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Why do bad things happen to good people? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll explore the question: a random act of chance? God's will? Or, as Bob Dylan put it, "a simple twist of fate"?
When Kemp Powers was a boy, he and his best friend were playing with a gun. There was an accident. Powers talks with Anne Strainchamps about the shooting and its effect on his life.
Amir Aczel tells Jim Fleming that your odds on a coin toss are always 50/50, no matter how many times you do it.
Roy Kaplan tells Steve Paulson what really happens to those people who hit the lottery.
Brian Turtle tells Steve Paulson how he came up with the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" and plays a few rounds with Steve.
Amy Tan tells Anne Strainchamps about her family history and her mother's belief in fate and the power of their Chinese ancestors.