As the nation continues its delicate path toward economic recovery, the future prosperity of those living in rural areas remains in question. We take a look at the social and economic situation facing young rural residents. Today's conversation comes on the eve of a public screening on Tuesday of new work in an ongoing collaboration from KBIA and the Columbia Missourian titled "My Life, My Town."
Roger Brallier, technology integration specialist/public relations, Hallsville School District
Shirley LeBlanc, Harrisburg resident featured in the "My Life, My Town" project
Kathleen Miller, program director, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
Dallas LaRoe, Hallsville High School senior (joining the program in the second half)