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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Presenter: Paul Stoetzer, N8HM Paul will be revealing his secrets on how to make big signals with little room.
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Presenter: Stephen Kercel, AA4AK Stephen recounts his experiences constructing and operating with an extended double Zepp on 80 meters. It uses 600-Ohm ladder line of a preceise length to producer a low 50� SWR without the need of a tuner. With a tuner, the antenna is so remarkably effective on 160 and 60 meters. Stephen also shares some practical insights using a potato cannon for raising antenna wires in dense woods.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK Astron power supplies are the most common supplies found in ham shacks. This presentation will outline repairs and upgrades to a few Astron power supplies done. Suggested improvements and repairs will be applicable for the RS20, RS35, and other models. Issues with different versions of the supplies will be discussed. Photos and hands on parts will be part of the presentation.
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Presenter: Edward Snyder, W1YSM Session 1: Collegiate Club Update (max of four clubs to present) Session 2: Development of On-air Activities (Planning CAR QSO Parties, CAR Awards for on-air contacts, development of infrastructure to support this initiative) Session 3: CAR Town Hall - Open discussion led by W1YU and ARRL leadership. Manufacturers will also be invited to speak about how clubs can positively impact company activities.
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Presenter: Phil Erickson, W1PJE Phil will follow on NE1R's introduction to propagation with a deeper discussion of the ionosphere and its variations, and how it relates to amateur radio propagation. He will describe space weather research, including onservation programs at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA, and will present information on how hams can participate in active scientific research through the HamSCI citizen science initiative.
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Presenter: Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM Jeff recounts the story of the 706T Dxpedition to Yemen in 2012.
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Presenter: Peter Stohrer, K1PJS An introduction to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). How hams can utilize their communication assets for public service and served agencies. Amateurs have provided emergency communication since the early days of radio. All license classes are welcome and encouraged to participate in the ARES program.
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Presenter: Rick Zach, K1RJZ This forum will discss current equipment and operating trends, covering all the digital modes found on local VHF and UHF frequencies.
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Presenter: Ed Moxon, K1GGI The museum at Chatham Radio/WCC features a complete Mackay Marine radio console that sailed on the famous hospital ship SS Hope/WHNJ. This presentation details the acquisition and restoration of a special piece of maritime radio hisotry.
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Presenter: Dan Brown, W1DAN While SDR radioes and the latest ham technology is exciting, sometimes it is enjoyable to live in the past and light up some old tube gear. Dan will discuss the allure of old radioes or "boat anchors": how to obtain, restore, and bring a relic back to life. He will also discuss vintage SSB, CW and AM.
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Presenter: John Kruk, N9UPC
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Presenter: Dennis Markell, N1IMW The NPOTA event brought together a variety of operators in a remarkable year of success, and a lot of 'fail and learn' experiences. Hear about the antenna quandries, the rig contortions, and all the wacky field station creations that made it so remarkable.
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Andy will discuss a popular SSB QRP kit from India.
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Presenter: Eugene Shablygin, W3UA
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Presenter: Anne Manna, WB1ARU Women Radio Operators of New England and Young Ladies' Radio League are co-sponsoring this forum for all YL's, licensed or not. Topics will include: What YL's are doing and have done in our shared hobby; reports on new nets and awards; ways to join in the fun.
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Presenter: Rob Macedo, KD1CY An overview of the popular SKYWARN program.
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, and Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB Covers two different stations: a simple HT-based setup and tracking using a handheld Yagi; and a more complex station that uses full computer control but is still portable.
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Presenters: Christina Sage, KC1GAF Julie Sage, KC1GMW Nathan Pennie, KB1RD Cubes in Space is a program that provides students (ages 11-18) with a free opportunity to design experiments to be launched into space on a NASA rocket or balloon! This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based global education program, enabling kids to learn and utilize innovative problem-solving, inquiry-based learning methods. Students and their adult mentors will show you how to bring...
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Presenter: Charles Bures, WA3ITR An introduction to the JT65 mode, developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT. How and why it was developed, what components are needed, and more. Charlie will explain the basic technical details by walking through a sample QSO, and also share his early experiences using JT65.
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Presenter: John Salmi, KB1MGI John will present and demonstrate simple and easy techniques to record the RF fingerprint of a radio transmission. These techniques can help to identify a particular transmitter brand name that is causing interference.
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Presenter: Tom Carrigan, NE1R An introduction to the fascinating subject of HF radio propagation. Tom will discuss ground wave, sky wave, NVIS, skip, and other phenomena, as well as an introduction to space weather and interpretation of the published indexes. The talks is intended for radio enthusiasts with a limited knowledge of the subject. It does not assume any formal scientific education.
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Presenter: Dennis Egan, W1UE WSPR is an easy way of obtaining passive, objective signal reports from a variety of stations. Dennis will discuss methods of using WSPR to evaluate HF antennas.
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Presenter: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL Director, New England Division In his opening remarks, Tom will welcome Convention attendees and discuss the important issues of the day affecting the ham radio hobby.
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Presenter: Joe Reisert, W1JR Joe will discuss the danger and damage caused by lightning and surges, as well as the latest techniques to prevent or decrease same versus prior art.
