A weekly audio newscast bringing you the news from rural America.

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The Yonder Report is a short, fast-paced roundup of rural news, featuring a wide variety of rural voices. You can listen to the latest episodes here or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. The Yonder Report is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and more. It can also be heard on radio stations across rural America. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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.

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‘The Road to Nowhere’ Becomes Its Own Destination

A foreshortened byway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is long on history and tourism appeal. Lakeview Drive, which ends more than 20 miles from its originally proposed destination, is popular enough with visitors to warrant repairs, which will shut the road until mid-November.

About the Show

The Yonder Report is a joint production of the Daily Yonder and the Public News Service. Each episode of the show is made available to radio stations and other local news organizations across the country via the Public News Service network.

Since 1996, Public News Service (PNS) has pioneered a model of member-supported journalism to engage, educate and advocate for the public interest. PNS combines legacy and new media to reach audiences across geographic and political divides.

PNS manages independent news services in 37 states, reaching a weekly audience of 30 to 50 million. Currently, tens of thousands of media outlets receive PNS content and more than 6,000 nationally are regularly using PNS stories.

PNS is a certified B Corporation. In addition to The Yonder Report, PNS produces two other national radio newscasts. Listen and learn more at publicnewsservice.org.

The Daily Yonder is a digital media organization dedicated to telling the stories of rural communities and small towns across America (and beyond). Our team produces news reporting, features, analysis, commentary, and more.

We provide an online platform for authentic, grounded depictions of rural life. Daily Yonder stories go beyond tropes, clichés, and the view from afar. They showcase an asset-based vision of rural, defined by diversity, resilience, creativity, and community spirit.

The Daily Yonder is published by the Center for Rural Strategies, a national nonprofit that uses communications and media to improve conditions in the countryside.


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