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First in the Family

Nearly a third of college students in the United States are first-generation—meaning their parents and grandparents didn’t go. For many of these students, entering academia can feel like moving to …

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Replay: Finding Health Care in Appalachia

Access to health care is still a major challenge for many Americans, even with the recent government overhaul.  In Appalachia, access can be even more limited.  With the nearest  health specialists sometimes hundreds of …

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Affrilachian Poets

Appalachia is often imagined as rural and white, but a new wave of African-American writers is challenging the notion of a single Appalachian region and culture. They call themselves Affrilachians. …

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Confederate Outlaw

The American Civil War has produced a number of mythical characters. Perhaps there are none like the notorious Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla who claimed to have killed over 100 …

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Spoken Soul: Black English in the Classroom

Accents can be endearing – but they can also limit chances for professional and academic success.  Southern students and African-American students are often marginalized in the classroom because of their …

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Finding Health Care in Appalachia

Access to health care is still a major challenge for many Americans, even with the recent government overhaul.  In Appalachia, access can be even more limited.  With the nearest  health specialists sometimes hundreds of …

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Replay: The Crooked Road

“The Crooked Road” is Virginia’s Musical Heritage Trail. It runs from the Eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coalfields of deep Southwest Virginia and seeks to honor and celebrate the old-time bluegrass …

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Replay: The Last Voyage of the CSS Shenandoah

The CSS Shenandoah was the only ship in the Confederate navy to circumnavigate the globe. History scholar Alan Harris (Old Dominion University) notes the Shenandoah was also the last raider to learn about the end of …

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The Crooked Road

“The Crooked Road” is Virginia’s Musical Heritage Trail. It runs from the Eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coalfields of deep Southwest Virginia and seeks to honor …

Episode

The Last Voyage of the CSS Shenandoah

The CSS Shenandoah was the only ship in the Confederate navy to circumnavigate the globe. History scholar Alan Harris (Old Dominion University) notes the Shenandoah was also the last raider to learn about the end of …

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Virginia on the Rocks

From the Tredegar Iron Works of the Confederacy to the soapstone quarries near Charlottesville to the caverns of the Shenandoah Valley…geology has helped create the natural and historical landscape of …

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Replay: Overcoming Appalachian Stereotypes

Last year’s announcement that CBS planned to create a new reality show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies” generated objections that it would foster more disparaging views of the Appalachian Mountain …

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