• 00:30

    Fannie Marie Gibbs Speaks from Rural Georgia

    in Politics Progressive

    Embattled rural progressive speaks about her first hand account; trials and tribulations of fighting the "Old Gaurd" and how in rurual Georgia 2014 it is still affecting their ability to organize around Obama's "Respect, Empower, and Include".

  • 01:07

    Rural Progressive Jeana Brown tells Story, Self, U.S. and Why Now.

    in Politics Progressive

    Embattled rural progressive speaks about her first hand account; trials and tribulations of fighting the "Old Gaurd" and how in rurual Georgia 2014 it is still affecting her ability to organize around Obama's "Respect, Empower, and Include".

  • 00:30

    TEAM RURAL RADIO - Getting started is the hardest part.

    in Politics Progressive

    Team Rural was formed by, with, and for, the 2008 Obama Team Leaders and Volunteers at the One Year Anniversary of Barack Obama's Presidential election.
    We did not want to see ourselves drifting apart as other Organizations passed over our emails and calls. We felt isolated yet we hosted the largest Listeneing Tour in Georgia for Organizing for America AFTER the President's election in 2008. NOT in Atlanta, but in a rural county of less then 20,000 people; 85% of whom voted Republican!
    We crossed counties lines and formed coalitions with each other that have lasted. We particpate in many activities with other groups such as Moveon, Working America, Hands across the Sand, and we even picketed a KKK Rally in Nahunta Georgia during Black History month 2010.
    We held signs that said Not in our back yard!, Georgians support President Obama, and Love Conquers Hate.
    Yes we have been intimidated, yes we have been afraid, but as we grew to see and understand that we were many across county lines - that is how we organized ourselves across the South East area of Georgia.
    Our first episode is about Getting Started and how that came about. We hope you will find a home with us here and return weekly to TEAM RURAL RADIO for the real down low on rural southern progressive politics across the Deep South. We are here and we want everyone to know it, own it, and talk about it. We hope you'll join us.

  • 00:40

    Seasoned Rural Organizer Jessica Barrett shares her Experience, Strength, & Hope

    in Politics Progressive

    (JUST A DISCLAIMER to let you know we loose conncection at about 33 mins or so. We will have Part 2 ASAP to close)

    Jessica Barrett shares her struggles organizing the powerful red county. The only red county south of the famous I-4 cooridor. She began a Young Dems of America Chapter in Polk, and a lil history folks so you can get your head wrapped around the courage this lady has. Big Ben HIll Griiffin, who built the "Gator Swampbowl" for the UF. He owns cattle, potassium farms, you name it. Well he has a Grandaughter named, Katherine Harris, (who grew up in Bartow Polk County) you may recall the name for she was the Sec of State of Fl who called the race for Bush against AL Gore in 2000. COincidence, we think not....

    Jessica and I left a Purple county, just ready to claim it's voting rights, although voter suppresion and collusion to committ fraud was seen on 2010. Very powerful people control outcomes, but in the midterm 2010 we almost won a congressional race due to our high volunteerism and indeed Polk County was the ONLY County called out the night before the elction fro the exceptional work the county did. It was the people, and Jessica started the way. I can't wait to do this interview! Hope you will join us for encouragment on mid-terms and take away suggestions that worked for us In Florida 2010!

  • 00:31

    Team Rural Radio: Casey Willits from Arkansas joins the Conversation

    in Politics Progressive

    Casey Willits is a past State Director for Fairness West Virginia 2013. He's an Obama Alumni from 2008-2012. We will be talking about isolation, the deep south, and rural progressive politics. Please join us!

  • 00:29

    Rural Council Co-Founder Deb Kozikowski Speaks about New Suppressive Voter Laws

    in Politics Progressive

    It took generations of struggle for women and minorities to gain the right to vote. With the voting rights act in 1965, finally every vote counted.

    One generation later, 34 states have passed voter ID laws, disenfranchising millions of voters. Most are women, older, or minority voters.

