Portland, Maine: Swapping Ditch-Digging for Legal Services

Video: David Brancaccio spends some time at Hour Exchange Portland.
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Fixing the Future is a one-hour PBS special, developed in collaboration with YES! Magazine, that profiles people and communities using innovative approaches to create jobs and build sustainable prosperity in our new economy.

In this segment, host David Brancaccio visits with members Hour Exchange Portland, a time bank that allows people to swap their goods and services equally. 


  • : David Korten and David Brancaccio discuss what economic transformation has to do with building stronger, happier communities.
  • : When dollars are scarce, timebanks help neighbors swap skills, instead.
  • : We're sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today's biggest questions.
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