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Article How a Chicago Mom Liberated a Foreclosure and Got a Home for Her Four Kids
Displaced by foreclosure, this family took direct action—and got a place to live.
Located in Issues / How to Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It
Article 5 DIY Musical Instruments You Can Make From Stuff Around the House
Craft instruments from easy-to-find materials and invite more music into your family's life.
Located in Issues / Education Uprising
Article Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family's Plan to Fend off South Dakota's Epic Drought
Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women hopes to change that through a ambitious dam-building project.
Located in Planet
Article A Wealthy Capitalist on Why Money Doesn't Trickle Down
Nick Hanauer, venture capitalist and self-described “plutocrat,” says a healthy economy and an effective democracy depend on a thriving middle class of workers.
Located in Issues / End of Poverty
Article Can We Keep the Internet Free?
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Located in Issues / Power of Story
Article 4 Signs Net Neutrality Isn't Dead (Despite an FCC Proposal You're Not Going to Like)
They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
Located in People Power
Article Escape from an L.A. Sweatshop: How Modern-Day Slaves Become Lobbyists
Lured from Mexico into forced labor at an American factory, Flor Molina’s human trafficking story was typical. What’s remarkable is what she did next.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Located in Commonomics
Article The Economy of Smallness: Making Economic Exchange a Loving Human Interaction
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Located in Issues / The Human Cost of Stuff
Article Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning
The secret to learning self-awareness, cooperation, and other “social and emotional learning” skills lies in experience, not in workbooks and rote classroom exercises.
Located in Issues / Education Uprising
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