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A Preview of TEDxBaltimore

In mid-January, leaders from all different fields and walks of life will gather at Morgan State University for TEDxBaltimore, an event featuring short lectures on technology, education, art, and more. The goal: to highlight ideas to change the world.

In this hour, we’ll get a preview from three of the event’s speakers. James Page, chief diversity officer of Johns Hopkins, tells us why doctors shouldn’t write off different cultures' approaches to healthcare. Victor Rodgers, also known as Slangston Hughes, describes how the art of spoken word can be a force for change in Baltimore. And Alexandra Petri, columnist and blogger for the Washington Post, pokes fun at criticism leveled at how women speak.

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