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Stories of mountain folk broadcast: 2015-01-10

  • The show opens with a story rebroadcast from January 12, 2013, in which Amy recounts her memories of a swinging bridge that crossed the Tuckasegee River, and her story is followed by “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Jo Northup and Richard Birt. On Creative Corner, Doreyl’s guest is once again T.J. Holland, who shares some of his thoughts on the Cherokee removal and also discusses the history and mission of the Junaluska Museum in Robbinsville. “Cherokee Maggie” by Blaine Sprouse follows the interview. On Stories of Mountain Folk, Amy continues her conversation with Blake Wilkey, who shares his memories of the doctor who provided medical care to loggers and other people in the Snowbird community. He also talks about meeting his wife and his working life as a truck driver and a carpenter. He concludes the interview by talking about his family. The interview is followed by “Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes” by David Grisman. On This is My Home, Joe reads “Look to the Signs,” a story by John Parris about traditional weather forecasting. He also briefly discusses the local weather. “Buttermilk Biscuits” by the Company Store follows the story. Judy’s guest on Down Another Road is once again Eva Mull Wike, who talks about the two books she has written. One is a family history, and the other is a biography of her uncle, the fiddler Johnny Mull. The interview is followed by “Lost Indian” by Vance Trull, and “My Appalachia” by Betty Brown wraps up the show.