"The Adventures of a Radical Hillbilly: An Interview with Myles Horton" by Bill Moyers."Good-Bad (Appalachian) Novels" by William Schafer. "Religious Songs Remembered: Sweet Rivers, Jean Ritchie" by Beverly Boggs. "The Report of the President's Commission on Coal: A Review Essay" by Alan Banks. "The Development of Working-Class Culture: A Review Essay" by Richard Simon (Life, Work and Rebellion in the Coal Fields: The Southern West Virginia Miners, 1880-1922 by David Alan Corbin).
Reviews by Fred Chappell (The Laurel Review Winter 1981 " Devoted to Contemporary Appalachian Poetry"), Mary Dunlap (The High-Pitched Laugh of a Painted Lady by Lewis W. Green), Gordon B. McKinney (Fighting Mountaineers: The Struggle for Jusitice in the Appalachians by Edwin D. Hoffman), Richard Couto (Wide Neighborhoods: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service by Mary Breckinridge), Brett Sutton (Wayne Erbsen's Backpocket Old Time Songbook and Wayne Erbsen's Backpocket Bluegrass Songbook by Wayne Erbsen), Edwin Arnold (The Phototropic Woman by Annabel Thomas), Jim Wayne Miller (Rural Route by R.T. Smith).
Music Reviews by Tim Lloyd ("Three from Folkways": Rural Delivery Number One by The New Lost City Ramblers, Now and Then by Tommy Scott and Curley Seckler, and Are You Feeling it Too? by the Allen Brothers), and Bill Lightfoot ("Quicksilver: Rocking Our Souls").
Poetry by Jim Wayne Miller ("The Brier Heads Clean-Up Preparations for the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, May-October 1982"), George Ella Lyon ("Untitled" and "Salvation"), Lee Howard ("Megaphone") and Bob Snyder ("Donna Jean's Original Face" and "Family Dreams").
"Signs of the Times."