What we're watching
Starring Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" is the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. In the book, Strayed recounts her thousand-mile solo hike from Southern California to Washington State... Read more
Making new friends is tough. Add the challenge of acclimating to a new city and a new culture, and the going gets even tougher. When Johanna Nelson left Sweden for a new life in Tigard, Oregon, she struggled to feel at home.
That's until she... Read more
"As a mother and a grandmother, I was not going to allow another generation to have to go out of their neighborhood to go to a good park."
- Geraldolyn Horton-Harris, 47-year Five Points resident
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At P.S. 164 in Brooklyn, NY, students are growing more than flowers and vegetables. The "Green Team" tends a thriving garden that also serves as a community gathering place—a precious resource in a crowded city.
In the short film above, educator... Read more
80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in cities, and those cities are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Rising sea levels, flooding, and intensifying heat waves are serious threats to city living.
So that's the bad news.... Read more