For Many Americans, Poor Water Access Heightens the COVID Threat
May 21, 2020 via US News – For over two million Americans who lack running water and wastewater services, handwashing isn’t so simple.
What Life Is Like for Millions of Americans Facing Financial Ruin Because of the Pandemic
May 7, 2020 via Time – What’s happening to workers who were already living paycheck to paycheck before the pandemic struck and cost them their jobs
Poll: Nearly 1 In 5 Households Has Lost Work Because Of Pandemic
March 17, 2020 via NPR – Workers are just beginning to the feel the economic impact of the coronavirus, as restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, airlines and many…
3D Printed Homes: A Concept is Turning Into Something Solid
March 6, 2020 via U.S. Department of State – A futuristic village is taking shape in Austin, Texas, where 3D printed homes currently house nearly 200 formerly…
We Need New Research Hubs — but Not on the Coasts.
December 6, 2019 via Washington Post – As cities grow larger, rural populations decline: between 2007 and 2017, working-age population fell in 80 percent of U.S. counties.
The Moral Dilemma of Volunteer Tourism
November 6, 2019 via The Washington Post – I smile at a round-cheeked, 2-year-old girl, sitting in the lap of Kim Martin, a mzungu — white person —…
Cities need housing. Churches have property. Can they work something out?
November 5, 2019 via The Washington Post – One weekend last spring, signs reading “Stop Low-Income Housing” started showing up around my neighborhood in suburban San Antonio.
Jobs Are Plentiful. Big Pay Raises Aren’t.
November 1, 2019 via The New York Times – There are three basic stories that employment data have been telling us in the last few months. The…