This year, we were delighted and inspired by the many conversations we’ve had with rural organizers, artists, authors, activists, and political and nonprofit leaders. To close the year, we’ve rounded up a few gems, ranging from inclusion, climate, and rural voters.
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Silas House and Rt. Rev. Brian Cole talk about the importance of inclusion (and much more)

Best-selling author and Kentucky poet laureate Silas House talks with Rt. Rev. Brian Cole about writing, faith, activism, and rest. at our Rural Assembly Everywhere Virtual Gathering this summer. 

In November, House was nominated for a Grammy for his role in producing and writing the Tyler Childers’ music video In Your Love.

Brady Piñero Walkinshaw on changing mindsets about the climate crisis

Earth Alliance CEO Brady Piñero Walkinshaw talks about changing mindsets about the climate crisis — and why he thinks rural communities will play a critical role in solving it. 

Pollster Celinda Lake on rural voters

Earlier this year, the Center for Rural Strategies and Lake Research Partners asked rural Americans how they feel about their place in the economy and how their feelings intersect with modern politics. 

The findings suggest a larger-than-expected share of rural voters may be swingable, and that their concerns and feelings could move the needle come November 2024, or even sooner.

In November, pollster Celinda Lake talked with Center for Rural Strategies President Dee Davis about the findings of the poll and what’s on the mind of rural voters in 2023. 

 

Stories of Resilence

Our Drawing Resilience series features interviews with leaders who are doing the hard work of staying in—staying in the work, in relationship, in community, even amid deep divisions, systemic injustices, and social and economic challenges—and inspiring others along the way. 

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Everywhere Workshops

Extend your Everywhere experience by registering for one or more of three workshops hosted with partners Aug. 6- 8th, the week following our mainstage programming on Aug. 1. 

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Rural Food Traditions: German breads

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. In this episode, On this episode talk with Lois Keller about German breads.

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Rural Food Traditions: Biscuits

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. In this episode, On this episode we are learning all about the art of making biscuits! Appalachian leader Margo Miller speaks about how a middle school competition led to a lifelong passion for biscuits and how she is returning to her roots through crafting and baking.

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Rural Food Traditions: Cornbread

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. Tina Mozelle Braziel is a poet and author living in rural Alabama. In this episode she shares her secrets to cornbread, what life is like in the glass cabin she built with her husband, and some of her poetry.

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Rural Food Traditions: White Bread

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks about white bread with Minnesota home baker Cheryl Whitesitt.

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Rural Food Traditions: Sourdough

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks with Eliza Blue about sourdough bread.

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