With: Skip Watts and George Stephenson, Radford University
Water is disappearing from the lake where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Researchers are are trying to figure out why.
With: Ray Toll, Old Dominion University
The White House has chosen Old Dominion University to lead a pilot project to create a plan for the coming sea rise.
With: Stephen Macekura, Indiana University
The earliest environmentalists weren’t tree-huggers; they were hunters and colonialists. We trace the relationship between African conservation and colonialism.
With: Emily Satterwhite, Virginia Tech
We take a look at two very different images of Appalachia: the pastoral, small towns of literature and the often violent cannibals of horror films.
With: James Allison, Christopher Newport University
Early struggles between Native Americans and the U.S. government centered on gold claims. Now the tension centers on the new black gold—coal.
With: Barbara Ellen Smith, Virginia Tech
In the mid-90s, Latino immigrants started to migrate to smaller towns in the South. The new Appalachia includes chicken enchiladas and tamales.