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14
May

How Europe Works

When Europe is mentioned in the news lately, it’s often about economic crisis or volcanic ash. Even with its current challenges, Steven Hill, author of Europe’s Promise, finds that Europe’s example offers …

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06
Apr

Kevin Bales: We Can Free Every Slave

There are 27 million slaves in the world today, with Iceland and Greenland the only two countries with no known cases of slavery, says Kevin Bales in this inspiring TED Conference talk …

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02
Apr

The Pursuit of Art and Happiness

When most people think about about government funding, the arts are probably not the first thing to come to mind. Arts funding is often shunted aside in favor of other priorities, and …

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31
Mar

Soccer as a Political Stage

Hundreds of millions of people watch World Cup soccer around the world, making it not just a game, but an international arena. “Every soccer game is an amazing story….It’s of such importance …

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15
Mar

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Eating

Tavis Smiley recently interviewed both Judith A. Carney, coauthor of In the Shadow of Slavery, and Janet Poppendieck, author of Free for All, on his Public Radio International show. Asked about the …

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05
Mar

Writing War Comes to Long An

When Jeffrey Race boarded a ship to Vietnam in 1965, he was not planning to write the ultimate resource on the Vietnamese conflict. As he notes in a recent article in Small …

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