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Small Towns, Big Challenges

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In The Moment ... July 3, 2018 Show 371 Hour 1

SDPB's Stephanie Rissler has recently started working on SDPB's next documentary: Vanished Towns of South Dakota. 

The shooting just started this week and it has already caused a huge buzz on social media.

She joined In The Moment with an overview of her newest project.

This week at The Potluck Society we talk with Amy Jo Martin. Amy Jo is the author of New York Times best-seller, Renegades Write The Rules, and host of the Why Not Now? podcast.

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

This week at The Potluck Society we talk with Chad Pickard. Chad is the owner of Spoke-N-Sport Bikes and community champion for cyclists of all abilities. Chad talks about the freedom a bike offers and the way the bike community of the region serves and supports each other.

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

This week at The Potluck Society we talk with Ashley Rieck of Sioux Falls. Ashley is the Manager and Chief Maker at Unglued in downtown Sioux Falls. Ashley talks about her personal journey of creativity and community, as well as, the value of stubbornness and knowing when to throw things away or put them on the shelf. 

 

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

PS015: Tyler Read Joins Us At The Potuck Society

Jul 19, 2017

This week at The Potluck Society we talk to a manual laborer, a graffiti artist, and a community arts engagement specialist. What do they have in common? They're all the same person. We're so pleased to introduce you to our friend, Tyler Read of Rapid City.

If you have thoughts about how to improve our program or stories that you believe deserve to be shared, I hope you'll drop us a note with your recommendations. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome back to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I'm so glad to see you.

In this week's episode, an old friend from Greenville, South Carolina stops by. Geno Church, Creative Director at Brains on Fire, is known for his movements built on word-of-mouth marketing, but this week we take a conversational journey that's personal and profound in its search for greatness. I hope you'll enjoy!

PS007: The Potluck Society: We'll Do It Live

Apr 3, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad to see you. 

This week, we take an unexpected journey from neuroscience to ancient rhetoric to improv to Saturday Night Live. You'll meet Dr. Russ Carpenter, Emily Paulson and Gail Matthius Wirth. I hope you enjoy!

As always, we'd love your feedback about the program and recommendations about who to talk with in the future. You can send those emails to potluck@hughweber.com!

 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti.

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm your host, Hugh Weber, and I’m so glad you’re here.

This week we jump into the art of asking powerful questions and hosting conversations that matter with two of the nation's premier conversation hosts, Joe Bartmann (Montrose, SD) and Ashley Hanson (Boulder, CO). 

Photo by Kylee Leonetti

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. Thanks for checking out the second half of Episode 2!

In this segment, we make a call to Jason Roberts, who talks about the Better Block project in Dallas and the application of his experience to smaller communities. We wrap up the episode with an action antidote that your community will love. Just don't forget to use #PS002 if you join us in the action this week!

Stop by again next week, and, as always, don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Photo by Kylee Leonetti

 

Welcome to the Potluck Society! I'm Hugh Weber. And, I'm so glad you stopped by again this week for a special two-part episode!

In this episode of the podcast, we host our very first meeting of the Potluck Society and they've got some thoughts to share. Our spotlight for the week is Zach DeBoer, a gallery owner, artist, and community builder, who shares his philosophy of a community as a canvas. Don't miss the second half of this episode (available for download!) for a conversation with Jason Roberts of the Better Block Foundation and our action antidote of the week.

Introducing The Potluck Society

Feb 6, 2017
Photo by Kylee Leonetti

The Potluck Society, created and hosted by SDPB contributor Hugh Weber, is a podcast that celebrates ordinary people who are building extraordinary communities and connects them with each other and people, places and ideas around the world. This introductory episode sets the stage for what you can expect each week. We hope we'll see you soon & don't forget to bring an idea to pass!

Visit ThePotluckSociety.com to sign up for updates. 

SaveYour.Town

Deb Brown and Becky McCray join Dakota Midday to discuss SaveYour.Town, a rural resource organization design to support innovation, leadership, and connection in rural America.

From upcoming webinars, to the power of Brain Gain, the popular bloggers discuss how small towns are thriving.

Dakota Resources

Organizers of the RuralX Summit want to bring people together to collaborate and make rural communities better.  The conference is designed for those interested in improving life in small towns.

 

Paula Jensen is with the group Dakota Resources. She says small towns face unique challenges that sometimes aren’t addressed at other conferences. She says the RuralX Summit allows local leaders to come together, share ideas, and hopefully go home feeling energized.