It's the time of year when WV State Police are using helicopters to conduct searches for outdoor marijuana plants. Drought condition are affecting the amount of plants they are finding this year.
A Morehead State professor’s film about
a banjo-playing Kentucky politician will have
its California premiere this Saturday
at the Oceanside film festival. Jeffrey Hill plans to attend the screening
and talk about how the production was made. Hill says the film has
previously played at a festival in Colorado and aired as part of
KET’s Kentucky life program. He says it was
partially supported by a creative productions summer fellowship.
It’s time to take another trip on U.S. Route 219 and listen to the voices of the people living and working along the Seneca Trail. This week, Emily Newton, an Americorps Volunteer with Appalachian Forest Heritage Area and Allegheny Mountain Radio, continues her oral history project called Traveling 219. This story comes from Garrett County, Maryland.
For many Appalachians, family history in the state can be traced generations back. Sometimes family farms, too. There are organizations that work to preserve those farms, and any green spaces in the state, forever. Chuck Kleine has this story on one such organization in West Virginia.
WV State is the first university to establish laboratory space in the research technology park in South Charleston. The series of buildings containing lab space for the former Union Carbide and Dow Chemical was taken over by the state two years ago. West Virginia State is the first university to have an on-site presence. And that's great news for Dr. Barbara Liedl. A research scientist, Dr. Liedl has been working on better ways to grow tomatoes. She recently led us on a tour of her new lab and points out her favorite pieces of equipment in it.
Incidental music from Will Keys: A
Banjo Original, 1997, County Records, Floyd, VA and Appalachia Waltz, Ma, Meyer and O’Connor, 1996, Sony Music
Plus: KY: Liquor sales, VP, Lt. Gov., ARH ... WV: Kettle Bottom, All-American Handyman, Green drinks ... and more