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.
All Past Episodes
26:40 | #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.
26:36 | #107
Irish playwright Jonathan Burgess discusses connections between Appalachia and Northern Ireland and the influence Ulster-Scots culture has had on Appalachia.
27:30 | #104 | TV-G
Musicians Riley Baugus and Lena Mae Perry discuss the influence of traditional and old-time music in their lives.
26:39 | #109
Artist Pat Banks, director of Kentucky RiverKeepers, talks about her artistry and passion for preserving and protecting waterways.
26:36 | #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.
26:34 | #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.
26:36 | #108
Kentucky musician Ben Sollee discusses his own musical journey and his concern for the people and the environment of Appalachian Kentucky and beyond.
56:38 | #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.
26:37 | #106
Kentucky author Erik Reece discusses his book, An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God.
26:40 | #103 | TV-G
Kentucky writer George Ella Lyon talks about growing up in Harlan County and finding inspiration for writing. She is the author of 40 books for people of all ages. A Berea College production.
26:37 | #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.
29:59 | #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.