Chuck and Callie discuss a recent article in Belt about queer Appalachian witches, and how they're building a beautiful and supportive community, and the absurd backlash they received on Twitter after posting about the article. (Full disclosure: we're obviously not witches and we talked about this to the best of our ability as people without personal knowledge. If you're a queer appalachian witch, you're more than welcome on our show and we'd love to hear from you and learn more!)https://beltmag.com/the-queer-witches-of-appalachia/Plus! Callie and Chuck talk Zach Shrewsbury, a democrat running for U.S. Senate in West Virginia! You can learn more about Zach here: https://www.shrewsburyforsenate.com/Timestamps: 01:10 - Is Elon Musk okay?09:30 - Queer Appalachian witches are great!42:15 - Interview with Zach Shrewsbury01:10:00 - Under-the-radar: Johnson City's Police Are Awful-----------------------------------------------HELP SUPPORT APPODLACHIA!Join our Patreon, for as little as $1/month, and access live events, weekly exclusives, bonus series, and more http://www.patreon.com/appodlachia----------------------------------------------Transition music: "Paper Town" by Balsam Range (used with artist permission)https://www.balsamrange.com/-----------------------------------------------Check out our fantastic sponsors!Red Rooster Coffee! Use our promo code "DOLLY" for free shipping!https://www.redroostercoffee.com/CBD and THC gummies & more: (use code "BANJO" for 25% off) http://www.cornbreadhemp.com/ DISCLAIMER: None of the views expressed in this show represent the views of either Chuck or Callie's employers, and they never will.Support the show
This week Clint and Dawson sit down with Meg Landymore. Meg is an ultrarunner, wife, mom of two, military veteran, small business owner, physician assistant and ultrarunning coach. She has been a runner for twenty years and has been running ultra marathons for eleven of them. Meg has set course records and podiumed at a number of races of distances ranging from 50K up to a FKT of the 144 mile Double S.C.A.R. and recently on the Appalachian High Route ~345 miles. Finally, she has run the 2,194.1 miles of the Northbound Appalachian Trail in long weekend sections. We tracked her down to talk about her recent FKT on the Appalachian High Route. Meg has a special interest in mobility, functionality and anti-aging/ longevity. Meg believes that the human body was made to move, and that through exploration and adaptation, we can all learn to move well. Thanks for listening! Find all our episodes at dayfirepodcast.com This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm
Liz Thomas is a professional hiker, adventure conservationist, and outdoor writer who broke the women's self-supported speed record on the 2,181-mile long Appalachian Trail. Considered among the most experienced hikers in the US, she's known for backpacking light, fast, and solo. Liz has hiked more than 20,000 miles on 25+ long trails including completing the Triple Crown of Hiking (the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails) and first-known traverses of the Chinook Trail in the Columbia River Gorge and Wasatch Range in Utah. Liz is the author of Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-hike, which received the National Outdoor Book Award for Best Instructional book with judges calling it “destined to become the bible of the sport.” She recently published her second guidebook, Hiking Waterfalls in Southern California with Falcon Guides. Connect with Liz "Snorkel" Thomas: Website: https://www.eathomas.com/about Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizthomashiking Treeline Review: https://www.treelinereview.com / Long Trails: Mastering The Art Of A Thru Hike https://www.amazon.com/Backpacker-Long-Trails-Mastering-Thru-Hike/dp/1493028723 Appalachian Trail Fastest Know Time (2011): https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/elizabeth-snorkel-thomas Far Out Article: https://faroutguides.com/ive-thru-hiked-and-section-hiked-the-pct-which-is-better/ Check out The Appalachian Trail Backpacking Series Presented By The Hiking Radio Network! 3 days, 13 Workshops, Presenter & Participant Interviews and more! If you ever wanted to Section Hike or Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail this Series is for YOU! Connect with Julie "Jester" Gayheart: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JulieGayheart Music By: Victor Lundberg "Top of The Morning"
In 1843 a prominent man in Jamestown, Tennessee, distributed a broadsheet, under an assumed name, accusing the wife of a tavern owner of being, among other sordid things, a "witch of the most extraordinary power." That, as you can imagine, led to legal action in the Fentress County courts. Today we tell the story of the Fentress County witch, another one of the Stories of Appalachia!Be sure to subscribe to the Stories podcast so you don't miss any of our stories of Appalachian history and folklore. Go to Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, Spotify, Audible, Goodpods or on your favorite podcast app.Thanks for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends...This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5553692/advertisement
Wanted to get this out there tonight but will have to compile the links I mention tomorrow! By then, this free link should have the info mentioned in the episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/93855226 This podcast continues to be listener-powered and free of adverts and sponsorship messages. Thanks to the Patrons!! :-) Leigh -- Please become a Friend of Five Apple on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcasts and early access episodes • Access to Patreon blog posts including tips and videos • Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees • Input on the podcast topics • Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you! If you can support the show with $3 a month or more, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple -- About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She cares for around a dozen-ish hives in a rural Appalachian forest climate. Colonies are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance, but without chemical treatments thus far. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.
This week on Bear Grease, your host Clay Newcomb, brings you this second part in our series on Plott Hounds and how they've been interwoven into the lives of the Appalachian people. Developed in isolation deep in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Plott breed was tailor made for the rugged landscape, its people, its bears. The folks who've dedicated big blocks of their life to this bear hound are called Plott Men and Women. If you cut them they bleed brindle and in the very niche hound world, some rise to the top as Plott Royalty - and one such man is the late Barry Tarlteton of Greenville, Tennessee. His life will give us a much bigger vista than just dogs, but a rare, authentic peak into Appalachia, its culture, its people, and ways. It will be told to us both first person through an archival interview of Berry and also through the collective voices of his grandson and great-grandson, Tracy and Ben Jones. Berry started the Houston Valley strain of Plotts, he's in the Plott Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Bear Hunters Hall of fame. He was also a legendary lawman who took up a badge and gun in the name of family honor and spent decades chasing down and busting moonshiners in East Tennessee. The stories are as wild as these mountains themselves including car bombing, shoot outs, and being bushwhacked with a Tommy gun. You're about to see that Plott Hounds are just part of the plot. We really doubt you're going to want to miss this one… Connect with Clay and MeatEater Clay on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop Bear Grease MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Opening Song: Never Stop Singing (Psalm 95) (https://open.spotify.com/track/38p7VH1XBFRSk6MXipCLxb?si=3f8bc2bcd01c41d4) by Britton Hardcastle, Carrie Hardcastle, Bryan Fowler, Mac Hays, George Koehl, and John Marc Koh Lyrics: From the greatest depths To the highest heights Oh the endless breadth Of Your hands By Your spoken Word All creation formed Can we hear You speak again Come let us sing Come let us shout Of Your goodness Come let us praise Come let us bow down In worship You are our God God of salvation You are the song We'll never stop singing Never stop singing In our wandering When we've lost our way Still You're holding us In Your hands In the raging seas In the barren land On Your promise We will stand Come let us sing Come let us shout Of Your goodness Come let us praise Come let us bow down In worship You are our God God of salvation You are the song We'll never stop singing My only song Jesus my only song You are the only one worthy of My Hallelujah Come let us sing Come let us shout of Your goodness Come let us praise Come let us bow down in worship Come let us sing Come let us shout Of Your goodness Come let us praise Come let us bow down In worship You are our God God of salvation You are the song We'll never stop singing Never stop singing Passage: Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work. 10 For forty years I loathed that generation and said, “They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways.” 11 Therefore I swore in my wrath, “They shall not enter my rest.” Musical Reflection: “Amazing Grace,” Appalachian folk tune Reflection Notes: This beloved tune, formally known as NEW BRITAIN, originates from the folk music of Appalachia. The melody is simple and outlines triads, making it memorable; the ascending line creates a triumphant climax. Prayer: This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.
