Mar 6, 2021
In 1873 a wave of cholera swept across the southeastern U.S. This epidemic hit the town of Greeneville, Tennessee, hard; so hard, in fact, that around 10% of the town's population was killed.
Today we tell that story.
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Apr 25, 2020
A few weeks ago we told about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that swept across Appalachia. Today we return to tell more of that story.
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Mar 21, 2020
They say that history doesn't repeat itself. While that's certainly true, it's also true that history does tend to rhyme every now and then.
Today we tell the story of the Spanish flu, a story that could have come from today's headlines, except it's actually about a pandemic that happened 102 years ago.
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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Jun 11, 2016
Before the release of the Salk polio vaccine, polio epidemics were commonplace in the United States. In 1950 one such epidemic hit the Commonwealth of Virginia, with the Appalachian town of Wytheville being so badly hit that it made national news. On this episode of Stories, Rod and Steve tell the story of the 1950 […]