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Stories that use the tools of economics to explore hidden side of everything, telling you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do.

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The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

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