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Ted Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour
Tuesday Evening At 7PM & Sunday Evening At 6PM

TED Radio Hour with host Manoush Zomorodi uses TED Talks as a launching point to explore the best ideas in technology, entertainment, design and much more, each approach to every idea is different, and each is fascinating listening.

Zomorodi interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered. Topics explored include mankind's place in the universe and space, how the sounds around us affect our behavior and why there is power in failure.

Support for the TED Radio Hour comes from McHenry County College

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