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Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

WBAL

Theo Hayes

16 April 2019

College Park, Maryland, United States

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Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

9 April 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Millennials are having fewer children and caring more about environmental impact, so the toy industry is now experimenting with a newly popular "toy subscription" service. Rather than accumulating mass quantities of p...

Portland Press Herald

Kevin Miller

3 April 2019

Augusta, Maine, United States

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As states continue to tackle a nationwide opioid crisis, one tactic that is being tried is making treatments of overdoses more accessible. By installing boxes containing the overdose reversal drug naloxone in public p...

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Nelisiwe Msomi

29 March 2019

South Africa

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South Africa is looking to tackle their HIV epidemic by changing the perception around preventative measures such as the PrEP prevention pill. Desmond Tutu Foundation’s PrEP program focuses on marketing the PrEP pill ...

Route Fifty

Kate Elizabeth Queram

28 March 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pittsburgh-based nonprofit 412 Food Rescue is saving food from landfills and feeding those in need by getting produce, with minor bruises or almost past sell-by dates, into the hands of food insecure people. The organ...

Los Angeles Times

Maria L. La Ganga

28 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Thanks to a proactive three-part approach, San Francisco, California is on track to become the first city in the nation to reduce new HIV transmissions and thus HIV-related deaths. Now a model for other major metropol...

Nieman Lab

Benjamin Bathke

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27 March 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Getting subscribers involved and creating an enthusiastic, permanent reader base allows media outlets to prioritize quality over quantity. As troubles with media over-saturation and news fatigue grow, publications lik...

Yes! Magazine

Sydney Worth

22 March 2019

Vancouver, Canada

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Reconsidering the ways in which subject headings sort and present knowledge can help address systemic racism. The X̱wi7x̱wa Library at the University of British Columbia is rethinking the way libraries organize and pl...

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Erik Neumann

21 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, expanding health care access is taking shape in the form of RVs equipped with exam rooms, medical assistants and a nurse. Specifically designed to serve uninsured community members, the newest mobile health c...

National Native News

Christine Trudeau

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13 March 2019

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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When it became clear that legal challenges to North Dakota's new voter I.D. law would fail, organizers set up shop near Fort Yates on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to get out the vote. By helping voters on the r...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

FastCompany

Courtney Biggs

1 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Endometriosis impacts millions of women across the world, but many don't know what sort of symptoms to look for or how to treat it. To address this, a team at Columbia University developed an app that focuses on aware...

Rethink

Chelsea Wald

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28 February 2019

Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

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A nonprofit in Haiti called SOIL with a business arm called EkoLakay is bringing back the old-fashioned idea of a container-based sanitation system. Customers rent toilets with containers in them, use them, and return...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

25 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A benefit corporation called Burlap & Barrel brings together social enterprise work with quality products through the ethical production and distribution of single-source spices. The founders of Burlap & Barrel learne...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

FastCompany

Melissa Locker

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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UNICEF is owner of some of the world's largest humanitarian warehouses, where workers and automated robots work in tandem to ensure that the kits that can help children and families in emergencies are ready to go when...

Grist

Maria Gallucci

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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As part of a larger shift toward transparency, the shipping industry is exploring blockchain technology through a collaboration between Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration and Frontier Sky. Together, they applied b...

Adventure Travel News

JoAnna Haugen

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19 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The first company to ever become carbon neutral, Natural Habitat Adventures has been setting a high bar with innovative sustainability practices. Nat Hab hosts trips all over the world and use it as an opportunity to ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

19 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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The National Domestic Workers Alliance created a platform called Alia to deliver job benefits to home cleaners. Now, the NDWA is partnering with Thumbtack, a gig economy platform, in order to deliver this service to t...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

19 February 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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In New Hampshire, fire departments are implementing a new approach to address the state’s drug crisis that turns stations into “mobile Safe Stations.” While this allows anyone to walk into a fire station to seek help,...

California Health Report

Nicole Knight

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19 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Reported cases of congenital syphilis have significantly increased in Los Angeles County, but the solution may be in more thorough intake assessments. Similar to the role drug industry representatives play in operatio...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

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