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!
In this episode we’re talking artistic collaborations & tourism in Appalachia & beyond. We'll hear sounds from Mosaic Interactive: a group of artists from across the country & world who visited Whitesburg for a week of cultural exchange. Then, we visit the Carr Creek Community Center for the launch of a regional tourism initiative and visitors center. And last, we bring you an interview with Natalia Zuluaga, the Great Meadows Foundation's 2019 Critic in Residence.
In this episode we bring you a variety of stories about research, events, and solutions to issues facing Appalachia. First, Bev May and Nell Fields talk about their work researching and treating respiratory health issues in Letcher and Harlan Counties. Then, from the Ohio Valley Resource, three regional stories about mental health access, rural broadband, and the economics of county jails. And last, an interview with Crystal Kinser about TEDxCorbin taking place March 9, 2019.
This episode features stories about health, the economy, and education in Central Appalachia. First, four recent pieces from the Ohio Valley ReSource including WMMT's-own Sydney Bole's fascinating report linking EnerBlu's changing construction plans in Pike County, KY to the murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia last fall. Then, from Michael & Carrie Kline, part four in their series exploring race and class in Mount Hope, WV in the 1960s.