The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

By Sarah van Gelder  and Danny Glover
Read by Natalie Hoyt

5.67 Hours 01/09/2017 unabridged
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Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across AmericaAmerica faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods. She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: “We the People LOVE This Place.” That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America.

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Discover the Real Revolution Unfolding across America

America faces huge challenges—climate change, social injustice, racist violence, economic insecurity. Journalist Sarah van Gelder suspected that there were solutions, and she went looking for them, not in the centers of power, where people are richly rewarded for their allegiance to the status quo, but off the beaten track, in rural communities, small towns, and neglected urban neighborhoods.

She bought a used pickup truck and camper and set off on a 12,000-mile journey through eighteen states, dozens of cities and towns, and five Indian reservations. From the ranches of Montana to the coalfields of Kentucky to the urban cores of Chicago and Detroit, van Gelder discovered people and communities who are remaking America from the ground up. Join her as she meets the quirky and the committed, the local heroes and the healers who, under the mass media's radar, are getting stuff done. The common thread running through their work was best summed up by a phrase she saw on a mural in Newark: “
We the People LOVE This Place.” That connection we each have to our physical and ecological place, and to our human community, is where we find our power and our best hopes for a new America.

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Author Bio: Danny Glover

Danny Glover, award-winning actor, producer, and humanitarian has been a commanding presence on screen, stage, and television for more than twenty-five years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to Oscar-nominated films like Witness and The Color Purple to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. Some of his recent work includes co-starring in the critically acclaimed feature Dreamgirls, Po’ Boy’s Game, and Be Kind, Rewind.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 5.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English