Make Your Own Kind of Music

In this interactive TEDx talk, Kate Campbell Stevenson demonstrates how music can transform and connect individuals and communities. She reveals how to use music as an effective tool to tune into inner strengths, overcome obstacles and chart new pathways to success.

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How An Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds

Oklahoma City is a mid-sized town that had a big problem: It was among the most obese towns in America. Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make his city a great place to work and live, it had to become healthier too. In this charming talk, he walks us through the interlocking changes that helped OKC drop a collective million pounds (450,000 kilos).

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Diana Nyad: Never, Ever Give Up

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida — at age 64. Hear her story. — TED

Toni Griffin: A New Vision for Rebuilding Detroit

Once the powerhouse of America’s industrial might, Detroit is more recently known in the popular imagination as a fabulous ruin, crumbling and bankrupt. But city planner Toni Griffin asks us to look again — and to imagine an entrepreneurial future for the city’s 700,000 residents. — TED