KACU brings listeners the new NPR show TED Radio Hour, beginning May 9,2012. Hosted by journalist Alison Stewart, TED Radio Hour presents big ideas about modern life from some of today’s most fascinating thinkers. The weekly, 10-episode season airs Wednesday afternoon at 1PM. on 89.7, KACU.
The TED Radio Hour explores ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to teach and learn. The show represents a new partnership between NPR and TED. Each year, TED hosts conferences that bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less about the best ideas in technology, entertainment, design and more.
TED Radio Hourfocuses on a theme each week – such as happiness, the power of crowds, or food – and weaves together TEDTalks centered on the topic with innovative soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.As host, Stewart talks with the original speakers to probe how ideas make waves and get inside people’s heads, and most importantly, provoke excitement.
Alison Stewart hosts theTED Radio Hour. A Peabody Award-winning journalist, Stewart is a familiar voice on NPR having previously served as guest host for Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition and hosted the experimental show The Bryant Park Project. She has also reported and anchored for ABC News, CBS News, PBS, NBC News, MSNBC and MTV News.