Hidden Potential : TED Radio Hour Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? This hour, TED speakers explore why some are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change.

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Hidden Potential

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Hidden Potential

Are grit and perseverance enough to succeed? Or does someone need to give you a chance? This hour, TED speakers explore why some are overlooked despite their talents, and how that can begin to change.

The Hustler

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Regina Hartley: Why We Shouldn't Overlook The "Scrapper" With The Atypical Resume

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Malika Whitley: How Can Homeless Youth Heal From Trauma And Realize Their Potential?

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Given You Nothing Flim

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Victor Rios: How Can Mentors Guide Kids To Live Up To Their Full Potential?

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Pearl Arrendondo: How Can Mentors Push Students To Move Beyond Their Circumstances?

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You Can Make It If You Try Sly & the Family Stone

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Life's biggest questions, explored.