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live the journey down to us and have high market value for rock and minimal collectors. how does he have a world joined the moroccan know mice in their desert such with these gifts from the sky? head up here, i can tell that it's a me to roy. had it is it is i me to write morocco's meteorite hunters on all. josie, ah, which is here, which is a you oh yeah, my matheson and ohio, the top stories on al jazeera, the head of nato, is labeled russia,
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direct threats to security and the region as member states prepare for major summit in madrid. the airlines wants to boost its rapid reaction, forces from 40000 troops 230-0000 in response to the war in ukraine. at least 16 people were killed when a russian missile had a shopping mall in the city of crime and shook in central ukraine. charles traffic reports were keith, the shopping mall in the city of crew men shook in central ukraine was reportedly full of people when the russian missile hit, the cranes president below them is zalinski said there were around a 1000 people inside at the time. versus kilda. the delane, what center of come and georgia, today's russian strike on a shopping center in chrome and shook is one of the most daring terrorist acts in european history of a peaceful city. an ordinary shopping center inside women, children, ordinary civilians, believe this is not a mistake and hit by missiles. this is a calculated russian strike at the shopping center feature. as the blaze sprayed
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emergency services battled on, the billowing smoke to put out the fire, ukraine's national security and defense council said, preliminary data suggested the strike was from one of 2 x 22 cruise missiles fired from an aircraft. it said the other hit, the cities, sports stadium will be. this is how the shelves look in the supermarket. this is what the russians did, but it's scary to imagine the horror people can suffer by simply going shopping. ukraine's foreign minister dimitra co labor tweeted russia is a disgrace to humanity and it must face the consequences. the response should be more heavy arms for ukraine, more sanctions on russia and more business leaving russia. ukraine and authority say there were no strategic or military targets near the shopping. more on sunday. ukrainian military said a russian missile hit the cities bridge of the denise river,
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killing one person and injuring 5. moscow says it's trying to avoid civilian casualties. but holiday a day goes by when a civilian is not either killed or injured in a russian missile strike a long way from the front lines. charles raffle al jazeera, give. i thank of toxic gas has fallen from a crane at the jordanian port of aka killing at least 12 people at least 260 people reported injured people living nearby. i have been told to stay at home and keep the windows closed. a passenger train is derailed in the us state of missouri, killing at least 3 people and injuring dozens more. the i'm truck service was traveling from los angeles to chicago when it collided with a dump truck. a rail crossing indigenous movement does lead more than 2 weeks of protests and ecuador is meeting the government to discuss possible solutions. earlier, the indigenous leaders rejected a promise by president young law. so to cut the price of petrol or latin america
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had a tendency in human is those talks in kito. this is the 1st serious attempt, if you'd like, of a dialogue of a negotiation, if you'd like to call it that between the government side and the dentist strikers are led by the confederation of ecuador, indigenous peoples. a short time ago, the government spokesman folk saying that even though that he recognized that they were a lot, the quality of their demands were just the government could not devote with a pistol up to his head. you also said that while it was fine to consider the 10 demands that the confederation has, has made they would, there was absolutely no way that any government would agree a priori to meet all of those demand. truck drivers in peru have declared an indefinite strike after negotiations with a government over fuel prices broke down. the union representing about $400000.00 drivers, has been asking for fuel tax waiver to be extended. police in india have arrested
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the co founder of top fact checking website alt news. while isabel has been a vocal critic of the government and is called out hate speech by hindu right wing groups and the internet. police accuse him of provoking religious outrage. those are the headlines coming up next. it's witness. goodbye. oh, oh, lou.
