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Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming To Save the Land and People #206 [TV-G]
A history of early grassroots efforts to stop strip mining in Eastern Kentucky, where "broad-form" deeds signed at the beginning of the 20th century let coal operators destroy land to get at the minerals underneath without getting the permission of, or compensating, the surface owner. The Appalachian group To Save the Land and People used every means possible—from legal petitions and local ordinances to guns and dynamite—to fight the abuses.

  • KETKY Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, October 18 at 3:00 pm EDT

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song #207 [TV-G]
From the coalfields of West Virginia to the factories of Baltimore, Hazel Dickens has lived the songs she sings. A pioneering woman in bluegrass and country music, Hazel has influenced generations of songwriters and musicians. Her songs of hard work, hard times, and hardy souls also have bolstered working people at picket lines and union rallies throughout the land. Her powerful, piercing vocals power the soundtracks for Harlan County USA and Matewan.

  • KETKY Sunday, October 19 at noon EDT
  • KETKY Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Saturday, October 25 at 3:00 pm EDT

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Coal Bucket Outlaw/Applewise #208 [TV-G]
Built around a day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw provides a direct look at where our energy comes from as well as the human and environmental price we pay for our heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Applewise profiles the Mullins family, third-generation apple growers, and their struggle to maintain and manage one of only two remaining family-run apple orchards in Wise County, VA.

  • KETKY Sunday, October 26 at noon EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 am EST
  • KETKY Saturday, November 1 at 3:00 pm EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming Stranger with a Camera #209 [TV-G]
In 1967, Canadian filmmaker Hugh O'Connor visited the mountains of central Appalachia to document poverty. A local landlord who resented the presence of filmmakers on his property shot and killed O'Connor, in part because of his anger over the media images of Appalachia that had become icons in the nation's War on Poverty. Filmmaker Elizabeth Barret, a native of Appalachia, uses O'Connor's death as a lens to explore the complex relationship between those who make films to promote social change and the people whose lives are represented in such media productions.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 2 at noon EST

Closed CaptionedKentucky Programming A Place in the Country #201 [TV-G]
Profiles of several small towns document the diversity of rural America, the complexity and depth of the challenges facing it, and the hard and effective work that rural community developers are doing to meet the challenges and provide opportunities. An Appalshop production hosted by Ray Suarez.

  • KETKY Sunday, November 30 at noon EST
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