Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
How Compassion Lowers Health Risks for Pregnant Women With Trauma
by Sheri Madigan, Nicole Racine, Suzanne Tough
Mothers who experience toxic stress in childhood are more likely to have gestational diabetes and hypertension. But they can benefit from the right supports.
To Decolonize Our Minds, Start With Words
by Steven Newcomb
Where is the clear image of a decolonized society we are to emulate? There isn’t one. Yet if we are to free ourselves, we need practical steps.
“Less Stuff, More Heart” Student Writing Lesson
If you could ask for any non-material gift, what would you ask for? What would make this gift so special to you
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Michael J. Dax
Where local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. New Mexico shows a different way.
Dear White Feminists, We Can Do Better
by Britni de la Cretaz
Step one: Please stop arguing with people of color about what is or isn’t racist.
Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Why Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
by Saru Jayaraman, Devan Shea
For too many women, deciding whether to stand up to harassment at work is a choice between earning enough tips to put food on their tables or not.
5 Places to View Pre-Colonial America
by Chelsey Luger
The ancient history of this country is often overlooked. Here are landmarks significant to Indigenous people that were renamed by white settlers.
Don’t Just Resist. Return to Who You Are
by Taiaiake Alfred
Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture.
“Decolonization Starts Inside of You”
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Taking MLK’s Message Global
by David Korten
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.
How Tucson Preserves Its Native Food Heritage
by Cat Modlin-Jackson
The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people, like members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, is glaring—and drives many of the city’s food justice efforts.
Today’s Young Adults Want to Redesign Capitalism. But Into What?
by Joseph Blasi, Douglas L. Kruse
The data suggest that today’s young people are losing faith in capitalism—and ready to embrace something much more fair.
Honoring the Radical Evolution of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Paul Harvey
How the civil rights icon changed from a hopeful reformer to a radical critic.