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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.
||CleanInside Appalachia: LGBT Issues in Our Region||On this week’s show, we’re exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kent||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Men, 3 Lives, 3 Wishes for a Better Economic Future in Appalachia||Can Trump bring coal jobs back to Appalachia? We’re a year-and-a-half into his presidency, and some people, like coal operator Barry Estep , are hopeful. “Maybe this is a light at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been hoping for, to get things turn||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Flaming Bicycles to a Chicken Man- Three Tall Tales From W.Va. Award Winning Storytellers||This week, we’re listening back to a popular show we did back in 2016, featuring award winning storytellers — telling some whopping tale and lies. We’ll be featuring storytellers from the West Virginia Storyteller’s Guild , all of whom have comp||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTown Reckons With its Toxic Past, While Looking to the EPA for Help||On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll visit Minden, West Virginia, where residents are asking the federal government to consider adding their town to an official list of places most seriously contaminated by hazardous waste. But this ne||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Appalachia, Some Combat Veterans are Turning to Farming After War: Here's Why||This week on Inside Appalachia we’re going to listen back to an episode we originally aired in 2017, about veterans who are turning to traditional farming, for therapy. We’ll travel to Sugar Bottom Farm in Clay County West Virginia to meet Veteran E||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppalachia Has Highest Risk of HIV & Hepatitis in Nation. The Proposed Solutions Are Controversial||The 10 counties in the United States most at risk for an HIV outbreak are all in Central Appalachia, a ccording to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compiled after a 2015 outbreak of the disease in southern Indiana, the||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrandparents Raising Grandchildren: Across Appalachia, 'Grandfamilies' Face Increasing Challenges||Last year on Inside Appalachia we aired an episode about Grandparents raising grandchildren. Our newsroom just won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for this series, so today, we’re listening back to this important story.||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChildren Share Memories of Growing Up in the Mountains, Puppy Pilates & More: Inside Appalachia||Our region has challenges, from the economic decline of the coal industry, to the opioid epidemic, there’s work to do in our communities. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from several people who are trying to reinvigorate our region||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Appalachians a Sense of What’s Possible||Several federally funded job-training programs have emerged in recent years designed to help revitalize coal country. In 2017 alone, the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership focused on economic development since the mid-1960s ,||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting the ‘Struggle to Stay’||It’s been a year since we started following six Appalachians as they grappled with whether to stay in their home state or leave for better opportunities. On this week’s episode, we’ll revisit those we profiled in our Struggle to Stay series – an||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanControversy 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. In one, the Village of Lilly, about 40 families were pushed off their land along the Bluestone River in Summers County, W.Va., in the 1940s.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppalachia's Deep Ties to Extractive Industries May be Keeping Region 'Poor, Sick & Stuck on Coal'||This week on Inside Appalachia, we'll learn more about how our reliance on coal and other extractive industries have affected our region’s economy.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie McCoy, 'Amazing Grace,' and How Gospel Music Inspired Rock ’n Roll||In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll talk about faith and music. We learn about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, one of the first great recording stars of gospel music, find out the story behind "Amazing Grace," and why it became an American icon, and he||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSugar Shacks and Maple–Glazed Rabbit: Appalachian Cuisine Beyond the Stereotypes||In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll travel to the sugar shacks of Appalachian maple producers, and we’ll learn how to use syrup in everything from glazed greens to buttermilk ice cream – and even roasted rabbit.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCould the West Virginia Teacher Strike Spark a Labor Movement?||Now that thousands of striking teachers across West Virginia have returned to work with a pay raise and a promise to fix their health care plan, how might their actions inspire others? It’s one of the questions we’ll explore on this week’s episode||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside Appalachia's Labor History: Do You Know Where the Word 'Redneck' Comes From?||After a nine-day statewide strike, West Virginia teachers and school service employees are back to work with a hard-won commitment from lawmakers of a 5 percent pay raise for all public workers. Gov. Jim Justice also ordered the creation of a task force||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEconomic Diversity: 8 Ideas with Momentum Inside Appalachia||It isn’t news that Appalachia is struggling economically. If you’ve followed the boom-bust cycle of the coal industry, you know that we’ve been here before. Coal production in Appalachia fell by almost half between 2005 and 2015. During the same y||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFootball as a Catalyst for Change in Mount Hope, West Virginia||Acts of violence and protests resisting racial integration were features in many American communities in the 1950s and 60s. A tiny town in the coalfields of South Central West Virginia appears to have been a notable exception.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New Generation of Black Lung||For many years we thought that black lung was a disease of the past. But it has actually stricken a whole new generation of miners, and in some ways, it’s worse than before.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFour Trailblazing Women in Appalachia Who Helped Pave the Way||This week on Inside Appalachia, we'll hear stories of women whose grit and determination changed their own lives - and changed other people's lives, too. We’ll hear from women who overcame a lot of challenges to succeed as students, musicians,||2/2/2018||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.