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Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan Kennedy
Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
 When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner) When You Live in the Local Economy, Musicians Are Just People (And Cyndi Lauper Is Coming to Dinner)
by Shannon Hayes
After getting mad at her daughter for handing hard earned money to a street performer, "Radical Homemaker" Shannon Hayes considers what musicians bring to the local economy.
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
by Molly Rusk
The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance
by Christine St. Pierre
Low-power FM radio stations bring a much-needed focus on local issues and culture.
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
by Liz Pleasant
With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
Meet the Solutionaries: Kids Skip Scary Climate Coverage to Focus on Local Changemakers Meet the Solutionaries: Kids Skip Scary Climate Coverage to Focus on Local Changemakers
by Molly Rusk
These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set Fans Pick Women Scientists Over Marty McFly for New LEGO Set
by Christopher Zumski Finke
Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl urged the toy company to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!” Here’s what they did.
What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement? What’s the Role of Race in the New Economy Movement?
by Penn Loh
For the movement to succeed, it must be led by the dispossessed—those for whom the mainstream economy has never worked.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town" Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in "America's Most Desperate Town"
by Kristin Moe
They're not always optimistic about the future of Camden, N.J. But they're committed to it anyway, and they've created one of the nation's fastest growing networks of urban farms.
How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet How the Real Teens Behind "The Fault in Our Stars" Are Bringing Empathy to the Internet
by Christopher Zumski Finke
They call themselves "nerdfighters"—and they're unlike any movement you've seen before.
Meet the Hip Hop Artists Bringing Music Classes to Kids in Kenya's Slums Meet the Hip Hop Artists Bringing Music Classes to Kids in Kenya's Slums
by Molly Rusk, Nur Lalji, Liz Pleasant
Artists from Seattle's hip hop scene—including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis—speak about music's healing power.
This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism This East LA Band's Rebel Version of "La Bamba" Speaks Out Against Racism
by Christine St. Pierre
Las Cafeteras uses acoustic instruments and punk attitude to spread their message of social justice and equality.
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
by Liz Pleasant
From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.
“Never Think You’re Worth Less Than the Boss”: How a Mexican Seamstress Learned to Speak Up for Justice “Never Think You’re Worth Less Than the Boss”: How a Mexican Seamstress Learned to Speak Up for Justice
by Ana Juárez
Ana Juárez started her first job at the age of fifteen, as a sewing operator’s assistant in Mexico. She was working at a local contracting company of global brands like Levi Strauss & Co. when senior workers began to organize.
The Power of Oral History: Personal Narratives Take Us Deep Into the Human Rights Stories Hidden Behind the Headlines The Power of Oral History: Personal Narratives Take Us Deep Into the Human Rights Stories Hidden Behind the Headlines
by Christa Hillstrom
When people tell their own stories, history is written from the bottom up.
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