James Delahoussaye

James Delahoussaye appears in the following:

Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities--to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author Dave Eggers talks tech, education, and the healing power of writing.

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Nabiha Saklayen: Could lasers make stem cell therapy available to everyone?

Friday, January 07, 2022

Stem cells have long been heralded as a potential tool to treat illnesses. Nabiha Saklayen explains how it's still early, but scientists are getting closer to turning this vision into a reality.

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Loretta J. Ross: What if we called people in, rather than calling them out?

Friday, December 03, 2021

How can we have more productive conversations with people we vehemently disagree with? Civil rights activist Loretta J. Ross gives us the tools to call people in—instead of calling them out.

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Emily Oster: Why wasn't the US tracking the spread of COVID-19 in schools?

Friday, November 12, 2021

In summer 2020, parents faced so many unknowns when it came to sending kids to school. Economist Emily Oster describes how she started collecting data nationwide to help parents decide for themselves.

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Shoham Arad: What Does It Take To Turn An Idea Into A Movement?

Friday, October 22, 2021

Anyone can have a big idea. But how do those big ideas come to fruition and grow? Director of the TED Fellows program Shoham Arad walks us through several speakers who turned a spark into a movement.

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Jeannie Suk Gersen: How can understanding divorce help a marriage?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Marriage takes a lot of work. And part of preventing eventual heartache, says law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen, is seeing marriage and partnership through the lens of divorce.

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Elise Hu: The Beauty Ideal

Friday, August 20, 2021

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But it's also shaped by global norms. This hour, journalist Elise Hu reflects on what's considered beautiful now, and how we'll think about beauty in the future.

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Saleem Reshamwala Takes Us To Far Flung Places

Friday, July 30, 2021

This hour, journalist Saleem Reshamwala gives us a tour of surprising people and places — Lima, Nairobi, and prehistoric New Jersey — to inspire new perspectives on travel and cultures.

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Jimmy Wales: How Can Wikipedia Ensure A Safe And Shared Online Space?

Friday, July 23, 2021

Wikipedian Jake Orlowitz describes how volunteers update the world's largest encyclopedia. And co-founder Jimmy Wales says the site must not only be a neutral space, but one that encourages diversity.

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Marah Hardt: What Can We Learn From The Sex Lives Of Fish?

Friday, June 11, 2021

Marine biologist Marah Hardt is fascinated with the mating habits of marine life. If we want to save the oceans, she says we have to understand the weird and whimsical sex that helps populate it.

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COMIC: Director Jon M. Chu's Long Journey From Home Videos To 'In The Heights'

Friday, June 11, 2021

Hollywood director Jon M. Chu got his start splicing VHS tapes of home videos, but it took him two decades — and acceptance of his cultural identity — to realize what stories he really wanted to tell.

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Jon M. Chu: Why Does Representation On Screen Matter?

Friday, May 14, 2021

With his film Crazy Rich Asians, director Jon M. Chu made his mark on Hollywood — opening doors for Asian American representation on screen. He reflects on how his heritage informs his cinematic work.

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Time Goes By: Has The Pandemic Changed Your Expectations For Hours And Days?

Monday, January 25, 2021

This past year has altered how many of us experience time. Our expectations for how our hours and days transpire have been upended. We want to know: How has your relationship with time changed?

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'Peanuts' First Black Character Franklin Turns 50

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fifty years ago, Charlie Brown lost his beach ball. It was gone forever, that is, until a boy named Franklin returned it to him.

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Portions Of Ailing White House Magnolia Removed Over Safety Concerns

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Jackson Magnolia, one of the oldest and storied trees on the White House lawn, just got a major trim. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with historian Jonathan Pliska about the tree's significance.

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Chris Stapleton Dives Into His Archives For 'From A Room: Volume 2'

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Nashville singer sits down with NPR's Ari Shapiro to talk about his latest album, which includes songs he wrote long ago, re-recorded tracks, and covers of his favorite tunes.

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The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.

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'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

Saturday, July 04, 2015

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Video games are great for passing time or battling monsters with friends online. But the medium is also being used to explore complex stories and themes. It's even being used as form of journalistic storytelling, immersing people in places and events that can be hard to imagine.

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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

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