When books themselves come under assault, public read-outs give new voice to the choir of believers. A note from the nation’s capital during Banned Books Week.
Deb and Jim Fallows explore the ongoing story of Our Towns with Andrew McKeever on Greater Northshire Access Television's ‘The News Project: In Studio’.
The District of Columbia-based American Institute of Architects is offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from a major renovation with a $500,000 donation that will cover the cost of solar panels on an estimated 72 homes.
Change comes slowly, then all at once.
First, a geographic perspective. Then, the country's struggle to recognize ways in which it is changing—and might be improving.
What is happening in the 'Middletown' of Muncie, and why it matters.
New reason to “think globally, and act locally.”
People understand the world through stories. People absorb their stories in ever-expanding ways. Here is a preview of a powerful, emerging form of digital story-telling, which we’ll be using frequently in this space.
In the skies over Dulles airport last week, pilots and controllers gave an example of grace under pressure.
This is the story of how citizens worked together toward a common goal in Washington, D.C. The story involves a change on the local level with significant, positive implications for other parts of the country and beyond.
How do global changes affect us on the local level, and vice versa?
What can a conversation about 'Renewal' teach us about climate change?
“Our Towns” Reader Response Roundup features film screening feedback, a unique effort to support libraries nationwide, and national perceptions being addressed at the local level.
Viewers respond to 'Our Towns' HBO documentary.
The theme in this “Our Towns” space has been, and remains, the sources of vitality, practicality, generosity, and renewal in local-level America, despite bitter polarization in national-level politics. The series began almost…
An update: Reactions from readers and significant local-renewal developments