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Fixing the Future - Bainbridge Island Screening

Join David Korten, Fran Korten, and a host of Bainbridge Island sustainability groups in watching a preview screening of this new PBS special with host David Brancaccio. Community conversation to follow.

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When

07:00 PM 09:00 PM Nov 18, 2010

Where

IslandWood's Great Hall, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island WA

Attendees

David Korten (Agenda for a New Economy), Fran Korten (YES! Magazine), Sustainable Business Network, Sustainable Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, YES! Magazine

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How does our country create jobs that pay well and build prosperity in local communities?

In a new one-hour PBS special, host David Brancaccio introduces us to a fascinating selection of working Americans who are pioneering solutions right now, built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability, and creativity.

 

"The economy does not have to be the way it is right now," suggests Brancaccio. "If you didn't believe we were in trouble before the financial tornado hit in 2008, you probably do now, regardless of your political leanings. One response is to put a new coat of paint on the old economy, maybe even fumigate it."

Traveling from Maine to Washington State, from California to Minnesota, and from Texas to Ohio, Brancaccio found people "trying something fresh, experimenting with ways the economy can better serve more people and be less prone to getting destructively out of whack."

In Bellingham, WA, he found a thriving community that has pulled together to grow through local jobs and local resources."It is a countervailing force for globalization and a way to knit together a community that is happier, healthier and more prosperous."

  • Bainbridge Island resident and best-selling author, David Korten (Agenda for a New Economy), is featured in the program, and will be on hand along with Fran Korten, publisher and executive director of YES! Magazine, for a community conversation after the program.
  • This is a free community event and registration is not required.

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