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  • Communicators with Shirley Bloomfield
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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”…

    345 views
  • emMy Vanishing Countryem
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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…

    643 views
  • emAnd So They Liveem
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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…

    208 views
  • Coronavirus and Rural Health Care
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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.…

    316 views
  • Impact of Coronavirus on Rural Economies
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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…

    93 views
  • Washington Journal Pat Schou Discusses Rural Health Care  Coronavirus Pandemic
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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.

    941 views
  • After Words with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
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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).

    1,646 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

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

    692 views
  • Washington Journal Michael Braga Discusses State of Rural Hospitals
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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.

    281 views
  • Washington Journal Adam Harris Discusses the College Graduation Gap in Rural America
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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…

    440 views
  • Washington Journal Former Sen Heidi Heitkamp DND  JD Scholten Discuss Rural Voters  Campaign 2020
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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…

    621 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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?”

    458 views
  • President Trump Threatens Tariffs If Mexico Doesnt Stem Flow of Drugs Migrants
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    President Trump Remarks at Opportunity and Revitalization Council Meeting

    President Trump convened the first meeting of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. The president created the council to focus on economically distressed communities, and introduced…

    1,646 views
  • Washington Journal Austin Frerick Discusses Americas Agricultural System and Its Impact on Rural America
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    Austin Frerick on Agriculture and Rural America

    Austin Frerick talked about his recent American Conservative article on the U.S. agriculture industry and its impact on rural America. This program is part of a “Washington Journal” series…

    1,792 views
  • State of the Rural Economy
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    State of the Rural Economy

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on the state of the rural economy. Committee members asked questions on a wide range of topics, including…

    1,004 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments to the question, “Is there an urban-rural divide?” Data from the 2018 midterm elections indicated that rural…

    585 views
  • Senate Panel Explores Broadband Challenges in Rural Areas
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    Rural Broadband

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the challenges facing companies working to extend broadband access in rural areas of the U.S. Experts testified…

    685 views
  • Hearing Examines Health Care Access in Rural America
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    Rural Health Care

    Industry analysts and health care providers testified at a hearing on challenges facing rural hospitals and offered their recommendations for improvements. Some of the areas discussed were…

    894 views
  • Washington Journal Representative Jeff Fortenberry RNE Discusses Rural Health Insurance
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    Representative Jeff Fortenberry on Rural Health Insurance

    Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) talked about his Rural Health Insurance Act and federal spending.

    255 views
  • President Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand Rural Broadband Access
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    President Trump Remarks in Nashville

    President Trump delivered remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention. He addressed the state of the economy, the tax reform bill, deregulation and rural development.…

    3,412 views
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