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11/22/11: The Hidden Reality

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Tuesday, we're talking to physicist Brian Greene about this question: is our universe the only universe? Greene's latest book is called "The Hidden Reality," and he says that major scientific developments have opened the door to the possible existence of parallel universes. It may sound like something from science fiction, and the idea is controversial and speculative, but Greene's goal is to help us imagine how the boundaries of reality could one day be redrawn. (Rebroadcast)

  • Wednesday night, the PBS program NOVA presents the final installment of its series "The Fabric of the Cosmos," based on Brian Greene's book of the same name. The episode "Universe or Multiverse?" airs at 8:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7. For listings in other areas, click here

 
Books and Music:

  • The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
  • The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
  • The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
  • Icarus at the Edge of Time
  • Arvo Paert, Pärt: Tabula Rasa; Fratres; Symphony No. 3
  • Terry Riley, Terry Riley: In C
  • Terry Riley, Journey from the Death of a Friend

     

  • Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.