: Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings by René Doumic BASSISTS in The Pilot and his Wife by Jonas Lie ATACAMAS in Minor Poems of Michael Drayton MAINTAIN in The Stamps of Canada by Bertram W.H. Poole BATHMATS in Fifty Years of Public Service by Shelby M. Cullom ASSESSES in An Alphabetical List of Books Contained in Bohn's Libraries LATTICES in History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney ASSESSES in Old English Chronicles by J. A. Giles BASSISTS in Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp: The Blue-Roan "Outlaw" and Other Stories by Barnes CATACOMB in Cyrano De Bergerac PONTIANAK in English Economic History: Select Documents by Brown, Tawney, and Bland STATIONS in Haunted Places in England by Elliott O'Donnell TRISTANS in Revolutionary Reader by Sophie Lee Foster ALLIANCE in Latter-Day Sweethearts by Mrs. Burton Harrison TAHITIAN in Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli Vadas' full list of accidental acrostics in the King James Bible (first letter of each verse) for words of at least five letters: ASAMA in The Second Book of the Kings 16:21TRAIL in The Book of Psalms 80:13AMATI in The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 3:9STABS in The Acts of the Apostles 23:18ATTAR in The Book of Nehemiah 13:10FLOSS in The Gospel According to Saint Luke 14:28SANTA in The First Book of the Chronicles 16:37WATTS in Hosea 7:13BAATH in The Acts of the Apostles 15:38ASSAM in The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 12:8CHAFF in The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 4:9FIFTH in The Book of Psalms 61:3SAABS in The Third Book of the Kings 12:19SATAN in The Book of Esther 8:14TANGS in Zephaniah 1:15STOAT in The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 16:20IGLOO in The Proverbs 31:4TEETH in Hosea 11:11RAILS in The Book of Psalms 80:14STATS in The First Book of the Kings 26:7HALON in The Fourth Book of the Kings 19:12TATTY in The Gospel According to Saint John 7:30DIANA in The Second Book of the Kings 5:4ABAFT in The Third Book of Moses: Called Leviticus 25:39BAHIA in The Book of Daniel 7:26TRAILS in The Book of Psalms 80:13FIFTHS in The Book of Psalms 61:3BATAAN in The First Book of Moses: Called Genesis 25:6DIANAS in The Second Book of the Kings 5:4BATAANS in The Second Book of the Chronicles 26:16 Vadas' full list of accidental acrostics (words of at least eight letters) found by text-wrapping the Project Gutenberg top 100 books (for the last 30 days) to line lengths from 40 to 95 characters (line length / word found): Ulysses58 / SCOFFLAW Great Expectations75 / HIGHTAIL Dracula58 / PONTIACS Emma52 / BRAINWASH War and Peace43 / MISCASTS The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel by Anonymous42 / FEEBLEST77 / PARAPETS Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company52 / PRACTISE The Count of Monte Cristo46 / PLUTARCH The Republic57 / STEPSONS A Study in Scarlet61 / SHORTISH The Essays of Montaigne73 / DISTANCE Crime and Punishment49 / THORACES Complete Works--William Shakespeare42 / HATCHWAY58 / RESTARTS91 / SHEPPARD The Time Machine59 / ATHLETIC Democracy in America, VI89 / TEARIEST The King James Bible41 / ATTACKING56 / STATUSES61 / CATBOATS69 / ASTRAKHAN85 / SARATOVS Anna Karenina46 / TSITSIHAR74 / TRAILING David Copperfield48 / COMPACTS58 / SABBATHS Le Morte d'Arthur, Volume I55 / KAWABATA Vadas also points out that there's a body of academic work addressing acrostics in Milton's writings. For example, in Book 3 of Paradise Lost Satan sits among the stars looking "down with wonder" at the world: Such wonder seis'd, though after Heaven seen,The Spirit maligne, but much more envy seis'dAt sight of all this World beheld so faire.Round he surveys, and well might, where he stoodSo high above the circling CanopieOf Nights extended shade ... The initial letters of successive lines spell out STARS. Whether that's deliberate is a matter of some interesting debate. Two further articles: Mark Vaughn, "More Than Meets the Eye: Milton's Acrostics in Paradise Lost," Milton Quarterly 16:1 (March 1982), 6–8. Jane Partner, "Satanic Vision and Acrostics in Paradise Lost," Essays in Criticism 57:2 (April 2007), 129-146. And listener Charles Hargrove reminds us of a telling acrostic in California's recent political history. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Lawrence Miller, based on a Car Talk Puzzler credited to Willie Myers. You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on iTunes or via the RSS feed at http://feedpress.me/futilitycloset. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at [email protected] Thanks for listening!

