The “TED Radio Hour” is hosted by Alison Stewart. The “TED Talks” series of speeches serve as a starting point for sound-rich radio programs that explore themes like “The Pursuit of Happiness” and “The Power of Crowds.” Various soundscapes are layered into and around the talks to help bring the themes to life. Plus, we’ll hear conversations with the original speakers about why an idea made waves or caused excitement.
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, has reportedly died. Variety magazine reports that he suffered a "sudden stroke." The cause of death is not yet known with certainty, but HBO says the actor may have suffered a heart attack.
The prize is sometimes called the "Nobel Prize for food and agriculture." And this year's winners include Monsanto executive Robert Fraley, a pioneer in genetically engineered crops. If there's a single person who personifies the company's controversial role in American agriculture, it's probably Fraley.
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