Season 2, Episode 4: Homecoming
Description: 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.
Season 2, Episode 3: Standing in the Gap in Allendale County
More about Lottie and her work:
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Season 2, Episode 2: Union County Libraries: More than Just Literacy
Thank you to Taylor Atkinson and Rieta Drinkwine for speaking with us!
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Season 2, Teaser Episode
Description: The Growing Rural podcast is back for season 2!
Season 1, Episode 15: Environmental Stewardship and Preservation
Description: This week we discuss environmental restoration, preservation, and stewardship with Johnny Stowe, Heritage Preserve Manager, at the SC Department of Natural Resources.
Season 1, Episode 14: Tradition of Whole Hog BBQ with Pitmaster Rodney Scott
Description: 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.
Enjoy some delicious barbeque at Rodney Scott's BBQ at the Charleston or Birmingham location
Season 1, Episode 13: ALL4SC - The Accelerator for Learning and Leadership for South Carolina
Description: 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
Visit ALL4SC to learn how they are working to transform South Carolina’s schools and communities.
Season 1, Episode 12: SC Rural and Minority Health Research
Description: 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.
Season 1, Episode 11: COVID-19 in Rural South Carolina
Description: 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.
Season 1, Episode 10: Art of Community and Storytelling
Description: 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.
About The Art of Community: Rural SC initiative of The South Carolina Arts Commission
About CREATE: Rural SC, a program of The Art of Community: Rural SC
About The SC Promise Zone
Other Resources and references
Partners in this work
Season 1, Episode 9: Influences on the Educational Workforce in rural South Carolina
Description: 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.
More Article information from Henry Tran, PHD
Tran, H., & Dou, J. (2019). An Exploratory Examination of What Types of Administrative Support Matter for Rural Teacher Talent Management: The Rural Educator Perspective. Educational Leadership Review, 20(1), 133-149.
Tran, H. & Smith, D. (2020). What Matters most for Recruiting Teachers to Rural Hard-to-Staff Districts: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Employment Related Conditions. American Journal of Education. In Press.
Tran, H., Hardie, S., Gause, S., Moyi, P., & Ylimaki. (2020). Leveraging the Perspectives of Rural Educators to Develop Realistic Job Previews for Rural teacher Recruitment and Retention. Rural Educator. In press.
Tran, H., Smith, D., & Fox, E. (2018). The Perspectives of Potential and Current Rural Teachers for Rural Teacher Recruitment and Retention in South Carolina. University of South Carolina’s Center for Innovation in Education Report.
Tran, H., & Smith, D. (2019). Insufficient money and inadequate respect: What obstructs the recruitment of college students to teach in hard-to-staff schools. Journal of Educational Administration, 57(2), 152-166.
Harrison, T., & Tran, H. (2020). How Can Higher Education Engage with Rural Communities to Address Teacher Shortages? In Tran, H., Smith, D., & Buckman, D. (Eds.), Stake Holder Engagement: Improving Education through Multi-Level Community Relations. Maryland: Rowman and Little Field.
Podcast Season 1, Episode 8: Food Access in Rural South Carolina
Description: Today we are discussing healthy food access in Rural South Carolina with Food Share SC Co-Founder, Beverly Wilson, and outreach coordinator, Gabriel Wilhelm.
Podcast Season 1, Episode 7: Supporting the Healthcare Workforce in rural South Carolina
Description: 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.
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium: https://www.scahec.net/
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)- https://web.musc.edu/
National Student Clearinghouse - https://www.studentclearinghouse.org/
SC Office for Healthcare Workforce - https://www.scohw.org/
Health Professional Shortage Areas - https://bhw.hrsa.gov/shortage-designation/hpsa-criteria
Podcast Season 1, Episode 6: Oral Health in Rural South Carolina
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.
Podcast Season 1, Episode 5: Rural Health Trends in SC
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.
Podcast Season 1, Episode 4: Power of Community through Arts, Culture, and Education in Bamberg County
Today we are speaking to Yvette McDaniel, PhD, a soprano, arts educator, advocate, and choir director at Denmark Technical College.
Learn more about opportunities at Denmark Technical College
Denmark Technical College invites you to celebrate their Homecoming Week on January 26 – February 1
Podcast Season 1, Episode 3: Social Determinants of Health in Rural SC
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 discussing primary care in rural South Carolina with Chuck Carter, MD, Director of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.
Rural Incentive Programs:
Podcast Season 1, Episode 1: What is Rural, Anyway?
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…
Rural Definition Resources:
Podcast Season 1, Teaser Episode: Introducing the Growing Rural Podcast
Introducing the Growing Rural Podcast where we discuss all things rural. Hosts, Kevin Bennett and Alanti McGill give you a quick preview of the focus of this podcast to discuss, examine, and explore the rural health landscape in South Carolina.