Domestic Violence services are not often thought of in the realm of "homeless service providers," but it's actually one of the most important things we do, given fleeing abuse is federally-recognized as a leading cause for people to experience homelessness. In this episode, we're highlighting our place within the local homeless service collaborative, The Cabell-Wayne Continuum of Care, as we speak with Brittany Ochoa, the Executive Director of Harmony House and the C-W CoC. Join us as we talk barriers to services, the Housing First model, and how our work together strengthens the community.For more information on the Cabell-Wayne CoC, check out the website and follow the Continuum on Facebook!To reach Brittany, you can call (304)523-2764, ext. 101, or email her at Brittany.Ochoa@harmonyhousewv.comYou can learn more about the Housing First model in our previous episode, "Safe Housing for Survivors." Branches Domestic Violence Shelter has been providing services to victims of domestic violence in the Appalachian communities of Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne counties in West Virginia.Let's Be Friends! On FacebookOn InstagramSign up for our NewsletterOr Donate.
Granny women were the healers and caretakers of folks in Appalachia, dispensing folk remedies, serving as midwives, and even dousing for water. These women were essential in rural Appalachia, where doctors and hospitals were scarce.Today we tell the story of one of these women, Orlean Hawk Puckett, from Carroll County, Virginia, known for being a midwife responsible for helping to bring over a thousand Appalachian babies into the world!Be sure to subscribe to the Stories podcast on your favorite podcast app.Thanks for listening and for sharing our stories with your friends...This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5553692/advertisement
NBC's AGT, CNNLots of Great Stuff Happening for Landau, International Travel, New Music, & Fatherhood! Part 1Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. first burst onto the national conscience as the Sinatra-and-Soul singing on NBC TV's “America's Got Talent with his incredible voice, undeniable charisma and unparalleled showmanship. And a decade later, he's still going strong.Seeing Landau in concert is a revelation; backed by the dynamic Landau Big Band, you'll always hear swinging arrangements of Great American Songbook classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat ‘King' Cole and many more, along with a dusting of that special Motown Magic that is sure to move your feet and make you sing along.And after the show, every show, you'll always have the opportunity to meet Landau one-on-one for photos and have the chance to talk with him about his incredible rags-to-riches story. “It's my favorite part of the night; it's something we always do. Sometimes I'm the last one at the venue, talking to fans and friends. The janitor is waiting on me to lock up!”Landau was born into extreme poverty in the Appalachian coalfields of southern West Virginia. His parents split while he was in elementary school, and Landau was shipped off to Detroit in the middle of the night. He woke up in the Motor Cities notoriously gang and drug-riddled “7 Mile” neighborhood. Landau likes to say that he went from Almost Heaven to Little Baghdad overnight!After a series of dead-end jobs, run-ins with the police and a too-soon failed marriage, Landau eventually found himself homeless and sleeping in his car. Then, his voice became his calling card.“I loved to play basketball in Detroit, and these guys were good. Some of them went onto the NBA. But we were in the hood; it wasn't anything to see guns drawn on the court after the game, so to keep people cool and laughing, when I'd dunk on someone, I'd sing a Frank Sinatra song like “Fly Me To The Moon” and everyone would laugh and put their guns away.”At the end of his rope, Landau tied a knot and pulled himself back up by auditioning for NBC TV's “America's Got Talent” with thousands of others. After months of competition, Landau emerged the winner, scoring a million dollars, a recording contract, and America's hearts, and he's never looked back.Landau's Columbia Records debut album “That's Life” reached number one on the Billboard Jazz Charts and was followed by “Christmas Made For Two”, “Landau” and his latest “Landau Live In Las Vegas” recorded during a performance at the legendary Caesar's Palace. Landau has made dozens of TV appearances including “The Today Show”, “The View”, CNN, “Fox and Friends”, “The Talk”, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade.In 2021 Landau proudly released LANDAU LIVE IN LAS VEGAS a pre-pandemic recording at Caesars Palace that includes several never-before-released tracks. Enjoy Landau's unique take on the Great American Songbook as well as classic R&B, all backed by his long-time stellar musicians in LANDAU'S LITTLE BIG BAND, with guest background vocals by former Temptations and Four Tops lead singer Theo Peoples!© 2023 Building Abundant Success!!2023 All Rights ReservedJoin Me on ~ iHeart Media @ https://tinyurl.com/iHeartBASSpot Me on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/yxuy23bAmazon Music ~ https://tinyurl.com/AmzBASAudacy: https://tinyurl.com/BASAud
Jason Tartt is the founder of Appalachian Gold Foods, a name that nods to the region's agricultural potential because of its fertile soil and loving people. Dedicated to boosting the economy, Tartt sees McDowell County as a potential economic powerhouse for food, agriculture, clean energy, tourism, and community health. As an entrepreneur and farmer, Tartt creates training programs for those aspiring to enter the food industry or start their own businesses. He's passionate about unlocking Appalachia's potential, aiming to empower communities and foster sustainable businesses primarily centered around agribusiness. Learn more at www.appalachiangold.com
Mountain Man, the Appalachian a cappella trio, features the timeless sound of three voices singing in harmony, with an occasional strum of the guitar. They released an album in 2010, a trio of college friends who'd gotten used to singing together, but then went their separate ways after college. All three of them toured for a long time as Feist's backup singers, and lately Amelia Meath, one third of the trio, has been keeping busy as half of Sylvan Esso. Meath, along with Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Molly Sarle are back, with their first album in eight years, Magic Ship. As our colleague Justin Sergi writes, "their immaculate precision of timing and tuning and phrasing, comes from love and friendship and the elemental, historic 'fun' of singing three-part harmony with your friends." "It is a precision that can, perhaps, only be born from family. Which is what they are: family." The family of Mountain Man joins us to perform songs, chat about community in North Carolina, the internet, peace and joy, and Molly's cat, Magic Ship. Set list: Boat Underwear AGT Watch "AGT":
James Morehead (Poet Laureate - Dublin, California) recites his poem "Falling" from his first book "Canvas". Falling With a damp chill and shortening days, I drive past Dorset at autumn's peak. High above, white clouds stroll puffed in promenade, held delicate together by slender contrails, and morning sun softly warms a crisp early breeze, sending lake shimmered ripples—a cumulus mirror. I step into a forest, maples rooted firm in Canadian shield, feet meandering in search of a tickling leaf crunch. All the while, drinking air soaked yellow, orange, red, brown. In time, the breeze grows unsettled around, a bluster that rips determined leaves from their perches, scattering like startled butterflies, a colorful stochastic flutter. I walk alone, thankful, threatening nimbus halts its advance, and slip through the leaves, past seasons, years, decades— transported from Canada to a New England vista, passing through time and space into a 70s country wagon, where the roads, ever curving, slide me across the trunk floor as we slip on to gravel in search of a fall fair. Touching a pumpkin's husk hurls me again into space, to Boston's Freedom Trail outside Faneuil's Hall, with autumn colors draping the worn graves of patriots, and the tickling crunch unchanged despite decades passing. Through Boston Common, King's Chapel, down ever-twisting walkways where artists balance canvases and sketch with fingerless gloves. In a moment, falling again through the city to rural Vermont, winding through postcard towns and white painted gazebos, nestled still in rust-draped Appalachians. I step into Waterbury, hugged warm in a peacoat, strolling down uneven sidewalks past sleeping storefronts, to stir and crunch leaves from their wind-structured stacks. Finally falling, surrounded, the sweet scent of decay burrowing deep into earth, past shadow-seeking light, until mildew and gray give way to Newton's morning, sunshine bright, sparkling through orange-tinged edges. Leaping out of the pile, a burst of oak and elm, distant memories of youth when time had no meaning. And now, each fall passing and cycle of leaves, autumns behind me stacked higher than waiting ahead, I cling to each breath of crisp scented breeze, and try not to blink, looking out over the trees, and listen to each crunch as I step through the leaves, until I catch a fell maple to welcome me home. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/viewlesswings/support
Welcome back to Allegedly, a lost episode, not really just messed up the lineup! Join us as we discuss cool stories, weird monsters, and interesting aberrations in the Appalachians! Watch out for the BooHag, beware the Gallywampus, and Make sure your porch is blue. If you know you know, if you dont know listen to the episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/allegedlymk/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/allegedlymk/support
