Aired: November 29, 2008

The Road Less Traveled

US Highway 58 begins at the beaches of Hampton Roads and winds along the southern border of Virginia.  Author Joe Tennis (Virginia Highlands Community College) shares stories from this road, which takes you from a statue of Poseidon, through the Great Dismal Swamp, past the original Lovers’ Leap, to the New River, and to the birthplace of country music.  Also: Inman Majors (James Madison University) believes that the people he met as a college-educated bartender are missing from current Southern literature.  He writes novels filled with characters from the New South–politicians, lawyers, poets, and teachers who love John Coltrane every bit as much as Hank Williams.


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