It's time to wish you a Happy 2006 if you use
the Gregorian Calendar. And a Happy 1427 by the Islamic calendar, or a
Fruitful 4704 in China, where it's the Year of the Dog. But then, if you
accept the Big Bang Theory, let us wish you a Happy 13 Billion, 700 Million.
However you calculate it, in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
we're talking about time.
Brian Swimme is a mathematical
cosmologist. He tells Steve Paulson that the invention of mechanical
clocks created a kind of artificial time which permits greater efficiency,
but cuts human beings off from the rest of nature. Also, Chris Hardman
runs the Antenna Theater in San Francisco. He created a piece where
he gave audience members headphones and told them to go for a walk on
the beach. TTBOOK Technical Director Caryl Owen produced this report
about what happened.
British artist Laura Williams talks with Anne
Strainchamps about Aluna - her design for the world's first tidal-powered
moon clock. When it's built, it'll be larger than Stonehenge, and intended
to link humans to the planet and the cosmos. And, storyteller Carolyn
McVickar Edwards has a lovely little collection called "In
the Light on the Moon." She tells us "The Hare's Gift."
(see segment 1) decided to redesign the calendar, representing time
and the seasons the way we experience them in the natural world. He
tells Anne Strainchamps about his Eco-Logical calendar, which unrolls
like a scroll, and what he hopes to accomplish with it. Russell Foster
tells Jim Fleming how the body uses light to tell time; why night shift
workers have more accidents; and why it can matter when you take your
medicine. Foster is a neuro-scientist whose latest book is called "Rhythms
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 06-01-01-B.
- Carolyn McVickar Edwards,
In the Light of the Moon: Thirteen Lunar Tales from Around the World
Illuminating Life's Mysteries (Marlowe & Company)
- Russell Foster, Rhythms
of Life: The Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every
Living Thing (Yale)
McVickar Edwards Story
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- "Time Is," by It's a
Beautiful Day, on their eponymous album. (San Francisco Sound)
- "Fly Like an Eagle,"
the Steve Miller Band
- "Moondance," Van Morrison
- "ABoneCroneDrone" by
Sheila Chandra (Real World Records)
- "Rhythm Tree," by Baka
Beyond (March Hare Music)
- "Time" music montage included:
"Time of Your Life," Green Day
"Time in a Bottle," Jim Croce
"Time," Pink Floyd
"Fly Like an Eagle," Seal
"Time," the Chambers Brothers
"Time is On My Side," the Rolling Stones
"Time After Time," Cyndi Lauper
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