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    Uprooted

    Journalist Grace Olmstead talked about the consequences of the abandonment of farm towns in the United States, and her own decision to leave the farm town she grew up in. This virtual event…

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    After Words with Catherine Flowers

    Catherine Flowers, founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, reflected on her efforts to improve water and sanitation conditions in rural areas across America.…

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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Authors Sarah Smarsh, Thomas Burton, and Wayne Winkler reflected on life in Appalachia. This was a virtual event hosted by the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville.

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    Tightrope

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn reported on the issues facing the working-class in rural America. This virtual event was hosted by the Boston Book…

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    Sarah Jane Tribble on the State of Rural Hospitals in U.S.

    Kaiser Health News' Sarah Jane Tribble, who hosts the “Where It Hurts” podcast, discussed the state of rural hospitals in the U.S.

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    Pat Schou on Rural Health Care and Coronavirus Pandemic

    National Rural Health Association President Pat Schou discussed challenges facing rural health care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The Fires of 1910

    This National Interagency Fire Center film tells the story of a seminal series of wildfires in August, 1910, that burned three million acres in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana,…

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    And So They Live

    Filmed in the mountains of Kentucky, this documentary funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was produced to show the educational and economic needs of rural, working class Americans. It…

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    House Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Economies

    House lawmakers examined the coronavirus impact on rural economies and small businesses. Business leaders from Iowa, Ohio, and Vermont virtually testified about their experiences before the…

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    Communicators with Shirley Bloomfield

    NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield talked about the ways small-town and rural broadband providers have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as their efforts to bridge the “digital divide”…

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    My Vanishing Country

    CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers examined the socioeconomic challenges Americans in the rural south face through the lens of his hometown…

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    Coronavirus and Rural Health Care

    Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), health policy experts, and former lawmakers addressed the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on rural health care.…

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    Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Economies

    Focus on Rural America hosted a video conference with former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, National Farmers Union President Rob Larew and others on the impact of the coronavirus…

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    Pat Schou on Rural Health Care and Coronavirus Pandemic

    National Rural Health Association President Pat Schou discussed challenges facing rural health care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    After Words with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn reported on the issues facing the working-class in rural America. They were interviewed by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR).

    1,942 views
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers from rural communities commented on their top policy issues for where they live.

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    Michael Braga on State of Rural Hospitals

    GateHouse Media reporter Michael Braga discussed his reporting on the state of rural hospitals, especially in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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    Adam Harris on the College Graduation Gap in Rural America

    Adam Harris talked about his Atlantic article, “The Education Deserts of Rural America,” on the college graduation gap between those living in rural and urban areas in the U.S. This program is part of a…

    592 views
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    Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp and J.D. Scholten on Rural Voters and Campaign 2020

    Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and J.D. Scholten, both board members of the One Country Project, talked about the group’s grassroots campaign to re-invigorate the Democratic Party’s…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments from farmers to the question, “What are your top public policy concerns?”

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