A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices


August/September 2019

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August/September 2019

The August/September issue explores a broad range of topics, including growing public frustration with the Tennessee Valley Authority and continued protests and legal delays affecting major fracked-gas pipelines.

We also look at local attempts to tackle the problem of food insecurity, share one man’s inspiring effort to save rare heirloom apple varieties, and examine how sustainable agriculture practices and local ingredients are influencing our region’s vineyards and distilleries. In addition, we feature community efforts to restore and protect historic African-American cemeteries. Check out these stories and more below!




Challenging TVA

Tired of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s frequent rate increases and lack of transparency and clean energy, communities across the region are pushing for change in the monopoly utility.



Restoring Black Cemeteries

Across the region, communities are working to document and preserve historic African-American cemeteries. Hear from people involved in this work, including reflections from a writer who discusses her family’s past through the lens of a local cemetery.


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