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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.

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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Episodes

Hands-on Education Provides Route To Success

5/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:58

Exploring Unique Connections — Both To And In — Appalachia

5/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:59

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

5/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:54:19

Appalachian Strength In The Face Of A Pandemic Devastating Local Economies

5/1/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:48

Faith And Tradition In A Time Of Pandemic

4/24/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:08

Black Community In Charleston, Destroyed For Interstate, Not Forgotten

4/17/2020
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?

Duration:01:03:21

Laughter Is The Best Medicine, Inside Appalachia

4/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:55:06

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

4/3/2020
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.

Duration:00:53:38

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

3/27/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:06

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

3/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:56:40

Tapping Into The Love Of Wild, Inside Appalachia

3/13/2020
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.

Duration:00:56:40

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

3/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:25

Appalachians Reclaiming Their Stories And Means Of Earning A Living

2/28/2020
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.

Duration:00:59:21

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

2/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:53:22

Love For Mountains And Each Other, Inside Appalachia

2/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:57:22

Looking At National Stories Through An Appalachian Lens

2/7/2020
On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear several stories about people who are working to help address problems within their own communities.

Duration:00:55:27

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

1/31/2020
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.

Duration:00:48:30

Understanding What Mountains Mean, Inside Appalachia

1/24/2020
“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.

Duration:00:55:30

Stories Of Resilience, Self-Reliance And Survival In Appalachia

1/17/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:08

Politics Is A Difficult Topic, But Necessary — Inside Appalachia

1/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:53:12