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Seeing the Magic of the Arts in Appalachia with Adam Payne

5/14/2023

In this episode of Innovators and Entrepreneurs, we talk to Adam Payne, Editor in Chief of “YNST Magazine.” This media outlet aims to broadcast print & digital content that connects creatives in and from Appalachia to the rest of the world.

“I was doing a bunch of things simultaneously at West Virginia University, and I was seeing first-hand the incredible musicians, theater makers, designers, and dancers that were at the University, and I was astounded by the level of talent that was alive in West Virginia. Simultaneously, I was working at the WVU Launchlab for five years and was seeing first-hand all the incredible small businesses and startups that were coming out of West Virginia. At the same time I was like How are people not seeing this! So, we decided to start a new publication.”

Watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHOaZ-IhfIg​