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Vital Connections On Air is a podcast from University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality that explores the trends and topics important to communities and their leaders. You will hear new research and insights from University of Minnesota and University Minnesota Extension professionals as well as great stories from local communities and organizations.

Vital Connections On Air U of M Extension Center for Community Vitality

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Vital Connections On Air is a podcast from University of Minnesota Extension's Center for Community Vitality that explores the trends and topics important to communities and their leaders. You will hear new research and insights from University of Minnesota and University Minnesota Extension professionals as well as great stories from local communities and organizations.

    Special Episode 07: Festivals and events during a pandemic

    Special Episode 07: Festivals and events during a pandemic

    Festivals and events around the state and country have seen many changes in 2020.  Whether it is canceling a community festival or creating a virtual event there are many challenges for organizers.  Xinyi (Lisa) Qian discusses what organizers and community members can do to weather the storm.
    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.  

    • 18 min
    Special Episode 06: Minnesota tourism during the pandemic

    Special Episode 06: Minnesota tourism during the pandemic

    The tourism industry has been impacted by the pandemic.  Today we hear from Xinyi (Lisa) Qian from the University of Minnesota Extension Tourism Center on the state of Minnesota’s tourism sector and how they are looking towards recovery.
    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.  

    • 19 min
    Exploring emotions during a pandemic

    Exploring emotions during a pandemic

    As we transition to more social lives and face some of the losses of pattern and routine we may be dealing with new emotions. Join in my conversation with Lori Rothstein and Denise Stromme as we discuss change, emotional agility, and strategies to help us overcome the overwhelm.

    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.

    • 14 min
    Focusing on what you can choose

    Focusing on what you can choose

    It is common to hear from people that they are feeling overwhelmed as we face the issues that are in front of us. Join in my conversation with Lori Rothstein and Denise Stromme as we discuss why we continue to experience these feelings and how we can find ways to calm our minds.

    In this special series we are looking back on webinars and articles shared early during the pandemic and how that information needs to shift for our current reality.

    • 14 min
    Impacts on Retail

    Impacts on Retail

    Covid-19 has impacted businesses differently. Some are flourishing during this time and others are trying to figure out how they will keep the doors open. These challenges also look different for new business owners compared to those who were thinking about retirement. Join a conversation with Brigid Tuck and Neil Linscheid as they discuss the impacts of Covid-19 on retail and the implications for business succession.

    • 15 min
    Navigating Change

    Navigating Change

    Our world is constantly changing; now more than ever before. Community leaders are being forced to not only navigate their own responses to change but also identify strategies to help those around them. Jody Horntvedt and Toby Spanier reflect on the assumptions and stages of change and also discuss strategies for leaders to help themselves and their communities.

    • 21 min

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