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Billy and Stacie interview special guest Crystal Good! Crystal is an advocate, entrepreneur, Affrilachian poet, and all-around superstar. Join Billy and Stacie as they talk about Crystal’s current projects, challenges and opportunities of being an Appalachian poet currently in LA, and one of her earliest projects: Valley Girl!

Published October 23, 2020
https://www.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/UKATH-2020-21-%234_mixdown.mp3

On Oct. 17, UK at the Half aired an interview with Mark A. Prendergast, University Research Professor and director of the Neuroscience B.S. Degree Program in the College of Arts & Sciences. Prendergast discusses how neuroscience is expanding opportunities for underrepresented minorities.

 

Published October 19, 2020

Stacie Fugate and Billy Devericks welcome the first guest of Holler Back Season 2: Neomia Hagans-Flores, the Associate Director of the Center for Next Generation Leadership! This first-generation trio talks about opportunities and obstacles surrounding education for Appalachians. They also reflect on their time at UK and how the Robinson Scholars Program shaped them into who they are today.

Published September 29, 2020

By Kody Kiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2020) — Beginning Aug. 3 and running through Aug. 22, University of Kentucky offered COVID-19 testing on campus for its approximately 30,000 students — undergraduate, graduate and professional — at no cost to students. The idea was to create a baseline for university officials as plans are implemented for ongoing daily screening, contact tracing and other health measures.

In addition, students moving into residence halls on campus are being provided ‘health...

Published August 24, 2020

By Kody Kiser

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 10, 2020) — The discussions over removal of Confederate memorials in the United States have been some of the more prominent ones in our current cultural landscape. Gaining momentum from other recent social movements that are happening concurrently, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo and beyond, the focus of these discussions now seems to have widened to include memorials and statues that go well further back than the American Civil War, and beyond the borders of this...

Published August 10, 2020

By Jay Blanton and Kody Kiser 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 22, 2020) — Tracy Campbell is the E. Vernon Smith and Eloise C. Smith Professor of American History at the University of Kentucky. He has written well-received accounts of voter fraud in the country, a biography of the Gateway Arch and a compelling biography of Ed Prichard, a legendary name in Kentucky politics whose life was a story of tragedy and redemption.

Recently, Campbell’s latest book was published...

Published June 22, 2020

Stacie and Michael interview Pharmacist, assistant professor, musician, and all-around talented Appalachian Woman Kris Preston on her journey as a bluegrass musician and how she incorporates her talents into teaching. Kris also talks about the culture of the local music scene in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia and how it has evolved throughout time.

Published May 20, 2020

Michael and Stacie interview Mr. Shane Barton, the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator for the Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, and the wonderful work he is doing in and around Appalachia. Living in Berea, Shane talks with us about some of his past projects/presentations and gives tips for anyone aspiring to be a downtown coordinator!

Published May 20, 2020

Michael and Stacie interview Montgomery County High School senior Larah Helayne. They talk to her about her upcoming music projects, but most importantly her activism for LGBTQ Youth as well as Appalachia in general.

Published May 20, 2020

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