Taking Pictures In Appalachia And Confederate Monument Debate This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we talk about pictures — and who takes them and what that means in Appalachia. Also, in this show, we hear about a county court in Kentucky that passed a resolution for a Confederate monument to remain on the grounds there, and we bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

West Virginia University has reported its highest number of daily coronavirus cases among students for the second straight day. Dave Mistich has more.  

A county court in Kentucky unanimously passed a resolution in mid-July stating a Confederate monument on courthouse grounds would remain – this after weeks of protest, and protests persist. Liam Niemeyer has more from Calloway County Kentucky.

Photography in Appalachia has a long and complicated history. Who gets to take our pictures? Who gets to tell our story? On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening to an episode that originally aired in 2015, called “What Happens When Strangers Come To Appalachia?” To get a bit of an insider’s perspective from someone who lives where an incident involving out of town photographers took place, trying to take photos of children, Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly spoke with McDowell County native Sabrina Shrader.

By the early 1980s, British progressive rock band Genesis had evolved to become a full-blown force in pop music. Their influence has continued for decades — inspiring countless groups with varied musical styles. In 2010, Mountain Stage brought pop ensemble Clare & the Reasons to Morgantown, where they performed their take on “That’s All” by Genesis. It’s this week’s Song of the Week.

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Our Appalachia Health News project is made possible with support from CAMC and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Glynis Board, Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson, Eric Douglas, Corey Knollinger, Emily Allen, and Roxy Todd.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Glynis Board produced and hosted this show.

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