A Look Back at 2012 and Community-Building in America

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That old adage of not seeing the forest for the trees seems to have some relevance this year. The headlines of 2012 tell the story of divisiveness and anger. But guest host Sara Terry takes a step back to uncover some of the different stories 2012 has to tell. Outside the breaking news cycle of disaster and animosity, Americans found new ways to embrace community and to draw wider circles of inclusion, from the passage of gay marriage laws to community building on the streets of Detroit. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a ban on American adoptions, and all those Kodak moments are adding up. By one estimate, 10 percent of all photos ever taken were made in a recent twelve-month period.

Banner image: Pat Dalton

Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Evan George, Gideon Brower