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.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, model trains have grown from a child’s toy to an enduring passion for adults. Inside Appalachia Folkways reporter Zack Harold visited with the Kanawha Valley Railroad Association and has this story.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Sometime in the 1970s, a group of model railroad enthusiasts in Charleston, West Virginia started getting together at the local Presbyterian Church to talk trains. As the club grew they found a bigger space where they could set up little dioramas for their engines and cars to traverse.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week, we hop a tiny train to discover the miniature wonders of a West Virginia model railroad club that now faces an uncertain future. We also visit Madison, West Virginia — a former coal community that's looking to reinvent itself. And we visit a cemetery in Bluefield, Virginia and learn how racial segregation extended from cradle to the grave. You’ll hear these stories and more this week, Inside Appalachia.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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