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Experts Weigh In: What to Eat to Have a Positive Impact on Climate Change
39 views - 01/03/20
Marine biologist and conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication...
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Former Head of the EPA Gina McCarthy: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue
55 views - 01/03/20
Gina McCarthy, former head of the EPA, talks about framing climate change as a public health issue and finding new ways of talking about...
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Climate Change Experts Discuss Greta Thunberg and the Role of Young People in Making Change
274 views - 01/03/20
Former EPA head Gina McCarthy, marine biologist and conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Director of the Yale Program on...
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Understanding Climate Change as a Political Issue
63 views - 01/03/20
Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, discusses how climate change weighs as a political...
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Climate Change Impact on Oceans with Marine Biologist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
71 views - 01/03/20
Marine biologist and conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, explains some facts we might not know about the climate crisis...
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Wired Editor Nicholas Thompson and Tech Visionary Jaron Lanier Discuss 3-D Printing
110 views - 01/02/20
Nicholas Thompson and Jaron Lanier discuss 3-D printing technology and consider what it might be used for in the next 5-10 years....
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard Discusses her Famous Misogyny Speech
46,740 views - 01/02/20
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard describes the context and impact of what has become widely known as her "misogyny speech."...
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Surprising Solutions for Climate Change - Empower Women and Girls!
211 views - 11/26/19
Marine biologist and conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication...
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National Geographic Underwater Photographer Brian Skerry on Conservation and the State of our Oceans
184 views - 06/04/19
Underwater photographer Brian Skerry discusses the importance of educating consumers, through good science and good journalism, about the...
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Photojournalists Pete Souza and Lynsey Addario on ethical editing
411 views - 05/15/19
Pete Souza and Lynsey Addario discuss the ethics of photo editing and the few times they have edited the content of their photos due to...
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UN Ambassador Samantha Power on Being a Woman at the White House and the United Nations
566 views - 03/21/19
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power talks about her experience as a woman at work in the predominantly male White...
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard on How Australia Gave Up Guns
2,757 views - 03/21/19
Prime Minister Julia Gillard talks about how Australia quickly changed its gun policy in the wake of a single tragic event. Prime...
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard and UN Ambassador Samantha Power on How Each of Us Can Change the World
341 views - 03/21/19
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power talk about how each one of us can effect positive change...
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Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power on U.S. Foreign Policy Strategy under President Obama
434 views - 03/13/19
Samantha Power, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, discusses U.S. foreign policy strategy under President Barack...
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Tech Experts Discuss the Culture of Silicon Valley
641 views - 11/20/18
Tech insider Jaron Lanier and Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of "Wired," discuss the culture of Silicon Valley as well as recent...
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Cecile Richards, Roxane Gay and Sallie Krawcheck on Female Guilt & Perfectionism
372 views - 10/01/18
Cecile Richards, Roxane Gay and Sallie Krawcheck reflect on the guilt and pressure for perfection that many women feel. Richards, Gay,...
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Sallie Krawcheck on the Importance of Diversity in Business Leadership
439 views - 10/01/18
Wall Street leader and "financial feminist" Sallie Krawcheck reflects on the importance of diversity for successful businesses....
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Author Roxane Gay - Taking on Online Trolls
1,081 views - 10/01/18
Author Roxane Gay talks about how she fights back at the trolls who insult her online. Gay appeared with Cecile Richards, Sallie...
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Cecile Richards, Roxane Gay and Sallie Krawcheck on Women and Power in 2018
484 views - 09/25/18
Cecile Richards, Roxane Gay and Sallie Krawcheck reflect on the women's movement in 2018. Richards, Gay, and Krawcheck were featured...
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Tom Colicchio on Ending Hunger in America
95 views - 06/01/18
Tom Colicchio talks about his policy work and advocacy to end hunger in America. Colicchio, Gabrielle Hamilton, and David Chang were...
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David Chang on Being a Chef
1,528 views - 06/01/18
David Chang, award-winning chef and founder of Momofuku, talks about the level of intensity, teamwork and professionalism inside the...
