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Link TV is proud to be a part of the TED Open TV Project, helping to bring TED's innovative talks to airwaves around the world. With charismatic and brilliant speakers from the ranks of global trendsetters and changemakers, TED's signature talks are inspiring, intriguing, and sometimes, as TED puts it, even "jaw-dropping." Link TV's curatorial team will be selecting the most interesting TED Talks, presenting a new one to our national audience each week.

TED Talks Program Guide:
TED Talks: Sheryl WuDunn

 

Sheryl WuDunn - Our century's greatest injustice

Sheryl WuDunn investigates the oppression of women globally, saying only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources. Click for airdates and to watch online.

 

 

 

TED Talks: Hanna Rosin

 

Hanna Rosin - New Data on the Rise of Women
Hanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. Do these trends signal the "end of men"? Click for airdates and to watch online.

 

 

 

Brian Skerry

 

Brian Skerry Reveals Ocean’s Glory and Horror 

Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves. Sharing amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, he shows how powerful images can help make change. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Thomas Heatherwick

 

Thomas Heatherwick - Building the Seed Cathedral

A future more beautiful? In this TED Talk, architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Marcel Dicke

 

Marcel Dicke and Jonathan Drori
In this installment of TED Talks, Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet, while Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity -- one seed at a time. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Kavita Ramdas

 

Kavita Ramdas: Radical Women, Embracing Tradition

Investing in women can unlock infinite potential around the globe. But how can women walk the line between Western-style empowerment and traditional culture? Kavita Ramdas shares her insight in this TED Talk. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Liz Coleman

 

Liz Coleman's Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education

Bennington president Liz Coleman wants radical reform in higher education. Insteading of pushing students toward narrow areas of study, she proposes combining all areas of study to address the great problems of our day. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Martin Seligman

 

Martin Seligman and Dean Ornish

Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. While Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Jacqueline Novogratz

 

Jacqueline Novogratz & Eve Ensler
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with a prostitute who dreams of escaping poverty, and Eve Ensler declares that there is a girl cell in us all - a cell that we have all been taught to suppress. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Majora Carter

 

Majora Carter & Nate Silver

Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx, and Nate Silver has answers to controversial questions about race in politics: Did Obama's race hurt his votes in some places? Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Thomas Barnett

 

Thomas Barnett & Eric Berlow
International security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering US military, and find out why ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
David Bryne

 

Wade Davis & David Byrne

National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary and disappearing diversity of the world's indigenous cultures. And, David Byrne sings the Talking Heads' 1988 hit, "(Nothing But) Flowers." Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Beverly Joubert

 

Beverly + Dereck Joubert & Joshua Klein

Beverly and Dereck Joubert live in the bush, filming big cats in their natural habitat. And, through his studies of crows, Joshua Klein has come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Jamie Oliver

 

Jamie Oliver & Derek Sivers

Chef and anti-obesity activist Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. And, with help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Sheena Iyengar

 

Sheena Iyengar & Imogen Heap

Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices -- and how we feel about the choices we make, while Imogen Heap plays a powerful stripped-down version of "Wait It Out," from her new record, Ellipse. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Sugata Mitra

 

Sugata Mitra & Kiran Bedi

Education scientist Sugata Mitra examines why the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most, and Kiran Bedi talks about what it was like to manage one of the toughest prisons in India. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Dave Eggers

 

Dave Eggers & Andy Hobsbawm

Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the audience to personally, creatively engage with local public schools, while Andy Hobsbawm shares a fresh ad campaign about going green -- and some of the fringe benefits. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Natalie Merchant

 

Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life
In this talk Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, "Leave Your Sleep". Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brings the audience to its feet. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Nuclear Debate

 

Stewart Brand & Mark Z. Jacobson and Derek Sivers
Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. Then Derek Sivers says there's a flip side to everything. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Bill Gates

 

Bill Gates on Energy - Innovating to Zero!
Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Parag Khanna

 

Parag Khanna maps the future of countries
Many people think the lines on the map no longer matter, but Parag Khanna says they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for each. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED TALKS - Sunitha Krishnan

 

Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED Talks: Natasha Tsakos and Olafur Eliasson

 

Natasha Tsakos and Olafur Eliasson

Natasha Tsakos presents part of her one-woman, multimedia show, "Upwake"; then Olafur Eliasson discusses his spectacular large-scale projects and talks about creating art from a palette of space, distance, color and light. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED Talks: Golan Levin and Naturally 7

 

Golan Levin and Naturally 7

In this two-part talk, Golan Levin, an artist and engineer, uses modern tools to make artworks that surprise and delight; and one-of-a-kind R&B group Naturally 7 beatboxes an orchestra's worth of instruments. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED Talks: Jose Antonio Abreu and Matthew White

 

Jose Antonio Abreu and Matthew White

In this two-part talk, Jose Abreu shares his story of founding a youth orchestra system that transformed the lives of thousands of Venezuela children; and Matthew White cuts loose on the rarely heard euphonium. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Itay Talgam

 

Itay Talgam and Ravin Agrawal
In this installment of TED Talks, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, and collector Ravin Agrawal delivers a glowing introduction to 10 of India's most exciting young contemporary artists. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED TALKS - Shai Agassi

 

Shai Agassi and William Kamkwamba

Forget about the hybrid auto, Shai Agassi says it's electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. And, William Kamkwamba shares the moving tale of how he, at age 14, in poverty and famine, built a windmill to power his family's home in Malawi. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Devdutt Pattanaik

 

Devdutt Pattanaik and Shereen El Feki

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West, and Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture. Click here for airdates and to watch online.

   
Stewart Brand

 

Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies'

The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s-70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, and GMOs. Stewart Brand talks at the U.S. State Department in a foretaste of his new book, sure to provoke debate. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
TED TALKS - Chimamanda Adichie

 

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Our lives and cultures are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie explains how she found her authentic cultural voice and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Click for airdates & to watch online.

   
Seth Godin

 

Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so. Click for airdates and to watch online. 

   
TED Talks - Sarah Jones

 

Sarah Jones as a one-woman global village

In this hilariously lively performance, actress Sarah Jones channels an opinionated elderly Jewish woman, a fast-talking Dominican college student and more, giving TED2009 just a sample of her spectacular character range. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
PW Singer

 

P.W. Singer on military robots and the future of war

In this powerful talk, P.W. Singer shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction -- that now may not be so fictitious. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Emmanuel Jal

 

Emmanuel Jal - The music of a war child 

For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he's become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life. Click for airdates and to watch online.

   
Tim Brown

 

Tim Brown urges designers to think big

Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects, even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking." Click for airdates and to watch online.

 

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TED Talks (Promo)

As part of the TED Open TV Project, Link TV is bringing TED's innovative talks to the airwaves. With charismatic and brilliant speakers from the ranks of global trendsetters and changemakers, TED's signature talks are inspiring, intriguing, and sometimes, as TED puts it, even "jaw-dropping."

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