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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, The Malleable Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour we'll hear the latest science on brain plasticity. First, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher Norman Doidge (The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science). Next, author Daniel Pinchbeck (2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl), and more.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Love Lust Longing

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Red roses, chilled champagne, a candlelight dinner for two. Who cares?!? This is the 21st century. We’ve got 30 million potential dates online. We’ve got every imaginable type of pornography at our fingertips. Odds are each of us could hook up with someone new tonight.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Writing Nature

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Nature writing conjures up images of remote mountains, exotic birds, and the solitary hiker in pristine wilderness. But maybe it’s time to rethink our notions of what it means to write about nature, so that we also look at the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the curious fact that mostly poor people live near hazardous waste sites. A new generation of nature writers calls for a messier and more human take on the natural world.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Photojournalism

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 51 mins
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    When disaster strikes, photojournalists run toward it instead of away. Usually, with a camera in hand. Their job is to get up close to tragedy and danger, to document things we need to see, in the hopes of somehow making a difference. This hour we're talking with some of the world's great photojournalists. And, remembering NPR war photographer David Gilkey - killed with his translator this week while on assignment in Afghanistan.

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    • Amazing Grace

    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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    This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 13 interviews.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY interesting!

    • By Patricia on 03-01-06
    • 13 Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Wiring the Brain

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Scientists are launching one of the most audacious projects ever conceived: a detailed map of the human brain, neuron by neron, synapse by synapse. For some scientists, the goal isn't just to map the brain; it's to crack the mystery of consciousness. We explore the "connectome" and the differences between the left and right sides of the brain.

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    • Human Sigma

    • Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter
    • By: John H. Fleming Ph.D., Jim Asplund
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book offers an innovative, research-based approach to one of the toughest challenges businesses face today: how to drive success by effectively managing the moments when employees interact with customers. Based on research spanning 10 million employees and 10 million customers around the globe, the Human Sigma approach combines a proven method for assessing the health of the employee-customer encounter with a disciplined process for improving it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Customer Experience 101

    • By garfield on 08-05-18

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Marshall McLuhan at 100

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    “The medium is the message.” “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” Those are just a few of Marshall McLuhan’s famous quotes. McLuhan is one of the most influential media thinkers of all time, yet he’s also one of the most misunderstood. In this hour, we’ll explore Marshall McLuhan’s big ideas as we salute the centenary of his birth.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: On Running

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Everything you know about running is wrong. At least, that's the view right now according to some of the latest science in fitness and exercise. Think running is bad for your knees, that prescriptive running shoes tailored to your feet help avoid injury? That stretching is good for you before you run? New research is challenging some of our most trusted advice about running and exercise. In this hour, re-thinking running. Also, the barefoot revolution.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Telling Addiction
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Mary Karr is a best-selling writer, a mother and an alcoholic. In this hour, Karr talks about her journey from addiction to awe. Also, we hear from a doctor who claims he beat the bottle by taking a commonly prescribed drug that could help millions of people - if only pharmaceutical companies could make money off it. And, the addictive lure of life on line - in the documentary Life 2.0.

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    • Amazing Grace 2

    • More Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of powerful moments from a beloved public radio program tries to capture the essence of what matters most in life. With wisdom and compassion, humor and courage, respect and awe, celebrities and ordinary people share their best thinking about how to live and how to die. No matter what your spiritual orientation, these stories will enlighten and entertain you. And they'll dare you to keep an open mind.

    • More Conversations About the Life of the Soul (To The Best of Our Knowledge)
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 06-15-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Amazing Minds: Inside Autism

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    He's been described as "the most remarkable mind on the planet" and one of the world's"100 living geniuses." Daniel Tammet lives with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome. He's able to recite the mathematical constant Pi to over 22,500 decimal places from memory. But Tammet says that the differences between savant and nonsavant minds are exaggerated. In this hour, Daniel Tammet explains how his amazing mind works. Also, philosophy professor Ian Hacking on "Humans, Aliens and Autism."

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge, Einstein, God, and the Universe

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    In this hour, we ask what exactly Einstein concluded about religion. First, a discussion with Richard Dawkins, Elaine Pagels, and Einstein biographer Walter Isaacson (Einstein: His Life and Universe). Next, Jungian analyst David Lindorff (Pauli and Jung: the Meeting of Two Great Minds). Then, author David Leavitt, (The Indian Clerk). Finally, mystic Father Thomas Keating.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • Consciousness
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this hour, we'll explore the mystery of consciousness. First, artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky. Next, physicist Roger Penrose. Then, philosopher Daniel Dennett and New Age guru Deepak Chopra. Neuro-psychiatrist Louann Brizendine ( The Female Brain) will join us, followed by former Buddhist monk Alan Wallace ( Contemplative Science). Finally, author Daniel Tammet ( Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant).

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Albert Camus

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Albert Camus was many things: war hero, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and one of the 20th century’s most fascinating public thinkers. We examine the life and legacy of Camus on his 100th birthday: how a poor kid from Algeria became a revered French writer, hungry to find meaning in an absurd world, and why Camus still has a lot to tell us about a world mired in political violence.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Waiting for the Apocalypse

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Apocalyptic thinking is everywhere, from predictions about Christian “end times” to the 2012 Mayan prophecy about the end of the world. So what’s going on? In this hour, we’ll talk with renowned religious historian Elaine Pagels about the lasting impact of the Book of Revelation, and we’ll dig into the real history of the Mayan calendar. Also, a sobering look at the threat of nuclear war. And philosophy's wild man, Slavoj Zizek, weighs in on the coming apocalypse.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge

    • David Foster Wallace
    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    David Foster Wallace may have understood the modern American better than any writer of our time. His suicide in September of 2008 stunned his friends and fans. Wallace was a master at capturing the way we think, feel and live, and his books and essays conveyed an intimacy that made a lot of people feel like Wallace was a friend they'd never met. In this hour we celebrate the life and work of the late David Foster Wallace.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: The 51%

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 51 mins
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    There's been a hot spotlight shining down on women this past year. From allegations of a war on women to the debate about reproductive rights, it's hard to tell how far women have come and just where they're going. So, what does feminism look like today? The first woman governor of Vermont says these days it's a family affair. And do we still need feminism when, according to one journalist, we're witnessing the decline of men and the ascendance of women?

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: Hive Mind

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    Many animals, from fish to bees and ants, cannot survive alone. They need to live in groups, and these groups have a kind of collective intelligence. You might say the internet has developed its own "hive mind." In this hour, we'll tell you how the modern science of complexity is unlocking the secrets of the hive mind. We'll also hear from E.O. Wilson about the marvelous world of ants.

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    • To the Best of Our Knowledge: How to be Funny

    • By: Jim Fleming
    • Narrated by: Jim Fleming
    • Length: 52 mins
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    A little laugh goes a long way. This week, we’re taking a crash course in how to be funny. From Chicago’s famous Second City, to a humor research lab, this hour's a laugh riot. We also talk with a laughter coach, Canadian comic Mary Walsh, and longtime New Yorker humorist Ian Frazier. Giggle on!

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