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 […]
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 […]
floating on the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River near Elkhorn City, Ky. // photo by Tim Belcher, found at https://timbelcher.wordpress.com/
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]