Story Segments

Telling the positive, uplifting stories that need to be told! 


Story Segments

Telling the positive, uplifting stories that need to be told! 


In-Depth Stories & Special Guests 

Our Mountains seeks out positive, uplifting stories and interesting and influential folks to share with you at home. 

Alice Lloyd is a shining beacon of hope in Appalachia. Here's a closer look at the amazing things happening right now on campus!
George and Mollie Sizemore have been such important figures in Leslie County Kentucky over the years. Here, Joel shares their story.
Pine Mountain Settlement School has been serving people of Leslie and Harlan Counties for decades. Director Geoff Marietta sits down with Joel to talk about some of the wonderful things the school is currently doing.
CEDIK is a University of Kentucky program that is doing amazing things across the Commonwealth. Here, Director Alison Davis talks with Joel about the programs they are doing and how you can help.
Mary Breckinridge came to Eastern Kentucky in the 1920's and soon after started the Frontier Nursing Service, now known as FNU. Today, the school trains nurse midwives and family nurse practitioners and is a key part of Leslie County and Eastern Kentucky. Joel tells us more.

Joel takes us inside the former home of Mary Breckinridge in Wendover, KY which is now a world famous Bed and Breakfast! 

In this segment, Rhonda, Dean and Joel share some of their favorite memories of Halloween's past. Then, Joel takes us to Hazard, KY for a special Halloween treat. InVision Hazard and other non-profit groups collaborated to create The Haunted Harvest, a community event to help revitalize the Queen City of the Mountains.

We get a look inside Hazard Community & Technical College's Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music. Hear from Students and Staff about the amazing school! 

Keith Stewart's new book, "Bernadette Peters Hates Me" is a hilarious look inside his life! He shares some stories with Joel!

Keith Stewart was a great guest on Our Mountains! Here's some stories we didn't have time to share with you on the show!

Liftoff to space as we tour the Challenger Center in Hazard, KY!

Robert Gipes book "Trampoline" is an amazing read. Here, he tells Joel about how the book came to be and some of his other works.
The Leslie County Community Foundation hosts their Local Treasures Banquet every Spring where they honor local groups and citizens who make the community a better place. The Leslie County Chapter of the DAV was selected as recipients recently.
Ray Brewer has dedicated much of his life to making Leslie County a better place. Here, Joel shares his story.
The HDA in Perry County does amazing work across eastern KY. Here, Joel takes us inside their opperations and talks to the folks responsible for putting roofs over heads and giving families a place to call homes.
Joel takes us inside the Appalachian Center at Berea College and talks to some of the folks that makes this place such a jewel of the region.
Joel takes us to The Old Homeplace Farm to get an inside look at the amazing work being done there!
Here is an interview Joel did with Ms. Octavia Sexton. Ms. Octavia is an acclaimed storyteller and artist. With three minutes of bonus content not seen on television!
Ms. Octavia was kind enough to share one of her traditional Appalachian "Haint" tales with us. Here she is with Joel, telling "My Big Toe." Joel is still a little shaken up from it!

Here's a story from Ms. Octavia that's sure to send chills up your spine!

Recorded just a few weeks before his father's passing, Dean and Ralph 2 discuss the art of Bluegrass Music.
Wadelyn Ranch is a family farm and distillery where they are keeping traditions alive! Joel gives us an inside peek.
Venita Caldwell is a storyteller, a comedian, a College professor for HCTC and a mountain girl! Here, she sits down with Rhonda to talk about growing up in Our Mountains!
Venita Caldwell is One Funny Lady. Here, she shares a story about growing up with "Direct TV"
Venita Caldwell is an accomplished storyteller and comedian. Here she is telling some more of her side-splitting tales!
Venita has been a guest on Our Mountains several times. After battling cancer for a year, she has come back to tell us about her ordeal as only she can.
The KBA has been working for decades to help promote the work of community banks across the Commonwealth. They asked Joel to produce a video for their 125th anniversary and we thought you might like to see it.
Leslie County Local Treasure Vance Mosley has been a fixture of this community for decades. Here, Joel takes a closer look at his life.
Living Legend Bobby Osborne is interviewed by his cousin Dean on Our Mountains
HCTC is one of the most important educational institutions in East Kentucky and for the past 50 years, they have helped citizens of the region reach their goals. Here, Joel talks with President Dr. Jennifer Lindon about some of the wonderful things happening at the school.
Joel has been working with the amazing folks at FAKY for a few years know. The work they do is literally life changing. Take a look and learn about the programs that they offer.
Ms. French was honored as a 2016 Leslie County Local Treasure
Sam Baer is a great pastor, musician and friend!
Lawrence Duff was awarded the 2016 Local Treasure Award!

Richard Adams is a talented artist who turns wood into wonders! Here, he shares some stories and some crafts! 

Karen's Place and the rest of the ARC locations are changing lives all across East KY. Joel Brashear of Our Mountains takes a look at the amazing work being done by these folks.
Mark Jackson stole everyone's hearts when he appeared twice on the hit reality show Amazing Race. Here, he sits down with Rhonda to talk about the experience.
Sandi Curd is working hard to improve Eastern Kentucky through her work with The Promise Zone. Here, she explains exactly what that is.
Tammy Horn is Kentucky's expert on bee's. Here, she joins Rhonda to tell about the importance that bees play in our every day lives!
Jimmy Rose from America's Got Talent and Rhonda sit down to talk about the show and what he's been up to since then.