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Ally Hirschlag

26 October 2017

Tampa, Florida, United States

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A man convicted to a life sentence for a shooting he took part in at age 13 reached out to the woman he injured from prison and over the years they built a friendship based on forgiveness and trust. She helped him win...

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James Gaines

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29 December 2016

Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, a country of 15 million people, there are only around 10 psychiatrists. The Friendship Bench Project trained local older women in problem-solving therapy to be community health care workers. By increasing...

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James Gaines

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4 November 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Naloxone is a life saving drug for someone who is having a drug overdose but in the past only doctors had naloxone and people overdose in the street. Kings County, Washington, is trying out a new program which give na...

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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...

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Ally Hirschlag

21 September 2016

United States

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Kevin Adler used his own experience with his homeless and estranged uncle to create 'Miracle Messages' —a project where he could record the messages of homeless individuals and post them on social media, in order to h...

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Evan Porter

1 September 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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School dress codes overwhelmingly affect girls, and being accused of breaking the code results in missed school and wearing 'shame clothes'. A few Portland students fought the school board, and it resulted in a new ge...

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James Gaines

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12 August 2016

Belize

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Could kids be part of the solution in the fight to save coral reefs? These researchers in Belize think so. The Community Researcher Training Program, managed by James Foley and the Toledo Institute for Development and...

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James Gaines

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9 August 2016

Sagalla, Kenya

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Elephants in Africa often eat a farmer’s entire crop, physical barriers don’t work, and fighting the elephants has left both people and elephants dead. After learning from Africans that Elephants don’t like bees, a re...

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James Gaines

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1 July 2016

Finland

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Finland is tackling bullying with a national prevention program known as KiVa. In addition to classroom lessons and other resources, the program uses computer games to teach kids what they can do if they see bullying ...

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Eric March

18 August 2015

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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In Gloucester Mass. an epidemic of Heroin use called for innovate solutions. This piece looks at the aftermath of a new initiative by police in which they refer drug arrests to rehab, rather than charging users.

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Angie Aker

24 June 2015

Marquette, Wisconsin, United States

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Marquette County outmatched the rest of Wisconsin in binge-drinking rates back in 2005. By 2012, instead of going up by 5% like the rest of Wisconsin did, Marquette county reduced theirs by 15%. Evidence points to the...

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