Interview with Ben Gish, January 28, 2016

Project: Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ben Gish discusses his upbringing in Eastern Kentucky, his eventual employment in the coal industry, and his education at the University of Kentucky. He also describes his eventual employment at the Mountain Eagle, but recalls that he worked for the newspaper since the age of five. Finally, Ben elaborates on the role of Appalshop in the Letcher County community, and his talks about his show on the WMMT radio station (which at the time of this interview was nearly thirty years old).

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2016oh032_appal026

Interviewee Name

Ben Gish

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Jeffrey A. Keith

Rayna Gellert

Interview Date

2016-01-28

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Gish, Ben Interview by Jeffrey A. Keith. 28 Jan. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gish, B. (2016, January 28). Interview by J. A. Keith. Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gish, Ben, interview by Jeffrey A. Keith. January 28, 2016, Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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