Supporting Girls on their path to adulthood We visit with founders, volunteers, and the grounded, dignified, adventuresome girls of the Rose Circle Mentoring Network.
Owners of small enterprises are banding together to voice a very different view on â€śwhatâ€™s good for business.â€ť
Did you catch our earlier coverage of the Welcome HomeÂ Project, an event and film that bring communities together to welcome their war veterans home?Â In recognition of Memorial Day weâ€™re revisiting this deeply moving project and visit with a Vietnam vet whose life it transformed.Â Weâ€™ll also find out howÂ veterans courtsÂ are changing the lives of Read More»
What can radio and online newspapers accomplish when their #1 goal is to make their community stronger and more enjoyable?
Twenty-somethings are beginning to grab the reins of leadership with brilliant creativity, passion and imagination. The future is in wonderful hands.
What if there were a way for people to invest some of their savings, not in Wall Street, but in its own communityâ€™s food and business enterprises?
Community groups are forming to provide the relatively simple services their elderly neighbors need to keep living in their own homes.
More and more American births are surgical, scheduled procedures. The cost of that shift to women, to babies, and to the initiatory stage of parenting, say more and more childbirth activists, has been drastic. They are dedicated to reversing the trend.
â€śItâ€™s too important to leave to political leaders.â€ť Thatâ€™s how millions of people have come to see the task of making peace among nations, and Rotary International is on the front line.
Health care the way it can be, and a community of musicians joining to help make it happen.
We visit with founders, volunteers, and the grounded, dignified, adventuresome girls of the Rose Circle Mentoring Network.
Smart, far-sighted, COLLABORATIVE ventures to conserve our best land for future generations.
One manâ€™s patience and creative generosity decisively change the lives ofÂ troubled teens who are easy to write off as “gang members.”
They are the irreplaceable centerpiece of healthy sustainable agriculture, and for some, a profoundly satisfying practice. How can we help the bees survive?
To mark Oscar week, we explore the surprisingly powerful way that small film festivals have created a stronger sense of community in Southern Oregon and elsewhere.
The work of reconnecting kids to the natural environment is ongoing and crucial.
With so much talk about building bridges between old political foes…what actually works?
“Building community” is a global proposition for some people.Â They believe they’re the “somebody” in “Somebody ought to do something about….”
It’s said that sexual abuse thrives in darkness and shame.Â Now adult survivors of abuse, resourceful professionals and passionately dedicated volunteers are standing up together to protect our children in more effective ways.
The network of people who believe that genetically modified foods threaten our health, farmlands and local economies is growing.Â Jeffrey Smith, author of SEEDS OF DECEPTIONSÂ and both the book and film GENETIC ROULETTE, is its compelling spokesman.
Cooperative enterprises are growing in size and number, and Rogue Coops is a cutting-edge example of their collaboration to create an integrated cooperative economy.
COHO — Choosing Options, Honoring Options–is helping people find their voices for the hardest, and potentially richest, conversations of their lives.
Amy talks with us about IP’s essential threads: building healthy communities, bringing generations together and bridging the old political/social divides.
Enough, say more and more community activists, who are keeping more and more people threatened with foreclosure in their homes.
The epidemic of bullying: volunteers and professionals empower kids to safeguard their own circles from physical and emotional violence.
A new story of community and economic â€śrealityâ€ť from Charles Eisenstein, author of SACRED ECONOMICS, and a preview of the film MONEY AND LIFE.
Developing services for the exploding number of homeless children that they actually appreciate and use.
The daunting task of welcoming home and supporting war veterans continues, with dedicated professionals and volunteers making a huge difference.
Court Appointed Special Advocates: a special relationship that makes the world safer for kids and richer for volunteers
The old, nearly lost and long overdue practice of rain harvesting.
The Boys-to-Men program of initiation, and an astonishing girls basketball team.
Visionary Lynne Twist offers us a vast and original perspective on fundraising and good living
Sanctuary One and the movement to weave together the healing of people, animals and the land.
Currencies based on hours instead of dollars bring profound change to communities and the people who live in them.
Exploring the reframing and revitalization of community and family wealth.
Duane Elgin on the basic principles of voluntary simplicity, and finding and amplifying the â€ścommunity voice.â€ť
Is the publicly-owned Bank of North Dakota a good model for Oregon and other states?
Frances Moore LappĂ© makes her second visit to IP.
The Jackson County Fuel Committees and the Empowerment Plan harness volunteer energy to bring wintertime comfort to vulnerable people.
On observant, systematic approaches to real-world problemsâ€¦and not re-inventing wheels.
Old foes come together to craft a community-based 21st Century forest industry that can work
Jackson Katz and his groundbreaking approach to infusing men with a passion to end domestic and gender violence.
Heifer International and The Abundance Swap â€” new gifting models that build community.
Tea Party and Occupy activists look for common ground..
People who want the best of both individual and collective living are modernizing an old traditional approach.
The Eden Alternative is bringing a richly wholesome quality to the last years of life.
A course in the transforming energy of place-based currencies from the worldâ€™s foremost expert, Bernard Lietaer.
Dramatic downsizing that is enriching the lives of more and more people.
The resourcefulness and devotion of volunteers solve â€śunsolvableâ€ť problems for people low on options
Civic engagemnent masters David Gershon and DeeAnne Everson tell us what theyâ€™ve learned
When the focus turns to healing the community, victim and offender, everything changes
OnTrackâ€™s priority on keeping kids with their recovering mothers has the nationâ€™s attention.
Bringing unbiased citizen wisdom to public policy.
A powerfully simple answer to â€śWhat can I do to help?â€ť
Ocean Robbins and college president Peter Angstadt on what it takes to support the next generationâ€™s leaders.
The nationâ€™s largest service club puts members resources together to keep thousands of people better fed.
The community-based project and film that, at long last, welcomes home our combat veterans.
Two innovations: crowdfunding for community-building enterprises, and harnessing the multidimensional magic of mushrooms.
More and more people who occasionally need cars arenâ€™t owning them.
â€śWhat they grow, theyâ€™ll eat.â€ť An inspiring collaboration for healthier kids.
Celebrating the anniversary of the original magazine of possibilities with Executive Editor Sarah van Gelder.
The findings of Michael Shuman, Americaâ€™s premier â€ślocalist.â€ť
A conversation with the visionary whose legacy inspired IP.