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this is already been really know you're about real good. and we do they raise money for our fran off? i don't know what it's doing. so this is where we're owning our hillbilly. we're taking pride in the way we look back. definitely is a really nice lane. they help people with what is your belief? nobody will you with modern times. this is what we're calling our hero bill a year. i think like a better flag. wow. hi,
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dr. would you like a member name? stick to bag black white my interview. go talk about what's going on on your side to amber. go full. so brian, doing a married. you was ma, fit the biology male. you gotta get to know me a lot. it is, all of these are rivers out. the planes that we fear is america talking, killing our drug. he's still on a did to satellite dish to he has had a lead only. wow. i grew up in appalachia watching my grandfather flap. it shows like he hot in the beverly hillbillies. i hated the shows growing up. i'm gonna go with grand, you can't you are ma'am. oh, my champ, there's a long history of stereotyping that has plagued the appalachian region. yeah. now
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the dumb trav voters really are the dumb trump voters because they certainly all sound as tacky and as stupid and as mind blowing. li, ignorant as he does, i. in the run up to the 2016 presidential election, i was making a film about portrayals of appalachian people and pop culture news coverage about the region exploded. and suddenly, every one was talking about the great divide. blue versus red, urban versus rural in one region, my hometown region was singled out as the reason for trump's rise. my hometown is kemper kentucky right in the heart of the appalachian coalfields. though when most people hear my accent, they assume i'm from the south. appalachian in the region with history and culture that is complicated and all sound the term hillbilly was born here and more recently the idea of the heart of trump country
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ah, ah oh i ah, this is me. ah, during the election, this was my facebook page. ah this is my granny shelby ah, around the time of the election. this was her facebook page. ah, donald trump grabbing man just can't believe my grandmother posted this on my wall . i may be the only person from kemper kentucky and los angeles. almost everyone i
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know hear, despises trump, but back home the perspective is quite different. the 2016 election may painfully clear the disdain that urban liberals have toward so much of rural america, particularly appalachia. i relate to both worlds. as a progressive feminist and filmmaker, i was curious to visit my home town during this device. it political moment. or we are on our way to meet health holler, which is where i grew up. and where i lived until i was 18 years old. when i was accepted to the university of kentucky and i packed up the u haul and moved out. this is me when i was 9. i won
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the spelling bee that year. i was a member of the speech and drama team. i was on the homecoming court. i graduated at the head of my class. there's a photograph from the day i moved out. i had no idea when i was standing in the driveway when i was about to experience moving from rural kentucky to urban kentucky was the greatest cultural shock of my life. people identified me as someone from the mountains. the reaction to the way i talk or insulting and made me feel silent. i moved to los angeles years later and to this day, people fill out. where did you get that accent? where are you from? oh my goodness gracious. this is me.
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taller and my childhood home. right before we moved out of that house in 1998. is that a rebel flag right there in the middle? yeah, this was my bedroom up here. my dad did all this bridge work. for the record. this flagpole was not here when we lived here and there certainly was no confederate flag flying high on our property. my mom was a nurse and my dad worked in the coal mines until he got laid off. he became a brick mason. he once said to me that people would look at him and my mom as embodying the american dream. they went from living in a single wide trailer to building their dream home. i felt fortunate as a child for most people in my hometown at that time there were basically 2 job
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opportunities. cole and wal mart. i work at wal mart. it gets hard times out here and it gets rough. best and you know, when or when it's no one, no, no landing him. you know me and the best way you can just try to make ends made back in the hills of floyd county, kentucky. you will find some of the forest places in america. one road out, lloyd county, i'm going. that's right. next door to pike county where i education is the only way out. when i was 9 years old, i saw this 48 hours news program which made sweeping generalizations about people from my region. like we were all to be pity. so this is your room. i was a little crowded near that show made me feel shame for being from eastern kentucky
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during the war on poverty in the 60s. the federal government spent more than $3000000000.00 to build highways, connecting the appalachian hills to the rest of america. but a university of kentucky study found that many residents can't even afford the gas . it would take to get away every day. that's probably struggle for the things many people take for granted that tv news program had a lasting impact on me. it was the 1st time i saw my community portrayed of poor white trash, a legacy that goes way back. and this is going to gratian to they here and now declares unconventional war on poverty in america wasn't, even mrs. johnson were to gucci population globally. the morgan county kentucky, the war on poverty is complicated while it helped some people by establishing social welfare programs like food stamps and medicaid,
