Archive for the ‘Inside Appalachia news’ category

Inside Appalachia – April 19, 2008

April 21, 2008

Among this week’s stories: Teaching hunting safety in schools, a multi-state transmission line moves forward in West Virginia; Clinton, Obama waffle on coal-fired power plants, and a conversation with Dave Lavender, author of Dave Trippin’.


Inside Appalachia – April 5, 2008

April 8, 2008

Among this week’s stories: Truckers go on “Hillbilly Express” to protest fuel prices, the debate over federally-designated Wilderness Areas, and the concerns over tanning beds in Kentucky.

Inside Appalachia – March 22, 2008

March 24, 2008

Among this week’s stories: Kentucky lawmakers take steps to make sure disastrous coal slurry spills don’t happen again, a look at the Clinton and Obama campaigns in West Virginia, and a preview of an Appalachian studies conference.

Inside Appalachia – March 15, 2008

March 15, 2008

Among this week’s segments: Surgeon General Steven Galson discusses national effort to curb childhood obesity, the West Virginia Supreme Court rehears a controversial case in the aftermath of pictures that show a justice in the French Riviera with Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, and Antietam Battlefield gets “endangered” label. Plus, presidential politics and Appalachia.

Inside Appalachia – March 1, 2008

March 3, 2008

Among this week’s stories: The role of superdelegates in the presidential race, the search for Sasquatch in West Virginia, Blair Mountain nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, and casino gambling legislation gets back on track in Kentucky. Plus, an update on the Tennessee-Georgia border/water dispute.

Inside Appalachia – Feb. 16, 2008

February 18, 2008

Among this week’s stories: Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear proposes 12 casinos, a look at the controversy surrounding the West Virginia Supreme Court, former drug czar Barry McCaffrey faces tough questions about methadone clinics, and neo-natal intensive care units are strapped for space because of increases in low birth weights and babies addicted to drugs.

Inside Appalachia: Feb. 2, 2008

February 4, 2008

Among this week’s stories: The Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that plays old-timey music; BB&T Bank gives millions to colleges that teach economic philosophy of Ayn Rand, and a history of the Wheeling Jamboree.