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The Genius of a Mathematics Pilgrim: Dr. Paul Erdős of Hungary

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The Genius of a Mathematics Pilgrim: Dr. Paul Erdős of Hungary

Dr. Erdös once said, “Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.” Recognized as one of the most prolific mathematicians of the century, Dr. Paul Erdös was the founder of discrete mathematics, a field that contemporary computer science is based on. Born on March 26, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Paul Erdös came from a Jewish family of mathematicians.
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2019-02-10   4198 Преглед
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2019-02-10

Dashdondog Jamba & His Mongolian Traveling Children’s Library, Part 2 of 3

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Dashdondog Jamba & His Mongolian Traveling Children’s Library, Part 2 of 3

We are very honored to have Mr. Borolzoi Dashdondog, the son of Dashdondog Jamba, share with us his father’s story. “Another thing he was doing was the children’s library. How it was started is that, during the period when my father was young and lived actively creating his creations, it was a socialist period, before 1990. He said that it started from the year 1991. From then till the year 2016,
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2021-02-21   466 Преглед
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2021-02-21

Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 1 of 2

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Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 1 of 2

David Sheldrick was fully devoted to the welfare of African wildlife, which he deemed sacrosanct. For over two decades, with Daphne's assistance, David more or less single-handedly built Tsavo East National Park, Kenya's largest national park. This sanctuary became the protected home to the country's biggest elephant population. In 1977, Dame Daphne Sheldrick's husband, David, passed away. Her husband had dedicated his life to wildlife protection and the park. In her husband's memory, Dame Daphne Sheldrick founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The conservation organization has become one of Africa's oldest wildlife charities. Dame Daphne went on to spend over six decades of her life protecting wildlife in Africa as a conservationist.
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2019-11-22   772 Преглед
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2019-11-22

Anna Pavlova: The Will to Dance

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Anna Pavlova: The Will to Dance

In the cold Northern Russian winter of 1881, Anna Pavlova was born. Upon graduating in 1899, at age 18, Anna entered the Imperial Ballet, known today as the Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, one of the most famous ballet companies in the world! Her wonderful charisma and the moving emotions conveyed through dance live on in the memories of all who saw her perform, in the choreographies she arranged or inspired, and in the notes of the eternal “Swan Lake.” For little Anna, the thin child of Theatre Street, the task she set out to achieve, though huge, was realized through the power of her strong determination.
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2019-10-27   1604 Преглед
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2019-10-27

The Philosophy of Living: Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA

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The Philosophy of Living: Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA

We are worked together ever since we were a team of six people. On the farm where I was born, we helped each other out with everything. We have kept that spirit alive and made “tillsammans” a key concept: to consider and care for each other, to put people first. To make everyone feel how important they are. Like the girls and boys who wash our dishes. We would not last an hour without clean plates. So I am telling you all that you need to feel that you are important.
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2019-08-04   2684 Преглед
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2019-08-04

Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 1 of 2

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Leonard Cohen - Music’s Visionary Poet in a Suit, Part 1 of 2

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian musical icon, was a legendary writer and performer. His distinctive, untrained baritone voice delivers masterful lyrics about love, politics, despair, and spirituality with a glimpse of hope and deft humor. The stark observations and penetrating insight characterizing his writings have touched fans and inspired artists all over the world. Let us now look at the career and life of Leonard Cohen, one of the most influential artists of his generation.
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2019-01-25   4537 Преглед
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2019-01-25

Alan Turing: An Outstanding Genius of Great Originality

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Alan Turing: An Outstanding Genius of Great Originality

He solved the Enigma code. He pioneered digital computing and artificial intelligence. He was an English mathematician, cryptographer and logician. He has emerged from obscurity to become one of the most intensely studied figures in modern science. Widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science, Dr. Alan Turing’s story is of a legacy that laid the foundations for the modern technology age.
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2018-01-26   1886 Преглед
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2018-01-26

The Lady with the Lamp: Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing

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The Lady with the Lamp: Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing

