Reading books isn´t always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing - from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge. [Original Broadcast Date: February 1, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/161118/rt_tbon_161118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reading books isn´t always the best way to learn. Some things you need to learn from your elders, and their wisdom has often been passed down through the generations. We celebrate traditional ways of knowing – from the Potawatomi knowledge of the plant world to the Norwegian folk wisdom of how to chop and burn wood. Also, a plea for Africans to reclaim their local knowledge. [Broadcast Date: February 3, 2016] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/160203/rt_tbon_160203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Satisfy your hunger for new ideas with this interview show that explores the cutting edge of contemporary thinking in politics, religion, economics, science, the arts, and popular culture. Host Anne Strainchamps talks to some of the greatest thinkers, figures, and artists of our time. It´s a radio salon where a playwright and a scientist, a theologian and a rock critic might all offer their views on, say, revenge. Inviting a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds to approach a subject creates a kind of depth and richness that´s positively riveting. And each episode brings you two distinct topics! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Strainchamps. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/180420/rt_tbon_180420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, LaNiyah Bailey was a pre-schooler with a weight problem. Other kids called her names. One day, LaNiyah decided she´d had enough. She told her mom she wanted to write a book. Not Fat Because I Wanna Be was published when she was 6 years old. Next, Psychologist Alison Gopnik tells us even the experts underestimate children. At her UC-Berkeley lab, she and her colleagues demonstrate empathy and logical, scientific thinking in children as young as 14 months. She explains the implications for early childhood education. Then, Zia Hassan´s video of the 9-year old boy he calls ´´The Philosopher´´ was a YouTube sensation. 2.4 million people have watched this 4th grade Socrates as he considers dark matter, the origins of the universe, the meaning of life and more. We hear the story behind the video.After that, 4th graders in John Hunter´s class spend part of every year playing a fiendishly complex game he calls ´´The World Peace Game.´´ It´s the subject of a book and documentary, World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements. John says most adults have no idea what kids can accomplish. And finally, In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown last year, Muadh Bhavnagarwala volunteered to read from the Qu´ran at the memorial service, on national television. He hoped his words, and the text he loves, could bring some healing to people in his community. His parents and his teacher agreed. [Broadcast Date: December 18, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131218/rt_tbon_131218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge´´ (Hosea 4:6). So mourned the prophet Hosea. The glory of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that ´´all shall know [God], from the least to the greatest of them´´ (Heb. 8:11). Spiritual knowledge is open to all God´s children today. It is therefore not only our duty but also our privilege to seek this knowledge. In the present volume, brother Watchman Nee attempts to help us to develop this spiritual knowledge. He points out the difference between mental knowledge and spiritual knowledge, shows the ways to the true knowledge of God as well as of ourselves, and explains the relationship between spiritual knowledge and the renewed mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038423/bk_acx0_038423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, David Weinberger from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society says in this digital age, knowledge lies in the links between data and info. That´s why he thinks the web is a more accurate reflection of human knowledge than print media could ever be. He talks with Steve Paulson about information overload, filter failure, and a new age of expertise.Next, Steve Paulson works in a rabbit´s warren of books. Producer Sara Nics sat down with him to talk about his hunger for knowledge, and the relationship between ideas, information and data. Then, David Seigel says the answer to questions about how to safeguard our personal data online is simple... put all of your information online. But put it in one place, and give businesses, doctors, schools, employers and others selective access to it. And most importantly, rather than giving out our personal data to dozens of websites, we should keep it all in ´´personal data lockers.´´After that, Aleph Molinari says the 70 percent of the global population who do not have access to digital technology are not being empowered to be educated, global citizens. In attempt to overcome the digital and knowledge divides in Mexico, he founded Fundacion Proacceso. He tells Anne Strainchamps, through education centers in cities around the country, they´re helping people get plugged in to the web-y world. Following that, from connecting cries for help and first responders following the earthquake in Haiti, to election monitoring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ushahidi is helping people use simple cell phones to share information - even if they don´t have a web connection. Finally, David McCandless used to be a regular journalist. Until he was sketching out how to tell a story and realised that his drawing illustrated the story better than any text article could. Since then, he´s been working as a data journalist, making beautiful sense out of enormous data sets. [Broadcast Date: Janu... 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130118/rt_tbon_130118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world - and help you prepare for when it’s no longer here...http://the-knowledge.org/ 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002063/bk_rhuk_002063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How far would you go to hide a truth that will kill you? My life changed in a matter of minutes. The choices I made led me to a life of crime and caused me to become the worst sort of criminal; I became a traitor to the country of New York. For better or worse, the path my life has taken is irreversible. I’ve killed, I’ve died, and I’ve risked my life in attempt to destroy a society built on over 100 years of lies and corruption. My name is Jacob Ashton, and this is my story. Absolute Knowledge is the first of a trilogy that takes place in a dark, futuristic New York City set in 2146. The country of New York is divided into three physical tiers, and the faceless government is working to establish absolute knowledge by collecting the thoughts of its citizens. In Absolute Knowledge, every thought has a price. Drew Cordell´s debut novel is a new addition to the great cyberpunk sci-fi tradition of William Gibson, Ernest Cline, Bruce Sterling, and John Shirley. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Wilkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124906/bk_acx0_124906_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom. This is because actual knowledge is being replaced by assumptions based on an abstract and elitist social vision of what ought to be. Knowledge and Decisions, a winner of the 1980 Law and Economics Center Prize, was heralded as a landmark work and selected for this prize ´´because of its cogent contribution to our understanding of the differences between the market process and the process of government.” In announcing the award, the center acclaimed that the ´´contribution to our understanding of the process of regulation alone would make the book important, but in reemphasizing the diversity and efficiency that the market makes possible, [this] work goes deeper and becomes even more significant.” Thomas Sowell is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune and writes a syndicated column for newspapers across the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005324/bk_blak_005324_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most of us think in words, but not Temple Grandin. She thinks in pictures. Grandin is autistic, and visual thinking is common among people with autism. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Temple Grandin talks about how thinking in pictures has helped her help animals. Also, Mark Haddon talks about his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time written in the voice of a 15-year-old autistic savant named Christopher. (Broadcast Date: August 25, 2004) 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/040825/rt_tbon_040825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.