Is It Really My Appalachia? Who Owns The Land; Can I Have Some Health Care, Please?

July 28th, 2017

On this podcast Steve, Rod and Gena talk about land use in Appalachia, an important issue to deal with as we continue the slog on towards a post-coal economy; then we turn to what's become the topic of the day, health care.  We look at how we got to the point where thousands of Appalachians show up for medical care at an event that was designed for third-world countries, along with the current ongoing political debate over health insurance in Washington, then talk about possible solutions.

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

We're on Twitter as well, @myappalachia.

Thanks for giving us a listen!

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A Marshall Plan for Appalachia?

July 21st, 2017

Hello folks.  

Today Rod looks at the dire economic issues facing Dickenson County in Southwest Virginia, as well as in Southside Virginia.

Then we look at some solutions that have been proposed, including a ten year tax "holiday" for the coalfields that is the brainchild of a Virginia state representative.  We also talk about the possibility of a sort of "Marshall Plan" for Appalachia, similar to the one that revived Europe after World War II.

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

We're on Twitter @myappalachia and our website is www.myappalachia.net.

Thanks for listening!

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Summer Festivals

July 14th, 2017

This week on My Appalachia we take a look at those summer festivals that pop up from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and tell you when some of the more interesting ones are scheduled; then we talk with one of the folks who work the festival circuit, caricaturist William Morrison, from Johnson City, Tennessee, who is following his dream.

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

We're on Twitter @myappalachia and on the net at www.myappalachia.net

Thanks for listening and sharing the podcast with your friends!

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Update on Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School Building

July 9th, 2017

On this podcast, Rod has an update on the Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School Building, and some thoughts on how to save it for future generations.

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We're on Twitter @myappalachia and on the web at www.myappalachia.net.

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Who Should We Elect?

July 8th, 2017

Today Rod and Steve take a look at the type of people we elect to represent us, and whether those people have our best interests at heart, or their own.

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You can follow us on Twitter @myappalachia.

Be sure to share us with your friends.  Thanks for listening.

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Appalachian Cuisine

July 1st, 2017

My picking beans from my garden the past few weeks and sharing pictures of canning on Twitter has sparked a conversation about the foods we like to eat, Appalachian comfort foods if you will. Rod's not with us this week, but you can join Steve and Gena as they talk about those staples of Appalachian fine cuisine, like soup beans, chow chow, ramps, paw paws and more.  And we didn't forget to bring the pepperoni rolls, either!  WE also talk about how Appalachian foods are starting to make it on the menus of fine restaurants as the new "in" thing.

Let us know your favorites and what memories they bring up for you in the comments below, or you can tweet them to us @myappalachia!

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Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School

June 17th, 2017

Today Rod and Steve tell about the Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School, which is facing possible demolition.  We talk about the possibilities for the school and invite you to make your views known through a Change.org petition (found here).

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

We're also on Twitter @myappalachia...be sure to follow us.

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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
 
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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.  

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