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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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For more than a decade, leadership development analysts and practitioners have been examining what it is that makes for effective community leadership in the 21st Century. Changes in demographics, work patterns, political activism,... more

Education reform continues to be a leading national priority. In March, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), asking the states to adopt college- and career-ready... more

Adolescence is commonly a time of rebellion during which many people reject traditional ways. But at the Lummi CEDAR Project in Bellingham, Washington, youth are tapping into local cultural tradition while discovering their collective... more

Too often, when communities set out to improve local conditions, African American youth are viewed as renegades and troublemakers, cited among the problems that need to be "fixed." This is especially true for young African... more

Arizona's new law allowing police to question anyone they "reasonably suspect" of being undocumented is the latest episode in our nation's ongoing wrangling over immigration policy. Congressional members continue their quest for immigration... more

Living in a society as diverse as ours isn't always easy. Certainly the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, still, with so many differences there are also many opportunities for conflict. Gracious space is a spirit and a setting where we invite... more

Across the country, local people are reclaiming their history through story. These new narratives can be powerful tools in the struggle for social justice. In this, our inaugural show, we talk with digital storytelling experts from the Llano Grande... more

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