In this episode of the Energy News Beat Daily Standup, the host, Stuart Turley, discusses various energy-related topics in his podcast. He highlights the importance of nuclear power in achieving carbon-free electricity generation goals, noting that some states generate over 50% of their electricity from nuclear sources. Turley expresses concerns about the Green Revolution, drawing parallels to the Enron scandal and suggesting that the push for renewable energy may have warning signs of a potential crash. He also mentions the fading enthusiasm for Wall Street's ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investments, attributing it to increased awareness and demand for such investments. Turley advocates for a diverse energy approach, including wind, solar, nuclear, and clean coal, to address energy poverty while minimizing environmental impact.Highlights of the Podcast00:00 - Intro01:29 - A Nuclear Renaissance Is the Best Path Forward02:54 - Climate Enron May Be Heading for a Crash06:01 - Wall Street's ESG Craze Is Fading09:16 - OutroPlease see the links below for articles that we discuss in the podcast.A Nuclear Renaissance Is the Best Path ForwardFor decades, the fruits of the fracking revolution, plus our newly minted status as the world's top net exporter of natural gas, demonstrated that American consumers were swimming in bountiful energy. But as the pandemic effects of […]Climate Enron May Be Heading for a CrashThe modern American version of “the environmental emperor has no clothes” until now has been the rise and fall of Enron. As former Ken Lay speechwriter Robert Bradley, Jr., says, “(T)he cause of Enron's financial bankruptcy […]Wall Street's ESG Craze Is FadingWall Street rushed to embrace sustainable investing just a few years ago. Now it is quietly closing funds or scrubbing their names after disappointing returns that have investors cashing out billions. The about-face comes after […]Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Metals Found at Wyoming Coal MineWhen an Appalachian-based company begins operations at a Wyoming coal mining site late this year, the energy and enthusiasm around the work may focus more on its energy transition potential than old-school fossil fuel. Ramaco […]FIRST READING: Canadians appear to have stopped caring about climate changeIn a recent Angus Reid Institute survey, Canadians were asked which political party they would prefer to manage the country's climate change file. The winner was the Conservative Party of Canada; 28 per cent wanted the […] Follow Stuart On LinkedIn and TwitterFollow Michael On LinkedIn and TwitterENB Top NewsENBEnergy DashboardENB PodcastENB Substack– Get in Contact With The Show –
Kristian Morgan is a runner who after three failed attempts to set the record, just last month set the fastest known time record for the southbound route on the Appalachian Trail at 45 days 4 hours, and 27 minutes, which also places him second on the Appalachian trail overall. In addition, Kristian held the record in 2020 for the 630-mile South West Coast Path in the UK. As an ultrarunner and running coach, Kristian trains and works remotely all over the world, and we're excited to talk to him on the show to talk about his life and accomplishments. Kristian's website: https://www.kristianultra.com/ Kristian's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristianultra/?hl=en *** Great Backpacking Gear (Support the Podcast): https://bit.ly/3PswpQi #appalachiantrail #fkt #kristianmorgan #outdoorvitals #liveultralight
Welcome to episode 205. In today's episode, we're going to talk about priorities and also how family comes first, and it's appropriate for Thanksgiving week. If you feel like there's a lot of conflicting priorities in your mind this week. You are not alone. This conversation is a clip from the IGTV lives that I did on my book launch day back in Halloween with Zanny B Davis from the UK. She's an online course creator, coach, and Christian who is also a podcaster. If you love parties than please do say hi on Instagram which was where this party took place: https://www.instagram.com/melissallarena/ Shop/gift/review - Fertile Imagination: https://amzn.to/3F6AgMu TRANSCRIPT I want to just share with you before we go into the conversation with Zanny, a review that is already on Amazon. And I'm so, so grateful for, so this is what the review says. Fertile imagination is a fantastic book for moms and caregivers who feel stuck and need support in activating what is important to them. I'm so glad to have read the book. Here's to more imagination and creativity. What I want to just really emphasize here is figuring out What is important to you? What is important to you is the reason why you decided to launch a business because you wanted to prioritize time with your family is the reason why you're in a corporate organization because you wanted to have time outside of work and separate the two. That is what we're going to talk about in today's conversation. Now, if you have not yet shopped the book or gifted the book, it is available today on Amazon. And if you have already shopped the book, you are definitely welcome to use your cell phone, go to amazon. com, look for fertile imagination and scroll down on your cell phone and write a two to three sentence review, whatever's on your heart pertaining to the actual book. I am grateful to you. Happy Thanksgiving. And I really, really hope that the turkey doesn't burn or the rice and beans. If you're Latina like me, and that you really get to enjoy quality time with your family. Thank you again and have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. So let us talk about the book then. So why, why did you feel like you needed to publish this book now and why is it called what it's called which is like Fertile Imagination and I know we went through this on my podcast which it was such a great conversation but I would love for you to share it here as well. Oh my goodness. I'm so excited to share some more about the book. So, I mean, here's the whole thing, right? Like, when you and I were talking about being blessed, and thinking about how God has us, puts, almost helps us with our heart's desires, not almost, totally helps us with our heart's desires. I started thinking to myself, I was like, you know what? I have had very similar empowerment, encouraging conversations with business professionals in corporate settings, right? So 12 years, I was coaching marketing executives online as a coach. And I was a mom at the same time. And I thought to myself, you know, who I really, really, really want to talk to about similar things. So like feeling like you don't need this reassurance, like you can do it, like you could do. Anything that is on your heart, right? I wanted to talk to moms and it was during the pandemic when my family and I were in Australia. And I remember thinking to myself, I was like, a lot of moms are experiencing what I was calling career trauma. Like a lot of moms feel like it's so inflexible to work in a corporate setting. But then as an entrepreneur, what I was coming across was that. A lot of the entrepreneurs are doing very well in an online space. And this is back in the day when hustle culture was the thing. A lot of moms were falling off of cliffs. Let me explain mental health cliffs. Okay. So let's just think about this. Like you and I are on Instagram at an appropriate time of day in our time zones. However, other people that are trying to really like grow their business, launch their business, put a course out there. Like I know you help a lot of kingdom followers and builders do we, we work ourselves so hard. And if we're moms, it's almost like if we have childcare, as an example, we feel like every hour we spend. For childcare, we have to have a massive ROI for, right? And so we're burning ourselves at both ends, even, even as entrepreneurs. So for me, I said, you know what? The pandemic made it blatantly obvious now, because now people were. Saying that they were falling off the cliff as in I am mentally unwell, I am working so hard. And now with the pandemic, maybe Facebook ad algorithms changed, which they did. Maybe some other rules became new or whatever during that era. Maybe everybody came online and the competition got stiffer from an online marketing perspective. All of that to say, I thought that it's so important for us to bubble wrap our sanity. And that's why I decided to write the book exactly in the middle of the pandemic, because I saw the trauma that a lot of working moms had. I was hearing it on the phone, coaching people in the U S while I was in Australia. And then I was starting to notice, Oh, wait a minute. It's not just people that have corporate jobs. Female entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs are also sacrificing their values, their priorities and their health in order to be successful online. And when is it going to Stop every single day. I don't know how many moms open up businesses thinking that that's the flexibility, right? That they're going to get. No, you have to create the flexibility for yourself and you have to also guard it. You know how they say in the Bible, right? Guard your heart. You have to guard your time. You have to guard your mind. You have to guard your dreams too. And for me, my book is that like, I want to help moms. Guard their dreams, guard their heart, their capabilities, their values. Like if your family comes first, you have to then build your business around it. So in the book, I have a chapter that's just about that. It's like, you know what? Family is first. And I mean, yeah, right. Yeah, amen to that family's first and I mean it and I think it's a slippery slope. It's a slippery slope, you know, and I think that from a UK, I'm curious from a UK perspective, I'm very curious and I know you're a Caribbean queen, so let's not forget that. Let's not forget that culturally. Culturally, I'm very curious, like what's your, what, how did you grow up in terms of thinking about what a mom should and shouldn't do professionally? I'm just curious. I feel like in this time, I think in modern times, right? It's good that moms can do everything. Cause I grew up in a household where my mom was working. She was a full time teacher and she was still getting up early at the crack of dawn to cook us like lunch. So she. Get up early to cook like a big lunch and then she still has to do everything around the house and she still has Her nine to five job, right? So she was doing everything and I remember thinking like what? Why is it that we always feel as moms and wives especially that we have to do everything? We are doing like all the things and then when we're so tired and we're so haggard Obviously, we're frustrated and you know, we have a shorter fuse because we have so much going on And still we don't have that, take that time for self care and to just like replenish ourselves. And I remember thinking like, I want to be a stay, I like, I always