The Kocher Family Ranch on the Meridian Way Wind Farm in Cloud County, Kansas. Photo by Phil Warburg

As New England invests in wind energy projects off of our coasts, the amount of wind energy we use still pales in comparison to states in the “wind belt.” One such example is Kansas. Philip Warburg explains what states in our region can learn from states that we don’t usually think of as leaders in renewable energy.

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Angelina Morales holds her Connecticut history chapter book; Chapter 2 is about the African-American dancer, Dollie McLean. Photo by Tema Silk for NEPR

In Connecticut, third- and fourth-graders study the history of their state. In many schools, students choose to research one person or event from an approved list. The people on that list have been mostly men, and all white. But because of an unusual collaboration, it now includes Native American, Latino and African-American men and women.

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