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Welcome to Buddy Ruski, a multimedia company telling stories about community.

You can learn more about the company here, and the company’s founder (me) here.

As a subscriber, you’ll get tons of great content like The Buddy Ruski Show, a podcast about origin stories. In addition, you’ll get essays, news updates, and more examining the topics of the day like educational policy, transportation systems, arts & culture, and the environment as they relate to Durham and the broader world. No matter the topic, community is at the center of the discussion.

For those who have signed up as a paid subscriber, your contribution helps me grow this operation by allocating more of my time to this project with the goal of going full-time Buddy Ruski. Long-term, I can hire more staff and continue exploring new story ideas through a multitude of mediums including podcasts, documentary film and live events.

You’ll also have access to By The Horns, a newsletter covering the Durham City Council and the mechanics of local government.

Why You Should Subscribe

I’ve lived in Durham for my entire life; 32 years and counting. I went to school here. I co-founded a business here. I’ve watched Durham grow and evolve while trying to preserve the values that have attracted people to this beautiful city since its founding in 1869.

My perspective is not the only one, but I believe I can provide a solid foundation for anyone invested in learning about Durham. Not only will you get a sense of why Durham is such a special place, but my hope is that the lessons and ideas you pick up along the way will make you a more thoughtful, engaged citizen no matter where life takes you.

Thank you for your support!