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Inside the March/April Utne Reader, on Newsstands Feb. 24 

Thoughtful Discussions on Charity Amid an Economic Crisis, Lonely Americans, Silence, How to Get the Media’s Attention, plus more




Giving When It Hurts — Utne examines how harder times have revealed the true state of the $300 billion nonprofit sector and gets insider Robert Egger’s take on the recession’s impact, possible reform and our most dire needs. Page 38

10 Ways to Fight Media Bias — Utne offers a 10-step primer from a U.K. media expert on how to help get you or your cause noticed by the media, on your terms. Page 8

The Lonely American — How technology and our uniquely American beliefs drive us simultaneously toward conflicting desires – connection and freedom. Page 48 

In Search of Silence — The quietest places on earth, what we and nature lose from all the human noise, and why we need to value and pursue silence. Page 64 

Breathing Queasy — Indoor air is a toxic brew of pollutants, but these nine tips can help improve the quality. Plus, how seven house plants can help. Page 70

What One Soldier Couldn’t Forget About Iraq — A personal story of “titanic pain” felt by small-town soldier Noah Pierce and his family, plus little-reported statistics about mental illness, suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. Page 56

and more …

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