In Cumberland, Kentucky, dozens of miners have been blocking the tracks in front of a Blackjewel coal train after the company declared bankruptcy and miners' checks bounced in early July. The protest started on Monday July 29th and is still going strong. WMMT reporter Benny Becker, arrived at the railroad tracks at 7 PM on July 30th and recorded throughout the night.
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August 13, 2019
In Cumberland, Kentucky, dozens of miners have been blocking the tracks in front of a Blackjewel coal train after the company declared bankruptcy and miners' checks bounced Read More >
August 12, 2019
In this episode we bring you interviews from the Blackjewel Miners Blockade, an interview with Kentucky artists Ken Swinson & Lacy Hale, and in honor of International Cats Day Read More >
July 9, 2019
In this episode we explore Appalachian & rural communities' complicated relationships to national media coverage. First, WMMT's Rachel Garringer chats with Appalshop staff: Read More >
May 31, 2019
In this episode we're previewing multiple events happening in Eastern Kentucky in late May and Early June: from a film screening of "Coal's Deadly Dust" and panel discussion Read More >
April 19, 2019
In this episode we’re remembering the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Raleigh County, WV in 2010, celebrating the life and musical legacy of Addie Graham with her grandson Read More >