Take Our Survey: Tell Us What You Think About AI in Appalachian Journalism

By Ashton Marra / July 11, 2024

Storytelling in Appalachia is a craft at the root of […]

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Photographs of writer Sonia A. Rao's grandparents, Pejawar and Nirmala Rao

For My Indian-American family, West Virginia Will Always Be Home

By Sonia A. Rao / July 9, 2024

“West Virginia” is never what people are looking for when […]

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Healthcare is Human: A Nurse on the Frontlines of an Addiction Crisis

By Ryan McCarthy & Molly Humphreys / July 2, 2024

Angie Gray has spent her entire career in public health […]

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The Number of White Nationalist Groups in Appalachia Is Rising — and the Surge Could Have Implications for Democracy

By Jacob Biba / July 1, 2024

The number of white nationalist groups operating in Appalachia has […]

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's dog has become a political prop in his tenure. Babydog, as its named, is now immortalized in a mural in the Capitol rotunda. Photo: Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislative Photography

WV Capitol Renovation Oversight Skirted for Years. Now, a Babydog Mural is in its Historic Seat of Government

By Duncan Slade, Mountain State Spotlight / June 28, 2024

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Tyler Childers and The Foodstamps perform an evening set at the Whizzbanger's Ball in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Photo: Meg Osborne for Whizzbangers BAM

When Your Appalachian Music Roots Show Up on the National Stage, A Reflection on the Whizzbanger’s Ball

By Dave Mistich / June 27, 2024

If there’s anything to be said about the inaugural Whizzbanger’s […]

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Dr. Ryan McCarthy, left, started the podcast Healthcare is Human during the COVID-19 pandemic. The storytelling skills he learned during the podcast, he says, has changed the way he practices medicine and interacts with his patients in Appalachia. Photo: Molly Humphreys/Healthcare is Human

Finding Solace in Stories: How Narrative Medicine Transformed an Appalachian Doctor’s Practice

By Ryan McCarthy / June 25, 2024

In the 1990s when I started medical school, nobody warned […]

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Front Porch Politics: ‘White Rural Rage’ Gives Voice to My Rage as a Rural Leftist

By Skylar Baker-Jordan / June 20, 2024

How can a book be filled with broad generalizations, cynical […]

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In West Virginia’s ‘Poultry Capital,’ Immigrant Workers Struggle to Find the Help and Support They Need

By Allen Siegler, Mountain State Spotlight / June 13, 2024

This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. Get […]

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