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City Slickers: Oregonians From Contrasting Areas Find Common Ground

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

Big Picture Grant County Rural Urban Divide

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Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide (2101)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2101
Original Broadcast: October 8, 2009