Mountain News and World Report

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.

Mtn. News: Finding Solutions to Economic & Health Challenges

January 23, 2020

In this episode we bring you stories about economic development initiatives in Harlan County, Kentucky and Pound, Virginia. And, from the Ohio Valley Resource we’ll learn about innovative approaches to addressing the addiction crisis in our region.

Mtn. News: Regional History & Health Research

January 2, 2020

In this episode we bring you stories on regional history and innovative new approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of east Kentuckians. First, we look back on Coal River Mountain Watch's two decades or Resistance to mountain top removal with OVR. Then, Sydney Boles brings us a story about involving youth in research about respiratory health in eastern KY. And finally, Parker Hobson, brings us the second in his series on diabetes and prediabetes prevention.

Mtn. News: Federal Politics, Respiratory Health, & Appalachian Hip Hop

December 13, 2019

In this episode we bring you stories about WV Senator Joe Manchin's pledge to defend coal miners' pensions, Bev May & Nell Fields' research into respiratory health in eastern Kentucky coalfields, and an interview with Geonovah - a 23 year old hip-hop artist from Big Stone Gap, VA.

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