New Story: West Virginia Seizes the Narrative

I spent two amazing days in Morgantown, WV last week for New Story 2017. This is my second time at the conference, which features some of the most amazing initiatives taking place in my home state. New Story is reclaiming West Virginia's narrative, providing a networking opportunity for people doing work in the state accomplish …

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Buck Wild! Another “discovery” of Appalachia

UK Professor Alexandra Bradner offers her analysis of MTV's BuckWild: America’s favorite joke is anything but funny: MTV's "Buckwild" joins a long tradition of skewering "hillbillies" BY ALEXANDRA BRADNER On the night before the premiere of their new MTV reality show “Buckwild ” — which aired last Thursday — Shain Grandee and Kristina Shae Bradley appeared …

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