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    Summer 2017 Utne Reader Table of Contents

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    Table of Contents: Summer 2017

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    Trump & the Press

    Toward a Post-Lies Future
    Fighting “alternative facts” and “post-truth” politics
    by Gleb Tsipursky, from The Humanist

    Is There a Business Model for Serious Journalism in the Age of Trump?
    The press has arguably never been more vulnerable. But there are some surprising — and practical — glimmers of hope
    by Kyle Pope, from The Nation


    The Opioid Epidemic

    Aging and Addicted
    Over-prescription of painkillers has made Canadian seniors another face of the opioid epidemic
    by Kevin Spurgaitis, from The United Church Observer

    When Private Pain Becomes a Community Problem
    How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis
    by Paige Blankenbeuhler, from High Country News

    Motivating Addicts — and Their Doctors
    How empathy is a key component to better treatment
    by Jessica Cohen, special to Utne Reader


    Emerging Ideas

    The Talk
    It’s a rite of passage for many African-American children: parental warnings on how to handle threatening encounters
    by Arienne Thomson Plourde and Amelia Thompson, from Notre Dame Magazine

    To Dose or Not to Dose?
    Using MRIs and patient histories to predict if antidepressants will work
    by Sam Scott, fromStanford Magazine

    To Dose or Not to Dose?
    Allan Savory’s Holistic Management Theory falls short on science
    by Christopher Ketcham, from Sierra


    Both Sides

    Potato, Interrupted
    The hardy — if unloved — potato
    by Nicole Miller, from On Wisconsin Magazine

    Exterminating the Amaranth
    A valuable species of nutritoius plant is at risk from GM technology
    by Vandana Shiva, from Resurgence & Ecologist


    Gleanings

    A Deeper Boom
    Where the most privileged generation got things right (and wrong)
    by Gary Ferguson, from Orion

    The Golden Hour
    The collective strength of strangers after a horrifying accident
    by Jason Arias, from Oregon Humanities

    Make America Again
    A vision of America worth resisting for
    by Greg Fuchs, from Brooklyn Rail


    Mindful Living

    Capturing the Elusive Echo of Why
    On the undiscovered origins of everything in Waxahachie, Texas
    by Michael Sheehan, from Agni


    Mixed Media

    White Light
    The remarkable (or completely coincidental) connection between Steve Urkel and the Velvet Underground
    by Jay Ruttenberg, from The Lowbrow Reader

    Editor’s Note
    by Christian Williams 

    Forward 
    by Eric Utne

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    Published on Jun 16, 2017

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