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 […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: East KY Leadership Conference

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).  $92 million has been distributed throughout 250 counties in Appalachian states […]

Mtn. Talk Monday: Mountains of Music Homecoming – The Crooked Road

In this episode, learn more about the Mountains of Music Homecoming and the The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Host Kelli Haywood and guest host Rich Kirby from WMMT’s Deep in Tradition speak with the MOMH assistant coordinator and professor of Appalachian Studies at ETSU, Ted Olsen on the upcoming 9 days filled with […]

MN&WR: Connections

Malcolm and Jennifer Wilson of Humans of Central Appalachia speak with Dock Frazier, owner of the Farm House General Store in Ermine, Kentucky about connection to the land and the entrepreneurial spirit. Dr. Stephanie (May) Lang of the Kentucky Historical Society stops in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to listen to the community’s reasons for loving Kentucky, problems […]

MN&WR: Bringing the Past Forward

Mimi Pickering and Benny Becker report on how the digital divide is affecting one east Kentucky community and how they’re working to remedy the situation through working toward access to true broadband internet services. The Kentucky Homebirth Coalition is a grassroots organization who have been working diligently to pass legislation to license certified professional midwives […]

MN & WR: Renewal

The Ohio Valley ReSource explores how the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) expanded substance abuse treatment for thousands, including recovering addict Wendy Crites. Producers Glynis Board and Rebecca Kiger bring us the story of Crites’ struggle for sobriety, told in her own words. Crime statistics show human trafficking is on the rise, including here in the […]