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Stories-A History of Appalachia

May 25, 2019

Today we tell the story of Nance Dude, of Haywood County, North Carolina, convicted in the death of her granddaughter in 1913.  

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May 18, 2019

Today we tell the story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, from the mountains of western North Carolina.  Dr. Brinkley lived a colorful life as a promoter of patent medicines, quack cures and goat "gonad" operations, among other things.  Oh, he even had time to run for governor of Kansas, more than once.

He was also a master...


May 11, 2019

Today we present an encore episode about a polio epidemic which swept through Wytheville, Virginia in the 1950's.  

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May 2, 2019

Today we tell a story of love, lust, and espionage in Chattanooga, Tennessee during World War I.

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