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How I learned to listen

Dave Isay still keeps the tape recorder he brought to his very first interview on his bookshelf. Photo: Amy S. Choi The core of StoryCorps is honoring another human being by l...
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Having fun with the #BigQChallenge? Share on the @SchoolinCloud SOLE Stories page to inspire others w/ your success: https://t.co/O0qMA6QefL
TED Prize 4 Mar
Did you hear? Our '12 #TEDPrize wish has a new home. See @TEDCity2_0, a place exploring global urban ingenuity: http://t.co/bQX3qIf0t7
TED Prize 4 Mar
Share today's #BigQChallenge by prof Krysta Svore: "If you could design a new computer, what would it be like?" http://t.co/eNizUK23PK
TED Prize 4 Mar
RT @MissionBlue: .@SylviaEarle shares her thoughts on the "blue heart of the planet"! See the full video at http://t.co/WXXk17DtBu http://t
TED Prize 3 Mar
Today's #BigQChallenge by TED Fellow @LouisaJPreston: "If there was life on Mars, what would it look like and why?" http://t.co/eNizUKjFek
TED Prize 3 Mar