WorldCat Identities

Howard, Jason 1981-

Works: 7 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 3,257 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: TD195.C58, 338.27240974
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jason Howard
Something's rising : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal by Silas House( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like an old-fashioned hymn sung in rounds, Something's Rising gives a stirring voice to the lives, culture, and determination of the people fighting the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in the coalfields of central Appalachia. Each person's story, unique and unfiltered, articulates the hardship of living in these majestic mountains amid the daily desecration of the land by the coal industry because of America's insistence on cheap energy. Developed as an alternative to strip mining, mountaintop removal mining consists of blasting away the tops of mountains, dumping waste into the valleys, and retrieving the exposed coal. This process buries streams, pollutes wells and waterways, and alters fragile ecologies in the region. The people who live, work, and raise families in central Appalachia face not only the physical destruction of their land but also the loss of their culture and health in a society dominated by the consequences of mountaintop removal. Included here are oral histories from Jean Ritchie, "the mother of folk," who doesn't let her eighty-six years slow down her fighting spirit; Judy Bonds, a tough-talking coal-miner's daughter; Kathy Mattea, the beloved country singer who believes cooperation is the key to winning the battle; Jack Spadaro, the heroic whistle-blower who has risked everything to share his insider knowledge of federal mining agencies; Larry Bush, who doesn't back down even when speeding coal trucks are used to intimidate him; Denise Giardina, a celebrated writer who ran for governor to bring attention to the issue; and many more. The book features both well-known activists and people rarely in the media. Each oral history is prefaced with a biographical essay that vividly establishes the interview settings and the subjects' connections to their region. Written and edited by native sons of the mountains, this compelling book captures a fever-pitch moment in the movement against mountaintop removal. Silas House and Jason Howard are experts on the history of resistance in Appalachia, the legacy of exploitation of the region's natural resources, and area's unique culture and landscape. This lyrical and informative text provides a critical perspective on a powerful industry. The cumulative effect of these stories is stunning and powerful. Something's Rising will long stand as a testament to the social and ecological consequences of energy at any cost and will be especially welcomed by readers of Appalachian studies, environmental science, and by all who value the mountain's majesty-our national heritage.--From the publisher
A few honest words : the Kentucky roots of popular music by Jason Howard( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how Kentucky's landscape, culture and traditions have influenced notable contemporary musicians, in a book that features interviews with Naomi Judd, Joan Osborne and Dwight Yoakam, as well as emerging artists and local musicians
We all live downstream : writing about mountaintop removal( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Howard : make believe : the Hollywood baritones by Jason Howard( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pine to pine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising : a gathering of voices for new power by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A new brighter future' : the Appalachian journey of Robert F. Kennedy by Jason Howard( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.06 (from 0.06 for Pine to pi ... to 0.55 for 'A new bri ...)

Something's rising : Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal
We all live downstream : writing about mountaintop removal
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