Mtn. Talk Monday: 2017 KCEP Policy Conference with Dr. Kathryn J. Edin & Jason Bailey


Host Kelli Haywood and WMMT’s Mimi Pickering share two engaging speakers from the 2017 Kentucky Center for Economic Policy Conference – Dr. Kathryn J. Edin from Johns Hopkins University and KCEP Executive Director Jason Bailey. Dr. Edin discusses her book $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, describing the situations and survival of […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Forest Farming Medicinal Herbs and Edibles & Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub


Host Kelli Hansel Haywood speaks with representatives of Appalachian Sustainable Development and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers’ Coalition about the possibilities of creating an income from forest farming in Appalachia. They discuss the whys, hows, and whens of cultivating medicinal herbs, edible mushrooms, and more under the forest canopy. The group gives details on upcoming […]

MN&WR: Hazard, Kentucky – Boom or Bust?

Photos by Kelli Hansel Haywood ~top l to r and bottom l to r ~ 1. The Grand Hotel  2. Main Street  3. Samantha Haynes and 3 month old Aurora  4. InVision Hazard Mural

Hazard, Kentucky: Boom or Bust? Take an in depth look at community efforts to revitalize downtown Hazard with WMMT’s Kelli Haywood. An entire half hour devoted to the voices of Hazard sharing their dreams, disappointments, bumps in the road, and successes as they try to rebuild a livable community through food, arts, culture, and […]

Coal Report for February 1, 2017


On January 26th the first coal mining related death in the United States of 2017 happened in a small underground mine near Pikeville, Kentucky. 42 year old Ray Hatfield Jr. of Hi Hat was killed while working on a conveyor belt in the R&C Coal LLC Mine No. 2. Hatfield had 23 years […]

MN&WR: Youth Speak

The Boone Youth Drop-In Center (Appalshop) Whiteburg, Kentucky

Kentucky River Community Care’s Sapling Center in Whitesburg offers transitional youth a safe place to access basic necessities, technology, mental health services, and support for transitioning into independent living. The Boone Youth Drop-In Center (Appalachian Media Institute) also in Whitesburg offers a safe and sober place for those ages 14-22 to spend time, access […]

MN&WR: Changes


Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource finds changing opinions in one eastern Kentucky community toward the increased risk of HepC and HIV outbreak due to IV drug use and needle exchange programs. WMMT’s Mimi Pickering talks to healthcare service providers and economy experts regarding the boost the Affordable Care Act has given to […]