In the Heart of Trump Country

After ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Response, Author Elizabeth Catte Says There’s Hope in Appalachian Politics

Writer/historian Elizabeth Catte has her own interpretation of what’s going on in Appalachia today and it’s far different from the total gloom perspective laid out by J.D. Vance in his book, “Hillbilly Elegy.” iHeartRadio’s Scott Widemeyer interviewed Catte on her 2018 book “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia,” a […]

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McDowell as a microcosm: Bernie Sanders goes ‘All In’ with Chris Hayes on rural issues

Despite hailing from Vermont, former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders attempted to shine a light on poverty in middle America this weekend with a stop in West Virginia. Sanders held a town hall in McDowell County for an MSNBC taping of “All In with Chris Hayes.” For about two […]

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