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Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide

OPB | Oct. 8, 2009 1:30 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 13, 2013 10:28 a.m.

In 2005, just as it seemed Oregon’s urban-rural divide had grown into an unbridgeable chasm, a handful of ranchers from rural Grant county did the unexpected. They invited kids from Portland’s Sunnyside Environmental school to live and work along side them and see their side of life. The Urban-Rural exchange has continued every year since. Follow a group of students as they share in both the joy and the misery that comes with real rural life.

Producer - Ed Jahn
Videographer - Nicholas Fisher
Editor - Bruce Barrow
Additional Videography - Michael Bendixen, Students of Sunnyside Evironmental School
Production Assistant - Vivian Olson

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Additional Support Provided By:

  • Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
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