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Mtn. News: Protecting Our Water, Health, & History

March 9, 2020

In this episode, we hear stories about the importance of clean water, a Letcher County walking program in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market that may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and in honor of Women’s History Month, from the Appalshop Archive we bring you audio from a Headwater’s episode circa 1980 featuring The Reel World String Band – an all women's band.

Mtn. News: Reckoning with the Past, Organizing for the Future

February 21, 2020

In this episode we’ll hear about The STAY Project's Appalachian Love Fest in Harlan, KY on February 15th. Then, we’ll learn about how community groups in Wise County, VA are working with Montgomery, AL based Equal Justice Initiative to acknowledge the history of lynchings in their county. And last, from OVR we’ll learn about a recent report citing the region as home to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.

Mtn. Talk: Black in Appalachia

February 12, 2020

In this episode WMMT's Rachel Garringer interviews Black in Appalachia Director William Isom II, and audio producer Terence Harris. They talk about the history of the project, some of the oral histories gathered so far, community archiving workshops, the upcoming podcast, and more. Along the way, we'll hear excerpts from some of the oral history interviews in the Black in Appalachia community archive.

Mtn. News: Local, Regional & National News

February 7, 2020

In this episode we bring you a medley of local, regional, and national news: from voting predictions as caucus season begins, to an inaugural meeting between mine agencies in an attempt to tackle black lung. And, from the Appalshop Archive, in honor of Black History Month, we’ll bring you audio from the late blues musician, Nat Reese, performing live at Seedtime on the Cumberland in 1993.

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