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A Conversation on Rural Electric Cooperatives

This September, the Rural Assembly hosted a conversation with national and regional practitioners about the history and utility of rural electric cooperatives as well as their role in the transition to more renewable sources of energy and the development of resilient rural communities. Panelists included:  Doug O’Brien (Moderator), President and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association; Tony Anderson, NRECA Treasurer and General Manager of Cherryland Electric Cooperative; Kristen Taddonio, board member, Mountain Parks Electric, Granby, CO; Cornelius Blanding, CEO of Southern Federation of Cooperatives.  You can read more about rural electric cooperatives and the potential of a transition to

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Video Conversation: Pipeline Activists Discuss Lessons Learned

After years of fighting new oil and gas pipelines in rural areas, activists have scored major victories that cloud the future or eliminate several big projects. The Rural Assembly partnered with Southerly to learn more about this work by talking to the activists and leaders on the ground. In this video conversation, Lyndsey Gilpin, Founder and Editor of Southerly Magazine, talks with three people who helped lead anti-pipeline campaigns about their work and what lies ahead.

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Recording Available: “Rural Resilience: Hurricanes, Wildfire, and COVID-19”

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our livestream conversation “Rural Resilience: Hurricanes, Wildfire, and COVID-19.” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording below.  If you joined us for the conversation, please take a few minutes to fill out the post-event survey. Your responses will help inform future events and conversations hosted by the Rural Assembly and Daily Yonder. Thank you for your time and reflections.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Emxni1luA Transcript: “Rural Resilience: Hurricanes, Wildfire, and Covid-19” Lyndsey Gilpin: Hi, everybody. Hey. Hi, thanks for joining us, whoever is

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Rural Housing in the Time of COVID-19, Part 2: Recording and Transcript

Thank you to everyone who joined us for part 2 of our series on rural housing in the time of COVID-19: “Has the government’s response been adequate?” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording as well as the complete transcript below. If you joined us for the conversation, please take a few minutes to fill out the post-event survey. Your responses will help inform future events and conversations hosted by the Rural Assembly and Daily Yonder. Thank you for your time and reflections. Transcript: Rural Housing

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Rural Housing in the Time of COVID-19, Part 1: Recording and Transcript

Thank you to everyone who joined us for part 1 of our series on rural housing in the time of COVID-19: “What was the rural housing landscape like before COVID-19 and where are we now?” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording as well as the complete transcript below. 

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Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID, Part 2: Recording and Transcript

Thank you to everyone who joined us for part 2 of our series on rural broadband in the time of COVID-19: “Has the Government’s Response Been Adequate.” For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording as well as the complete transcript below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ujSyZ7AFo Transcript: Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID-19, Part 2 Edyael Casaperalta: Okay. I guess we’re getting started. Welcome everyone. Hi. Welcome to the second rural conversation hosted by the National Rural Assembly and the Daily Yonder. My name is Edyael Casaperalta and I’m

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Rural Broadband in the Time of COVID, Part 1: Recording and Transcript

For those of you who could not join or who would like to revisit the conversation you can find the recording below as well as the complete transcript. We have also added several links to other broadband funding and access resources as well as links to stories and case studies regarding broadband deployment. Join us for part 2 of the conversation: Has the Government’s Response Been Adequate? on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 pm EDT.

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