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Immense Possibilities pulls together the work of host Jeff Golden and other social inventors who share a clear set of beliefs, values, and goals in a weekly public TV visit with guests whose social creations are building vibrant communities. They’re solving challenges that the old systems can’t. They’re infusing others with realistic hope and inviting them to come alive.

With the new year comes a brand new season of Immense Possibilities, and the show’s title has never felt more appropriate. —Jeff

Food Banks Rise to the Challenge

About one American in eight needs assistance from food banks these days. How’s this exploding demand being met? Ashland Food Bank, Marion-Polk Food Share, Rotary First Harvest are interviewed.

Closing the Loop: Making Soil from Waste

Discover how dedicated teachers and students are “closing the loop” that petroleum-based products have broken in the last century of agriculture’s development. A couple of simple, time-honored ways are available to everyone to create soil (which is different from dirt). The health and psychological rewards are deep and lasting. S. Oregon Research & Extension Center, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Ashland High School.

Teen Dads

About one American male in fifteen fathers a child while still a teenager. Very few are up to the responsibility without the support and mentoring of mature men like those who volunteer for Portland’s Squires program. We also find out about a nearly unique program to help men in addiction recovery maintain custody of their kids through OnTrack Addiction Treatment’s “Dads” program.

 

Welcome to 2015

We ask a few of IP’s favorite guests and collaborators (Francis Weller, Ocean Robbins, Charles Eisenstein, Duane Elgin, Frances Moore Lappe) three questions: What has you most hopeful and excited as we enter 2015? What has you most concerned? What would you say to someone who’s especially discouraged about what’s going on in the world?

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