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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 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 Monday, August 18 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KETKY Thursday, September 11 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Monday, September 22 at 4:00 am EDT

Kentucky Programming Erik Reece #106
Kentucky author Erik Reece discusses his book, An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God.

  • KETKY Monday, August 25 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 pm EDT

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 Monday, September 1 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KETKY Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm EDT

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, September 9 at 8:30 am EDT

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, September 23 at 8:30 am EDT

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, September 30 at 8:30 am EDT

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, October 14 at 8:29 am EDT

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, October 28 at 8:30 am EST
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