The first time I met Lawrence Ferlinghetti was unforgettable: It was early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and Elizabeth Farnsworth and I were working on a story about him for the PBS NewsHour.
By Joel Wanek, KQED
For one week in 2011, North Philadelphia residents could see a windmill atop the roof of a formerly abandoned building. Test tubes of soil floated in the downstairs window of what was advertised as "Soil Kitchen," a place where you…
By Spencer Michels
Since the main job of district attorneys is to indict and prosecute criminals, you might find it odd that many of those prosecutors are whole-hearted supporters of a system that acts to treat — not to punish — the problems…
By Joel Wanek, KQED
Lenora Lee, the artistic director of her dance company Lenora Lee Dance, creates large-scale interdisciplinary choreography that combine video projection, martial arts, music and text to talk about culture, history and human rights issues.
By PBS NewsHour
Meet the nation's first full-time library social worker. Instead of trying to keep homeless residents from taking shelter in the urban haven of public libraries, San Francisco has adopted a new approach: employing a trained professional to address the needs…
Public Libraries have become more than just a makeshift day shelter for the homeless, they are actively reaching out to them to provide services. Here are seven examples of what libraries across the nation are doing to serve the homeless.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced today that, starting July 1, the city’s food establishments will be banned from using plastic foam containers.
The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of…
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