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Heartland Portrait: Stories from the Rural Midwest


The subjects of this series include organic farming and local foods, the farm crisis, work on the Mississippi River (tow boating and commercial fishing), and small town life. The stories are read by farmers, residents of rural towns and villages, commercial fishermen, towboat captains, organic  [...]

Mixed Beans: Voices of the American Southwest


The stories and interviews for this series come from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Subjects include ranching and cowboying, life in an Arizona border town, pastoral life in Hispanic mountain villages of fifty years ago, artists and writers of Santa Fe and Taos, drug trafficking,  [...]

Rich Soil, River Soul: Stories from the Mississippi Delta


This series features writings developed in Free River Press workshops conducted in west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. Subjects include cotton farming, juke joints, share cropping, Baptist revivals, the blues, the Mississippi River, country stores as community centers, and more. Black and white voices mix in  [...]

Hot Topics


This series focuses on topics such as homelessness, American Indian poverty, drug trafficking, the Palestinian-Israeli turmoil (as it impacts Americans), the arts in education, and more. While some of our other series cover topics that are definitely “hot,” this series has much to do with  [...]