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Yonder Podcast

Aug 9, 2018

Paul Chavoustie saw potential in the small town of Grandby, so he moved there, raised a family, and ran a successful land development company. When friends and neighbors asked him to run for mayor, even before he was elected, he arranged a city land deal that rejuvenated a bankrupt project and brought in new...


May 7, 2018

Ally Barnes quietly inspires and connects her community in ways that make a different. Ally puts the spotlight on the residents of Sarcoxie, a city of about 1,300 residents in southwest Missouri. She wants to show residents what they can accomplish when they get active and work together. By all accounts, she’s...


Jan 25, 2018

Robert Williams is the mayor of Marshfield, a small town in southern Missouri. Marshfield has a public participation and planning process that would be the envy of any-sized city. In this podcast, economic adviser Hrishue Mahalaha talks to Robert about his decision to enter local politics and what his community has done...