Homeless and their dogs

A dog can be more than a homeless person’s best friend. It provides warmth, protection, and companionship. Troy Williams of RoadDogs Outreach shares his experiences of assisting the homeless to feed and care for their furry friends.

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Rainbow Family and National Forests

Meet Scott, a member of the Rainbow Family, who feed the hungry and homeless, and gather in our country’s beautiful national forests.

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Teaching incarcerated youths and insights

M.L. Edson, author of “Not Even A Shadow,” shares her experiences as a teacher in a youth correctional facility.

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Dr. Ernie Bodai and the breast cancer postage stamp

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Pushing the envelope … well, pushing the stamp on the envelope … Dr. Ernie Bodai went where no man had gone before in funding breast cancer research:  a fundraising postage stamp. Although it originated in the United States, it is now raising funds in over 70 countries. Today, you’ll meet Dr. Bodai, his long-time friend Joe Whalen, and Breck Philip of the Blue Gaucho Project (who will be performing at Blues for the Stamp), another strong supporter of the global breast cancer postage stamp campaign.

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Black voters and family

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In 2013, the Supreme Court reversed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, indicating that states could no longer be judged by voting discrimination, inferring the country has fundamentally changed since the Act’s passage five decades ago. The recent horrific massacre in Charleston obviously discounts that claim.

Sheri Holbrook Labedis, author of “You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You,” writes of her experiences in 1965, when she responded to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s request for white people to help register black voters in the South. Coincidentally, she was first sent to Charleston for training, and then to the poverty-stricken community of Pineville for canvassing. Witnessing the extreme change of culture from that of her hometown in California, the experiences of the young, naive 18-year-old deeply impacted her life, on many levels.

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Homes and grandmothers

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Losing a home is devastating. How do you move forward? Journalist Sally Ooms traveled the country collecting first person narratives in her book, “Finding Home; How Americans Prevail.

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Burning Man and homesteaders

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Answering your burning questions about Burning Man with a round table discussion of five Burning Man devotees.

Also, we visit the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska.

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