had a dream of being a stay at home mom, but I also knew that God had given me gifts and talents that he wanted me to use as well. So I was like, when I saw this online space in 2017 with this online business, I was like, as you're saying, as moms, our Our priority is our home, our kids, right? And then obviously we still have a bigger purpose because we knew that God has already equipped us. So how do we bring that together? And many of us are burning the midnight oil to get that achievement. And then we're sacrificing our family because of that. And sometimes it's really like subconsciously because we feel like we have no other way. So I love, love, love this conversation and this message. Because it is really needed in this time, especially, like you were saying, in the burnout that's happening in COVID and everything, because now, you can't send your kids to school so you can work on your business, right? You have to, like, work on your business with your kids around. I can't imagine it. It was just, like, hectic, right? So, yeah. Very good. Absolutely. And I think a lot of us get stuck with like, how, like, how are we going to actually live out our dreams? And, and the dreams happen to be in like different spheres, right? So like at home and outside in the world, right? And so like, how are we going to do it? And in the book, what I really, really endeavor to do is to give people a sense of like how I have done it. And it has not been easy whatsoever. I will say in the, right. It's like, there's some seasons in my life as a mom and also their seasons as entrepreneurs, which is really interesting, right? There's these two seasons kind of in parallel and sometimes they're in major conflict. major conflict. I'll give you an example. Here I am. I'm a mom. I wrote a book that is for moms, right? Business wise, it would have made sense to launch the book on Mother's Day. But think about how I as a mom would then not be able to enjoy Mother's Day. Like I would be so stressed and I would not be like thinking about like my Children and how amazing it is to be a mom. If that was the case and business wise, I had to make a decision. I said, you know what? I'm going to have this launch on Halloween, the day that society says you get to use and play around with your imagination. Today is the day children outside all over the world, as an example, for those that celebrate are getting to be whoever they want to be. They want to be a Disney princess. You get to be that you want to be. Superman, you get to be that. What about moms? What's the treat for us? When can we start to re imagine our lives, our capabilities, what we want? Like, when can we start to like play around with everything that God has provided? For us and for us. Okay. Like, when is it our turn? And I remember I was on a flight actually with my children and my kids are all about playing video games on flights. Like when we relocated from Australia to the U S it was like 14 hours. And because of the pandemic and the economy, it was an economy for like, so I remember. Yeah. I remember a flight attendant passing by watching my kids, right? Like, when is it my turn? When is it my turn? The flight attendant says, she's like, when is it my turn? And that sparked the idea for me. I said, you know what? I've thought about that as a mom. When is it my turn? When is it that I get to play with my role as a mom and, and, and really mold it in a way that I see fit for the situation, for my ambitions. Like, Think about it this way. Why would God put a dream in your heart if he didn't want you to actually go for it? Like that would make no sense. Yeah. No sense. Right? So it's kind of like, maybe, maybe we have to be creative with how we go about it. Maybe we have to be like very thoughtful and say, okay, I'm a mom, but man, I want to create something for kids. Let's say you want to do like a youth center in your local community, let's say, right? Well, why would that dream be in your heart? It's because God saw that you are able to actually have those conversations, broker those relationships and get a lease on that property so that you have a place to go after school. And it's up to you to figure out how to make it happen. And I think it's possible, but I also think that we can, we have a lot, right? Like we have the resources. And I think a lot of times, even as moms, I have worked with some of the most accomplished moms. This is the part that is so fascinating. These are people who are killing it in boardrooms. They become a mom. Wow. The confidence almost goes out the door. The amount of insurance. Right. I've heard, right. You could be so amazing in a corporate setting. You become a mom and you're like mush. You're like porridge. I think too, this comes down to society as a whole, right? Because then we are competing against the man. And we feel like we have to do it their way. And we have to do it like the way that they are saying it. But I think like when we become moms, we have to redefine that. And I love this imagination part of it, because then we can't do it like the men. Like they have, I said, my sister and I were saying like, who is the, who is the one person who could stay at home and do nothing all day? A man, right? Like, let's just be real. Like, a woman cannot do that. You cannot sit at home all day and do nothing. Like, you got kids, you have to get up a million times. It's just not possible. And I feel like sometimes we think that we can do things the same way that men do, but we can't because we have different roles, we have different things that we need to do, and we need to find different ways to accomplish the set things that God has placed in us to accomplish, as you were saying. You know? So tell us a little bit about the three stages, I want to hear this about optimizing that. Fertile imagination for the maximum impact for moms. I really want to hear this. Yeah. So Max. So when I think about goals, like goals are huge. Like I am not like a short sighted, very like narrow minded kind of goal person. Like I'm not interested in taking one step every day and wow, I get my 10, 000 I'm more like, okay, how can I like walk across the Appalachian kind of extreme that way. And so big goals. So the people that are in my book, they really. How you can achieve this fertile imagination. So there's three steps. The first one is about waking up your imagination. As a child, we clocked at least 10, 000 hours imagining we could be anyone we wanted to be. Like I said, last hollow, like Halloween as a kid, I was hunky Brewster. I was strawberry shortcake. So myself as that, and that went in a coma when I became a mom, because as moms, we don't sleep a lot. Right. At least those early days when I had my identical twins, I was filled with dread because I decided to nurse them exclusively. So I was not sleeping and my imagination did not feel safe to come out and play. And I wouldn't have listened, right? Our imagination doesn't want it to, doesn't want to be ignored. So step one is waking up the imagination in the book. I share podcast guests who can help any mom. Wake up her imagination. Like there's reflection questions. There's things that you can consider in every single chapter. Then it's about playing with your imagination, right? So playing with your imagination is what we are doing today on Halloween around the world. We are playing with children who are pretending to be whatever they want to be. We might even show up at our door with candy. Playing roles ourself and in full costumes, which by the way, I'm going to have a costume later on, but that's our secret. And because we're playing with our imagination, it's like a muscle. If you don't use it, you lose it. But if you play with it and you use it in your. Business to come up with brand new business ideas or in your life to come up with brand new, like routines for a Saturday, for example, as a family, then you're going to be able to access your imagination for when you need it. For when things get tough and you have a goal that you want to achieve, but there's obstacles. That's why you want a fertile imagination so that this way you're nimble and you could. Fix things as they come along, right? The third part is stretching your imagination. I am asked all the time, Melissa, how do you do so much? And the truth is that this is how I duplicate myself. When I stretch my imagination, what that means is that. I'm using my imagination to ask for help. I'm asking people to add, to help me in my goal. Like today I'm on the phone with you. I'm on zoom with you. I'm like thinking on the phone, this is Instagram social media alone. Yes. It's global. This is global, right? This is the stretch of my imagination. I asked for help. I said, today is the day that I'm going to have this book in Kindle format for 99 cents. You could go to my link and I need help in telling as many moms as humanly possible. And that is the third step to optimize my, my imagination, right? And to optimizing any mom's imagination. And a lot of moms are scared to ask for help. For ourselves. Notice this, if you need help for your child, you will ask for help. You will go to the ends of the earth for your kids. And I'm asking moms to do the same for yourself. Yeah. I love that. I want to say. So firstly, one is that I never celebrated Halloween. I don't celebrate Halloween as a Christian, but I love the fact that you've said, I love you redefining that too. Because. Thank you. It kind of brings that play on that imaginary thing, like that imagination. Cause I know like a lot of people see it as different, like the dressing up idea and all of these things, but I love that you've like flipped it around for something different and bringing it really into us as moms and how we can see ourselves. Because I remember as a child growing up. visions I had for my life. Like my imagination was wild. I love this as well, right? And then the second thing as well is that I love that you're saying that we as moms, which is so true, we always feel like we have to have this, like we have to do it. And if we don't do it, then one, probably we don't trust other people to do it for ourselves. Or we don't think that we can even get that support when it's a lie, right? That's not true. So I feel like, yeah, yeah. I feel like that's really important for you to just kind of give them permission right now to be like, let's go back to our childhood where we knew and