Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Issues in Education

March 23, 2018

On this episode we’re exploring issues in education.  First, we’ll hear from Letcher County Teachers who rallied in support of public education and in opposition to Governor Bevin’s proposed pension reforms on Monday, March 19th.  We’ll end today’s program with a piece about students organizing against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland School Shooting in Florida last month - produced by Willa Johnson.

Mtn. News: Education, Environment, & Health

March 9, 2018

This episode features interviews with WV Teachers on why they went on strike. Then, we hear 3 pieces from the Ohio Valley ReSource about issues in rural community health: pesticides, HIV, and water.

Mtn. News: Reflections

February 9, 2018

This week we bring you multiple pieces with a theme of reflecting on the past. First, we hear from current & past members of the Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project - a Central Appalachian regional youth organization celebrating its 10th anniversary this year - about their Annual Appalachian Love Week, February 12-18, 2018. Then, we bring you a series of four pieces from the Ohio Valley Resource - which focus on Trump’s first year.

Mtn. News: Community Health from the Ground Up!

February 2, 2018

 This week we bring you stories about community health, from the ground up!  First we’ll hear about a new bakery which aims to provide Letcher County residents with healthy, locally sourced breads and baked goods while supporting Drug Court participants in their journeys to recovery.  Then, we’ll hear Whitesburg’s own Dr. Van Breeding speaking to Harvard Students on a panel about healthcare needs in EKY.

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