Desperate Measures

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Stories of people and places at rock bottom, and the ingenious ways they try to turn things around. A town in Pennsylvania decides taking in a famous corpse will revive the economy. A campaign starts up in Chicago to tear down a decrepit school and rebuild it, all because of some dogged advocates: a fifth-grade class. These and other stories about what can happen when your situation becomes dire.

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Photo: Bruno Biagioni Neto



Ira Glass