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 […]

Mtn. News: What’s Next?

This week’s program brings together stories that question what comes next for our region.  As coal jobs decline throughout Central Appalachia – communities, scientists, and schools work to develop innovative approaches to economic transition.   First, we’ll hear a story from the Ohio Valley Resource about the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s work to provide relevant, […]

Mtn. Talk: KY Power’s Proposed Rate Increases Mobilize SE Kentuckians

This week on Mtn. Talk we bring you voices of concerned residents of southeastern Kentucky speaking out against Kentucky Power’s proposed double-digit rate increase. In June of this year Kentucky Power filed a request to the Public Service Commission for a 16.8% increase, which would mean an increase of about 80 cents a day, or […]

Mtn. Talk: AppFellows, Alpacas, and Agriculture

This week on Mountain Talk we learn about the work of two Appalachian Transition Fellows working on agricultural projects in the Central Appalachian region.  The Appalachian Transition Fellowship – organized by the Highlander Center in New Market, TN – is a year-long, full-time, paid program designed for 10 emerging community leaders who are committed to working […]

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.   […]

MN&WR: Struggling to Stay

This episode looks deeper into the struggle that many Appalachian people experience with wanting to remain in the place they came from to live, work, and raise their families. With fewer economic opportunities, many are choosing to leave the region they call home simply to find work. Yet, there’s always the pull to face the […]