Disinvested

Episode 7: What Does it Mean to Be Part of a Community?

For our final episode, we asked nearly 100 people the same question: What does it mean to be part of a community? As you might expect, we received a wide array of answers. People shared what their community means to them, and what they view as their obligation to their community. Throughout this series, weโ€™ve…

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Episode 6: Arts & Culture

Arts and culture are not just nice… they’re necessary. They contribute to economic growth, build skills for the modern workforce and create community across generations. In this episode, we’ll explore how arts and culture can do even more for our region.

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Episode 5: What is a Basic Human Need?

When we think of basic human needs, we usually think of food and shelter. And while those are critical, itโ€™s time we expand the definition of a basic human need. How do we offer people the supports they need to overcome barriers and become fully productive members of society?

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Episode 4: College vs. Non-College

When we were growing up, students were divided in two paths: College and Non-College. That type of thinking has changed. How do we ensure that everyone gets a quality education and goes on to a successful career and life? We talk to educators, researchers and students and attempt to challenge some assumptions about education.

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Episode 3: Careers, Not Jobs

A number of people in our region face barriers to employment that prevent them from reaching their full potential. In this episode, we’ll talk about Skill Attainment and Workforce Development. How do we help people find not just jobs, but careers?

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Episode 2: Community Safety

We all want to live in a community that is safe and vibrant, but for too many residents of the Hartford region, crime and violence are a part of life. In this episode, we explore the effects of violence and trauma, and ask what we can do to create safer communities.

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Episode 1: An Economy for Everyone

Disinvested is a podcast about the resilience of an American city and how we can build a stronger and more inclusive community from the ground up. Our first episode is about Inclusive Economic and Community Development.  In this episode, we discuss the disparities that exist in Hartford and the surrounding communities, how we got here,…

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