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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Apr 27, 2019

For today's podcast we travel over the mountains to Buladean, North Carolina, the hometown of a man who once traveled the world as part of the P. T. Barnum sideshow.  Be sure to listen to find out why that was.

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Apr 20, 2019

The Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee, outside Knoxville, was in the news recently when one of the buildings there was burned.  Fire investigators found a white power symbol in the ashes of that building.  Today we're going to tell you just why that might have been as we share the story...


Apr 11, 2019

Today we're going to have a pea-pickin' old time telling the story of one of the most talented and popular entertainers to ever come out of Appalachia: Tennessee Ernie Ford, of Bristol, Tennessee.

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Apr 6, 2019

Among the pioneers of what was then known as "hillbilly music" was a coal miner from Norton, Virginia, named Moran Lee Boggs.  Better known as Dock Boggs, he became known for his unique style of banjo playing and singing, which was a combination of old time Appalachian folk music and African American blues.  Today we...