Professor Randall is a theoretical particle physicist who sees past the rest of us to a world of extra dimensions and parallel universes.
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In his book "Why Does the World Exist?" science writer Jim Holt takes us on a jaunty tour of being and nothingness, existence and emptiness, quantum tunneling and the uncertainty principle - on ThoughtCast!
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KCRW's Michael Silverblatt, the host of the literary talk show Bookworm, speaks with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Silverblatt is the real thing -- an authentic, genuinely interested interviewer who reads not only the latest book his guest has come to discuss, but the writer's entire body of work.
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How we respond to natural (and man made) disasters and manage environmental crises has become a subject of intense political debate during this latest round of "worst ever" fires in the state of California.
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ThoughtCast Reflects on the Legacy of John McCain. His performance in the January 2000 New Hampshire Presidential Primary Debate, just weeks before he defeated George W. Bush in that state’s primary – the first in the nation – is worth reviewing.
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John McCain, the maverick Republican Senator from Arizona, was diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago now, so there’s not much time left for this remarkably resilient politician to take a final stand. Will McCain live long enough to vote for — or against — Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee? He did vote […]
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This documentary, broadcast on WNYC TV, charts the creation of "Les Enfants Terribles", a dance opera by the composer Philip Glass and the choreographer Susan Marshall.
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The remarkable rise of Donald Trump, fueled in large part by his determination to keep immigrants out of his Greatening America, has caused many to re-examine the key concerns of the controversial political scientist Samuel Huntington.
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The press barely noticed former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith's bid for the presidency in 2000, so entranced were they over the newly candid Arizona Senator John McCain as he crisscrossed Bob Smith's state in the "Straight Talk Express."
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Now that we're faced with Al Gore's Inconvenient Sequel, it is tempting to ask, again: What if he had actually won the Presidential election back in 2000? I had the chance to interview the Vice President for NHPTV in the autumn of 1999, prior to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.
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The mercurial Tom Hoving, former director of the Met Museum, discusses art forgeries, and how to spot them, on ThoughtCast!
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Note: this interview has been picked up by the public radio station WGBH, in Boston, and its sister stations WCAI and WNAN. The venerable New York Review of Books was launched amidst a newspaper strike in the winter of 1963, and has continued unabated ever since. Devoted to intensive and nuanced coverage of politics, the […]
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Taos artist Paul Pascarella lives in a spectacular spot, one many famous painters have discovered in the past - Agnes Martin, Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keefe, Marsden Hartley, Rebecca James, Andrew Dasburg.
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Andres Serrano: Works 1983-93 opened at The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho in early 1995. It was a mid-career retrospective, and I went there to interview the controversial artist for the PBS station WNYC TV. His infamous “Piss Christ”, among other ecclesiastical subjects, was prominently featured, as well as images of Ku Klux […]
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Arianna Huffington, the author, journalist and founder of The Huffington Post, spoke with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
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The comedian, writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh speaks with Jenny Attiyeh at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books about If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now, her first novel.
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You’re about to hear a story about the bear whisperer of Lyme New Hampshire, Ben Kilham, and the abandoned black bear cubs he has rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Some of these cubs have formed such strong bonds with Ben, that even when they’re fully grown, they still treat him as a member of the family, so to speak, and allow him special access to their bear secrets and behavior.
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Urban wildlife receive high-tech treatment at the Tufts Wildllife Clinic in Grafton Massachusetts, as Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast reports.
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