Weekly Feed: Skip James at 110, Art of Regional Change, Choctaw Code Talkers, Appalachian Steel Drum, and the town of Hannibal, Missouri

Friday, June 15, 2012

  Here are stories we shared this week on our Arts and Culture Feed:   • Skip James would have turned 110 this week. To celebrate, the Alan…

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Readings: The Egg And The Machine

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Food Security; larger, high resolution images available at The Lexicon for Sustainability Today we offer a Readings selection from Robert Frost: his 1923 poem “The Egg And The…

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Farmer of the Future and Harvest Public Media

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photograph by Alison Rose; Forgotonia This morning the excellent team of reporters and editors at Harvest Public Media began a series, entitled Farmer of the Future, that considers…

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Honey and Sustainability in Rural Nepal

Friday, May 11, 2012

Here is a new dispatch considering rural – international connections, where sustainability and food security meet, raising the quality of life and illustrating to rural youth how prosperity…

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The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Monday, April 30, 2012

Tree In Silo; Ken Wolf Many thanks to María Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times,…

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Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers…

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TONIGHT: Live Broadcast of Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here’s further news on tonight’s live stream, from Ivy Brashear of The Rural Blog: Poet, essayist, novelist, farmer and conservationist Wendell Berry will deliver the 2012 Jefferson Lecture…

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Readings: A Route on the Map: Italo Calvino and Double Edge Theatre

Monday, April 23, 2012

Photographs of The Grand Parade; Maria Baranova In our Readings series, we offer selections from visual and printed texts that offer perspectives, expand dialogues, and challenge assumptions. Today…

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Is Your Child A Farmer? Know The Warning Signs.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Image from the Face Your Farmer Facebook page This image from Face Your Farmer caught my attention yesterday. It seems that many rural groups and the artists associated…

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Rural Poetry Series: Paul Muldoon

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Paul Muldoon was born in the countryside of Northern Ireland, between counties Armagh and Tyrone in Northern Ireland, in 1951. In his poem “Mixed Marriage,” he alludes not…

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