Detroit

Detroit

By Trent Gilliss November 11, 2013

Rachel Button sent us this poem marking the parades that often go unacknowledged on Veterans Day.

December 16, 2012

By turning away from wanting things to valuing people, we can celebrate the holiday season through the eyes of a "beloved community" and ask what kind of community we can create together.

February 02, 2012

A massive art installation made with repurposed materials breathes new life into a deteriorating Detroit neighborhood.

January 26, 2012

Campus Martius Fountain in Detroit Kids play at the Campus Martius Fountain in Detroit. (photo: Maia C./Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0)

After listening to this week’s show with Grace Lee Boggs (“Becoming Detroit”), Peter Putnam sent this inspired response:

January 25, 2012

Grace Lee Boggs Addresses a Full Hull House CrowdGrace Lee Boggs speaks at Hull-House in Chicago. (photo: David Schalliol)

This past summer, I drove to Chicago with Grace Boggs and Myrtle Thompson of Feedom Freedom Growers for some book-signing events and radio interviews. During the four- to five-hour drive from Detroit, Myrtle and I shared stories about raising our children. Grace didn’t say much.

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January 14, 2012

Krista stops by public radio station WDET, while in Detroit. They're doing interesting on-the-ground reporting and community building.

November 03, 2011

A two-minute follow-up video in which an activist of 70 years challenges the 99% movement not to just "expose the enemy" but to become the solution by reinventing society, work, education, and culture.

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May 07, 2011

Somewhat unexpectedly, the Buddhist teacher offered to lead this meditation for 350 folks during our live event. The result? A magical experience. Try it for yourself and let us know if it translates for you.

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March 14, 2011

Members of the audience were asked to write questions for her on index cards. Here's a glimpse at what was on their minds.

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February 24, 2011

one eighty five: The Platform of Surrender
“The Platform of Surrender” (photo: Anna Gay/Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

While going through the process of divorcing my husband, living as a single mother with my daughter, working full time in a classroom for severely physically and cognitively disabled children, and going to college full time in the evenings, I began to ponder what true love is. It was during this time that I had the following experience with a wonderful lady, Ms. Fran.

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