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David Chang, Gabrielle Hamilton & Tom Colicchio on Their Earliest Cooking Memories
1,555 views - 05/16/18
Chefs David Chang, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Tom Colicchio talk about their earliest cooking memories. Chang, Hamilton, and Colicchio were...
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Joy Reid, David Fahrenthold, and Hugh Hewitt on Media Bias
433 views - 04/27/18
Joy Reid, David Fahrenthold, and Hugh Hewitt discuss media bias and the inherent challenges in a profession that is predominantly white,...
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Washington Post Reporter David Fahrenthold on Donald Trump's Charitable Giving
1,675 views - 04/27/18
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post discusses his reporting on the Donald J. Trump Foundation and...
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Journalists on Donald Trump's Pattern of Exploiting Honor Systems & the Media
344 views - 04/27/18
Journalists David Fahrenthold, Hugh Hewitt, and Joy Reid discuss Donald Trump's pattern of exploiting honor systems and the media for his...
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Joy Reid and Hugh Hewitt on Confirmation Bias
733 views - 04/27/18
Journalists Joy Reid and Hugh Hewitt discuss how people want news and information that affirms what they already believe, regardless of...
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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Discusses the Broken American Political System
764 views - 03/30/18
Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects on the broken state of the U.S. political system. Goodwin, Karl Rove and Charles Blow were featured...
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Karl Rove on Why the Political System May Not Be as Broken as We Think
73 views - 03/30/18
Karl Rove reflects on the broken state of our U.S. political system and argues that the system has always been broken. Rove, Doris...
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Dacher Keltner on the Relationship Between Poverty and the Brain
141 views - 03/30/18
Dacher Keltner discusses the effects of poverty on the nervous system. Keltner, Susan Cain, and Lisa Genova were featured panelists at...
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Joy Reid, David Fahrenthold and Hugh Hewitt on the State of Journalism and the News
468 views - 03/19/18
MSNBC Host Joy Reid, Washington Post Investigative Journalist David Fahrenthold, and News Analyst and Radio Talk Show Host Hugh Hewitt...
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Marc Maron on Having President Obama in His Garage
5,647 views - 01/26/18
Comedian Marc Maron tells the story of having former President Barack Obama visit his garage to record his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron....
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Susan Cain on Why Donald Trump is So Attractive to So Many People
6,177 views - 01/19/18
Author Susan Cain explains some of the science behind the appeal of Donald Trump. Cain appeared with fellow panelists Lisa Genova and...
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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Changes in the Press
438 views - 01/05/18
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin reflects on changes in the press - from long form reporting of facts to short form reporting of opinions -...
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Katharine Graham on Publishing the Pentagon Papers
71,414 views - 01/05/18
Katharine Graham, former publisher of the Washington Post, talks about her decision to publish the Pentagon Papers. Graham was a featured...
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Fred Armisen Does Impressions - Scottish, Texan and More!
674,864 views - 12/21/17
Portlandia creator and SNL alum Fred Armisen displays his talents for impressions and accents. Fred Armisen, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron...
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Ezra Klein Rants Against the “Obsession” About Automation
790 views - 12/15/17
Ezra Klein, journalist and founder of Vox.com, dispels some of the concerns surrounding automation. Klein was a featured panelist with...
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Irshad Manji Shares Her Experience with Anti-Muslim Prejudice
3,450 views - 12/07/17
Reformist Muslim, author and educator Irshad Manji describes the prejudice she has experienced as a Muslim woman, and the way that life...
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Michael Gerson on White Identity Politics and the Conservative Right
861 views - 12/07/17
Conservative commentator and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson discusses shifts in conservative politics and the role of the...
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Ezra Klein on Disruptive Innovation
167 views - 12/07/17
Ezra Klein, journalist and founder of Vox.com, discusses the concept of "disruptive innovation" and his own experience in journalism....
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Ezra Klein on Trying New Things
932 views - 12/07/17
Ezra Klein, journalist and founder of Vox.com, talks about the value of trying new things and taking risks. Klein was a featured...
