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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 View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project 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.

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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 View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project 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.

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My Home; My Heart

By TBlankenboat - Feb 21 2020
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Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
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Love this podcast! Well done!

iTunes Ratings

151 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
11
2
3
2

My Home; My Heart

By TBlankenboat - Feb 21 2020
Read more
Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
Read more
Love this podcast! Well done!
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Inside Appalachia

Latest release on May 22, 2020

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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 View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project 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.

Rank #1: 7 Important Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

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Stories about Appalachia tend to fall into two camps-- quaint stories about cultural oddities, or reports about grim health and economic statics that our region struggles with. And while those stories have merit, they aren’t the only stories that matter.

Jan 31 2020

48mins

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Rank #2: Stories Of Resilience, Self-Reliance And Survival In Appalachia

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Here in central Appalachia, we have plenty of high-tech skills, and many of us can connect to orbiting satellites, and therefore people and ideas on the other side of the globe, in milliseconds. But there are also a lot of isolated pockets throughout Appalachia where a smart phone is rendered pretty dumb.

Jan 17 2020

54mins

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Rank #3: Laughter Is The Best Medicine, Inside Appalachia

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Can laughter be beneficial for our health? Research suggests that laughing can be therapeutic not only for our emotional well-being, but it can help heal us in a physical sense, too.

Apr 10 2020

55mins

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Rank #4: Tapping Into The Love Of Wild, Inside Appalachia

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There is a lot happening in the world that is stressful. But the risk of the coronavirus doesn’t necessarily have to mean you have to barricade yourself indoors. Diseases spread in close quarters, so some researchers advise that you should get outside and exercise with your friends if you can. Go on a walk. You can still avoid sneezing into each other's faces and make sure you wash your hands, but your immune system loves to be outside.

Mar 13 2020

56mins

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Rank #5: Love For Mountains And Each Other, Inside Appalachia

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This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is all about love. Not the florist and jewelry store version of love, but love for something deeper: love for home, family, for the mountains. We also have a variety of personal love letters from listeners, and we'll talk a little bit about being in love, too.

Feb 14 2020

57mins

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Rank #6: How Is Appalachia Grappling With The Coronavirus? Humor, Resilience, And Compassion

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Usually this time of year marks the start of festival season. So many little communities throughout the region celebrate springtime in their own way. But things are basically on pause right now as the country holds its collective breath. On this week’s episode of “Inside Appalachia,” we check in with our friends and neighbors across the region, many of whom are hunkering down at home, trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

Mar 27 2020

54mins

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Rank #7: Appalachians Reclaiming Their Stories And Means Of Earning A Living

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Most people rarely think about where food comes from. We go to the grocery store and have so much to choose from. But global experts say small and medium-sized farms are critical to future food systems. That’s what we’ve got here in Appalachia, but more and more farmers across our region are facing economic challenges.

Feb 28 2020

59mins

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Rank #8: Looking At National Stories Through An Appalachian Lens

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On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear several stories about people who are working to help address problems within their own communities.

Feb 07 2020

55mins

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Rank #9: A Break From Coronavirus News: Inside Appalachia Explores The Power Of Connecting With Loved Ones

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On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we are taking a much-needed break from the news. We’ll explore ways we can continue to stay connected with each other, even when we’re self-isolating for health reasons.

Mar 20 2020

51mins

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Hands-on Education Provides Route To Success

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We’re focusing on the power of experiential learning in this episode of Inside Appalachia . We’ll look at how students learn life, academic and practical skills through career and technical education (CTE) programs. The goal of these programs is often to give students an idea of what kind of career they might want to go into after high school. In a rural Wetzel County, W.Va., community, there’s a high school program that not only has kids raising animals, but they are also processing the meat and selling it. Students learn where their food comes from and couple their real-world experience with work in the classroom. Studies show that students who go to a career high school have higher graduation rates than their peers who choose a traditional path. According to the West Virginia Department of Education, the graduation rate for students involved in CTE programs was eight percent higher than the overall graduation rate in 2018. Making Bacon Between March 2019 and March 2020, reporter

May 22 2020

53mins

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Exploring Unique Connections — Both To And In — Appalachia

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There is a deep connection among generations that holds steady for many families across central Appalachia. Perhaps it’s a combination of shared struggles and enduring repeated cycles of economic boom and bust. Maybe it’s our deep ties to the land that help bind so many of us to our past — after all, these mountains are among the oldest on the planet. While many Appalachians have fled the region in search of better opportunities, many of them we interview on Inside Appalachia tell us about the pull to return, even after many years.

May 15 2020

56mins

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Maybe The Best Classroom Is Right Outside Your Door, Inside Appalachia

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With kids cooped up inside their homes and classroom instruction happening remotely, we thought it would be a great time to take another listen to an episode of Inside Appalachia that originally aired in 2019. We explore the power of getting children outside to learn, a topic that’s perhaps even more important now than ever. Doctors agree that getting kids outdoors is safe during the pandemic as long as we maintain social distancing so we are looking at why learning outdoors is good for all of us, but especially kids. “I think there’s a difference between opening up a science textbook and learning about water quality when you can go outside and be in your own watershed,” Hannah Spencer said. Spencer is a co-founder of the Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership school, or Mountain SOL, an outdoor education program based in Morgantown. Much research today supports the notion that people thrive outside, but other studies show we spend the vast majority of our lives in poorly designed

May 08 2020

54mins

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Appalachian Strength In The Face Of A Pandemic Devastating Local Economies

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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our lives, whether you’re working from home, worried for your health or unexpectedly out of a job. PBS’s beloved Mr. Rogers often quoted his mother saying to “look for the helpers” during a crisis. We’ve been looking and have found that there’s no shortage of those in our region.

