Jason Rapp

Podcast features SCAC’s ‘Art of Community: Rural SC’

Rural shines in podcast series from UofSC

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A rural-focused podcast sat down recently to chat with the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Susan DuPlessis, program director of “The Art of Community: Rural SC.”

“Growing Rural” is a podcast devoted to rural produced by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and its SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare. DuPlessis raved to The Hub about it.

“I want to say a big thanks to Dr. Kevin Bennett and Alanti McGill for their interest in this initiative and the great way this series of podcasts is casting rural in a new light,” DuPlessis said.

DuPlessis would know; her work has been shining light on rural since the program launched in 2016. Originally in six “Promise Zone” counties in lower South Carolina, the program has spread to 15 counties total and creates a way to support new leadership, generates energy, and motivates action in our state’s rural communities by addressing long-standing challenges using arts and culture. It unites communities by giving more people a platform. One of those new leaders, Dr. Yvette McDaniel, was featured in an earlier “Growing Rural” episode.

You can learn more about “Art of Community: Rural SC” on SouthCarolinaArts.com and by reading its new brochure.

To listen to the podcast, visit the “Growing Rural” page.


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