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Restaurateur Danny Meyer on Vetting Ideas and Creating a Culture of Trust
210 views - 12/07/17
Restaurateur and hospitality guru Danny Meyer talks about his process for vetting ideas and creating a culture of trust. Meyer was a...
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Anjali Kumar on Misogyny in Tech Culture
165 views - 12/07/17
Anjali Kumar discusses her experience at Google and misogyny in the tech world in general. She also offers advice to young women hoping...
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Fred Armisen, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron on their Comedy Beginnings
25,015 views - 11/21/17
Fred Armisen, Tig Notaro and Marc Maron talk about their early days in comedy in a live, unscripted conversation before an audience of...
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Laughter, Anyone? An evening with comedians
127 views - 10/16/17
Join us on Saturday, November 18, 2017 for a night of live, unscripted hilarity with some of our favorite funny people! Featuring Marc...
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the First Amendment
1,898 views - 10/05/17
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer responds to audience questions about the First Amendment posed by moderator Norah O'Donnell....
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Timothy Ferris on Why He Loves the Sky
376 views - 08/18/17
What is it about the sky? In this clip, Pulitzer Prize-nominated science writer and astronomer Tim Ferris reflects on his longstanding...
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Ezra Klein on the Ugliness of Politics
826 views - 08/14/17
Ezra Klein discusses President Donald Trump and the state of politics in America. Ezra Klein was a featured panelist at The Connecticut...
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Alan Alda and Jason Reitman Discuss Their Fathers
415 views - 06/16/17
TV icon Alan Alda and director Jason Reitman have something in common: famous fathers. In this heartwarming and hilarious clip, they...
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Alan Alda and Jason Reitman on Creating Unlikable Characters
392 views - 06/08/17
Alan Alda and Jason Reitman talk about creating unlikable characters in their work in front of and behind the camera. Alda and Reitman...
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Frank Deford on Hope and Human Spirit
94 views - 05/30/17
Frank Deford quotes Washington Roebling in his introductory remarks as moderator of the 2005 Connecticut Forum, "Hope and Human Spirit,"...
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Spirituality as a Byproduct of Neuroscience
710 views - 05/16/17
A panel of neuroscience experts (Lisa Genova, Susan Cain, and Dacher Keltner) take on the question, "Is spirituality a byproduct of...
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Alan Alda and Jason Reitman on their Aspirations for Acting and Filmmaking
398 views - 05/08/17
TV icon Alan Alda and director Jason Reitman talk about their aspirations for acting and filmmaking. Alda and Reitman were featured...
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Ezra Klein on Presidents Trump and Obama
1,718 views - 04/14/17
Ezra Klein reflects on the character of both Presidents Trump and Obama and in particular the authentic "language of aspiration" he heard...
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Danny Meyer on the Six Qualities He Looks For in Employees
18,398 views - 03/24/17
Restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group look for employees with a high "hospitality quotient" - qualities that...
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Ezra Klein on the Creation of Vox.com
1,962 views - 03/15/17
Ezra Klein shares his reasoning for leaving "The Washington Post" and his motivation for creating Vox.com. Klein was a featured...
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Lisa Genova on Stress and the Mind-Body Connection
1,917 views - 02/24/17
Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," explains how stress affects the mind-body connection. Genova joined fellow...
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Come Listen. Go Think.
174 views - 02/21/17
We all possess two items that can make life radically better. They’re called ears. Conveniently connected to the brain. Join us! ctforum.org
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Susan Cain on the Formation of Personality
1,496 views - 02/17/17
Who are we? What is identity? In this clip from The CT Forum, "The Science of Our Minds," Susan Cain discusses the very foundation of...
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Arne Duncan on Investing in Education
135 views - 01/06/17
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks about investing in education. Duncan was a panelist at The Connecticut Forum, "The...
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Arne Duncan on Working for Obama and Sandy Hook
213 views - 01/06/17
Arne Duncan reflects on his best and worst days working under President Obama as Secretary of Education. Duncan was a panelist at The...
