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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Mar 31, 2018

Today we tell the story of a woman who enlisted her children in a plot to rid herself of "the other woman."  According to her, it was her right to do so under "the unwritten law" of Appalachia.

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Mar 24, 2018

Tennessee came into the union in 1796, and former Southwest Territory governor William Blount was one of the two first senators appointed from that state.  His stay in Washington was cut short, though, over a scheme involving the British and Spanish lands to the west as he became the first senator to...


Mar 17, 2018

In the spring of 1974 the Kanawha County, West Virginia, school board had to approve new textbooks for the schools.  One of the board members objected to many of the books, saying that the materials contained therein advocated liberal and, even, radical viewpoints that were anti-Christian.  After that board...


Mar 10, 2018

In 1924 an elderly Middlesboro, Kentucky, housepainter was taken to the hospital when he fell deathly ill.  It was here that he confessed that he was not who everyone in town thought he was.  Today we tell the incredible story of Steve White.

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Mar 3, 2018

Keystone, West Virginia is a small town in McDowell County with 282 residents, mostly African American.  Like many small coal communities, Keystone has seen its population plummet over the years with the decline of coal mining.  But Keystone is unique in that it was also the epicenter of one of the largest...