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4 great talks for International Women's Day

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To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi []

"The Dog Song": Nellie McKay on TED.com

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Animal fan Nellie McKay sings a sparkling tribute to her dear dog. She suggests we all do the same: “Just go right to the pound/ And find yourself a hound/ And make that doggie proud/ ’cause that’s what it’s all about.” Nellie’s TED performance of “The Dog Song” is dedicated to this handsome fellow, Carmello, []

"Mother of Pearl" and "If I Had You": more Nellie McKay on TED.com

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Link fixed: The wonderful Nellie McKay sings “Mother of Pearl” (with the immortal first line “Feminists don’t have a sense of humor”) and “If I Had You” from her sparkling set at TED2008. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 5:34.) Watch Nellie McKay’s 2008 performance on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, []

"Clonie": Nellie McKay on TED.com

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Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay performs the semi-serious song “Clonie” — about creating the ultimate companion. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 02:20.) Watch Nellie McKay’s 2008 performance on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances. Get TED delivered:Subscribe to the TEDTalks video podcast via RSS []

TED2008: How dare we be optimistic?

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(Unedited running notes from the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California. Session eleven.) Ben Kaufman, founder of Kluster, goes on stage to tell what he and his team have been doing — with the help of TED attendees and 1200 people around the world — since the beginning of the conference. Kluster is an online collaboration []