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it led to an influx of volunteers and journalists from around the world. their efforts were confusing and troubling to some folks. like my dad and his 2 sisters who were children at the time living in eastern kentucky was one day at school. somebody came in with a truck and gave a every student, they are a pair of shoes. just half the jail was full of ugly shoot. that's what the government i guess, thought we needed. and it was an interesting to have people coming in to look at this area. but it became very evident that it, it was critical and we did said on the porch and we went barefoot. it was just what we did. so when i see the films and i see the depiction of the poor appalachian mountain people, and it really irritates me because i didn't see us as that were my granny shelby live. a in
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a you. i'm good. i'm just putting this my thing on me and then i'm gonna give you hunt. hi baby. it's good to see. oh, it's great sweet. you granny, this. let's click that on your bell so that it sounds i don't if bill ashley hi. hi . hello. i'm gonna greet you get right to let you keep me her brian. all right, granting so see. perfect. because otherwise is roosters are competing rooster here, bird. so this 11 penny. tell you 1st or attention you to actually found me on you to yeah, l a for song. oh, what you find me like the angela? you said. all stager some talking are now kidding worship trump camp. he's been wearing trunk shirt. trump cap, which will have a
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a. so he went with us to the rally. you're going to look back at this election. i'd say this is by far the most important vote that you've ever jazz for any one at any time because it was unfathomable to me, the trump could be hillary. i just could not understand why my family, who voted for barack obama supported him. what is it about donald trump that makes he want him to be the 45th president of $100.00 states? well, the man knows how to make money. no, he wrote, it says got over $10000000.00. he has know how to make money. so i believe you could actually bring the jobs back and create jobs. i'm not saying trump didn't say some stopped. it shouldn't have been said the locker room talk, but i'll be honest with you. i'm not, may anybody who hasn't done something similar to that and they just blow it out of
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proportion. did you all expect to be this enthusiastic about the election because it's been very intriguing to see some of these posts that had been going around. i was a democrat all my la and then primary. i went and changed to republican just so i could mo, for trump, during the caucus here. a different amount about that like forum from really had no one to have her back before. isn't just the same old thing, empty promises. yeah. now, you know, they're just too much stuff on hillary. how just all the investigations and stuff like that. so what we had to loose folk trump bridge beaufort. i voted for hillary clinton. oh shane. oh you gosh. i did you
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all i don't. water was getting him sour. looks like no, i did. full disclosure. i did a vote by mail application. i did the ballot route. i must not. now the 2 girls just rap. i should. he'll g upside them. pay the d on the bit and they to bert and you'd be la lot smarter. thought ok. i appreciate you. i was still. yeah. he did that. i even if it did lead to me becoming a radical progressive, we still love you no matter what. oh yeah we did you need me? forgot about that. oh, this is interesting. this is the story that the city paper did in like thing 10. i think the question was,
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where do you see yourself in 10 years i would have been 18 here. and i said, angela, and that's what happened. my family has lived in eastern kentucky for 6 generations . he was a co manor. my grandparents on both sides worked in the coal industry. you were probably 6 right months old. my whole life i was told to get out. i never questioned why i went to serve my country, that people just a road to lay and talked over me and like i wasn't even there. they think just because aiken grew up in the city and they talked with more pronounced words, especially when i no fancy went after serving california. that was the worst i was looking for. the of the brotherhood under bri up ah,
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do you think that was all somehow related to their stereotypes at mountain people or to yes. yeah. will they? they still think northerners always did that. they'd always think that they're above it. bailey hillary said that we were all deplorable. according to her. we're all nothing. we're a bunch of backwoods people that are scum under her feet. you could put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorable right. people in california and all these other sites look at the hillbillies like lot may they have a certain perception of us because whatever they see on t b. well, bobby, i empathize when i was that young stir at 18 years old going from holler to the big city, lexington kentucky. that's how i felt, you know, i was
