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Almost There

A podcast about what it takes to make transformational social change.

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A podcast about what it takes to make transformational social change. On Almost There, a new podcast from Emerson Collective, poet and lawyer Dwayne Betts talks to creative problem solvers, all Fellows at Emerson Collective—architects, docto...

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You can do WHAT with seaweed???

Episode 20

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Want to protect democracy? Hug an election official.

Episode 19

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The marvelous connections between poetry and medicine

Episode 18

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The anti-slavery roots of America's public parks

Episode 17

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If farmworkers pick the food, shouldn’t they get a seat at the table?

Episode 16

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What the AIDS epidemic taught this nurse about keeping the world healthy

Episode 15

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Is it possible to build a great school in a prison?

Episode 14

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You—yes, you—can decide how the government spends money

Episode 13

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Following the data to a fairer criminal justice system

Episode 12

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How to teach history in a divided America? Let students think for themselves.

Episode 11

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32 min

Could virtual reality make us better coworkers?

Episode 10

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40 min

Native life is everywhere. Just look around.

Episode 9

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What’s possible when Black mothers have the financial freedom to dream?

Episode 8

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31 min

What if we let asylum seekers fix our immigration system?

Episode 7

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34 min

How does it feel to be known as a “felon” forever?

Episode 6

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35 min

Young people: here’s how to run for office—and win

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33 min

What you learn when you sail around the world without a compass

Episode 4

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34 min

This profoundly simple act can save the lives of millions of Black women

Episode 3

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35 min

Our buildings are making us sick. Can they heal us instead?

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How to tell ourselves the truth about the history of slavery

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