Encore: The Love Of Competition, Inside Appalachia

Appalachians love to compete. Whether it’s recreational 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 meet competitors who are also keepers of beloved Appalachian traditions.

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Southern Ohio Students Take To The Stage For Annual Eisteddfod Tradition

Elementary schools in Jackson, Ohio require every 5th grader to perform a song on stage. Some students choose to sing in Welsh.

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West Virginia Student To Study Welsh And W.Va. Black Working Class Connections

Myya Helm is one of only 41 students in America to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship from the United Kingdom.

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Common Interests: Listen To Teenagers From Appalachia And Wales Chat Connections

Appalachia has had hundreds of years of connection to Wales -- people have been immigrating back-and-forth between the two regions since the late 1600s.Our Inside Appalachia team has continued this through its Folkways program, by connecting teenage students in both Wales and West Virginia.

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