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a journalism student. journalists are supposed to speak with a midwestern accent, which has meant to be no accent, so that you can pick up and move it basically just like sterilized as any kind of culture or regional uniqueness. that might be and i was told you've got to speak correctly, which man i was b incorrectly. and of course i believed it like one of the teachers, the professionals. you know, i was working for the m p r affiliate i worked at the city newspaper of the editor student paper. i was the editor, tv, change where you were from what you were right. ah, i would have never hurt him any more than i had heard in june bug. my sag is that like ours guy, you got this kind of like florida panhandle. thing going where's what you really want is more of a savannah? actually i don't, i don't belong, don't ever go yeah. arkansas kind of live. it pulls by the constant
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market. south, alabama. yeah. you mailed that real while they get a going to i have seen tom and again from these media portrayals is that it produces shame and self hatred. i mean our, with a lot of young people who don't know, people know where they are from. they want to change the way they speak, they want to escape the region as soon as possible because they're ashamed of it. as somebody who grew up in the region, i have always felt several layers of being. the other. always discouraged is feel like a perpetual immigrant because we've been here so long. i mean, my family has been an apple or to for 8 generations to some extent were still treated like immigrants were treated like we're from another country. when we go out into the rest of the united states, such a strange phenomenon, people speak slowly to us and expect that we're not gonna, you know,
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get common references, a woman what's asked me if i knew johnny carson was, you know, because i was from appalachian she didn't like we had phoebe's or no, but it was literally apalachee was a construction, it was a social and cultural invention. for example, iowa is a construction to the difference between iowa and appalachian is, you know, when you're in iowa because there's a sign there that says, welcome to iowa. there's no such sign with appalachian everywhere in the world. there are happy latches and therefore everywhere you go, there are hillbillies. if we think of the hillbilly as sort of an outcast group, this your 1st trip to new york, i collected an article in which the official chinese news agency criticized a group of chinese people living far away from big gain. as the equivalent of
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hillbillies. everybody has an appalachian everybody has somebody that they can feel superior to. we all do bad. why the hillbilly is the image of a guy with a corn cob, by remote ignorant, barefoot, lazy, and so has really been a way of legitimated the dispossession of the mountains. it's a region of people who are deprived, not part of the american dream. they don't really deserve the kind of resources. and welf lie beneath the land of appalachian particularly coal. it's only a region of trash, so why not trash it? and the flooded valley. so the appalachians about 20 people are dead. 20000. they've been moved out of helicopters and robots to blame for the flash. blending is being placed on extreme erosion upside cooperation. strip mining,
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enlarge tree clearing that allow the water to cascade in rivers with great speed. there were immediate promises of temporary housing from the federal government, but no trailers have arrived yet. nobody gave us anything we worked for maybe. but then we do need help initially when we do need help. why do we need to go? if we can't get the coal industry created the towns we grew up in, it was the centerpiece of life and the livelihood and identity of so many folks in my home town, while it sustained their families, it ravaged the land without coal. you have very little of everything in our area and i like this area should be very happy that corporations such as ours, us steel and others are here for decades, all companies came to where we grew up and took out truckload after truckload of coal. the mining calls floods and destroyed home and left our creeks orange and lifeless. they brand,
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you got anything to say, you know, for you going to say that news media, my, my granny. i remember these mac, the plug, you know, plus 77 plus took home, floods that, you know, people had to raise their houses and they suffered deeply from that and didn't get support from the government. like migrating i remember her whole life was fighting for support and stuff. this is a flood plain here. what we want is for fema to come in and help us. i mean people, this is, this is, it's a shame. it's more than i don't care about people that live here in these areas that feel water is not a little support. it was around,
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but i would call the newspaper and get them to come over and take pictures. the government is supposed to be up for by the people, but that is the way, the politician when they get an office they know who's take care of because they're the ones take care of them. i certainly didn't agree with my grand and politics, but i knew she had a long list of resentments against the government, which helped me understand her point of view. you know, the minor is to a certain it is so down and they've been treated so badly that they haven't been voted. they haven't been going out and voting like they can. and that includes members of their family that have left the mining business. let members of the family they've left home. i think at that time, if somebody would've asked her, would you ever vote for someone who would make a comment that he freely would grab one on a?
