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Norman Lear was wrong about what humans are capable of

Oct 10, 2022
The legendary TV producer shares what serving in World War II taught him about human behavior.
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LeVar Burton was wrong about America

Aug 24, 2022
The actor, director and TV host who taught millions about the love of books and reading reflects on what he’s learned about his country.
LeVar Burton
Osmo

Alyssa Gaines was wrong about planning for the future

Jul 26, 2022
National Youth Poet Laureate Alyssa Gaines reflects on how you don't always need a plan.
Alyssa Gaines, 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate speaks onstage during The Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit in Partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies on September 21, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomberg Philanthropies)

Dessa was wrong about what musical collaboration looks like

Feb 9, 2021
Dessa shares why she never viewed teamwork as one of her strengths and why that changed.
“I think we are gonna have this big boom of art in the next few months as people are hunkering down over their keyboards,” Dessa says.
Sara Fish

What Tami Stronach got wrong about the power of optimism

Nov 24, 2020
The actress who played a childlike empress in "The NeverEnding Story" explains what she learned from her father's ability to celebrate despite difficulty.
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Alexis Coe didn't realize all of the opportunities a history major brings

Feb 12, 2020
Like our own Kai Ryssdal, Alexis Coe is a history-student-turned-podcaster, but when she was in grad school, her path wasn't always so clear.
Historian and hyphenate Alexis Coe.
Sylvia Rosokoff

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What's greener: a real Christmas tree or a fake one?

Dec 24, 2019
It depends! The Christmas tree a potent symbol not just for the season but for the sustainability of many things we buy.
It's not easy being green.
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How "The Nutcracker" became a holiday classic

Dec 13, 2019
Tchaikovsky's ballet is a holiday institution and a big cash cow for dance companies. But it wasn't always that way.
"The Nutcracker" wasn't always a holiday tradition.
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