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 …
To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.
Not all Americans have been welcomed to enjoy the great outdoors. A discussion on the racist past of America’s national parks, plus the overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.
Local news and investigative journalism are vital to our democracy. But are they in trouble? Guests weigh in on the future of the newspaper.
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.
From racial disparity and poverty to shyness, students face a lot of obstacles heading into college. But some professors are finding new ways to support them and forge a path to success.
For Valentine’s Day, we dispel the four myths about sex, discuss how to find love online, and pair wine and chocolate.
Macular degeneration causes vision loss in more than 10 million Americans, but a cure may be on the way.
The homeownership gap between whites and African Americans has exploded since the housing bust. It’s now wider than it was during the Jim Crow era.