The Rural Impact

The Rural Impact

Hosted by: Michelle Rathman

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

Episodes

The Rural Reason to Focus on Workforce Policy with Manny Lamarre, Mary Wurtz and Andrew Campbell

Season #6

In the first episode in our sixth series, Pathways and Policies to Ensure Rural Learners Succeed in Place and Why it’s Essential for America’s Future, we begin our episode The Rural Reason to Focus on Workforce Policy...
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Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Jess Huff, Erin Carreon, and Mallory VanMeeter

Season #5

In the third episode in our fifth series, Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places, we begin our episode with Jess Huff, Reporter for The Texas Tribune. Jess joined the Tribune in 2023 and is...
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Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Marion Mollegen McFadden, HUD

Season #5

In the extra episode in our fifth series "Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness,” Michelle talks with Marion Mollegen McFadden, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Principal Deputy...
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Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D

Season #5

In the second episode in our fifth series "Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness,” Michelle talks with Elizabeth Carpenter-Song, Ph.D. Elizabeth is a medical and psychological anthropologist at Dartmouth...
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Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Jonathan Harwitz and Amanda Reddy

Season #5

In the first episode in our fifth series, Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places, we begin our episode with the Housing Assistance Council’s (HAC) Director of Public Policy, Jonathan Harwitz....
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Rural Partners Network with Farah Ahmad

Season #5

In this Impact Extra Episode, Michelle introduces issues from our upcoming series focused on rural housing as well rural transportation issues with special guest Farah Ahmad, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural...
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Rural Impact on Location in D.C. Health Policy & Legislative Priorities Part 2

Season #4

Guests: Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association Susan Burton, Director National Grassroots Advocacy, National Association of Community Health Centers Brock Slabach, Chief Operations Officer, National...
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Rural Impact on Location in D.C. Health Policy & Legislative Priorities Part 1

Season #4

In Part One of our very first "Rural Impact on Location” episode, host Michelle Rathman, traveled to Washington D.C. on a mission to get closer to connecting dots on matters of current health policy and legislative...
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How Rural Hospitals Can Use AI to Address AR Challenges and Workforce Shortages with Kelly Arduino, MA, MBAKelly Arduino, MA, MBA

Season #4

In this What’s Your Impact Episode in our series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Kelly Arduino, MA, MBA. Kelly is the Healthcare Industry Leader and Partner at Wipfli LLP, a top 20 accounting and...
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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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