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 two stories from the Southern Foodways Alliance award winning podcast: Gravy! Both stories lead us on an exploration of history, culture, identity, and place, all through the lens of food.
In this episode we bring you stories of Letcher County events aimed at supporting local community members. First, we'll hear audio from the recent Black Lung Town Hall hosted by the Appalachian Citizens' Law Center which brought together researchers, health care providers, lawyers, and community members. Then, we'll learn about the recent opening of a brand new commercial kitchen run by Community Agricultural Nutritional Enterprises, Inc. or CANE.
In this episode we bring you an interview with Rashid Johnson who spoke with Benny Becker by phone from the Sussex 1 State Prison. He talks about unjust prison conditions he has experienced personally, and he talks about organizing inside prisons, historically and today, through his discussion of the 2018 National Prison Strike, taking place from August 21st - September 9th 2018.
In August 1921 some 10,000 miners took up arms against local & state police and federal troops, demanding better working and living conditions in the southern WV coal camps at the Battle of Blair Mountain. It was the largest labor uprising in U.S. History, and in this episode we talk with folks working today to preserve this history at the WV Mine Wars Museum and at Friends of Blair Mountain.