April 10, 2018
In this episode we bring you voices and ideas from a recent event we held here at the Appalshop. On March 31st, WMMT and Scalawag Magazine co-hosted a day long event focused on Ethical Appalachian Reporting, followed by a screening of Appalshop film Stranger With A Camera and a Q&A with author Elizabeth Catte. Listen for excerpts of the community discussion and Catte's reading and Q&A.
March 23, 2018
WMMT & Scalawag Magazine are hosting a community discussion at Appalshop about media coverage of the region (the good, the bad, and everything between) on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The discussion will be followed by a screening of Stranger With A Camera & a Q&A with author Elizabeth Catte.
February 23, 2018
In this episode we remember tragic news from our region’s past, and we explore current news about public health crises in our mountains, and of new economic development projects. We remember the Buffalo Creek Disaster which took place February 26, 1972. Then we hear 3 current stories about the Black Lung Epidemic, a new data analysis system being used to address the Opioid Epidemic, and a new restaurant & hotel increasing tourism in St. Paul, VA.
February 2, 2018
It’s been over 25 years since the Appalachian Land Ownership report was published, and there’s now a growing effort to conduct another study to explore current land ownership realities in Central Appalachia. This episode explores the history of the original study, released in 1981, and the current work to launch a new land study.
November 28, 2017
This week on Mtn. Talk we hear from youth media makers with the All Access EKY project, who are documenting stories about reproductive health access in Eastern Kentucky. First we hear some background on the program from All Access Project Director Willa Johnson. Then, an interview with the youth fellows themselves! And finally, you’ll hear […]
November 3, 2017
On this edition of Mountain News & World Report we’re talking about healing ourselves. It’s no secret that Central Appalachia faces a devastating drug epidemic, or, that our economy is struggling. These challenges call for creative solutions, and in this episode we hear about local, regional, and national projects aimed at creating healthier communities and […]