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Rural Matters

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...


Apr 12, 2019

Michelle chats with Barbara Yawn (“Dr. Barbara”), family physician and clinical researcher in the rural space and Eric Van Stone, founder and principal of Rural Medical Education Collaborative, a divisions of Talem Health, about the challenges facing rural health care providers today, including delivering care to...


Mar 29, 2019

Michelle chats with Jason Cervone about his new book, Corporatizing Rural Education, which emanated from his college dissertation. According to Cervone, education is increasingly being privatized and influenced by a corporate viewpoint that emphasizes preparing students for future careers.  At the heart of the concept...


Mar 19, 2019

Michelle chats with Sheldon Weisgrau, senior policy advisor for the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, in the wake of a major report by CBS on the increasing number of rural hospital closures. Michelle and Sheldon discuss the fact that it is far more likely that hospitals in the 14 states (including Kansas) that have...


Mar 4, 2019

Michelle chats with Chris Brown, superintendent of the Butler County Educational Service Center in Butler County, Ohio, and Kirk Koennecke, superintendent of the Graham School District in Ohio and CEO of the Ohio Small and Rural Collaborative, about Educator Success, an app that enables teachers to interact with mentors...