Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Plants, People, & Industry in Appalachia

September 9, 2019

In this episode we bring you stories about plants, people, and industries - and the ways they interact - throughout the Appalachian region. We'll learn about The Moth storytelling event at Appalshop on September 13th, the Running Buffalo Clover's exit from the Endangered Species List, and former-miner Scott Shoupe's take on the future of the coal industry and the Blackjewel Miners' Strike.

Mtn. News: Miners Protest, Kentucky Printmaking, & International Cat Day

August 12, 2019

In this episode we bring you interviews from the Blackjewel Miners Blockade, an interview with Kentucky artists Ken Swinson & Lacy Hale, and in honor of International Cats Day on August 8th: a story for the cat-lovers in the crowd.

Mtn. News: The Changing Energy Landscape in eKY

June 28, 2019

As the economic landscape of the coalfields changes, so does the energy landscape in eastern Kentucky.  In this episode we're exploring a couple new energy savings projects in our listening area, as well as the current state of organizing around the RECLAIM Act: proposed federal legislation that would more rapidly release funding from the $2.5 billion Abandoned Mine Lands Trust Fund for regional reclamation and redevelopment projects. 

Local History & Regional News

June 15, 2019

In this episode WMMT’s Ohio Valley Resource Reporter Sydney Boles sets out to learn the history behind the RC Cola signs around Whitesburg. Then, from the WMMT archives, we revisit a story about the Houndog Hookers, rug makers from Blackey who grew to national notoriety during the 1950s and 60s. And finally from the Ohio Valley Resource, some recent regional updates on the opioid epidemic.

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