The earthquake in Haiti.  The BP oil spill.  A crumbling US economy and educational system.  And domestic workers in New York receive a historic bill of rights.  We look back at some stories we brought you in 2010, and look ahead to 2011.

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We look at how people are meeting each others' needs, without charity, or even exchanging a dollar.

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From courtroom battles to government regulation, we take a look at how citizen groups around the world are holding oil companies accountable for environmental contamination and human rights abuses.

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So-called ‘quality of life’ policing may temporarily decrease crime, but it has harsh consequences for innocent people caught up in the frenzy of arrests. If it’s illegal to be on a city’s sidewalks, parks and plazas, where else can people go?

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We re-examine the question of race - how far we've progressed, where we still need to go, and how to get there. We take you to the Facing Race conference in Chicago, for an in-depth discussion by prominent racial and social justice organizers.

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If you’re a young person looking for a job, it looks pretty dismal out there, and it may not brighten up anytime soon. On this edition of How We Survive, we look at how the economy is hitting the “millennial generation.”


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Arizona’s SB 1070 put immigration enforcement in the national spotlight.  On this edition, we look at the controversial law – its effects In Arizona and across the country, and how it has motivated immigrant communities to become politically active.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

At the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, discussion will center on market based solutions.  On this edition, a roundtable discussion about alternative ways to both understand, and solve the climate crisis.  Must it be done through economics?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT

Harvard professor Ogletree speaks about his book, The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults.  Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roundtable discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.

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