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Wed February 27, 2013

TED Radio Hour Begins This Saturday

Saturday Afternoon at 3pm on 89.5-1

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. That's one of the big   ideas behind the renowned TED Talks. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes.

This Saturday marks the official launch of the weekly TED Radio Hour from NPR. KWGS listeners may have heard the pilot project this past summer featuring the riveting speakers from the TED stage. Since the pilot, NPR's Guy Raz, former host of Weekend All Things Considered, has joined the program as host, and the program has made a few subtle changes, but still centers on a common theme - such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections - and injects soundscapes and conversations that help bring these ideas to life. Welcome to the TED Radio Hour – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

For more information on the TED Radio Hour, click here.