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Doug here: Why a show about hitchhiking, you ask?  Because we haven’t done one before. Mind you, one could argue that there’s a reason why TTBOOK hasn’t done a show about...
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Many of us were shocked and saddened by the death of our colleague Margot Adler. After more than 3 decades with NPR, she succumbed to cancer earlier this week. Here's our...
It's the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, and with conflict flaring up around the globe, we started wondering just what we know about what started the war...
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Emily Bronte was born nearly 200 years ago, on July 30, 1818. She was the fifth of six Bronte children, three of whom became fiction writers. We celebrate the Brontes’...
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A century ago, on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary officially declared war on Serbia, marking the start of World War I. The historic anniversary got us thinking about our...

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07.27.2014
Pragmatic.Problem-solving. And non-partisan -- Mayors just might be the next best hope for democracy.    
07.27.2014
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Whatever happened to psychoanalysis?  It used to be the most influential science of the mind, but today its founder, Sigmund Freud, just looks like a sex-obsessed old man. ...

Kim Stanley Robinson on Science Fiction Realism

We recently had science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson in town to judge our 3 Minute Futures competition. Watch this video to see what he had to say about the winning entries, as well as the role science fiction plays in shaping our understanding of the present and future.

You can also hear more on scifi and the future in Imagining Possible Worlds.

Kim Stanley Robinson: Science Fiction and the Realism of Our Time from Wisc Institute for Discovery on Vimeo.