Welcome to Realville. It’s a fictional town in a role-playing exercise that allows people who work with the poor to experience what it’s like to live in poverty. Participants in the so-called “poverty simulator” are cast in different roles that allows them to experience the frustrations of being poor in America.
While unemployment in the U.S. remains high, the holiday season offers people a chance to find temporary work that could lead to full-time careers. Hiring for what are called “temporary-to-permanent” jobs outside the retail sector is expected to grow by 10 percent compared to last year’s holiday season.
Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott, is little known today, but in the 1840s Alcott was called the most radical man in America. A new book tells the story of how Alcott tried to re-create the Garden of Eden in Massachusetts.
We revisit host Robin Young’s trip with her now-late uncle, Lachlan Maclachlan Field, to see the migrating snow geese at the Dead Creek Refuge in Addison, Vermont.
A professor from Howard University has some advice on what African American high school graduates need to hear when they receive diplomas over the next few weeks.2 Comments | more »
What if you could replace styrofoam with something that biodegrades and doesn’t contain petroleum? That’s what one start-up is trying to do — with mushrooms.3 Comments | more »