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Loretta Ross

Community Matters to Reproductive Justice Advocate Loretta Ross

The MacArthur Foundation fellow talks about why she’s spent 50 years fighting for human rights and what’s next for her movement.
Shondaland, February 2023

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The Little Slide Show That Could

Historian Finis Dunaway tracked one man’s efforts to save Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and learned the power of trickle-up environmentalism.
Carolina Alumni Review, November 2021

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Carolyn Henne octopus

From Art to Oyster Reef

A Florida sculptor and North Carolina inventors team up to create an eye-catching and eco-friendly installation
Garden & Gun, July 2021

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jewish rock band Ace of Cups

Another Summer of Love

A half-century after its founding, the pioneering all-women rock band Ace of Cups is back—with a Jewish grandma leading the way.
Tablet, July 2019

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Susanne Torriente

Can She Keep Miami Beach Above The Rising Sea?

OZY, January 2019

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Queen Quet at the #StoptheDrill Rally outside the State House in South Carolina

Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation Say No to Offshore Drilling

The elected chieftess is mobilizing constituents against this environmental threat.
Sierra, February 2018

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The Apostate: Convincing Fellow Conservatives on Climate Change

The Apostate: Convincing Fellow Conservatives on Climate Change

Acknowledging climate change lost Bob Inglis his seat in Congress.  Now he wants to get fellow conservatives to see the light.
Sierra Magazinereprinted in Utne Reader, October 2016

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Meet the Sharpes, Pinball’s Royal Jewish Family

Meet the Sharpes, Pinball’s Royal Jewish Family

Inside the world of professional pinball.
Tablet, September 2016

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Jeff Gordon

Q+A with NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon

How the racing great discovered the fruit of the vine.
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016

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Beneath the Surface

This remarkable teacher unearths artifacts and dreams in Belize, including his own
Charlotte Magazine, December 2013

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The One Who Hammers

Archaeologist Marc Zender – a world renowned expert on ancient hieroglyphs – is helping to unravel the mysteries of the Maya.
Trek, December 2013

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One Family, Six Continents, Twelve Good Deeds

From a Beijing orphanage to an elementary school in Rwanda, the Lewis family took a trip that's out of this world.
Parade, February 2012

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Kids of the Year

Their brilliant minds came up with ideas that are original, creative, and hard-to-believe-it’s-possible.
Parenting, February 2011

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The Queens in Obama’s High Court?

A look at potential Supreme Court nominees. Since this story was published, President Obama named two of the three women profiled, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, to the high court.
Vogue.comApril 2009

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Scott Turner Schofield

One of the Guys

An early profile of transgender performance artist Scott Turner Schofield, who explores gender issues for the average Joe.
Utne Reader, November 2006

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new american family

The New American Family?

The poster boy for nude living has love handles, cellulite, and control of a $400 million industry.
Details, March 2004

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Count our Blessings

The story about the Duggar family that led to “19 Kids and Counting”
Parents, September 2003

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