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.
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.
Hanna Rosin - New Data on the Rise of Women
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.
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 and Jonathan Drori
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.
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 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 & Eve Ensler
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 & Eric Berlow
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 sings old poems to life
Stewart Brand & Mark Z. Jacobson and Derek Sivers
Bill Gates on Energy - Innovating to Zero!
Parag Khanna maps the future of countries
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.
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.
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.
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 and Ravin Agrawal
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
TED is a small non-profit on a mission to spread ideas. TED holds two annual conferences in California and the UK that unite thousands of people from the technology, entertainment, design, science and business sectors, and also provides its thought-provoking content via an award-winning video site, TED.com. Through interactive presentations and a library of over 700 talks, TED.com seeks to engage and inspire a global audience through a "clearinghouse" of "ideas worth spreading." The TED community is connected by a shared hunger for a deeper understand of the world, and hope for a better future. Learn more at ted.com/talks.