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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 98 (2-46)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 is sprinting toward Halloween (we love Halloween) and ready to bring you the very best from the world of independent radio production this week. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 98 (2-46) includes Clever Apes: Godspeed, Tevatron...The Mikie Show #27, Rebecca...KUT's Views and Brews: Miles Davis and the Making of Kind of Blue...Ghost Stories...Rusty Nail...Through a Door

Clever Apes: Godspeed, Tevatron

From WBEZ | Part of the WBEZ's Clever Apes series | 08:24

We remember the legacy of the Tevatron, the particle collider that was shut down in September of 2011.

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The Tevatron particle collider shut down in September of 2011. Once the highest-energy collide in the world, it is survived by its descendants, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven, and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Tevatron was 28.

If ever a machine was deserving of an obituary, it is the Tevatron. Housed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, the Tevatron spent decades at the frontier of science. Its collisions offered glimpses into nature’s secret places, on the tiniest scales and highest energies ever probed.

But last year the frontier moved off the Illinois prairie, over to Europe, where the LHC has dwarfed the Tevatron into obsolescence. Nearly anything the Tevatron could do, the LHC can do better. And so the government pulled the plug, with the Tevatron going dark on Friday, September 30. In this installment of Clever Apes, we take a moment to remember the good times – the tau neutrinos, the luminosity records, the strange-B oscillations … and of course, the one thing normal people may have actually heard of, the top quark. That was the Tevatron’s high water mark, discovering the linchpin of the Standard Model – a kind of periodic table of fundamental particles and forces.

And we consider the real value of basic science. Quarks don’t end recessions. Neutrino oscillations aren’t going to solve global warming. But there are a few benefits that belong on the balance sheet in the Teavtron’s favor. One is that, like NASA, pushing at the boundaries of our knowledge tends to bring ancillary benefits. In Fermilab’s case, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and specialized radiation therapy for cancer are part of the accelerator’s lineage.

 

The Mikie Show #27, Rebecca

From Michael Carroll | Part of the The Mikie Show series | 28:03

Join us for a conversation with choreographer and dance artist Rebecca Davis. She takes dance performance to new and different levels, using sculpture in her sets and collected objects for costuming, even, at times, engaging the audience in more than just viewing safely from their theater seats. There’s also a visit from, well, do you want me to spoil the surprise? Didn’t think so. Let’s see, what else. Oh, there’s the news and a quiz and help with a social dilemma. It’s going to be such fun, I can’t wait!

Dancers_small Join us for a conversation with choreographer and dance artist Rebecca Davis. She takes dance performance to new and different levels, using sculpture in her sets and collected objects for costuming, even, at times, engaging the audience in more than just viewing safely from their theater seats. There’s also a visit from, well, do you want me to spoil the surprise? Didn’t think so. Let’s see, what else. Oh, there’s the news and a quiz and help with a social dilemma. It’s going to be such fun, I can’t wait!

Ghost Stories

From Love + Radio | 30:49

"If the monster were in here, if such fables be true . . . he could be right next to us."

Monster_small Exploring the Frankenstein Family Crypt in 1952. Paranormal observations by an eight-year-old. The haunting of an unkind kitty, a discussion of the ghost story structure, and a very scary pantry door. (Seriously).

Rusty Nail

From KVNF | Part of the Belief Systems and Other B.S. series | 03:31

What happens when we see things that aren't 'really' there?

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Angusstockingwebsized_small One day, sitting at home, I saw a rusty nail protruding from the ceiling above me. I saw it very clearly, in great detail, and noted its location carefully. The next day, when I went to fix it? it was gone. When I tell this story to others, they nod in recognition: they've had similar experiences. So what's really happening? Are we all just lousy observers, or might there be some slippage in the supposedly solid fabric of reality?

Through a Door

From Sarah Boothroyd | 07:48

A haunted and historical soundscape.

Through_a_door_-_jason_barbieri_-_greyscale_crop_small The Nicholas Street Jail in Ottawa was built in 1862, shut down in the 1970s, and described by a jail inspector in 1946 as "a monstrous relic of an imperfect civilization where cells are medieval, incredibly cramped, with conditions far below the limits of human decency." How could a place like this not have a story to tell?

This work was commissioned in 2007 by CBC Radio's Outfront and the Deep Wireless Festival, a festival produced in Toronto by New Adventures in Sound Art.