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 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.
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.
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.