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This Weeks Program

Description for Oct 18, 2014


Storytelling: Our story today is called “How Pumpkintown Got it’s Name” where Amy tells about fighting Billy Woodard, and corn shucking.  (Background music:  “Great is the Lord” )

Creative Corner:  Doreyl continues her conversation with Betty Brown about her new album “Singing Appalachian Stories.” Betty tells the story of one of her songs, “Smoky Mountain Memories.” (Music: “Smoky Mountain Memories”  by Betty Brown)

Stories of Mountain Folk: Amy’s guest Ron Yount, who talks about how he began to carve “Spirit Faces” out of pine knots. (Music: “How I Long to be in the Mountains”  by Mountain Faith)

Stories of the Cherokee: Shawn talks about the Cherokee Indian Fair, and the legend of “The Ballgame of the Birds and Animals”  (Drum and Flute Music by Matthew Tooni)

Down Another Road:  (125th anniversary of Sylva) Judy talks with Jack Wood from Caney Fork. He tells some of his memories of Sylva. Jack graduated from Camp Lab school and Western Carolina University.  (Music:“Green Pastures” by the Butterpats)

Closing Song: “Lilies of the Field” by Jon Zackary

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