NPR/TED Staff

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Sara Menker: How Can We Farm Enough Food to Feed the World?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Data analyst Sara Menker believes we could be less than a decade away from a global food crisis. She says Africa can help meet the world's growing demand for food.

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Ian Bremmer: What Happens When The World's Superpower No Longer Wants To Lead?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Political instability is on the rise. Political scientist Ian Bremmer argues it's because the United States is abandoning it's leadership role in global institutions, creating a power vacuum.

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Rutger Bregman: Is A Universal Basic Income The Answer To Ending Poverty?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Historian Rutger Bregman says a lack of cash is the cause, not the symptom, of poverty. He proposes a simple but radical solution: give those in need a guaranteed basic income.

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David Miliband: Whose Responsibility Is It To Solve The Global Refugee Crisis?

Friday, January 12, 2018

There are more refugees in the world today than at any other time since World War II. David Miliband says each of us has a moral obligation to help solve this crisis by turning empathy into action.

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Tim Kruger: How Do We Slow Climate Change Before It's Too Late?

Friday, January 12, 2018

To tackle climate change, geoengineer Tim Kruger is developing technology that could remove large quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. But he says it takes unprecedented cooperation to make it work.

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Atul Gawande: Medicine Has Become A Team Sport — So How Do We Treat It Like One?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Surgeon Atul Gawande says doctors used to know and do everything themselves — like craftsmen, or cowboys. But those days are over. He argues for creating systems where clinicians all work together.

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Siddhartha Mukherjee: Can We Reimagine Our Approach To Treating Disease?

Friday, December 22, 2017

When it comes to medicine, one rule of thinking has generally prevailed: Have disease, take pill, kill something. But physician Siddhartha Mukherjee says treatment should take a broader approach.

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Joseph Ravenell: Could Barbershops Become The New Doctor's Office?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Many black men trust their barber more than their primary care doctor, if they even have one. Physician Joseph Ravenell wants to turn barbershops into a place where men can access basic health care.

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Jocelyne Bloch: After An Injury, Can The Brain Heal Itself?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch and her colleague were studying brain samples of head trauma patients when they made an amazing discovery — brain cells with the ability to generate new cells.

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Theo E.J. Wilson: What Happens When A Black Man Goes Undercover In The Alt-Right?

Friday, December 15, 2017

Youtube activist Theo E.J. Wilson wondered about the people posting racist comments on his videos, and where they were getting their facts. So he adopted a pseudonym and joined their conversation.

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?

Friday, December 15, 2017

When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.

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Mubin Shaikh: Why Did a Former Extremist Go Undercover To Fight Terrorism?

Friday, December 15, 2017

When his childhood friend was connected with a terrorist attack, Mubin Shaikh set out to help combat Islamic extremists--even though he used to be one. So he joined the Canadian Intelligence Service.

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Jamie Bartlett: What Goes On In The Secrecy Of The Dark Web?

Friday, December 15, 2017

When journalist Jamie Bartlett dove into the secret, hidden part of the Internet known as the Dark Web, he was surprised by what he found lurking there.

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Ray Dalio: What Would Happen If You Were 100% Honest With Your Colleagues?

Friday, December 01, 2017

Entrepreneur Ray Dalio would want somebody to tell him if he's about to make a mistake. So in his company, even the most junior employees are expected to give him--the boss--critical, honest feedback.

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Trevor Timm: When It Comes To Government, How Much Do We Have The Right To Know?

Friday, December 01, 2017

Whistleblowers who expose government wrongdoing often risk prosecution. Journalist Trevor Timm says the press can't truly act in the public interest if sources fear speaking out.

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David Burkus: Would Work Improve If You Knew What Your Colleagues Get Paid?

Friday, December 01, 2017

How much money you make is a taboo subject. But business writer David Burkus says you should know how much your coworkers are paid. It can improve your job satisfaction--even reduce pay inequality.

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Leilani Schweitzer: How Can Hospitals Be More Transparent About Medical Errors?

Friday, December 01, 2017

Leilani Schweitzer lost her son due to a medical error. She says the hospital's honesty and openness helped her heal. She now works to provide that level of honesty to patients at the same hospital.

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Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

Friday, November 17, 2017

16 million children face hunger in the U.S., which can prevent them from performing well in school. Chef Sam Kass describes a simple solution with a potentially huge impact: free breakfast.

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Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

Friday, November 17, 2017

When designer Mileha Soneji's uncle got Parkinson's, his quality of life deteriorated rapidly. Mileha couldn't cure her uncle's disease, so she designed simple ways to improve his everyday life.

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Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.

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