18-02 Segment 2: Finding Inspiration in Our Communities

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The news typically shows us stories about the national government being stuck in a gridlock on most of the big, important issues. Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, went on a trip across America to see how change is being made at the local level and found inspirational stories and examples of community involvement solving big problems while paving the way for a better future.

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  • Sarah van Gelder, author, The Revolution Where You Live

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Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 18-02

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Diversity in Sci-Fi

For decades, science fiction was a genre written almost exclusively by white males. Now, the genre is flourishing with diverse voices, thanks in part to the trailblazing writer Octavia E. Butler. Historian Gerry Canavan discusses the obstacles Butler faced and her legacy on one of the most popular genres in American literature.

Finding Inspiration in Our Communities

The news typically shows us stories about the national government being stuck in a gridlock on most of the big, important issues. Sarah Van Gelder, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, went on a trip across America to see how change is being made at the local level and found inspirational stories and examples of community involvement solving big problems while paving the way for a better future.

Culture Crash: Looking Forward to the Films of 2018

We look ahead to the movies set to be released this year, from blockbusters like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald to more serious fare like Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man.

16-46 Segment 1: Remembering the Activism of Tom Hayden

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In 2004, we spoke with activist and former California legislator Tom Hayden who passed away last month. The topics were gangs and violence, how and why young men and women join gangs and how we can stem the violence of these groups and help the young people who belong to them to live better, safer and more productive lives. In these days of continued strife on urban streets, we can still benefit from his hopeful – yet controversial – ideas on the topic.

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