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

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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

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

The Tiny-House Village That’s Changing Lives

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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

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

California’s Farm Worker Dwellings Get an Upgrade

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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

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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”

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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.

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

The Year in Cheer

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

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The World Is Changing — So Can We

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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?

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

The Coronavirus-Proof Nation

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