Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Sickness & Health in Appalachia

January 25, 2019

From the Ohio Valley ReSource we'll hear from widows of miners who suffered from Black Lung, and we'll learn about an e-cigarette company marketing to teenagers. This episode wraps up with the second of a six-part series from Michael and Carrie Kline and Talking Across the Lines. In this edition, Fayetteville, West Virginia residents Bernice Clayton & Nathan Shelton describe their older family members’ ability to make do from scratch by living off the land.

Mtn. News: Building the Communities We Want

January 11, 2019

In this episode we bring you a piece from OVR about a proposed bill to shore up miners pension benefits & reinstate the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a visit to the Mountain Women Mean Business conference with WMMT's Mimi Pickering, and the first in a 6 part series from Michael and Carrie Kline and Talking Across the Lines about Race, Class & Community Survival in Mt. Hope, WV.

Mtn. News: Farms, Abandoned Mines, and Public Health

November 30, 2018

This episode features stories about the land we live on and how we craft healthy lives for our families and communities on that land. From the archives we’ll hear a delightful story from the 2009 AMI Audio Labs about hog-killing day in Mayking, KY. Then, an update on the CANE Commercial Kitchen, and three pieces from the Ohio Valley Resource about the economy, environment, and public health.

Mtn. News: EKY’s first-ever Pride Festival

November 2, 2018

It's been a heavy week in national news, so in this episode we’re bringing you a hopeful story about the first ever pride festival in eastern KY, which took place in Pikeville on October 20th, 2018. And, from the Ohio Valley Resource, we explore how healthcare is shaping this mid-term election.

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