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How Are Mayors Better Poised to 'Get Things Done'?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says mayors are in a position to accomplish a great deal, because they're locals. They can see a city the way "people who are most in need of help see it," he says.

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How Are Some Fragile Cities Tackling Their Worst Problems?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Fast-growing cities are often riddled with violence, drug trafficking and unemployment. Security researcher Robert Muggah explains how some cities are using new approaches to address these problems.

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How Can Public Spaces Change A City's Character?

Friday, January 08, 2016

For Amanda Burden, a city is defined by its public spaces. The former city commissioner of New York City explains why a promenade, a park or even a park bench, are vital to a city's ability to thrive.

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How Does A Rikers Inmate Become a Hero?

Friday, December 18, 2015

As a teenager, Ismael Nazario spent more than 300 days in Rikers Island's solitary confinement before being convicted of a crime. He describes how every day was a test to survive.

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How Does The Journey Change The Hero?

Friday, December 18, 2015

After completing her harrowing solo sail around the world, Dame Ellen MacArthur describes how that journey transformed her.

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How Does A Hero's Journey Begin?

Friday, December 18, 2015

Dame Ellen MacArthur's journey began when she discovered sailing. She describes how years later she undertook her greatest challenge: to sail solo around the world faster than anyone in history.

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What Is The Blueprint For Stories About Heroes?

Friday, December 18, 2015

Host Guy Raz raises the curtain on this episode by exploring the hidden blueprint embedded within our most popular and powerful stories.

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How Can Mentors Turn An Uncertain Journey Into A Heroic One?

Friday, December 18, 2015

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a successful author and illustrator. But, he says, his life could have gone in a completely different direction, if he hadn't had a long line of mentors.

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Is Forgiveness The Ultimate Test?

Friday, December 18, 2015

In 1942, the U.S. government interned George Takei and his family in a Japanese-American internment camp. Decades later, the actor describes his journey to forgive the country that betrayed him.

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How Did Endurance Help Early Humans Survive?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human instinct to run. How did endurance help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today?

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How Can You See Without Seeing?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation.

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What Is A 'Whitopia' — And What Might It Mean To Live There?

Friday, November 20, 2015

As America becomes more multicultural, Rich Benjamin noticed a phenomenon: some communities are actually becoming less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA and moved in.

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How Did A Mishap Lead To An Artist's Best Work?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sculptor Janet Echelman found her voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material.

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Is There A Healthy Way To Think About Depression?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.

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Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Depression?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from — and eventually confronted — his own serious depression.

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How Do Stereotypes Of Mental Health Affect Us?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.

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What Can Fruit Flies Tell Us About Human Emotions?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies.

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Is It Possible To Put A Band-Aid On A Bad Feeling?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.

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How Did The World Wide Web Start?

Friday, October 23, 2015

In the 1980s, scientists in Switzerland were asking how they could share and collaborate on massive, complex projects. Sir Tim Berners-Lee answered by inventing the World Wide Web.

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How Can You Open Source Building Your House?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Instead of architects creating buildings only for those who can afford to commission them, what if anyone could design and build their own houses? Designer Alastair Parvin says it's possible.

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