Letters From A Soviet Prison-Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

May 27th, 2017

If you'd like to order Francis Gary Powers, Jr.'s book, here's contact info for you:

Francis Gary Powers, Jr. PO Box 1356 Midlothian, VA 23113

Appalachian Renaissance

May 27th, 2017

Hello again folks...no Gena this week, but Rod and Steve take the reins and talk about the arts in Appalachia.  We also have an interview with the son of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, who has a new book out featuring correspondence between his grandparents, aunts and his father while Powers was in a Russian jail for espionage.  

We also talk about other Appalachians who are finding their voices in a renaissance of creativity currently sweeping over this place we call home.

You can subscribe to the podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app.

We're on Twitter @myappalachia.

Thanks for listening.

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I Don’t Want To Feel No More Pain

May 13th, 2017

On this episode, Rod, Gena and Steve take a look at the origins of the opioid epidemic in America from ground zero: Appalachia.  Our area was the initial target for the introduction of these highly addictive painkillers, and we tell you just exactly why that was.  Thanks for listening.

We're available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, the Podbean App or on your own favorite podcast app.

We are also on Twitter @myappalachia, where we invite you to share with us your ideas for future topics.  We've had a ton of suggestions, so be looking for episodes involving transportation and the Coalfield Expressway, politics, both national and local, and many others.  

Tell your friends about us!

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We’re also on Radio Appalachia!

May 10th, 2017

The podcast is also available on Radio Appalachia, an online radio station that can be found most easily through that link, or on Tune In on your computer or on your iPhone or Android phone.  When they aren't airing My Appalachia, Radio Appalachia netcasts an Americana format, a mix of blues, country and pop.

The show airs Monday evenings at 6, so be sure to give it a listen.  


Racism in Appalachia

May 6th, 2017

Today, we take a look at race and racism by way of the march in Pikeville, Kentucky, last Saturday by neo-nazis, neo-Confederates and white power groups, along with the countermarch by Antifas, all outside players on a stage they thought they knew, but didn't: Appalachia.

You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.

We're on Twitter @myappalachia.  Be sure to follow us there.

We're in this together, folks.  If you have any comments or suggestions for future podcast topics, tweet it to us @myappalachia.

Thanks for listening.

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Episode Two

April 22nd, 2017

Welcome to our second episode, folks!  

Today, we take a look at a number of topics, from entrepreneurism and why Appalachians might not be naturals at it; types of local business that have been successful, and can potentially be successful, from craft beer and legal moonshine producers to hemp and marijuana; Twitter brings us a discussion of eugenics and, of all people, author Harry Caudill, author of Night Comes To The Cumberland; finally, a rant about local politicians.  

Thanks for listening.  You can subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app.  You can also find the latest podcast episode on Radio Appalachia after it airs on Monday evening at 6, at www.myradioappalachia.com.

Let us know what you think on Twitter @myappalachia.  Thanks so much for the use of your ears!

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We’re Still Here!

April 17th, 2017

No, we haven't disappeared.  In trying to juggle various responsibilities, Rod, Gena and Steve have settled on an every other week schedule for the podcast, with Rod providing commentary based on his blog "AppalachianChained" in between.  

Our next recording session is this coming weekend, with the next new show scheduled to be on Radio Appalachia Monday night, April 24th, with the podcast to be released shortly thereafter.  Good stuff in store!


My Appalachia, Mondays on Radio Appalachia!

April 9th, 2017

Listen for the show on Radio Appalachia, Monday evenings at 6.  Easiest way to find the radio station is to download the Tune In app on your phone, then search and add us to your favorites list.  You can also visit the Radio Appalachia website at www.myradioappalachia.com and listen to the station from there. Radio Appalachia plays an Americana format and also carries episodes of Stories: A History of Appalachia every weekday evening at 7.

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Welcome To The Podcast: An Introduction

April 8th, 2017

Hello folks, and welcome in to the first episode of My Appalachia!  On this episode, Rod, Gena and Steve introduce themselves, then get right into that elephant in the room: coal.  

We talk about the Miner's Protection Act, then go on to look at a few of the possiblilities, post-coal.

If you have any suggestions about future episodes, tweet us @myappalachia.

You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.

And you can follow us on Twitter as we said @myappalachia.

Thanks for giving us a listen, y'all...

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A Brief Introduction

March 22nd, 2017

A brief introduction to the show, which is coming soon.  Look forward to talking with you.

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