Best appalachia podcasts we could find (Updated June 2017)
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
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Inside Appalachia
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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania ...
 
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VOA - Voices of Appalachia
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Music from and talk about Appalachia, as heard on Voices of Appalachia's New Appalachian Radio. Shows include traditional music, music inspired by Appalachia's Celtic heritage and discussions with writer's who explore what it means to be Appalachian.
 
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My Appalachia
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Seeking solutions for Appalachia by Appalachians.
 
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Inside Appalachia
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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture.
 
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Laugh Appalachia
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Life in and around the Appalachia. Share a laugh as we search, explore and tell you about our experiences with your hosts Lee, Tiff & Jay.
 
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Bluegrass Radio Show
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The Bluegrass Preservation Society, Inc Radio Show. One hour of homegrown Appalachian Bluegrass Music, hosted by Ewell Ferguson and his Bluegrass Kitty Cats Cleopatra and Harley.
 
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The Front Porch
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The Front Porch is where we bring together people with diverse views and backgrounds to see where we can find common ground.
 
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Bluegrass Radio Show
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The Bluegrass Preservation Society, Inc Radio Show. One hour of homegrown Appalachian Bluegrass Music, hosted by Ewell Ferguson and his Bluegrass Kitty Cats Cleopatra and Harley.
 
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Queer and Fabulous
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An LGBT podcast hosted by the lovely Miss Ilene Over. Topics include political commentary, interviews with various members of the LGBT community, and a lot more!
 
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Appalachian History
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Stories, quotes and anecdotes from Appalachia, with an emphasis on the Depression era.
 
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Episodes - Coffee on The Mountain
 
Coffee on the Mountain is a collection of stories and events from Garrett County Maryland and the surrounding tri-state region exploring creativity, community, and adventure.
 
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Stories of Mountain Folk
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Stories of Mountain Folk explore the nature and significance of oral history and storytelling to advance the understanding of the cultures of Western North Carolina. Featuring interviews, memories, discussions and stories from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Interviewers actually go into the homes of the people to assure them a “safe” place to tell their stories. With a goal to save the heritage of the area and preserve its “sense of ...
 
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VTF Podcast
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A look inside the final days of a lifelong innovator and successful inventor. William Beale of Athens, Ohio shares his novel, unique, and simple solutions to complex world problems ranging from energy security, overpopulation, food safety, and many more topics. Help make William's simple solutions a reality today.
 
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Episodes - Deep Creek Lake Creative
 
Coffee on the Mountain is a collection of stories and events from Garrett County Maryland and the surrounding tri-state region exploring creativity, community, and adventure.
 
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Appalachian History
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Stories, quotes and anecdotes from Appalachia, with an emphasis on the Depression era.
 
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Experiencing Vinton County
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This is a podcast from the Vinton County Convention and Visitor's Bureau with Bruce Knox and Marketing Director Brandi Betts
 
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Howard's Creek Church
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Backwoods
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Backwoods is a podcast from Appalachia that goes beyond typical poverty porn stereotypes. We may be from the backwoods but we are not all backwards.
 
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The Front Porch
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Welcome to “The Front Porch,” where we tackle the tough issues facing Appalachia the same way you talk with your friends on the porch. Hosts include WVPB Executive Director and recovering reporter Scott Finn; conservative lawyer, columnist and rabid "Sherlock" fan Laurie Lin; and liberal columnist and avid goat herder Rick Wilson, who works for the American Friends Service Committee. An edited version of “The Front Porch” airs Fridays at 4:50 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s radio ...
 
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AppalachiaCry Ministries
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"Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in the Appalachia" - Is. 40:9
 
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Mountain Talk Monday— every Tuesday!
 
Weekly conversations about what matters to the people of Central Appalachia, hosted by Kelli Haywood and broadcast from WMMT— the 24-hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues. WMMT provides broadcast space for creative expression, community involvement, and discussion of public policy to benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole. Find us online at http://wmmt.org!
 
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Close to Home
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Since 1985 Don Pedi has been an on air host at NPR affiliate 88.1 WCQS, Asheville, North Carolina. "Close to Home" airs on Saturday nights from 8-10pm Now with the audio archives, you can listen at your leisure to Don's unique blend of Traditional, Old-Time, Acoustic Blues, and Contemporary Folk music from the hills of Appalachia to the far corners of the world.
 
