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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.

The Work Ahead: Create Community
by Frances Moore Lappé, Richard R. Rowe
Frame the issues: Americans are ready for a far more powerful frame grounded in what we intuitively know—that we are all in this together. We call it the “strong communities” frame.
It Takes a Community Media Center
by Dirk Koning
The Community Media Center (CMC) was founded in 1981 as Grand Rapids Cable Access Center (known as GRTV). It is one of the first public access stations in the nation to expand beyond public access television to provide a range of media tools, training and transmission options for community members and nonprofit organizations. Among them, the five affiliates offer numerous projects and services.
If You’re Not Making Television, It’s Making You
by Dirk Koning
Kids learn to make media at GRTV. They make websites, and develop and deliver curriculum on media literacey and voting.
Questions for Students: Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Questions for reflection and discussion from the article "Bringing Biodiesel from Colorado to Colombia"
Questions for Students: Earth Charter Questions for Students: Earth Charter
by YES! for Youth Education Program
Media Hero: Ed Schultz Media Hero: Ed Schultz
by Carolyn McConnell
Media Hero: DeeDee Halleck
by Jonathan Lawson
presente! a radio station barn raising presente! a radio station barn raising
by Hannah Sassaman
When farmworkers needed a way to reach one another, they invited activists nationwide for a radio barn raising.
Letter from the Editor
by Sarah van Gelder
We focus on the media in this issue of YES! because it is clear that democracy cannot function when diverse, critical perspectives are excluded from the public conversation, nor when entire populations are absent from or mischaracterized in the popular media.
YES! But How? :: Privacy, Slugs, Recycling Cards, and Glasses YES! But How? :: Privacy, Slugs, Recycling Cards, and Glasses
Protecting privacy, nontoxic slug disposal, unwanted bulk mail, reusing greeting cards, and recycling old glasses
Media That Set Us Free Discussion     Guide Media That Set Us Free Discussion Guide
Why in the midst of this information glut are we not getting the information we need? What does this mean for our democracy? More questions like these . . .
Dipping a Toe Into the Blogosphere
by Micah Sifry
Writing your own blog is easy.
Bill Moyers Bill Moyers
by Bill Moyers
Some journalists are stubbornly pursuing the truth despite growing media monopolies, government secrecy, ideology, and public relations spin doctors—but it’s getting tougher
10 Steps to More Democratic Media
by Jeffrey Chester, Gary O. Larson
10 Steps to More Democratic Media
Media Uprising
by Josh Silver, Robert W. McChesney
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