It’s been a big year for internet in the coalfields, and across rural Appalachia. In this episode: stories of people who have internet access and others who don’t, communities organizing to get better access, and projects that use the internet to create new jobs.
A new report shows Appalachian health is continuing to fall behind the rest of the country, a federal study on the health effects of surface mining was suddenly ordered to stop, and Appalshop’s Alex Gibson reflects on the rural-urban divide.
On this week’s Mountain News & World Report: Painting and hiding rocks is hugely popular new pastime in Letcher County, the idea of giving a prescription for fresh produce from the farmer’s market is spreading, and leaders like Coach Calipari, Governor Bevin, and Congressman Rogers share the ideas they want to spread at this year’s […]
This episode features a July news roundup of some of the top stories from the Ohio Valley ReSource and the Public News Service. Listen to hear about pesticides and bees, water quality in the Ohio Valley, the energy sector’s switch from coal to natural gas and what that means for the environment, and more. […]