Growing Rural Podcast

 

The Growing Rural podcast offers a diverse and authentic depiction of the issues facing rural South Carolina, as well as celebrating its successes. Through interviews with community leaders, policy makers, and researchers, we learn about the powerful work that happens in rural SC every day to positively impact these communities. Episodes will cover topics such as health care, employment, education, and the arts, among other things. 

It's Here! A very special episode to look back on the conversations we've had so far, and the ones still to come. Please enjoy a super cut of answers to the question we ask all our guests: "what does rural mean to you?"

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This week, we sit down with three pediatricians within the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and PRISMA Health: Dr. R. Caughman Taylor, Dr. C. Osbourne Shuler, and Dr. Heather Staples.

We discuss outreach clinics, subspecialty programs, and the sudden but long-lasting changes brought about by COVID.

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This week, we sit down with Amy Splittgerber and Amanda Metzger of Healthy Learners. We discuss identifying the health needs of children both before and during the COVID pandemic, reaching them where they are to meet those needs, and expanding services to help more children in more places.

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This week, we sit down with Dr. Brittany Rainwater, clinical psychologist at the McLeod Medical Center in Florence. We discuss integrated behavioral health, care models, and the future as we continue to adjust to the COVID pandemic.

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This week, we speak with Dr. Nick Patel, Chief Digital Officer at PRISMA and Vice Chair at University of South Carolina. We discuss new ways to think about technology in rural healthcare, closing care gaps, and using outreach to improve delivery.

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Today, we sit down with Dr. Saundra Glover, State Director for SC Rural Development within the US Department of Agriculture. We discuss the history of rural development, current initiatives, and what it means to Grow Rural.

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Today, we sit down with University of South Carolina Medical Students Alyssa Campanelli, Katherine Kelly, and Bryce Jerin. We discuss their journey through medical school during the pandemic, the health needs of rural areas, and much more. 

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In today's episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with Victoria Smalls, the Executive Director of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.  

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Today we spoke with Dr. Ann Eisenberg. 

Professor Eisenberg is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Her research applies the lens of law and political economy to rural marginalization, examining how law, policy, and public institutions influence rural economic opportunity. 

 Her work has been published or is forthcoming in numerous law journals and book chapters, including the Southern California Law Review, the Harvard Law and Policy Review, the Boston College Law Review, and the Washington University Law Review.  In the fall of 2020, the University of South Carolina TEDx selected Professor Eisenberg to give a talk entitled, “Reviving Rural America.” 

 

Her book project by the same name is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2022. 

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Today our guest is Lydia Cotton. She serves as the North Charleston-Hispanic Liaison, City Of Charleston-Latino Ambassador, Mayors' Commission on Homelessness, and on the Commission on Women's City of Charleston.

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Today's episode is a roundtable discussion among the SC CRPH team on learnings and lingering questions about rural healthcare post the initial shock of COVID-19. 

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Thank you to Taylor Atkinson and Rieta Drinkwine for speaking with us!

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Meet Lottie Lewis, community leader and art Maven in Allendale County.

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In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with director, Betsy Newman, and co-producer, Xavier Blake, about the new Gullah Roots documentary film.  Gullah Roots follows leaders of the South Carolina and Georgia Gullah Geechee community homecoming experience in Sierra Leone.

Gullah Roots is available via SCETV Passport.  Also, check your local listings.

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In today's episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with Mandy Powers Norrell, licensed attorney and former House Representative from Lancaster, SC.

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In this episode, we sit down with Julie Smithwick of the Center for Community Health Alignment and Romaine Stevens, a Community Health Worker with the SC Office of Rural Health. We discuss the importance of building trust and the impact of Community Health Workers in rural communities.

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We had the pleasure to sit down with Lari Gooding, CEO of Allendale County Hospital, a critical access hospital in South Carolina.

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We had the privilege to sit down with Angel Bourdon of Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas and Kathryn Johnson of Livewell Kershaw to discuss community coalitions and how to reach rural communities.

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We had the pleasure to speak with Jamison Kerr, Director of ArtFields SC about rural togetherness through art and shared experience.

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We were fortunate to speak with Marc Himes of the SC Center for Fathers and Families and Derrick Dease of the Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative about the importance of fatherhood and resources for fathers.

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We had the pleasure to sit down with Kathy Schwarting, CEO of Palmetto Care Connections (PCC), to discuss the key role telehealth plays in rural communities. PCC improves access to quality healthcare for South Carolinians by assisting medical providers and communities through services and education.

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We spoke with former CEO of SC Community Loan Fund Anna Lewin to discuss entrepreneurial spirit, investing in people and communities, and the importance of paying it forward.

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We had the pleasure to sit down with Professors David Shields and Chuck Carter to discuss the heritage of food and how it unites us.

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We had the pleasure to sit with Dr. Elizabeth Crouch, Deputy Director of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center and an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, to discuss rural-urban differences, positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). 

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This week we sat down with Katie Gaul, director for the SC Office for Healthcare Workforce (OHW). We discuss the diversity of people and jobs, the importance of early skill recognition and how to foster trust between communities and the healthcare industry.

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Today Kevin and Alanti travel down the ultimate rabbit hole with attempting to answer the age-old question: What is Rural, Anyway? There’s a pop-quiz…

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Today we are discussing primary care in rural South Carolina with Chuck Carter, MD, Director of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.

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Today we are discussing social determinants of health and rural disparities research with Jan Probst, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and Director Emerita of the Rural and Minority Health Research Center.

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Today we are speaking to Yvette McDaniel, PhD, a soprano, arts educator, advocate, and choir director at Denmark Technical College.

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Today we are speaking with the CEO of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, Graham Adams, PhD about rural healthcare trends in South Carolina.

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Today we are discussing oral health in rural SC with Dr. Amy Martin, professor and director of the Division of Population Oral Health at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Today we are speaking with the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (SC AHEC),  Ann Lefebvre, MSW, about building and supporting a robust healthcare workforce in rural and underserved South Carolina.

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Today we are discussing healthy food access in Rural South Carolina with Food Share SC Co-Founder, Beverly Wilson, and outreach coordinator, Gabriel Wilhelm. 

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Today we are examining the rural education workforce from a talent-centered perspective with Henry Tran, PhD, Director of the Talented Centered Education Leadership Initiative.

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This week we discuss the importance of storytelling, arts, and culture in rural communities with Susan Duplessis, Director of Community Arts Development at the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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A special episode discussing the real and potential impact of COVID-19 in rural SC with Michele Stanek, MS, and Megan Weis, DrPH, associate director and director of community engagement at the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.

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The Rural and Minority Health Research Center's mission is to illuminate and address the problems experienced by rural and minority populations in order to guide research, policy, and related advocacy.  In this episode, we speak with, Jan Eberth, PhD, Deputy Director of the research center to discuss its impactful work in rural communities, current projects, and other topics.

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In today's episode, we speak with Barnett Berry, PhD, founding director of the Accelerator for Learning and Leadership for South Carolina (ALL4SC) in the University of South Carolina College of Education

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In this episode of the Growing Rural podcast, we sit down at Rodney Scott's BBQ in Charleston, SC and talk to James Beard award-winning Pitmaster, Rodney Scott.  Listen as we discuss his rural roots and the tradition of BBQ.

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This week we discuss environmental restoration, preservation, and stewardship with Johnny Stowe, Heritage Preserve Manager, at the SC Department of Natural Resources.

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