It's Fall Y'all. Autumn Sounds And Apples On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about an heirloom apple unique in all the world that grows here in Appalachia. For now. Also, in this show, we hear the sounds of autumn with Eclectopia host Jim Lange.

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While there are thousands of apple types in the world, one heirloom variety exists in the heart of Appalachia that’s like no other apple. Its growing season and flavor set it apart. Inside Appalachia folkways reporter Connie Kitts found that generations of Appalachians have kept these apple trees alive, but now, they’re at risk of disappearing with time.

Fall is officially here with it being the autumnal equinox. Jim Lange, host of Eclectopia, reflects on the sounds of fall – both musical and natural.

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