May 2020

The Coronavirus and the Future of Main Street

By Lloyd Alter Our Main Streets and High Streets have been in trouble for decades, thanks to the onslaught of malls, then Walmart and the big box stores, then Amazon and online shopping. It wasn’t…


Here’s What a ‘Feminist Economic Recovery Plan’ Looks Like

By Frances Nguyen A universal basic income. Special emergency funds for marginalized groups, including undocumented immigrant women, domestic workers, women with disabilities and sex-trafficking survivors. Waived co-payments for covid-19 tests and treatment, including for incarcerated…


Participatory Community Engagement at Risk

By Nathan Boucher, DrPH On February 3rd of this year, Raleigh City Council voted to disband the city’s 18 longstanding Citizen Advisory Councils (CAC), eroding public trust in government. This has now been compounded by…