Notes From The Field: “Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard” and the Don Wahle Collection

Monday, December 10, 2012

By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From The Field series Editor The interesting part about any ethnographic study is putting the pieces together, stepping in and out of a…

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Making Connections: Community Radio In Appalachia

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making Connections reporter Sylvia Ryerson By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor This week from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we bring a story that’s floated to us on the…

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Weekly Feed: Rural America Contemporary Art, Poor Kids, The Changing Face of America

Monday, December 3, 2012

Each week we share selections from our Rural Arts and Culture Feed on Facebook and Twitter. What are we missing? Please drop us a line, and we’ll add…

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On The Map: Preserving Appalachia

Friday, November 2, 2012

Photograph by Giles Ashford By Rachel Beth Rudi, Digital Contributor In this week’s update from the Rural Arts and Culture Map, we wish to turn your attention toward…

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What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the…

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What’s Up With Those Southern Beasts?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Dudley Cocke  Storytelling is a partnership between the person telling the story and the person receiving the story; each depends on the other. This exchange is not…

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Weekly Feed: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Slovenian Bees, Bass Pro Shop, Johnny Cash, Heartwood in the Hills, Barbara Allen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

By Rachel Beth Rudi • In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Florida Folklife Program produced a podcast with audio tracks from the Florida Mexican American Music…

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Weekly Feed: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Slovenian Bees, Bass Pro Shop, Johnny Cash, Heartwood in the Hills, Barbara Allen

Sunday, September 23, 2012

By Rachel Beth Rudi • In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Florida Folklife Program produced a podcast with audio tracks from the Florida Mexican American Music…

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The Madison County Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I recently discovered the 2005 documentary The Madison County Project: Documenting the Sound on Folkstreams, an excellent and richly-exhaustive site that “streams” new independent documentaries as well as…

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Appalshop and Mine War on Blackberry Creek

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Appalshop is one of the most vital arts organizations in the country. For over 40 years it has served the central Appalachian region in a number of capacities;…

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