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Cedar Grove is an hour-long radio documentary co-produced by Allegheny Mountain Radio and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Listen to the full program below. Scroll down for special web-only audio features.


Web Only Audio Features

Listen to Kate Long’s hour-long 2003 special: Mary Lee Settle reading, reflecting, even singing. It’s a part of Kate’s “In Their Own Country” series on West Virginia writers, which won a Gabriel Award. (60 mins)

A non-narrated collage of oral histories and music, featuring Mary Lee Settle and Cedar Grove residents, edited by Catherine Moore. (11 mins)

Cyrus Forman studies the hidden history of salt and slavery in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.wvhistorslave

Mary Lee reads from her novel The Scapegoat, which takes place during a 1912 coal strike in West Virginia. In the scene, labor organizer Mother Jones speaks to the women of the coal camp. From the American Audio Prose Library, 1982.

Artist Paula Clendenin, a native of Cedar Grove, remembers growing up in the town during the 1960s. (12 min)

During WWII, writer Mary Lee Settle served as a signals operator in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force of the British Royal Air Force. During that time, she was interviewed by Howard Chernoff of WCHS for a radio program about West Virginians at war. From the WV State Archives.