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SHIFT CHANGE to air widely on WORLD Channel in 2015: View the schedule

SHIFT CHANGE to air widely on WORLD Channel in 2015: View the schedule

December 11, 20140 Comments

Thanks to the WORLD Channel, there will be an extensive new round of television broadcasts in 2015! SHIFT CHANGE will air on stations in regions where it has not yet aired [Boston and Springfield, MA; Maine; Montana, and more], and will also be re-broadcast in cities where it has already aired. Most of these broadcasts [...]

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New! PBS Broadcast Schedule for Summer and Fall 2014

New! PBS Broadcast Schedule for Summer and Fall 2014

October 20, 20140 Comments

Beginning in July, 2014, SHIFT CHANGE will be broadcast on PBS stations around the U.S. Below is the broadcast schedule. The schedule will be updated regularly as new broadcasts are confirmed. Please note that dates are subject to change, please check your local listings to confirm. If SHIFT CHANGE has already aired on your local station, please check the station’s website, [...]

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New! PBS Broadcast Schedule – Summer and Fall 2014

New! PBS Broadcast Schedule – Summer and Fall 2014

October 20, 20141 Comment

Beginning in July, 2014, SHIFT CHANGE will be broadcast on PBS stations around the U.S. Below is the broadcast schedule. The schedule will be updated regularly as new broadcasts are confirmed. Please note that dates are subject to change, please check your local listings to confirm. If SHIFT CHANGE has already aired on your local station, [...]

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Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

July 8, 20140 Comments

[from http://community-wealth.org] Beloved for its charming landscapes and fresh lobster, the rural community of Deer Isle, Maine is now gaining attention in the cooperative world. When Verne and Sandra Seile, proprietors of Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety and Pharmacy, and The Galley, decided to retire last year, they sold their businesses to their employees. With 62 new [...]

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U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

May 2, 20141 Comment

While the US economy remains sluggish, companies owned and managed by employees are faring better. They are more innovative, efficient, and profitable than the norm and are gaining attention. Encouraging worker-owned businesses can help the economy be more equitable, without new taxes and government regulations. The worker coops and employee owned businesses listed in the [...]

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A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

November 14, 20132 Comments

Hello from Italy! Mark and I saved up our airline miles, and got free tickets to Italy, in part for a vacation, which we have not had in years, and in part to investigate whether it would make sense for us to make a film about the complex coop economy that is here, in some [...]

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SHIFT CHANGE featured on Moyers & Company

SHIFT CHANGE featured on Moyers & Company

March 24, 20130 Comments

We are happy to report that footage from SHIFT CHANGE was recently featured on an episode of the popular PBS program, Moyers & Company. SHIFT CHANGE was featured in conjunction with Bill Moyers’ interview with economist Richard Wolff, an advocate of the worker cooperative business model. In addition to the appearance of footage from two [...]

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Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

July 6, 20120 Comments

Producers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin took part in the national U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives conference in Boston June 22-24. They presented several short preview clips from Shift Change, about WAGES, Arizmendi, and some of the MadWorc cooperatives from Madison, Wisconsin. The clips were greeted with enthusiasm, and many coop members at the conference [...]

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The Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy: Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives (CSR Newswire)

The Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy: Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives (CSR Newswire)

April 11, 20120 Comments

[This article was originally published on CSR Newswire. Read the full story here >] By Susan Arterian In our last post we introduced Capital Institute’s Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy series, which utilizes the power of narrative to recast the story of our financial system, chronicling the progress of transformative, scalable, real-world investment models that support [...]

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