(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rural Voices USA, a leading national non-profit that organizes rural Americans to advocate, communicate, and hold policy makers accountable for rural issues, introducing a new podcast series called “Undivided Attention.” The Undivided Attention podcast series is hosted by the President of Rural Voices USA, Chris Gibbs and co-hosted by the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin and features community leaders, experts, and passionate individuals who are committed to creating positive change in rural communities. The Undivided Attention series is an exploration of common issues that cities and rural communities face. Through conversations on issues like infrastructure, access to healthy food, health care and more, the podcast looks at how, despite heated political differences, many communities share challenges and potential solutions. The co-hosts, leaders in the urban and rural policy space, interview experts on many these common challenges. In response to today’s Subcommittee On Rural Development and Energy hearing titled “Rural Broadband: Connecting Our Communities To The Digital Economy”, the inaugural episode examines the challenges arising from limited broadband connectivity and provides an in-depth analysis of potential solutions and strategies that can bridge the digital divide in rural communities. Listeners can tune in to the "Undivided Attention" podcast by clicking
here. New episodes will be released every Wednesday for the next 3 weeks and cover a wide array of issues faced by rural communities.
Rural Voices USA is a 501 (c)4 non-profit bipartisan organization dedicated to ensuring the voices and views of rural Americans are heard in the policy debates impacting their lives. For more information visit