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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.
||CleanIn Appalachia, As Mining Companies Close, Water Systems Fail||This week on Inside Appalachia, we discuss one part of coal's legacy: as mining companies have closed, the water companies they built and helped maintain have largely been neglected. Today, residents are struggling with crumbling water infrastructure th||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Appalachia, Elusive Mountain Lion Myths Abound & Hope Surrounds Tiny Homes Project in Schools||This week on Inside Appalachia: wildlife experts agree the Eastern Mountain Lion is extinct. So why do so many people across Appalachia swear they’ve seen mountain lions? Have they? What did they really see? WMRA’s Andrew Jenner and Brent Finnegan||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppalachian Religion, StoryCorps Special Year End Episode||We’ve teamed up with StoryCorps and Georgetown University’s American Pilgrimage Project for this episode about faith in Appalachia.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristmas with a Jewish Touch, and a Radio Show Connects Inmates with Their Families||This week's Inside Appalachia is a special holiday edition. We hear stories of Christmas past, present and hope for the future. We’ll check in with West Virginians still recovering from historic flooding that hit in 2016, find out how to avoid gaining||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHomesickness, and the Struggle to Come Home to Appalachia||This week on Inside Appalachia, we talk about what brings people back home to the mountains of Appalachia. And we’ll hear about what happens when people finally do come home. Can the reality of home ever truly live up to our memories of it?||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Struggle to Stay: Jewish Appalachians||Jewish communities across West Virginia are struggling to keep their traditions alive. “It is actually kind of scary. I worry because a lot of people my age are moving away for, like, school or jobs and because of that the communities are getting smal||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Appalachian Twang?||So how do you say Appalachia ? This week, our episode is about the many different accents, and pronunciations, of Appalachia. Many of those interviewed for the show said they have very strong feelings about pronunciation.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 Surprising Ways Appalachians are Changing Their Economy||Much of Appalachia’s economy has rested on the boom and bust cycles of industries like coal and manufacturing for decades. It’s true that these industries have long put bread on the Appalachian table, but as those industries have faded in recent dec||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe History of Wild Turkeys, Hunter's Stew & More - Inside Appalachia||In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we're taking a look at the myths and truths of the wild turkey. We’ll find out if turkeys really can fly. We'll find out what wild turkeys can teach us about wild animals.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrappling with Equality in one of W.Va.'s Poorest Communities||High-profile confrontations between African-Americans and police officers have fueled racial tensions across the country. How do we in Appalachia talk about how these issues affect us here in the mountains?||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnsettling Memories - How Vietnam Changed the Lives of Five Appalachian Soldiers||The Vietnam War is often called America’s most controversial war. Many servicemen from Appalachia were pushed toward the front lines. More West Virginians, per capita, fought and died in the Vietnam War than any other state. This week on Inside Appala||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOver 2 Million Children Being Raised by Grandparents- Opioid Crisis Puts New Strain on Grandfamilies||About 2.5 million children in the U.S. are being raised by grandparents or relatives other than their birth parents. This week on Inside Appalachia, we hear a special series about grandparents raising grandchildren. Many are taking care of grandchildren||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond Statistics: Appalachia's Stories Reveal Resilience & Perseverance||Too many times, when stories of Appalachia are in the national spotlight, we hear shallow, shocking and grim stories. But they miss some of the most inspiring aspects to our realities: the struggle, the perseverance and the resilience. On this week’s||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Appalachia, Controversy and Mystery Still Surround Lakes Built by the Army Corps of Engineers||In this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, we visit communities impacted by creation of flood-control lakes. Like the Village of Lilly, where back in the 1940s, about 40 families were pushed off their land along the Bluestone River in Summers County,||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanApple Pies, Apple Cider: Could a Return to Apple Farming Help Revive Appalachia's Economy?||Here in Appalachia, it’s apple season. And that means apple growers are sending this year’s crop to farmers markets and grocery stores. But the majority of the apples grown here get sent to manufacturers to be used in apple sauce and apple juice. By||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Tales of Coal: A Miner, a Mine Owner and an Environmentalist Walk Onto a Podcast||Coal mine owner Andrew Jordon and environmental attorney Joe Lovett grew up together in Charleston, but have taken two completely different, even adversarial, paths in life. On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear “Two Tales of Coal” from||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Appalachia's Broommaker Film Will Be Screened at Library of Congress||Eighty-seven year-old Jim Shaffer has had his hands busy since 1946. He is the last commercial broom-maker left in West Virginia. People from all over the country have come to see, and take home, some of Shaffer’s work. A short film about Jim Shaffer||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Ways to Talk About Money & Poverty in Appalachia||Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. After decades of widely publicized campaigns with names like “the War on Poverty”, living on low income often comes an extreme sense of shame and self-doubt. On this episode of Inside Appalachia||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppalachians Blaze Music Trails at Home & Nashville||There’s no place in America that’s gained a bigger reputation for country and rock and roll music than Nashville, Tennessee. So what does it take to make it there? Well, perhaps having West Virginia roots might help. There are so many talented music||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Appalachia, Going Back to School Reveals New Realities||The start of a new school year can be a stressful time, but it’s also a season of transition, and of new beginnings. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we hear the conclusion to Crystal Snyder's Struggle to Stay story, as she juggles school, work a||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The best radio show on Appalachian history, news and culture.
Compelling, quality insight into the Appalachian region. Show keeps getting better. Love it. :)
Wonderful, Insightful Stories
For stories about Appalachia, you can't beat Inside Appalachia. They report on current events and the region's history. They include heartwarming and heartbreaking tales. And the reporting is polished, professional, and insightful. I can't recommend this podcast enough.
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