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Mtn. Talk: Appalachian Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

  This week’s show is all about food!  First, we bring you a recorded conversation between chef Travis Milton, who grew up in southwest Virginia – and food writer Sheri Castle, who was raised in western North Carolina.  Travis stopped by the studio earlier this week, and Sheri joined us by phone.  They share stories […]

MN&WR: Mountain Empowerment

November 20, 2017

  This week on Mountain News & World Report we hear stories of communities throughout Central Appalachia speaking out against injustice, documenting important stories and perspectives, and organizing to create change. This edition brings you stories of: LGBTQ+ organizing in the mountains through the Appalachian Community Fund’s Out in the South Project, young women documenting […]

Mtn. Talk: KY Power’s Proposed Rate Increases Mobilize SE Kentuckians

November 14, 2017

This week on Mtn. Talk we bring you voices of concerned residents of southeastern Kentucky speaking out against Kentucky Power’s proposed double-digit rate increase. In June of this year Kentucky Power filed a request to the Public Service Commission for a 16.8% increase, which would mean an increase of about 80 cents a day, or […]

Mtn. Talk: AppFellows, Alpacas, and Agriculture

November 8, 2017

This week on Mountain Talk we learn about the work of two Appalachian Transition Fellows working on agricultural projects in the Central Appalachian region.  The Appalachian Transition Fellowship – organized by the Highlander Center in New Market, TN – is a year-long, full-time, paid program designed for 10 emerging community leaders who are committed to working […]

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