Mexican Migrant Workers, Vermont Dairy Farmers and Local Artists

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

photograph by Caleb Kenna The only thing that we want is to work and to have a better future in Mexico. – A Migrant Worker I would definitely…

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For The Weekend: La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana

Saturday, March 20, 2010

photograph by Nate Broshot Follow this link to Folkstreams to watch La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana, a 1996 documentary by Olga Nájera-Ramirez. Here’s the film synopsis from…

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100,000 Polaroids

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mr. Lundahl “cooking” a polaroid self-portrait through a hand mirror. I recently spent some time visiting with David Lundahl, a photographer / sculptor / musician who lives in…

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Tobacco-Cutting in Kentucky

Friday, March 12, 2010

As mentioned before, anyone concerned with rural issues owes a huge debt to The Daily Yonder and The Rural Blog. From the latter comes this news of photographer…

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Welcome to Ogden Marsh, Iowa

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ogden Marsh is a small farming community in central Iowa. Compared to many other rural communities of it’s size, its chamber of commerce operates an extensive website where…

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For the Weekend: From the Range to the Bayou

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Western Folklife Center offers a website well-worth visiting and revisting. Next weekend they host their 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; while I’m looking forward to writing more…

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Coming of Age in Rural America, Without Health Care

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I don’t think any position I’m going to get out of college will come with health insurance. I don’t know a single friend from college who has a…

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For the Weekend: Muddy and Willie

Saturday, January 9, 2010

  “Long Distance Call” also appears, in acoustic form, on his classic 1964 Record Folk Singer. I’ve recently found that Muddy Water’s estate keeps up an informative website…

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Appalshop and Mine War on Blackberry Creek

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Appalshop is one of the most vital arts organizations in the country. For over 40 years it has served the central Appalachian region in a number of capacities;…

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