MN&WR: Many Kinds of Mountain Artists

October 20, 2017

On this week’s Mountain News & World Report: Appalachia has long been known as a home to traditional music and crafts, but less well known is our thriving digital arts scene. We’ll hear from WMMT’s Rich Kirby about the history of the guitar and the Crooked Road Heritage Music Project, an excerpt from Malcolm Wilson’s […]

MN&WR: Internet in Rural Appalachia

September 7, 2017

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.

MN&WR: How Ideas Spread

August 11, 2017

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 […]

MN&WR: Silver Buckshot

June 1, 2017

In this special edition episode, Mountain News & World Report takes a look at some of the pieces of the “silver buckshot” theory of economic diversification for coalfields Appalachia, trying all the ideas to see which ones work. Some of the most tangible ideas are farming, tourism, reclamation, and cultural arts. Join us for a […]