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.
Pat Banks #109
Artist Pat Banks, director of Kentucky RiverKeepers, talks about her artistry and passion for preserving and protecting waterways.
- KETKY Thursday, June 13 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Monday, August 26 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, August 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
Paula Nelson #201
Silas House talks with Cherokee artist and preservationist Paula Nelson. They discuss the importance of language, how the Cherokee are the first Appalachians, the importance of art to any culture, and the natural world and the Cherokee connection to it. Nelson sings a sacred Cherokee song.
- KETKY Monday, June 17 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, June 24 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, June 27 at 2:00 pm EDT
Billy Edd Wheeler and 'Mr. Appalachia' Loyal Jones #105
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 Tuesday, June 25 at 1:00 am EDT
- KETKY Monday, July 29 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
Lee Smith #203
Silas House, director of Berea College's Appalachian Center, talks with Lee Smith, author of Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Saving Grace, and other works.
- KETKY Monday, July 1 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, July 4 at 2:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, July 8 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, July 11 at 2:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, July 15 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, July 18 at 2:00 pm EDT
Erik Reece #106
Kentucky author Erik Reece discusses his book, An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God.
- KETKY Monday, July 22 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KETKY Monday, August 5 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, August 8 at 2:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, August 12 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, August 15 at 2:00 pm EDT
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 Monday, August 19 at 9:00 am EDT
- KETKY Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 pm EDT