Mountain Talk

Mtn: Talk: Working in the Mountains: Two Strikes Rock Huntington

December 10, 2021

“One day longer, one day stronger.” In the Ohio Valley, the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing labor shortage have encouraged workers to join what many say is a national and growing wave of labor actions. In Huntington, WV, 450 steelworkers at Warren Buffett-owned Special Metals, and 1,000 hospital workers at Cabell Huntington […]

Recording Black History in Eastern Kentucky (with Dr. William Turner)

November 15, 2021

In the 1920s, Harlan County, Kentucky was a thriving center of Black life. The good and the bad often came together. In this episode, we listen to the dedication of a new roadside memorial to Leonard Woods, a Black man from Jenkins, Kentucky who was lynched in Pound, Virginia. Reverend Steve Peake of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky […]

Mtn. Talk: Economic Transition in the Navajo Nation

October 18, 2021

WMMT celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day by speaking with Carol Davis, coordinator of Dine Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment, or DINE CARE.

Mtn. Talk: 100 Years in Struggle: Blair Mountain, the UMWA, and Labor in Today’s Appalachia

September 24, 2021

This Mountain Talk segment takes you to the Blair Mountain Centennial - the hundredth anniversary of the largest labor uprising in US history - to hear from the labor movement about how this history has inspired them, and what it means today.

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