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How an unlikely relationship between a WWII veteran and a 3 year old boy helped reshape how TV journalists think about social media and ratings.

Boyd Huppert is a reporter at KARE TV in Minneapolis and host of the station's popular "Land of 10,000 Stories" segment. Boyd has been recognized with some of broadcast journalism's highest honors, including the national Emmy for feature reporting, the Scripps Howard Award and twelve national Edward R. Murrow Awards. In addition to his work as a reporter, Boyd has conducted more than 150 visual storytelling workshops at venues including NRK in Norway, TV2 in Denmark and TV New Zealand.

 Emmett & Erling: A Humble Phenomenon | Boyd Huppert  TEDxUWRiverFalls

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You don't have to live up to Mother Teresa type standards to be kind and make an impact on the world. Here are 3 reasons why being kind is a little selfish... in a good way!

Jennifer Willis-Rivera is a Development Officer at Random Acts. Random Acts is a charity devoted to funding and inspiring random acts of kindness throughout the world. She is also a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.

The Hidden Power of Kindness | Jennifer Willis-Rivera | TEDxUWRiverFalls

 

 

A personal story of using determination and inner hope to overcome tremendous adversity.

Brianna is a 5th year senior at UW-River Falls and will graduate with her undergraduate degree in Social Work May 2015. She will also be continuing her education at the University of Minnesota this fall to pursue her Masters degree in Social Work specializing in Clinical Mental Health. Right now, Brianna is an intern at Valhalla Place working with those who struggle with addiction to opiate drugs, and hopes to work with those who struggle with all addictions in a mental health setting.

The Power of Hope and Inner Light | Brianna Pezon | TEDxUWRiverFalls

 

 

Can public education bring us closer to social justice? Annie Mason is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She conducts research on the relationships among race, racism, school, and society.

Annie Mason is an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She works with pre-service teachers to understand how their personal identities impact their work with children, and she encourages all of her students to develop orientations toward social justice. She conducts research on the relationships among race, racism, school, and society.

Talking ourselves into it: How words shape thinking about education  Annie Mason | TEDxUWRiverFalls

 

 

Sure pizza and doughnuts at work are a nice treat, and employees won't turn down a free holiday turkey, but is this actually helping employees feel recognized and engaged at work?

Claire McCarty, a professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has spent over 25 years bridging the gap between management theory and practice. It's been estimated that up to 70% of U.S. workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces. The lack of recognition is certainly one reason. In an era of limited time, money, and energy, we need to focus on what actually works.

Missing the obvious in employee recognition | Claire McCarty  TEDxUWRiverFalls

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