Mtn. Talk Monday: NYT Reporter Sheryl Stolberg
For this episode host, Kelli Haywood speaks with guest New York Times reporter Sheryl Stolberg who recently wrote a feature for the newspaper on the effort toward economic transition in eastern Kentucky. The pair discuss the responsibility of a journalist in representing a culture not their own, effects of mainstream media on public perceptions, hillbilly stereotype, Trump vs. Clinton in coal country, economy, and more. Read the entire article here – Beyond Coal: Imagining Appalachia’s Future.
More about Whitesburg happenings by Sheryl Gay Stolberg – Moonshine Maker Loses “Kentucky” in Legal Battle with University
More from the New York Times about eastern Kentucky – We Need “Somebody” Spectacular: Views from Trump Country
Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more. Click here to hear past programs.Tags: