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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Facing Time

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In this hour, Alexander Rose tells Anne Strainchamps about the Clock of the Long Now - an all mechanical clock being constructed in the high desert of Eastern Nevada designed to run for ten thousand years. We hear the chime, designed by Brian Eno and Danny Hillis, for the 5,000th year.

Next, David Toomey is the author of The New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics. Toomey tells Steve Paulson about the research and experiments on time travel being done by some of the world's leading theoretical physicists.

Then, Lera Auerbach is a renowned classical pianist and composer. In her autobiographical novel, The Mirror, she reveals that she has lived most of her life in terror of time. She tells Jim Fleming how her obsession with time has impacted her life in music, and we hear examples of her literary and musical achievements.

After that, unofficial godfather of the Slowness movement, Carl Honore has turned his attention to parenting with his latest book, Under Pressure: Rescuing Childhood from the Culture of Hyper-parenting. Honore talks with Anne Strainchamps about how the Slowness movement got started and how it's developed into a revolution.

Following that, anthropologist Wade Davis talks with Steve Paulson about the concept of "The Dreaming" from the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. It's an existence with no linear time. Davis is National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence and the author of many books, including the now classic, The Serpent and the Rainbow.

And finally, we hear a brief excerpt of Leif Inge's "9BeetStretch" -Beethoven's 9th Symphony stretched out over 24 hours. [Broadcast Date: October 15, 2010]

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