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18. 103-Legislating Pi

103-Legislating Pi

In 1897, confused physician Edward J. Goodwin submitted a bill to the Indiana General Assembly declaring that he'd squared the circle -- a mathematical feat that was known to be impossible. In today's show we'll examine the Indiana pi bill, its colorful and eccentric sponsor, and its celebrated course through a bewildered legislature and into mathematical history. We'll also marvel at the confusion wrought by turkeys and puzzle over a perplexing baseball game. Please consider becoming a patron of Futility Closet -- on our Patreon page you can pledge any amount per episode, and all contributions are greatly appreciated. You can change or cancel your pledge at any time, and we've set up some rewards to help thank you for your support. You can also make a one-time donation via the Donate button in the sidebar of the Futility Closet website. Sources for our feature on the Indiana pi bill: Edward J. Goodwin, "Quadrature of the Circle," American Mathematical Monthly 1:7 (July 1894), 246–248. Text of the bill. Underwood Dudley, "Legislating Pi," Math Horizons 6:3 (February 1999), 10-13. Will E. Edington, “House Bill No. 246, Indiana State Legislature, 1897,” Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 45, 206-210. Arthur E. Hallerberg, "House Bill No. 246 Revisited," Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 84 (1974), 374–399. Arthur E. Hallerberg, "Indiana's Squared Circle," Mathematics Magazine 50:3 (May 1977), 136–140. David Singmaster, "The Legal Values of Pi," Mathematical Intelligencer 7:2 (1985), 69–72. Listener mail: Zach Goldhammer, "Why Americans Call Turkey 'Turkey,'" Atlantic, Nov. 26, 2014. Dan Jurafsky, "Turkey," The Language of Food, Nov. 23, 2010 (accessed April 21, 2016). Accidental acrostics from Julian Bravo: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:STASIS starts at line 7261 (“Says I to myself” in Chapter XXVI). Frankenstein:CASSIA starts at line 443 (“Certainly; it would indeed be very impertinent” in Letter 4).MIGHTY starts at line 7089 (“Margaret, what comment can I make” in Chapter 24). Moby Dick:BAIT starts at line 12904 (“But as you come nearer to this great head” in Chapter 75). (Note that this includes a footnote.) The raw output of Julian's program is here; he warns that it may contain some false positives. At the paragraph level (that is, the initial letters of successive paragraphs), Daniel Dunn found these acrostics (numbers refer to paragraphs): The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: SEMEMES (1110) Emma: INHIBIT (2337) King James Bible: TAIWAN (12186) Huckleberry Finn: STASIS (1477) Critique of Pure Reason: SWIFTS (863) Anna Karenina: TWIST (3355) At the word level (the initial letters of successive words), Daniel found these (numbers refer to the position in a book's overall word count -- I've included links to the two I mentioned on the show): Les Miserables: DASHPOTS (454934) Critique of Pure Reason: TRADITOR (103485) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: ISATINES (373818) Through the Looking Glass: ASTASIAS (3736) War and Peace: PIRANHAS (507464) (Book Fifteen, Chapter 1, paragraph 19: "'... put it right.' And now he again seemed ...") King James Bible: MOHAMAD (747496) (Galatians 6:11b-12a, "... mine own hand. As many as desire ...") The Great Gatsby: ISLAMIC (5712) Huckleberry Finn: ALFALFA (62782) Little Women: CATFISH (20624) From Vadas Gintautas: Here is the complete list of accidental acrostics of English words of 8 letters or more, found by taking the first letter in successive paragraphs: TABITHAS in George Sand: Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings by René Doumic BASSISTS in The Pilot and his Wife by Jonas Lie ATACAMAS in Minor Poems of Michael Drayton MAINTAIN in The Stamps of Canada by Bertram W.H. Poole BATHMATS in Fifty Years of Public Service by Shelby M. Cullom ASSESSES in An Alphabetical List of Books Contained in Bohn's Libraries LATTICES in History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney ASSESSES in Old English Chronicles by J. A. Giles BASSISTS in Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp: The Blue-Roan "Outlaw" and