For the first episode of our Black History Month series we spoke with State Representative Attica Scott who was elected to represent Kentucky's 41st District in 2016. At the time of her election she became the first Black woman to serve in the KY General Assembly since 2000. Representative Scott talks about how her work as a community organizer, her faith, and her children influence her approach to leadership.
Appalshop turns 50 in the fall of 2019! In this episode we'll learn about upcoming events across Kentucky aimed at celebrating five decades of Appalachian arts, media & community building! Tanya Turner interviews musician Brett Ratliff about the upcoming Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering, Appalshop filmmaker Mimi Pickering about the early years at the shop, and Dean Otto about the The Speed Art Museum's 2019 free Sunday film series featuring an Appalshop film every month.
In this episode we travel back to September 2018 for the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum's Strike Supper! You'll hear descriptions of dishes folks brought to share, the Red Bandana Awards given to important people in West Virginia, and event organizers talking about their hopes to help bust the myth of a culturally & racially homogenous Appalachia through an exploration of foodways in the coalfields.
This episode is jam-packed with memories of the one and only Jim Webb. Also known as Wiley Quixote, Jim was the eccentric and punny heart of this radio station since WMMT first took to the airwaves in 1985. On this show, friends and family share some of their favorite memories of the unforgettable Wiley Q.