Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Black Lung & Community Agriculture

September 7, 2018

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.

Mtn. News: Investing in Ourselves

August 10, 2018

In this episode we bring you two stories about local efforts to invest in our towns and communities. First, we’ll learn about the recent Naloxone Training held at the Letcher County Health Department. Then, we'll hear about the first ever Great Mountain Mega Mural Fest held in Harlan County, KY in early August.

Mtn. News: Challenges for Community Health

July 27, 2018

In this episode we bring you four stories exploring challenges to community health in our region. First we hear about the ACLU of VA's recent report on the use of solitary confinement in VA Prisons. Then from the Ohio Valley Resource we hear three stories about: Pension Problems, Spiking Black Lung Rates, and Climbing Hepatitis A cases in the Ohio Valley.

Mtn. News: Families in Crisis, from EKY to the Border

July 13, 2018

 In this episode we bring you two stories about families in crisis.  The first from right here in KY focuses on Governor Bevin’s cuts to Medicaid Vision and Dental Benefits which has left nearly 500,000 Kentuckians without coverage. The second features audio from a recent rally in Big Stone Gap VA, where nearly 60 community members came out in protest of the Trump Administration’s separation of immigrant children from their parents at the border.

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