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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Does An Islamist Extremist Change His Mind?

Friday, October 25, 2013

For more than a decade, Maajid Nawaz recruited young Muslims to an extreme Islamist group. But while serving time in an Egyptian prison, he went through a complete ideological transformation. He left the group, his friends, his marriage for a new life as a democracy advocate.

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What Runs Through Your Mind As Your Plane Is Crashing?

Friday, October 25, 2013

In January 2009, businessman Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York. On the TED stage, Elias tells his story for the first time, including how the crash changed his approach to life, love and family.

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What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sherwin Nuland is a successful surgeon and author known for his bestselling books on the nature of life and death. But 40 years ago, he faced spending the rest of his life in a mental institution. Nuland describes how electroshock therapy gave him a second lease on life.

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Is 'Patient Capitalism' The Answer To Poverty?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund, shares stories of how "patient capitalism" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services and dignity to the world's poor.

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Haves And Have-Nots

Friday, October 18, 2013

Income inequality is at an all-time high between the haves and the have-nots. But can the poverty gap potentially be eliminated? In this hour, TED speakers share some big ideas about inequality and new ways we might achieve prosperity for all.

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What Does The Rise Of Super-Fortunes Mean For The Rest Of Us?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Author and politician Chrystia Freeland says economic inequality is growing by leaps and bounds. She charts the rise of today's billionaire plutocrats and wonders what the concentration of wealth means for the rest of us.

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Will The Rest Of The World Catch Up To The West?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Historian Niall Ferguson explains why, when it comes to amassing wealth, it's been the West versus the rest for the past 500 years. He suggests six killer apps that promote wealth, stability and innovation — and are now shareable.

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Can You Code A Better Government?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can — and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments — and their neighbors.

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What Motivates Us To Collaborate?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.

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Can You Crowdsource Without Even Knowing It?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Computer programmer Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions done by millions on the Internet for greater good. He put CAPTCHAs, those online puzzles to verify you're not a robot, to work by digitizing books and teaching foreign languages.

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Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Software entrepreneur Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. In his TED talk, he lays out the main problems and offers suggestions to make work work.

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Why Does Wikipedia Work?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," and gave them tools for collaborating to create a self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.

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How Do Book Covers Tell Their Own Stories?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover — he creates covers that embody the books. Kidd's book covers are visual haikus that instantly convey the heart of the story inside. In his TEDTalk, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.

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How Do You Find A Story In A Painting?

Friday, September 20, 2013

When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them. She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel Girl With a Pearl Earring.

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What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Writer Chimamanda Adichie warns that if we hear only a single story about another person, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

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What Are The Clues To A Good Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, responsible for Toy Story and WALL-E, shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

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What Makes A Good Story?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton, best known for hits like WALL-E, demonstrates that the best storytelling is joke telling.

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How Can Young People Make An Impact?

Friday, September 06, 2013

At 18, Natalie Warne's work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. She calls on young people not to let age stop them from changing the world.

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The Next Greatest Generation?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y or the Me Generation, one thing's for certain: These young people will change the world. But what will be its legacy? This hour, we hear TED speakers searching to define themselves and their generation.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Teenage Feminist Today?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models, so she built a space where they can find each other. She talks about how her site, RookieMag.com, and others are putting an unapologetically uncertain and complex face on feminism.

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