What has COVID-19 looked like in Appalachia? We've been documenting the pandemic since it hit our region last March — one full year of COVID-19. Through stories, photographs, oral histories, radio and storycircles, residents and media makers have built a new Appalshop project preserving what people experienced in these mountains this year. We're calling it "Creating in Place," and today, we're unveiling the full collection.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 3, WMMT will air a Democracy Now! 3-hour election night special from 9 p.m. to midnight ET. Democracy Now! will cover results from the presidential election to congressional and state races, as well as ballot initiatives. Democracy Now!'s election night special will feature interviews and perspectives that you won't hear anywhere else. We’ll include the voices of activists, analysts and grassroots leaders discussing how the movements on the ground will go forward following this historic election.
A piece about the challenges of re-entry post-incarceration during Covid-19, and how the Rowan County Re-entry Program - based at MCCC in Morehead - is supporting folks in that transition. We hear from Kristin Tiedeman who works at the program, and Eddie Sloan and Angel Johnson who are participants in the program.