Delta State University
SOC 474 SOC/COD 574: Applied Rural Sociology
Spring Semester, 2008

Current Topics in Rural America
Discussion Leaders




Discussion Leader

Week 4


Jan 29

"Conservative Blacks Back Huckabee,", Jan. 21, 2008. Lola Nelson
"In Turnabout, Infant Deaths Climb in South," New York Times, April 22, 2007. Eric Atchison
"State Lawmakers Addressing Delta Needs," Delta Business Journal, January, 2008. Chrystal Early

Week 7


Feb 19

"Small Towns, Big Sacrifices," The Nation, March 17, 2007. Emanuel Edmond
"USDA Helps Rural Communities Thrive," La Junta Tribune Democrat, February 8, 2008. Susie Shorter

Week 11


Mar 27

"Ag Briefs: Soybeans Found to Battle Prostate Cancer," Grand Island Independent, March 16, 2008. Barbara Scott
None Kendra Johnson
"Some Take Advantage of Grants to Delta," Memphis Commercial Appeal, March 10, 2008. Tonya McNeal