What was the name of this BBC documentary? It was broadcast sometime around 2000. It was about how Britain has changed post-WWII, dwelling on rail closures due to the Beeching Axe
, the construction of the motorways, and the subsequent death of the 'traditional' rural Britain. Its tone was pretty melancholic, and it was (to me) quite a moving piece. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi
on May 17, 2008 -
I'm looking for broadband internet connectivity options for my (quite non-tech-savvy) in-laws. They live in a somewhat rural area in Wisconsin where no cable or DSL service exists. [more inside]
posted by gazole
on Jan 1, 2008 -
Moving out to the country and have a hunger to watch some good old (or recent) Westerns. What are your favorites and why?
posted by zaebiz
on Nov 15, 2007 -
In the 1950s, what small game might a young boy in rural Louisiana be able to fatally or severely injure with a bb gun? [more inside]
posted by typewriter
on Oct 29, 2007 -
How do I keep two active young dogs with good jumping ability a) from being bitten by snakes b) active and happy while I am away during the day on a property of about 20 acres? What's it roughly going to cost me?
posted by vizsla
on Oct 14, 2007 -
A question on antisemitism and the instruction of rural school-kids, asked on behalf of my husband. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 27, 2007 -
What are your favorite, most inspirational rural areas of the United States? I'm thinking of places that would sync perfectly to U2's Heartland. [more inside]
posted by dustinAFN
on Jul 19, 2007 -
What is the difference between urban and rural Medicare physician reimbursements? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2
on Jun 4, 2007 -
Northern California Dreaming -- What steps should I take to explore my dream of buying land in Mendocino or Humboldt County, creating a small energy efficient home (perhaps one of the tiny, prefab ones), all while building/finding community. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Taking my last motorcycle trip of the season. Anyone have suggestions for a more pleasant riding route from NYC to Baltimore than I-95? I don't mind an extra hour or two; the more rural the better.
posted by dickyvibe
on Nov 26, 2006 -
I would love to live in the countryside but I am a thinker - not a laborer - in fact I am highly averse to manual labour. My wife is terrified that she will be doing all the work. Am I heading for trouble? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 16, 2006 -
How come all rural radio stations in the U.S. seem to be universally country or rap/hip-hop? Is there a reason that alternative, techno, jazz, new wave, and disco flourishes in the city and fizzles in the country? Is there really something about rural areas that fosters a narrow, homogenous interest in music, or is it a self-perpetuating cycle between listeners and marketing demographics? Or are folks in the country much more diverse than we're led to believe?
posted by chef_boyardee
on Jun 7, 2006 -
Advice for short term living in a rural area: Should I rent a single family house? If so, how do I go about doing that and what are the benefits and pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jun 28, 2005 -
I live in rural Iowa, and can't get landline DSL. I'd like to hear of any success stories with satellite DSL. I'd also like to hear the horror stories.
And if there are other ways of getting fast Internet in the sticks, I'd love to hear about that, too.
posted by bricoleur
on Feb 7, 2005 -
Do you live in your nation's largest city? Do you feel like you are on a totally different planet when you leave? [more inside]
posted by dame
on Oct 18, 2004 -
I'm in the process of writing a grant for a projector and laptop to run it. It's for a small rural fire department and the total budget is roughly 4.5k. I need two prices for each and know nothing about projectors -- I'm looking for a well regarded projector manufacturer and two good online retailers selling the brand. The laptop isn't an issue, I'll use Dell and IBM (I know there are better sources but these folks like names they've heard of).
posted by cedar
on Sep 29, 2004 -
Let's say you're spending three weeks in Europe late this summer. The first week is in Denmark, the third is in Ireland. Where would you spend the second? You'd like to go somewhere off the beaten path (in other words not Paris, London, or Amsterdam), but don't want to spend too much time in transit. You'd rather go somewhere rural than urban, you have a limited budget, and you'd prefer culture to castles and cathedrals. Any suggestions?
posted by emptyage
on Apr 19, 2004 -