The Scarlet E, Episode 2: "40 Acres"

The Scarlet E, Episode 2: "40 Acres"

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC Studios. Eviction isn't without its own historical context. In vulnerable communities of people of color, displacement and denial of housing are phenomena centuries in the making. This episode maps the persistent line between racist housing policies, localized profiteering, and the devastating plunder of generations of wealth. 

The Scarlet E, Episode 1: "Why?"

The Scarlet E, Episode 1: "Why?"

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC Studios. We have an eviction epidemic in this country. We’ve had one for a long time. And in this new four-part series from On the Media, host Brooke Gladstone will seek out the why and the wherefore — in search, ultimately, of a cure.

America's Rural Radio Stations are Vanishing – And Taking the Country's Soul With Them

America's Rural Radio Stations are Vanishing – And Taking the Country's Soul With Them

Debbie Weingarten

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Co-published with The Guardian. At a time when local newspapers are disappearing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational gap.

Retirement Should Not Mean Hardship – But Many Older Americans Live in Poverty

Retirement Should Not Mean Hardship – But Many Older Americans Live in Poverty

Katherine Newman

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Co-published with The Guardian. As inequality has grown, American seniors have been exposed to financial distress in ways that often go unnoticed.

A Promise Unfulfilled: Water Pipeline Stops Short for Sioux Reservation

A Promise Unfulfilled: Water Pipeline Stops Short for Sioux Reservation

Seth Tupper

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Co-published with The Guardian. After 25 years and a half-billion dollars, only half of the project’s water delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation comes from the Missouri Riverunlike supplies for white ranchers.

The Real Queens of the Road: Truckers’ #MeToo Movement

The Real Queens of the Road: Truckers’ #MeToo Movement

Mary Pilon

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Co-published with The American Prospect. Female trucker activists are fighting back against pervasive sexual harassment at one firm by going after the Fortune 500 clients they ship packages for.

Our One Percent Obsession

Our One Percent Obsession

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with Brown Alumni Magazine. Growing wealth inequality is making a comfortable middle-class American life less possible by the minute. So why do so many of us spend our free time gaping at the super-rich on TV?

Humanities are Crucial for Technological Innovation

Humanities are Crucial for Technological Innovation

Alissa Quart

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Co-published with The San Francisco Chronicle. If tech leaders had any passionate knowledge of the humanities, they might have been less likely to treat our data as a commodity to be used for their own purposes.

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

A Fierce Desire to Stay: Looking at West Virginia Through Its People's Eyes

Matt Eich

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Co-published with The Guardian. Photographer Matt Eich and poet Doug Van Gundy went to Webster county, West Virginia, to find a place where people still celebrate their community.

Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.

Arsonists Torched Highlander’s Main Office. But You Can’t Burn Down an Idea.

Gary Stevenson

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Co-published with In These Times. Labor, civil rights and social justice activists have trained at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center for generations.

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

Rian Dundon

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Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Rian Dundon documented his time parking cars for a strip club.

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back.

Bryce Covert

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Co-published with The Nation. Laid-off retail workers are demanding severance, labor protections—and an end to the Wall Street playbook of owning a company while hollowing it out.

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Scared to Death: Immigrants in Need of Health Care Face Perilous Choices

Eric Pape

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Co-published with Capital & Main and Truthout. Undocumented immigrants fear that seeking medical care will get them kicked out of the country. One woman’s story shows the impact can prove deadly.

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Pete Buttigieg Revived South Bend With Tech. Up Next: America

Paul Tullis

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Co-published with WIRED. As the mayor of a small Indiana city, Pete Buttigieg applied his low-key technocratic style to economic and social dysfunction. Now he wants a chance to fix the country.

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

Health Care Is Shockingly Expensive. Why Can’t You Deduct It All on Your Taxes?

David Wallis

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Co-published with The Washington Post. It’s not a replacement for more sweeping reforms, but it might help in the meantime.