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.

Three major players in American film and television, Nora Ephron, Norman Lear, and Sydney Pollack, discuss what values... See more
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Longtime Washington Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee (most famous for navigating the paper through its... See more
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Dana Gioia and Stephen L. Carter look at the correlation between cultural involvement - especially literary reading -... See more
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