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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. Our fifth season began January 1, 2016. If you would like to keep this series going strong, please consider making a donation by CLICKING HERE.

Same Community, Different Sexuality

Even as same-sex marriage has been legalized, the social rift over homosexuality still wears hard on many communities.  Why?  Can it be healed?  We watch segments from the remarkable film Facing Fear and talk to its creator, and visit with two ministers who’ve struggled with the attitudes of many people—and their own—over time.

 

For an End to Human Trafficking

It’s the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in America, and the second largest in terms of profits. Human trafficking is devastating not just developing countries, but thousands of people—mostly girls trafficked in the sex trade—across America, including the northwest along Interstate 5. Citizens in our communities are coming together find ways to expose this criminal atrocity and end it.

 

Women Step into Their Power

If women are the fabric that hold families and communities together, then every one of us has a stake in the personal wellbeing of women. That may be why Women’s Empowerment draws so many volunteers to help homeless women back on their feet, and why Soroptomists International invests so much energy in nurturing girls to become powerful women.

 

Energizing Neighbors & Neighborhoods

Hands-on neighborhood projects have a way of lighting up the spirit of community. Portlanders have found a uniquely-Portland way to do that with DEPAVE, a group that organizes people to break up and remove “derelict” pavement and breathe life into their neighborhood. And West Medford is reviving because its residents are so determined to make it the place they want for their families.

 

Creative Placemaking

Are the arts a nice-to-have or must-have element of community life? The second, say more and more people who used to be skeptics. Recognizing the complexity and dynamic unfolding of their challenges, communities are actively tapping the creativity and imagination of artists to create great places to live.

 

Vandana Shiva

No one is better known around the globe — and, perhaps, more beloved — than Dr. Vandana Shiva for championing sustainable agriculture, whole nourishing food, thriving local economies, and action-based respect for the natural world. We have the pleasure of a relaxed half-hour conversation with her.

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