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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Playlist: Powerful Personal Stories

Friday, December 19, 2014

Inspiring TED Radio Hour stories about courage, strength, and transformation.

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Playlist: Science!

Friday, December 19, 2014

From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

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Playlist: What Music Means

Friday, December 19, 2014

Our favorite interviews about music from the TED Radio Hour.

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Playlist: Writers On Writing

Friday, December 19, 2014

In this playlist, TED speakers explore the nature of creativity, the source of a good story, and the impact of the written word.

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How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

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Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

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Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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Playlist: Inspiring Stories You'll Want To Share

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This playlist includes some blockbuster TED talks that have already inspired millions.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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What Does It Take To Cover A War?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reporter Janine di Giovanni has covered countless wars, including conflict in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of everyday human courage in conflict zones.

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What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.

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What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up.

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How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."

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How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

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How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental responsibility. For 17 years he didn't speak a word.

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Why Should We Look At The Clouds More Often?

Friday, November 21, 2014

You don't need to plan a trip to find beauty and perspective. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, and stop for a moment every day to admire the beauty in the sky above and in our everyday lives.

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Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

Friday, November 21, 2014

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

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How Does Singing Help Achieve Stillness?

Friday, November 21, 2014

Megan Washington is one of Australia's most popular singer-songwriters, and since childhood she has had a stutter. She discusses how she finds quiet and serenity in singing.

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