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Utne’s 150th Issue!

Inside the November/December Issue of Utne Reader, on Newsstands October 21


50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World — Celebrating its 150th issue, Utne Reader’s editors introduce you to 50 new visionaries, including a mycologist, a mom, a bishop, a hip-hop reverend, a garbage architect and a government watchdog, to name a few — Meet the people who are creating change, one inspiring vision at a time. Page 36

Eric Utne Returns! — After eight years, Utne Reader’s founder calls on people of all ages to unite and fight our global challenges on a local level. Page 96

Rethinking Foreign Aid — Humanitarian groups are making admirable headway overseas, but are they creating a crippling cycle of dependence for struggling nations? Page 60

Calling in the Eco-Troops  Today’s new “Green” Berets are combating corruption and crimes against Mother Nature and protecting our nation’s park rangers and wildlife. Page 8

Bloggers Vs. Blight — Residents of a crumbling Detroit neighborhood rally and hit the blogosphere to resurrect their community for future generations. Page 56

The Science of Sad Music —Scientists and musicians weigh in on the powerful effect sad tunes have on your mood. Page 50

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