The Rural Towns Project Podcast

Inkom, Idaho: Heidi Khokhar, Executive Director of Rural Development Initiatives, on Revitalizing Rural Communities

April 23, 2021 Dax Jacobson Season 2 Episode 3
The Rural Towns Project Podcast
Inkom, Idaho: Heidi Khokhar, Executive Director of Rural Development Initiatives, on Revitalizing Rural Communities
Show Notes

In this episode, I talk to Heidi Khokhar, Executive Director of Rural Development Initiatives (RDI). RDI is an organization focused on revitalizing rural economies, developing rural leaders, and elevating rural voices in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. I chose to make my conversation with Heidi part of this month’s focus on Inkom, Idaho because of the grassroots effort of folks in Inkom and elsewhere towards revitalization. Heidi and I talk about her passion for rural issues, what drew her to RDI, and the important and impactful work the organization is currently doing not only on the ground in the Pacific Northwest but in elevating the work and conversation nationally. We talk about what worries her and what gives her hope about the future of rural communities. And we end, as always, with the Road Trip Music Question.

Podcast music: “A Happy Day” by codemusic, http://www.jamendo.com, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/