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blunder. oh, now jose era. we know what's happening in our region. we know how to get the plate that others can on. i wasn't done but own via a guy by that. put it on purpose. i did 0 had the time in it programming. go live on the amazon. go live the work. another boy that may not be me, cream is happening in fires. i said i'm going, i'm with the way you tell the story is what can make a difference. ah no matheson and don't have the top stories and ours is in the head of nato's labeled russia, a direct threat to security to the region as member states prepare from major
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summit in the dread alliance wants to boost its rapid reaction. forces from 40000 troops 230-0000 in response to the war in ukraine. at least 16 people have been killed in a russian missile strike, an a shopping ball in ukraine. it happened the central city of crime and shock. dozens of others were injured. charles talked with his more from the capital, keith, emergency services, a saying that they are now still sifting through the burn, rubble expecting potentially to find the charred remains of more people who were killed. we've also had some interesting information from the national security and defense council of ukraine. they saying that according to preliminary data, they believed that these attacks involved what they say were x 22 airbase cruise missiles fired from an aircraft. they said that one hit the shopping mall. another one hit the city's stadium. a tank of toxic gas has fallen from
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a crane at the jordanian port of october, killing at least 12 people at least 260 people reported injured people living nearby have been told to stay at home and keep their windows closed. a passenger train derailed in the us state of missouri carrying at least 3 people and injuring dozens more. ma'am truck service was traveling from los angeles to chicago when it collided with a dump trucking rail. crossing 8 cars derailed. police in india have arrested the co founder of topped fact checking website out news. well, it's a bears been a vocal critic of the government and he's called out hate speech by hindu right wing groups on the internet. but he's accused him of provoking religious outrage. saddam, there's plenty to recall and some basset at others hob above following accusations that ethiopia is army murdered, 7 sudanese soldiers and one civilian decades of tension have been aggravated by a dispute over a border region. the indigenous movement does lead to more than 2 weeks of protest,
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and that co doors been meeting the government to discuss possible solutions. earlier. the indigenous leaders rejected a promise by president guillermo law. so to cut the price of petrol and diesel by $0.10 per gallon, they said it wasn't enough there. now i see for a 40 percent cut in the price per gallon. those are the headlines coming up next. it's witness. goodbye. o u k i b. and listen to a story that all relate to the this is harlan county, your phone. i saw this movie when i was 19 arabic, glad on the picket last and we'll wender contract. if they'll out stand it. it was the 1st time i remember seeing the people of eastern kentucky represented dignity on film a. this film inspired me to make documentary that
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was like an aha moment. i mean, i grew up in a rural place in public education and it wasn't, you know, a space of like radical thought or ideas. and i think that, that very much set the tone for me and for the direction of my life. and i was interested in telling stories of marginalized and vulnerable people because i grew up in place where a lot of people are marginalized and a lot of people are vulnerable. i mean, it's really incredible the way that media works and how the stories can get told in the immediate aftermath of the civil war. the local color writing presented appalachia as a sort of quirky and quaint peoples. but as industrialists become interested in the region for minerals, for lumber, for co, and the people that were living there could also be seen as a kind of potential threat or at least a interference with their economic plans. and so a new conception emerges of them as
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a dangerous and threatening people who might threaten civilization itself or not just talking about hillbillies i. e. people who live in the mountains. we're talking about poor people who live in the mountains. they're the ones who are gonna cut your throat regional and national newspapers promote them out and people as dangerous and threatening if they stand in the way of progress. oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. you can still hear that. that piece of music, and so you'll lock the car doors just in case the car were to break down. hey john leo, for the male thing in the liver and said there is this horrifying right now . if you hear that lick on the banjo, it brings up this image of right
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ah, in deliverance, there is an acknowledgement at the beginning, the film with the images mountain being blown up. an acknowledgment of the cities exploitation of the rural gall rate. does god damn landscaping rapes oh louis my extreme point of view agreements. are you nervous the a little bit? are you nervous about this? i'm not always been that like this used to be my classroom. we had 2 directors looked for extra and somehow they come in our class got look and it picked tools out. i wasn't the same . the same person that i was when i put that makeup head market and it, and it kind of, ah,
