Mtn. News: Reflections

This week we bring you multiple pieces with a theme of reflecting on the past. First, we hear from current & past members of the Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project – a Central Appalachian regional youth organization celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – about their Annual Appalachian Love Week, February 12-18, 2018. Then, we bring you a series of four pieces from the Ohio Valley Resource – which focus on Trump’s first year.

Mtn. Talk: Who Owns Appalachia – Then & Now

It’s been over 25 years since the Appalachian Land Ownership report was published, and there’s now a growing effort to conduct another study to explore current land ownership realities in Central Appalachia. This episode explores the history of the original study, released in 1981, and the current work to launch a new land study.

MT. Talk: From Social Haunting to Community Healing

In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk we explore the idea of social haunting, or how the troubles of the past might be playing a role in community problems of today. Join us as we explore how complicated histories of formerly industrial communities in Northern England and Central Appalachia affect the struggles we face in the present.

Mtn. News: Looking Forward, Looking Back

This week on Mountain News and World Report we’re looking forward – towards possibilities for economic development in the region with the Southeast KY Revitalization Project. And we’re looking back, remembering two great writers, readers, and supporters of justice and education in Appalachia who recently passed away. Paul Nyden was an investigative reporter at the Charleston Gazette for over 30 years, infamous for holding corrupt politicians and coal companies accountable. Anne Caudill was best known as the wife of writer Harry Caudill, but she was a great writer, reader, and supporter of education as well.

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 […]

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.   […]