A version of Emily's radio story on Charleston Broom & Mop Co's James Shaffer, the last commercial broom maker in West Virginia, airs on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Listen here.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inside Appalachia interviews Emily on apple pie for their "Apple-atcha" episode...
"Apples are for more than just cider, and some say that there is nothing more American than apple pie. So we talked to Emily Hilliard, the state folklorist of West Virginia and author of the pie blog Nothing in the House, about what goes into making a traditional apple pie, as well as a fig and goat cheese tart. Emily's pie crust was also featured in a new cookbook called Victuals: An Appalachian Journey with Recipes."
Listen via West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The American Folklife Center’s Henry Reed Fund was established in 2004 in honor of old-time fiddler Henry Reed with an initial gift from founding AFC director and fiddler Alan Jabbour. The fund provides small awards to support activities directly involving folk artists, especially when the activities reflect, draw upon, or strengthen the archival collections of the AFC. This year, Henry Reed Funds were awarded to two projects:
Emily Hilliard, State Folklorist at the West Virginia Humanities Council, was awarded funds for “West Virginia Folklife Presents Ballad Singer Phyllis Marks,” a public programming and documentation project highlighting the career and contributions of the respected octogenarian West Virginia traditional ballad singer Phyllis Marks.