Rural Insights

Catching Up With Brian Chapman, Sault Ste. Marie City Manager

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Brian Chapman, City Manager for Sault Ste. Marie to catch up on the latest issues surrounding municipal finance and rural government.

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Talking to Gina Thorsen, Stormy Kromer President and Co-Owner

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Gina Thorsen, President and Co-Owner of Stormy Kromer, one of the most well-known and successful UP brands and manufacturers.

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Discussing the New Office of Rural Development with Gary McDowell

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down once again with former U.P. legislator and current director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Gary McDowell to discuss the newly-created Office of Rural Development.

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Talking To Cheyenne Marlin, Assistant Director for University of Michigan’s U.P. Scholars Program

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Cheyenne Marlin, Assistant Director for the University of Michigan’s U.P. Scholars Program. This program provides scholarship aid at U-M for students from the Upper Peninsula.

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Karen Kovacs, City Manager of Marquette, Michigan

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Karen Kovacs, the new City Manager for Marquette. Kovacs was officially appointed as the Marquette City Manager on May 24, 2021.

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Talking to Dirk Wierenga and Paul Sturgul About Their New Documentary “Route 2 Elsewhere”

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Dirk Wierenga, director of the documentary “Route 2 Elsewhere” and his colleague Paul Sturgul who helped promote the film.

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Talking to Elise Bur, Director of NMU Center for Rural Health

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Elise Bur, Director of the NMU Center for Rural Health.

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Chatting With Dr. Coby Fletcher, Superintendent for Escanaba Area Public Schools

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down to chat with Dr. Coby Fletcher, Superintendent of the Escanaba School District–one of the largest school districts in the Upper Peninsula.

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Chatting With Dr. Coby Fletcher, Superintendent for Escanaba Area Public Schools

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, You can watch the video discussion…

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David Jahn Gives an Update on Eastern UP Healthcare

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down for another conversation with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital to learn about the current state of healthcare in the Eastern UP.

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