Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan KennedyJun 13, 2014
- Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance
by Christine St. PierreJun 11, 2014
- 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
by Liz PleasantJun 10, 2014
- 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
by Molly RuskJun 10, 2014
- These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in “America’s Most Desperate Town”
by Kristin MoeJun 09, 2014
- 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.
Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style
by Jonah SachsJun 04, 2014
- The viral success of "The Meatrix" shows how a good story trumps a mountain of facts.
Language Matters: How #YesAllWomen Named a Problem With No Name
by Rebecca SolnitJun 04, 2014
- If you lack words for a phenomenon, an emotion, a situation, you can’t talk about it—which means that you can’t come together to change it.
Bangkok Protestors Strike Back at Coup—With Forbidden Hunger Games Salute
by Christopher Zumski FinkeJun 03, 2014
- Thai protestors borrow a sign of solidarity from Hollywood's silver screen to fight new national curfew and banned public gatherings.
Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
by YES! EditorsJun 03, 2014
- Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van GelderMay 30, 2014
- First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly RuskMay 30, 2014
- The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Everyone Still Loves "Reading Rainbow" (And This New Kickstarter Proves It)
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 28, 2014
- The PBS classic, which taught a love of books to generations of kids, will be coming back in an online version.
Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism'
by Kali SwensonMay 27, 2014
- Bullying, police brutality, and everyday insensitivities are regularly lampooned with Australians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain's weapon of choice: comedy.
From Stand-up to Twitter, A New Generation’s Fresh Take on Storytelling
by Sarah van GelderMay 23, 2014
- Today's storytellers show that each of us can be part of something more powerful, diverse, and creative than we might have imagined.
How Stories Shape Our World
by Sarah van GelderMay 23, 2014
- This issue of YES! looks at the ways new voices are being heard, and at how their stories are transforming our culture.