Melissa Range was raised in Appalachian Tennessee, and she says she is constantly exploring through poetry the deep connection she has to that region. “Those mountains have a pull on you. I don’t feel at home there, but I don’t…
By Mary Jo Brooks
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
Recent events in Appalachia mark a striking political shift for the Clintons, who've long staked their electoral fortunes on working class white voters.
By Lisa Lerer, Associated Press
Hundreds of dentists travel to Grundy, Va., to help the uninsured each fall.
The migration of the blues from the fields of the Mississippi Delta to clubs on the southside of Chicago has been well-documented by historians and musicologists, but there is also a rich tradition in and around the Appalachian mountains that…
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