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Video: Nora Brown plays two old-time banjo tunes

In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: “East Virginia” and “John Brown’s Dream.” An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo’s evolution.

June 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mason Adams: How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk

Central Appalachia reintroduced the species to restore wildlife habitat—and help devastated economies. Here’s what happened next. The camera wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Clad in chest waders and … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Patricia Youngblood: Two West Virginia Poems

five hundred mountains   over 500 mountains in Appalachia have been leveled by mountaintop removal mining, more than 1,000 miles of streams poisoned and buried in mine waste . the … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: The Curse and the Jubilee

. Directed by Ivete Lucas and Otis Lee, The Curse and the Jubilee is an intimate, arresting portrait of the cursed Appalachian mining town of Ivanhoe, Virginia. The film captures the … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

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