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Mtn. Talk Monday: Economic Diversification & Letcher Co. Culture Hub

Mtn. Talk Monday: Economic Diversification & Letcher Co. Culture Hub

Host Kelli Haywood discusses small town economics with a group of politically diverse members of the local community – Harry Collins of CANE, Betsy Whaley of MACED, and Ben Fink of Appalshop and the Letcher Co. Culture Hub. What does it take to transition the economy of a small coalfields community? Economic diversity. But, why are some residents wary of diversification of business and the entrepreneurial spirit? Can arts and cultural play a critical role in that economic diversification? The group discusses these topics and much more.

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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.

Tags:
appalachian history,
arts & culture,
coal,
coal industry,
community,
economic transition,
economy,
food,
food access,
small business,
tourism,

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