TRBQ, the latest series from the award-winning producers of The DNA Files, considers some of the great questions of humanity. What is the nature of consciousness? How do we face death? How do emotions shape our worldview? What is the significance of religious experience? These questions have inspired great works of art, literature, and philosophy and are recurrent themes in human history.
They have also inspired scientific inquiry. Provocative new work in the sciences such as evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and psychology – gives us a chance to have a broader discussion about human nature and human understanding, but science does not have all the answers; sometimes it just shows us how much we still don’t know.
Hosted by NPR’s Lynn Neary, in four one-hour programs, The Really Big Questions considers the intersection of empirical science and the humanities and what that conversation can or cannot tell us about who we are and what we value.
The first program airs Wednesday, February 12th at 7 p.m on KTOO-NEWS.
- After AFN was founded, it focused on talks that led to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
- KTOO's Matt Miller watches over a fledgling eagle stranded in his backyard.
- Representatives of the AFN and the National Congress of American Indians met Wednesday to discuss a range of topics, including opioid and heroin addiction in rural Alaska.
- The Alaska Federation of Natives convention is scheduled to take place each year shortly after Permanent Fund Dividends are distributed.