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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Can We Reframe Negative Narratives About Poverty?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Activist Mia Birdsong says the stories we tell about poverty don't reflect reality. She describes people in her community who are optimistic about their futures — even if the larger society is not.

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Are There Reasons To Be Optimistic About Climate Change?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Vice President Al Gore explains how human ingenuity can solve our climate crisis.

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Are We Natural Optimists?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot makes the case for why humans are wired to have what she calls an "optimism bias."

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How Can We Teach Children To Create A Hopeful Future?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Educator John Hunter describes how he finds hope and inspiration in his fourth grade students — and their ability to solve big problems.

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Is Optimism Simply A Matter Of Perspective?

Friday, May 06, 2016

In describing her experiences of immigration, poverty and homelessness, psychologist Tania Luna explains that gratitude for the small things creates a rich and hopeful life.

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Should We Feel Optimistic ... About Climate Change?

Friday, May 06, 2016

Vice President Al Gore says that — despite the dismal news on climate change — he's optimistic.

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How Can We Have A More Candid Conversation About Race?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Diversity advocate Vernā Myers makes a powerful case for acknowledging our subconscious biases and assumptions about others.

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How Can Tourism Promote Peace In The Middle East?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Social entrepreneur and educator Aziz Abu Sarah describes how he came to lead tours in which Jews, Muslims and Christians cross contested borders to spend time in each others cultures.

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Why Do Conservatives Need Liberals — And Vice Versa?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Social scientist Arthur Brooks explains how conservatives and liberals can cooperate to overcome gridlock and build a better economy.

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What's A Better Way To Talk About Abortion?

Friday, April 22, 2016

The strong emotions sparked by abortion leave little room for thoughtful debate. To cut through the tension, Aspen Baker says we should calmly tell and listen to stories about women who had abortions.

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How Do You Make The International Community Care About The Refugee Crisis?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UNHCR, tells the story of a young refugee who miraculously survived four days on a child's life ring after her boat was capsized in 2014.

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What Lessons Can We Learn From Losing Our Life's Savings?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Motivational speaker Matt Weinstein shares the lessons he learned after losing his life's savings to Bernie Madoff, a man who ran one of biggest investment scams in U.S. history.

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When Crisis Strikes On Everest — How Do You Respond?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Physician Ken Kamler describes his experience as a doctor on Mount Everest during one of its deadliest days in its history.

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How Can Text Messaging Save Lives?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Activist Nancy Lublin explains how Crisis Text Line, the first 24/7 text line of its kind, has helped millions of people by providing direct support as well as anonymous data about people in crisis.

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Can A Massive Stroke Change A Life — For The Better?

Friday, April 01, 2016

Photojournalist Kitra Cahana describes how her father dealt with a stroke that left his body completely paralyzed, and how his experience opened a world of opportunities for him.

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How Can Hidden Sounds Be Captured By Everyday Objects

Friday, March 18, 2016

Computer scientist Abe Davis explains how you can turn a plant or a bag of chips into a microphone, and capturing the hidden sound vibrations on a high-speed camera.

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Could A Boiling River From A Childhood Legend Exist?

Friday, March 18, 2016

As a boy, Andrés Ruzo heard stories of a mythical boiling river. Years later, as a geoscientist, he recounts his journey deep into the Amazon to see if the river actually exists.

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Can We Fall Prey To Hidden Parasites?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Science writer Ed Yong delves into the hidden world of parasites. He describes how parasites, once inside a host's body, become masters in the craft of manipulation.

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How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in space archaeology. She describes her method of using satellite images to locate lost ancient sites.

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What Hidden Underwater Worlds Are Left To Discover?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ocean explorer Robert Ballard makes the case for exploring the deep oceans, where he is discovering new species, resources and mountain ranges.

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