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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

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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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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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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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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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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Can We Fall Prey To Hidden Parasites?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Science writer Ed Yong delves into the hidden world of parasites. He describes how parasites, once inside a host's body, become masters in the craft of manipulation.

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How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in space archaeology. She describes her method of using satellite images to locate lost ancient sites.

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Could A Boiling River From A Childhood Legend Exist?

Friday, March 18, 2016

As a boy, Andrés Ruzo heard stories of a mythical boiling river. Years later, as a geoscientist, he recounts his journey deep into the Amazon to see if the river actually exists.

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What Hidden Underwater Worlds Are Left To Discover?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ocean explorer Robert Ballard makes the case for exploring the deep oceans, where he is discovering new species, resources and mountain ranges.

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What Makes An Idea Go Viral?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin describes how the marketing of ideas has changed since the invention of sliced bread, as well as the type of ideas that stick in consumer's minds.

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Why Did Humans Become The Most Successful Species On Earth?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Historian Yuval Harari explains how human imagination powered the growth and spread of homo sapiens around the world.

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How Do Our Social Networks Affect Our Health?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Physician and social scientist Nicholas Christakis explains how face-to-face social networks and their structures influence behaviors and phenomena in human society and the natural living world.

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Why Is Laughter Contagious?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Neuroscientist Sophie Scott studies laughter, specifically its effect on our body and brain. She discusses laughter's contagious nature, as well as its role in maintaining social bonds.

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How Can We Prevent The Next Global Health Epidemic?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates stresses our dire need for a system that can take on the challenges of the next global health epidemic.

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What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Explorer Ben Saunders is the first person to finish the perilous trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He describes what he had to endure in order to survive the journey.

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How Do We Move Beyond The Darkest Moments In Our Lives?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.

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How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.

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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.

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How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death?

Friday, January 29, 2016

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

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