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Politics
Author: Jason Maloney,David Brancaccio,John Siceloff
ISBN: 0230605338
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Pages 256 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (July 8, 2008)
Language English
Category: Politics
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eBook Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes download

by Jason Maloney,David Brancaccio,John Siceloff


Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes. Your America - John Siceloff.

Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes. by John Siceloff, Jason Maloney, and David Brancaccio. Approaching the topic of civic activism on both a national and local level, Your America reveals essential lessons from twelve stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Like Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town for free wifi; or Katie Redford, a young law student who dusted off the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 and ended up changing the way American corporations behave overseas.

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John Siceloff is the creator and executive producer of PBS's NOW. An award-winning producer for such shows as 20/20 . An award-winning producer for such shows as 20/20, Primetime Live, and Dateline, he is also the recipient of the DuPont Award, Peabody Award, and Emmy Award. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post. He lives in New York, NY. Jason Maloney is a news and documentary producer who has worked for NOW. His work includes reports for PBS' NewsHour. by. John Siceloff, David Brancaccio (Introduction). For everyone interested in change at a local and national level, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community. In Your America, award-winning producers John Siceloff and Jason Maloney explore the paths to success of a remarkable group of people, each of whom has appeared on NOW, the popular PBS show, to tell their stories.

Democracy's Local Heroes For fans of the show, community activists, and the blogosphere, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community. Connect with the author.

Democracy's Local Heroes. John Siceloff and Jason Maloney; Introduction by David Brancaccio. For fans of the show, community activists, and the blogosphere, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER.

A new book by NOW executive producer John Siceloff and Jason .

A new book by NOW executive producer John Siceloff and Jason Maloney. In Your America, NOW on PBS executive producer John Siceloff and writer Jason Maloney investigate how America is moving forward by responding to the tough challenges of recession, globalization, and more. By revealing the inspiring, courageous stories of ordinary citizens that have accomplished extraordinary change, Your America reminds us that we all have the strength to transform our communities. The success of these local heroes gives us a fresh take on the power of grassroots democracy and non-partisan civic activism. For High School Teachers.

In Your America, award-winning producers John Siceloff and Jason Maloney explore the paths to success of a remarkable group .

In Your America, award-winning producers John Siceloff and Jason Maloney explore the paths to success of a remarkable group of people, each of whom has appeared on NOW, the popular PBS show, to tell their stories.

John Siceloff, Jason Maloney. Introduction by. David Brancaccio

John Siceloff, Jason Maloney. David Brancaccio. Black & White Illustrations. John Siceloff is the creator and executive producer of PBS's NOW.

John Siceloff, executive producer at the PBS program, NOW, talked about Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes. For the book he profiled twelve Americans who created change in their communities with little resources or political experience. Profiles included a shrimp boat captain who initiated a drive to stop toxic dumping in the Gulf of Mexico and a migrant worker who improved Florida tomato fields work conditions. Following his remarks, Mr. Siceloff introduced and spoke to Katharine Redford, one of the people included in his book.

Approaching the topic of civic activism on both a national and local level, Your America reveals essential lessons from twelve stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Like Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town for free wifi; or Katie Redford, a young law student who dusted off the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 and ended up changing the way American corporations behave overseas. Each profile is the result of a story on Now, the popular PBS show with a viewership of over 2½ million people. For fans of the show, community activists, and the blogosphere, this book provides a blueprint for working together locally to create a better global community.

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You can't walk away from this book without feeling inspired to set about on some course of change. "Your America" profiles twelve seemingly ordinary people from vastly different backgrounds - including ethnic, social, political, professional - who have all stumbled across problems in their respective communities and set out on remarkable journeys to arrive at creative and original solutions towards fixing those problems. One of the many bright spots in each of their stories is that they don't simply complain - rather they work proactively toward resolving the issue, often despite considerable odds stacked against them. For example, there's Wynona Ward, a truck driver who suffered sexual abuse as a child and eventually got her law degree and formed an innovative organization aimed specifically at helping abused rural women. There's also Rueben Martinez, a modest Latino barber and factory worker who, in his mid-fifties, grew an enormous literary movement right out of his barbershop. Each story is vividly written, moving, often poignant and always stirring. Every chapter left me shaking my head in admiration at the determination, spunk and grit of these people - a book that truly lifts the spirit in a time of so much cynicism, doom and gloom.