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Presenter: Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR Gerald will explore the myriad of capabilities that have been added to Software-Defined Radioes (SDRs) in the last few years, how these advances enhance both the enjoyment of radio and provide new key insights into the radio spectrum, and the signals that occupy it. He will cover several operating modes focusing on the SDR features that enhance those modes and make contacts both easier and more enjoyable. He'll also show how the ever-increasing integration of...
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Presenter: Joe Fairclough, WB2JKJ How to use Amateur Radio in the classroom as an educational tool, while creating some young hams along the way.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK The Raspberry Pi is the basis for an inter-linkable repeater controller. James will discuss the goals and current state of the project and will present an overview of the HW and SW architectures. Topics: An introduction to Python and Github; how to replicate the prototype; how to contribute to hardware, software, and testing.
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Presenter: Mark Pride, K1RX
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Presenter: John Salmi, KB1MGI Fox Hunting/Direction Finding techniques equipment and demonstrations for finding hidden fox transmitters and tracking down interference.
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Presenters: Dennis Egan, W1UE, and Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC How do you renew interest in and grow your Amateur Radio club? Fred will describe how he and others grew their club from forty members to over 150 in two years.
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Presenter: Greg Algieri, WA1JXR This presentation will assist hams in using EZNEC Antenna Modeling Software for the first time. Greg will discuss the fundamentals of antenna modeling and how to get started using the software.
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Presenter: Ernie Bauer, N1AEW A presentation for beginners to understand, plan, and make a QSO on the FM single-channel amateur satellites. Ernie will also provide an overview of currently available and soon to be launched amateur satellites and their capabilities
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Amateur Radio clubs can be great places to meet people, learn new things, and have a lot of fun
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Presenter: Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW This presentation explores possible correlations between storm systems and sporadic E clouds. While some of the main causes of sporadic E propagation are wind shear, meteor strikes, and upper atmospheric tides, radio operators have noticed that sporadic E propagation is also changed significantly by hurricanes and storms. This talk will present cases where Amateur Radio has been used to investigate the effects of low-pressure weather storms on the formations...
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Presenter: Rob Macedo, KD1CY SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Learn the basics of thunderstorm development; fundamentals of storm structure; identifying potential severe weather features; information to report; how to report it; basic severe weather safety.
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Presenter: Gary Schwartz, N1ZCE Public services events are a great way to build your radio operating skills, create visibility for ham radio, and serve the local community. Make sure you are prepared for emergency operations by working real-world events, and have some fun as well!
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC Fred will present on the creation and delivery of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that uses the construction, launch, tracking and recovery of a high-altitude balloon carrying a 2-meter APRS system and atmospheric experiments.
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Presenter: Bruce Blain, K1BG All of us entered the amateur radio hobby in a number of different ways. Whether it was the Class B license of the 30s and 40s, the Novice license of the 50s through 90s, or the current Technician class license, Bruce looks at the history of entry level license requirements and conditions, what's worked and what hasn't, and what it means for attracting youth to the hobby.
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Andy will present about various ham radio-related programs that are freely available for Linux, as well as recent developments.
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Presenter: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL Director, New England Division, and Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, ARRL CEO Tom and Tom will discuss current affairs at the League, followed by a Q&A session.
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Presenter: Dave Benson, K1SWL Since the conclusion of the National Parks On The Air program hosted by ARRL in 2016, there has been considerable interest in maintaining outdoor-themed QRP activities. Dave will spotlight a number of programs supporting these interests.
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Presenter: Barry Baines, WD4ASW Barry will present an overview of the state of AMSAT and the engineering status of the Fox projects and other programs, followed by Q&A.
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We Will Work You performed by Eliot Mayer, W1MJ
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Presenter: Robert Mims, WA1OEZ What is the Military Auxiliary Radio Service? Come and learn about Army and Air Force Mars.
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Presenter: Greg Algieri, WA1JXR Have you ever wanted to know if your antenna was efficient? Wanted to know where it was radiating? Wanted to get peak performance from your antenna? Then this talk will show you how computer modeling can be very beneficial for all Amateur Radio stations for getting your signal heard, locally, around the world.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK An overview of the open source CHIRP software which can be used to program most radios. What is CHIRP? What radioes are supported? How do I download and use CHIRP? Along with common problems and solutions.
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Presenter: Douglas Sharafanowich, WA1SFH, Section Youth Coordinator, CT This presentation is designed to give individual hams and club officials an insight into how to create a successful, results oriented, youth outreach program. Topics: Hard Truths; The four essentials required to make it work; The three parts of a successful youth outreach program; Where to find our best prospects; Avoiding the brick walls; Capitalizing on existing opportunities; Creating opportunities to showcase Amateur...
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Presenter: Rex Harper, W1REX Have you ever wanted to build an electronic kit? Assembled a crystal-radio, transmitter or trans-receiver that you made a contact with? Rex will show how he builds kits in-the-field! That's right--kit building from a park bench, grassy field, or even in the woods.
