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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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