Tag: Smoky Mountain Air

  1. Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music

    Sepia Tones, A New Podcast Series Exploring Black Appalachian Music by Ted Olson The lockdown summer of 2020 was a difficult time in the United States. The coronavirus pandemic surged, contentious election campaigns exacerbated growing political divisions, and protests of police killings brought about a national reckoning over entrenched racial and socioeconomic inequalities. While the first two issues Read more...
  2. New Sepia Tones Series Adds Missing Liner Notes to Smokies Music History

    New Sepia Tones Series Adds Missing Liner Notes to Smokies Music History The Great Smoky Mountains are positively full of music. The songs begin with the music of the Cherokee—the Principal People who passed down their myths, songs, and dance long before the invention of a written Cherokee language. Later, in the 19th and 20th centuries, the music came to include the songs of settlers, the enslaved peoples who Read more...
  3. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Meet author Morgan Simmons and Illustrator Don Wood, talents behind GSMA's newest children's book, Singing Creek

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Meet author Morgan Simmons and Illustrator Don Wood, talents behind GSMA's newest children's book, Singing Creek On our latest episode of Smoky Mountain Air, we talk to Morgan Simmons and Don Wood, the author and illustrator of Singing Creek—a new book published by GSMA that takes young readers on an adventure of music and survival in the world of a Smoky Mountain stream. Morgan Simmons is a former outdoor editor for the Knoxville News Sentinel. Read more...
  4. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer Please remember that picking plants is prohibited in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but some fruits, berries, nuts, and certain mushrooms may be gathered for personal use within limits. No wild mushroom should be eaten unless its identification is absolutely certain, which usually requires an expert to determine. ­Many mushrooms are Read more...
  5. Explore the Smokies Canopy in a New Podcast Episode with Author Rose Houk

    Explore the Smokies Canopy in a New Podcast Episode with Author Rose Houk By Aaron Searcy, publications associate From high above the tallest treetops in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, author Rose Houk asks, “What goes on in the uppermost layers of this forest? Does anything live up there? What creatures big or small live in what’s called the forest canopy? And what is the canopy anyway?”& Read more...
  6. Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool

    Smoky Mountain Air podcast series becomes GSMA’s latest storytelling tool While working from home the past two months, GSMA’s Creative Team has explored and developed some great new ways to help interpret our park’s cultural and natural history. Today, we are launching the latest of these: Smoky Mountain Air.  Hosted by Videographer and Publications Associate Valerie Polk and Senior Publications Read more...

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