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i think one of the things that makes deliverance work on lots of levels is that billy's character and my character we're able to sort of connect, ah, having that seen work really put this film on a different level, which was the break of my life. i guess that's probably one of the great moments ever becomes great. is there anyone out there who hasn't seen the motion picture delivers? i've seen it a large number of times. well, there is a moment there when he plays the banjo with a retarded boy, and they suddenly discover each other. and ronnie plays the guitar and they do dueling banjos. and i guess probably one of the most electric moments on the screen, i get goose pimples. just thinking about it. it was nominated for academy award, my academy awards presentation. and it's nearly always listed in the top 15 or 30 of the best films of all time, the ged, with
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how much money did you make for your role and deliberate and they'd never been. mm. i wish i were could be an actor. i just let to go to los angeles, that mentoring and hope to now get i just want to happen in billy was only in the 4th grade when the directors came to his school. he had no idea how the movie would be used or that he would become
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a symbol for the entire region. deliverance for billy his hope and his hindrance. me. when i 1st find the movie, i didn't know that partner going to be in there. and i thought to myself, the people this going to say that movie is going to fight minette this stray. so robin county ah ah, this is a sports bar that has a white trash theme. it's got the rusty bullet auction to me is taking someone else's culture and explaining it, you know, and using it for euro profit. there's a lot of ironic red next she and i think it only bothers me in the same way. the
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white people pretending their black through adopting hip hop culture does. it's not your experience with along with the theme deck, which is called the white trash party. i thought we just made the best get so in that way, this normally spans with when you get your ideas about what, what trash looks like. wow. i see a lot of imagery on the internet. i see what are they called memes are means internet means if somebody will put up a picture of like, torn jeans on here with a local white trash. you know, port man, if you are turned into, you know, drinking glass, you know, my trash. and i saw a lot of deliverance when i was kid. ah, if a new hipster like what really? no like white trash like white hair. yeah, absolutely. a
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lot of hipsters that are maybe dressing like this. don't even know where apalachee is or understand any of the issues about it. oh, you poor west virginia and you'll have to like my call to get your electricity. when like 14 percent of the power of new york city comes from west virginia, call these hipsters, the millennials are going to be the people running our country. and do they know, like that, say, for instance, west virginia has the highest rate of overdose death in the nation from opioid use, but they're wearing our clothes and trying to look our look and can vegetables and drink moonshine. ah, the co option of politicians. there's a long history there. mcconnell in the senate won his 1st election, running
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a tv ad in which he used hound dogs. he played the hillbilly, switched to mich george w bush and seen them read back. that's actually nice child privilege. totally different. close ones on the shack, ones when the country club is a cultural politics to the success of more right wing groups in this country. and it hinges in part and depiction of white working class people. so from the right you get, this depiction is the salt of the earth. you know, the people that we lived up and from the left you get the stereotypes of vicious. they voted against their own economic interest because of gun because of gays. and because of god, the 3 cheese their own behavior is precisely what people on the right point to in enlist thing white working class folks for very right wing cost. that means they
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have contempt for the core, the country for middle class, for rural america. and they're now admitting it, it's really important that people who consider themselves progressive, understand what harm they're doing. i'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key in the cold country. because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. we're making a movie about media representations and appalachian american people. so what do you think is important? 2016. 0 man. her one is a mom saying the dogs around here where the commons is gone. it's got really bad for a lot of folks. i think about the election. oh, anyway, it goes, there's no way, no co mind and is going to lose a lot of kentucky. people jobs and this is from my goal. lot of people
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not be able to like support their family. i really want him to be present in united states now. well, i don't want you to try because he is very rude to women in this a painful, well, i can't help the lives they all are right and races. what do you think about his promise to make america? great again please big rush live. do you identify hillbillies or? yeah, i'm here. leave my keys. are you the only thing? i me i why now, but it didn't work. don't don't mess with the color out after you do it. we can go
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in and make adjustments, but i don't actually think it's at blue really beautiful. so rare that you see appalachian through the eyes of an appalachian person in like new york city. or like, you know, in the new york times or something. there are storytellers here who are able to critically examine their communities and to tell powerful and honest stories and that you don't necessarily always have to find somebody. and to tell that story in memory of the black coal mine, and i like to make sure that there's really hands down the fact that there is a small black community given in this place that i didn't even know about for all my years of living. and training a law was pretty much completely changed off and it's really got me in touch with my community and just help people don't have to be alone in the world that they live. i did the girl in college. her parents really races. obviously she is why her parents had