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Daphne Koller on Why College Needs to Change
598 views - 01/06/17
Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller explains why colleges need to adapt to better serve today's students. Koller was a featured panelist at...
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Arne Duncan, Daphne Koller and Freeman Hrabowski on the Purpose of College
316 views - 12/07/16
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller, and UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, III reflect on...
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Jon Meacham on Polarization in Religion and Politics
514 views - 10/21/16
Jon Meacham discusses polarization in religion and politics in America in 2016. Meacham was a featured panelist at "Religion in America...
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Michael Gerson on Election 2016 and the Politics of Resentment
353 views - 10/07/16
Washington Post Columnist Michael Gerson reflects on what he sees as the biggest failure of our political process in the 2016...
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Jon Meacham Discusses Role of Religion in History & Current Politics
745 views - 10/07/16
In this clip the historian and journalist Jon Meacham discusses the ways in which the role of religion has changed from the founding of...
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Irshad Manji on Faith and Diversity
480 views - 10/04/16
Irshad Manji, a Reformist Muslim, author and educator, discusses the changing demographics of America and why many, particularly young...
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee on Being a Role Model
351 views - 08/12/16
Former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee discusses athletes as heroes or role models, and how she sees herself. Joyner-Kersee appeared with...
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Writer Elizabeth Gilbert Discusses Failure and Success
1,008 views - 08/09/16
In this clip, the writer Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her years of failure and rejection as a fiction writer, as well as the overwhelming...
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Tennis Great Billie Jean King on Discovering Tennis was her Calling
57 views - 08/04/16
The great tennis player Billie Jean King discusses "turning points" in her life, including the day she realized that tennis was her...
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Elizabeth Gilbert and Bill T. Jones Address Tortured Artists
1,116 views - 08/04/16
Author Elizabeth Gilbert and choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones debate the purpose of art and whether artists need to suffer for...
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Bill T. Jones Discusses Body Image and Dance
1,637 views - 08/04/16
The dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses the evolution he has witnessed regarding bodies and body image in dance. Jones was...
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Elie Wiesel on the Danger of Indifference
2,943 views - 07/08/16
On March 20, 2003, the evening before the official start of the Iraq War, The Connecticut Forum welcomed three Nobel Peace Prize winners...
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Artist Werner Pfeiffer & Psychologist Howard Gardner on Creativity in Children & Adults
263 views - 06/21/16
The artist Werner Pfeiffer talks about the purity of creativity in children. The psychologist Howard Gardner weighs in on why creativity...
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Bishop Gene Robinson calls for Racial & Economic Equality
52 views - 06/21/16
Bishop Gene Robinson discusses the things that concern him the most: racial inequality and economic inequality. Robinson was joined on...
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Bishop Gene Robinson on the Solidarity of the LGBTQ Community
361 views - 06/17/16
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop, talks about threats of violence directed at him and his family and the LGBTQ community in...
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Nile Rodgers on the Origin of the Song Freak Out
55,994 views - 06/14/16
Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Nile Rodgers shares a hilarious story about the origin of the hit song, "Le Freak (Aw Freak...
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Bill T. Jones on Overcoming Creative Block
209 views - 06/14/16
Dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones talks about how to overcome creative block in this clip from the May 13, 2016 CT Forum, "Creative...
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Morley Safer on his Most Rewarding Story
285 views - 06/13/16
In this exclusive clip from the 1995 Connecticut Forum, "90 Minutes with 60 Minutes," Morley Safer reflects on the most rewarding story...
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Elizabeth Gilbert, Nile Rodgers and Bill T. Jones on Creativity
595 views - 06/13/16
Author Elizabeth Gilbert, Musician/Producer Nile Rodgers, and Dancer/Choreographer Bill T. Jones respond to the question, "What word best...
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Elizabeth Gilbert on How to Open Yourself to Creativity
1,731 views - 05/27/16
"Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert responds to the question, "How can you make yourself open and available to creativity?"...
