Appalachia

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

"The Beverly Hillbillies" introduced audiences to the Clampett family in the 1960s and helped popularize the stereotype of the "Dumb Southerner." The myth persists today, wrapped up with ideas about tolerance, race and intelligence.

Marie T. Cochran, director of the Affrilachia Artist Project, joined "On Second Thought" to dig into this idea and her experiences growing up in Appalachia. Chuck Reece, host of "The Bitter Southerner Podcast," also joined the conversation.


The novel "Southernmost" begins with a flood of biblical proportions. What emerges after is not a sliver of mountaintop, but a sodden, Southern Appalachian town where a fundamentalist preacher struggles mightily with his rigid beliefs. 


Beth Macy

On this edition of Political Rewind, for six years, Roanoke-based journalist Beth Macy watched the opioid crisis unfold in struggling Appalachian communities all around her. And so she began documenting the roles that a pharmaceutical industry hungry for profit, medical practitioners intent on easing pain and government agencies slow to recognize the crisis all played in allowing a devastating plague of addiction to grip the entire region.


What's In A Name? | Cabbagetown

Aug 1, 2018
Lee Coursey

One of the Atlanta's most curious communities is called Cabbagetown.

In this "What's In A Name," GPB's Rickey Bevington shares the humble origins of one of Atlanta's trendiest neighborhoods.


WORKMAN PUBLISHING

If I could say only one thing about my conversation with author Lee Smith for this edition of “Two Way Street” it would be this:

Listen to her voice.

Workman Publishing

If I could say only one thing about my conversation with author Lee Smith for this edition of “Two Way Street” it would be this:

Listen to her voice.