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 […]

Mt. News & World Report: KY’s Voucher System for Elk Tags, Germany’s Voluntary Energy Transition, and Breaking Up Christmas

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In December of 1997, seven elk were released in a strategic location within the Elk Restoration Zone, a 16 county area in eastern Kentucky designated as suitable elk habitat. Fueled by funding from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, elk were release periodically in the zone until 2002. Eastern Kentucky now has the largest […]

Mountain News & World Report: Ecotourism & Economic Diversification in Elkhorn City, Ky.; a Long-Lost Interview with Arlo Guthrie; ‘Accelerating’ Appalachian Small Businesses


floating on the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River near Elkhorn City, Ky. // photo by Tim Belcher, found at

According to recent employment figures, in September of 2011, there were about 14,300 coal workers in eastern Kentucky. As of this fall, that number had dropped to just about 5,800. Low […]

Mountain News & World Report: New Technology & Project-based Learning in East Ky. Schools; Eula Hall & Mountain Healthcare during the ‘War on Poverty’

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In thinking about cutting edge technology and innovative teaching practices, your first thought might not be of rural schools in southeast Kentucky. But thanks to a new program, maybe it should be. Led by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, 17 school districts are collaborating with a variety of partners in a new program […]

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 […]

WMMT is now on PRX!


So we here at Real Possum Mountain People Community Radio are proud to announce that WMMT is now on the Public Radio Exchange, also known as PRX!

Q. But what does this mean for me, the listener?

A. We’re glad you asked. Joining PRX gives WMMT access to an enormous, and continuously-growing library of […]