Exploring the intersections of technology and what it means to be human. A podcast for achievers to expand their perspective for social justice, economic growth and leadership through the lenses of exponential change, disruptive leadership and the evolution of humanity. Guests include futurists, business innovators, mavericks and researchers who are smashing barriers for the sake of a thriving rural-urban future. Hosted by Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, associate executive director & chief futurist at the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska.
Rural maverick Janet Palmtag intersects product development, risk, housing
Janet Palmtag, an entrepreneur from Southeast Nebraska, is our featured guest this week. A real estate broker, Janet shares her insights into the rural housing crisis. She also shares her insights into bringing a product to market thanks to her recent creation of TubTool, a cleaning device for bathtubs and showers. Janet has been a leader and volunteer throughout her community for several years, so she tells it like it is when it comes to leadership from a company and community perspective.
Quantitative futurist Amy Webb intersects futurism, change, now-est mentality
Amy Webb, Award-winning author and professor of strategic foresight at the New York University Stern School of Business, talks with Dr. Connie about the scope of futurists, the now-est mentality of the United States, our emotional relationship with change, the pathways for possible futures and so much more. Amy is the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures, and her new book, The Big Nine, released in March.
Economic developer Garry Clark intersects workforce development, quality of life, fighting through fear
There is opportunity in fighting through fear says Garry Clark, Executive Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council in Fremont, Neb. Garry grew up in the Washington, D.C., projects where he witnessed drug addiction. When he had the opportunity to hop on a plane to Nebraska to accept a track scholarship, he took it. Garry talks about his journey and his deep love for rural places and Nebraska in his new book, Unlikely Viking and through this episode of our podcast.
Researcher Larkin Powell intersects humanity, wildlife, ecotourism
Larkin Powell, Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, talks with Dr. Connie about the opportunities within ecotourism, humanity's affect on wildlife and natural landscapes, the benefits of precision agriculture for animal habitats, the possibility of mass extinctions of wildlife in the coming decades and more.
Entrepreneur Janell Anderson Ehrke intersects digital marketing, motivation, making rural cool
Janell Anderson Ehrke is Founder and CEO of GROW Nebraska, a non-profit marketing, training and technical assistance resource for Nebraska entrepreneurs. Through their work and Buy Nebraska website, Janell and her team boost the state's economy at a national and global level. Their conferences, upcoming innovation center and grants in areas such as GoogleAdwords allow entrepreneurs to take advantage of today's tools to grow beyond their rural geography.
Researcher Aaron Yoder intersects wearable tech, ag safety, education
Aaron Yoder, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, shares his years of work merging agribility, engineering, wearable technology, social marketing, consumer-driven education and behavioral health. With his unique background Aaron advanced the tech transfer of Microsoft wearables for Ebola virus protection to agricultural heat illness.
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Important and timely
This podcast is a great inspiration and resource for anyone interested in the future of rural America. Tech ->industry ->>communities. Be informend and inform process.
This is a super interesting podcast! Growing up in a rural area, these topics are important and lead by highly intellectual women!
Interesting and insightful
Binged through the first 3 episodes and they had me hooked. The episodes moved fast with interesting takes on high-level topics. Smart people addressing advanced issues.