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Flat Five Studio, Old Growth Forests And Trouble At WVU, Inside Appalachia

This week, we drop by Flat Five Studio in Salem, Virginia. It had a reputation for recording bluegrass bands, but caught a big break in the early 1990s when the Dave Matthews Band needed a quiet place to record its debut album. We also learn a little about primordial forests, and we visit a small nonprofit company in West Virginia that’s making solar powered light kits for families in war-torn Ukraine.

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The New’s Oldest Trees Protected

Nestled in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, there is a patch of forest along the Burnwood Trail that is hundreds of years old. It was recently inducted into the Old Growth Forest Network.

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