Billy and Stacie welcome Dr. Eddie Sloane of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia! In this episode, they discuss the prominence of Catholicism in Appalachia, the work Dr. Sloane does with Villanova University, and all the wonderful programs the Catholic Committee of Appalachia offers!

Published April 13, 2021

In this episode, Stacie and Billy welcome to the show the hosts of HindmanCast: Corey Terry and Jordan Collins. Join us in conversations about the Hindman Settlement school, its history, and the impact it has had on the Appalachian region. Also, don’t forget to visit the Hindman Settlement School’s website, hindman.org, to read about HSS, and maybe even buy some of their cool merch!

Published April 13, 2021

Billy and Stacie interview a key player in the Native American Heritage scene here in Kentucky. Venus Evans wears many hats including the Commissioner at Large for the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission! Venus tells us about her tribe's history, and the work she is doing in Kentucky to keep the indigenous population's story alive. Find out more about the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission here to see how you can get involved: ...

Published March 2, 2021

Holler Back! is once again interviewing talented folks that dedicated their lives to bettering our Appalachian Region. Willa is the Director of the Appalachia Media Institute and she gives us an inside look as to what the program is all about, other programs Appalshop offers, and her thoughts on Hillbilly Elegy. You don't want to miss this one!

Published December 9, 2020

Stacie and Billy bring on Robinson Scholar and esteemed Physician's Assistant student Dakota Halbert! Dakota has considerable expertise in the field of Public Health. In this episode, we talk about health in Appalachia, COVID-19, and the coal industry!

Published December 9, 2020

Billy and Stacie interview Appalachian superstar Christy Boyd of the Knott County Artisan Center! Christy has devoted much of her life to service in Appalachia and spreading knowledge of our region. Christy gives our listeners a look into everything that the Artisan Center offers from their Culture of Recovery program, blacksmithing workshops, and their instrument-building programs! Help us spread the news about everything that the Knott County Artisan Center gives back to Appalachia!

Published December 9, 2020

Stacie and Billy interview American singer-songwriter Larry Cordle about his journey as an artist, being an ally to Appalachia, and his impressive instrument collection. Larry is an Eastern Kentucky native and holds many awards -- two being the 2019 and 2020 SPBGMA Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year awards. Larry also treats us and our listeners to a mini concert where he performs "Highway 40 Blues" and "Black Diamond Strings." You don't want to miss this one!

Published October 28, 2020

Billy and Stacie interview special guest Crystal Good! Crystal is an advocate, entrepreneur, Affrilachian poet, and all-around superstar. Join Billy and Stacie as they talk about Crystal’s current projects, challenges and opportunities of being an Appalachian poet currently in LA, and one of her earliest projects: Valley Girl!

Published October 23, 2020

Stacie Fugate and Billy Devericks welcome the first guest of Holler Back Season 2: Neomia Hagans-Flores, the Associate Director of the Center for Next Generation Leadership! This first-generation trio talks about opportunities and obstacles surrounding education for Appalachians. They also reflect on their time at UK and how the Robinson Scholars Program shaped them into who they are today.

Published September 29, 2020

Stacie and Michael interview Pharmacist, assistant professor, musician, and all-around talented Appalachian Woman Kris Preston on her journey as a bluegrass musician and how she incorporates her talents into teaching. Kris also talks about the culture of the local music scene in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia and how it has evolved throughout time.

Published May 20, 2020


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