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PBS

Priyanka Boghani

23 February 2016

Staten Island, New York, United States

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The heroin and opioid epidemic in America has raised questions about how to effectively treat addiction. Many now say medication should be offered alongside counseling.

Frontline

Marcela Gaviria

23 February 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply ex...

BBC

Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

17 February 2016

Portugal

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By decriminalizing drug possession, Portugal removed a barrier preventing addicts from reaching out for help. The country treats drug use as a public health concern, offering free rehabilitation services and a needle ...

National Observer

Linda Solomon Wood

16 February 2016

Gush Etzion, West Bank, Palestine

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Grassroots organizations are helping Palestinians and Israelis to meet and discuss their experiences with each other, often for the first time. Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian, co-runs one of these groups with two Israel...

The Takeaway

Dana Roberson

Jillian Weinberger

10 February 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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What changes in U.S. policy can help contain the heroin crisis? For answers, we turn to Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy and director of the Crime Reduction and Justice Initiative at New York University’s Ma...

BBC

Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

3 February 2016

Estonia

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Government services are easily accessible in Estonia in part because everything is online. A digital signature carries the same weight as a physical signature, and data is shared between offices allowing forms such as...

The Boston Globe

Jeremy C. Fox

25 January 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The one-stop shopping for public, magnet, charter and innovations schools has proved popular in Coloroda but generated controversy in Massachusetts.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

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19 January 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Art installations create spaces that can bring together members of diverse communities. Using the motif of urban design on the US-Mexico border, professors at Texas Tech in El Paso created an installation that also se...

USA Today

Ankita Rao

10 January 2016

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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More than 300 million women and girls don't have access to the hygiene products they need because of taboos and a lack of resources. Education is helping change that, as are organizations that provide sanitary pads.

NPR

Tony Gonzalez

24 December 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In addition to lending media and information, libraries are now lending the means to access media and information by allowing patrons to borrow wi-fi hotspots.

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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19 December 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Only a fraction of kids in foster care go to college, and even fewer graduate. The small but successful scholarship program at Seattle University aims to change that by specifically helping students from foster care.

The New York Times

Nathaniel Rich

16 December 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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An Oakland nonprofit that uses art for therapy has a startling track record for helping developmentally disabled adults become prolific—and profitable—artists.

Global Health Now

Amy Maxmen

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14 December 2015

Sudan

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The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative promotes mycetoma research forward despite a dearth of funds, working as a social enterprise and keeping costs and budgets low.

The Huffington Post

Eleanor Goldberg

11 December 2015

Virginia, United States

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Homelessness is rampant, and cities often struggle with creative ways to eliminate the problem. Numerous studies and pilot programs have concluded that simply giving housing to homeless people is a cost-effective and ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

10 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland's infant mortality rate is double the national average. Sugar Mamas is a local program based on the national CenteringPregnancy programs where pregnant women who have diabetes meet twice a month to discuss ...

WAMU

Armando Trull

25 November 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Currently, the District of Columbia and 10 states, including Maryland, issue limited driving licenses to undocumented workers, with two more set to issue such licenses in the coming months.

The Atlantic

Matt Vasilogambros

18 November 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The southern United States may not seem like the most welcoming place for new immigrants and refugees. But the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative are just a few pro...

The New York Times

David L. Kirp

14 November 2015

Long Beach, California, United States

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A unique educational collaboration in Long Beach, Calif., raises college admissions and graduation rates for the poor and underprivileged by connecting high schools with community colleges.

The Philadelphia Citizen

Hannah Keyser

12 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A New York program bridges the word gap—the disparity in children's vocabularies—for children of the incarcerated by allowing their fathers to record themselves reading stories.

Washington Post

Nina Wilén

11 November 2015

Rwanda

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Different nations try different methods of peace building. International research suggests that military integration is essential and can be achieved through political education, guaranteeing personal welfare, sociali...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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5 November 2015

Satriano, Italy

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The tiny town of Satriano faces imminent shuttering of schools, shops, and other services as the population ages and youth move away in search of more lucrative employment opportunities. But the mayor has a solution -...

The Guardian

Mark Anderson

4 November 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Information is essential to build trust between the government and the governed, create accountability, and oppose systemic corruption. In Tanzania, a series of initiatives are working to collect, disseminate, and cre...

Hartford Business Journal

John Stearns

2 November 2015

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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To take advantage of empty buildings and vacant lots, the city of Hartford, Connecticut has begun taking the initiative of utilizing the spaces for urban farms and food-related businesses.

BBC

Sonia Narang

23 October 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has a new model for affordable health care aimed at the 400,000 immigrants in the area without legal status or insurance. But not everyone agrees taxpayer money should fund the program.

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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21 October 2015

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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In South Africa, the extreme gap between rich and poor is the root cause of cyclical poverty, and those living in slums face particularly high barriers to education, healthcare, and quality of life. The Ubuntu Educati...

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