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Courtney Vinopal

2 November 2018

Iowa, United States

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Farmers are using the hashtag #agtwitter to discuss mental health challenges, provide information about resources, and organize offline support. In areas of the country where studies consistently show mental health re...

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Mason Berger

29 October 2018

Florida, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Voter registration groups, such as Next Gen and the Florida Federation of Young Republicans, were the second most common method of getting new voters to register in Florida. To grab young voters, these organizations s...

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Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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5-15 Minutes

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

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Jeffrey Brown

Mike Fritz

16 October 2018

South Dakota, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In order to help Native artists, the First People’s Fund launched the “Rolling Rez Arts,” a shuttle bus that doubles as an arts center, cell, and business incubator. “Every culture has stories. They have art. They hav...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

1 October 2018

New Mexico, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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As a coal plant closes in Navajo Nation, and taking jobs with it, residents cautiously look to solar energy as a way forward. While the installation of the Kayenta Solar Project did provide jobs, those jobs were tempo...

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Frank Carlson

William Brangham

31 August 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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After years of being the incarceration capital of America, Louisiana began changing its laws in 2017 to cut the number of people in prison, prompting a drop of seven percent in the prison population and savings of $12...

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Teresa Carey

21 August 2018

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Eliminating single use plastics requires developing alternatives for consumers. In Durham, North Carolina, Green-to-Go offers a reusable container service for take-out orders. Users can download the Green-to-Go app, w...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

13 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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5-15 Minutes

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Food companies like General Mills and Hershey are sharing their expertise with entrepreneurs in Africa to help strengthen their businesses and depend less on foreign imports. Employees of the company volunteer through...

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Madeline Will

20 July 2018

United States

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's teacher-evaluation reform initiative failed to generate the expected improvements in student performance, according to a recent study published by RAND. Critics point to the pro...

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Beth Murphy

4 July 2018

Afghanistan

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5-15 Minutes

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In Afghanistan, where climate change is drying up previously productive farms, female education has taken on a new importance. A recent Brookings Institution study found that for "every additional year of school a gir...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

20 June 2018

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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In the Navajo Nation, a territory the size of West Virginia that spans counties in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah, people live in extreme poverty and lack access to clean water or electricity. A group called DigDeep is...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 June 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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An organization called Books for Africa collects donations of books from all over the country to send to schools in Rwanda. Books for Africa has sent over 41 million books over the past 30 years to 53 different countr...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

29 May 2018

Kalimpong, West Bengal, India

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5-15 Minutes

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The Gandhi Ashram school in a small Himalayan community gives each student a violin when they begin and keeps music central to the curriculum. This focus teaches kids life skills like self-confidence and focus, but al...

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Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

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Megan Thompson

13 May 2018

Indiana, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In national discussions on incarceration, the conversation often focuses on the direct impact of services and reentry initiatives on the prisoner while forgetting to fully discuss the effects of these systems on famil...

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Hari Sreenivasan

8 May 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Despite its small student body population, Xavier University, a historically black college in Louisiana, graduates more African American students who eventually become doctors than any other college in the United Stat...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

19 April 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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5-15 Minutes

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An organization funded by the government called Foundation for Ecological Security is leading the charge to reforest wastelands in India to alleviate some of the struggles that rural areas undergo. This creates holdin...

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Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

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Emily Richmond

16 April 2018

Hathorne, Massachusetts, United States

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At Essex Technical High School, students split their time between vocational classes and traditional coursework. While most teachers praise the model and point towards rising test scores as evidence of its success, ot...

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John Yang

9 April 2018

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Kansas City is trying to prevent people who have mental health or substance abuse disorders, from committing crimes. In order to do that, the city created a police crisis intervention team. They help people access tre...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

5 March 2018

El Salvador

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A garment factory in El Salvador combines work and education by offering classes and incentives to study for the one-fifth of its workforce without an education. Those who do not study are often let go, but have the c...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

25 February 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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5-15 Minutes

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YouthBuild El Salvador is a program, partly funded by the United States, that teaches participants leadership and marketable skills, with an underlying emphasis on empathy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. In ...

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

24 November 2017

Kigali, Rwanda

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The Akilah Institute, the first all-female college in Rwanda, is empowering women to be financially independent through training in entrepreneurship, the hospitality industry and information technology.

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Fred de Sam Lazaro

22 November 2017

Machakos, Machakos County, Kenya

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In a small town in Kenya called Machakos, several solar power startups are bringing light and electricity to families who previously went without. Using a pay-as-you-go mobile payment system and a single solar panel, ...

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Jackie Mader

3 November 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In Mississippi, where only four percent of four-year olds are covered by state-funded preschool, free online curricula offer an enticing opportunity. UPSTART, one of these programs, provides complementary training for...

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