WMMT & Scalawag Magazine are hosting a community discussion at Appalshop about media coverage of the region (the good, the bad, and everything between) on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The discussion will be followed by a screening of Stranger With A Camera & a Q&A with author Elizabeth Catte.
In this episode we bring you a piece from OVR about a proposed bill to shore up miners pension benefits & reinstate the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a visit to the Mountain Women Mean Business conference with WMMT's Mimi Pickering, and the first in a 6 part series from Michael and Carrie Kline and Talking Across the Lines about Race, Class & Community Survival in Mt. Hope, WV.
In this episode we travel back to September 2018 for the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum's Strike Supper! You'll hear descriptions of dishes folks brought to share, the Red Bandana Awards given to important people in West Virginia, and event organizers talking about their hopes to help bust the myth of a culturally & racially homogenous Appalachia through an exploration of foodways in the coalfields.
This episode is jam-packed with memories of the one and only Jim Webb. Also known as Wiley Quixote, Jim was the eccentric and punny heart of this radio station since WMMT first took to the airwaves in 1985. On this show, friends and family share some of their favorite memories of the unforgettable Wiley Q.
In this episode we bring you on a foodie-audio-journey of last weekend's Dumplins n' Dancin' at the historic Hindman Settlement School. You'll hear sounds from a variety of cooking workshops & sounds of the eating, conversation, and dancing that filled the Settlement School all weekend long. Grab a snack, sit back, and give it a listen.