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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. You’ll immediately notice the program’s fresh and vibrant new look. You’ll see us taking a big step towards a vision IP’s held from the beginning: to bring together passionate, creative people from different generations who share a determination to make their communities strong and healthy. That will be one result of our newly formed collaboration with Southern Oregon University, as talented students help us identify immense possibilities and turn them into brand new episodes.

—Jeff

 

Safer Communities for Women

Violence against women is a blight on our communities that swells in economically rough times. Volunteers and professionals are coming together to change attitudes, norms and social expectations so that every woman has reason to feel safer in her day-to-day life. Guests include Women’s Crisis Support Team, Community Works and Jackson Katz.

Boosting the School Experience

“Get America Singing Again,” Friends of Children and School on Wheels are three programs where people who care deeply about kids are finding more and more creative ways to fill the gaps in today’s public school offerings The difference they make can’t be overstated.  PLUS: As the 2014 Ashland Independent Film Festival opens, an update on how Film Festivals build communities.

 

What Nature Teaches Kids

Using the transformational power of lessons from the outdoors, Coyote Trails is one of a growing number of programs that are turning to the rhythms and patterns of the natural world to offer children deeply formative and centering experiences they won’t find anywhere else.

Doing Well by Doing Good

A new business classification is spreading across the country — most recently in the state of Oregon — that gives a legal structure to the notion of doing well by doing good. Benefit Corporations (or “Companies” in Oregon) formalize their owners’ commitment to add social and environmental imperatives to the economic bottom line that legally drives traditional corporations.

Click here to see previous episodes from this season of Immense Possibilities.