We know getting a good education is important, but does the current model nurture real learning? Here, we look at powerful ideas on how to change education: flipping classrooms, rethinking lesson plans and re-imagining the role of teacher and student.
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:00pm
Many towns and local governments have banned natural gas drilling. Will these efforts be successful in keeping drilling out of their communities? And in a glutted natural gas market, has the boom already gone bust?
Off the Page
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 7:00pm
When Frank H.T. Rhodes retired after eighteen years as president of Cornell University, he was able to return to his love of geology and the earth sciences. His new book, Earth: A Tenant’s Manual, is an overarching review of how our planet developed and the strains we place on water, soil, air and energy resources. Dr. Rhodes will share his views on how to sustain “the only planet we have.”
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/20/2012 - 7:00pm
For centuries, cities have been bringing people together. For the first time in history, more than half the world's population lives in cities. What draws people to them? What changes when we live closer together? We investigate the future of our urban zones, and what cities offer humanity toward a sustainable future.
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 1:00pm
What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This documentary project examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabit. In a period of extreme weather associated with climate change, our food choices can make a difference. Agriculture is a heavy emitter of heat-trapping gases. And in this sound-rich production, listeners will learn that some foods (fruits and vegetables) often have a much lighter environmental footprint than others (meat and dairy). The health benefits of climate-friendly foods are covered.
In this hour, we explore a new movement on hundreds of college campuses for more "sustainable dining" as well as healthier food choices. And we examine important changes at public school cafeterias under landmark new USDA rules to assure more nutritious school meals. A free downloadable "Climate-Friendly Food Guide" booklet is announced in the program. Produced in association with WGBH/Boston.
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:00pm
The ongoing drought in much of the country may be changing public opinion on climate change. If the reality of climate change becomes an accepted fact, what happens next in terms of climate policy? Join Crystal Sarakas for a discussion on the future of climate change, LIVE Tuesday, September 11th at 7 p.m.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 7:00pm
The birth of a new idea could be the strongest force for change that we know. Understanding where ideas come from can help us harness the power of our thoughts. In this hour, we'll explore what happens when ideas interact and procreate. Then, we'll look at how to broaden our approach to cultivating ideas from the quieter voices in the room.
NPR Election Coverage
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:00pm
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from Tuesday, September 4th, through Thursday September 6th.
NPR will host a live broadcast each convention day from 8pm until 11pm, when the proceedings are scheduled to conclude. The specials will be entirely live,and we will extend our broadcast as warranted if any day's events have not wrapped up by 11pm.
Jennifer Ludden will host from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The broadcast will include selected podium speeches; interviews with newsmakers; and analysis from NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, as well as EJ Dionne of The Washington Post and Matt Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon. We'll also have two reporters on the floor of the convention, Debbie Elliott and Sonari Glinton, to talk to delegates and newsmakers, and to provide color.
Off the Page
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 1:00pm
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Pakistan is in the news these days as one of the world’s “trouble-spots”. The Pakistan that Denise Dailey of Walton, NY experienced was colorful, creative, shocking and amusing. Denise tells of her 2006 journey in the new book Listening to Pakistan and answers questions about a land physically striking and politically unstable.
TED Radio Hour
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 1:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 7:00pm
How are we inspired? How do we get from an initial inkling of idea to a fully formed work of art? It's often challenging to describe the creative process. In this hour we'll hear from some TED speakers — a poet, a novelist and a singer/songwriter — who explore their craft and the daily challenge of nurturing creativity.