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When a Community College Transforms a City

Ohio State University may be the local titan, but Columbus State Community College has also become a formidable presence.

The Flying Housewife

The Flying Housewife

50 years ago, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world.

Hip in the Heartland

Hip in the Heartland

It's not just Brooklyn and the Bay Area any more

Today's Mid-Air Collision Outside Washington

Today's Mid-Air Collision Outside Washington

"This reminds us how vulnerable we all are." Lessons from a tragedy

Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for the Self-Driving Car (California High-Speed Rail No. 14)

Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up for the Self-Driving Car (California High-Speed Rail No. 14)

"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."

Going Home to Columbus

Going Home to Columbus

A generation returns to build lives and a town.

Making Mead in a Space-Age World

Making Mead in a Space-Age World

A new craft-beverage business in Allentown, Pennsylvania, benefits from its association with an incubator of high-tech businesses.

In Which I Am Recruited to Switch Political Teams

In Which I Am Recruited to Switch Political Teams

"What you are discovering on your road trip is the genius of conservatism."

California High-Speed Rail Lucky No. 13: Let's Look at Maglev and Other Alternatives

California High-Speed Rail Lucky No. 13: Let's Look at Maglev and Other Alternatives

"Should we invest in infrastructure? Absolutely! But the right kind of infrastructure." Some ideas on what that might mean.

National Problems, Local Solutions: More Reports From Ohio

National Problems, Local Solutions: More Reports From Ohio

America and Americans in the active, not passive, mode

When 'Collaboration' Is More Than a Buzzword

When 'Collaboration' Is More Than a Buzzword

The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region

A Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students

A Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students

In Columbus, Ohio, an innovative school has patched together state funds, work study, and grants to give at-risk kids a high-quality education.

What the Beer Industry and the Computer Industry Have in Common

What the Beer Industry and the Computer Industry Have in Common

They grew up in the same era and, despite some obvious differences, have some surprising parallels.

Pennsylvania's Beer Economy

Pennsylvania's Beer Economy

Brewers have been perfecting their recipes in this part of the country since the middle of the 19th century.

All Aboard for the California High-Speed Rail Chronicles!

All Aboard for the California High-Speed Rail Chronicles!

In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.

Ingredients of a Better City: How Arts Play Their Part

Ingredients of a Better City: How Arts Play Their Part

A soft-power approach to hard economic and social problems

How to Attract Artists to a Down-and-Out Neighborhood

How to Attract Artists to a Down-and-Out Neighborhood

Columbus, Ohio, has figured out how to draw creative types to an area it is hoping to revitalize.

How the Boy Scouts Are Adapting to Modern American Life

How the Boy Scouts Are Adapting to Modern American Life

A local example of a century-old organization finding a new place and role for itself

How Are the Boy Scouts Doing in American Cities?

How Are the Boy Scouts Doing in American Cities?

A visit to the headquarters of the Minsi Trails Council in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reveals the lasting influence of the organization—and some of the challenges of modern parenting.

Re-Knitting the Frayed Social Fabric: What Libraries Can Do

Re-Knitting the Frayed Social Fabric: What Libraries Can Do

As Ohio goes, so goes the nation—or at least we can hope so in this case.

Not Your Mother's Library

Not Your Mother's Library

How Columbus, Ohio, is building community spaces for the 21st century

Urban Comeback Stories in 2 Swing States

Urban Comeback Stories in 2 Swing States

Tales from two cities, plus the secret of the writing life

The Biggest Story in Photos

Protesters Storm, Burn Burkina Faso Parliament

Why We Tend to Show Our Left Side in Pictures
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