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Eight Piece Box
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A podcast about cooking, eating, and drinking in Appalachia and Kentucky. Hosted by Jonathan Piercy. Also heard on 88.7 WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, KY.
 
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Traveling219
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Beneath the pavement, the highway known as U.S. 219 has a story to tell. Traveling 219 is a multimedia project, following in the tradition of the Federal Writers' Project by collecting stories along the highway. Want to hear from Dairy Farmers in Renick, a man who grinds heirloom corn called "Bloody Butcher" in Monroe County, stories of panther sightings in Pocahontas County, memories of the old Opera House in Thomas, and learn more about heritage travel destinations along US 219 that you ne ...
 
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The Front Porch Podcast
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Welcome to our new project, “The Front Porch” where we tackle the tough issues facing West Virginia and Appalachia with some of the region's most interesting thinkers. Scott Finn will serve as host and provocateur, joined by Laurie Lin, columnist for the Charleston Daily Mail, and Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee .
 
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Redneck Revolt Podcast
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The history of the white working class is one full of resistance, collectively and individually, against the rich elite that hold power over all of our lives. From massive armed uprisings like the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921, to the resistance to coal mining in predominately white rural Appalachia today, white working people have been in conflict with those that uphold predatory economic, political, and social systems.The history of the white working class is also one filled with collab ...
 
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Blues Journey
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The story of the blues travels from the coasts of Africa, through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, across the hills of Appalachia, to the streets of Chicago and beyond. The roots of blues can be found in slave songs, spirituals, and field hollers of the American South; its sound can be heard in early rock-and-roll, and in today's alternative and hip hop landscapes. Journey with us to learn about the influences and impact the blues has had on musical culture, and how it has been br ...
 
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: We hear a lot about how divided our country is along many lines: race, class and especially now our politics.But in our next Race Matters conversation, NewsHour special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with the co-authors of “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcomin ...…
 
This week on Inside Appalachia, we are revisiting some of the people whose lives were changed forever after the flooding of 2016. This episode was part of a TV special called A Year of Recovery . We hear about the hurt of losing loved ones and how flood victims are coping after the disaster. We hear why when a community goes through devastation ...…
 
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West Virginia Morning
 
Today marks one year since floods devastated many parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and causing major damage to many communities, including homes, businesses and schools. This morning, we'll revisit some of the people who were impacted by last year's floods, including Keith Thompson, whose father died in the high waters. We hear an exce ...…
 
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West Virginia Morning
 
Today marks one year since floods devastated many parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and causing major damage to many communities, including homes, businesses and schools. This morning, we'll revisit some of the people who were impacted by last year's floods, including Keith Thompson, whose father died in the high waters. We hear an exce ...…
 
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American Highways, a musical podcast from Guy Livingston
 
This is number nine in my series of “New World Symphonies” on ConcertZender Radio – Netherlands. Tonight’s show will feature music of Aaron Copland, performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. I grew up in Appalachia, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. No joke about their name – from the top window of our house, yo ...…
 
Outside Magazine recently featured a wonderful essay by the writer Rahawa Haile. This young woman from Miami, Florida had successfully through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Walking solo, she made the journey of 2,179 miles from Georgia to Maine under the power of her own two feet over several months in 2016. In her fascinating story, one passage ...…
 
In Appalachia, a primary-care clinic offers quick bursts of psychotherapy on the spot.Read text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/1857/11/therapy-for-everybody/531120/
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we'll hear about ways to deal with emotional stress associated with a traumatic event, like last the 2016 flooding in southern and central West Virginia. Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly speaks with Dr. Carol Smith, of Marshall University, about ways family and friends can help victims cope with disaster. Also ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we'll hear about ways to deal with emotional stress associated with a traumatic event, like last the 2016 flooding in southern and central West Virginia. Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly speaks with Dr. Carol Smith, of Marshall University, about ways family and friends can help victims cope with disaster. Also ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from Major General James Hoyer about rebuilding efforts in parts of the state affected by last year's flooding. Inside Appalachia host Jessica also speaks with Hoyer about what the National Guard learned from the flood. We also hear more about our Struggle to Stay series.…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from Major General James Hoyer about rebuilding efforts in parts of the state affected by last year's flooding. Inside Appalachia host Jessica also speaks with Hoyer about what the National Guard learned from the flood. We also hear more about our Struggle to Stay series.…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
A few weeks ago, Rod caught up with the son of Pound, Virginia, native and U2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers, who has a new book out about his father. Todays podcast contains Rod’s interview with Francis Gary Powers, Jr. Enjoy! You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for shari ...…
 
