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Mtn. News: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Mtn. News: Looking Forward, Looking Back


This week on Mountain News and World Report we’re looking forward – towards possibilities for economic development in the region, and we’re looking back, remembering two great writers, readers, and supporters of justice and education in Appalachia. 

Our first story features a new workforce training and economic development program called the Southeast KY Revitalization Project.  Robert Gipe and Alexia Ault (pictured below) of the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, joined us to talk about the history of the grant, the current phase of work, and goals of the Project.

         Robert Gipe and Alexia Ault (photo by Rachel Garringer)

The remainder of this week’s program is dedicated to the memory of two great mountain writers who’ve recently passed away.  The first, of Paul Nyden – a journalist at the Charleston Gazette for over 30 years who was infamous for holding those in power accountable to the people.

    Paul Nyden (photo from the Charleston Gazette)

 And finally, a remembrance of Anne Caudill – best known as the wife of writer Harry Caudill – but also a writer, thinker, and lover of learning herself.  

A young Anne Caudill (photo from her obituary)





appalachian history,
arts & culture,
coal industry,
education in the mountains,

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