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  • Inside Taft High

    Inside Taft High

    Teacher Ted Pendergrass and his students take us inside the first high school in the country devoted to oil production.

  • Healing the border with words

    Award-winning author Denise Chavez created the Border Book Festival, and founded a Cultural Center in Mesilla, N.M., to help heal the cultural wounds of the U.S.-Mexico border

  • How can "woofers" stay on the farm?

    How can "woofers" stay on the farm?

    Young people are eager to serve as unpaid interns on organic farms, but translating their dreams into a real, self-supporting lifestyle is proving harder.

  • Schooling, fish

    Judge Jim Redden is right to push the Bush administration on salmon restoration, but fish may end up faring as poorly in courtrooms as San Francisco’s schoolchildren did after well-intentioned decisions on busing.

  • Fast Times at California's Petroleum High

    Fast Times at California's Petroleum High

    A day in the life of the U.S.'s first high school academy devoted to oil production.

  • Epiphanies on the range

    As teacher Phil Brick travels the West with 21 of his students, he encourages them to ask difficult questions about environmental issues

  • Rural California schoolkids learn from fire-damaged forest

    Rural California schoolkids learn from fire-damaged forest

    A rural California school builds an innovative curriculum around a nearby forest and the fire that burned it down in 2007.

  • Ingredients: History, preservatives

    In Preserving Western History, editor Andrew Gulliford has put together "the first college reader to address public history in the American West."

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • The decline of logging is now killing

    Now that logging no longer provides enough money to support Oregon’s libraries, Pepper Trail says it’s up to citizens to decide to keep their state’s bookshelves filled and accessible.

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