for the places
The Black Belt
Political scientist Veronica Womack
on the richness of rural America and
a new generation of farmers.
The Central Valley
Labor activist Leydy Rangel
on her childhood among immigrant field
workers and her advocacy work today.
Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Documentary-maker Elaine McMillion
Sheldon on getting the story right about
a region and crisis often portrayed
Conservation leader Brett Ramey
on environmental justice, generational
legacies, and how connecting to the earth
can connect us to ourselves.
Former Secretary of Health and Human
Services Kathleen Sebelius on access to
health care in rural areas.
The Desert Southwest
Journalist Debbie Weingarten
on the mental health crisis among