We've just lived through 50 years of an invention that transformed neighborhood life in much of America, the gas-powered leaf blower. That era is coming to an end.
Barbershops are often hubs for conversation in Black and Latinx communities. DKBmed’s Fade Out HIV initiative strives to make use of these gathering spots to destigmatize HIV education and save lives.
Everyone knows about the parts of America that are so polarized and divided that they have lost touch with their basic functions. Here’s a look at some of the people, institutions, and collaborative cultures that provide examples, and lessons, for the rest of us.
Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rowland B. French Medical Center is the primary health-care facility for the residents of Eastport, Maine, a tiny Down East fishing town, population 1,400. Eastport was one of the…
The coronavirus peril is global. Much of the response must, of course, be international or national if it is to matter at all. In the United States, only the federal…
Eastport Grapples with Health-Care
God's Storehouse, a food pantry serving low-income people along this southernmost border where Virginia meets North Carolina.
One of my favorite features of our American Futures project is the occasional serendipity of crossing the path of some surprising, remarkable person. Like Jerrie Mock, the Columbus, Ohio, housewife who was the…
With the closest hospital 100 miles away, Ajo, Arizona's Desert Senita Health Center acts as the region's clinic