Billy and Stacie speak with Co-Owner and Operator of Old Homeplace Farms – Will Bowling. In this episode, Will gives us background information on how Old Homeplace Farms came to be and shares his passion for being a local farmer and a friendly face to so many in Eastern Kentucky.
Stacie and Billy speak with special guest and long-time friend Tanner Hesterberg! Eastern Kentucky native, former WYMT news anchor, and now recent Cincinnati University Law School Graduate, Tanner talks with us about his successful journalism career and what it means to get to serve the people of Eastern Kentucky through many different facets.
In this episode, Billy and Stacie speak with the Director of the UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability and Extension in the East Region: Daniel Wilson. Join us as we speak about all of the positive things extension services do for Eastern Kentuckians as well as our beloved UK Community!
In this episode, Stacie and Billy welcome Mandi Fugate Sheffel to the podcast. Mandi Fugate Sheffel is the owner of Read Spotted Newt in Hazard. Join us as we discuss entrepreneurship in Appalachia, discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and flooding, and the importance of Appalachian literature being available in the region for people to appreciate and learn from.
Also, be sure to check out her page @ReadSpottedNewt on Instagram and Facebook!
In this episode, Stacie and Billy welcome to the show a legend in terms of politics and healthcare in the Appalachian region, Dr. Benny Ray Bailey I, PhD.. Dr. Bailey is the co-founder of East Kentucky Health Services Center in Knott County, Kentucky and served as a Senator in the Appalachian region. Join us in learning about the history of EKHSC, its impacts, and how the clinic became a model for healthcare.
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!
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!
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: …
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!
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!