TED Talk Discussion Group

On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2-3:30 Kathy Ramundt and Eleni Skevas host a TED Talk Discussion Group.  We view a TED Talk from TED.com and then discuss it.  This program is sponsored by the Roseville Area Senior Program and the Ramsey County Library and open to anyone.  It’s another great way to bring people together to share ideas and make connections.

Here is a list of the TED and TEDX talks we have viewed.  Clicking on name will take you to the talk – either on Ted.com for TED Talks, or You Tube for TEDX talks.

You can see upcoming topics on the library website (rclreads.org), on the calendar.  On the calendar, when you find the TED Talk and open it up, the upcoming topics are displayed.  Please join us!


TED Talk Leader Month
Rise of the Useless Class by Yuval Noah Hoffman Kathy Ramundt December
Robots with Soul by Guy Hoffman Eleni Skevas November
How to Separate Fact from Fiction Online by Markham Nolan Kathy Ramundt October
Ethical Dilemma of Designer Babies by Paul Knoepfler Eleni Skevas September
The Case for Engineering Our Food by Pamela Ronald Kathy Ramundt August
The Sibling Bond by Jeffrey Kluger Kathy Ramundt July
How Fear of Nuclear Power is Hurting the Environment (Michael Shellenberger) Kathy Ramundt June
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose Kathy Ramundt May
Why Some of us Don’t Have One True Calling by Emilie Wapnick Pheng Vang April
·  The Myth of Legal Immigration by Sheena Koshy

·  Through the Eyes of an Illegal Immigrant by Erik Gomez

Kathy Ramundt March
We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers  by Rachel Botsman Eleni Skevas February
Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality  by Brian Little Eleni Skevas January
·  Older People are Happier by Laura Carstensen

·  Life’s Third Act by Jane Fonda

Kathy Ramundt December
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion by Peggy McIntosh Melissa November
The Surprising Decline in Violence  by Steven Pinker Eleni Skevas October
Price of Shame by Monica Lewinsky Kathy Ramundt September
Government – Investor, Risk Taker, Innovator by Mariana Mazzucato Eleni Skevas August
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolt Taylor Eleni Skevas July
Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy by Joan Halifax June
A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System by Adam Foss Eleni Skevas May
·  A Drone’s Eye View of Conservation by Lian Pin Koh

·  No Roads, There’s a Drone for That  by Andreas Raptopoulos

Kathy Ramundt April
Science Can Answer Moral Questions by Sam Harris Kathy Ramundt March
The Power of Introverts  by Susan Cain Kathy Ramundt February
How to Overcome Your Biases.  Walk Boldly Toward Them by Verna Myers Kathy Ramundt January
· The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

· Are We in Control of Our Own Decisions? by Dan Ariely

Kathy Ramundt December
· The Danger of a Single Story byChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

· Everyone Around You has a Story the World Needs to Hear by Dave Isay

Kathy Ramundt November