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This series examines issues facing Appalachia and features notable guests from the region. Acclaimed Appalachian author Silas House, interim director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College hosts.

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Kentucky Programming Jonathan Burgess #107
Irish playwright Jonathan Burgess discusses connections between Appalachia and Northern Ireland and the influence Ulster-Scots culture has had on Appalachia.

  • KETKY Tuesday, November 25 at 8:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Ben Sollee #108
Kentucky musician Ben Sollee discusses his own musical journey and his concern for the people and the environment of Appalachian Kentucky and beyond.

  • KETKY Tuesday, December 9 at 8:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Billy Edd Wheeler and 'Mr. Appalachia' Loyal Jones #105 [TV-G]
Award-winning songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler and Loyal 'Mr. Appalachia' Jones reminisce about their student days at Berea College and their work after graduation.

  • KETKY Sunday, December 14 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, December 16 at 3:00 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, December 19 at 9:00 am EST
  • KETKY Tuesday, January 20 at 2:00 am EST

Kentucky Programming Pat Banks #109
Artist Pat Banks, director of Kentucky RiverKeepers, talks about her artistry and passion for preserving and protecting waterways.

  • KETKY Tuesday, December 23 at 8:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Caroline Herring #202
Singer/songwriter Caroline Herring talks about her career and her influences. The musically understated, psychologically intense songs of this Atlanta-based Mississippi native ponder the eternal verities while probing the complex nature of contemporary existence.

  • KETKY Tuesday, December 30 at 8:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Silas House #101
National best-selling novelist Silas House talks about growing up in eastern Kentucky, the changes he's seen, the inspiration for his novels, and his passion for preserving Appalachia's hills and hollows. House is the National Endowment for the Humanities chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College where he teaches Appalachian literature. A Berea College production.

  • KETKY Tuesday, January 13 at 8:30 am EST

Kentucky Programming Dr. William Turner #102
Sociologist Dr. William Turner, a distinguished professor of Appalachian Studies and regional ambassador at Berea College, examines the experiences of African Americans in Appalachia. A Berea College production.

  • KETKY Tuesday, January 27 at 8:30 am EST
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