Catch Up With Chuck

 

Welcome to Catch Up With Chuck, a Facebook Live series with Rural Futures Institute Founding Executive Director Chuck Schroeder that aired October 2017 through June 2018.

For 30 episodes, Chuck discussed critical rural topics with rural community leaders and University researchers and students who are leading action for a thriving rural future in Nebraska and beyond. These people not only profoundly answer the questions, “Why Rural?” and “Why Now?”, they also explain the how from experience.

Episodes

Episode 30 | Behind the Scenes | June 14, 2018

In this final episode of Catch Up With Chuck, producers Katelyn and Katy join Chuck to reflect on the show’s success.

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Episode 28 | Crossing the Rural/Urban Gap | May 31, 2018

Chuck meets with Garry Clark, Executive Director of the Greater Fremont Development Council, who says, “Rural life saved my life.”

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Episode 26 | Serviceship 2018 | May 17, 2018

Chuck checks in with two RFI Serviceship students for updates on their summer 2018 course!

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Episode 24 | Entrepreneurial Opportunity-Building | Apr. 26, 2018

In this episode, Chuck is joined by Bill Udell of Don’t Panic Labs, a corporate innovation company based in Nebraska.

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Episode 22 | Crossing Cultural Divides | Apr. 12, 2018

In this episode, Chuck will be joined by community leader and RFI-funded project participant Gladys Godinez.

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Episode 20 | Creating The Future For Rural | Mar. 29, 2018

Chuck is joined by Microsoft GM Shelley McKinley to discuss the future of rural through innovation and technology.

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Episode 18 | Rural Economic Development | Mar. 15, 2018

In this episode, Chuck is joined by David Rippe, Director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

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Episode 16 | Innovation in Education | Mar. 1, 2018

Chuck is joined by Tiffany Heng-Moss, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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Episode 14 | NU Leadership Focuses on Rural | Feb. 15, 2018

Chuck is joined by Michael Boehm, Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Episode 12 | Diversity in Rural Communities | Feb. 1, 2018

In this episode Chuck is joined by RFI Fellow Athena Ramos to discuss inclusion and diversity in rural communities.

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Episode 10 | Entrepreneurship in the Rural Future | Jan. 18, 2018

In this episode Chuck is joined by RFI Fellow Bob Stowell to discuss rural community development and entrepreneurship.

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Episode 8 | 2018 Plans | Dec. 21, 2017

RFI Founding Executive Director Chuck Schroeder announces his plans to retire in June 2018, some of the plans for the Institute.

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Episode 6 | Student Leadership Development | Dec. 7, 2017

Chuck is joined by Lindsay Hastings, Director of the Nebraska Human Resources Institute, to discuss student leadership development.

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Episode 4 | Minorities in Rural | Nov. 16, 2017

Chuck is joined by sociologist Kirk Dombrowski, PI on a RFI-Funded Research Project focused on minorities in rural communities.

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Episode 2 | RFI Student Serviceship Q&A | Nov. 2, 2017

In this episode Chuck is joined by Emily Coffey, RFI Student Serviceship alum and senior pre-law student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Episode 29 | Impacting Rural through Scholarship | June 7, 2018

Chuck is joined by Nebraska College of Law professor and RFI Fellow Jessica Shoemaker, J.D., to discuss her passion for rural issues.

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Episode 27 | Rural Opportunities for Creatives | May 24, 2018

Chuck is joined by Jeanne Wiemer, owner of Red Path Gallery, to discuss artists and entrepreneurs in rural areas.

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Episode 25 | Attracting the Rural Creative Class | May 3, 2018

In this episode, Chuck is joined by UNL College of Architecture professor Stacy Spale and one of her students Kenzie Klein.

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Episode 23 | High-Touch Entrepreneurship | Apr. 19, 2018

In this episode, Chuck is joined by Engler Entrepreneur Brooke Lehman, founder of Dwell Dinner & Co.

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Episode 21 | Connecting Rural and Urban | Apr. 5, 2018

Chuck goes live from Tufts University in Boston, Mass., with associate professor Tim Griffin and graduate student Kelly Kundratic.

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Episode 19 | Developing Student Potential | Mar. 22, 2018

In this episode of, we are joined by RFI Fellow Reshell Ray who serves as the Associate Director of Student Involvement.

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Episode 17 | Creating Rural Opportunities | Mar. 8, 2018

Chuck is joined by University of Nebraska student Shelby Riggs who has participated in Engler Entrepreneurship and RFI Serviceship.

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Episode 15 | Building a Thriving Rural Community | Feb. 22, 2018

Chuck is joined by rural entrepreneur, Harry Knobbe of West Point, Neb., who believes in investing in the future of his community.

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Episode 13 | The Future of Rural Leadership | Feb. 8, 2018

Chuck is joined by two Engler Entrepreneurship students, Matt and Joe Brugger, who are passionate about their rural hometown.

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Episode 11 | Building Hope in Native Communities | Jan. 25, 2018

Chuck is joined by the Executive Director of the Nebraskan Commission on Indian Affairs, Judi Gaiashkibos, who is a leader on Native issues.

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Episode 9 | Sparking Change in Rural America | Jan. 4, 2018

Chuck is joined by tech start-up CEO Brent Comstock to talk about what it takes to create a culture of entrepreneurship in rural communities.

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Episode 7 | Building Small Business Success | Dec. 14, 2017

In this episode Chuck is joined by RFI Fellow, Catherine Lang, to discuss business start ups, business transition and broadband.

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Episode 5 | Rural Entrepreneurship | Nov. 30, 2017

Chuck is joined by Tom Field, Director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, to discuss rural entrepreneurship.

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Episode 3 | Rural Health Care Access | Nov. 9, 2017

In this episode Chuck discusses rural health care with Marty Fattig, Nemaha County Hospital CEO and RFI Community Innovation Fellow.

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Episode 1 | Introduction | Oct. 19, 2017

In this episode Chuck discusses the recent evolution of RFI’s mission, purpose and efforts going forward. Mission details >>>

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Questions? Contact Theresa Klein.