Basic Income Pilot program recipients (left to right) Aleta Smith, Naihla De Jesus, and Veronica Vieyra at the Government Center in July 2021

A Fresh Start for Foster Care in Santa Clara, CA (S2E9)

Coming out of foster care has enormous challenges. For those in Santa Clara County, Ca., a hard life got a little easier.

Food Security in Bergen County, NJ (S2E8)

Food Security in Bergen County, NJ (S2E8)

You wouldn’t think an upscale area outside of New York City as a place where people go hungry. But they do, but the county has created a task force to ease hunger in the county.

A Conversation with NACo CEO Matthew D. Chase

A Conversation with NACo CEO Matthew D. Chase

David Martin sat down with NACo CEO Matthew D. Chase at the annual National Association of Counties conference…

Free Pre K in the Mountains in Summit County, CO (S2E7)

Free Pre K in the Mountains in Summit County, CO (S2E7)

Summit County, Colorado is one of the premier vacation spots, but for the folks that live and work there, it can be expensive. Hear how the county has stepped in to help with Pre-K and allowed many folks to keep living there.

eBikes for Essential Workers in Pueblo County, CO (S2E6)

eBikes for Essential Workers in Pueblo County, CO (S2E6)

Pueblo County, Colorado created a pilot program and gave away eBikes to essential workers. Hear how a simple thing like a new bike is changing the lives of riders.

Take a Shower at the Library in Clark County, NV (S2E5)

Take a Shower at the Library in Clark County, NV (S2E5)

Today’s library is a lot different than America’s first library. It was in the 700’s when public libraries were established in the United States.  When libraries first opened it was about knowledge. Books, magazines, newspapers it was a place to read.

Taking Care of Those Who Care in Cumberland County, PA (S2E4)

Taking Care of Those Who Care in Cumberland County, PA (S2E4)

They are the first to rush in but the last to get help. Their normal day is usually someone’s worst day. First responders undergo stress and trauma most people can’t begin to understand. In Cumberland County, PA a new program is supporting these folks with dealing with the stress most first responders typically just try to bury.

Teaching Tech to Seniors in Montgomery County, MD (S2E3)

Teaching Tech to Seniors in Montgomery County, MD (S2E3)

Teaching technology to senior citizens, especially your parents can be tough, but Montgomery County, Maryland has found a way to make it work

McDowell Teachers Lead the Way, McDowell County WV (S2E2)

McDowell Teachers Lead the Way, McDowell County WV (S2E2)

A new apartment building for teachers in Welch, WV is just one of the projects created by Reconnecting McDowell that is changing a coal dependent county toward a more prosperous future.

Turning Coal into Lavender, Boone County WV (S2E1)

Turning Coal into Lavender, Boone County WV (S2E1)

A lavender farm is on the site of former coal field. Meet the people who are bringing jobs and a new industry to the former coal country in Boone County, West Virginia