Florence Nightingale, affectionately called “The Lady with the Lamp,” was an exceedingly compassionate nurse who reformed healthcare. She founded a hospital and nurse training school and wrote over 200 books and articles on health-related issues. Divinely inspired and strongly motivated, Florence Nightingale would ultimately fulfill her dream to serve humanity in her best possible way. During a conflict in 1854, British troops were faced with a lack of medical supplies, overcrowded facilities, and unsanitary conditions. Tasked by the Minister Sidney Herbert, Florence Nightingale agreed to superintend a government-sponsored team of nurses to remedy the situation. She diligently worked late into the night, carrying a lamp in the evenings as she tended to patient after patient, earning her the nickname “Lady with the Lamp.” And in six months, it was reported that the mortality rate had been decreased from 40% to a modest 2%. It was a monumental achievement. Florence Nightingale became a cultural icon.
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2020-05-03   855 Преглед
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2020-05-03

Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 1 of 2

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Legends of King Arthur: Uniter of Britain, Part 1 of 2

Professor Ronald Hutton is a history professor and the Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. He has been featured on British television and radio, and published 14 books, including "Witches, Druids and King Arthur." King Arthur's simply the greatest British King in the whole of legend. He's the King who unites the whole British. The story of the sword in the stone, this youth's courage, nobility, and justice quickly earned the hearts of the people. King Arthur was accompanied by His most trusted friend and powerful wizard, Medrin, or Merlin. King Arthur also had the steadfast support of the renowned fellowship known as the Knights of the Round Table.
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2018-07-22   5331 Преглед
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2018-07-22

Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr – Voice of South Africa’s Consciousness

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Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr – Voice of South Africa’s Consciousness

Jan Hofmeyr, one of the greatest politicians and intellectuals of South Africa. He had an extraordinary academic background. Because he strongly opposed the separation of people, but upon becoming the Administrator of the Transvaal, he was able to make influential decisions that would serve as stepping stones to more unified change. In 1929, Jan Hofmeyr entered Parliament of the South Africa party. There he openly opposed all discriminatory (namely apartheid) laws which were being passed in the 1930s. He actively communicated the importance of an unbiased society to all parties, and in 1933, he finally succeeded in bring together the South Africa party and Nationalist Party through the creation of the United Party. Jan Hofmeyr’s unmoving efforts to bring justice and peace to South Africa are timeless beacon of light for leaders and individuals everywhere.
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2019-02-17   5928 Преглед
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2019-02-17

Shirin Ebadi: Defender of Freedom, Justice and Human Rights

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Shirin Ebadi: Defender of Freedom, Justice and Human Rights

Dr. Shirin Ebadi is a remarkable Muslim woman, whose inspiring efforts for democracy and human rights earned her the Nobel peace Prize in 2003. Her campaign brought international attention to the plight of Muslim woman, while sparking hope for the underprivileged around the word. Shirin Ebadi believes: “Human rights are a universal standard, a component of every religion and every civilization.” She is ever the activist, championing the rights of woman, children, and, indeed, all people. Her deep compassion inspires peace and benevolence around the world.
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2018-06-24   4353 Преглед
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2018-06-24

William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 2 of 2

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William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 2 of 2

William Butler Yeats continued his discovery of mysticism with lengthy experiments with the help of his wife, who shared his interest in spirituality. She introduced him to automatic writing, in which one lets go of their own conscious intent and writes by channeling their subconsciousness or the spiritual realm. With her assistance, William wrote "A Vision," first published privately in 1925, about occultism and historical cycles. William Butler Yeats concluded that within each 2,000-year era, a civilization could achieve special excellence at the midpoints of the 1,000-year halves.
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2019-11-08   831 Преглед
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2019-11-08

Peace Pilgrim: Walking Towards a Peaceful World, Part 2 of 3

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Peace Pilgrim: Walking Towards a Peaceful World, Part 2 of 3

In 1953, Peace Pilgrim began her pilgrimage, to walk in the name of nonviolence. She never asked anyone for any food and always refused money. She had no organizational backing. Years later, when she finally reached the 25,000 miles, Peace Pilgrim visited the United Nations and the US White House. She was elated to drop off the tens of thousands of signatures asking for concord. But this was not the end. Peace Pilgrim illustrate the passage of inner growth: You come to the point where you rise high enough in consciousness to look at the entire universe through the eyes of the Higher Nature.
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2019-07-21   3508 Преглед
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2019-07-21

Bill Mollison, Father of Permaculture

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Bill Mollison, Father of Permaculture

Brilliant in many fields, Bill Mollison began a worldwide movement that has inspired millions and earned him the title “Father of Permaculture.” In Bill’s words, permaculture can be defined as: “The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.” He believed that we already have all the resources we need to enjoy a good life. It is as simple as cooperating with Mother Earth and all living beings, and by using what we have, and only what we need.
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2018-04-13   3807 Преглед
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2018-04-13

