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Rural Matters

Jun 21, 2019

Michelle chats with Dr. Brian Bossard, the co-founder, President and CEO of Teledigm Health, Teledigm Physician Services, and Bryan Telemedicine, who also serves as Chief of Staff of Bryan Health, and is a  charter member of the physician editorial advisory panel for the Society of Hospital Medicine. When it comes...


May 31, 2019

Michelle chats with Liz Carey, podcaster and freelance writer for Daily Yonder; Amanda MacDonald, festival co-ordinator for Frozen Dead Guys Days in Nederland, CO; and Kristopher Larsen, mayor of Nederland. Frozen Dead Guy Days started with a celebration of the cryogenic disposition of a local citizen and the running...


May 13, 2019

Michelle chats with the Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin, award-winning filmmakers of the new feature documentary, The Providers, which recently aired on PBS, about the challenges and opportunities in health care in rural America.  The filmmakers spent almost three years in rural New Mexico building long-term...


May 7, 2019

Michelle chats with Mike Shimmens, executive director of 3RNet (National Rural & Retention Network), a nonprofit network that has had a health care job board for more than two decades, and Joyce  Grayson, a member of Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center, which works with 3RNet.  3RNet works in the “safety net”...


Apr 16, 2019

Michelle chats Jess Ames, director of outreach at Angel Flight East, an organization that provides free flights for patients who need medical treatment at a substantial distance from their home, and Greg Vallino, an optometrist who is a pilot for Angel Flight. Medically stable patients are eligible for the flight, for...