it felt safe and where it was good and fun, fun again, exciting to dream and to have these vision. And now to know that you don't have to do it on your own. You can get support for it. Nothing wrong. There's nothing wrong with asking for help and support. So love that so much. Absolutely. And if you want to think about from the Bible's perspective, there's like a verse that says that you need other people and apparently three is the magic, the magic number. I don't know that verse. But there's one verse that literally like a brain and it's like three people are best when it comes to like working on something together and to not do things by yourself. I'm going to look it up later. It does definitely speak about community. That's what the whole church is about. Right? So the whole New Testament is about church and togetherness and community. Paul, the apostle Paul talked about that constantly in Acts and I just finished Colossians I think. He's always talking about the community and the church and togetherness. Right. But also as well, like even as Christian believers, we did a very famous verse that says like, Where two and three are gathered, like Christ is in the midst. So when Christ is in the midst, nothing is impossible. So it takes two and three to gather, not just by yourself, and it doesn't mean like if God is not going to come to you, but it just says that when there's two and three and there's a community, then he's coming, he's definitely there. So that means like anything is possible. Anything is possible. And I, and I really think when it comes to intentionality and the intention of your dream, I think it makes a difference. I feel like that's where the fuel comes into play. So like, if you have something on your heart and I'm speaking to anyone that's watching this right now, if you're a mom and you have something on your heart, it's there for a reason, God believes that you could actually do it. You can actually pull it. Yeah. That's the number one thing that I, that's what we have in common right here. And I think that's the thing that we need to drive home because I was like journaling around this. So like, what really makes me upset is when us as moms, we put ourselves down and we settle. We said, Oh, it's okay. I'll do that. When the kids get older, I'll do this. When this happened, we settled because we don't think we are capable. And I think that that's one of the biggest things that drives me. I know it drives you. And I know that this is the message that you're trying to say. And so I know a lot of moms are popping in and out here. So that's really good. But like, if even if you're watching the replay, let us just leave with this one thing that you are more than capable. So I love that, Melissa. So as we're wrapping up, tell us, like, just finally, like, what is the book? What is it not? Because I think you have like, okay, you told us what it's about and how to use your imagination, the three steps and stuff. And now what is it not, in the sense of like, what is it not going to help you with? It is not a parenting book. There is no way on this planet that I'm an expert in parenting. And I think, I think I have my children are nine, nine and 12. Okay. So it is, it is not about parenting. I basically made the conversation also global. And I think that's really, really important. And I included in the book, people that were not moms. As well as people that are moms, because I feel that if we want to use the fullest expression of our imagination, we can listen and learn from people that have completely different life experiences than us and who are all over the world, because I think that's how you really stretch what's possible. You need to see things that you have not. scene in your lineage, in your maternal entire, like ancestry, you need to see that, you know what I mean? And I think that's, that's the thing. Like this book is not a parenting book. It is definitely not a, a book that you just read casually every chapter. You can actually spend a whole week on each chapter and, and really take it to heart and make some. Real changes in your life that your children are going to benefit from. And it's going to change the mood in your house immediately. Happy. No, literally. Honestly, I'm literally guys I'm going on now to get my 99 cents copy. And obviously if you're watching it from the UK is amazon. co. uk. And obviously if you're in America is. com. So definitely go head over. I think we just search your name, right. And then we come up and then we can just order it on Kindle. Absolutely. And the link is on my bio as well. So yes, yes, yes. What an exciting conversation. And honestly, you have really hyped me up because I'm like, I need to read this book. I want to see like how we can really get beyond this fear and get beyond these things that are holding us back. These limited beliefs that hold us back again, doubting ourselves as more capable, of course we are capable. So thank you so much for this conversation. Is there any last thing that you want to leave with the ladies who are watching? No, thank, just, thank you. Just thank you. Thank you. I bless you for coming on. And honestly, I really think that this is a blessing and especially hearing from somebody like you, who you said before, like in your background, you were a big in the corporate space and everything. And then as you became a mom, then a lot of these things, you like, you start to question that. I feel like if a lot of us think it's only us, but it happens to so many of us, no matter how far you've been in your career, as you become a mom, you start questioning yourself. And it's just not like. Just one time on one person. It's like a worldwide thing and I love that that you're able to offer this kind of support to them and to us, all of us. So thank you so much for this conversation. I wish you all the best. I pray God's blessing and I pray that more women will definitely go download this book and get it now that you can get it for 99 cents. Okay. I love the conversation with Zanny and I wanted to just share one idea. So as you're thinking about Thanksgiving right now with your family, go ahead and share with them what you're most grateful for in terms of the way that they have lifted the load of motherhood off of you, right? So there's been ways that maybe your partner has really come through. There've been ways where your kids have been patient and let you finish whatever it is that you set out to do. There have been ways that Your in laws, for example, have really helped you navigate new situations. So think about that in terms of just this conversation with Zanny and also definitely write a review, go on Amazon, write a review for fertile imagination. It is going to help us get this word out and it's going to help Amazon see and believe that you guys are getting value from the conversation around using your imagination. As a mom.
https://www.briandickinson.net/ HIS BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Descent-Surviving-Alone-Everest/dp/1414391706/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-1&qid=1433969869 BACKGROUND RELATIONSHIP WITH FATHER JOIN NAVY Former US Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer / Combat Search and Rescue WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF IN MILITARY? BIGGEST ADJUSTMENT DURING THE TRANSITION TO CIVI LIFE? HOW BECAME A MOUNTAINEER? MOUNTAINEER RESUME – Everest, Island Peak, Aconcagua, Patagonia, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Kosciusko, Vinson Massif, Cascades, Waddington Range (British Columbia), Alaska Range, Canadian Rockies, Smokies, Sierras, White Mountains, Appalachian, Andes, Himalaya, Caucasus Mountains (Russia), Sierra Nevada Range (Spain) and Sentinel Range (Antarctica). HOW MUCH TRAINING & PREPARATION IS INVOLVED? QUESTION: IS YOUR CLAIM TO FAME CLIMBING MT EVEREST OR COMING DOWN IT BLIND BOOK: BLIND DESCENT AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER FOR MOUNTAIN CLIMBING DECISION TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST TAKE ME THRU THE ASCENT | HOW LONG TO REACH PEAK? BIGGEST THREAT OR RISK? WHAT IS THE DEATH ZONE? DISCUSS SNOW BLINDNESS eyesight typically returns in 24 hours, but I wouldn't regain my full eyesight for a month and a half. QUOTE: “I learned in my military training as a US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer, that panic kills, so I did what I needed to do to force that panicky feeling out and focus on taking one more step forward. I knew that there was a 99.99% chance I wasn't going to survive, but I never let that thought cross my mind.” HOW DO WE OVERCOME PANIC? WHAT IS THE KEY INGREDIENT TO MENTAL TOUGHNESS? “I can tell you that there are two things that got me down the mountain: faith and focus. Focus is ironic since I couldn't see a thing. I was completely blind, but I knew what I needed to do to get down. I had to fight off panic and dig deep to find grit and resilience and to do whatever it took to take one more step forward. Faith. I reached a point where I couldn't go on anymore and I surrendered to God. He was there the entire time, waiting for me to get out of my own way and rely on Him. “ WHERE WOULD YOUR FAITH BE IF YOU HADN'T LOST YOUR SIGHT THAT DAY? LIFE VERSE: ““Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 BEFORE OR AFTER EVEREST? LEVEL OF TRUST: HOW WE INCREASE TRUST IN GOD? QUOTE: “It's when we get out of our own way, check our ego, and surrender with confidence that we begin to live.” CLOSE: “Living at altitude is far from glorious. It's a suffer fest and it takes everything you have to figure out a reason to take one more step forward. But eventually—if you can get out of your mind and push through with continued resilience—you'll take those final steps and reach the top of the world” MANY PEOPLE LIVE A LIFE OF SUFFERING: ASVICE TO FINDING A REASON FOR ONE MORE STEP WHEN ALL THE STEPS HAVE BEEN LANDMINES? HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF YOUR OWN MIND DURING THE BLIND DESCENT?
This week, Karly Hartzman of Asheville indie rock band Wednesday, talks about songwriting, place and spending a lot of time with a band on tour. We also meet Emily Jones Hudson, who started a workshop to try and reinvigorate quilting in her community in Kentucky. Also, we check in with the Alabama Astronaut and learn about a uniquely Appalachian form of art – religious music heard only in snake-handling churches.
