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KNME-PBS

Sarah Gustavus

18 November 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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In this episode of New Mexico in Focus, we examine the economic impact of medical cannabis in rural communities in our latest report for Small Towns, Big Change. Producer Sarah Gustavus also looks at the potential imp...

Citiscope

Patralekha Chatterjee

17 November 2016

Mysuru, India

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Mysuru has become a gleaming example for solutions to India's vaster struggles with solid-waste management, toilet construction, sanitation strategy, public outreach, and other measures. The city uses a decentralized ...

WNYC

Sarah Hayley Barrett

17 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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In the face of gentrification in their South Bronx neighborhood, Mott Haven, residents responded by creating the Mott Haven Port Morris Community Land Trust. Inspired by the Cooper Square Committee land trust, Mott H...

Politico

Colin Woodard

17 November 2016

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Burlington, Vermont counts itself as America's first all-renewable city, satisfying its energy needs through a combination of sustainably harvested pine and timber wood chips, hydroelectricity, four wind turbines, and...

Vice

Anna Patton

16 November 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda's open policy allows refugees to start a new life – and even a new business. But not all of them thrive due to governmental restrictions and limited cash flow.

Shareable

Anna Pratt

16 November 2016

Lafayette, California, United States

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Libraries in the United States have traditionally been centers to consume information, offering users books in quiet isolation. However, a new movement across the country is transforming libraries by providing interne...

High Country News

Lyndsey Gilpin

15 November 2016

Delta, Colorado, United States

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A local energy cooperative in Colorado, Delta Montrose Electric Association, is spurring economic development through renewable energy. The program has allowed Delta County to diversify energy sources, and has become ...

High Country News

Brian Calvert

15 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A number of problems continue to challenge rural agriculture in the western United States. These include connecting people who grow the food with the people that need to eat the food, food waste worsening greenhouse g...

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Ellen Berkovitch

15 November 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Radio

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Kha'p'o Community School recently became the first of six Native American Community Academy schools in New Mexico and, after two years of planning, is now entirely under tribal control. Its educational model brings tr...

The Taos News

JR Logan

14 November 2016

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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A UNM-Taos nursing program has been touted by the college and the hospital as a great example of workforce development in a community that has long struggled with economic development. As leaders continue to look for ...

News Deeply

William Davies

20 October 2016

Kampala, Uganda

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Uganda has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Africa, but a unique mobile health clinic is helping to reduce the rates of conception. Marie Stopes’ tuk tuks brings health care, sexual education and contrace...

Small Towns Big Change

Cody Hooks

19 October 2016

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, native families are implementing community-based family preparedness efforts in order to create a pathway that leads to school-readiness for children. At Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, this progr...

FiveThirtyEight

Anna Maria Barry-Jester

18 October 2016

Key Haven, Florida, United States

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The mosquito that spreads zika and dengue Aedes Aegypti is difficult to control. Oxitec a British company has designed a genetically modified mosquito to stop reproduction. For this method to be approved by the FDA it...

Upworthy

Ally Hirschlag

16 October 2016

Ashton Hayes, England

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Ashton Hayes- a small town in England- adopted a Carbon Neutrality mission, meaning they hoped to produce as much energy as they consumed. Over the past 10 years they have reduced their emissions by 40%, attributing t...

Clean Energy Finance Forum

Kat Friedrich

10 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Across the nation, low-income communities have very little say on the impact of solar power on their community. New York City has conducted talks with its residents resulting in community ownership of solar power util...

High Country News

Leah Todd

8 October 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A New Mexico network of native schools, called the NACA-Inspired Schools Network, addresses the failure of traditional schooling to incorporate native culture into lessons by designing a culturally relevant curriculum...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Bloomington, Illinois, United States

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A new online course called REST provides volunteers in Illinois with the necessary skills and a certification to provide short term care for people with disabilities, allowing for their loved ones and long-term caregi...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

7 October 2016

Naperville, Illinois, United States

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Part 3 of the Caregivers Crisis series: In light of a shortage of state group living facilities in Illinois, one family is partnering with a non-profit to retrofit their home into a safe, independent living space for ...

Small Towns Big Change

Ellen Berkovitch

7 October 2016

Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, independent libraries that operate as non-profits provide services—in addition to traditional library services—that are not readily available throughout the state and especially in rural areas. Librarie...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

5 October 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the second highest unemployment rate in the country. To solve this problem, the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque, a city wide initiative was formed. Their strategy is to train, hire and b...

Daily Herald

Marie Wilson

5 October 2016

Lisle, Illinois, United States

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Part 1 of the Caregivers Crisis series: As parents of adults with disabilities face their own struggles with aging, health, and mobility they often find themselves at the frayed end of their resources. The Parent Supp...

Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Lucia Duncan

4 October 2016

Dixon, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, public libraries are funded by municipalities. That means, if you live in an unincorporated town, there’s no funding stream for a local public library. But, in northern New Mexico, residents in severa...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

30 September 2016

Bucharest, Romania

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The Văcărești reservoir had been left as an unfinished project until the city decided to turn it into a park. Engaging the residents and making the idea of a park exciting to the residents are key to making it success...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

28 September 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Small scale solar, rooftop solar and solar gardens, have been a small player in the U.S. energy markets until now. The Solarize Allegheny project is working to bring new solar installations to the county, and families...

Sustainability Pioneers

Kirsi Jansa

28 September 2016

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In Boulder, CO, a group of concerned citizens and the city have been paving the way for the city of Boulder to be free of fossil fuel energy by 2030. Along the way, they are pressuring the state and the utility to go ...

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