On this week's encore broadcast of Mountain Stage, guest host Larry Groce welcomes Wilco back to the show for their fourth appearance since 1996. Also joining us is blues man Guy Davis, alt-folk singer and songwriter Peter Case, and Grammy Nominated songwriter and producer Garrison Starr.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Masks and vaccines continue to trigger Us & Them divides across the nation.
As statewide public health mandates have dwindled, public health choices increasingly fall to local government officials – city, county and school board leaders. Many say the mask and vaccination requirements they’ve imposed in the interests of public health, have put a target on their back. More than 80% report they’ve been harassed, threatened or experienced violence. Some are afraid to do their job and they say the aggressive resistance has a budgetary impact on cities required to enhance safety measures.
Us & Them host Trey Kay travels to several southern states to hear from people about their decisions and the consequences. He spoke with Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who was Tennessee’s top vaccination official. In the summer of 2021, she was fired after getting caught in an intense battle between the science and the politics of public health.
This episode of Us & Them is presented with support from the CRC Foundation and the West Virginia Humanities Council.
This program is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through the West Virginia Humanities Council. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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