A Journal

"I'm going to come back to West Virginia when this is over. There's something ancient and deeply-rooted in my soul. I like to think that I have left my ghost up one of those hollows, and I'll never really be able to leave for good until I find it. And I don't want to look for it, because I might find it and have to leave".----Breece D'J Pancake, in a letter to his mother. 

Elaine McMillion

Elaine McMillion is an award-winning, documentary storyteller based in Boston, Massachusetts. Raised in West Virginia, McMillion’s work focuses on contemporary social and cultural issues and strives to share stories from people and places that are often underrepresented or misrepresented by the mass media. She is currently the project director of “Hollow,” a community participatory and interactive documentary that explores the issues and future of rural America through the eyes of Southern West Virginians. McMillion holds a B.S. (’09) in News Editorial Journalism from West Virginia University and a MFA (’13) in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College.

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A huge thank you to: David Bello and His God Given Right, the multiple musicians who covered David Bello songs on the 21 Shiny Daves album, Dylan Balliett and Spirit Night and Ryan Hizer and the Librarians for allowing us to use your music for this podcast.