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“There are some people who don’t wait.” Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism
On May 7th, Robert Krulwich gave the commencement speech to Berkeley Journalism Schools Class of 2011. Thats Robert Krulwich, who hosts the singular radio show…
Published: May 12, 2011
Length: 23 minutes (5786 words)
Destroying Detroit (in Order to Save It)
The massive twelve-wheeled demolition truck rumbles down the street and lures the neighbors out to gripe. It's not that the…
Author: Howie Kahn
Source: www.gq.com
Length: 4 minutes (1198 words)
The Sex Trade in Northwest Wisconsin
Colby Bird, Framed Poster, 2009. Courtesy the artist and CRG…
Author: Debra Monroe
Length: 7 minutes (1903 words)
Memories of the love of my life
Courtesy Tyler HintonSnow Hinton at the top of Blood Mountain, one of the early peaks on the Appalachian Trail that runs from Georgia all the way to Maine. She longed to hike all 2,200 miles of the…
Source: espn.go.com
Length: 25 minutes (6491 words)
A Letter To My Daughter
Editor's Note: This piece was submitted, coincidentally on the day of Mr. Halberstam's untimely and unfortunate death, by Common Dreams reader Dick Atlee with the following note: "I thought this…
Published: April 24, 2007
Length: 17 minutes (4331 words)
Racially profiled and cuffed in Detroit
Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be…
Published: Sept. 12, 2011
Length: 14 minutes (3680 words)
Tell Me Where It Hurts
by Heather Kovich September 2011 A former examiner of Social Security disability applicants had forty minutes to determine a claimants fate. Photograph via Flickr by John…
Length: 16 minutes (4017 words)
Hiding in Uniform; Homosexuals in the Military; For Gay Soldiers and Sailors, Lives of Secrecy and Despair
Barred from military service by Defense Department regulations and threatened with investigation, interrogation and discharge, gay men and lesbians in the Armed Forces lead desperate, furtive lives…
Published: April 10, 1990
Length: 10 minutes (2519 words)
Growing Up Penn State
Something terrible happened on my street when I was kid, something that I had screened from my consciousness for many years until last weekend. My neighbor Scott Holderman and I were futzing about…
Length: 9 minutes (2460 words)
Butte, Montana Superfund site, tourist attraction
Butte, Montana toxic waste site-turned tourist attraction yielding compounds that may be medically, environmentally useful. Written by Jason Zasky   Filed under Science & Technology…
Author: Jason Zasky
Length: 12 minutes (3131 words)
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