Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. The show is an audio tour of our rich history, food, music and culture.
Have a question or want to share your story? Send us an email at InsideAppalachia@wvpublic.org.
- Watch Inside Appalachia videos
- View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project
- Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or SoundCloud.
- Allegheny Mountain Radio – WVMR 1370 AM Frost, W.Va.; WNMP 88.5 FM Marlinton, W.Va.; WVLS 89.7 FM Monterey, Va.; WVMR 91.9 FM Hillsboro, W.Va.; Radio Durbin 103.5 FM; WCHG 107.1 FM Hot Springs, Va. - Saturday 7 a.m.
- WETS, 89.5 FM, Johnson City, Tennessee - Sunday 6 p.m.
- Morehead State Public Radio - WMKY 90.3 FM in Morehead, Kentucky, Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.
- Appalshop Mountain Community Radio - WMMT 88.7 FM in Whitesburg, Kentucky - Sunday 11 a.m. & Tuesday 6 p.m.
- WEKU 88.9 FM Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky - Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 7 p.m.
- WSHC 89.7, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia - Sunday 9 a.m.
- WUOT-2, 91.9 FM, Knoxville, Tennessee - Tuesday 7 p.m.
- WVCU 97.7 FM, Concord University, Athens, West Virginia - Wednesday 5 p.m.
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Sunday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- WMOV 106.7 FM, Ravenswood, West Virginia - Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Lots of rural communities in Appalachia also have unsafe drinking water. This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from people in Appalachia who are trying to bring clean drinking water to their friends and neighbors. President Joe Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” includes billions of dollars that would go to fixing water systems, but will it be enough to fix the underlying issues? And will it make a difference in the lives of the poorest, most vulnerable people?
This week's episode of Inside Appalachia is a mix of rich storytelling and cross-cultural collaborations. What happens when a musician from Belarus gets together with Appalachian folk musicians? And we’ll talk with Affrilachian writer Crystal Wilkinson, who has just been named Kentucky’s Poet Laureate.
We have a packed episode of Inside Appalachia this week, stuffed with stories of family strife and struggle, revolutionary artists fighting against stereotypes, legendary lawbreakers, matriarchal moonshiners and the badmen of one of Appalachia’s biggest battles — the Baldwin-Felts detectives.
Crystal Wilkinson is Kentucky’s new poet laureate, the first Black woman to have this title in the state. She recently spoke with Inside Appalachia’s co-host Caitlin Tan. Wilkinson began by reading a poem that is an ode to tobacco and her grandfather. The poem is featured in her soon-to-be-released collection of poems, ‘Perfect Black.’
Last year, West Virginia’s New River Gorge became the state’s first national park and the 63rd in the nation.It’s just a one word change -- but those who fought for the new designation say it could make all the difference for the local tourism economy.
Recycling Never Sounded So Good: Appalachian Luthiers Turn Cardboard And Tin Cans Into Musical InstrumentsAs part of our Inside Appalachia Folkways series, reporter Rachel Moore spoke to two instrument makers in Western North Carolina who are carrying on the DIY instrument legacy.
Appalachia has had hundreds of years of connection to Wales -- people have been immigrating back-and-forth between the two regions since the late 1600s.Our Inside Appalachia team has continued this through its Folkways program, by connecting teenage students in both Wales and West Virginia.
Four new journalists, folklorists and a chief editor are teaming up with several returning Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Corps members to share even more fascinating stories that explore the region's rich cultural heritage and help break Appalachian stereotypes.
Shaun Slifer’s 'So Much to Be Angry About' Explores 1960s Appalachian Radicalism And Its Use Of A DIY PressShaun Slifer's 'So Much to Be Angry About' explores the history of the Appalachian Movement Press, a DIY zine that began in the 1960s.
The real estate market across the country is hot right now, even in parts of Appalachia that have lagged behind trendier destinations. Some of these new homebuyers are looking for a refuge during the pandemic. But this trend is putting pressure on the housing market here, making it more expensive for people in some parts of Appalachia to buy a home.