Ruralite The Podcast

Ruralite The Podcast

“Ruralite The Podcast” jumps off our magazine pages and into your ears, amplifying the storytelling and bringing characters and topics to life in fresh ways. It’s an audio journey you won’t want to miss. Season 2, entitled “The Learning Curve,” goes beyond the headlines to share the story of education through the frontline heroes and helpers in rural communities navigating challenges and making a difference.

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April 9, 2021 26 min

Learn more about Pioneer Utility Resources at https://www.pioneerutilityresources.com/.

Learn more about the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust at https://murdocktrust.org/.

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Learn more about the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association at https://www.gorgeorchestra.org/.

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June 24, 2021 31 min
When the pandemic stopped live musical performances, Alaska native Caitlin Warbelow created a virtual stage to support traditional musicians in sharing their love of music with a global online community. One musician really can make a difference.
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September 15, 2021 26 min
As the pandemic took hold across the country last year, health care workers everywhere wrestled with a troubling contradiction: How could they create a sense of togetherness when all guidance told them to keep their distance? In the town of Walla Walla, Washington, an unexpected answer came in the form of simple art supplies. Local artists and health care workers would come together to deliver relief, hope and inspiration — all thr...
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October 5, 2021 13 min
At Face Rock View Point in Bandon, Oregon, Denny Dyke and his team of volunteers draw labyrinths in the sand. The circles in the sand have helped many locals and tourists find peace and purpose during life’s uncertainties.
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October 26, 2021 16 min
In Monmouth, Oregon, Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman run Rainbow Dance Theatre, a modern dance company that incorporates lighting and projection effects into one-of-a-kind performances.
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November 11, 2021 15 min
In Oakridge, Oregon, a group of volunteers led by Editor Doug Bates, coaxed out of retirement, began an online nonprofit journalism site after the local newspaper closed down.
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November 22, 2021 12 min
The Alaska mountain range is inaccessible to most people due to its ruggedness and remoteness. But for Klara Maisch and Leighan Falley, the harsh wilderness is their inspiration to create art and share Alaska’s beauty with others through paint.
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Angel Sobotta is a dedicated teacher of the Nimiipuu (nee-MEE-poo) language at Lapwai School District in Lapwai, Idaho. The Nimiipuu—also known as the Nez Perce people—are deeply rooted in the landscape they have called home for millennia. By sharing stories in the Nimiipuu language, Angel helps students and teachers reclaim their cultural identity for future generations.

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