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 […]

MN&WR: What Working People Want


Reporter Kelli Haywood visits the small community of Hemphill, Kentucky to learn how volunteers are turning a circa 1943 elementary school into a happening place to be on Friday nights. Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource interviews authors J.D. Vance and Nancy Isenberg on their respective works on the issues facing the white […]

MN&WR: The Assets We Have

1.  A rug that the state of Kentucky commissioned from the Hound Dog Hookers for Lady Bird Johnson.  The picture is of the presentation and has Rep. Carl Perkins, Lady Bird Johnson, and then governor Ned Breathitt.
2. Judith Vermillion by Malcolm J. Wilson with HOCA

Mary Gail Adams tells the story of her mother and the Hound Dog Hookers, a group of wool rug makers in Blackey, Kentucky established in the 1960s as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty effort. The Administrator of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, Jay Williams, speaks on the correlation […]

MN&WR: Opinions, Plans, & Actions

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The Farmacy program began through community partnerships in Whitesburg, Kentucky is becoming a national model for the betterment of rural health as linked to economic transition. WMMT’s Kelli Haywood and Mimi Pickering went to see what all the buzz is about. The Appalachian Media Institiute’s Summer Documentary Cohort of 2016 talks about the decision […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Appalachian Media Institute 2016

AMI 2016

In this episode of Mountain Talk Monday, hear the voices of the 2016 Appalachian Media Institute summer interns. This year’s cast are all from eastern Kentucky! The work of AMI youth producers has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and […]

MN&WR: Imagining the (Im)Possible Future

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Fellowship House Summer-Day Camp in Knoxville, TN began in 1950 as a community effort for the area children and existed for more than 20 years as one of the first to be fully racially integrated. What is the future of education and employment in the mountains? Some, like UPike professor Bruce Parsons believe it’s […]