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Performance featured on NPR

June 7, 2023
Conesville - west end looking east

HERE & NOW on NPR features a segment on the recent performances of oral histories, set up as eulogies in "Calling Hours."

Listen to the segment on NPR's HERE & NOW by Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front and/or read about the closure of The Conesville coal-burning power plant and performances here. 

More about CALLING HOURS (excerpt below from CALLING HOURS - Pomerene Center for the Arts)

Led by Dr. Jeffrey Jacquet a team studied three communities affected by coal-fired power plant retirements. Coshocton County was one of the three. Repeatedly, as they listened to people impacted by the closure of AEP Conesville, they heard regrets about the lack of closure. CALLING HOURS is a theatrical memorial written and performed to pay tribute to the generations of coal-energy production at AEP Conesville and to give voice to the loss of that way of life.