Let's give thanks for our five favorite posts for change makers and communicators from around the web in November. And read on to discover the top five stories from right here on the Change Conversations blog.
Monthly top picks: 5 links we loved in NOVEMBER
1. NPR Launches Earbud.fm To Tell You What Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (International Business Times)
We can all agree that podcasts are great, but there are just too many of them. National Public Radio has a solution: earbud.fm, a podcast recommendation tool that compiles favorite episodes from a diverse mix of podcast fans, creators and if you care, celebrities. Mix and match a playlist as you wish.
2. Deportation History: Say It Isn’t So (LA Times)
I had never heard of Operation Wetback until Donald Trump described it during a presidential debate. It turns out that the program, which was overseen by the affable golfing President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s, involved rounding up Mexicans and expelling them from the United States. The Los Angeles Times took a deep look at the program and revealed a discomfiting episode from American history. The details are startling to us today – riots, deaths, and drownings from packing 300,000+ deportees onto overcrowded ships. And the language of the era is jolting: The newspaper declared, “the Mexican wetback has been virtually erased from the American scene.” #Bias #LanguageMatters
3. Me-ow! (The Guardian)
Brussels was locked down for days. The police asked citizens not to tweet about the armed operations, to keep any terrorism suspects in the dark. How did Belgians respond? Wittily — with a national outbreak of cat pics! Even a non-cat lover will chuckle. #MeowBrussels #AttitudeMatters
4. Big Foundations and Big Social Change (NY Times)
In a fascinating look at a trend among large foundations, the New York Times outlines a new focus on creating social change. Check out the Ford Foundation’s focus on inequality with one of 5 prongs focusing on “inclusive economics." We’ll be watching with interest. #Inequality #SocialChange
5. StoryCorps’ Memory Loss Series (StoryCorps)
StoryCorps’ mission is to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives — in part to remind us of our shared humanity. Many of us have been touched by StoryCorps episodes over the years, but awareness of our ‘shared humanity’ was the only possible response to Conversations Turn Into Monologues As Alzheimer's Robs Family Of Memories
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