Reading books isn´t always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing - from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge. [Original Broadcast Date: February 1, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/161118/rt_tbon_161118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reading books isn´t always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing – from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge. [Broadcast Date: February 3, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/160203/rt_tbon_160203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It´s a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that´s positively riveting. And each episode brings you two distinct topics! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/180420/rt_tbon_180420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, LaNiyah Bailey was a pre-schooler with a weight problem. Other kids called her names. One day, LaNiyah decided she´d had enough. She told her mom she wanted to write a book. Not Fat Because I Wanna Be was published when she was 6 years old. Next, Psychologist Alison Gopnik tells us even the experts underestimate children. At her UC-Berkeley lab, she and her colleagues demonstrate empathy and logical, scientific thinking in children as young as 14 months. She explains the implications for early childhood education. Then, Zia Hassan´s video of the 9-year old boy he calls ´´The Philosopher´´ was a YouTube sensation. 2.4 million people have watched this 4th grade Socrates as he considers dark matter, the origins of the universe, the meaning of life and more. We hear the story behind the video.After that, 4th graders in John Hunter´s class spend part of every year playing a fiendishly complex game he calls ´´The World Peace Game.´´ It´s the subject of a book and documentary, World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements. John says most adults have no idea what kids can accomplish. And finally, In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown last year, Muadh Bhavnagarwala volunteered to read from the Qu´ran at the memorial service, on national television. He hoped his words, and the text he loves, could bring some healing to people in his community. His parents and his teacher agreed. [Broadcast Date: December 18, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131218/rt_tbon_131218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, David Weinberger from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society says in this digital age, knowledge lies in the links between data and info. That´s why he thinks the web is a more accurate reflection of human knowledge than print media could ever be. He talks with Steve Paulson about information overload, filter failure, and a new age of expertise.Next, Steve Paulson works in a rabbit´s warren of books. Producer Sara Nics sat down with him to talk about his hunger for knowledge, and the relationship between ideas, information and data. Then, David Seigel says the answer to questions about how to safeguard our personal data online is simple... put all of your information online. But put it in one place, and give businesses, doctors, schools, employers and others selective access to it. And most importantly, rather than giving out our personal data to dozens of websites, we should keep it all in ´´personal data lockers.´´After that, Aleph Molinari says the 70 percent of the global population who do not have access to digital technology are not being empowered to be educated, global citizens. In attempt to overcome the digital and knowledge divides in Mexico, he founded Fundacion Proacceso. He tells Anne Strainchamps, through education centers in cities around the country, they´re helping people get plugged in to the web-y world. Following that, from connecting cries for help and first responders following the earthquake in Haiti, to election monitoring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ushahidi is helping people use simple cell phones to share information - even if they don´t have a web connection. Finally, David McCandless used to be a regular journalist. Until he was sketching out how to tell a story and realised that his drawing illustrated the story better than any text article could. Since then, he´s been working as a data journalist, making beautiful sense out of enormous data sets. [Broadcast Date: Janu 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130118/rt_tbon_130118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments present new and exciting opportunities, they are almost always by definition uncomfortable.This hour, in partnership with St. Louis Public Radio, To The Best Of Our Knowledge, explores various examples of crossing over, to racial understanding, to recovery and to greater unity and love. [Broadcast Date: June 11, 2017] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/190090/rt_tbon_190090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If there´s one sweeping societal change that we´ve failed to put our finger on, it may be this: more people than ever before in America are living alone. And loving it. And, far from being dysfunctional neurotics - people who live alone are happy, socially involved and solvent. In this hour, the new alone. Then, Albert Einstein said ´´there are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll feed your sense of the miraculous and magical with stories from writers who find magic everywhere – even in science. [Broadcast Date: September 21, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120921/rt_tbon_120921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us think in words, but not Temple Grandin. She thinks in pictures. Grandin is autistic, and visual thinking is common among people with autism. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Temple Grandin talks about how thinking in pictures has helped her help animals. Also, Mark Haddon talks about his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written in the voice of a 15-year-old autistic savant named Christopher. (Broadcast Date: August 25, 2004) 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/040825/rt_tbon_040825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, before there was language, there was the voice. Today we celebrate the voice. Music journalist Dave Tompkins has written about the long and colorful history of the vocoder in his book How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop: The Machine Speaks. He tells Jim Fleming the title comes from what people think the vocoder is saying when it voices the phrase ´´How to recognize speech.´´Next, the contemporary art world was shocked in 2010 when the prestigious Turner prize went to a voice installation, the work of the Scottish artist Susan Philipsz. She tells Anne Strainchamps she started out as a sculptor but was drawn to sound, the voice in particular. Then, singer/songwriter Ben Folds has worked with a wide variety of musicians from Dreamworks to the novelist Nick Hornby. He´s known as a pianist, but he tells To the Best of Our Knowledge producer Doug Gordon that he´s also fascinated with another instrument - the human voice.Finally, if you grew up with television chances are you saw a lot of Dick Cavett. He ruled the airwaves for five decades as the king of the live interview. Cavett is now a blogger for the New York Times, and has recently published a collection of his columns in a book called Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets. He tells Steve Paulson how he got started. [Broadcast Date: July 11, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120711/rt_tbon_120711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.