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Welcome to the daily304 – your window into Wonderful, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Today is Sunday, Nov. 19 Get the scoop on Appalachian arts and culture in the newest issue of YNST magazine. The Advantage Valley marketing team is hiring business coaches! And arts grants are available through the state, so get your applications in now…on today's daily304. #1 – From YNST MAGAZINE – YNST (You're Not Seeing Things) Magazine is a print & digital media company dedicated to amplifying the unseen creative voices of Appalachia's arts & culture. See another round of Appalachia's unseen arts and culture with Issue 02 of YNST! Discover the region's next music superstars, sustainable fashion designers, dynamic artists and photographers, West Virginia's food culture, transformational towns, poetry and more. All this wrapped into a colorful comfort for you to enjoy just in time for the holidays. Order now: https://ynstmagazine.com/product/issue-02/ #2 – From ADVANTAGE VALLEY – Do you have business experience and a desire to make a difference in your community? You're in luck! Advantage Valley, a regional marketing and strategic initiative organization serving the Charleston-Huntington metro regions, has two full-time job openings for business coaches. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business administration, finance, or related field preferred. Preferred experience as a business owner, business coaching, consulting, or a related field. Advantage Valley offers a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, and a monthly stipend for health care, plus paid holidays, vacation, and personal/sick leave. To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter with the email subject line: FASTER WV Business Coach to email@example.com. Application deadline is Nov. 30. Learn more: https://advantagevalley.com/were-hiring/ #3 – From WV ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY – Artists and educators, now is the time to apply for a grant through the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Funding is available for a number of projects, including: Arts in Education Community Arts Project Support Cultural Facilities and Capital Resources Living Traditions: Folk Art Professional Development for Artists Visit www.wvculture.org to learn more and apply. Read more: https://wvculture.org/agencies/arts/grants/ Find these stories and more at wv.gov/daily304. The daily304 curated news and information is brought to you by the West Virginia Department of Commerce: Sharing the wealth, beauty and opportunity in West Virginia with the world. Follow the daily304 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @daily304. Or find us online at wv.gov and just click the daily304 logo. That's all for now. Take care. Be safe. Get outside and enjoy all the opportunity West Virginia has to offer.
This week, we are traveling to the wilds of Appalachia to cover some of the craziest crimes to befall this mysterious and mountainous terrain. Featuring a serial killer terrorizing the Appalachian trail, not one but TWO murders by machete, and a family on a murderous rampage. When traversing Appalachian locales, be sure to avoid encountering such disturbed residents of the region, so you can stay far off this list! Cases Covered:1. Randall Lee Smith (Lying Randall)2. The Pike County MassacreCheck out our website! www.twistedlisterspod.comJoin us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/twistedlistersFollow us on Instagram: @twistedlisterspcastTiktok: @twistedlistersOutro Music by Lady X/YSources:https://www.bdtonline.com/news/murder-in-the-mountains-black-magic-at-murderer-left-creepy-occult-clues-at-cache-site/article_c5b0c70e-eade-11e8-9569-3f3c94855a2e.htmlhttps://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Randall_Lee_Smithhttps://www.wlwt.com/article/ohio-pike-county-rhoden-massacre-breakdown/41521453https://www.wcpo.com/news/pike-county-massacre/timeline-a-full-history-of-the-pike-county-murdersThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5774476/advertisement
Jory returns to share some more info on plant medicines, making moonshine, and speaks a little about being on the Netflix series The Heist. Making whiskey has been a part of Appalachian culture since the first settlers came in, so we thought it would be fitting to include an episode on it. Please keep in mind that we in no way promote drinking, but it is definitely part of our history as a people. We thank God for his wonderful lessons in life! We thank You for listening and your ongoing support! We thank our sponsors~Living Stone Outreach for all the work that they put in to make the community a better place 606-287-7784. The Jackson County Sun, bringing you the news since 1926. www.jacksonsunky.com 606-287-7197. Farm Bureau In McKee KY, providing you with the insurance you need, for most anything in life 606-287-7124. WWAG 107.9fm 98.9fm wagoncountry.com East Kentucky's favorite Country music variety station, and your home for Dial & Deal, Mon-Fri 10am-12noon. Our friend in Oklahoma, John Caywood. Check out our website appalachianimagination.com for more stories, pictures and some little adventures. You can also find us on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@appalachianimagination2023 and Facebook https://m.facebook.com/groups/611983497073260/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF If you would like to contact us for any reason, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Stay Awesome Appalachia! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robert-bowman42/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/robert-bowman42/support
James Gann, Music Educator in Blount Co, TN won a blue ribbon for his pumpkin pie at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. James lets us know about the type of pumpkin he grows and his pie. Haylee Gibadowski describes how to process a fresh pumpkin for pies and shares her recipe for a gluten and dairy-free pumpkin pie that is delicious. (Recipe below, keep scrolling) Fred Sauceman's Pot Luck Radio series features novelist Adriana Trigiani, Author of Big Stone Gap, Milk Glass Moon, and Big Cherry Holler describes her Appalachian autumn memories and a little story involving Elizabeth Taylor and choking on a chicken bone.
In this episode Neil and Will sit down with Barb Ewing the CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) - the #1 University Affiliated Incubator in the World! Incubators are used to give startup businesses and entrepreneurs needed support in order to drive innovation. With a streamlined focus and a dedication to becoming sustainable, YBI has become one of the most accomplished incubators in the world. Hear from Barb as she describes how it all started and the benefits YBI provides not only to its portfolio companies but to the community and the region as a whole. Take a listen to find out the secrets to success (or the "magic fairy dust") and how other regions can replicate the success of this Appalachian incubator - that dispels misconceptions some might have in regard to tech in Appalachia. Also, you might hear Neil explain the reasoning for having a tree up BEFORE Thanksgiving - and why he was seen as a clown. Youngstown Business Incubator - https://ybi.org/ App News: Tech Hubs (Appalachian Focus) - www.arc.gov/news/biden-harris-administration-designates-nine-tech-hubs-and-grant-recipients-in-appalachian-region/ Global Entrepreneurship Week - www.state.gov/global-entrepreneurship-week/ 2023 National (Appalachian) Christmas Tree - www.uscapitolchristmastree.com/2023/09/06/monongahela-national-forest-announces2023-u-s-capitol-christmas-tree-tour-schedule/ From China to Appalachia - www.floydcountrystore.com/event/from-china-to-appalachia-2023-11-18 Floyd Country Store (Home) - www.floydcountrystore.com/ #AppBiz: Fitz Frames - https://fitzframes.com/ YBI Portfolio Companies - https://ybi.org/entrepreneurs/portfolio/ Extra: Inventors Network KY - www.kyinventors.org/ America Makes - www.americamakes.us/
Dr. Matt Shamblin and TSBC President Rex Howe consider the impact of expectations on ministry leaders and congregations in Appalachia. Unrealistic expectations anchored in the context of a past era distract leaders and congregations from the real ministry opportunities of today.
