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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

What Can Today's Designers Learn From Nature?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Science writer Janine Benyus believes innovators should look to nature when solving a design problem. She says the natural world is full of ideas for making things waterproof, solar-powered and more.

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How Do Buildings Make Us Feel?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Architect Marc Kushner explains why architecture tends to swing drastically between traditional and experimental styles — and why the future of building design is going to be different.

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How Can We Design For A Better Experience?

Friday, May 20, 2016

The designer behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat explains why design is in the details, and why designers often get those details wrong.

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How Do You "Design" Trust Between Strangers?

Friday, May 20, 2016

When a stranger shows up at an AirBnB rental, what ensures that all goes well? Careful design of the website that brought them together, says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb.

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Are We Natural Optimists?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot makes the case for why humans are wired to have what she calls an "optimism bias."

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How Can We Reframe Negative Narratives About Poverty?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Activist Mia Birdsong says the stories we tell about poverty don't reflect reality. She describes people in her community who are optimistic about their futures — even if the larger society is not.

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Is Optimism Simply A Matter Of Perspective?

Friday, May 06, 2016

In describing her experiences of immigration, poverty and homelessness, psychologist Tania Luna explains that gratitude for the small things creates a rich and hopeful life.

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Are There Reasons To Be Optimistic About Climate Change?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Vice President Al Gore explains how human ingenuity can solve our climate crisis.

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How Can We Teach Children To Create A Hopeful Future?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Educator John Hunter describes how he finds hope and inspiration in his fourth grade students — and their ability to solve big problems.

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Should We Feel Optimistic ... About Climate Change?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Vice President Al Gore says that — despite the dismal news on climate change — he's optimistic.

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How Can We Have A More Candid Conversation About Race?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Diversity advocate Vernā Myers makes a powerful case for acknowledging our subconscious biases and assumptions about others.

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How Can Tourism Promote Peace In The Middle East?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Social entrepreneur and educator Aziz Abu Sarah describes how he came to lead tours in which Jews, Muslims and Christians cross contested borders to spend time in each others cultures.

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Why Do Conservatives Need Liberals — And Vice Versa?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Social scientist Arthur Brooks explains how conservatives and liberals can cooperate to overcome gridlock and build a better economy.

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What's A Better Way To Talk About Abortion?

Friday, April 22, 2016

The strong emotions sparked by abortion leave little room for thoughtful debate. To cut through the tension, Aspen Baker says we should calmly tell and listen to stories about women who had abortions.

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How Do You Make The International Community Care About The Refugee Crisis?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UNHCR, tells the story of a young refugee who miraculously survived four days on a child's life ring after her boat was capsized in 2014.

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What Lessons Can We Learn From Losing Our Life's Savings?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Motivational speaker Matt Weinstein shares the lessons he learned after losing his life's savings to Bernie Madoff, a man who ran one of biggest investment scams in U.S. history.

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When Crisis Strikes On Everest — How Do You Respond?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Physician Ken Kamler describes his experience as a doctor on Mount Everest during one of its deadliest days in its history.

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How Can Text Messaging Save Lives?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Activist Nancy Lublin explains how Crisis Text Line, the first 24/7 text line of its kind, has helped millions of people by providing direct support as well as anonymous data about people in crisis.

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Can A Massive Stroke Change A Life — For The Better?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Photojournalist Kitra Cahana describes how her father dealt with a stroke that left his body completely paralyzed, and how his experience opened a world of opportunities for him.

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How Can Hidden Sounds Be Captured By Everyday Objects

Friday, March 18, 2016

Computer scientist Abe Davis explains how you can turn a plant or a bag of chips into a microphone, and capturing the hidden sound vibrations on a high-speed camera.

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