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Rosie Willis preps for winter at Fresh Starts Community garden in north St. Louis. Seven years ago, Willis says the now-lush garden was full of garbage and drug paraphernalia. CAROLINA HIDALGO | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO

Changing the look of poverty

Oftentimes on our show, we're dissecting what's going wrong in a system.

This week, we bring you three stories of things going right in the community.

They're all centered around the same thing: changing the look of poverty.

We'll hear from a man trying to clean up streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., a woman who transformed a vacant lot into St. Louis' "best hangout garden," and a nonprofit trying to help tiny cities maintain and protect an unexpected public asset – trees. 

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