In the Making: Stoked for Skateboards

Corey Sholes, a self-described skateboard fanatic, was 18 years old when he cut his first skateboard. Eventually, he started pressing his own boards using a vacuum press system, and making handcrafted boards became his full-time job and his business, Legend Skateboards, in 1994.

Feb 7, 2020 Sena Christian

Investing in Inmate Education Can Reduce Repeat Crime

One in four Californians is unable to perform basic reading skills, but illiteracy is even higher among the prison population. State prison systems across the country are investing in education programs to give inmates a better chance at rehabilitation.

Feb 3, 2020 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Young Entrepreneurs Are Staking Claims in the Countryside

Since the Industrial Revolution, the myth of the American Dream has centered around cities. As the story goes, the most promising rural youth leave their hinterland homes to seek their fortunes in the metropolis, perhaps never to return. 

Part of this month’s Rural Living series

Jan 20, 2020 Jennifer Fergesen