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Thinking Global, Teaching Local

Lisa Wright still remembers the words written by a teacher on her second-grade report card: Lisa has an unusually high social conscience for someone so young. Prophetic words indeed! That report card was an early predictor of what she would ultimately choose to do with her life—and she was lucky enough to find it in Read More

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Flour Power

“I could stand here all day,” one man happily comments to his girlfriend before popping a piece of rustic bread into his mouth. He’s among the crowd I find gathered in front of Blacksmith’s Bread’s at the Long Beach Farmer’s Market one early Saturday morning. Ray Smith—the “Smith” in Blacksmith’s—is serving up samples of his Read More

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