Two wars continued, the economy remained in freefall, and as hardship ensued, people crafted creative solutions.  We look back at some of the most compelling stories we brought you during 2009, and find out where things are headed for 2010.
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A look into the roots of a long-standing conflict between a powerful oligarchy and a dispossessed majority.
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We hear from Israeli settlers in Palestine and get reactions to related Obama administration policy.

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We meet a New York City street canner who’s changed his life and community one can at a time, and a San Francisco couple paying the bills with pickles. And, author John Curl says an unemployment movement may be on the rise.
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We revisit the voices from that Seattle WTO protests and find out how global economic forces have shifted in the past decade.
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An agricultural renaissance has taken root among the Taos Pueblo people in New Mexico. Sustainable agriculture is returning, after years of unhealthy food, poor health and obesity.
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Journalist Dahr Jamail talks about the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the growing refusal to serve in the US military.
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45-09 How We Survive: Sprouting Up in Empty Breadbaskets A look at food deserts in both urban and rural areas, and the community gardens that are sprouting up in them
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A former narcotics officer and a drug reform activist suggest how to move away from current drug policy
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The story of the weeping woman has been told since the time of the Spanish conquest. This Hallowee, we re-tell the myth of La Llorona.
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An immigrant family is torn apart after a raid in Arizona, and grassroots efforts help change policies at a Texas detention center.
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Marine Corporal Rick Reyes and other anti-war activists travel to Afghanistan to meet with government officials, women’s rights activists and ordinary Afghans.
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The business of borrowing isn't always fair. We talk to lenders who do things differently and those who stave off financial scams.
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From toxic water clean-ups to a long-standing watershed war, we take you to the frontlines of efforts to protect water.
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Three T-shirt designers use garments to mourn, fight racism, and communicate cultural identity.
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Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports.
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We hear from renters and renters’ advocates about the invisible victims of the mortgage meltdown.
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We take a look at the Employee Free Choice Act and the future of labor unions.
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We'll hear how two different communities are dealing with the economic crisis by taking matters into their own hands.
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We talk to river stewards across the U.S. working to protect, cleanup and restore our valuable fresh waterways.
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Who polices the police? The ongoing battle between the people and the police.
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A look into how communities and everyday people around the U.S. are resisting foreclosure of their homes. We take a stab at the question: are rescue programs actually working?
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A controversial vaccine is at the intersection of immigrant rights and
reproductive justice organizing. The HPV vaccine is mandatory for permanent
resident status, and advocates say it follows a history of controlling the
bodies of women of color.
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We hear about the gay community’s struggle for legal rights in India, and their prospects for cultural acceptance after a historic victory in court.
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We hear from physicians and others who are taking a stand for a national health care plan for all.
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Three African-American community leaders talk about Obama's presidency and how it has changed their perspective on what black power is...and isn't.
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Inside the war as it comes home to our communities, with a focus on the special role our educational institutions can play in helping former soldiers adjust to civilian life

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On this edition, we look at the greening of America. Is it really a new deal for everyone?
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Thousands of Nepali-speaking refugees from this Buddhist-majority nation are arriving on North American soil. Starting a new life is full of hard times, especially in this economy.
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Queer youth share their stories, perspectives and create social change on the radio.
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Nine formerly incarcerated people described what it's like not to talk to or touch another person for years at a time.
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Each woman in the military has a unique story, but all pay the price of being a woman seeking to serve their country.

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Three intellectuals share about why they've been sounding the alarm about capitalism's house of cards. 
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A small Indian tribe in Northern California tell their story of their struggle to prevent the flooding of their sacred land.
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Advocates outside the 2009 World Water Forum tell us about the failures of private water management, and alternatives to corporate control.
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