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Stories-A History of Appalachia

May 29, 2021

During World War I a wealthy playboy from Philadelphia refused induction into the U. S. Army and was charged and convicted of draft evasion.  He managed to escape and, when captured, offered to buy his way out of prison with gold he said was hidden in the hills of West Virginia.

That's just a small part of this week's...


May 22, 2021

Today we tell the story of an East Tennessee man who realized after 20 years of marriage that he wasn't who he always thought he was.

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May 15, 2021

On April 11, 1946, Earl McFarland was captured by the FBI at the corner of Gay Street and Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville while waiting for a streetcar.   

Why this happened to a Marine veteran of the Battle of Guadalcanal is the subject of our story today.

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May 8, 2021

In 1925 the state of Tennessee passed the Butler Act, which made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution in public schools.  Today we tell part two of that story, the trial itself.

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May 1, 2021

In 1925 the state of Tennessee passed the Butler Act, which made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution in public schools. A group of men in Dayton, Tennessee, decided to challenge that law with the help of the ACLU, picking a high school teacher named John Scopes as their defendant. Today we tell part one of...