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  • 01:00

    Bluegrass Monday

    in Current Events

    Join us for Bluegrass Monday -This new show highlights and features Bluegrass Music, Entertainers and Musicians from Nationwide and Regional and local acts.

    An American Original-Bluegrass or the peoples music has long been a style related to appalachia and the country settlements of old.

    We will have special interviews, with invited guests and music and family entertainment.

    Americana at its best-we call it Blue Monday-you can listen and enjoy!

  • 01:07

    Eva Westheimer - Center For Coalfield Justice

    in Environment

    Mountain Justice Spring Break 2015 will take place from March 7-14 at Natural Tunnel State Park in Southwestern Virgina. The hands-on event (register here) is where environmental justice issues collide with workshops, site visits, speaker panels, community service and movement building.

    Talkupy with Annie Lindstrom welcomes Eva Westheimer, Community Organizer for the Center for Coalfield Justice, to the show on Tuesday Feb. 24 at 11 am Eastern time. We will discuss the upcoming Mountain Justice Spring Break. And Eva will give us an update on efforts to: stop Mountain Top Removal and other forms of extreme coal mining, raise awareness of these devastating practices and encourage clean energy and alternatives to surface mining.

    Click ont he following links for more information and contact information: Eva Westheimer Twitter & Facebook, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mountain Justice. Please follow @Talkupy_Radio on Twitter and check out Talkupy.net for archives and more.

  • 00:29

    SpokenHeard with Theresa Davis and Susan Dobbe Chase

    in Poetry

    Theresa Davis is the mother of three and was a classroom teacher for over twenty years. She reclaimed her love for poetry eleven years ago after the loss of her father. Since then, she has been a member of the ArtsInterface,  Co-founder of Art Amok Slam Team, Women of the World Slam Champion (2011), poet in residence as the 2012 McEver Chair at Georgia Tech University, Emerging Artist Grant Recipient and co-producer of the staged poetry performance with Jon Goode “Wish You Were Here” at 7 Stages Theater. She was honored by the City of Atlanta, after winning “The Women of the World Poetry Slam” in 2011 with a proclamation, making May 22, Theresa Davis Day.


    In July 2012, Theresa released her Chapbook “Simon Says” poems about teaching and anti-bullying themes. This project, in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs, is a call to action to bring about an end to bully culture in our children’s classrooms. In May 2013, Theresa released her first published collection of poems entitled “After This We Go Dark” with Sibling Rivalry Press. Theresa spent most of 2014 on tour With Shyla Hardwick on “The Huemyn Tour” as well as the opening performance poet for the band Rising Appalachia. And onDecember 19, she will share the stage with the band at the Fabulous Fox Theater.

  • 00:43

    A conversation with Dr. Laura Riley author of Tell Me of Brave Women

    in Lifestyle

    It's long been said that behind every great man is a strong woman. Now more than ever women are stepping out in front, unafraid to show their strength and what a powerful role we play in society far beyond the home to the polls and one day soon, the Oval Office.

    A mob of 28 people recently stoned a pregnant woman to death for marrying against her family’s wishes.  Hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped last month and were likely sent into slave trade.  A female student was gang raped inside a moving public bus. These horrific acts are not anomalies, but consistent with the ongoing mistreatment of women around this world.  What about  the mistreatment of women in the US?  Does  the media play-up American gender bias and down-play international gender brutality and subjugation?


    Tell Me of Brave Women Written by retired clinical psychologist, Laura Riley, this exciting contemporary novel shares the story of three dynamic women who stand up to old traditions and fight abuse in new ways. Samara, a famous storyteller, creates Secret Sisters, an underground society that shelters battered women in the Middle East.  She’s hunted for her beliefs and stalked for her beauty. Thelma, a tough waitress in Appalachia, witnesses a beating, gets a gun, and changes Samara’s destiny forever.  Evangelina, a South American teen, is forced to be a drug lord’s sex-slave until she’s emboldened to flee to Secret Sisters. To escape, she must use a killers own tactics against him. Through escalating dangers, the three heroic women battle abuse and wage their lives for liberty.



  • 00:53

    Oct 1 ~ Charlotte View: Moving Mountains the Movie "Deep Mining & Water Wells"

    in Environment

    Join Charlotte View for an exclusive, interview with scriptwritter and crew members of critically acclaimed, award-winning movie "Moving Mountains," based on the true story of Patricia Bragg, who grew up in Mooresville, NC. The movie tells the story of Trish Bragg of Pie, WV in Mingo County, as she and her friends struggled for safe drinking water after a deep mine destroyed their wells. A story of faith, hope and perseverance that will stay with you long after the movie ends. Based on the book, "Moving Mountains," written by Penny Loeb. This film-festival favorite is being shown at AmStar 14 in Mooresville, NC on October 6th 2014

    In 1994, Trish Bragg was a coal miner's wife, struggling to get by. Then a vast deep mine destroyed her neighbors' water wells. Guided by her strong faith, she and her friends stood up to a billion-dollar coal company and government bureaucracy. This movie is the struggle of a people, desperately battling to keep  their way of life , their lands, and their families and homes intact. A group of citizens battle to change a mind set that has remained in Appalachia for many years. “One simply does not fight the coal mining company". These companies are powerful entities with finances, machinery, and backing of our government; but fight back we did! In the end, they made history. 

