In this episode, we continue our month-long series celebrating Black histories, current realities, and futures in the mountains and beyond. Gabrielle Chapman joined us by phone to talk about her work with the Charleston, WV based Call to Action for Racial Equality. And, we hear an excerpt from a discussion between legendary activist Angela Davis and author Tim Wise from Making Contact.
This week we bring you stories about community health, from the ground up! First we’ll hear about a new bakery which aims to provide Letcher County residents with healthy, locally sourced breads and baked goods while supporting Drug Court participants in their journeys to recovery. Then, we’ll hear Whitesburg’s own Dr. Van Breeding speaking to Harvard Students on a panel about healthcare needs in EKY.
This week’s program features voices of resilient women in eastern KY. First, we’ll hear speeches and poetry from the 2018 Women’s March in Pikeville. Then, we’ll travel back in time with a story from our archives based on the 1991 Appalshop Documentary “Fast Food Women” directed by Anne Lewis. And last, we’ll hear two Letcher Countians sharing stories about inspiring Appalachian women in their families and communities, recorded by Kelli Haywood in 2016.
On this special MLK Day edition of Mountain Talk we bring you an interview with Terran Young, Willie Dodson, William Isom, and Marley Green about their work to register, clean-up, and document Black cemeteries in Southwestern Virginia, and to counter the erasure of Black histories in narratives of Appalachia.
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, […]
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. […]