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NPR Celebrates the History of Appalachia

The interview begins with the question of how to pronounce the word: Appalachia (like “apple-at-cha”) or Appalachia (like “apple-ate-cha”). The interview also contains a question about hillbillies and recognizes that part of that stereotype comes from the ability of Appalachian people to laugh at themselves. There’s also an interesting discussion about Appalachia as a haven for freedom lovers, both before and after the American Revolution.

Its good to hear Jeff waxing poetic about this part of the world. His enthusiasm helps spread the pride.

There’s a mention of the Highlander center in the story too; Appalachian Voice probably needs to write an article about it.

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