Mtn. Talk: Appalachian Thanksgiving

  This week’s show is all about food!  First, we bring you a recorded conversation between chef Travis Milton, who grew up in southwest Virginia – and food writer Sheri Castle, who was raised in western North Carolina.  Travis stopped by the studio earlier this week, and Sheri joined us by phone.  They share stories […]

MN&WR: Many Kinds of Mountain Artists

On this week’s Mountain News & World Report: Appalachia has long been known as a home to traditional music and crafts, but less well known is our thriving digital arts scene. We’ll hear from WMMT’s Rich Kirby about the history of the guitar and the Crooked Road Heritage Music Project, an excerpt from Malcolm Wilson’s […]

Mtn. Talk: How Black Lung Looks From Here

  This week on Mountain Talk we explore how black lung looks from right here in Eastern Kentucky. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley Resource and WMMT brings us 3 pieces. The first is Fighting For Breath where Dr. James Brandon Crum diagnoses a man with black lung. Dr. Crum lives in Pike County and […]

Mtn. Talk: BETSY! A Puerto Rican-Appalachian musical

A recording of our Wednesday, August 9th Mountain Talk with the cast and crew of BETSY! Listen for the scoop on this Kentucky premiere (which will be August 11th and 12th at 8 PM in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg, KY) . BETSY! is a Puerto Rican-Appalachian musical developed and written/composed as a collaboration between Roadside Theater: […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Cowan Creek Mountain Music School

Get a insider’s look at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School. It’s a small but close-knit group that gathers here each year—some of the country’s finest old-time musicians, and students of all ages and levels – to celebrate our rich mountain heritage of lively tunes, heart-felt singing, spirited square dancing and storytelling. Whether you’re an […]

MN&WR: July News Roundup

This episode features a July news roundup of some of the top stories from the Ohio Valley ReSource and the Public News Service. Listen to hear about pesticides and bees, water quality in the Ohio Valley, the energy sector’s switch from coal to natural gas and what that means for the environment, and more.   […]