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Ryan Phelan: How gene technology can save species on the brink of extinction

Friday, January 07, 2022

What if we could rescue endangered species before they disappear? Biotech entrepreneur Ryan Phelan explores how genetic engineering tools can save species that would otherwise go extinct.


Phillip Atiba Goff: How can communities reimagine their approach to public safety?

Friday, November 12, 2021

Psychologist Phillip Atiba Goff analyzes data on how racial bias affects police behavior. He shares how communities can rethink their public safety systems, and ultimately better respond to crises.


Puppet of a Syrian girl walks the path of refugees to offer hope for the future

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Amal, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee puppet, has been walking across Europe to raise visibility and empathy for the plight of refugees. Theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi spoke with TED Radio Hour.


Amir Nizar Zuabi: How one puppet's 5,000 mile journey delivers a message of hope

Friday, October 29, 2021

Amal is a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. She's also a giant puppet. Theater director Amir Nizar Zuabi discusses how art can deliver a new message on the plight of refugees in his project "The Walk."


Sandeep Jauhar: How do emotions affect the heart?

Friday, October 01, 2021

Cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar explains a case where deep grief caused takotsubo cardiomyopathy—also called "broken heart syndrome." He examines the connection emotions have with our most vital organ.


Alexis Nikole Nelson: How Foraging Restored My Relationship With Food

Friday, September 03, 2021

Forager and TikTok influencer Alexis Nikole Nelson shares how the great outdoors has offered her both an endless array of food options and an outlet to reconnect with her food and her culture.


Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?

Friday, July 23, 2021

Public places don't always fully meet the needs of a community. Shari Davis explains how participatory budgeting can give us all a voice in creating safer and more equitable public spaces.


Asha de Vos: Why Are Whales Essential To The Health Of Our Oceans?

Friday, June 25, 2021

Whales are more than just beautiful creatures—they play a vital role in the ocean's ecosystem. Marine biologist Asha de Vos explains why protecting whales is crucial for protecting the entire sea.


Catherine Mohr: A Love Story... That Begins With A Sea Urchin

Friday, June 11, 2021

Catherine Mohr shares the story of a scuba diving trip gone wrong, where getting stabbed by a sea urchin transformed her relationship with the ocean... and ultimately led her to the love of her life.


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.


Camille A. Brown: How Can We Tap Into Our Creative Expression Through Dance?

Friday, May 14, 2021

For Camille A. Brown, choreography unlocked a new way to understand her power as a dancer. She explains how social dance — and its origins — have allowed her to celebrate her creative identity.