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a very negative view of black people, really easy and dangerous, all kinds of stuff. and we had it in secret. and we dated almost for 2 years and her parents pulled out of the school. once they found out that we were dating and i haven't seen her since, she has a 12000 really a heartbreaking thing for me. it's tiring to have to have who you are. as a person, everyone should be able to say who they are is a person that was always very big convoy, went to school, developed a crush on a girl. like i was laying my bed and just cro every night cuz my entire family they found out they would hate me like just disowning. sometimes people come in and they haven't really had to hear what it's like for a l g b t q used to be discriminated against our for
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a personal color in the group to be discriminated against. so i think it's creating a bridge of understanding between young people and their own community. there is a guardian article that came out about my home town. they were doing a series about poverty in america. they said something like the average yearly income for a household in lee county. kentucky is something like $13000.00 or $14000.00 a year unless you are over the age of $65.00. and then that drops down to like $6000.00 something dollars a year. not only is this a place where people are so overwhelmingly poor, but also it's a place in america where people are overwhelmingly watt and the vast majority of them always vote republican. i'm not conservative. i but i think it's wrong to say, oh, you guys are stupid,
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you're just doing it to yourself. you're voting republican, so you're histone, it to yourself. that's not the case. it just seems like, you know, it's, they're not blaming you for being republican and thereby me for being on drugs. if they're not. and for that and draw out by me for that. and you're lazy. after this article came out, there are all these people who outside the community are saying things like, oh this article is really sad. i feel so sorry for the people who live here. ok, like this person, say the brown people get up and move to places with opportunities, which is what brought people always to. it's the brain, right? they're telling the people to do the same stuff that teachers said to me when i was going to high school and bite, well, you got to get out. you can't stay here and you don't need to be here. you've got to get out. there's nothing here. you want me to like turn around or have something now so yeah,
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i don't know. i don't know what to tell you to do. why not for you to have like a big thing with a head. yeah. like say, if we were going to do a montage of the you know, gotcha. yeah. i gotcha. all right, voting, it's fine to go. no worries for president voters headed home to choose between the 1st woman president and a businessman running for his 1st elected office. 2015 has truly been unlike any political rate we ever covered before. trump was eager to tout surveys that show him gaining ground. lot of good balls out there to what still unknown is the outcome on election day. now, i don't know where, where are you? all right. what's up america? let's take a president y'all. i'm on a hard time hearing daddy. hold on. ah, i knew hillary. i read because we did this the
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most important election i've ever participated in it before. i really didn't care who i voted for this family. i know lots of people with i voted stickers on people seem to be voting a guest here, but we'll see they're like, well, make up in the morning what kind of hang over really b o is hitting the arrow for that. well, you're going to like break it or something. went out with, well, i blank, the hillary get a lot more votes and kentucky than people blank. yeah, she's not a wham, but there are lots of the little blue dots all over this red site. so i was
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for my daughter's, i was for man jason and all the couples. i know who were able to get married on a lot of laurie a decision. well, you did america. donald trump wins west virginia and it's a state where his message point, well it's whole industry is taking a, beating the map, filling in 19 electoral votes to trump at this early hour. a because it is such a hard question because i love these people because people are amazing people. they have people that built this country. these are amazing people. so i would, i just hope my family and i historic what's unfolding right now. it's not over yet . we're watching every state, every electoral, without a doubt,
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probably the most momentous nights in american political history or in the bank here. secretary. and then you want to pull out, you say, here's the issue, law to read, right? they're smaller, but they're only the only 24 percent of the vote for ah, who all those parcels in hill is what casanova lay. oh gosh. this you lost and i was happy and happy that i support the and i'm happy that my vote help you get there. i just really believed that hillary clinton was gonna be the 45th president of the united states. i believed it so much and i wanted it so badly. you had your hopes on being to be able to see the 1st woman president now
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voted for. then your dream was crushed and i can accept it. you know, i'm not in that camp of like this is a deal breaker and i want to like in my relationships with people who voted for donald trump because we all know people who voted for donald trump. and i know another problem that was clearly revealed in this campaign is that hillary wasn't able to appeal to rural folks. and i think that hurt her. i want to see like what a girl could do, but i don't want hailey no way up when i run pris, it's can all vote me. huh. she'll be go. rowdy. i will be a bigger for don't touch that. i won't have that looks like it would get it looks like it might burn literally bringing your laundry. did you hear my stomach growl?
