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To Save Cherokee Language, This Program Pays People to Learn It


With only 2,000 fluent speakers left, the tribe wants those who love the culture to help preserve it.

For a Dramatic Covid Recovery, Doctors Prescribe Opera Lessons


The English National Opera has partnered with a hospital to turn lung recovery exercises into song.

The Tiny-House Village That’s Changing Lives


Agape Village is a place where people find community, structure, stability — and a path to permanent housing.

Instead of Eviction, Landlords and Tenants Talk It Out


In Philadelphia, face-to-face mediated chats help both parties get what they need.

California’s Farm Worker Dwellings Get an Upgrade


When a newly elected county supervisor saw where farm workers were living, he was appalled — and inspired.

A 19th Century Fund Is Still Helping Philadelphia’s Smallest Businesses


Founded at a time when the government offered little, the Merchants Fund continues to keep tiny businesses afloat.

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Don’t Toss It, Fix It! Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the “Right to Repair”


The EU is restricting products designed to be unfixable, forcing companies to change their ways.

Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives.


A single infusion of cash helped recipients pay their rent, get to work — and put their lives back on track.

The Year in Cheer


112 bits of good news that kept us sane in 2020.

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The World Is Changing — So Can We


The pandemic is revealing the many ways our lives intersect. Is this an opportunity for us to reimagine what we can be?

Can We All Be Like Texas?


How a conservative, oil-pumping state became one of the world’s biggest generators of wind power.

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation


Taiwan has built a pragmatic, solutions-oriented society where democracy is expected to deliver results. Amid the pandemic, it’s paying off.