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A Rural Calling: Al White

A documentarian, a radio DJ, an organizer and a leader – Al White is dedicated to serving the community he came up in.

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Commentary: Musician’s Notes From the Road

“After years of playing honky-tonks in mill towns, performing for ticketed folks seated in a beautiful theater seems like a dream, playing an opening set for a hero on a big stage like a fairy tale. But then what is playing under a canopy of Douglas fir, a forest cathedral on the banks of the roaring Umpqua? … I know how precious this wilderness is and how to care for it through the decency of showing up and working hard, like any other rural gig.”

45 Degrees North: The D Word

In rural areas, farmers may be the first to feel the effects of drought, but the consequences ripple through a community. Here are some things you should know when you hear The D Word.


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