Flyover Folk

Flyover Folk Episode 12: Marty Two Bulls Sr. at The Intersection of Native Art and Politics

For generations, political cartoonists have used their art and satire to editorialize on complex cultural and political issues. Today’s guest, Marty Two Bulls Sr, is an award-winning Oglala Lakota cartoonist. 

Flyover Folk Episode 10: Moving Past Resentment Politics in Rural America with Dr. Katherine Cramer

Few political scientists understand the role of rural resentment in the election of Donald Trump better than Dr. Katherine Cramer. 

Flyover Folk Episode 9: How the Ruralists Created a Creative Hub in Rural Northwest Iowa

The Ruralists is a band from Sioux Center, Iowa who believes art and beauty can be found hidden in the back of any old garage in small town America. On this episode of Flyover Folk, Luke Hawley and Laremy De Vries of the Ruralists discuss creativity and music in the center of America's farm country.

What Progressives Can Learn From The Changing Demographics In Steve King's District

Iowa Congressman Steve King in many ways has become the face of rural American politics. He often attracts the national spotlight through his racist anti-immigrant rhetoric and rants against a multicultural America. King made national news again recently, this time for saying that “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” But ironically for King, Latino immigrants are the single biggest hope for rebuilding rural America — specifically his rural America. Populations in 31 of the 39 counties King represents have declined between 2010 and 2015.

Flyover Folk Episode Six: Inside America's Opioid Epidemic

Americans are living through the worst addiction epidemic in our nation’s history.

Flyover Folk Episode Five: Small Town Big Dreams

Immigration and agricultural have been closely connected since the founding of America. In fact, we celebrate this special relationship every Thanksgiving. T

Flyover Folk Episode Four: Why do Rural Voters Vote for Republicans?

After the 2016 election, the American media scrambled to explain Donald Trump’s expected win. Their pre-election analysis completely missed the rural resentment brewing for the last three decades.

Flyover Folk Episode Three: How Digital Communities Can Lead to Social Change

The recent women’s marches across the country were the largest single day of protest in US history. And many credit the movement success with their ability to leverage real world activism generated from online communities.

Flyover Folk Episode Two: The Neighboring Movement Changes Communities One Block at a Time

n this episode we speak with a group of United Methodist Clergy in Wichita, Kansas behind the band, Brutal Bear and non-profit SoCe Life. Adam and Ashley Barlow-Thompson originally connected with Matt Johnson through their love of folk music but later turned the community generated through their group into non-profit serving their neighborhood.