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New Documentary ‘O Pioneer’ And Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, an opening partly in French isn’t what you might expect in a film set in West Virginia, but the new documentary O Pioneer is unusual. Inside Appalachia Producer Bill Lynch spoke with Jonathan Lacoque and Clara Lehman, the makers behind their film, to learn what O Pioneer means.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from Drive-By Truckers. We listen to their performance of “The Ballad of Cecil McCobb.” Patterson Hood wrote this song in memory of their good friend Wes Freed, who created the band’s album and poster art for many years.

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