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How Reminiscing About Baseball Can Help People With Dementia
by Michael Ego
Simply hearing others talk about a sport they love clearly triggers enjoyable memories.
5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy
by Chelsey Luger
They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.
Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
An Illustrated Essay: Why I Love the Real Marjory Stoneman Douglas
by Sarah Lazarovic
The spirit and sass of the Parkland school’s namesake live on in the million young anti-violence activists who have risen up since the shooting.
What’s Wrong With Saying Stephen Hawking Is “Finally Free”
by Megan Wildhood
Our disabilities are not our bodies. Our disabilities are a society based on capitalist assumptions that greatness confers meaning in one’s life.
Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
by Sarah van Gelder
A society that fails to invest in its children, to protect its land and water, or to build a future is courting collapse.
Can Not Shaving My Legs Be a Revolutionary Act Against the Patriarchy?
by Jamie Beth Cohen
Baby steps, as frustrating as they may be, are sometimes necessary for making important gains on the path to social justice.
The World Is a Miraculous Mess, and It’s Going to Be All Right
by Zenobia Jeffries
In her latest book, author adrienne maree brown envisions a world of abundant justice, abundant attention, and abundant liberation.
Conservatives Agree the New Pro-War Ideologues Are Dangerous
by Sarah van Gelder
Alarm over John Bolton, who has pushed for pre-emptive war in North Korea and bombing Iran, isn’t just among progressives.
“Decolonization Starts Inside of You”
by Josué Rivas
Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an awakening.
When They Couldn’t Afford Internet Service, They Built Their Own
by J. Gabriel Ware
The digital justice project is putting people online and providing technology training in Detroit neighborhoods.
Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the “Constitution-Free Zone”
by Lornet Turnbull
Recent Greyhound bus raids have revealed an obscure law that gives Border Patrol authority 100 miles inside borders, across the entire perimeter of the country.
#DeleteFacebook? Not in Indian Country
by Jenni Monet
The social network has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time.
The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
How Facebook’s Data Has Been Turned Against Its Users—and Democracy
by Timothy Summers
The company does more than just sell your data. It has put modern democracy at stake.