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Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

This episode features highlights from the East Kentucky Leadership Conference with keynote speaker Earl Gohl who is the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). You will also hear from Peter Hille the Executive Director of Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED).  $92 million has been distributed throughout 250 counties in Appalachian states from the POWER Initiative as of June 2017. These highlights explain how some of it was put to use.

Also, from the Ohio Valley ReSource hear some analysis on three ideas that could help mend things in coal country. And, from Homefront Chronicles, hear how one Seattle mother created a safe place for mom’s to cut loose and be free.

*Music featured in this episode was “Hightop Shoes” by George Gibson from his Last Possum Up the Tree album on the JuneAppal label.

Courtesy of Ohio Valley ReSource
Courtesy of Ohio Valley ReSource

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.

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appalachian history,
business,
coal,
community,
economic transition,
economy,
energy & environment,
june appal,
maced mountain healthcare,
power + plan,
small business,
tourism,
war on poverty,

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