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Childhood Cancer
Photo: Spencer Sartin Spencer Sartin is a bright and energetic six-year-old diagnosed with leukemia in October 2004. Since then, he tries not to let his treatment slow him down. Find out how Spencer and his family are coping with the challenges of childhood cancer.
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Three Alternative Schools
Photo: mural of diverse school kids For many families, alternative education is more appealing. In Austin, parents can choose from over 40 private schools and a handful of charter schools.

Aired: Arpril 28. 2006
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Boxing Gyms
boxing gloves At Austin's community boxing gyms, many at-risk children and teenagers learn to focus their aggression into more positive activities.
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East Austin Stories
a father plays with his daughter in east austin View a collection of UT-created films that document life in East Austin.
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People's Community Clinic
a doctor with a baby at people's community clinic Learn about a local clinic whose work focuses on the uninsured.

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Writing Austin's Lives
The book Writing Austin's Lives Explore this collect of essays that capture the voice of Austin.

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Against Child Abuse
Art: children play with each other At the Center for Child Protection, children who have reported abuse can go for evaluation, crisis intervention, and counseling.
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Children's Museum
a child plays with paint at the austin children's museum Visit a place that allows children to play while they learn.
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volunteers for mobile loaves and fishes A local group helps nonprofit organizations help others.
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The women of PODER have empowered East Austin to fight injustice.
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Austin Unchained
Taco Xpress Sign Learn more about the benefits of shopping at locally-owned businesses.
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