Kenyon Gradert To Discuss Midwest Culture On NPR This Morning — Join The Conversation!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

 Photograph by Robert Josiah Bingaman; via fly over art tumblr This morning from 11 to noon Central Time, Kenyon Gradert will appear on the NPR program Saint Louis…

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Midwest Realism in the Contemporary Novel

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Perhaps we’re witnessing a shift back to the region’s realist origins. More likely, the Midwest is blooming into a wide proliferation of literary style.        …

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Listening: Lambchop – "Nice Without Mercy"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop standing with his Beautillion Militaire 2000 series of paintings   The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is so deep, so overwhelming, that for many of…

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Notes From The Field: The Hayloft Gang and Early American Radio

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The “Kentuckians” at a road show, 1936; The Hayloft Gang By Jennifer Joy Jameson, Notes From the Field series Editor If you’re hooked into some of the recent…

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Readings: Mary Oliver: "Cold Now"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cold now. Close to the edge. Almost unbearable. Clouds bunch up and boil down from the north of the white bear. This tree-splitting morning I dream of his…

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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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Weekly Feed: Wide, Open Spaces, Appalachian Perspectives, and Tapestries of African Music

Friday, December 7, 2012

“A week before Obama announced the Deferred Action program, Time magazine ran an unprecedented feature on undocumented immigrants, especially dreamers. Now ‘undocumented immigrants’ are up for a vote for Person of the Year.”…

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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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Monday, December 3, 2012

“[Today] marks 57 years since Rosa Parks, Riding the bus on her way home from work, refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and sparked…

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