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W.Va. Native Kathy Mattea Joins Mountain Stage As Its New Host

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will take over hosting duties from Larry Groce. Groce is not leaving entirely. He will retain his other duties with the show, which he co-founded.

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Q&A With Crystal Wilkinson: Kentucky’s New Poet Laureate

Crystal Wilkinson is Kentucky’s new poet laureate, the first Black woman to have this title in the state. She recently spoke with Inside Appalachia’s co-host Caitlin Tan. Wilkinson began by reading a poem that is an ode to tobacco and her grandfather. The poem is featured in her soon-to-be-released collection of poems, ‘Perfect Black.’

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Rural Areas Bring Unique Challenges For Those With Eating Disorders During Pandemic

Mental health across the nation has taken a toll since the pandemic began -- and this includes eating disorders. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, hotline calls are up nearly 80 percent in the past year.

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