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TED | Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

September 30, 2015

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The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them. And why is that? How can we […]

Melissa Fleming: How to help refugees rebuild their world

September 30, 2015

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So I started working with refugees because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their stories. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in […]

TED | Jon Gosier: The problem with “trickle-down techonomics”

September 17, 2015

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As a software developer and technologist, I’ve worked on a number of civic technology projects over the years. Civic tech is sometimes referred to as tech for good, using technology to solve humanitarian problems. 0:26 This is in 2010 in Uganda, working on a solution that allowed local populations to avoid government surveillance on their […]

Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance | Review

September 6, 2015

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“All that I have behind me is, smoke, death, desolation, and damnation.” Aside from the low production quality, and some bad acting in the film, this voyeuristic view into the life and mind of Panzram is fascinating, even if it is disturbing and haunting. The great question that one wrestles with is how much we, […]

God Loves Uganda | Reflections

September 4, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: “God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of eliminating “sexual sin” and […]