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Stuck in the Bluff

Needle exchange programs began springing up in the 1980’s during the AIDS crisis. Countless lives have been saved by providing IV drug users with clean needles. But even now, with hundreds of programs across the US and throughout the world, some states still view distributing needles as illegal. This week, WABE reporter Jim Burress takes us to ‘The Bluff’, a neighborhood in Atlanta where a needle exchange program—breaking the law every day– has become a vital part of a struggling community. See the entire story package...


Remixing Revolution: Art, Music and Politics

Art and music have long contributed to society and our way of life. But in these dire financial times, it’s not always a priority in our schools. On this edition, we bring you the voices of artists speaking on the importance of arts, music and


Broken, Not Broke: The Economy According to Richard Wolff

An exclusive interview with economist Richard Wolff, who explains how failed ‘trickle down economics’ theories are being recycled under a different name. Can the working and middle classes withstand the newest round of cuts to vital services, and how can the trend be reversed?


How We Survive: The Currency of Giving [encore]

We look into how people are meeting each others’ needs, without charity, or even exchanging a dollar.


How We Survive: The Recession Generation

If you’re a young person looking for a job, it looks pretty dismal out there, and it may not brighten up anytime soon. On this edition of How We Survive, we look at how the economy is hitting the “millennial generation.”


How We Survive: Getting Creative About Jobs

We look at how the unemployed are getting creative about making ends meet, from starting their own businesses to work-sharing.