A tree-sit occupied by "Acre" at the Yellow Finch encampment near Elliston, Virginia. Photo by Mason Adams

6 months co-hosting Inside Appalachia (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

I began co-hosting WVPB’s Inside Appalachia with Caitlin Tan back in November 2020.

It’s been an amazing ride, and a new challenge for me to adapt to radio. It’s weird to hear one’s recorded voice on the computer, much less on my local WVTF/Radio IQ. I really enjoy working on the program. The team behind it is fantastic and it’s a joy to work with them.

Co-hosting Inside Appalachia also has given me the chance to 1) share stories by journalists across the region; 2) interview amazing people; 3) engage with meaningful stories through a regional frame. #3 sounds wonky but it’s a lot of the reason I got into journalism back in 2001.

Here are some of the stories I’ve produce for Inside Appalachia. A lot more to come, y’all!

Below, find a selection of episodes and stories for Inside Appalachia.

I’m excited to continue making these shows and working with such a great team.