Other Stories by Barnes CATACOMB in Cyrano De Bergerac PONTIANAK in English Economic History: Select Documents by Brown, Tawney, and Bland STATIONS in Haunted Places in England by Elliott O'Donnell TRISTANS in Revolutionary Reader by Sophie Lee Foster ALLIANCE in Latter-Day Sweethearts by Mrs. Burton Harrison TAHITIAN in Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli Vadas' full list of accidental acrostics in the King James Bible (first letter of each verse) for words of at least five letters: ASAMA in The Second Book of the Kings 16:21TRAIL in The Book of Psalms 80:13AMATI in The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 3:9STABS in The Acts of the Apostles 23:18ATTAR in The Book of Nehemiah 13:10FLOSS in The Gospel According to Saint Luke 14:28SANTA in The First Book of the Chronicles 16:37WATTS in Hosea 7:13BAATH in The Acts of the Apostles 15:38ASSAM in The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel 12:8CHAFF in The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 4:9FIFTH in The Book of Psalms 61:3SAABS in The Third Book of the Kings 12:19SATAN in The Book of Esther 8:14TANGS in Zephaniah 1:15STOAT in The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 16:20IGLOO in The Proverbs 31:4TEETH in Hosea 11:11RAILS in The Book of Psalms 80:14STATS in The First Book of the Kings 26:7HALON in The Fourth Book of the Kings 19:12TATTY in The Gospel According to Saint John 7:30DIANA in The Second Book of the Kings 5:4ABAFT in The Third Book of Moses: Called Leviticus 25:39BAHIA in The Book of Daniel 7:26TRAILS in The Book of Psalms 80:13FIFTHS in The Book of Psalms 61:3BATAAN in The First Book of Moses: Called Genesis 25:6DIANAS in The Second Book of the Kings 5:4BATAANS in The Second Book of the Chronicles 26:16 Vadas' full list of accidental acrostics (words at least eight letters) found by text-wrapping the Project Gutenberg top 100 books (for the last 30 days) to line lengths from 40 to 95 characters (line length / word found): Ulysses58 / SCOFFLAW Great Expectations75 / HIGHTAIL Dracula58 / PONTIACS Emma52 / BRAINWASH War and Peace43 / MISCASTS The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel by Anonymous42 / FEEBLEST77 / PARAPETS Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company52 / PRACTISE The Count of Monte Cristo46 / PLUTARCH The Republic57 / STEPSONS A Study in Scarlet61 / SHORTISH The Essays of Montaigne73 / DISTANCE Crime and Punishment49 / THORACES Complete Works--William Shakespeare42 / HATCHWAY58 / RESTARTS91 / SHEPPARD The Time Machine59 / ATHLETIC Democracy in America, VI89 / TEARIEST The King James Bible41 / ATTACKING56 / STATUSES61 / CATBOATS69 / ASTRAKHAN85 / SARATOVS Anna Karenina46 / TSITSIHAR74 / TRAILING David Copperfield48 / COMPACTS58 / SABBATHS Le Morte d'Arthur, Volume I55 / KAWABATA Vadas also points out that there's a body of academic work addressing acrostics in Milton's writings. For example, in the middle of Book 3 of Paradise Lost Satan sits among the stars looking "down with wonder" at the world: Such wonder seis'd, though after Heaven seen,The Spirit maligne, but much more envy seis'dAt sight of all this World beheld so faire.Round he surveys, and well might, where he stoodSo high above the circling CanopieOf Nights extended shade ... The initial letters of successive lines spell out STARS. Whether that's deliberate is a matter of some interesting debate. Two further articles: Mark Vaughn, "More Than Meets the Eye: Milton's Acrostics in Paradise Lost," Milton Quarterly 16:1 (March 1982), 6–8. Jane Partner, "Satanic Vision and Acrostics in Paradise Lost," Essays in Criticism 57:2 (April 2007), 129-146. And listener Charles Hargrove reminds us of a telling acrostic in California's recent political history. This week's lateral thinking puzzle was contributed by listener Lawrence Miller, based on a Car Talk Puzzler credited to Willie Myers. You can listen using the player above, download this episode directly, or subscribe on iTunes or via the RSS feed at http://feedpress.me/futilitycloset. Many thanks to Doug Ross for the music in this episode. If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at [email protected] Thanks for listening!

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