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Human Connections

In this tech-driven world, some say human connections are a dying art. But, perhaps, if we adapt, grow and change with the times, human connections can become even stronger. On this episode, we talk with some of the world’s brightest minds to discuss the importance of coming together and how human connections make a difference.

Parag Khanna is an accomplished traveler and world explorer; he’s visited more than 100 countries on all continents. He’s a best-selling author whose recent book,Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization, explores megacities, emerging global networks, and the shifting power dynamics of our planet.

Khanna is a senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Born in India, he is also the managing partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm.

Parag Khana recently sat down with Mike Walter at the Aspen Ideas Festival, one of the largest annual gatherings of thought leaders and innovators, and had a conversation about the crucial nature of being globally connected.

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Teen Volunteerism (Nancy Lublin) 

With only a quarter of Americans aged 16 and older making time for volunteering at least once a year, volunteerism is at a record low in the United States. That’s according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This week on "Full Frame" – empowering the next generation of volunteers to make an impact, worldwide.

Visionaries (Susan Sarandon) 

What makes a visionary? For some, it’s the passion for innovation. For others, it’s seeing opportunities to make a difference where the rest of us may have already given up.
This week on Full Frame, conversations with visionaries who are using their global fame to make an impact.

Susan Sarandon is an Academy award-winning actress who has stared in films like "Dead Man Walking" "Thelma & Louise," "The Client," and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

  • 2018-01-28T07:00:00-08:00
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Mars, The New Frontier (Andy Weir) 

What does the future of space exploration look like? Scientists say Mars is the most likely candidate for being able to support human life one day. This week on "Full Frame," we take a look at the science and technologies being used by both government and private sectors to live on Mars: the new frontier.

Reinventing The Wheel (Matt Dalio)

This week, we have conversations with innovators whose new approach, to some ordinary tasks, is not only making the daily grind easier, but also making the world a better place.

Education for One and All (Shohreh Aghdashloo)

Creating greater access to education around the world comes with many barriers. But some people are taking matters into their own hands. They’re using social entrepreneurship, opening up access to technology and providing connections with peers and female role models.

On this episode of "Full Frame," conversations with people who are committed to providing an education for everyone -- despite age, gender, and background -- throughout all corners of the world.

Eradicating Hunger

As the global population grows, the challenge to end hunger only deepens. The U.N. World Food Programme wants to wipe out global hunger by 2030. Can it be done? On this episode of "Full Frame," we look at some of the innovative, and perhaps a little unconventional, ideas for eradicating hunger around the world, once and for all.  

  • 2018-02-19T22:00:00-08:00
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