Mountain Talk

Mtn. Talk: Juneteenth in Big Stone Gap

July 20, 2021

In this episode WMMT's Katie Myers travels to Big Stone Gap, Virginia for the small Appalachian town's first-ever Juneteenth celebration, taking place on June 19.

Mtn Talk: Trailer Park Evictions Spur Protest

June 17, 2021

      In this episode WMMT’s Katie Myers speaks with residents of the North Fork Mobile Home Park in Morehead, Kentucky. These residents formed a campaign called Justice 4 North Fork after a Lexington developer purchased their land for use as a strip mall, leaving the roughly eighty North Fork families facing eviction, even […]

We’ve unveiled a new collection documenting COVID in Appalachia

March 7, 2021

What has COVID-19 looked like in Appalachia? We've been documenting the pandemic since it hit our region last March — one full year of COVID-19. Through stories, photographs, oral histories, radio and storycircles, residents and media makers have built a new Appalshop project preserving what people experienced in these mountains this year. We're calling it "Creating in Place," and today, we're unveiling the full collection.

Mtn. Talk: Carter Sickels & “The Prettiest Star”

April 23, 2020

In this episode we hear from Carter Sickels about his second novel "The Prettiest Star." Set in 1986, the book tells the story of a young gay man living with HIV who leaves New York City and moves in with his family in rural Appalachian Ohio. Sickels reads from the novel, talks about his writing process, and describes the experience of getting to watch his first novel "The Evening Hour" come to life on film.

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