With this episode of State of the Re:Union, we tell stories of
the Internet’s impact on community-building in human terms, on the messy
level of people’s daily existence, where its effects are rarely solely
positive or negative.
Jacksonville is the largest city in the whole country: 841 acres of sprawl, highways, and strip malls dotted with tiny, unique neighborhoods. How does a place this huge and diverse lurch forward to keep pace with the rest of the country?
In a series first, State of the Re:Union explores a vast
community that’s based around a medium, rather than a geographic
location: Comic books! They serve
as the connection point for a diverse community of people,
Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges and dairy cows are the iconic images of Vermont. But Vermonters pride themselves on their independent spirits and their passion to rebuild is a force of nature, stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.
The Tri-Cities of Washington are Richland, Pasco and Kennewick—three cities clustered near one another in the vast plains and deserts of Washington state, to the east of the Cascade Mountains. In this episode, we’ll explore the secret history of the area, the surprising mix of residents, what’s drawn them here and why.
Refugees, entrepreneurs, visionaries – these are the historic roots of Oakland, California. The city has long been home for people building new lives and imagining even better ones but dreams deferred also haunt this place.
These days, two versions of Las Vegas occupy the public imagination. One is of Sin City, the City of Lights, home to The Strip, to glitter and entertainment. The other is as a dramatic victim of the recent economic recession.