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Janus Adams

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With her groundbreaking What Do We Tell Our Children" essays, Adams deepens her commitment to improving the lives of children. Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, producer, and publisher, Janus Adams is the author of nine books and creator of the award-winning BackPax children's book-and-audio series. Her commentaries are featured on NPR, and her syndicated column is beginning its fourteenth year. Adams... read full bio

Jasmin Darznik

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Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran to an Iranian mother and European father, and immigrated to the United States during the Islamic Revolution. An award-winning writer, she is the author of, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mothers Hidden Life, a moving memoir of an Iranian-American womans discovery of her mothers secret past. The Good Daughter opens one day... read full bio

Jasmine Rand

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Jasmine Rand was the attorney at the forefront of the civil rights case that spawned the phrase I Am Trayvon Martin, the battle cry for an entire generation pursuing social justice. The fight for civil rights occurs across the globe, and while some choose to overlook these issues, some choose to act. Attorney Jasmine Rand is among those who have... read full bio

Jason Witten

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NFL tight end Jason Witten has been playing professional football with the Dallas Cowboys for over thirteen years. He played college football while attending the University of Tennessee. Witten ranks second all-time in career receptions and receiving yards by an NFL tight end, only behind Tony Gonzalez. He has been a ten-time Pro Bowl player, two-time First-team All-Pro and two-time... read full bio

Jean Carnahan

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As Missouri's First Lady, she designed a program to help increase immunization rates of pre-school children from 44% to 85%. In a project that raised nearly $2 million for improvements to the 1871 Victorian Governor's Mansion. She is the author of four books. One written when she was First Lady of Missouri is entitled If Walls Could Talk -- a... read full bio

Jean Houston, Ph.d

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Jean Houston's Key Accomplishments Include . . . Author of Jump Time, Manual for the Peacemaker, Listening to the Body and The Possible Human. Dr. Jean Houston, a master storyteller, specializes in helping people develop their physical and mental skills and, in particular, their ability to learn and be creative. She has presented her research in over 15 books and... read full bio

Jeanne Robertson

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Speaking professionally since 1963, humorist and author Jeanne Robertson has the unique ability to turn personal experiences into humorous presentations that do more than elicit laughter - they make audiences think about her message. In a funny, positive style, Jeanne Robertson talks about accepting things about yourself that cannot be changed, using humor as a personal strategy for success, seeing... read full bio

Jeff Skoll

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From his start as first President of eBay, Jeff Skoll has had a track record of launching businesses that result in positive social change. At eBay, Jeff Skoll developed the business plan that the company still follows today, creating entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals around the world. In 1998 Jeff Skoll inspired the company to take an active role in philanthropy,... read full bio

Jeffrey Wright

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Critically acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. In addition to acting, Wright is Vice Chairman of Taia Lion Resources and Chairman of Taia Peace Foundation. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Tribeca... read full bio

Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy has has been welcomed into the homes of America as an activist, interviewing and speaking on the topic of autism. Her unique ability to articulate the unspoken words of thousands of mothers and fathers across the world was recognized immediately. Her honesty, humility, and humor have enabled her to transcend the boundaries of her roles as comedian, actress,... read full bio

Jenny Sanford

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In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayaland offers inspiration for anyone struggling to keep faith during lifes most trying times. Jenny Sanford is best known for the one role she refused to playthat of conventional political spouse standing silently by while her husband went before the... read full bio

Jerdine Nolen

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Stories help us examine and shape the world we live in. Stories give us hopeful answers and insights to questions no one person can answer on their own -- stories help us share our lives. This is what I love about being a writer. Jerdine Nolen received a B.A. in special education from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.Ed. in... read full bio

Jeremy Travis

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Jeremy Travis, president of John Cay College of Criminal Justice, has been serving in the position for over twelve years. He has spearheaded an immense amount of growth in the research conducted at John Jay, which increased research funding by almost $25 million in just a year. Travis' many honors include the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Society... read full bio

Jerome Ringo

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Environmental speaker Jerome Ringo is one of the most influential conservationists in the United States today, and an outspoken supporter of increasing diversity in the conservation movement. The president of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of diverse leaders fighting to free America from foreign energy dependence, he is a dedicated champion of environmental justice, an advocate for clean energy, and... read full bio

Jessica Jackley

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Jessica Jackley is a microfinance pioneer and the co-founder of Kiva, the world's first online micro-lending marketplace for the working poor. Jessica is the driving force and inspirational spirit of the organization and she speaks to audiences around the world on microfinance, social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.... read full bio

Jill Ker Conway

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Nothing came easily for Jill Ker Conway. She lived on a sheep ranch until her father died, forcing the family to move to Sydney. Loss and difficulty did not dim Conways vision because she could see beyond the life she knew. Even though she had to drop out of school several times for family reasons, she earned her college degree... read full bio

Jim Bob Duggar

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After suffering a miscarriage, deeply religious Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar asked God to bless them with as many children as He saw fit. They are now up to 19 with the birth of Josie Duggar in 2010. God has opened many doors for them to share that children are a blessing from the Lord! To date they have... read full bio

Jim Fowler

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Jim Fowler, one of the world's best known naturalists, has presented information about wildlife and wilderness to the American public on television for more than 40 years. Jim Fowler is a professional zoologist and was host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Mutual of Omahas Wild Kingdom. While Jim Fowler was serving as a host of Wild Kingdom,... read full bio

Jim Stanway

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Jim Stanway, Senior Director - Global Supplier Initiatives, has recently assumed responsibility for Wal-Mart's climate change strategy. This involves business development activities aimed at profitable greenhouse-gas measures for customers and the supply chain. Stanway also serves on the board of Texas Retail Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart that buys wholesale power for use at its stores and distribution... read full bio

Joan Baez

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The most accomplished interpretive folksinger of the 1960s, Joan Baez has influenced nearly every aspect of popular music in a career still going strong after more than 35 years. Joan Baez is possessed of a once-in-a-lifetime soprano, which, since the late '50s, she has put in the service of folk and pop music as well as a variety of political... read full bio



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