The Rural Impact

The Rural Impact

Hosted by: Michelle Rathman

A Podcast that Connects the Dots between Policy and Rural Everything.

Episodes

Rural Counties and Building Capacity for Resiliency with Hon. Greg Puckett

Season #4

In this extra episode in our series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Mercer County West Virgina Commissioner, Hon. Greg Puckett. Greg is continually focused on establishing evidence-based strategies and...
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At the Intersections of Federal, State and Local Policies with Tony Pipa

Season #4

In the third episode in our fourth series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution. Tony has three decades of...
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Arriving at Thriving with Senator Bill Soules, PhD

Season #4

In the second episode in our fourth series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Dr. Bill Soules, member of the New Mexico State Senate and Chair of the Senate Education Committee. Soules earned his BA and MA in...
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Arriving at Thriving with Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello

Season #4

In the first episode in our fourth series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Co-Authors of 100% Community – Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving and the Co-Founders of Anna, Age Eight...
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Extra Episode - Reflecting on 2023 & Sneak Peak into 2024

Season #3

In this extra episode Michelle reflects on the inaugural season. She highlights the many subjects covered in 2023 including rural health, our nation’s struggling rural hospitals, maternal and infant mortality...
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Extra Episode - Women Who Impact with Alana Knudson in Recognition of National Rural Health Day

In this Rural Impact Extra Episodes series, "Women Who Impact," Michelle highlights inspirational leaders making extraordinary impacts in rural health in recognition of National Rural Health Day (NRHD). In the final...
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Extra Episode - Women Who Impact with Michelle Mills in Recognition of National Rural Health Day

In this Rural Impact Extra Episodes series, "Women Who Impact," Michelle highlights inspirational leaders making extraordinary impacts in rural health in recognition of National Rural Health Day (NRHD). In the third...
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Extra Episode - Women Who Impact with Lisa Davis in Recognition of National Rural Health Day

In this Rural Impact Extra Episodes series, "Women Who Impact," Michelle highlights inspirational leaders making extraordinary impacts in rural health in recognition of National Rural Health Day (NRHD). L isa Davis,...
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Extra Episode - Women Who Impact with Karen Madden in Recognition of National Rural Health Day

In this Rural Impact Extra Episodes series, "Women Who Impact," Michelle highlights inspirational leaders making extraordinary impacts in rural health in recognition of National Rural Health Day (NRHD). In the first...
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Extra Episode - Rural Communities Opioid Response Program with Megan Meacham and Sarah O’Donell

Season #1

In this extra episode in our series "Rural Health on Life Support,” Michelle talks with Megan Meacham, Director of the Rural Strategic Initiatives Division and Sarah O’Donell Team Lead for Program Development with...
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Do the Math - Calculating the Future of Rural Education with John White

Season #3

In this third episode of our series "Do the Math-Calculating the Future of Rural Education," Michelle talks with national communications consultant and rural education policy expert John White. John served as the...
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Do the Math-Calculating the Future of Rural Education with Taylor McCabe-Juhnke

Season #3

In this second episode of our series "Do the Math-Calculating the Future of Rural Education," Michelle talks with Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, Executive Director of the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC). Taylor proudly hails...
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