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Rural Spark

Rural Spark

Welcome to Rural Spark – the podcast that explores and celebrates rural innovation! Join Helen Murphy, rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur, as she invites guests to share fresh thinking, success stories and lessons learned in rural innovation.

Recent Episodes

Recruiting rural doctors? Don't forget those studying abroadJanuary 16, 2021 Episode artwork Gurdeep Pandher on joy-making during COVID-19January 01, 2021 Episode artwork From dairy byproduct to vodka: the Dairy Distillery storyDecember 07, 2020 Episode artwork Mental health on the family farmNovember 22, 2020 Episode artwork Indigenous legends add value in tourismNovember 10, 2020 Episode artwork Rethinking rural medicine during COVID-19September 22, 2020 Episode artwork Should I start a business during pandemic?August 17, 2020 Episode artwork Introducing the four day work week June 23, 2020 Episode artwork Small towns ask urbanites to stay homeApril 20, 2020 Episode artwork Caremongering across Canada March 24, 2020 Episode artwork From Nairobi to Nova Scotia: a solution to staff shortages March 19, 2020 Episode artwork Leveraging your local college: the collaboration advantageMarch 12, 2020 Episode artwork Planet, people and purpose in business: Going global from Cape BretonMarch 01, 2020 Episode artwork Are rural people really happier? Some lessons for urbanitesFebruary 07, 2020 Episode artwork From poverty-stricken to remote jobs leader: how connectivity transformed a rural Kentucky countyJanuary 20, 2020 Episode artwork Makers, innovators, & entrepreneurs unite! The shared space solution?January 13, 2020 Episode artwork Grab a carbon neutral cold oneDecember 17, 2019 Episode artwork Cradle to career: closing the rural education gapDecember 08, 2019 Episode artwork Success in rural medicine: The Marathon modelNovember 26, 2019 Episode artwork Rural health problems and nurse practitioner solutionsNovember 18, 2019 Episode artwork Country roads, take me home, on my bicycle...November 12, 2019 Episode artwork Making the news: who will fill the gap in rural coverage?November 04, 2019 Episode artwork Tiny home solutions vs big bylaw barriersOctober 28, 2019 Episode artwork Is the Open Library a solution for rural Canada?October 16, 2019 Episode artwork Food tourism: an untapped buffetOctober 08, 2019 Episode artwork