44 episodes

This is a show that asks: "What is rural in the 21st century?"
Rural Routes is the production of The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This is a show that asks: "What is rural in the 21st century?"
Rural Routes is the production of The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

    S3E9-The Future of Rural Work

    S3E9-The Future of Rural Work

    This episode features a panel discussion on the future of rural work recorded at the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization foundation and North Atlantic Forum Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland.

    • 56 min
    S3E8-Rural-Urban Interaction

    S3E8-Rural-Urban Interaction

    Bill Reimer, Brian Dabson, and Zita Cobb made for a stellar opening panel of the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference this past October in St. John's at Memorial University's Signal Hill Campus. They dived deep into the issues of rural-urban interaction and possibilities of a healthier and more respectful relationship.

    • 57 min
    S3E7-Rural Innovation in Ireland

    S3E7-Rural Innovation in Ireland

    A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers. In this episode of Rural Routes you'll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher at the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland.

    The Rural Routes team at the Harris Centre also needs your help. We are conducting an evaluation of the show and we would very much appreciate if you could fill out the survey at the link below. It will help us understand how we can make Rural Routes better.

    Survey link: https://mun.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5jMMYzRSnQoYNtr

    Dr. Felicity Kelliher profile page: https://www.wit.ie/about_wit/contact_us/staff_directory/felicity_kelliher

    The Harris Centre: https://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/

    Rural Policy Learning Commons: http://rplc-capr.ca

    Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation: http://crrf.ca

    • 35 min
    S3E6-Social enterprise and community development

    S3E6-Social enterprise and community development

    Social enterprises are increasingly a tool in the community development toolbox. In November 2018, Drs. Natalie Slawinski and Blair Winsor from the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Harris Centre organized a workshop and a public forum on Fogo Island to present the final results of a research project on the role of social enterprises in community development. Using the excerpts from that event and the conversation in the studio with Dr. John Schouten, Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise, and Kimberly Orren, director of Fishing for Success, this episode is your primer on the role social enterprises could play in rural development.

    Resources:
    Memorial Presents: Social Enterprise for Community Economic Development [VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uGaYRX7Dfo

    Fishing for success: https://www.islandrooms.org/about.html

    Shorefast Foundation: https://shorefast.org

    Centre for Social Enterprise: https://www.mun.ca/socialenterprise/

    Natalie Slawinski: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/natalie-slawinski.php

    Blair Winsor: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/blair-winsor.php

    John Schouten: https://www.business.mun.ca/our-people/faculty-instructors/john-schouten.php

    • 46 min
    S3E5-Rural Media

    S3E5-Rural Media

    Media industry is in trouble. For a long time now it has been shedding jobs and converging into ever larger corporate entities where profits outweigh any residual sense of responsibility to small communities for whom a local paper is often a necessity. Are there solutions? In this episode we will bring you interviews with journalists working a community owned paper in Blyth, Ontario and a co-op station in Nelson, BC as well as a conversation with two researchers from the Caribbean islands of Curaçao and Aruba studying journalism practices in small island settings.

    The Citizen (http://www.northhuron.on.ca/the-citizen)
    Kootenay Co-op Radio (https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com)
    The National Campus and Community Radio Association (http://www.ncra.ca)
    University of Aruba (http://www.ua.aw)
    RE-Quest Research and Consultancy (https://www.requestcaribbean.com)

    • 42 min
    S3E4 - Islands And Their Universities

    S3E4 - Islands And Their Universities

    Islands are often perceived as being at a disadvantage compared to their mainland counterparts. And sure, there are some tough issues that are at least somewhat unique to islands. However, there is also plenty of evidence of the potential for unique successes, partially because island geographies necessitate doing things a little differently. Universities located on islands tend to have a different relationship with their communities, often working together to find new, appropriate ways of approaching those old island challenges. For this episode of Rural Routes we bring you a conversation between scholars and administrators at the University of Corsica, the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of La Laguna on Canary Islands, the University of Highlands and Islands from Scotland and Memorial University of Newfoundland. We talked about the role of universities in predominantly rural island environments and the innovative ways in which they connect to the islands and islanders they serve.

    University of Prince Edward Island: https://www.upei.ca

    Memorial University of Newfoundland: https://www.mun.ca

    University of Corsica: https://www.universita.corsica/en/

    University of Highlands and Islands: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/

    University of La Laguna: https://www.ull.es/en/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

JoeShu2326 ,

RRP is Great #pwpeeps - Doc and Jock

Love the question in the description and the production. With so much change happening so quickly its nice having a show ask these questions!

meyerk77 ,

What a cool podcast!

Get ready to sit back and enjoy the ride! Love the variety of topics you cover on each episode & your emphasis on "rural". Looking forward to more of these great shows down the road!

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