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Sweet Soul Paradox
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The glory of the FAME studio had its roots in the deep shame of rural Southern poverty. O ...

And the Mountains Will Fall
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Allen Johnson New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby. SOON AFTER D ...

War on Poverty Anniversary Recalls Religion's Role in Appalachia
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

The 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty, which falls today, reminds us how intractable that effort can be, despite the hope and determined idealism when the legislation ...

Ashley Judd: 'My Christian Faith Demands I Work for Social Justice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's noon on the West Coast, and Ashley Judd is scurrying to make a live on-air interview with a National Public Radio local affiliate in Berkeley. It's noon on the West ...

The Ugliest Word in the English Language: Fracking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I think I know the ugliest word in the English language -- a neologism, actually, coined to describe the technique for pumping liquid at high pressure into rock to open up cracks so that natural ga ...

Reverend Billy Against Mountain Top Removal
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/11/reverend-billy-against-mountain-top-removal/" target="_self"></a>Reverend Billy and the <a href="http://www.revbilly.co ...

Wendell Berry Won't Quit Trying to Save the Mountains
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/14/wendell-berry-wont-quit-trying-to-save-the-mountains/" target="_self"></a>Fourteen mountain-top removal protesters -- including ...

Mountaintop Removal Kills People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washing ...

Coal Country: Is it Mine or God's?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note</strong>: On 10.10.10, </em><a href="http://www.350.org/" target="_blank"><em>350.org</em></a><em> is c ...

We Must Ask Moral Questions About Our Oil Addiction (Part II)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, I asked some <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/07/07/we-must-ask-moral-questions-about-our-oil-addiction-part-i/">moral questions about our oil addiction</a>. ...

Voices from the Gulf: 'I am Hurt, Angry, but Hopeful'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p class="wackmsg_new_sender"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-from-the-gulf/"></a></p> Editor's note: This w ...

Mountain Music
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Saving a Kentucky community and its culture, one kid at a time. Ten years ago old-time mus ...

Keep it Close to Home
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Appalachian-influenced music with a modern twist: Zoe Speaks. In 1997, Steve Earle, depres ...

Almost Heaven
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Newberry Interstate 77 winds around the mountains of Bland County like lifelines on the palm of my hand. I cross through the Big ...

Poets Turned Prophets
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Newberry Affrilachian Poets claim the space between two worlds. Three poets stride across the stage ...

Attention or Exploitation?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Newberry What is the proper role of the filmmaker? The Clampetts. A coal miner's daughter. Chil ...