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Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.

Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.
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Sometimes, a single moment can change a person’s entire life. Like when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns saw his father cry for the first time, or when Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, decided to tackle the impossible and educate people around the globe. Host Alicia Burke talks to doers like Ken Burns, Arianna Huffington and Sal Khan about the powerful moments that inspired them to make an impact.

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English


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Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

10/13/2019
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Arianna worked around the clock on her company HuffPost until she collapsed on the floor. This “wakeup call” launched a new mission: To help people avoid burnout.

Duration:00:16:52

Sal Khan, Educator and Founder of Khan Academy

10/6/2019
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When Sal tutored his young cousin long-distance in math, it sparked the inspiration for a non-profit that would provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

Duration:00:19:54

Loretta Claiborne, Chief Inspiration Officer, Special Olympics

9/29/2019
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Loretta and Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics, discuss how Loretta moved past her disabilities – and her critics – to become a repeat gold medalist.

Duration:00:19:03

Lisa Ludwinski, Head Baker and Owner of Sister Pie

9/22/2019
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Lisa explains the inspiration behind her much-loved Detroit bakery, which has a hyperlocal vision, a broad influence and pies with buttery, flaky crusts.

Duration:00:22:00

Ken Burns, Filmmaker

9/15/2019
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Ken opens up about the emotional moment with his father that inspired him to become a filmmaker — and how choosing New Hampshire over New York helped him make a bigger impact.

Duration:00:18:00

Dan Harris, News Anchor and Author

9/8/2019
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After Dan had an on-air panic attack, he realized he had to stop chasing the adrenaline he was accustomed to as a war correspondent and find healthier ways to attain happiness.

Duration:00:17:25

Introducing That Made All the Difference

8/20/2019
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Sometimes, one moment can change everything. In this new podcast, premiering Sept. 9, host Alicia Burke explores the defining moments that inspired achievers to make a difference.

Duration:00:01:43