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NPR/TED Staff

NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

What Defines The Perfect Meal?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Professor Charles Spence studies what makes for a great eating experience. He says it's far more dependent on 'the everything else' that surrounds the meal, rather than the food itself.

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Are Insects The Future Of Food?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Entomologist Marcel Dicke wants us to reconsider our relationship with insects, promoting bugs as a tasty — and ecologically sound — alternative to meat in an increasingly hungry world.

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How Has the American Diet Changed Over Time?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Food writer Mark Bittman says long before Pop Tarts, Americans ate simple food that was grown closer to home. He says we need to get back to that time by eating locally, seasonally, and sustainably.

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How Worried Should We Be About Sugar?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sugar is a major culprit in diseases such as obesity, diabetes and dementia—and because it's in almost everything we consume, Dr. Robert Lustig says it's time to get more proactive.

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How Does Food Become A Tool For Connection?

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Community leader Pam Warhurst says we can enjoy and relate to our food not only by buying it in supermarkets, but by growing it in our town's public spaces and engaging our communities.

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Are We Wrong To Think We're Right?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Our biases lead us to amend the facts. Writer Julia Galef explains how we can have better judgement by developing more empathy and testing our own beliefs.

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Are Immigrants The Key To A Stronger Democracy?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Sayu Bhojwani urges her fellow immigrants to participate and find their own power in the political process in order to make democracy stronger.

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Does My Vote Really Matter?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Eric Liu says that voting is the most important thing a citizen in a democracy can do. He says when we vote, even if it is in anger, we are part of a collective creative leap of faith.

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Is Capitalism Compatible With Democracy?

Friday, November 04, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis proposes a provocative idea: democracy is not compatible with capitalism. He argues corporations have gained too much control and advocates for an "authentic democracy."

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How Can We Solve Democracy's Problems?

Friday, November 04, 2016

After immersing himself in the politics of Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, and many other countries, Jonathan Tepperman emerges with an optimistic view: democracy is remarkably pliant — and resilient.

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How Does Our Brain Get Rid Of Toxins?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff talks about his research, which explores how the brain naturally flushes out toxins during sleep.

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How Can Your Home Make You Sick?

Friday, October 21, 2016

When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.

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How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.

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How Do Common Chemicals Affect Frogs, Rats — And Maybe Us?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Biologist Tyrone Hayes talks about the concerning effects of the herbicide atrazine, which is part of a group of chemicals that are found in everyday food and household products.

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Can A Place Still Be Home Even After Becoming Toxic?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.

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What Can We Learn From One Of The World's Most Toxic Accidents?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Filmmaker Holly Morris talks about her time with the "Babushkas of Chernobyl" — the elderly women who decided to stay in Chernobyl, Ukraine, after the worst nuclear accident in history.

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What's The Anthropocene?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Have we entered a new age defined by humans? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara says there's "no doubt" that humans' impact on Earth will show up in the geological record.

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How Do We Embrace All Kinds Of Nature?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Environmental writer Emma Marris wants us to broaden our definition of nature to one that embraces urban and wild spaces in order learn to protect and care for it.

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Can We Preserve Seed Diversity For The Future?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Biodiversity archivist Cary Fowler explains how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault will prepare humans for the climate change and its effect on our environment and our food supply.

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How Can Dinosaurs Help Us Understand Our Own Species?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Earth's rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth's history that help us recognize our place in the world.

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