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.

International security expert Daniel Benjamin, former head of British Intelligence Sir Richard Dearlove, and Rep. Jane... See more
Liberalism in America, Peter Beinart, Ramesh Ponnuru, Michael Sandel, Sean Wilentz, Moderator Evan Thomas (#24)  See more
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Is America a secular country or a religious one? Should faith and religious values have a place in current political... See more
Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks with Bishop T.D. Jakes - bestselling author and founder of the... See more
There seem to be as many competing sets of facts as there are competing opinions. Do editors and reporters have a... See more

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