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PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

1 September 2020

United Kingdom

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5-15 Minutes

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The United Kingdom's single-payer health insurance system, known as the National Health Service, has helped citizens obtain the essential care they need without having to worry about the cost of the care. While the mo...

Governing

Alan Greenblatt

27 August 2020

United States

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The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) protects states from having to fund federal laws. Prior to its passage, Congress passed bills without worrying about how to fund them, leaving states, cities, and counties to pa...

North Carolina Health News

Liora Engel-Smith

7 August 2020

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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Mental health agencies in North Carolina have partnered with a mobile phone carrier to provide data-enabled smartphones to individuals who lack access to technology during the pandemic. Because this doesn't provide a ...

The TRiiBE

Alex Nitkin

22 July 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After tense negotiations and protests, the Coalition for a CBA (Community Benefits Agreement) and the mayor of Chicago agreed to an ordinance guaranteeing a percentage of affordable housing for tenants making below 50...

Pressenza

Kathrin Glosel

13 July 2020

Finland

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Finland, the only EU country with declining homelessness, uses a “Housing First” program to provide homes for people living on the streets with no preconditions. Nonprofits manage long-term housing and, once in homes,...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Daniel J McGraw

10 July 2020

United States

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Intergenerational home sharing is a mutually beneficial option for seniors and young people. There are about 60 programs, run by cities, nonprofits, and platforms in the style of Airbnb, that connect seniors and young...

Valley Journal

David Erickson

1 July 2020

Japan

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A government-mandated care insurance program in Japan has gained both recognition and international praise for removing the burden of senior care from family members through the "socialization of elder care." The goal...

Yes! Magazine

Tracy Barnett

17 June 2020

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

15 May 2020

United States

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To provide financial relief to restaurants during Covid-19 related closures, officials in several cities have capped the commission food delivery apps can take from restaurants. Some apps normally take as much as 40% ...

Pioneers Post

Julie Pybus

5 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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As COVID-19 challenges businesses around the world, two Malaysian social enterprise companies have seen success in shifting their offerings. The Biji-biji Initiative, a fashion producer linked with the grassroots Soci...

The Counter

Karine Vann

18 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The bulk food aisle in grocery stories - where dry goods are weighed and put in containers that consumers can bring from home - is getting more attention as tech solutions arise to revamp this shopping experience. Fro...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

3 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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As small businesses, nonprofits, and independent contractors try to access funds made available through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program, bankers across the country are doing what they can to step ...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

2 April 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, a nonprofit loan fund in New York City, has helped Chinatown small businesses recover through 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, and COVID-19 is the newest crisis it needs to navig...

The Information

Yunan Zhang

31 March 2020

China

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China's economy has slowly begun to show signs of reopening and recovering, which has led some companies to begin fundraising. Consumer brands that saw an uptick in usage during the pandemic – such as an online grocer...

FastCompany

Kristin Toussaint

25 March 2020

United States

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In an effort to pay employees as COVID19 containment efforts take a toll on businesses, CEOs and corporate management are taking pay cuts, or giving up their pay altogether. Companies like Delta, United, Marriott, Hya...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

9 March 2020

London, United Kingdom

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A recent study on London's trees revealed benefits far beyond city beautification. The report found that trees saved the city billions of pounds in air cooling, air purification, carbon sequestration. The report also ...

The Washington Post

Michael Birnbaum

3 March 2020

Switzerland

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren see Switzerland's wealth tax as an inspiration for an equitable model of taxing the rich. America's current model taxes income tax on a sliding scale but rates in the U.S. are low c...

NBCLX

Clark Fouraker

27 February 2020

Dallas, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Across the country, the use of tiny homes allows millenials with massive debt and other vulnerable populations to become homeowners without enormous mortgage payments. IN the North Texas suburb of Lake Dallas, the cou...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

19 February 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Since 2014, Johns Hopkins University has not considered legacy status in admissions decisions. In the wake of the 2019 college admissions scandal, other schools are weighing the value of similar measures.

Pioneers Post

Adeel Ahmed

13 February 2020

Sindh, Pakistan

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Pakistan's poorest citizens, who previously panhandled for their basic needs, were launched onto an entrepreneurial path by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan. Eight impoverished communities have been trained in the cra...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

6 February 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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From North Carolina to California, states and cities are taking a new approach to fines and fees – people are having their charges dismissed, warrants for minor offenses cleared, and many municipalities are actually s...

Vox

Tara Golshan

22 January 2020

Maryland, United States

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Maryland's health care system is based on three pillars – all-payer rate setting, a global budget, and total cost of care – that, together, have shown positive results both for the patients and for the state's hospita...

TVOntario

Karen Black

7 January 2020

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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In Toronto, Canada, two former finance professionals are using their business acumen to help mental health organizations find efficiencies through their non-profit organization Capitalize for Kids. Acting as pro-bono ...

WRAL-TV

Laura Leslie

18 November 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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As North Carolina wrapped up its second-longest legislative session in its history, the government looked to other states for a possible solution. In states like George and Tennessee, which have sessions 40 and 30 day...

KCNC-TV

Dillon Thomas

14 November 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Auraria Campus in Denver installed more than 2,100 solar panels on their school’s library, which will save students money and be more sustainable. The campus teamed up with Namaste Solar to build the $1 million solar ...

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