E&H’s Tal Stanley featured in PBS Documentary

Posted by Leah Wilson
Tal Stanley, professor of Civic Innovation and Resident Scholar for the Citizenship of Place, here at Emory & Henry, is featured in a documentary airing Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00pm.

A three year production, working with Blue Ridge PBS in Roanoke, Tal tells of the rich history around the New River. The New River flows through the states of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, reaching 360 miles in length. The documentary tells of the connection and interaction between the natural habitat, the built environment, and the human culture and history within the New River region.

This project hits close to home for Stanley because of his own family lineage. Practically growing up on the river, his family has ties dating back to the mid 1700’s. He wishes to share his passion for the place, environment, history and people with all the viewers. As a teacher of Civic Innovation, Stanley explains his core belief that, “Every person has the ability to change the world and the people in it. As true as that is of people, it is also true of places.” 

“There is so much to tell about the New River,” Stanley says, “The river is a dynamic, vibrant, living thing, it allows us perspective on our place that you can’t get anywhere else.” This is the exact reason why people should sit down to watch this amazing documentary on Thursday!

Under the leadership of Tal Stanley, a group of students has contributed their time to this project archiving and digitizing countless photographs and maps, so our Emory & Henry campus has the opportunity to experience the rich local culture.

 

By: Paige Halcrow

  • E&H’s Tal Stanley is featured in Blue Ridge PBS’ documentary “The Story of the New River.”

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg" alt="Dr. Tal Stanley honored for 24 years of service at first Bonner meeting of 2021." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1170,856/10293_Tal_Honored_1.rev.1632314994.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1170" data-max-h="856" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley">E&H a Better Place, Thanks to Dr. Tal Stanley</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bonner Scholars Program at Emory & Henry College honored Dr. Tal Stanley for his twenty-four years of service as director of the program on August 23rd, 2021. </span> <a href="/live/news/2030-eamph-a-better-place-thanks-to-dr-tal-stanley" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg" alt="Appalachian Community Connectors Logo" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,719,719/10586_Resized_received_2216400735164240.rev.1639417457.jpg 2x" data-max-w="719" data-max-h="719" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience">CVIN 100 Provides Real World Experience</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">CVIN 100 is an introduction class to Civic Innovation. This is a class whose goal is to bring people closer through people-to-people interactions in a safe environment.</span> <a href="/live/news/2137-cvin-100-provides-real-world-experience" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2303-student-to-student-mentoring-makes-a-difference"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.JPG" alt="Communities In Schools Training Session at EHC" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1440,1080/11332_6416E590-670C-45AE-A17A-82E65D1C3FA1.rev.1653495530.JPG 3x" data-max-w="1440" data-max-h="1080" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2303-student-to-student-mentoring-makes-a-difference">Student to Student Mentoring Makes a Difference</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">In partnership with Emory & Henry College, Communities In Schools of Southwest Virginia is working to connect mentors with elementary school students in the Meadowview area. These mentors are Emory & Henry students who have committed to being a consistent and compassionate presence in the life of a child. </span></span> <a href="/live/news/2303-student-to-student-mentoring-makes-a-difference" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg" alt="Student Sarah Dutton is presented with a check surrounded by faculty, staff and President John W...." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/368,0,1736,1367/10821_Stingers_Supply_Shelf_Check-2.rev.1644855628.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1368" data-max-h="1367" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need">A Boost of Snacks, Food and Supplies When in Need</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Emory & Henry College has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, earmarked for the Stinger’s Supply Shelf coordinated by Sodexo, dining service provider at Emory & Henry College. <a href="/live/news/2207-a-boost-of-snacks-food-and-supplies-when-in-need" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2439-largest-service-plunge-brought-engagement-to-the"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.jpg" alt="Students work in the Emory & Henry College Garden during Service Plunge." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/51/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/204,0,2336,2133/11838_Service-Plunge-Fall-2022_8-13-22_076.rev.1661269394.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2132" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2439-largest-service-plunge-brought-engagement-to-the">Largest Service Plunge Brought Engagement to the Community</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">New Emory & Henry College students spread across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee to join in Service Plunge on Saturday, August 13. Service Plunge is a time-honored tradition at the College, with 25 years of history and many more to come. Organized by the Appalachian Center for Civic Life, teams of students and their faculty coordinators left campus on buses headed to various service locations, most of which represented a theme of their first-year courses.</span></p><a href="/live/news/2439-largest-service-plunge-brought-engagement-to-the" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>