The allure of rural life; Assessing the Promise Zone Promise; Renewable energy in KY; Humans of Central Appalachia 

Pictured above: Our latest "Human of Central Appalachia", Ronnie Walker of Harlan, KY

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One: NYTimes columnist Paul Krugman draws a "beg to differ" response from Rural America. We hear from Mark Haggerty, an geographic economist based in Bozeman, Montana. LISTEN

Two: An update on the Kentucky "Promise Zone,” now in its 5th year. Tom talks with Promise Zone coordinator Sandi Kurd. LISTEN

Three: Renewable energy is winning over some Kentuckians. The latest in our series, "Humans of Central Appalachia": Ronnie Walker of Harlan, Kentucky. LISTEN

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