Discover how music can change the world.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
DISCUSSIONThe Role of Coal
What role should coal play in America’s energy future?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea discusses her newest albums of old-timey Appalachian coal mining songs, the power of music, and her environmental advocacy.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Kathy Mattea carved out a role for herself as a sensitive yet energetic artist at ease both with country tradition and free-ranging innovation.
The West Virginia native is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and was twice named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association. Her recent recordings have intertwined Celtic, gospel, and bluegrass influences with the folk and acoustic music that have always served as her artistic anchor.
An early spokesperson and advocate for AIDS awareness and research, Matteas’s long history of activism has led her to bring public attention to several current environmental issues: as a grass-roots presenter of The Climate Project’s global warming slideshow, and in efforts to curtail mountaintop removal coal mining in her native Appalachia.
More About Mattea
More From the Interview
- Sago Mine Disaster
- What is Mountaintop Removal Mining?
- Take Part: An Inconvenient Truth
- The Climate Reality Project
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Music and Memory
- Hazel Dickens
PENN STATE CONNECTION
WHERE TO WATCH
Thursday, April 25 at 8pm
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.