Mountain News and World Report

Mtn. News: Bookmobiles, Archives & More

November 6, 2019

In this episode we learn about the history of Letcher County’s Bookmobile. And, we’ll celebrate American Archives Month by listening back to an oral history interview from the Appalshop archives.  Last, but not least from the Ohio Valley Resource, we’ll hear about pollution, climate change, and floods.

Mtn. News: Celebrations, Memorials, & Cooperatives

October 21, 2019

In this episode we’ll hear stories of eastern Kentucky’s second ever pride festival, hemp growers in the region forming cooperatives, a dedication to miners who’ve died of black lung in Letcher County, and some results of a survey by a group called “What’s Next EKY."

Mtn. News: Musical, Cultural, & Economic Histories

October 4, 2019

This episode is chock full of local & regional history! We’ll hear about a celebration of Carr Creek Kentucky history through a dinner performance based off a poem by Margaret Humes Collins. Then, we’ll hear historian Ron Eller’s thoughts about what works and what doesn't in terms of development in the region. And finally, we’ll learn about a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Johnson City Sessions recordings by Columbia Records taking place October 2019.

Mtn. News: Rural Healthcare, Small Town Festivals & Idle Mine Lands

September 20, 2019

In this episode we hear: updates from the ongoing protest outside the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN led by women who oppose Ballad Health's decision to close the NICU there, an interview with Dr. Sam Quillen at what may have been the last Neon Days festival, and an exploration of idle mine lands in the region from OVR.

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