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This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
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The United States accounts for five percent of the world's population but consumes almost 70 percent of the total global opioid supply, creating an epidemic that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths each year. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? In this personal talk, Travis Rieder recounts the painful, often-hidden struggle of opioid withdrawal and reveals how doctors who are quick to prescribe (and overprescribe) opioids aren't equipped with the tools to eventually get...
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Attention isn't just about what we focus on — it's also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.
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How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris...
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Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two shooters who committed the Columbine High School massacre, murdering 12 students and a teacher. She's spent years excavating every detail of her family life, trying to understand what she could have done to prevent her son's violence. In this difficult, jarring talk, Klebold explores the intersection between mental health and violence, advocating for parents and professionals to continue to examine the link between suicidal and...
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Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble display their eclectic convergence of violin, clarinet, bass, drums and more in this energetic rendition of the traditional Roma tune, "Turceasca."
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Andrologist John Amory is developing innovative male contraception that gives men a new option for taking responsibility to prevent unintended pregnancy. He details the science in development — and why the world needs a male pill.
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China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people's phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers — the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK and Germany — regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this transformation mean for the future of shopping? Learn more about the new business-as-usual, where everything is ultra-convenient, ultra-flexible and...
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What good is a sophisticated piece of medical equipment to people in Africa if it can't handle the climate there? Biomedical engineer Tania Douglas shares stories of how we're often blinded to real needs in our pursuit of technology — and how a deeper understanding of the context where it's used can lead us to better solutions.
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How smart can our machines make us? Tom Gruber, co-creator of Siri, wants to make "humanistic AI" that augments and collaborates with us instead of competing with (or replacing) us. He shares his vision for a future where AI helps us achieve superhuman performance in perception, creativity and cognitive function — from turbocharging our design skills to helping us remember everything we've ever read and the name of everyone we've ever met. "We are in the middle of a renaissance...
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There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa — off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits — and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. "Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy,"...
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What can you do when the wheels of justice don't turn fast enough? Or when they don't turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstraction or threat into something that everyone can understand, use and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals, or barefoot lawyers, who serve in their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions....
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Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa's informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent's economy running. It's tempting to think of these workers as tax-dodgers, even criminals — but Bhan makes the case that this booming segment of the economy is legitimate and worthy of investment. "These are the fertile seeds of businesses and enterprises," Bhan says. "Can we start by recognizing...
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Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.
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Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients — so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Think: "Operate twice, cut once." Glimpse the future of surgery in this forward-thinking talk.
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Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies' basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, G.T. Bynum decided to skip the smear campaigns, tell voters what he wanted to accomplish and give them ways to measure his success — and it led him to win the election. In a hopeful, funny talk, Bynum shares how he's tackling his city's most pressing issues and says that we need to set aside philosophical disagreements and...
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Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.
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Sometimes trying your best isn't enough; when the situation demands it, you need to be perfect. For Jon Bowers, who runs a training facility for professional delivery drivers, the stakes are high — 100 people in the US die every day in car accidents — and it's perfection, or "a willingness to do what is difficult to achieve what is right," that he looks to achieve. He explains why we should all be equally diligent about striving toward perfection in everything we do, even if it...
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What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think — even calling out the boss is fair game. Learn more about how these strategies helped Dalio create one of the world's most successful hedge funds and how you might harness the power of data-driven group decision-making.
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In a mind-bending talk that blurs the line between science and art, Tomás Saraceno exhibits a series of air-inspired sculptures and installations designed to usher in a new era of sustainability, the "Aerocene." From giant, cloud-like playgrounds suspended 22 meters in the air to a balloon sculpture that travels the world without burning a single drop of fossil fuel, Saraceno's work invites us to explore the bounds of our fragile human and terrestrial ecosystems. (In Spanish with...
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What if we incentivized doctors to keep us healthy instead of paying them only when we're already sick? Matthias Müllenbeck explains how this radical shift from a sick care system to a true health care system could save us from unnecessary costs and risky procedures — and keep us healthier for longer.
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After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, chef José Andrés traveled to the devastated island with a simple idea: to feed the hungry. Millions of meals served later, Andrés shares the remarkable story of creating the world's biggest restaurant — and the awesome power of letting people in need know that somebody cares about them.
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Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it's like to live with the condition.
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When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read "Want a job," he decided to take him (and others in his situation) up on it. He and his staff started a citywide initiative to help the homeless by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep — and the results were incredible. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque's model with this frank and optimistic talk.
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Su Kahumbu raises badass cows — healthy, well-fed animals whose protein is key to solving a growing crisis in Africa: childhood nutritional stunting. With iCow, a simple SMS service she developed to support small-scale livestock farmers, the TED Fellow is helping farmers across the continent by texting them tips on caring for and raising animals. Learn more about how this cheap innovation is helping feed hungry kids, one text at a time.
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Things are pretty shocking out there right now — record-breaking storms, deadly terror attacks, thousands of migrants disappearing beneath the waves and openly supremacist movements rising. Are we responding with the urgency that these overlapping crises demand from us? Journalist and activist Naomi Klein studies how governments use large-scale shocks to push societies backward. She shares a few propositions from "The Leap" — a manifesto she wrote alongside indigenous elders,...
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