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Bridging the past to present, we celebrate the rich culture and history of Virginia's Appalachia by seeing how treasured traditions are kept alive and are thriving today. 

This six-part mini-series takes you on a journey exploring the multitude of Appalachian traditions.

Tuesdays @ 7pm

Stream them on ECHO and PBS Video


October 3 & 10 - Moonshine
 On the series premiere, we explore Franklin County, Moonshine capital of the world, to get a better look at the history of white liquor. We travel the backroads with Henry Lee Law, Roddy Moore and Bethany Worley as they share their expertise and stories of the past and the economic outlook for this now legal favorite of Virginia’s Appalachia.

October 17 & 24 - Food
Appalachian cuisine is a great cultivation of different cultures; so, we travel to Bristol, Abingdon, Cedar Bluff and Castlewood Virginia to get a taste for what’s cooking in Virginia’s Appalachia. From food trucks, BBQ joint, fine dining, and Grandmas kitchen – we cover it all.

October 31 & November 7 - Logging
Spending a few days with Jason Rutledge at Ridgewind Suffolk Farm in Floyd County, Virginia. We dig deep into the old practice of logging with horses, also learning the differences between a woodsman and a logger. Since 1981, Jason has spent his life working with draft horses and coined the term “worst first, restorative forestry.”

More to come in 2024!