Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

Courtesy of Ohio Valley ReSource

This episode features highlights from the East Kentucky Leadership Conference with keynote speaker Earl Gohl who is the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). You will also hear from Peter Hille the Executive Director of Mountain Association of Community Economic Development (MACED). More than $100 million in new federal funding has been committed […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Trick or Treat

A Floyd County, Kentucky Funeral - Memento Mori

In this special edition of Mountain Talk Monday, host Kelli Haywood takes you on an exploration of an Appalachian Halloween! The episode begins with a general history of the holiday tracing it back to the Celtic New Year – Samhain, which was later transformed by the Catholic church into All Hallow’s Eve or Halloween. From […]

MN&WR: Climbing Mountains for a Wider Perspective on the Future

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Can Hindman, Kentucky overcome a sense of despair to work together to create new economic opportunity and revive their town? (In Part II of the Hindman series, Kelli Haywood speaks to representatives of the Hindman Settlement School, Appalachian Artisan Center, and community artist Sean Starowitz.) High speed internet is already bringing new jobs— and […]

Mountain News & World Report: A New Compilation Explores the Songs of Addie Graham; A ‘Start-up Challenge’ for EKY Entrepreneurs; A Story from Eula Hall


Addie Graham & her grandson Rich Kirby at the 1974 Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College in Berea, Ky. // Photo Credit: The Berea College Archive

In the latest edition of WMMT’s Mountain News & World Report, we begin with a story on a new album that explores the music and legacy […]