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
The price of untanned, or green fur, has been dropping steadily as public opinion and markets have turned away from fur products. Animal welfare groups have advocated against trapping and wearing furs. Supply and demand is also impacted by pop culture and fashion trends. International politics, like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, interrupt trade routes and impact the ability to sell fur overseas.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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