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Holler: Voices of West Virginia Women

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"Holler" is a podcast series celebrating and featuring women around the state of West Virginia. Guests vary, from artists and authors, to scientists and politicians. Learn more at our website!

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"Holler" is a podcast series celebrating and featuring women around the state of West Virginia. Guests vary, from artists and authors, to scientists and politicians. Learn more at our website!

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The podcast I've been waiting for

By Abbey Estep - Nov 30 2017
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A podcast like this has been such a long time coming for WV! I listen to empowering, woman-led podcasts all the time, but it's so comforting to now have one celebrating women from my home state. Makes me proud as a West Virginian living abroad and helps keep me connected to all the good things happening at home :)

Beautiful Voice!

By renzodeez - Oct 01 2017
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Great first episode, can’t wait to hear more.

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
33
1
1
0
0

The podcast I've been waiting for

By Abbey Estep - Nov 30 2017
Read more
A podcast like this has been such a long time coming for WV! I listen to empowering, woman-led podcasts all the time, but it's so comforting to now have one celebrating women from my home state. Makes me proud as a West Virginian living abroad and helps keep me connected to all the good things happening at home :)

Beautiful Voice!

By renzodeez - Oct 01 2017
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Great first episode, can’t wait to hear more.

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Holler: Voices of West Virginia Women

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"Holler" is a podcast series celebrating and featuring women around the state of West Virginia. Guests vary, from artists and authors, to scientists and politicians. Learn more at our website!

Rank #1: High School to the House Floor: Meet Del. Saira Blair

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Delegate Saira Blair graduated high school in 2014 and won a seat in the WV House of Delegates just months later, becoming the youngest person to ever be elected to a state legislature in the United States. Saira shares some advice and stories about her time running and serving as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

This week's featured band is Hello June. They are a female-fronted indie band with a penchant for down home rock n' roll. Learn more about Hello June at https://hellojune.bandcamp.com/.

Special thanks to Forever Strong for providing intro and outro music for our show!

Oct 11 2017

34mins

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Rank #2: The Space Gal from Almost Heaven

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Emily Calandrelli is a West Virginia native, WVU and MIT grad, Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space on FOX, correspondent for Bill Nye Saves the World, and children's book author.

Special thanks to Jaclyn Fenton, Alec Gearty, musical feature HEAF, and the band Forever Strong for providing intro and outro music for this week's show.

Oct 04 2017

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Rank #3: Meet Tamia Hardy: Miss West Virginia 2017

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Tamia Hardy, Miss West Virginia 2017, is educating West Virginians about sexual assault, working with and teaching children, and has represented the state at Miss America. As the first black Miss West Virginia, Tamia talks about the importance of representation in this episode, as well as her business education, her current job, and her future.

This week's musical guest, Rebecca Berhanu, is a Morgantown native and WVU student. Berhanu recently released a new EP titled "Somebody," which is available on iTunes and Spotify.

Special thanks to Forever Strong for providing Holler's intro and outro music.

Nov 16 2017

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Rank #4: Fighting with Faith

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Cindy Briggs-Biondi is more than just a pastor, she is a force of faith amidst the fight against the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. In episode seven, Cindy shares what she thinks is important when helping others in recovery, how she discovered her faith and desire to become a pastor, and how we, of all religious backgrounds, can work together.

Our featured music this week is by the duo, Kay and Posey. Their featured song is "Sweet Fire." Learn more about the duo by checking out "Kay and Posey" on Facebook.

Some helpful recovery resources in the Charleston area and the state include Recovery Point, WV Helpline (1-844-HELP-4-WV), the West Virginia Council of Churches, and Beyond Addiction family support groups/classes.

Nov 08 2017

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Rank #5: The Good Life: Featuring Crystal Good, WV Author, Entrepreneur, and Advocate

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Crystal Good is a sixth generation West Virginian. An author, entrepreneur, advocate, band member, and mom, Crystal has made her mark in the Mountain State by creating opportunities to do what she is most passionate about. In this week's episode, she talks about the poetry of law, her new small farm hemp cosmetics line, Good Hemp, and how West Virginians have supported her through every endeavor. Check out the Indiegogo campaign for Good Hemp at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/naturally-beautiful-with-good-hemp-natural-beauty#/.

This week's featured band is Whiskey Victor, a duo consisting of Anna-Kate and Shannon Bean, from Morgantown, WV. The Bean sisters fell in love with the harmonies of bluegrass at their family gatherings, and originally formed Whiskey Victor to play at a charity event. Now, Whiskey Victor is planning to release an album next year. Make sure to follow Whiskey Victor on Twitter and Instagram!

Dec 06 2017

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Rank #6: Natalie Sal: Representing West Virginia's Kids

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Natalie Sal graduated from the WVU engineering program and continued her education at WVU Law. In this week's episode, she discusses her firm's pro bono work, representing children in court, and her own experiences as a WV woman as a mother and daughter.

Special thank you to Forever Strong for our weekly show music. Make sure to visit hollerpodcast.com and click on the featured artist tab to recommend a featured artist for the coming weeks!

Nov 01 2017

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Rank #7: Building The ARK with Ashley Keiffer

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Ashley Keiffer, of St. Albans, West Virginia, battled addiction for 17 years. Now, she is preparing to open her own sober living home for women, The ARK (Addiction Recovery Kingdom): Saving Women From Drowning in Addiction. In this week's episode, Ashley describes what saved her from her almost two decades of addiction, how she believes the state can help others suffering, and what she wishes more people knew about addiction.

Some helpful recovery resources in the Charleston area and the state include Recovery Point, WV Helpline (1-844-HELP-4-WV), the West Virginia Council of Churches, and Beyond Addiction family support groups/classes.

To recommend a featured artist for the show, visit hollerpodcast.com and click the "Featured Artists" tab, and select the available link for suggestions.

Dec 13 2017

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Rank #8: Shan Cawley: Appalachian Author and Advocate

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WVU sophomore Shan Cawley is passionate about using what she experienced growing up to advocate for others and share her story. The Weirton, WV native has published two books, helped to create a publishing house for other Appalachian authors, and has made it her mission to raise awareness about sexual assault on WVU's campus. Make sure to follow or "like" the WVU campaign Shan kickstarted, "Go First: Unite for Title IX," and follow ennuihouse on Twitter.

This week's featured musical artist is WV native and WVU graduate, Zoe Heflin. Zoe graduated in May 2017 from the WVU College of Creative Arts. She is a composer, cellist, and vocalist.

Special thank you to Forever Strong for their support of our show and providing our podcast's intro and outro music.

Nov 29 2017

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Rank #9: An Appalachian Activist

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Chrissy Packtor, WVU grad and current MPH candidate at Boston University, talks about her experience advocating for and organizing around reproductive justice issues in the state.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in reproductive justice issues in the state can check out Planned Parenthood, WV FREE, and WVU Students for Reproductive Justice on social media!

This week's featured artist is Brooke Cottrill, of Bridgeport, WV. You can find more of her music at brookecottrill.com.

Thank you to Forever Strong for providing our show's music.

Oct 18 2017

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Rank #10: Libera: Freedom for WV Women

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Libera Inc. is an organization working to help women in West Virginia find their personal freedom. In this episode, host and producer Hilary Kinney sits down with Libera founder, Karen Haring, and Libera listener, Megan Wright.

Thank you to Forever Strong for providing the music for the Holler podcast. Find them on Spotify, Bandcamp, Facebook, and Twitter.

Oct 26 2017

35mins

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