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Reviving Culture Through Music

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Music provides some of our richest cultural heritage, so how is it being preserved for generations to come? Here are a few remarkable people working hard to preserve the sounds from our past.

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36 minutes

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Rewriting Stories on Mountainsides

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We typically don’t want to go back to a place we had a terrible experience. But what if we did? Here’s the story of three U.S. Army Captains returning to Iraq for the first time since combat to experience something completely different.

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15 minutes

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Omniprocessor: Tap Water from Our Toilets?

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Have you heard about a brilliant innovation – the Omniprocessor – that may change the lives of billions of people, in fact all of us eventually? This is “the challenge of progress” at it’s messy best!

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15 minutes

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Humanizing What’s Under the Surface

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It can be difficult to feel a connection to something when it isn’t a part of your day to day life. But what if it could be? There are people throughout the world creating ways for us to have a closer look at what’s happening under the water, so here’s two of them. Artist, Katrina Fuller, will bring the ocean to us, while innovator, David Lang, brings us into those waters!

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17 minutes

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Plus 1: Making a Difference with What You Have

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Seeing the need and opportunity for the music industry to be a more positive force in the world, Marika Shaw and her bandmates came up with Plus 1, an organization that has changed the way the music industry and non-profits can work together.

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15 minutes

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Flipping Perceptions

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How do you react when someone tells you you’re incapable of doing something? For a lot of us, there are usually two routes we take: agree and shrink, or prove those words wrong. WCMX athlete, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, chose the latter and has spent years creating history and crushing stereotypes. Here’s his story…

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7 minutes

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Are We Missing Our Connections?

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Do we have the power to improve our day through our small interactions with others? Today we meet one man who is doing his part by helping people feel welcome in a place most of us don’t really want to be!

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Stories Behind the Faces of Power

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What if we removed the veil of power and could see people at “the top” for who they really are? Here’s a photographer whose stories do just that!

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14 minutes

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Discovering Hope When Things Seem Hopeless

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How can we change our mindsets and find hope when all seems hopeless? This amazing TED Talk from Peta Murchinson might open your eyes to see the light once again.

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7 minutes

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Need to Solve a Problem? Turn to Nature!

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The natural world is a remarkable problem solver. So, why aren’t we turning to nature to find more answers to our complex problems? Here’s how biomimicry is helping us build a better future!

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8 minutes

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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

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Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It’s bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data–all with a novel artistic magnetism!

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9 minutes

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Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

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Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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5 minutes

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Where Artistry Meets Athleticism

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Combining artistry, athleticism, and tradition the Georgian National Ballet is a true cultural marvel, and an incredible reminder of how art can transcend culture!

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7 minutes

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Strides Towards Combating the Deadliest Organism on the Planet

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Dare we propose that it could be possible that humans and mosquitos can actually become… friends? Here’s a little insight that could point the way to beating one of the most deadly and pervasive diseases in the world!

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20 minutes

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Earth Your While: Climate Change for Everybody

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Where do you start with tough but important conversations? Here’s a fresh perspective from the comedian Zach Anner that gives us some great tips through the lens of climate change!

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15 minutes

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with a human “eco-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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17 minutes

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Orangutans Connected to All Our Daily Lives!

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Orangutans may seem half a world away from some of us, but we’re all actually closely connected to them in the most unexpected ways!

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17 minutes

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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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10 minutes

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A Village Made of Plastic

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What might happen if we placed more focus on the idea of inventing ever more creative and practical uses for what’s already been made? Why keep making more “stuff”? There’s something popping up in Panama that can inspire us all!

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19 minutes

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Through the Eyes of a Creative Outsider

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Art has a powerful way of shifting our perceptions. Today, we get to see that creative magic unfold along the Canadian shores when visited by the artist, Hula.

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8 minutes

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When Robotics Lend a Hand

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Here’s a moment where technology becomes a bit more…human

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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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20 minutes

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PopTech: People and Possibility Rising

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When it feels like the only new knowledge that comes our way is bad news, it’s time to find some new corners of the web that are always positive and insightful. Today we point you to one we know personally!

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5 minutes

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Replacing DEET with Ducks?

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With help from our friends, we could waddle our way into a healthier future! Lets see how this is happening in parts of our world today…

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5 minutes

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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22 minutes

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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

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Since the dawn of time, wildly creative people (often considered foolish) have been bringing ingenious concepts into our daily lives. Here’s a brilliantly fun and remarkable innovation that may be on the horizon!

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12 minutes

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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