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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Dec 30, 2017

The 1960's were a time of radicalism, with protests, riots, and bombings at institutions of higher learning.  And the colleges in Appalachia saw their share of these things, too.

There had been protests at Bluefield State College for several years, starting in the mid-60's, over the increasing ratio of white faculty and...


Dec 23, 2017

It's Christmas week, and on this episode of Stories, Rod and Steve continue a holiday tradition by going back in time to read some letters to Santa from both good and bad little boys and girls.  Then our own Q. T. pi reads "The Night Before Christmas."

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Dec 16, 2017

Today on Stories, Rod and Steve share the story of an eastern Kentucky barnstormer and aviation pioneer who went on to train military pilots in World War II, then co-found a world-renown aviation school.

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Dec 9, 2017

On today's episode, Rod and Steve tell the story of two 19th century western North Carolina explorers who got into a very public argument over the mountains that are now named after them.

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Dec 2, 2017

1916 saw not one but two hurricanes hit the mountains of North Carolina at once, causing flooding, devastation and death in southern Appalachia.  On today's episode, Steve and Rod tell the story of the Great Flood of 1916.

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