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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Sep 26, 2020

In the 1830s the Cherokee of north Georgia had settled on a strategy of using litigation to establish and enforce rights that had been given to them by treaties with the United States.  Samuel Worcester, a missionary to the tribe from Vermont, helped to come up with this approach.

And they won their case at the U. S....


Sep 19, 2020

Today we take another trip to Keystone, West Virginia.  Last time we were here, we told of a bank failure so huge it was a forerunner of the financial crash of 2008 and the Great Recession.  On this podcast we turn to the seedy part of town, a place called Cinder Bottom, where the liquor ran freely and the women were a...


Sep 11, 2020

19 years ago today Al Qaeda terrorists seized four commercial jets with the intent to use them as suicide bombs against American targets.  Three of these succeeded, resulting in the collapse of both towers of the World Trade Center in New York and massive damage to the Pentagon.  The fourth attempt was foiled by...


Sep 5, 2020

William Irvine Fayssoux was a psychic and illusionist in the south early in the 20th century.  He traveled throughout Appalachia, performing feats that would seem incredible even today. There's little doubt that had he been born 100 years later he'd have his own TV show.  Today we tell his story.

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