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.
Erik Reece #106
Kentucky author Erik Reece discusses his book, An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God.
- KETKY Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm EST
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, December 16 at 9:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm EST
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, December 23 at 9:00 am EST
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, December 24 at 2:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm EST
Pat Banks #109
Artist Pat Banks, director of Kentucky RiverKeepers, talks about her artistry and passion for preserving and protecting waterways.
- KETKY Wednesday, December 25 at 7:30 pm EST
- KETKY Monday, December 30 at 9:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, January 1 at 7:30 pm EST
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, January 6 at 9:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 pm EST
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, January 13 at 9:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm EST
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, January 20 at 9:00 am EST
- KETKY Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm EST
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, January 27 at 9:00 am EST