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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Solving It...all of it...yay!

In this hour, TED speakers share some big ideas on how to solve the seemingly impossible. In four parts.

1. Is The Law Making Us Less Free? Lawyer Philip K. Howard says the U.S. has become a legal minefield — especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of lawsuits.

2. Has Money Taken Over American Politics? Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig says corruption is at the heart of American politics. He says the campaign funding process weakens democracy and he issues a bipartisan call for change.

3. What If Our Health Care System Kept Us Healthy? Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.

4. Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice? Lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color. He argues that these issues are wrapped up in America's unexamined history.