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Moms fight for clean air

[embed]https://youtu.be/0p5f4mVA0SA[/embed] Heather McTeer Toney is a force of nature. She’s the first African-American woman to become mayor of Greenville, Miss. She served as regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and now she’s the national field director of Moms Clean Air Force, a powerful group...

The Good Acre

[embed]https://youtu.be/okvx9wipu3o[/embed] The Good Acre - Food Hubs are critical links for small farmers Imagine if you had a small farm, just an acre or two, and let's say you grow turnips. You don't grow enough turnips to supply a grocery store year round, and relying on summertime...

The Last Butterflies

Saving the Last Butterflies Nick Haddad studies the very rarest butterflies in the world. He’s a professor of integrative biology at Michigan State University and lives in Kalamazoo. His new book is called “The Last Butterflies: A Scientist’s Quest to Save a Rare and Vanishing Creature.” The...

School for Broken Hearts

[caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="410"] The School of Broken Hearts, Seihon Cho[/caption] Zen Buddhist teacher and author, leads a session at the School of Broken Hearts, a nonprofit that offers group counseling and meditation for people experiencing challenges in life. Haemin Sunim Haemin Sunim, the Zen Buddhist monk who...

Girl Rising

  Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World Tanya Stone: You know, there has been so much turmoil and negativity lately, I've been looking for moments to find beauty, and I'm finding it in the voices and faces of people who are...

Our Symphony With Animals

[embed]https://youtu.be/i2hSTj0O2X4[/embed] A Beautiful World: ‘Our Symphony with Animals’ “When I was 5 years old, my uncle who lived next door started sexually abusing me. Then, when I was 9 years old, my grandparents, who also lived next door, adopted a dog named Sylvester. Sylvester and I just...

The Recycled Orchestra

Heather McElhatton: LUIS SZARAN is a music teacher in Paraguay, he says "for me, music is the smile of the soul...

Nile Water Musicians

Musicians from the Nile River Basin perform for water rights awareness...

Rebels Renegades and Wild Women of History

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time. A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program...