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2:16 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

TED Radio Hour Comes to UPR

Credit NPR

On Monday Utah Public Radio participated in the nationwide premiere of the NPR show, TED Radio Hour.  The popular new show features excerpts from the well-known TED stage, where some of the world's best thinkers and innovators give the 18-minute "talk of their lives."

The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme.  Each week’s show is rounded out with innovative storytelling techniques and interviews with TED speakers.

Tom Williams, Utah Public Radio program director, said he thinks the new addition to the lineup will be a valuable asset to the state.

"When TEDx came to USU last November, it built on the TED tradition and brought compelling information and intriguing ideas to the community which, I believe, enhanced what our university and station stand for," he said. "We will continue that legacy by incorporating this program into our weekly program line-up."

Some of the topics to be explored in the coming weeks are mankind’s place in the universe and space, how the sounds around us affect our behavior, why there is power in failure.

"This show will help increase our understanding of the world, and will provide a valuable service to listeners across the state," Williams said.

The show airs each Monday at 10 a.m., and you can follow the program live on twitter.