    During this interview, Penny Loeb, T Paige Dalporto, Paul C Brown, Austin Jetton and Patricia Bragg will talk about their journey of discovery, lucky breaks, frustrating obstacles, collaboration, fear of failure, etc

    Contact: cfdodge@msn.com (Penny Loeb)  trishbragg@frontier.com (Patricia Bragg)

  • 03:00


    in Politics

    TheAngryindian discusses the strange, wavering and ultimately hypocritical intellectual morass that is modern popular culture and the impact it has on the Indigenous and African communities of North America. Extra: a recent conversation with Bob Kincaid of Head-on-Radio (The Horn) broadcasting from the Scots-Irish environs of Appalachia and new (Strong) protest music from African artist XOBoogie, (Twitter: @xoboogie) speaking on #Ferguson, #MikeBrown and #EricGarner 'Sorry For Being Black (Don't Shoot)' – [http://tinyurl.com/q2u43kl]
    Your feedback as listeners is important. Please feel free to forward us your suggestions as to how Aboriginal & African communities can effectively, non-violently and intelligently respond to our respective issues. Your suggestions and audio responses will be raised on future dispatches.
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  • 01:01

    Christian Devotions Speak UP! with Sarah Loudin Thomas

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott brings in a Boot Camp graduate with an exciting new book, Sarah Loudin Thomas.

    Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, releases August 2014. Married, with one dog, she now lives in Western North Carolina, which is almost as beautiful as West Virginia.

    She is a fund-raiser for a children's ministry who has also published freelance writing for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. She holds a bachelor's in English from Coastal Carolina University.

    Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency. You can visit her at www.SarahLoudinThomas.com.

  • 01:05

    Talking Destination America's MOUNTAIN MONSTERS with Trapper John Tice

    in Paranormal

    MOUNTAIN MONSTERS, Destination America's wildly popular cryptid adventure show now in season 2, follows a team of expert hunters and trappers as they defend Appalachia from mysterious creatures that have spawned countless sightings in the region for generations.

    It's beards vs beasts as legendary local creatures like the Hellhound, Yahoo, Fire Dragon, and Hogzilla may not be just old wives tales, and the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS) team, led by Trapper John Tice, is in hot pursuit to prove it.

    As native sons of West Virginia, the men of AIMS have spent their entire lives navigating the backcountry, surviving off the land, and practicing do-it-yourself resourcefulness in a land where time stands still. Putting a lifetime of training to the test, the AIMS team investigates, tracks, and attempts to trap these evasive creatures in an epic battle between man and monster in the 14 new episodes of season 2, airing at 10p/9c on Friday nights.

    As Destination America's most successful series ever, MOUNTAIN MONSTERS is getting the chat-about-me treatment with  Mountain Monsters: Behind the Hunt after show. Go behind the scenes of each episode with Trapper and the gang as they answer questions about the monsters, their most terrifying moments on the hunt, and what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling.

    Join America's Most Haunted Radio at 10pE on Tuesday as we talk with MOUNTAIN MONSTERS star and AIMS leader Trapper John Tice.

  • 00:40

    Snake Handling in Sand Mountain

    in Christianity

    Jon spends the first half of episode of his theories on how international news is presented and how a country such as Israel may misread Palestinian intent.  Also, Jane will be sharing a book about snake handling in Southern Appalachia by the Church of Jesus with Signs Following. Dennis Covington wrote a book about a Southern church in which a Pastor was sentenced to 99 years for forcing his wife to put her hand in a snake cage more than once after accusing her of adultery.  The larger story is Covington's journey into this 3 generation practice of snake handling and how the Southern churches believe in manifesting the Holy Spirit through this practice.

  • 01:41

    The Chauncey Karls Report

    in Politics

    Hosts Jesse and Cody discuss Eric Cantor losing in his district's primary to a Tea Party Challenger and the overall mood and trends heading in to the general election in November, the recent shooting in Las Vegas and the media response from alternative/conspiracy oriented websites, and the media's response and depiction of drug abuse and poverty in lower class white communities and specifically the focus on Appalachia, southern, and rural locales, even though such problems and their symptoms can be found throughout America.

  • 01:33

    Join Us At The Crossroads for Appalachian Conjuring!

    in Paranormal

    Join Supernatural Girlz Patricia Baker and guest co-host Patricia Kirkman to hear about the ways of magic and healing from author and conjurer Orion Foxwood.  Foxwood's book Candle and the Crossroads is all about the REAL magic and techniques of Southern root magic, knowledge he learned first-hand from his own relatives while growing up in rural Appalachia.

    Tune in to hear firsthand about...  

    Spirit Sight 

    Working by the Signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility of humans and animals, orcharding)


    Faith Healing
    Settling the Light (candle magic)
    Doctoring the Root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts--bones, claws, fur, etc. for magic or the clearing, cleansing, and blessing of the spirit of a person, also known as his or her root)
    Praying or Dreaming True (Blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming)
    Blessing or Cursing

    Bring your Candle to the crossroads and hear about  creating magic in today's world with the old ways from a conjuring expert.

    Also Numerologist Patricia Kirkman will take a look at Nina Dobrev, by the numbers.  Nina is the star of The Vampire Diaries and plays dual roles of Elena & Catherine. What's in store for Nina?  Tune in to find out.