WMMT's MOUNTAIN TALK

Welcome to the streaming archives for Mountain Talk, WMMT's weekly community conversation, airing Wednesday evenings at 6. In addition to providing space for What's Cookin' Now! and Art Matters, Mountain Talk features interviews with guests that cover a wide range of topics pertaining to life in these mountains, such as food, music, history, spirituality, and current events. Join us each Wednesday at six, and if you miss a program be sure to look for it here on wmmt.org.

Mtn Talk Monday: The Get Together – A Multicultural Symposium

When people think of Central Appalachia these days, it seems often the next words are “Trump Country”, or white working class. Is Central Appalachia homogenized? Are we a diverse group of people? What is the legacy of diversity in the coalfields of Appalachia? Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg, Kentucky is delving in to the answers at their symposium on March 30th from 8:30am – 4:30pm called – The Get Together. In this episode, host Kelli Haywood speaks with Janie Beverly and Greta Slone who are members of the Diversity Committee for the college and helped to put together the events for the symposium. The group talks about diversity in Appalachia and just where we are with that these days. To reserve seating for the symposium email [email protected]

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.

Mtn. Talk Monday: KET’s Journey to Recovery – A Film Discussion

In this episode, host Kelli Haywood speaks with Justin Allen and Laura Krueger of Kentucky Educational Television (KET) about their recently released hour-long documentary film – Journey to Recovery. The trio discusses the making of the film and various pieces of its content. Journey to Recovery highlights the options for addressing treatment of the opioid addiction crisis facing Kentucky and many other locations in Central Appalachia. The film also illustrates how addiction to opioids in particular changes the brain chemistry creating dependence upon the drug. The film can be viewed online for FREE at www.ket.org/opioids/journey-to-recovery/

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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.

Mtn. Talk Monday: 2017 KCEP Policy Conference with Dr. Kathryn J. Edin & Jason Bailey

Host Kelli Haywood and WMMT’s Mimi Pickering share two engaging speakers from the 2017 Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Conference – Dr. Kathryn J. Edin from Johns Hopkins University and KCEP Executive Director Jason Bailey. Dr. Edin discusses her book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, describing the situations and survival of the nation’s poor. 40% of America’s $2 a day poor live in Central Appalachia. Then, Jason Bailey gives his “Where We Stand” address, reflecting on Kentucky’s economic condition and providing information on current and future state economic policy.

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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.

Mtn. Talk Monday: Forest Farming Medicinal Herbs and Edibles & Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub

Host Kelli Hansel Haywood speaks with representatives of Appalachian Sustainable Development and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers’ Coalition about the possibilities of creating an income from forest farming in Appalachia. They discuss the whys, hows, and whens of cultivating medicinal herbs, edible mushrooms, and more under the forest canopy. The group gives details on upcoming workshops so that you can become involved. Also, highlighted is the progress of creating the Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub in Duffield, Virginia that will allow farmers to clean, dry, package, and potentially sell their product to a worldwide market. www.appalachianforestfarmers.org

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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.

Mtn. Talk Monday: Seasonal Pet Care with Dr. Dustin Anderson

Dr. Dustin Anderson DVM of the Animal Wellness Center speaks with host Kelli Haywood about the importance of seasonally appropriate pet care for both indoor and outdoor pets. Dr. Anderson answers questions like – How should I best keep my outdoor dogs and cats warm in the winter months? Do you need flea protection in the winter time? Are those little doggie clothes actually useful or a waste of money? How do I make sure my indoor pets get enough exercise in bad weather? Do dogs and cats tolerate cold weather and heat better than humans do? … and MUCH more. Listen in for some interesting pet conversation and a few laughs to boot. Visit the Animal Wellness Center at www.animalwellnesscenterky.com.

 

Photo by Jade Amburgey ~ Alice the Pink Lady

Photo by Jade Amburgey ~ Alice the Pink Lady

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.

Mtn. Talk Monday: Radon Awareness

January is Radon Awareness Month. Have you ever had your home’s radon gas levels tested? Dr. Ellen Hahn Ph.D of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and Director of the BREATHE Program, stopped by WMMT to speak with Mountain Talk Monday host Kelli Haywood about the dangers of radon gas in your home and what you can do to limit your risk. Radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. Listen and learn more. Visit UK’s BREATHE website to see maps, and other information to help you determine your risk for exposure. 640px-Radon_test_kit radon

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.