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Inside Appalachia will report on stories common to the mountain region. Inside Appalachia will provide in-depth coverage of mountain politics, culture and the environment.

Inside Appalachia will report on stories common to the mountain region. Inside Appalachia will provide in-depth coverage of mountain politics, culture and the environment.
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Inside Appalachia will report on stories common to the mountain region. Inside Appalachia will provide in-depth coverage of mountain politics, culture and the environment.

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English

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Episodes

From Coal to Music: Appalachia's Connection to the United Kingdom

9/21/2018
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Coal miners and their families in Appalachia take great pride in their work and the fellowship that surrounds coal mining. As Jeremy Brock, one former Kentucky coal miner, put it: "It's a culture. It's a brotherhood." “Once you get used to it, I wouldn’t do nothing else," he told the documentary project, Humans of Central Appalachia, in 2016.

Duration:00:54:00

Baseball as Transcendence: How Appalachia's Pastime Creates Character, Camaraderie

9/14/2018
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As we head into the final weeks of summer, this week on Inside Appalachia we explore the impact of baseball throughout the region. We’ll learn about the history of early baseball in the coal camp towns of southern West Virginia, and go inside the legendary baseball bat factory — the Louisville Sluggers. And we’ll meet a man who went from living in an isolated timber town in Pocahontas County, West Virginia to being a professional umpire for the Cincinnati Reds.

Duration:00:56:15

LGBT Issues Across Appalachia

9/7/2018
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This week on Inside Appalachia we're revisiting an episode from earlier this year, exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian. We’ll also take a look at efforts in West Virginia to provide legal protection to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity....

Duration:00:53:00

Road Trip: Appalachia’s Hidden Gems

8/31/2018
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re going on a road trip to meet people who are working in Appalachia to preserve American culture and traditions.

Duration:00:56:07

Fighting HIV and Hepatitis Inside Appalachia

8/24/2018
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In parts of Appalachia, needle exchange programs have brought controversy, and they sometimes carry a stigma that such offerings enable, or even encourage, drug use. But supporters say the practice, especially when coupled with addiction treatment options for participants, can help get them on a path to recovery.

Duration:00:54:29

Drama, Mayhem and Trust: Indie Pro-Wrestling in Appalachia

8/17/2018
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we explore the world of independent pro-wrestling. While pro-wrestling is popular across the country and all around the world, the sport has a rich and storied history here in Appalachia. In this episode we’ll take a glimpse at the action, intensity, and drama (real-life and otherwise) that happens between the ropes.

Duration:01:04:07

Farming, Race, Poverty, and the Media Inside Appalachia

8/10/2018
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Being a farmer isn’t easy. One woman in Georgia found that getting assistance as a black farmer can be especially tough. Shirley Sherrod said she found discrimination in the federal government’s farm assistance programs, and she and other farmers fought back in the biggest class action lawsuit in U.S. history. Listen to the episode to hear the results of the lawsuit, and what it meant for farmers across the country.

Duration:00:51:20

Inside Appalachia Features the Pope’s Long Con

8/3/2018
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll learn about the life of Kentucky politician and pastor Danny Johnson, and the investigation that exposed a long line of questionable actions that preceded his rise to power.

Duration:00:54:19

This One Sentence Helped Purdue Pharma Sell Billions of Dollars Worth of Opioids

7/20/2018
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Between 1999 and 2015, roughly 300,000 people in the United States died from opioid overdoses. And of the five states with the highest rates of drug overdose deaths in 2016, four were in Appalachia. In this week's episode of Inside Appalachia, we'll hear a special report from The Uncertain Hour , a podcast from American Public Media's Marketplace. Their investigation, which first aired in December, centered on a lesser-known but significant aspect of the opioid crisis: how Purdue Pharma...

Duration:00:54:02

Pipelines, Birds and Coal Ash: A Look at Environmental Coverage Inside Appalachia

7/13/2018
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Coal has dominated Appalachia’s energy economy for more than a century. But natural gas is emerging as a new economic force, bringing with it jobs, infrastructure needs and new environmental concerns. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear why some are worried about the risk of water contamination from major gas pipelines being built through parts of West Virginia, projects which also promise jobs in the region.

Duration:00:58:09

The Struggle Continues: Iraq War Vet Focused on Path out of Appalachia

7/6/2018
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A comedian, an actor and dog move from West Virginia across the country chasing big dreams. What could possibly go wrong?

Duration:00:54:01

How Jell-O Marked a New Era in Rural Appalachia & the History of the Hip & Trendy Mason Jar

6/29/2018
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On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re talking about two things you’re likely to find on a supper table in Appalachia: Jell-O and mason jars.

Duration:00:52:52

Inside Appalachia: LGBT Issues in Our Region

6/22/2018
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On this week’s show, we’re exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian. We’ll also take a look at efforts in West Virginia to provide legal protection to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Duration:00:52:47

3 Men, 3 Lives, 3 Wishes for a Better Economic Future in Appalachia

6/15/2018
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Can Trump bring coal jobs back to Appalachia? We’re a year-and-a-half into his presidency, and some people, like coal operator Barry Estep , are hopeful. “Maybe this is a light at the end of the tunnel we’ve all been hoping for, to get things turned around and changed some.” But others are not so sure that coal has a long-term future.

Duration:00:51:12

From Flaming Bicycles to a Chicken Man- Three Tall Tales From W.Va. Award Winning Storytellers

6/8/2018
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This week, we’re listening back to a popular show we did back in 2016, featuring award winning storytellers — telling some whopping tale and lies. We’ll be featuring storytellers from the West Virginia Storyteller’s Guild , all of whom have competed and won prizes across the country.

Duration:00:53:34

Town Reckons With its Toxic Past, While Looking to the EPA for Help

6/1/2018
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On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll visit Minden, West Virginia, where residents are asking the federal government to consider adding their town to an official list of places most seriously contaminated by hazardous waste. But this nearly 40-year-old program’s budget has faced repeated cuts over the past 20 years. We’ll learn about how that may affect cleanup efforts for communities that are designated as U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Superfund sites.

Duration:00:49:55

In Appalachia, Some Combat Veterans are Turning to Farming After War: Here's Why

5/25/2018
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This week on Inside Appalachia we’re going to listen back to an episode we originally aired in 2017, about veterans who are turning to traditional farming, for therapy. We’ll travel to Sugar Bottom Farm in Clay County West Virginia to meet Veteran Eric Grandon, the first veteran to go through the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program.

Duration:00:53:29

Appalachia Has Highest Risk of HIV & Hepatitis in Nation. The Proposed Solutions Are Controversial

5/18/2018
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The 10 counties in the United States most at risk for an HIV outbreak are all in Central Appalachia, a ccording to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Compiled after a 2015 outbreak of the disease in southern Indiana, the report found that places with a combination of high poverty, low access to health care, and rampant intravenous drug were mostly likely to experience a similar outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C.

Duration:00:55:20

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Across Appalachia, 'Grandfamilies' Face Increasing Challenges

5/11/2018
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Last year on Inside Appalachia we aired an episode about Grandparents raising grandchildren. Our newsroom just won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for this series, so today, we’re listening back to this important story.

Duration:00:37:44

Children Share Memories of Growing Up in the Mountains, Puppy Pilates & More: Inside Appalachia

5/4/2018
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Our region has challenges, from the economic decline of the coal industry, to the opioid epidemic, there’s work to do in our communities. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from several people who are trying to reinvigorate our region with opportunities for change. We’ll also hear from some younger voices in Appalachian, North Carolina about growing up in the mountains.

Duration:00:49:18