Tarkio College was once the economic and cultural engine driving this Missouri community. Alumni and residents now try to maintain and restore the campus, while searching for a new role for the town’s biggest asset.
Regional cooperation key to economic renewal in Appalachian Kentucky • Newspaper goes the extra mile in public service • French press looks at rural secession in U.S. • Modern Farmer swallows the “rural subsidy myth” • Rural Kansas confronts higher infant-mortality rate.
An extraordinary set of Library of Congress field recordings from the 1930s and ‘40s captured the depth and breadth of American folk music. Folklorist and musician Stephen Wade revisits the South to tell 13 stories of the artists who helped define American identity while remaining virtually anonymous themselves.
(Image belt;20131031_prodigalfarm_shaena_mallett_0001.jpg) Kathryn Spann and Dave Krabbe moved from New York City back to Kathryn's home state of North Carolina, where they bought a former tobacco farm and created a dairy full of love and goats.