Inside Appalachia

Inside Appalachia
9:01 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mountaintop Removal Concerns, "Food Tourism," Nostalgic Rebirth and more

A young yoga skeptic finds interest in the exercises.

Kentucky farmers are testing the nutritional value of hay.

And a music camp carries on the tradition of ole time Appalachian music.

Residents concerned about environmental impact. After approval for a mountain top removal site near Kanawha State Forest, the safety of people living in the area are not the only red flag being raised. As Ashton Marra of West Virginia Public Radio reports, the possible effects on plant and animal life are drawing criticism.

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Inside Appalachia Podcast
12:06 am
Sat July 12, 2014

How Mountaintop Removal Affects Fish, Tourism Along the Clinch River, An Appalachian Opera and More

Research shows mountaintop removal mining does impact fish populations.

Southwestern Virginia is trying to boost its economy using culture and nature.

Appalachian food is the topic of a summit in Kentucky.

And a new play delves into the issue of sexual assault in the military.

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Inside Appalachia
2:41 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Spring Kindergarten Roundup, Seed Sharing, Young W.Va. Poet

Listen here for the April 19 & 20, 2014 edition of Inside Appalachia.

On Inside Appalachia this week, a small program in Appalachia is trying to help childcare providers save for retirement.  We go to the West Virginia Pipe Trades Apprentice Contest in Wheeling and seed sharing in Pennsylvania -- it's one way to make gardening more fun and affordable.

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Inside Appalachia
8:12 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Pa. Chemical Tank Laws Tougher Than W.Va., Ky. Community Promised Better Housing, and more

Pennsylvania is comparing regulations for above ground storage tanks after the spill in West Virginia.

While some residents in a Kentucky community are using unique strategies to oppose a strip mine, others are looking forward to the mine opening.

One school in West Virginia is working to meet the needs of all deaf and blind students.

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Inside Appalachia
7:00 am
Sat January 18, 2014

W.Va. Lawmakers Tackle Chemical Spills, One Pa. Town Faces a Rain Tax, and more

West Virginia lawmakers are looking into ways to prevent another chemical spill.

Some Pennsylvania resident face paying a ‘rain tax'.

A telescope in danger of closing is still making ‘far out’ discoveries.

And a West Virginia community is fixing its own water problems.

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Podcast
2:36 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Inside Appalachia- Oct. 26, 2013

WVU competes in 'jack and jill' cross cut competition.
Credit Brian Allen / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Kentucky prepares to introduce new science education standards.

A report on the effects of natural gas fracking is due out soon.

And we hear from two West Virginia writers with books out just in time for the spooky season.

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New Book
3:43 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Stories from the Lost River Valley

Tom Cogill, photographer, Jamie Ross, writer, and Nancy Ailes, Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust president, gather in Wardensville to celebrate the release of the book Listening to the Land.
Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Stories and photographs from the Cacapon and Lost River Valley are featured in a book just released by West Virginia University Press.

Listening to the Land features the stories of several owners throughout the watershed who have chosen to preserve their land through the Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust.

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Podcast
1:50 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Inside Appalachia- Oct. 19, 2013

Listening to the Land, is a book about the Cacapon River Valley.
Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A new Kentucky café caters to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

Arts and Culture provide economic development in one Kentucky county.

A new book profiles one of West Virginia’s most picturesque river valleys.

And ink lovers turn out for the first WV tattoo expo.

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Podcast
4:58 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Inside Appalachia- Oct. 12, 2013

Credit Submitted Photo

Compressed natural gas is a hard sell despite all the drilling.

West Virginia native John Nash continues to inspire.

Traditional music lovers will soon be able to own The 1928 Johnson City Sessions.

And we take a trip to the quiet zone in West Virginia, shhhh.

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Podcast
4:12 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Inside Appalachia- Oct. 5, 2013

Birders look for migrating raptors at Hanging Rock in Monroe County, W.Va.
Credit Rt 219 Project

One of the most immediate effects of the federal government shutdown hits tourists.

A record number of raptors flew over an observation point in West Virginia recently.

A story teller puts a new twist on old Appalachian traditions.

And a Kentucky school program helps who want to children learn music.

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Podcast
8:28 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Inside Appalachia- Sept. 28, 2013

States are getting ready for Obamacare.

One of this year’s Inspiring West Virginians is a businesswoman from Morgantown.

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate talks about his work and diversity in Appalachia.

And we visit a school in North Carolina where the Cherokee language is taught.

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