The Yonder Report

Series produced by Center for Rural Strategies

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The Yonder Report is a short, fast-paced roundup of rural news, featuring a wide variety of rural voices.

The Yonder Report highlights the vibrant, resilient spirit of living and working in rural America. Despite the news media’s consolidation into big cities, stories coming from thousands of small communities across the country are no less urgent and relevant to our national conversation. Tune in each week to stay informed and engaged on issues affecting vast swaths of American life. The Yonder Report is a joint production of the Daily Yonder and Public News Service.


32 Pieces

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Rural communities are developing post-pandemic business strategies to lure remote workers, preservationists in Eastern Kentucky want to save the 20...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A new wildfire map shows where folks are most at risk of losing a home nationwide, rural North Carolina groups are promoting supportive and afforda...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP and WMMT


  • Added: Jul 04, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ugly, imperfect produce destined for the landfill is being upcycled by a California candy company, a Texas volunteer uses his Navy training to map ...

Bought by WMMT and Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Rural educators say they need support to teach kids social issues, rural businesses can suffer when dollar stores come to town, prairie states like...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP and WMMT


  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Rural America’s job growth is up, but still hasn't recovered from the pandemic, about one in five rural Americans live in a town with a prison, rur...

Bought by KRPS, WMMT, and Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rural Americans get a lot more exposure to greenhouse gasses than money to combat it, Colorado is running out of funds to feed hungry school kids, ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Montanans may vote on a ballot initiative this November adding abortion protections to the state constitution, an Indiana school district is herald...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Smokey Bear thought only "you" could prevent forest fires, but mushrooms may also help, a Native American community in Oregon is achieving healthca...

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Americans are buying up rubber ducks ahead of Memorial Day, Nebraskans who want residential solar have a new lifeline, seven community colleges are...

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  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Some small towns in North Dakota worry they’ll go to pot if marijuana is legalized, school vouchers are becoming a litmus test for Republicans, and...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Bidding begins soon for Wyoming's elk antlers, Southeastern states gained population in the past year, small rural energy projects are losing out t...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The urban-rural death divide is widening for working-age Americans, many home internet connections established for rural students during COVID have...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rural Wyoming needs more vocational teachers to sustain its workforce pipeline, Ohio environmental advocates fear harm from a proposal to open 40-t...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Housing advocates fear rural low-income folks who live in aging USDA housing could be forced out, small towns are eligible for grants to enhance ci...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rural populations have bounced back for two years running, more jobs are causing growing pains in Montana, Colorado wants school kids to eat better...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Historic wildfires could create housing and health issues for rural Texans, a Kentucky program helps prison parolees start a new life, and descenda...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A labeling change could pay off for small farmers and ranchers, pandemic-related rural job loss bounced back but progress has stalled, and rural ho...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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California’s extreme swing from floods to drought has some thinking it’s time to turn rural farm parcels into floodplains, what’s known as Medicare...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
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Kentucky environmentalists tackle zombie mines, stereotypes of rural voters are debunked and despite a messy start, some say rural students bound ...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Hard times could be ahead for rural school districts that spent pandemic money on teacher salaries, a former Oregon lumber community drafts a clima...

Bought by Mountain Streams Radio WKYW-LP


  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1