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i had i i've been on about the 500 calorie died if that last 4 days it's not intentional. i'm just, i'm just in the i haven't eaten a whole lot granny. so i am starving. i'm very excited about this fine mill that you are preparing for us. i had the cook couldn't. when i was growing up, were you responsible for making mil for your siblings? and your family were mother and daddy now love them. wow. but mother didn't believe that girls should get medication. she wanted me to stay there and take your kids washed dish and sweet mop floors and stuff rather than of school. i just wanted to experience life. that's what my dream was. get no jobs pre enough will make something of myself. i have not heard about you. i've never heard you say
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that you had a consciousness about leaving. it makes me feel like i am leaving your dream in a way, you know. well, could they that want and desire that you had and didn't get that that gets transferred to mom and, and amanda and i like as it came to us, we had that opportunity. you know, you know, i'm so grateful for granny. i can't tell you the m m is to be able to go to school. it's so meaningful. yes, because everybody doesn't get an opportunity. you know. the o letter, the wound and joy and the poem. and not of complication. but you cannot know a place without loving hating there and fill in everything in between. something inside you has to crack the lid and the lot. so your eyes and brain and heart can
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just properly those attempting to portray the region must become immersed in the region in a special kind of way. they must go to the mountains, drive these one and wrote them a certain joe, for a while with folk from the front porches must attend weddings and high school graduation. they must study the history of the place and come to understand them a sin and awake. and look at the lands on the faces of the people, the calluses on their hands. they not understand the gestational and generational complexities of poverty and culture. i must stand for a while else. smell the air started the gravestones on the hills that awake inscriptions of name among the people, not the distance, not very ah,
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look in the line. sometimes you have to leave where you came from to find your voice. and other times you have to return to that same place to listen for a deeper understanding. oh, as we learn to purchase 300 years of danish colonization and international interest in the islands, resources grows, the younger generation emerges, determined to future, no massive meta rafa. and his fiance, a student and a politician as they tackle age old issues with that power for the fight for greenland. a witness documentary on al jazeera. ah
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ah hello that book to north america and we started the week with a build up of heat in the south and more western areas, but things are changing. we are going to see things cool down along that west coast and instead it'll be the east that starts to clear. we will see lots of sunshine come back and temperatures pick up. now the wet and windy weather is once again pulling into western parts of canada. after a brief break, we'll see that wet weather skirting more inland, turning winter, as it edges into central canada. but along the west coast of the us, it is a fine and dry picture temperature. he has slightly down. it is starting to cool on the monsoon range will continue to fall across the desert itself west. now with the
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edge across to the east coast, we can see that system pulling out to see leaving behind clear a conditions for cities like new york and washington d. c. and if we have a look at the 3 day, we all going to see the temperature continue to climb a lot of that heat coming through and lasting through to the weekend. it's wet a further south of this for the some of those south east state than wet or across many of the caribbean islands like cuba, weather as well for western areas of mexico. some of the heavy falls to be found in costa rica and panama, and we are seeing some very heavy rain fall across a window and islands. thanks to a tropical wave that's moving its way west. ah, the fool. he got in contact with montgomery ideals. the french republic is long for a claim,
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but just what is modern, france in a 4 part series, that big picture takes an in depth look. the trouble with france episode one on al jazeera when the news breaks, people haven't to my home breaking decisions on whether to leave behind their homes and loved ones when people need to be heard. and the story told that if they leave in the home, we hope to return one day with exclusive interviews. and in depth reports al jazeera has teens on the ground. president biden needs to contain fuel prices. one way to bring you more award winning documentaries and live nice ah more than 40 people have been found dead inside a truck trailer in the us.

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