Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Healthy Communities, Healthy Bodies, & Summer Celebrations

May 31, 2019

In this episode we're previewing multiple events happening in Eastern Kentucky in late May and Early June: from a film screening of "Coal's Deadly Dust" and panel discussion with NPR's Howard Berkes, to the Remote Area Medical's free medical services in Hazard, to Appalshop's 33rd Annual Seedtime on the Cumberland & more!

Mtn. News: Stay Fabulous and Other Stories

May 23, 2019

In this episode we bring you recent news from the Ohio Valley Resource, an exploration into some curious billboards scattered around eastern Kentucky, some youth produced audio from the Appalachian Media Institute archive, and a story about this year’s free Levitt Amp concert series!

Mtn. News: Tradition, Resilience, & Innovation

May 2, 2019

In this episode, we celebrate the craftsmanship of Virginian musician & instrument builder Wayne Henderson, whose birthday is May 3rd. Then, we hear excerpts from an interview with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson recorded just days after a fire destroyed the main office building at the historic Highlander Center in New Market, TN. Finally, we visit the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative's FIRE Summit this spring, where high school students from across Eastern KY shared their innovative inventions.

Mtn. News: History, Culture, and Politics in Central Appalachia

April 19, 2019

In this episode we’re remembering the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Raleigh County, WV in 2010, celebrating the life and musical legacy of Addie Graham with her grandson Rich Kirby, and reviewing some federal bills related to land and health here in the coalfields. #BeRadioActive this Fund Drive & Support your Public Affairs Programming on WMMT!

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