Mtn. Talk Monday: Cowan Creek Mountain Music School

Get a insider’s look at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School. It’s a small but close-knit group that gathers here each year—some of the country’s finest old-time musicians, and students of all ages and levels – to celebrate our rich mountain heritage of lively tunes, heart-felt singing, spirited square dancing and storytelling. Whether you’re an […]

MN&WR: Silver Buckshot

In this special edition episode, Mountain News & World Report takes a look at some of the pieces of the “silver buckshot” theory of economic diversification for coalfields Appalachia, trying all the ideas to see which ones work. Some of the most tangible ideas are farming, tourism, reclamation, and cultural arts. Join us for a […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Mountains of Music Homecoming – The Crooked Road

In this episode, learn more about the Mountains of Music Homecoming and the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Host Kelli Haywood and guest host Rich Kirby from WMMT’s Deep in Tradition speak with the MOMH assistant coordinator and professor of Appalachian Studies at ETSU, Ted Olsen on the upcoming 9 days filled with […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Trick or Treat

In this special edition of Mountain Talk Monday, host Kelli Haywood takes you on an exploration of an Appalachian Halloween!  The episode begins with a general history of the holiday tracing it back to the Celtic New Year – Samhain, which was later transformed by the Catholic church into All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween.  From […]

Art Matters: Mikie Burke & Russell Wright “Griswald” with Adrian Wright

In continuation of his interviews with artists that he feels influenced by, host John Haywood decided to focus this show on young artists who have come to him for instruction.  In turn, his art has been influenced by watching them grow, and learn.  Haywood’s guests for this episode are Mikie Burke and Russell Wright “Griswald […]

MN&WR: The Art that Tells Our Story

To celebrate the 108th birthday of Appalachian writer Harriette Simpson Arnow, hear an excerpt from the 1987 Appalshop Film by Herb E. Smith – Harriette Arnow 1908-1986. WMMT’s Rich Kirby interviews Appalshop filmmaker Herb E. Smith, maker of the 2000 film – The Ralph Stanley Story, on the life and passing of bluegrass great Dr. […]