Issue Updates

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Is it Hot in Here?

I’m back. I spent over a month on the road with HeadCount this summer. But in the sweltering summer heat, I never forgot about climate change. Polar bears, water wars and more in this month’s Issue Update.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Guns, More Guns, and Trey Anastasio

How the NRA plans to expand Second Amendment rights, why the Feds have been selling assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels, and why Phish front-man Trey Anastasio was given an award for his work on promoting drug courts.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism, Issue Updates

Human Rights Issue Update: You Can’t Say ‘No’ If You’re Not Awake

We’re covering an astonishing verdict in a rape case, civilians getting killed by their government in Syria, Ashton Kutcher’s activism and more in this month’s Human Rights Issue Update.

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Education Issue Update: Schools Surviving Turbulent Times

The economy’s down and tuition’s up. That and more in this month’s Education Issue Update.

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Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: Festie Farmers Markets and the Luck of the Amish

Sustainable local eats this summer with Dave Matthews, raw milk and more in this Issue Update.

Posted in Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: The Flood Waters Have Finally Receded… Or Have They?

Flooding in the Gulf Coast has led to devastation on land and dead zones at sea. The region can’t seem to catch a break. That and more, like Brett Dennen’s role in recovery, in this month’s issue update.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Sustainability & Climate Change Update: Oh Frack! A Storm of Environmental Debate

Our sustainability editor Keely Gerhold will be out on the road this summer running HeadCount’s festival team. But first, she has an update on fracking, mountain top mining, and the Patagonia Music Collective.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Pot Raids Without Warrants: OK. Dancing at Monuments: Not OK.

Have you heard how the Supreme Court ruled that cops can enter homes without search warrants in marijuana busts? Or that multiple people were assaulted and arrested by police in Washington, D.C. for… dancing? Well read on. There’s that and more in this month’s Personal Liberty update.

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Human Rights Issue Update: YouTube – Not iPads – Human Rights Saviour

From uprising in the Middle East to concerts here in the U.S., from iPads to the Navy, here’s some of the latest on Human Rights.

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Education Issue Update: Dispatch Digs Into Budget Battle

In light of the long-delayed federal budget coming due, there’s lots of news on the education front – including the band Dispatch launching an entire campaign to protect Pell Grants and service.

Posted in Issue Updates, Education