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CAW: Rural Road Erosion in Coalfields Appalachia #1

CAW: Rural Road Erosion in Coalfields Appalachia #1

WMMT is excited to share our newest Special Feature which will be heard in Mountain News & World Report, Mountain Talk, Morning Dispatch and more…  Central Appalachia Wonders (CAW): You ask the questions that have been on your mind about the Central Appalachian region – WMMT listening area, and together we can find the answers.  If your question is chosen for a segment, you can be involved in reporting as much or as little as you’d like, and we’ll broadcast the answer on-air.  Those listeners who have a question chosen will also receive a WMMT t-shirt for their contribution.

For our first segment, CAW received a question from John Skaggs:

What is driving the problem with rural road erosion we are seeing in East Kentucky? Construction technique, maintenance schedule, weather?

WMMT’s Kelli Haywood sat down with Jason Forson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College, and Mike Hansel, Environmental Manager with a Regional Energy Company, to dive in to the possible answers to John’s question.

SKCTC Assistant Professor Jason Forson and his BBQ Science Project
SKCTC Assistant Professor Jason Forson and his BBQ Science Project
Mike Hansel Environmental Manager taking soil samples at the site of a former gas station on Marion Branch in Kentucky
Mike Hansel Environmental Manager taking soil samples at the site of a former gas station on Marion Branch in Kentucky

Tags:
appalachian history,
coal,
economic transition,
economy,
energy & environment,

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