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Author and attorney David Bedrick on how seemingly personal problems are often rooted in social injustice, and how a psychological perspective can make for more powerful activism.
Climate scientist and mountaineer John All talks about the risks and rewards trekking to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the jungles of Central America, and the wilds of southern Africa to collect scientific data.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
…but too much of it has bitter consequences for your health. Public health doctor Charlie Clements explains the risks of excessive sugar in the American diet.
Mark Sundeen, Author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, profiles three families who went back to the land while remaining very much connected with society.
How are ordinary people getting involved in species conservation? Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how big data meets grass roots participation.