The U.S. has a long history of choosing who it will and won’t let participate in the voting system. So as the nation prepares to choose its next leader, with a wave of voter ID laws on the books, and with fears about fraud now a major narrative in the presidential election, we take a look at just who is and who isn't being let into "Club Democracy" — and why.
In the community development world it’s widely understood that bringing any kind of change to a struggling neighborhood can take years. Yet the need for change is urgent. Research suggests blight is associated with serious health problems, not to mention stress associated with poverty. So what happens when you try to make sure being poor doesn’t means a life surrounded by decay? On this episode, we bringing you three very different stories about people with a common goal -- changing the look of poverty.
ON THIS EPISODE … we tell you what happened after our investigative show earlier this season about school suspensions. And we plant ourselves in Adams Elementary, a neighborhood school in south St. Louis, that is on a serious mission: equitable education and opportunities for all of its 300 students. What does it take to do this? We try to find out