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Mtn. Talk Monday: Appalachian Media Institute 2016

Mtn. Talk Monday: Appalachian Media Institute 2016

In this episode of Mountain Talk Monday, hear the voices of the 2016 Appalachian Media Institute summer interns. This year’s cast are all from eastern Kentucky! The work of AMI youth producers has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Sundance Film Festival. AMI helps young people explore how media production skills can be used to ask, and begin to answer, critical questions about themselves and their communities.  This year’s interns tackled the issues of discrimination, the struggle to stay in the mountains, to whom does old time Appalachian music belong, and sexual/gender identity.  In this hour, the interns discuss why they applied to AMI, how they chose their topics, the experience of the institute, and what they hope to see in the future of their Appalachia.

AMI 2016

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.

arts & culture,
economic transition,
education in the mountains,
making connections,
traditional music,
youth voice,