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Mr. Charlie Chaplin was 125 years ago. Here's our ode to the master of slapstick...
Courtesy of Dan Fagin, photo by Ken Spencer
Journalist Dan Fagin just won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for "Toms River" — his remarkable investigative story of industrial pollution in a New Jersey town. In this...
It's April 15! Have you done your taxes yet? If you need a little listening while you finish up, here's Jennifer Baker on procrastination.
Renowned environmentalist Rachel Carson died 50 years ago. Literary scholar Rob Nixon recently re-read all of Carson’s writing. In this extended interview he says Carson's...
Lauded scifi author Kim Stanley Robinson chose the winners of our 3 Minute Futures short story competition. In this extended interview, he talks about fiction and imagining...

What's on This Week

04.13.2014
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...
04.13.2014
Have you ever dreamed of escaping?  Your job, your spouse, your country?   This hour, stories of rescue and escape.

Bonus Video: Imagining Possible Worlds Symposium

 

Acclaimed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson recently visited Madison to take part in a panel discussion with To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the UW Center for Humanities. The topic? How science and literature can help us envision the future.

Imagining Possible Worlds from To the Best of Our Knowledge on Vimeo.

Video courtesy of Wisconsin Public Television