Monday, October 23, 2017

Quick hits: how opioids hook brains; how renewable energy affects Midwest, Great Plains; a young black man's struggle to leave Harlan County

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email us at

Ever wonder how a brain gets hooked on opiods? Read and learn from this article from Kentucky PBS affiliate KET.

You've read about how renewable energy sources are important in rural areas of the Midwest and Great Plains. But infrastructure built to channel that energy also impacts rural areas. Read how in this study from the Center for Rural Affairs.

West Virginia Public Radio follows one young African-American man's journey to leave his native Harlan County, Kentucky, somehow. It's the first of a three-part series. Read it here.

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