A Higher Plane

5 segments

On today’s show: Futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, and how human minds might be merged with intelligent technology. Austin Pendleton and Ethan Hawke tell us about their new production of “Ivanov.” Then, we’ll preview an upcoming performance of Bach’s Magnificat, performed with period instruments. Also, historian Kenneth T. Jackson talks about how our city has recovered from previous disasters.