Inside Appalachia Examines the Legacy of Flood-Control Lakes

Oct 13, 2017

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we preview of our weekend radio show, Inside Appalachia. The latest episode, we visit communities impacted by the creation of flood-control lakes.

Like the Village of Lilly, where in the 1940s, about 40 families were pushed off their land along the Bluestone River in Summers County. Many of these families had lived there for more than 200 years.

We also hear Mountain Stage's Song of the Week. Known as the “Titan of the Telecaster”, Bill Kirchen’s guitar work has found its way onto everything from rock and pop, to rockabilly and country. Kirchen performs Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”.