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KXAN-TV

Chris Nelson

Josh Hinkle

Laney Valian

Catenya McHenry

Ben Friberg

16 October 2020

United States

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This T.V. segment showcases multiple solutions used by school districts and nonprofits across the nation, from creating cell phone towers so students have access to reliable wifi, to curbside meals, to learning pods. ...

NBC News

Kate Snow

14 October 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

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In southern Louisiana's Lafourche Parish, sheriff's deputy Valerie Martinez Jordan used her history as a domestic violence victim to create a countywide program to legally seize the guns of people convicted of domesti...

Vox

Julia Belluz

14 October 2020

Germany

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A combination of luck, learning, local responses, and listening has kept Germany's coronavirus cases manageable, even as the pandemic continues to impact much of the world. In particular, the ability to enact decentra...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

13 October 2020

Tamil Nadu, India

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A grassroots organization in Tamil Nadu, India has helped women farmers throughout the region to create "small informal farming groups" so that they can collectively lease land for their agriculture businesses. This c...

Montana Free Press

Sarah Aronson

13 October 2020

Montana, United States

Podcast

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Legal challenges have protected Native voting rights since the 1980s, when districts diluting native votes were ruled unconstitutional and redrawn. In 2012, three tribes sued to increase access to registration and pol...

Christian Science Monitor

Megan Janetsky

8 October 2020

Venezuela

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Facing a shortage of supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic and with little help from the government on the horizon, doctors and community members across Venezuela "created a grassroots support network" as a means of ...

WHYY

Miles Bryan

8 October 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Radio

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Philadelphia's community of African business owners has created its own security net in the wake of the shutdown, which left many businesses closed or in debt. A traditional African system known as "susu" provided the...

U.S. News & World Report

Deidre McPhillips

7 October 2020

Minnesota, United States

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In Minnesota, tribal leaders from the Band of Chippewa Indians worked closely with state officials at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to implement measures that would reduce the impact of the pandemic in their c...

U.S. News & World Report

Devon Haynie

7 October 2020

Fond du Lac Reservation, Minnesota, United States

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Leaders of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota acted early and aggressively when the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping the nation, and so far, it has appeared to have helped the region to kee...

South Dakota News Watch

Nick Lowrey

7 October 2020

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, United States

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An indigenous community has tapped into new technology to provide broadband internet access which is critical for virtual learning during the coronavirus shutdown of schools. Digital radio waves were used to broadcast...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

JoAnna Haugen

Fall 2020

Nepal

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Tourists can travel to remote destinations in the Himalayas and help install solar technology in villages where residents live without electricity. GHE has used funds from the tourism component to electrify 100 villag...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Lauren Kaljur

5 October 2020

Canada

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The First Nation–Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative is a nationwide initiative to foster positive relationships, empowering First Nation and municipal leaders to talk as equals. There have been hundre...

The Seattle Times

Alia Wong

5 October 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The city of Tulsa took a variety of steps to make sure English as a Second Language learners didn’t fall behind in their virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. First, school officials made sure students had the...

Future Human

Colleen Stinchcombe

5 October 2020

Camas, Washington, United States

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A growing number of bug breeders in the United States are raising black soldier flies to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation, and food waste. The larvae can convert waste into fertilizer for crops, while...

The Narwhal

Matt Simmons

3 October 2020

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

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Coastal Shellfish, an Indigenous aquaculture company in British Columbia, is focusing on sustainable food and food security through its product Great Bear Scallops. This is the first project funded by the Costal Funds...

NBC News

Jen Reeder

2 October 2020

United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the U.S. economy, some people are struggling to afford the cost of care for their pets, so a network of animal services leaders have joined together to transform the role th...

NPR

Nina Feldman

1 October 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Comprised of doctors, nurses, and medical students, the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium is helping to bring free coronavirus testing to Black Philadelphians who are "contracting the coronavirus and dying from COVID-...

Christian Science Monitor

Peggy Barmore

1 October 2020

United States

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Apps that track students’ online activity, door-to-door visits, and receiving input from families on how to reopen schools, are all ways school districts across the country are responding to absenteeism during the pan...

Devex

Paul Adepoju

29 September 2020

Ibadan, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a methodology known as task-sharing is helping to lessen the burden on the country's mental health care system. The premise of this model is to train "other health personnel, such as community health worke...

Bloomberg

Lauren Millan Lombraña

29 September 2020

Portugal

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Led by Portugal and Spain, European nations have shifted their responses to wildfires from a heavy emphasis on suppression to a more prevention-based approach. Climate change has increased fire risk greatly. By lettin...

New Mexico In Depth

Elizabeth M. Miller

28 September 2020

New Mexico, United States

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Mutual aid groups in New Mexico are packing and delivering groceries and other staples to New Mexicans in need during the pandemic who have not been adequately served by existing social safety nets. Groups like Albuqu...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Carl Miller

27 September 2020

Taiwan

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vTaiwan is a mixed-reality, scaled listening exercise used by the government as a new way to make decisions. The platform provides an online space for citizens to debate and for politicians to listen to. The governmen...

Enlace Latino

Victoria Bouloubasis

Andrea Patiño Contreras

24 September 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Multi-Media

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A group of health professionals known as Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19, or LATIN-19, is helping to bring coronavirus-specific health care access to North Carolina's Latino community. Be...

Block Club Chicago

Pascal Sabino

22 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago students organized and, for the first time, convinced the city to rename a park in honor of Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass. The former Douglas Park was named after a Civil War era Illinois senator who advo...

Nigeria Health Watch

Adam Alqali

22 September 2020

Kano, Nigeria

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Kano State, once the epicenter in Nigeria for cases of COVID-19, now boasts the highest rate of daily testing numbers after piloting a community-sampling strategy that allowed for mass testing. The pilot was largely p...

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