This episode of Mountain Talk features senior citizens in Letcher County, KY reading their letters to Santa, followed by a re-broadcast of our 2015 Christmas program chock-full of holiday stories and songs. Merry Christmas from possum radio!
In this episode, we continue our month-long series celebrating Black histories, current realities, and futures in the mountains and beyond. Gabrielle Chapman joined us by phone to talk about her work with the Charleston, WV based Call to Action for Racial Equality. And, we hear an excerpt from a discussion between legendary activist Angela Davis and author Tim Wise from Making Contact.
This episode of Mountain Talk comes to us from Michael and Carrie Kline and Talking Across the Lines. This hour long radio documentary "Game Changer: Football as a Catalyst for Peaceful School Integration" draws on over 40 life story interviews with people in Mount Hope, WV about the role football played in the 1956 integration of the schools in this mining community.
Continuing our month-long series celebrating Black histories, current realities, and futures in the Appalachian region and beyond - we bring you the story of Derek Akal - a 22-year-old African-American athlete struggling to stay in Lynch, KY where he was raised. WMMT’s Benny Becker followed Akal for a four part series which originally aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inside Appalachia. This episode also features a 2016 interview with sociologist Karida Brown - Akal's cousin and the Director of the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project.
This week 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 - about their Annual Appalachian Love Week, February 12-18, 2018. Then, we bring you a series of four pieces from the Ohio Valley Resource - which focus on Trump’s first year.