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About To the Best of Our Knowledge

To the Best of Our Knowledge is an audio magazine of ideas — smart, entertaining radio for people with curious minds. The majority of the program is interviews, but it also airs performance pieces and commentaries, sound pieces, and lots of music.

Jim FlemingJim Fleming has been the host of To the Best of Our Knowledge since 1990.

WPRThe program is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and is distributed by PRI, Public Radio International.

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Selfie Portraits
Apr 20, 2014 - When’s the last time you took a selfie? You know, a snapshot of yourself that you share online. From feminist selfies to funeral selfies to politicians’ selfies, there’s been hot debate about selfies lately. This week artists, critics and psychologists weigh in.   Selfie Primer; Psychie - The Psychology of Selfies; Sonic Sidebar: Woven Women; Poems & Selfies - Steve Roggenbuck; Picture the Artist; Dangerous Idea: Humane Prisons; On Our Minds: Toms River.
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Regarding the Pain of Others
Apr 20, 2014 - Regarding the Pain of Others. Regarding the Pain of Others - Susan Sontag; At the Hour of Our Death - Sarah Sudhoff; Sonic Sidebar: William Christenberry; Potraits of the Mentally Ill - Michael Nye; Dangerous Idea: Gender Choice; On Our Minds - Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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Imagining Possible Worlds
Apr 13, 2014 - Science fiction offers us visions of histories we don't know — histories of the future and the past.  Today, legendary science fiction writers talk about science, utopia, and the imagination.  Plus, the winners of our 3 Minute Futures fiction contest! CLICK HERE to read the winning entries and a selection of our favorites. 3 Minute Futures Winner: "Social Scene Alert"; Politics of Science Fiction - Kim Stanley Robinson; 3 Minute Future Fiction: "Food Production"; Star Trek Legacy - Gates McFadden; Science and the Imagination - Ed Finn; 3 Minute Future: "Dogs in the Snow"; BookMark: Junot Diaz; Race and Sex in Sci Fi - Samuel R. Delany.
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Escape
Apr 13, 2014 - Escape Heroin from A to Z - Ann Marlow; How to Disappear - Frank Ahearn; Sonic Sidebar: Kidnapped; The Devil's Highway - Luis Alberto Urrea; Dangerous Idea: Alternative Currency; On Our Minds: Poet Les Murray.
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