    RuralVotes and South Forward have teamed up to launch a new Voter ID Project. to help voters.

    Donate today by clicking on the Blue Link above!

  • 01:18

    Saving Rural America and Youth Conferences

    in Self Help

    Winston County Self Help Cooperative will celebrate thirty years of ‘Serving Rural America starting on January 23, 2015 with their 8th Saving Rural America and Youth Conference at Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. This prolific organization germinated out of the 1980s Farm Crisis to provide small farmers and landowners with acute technical services needed to maintain ownership in times of uncertainties. You can engage and learn more about this event on this Thursday January 15, 2015, 6pm central time by clicking on  the following link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/savingruralamerica or you can listen to the show by calling 323-580-5735. WCSHC extends an invitation for you to visit wcshc.com and to read the Co-op's rich history. You will spend hours and days reading newsletters, news flashes, and watching videos of WCSHC’s remarkable work of serving rural Americans. Please share information with others and join the conversation on this Thursday 6:00pm central time.

  • 01:01

    Dialogue: Rural Social Work Practice

    in Family

    Dialogue Hosts Bruce Friedman, Susan Minkita and Dennis Cogswell as they are joined by Special Guest Scott Sorensen, President  Rural Social Work Caucus 19 May 2014  9:00 pm EST.

    Topics discussed include Dual Relationships. Is Rural Social Work Practice more than following Advanced Generalist Practices, The July Rural Social Conference in New Mexico, and Rural Social Work Education Programs of Distinction.  Call in at 347-327-9168.       Dialogue with Us!





  • 00:32

    Rural America Radio: Satellite Internet in Rural Communities

    in Internet

    This week, the Rural Mobile and Broadband Alliance (RuMBA) USA released a whitepaper on satellite Internet service that finds that, when measured against the prevailing definition of broadband, satellite technology falls far short of conventional wired and wireless alternatives, mainly due to latency, bandwidth, price, performance and service shortcomings. Hear more details about the White Paper authored by Stephen Cobb. Rural America Radio gives voice to rural residents and those who wish to promote the well-being and economic growth of rural communities across the U.S. We bring you the very best in talk-show programming related to rural American affairs, by deliberately focusing on the use of technology, especially high-speed Internet, and healthy living. Rural America Radio is a project of the Rural Mobile & Broadband Alliance (rumbausa.com). Listeners may join the show and ask questions by dialing 646-378-1746.

  • 01:55

    Terry Reasoner @ Virginia Speaks her Mind-Protesting AGAIN 50 Years Later in DC

    in Politics Progressive

    Terry Reasoner @ Virginia Speaks her Mind-Protesting AGAIN 50 Years Later in DC

    Activist and fellow Progressive Terry and I met online and when I took an organizing job on the Americans for Workplace Oppurtunity, helping organize West Virginia's Senator Manchin to commit to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. WHich he did! Terry herself delivered personally the signatures we gathered to his office and indeed has spoke in depth for Human Rights and Decency. She has championed the people of West Virginia by asking Senator Jay Rockafellow why he doesn't speak out to America when they slander or depict West Virginians as backwards or hillbilly. She has removed the stereotypes everywhere she goes.

    She volunteers on so many projects that they are to numerous to name, Pro-Choice Issues, Canvassing and Phonebanking. She is an Organizer with Fire in the Belly and I am so glad to have her on one of our first shows. Team Rural please meet a real Team Player, Terry Reasoner! (AND she has an exceptionally remarkable to stroy to tell about sneaking out the window at 14

  • 01:49

    Local Meat Processing, a Rural Opportunity

    in Current Events

    The local food movement and direct marketed meat production are creating a huge demand for local, small scale meat processing.  Eric Shelley joins Scott this week to talk about the opportunity this provides to revive the rural economy.  Eric has been involved in butchering and meat cutting for over a decade, has built a mobile meat processing shop, co-owned a custom hog roasting business and offers consulting for people starting up meat processing businesses. 

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