Welcome to the daily304 – your window into Wonderful, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Today is Thursday, Nov. 16 Rural Advanced Air Mobility may be a game changer for WV's health industry. Looking for holiday gifts? How about WV themed Hungry for Humans? And a WVU researcher is studying how drone technology can combat invasive plants…on today's daily304. #1 – From VERTX – As the Vertx Partners team helped establish a West Virginia Uncrewed Aircraft Systems Advisory Council and hosted the inaugural WV AAM Coalition meeting at the WV High Technology Foundation, the team believes it's time to focus the conversation on Rural Advanced Air Mobility specifically and how it can positively impact a state like West Virginia. Some of those advancements include drone technology. With such a high proportion of the state isolated in rural areas where travel times to medical centers are inconvenient and/or roads are impassable, medical delivery drones have the opportunity to almost literally bridge a gap by delivering supplies such as insulin to patients in dire need of relief. Have you heard of air ambulance drones? You will soon! Medical electric vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicles may revolutionize healthcare response. eVTOLS repurposed as ambulances offer a more versatile and cost-effective alternative to helicopters. Plus, they're far quicker than ground-based ambulances. As Vertx looks to the future, the state's embrace of AAM could serve as an exemplary model, not just for its residents but for other healthcare systems across the nation. Read more: https://vertxpartners.org/rural-advanced-air-mobility-healthcare/?utm_source=Vertx+Partners&utm_campaign=ac74033026-_18_04_2022_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_78067557b9-ac74033026-587156483 #2 – From The Dominion Post – It all started with Mothman and a Tudor's Biscuit World biscuit for local board game developer Lonely Hero Games' second project. Lonely Hero Games is the brainchild of West Virginia natives Christopher Kincaid and Jared Kaplan, and so far, has produced two successful board games — Bank Heist and Hungry for Humans, the second of which has been especially popular among West Virginians due to its uniquely Appalachian references to regional foods and folklore. Game cards themed after West Virginia cryptids like Mothman and the Flatwoods Monster provide special actions. If your monster's points drop below zero they starve and eat you; if it exceeds 20, the monster overeats and explodes. The player with the highest score wins. Players will recognize popular West Virginia restaurants like Pies and Pints and Black Bear Burritos, as well as state foods like the pepperoni roll and the West Virginia Hot Dog. You can order Hungry for Humans at www.LonelyHeroGames.com. Read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2023/11/04/appalachian-cuisine-feeds-a-monstrous-hunger-in-west-virginia-board-game/ #3 – From WVU Today – A West Virginia University researcher has found a way to locate, access and destroy invasive plants more efficiently. Yong-Lak Park, professor of entomology at the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is researching the efficacy of dropping natural enemy insects on invasive plants using drone technology and artificial intelligence. With a $200,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service, Park will perfect what he calls the “bug bomb.” “We use a drone to detect invasive plants in areas that are not easily accessible. When we find them, we can't do much because nobody can get to the area,” Park said. “Why not use the drone and insects that feed off those plants? That's the idea behind the bug bomb.” Park's research sites cover six counties in West Virginia, including the area along the Ohio River which has the worst mile-a-minute weed infestation. He also collaborates with professionals in state and national parks in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Read more: https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2023/11/09/bombs-away-wvu-researcher-combats-invasive-plants-by-deploying-insect-armies Read more: https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2023/11/09/bombs-away-wvu-researcher-combats-invasive-plants-by-deploying-insect-armies Find these stories and more at wv.gov/daily304. The daily304 curated news and information is brought to you by the West Virginia Department of Commerce: Sharing the wealth, beauty and opportunity in West Virginia with the world. Follow the daily304 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @daily304. Or find us online at wv.gov and just click the daily304 logo. That's all for now. Take care. Be safe. Get outside and enjoy all the opportunity West Virginia has to offer.
Along a stretch of the New River in southwest Virginia, you'll find a town nearly unchanged by time. For nearly a century, the people of Fries, Virginia worshiped, played and grew up under the watchful eye and guiding hand of its textile mill. It was an Appalachian mill town centered on community, cotton and country music. But that changed when the mill closed in the 1980s, and Fries became a shell of its former self. Today, Fries is using its past to guide its future - hoping to weave a new chapter into its unique story.
This week we're going back to a tried and true topic type: murders in a specific location. In this case, the location is the large area known as Appalachia. Now this area covers multiple states, from Georgia to Pennsylvania, and consists mostly a of mountainous areas, though there are many cities and towns within its borders. All that is to say that these cases will have some serious (mountain) range - pun intended! From small town murders to hikers in peril, this topic spans nearly as far as the Appalachian Moutains themselves, and contain much of the spookiness attributed to the area. So tune in, try not to get too scared, and no matter if you live near or far from this area, be sure to stay far off our lists!Cases Covered:James L JordanGregory Scott HaleCheck out our website! www.twistedlisterspod.comJoin us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/twistedlistersFollow us on Instagram: @twistedlisterspcastTiktok: @twistedlistersOutro Music by Lady X/YThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5774476/advertisement
S3 Ep4 | Climate change is impacting not only our oceans and ozone, but our own cities and homes. That means there are environmental, economic, and social repercussions that we have to start thinking about today. Investing in climate resilience means finding ways to prepare people and communities for our climate-changed world. In this episode, Andrew Crosson and Baylen Campbell from Invest Appalachia share how they are using the existing strengths of Central Appalachia and economic development to create a climate-resilient region.About Invest Appalachia.Invest Appalachia is a regional blended capital platform, designed to accelerate and expand community investment across Central Appalachia. About Andrew.As Invest Appalachia's founding CEO, Andrew (he/him/his) is responsible for overall strategy and impact. Andrew has been integral to the planning and design of IA since its inception. Previously, Andrew worked for 9 years with Rural Support Partners to advance community economic development in Appalachia, leading major initiatives related to local food systems development, clean energy, impact investing, network development, non-profit management, and strategic planning. Andrew was born and raised on a family farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 0:00 Host Discussion5:59 Guest Interview Starts43:24 Host Wrap UpAbout Baylen.Baylen Campbell (he/him/his) is Invest Appalachia's Director of Community Impact. Originally from and based in Hazard, Kentucky Baylen brings experience working as an economic development and social impact practitioner. In partnership with the Community Advisory Council Baylen leads IA's Catalytic Capital development, deployment, and community accountability. Additionally, he manages IA's impact measurement, policy research, and partnership development with a focus on capacity building. He is passionate about utilizing strategic communications and storytelling to shift outdated narratives of Appalachia. Renegade Capital Tools & Tips. A renegade not only listens but acts. We've consolidated a few tips from this episode to support climate resilience with your dollars. Learn about the Climate Impact in Appalachia. Invest Appalachia has released a new report on Climate Resilience in Central Appalachia which is packed with data about the impact of climate change in the region and the opportunities for investor engagement. Bring a Climate Lens to Everything. The impact of Climate change isn't limited to environmental work, it will affect all of our work. Whatever your role or investment focus, climate should be part of your approach. Invest in Climate Resilience. If you're an institutional investor or grantor, you can find place-based projects like Invest Appalachia who are already working on climate resilience in their communities. Individuals can learn more about initiatives local to their own cities to see how they can support climate resilience at home. Support the showLove the podcast? Subscribe and follow to never miss an episode.Linkedin | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Join our mailing list
Greetings from a new homeplace! Bee yard goings on as Autumn rolls into a colder season. It is such a delight to be back with you. Leigh This podcast continues to be listener-powered and free of adverts and sponsorship messages. Thanks to the Patrons!! -- Please become a Friend of Five Apple on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcasts and early access episodes • Access to Patreon blog posts including tips and videos • Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees • Input on the podcast topics • Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you! If you can support the show with $3 a month or more, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple -- About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. She cares for around a dozen-ish hives in a rural Appalachian forest climate. Colonies are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance, but without chemical treatments thus far. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.
