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Replay: New Virginians

There are many kinds of movement and migration, forced and otherwise. Arrival is a perpetual state of becoming for the people in transit and the nations where they arrive.

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Replay: Future Farming of America

Does “genetic modification” scare you? We get to the root of it and explore hemp as the new cash crop.

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Back to the Land

Gardening provides the fresh air, exercise, food, and distraction that many people need right now. And “immunity gardens” are emerging to add more to that list.

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Music Matters

These are trying times for musicians as large gatherings have been outlawed. Virginia Folklife has created TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and …

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Mountains in Harmony

The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.

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Stirring the Pot

Home canning was always more than just necessity–a look back at history reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.

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Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry

On Sept. 27th and 28th, the most notable poets of our time will gather in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, the first academic center devoted to African American poetry in the United States.

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Healing Displacement

It’s hard to navigate the U.S. healthcare system. But it’s even harder when you’re a refugee.

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Talkin’ Hurricanes

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a lot has changed about New Orleans–including the way people talk.

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American Terrorism

In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.

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Unfreedom

A researcher finds that kids who interact in some way with the justice system–even if it’s just living near a justice facility–have worse health outcomes.

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Mountains and Mining

Travel to the Carpathian Mountains in Romania and you’ll find a place that’s not unlike Appalachia.

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