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Rural Matters

Aug 3, 2021

Michelle chats with Dr. Andrew Koricich, associate professor of higher education at Appalachian State University and Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges (ARRC’s) executive director; Dr. Kevin McClure, associate professor of higher education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and ARRC’s director of...


Jul 27, 2021

In this 100th episode of Rural Matters and the final installment of our four-part series spotlighting rural hospitals, produced in collaboration with and sponsored by the Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH). Michelle chats with Pamela Tillman, Hospital Administrator for LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes in...


Jul 22, 2021

Michelle talks with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland about President Biden's "Build Back Better Plan," the nation's worsening climate crisis and how it impacts national security.


Jul 20, 2021

In Part III of this eight-part series on rural higher education and workforce development, produced in collaboration with and underwritten by Ascendium Education Group, Michelle chats with John Fitzsimmons, president of The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges; David Daigler.  president of the Maine...


Jul 14, 2021

In this episode, Michelle talks with Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor and former EPA Administrator, about the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.