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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.

Anne Strainchamps
Anne Strainchamps
is the host of To the Best of Our Knowledge.

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

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Edges of Science
Aug 17, 2014 - How do we know what's real?  Can science tell us, or is there an unseen reality we'll never understand?  We explore the edges of science and borderlands of knowledge. Limits of Science - Marcelo Gleiser; Pauli & Jung; Ghost Hunters - Deborah Blum; Clashing Worldviews - Chopra & Mlodinow; BookMark: Joshua Ferris; On Our Minds: LeBron James in the Rust Belt.
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Finding the Bible
Aug 17, 2014 - Buried scrolls, clay tablets, priceless artifacts and expensive forgeries – this week, we bring you stories from the strange and amazing world of biblical archeology. The Ark Before Noah; Truly Fake - The Story of Moshe Moses Shapira; The Gospel of Thomas; BookMark: Call me Ishmael; On Our Minds: Robin Williams.
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Aug 10, 2014 - 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. 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.
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Doing the Math
Aug 10, 2014 - Why do Americans suck at math?  And why do so many claim to hate math?  In a recent survey, a third of respondents said they'd rather clean the bathroom than solve an equation.  In today's show, mathematicians tell us what we're missing.   How Not To Be Wrong; The Calculus Diaries; Russian Postal System Puzzle; The Magician of Mathematics; The Magic of Pi; BookMark - Brendan Koerner on "Confessions of a Mask"; On Our Minds: Ghost Month.
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