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Why My Late Bookmaker Father Would Not Like Payday Lending

Don McNay | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My father was a bookie and professional gambler who worked in several of the area's "hot spots." In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.

Crowdsourcing for Credit

Deborah Stambler | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Deborah Stambler

Learning about democracy through a free online platform from a highly respected university gives me hope for where MOOCs could take us.

Challenges to Democracy: A Whisper to a Roar

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Home
Deborah Stambler

During a blizzard in Kiev, Ukraine last month, director Ben Moses attended a screening of his film A Whisper To A Roar. As he made his way to the theater, he wondered if this wasn't a little crazy and if anyone would fight through the cold and snow to come see the film.

The Activist, the Hero and the Warrior: A Whisper to a Roar

Deborah Stambler | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Deborah Stambler

Film has an incredible power to move us. In the case of the new documentary, A Whisper to a Roar, democracy and the fight for freedom are not only moving, but also deeply personal, thought-provoking and inspiring.

A Beginner's Guide to Stopping Payday Lenders

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When people wanting to get rid of payday lending get organized and vote out a couple of payday lending supporters, the rest of the legislatures will take them seriously.