On this episode Anthony Flaccavento, a farmer from southwestern VA, as well as an author, political candidate, and most recently co-founder of the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative, shares a conversation with Whitney Kimball Coe, host of the Everywhere Radio Podcast produced by the Rural Assembly. Following that are remembrances from three colleagues and friends who spoke at a Memorial for bell hooks held at Berea College on April 14th. bell, who was born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville KY, died Dec. 15, 2021. She came back to Kentucky to serve as Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College in 2004, and from that point on made her home there. The international outpouring of grief and love for bell hooks that came with her passing may have surprised many in this region and state who were unaware that such a renowned figure lived amongst us. Linda Strong Leek who was Berea College Provost before becoming provost at Haverford College in Philadelphia, introduces Paige Melman, and Beverly Guy Sheftall, and then concludes the program.
April 28, 2022