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Jad Abumrad: How Journalism Taught Me A New Way To Resolve Conflict

Jad Abumrad: How Journalism Taught Me A New Way To Resolve Conflict

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Finding Another Way

Radio journalist Jad Abumrad spent years developing a formula for storytelling—then one contentious report upended it all. He shares his journey of finding resolution in stories where truths collide.

About Jad Abumrad

Jad Abumrad is a radio host, composer, and producer.

He is the founder of the syndicated public radio program Radiolab, which is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide and is, as a podcast, downloaded more than 120 million times a year. He also created More Perfect, a podcast that tells the stories behind the Supreme Court's most famous decisions. Most recently, he created Dolly Parton's America, a nine-episode podcast exploring an iconic country music star at the center of America's culture wars.

Abumrad has received three Peabody Awards and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. He received his BA from Oberlin College.

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