In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Karen Ogle, a Marquette native who has carved out a distinguished career in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service.

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Iron Mountain natives Seth and Nathan Anderson developed the web series Northbound in their hometown with producer Jason Hagen, adapting from their original film concept due to Michigan’s film incentives and digital industry shifts. The series, which premiered in 2015, has highlighted local talent and production, contributing to efforts like the Multimedia Jobs Act to boost Michigan’s creative economy.

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Global Service from Upper Peninsula Roots: Talking to Karen Ogle About Her Foreign Service Career

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Karen Ogle, a Marquette native who has carved out a distinguished career in the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service.

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In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Robert Hilton, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army and a Marquette native with a storied international career.

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