Author Archives: Joanne Boyer

Remembering History To Build ‘A New Journalism For A New Age’

Wendell Potter spent his career helping corporate America lie to protect profits. Now, he’s on the other side, launching Tarbell to give Americans a voice in a political debate dominated by special interests. Find out how you can support his efforts. Continue reading

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A Sense of Place: Mike McCabe Runs For Wisconsin Governor

“We have to challenge the political forces that have made the system the way it is today,” said Mike McCabe as he made the announcement of his candidacy for Wisconsin governor from his family farm in rural Wisconsin. Find out more about his people powered campaign to make government work for all the people and not just a few power brokers. Continue reading

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Hope For A Depressed Nation: Then & Now

The legacy of FDR’s most popular New Deal program — the CCC lives on in every state in the nation. A look back on how we had leadership who directed us to preserve our environment and offered “hope for a depressed nation.” A reminder that serves us well today. Continue reading

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Single Payer: We’ve Tried The Rest; Now, Let’s Try The Best

Katy Bar The Door: We’re Coming For Single Payer. It’s as obvious as the nose on your face. Single Payer has been and always will be the only answer to our fractured U.S. health care delivery system. We are ready to join the rest of the educated countries on this planet to ensure health care as a human right. People Not Profits. Continue reading

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Our Shared Humanity: Can We See Ourselves In Today’s Refugee Crisis?

Can we see our shared humanity when we look into the eyes of those who are suffering in refugee camps? That’s the question Dave Dvorak asks — and sings about — after returning from serving as a volunteer physician helping those displaced by bombs and war. Read more about his incredible journey, how you can support these efforts, and to remember that no one chooses to be a refugee. Continue reading

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At A Loss For Words

As we close out 2016 we find ourselves at a loss for words…so much is turned upside down and inside out. What more can be said that hasn’t already been said by prophetic voices in the recent and not-so-recent past. We defer to the wisdom voices we have talked to or featured since this journey began in hopes they keep you inspired in 2017. Continue reading

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A Wrong Turn Took Us Down Progressive Memory Lane

An unexpected turn down an Illinois highway brought us to the home of one of America’s greatest progressive voices. Read about our surprise stop and remember with us when the words “public servant” were used to describe the leaders of our political parties. Continue reading

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Ignoring The Problem Will Not Make It Go Away

Forget Donald Trump. There are other voices — far more sane and intelligent on the topic — who speak to the problem of electronic voting in this country. Know the difference between non-existent “voter fraud” and the reality of the threat of election tampering. Some things in life should take time — like accurately counting votes for our elections. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. Continue reading

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Who Better To Lead ‘Our Revolution’

Are we finally listening to the wisdom voices of the Native American peoples who have been trying to get us to listen to them for hundreds of years? The intersection of Native American spirituality, the hashtag #NoDAPL and ‘our revolution.” Continue reading

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‘We Are Not Made For War’: Will we let our 2016 presidential campaign turn into a 1960’s game show?

Those of us who grew up in the 1960s watching TV game shows may recall one of the classics: You Don’t Say. The show’s sign off from host Tom Kennedy went something like… “Remember, it’s not what you say that … Continue reading

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