Jane Goodall
‘I Changed the Direction of My Life When I Met Her’

‘I Changed the Direction of My Life When I Met Her’

The people that Jane Goodall once inspired speak on how they came to work for her. As Goodall’s program, Roots and Shoots, spreads into China, her message of conservation and peace spreads and the number of her followers increases. Tori Zwisler, chair of the board of the Shanghai Roots and … Continue reading

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai Recalls Being Shot By The Taliban

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“They thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed”. At age 11, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani student, became an outspoken proponent of education for girls. Her advocacy made her a threat to the Taliban, who tried to assassinate her on October 9, 2012, while she was riding a … Continue reading

Desmond Tutu’s Key Role in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

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Colleagues such as Mary Burton of Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss how he got involved with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid. The TRC reviewed thousands of statements from witnesses and victims of human rights violations during the apartheid as a method … Continue reading

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson On Becoming An Astrophysicist

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“I bask in the majesty of the cosmos”. Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, discusses what led him to his career. He remembers: “I didn’t accidentally land at the Bronx High School of Science. I wanted to become an astrophysicist, not because i chose it. In a way, the universe chose … Continue reading

Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Influence of Carl Sagan


Neil deGrasse Tyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, author and director of the Hayden Planetarium, talks about meeting Carl Sagan for the first time when he was just 17 years old. Sagan, a professor at Cornell University, personally wrote to deGrasse Tyson upon seeing his application to the university, inviting him to visit … Continue reading

Boston Busing Crisis
Kevin White on Almost Losing to Anti-Busing Candidate

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Former mayor of Boston, Kevin White, talks about almost losing in the 1967 general election to Louise Day Hicks, a Boston School Committee member who was anti-desegregation and “anti-black.” The 1965 Racial Imbalance Act, which desegregated the public schools in Boston via court-ordered busing of children into different neighborhood schools, … Continue reading

Good Friday Agreement
What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

Young people of Northern Ireland talk on what it is like for them to grow up in their post-conflict communities after the Good Friday Agreement was enforced on December 2, 1999. The agreement established Northern Ireland’s current devolved government within the United Kingdom (UK) following the ethno-nationalist conflict in the … Continue reading

Lee Strasberg
Acting Coach Lee Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe

Famous Acting Coach Lee Strasberg on Marilyn Monroe

Lee Strasberg, former director of the prestigious acting school, the Actors Studio, discusses how Marilyn Monroe came to be one of his students: “She was one of the two or three most sensitive, most talented people that I’ve ever seen in my life. One of the others is Marlon Brando.” … Continue reading

B. K. S. Iyengar
Iyengar Yoga as a Form of Healing & Art

Iyengar Yoga as a Form of Healing & Art

Stephanie Quirk began “Iyengar Yoga,” a style of yoga popularized by the legendary yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, in 1987 after accidents that left her physically disabled. She left Australia and went to Pune, India to learn from Iyengar–valuing his approach to yoga as an art and a life … Continue reading

B. K. S. Iyengar
Yogacharya on B. K. S. Iyengar’s Inspiring Teachings


In this audio interview with yogacharya Patricia Walden, who learned from B. K. S. Iyengar himself, she recalls being unsure about a yoga position he was teaching when Iyengar told her: “You have to go beyond the limitations of your mind.” She let go of her fears and was able … Continue reading