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Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food
Alice Waters has been called a food revolutionary. In 1971, she opened a cozy restaurant in Berkeley, California called Chez Panisse. It showcased seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables and meats... a radical departure from the kind of food Americans were used to eating. Waters and her restaurant ushered in the farm-to-table movement and raised Americans' consciousness about fresh ingredients and healthy eating. She talks here about the trip to France that started it all, about her dedication to taste, and about the environmental impact of our food choices.
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Lord Martin Rees: The Future of Humanity
We have Lord Martin Rees to thank for much of what we understand about black holes, quasars, and other distant objects in the night sky. He is Englandâ€™s Astronomer Royal, and has spent the past fifty years looking deep into the past, to understand the origins of the universe. But for the past two decades heâ€™s also been asking the most difficult questions about the future of humankind, a future made uncertain because of tremendous advancements in science and technology.
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Leymah Gbowee: A Call from God
This story is a testament to the power of one person to change the world. When civil war broke out in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee was 17 years old. Over the next fourteen years it would become one of the most vicious, deadly wars in history (one tenth of the population was killed). One night Gbowee had a dream: to organize women to pray for peace. That dream led to a mass womenâ€™s movement and to some creative non-violent tactics (including a sex strike!) that helped bring an end to the war. Leymah Gbowee tells her inspiring life story here, from a poor West African village to the Nobel Peace Prize.