To Both See and Tell the Country: From the Road through North Carolina to South Carolina
Why seeing more of America matters.
A Town of Doers Works Together to Preserve Their Past and Plan Their Future
Citizens and businesses in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania have adopted a mantra: if it’s a community problem, it’s their problem too.
ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
The Economic Potential of the Great American Rail-Trail
The completion of a cross-country bike trail in old railroad corridors could add nearly a quarter-billion dollars a year to local economies.
Inside Our Towns: PA Humanities
A look at Humanities in the 21st century, the power of storytelling in community development, and more.
The Paper Clips Project: Students Bring Holocaust History to Southeastern Tennessee
Whitwell, Tennessee has become the center for a world-renowned cultural education project and Holocaust memorial.
RURAL & REGIONAL
Inside Our Towns: Jason Neises
Discussing opportunities, real and perceived challenges in small-town America, and the impact of Community Heart & Soul in Iowa.
Real Mississippi podcasts: You Can Go Back Home Again
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science student Raegan Calvert explores the challenges and opportunities in her hometown of Wiggins, Mississippi
Real Voices from Real Mississippi
How podcasts are reshaping how high-school students research and tell stories of their hometowns throughout Mississippi.
BIG LITTLE IDEAS
A California Project, with Nationwide Ambitions
American history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Crises keep cropping up--and so do ideas and solutions. Many innovations from the 1930s have new relevance for the post-pandemic 2020s. Here is an example, and the thinking behind it.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
New Lessons of the New Deal
I was talking with the mayor of a "red state" city about how his community was weathering today's public-health and financial crises.
How to Reconnect Rural and Urban America
Some recent items worth noticing
The Surprising Rural Health-Care Legacy of the ’60s
Eastport Grapples with Health-Care
Economic & Business Development
A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook
A California school prepares its students for success.