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1. This Is How We Lose Them

Linda Vaccariello | Cincinnati Magazine | April 1, 2015 | 26 minutes (6,550 words)

What can be done about Cincinnati’s woeful infant mortality rate?

2. The Nerd Hunter

Stephen Rodrick | The New Yorker | March 31, 2015 | 25 minutes (6,490 words)

How “Freaks and Geeks” casting director Allison Jones is reshaping American comedy, one outsider at a time.

3. No Man’s Land

Chris Outcalt | 5280 Magazine | April 1, 2015 | 35 minutes (8,865 words)

A story about our broken immigration system. Conflicting state and federal laws have prevented José Espino-Paez—and thousands like him—from becoming legal residents.

4. Defending Darwin

James Krupa | Orion Magazine | April 1, 2015 | 15 minutes (3,791 words)

What it’s like to teach evolution at the University of Kentucky.

5. The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

Alan Siegel | Washingtonian | March 30, 2015 | 16 minutes (4,043 words)

A former Georgetown basketball star’s life took a troubled turn. Then he stopped at a gas station to buy a lottery ticket.