Author: Alison Stine

The Front Porch Network is a Lifeline in Appalachia

A traditional gathering place where the public meets the private becomes the critical point of contact for Appalachian families. On any day in Appalachia, you can find gifts in front of houses, left on porches for the people inside: mushrooms just foraged, cookies freshly baked. The porch is an extension […]

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When the World is Remade, Make It Like Appalachia

Commentary: But this time, let’s also invest in critical infrastructure—including healthcare. Recently, the warning I give my son changed. Usually, I tell my adventurous 9-year-old, who is high-energy and prone to stunts: I don’t want to take you to the hospital. Since the coronavirus pandemic, I have had to say: […]

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