On this West Virginia Morning, Kari Gunter-Seymour is Ohio’s third poet laureate. Inside Appalachia Producer Bill Lynch spoke with Gunter-Seymour about poetry, getting published and the Appalachian part of Ohio.
Listen: Alison Krauss' "Forget About It" Is Our Song Of The Week
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This week’s episode is a special compilation that features Grammy award winners and nominees as heard in past performances on Mountain Stage. Larry Groce chose some of his favorite performances from our archive, including songs by Randy Newman, Eric Bibb, Little Big Town and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The show opens with a set from Alison Krauss & Union Station, who have our Song of the Week.
According to the Recording Academy, Krauss is the most awarded female artist in history, with 42 nominations and 27 wins. As a group, she and her band Union Station have garnered 14 wins and 18 nominations. Krauss brought home two of those trophies for Forget About It- the 1999 album, and its title song, which were awarded Best Country Album and Best Country Female Vocal Performance,respectively, that year. Our Song of the Week is their performance of that Grammy-winning song, recorded on Mountain Stage in November 2005 in Athens, OH with our partners at Ohio University Arts & Entertainment and WOUB Public Media.
On this West Virginia Morning, more than a decade ago, Huntington made headlines as the “fattest city in the nation.” We listen to an excerpt from our latest episode of Us & Them with host Trey Kay Kay, where we look at continuing efforts to teach healthy habits in West Virginia.
Edible Mountain follows botanists, conservationists, and enthusiastic hobbyists in the field as they provide insight on sustainable forest foraging. The episodes are designed to increase appreciation and accessibility to the abundance found in Appalachia, celebrating the traditional knowledge and customs of Appalachian folk concerning plants and their medical, religious, and social uses.
Appalachians love to compete. Whether it’s rec league softball, a turkey calling contest or workplace chili cookoffs… Mountain folks are in it to win it. But there’s more to competing than just winning or losing. In this show, we’ll also meet competitors who are also keepers of beloved Appalachian traditions.
On this episode of The Legislature Today, with West Virginia’s abortion ban clarified and solidified in state code by recent legislation, Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice speaks with Sen. Patricia Rucker, R-Jefferson, and Del. Ric Griffith, D-Wayne, on women’s and maternal health in West Virginia.