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Rural Matters

Jan 25, 2019

Michelle chats with Paul Campbell, president and CEO of Enviro Systems, Inc., and founder and chairman of Advanced Rural Education, a nonprofit that launched a charter school in rural Oklahoma. Campbell describes how Enviro was concerned about recruiting and retaining talent in a rural setting, and that the perceived...


Jan 14, 2019

Michelle chats with Wade Owlett, the National Rural Education Association’s 2018’s Rural Teacher of the Year, about several important issues in rural education, including teaching students who are living in poverty, Ginny Mead’s hope theory, skills training, and teacher recruitment, and innovation. Owlett, who...


Dec 18, 2018

Michelle chats with Kendall Singleton, head of business development at Healthy Bytes, a company that helps dietitians in both private settings and at corporations to get set up and paid for their services. Singleton points out that dietitians wear a lot of hats, as food is a type of medicine and is wrapped up in...


Dec 13, 2018

Michelle chats with Griselda Rendon, Latino Loan Specialist at the Center for Rural Affairs, and

Sandra Barrera, Extension Educator of Community Vitality, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln about several key rural matters. The guests discuss the burgeoning entrepreneurship among the Latino community in Nebraska and...


Nov 12, 2018

In celebration of National Rural Health Day on November 15, Michelle chats with Karen Madden, Director of the Charles D. Cook Office of Rural Health, Center for Health Care Policy and Resource Development, New York State Department of Health, and Founder of National Rural Health Day; Teryl Eisinger, Executive Director...