Artists Adjusting During COVID, Dinosaur Kingdom, And Remembering Elaine Purkey

In this episode, we check in with potters, painters, writers, and action-figure makers, to see how they're faring during the coronavirus pandemic.We also remember Elaine Purkey, one of West Virginia's most powerful social activists and musicians, who passed away earlier this month from COVID-19. And we'll check in with artist Robert Villamagna who has been battling COVID-19 himself.

Artists Adjusting During COVID, Dinosaur Kingdom, And Remembering Elaine Purkey

'Country Roads' Take Me Inside Appalachia

This episode of Inside Appalachia is about returning home. For some people, timing and circumstance force you back. It is only then that you realize how much you missed home. Others spend decades longing to return.

7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

National stories about Appalachia sometimes overlook the people who are working on the ground to solve problems in their communities. This episode of Inside Appalachia highlights the work of several people who are thinking outside the box to find solutions.

When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

What happens when strangers with cameras come to Appalachia? It's a complicated topic that many Appalachians have strong feelings about. We're taking another listen to an episode we aired in 2015, but it seems like this issue never goes away.

Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are listening back to a show that originally aired in 2018. It's about poverty. Appalachia is not the only place in America where some people live in extreme poverty. But several communities here are among the poorest.

How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Human beings are social creatures, but the pandemic is making it difficult to interact with one another. It is also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives.

How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

The natural world can be a source of food and medicine along with a place to escape and unwind. There are people who know plants like they're old friends, complete with stories and histories. These experts can also help guide us to recognize how plants can even help us in times of need.

Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those in our past.

Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface.