My dad

In this interview we talked about my father in his current job and his past jobs. We also got into his life and what means the most to him.

The Life of a Blue Collar Worker

This is an interview about my father’s work life, and his stories about working in Appalachia.

How childhood has changed our parents

My mom grew up rough so how she grew has changed how she views the world and how she takes on working in the public

Growing up in Appalachia during the great depression: Thomas Holcomb

Tom Holcomb recounts tales of growing up during the great depression and serving in the Navy in World War II.

Appalachian Work Life

Social worker Susan Raines and her life in Buchanan County.

Talking with Janet

Today I talked with Janet about where she worked and where she grew up. I also talked with her about her experience in Buchanan County.


The proper pronunciation of Appalachia...and more.

Mary Ellen Spencer: What it Means to be From East Tennessee

Pellissippi State Libraries librarian Allison McKittrick talks with Dean of the PSCC Libraries Mary Ellen Spencer about her favorite places and favorite artist in Appalachia as well as what it means to be from East Tennessee.

An Interview with My Dad

An interview with my father about life and work in Buchanan County

Walter Davis and Bill Fields

Life Partners Walter Davis (64) and Bill Fields (55) talk about the one room school houses, the Peace Corps, their Unitarian Universalist Church, and other places where they’ve found a sense of community and what the word means to them.

Margaret "Maggie" Linsky and Andre Linsky

Margaret "Maggie" Linsky (56) interviews husband Andre Leo Linsky (66) about his childhood growing up in the coal country of West Virginia, his experiences as a Sunday School teacher, his years of philosophy study in New Mexico, and his return...

StoryCorps interview #1

We discussed his work experiences and growing up in Buchanan county.

Gerard Alexander and Nathan Moore

[Recorded: Monday, March 21, 2022] Gerard Alexander (56) and Nathan Moore (41) have an impromptu One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gerard, a UVA professor, and Nathan, general manager of WTJU radio station, discuss anthropology and their experiences traveling...

FYS Interview about the theme of protests with Danny Spurlock by Ty Spurlock.

I interviewed Danny Spurlock for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories, particularly oral histories....