Mountain News and World Report

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.

Mtn. News: Current News & WMMT History

October 19, 2018

In this episode, we bring you current news & WMMT history. First, Sydney Boles has the latest on the water crisis in Martin County. Then, from the Ohio Valley Resource, we hear about Dr. Gupta's work to fight WV's drug epidemic. And last, we bring you some WMMT audio history!

Mtn. News: Early October News

October 5, 2018

In this episode we bring you a range of early October News. First, from the Ohio Valley Resource: we'll learn about changes to MSHA's policies under Trump, and challenges faced by one West Virginia woman in recovery. Then, from our archive, we revisit a 2014 interview Sylvia Ryerson did with Tom Brown, a man on a quest to save hundreds of heirloom apples!

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.

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