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 Inside the November-December issue of Utne Reader, on newsstands Oct. 20

 Utne’s annual Visionaries Issue, plus: blue collar brainpower, grass-fed meat’s environmental benefits, radical housing options for seniors and more

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50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World — Utne Reader highlights 50 visionaries from around the world whose work spans social, economic, health-care, environmental, technological and journalistic pursuits, and whose unwavering sense of purpose can inspire and benefit us all. Page 36

Blue Collar Brilliance — Author and educator Mike Rose challenges society’s assumptions about intelligence, work and class. Page 58

Eating Meat for the Environment — On many sustainable farms, animals are an essential part of the equation. Learn why we should all indulge in a grass-fed burger. Page 79

Radical Housing Options for Seniors — A group of aging women form the Committee for Retirement Alternatives for Women and reimagine radical housing solutions for seniors. Page 73

What Can Crows Teach Us About Our Relationship with the Planet? — Find out what crows — the urban wild’s most resilient creature — can teach us about what’s beautiful, what’s ugly and what’s missing. Page 52

Reggae DJs Trade Turntables for Violence — Jamaica’s disc jockeys blur the lines between performance and reality when onstage feuds turn to serious threats and violence. Page 28

and much more …

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