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What It Takes

Academy of Achievement

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What It Takes
What It Takes

What It Takes

Academy of Achievement

33
Followers
16
Plays
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Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.

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Hank Aaron: Field of Dreams

Babe Ruth's home run record held for almost four decades. But then Hank Aaron came along and smashed it. On the way to making baseball history, Aaron persevered through poverty, segregation, racism, and threats on his life. He talks here about joining the Negro Leagues, about playing through a period of transformation in America, and about helping to change the world by doing what he did best - swinging that bat.

45 MIN1 weeks ago
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Hank Aaron: Field of Dreams

Anthony Romero: Guardian of Civil Liberties

In honor of the 4th of July, we are featuring the foremost champion of civil liberties in America, and a man who embodies the American Dream: Anthony Romero. He tells the inspiring story here of his path from a housing project in New York City to an Ivy League university and eventually to the head of the ACLU, where he has been Executive Director since 2001. Romero also talks about the tremendous growth of the organization during his tenure, the non-partisan philosophy that drives their work, and some of the issues they are most focused on at the moment. And he reveals a powerful personal story about overcoming mistakes in life.

53 MIN3 weeks ago
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Anthony Romero: Guardian of Civil Liberties

Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food

Alice Waters has been called a food revolutionary. In 1971, she opened a cozy restaurant in Berkeley, California called Chez Panisse. It showcased seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables and meats... a radical departure from the kind of food Americans were used to eating. Waters and her restaurant ushered in the farm-to-table movement and raised Americans' consciousness about fresh ingredients and healthy eating. She talks here about the trip to France that started it all, about her dedication to taste, and about the environmental impact of our food choices.

54 MINJUN 17
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Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food

Latest Episodes

Hank Aaron: Field of Dreams

Babe Ruth's home run record held for almost four decades. But then Hank Aaron came along and smashed it. On the way to making baseball history, Aaron persevered through poverty, segregation, racism, and threats on his life. He talks here about joining the Negro Leagues, about playing through a period of transformation in America, and about helping to change the world by doing what he did best - swinging that bat.

45 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Hank Aaron: Field of Dreams

Anthony Romero: Guardian of Civil Liberties

In honor of the 4th of July, we are featuring the foremost champion of civil liberties in America, and a man who embodies the American Dream: Anthony Romero. He tells the inspiring story here of his path from a housing project in New York City to an Ivy League university and eventually to the head of the ACLU, where he has been Executive Director since 2001. Romero also talks about the tremendous growth of the organization during his tenure, the non-partisan philosophy that drives their work, and some of the issues they are most focused on at the moment. And he reveals a powerful personal story about overcoming mistakes in life.

53 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Anthony Romero: Guardian of Civil Liberties

Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food

Alice Waters has been called a food revolutionary. In 1971, she opened a cozy restaurant in Berkeley, California called Chez Panisse. It showcased seasonal, local, organic fruits and vegetables and meats... a radical departure from the kind of food Americans were used to eating. Waters and her restaurant ushered in the farm-to-table movement and raised Americans' consciousness about fresh ingredients and healthy eating. She talks here about the trip to France that started it all, about her dedication to taste, and about the environmental impact of our food choices.

54 MINJUN 17
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Alice Waters: A Love Affair with Food

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