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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

What Makes An Idea Go Viral?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin describes how the marketing of ideas has changed since the invention of sliced bread, as well as the type of ideas that stick in consumer's minds.

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How Do Our Social Networks Affect Our Health?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Physician and social scientist Nicholas Christakis explains how face-to-face social networks and their structures influence behaviors and phenomena in human society and the natural living world.

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Why Did Humans Become The Most Successful Species On Earth?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Historian Yuval Harari explains how human imagination powered the growth and spread of homo sapiens around the world.

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Why Is Laughter Contagious?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Neuroscientist Sophie Scott studies laughter, specifically its effect on our body and brain. She discusses laughter's contagious nature, as well as its role in maintaining social bonds.

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How Can We Prevent The Next Global Health Epidemic?

Friday, March 04, 2016

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates stresses our dire need for a system that can take on the challenges of the next global health epidemic.

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What Does It Take To Endure The Harshest Climate On Earth?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Explorer Ben Saunders is the first person to finish the perilous trek from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. He describes what he had to endure in order to survive the journey.

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How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.

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How Can We Ensure Our Survival As A Species?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Astronomer and cosmologist Lord Martin Rees asks whether our species will endure despite the many existential threats we face.

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How Do We Move Beyond The Darkest Moments In Our Lives?

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Following the White House sex scandal of the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky endured public shame and trauma. Now, she is speaking out about it as a way to help others in similar circumstances.

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Do We Need A New Narrative For Death?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Amanda Bennett explains why having hope while watching a loved one die shouldn't warrant a diagnosis of "denial." She calls for a more heroic narrative for death — to match the ones we have in life.

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What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Artist Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard with the prompt: "Before I die I want to ____." Her neighbors' answers described the aspirations of their community.

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Is Honesty The Best Policy When Someone Is Dying?

Friday, January 29, 2016

As an emergency medical technician, Matthew O'Reilly was used to telling a white lie when patients asked if they were dying. O'Reilly describes what happened when he decided to tell the truth.

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How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death?

Friday, January 29, 2016

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

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Is There A Better Way To Be Buried?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Jae Rhim Lee says it's possible by using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

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How Are Mayors Better Poised to 'Get Things Done'?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says mayors are in a position to accomplish a great deal, because they're locals. They can see a city the way "people who are most in need of help see it," he says.

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How Are Some Fragile Cities Tackling Their Worst Problems?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Fast-growing cities are often riddled with violence, drug trafficking and unemployment. Security researcher Robert Muggah explains how some cities are using new approaches to address these problems.

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How Can Public Spaces Change A City's Character?

Friday, January 08, 2016

For Amanda Burden, a city is defined by its public spaces. The former city commissioner of New York City explains why a promenade, a park or even a park bench, are vital to a city's ability to thrive.

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Does The Road To Changing The World Go Through City Hall?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Political theorist Benjamin Barber argues that cities and city mayors are the key to bypassing political gridlock and solving many of our global challenges.

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Can Changing Your Route Change Your Experience Of A City?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Mapping apps find the fastest route. But what are you missing along the way? Computer scientist Daniele Quercia describes how "happy maps" can give you the most beautiful route.

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How Does A Rikers Inmate Become a Hero?

Friday, December 18, 2015

As a teenager, Ismael Nazario spent more than 300 days in Rikers Island's solitary confinement before being convicted of a crime. He describes how every day was a test to survive.

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