Show Notes: Arthur's Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/artjuldehart Website: https://www.artdehart.net/ Who's There? Socials: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/WhosTherePc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/WhosTherepc Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.whostherepodcast.com Arthur DeHart is a professional rule breaker. He has many poetry collections and novellas out. He has also been published in many places including your local bathroom stall. He is EIC of Naked Cat Lit Mag and owner of Deep Wood Productions. He currently resides in or near St. Louis. In this episode I talked with Arthur about his love of campy horror movies, trans representation in horror right now, and growing up with a healthy fear of the woods in the Appalachian region. We also discuss his podcasts, Deadwood Press Radio and Hiker Gothic! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whostherepod/support
While it is often said that the most dangerous predators conceal themselves in plain sight, the unsettling reality is that not all of these people masquerade as harmless. Some have the convictions to back up their disturbing backgrounds, but still, they can find a way to worm themselves into people's lives. In the year 2020, a mother from Davenport, Iowa, confronted the stark reality that certain individuals can too often remain consistent in their harmful ways.SPONSORS -Obscure Appalachia: Thank you to Obscure Appalachia for sponsoring this episode! Join Candis each week as she delves into the eerie and paranormal tales from the Appalachian mountains. Subscribe to Obscure Appalachia on all podcast platforms: https://obscureappalachia.com/Babbel: Thank you to Babbel for sponsoring this episode! Learn a new language in as little as three weeks with Babbel. Their brief 10-minute lessons are curated by over 150 language experts. Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at: https://babbel.com/morbidologySmartLabels: Thank you to SmartLabels for sponsoring this episode! Say goodbye to countless minutes rummaging through storage bins for your Fall and Thanksgiving decorations with SmartLabels. Download their app on the app store and buy their QR labels at: https://www.qrsmartlabels.com/collections/frontpageSHOW NOTES - https://morbidology.com/morbidology-the-podcast-230-breasia-terrellPATREON - https://www.patreon.com/morbidologyAudio Credit:Epidemic SoundEvening of Chaos - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Empty Reflections - ErikMMusic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgq4SPKHlyIA Mothers Sacrifice - OurMusicBox - https://ourmusicbox.com/Dark Tranquility - Anno Domini Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6mBav72AkThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3527306/advertisement
Marcus and Will pull from the literature to discuss the science-based management strategies across fire, silviculture, herbicide, and more, that can help turn your hardwoods into turkeys. Listen to Part 1 of this episode here: https://sites.libsyn.com/453219/WildTurkeyScience/managing-hardwoods-for-turkeys-part-12-52 Resources: Bogdziewicz, M., Crone, E. E., Steele, M. A., & Zwolak, R. (2017). Effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction in a masting tree: benefits of higher seed production are trumped by negative biotic interactions. Journal of Ecology, 105(2), 310-320. Dey, D. C., & Schweitzer, C. J. (2018). A review on the dynamics of prescribed fire, tree mortality, and injury in managing oak natural communities to minimize economic loss in North America. Forests, 9(8), 461. FOOD PLOTS, FEED OR FIRE: THE REAL COSTS PER POUND OF DEER FORAGE Lashley, M. A., McCord, J. M., Greenberg, C. H., & Harper, C. A. (2009). Masting characteristics of white oaks: Implications for management. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeast Association Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Vol. 63, pp. 21-26). Lashley, M. A., Harper, C. A., Bates, G. E., & Keyser, P. D. (2011). Forage availability for white‐tailed deer following silvicultural treatments in hardwood forests. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(6), 1467-1476. Mann, D. P., Wiedenbeck, J. K., Dey, D. C., & Saunders, M. R. (2020). Evaluating economic impacts of prescribed fire in the Central Hardwood Region. Journal of Forestry, 118(3), 275-288. Marschall, J. M., Guyette, R. P., Stambaugh, M. C., & Stevenson, A. P. (2014). Fire damage effects on red oak timber product value. Forest Ecology and Management, 320, 182-189. McDaniel, J. K., Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., & Lashley, M. A. (2021). Shifting tree species composition of upland oak forests alters leaf litter structure, moisture, and flammability. Forest ecology and Management, 482, 118860. Stanis, S., Wiedenbeck, J., & Saunders, M. R. (2019). Effect of prescribed fire on timber volume and grade in the Hoosier National Forest. Forest Science, 65(6), 714-724. Turner, M. A., Gulsby, W. D., Harper, C. A., & Ditchkoff, S. S. (2020). Improving Coastal Plain Hardwoods for Deer and Turkeys with Canopy Reduction and Fire. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 44(4), 705-712. Turner, M. A., Gulsby, W. D., & Harper, C. A. (2021). Mixture of triclopyr and imazapyr more effective than triclopyr alone for hardwood forest stand improvement. Forest Science, 67(1), 43-48. Wiedenbeck, J. K., & Schuler, T. M. (2014). Effects of prescribed fire on the wood quality and marketability of four hardwood species in the central Appalachian region. In In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 202-212. (pp. 202-212). Wolgast, L. J., & Stout, B. B. (1977). Effects of age, stand density, and fertilizer application on bear oak reproduction. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 685-691. Dr. Marcus Lashley (@DrDisturbance) (Academic Profile) Dr. Will Gulsby (@dr_will_gulsby) (Academic Profile) Turkeys for Tomorrow (@turkeysfortomorrow) UF DEER Lab (@ufdeerlab) (YouTube) Watch these podcasts on YouTube: Wild Turkey Science YouTube Donate to wild turkey research: UF Turkey Donation Fund , Auburn Turkey Donation Fund This podcast is made possible by Turkeys for Tomorrow, a grassroots organization dedicated to the wild turkey. To learn more about TFT, go to turkeysfortomorrow.org. Help us help turkeys by rating this podcast and sharing it with your friends and family. Music by Artlist.io Produced & edited by Charlotte Nowak
Hey Listener, this week on What Ya Into? First time podcast guest Matt Farley is on the show to talk about poetry. Topics this week include: Our love letter to The Root Cellar and it's place in Cincinnati brewing history. Arranging your life around being a poet. Getting up at spoken word open mics. Hip hop artists and poetry. The fear of public speaking. Place, gentrification, and biodome neighborhoods. Making art accessible and being alone. The question of Why? Learning from others' mistakes. Escapism and therapy. Catching fairy dust. How do you know when your poem is done? Putting cheese on your broccoli. Was your nude model in good shape? Being in play instead of competition. The joy of teaching. The urban Appalachian queer experience. Writing for change. Preparing for the future.
Marcus and Will pull from the literature to discuss the science-based management strategies across fire, silviculture, herbicide, and more, that can help turn your hardwoods into turkeys. Listen to Part 1 of this episode here: https://naturalresourcesuniversity.libsyn.com/wild-turkey-science-managing-hardwoods-for-turkeys-part-12-199 Resources: Bogdziewicz, M., Crone, E. E., Steele, M. A., & Zwolak, R. (2017). Effects of nitrogen deposition on reproduction in a masting tree: benefits of higher seed production are trumped by negative biotic interactions. Journal of Ecology, 105(2), 310-320. Dey, D. C., & Schweitzer, C. J. (2018). A review on the dynamics of prescribed fire, tree mortality, and injury in managing oak natural communities to minimize economic loss in North America. Forests, 9(8), 461. FOOD PLOTS, FEED OR FIRE: THE REAL COSTS PER POUND OF DEER FORAGE Lashley, M. A., McCord, J. M., Greenberg, C. H., & Harper, C. A. (2009). Masting characteristics of white oaks: Implications for management. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeast Association Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Vol. 63, pp. 21-26). Lashley, M. A., Harper, C. A., Bates, G. E., & Keyser, P. D. (2011). Forage availability for white‐tailed deer following silvicultural treatments in hardwood forests. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(6), 1467-1476. Mann, D. P., Wiedenbeck, J. K., Dey, D. C., & Saunders, M. R. (2020). Evaluating economic impacts of prescribed fire in the Central Hardwood Region. Journal of Forestry, 118(3), 275-288. Marschall, J. M., Guyette, R. P., Stambaugh, M. C., & Stevenson, A. P. (2014). Fire damage effects on red oak timber product value. Forest Ecology and Management, 320, 182-189. McDaniel, J. K., Alexander, H. D., Siegert, C. M., & Lashley, M. A. (2021). Shifting tree species composition of upland oak forests alters leaf litter structure, moisture, and flammability. Forest ecology and Management, 482, 118860. Stanis, S., Wiedenbeck, J., & Saunders, M. R. (2019). Effect of prescribed fire on timber volume and grade in the Hoosier National Forest. Forest Science, 65(6), 714-724. Turner, M. A., Gulsby, W. D., Harper, C. A., & Ditchkoff, S. S. (2020). Improving Coastal Plain Hardwoods for Deer and Turkeys with Canopy Reduction and Fire. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 44(4), 705-712. Turner, M. A., Gulsby, W. D., & Harper, C. A. (2021). Mixture of triclopyr and imazapyr more effective than triclopyr alone for hardwood forest stand improvement. Forest Science, 67(1), 43-48. Wiedenbeck, J. K., & Schuler, T. M. (2014). Effects of prescribed fire on the wood quality and marketability of four hardwood species in the central Appalachian region. In In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 202-212. (pp. 202-212). Wolgast, L. J., & Stout, B. B. (1977). Effects of age, stand density, and fertilizer application on bear oak reproduction. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 685-691. Dr. Marcus Lashley (@DrDisturbance) (Academic Profile) Dr. Will Gulsby (@dr_will_gulsby) (Academic Profile) Turkeys for Tomorrow (@turkeysfortomorrow) UF DEER Lab (@ufdeerlab) (YouTube) Watch these podcasts on YouTube: Wild Turkey Science YouTube Donate to wild turkey research: UF Turkey Donation Fund , Auburn Turkey Donation Fund This podcast is made possible by Turkeys for Tomorrow, a grassroots organization dedicated to the wild turkey. To learn more about TFT, go to turkeysfortomorrow.org. Help us help turkeys by rating this podcast and sharing it with your friends and family. Music by Artlist.io Produced & edited by Charlotte Nowak