6 episodes

Promoting the best of Appalachian culture, history, and economic opportunity.

Appalachian Shine Foundation For Appalachian Advancement

    • Society & Culture

Promoting the best of Appalachian culture, history, and economic opportunity.

    Tourism in Southwest Virginia

    Tourism in Southwest Virginia

    In this episode of Appalachian Shine we talk with Ricky Barton of OAC (Outdoor Adventure Centers) in Tazewell, Virginia. He discusses the growth in outdoor tourism and adventures, hiking, camping, ATV trails, the Appalachian Trail, kayaking, and countless other things to do in region. We also talk about how the counties and state are working to grow the industry and how effective it has been. #Appalachia#AppalachianTrail#tourism

    • 27 min
    Appalachian Counties Economic Rankings and Kentucky Mysteries

    Appalachian Counties Economic Rankings and Kentucky Mysteries

    In this episode we discuss the latest report by the Appalachian Regional Commission that highlights the economic standing of the counties in the region. We also welcome Adam Mason to talk about the legends and mysteris of Kentcky #Appalachiasupportappalachia.org. The Foundation For Appalachian Advancement is a 501(c)(3) organization.  

    • 23 min
    An Appalachian Memoir

    An Appalachian Memoir

    In this episode we sit down with Dan Swanson, author of Benjamin's Journey: An Appalachian Memoir, and author Victoria Fletcher, owner of Hootbooks Publishing and president of the Appalachian Authors Guild to discuss their thoughts on Hillbilly Elegy, the powerful themes of Appalachian writers, and promoting our region through their work. They also discuss the benefits of being a member of the guild.You can find Dan's memoir on Amazon. 

    • 27 min
    Ellen Elmes--Winter Honey Festival

    Ellen Elmes--Winter Honey Festival

    In this interview with Ellen Elmes, we talk about her recent book that highlights her artistic career here in Appalachia and why Appalachia means so much to her and has influenced her work. Ellen Elmes is a name that is well known well past these Appalachian mountains, but is held dear by the people in these communities. 

    • 27 min
    Honey Winter Festival!

    Honey Winter Festival!

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Willis, the founder of the annual Honey Winter Festival in Richlands, Virginia. Today's event featured artists and crafts makers from the region. This 9 day festival was originally organized to support the local bee keeping industry in light of the dying off of honey bees in the region, and now, according to news sources, we are seeing a resurgance of bee keeping in Southwest Virginia! For more visit our Facebook page. 

    • 27 min
    Welcome to Appalachian Shine!

    Welcome to Appalachian Shine!

    Welcome to Appalachian Shine! The official podcast of the Foundation For Appalachian Advancement, www.supportappalachia.org. This is an introduction to our mission statement and goals in the region and a bit about what we'll be doing with this podcast going forward. Come back and see us!

    • 4 min

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