History Alive!

Welcome to History Alive!, WMMT's bi-weekly exploration of the history of southeastern Kentucky through interviews with local residents and through researching historic documents, photographs, and buildings in our communities. Join hosts Theresa Osborne of SKCTC's Appalachian Archive and Phyllis Sizemore of the Kentucky Coal Museum every other Thursday at 6 p.m. and every other Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for the latest episodes, and if you ever miss a live show, be sure to check here afterwards to stream or download past episodes.

History Alive! – Malcolm J. Wilson (Humans of Central Appalachia)

For a special treat to all of you, WMMT is making the latest episode of History Alive! available to stream at your convenience!  In this episode of the program, hosts Theresa Osborne and Phyllis Sizemore of Harlan County  speak with Harlan Co. native and Letcher Co. resident – Malcolm J. Wilson.  Malcolm has spent most of his life documenting our Appalachian story as a photo journalist and creative photographer.  Most recently, Malcolm J. Wilson is known as the photographer and story collector behind the Humans of Central Appalachia project. WMMT features his photos and interviews as a special part of our Mountain News & World Report show.  Now, the tables are turned, and Mr. Wilson is telling his story.  Enjoy this episode featuring Part 1 of that interview.

Photo by Doug Murray

Photo by Doug Murray

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History Alive-Linda S Johnson-part 3- 8-30-12

Part 3 of the interview with Linda S. Johnson.

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History Alive-Linda S. Johnson-part 2-8-16-2012

History Alive with part 2 of the interview with Linda S. Johnson.

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History Alive-Linda Schosser Johnson – 8-2

For the next three weeks History Alive will feature Linda Schosser Johnson as she tells about her life and experiences growing up in Benham as the daughter of the town doctor Milo Schosser.

 

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History Alive-Georgia Childers-7-19 & 7-22-2012

This week on History Alive we interviewed Georgia Childers Phillips and her husband Bobby. Georgia was born in Letcher County but spent much of her childhood in Harlan County in the Wallins area. Georgia has lost of stories of growing up in Wallins and later moving back to her birthplace of Letcher County.

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History Alive – Adams Vets – 7-5 & 7-8-12

This week on History Alive we traveled to the Harry Caudill Library in Letcher County to talk with Susan Adams. Adams is a native of Letcher County and has been involved in genealogy research for many years. She was instrumental in a veterans oral history project in Letcher County some years back, and she continues to have an interest in local and family history.