Sufi Writer Idries Shah: Bridging the East and West

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Sufi Writer Idries Shah: Bridging the East and West

A gifted storyteller, writer, philosopher and an educator, Idries Shah became widely known as a spokesman for Sufism in the West. From spirituality to psychology, and travelogues to cultural studies, Idries Shah wrote over 30 books and received worldwide acclaim. His book sales have totaled over 15 million copies, in 20 languages across the globe. Idries Shah not only served as a cultural bridge between East and West, but also conveyed the precious insights, from Sufi Masters for truth seekers around the world.
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2018-04-29   3962 Преглед
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2018-04-29

The Poetic Music of Paraguay’s Agustín Barrios Mangoré

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The Poetic Music of Paraguay’s Agustín Barrios Mangoré

In 1898, at the age of 13, Agustín Barrios Mangoré began to study the guitar under Gustavo Sosa Escalada. Though he had not formally studied music until this time, Agustin had already composed his own guitar pieces. It was not long before he was recognized as a child prodigy for his brilliant aptitude in music. In 1901, Mr. Sosa Escalada convinced Augstin’s parents to allow their son to further his studies at the Capital’s National High School in Asunciòn, one of Paraguay’s oldest institutions of higher education.
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2018-12-02   4621 Преглед
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2018-12-02

Stan Lee: Superhero of Storytelling, Part 2 of 2

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Stan Lee: Superhero of Storytelling, Part 2 of 2

The Marvel characters that he helped formulate live in the real world. They come with imperfections and a human touch. Ultimately, the Marvel superheroes exemplify the best qualities within each and every one of us. Moreover, his noble ideals always shone through his creations. The one constant outcome in his stories was that “good would triumph over evil and love conquers all.” In 1972, Stan Lee became Marvel’s editorial director and publisher. Later, in 1980, he moved to Los Angeles to promote Marvel’s film ventures. He revolutionized the entire industry and catapulted Marvel into being the world’s top publisher of comic books. Stan Lee won numerous accolades during his prolific career. In 2008, he received the prestigious National Medal of Arts. In 2010, he founded The Stan Lee Foundation to provide literary resources, arts programs, and education to people of all ages, while promoting diversity, literacy, culture, and the arts. He had lived a brilliant, meaningful 95 years. “That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt a real superhero.” - Stan Lee
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2020-02-16   518 Преглед
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2020-02-16

Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 2 of 2

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Wangari Maathai – Rooting for Women, Freedom, and the Environment, Part 2 of 2

In 1977, Professor Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve Mother Earth and improve livelihoods. Wangari Maathai encouraged the women to work together to plant trees. This helped to bind the soil, store rainwater, and provide food and firewood. The tree-planting became an empowering symbol of peace. Experience had taught Professor Maathai that the wellbeing of both the environment and the people is linked with good governance, human rights, and preserving cultural values that enable communities to sustain their land and livelihoods.
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2019-01-11   4701 Преглед
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2019-01-11

Stephen William Hawking: Reaching for the Stars

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Stephen William Hawking: Reaching for the Stars

For today’s show, our featured genius scientist not only revolutionized the field of theoretical physics, but he did so from the confines of a wheelchair and the inability to speak! We are blessed and honored to present today’s model of success, the man who went beyond boundaries and taught us to go beyond ours - the amazing Professor Stephen Hawking. At the age of 21 Hawking was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His doctors thought he would not live past the age of 23. This life-altering prognosis cause Stephen to stop and contemplate his purpose and meaning in life. He began to work in earnest for the betterment of the entire human race. His hope for humanity was for “One Planet, One Human Race.”
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2018-12-09   4517 Преглед
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2018-12-09

Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 2 of 2

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Mahatma Gandhi – Be the Change We Want to See, Part 2 of 2

When Mahatma Gandhi arrived in South Africa,he quickly discovered that his rights were unfairly limited. 1913, Mahatma Gandhi launched his first large-scale satyagraha campaign. The satyagraha, or “holding onto truth” movement, united people in nonviolent actions to achieve change for the betterment of society. People across the country’s spectrum joined in full support. The supporters faced many dangers during the protests, but in accordance with Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of nonviolence. After a result, 20 years after Gandhi had first set foot in South Africa, the poll tax for Indians were abolished and Hindu marriages given due recognition.
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2018-10-02   4890 Преглед
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2018-10-02
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