Today Rod and Steve tell about the Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School, which is facing possible demolition. We talk about the possibilities for the school and invite you to make your views known through a Change.org petition (found here). You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favo ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
During World War I, the Germans managed to get Russia out of the fighting by helping communist rebels seize power and overthrow the Russian czar. Did you know that Germany tried to do the same in America? And that this was supposed to start in the coalfields of Appalachia, in Southwest Virginia? While the Appalachian communist revolt fizzled ou ...…
 
Ozark Highlands Radio is a weekly radio program that features live music and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners through the Ozark hills with historians, authors, and personalities who explore the pe ...…
 
Appalachian music is part of our culture now more than ever.By deldridge@bpr.org (Davin Eldridge).
 
Appalachian music is part of our culture now more than ever.By deldridge@bpr.org (Davin Eldridge).
 
In episode 13, we welcome historian, author, and all around G, Elizabeth Catte to talk about author Joan Williams's attempts to cash in on the current fascination of the so-called 'White Working Class' with her recent articles and new book of the same title. We also talk about Elizabeth's forthcoming book "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appal ...…
 
Kate Wolf Music Festival Black Oak Ranch Thursday, June 22nd – 25th, 2017 The Kate Wolf Music Festival first started in 1996 as a one day Retrospective, at Caswell Vineyards, near the town of Occidental, in western Sonoma County. In 2001 the move to Black Oak Ranch, just north of Laytonville, was made. 2017 will mark the 22nd Festival. The annu ...…
 
It’s been nearly a year since West Virginia was hit with historical flooding. In this episode, we’re listening back to the voices of those who were impacted by last summer’s floods. On Thursday June 23, 2016, massive flooding swept across most of West Virginia. Within a tragic 24-36 hour period, at least 23 West Virginians perished. Thousands o ...…
 
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The Modern Art Notes Podcast
 
Episode No. 293 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Museum of Modern Art, New York curator Leah Dickerman and artist Ken Ashton. See images of art discussed on the program here. Along with the Tate Modern's Achim Borchardt-Hume, Leah Dickerman is the co-curator of "Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends," a retrospective at the Museum of Moder ...…
 
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Mountain News & World Report
 
This episode looks deeper into the struggle that many Appalachian people experience with wanting to remain in the place they came from to live, work, and raise their families. With fewer economic opportunities, many are choosing to leave the region they call home simply to find work. Yet, there's always the pull to face the struggle and stay ho ...…
 
The East Kentucky Leadership Conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with a keynote speech from Earl Gohl, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission(ARC)for the past 7 years. Since 2015 ARC has awarded $92 million through the POWER Initiative to help coal-impacted communities in 250 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
Forty years ago this week convicted assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., James Earl Ray, along with several other men managed to break out of Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee. Today we tell the story of that escape. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or on your own podcast app. You can als ...…
 
The Legacy of Reconstruction – Southern Appalachia’s experience during Reconstruction continues to have repercussions today. A noted historian observed that the process of reconciling a society torn apart by civil conflict is often as contentious as the conflict itself. On this program, a conversation with historian Steven Nash about his new bo ...…
 
Today's Guest: Jake Teitgen Jake is a native Hoosier who lives in Noblesville, Indiana. Jake lives with three strong-willed and wonderful women: his wife, Alicen, and daughters, Julia & Genevieve. He graduated from Notre Dame in 2008 with a degree in marketing before starting work at Our Lady of Grace, a Catholic church in Noblesville. Jake coo ...…
 
