Kim Green

7:18am

Sun October 21, 2012
Economy

Working It: Living Between Hope And Hardship

Originally published on Sun October 21, 2012 10:32 am

Many Americans face a demoralizing battle to find and keep a job.
Kim Green for NPR

Most of us know someone who's had a hard time finding or keeping a job over the past few years. It's an experience that often leaves people feeling defeated and demoralized. In Weekend Edition Sunday's Working It series, hear audio portraits of people whose daily lives are filled with uncertainty.

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5:57am

Sat March 24, 2012
Around the Nation

A Lesson In Sprockets Takes Students On A Trip

Originally published on Sat March 24, 2012 10:41 am

Daniel Furbish works with a student during his class in Nashville, Tenn. Students learn to build bikes from donated parts.
Kim Green For NPR

In a cave-like basement bursting with rickety old bicycles, tires and churning middle-schoolers, Daniel Furbish barks orders.

Close-cropped beard, pen behind his ear, Furbish is an artist-turned-teacher from a military family — creative and disciplined. He started his Nashville, Tenn., bike-building workshop as a summer experiment. He thought, "What if I take donated bike parts and teach kids to put them together?"

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