May 01 2020

54mins

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Faith And Tradition In A Time Of Pandemic

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From religious services to a renewed love of gardening, quarantine gives and takes. The global pandemic has taken things from all of us. Some more than others. Thousands have died, many of them alone, and separated from their families. At least 26 million Americans have lost their jobs. Most rituals and traditions have also been disrupted, especially those that normally include people gathered in large groups.

Apr 24 2020

54mins

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Black Community In Charleston, Destroyed For Interstate, Not Forgotten

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Why was the Triangle neighborhood, once steeped in the richness of black music and culture, demolished in 1974 in Charleston, W.Va.? Why were some residents unaware that their neighborhood was being torn down until the bulldozers showed up? And why do some members of Charleston’s African American community today believe that this history could repeat itself in the city’s West Side neighborhood 50 years later, unless this history is reckoned with and remembered?

Apr 17 2020

1hr 3mins

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine, Inside Appalachia

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Can laughter be beneficial for our health? Research suggests that laughing can be therapeutic not only for our emotional well-being, but it can help heal us in a physical sense, too.

Apr 10 2020

55mins

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Upper Big Branch 10 Years Later - Honoring the Miners Who Lost Their Lives

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Ten years ago, on April 5, 2010, 29 men who worked at an underground coal mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, lost their lives. The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group, Inc. has placed wreaths at the monument in Raleigh County on April 5 every year since. But this year, they aren’t encouraging family members to visit, due to the spread of COVID-19.

Apr 03 2020

53mins

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How Is Appalachia Grappling With The Coronavirus? Humor, Resilience, And Compassion

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Usually this time of year marks the start of festival season. So many little communities throughout the region celebrate springtime in their own way. But things are basically on pause right now as the country holds its collective breath. On this week’s episode of “Inside Appalachia,” we check in with our friends and neighbors across the region, many of whom are hunkering down at home, trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

Mar 27 2020

54mins

Play

A Break From Coronavirus News: Inside Appalachia Explores The Power Of Connecting With Loved Ones

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Read more
On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we are taking a much-needed break from the news. We’ll explore ways we can continue to stay connected with each other, even when we’re self-isolating for health reasons.

Mar 20 2020

51mins

Play

Tapping Into The Love Of Wild, Inside Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
There is a lot happening in the world that is stressful. But the risk of the coronavirus doesn’t necessarily have to mean you have to barricade yourself indoors. Diseases spread in close quarters, so some researchers advise that you should get outside and exercise with your friends if you can. Go on a walk. You can still avoid sneezing into each other's faces and make sure you wash your hands, but your immune system loves to be outside.

Mar 13 2020

56mins

Play

Failure To Prioritize Worker Safety Leads To Illness, Injury And Death: Inside Appalachia

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What is the human impact of a failure to prioritize workplace safety? In this episode, which we originally aired in 2019, we’ll hear how weak regulatory laws, and a failure to prioritize worker safety, may be contributing to more deaths, and a higher risk of workplace accidents -- both at the state and national levels.

Mar 06 2020

54mins

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Appalachians Reclaiming Their Stories And Means Of Earning A Living

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Most people rarely think about where food comes from. We go to the grocery store and have so much to choose from. But global experts say small and medium-sized farms are critical to future food systems. That’s what we’ve got here in Appalachia, but more and more farmers across our region are facing economic challenges.

Feb 28 2020

59mins

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Finding Meaning And Authenticity In Hot Rods, Dollywood and Everywhere Inside Appalachia

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One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode, we take a deeper look at traditional cultural practices found throughout these mountains. We’ll hear stories spanning from fiddle music, to Appalachian style food. We’ll also hear how moonshine getaway cars turned into an Appalachian subculture of families who rebuild and race hot rods.

Feb 21 2020

53mins

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Love For Mountains And Each Other, Inside Appalachia

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This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is all about love. Not the florist and jewelry store version of love, but love for something deeper: love for home, family, for the mountains. We also have a variety of personal love letters from listeners, and we'll talk a little bit about being in love, too.

Feb 14 2020

57mins

Play

Looking At National Stories Through An Appalachian Lens

Podcast cover
Read more
On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear several stories about people who are working to help address problems within their own communities.

Feb 07 2020

55mins

Play

7 Important Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

Podcast cover
Read more
Stories about Appalachia tend to fall into two camps-- quaint stories about cultural oddities, or reports about grim health and economic statics that our region struggles with. And while those stories have merit, they aren’t the only stories that matter.

Jan 31 2020

48mins

Play

Understanding What Mountains Mean, Inside Appalachia

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“Montani Semper Liberi ⁠— Mountaineers Are Always Free” is West Virginia’s state motto, but it is more than that. It is a belief system that is not just true about the Mountain State. It rings true throughout Appalachia and even mountains on other continents.

Jan 24 2020

55mins

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Stories Of Resilience, Self-Reliance And Survival In Appalachia

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Here in central Appalachia, we have plenty of high-tech skills, and many of us can connect to orbiting satellites, and therefore people and ideas on the other side of the globe, in milliseconds. But there are also a lot of isolated pockets throughout Appalachia where a smart phone is rendered pretty dumb.

Jan 17 2020

54mins

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Politics Is A Difficult Topic, But Necessary — Inside Appalachia

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In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re doing something a bit different. We’re taking a temperature check on how people are feeling about politics as we head into what is sure to be a critical election year. While most people have the presidential race on their minds, there are many local races here that will have lasting impacts as well.

Jan 10 2020

53mins

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iTunes Ratings

151 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
11
2
3
2

My Home; My Heart

By TBlankenboat - Feb 21 2020
Read more
Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
Read more
Love this podcast! Well done!