Katrina. Ferguson. Oak Creek. In America, a local tragedy can spark a national conversation. But what happens after the national news cycle moves on? On this podcast, we’ll visit communities whose tales of adversity have put them on the map and we’ll explore what “survival” in America really looks like. What does it mean to survive when your classmate has been gunned down by a cop? When you’re surrounded by an opioid epidemic? When your child is told she can’t use the bathroom that corresponds with her gender identity? Because when the controversies of our time become politicized, we can’t forget about the people affected by them every day.