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How do regular people participate in philanthropy?

Can everyday people make a difference in their communities without millions of dollars? Researchers believe that philanthropy is far more multifaceted than wealthy individuals writing checks to nonprofit organizations. Read more»

Senator Mike Lee of Utah speaking on March 6th at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they’re called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation. His remarks spun a mythical tale of our nation’s past, when kind, hard-working men and women helped their neighbors and didn’t need the big, bad government. According to Sen. Lee, a free-market economy and a volunteer society were all we needed to thrive. These two magical ingredients supposedly spurred “millions of ordinary Americans to make our economy very wealthy and our society truly rich.” Read more»

Today on Buckmaster - We've got a newsmaker interview with Debbie Chandler, executive director of the Microbusiness Advancement Center. Then, historian Jim Turner talks about his new book on Arizona history. Read more»

Lattie F. Coor, founding chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

More Arizonans say they are participating in civic activities like interacting with neighbors and contacting public officials, according to a report released at a conference Friday by a nonpartisan research organization. Read more»