In this episode we bring you stories of historically marginalized communities creating space in the mainstream. First, we visit the opening of Letcher County, KY’s first ever LGBTQ Safe Space. Then we’ll learn about the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, and, the United Nations' recent report on Poverty in the United States.
In this episode, we'll hear recent news from the Ohio Valley ReSource on the new Appalachian Regional Commission appointment, and an outbreak of Hepatitis A in the region. Then, we hear audio from a 2017 ARC health roundtable presentation about "diseases of despair" in the mountains. Finally we learn about the "What's Next EKY?" gathering in Hindman, KY last week.
This week's episode focuses on caring for our communities: past, present, & future. Topics include Child Abuse Prevention Month, community efforts to clean up a historic Black cemetery in southwest Virginia, & a cross-cultural conversation on empathy from Imagining America's StoryShare Project.
It’s been a big week in KY, from right here in Letcher County all the way to Frankfort-- stories happening in our communities have been making waves & getting national attention. From the teachers rally in Frankfort on April 2nd to local efforts to feed students while teachers strike. From the U.S. Bureau of Prison's record of decision signaling plans to move forward with construction of a Federal Prison in Letcher County, and more!