On this West Virginia Morning, before coal or timber in Appalachia, there was the fur trade, and it made fortunes for centuries. But now, West Virginia fur trappers struggle to earn a living, but some have adapted or found new careers using their skills. Folkways Reporter Lauren Griffin has this story.
Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from Oklahoma’s John Fullbright, who brought songs to us from his album The Liar. This was his first album of new music in eight years. We listen to his performance of “Poster Child,” with Fullbright alone at the piano.
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