Tag Archives: TED conference

Will Potter on the existence of secret prisons in America

On episode 26 of the Saturday Six Pack, I spoke at length with journalist Will Potter, formerly of the Chicago Tribune, about his work to bring the criminalization of free speech to light in post-9/11 America. Well, as you may recall, Potter, who is now a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, mentioned during […]

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Sir Ken Robinson on the state of education

My friend Ruth just turned me onto a guy named Sir Ken Robinson, and, right now, I’m watching his recent TED presentation. It’s pretty good… I particularly like the part where he says, “human resources are like natural resources… they’re burried deep.” We owe it to our kids to do a better job of educating […]

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Shai Agassi on his Better Place project

I’ve mentioned Shai Agassi here on the site before, but I just stumbled across this video of him presenting his Better Place concept at the recent TED conference, and I thought that you might find it of interest… I don’t know that his idea will ultimately be the one to actually make it, but I […]

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