Mountain Talk

Mtn: Talk: Appalachian Artists Talk Mutual Aid

August 26, 2021

On the latest episode of Mountain Talk, travel with us to Grayson, Kentucky for Eastern Kentucky Mutual Aid's first benefit show - and a meditation with regional artists and activists on making joy out of hard times, building trust between neighbors, and helping others out when you don't have much yourself.

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.

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