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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

Why Should We Search For ET?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.

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What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humans have been looking for the giant squid for decades. Oceanographer Edith Widder shares how innovative technology helped her capture the squid on video for the first time.

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Can Organic Farming Make Perfect Fish?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Chef Dan Barber tackles a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. He chronicles his search for a fish that would please both diners and environmentalists.

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Finding Love ... And Aliens?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Humorist John Hodgman tells a story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way they all contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.

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Playlist: Journey To Far Off Places

Monday, December 29, 2014

Travel to unusual places with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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Playlist: Stories That Will Spark Your Imagination

Monday, December 29, 2014

These TED Radio Hour stories will make you curious and maybe even ignite some creative ideas of your own.

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Playlist: Powerful Personal Stories

Friday, December 19, 2014

Inspiring TED Radio Hour stories about courage, strength, and transformation.

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Playlist: Science!

Friday, December 19, 2014

From monkeys to microbes, TED speakers in this playlist cover all different realms of the scientific world.

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Playlist: What Music Means

Friday, December 19, 2014

Our favorite interviews about music from the TED Radio Hour.

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Playlist: Writers On Writing

Friday, December 19, 2014

In this playlist, TED speakers explore the nature of creativity, the source of a good story, and the impact of the written word.

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Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions, in the form of the golden rule.

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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

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Playlist: Inspiring Stories You'll Want To Share

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This playlist includes some blockbuster TED talks that have already inspired millions.

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Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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What Does It Take To Bring Transparency To Medicine?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Doctors in the U.S. don't have to tell patients about conflicts of interest. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction she got was frightening.

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What Does Everyday Courage Look Like?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Margaret Heffernan talks about the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people who are willing to speak up.

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What Does It Take To Cover A War?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reporter Janine di Giovanni has covered countless wars, including conflict in Bosnia, Sierra Leone and most recently Syria. She tells stories of everyday human courage in conflict zones.

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