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Hosted by journalist and community activist Cheryl D. Fields, this show features conversations with people who practice collective leadership as a means of strengthening their communities. Conversations explore how everyday people from around the US are crossing the boundaries of culture, gender, race, education, age, religion and class to create more just and peaceful communities.

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The Peacemaking Circle process is an effective strategy for building trust and overcome barriers between people in communities. Members of Mi Casa Resource Center's leadership team in Denver, Colorado, were introduced to the... more

For many youth, summer is a time when school is out and fun is in. Teens participating in a program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this summer have been able to combine learning and fun. The Watsonville Area Teens Conserving... more

Like many urban communities, the Minneapolis/St. Paul area has experienced explosive growth in recent decades. Responding to the demands of that growth has presented many opportunities and challenges, especially for the public... more

Since 1989, the African American Advocacy, Support-Services & Survival Institute (AmASSI Center) has provided healing to thousands of African American and Latino men, women, and children. Originally based in Oakland, California,... more

Educational equity is central to national efforts to fix our ailing education system and improve the performance and global competitiveness of our students. In many communities, this issue is directly connected to the debate over immigration... more

For more than a decade, the K-12 service-learning movement has sought to integrate students’ academic study with community service. The conventional wisdom around service learning is that linking academics to hands-on... more

The digital age has introduced a plethora of opportunities for local communities to add their voices to the national media mix. This month, the National Black Publishing Consortium launched its new Public Media Corps. The program's... more

Women have made incredible strides in leadership in recent decades. Their growing presence as leaders in government, in politics, in business and education represents an exciting transformation of our country and indeed our world. On... more

While social networking may seem like a term conceived in the digital age, the practice actually has deep roots. In this week's episode, we're joined by Jon Ramer, executive director of the Compassionate Action Network, for a... more

Many communities fail to recognize how valuable they are. This is especially true when poverty, crime, joblessness, substance abuse and/or low educational attainment affect a large percentage of the population. Residents in communities... more

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