Appalachian Homesickness: The Struggle To Return


On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from listeners who speak about their journeys to reconnect with their roots in Appalachia — and return home.

While producing this week’s Inside Appalachia show, we asked for your stories of homesickness on Twitter, and we got back variety of heartfelt responses.Also this moring, the latest album from Kentucky’s Joan Shelley was produced by Wilco bandleader and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, in his Chicago studio. The pair met backstage at a Mountain Stage taping in February 2016. We hear Shelley performing “The Push and Pull” as our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.