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Everybody's National Parks
 
This is the second of 2 parts on Shenandoah’s History, which will end our series on Shenandoah National Park. We hear from 3 historians: Sara Gregg from the University of Kansas focuses on land use policy. Katrina Powell at Virginia Tech researched letters written by families displaced due to the parks creation. Audrey Horning is an Anthropolog ...…
 
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Everybody's National Parks
 
This is the first of 2 parts on Shenandoah’s History. We hear from 3 historians: Sara Gregg from the University of Kansas focuses on land use policy. Katrina Powell at Virginia Tech researched letters written by families displaced due to the parks creation. Audrey Horning is an Anthropology and Archeology Professor at William and Mary in Virgin ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
What would you do if, all of a sudden, flakes of animal flesh started to fall around you? That’s just what happened to an Eastern Kentucky family in 1876 when meat began raining out of the blue Appalachian sky. Today we tell the story of the Kentucky meat shower. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Play. We’re ...…
 
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Banjo Hangout Newest 100 Songs
 
A song about playing Appalachia music. Had fun writing this one.By Ron Stanfield.
 
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UMC Young People's Podcast
 
Adult and youth participants in the Radical Discipleship Academy of Appalachia join us to talk about the beginnings and results from this leadership and spiritual formation community - one of the only ecclesially-based youth theological academies around!Erin shares, "If you are interested in learning how to do something similar in your Annual C ...…
 
Summer is often a time for road trips, so we put together a few stories that made us think of summer break. And our Struggle to Stay series continues as we catch up with Mark Combs on his journey to find a home outside of West Virginia.By rtodd@wvpublic.org (Roxy Todd).
 
On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers working on a tax-reform plan heard from Gov. Jim Justice. Ashton Marra s following budget negotiations at the Capitol and brings us the latest on discussions between the governor and legislative leaders. We also preview this week's Inside Appalachia episode and Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers working on a tax-reform plan heard from Gov. Jim Justice. Ashton Marra s following budget negotiations at the Capitol and brings us the latest on discussions between the governor and legislative leaders. We also preview this week's Inside Appalachia episode and Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.…
 
West Virginia is one of 27 states with no firm minimum age for marriage. Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 2,759 minors got married in West Virginia - one of the highest states per capita, according to the New York Times . Some states are moving to bar marriage for minors. On this week's Front Porch, we debate whether this is a good idea for We ...…
 
West Virginia is one of 27 states with no firm minimum age for marriage. Between 2000 and 2010, a total of 2,759 minors got married in West Virginia - one of the highest states per capita, according to the New York Times . Some states are moving to bar marriage for minors. On this week's Front Porch, we debate whether this is a good idea for We ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we'll from the statehouse, where a special session of the Legislature resumed Monday morning. Gov. Jim Justice met with House Democrats about his tax reform proposal for several hours on Monday. We'll also hear a conversation between Appalachia Health News Coordinator Kara Lofton and Charleston geriatrician Todd G ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, we'll from the statehouse, where a special session of the Legislature resumed Monday morning. Gov. Jim Justice met with House Democrats about his tax reform proposal for several hours on Monday. We'll also hear a conversation between Appalachia Health News Coordinator Kara Lofton and Charleston geriatrician Todd G ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
Today we tell the story of Rotherwood Mansion in Kingsport, Tennessee, a story of the frontier, of love, of loss, of ghosts and a surprising connection to someone you might have heard of. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @storyappalachia and on Facebook @ ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, the Ohio Valley ReSource takes a look at the state of broadband internet access in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. We'll find out about how it's affecting commerce and economic development in central Appalachia. We'll also hear about some grassroots and legislative efforts aimed at expanding broadband access to ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, the Ohio Valley ReSource takes a look at the state of broadband internet access in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. We'll find out about how it's affecting commerce and economic development in central Appalachia. We'll also hear about some grassroots and legislative efforts aimed at expanding broadband access to ...…
 
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Diz Runs Radio: Running, Life, & Everything In Between
 
Colorado or Appalachia?For trail runner, podcaster, and Bigfoot wannabe Chris Ward, he's enjoyed plenty of miles running the trails in both locales.Check out the full show notes for this chat at http://DizRuns.com/422Love the show? Check out the support page for ways you can help keep the Diz Runs Radio going strong!http://dizruns.com/supportBe ...…
 
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