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 […]

Mtn. Talk: Tobacco Farmworkers on Strike in Garrard County, KY

This week on Mountain Talk we hear from tobacco farm workers on strike in Garrard County, Kentucky. The seven workers – from the states of Nayarit and Hidalgo Mexico – are here as a part of the H2A guest-worker visa program, and called a strike due to violations of their contract. Mountain people are no […]

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: Education and the Opioid Crisis

The extent of the opioid crisis in Central Appalachia is not a secret. It has been covered extensively by national media in terms of statistics and the degree to which pharmaceutical companies are to blame. However, the solutions to the problem springing up within the communities themselves, and the current ramifications of having lost a […]

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 […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Whitesburg Dowtown Revitalization and Reinvestment

In this episode, five University of Virginia students in the Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning program report on their assessment of the existing conditions within a roughly one-mile corridor within downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky. The assessment lays out a foundation for Whitesburg to participate in the Environmental Law Institute’s BRIGHT program. The students inventory assets […]