Anthony Hennen is a native of southeastern Ohio and the Managing Editor at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. In 2018, he joined with several other friends and Ohio university alumni to found the independent journalism website, Expatalachians. Anthony joins Garrett on today’s episode to discuss the future of regional journalism, cultural diversity in Appalachia, J.D. Vance’s controversial book Hillbilly Elegy, and life as an expatalachian.
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Other mentions from this episode:
- You too can read the controversial work, Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.
- University Press of Kentucky, Writing Appalachia (an anthology)
- Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll
- The Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia
- Silas House is a novelist, environmental activist, and music journalist from Kentucky.
- Wendell Berry is the author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and has taught at universities such as Stanford University and University of Kentucky. He lives in Port Royal, Kentucky.
- Lee Bidgood, professor at East Tennessee State University, you can learn about his ethnomusicology work on his website.
- Listen to music from the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
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