Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

Courtesy of Ohio Valley ReSource

This episode features highlights from the East Kentucky Leadership Conference with keynote speaker Earl Gohl who is the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). You will also hear from Peter Hille the Executive Director of Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED). More than $100 million in new federal funding has been committed […]

Coal Report for May 10, 2017

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Despite President Trump’s promises to put coal miners back to work, Kentucky’s coal industry still saw a loss in coal jobs for the first quarter at a 3.3% drop statewide. According to Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet, eastern Kentucky coal jobs fell 4.6% in the first quarter. […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Mountains of Music Homecoming – The Crooked Road


In this episode, learn more about the Mountains of Music Homecoming and the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Host Kelli Haywood and guest host Rich Kirby from WMMT’s Deep in Tradition speak with the MOMH assistant coordinator and professor of Appalachian Studies at ETSU, Ted Olsen on the upcoming 9 days filled with […]

MN&WR: Connections

Dock Frazier at Farm House General Store - Ermine, Kentucky
By Malcolm J. Wilson of Humans of Central Appalachia

Malcolm and Jennifer Wilson of Humans of Central Appalachia speak with Dock Frazier, owner of the Farm House General Store in Ermine, Kentucky about connection to the land and the entrepreneurial spirit. Dr. Stephanie (May) Lang of the Kentucky Historical Society stops in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to listen to the community’s reasons for loving Kentucky, […]

Coal Report for May 3, 2017

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The water infrastructure bill which was passed last year through Congress allowed for states to set up their own systems for issuing coal ash disposal permits. However, critics of the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards have said that the regulations have made it more costly and difficult to […]

Coal Report for April 26, 2017


Justice Low Seam Mining Inc., a company owned by West Virginia governor Jim Justice, has been cited in relation to the February 27th death of Jason Kenneth Matthews at the JC “Jim” Justice II Prep Plant in McDowell County. The citations were issued by West Virginia’s Office of Miner’s Health, Safety, and Training. […]