#GoodNewsNextWeek: School’s Out, Crowdfunded Journalism, Seed-Sharing Site (Audio)


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#GoodNewsNextWeek: School's Out, Crowdfunded Journalism, Seed-Sharing Site (Audio)This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: Schools out for summer, schools out forever; people are spending more on independent journalism; and a new website hopes to be the Match.com of the seed-sharing scene.

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Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools amid crisis
https://twitter.com/apolloslater/status/860506314954469378

Over 25K people contributed financially to @Kickstarter journalism projects in 2015, up from 792 in ’09
https://twitter.com/erikmoshe/status/861233760469229568

The Number of Active Digital Currency Users is 3 Million, Finds Cambridge University Study
https://twitter.com/rayvahey/status/861606727451422720

Congress Agrees to Give Jeff Sessions $0 to Wage War on Medical Marijuana
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/859599780779044864

Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/862872221899010048

After defeating it 8 times in past 10 years, @TheNHSenate APPROVES marijuana decriminalization bill in 17-6 vote
https://twitter.com/boozeleprechaun/status/862744668362113026

New seed sharing & swapping site from @CFSTrueFood helps young farmers connect to share resources
https://twitter.com/corbettreport/status/863042366793334784

Letter carriers help ‘stamp’ out hunger by collecting food for Feeding South Dakota
https://twitter.com/erikmoshe/status/864201566345195521