Vivek Maru: How Can We Make Legal Support Accessible To All?
Often, people who don't understand the law or can't pay for lawyers end up being mistreated. Lawyer Vivek Maru calls for a global community of paralegals to place the law on the side of the people.
Brett Hennig: Should We Replace Politicians With Random Citizens?
Brett Hennig says democracy — and the process of voting — is broken. To fix it, he has a radical suggestion: replacing politicians with a demographically representative selection of random citizens.
Steven Wise: If Chimpanzees Can Feel And Think, Should They Also Have Legal Rights?
Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He's working to get courts to recognize them as "legal persons" and grant them rights.
Robin Steinberg: How Can We End The Injustice Of Bail?
The bail system disproportionately impacts low-income people of color and pressures defendants into pleading guilty. But Robin Steinberg is implementing a plan to fix this--without waiting for reform.
Anil Seth: How Does Your Brain Construct Your Conscious Reality?
When we look around, it feels like we're seeing an objective reality. But neuroscientist Anil Seth says everything we perceive, from objects to emotions, is an act of informed guesswork by the brain.
Drew Philp: How Can 'Radical Neighborliness' Help Struggling Communities?
In 2009, Drew Philp bought an abandoned house in Detroit and worked with neighbors to fix it up. He discovered the power of 'radical neighborliness' to rebuild his struggling neighborhood.
Richard Berry: How Can Cities Create Opportunities For The Homeless?
As Albuquerque's mayor, Richard Berry tried a new approach to addressing panhandling: offering work and connecting homeless with city services. He says it's a more humane option more cities can try.
Vishaan Chakrabarti: How Can We Design More Welcoming Cities?
Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti says many modern cities feel cold, austere, and anonymous. He advocates for designing more vibrant and inclusive cities that are reminiscent of the scale of older cities.