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October 5th, 2010
02:04 PM ET

MISSION POSSIBLE: Teaching Black Kids To Swim

Marcellus Wiley is a former NFL player...a defensive end for the Bills, Chargers, Cowboys, and Jaguars.  He played TEN seasons!  Plus he's an Ivy Leaguer who graduated from Columbia University in '97.  But despite his athletic prowess, he never learned to swim.  And he's not alone.  Nearly 70% of all black children can't swim.  So now he's tackling the water with a program called the Distance Swim Challenge.

To read up on the swim event, click here.

You can also check out Marcellus Wiley's company by clicking here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Mission Possible
October 5th, 2010
01:45 PM ET

CHALK TALK: How To Fix Our Schools with Video Games

"STEM" stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for all Americans.  President Obama is pushing this with all his might to help prepare American students to be compete with their international peers.  Mario Armstrong was on the show today to tell us about STEM.

To check it out for yourself, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Chalk Talk
October 5th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

Supporting Gay Teens

Today on the show we highlighted the It Gets Better Project.  Its a new campaign that focuses on current and potential victims of anti-gay harassment.  Celebrities and regular folks submit videos of encouragement.

To check out the It Gets Better Project, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors
October 5th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

Under the Sea: A Census of Marine Life

Today on the show, we highlighted the Census of Marine Life.  They are out this week with results of a decade-long study on our planet's oceans. 

To check out the complete Census of Marine Life, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors
October 5th, 2010
11:50 AM ET

THE BIG I: Augmented Reality Gaming

Today on The Big I, we're talking about augmented reality gaming.  Some say its one of the biggest leaps for gaming and computing in years.  Researchers from Georgia Tech are on the show today to explain what it is and why its so important.

To check out the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech, click here.

Also to check out the other research happening at Georgia Tech, click here.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I