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Rural Matters

Mar 23, 2020

Michelle interview three key participants at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Policy Summit in February in Washington, D.C.: Maggie Elehwany, NRHA’s Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy; Michael Topchik, National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural  Health; and Lisa Davis, Director at...


Mar 13, 2020

Michelle chats with Carrie Henning-Smith, Deputy Director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Henning-Smith has led multiple research projects at the Rural Health Research...


Mar 6, 2020

Michelle chats with Dreama Gentry, who for the last two decades has led Berea College’s educational outreach into Appalachian Kentucky as the executive director of Partners for Education, which has an annual budget of more than $40 million. Gentry designs and implements projects that build on four core strategies:...


Mar 5, 2020

Michelle chats with Valerie Lefler, the executive director of Feonix, and a recognized international expert in rural transportation and mobility service. In the last 18 months, Feonix has launched programs in five states, developing relationship with notable partners, including the National Aging and Disability...


Feb 29, 2020

Michelle chats with Sheila Boyington, President and CEO of Thinking Media and the founder of Learning Blade and Bradley Jackson, President and CEO of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, about the Career Awareness and Preparation Systems (CAPS) initiative,...