Mtn. News: ARC, Health, & What’s Next?

In this episode, we’ll hear recent news from the Ohio Valley ReSource on the new Appalachian Regional Commission appointment, and an outbreak of Hepatitis A in the region. Then, we hear audio from a 2017 ARC health roundtable presentation about “diseases of despair” in the mountains. Finally we learn about the “What’s Next EKY?” gathering in Hindman, KY last week.

Mtn. Talk: Agriculture as Economic Development

In this episode we bring you three stories focusing on people who believe in the possibilities of agriculture to become part of the solution to the coal economy’s decline in Central Appalachia.  While each of these stories shares that common belief, ideas about how that will happen, and at what scale, vary widely.

Mtn. News: Issues in Education

On this episode we’re exploring issues in education.  First, we’ll hear from Letcher County Teachers who rallied in support of public education and in opposition to Governor Bevin’s proposed pension reforms on Monday, March 19th.  We’ll end today’s program with a piece about students organizing against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland School Shooting in Florida last month – produced by Willa Johnson.

Mtn. News: Education, Environment, & Health

This episode features interviews with WV Teachers on why they went on strike. Then, we hear 3 pieces from the Ohio Valley ReSource about issues in rural community health: pesticides, HIV, and water.

Mtn. News: Recent News and Remembrance

In this episode we remember tragic news from our region’s past, and we explore current news about public health crises in our mountains, and of new economic development projects. We remember the Buffalo Creek Disaster which took place February 26, 1972. Then we hear 3 current stories about the Black Lung Epidemic, a new data analysis system being used to address the Opioid Epidemic, and a new restaurant & hotel increasing tourism in St. Paul, VA.

Mtn. News: Foundations for a Rural Future

  This week’s program features three stories about fundamental needs in our community: educational programs that prepare students for real jobs, pensions that allow our public workers to retire, and access to fast, affordable rural internet. First, we’ll hear a story about a new project happening in Eastern Kentucky vocational schools. The Kentucky Valley Educational […]