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West of Jesus

"West of Jesus" subtitled "Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief," is an ambitious exploration of many things: various states of consciousness, for example, and the function of myth in different cultures. The author, Steven Kotler, has found in surfing a route into anthropology, psychology, religion, mysticism, and maybe even self-awareness. Steven Kotler joined us in July to talk about his new book.

Surf Aid

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Some of the best waves in the world attract surfers from around the globe to Indonesia's Mentawai Islands.

Competitive Auctioneering

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Members of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association gathered recently to test their skills against each other.

Competitive Auctioneering

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Auto Racing and Lacrosse are but a couple of the sports warranting the adjective "fast paced". Not to be outdone, members of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association gathered recently to test their skills against each other. Nebraska Public Radio's Avishay Artsy attended this year's contest in Syracuse, Nebraska and he filed this report.

Surf Aid

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Some of the best waves in the world attract surfers from around the globe to Indonesia's Mentawai Islands.

Commentary

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Bill lists the best and worst of 2006.

Indoor Skydiving

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For those who would like to experience body flight without jumping from an airplane, instructors are standing by at six indoor skydiving centers across the United States. And this summer, a seventh center will open in Nashua, New Hampshire. Earlier this year, Only A Game's Karen Given visited the country's oldest indoor skydiving center in Las Vegas.

Some Like it Hot

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Chili cooks from across the nation and beyond descended on Omaha, Nebraska last weekend to battle it out for the right to be called world champion. Nebraska Public Radio's Martin Wells has our story.

Chili: Some Like it Hot

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Chili cooks from across the nation and beyond descended on Omaha, Nebraska last weekend to battle it out for the right to be called world champion. Nebraska Public Radio's Martin Wells has our story.

This program aired on December 30, 2006.

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