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In the Opioid Crisis, Here’s What It Takes to Save a Life: Jan Rader (Transcript)

Jan Rader – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT For the past 24 years, I have been a firefighter in Huntington, West Virginia. As firefighters, my team and I are tasked with saving lives and property from such disasters as car wrecks, house fires and also life-threatening medical emergencies. I am a woman leading a department in a …

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A Bold Idea to Replace Politicians: César Hidalgo (Transcript)

César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean physicist, author, and entrepreneur. He is an Associate Professor at MIT and the director of the Collective Learning group at The MIT Media Lab. Wikipedia In this provocative talk, César outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in …

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How to Talk Like a Native Speaker: Marc Green (Full Transcript)

Marc’s passion is the study of languages, their manifestation in local dialects, as well as their expression in poetry and folkloric song. He has acquired a near-native proficiency in six languages and their sub-forms and has given various musical performances. Marc Green – TEDxHeidelberg TRANSCRIPT My story starts in Moscow. I was 15 years old. My …

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How Doctors Can Help Low-Income Patients: P.J. Parmar (Transcript)

P.J. Parmar – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Colfax Avenue, here in Denver, Colorado, was once called the longest, wickedest street in America. My office is there in the same place — it’s a medical desert. There are government clinics and hospitals nearby, but they’re not enough to handle the poor who live in the area. By …

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How a New Species of Ancestors is Changing our Theory of Human Evolution: Juliet Brophy

Juliet Brophy – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Human origins. Who are we? Where do we come from, and how do we know? In my field, paleoanthropology, we explore human origins — the “who” and “where” questions — by analyzing fossils that date back thousands and even millions of years. In 2015, a team of colleagues and I …

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Is Your Country at Risk of Becoming a Dictatorship? Here’s How to Know (Transcript)

Farida Nabourema – Political Activist & Writer – TEDWomen 2018 TRANSCRIPT A few weeks ago, somebody tweeted during the midterm elections in the United States that Election Day should be made a holiday. And I retweeted, saying, “Well, you’re welcome to come to my country and vote. You’ll get the whole week off to allow the …

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Sarah T. Stewart: Where Did the Moon Come From? (Transcript)

Sarah T. Stewart-Mukhopadhyay is an American planetary scientist known for studying planet formation, planetary geology, and materials science. She is a professor at the University of California, Davis in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department. Full bio on Wikipedia. Sarah T. Stewart – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Nobody likes to make a mistake. And I made …

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Why I Chose a Gun: Peter van Uhm (Full Transcript)

Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands’ chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam 2011 he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed — and why we need armies if we want peace. Peter van Uhm – TEDxAmsterdam 2011 TRANSCRIPT Well, …

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Me Too is a Movement, Not a Moment: Tarana Burke (Full Transcript)

Tarana Burke – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT I’ve been trying to figure out what I was going to say here for months. Because there’s no bigger stage than TED, it felt like getting my message right in this moment was more important than anything. And so I searched and searched for days on end, trying to …

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Surviving with a Mental Illness: Eric Walton (Full Transcript)

Eric Walton – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT First of all, I would like to thank TEDx for giving me this opportunity. No doubt, at least one of you out there has asked yourself some variation of this question: what can a 16-year-old possibly have to teach me about the world? I don’t blame you, by the …

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