This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage revisits our 2021 Holiday Special. The episode features seasonal songs, old and new, all recorded live over the years on the Mountain Stage.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Laura Harbert Allen
This week, we’re airing an encore episode of Inside Appalachia. We'll meet a man who makes wooden turkey calls. We'll also meet people who make wooden paddles by hand and custom-decorate each one, and a man who repairs cuckoo clocks. Finally, we’ll travel to some of the most beautiful spots in Appalachia to find wildflowers, like Dolly Sods and the Canaan Valley of West Virginia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re talking about traditional ballads — how they tell stories and connect us to the past. These old tunes can mean so much. They can tap into difficult emotions and give feelings space to be heard. Some songs may even be too uncomfortable to sing.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Starting in the late nineteenth century, trains were everywhere in southern Appalachia. And so were songs about them.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
People look forward all year long to the spring ramp collecting season. These days, chefs all over the country use ramps — and experts worry the plants could get over-harvested. For many years, ramps were a hidden gem. What do local communities think? Folkways reporter Laura Harbert Allen brings us this story on this popular — and pungent — food.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A McDowell County food pantry is teaming up with a non-profit called Dig Deep in order to bring residents clean drinking water.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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