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PRI: To the Best of Our Knowledge

Each week To the Best of Our Knowledge delivers in-depth interviews with nationally and internationally-known guests whose passion for new ideas will challenge and engage. Hosted by Jim Fleming, this interview magazine is thoughtful and penetrating, and features fascinating topics and guests

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    Late Bloomers

    Are you afraid of getting old? Most people are, but ...

    Are you afraid of getting old? Most people are, but studies show we're usually happier in our 60s and 70s. Aging often brings wisdom and resilience - and a new creative spark. We celebrate the fine art of aging - and hear about some artists who remade their careers late in life. Aging Artfully; Literary Genius After 60; Why People Get Happier in Old Age; It's Never Too Late to Dance; Dangerous Idea: Why We Need Outsider Writers; Daring to Offend.

    Mar 22, 2015 Read more
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    Drones (Updated)

    Imagine a world where flying robots watch over our borders, ...

    Imagine a world where flying robots watch over our borders, assist with search and rescue missions, and survey roads and pipelines. Sounds like science fiction, but in many parts of the country it's a reality. This week, we explore the rise of drones, both as a military tool and a disruptive technology. The Meme of Our Time - Alex Rivera; Commercial Drones - Missy Cummings; Drones Gone Wild; The Life of a Military Drone Pilot - Bruce Black; BookMark: Steve Roggenbuck; On Our Minds: Nadia Hashimi.

    Mar 22, 2015 Read more
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    Fermentation (Updated)

    Celebrate Live Culture: Exploring the Fermentation Revival Ferment This!; You ...

    Celebrate Live Culture: Exploring the Fermentation Revival Ferment This!; You Won't Believe What They Eat In Iceland; Smells Bad, Tastes Bad, Covered in Slime; Grow Your Own Clothes; The Day The Yogurt Took Over; What Your Poo Says About You; Dangerous Idea: Human Vices Help Drive Evolution; What Comes After Homo Sapiens?.

    Mar 15, 2015 Read more
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    Race and Justice

    A police officer's shooting of a young, unarmed Afrian American ...

    A police officer's shooting of a young, unarmed Afrian American man here in Madison joins a long list of national tragedies.  So we devote this hour to conversations about race and justice. Race and Justice in Madison; One Child's Response to Tony Robinson's Death; Covering "Ghettosides" in South L.A. ; Working for Equal Justice - Bryan Stevenson; Investigating a Murder in Mississippi.

    Mar 15, 2015 Read more
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    Why fashion matters

    How clothing shapes our indentities, cultures, economies and environment Jacki ...

    How clothing shapes our indentities, cultures, economies and environment Jacki Lyden on Why Fashion Matters; A Philosophy of Fashion; Gender and Race on the Runway; Fashion, Fast and Slow; BookMark: Edward Hirsch on "Memorial"; On Our Minds: Quan Barry Writes Vietnam.

    Mar 8, 2015 Read more
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    Words and Music (Updated)

    Composer Stephen Sondheim does it and so does hip hop ...

    Composer Stephen Sondheim does it and so does hip hop poet MK Asante.  They combine words and music to make art.  So how do they do it?   We explore the neuroscience of rap, and hear how jazz composer Maria Schneider sets poetry to music.  Hip Hop Poet - MK Asante; Neuroscience of Rap - Charles Limb; Music & Poetry - Maria Schneider; Stephen Sondheim - Art of the Musical; Dangerous Idea: Abolish Debt; On Our Minds: Policing the Police.

    Mar 8, 2015 Read more
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    Heart of Darkness (Updated)

    Are humans innately violent? The Act of Killing; The Noble ...

    Are humans innately violent? The Act of Killing; The Noble Savage; Better Angels of our Nature; Sonic Sidebar: A Maya Angelou poetry reading; BookMark: "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness; On Our Minds: Being Cold.

    Mar 1, 2015 Read more
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    Workflow (Updated)

    The office has come a long way: from the executive ...

    The office has come a long way: from the executive desk to the cubicle (also known as the "veal-fattening pen"). Today, we explore the changing nature of the American workplace and how corporations rule the world. Life Inc. - Douglas Rushkoff; Cubed - Nikil Saval; Sonic Sidebar: Waitresses; Industrial Musicals - Steve Young; Deep Tracks: Mark Mothersbaugh ; On Our Minds: Kim Gordon.

    Mar 1, 2015 Read more
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    Very New Poems

    Poetry is back! Elegy for a Dead World; Narrator-in-residence at ...

    Poetry is back! Elegy for a Dead World; Narrator-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel; A Poet's Glossary; The Poet Laureate of Twitter; A Dangerous idea from John Waters; On Our Minds: Slavery and Capitalism.

    Feb 22, 2015 Read more
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    Future Faces (Updated)

    The privacy arms race over facial recognition Focusing on Faces; ...

    The privacy arms race over facial recognition Focusing on Faces; Protecting Faces; Sonic Sidebar: Facing Age; Changing Faces; Dangerous Idea: Downloadable Selves; On Our Minds: Laura van den Berg.

    Feb 22, 2015 Read more
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