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Mtn. News: Reflections

Mtn. News: Reflections


In this episode of Mountain News & World Report we bring you multiple pieces with a theme of reflecting on the past.  First, we hear from current & past members of the Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project, a Central Appalachian regional youth organization celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!  WMMT’s Rachel Garringer sat down in the studio with founding STAY member, Willa Johnson, current STAY coordinator Lou Murray, and new STAY member Katelyn Damron- who joined by phone to talk about their annual #appalachianlovestory campaign.  Appalachian Love Week is February 12-18, 2018 and STAY asks folks to share their #appalachianlovestory online with this hashtag.


STAY interim coordinator Lou Murray (l) and founding member and alum Willa Johnson (r) in the WMMT studio on February 5, 2018.


Then, we bring you a series of four pieces from the Ohio Valley Resource – which focus on Trump’s first year in the White House – measuring his campaign promises against outcomes. This four part series compares Trump’s campaign promises to real life results, focusing on agriculture, coal, healthcare, and the opioid crisis.







appalachian history,
arts & culture,
coal industry,
drug epidemic,
economic transition,
energy & environment,