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 Latest from the Yonder Report

The Yonder Report – September 23, 2021 The Yonder Report

A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

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The Yonder Report – September 2, 2021 The Yonder Report

Can broadband in rural America be improved enough to lure more remote workers? A port town in Oregon hopes so. But at what cost? Consumer Reports wants your input on a survey to find out who’s getting a fair shake in the "digital divide" on broadband costs. A farmer in Alabama's Black Belt is embracing ecotourism by encouraging visits from hikers and bird-watchers; and Covid-19 vaccinations rise in Missouri with the help of lottery payments.

The Yonder Report – August 26, 2021 The Yonder Report

Some rural towns are keeping jobs and residents – what's their secret? The TransAmerica Bicycle route and other recreation-based opportunities are key, along with "infrastructure, infrastructure." The California Farmworker Foundation is improving lives in the Central Valley, and a dairy farmer in Pennsylvania is now pro-vaccine.

The Yonder Report – *BETA EPISODE* – August 19, 2021 The Yonder Report

The Klamath tribe surveys fire damage on sacred lands in the Pacific Northwest, while fall classes begin for a second year at the first-ever medical school on tribal land. Good news for communities fighting hunger, though assisted living facilities are still waiting for pandemic relief funds.

The Yonder Report – *BETA EPISODE* – August 12, 2021 The Yonder Report

The Daily Yonder and Public News Service are teaming up to deliver a weekly fast-paced 3-minute newscast highlighting the vibrant, resilient spirit of living and working in Rural America. The Yonder Report will be available for download at 5pm ET on Wednesday evening, beginning August 25th.

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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.