New York’s Plan to Make College Free
YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Jay Gabriel about details associated with New York state’s new kind of scholarship program that aims to make college free. Find out the unique way New York is giving students a hand paying for college.
RedTire: A Solution for Keeping Independent Businesses Local
YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with editor James Trimarco about a Solution for Keeping Independent Businesses Local called RedTire, short for the phrase “Redefine Your Retirement.” Included in the discussion is how RedTire functions as a business retirement matchmaking service to help rural communities.
The West Coast: Ground Zero for Climate Change Activism
West Coast activists play a major role in determining the fate of the of fossil fuel industry. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Arun Gupta about the progress of the movement and how communities can adapt to using less fossil fuels.
Anchor Businesses That Help Local Communities
Anchor businesses are large institutions, such as hospitals and universities, with large budgets. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with reporter Araz Hachadourian about how an increasing number of of anchor businesses are choosing to help their local communities by buying and hiring locally, instead of choosing whichever company offers them the best deal. To find out more, check out YES! Magazine’s online article.
Electric Rail Trains: New Proposals for Renewable Energy
Is is possible for electric rail trains to transport freight and distribute renewable energy? YES! Magazine senior editor Stephen Miller has been looking into new proposals for a nationwide electric rail. He speaks with YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason about the concept being promoted by a local organization on Vashon Island.
Alaska’s Renewable Energy Potential
In traditionally conservative Alaska, renewable energy is on the rise. YES! Magazine senior editor Stephen Miller visited Alaska recently, and found a surge in progressive politics. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Miller to find out more. (more…)
Activism for the Divestment of Tar Sands Pipelines
How do you persuade investors that Tar Sand projects are toxic? YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding the Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline Financing. Media and Outreach Manager for YES! Magazine, Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco about his coverage on this topic. (more…)
Crowd Funding and its Potential for Affordable Housing
In 2012, Barack Obama sign a piece of legislation called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, expanding what can be done with crowd funding. YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding how this rule change could potentially open up more funding for affordable housing. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco to find out more.
Human Rights for Chimpanzees
Are chimps legally entitled to the same rights as humans? YES! Magazine highlights a recent story involving personhood for chimps. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco.
The Impact of Science Activism and Marches
What role can ordinary citizens have in ensuring scientific programs and studies retain funding? YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Steven Miller, one of the magazine’s Senior Editors, about stepped up activism outlined in the recent article After the March for Science, Keep Moving. They discuss why science cannot be silent.