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Lisa Genova and Dacher Keltner on Memory and Identity
1,479 views - 03/11/16
In this clip on memory and identity, Lisa Genova and Dacher Keltner discuss how our brains form, lose, and use memories to shape our very...
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Lisa Genova, Susan Cain, and Dacher Keltner answer: What's the most amazing thing about the brain?
679 views - 03/08/16
Lisa Genova, Susan Cain and Dacher Keltner each answer what they think is the most amazing thing about the human brain. Genova, Cain and...
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Antonio Villaraigosa on Education and Drop Out Rates
506 views - 12/11/15
Former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa talks about education and the disproportionate drop out rates for students of color....
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Morris Dees on Hate Groups
1,794 views - 12/11/15
Morris Dees, legendary civil rights activist and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, talks about the evolution of virtual hate...
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Wes Moore and Jessica Williams on the Different Kinds of Racism
2,099 views - 12/11/15
Wes Moore, social justice advocate and author, and Jessica Williams, actress, comedian and "Daily Show" correspondent, discuss racism in...
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Wes Moore on a post-racist America
2,432 views - 12/04/15
On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, Wes Moore was a panelist at The Connecticut Forum, "Racism," with Morris Dees, Antonio Villaraigosa, Jessica...
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Gene Wilder on Creativity
34,417 views - 11/06/15
Gene Wilder talks about the beginning of his creativity in this humorous clip from the 1999 Connecticut Forum, "The Wonders of...
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Racism: The Conversation Continues
221 views - 10/22/15
In this 30-second promotional spot for the 12/3/2015 CT Forum on "Racism," we re-visit the 1993 CT Forum, "Focus on Race Relations" with...
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Joi Ito on Gut Bacteria
830 views - 10/09/15
Joi Ito discusses the development of neural networks and their connection to our gut microbiome. Ito was a panelist at the Oct. 3, 2015...
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Joi Ito on Autism and Genetic Correction
701 views - 10/09/15
Joi Ito discusses the ethics and possible ramifications of genetic correction, specifically in reference to the autism spectrum. Ito was...
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Fareed Zakaria on Gun Control
2,016 views - 10/06/15
Fareed Zakaria talks about gun violence in the United States compared to other countries, including Germany, Japan, and Yemen,...
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The Connecticut Forum. Get in IT!
185 views - 07/24/15
Our mission is to encourage the free and active exchange of ideas in Forums that inform, challenge, entertain, inspire and build bridges...
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Highlights 2014-2015 Season
166 views - 06/12/15
Assorted highlights from our 2014-2015 Season. Featuring clips from "Nerdfest," "Debating Our Broken Political System," "Today's Great...
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David McCullough and Stacy Schiff Describe their Ideal Dinner Party
680 views - 06/05/15
Authors David McCullough and Stacy Schiff talk about who they would invite to their ideal dinner party. McCullough and Schiff were...
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David McCullough on Why History Matters
17,252 views - 05/15/15
Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough delivers an eloquent and impassioned response to the question, "Why is history important?"...
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Cheryl Strayed on Coping With Pain
1,200 views - 04/10/15
Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, discusses her epic hike and how she overcame the pain. She appeared at The CT Forum, "Explorers &...
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Paul Nicklen on the Willingness to Fail
1,950 views - 04/10/15
National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen talks about the importance of being willing to fail. He shares that it took him ten years...
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Diana Nyad on Fear and Will
340 views - 04/10/15
Diana Nyad, inspirational long-distance swimmer discusses fear and the will to overcome it. She appeared at The CT Forum, "Explorers &...
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Cheryl Strayed and Diana Nyad Discuss Spirituality
847 views - 03/19/15
Inspirational swimmer Diana Nyad and acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed share their views on spirituality and how it influenced their...
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Mitch Hurwitz Talks Arrested Development
3,540 views - 02/06/15
Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, discusses the origin of his show with moderator Colin McEnroe at The Connecticut Forum,...
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Mario Cuomo Discusses the Role of Government
820 views - 01/02/15
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo discusses the role of government as a panelist at The Connecticut Forum on March 30, 1996. More info...
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