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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear about a farm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that can grow a lot of agriculture on one acre of a former industrial site. We’ll also hear about a podcast that remembers the back to the land movement in West Virginia during the 1970s and 1980s — as well as a mysterious disappearance.
“The Wake Up Call” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at the Culture Center Theater at the Capitol Complex in Charleston. A pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m. For more information, including ticket prices, visit festivallcharleston.com.
From The Land Of The Luchador To East Tennessee: Chatting With Appalachians Across The United StatesOn this week’s episode, we’re journeying far and wide through Appalachia and beyond. Author Mesha Maren takes us from the hills of West Virginia to the Texas/Mexico border — the land of the Luchador. We’ll also hear about what West Virginians are doing to help Ukrainian refugees. And, we’ll learn about what doctors are saying about medical cannabis in the Mountain State — where it's now available to more than 8,000 patients.
On a busy holiday afternoon at the Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers was trying not to sound too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s near impossible for him not to gush. “I’m the Kennedy Center’s Director of Programming Jazz, Chamber and Classical New Music,” he said, laughed and added, “It’s kind of an unwieldy title.”