Science and art intersect in this episode as guests discuss how they’re inspiring the next generation of space explorers, and how science fiction can help.
Stories that honor and celebrate Latinos in America begin with children’s books about a little girl. And strategies are discussed for boosting the self esteem and changing the lives of young women.
Presenting an episode from the new podcast series, “Overcoming Extremism,” where leaders in the fight against extremism discuss ways to combat the threat posed by white supremacy.
The transformation of the banjo conveys its place in American history and music. And its legacy is kept alive at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.
To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.
Not all Americans have been welcomed to enjoy the great outdoors. A discussion on the racist past of America’s national parks, plus the overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.
Local news and investigative journalism are vital to our democracy. But are they in trouble? Guests weigh in on the future of the newspaper.
The singing of former Appalachian coal miner and preacher Frank Newsome exemplifies the oldest, English-language religious music passed down orally in America. And there’s a mountain range in Romania where coal mining communities share a lot in common with Appalachia.
From racial disparity and poverty to shyness, students face a lot of obstacles heading into college. But some professors are finding new ways to support them and forge a path to success.