Deep Dive: Rural Realities— A Closer Look at the Issues and Opportunities Outside America’s Urban Cores

Especially since the 2016 election, the term “rural America” is tossed around casually and constantly in our national political and economic dialogues. But those conversations are often one-dimensional, overly general, or worse, miss the mark completely. What is mainstream coverage overlooking? What is it getting wrong? What matters most to people in America’s rural areas? What kinds of holistic, local, and sustainable economic opportunities exist, and how can they best be realized? Why should what happens in rural America matter deeply to even the most dedicated urbanite?

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Greatness can be lost. Walter Isaacson, Judith Rodin, The Hon. Alan K. Simpson and Thomas Stewart address the question... See more
Is there such a thing as a common set of American values? What are the best ideas coming from the contemporary American... See more
Savvy women, Margaret Carlson, Sen. Susan M. Collins, Nora Ephron, Nancy Gibbs and Sally Quinn assess the odds of... See more
Over the course of his tenure on the Court, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry Blackmun became a regular at the... See more
A century ago, the long wave of European immigration to the United States crested with the arrival of some 25 million... See more
Current and former members of Congress, Sen. Susan M. Collins, The Hon. Mickey Edwards, Rep. Jane Harman, and The Hon.... See more

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