Host Kelli Haywood and WMMT’s Mimi Pickering share two engaging speakers from the 2017 Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Conference – Dr. Kathryn J. Edin from Johns Hopkins University and KCEP Executive Director Jason Bailey. Dr. Edin discusses her book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, describing the situations and survival of the nation’s poor. 40% of America’s $2 a day poor live in Central Appalachia. Then, Jason Bailey gives his “Where We Stand” address, reflecting on Kentucky’s economic condition and providing information on current and future state economic policy.
Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more. Click here to hear past programs.