“They saw this region as affected by a colonial influence from the larger urban areas, extracting resources from Central Appalachia historically, for over a hundred years, and not giving anything back.”
I’m happy to share the newest episode of Audio Interference, the podcast out of Interference Archive, wherein I talk about the history of Appalachian Movement Press: an activist printshop that worked out of Huntington, WV (1969-1979) and focused their work on the central Appalachian region of the US.
Elena Levi wove together the audio from a presentation I did at Interference Archive this past March with a phone interview we did in April. If you’ve ever buried yourself in research, maybe you have the experience I was having: it’s hard to synthesize everything so that it makes sense to anyone else! Elena did a great job on that, and also brought in some twang from the album They’ll Never Keep Us Down: Women’s Coal Mining Songs.
The research I was doing came together in a full-length article in the latest issue of Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture, edited by Justseeds members Alec Dunn and Josh MacPhee and published by PM Press. You can get copies of the issue from us at Justseeds. On that note, check out Audio Interference #49, which features Ryan Wong talking about Basement Workshop, which he profiled in the same issue of Signal!