When Small Towns Take the Big Stage
Connecting Ajo, Columbus, and Erie
An American Story, Starting in Kosovo
Idealistic people from outside America's borders have continually prompted the country to live up to its own ideals; an example from Erie.
National Policies Have Local Effects
Changes — in trade policies, and for refugees — are making the United States more closed, rather than more open
'Our Erie' Tells Its Story
Meanwhile in America:
'New Americans' in the Rust Belt
A Post-Election Field Report From America's Refugees and Immigra
Words and stories from the towns where the newest Americans live
What the Renewable-Energy Economy Looks Like
Refugees, Immigrants, and the Battle Over Who Is American
What It Takes to Settle Refugees
The people of Erie, Pennsylvania, have welcomed immigrants and refugees, and believe that their town is better off for having done so.
The Generational Difference in Optimism: A Video Look
Older People Moan, Younger People Hope
Is America in a Boiling Fury About Immigration?
Not the America I Have Seen
And Now for Something Saner and More Positive:
Life in the Air
Getting from here to there by small plane
Old City, Old Buildings, New Life
An art museum with a long history reinvents itself with passion and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Erie's Unlikely Benefactor: Its Casino
Legalized gambling is a familiar part of the modern American landscape. But an innovative scheme in a lakeside city in western Pennsylvania shows new possibilities for putting casino revenue to positive public use.
A Waterfront Library
In Erie, Pennsylvania, a public institution is building on its nautical past to open a world of opportunity for local residents.
Notes From the Rest of the Country:
'Now That I've Got a Look at This Place, It's Not So Bad!'
'America Is a Dream Country'
What does it mean to spend years as a Syrian refugee and then land in a brand new life in Erie, Pennsylvania?
Erie and America
The challenges of Rust Belt America are real, and well-known. What's less familiar is the response some mid-sized cities are making.