Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Protecting Our Water, Health, & History

March 9, 2020

In this episode, we hear stories about the importance of clean water, a Letcher County walking program in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market that may help prevent Type 2 Diabetes, and in honor of Women’s History Month, from the Appalshop Archive we bring you audio from a Headwater’s episode circa 1980 featuring The Reel World String Band – an all women's band.

Mtn. News: Reckoning with the Past, Organizing for the Future

February 21, 2020

In this episode we’ll hear about The STAY Project's Appalachian Love Fest in Harlan, KY on February 15th. Then, we’ll learn about how community groups in Wise County, VA are working with Montgomery, AL based Equal Justice Initiative to acknowledge the history of lynchings in their county. And last, from OVR we’ll learn about a recent report citing the region as home to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.

Mtn. News: Local, Regional & National News

February 7, 2020

In this episode we bring you a medley of local, regional, and national news: from voting predictions as caucus season begins, to an inaugural meeting between mine agencies in an attempt to tackle black lung. And, from the Appalshop Archive, in honor of Black History Month, we’ll bring you audio from the late blues musician, Nat Reese, performing live at Seedtime on the Cumberland in 1993.

Mtn. News: Environmental & Economic Pressures

January 24, 2020

In this episode we explore environmental & economic pressures in the region, and we learn about pre-diabetes and diabetes prevention. From the Ohio Valley Resource we learn about new communities where toxic fluorinated chemicals have been found in the water, how crashing hemp prices have some farmers worried, and about challenges faced by some rural groceries in coal communities. Then, we'll hear about prediabetes and diabetes prevention & economic development efforts in Pound, VA.

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