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 […]
For this episode host, Kelli Haywood speaks with guest New York Times reporter Sheryl Stolberg who recently wrote a feature for the newspaper on the effort toward economic transition in eastern Kentucky. The pair discuss the responsibility of a journalist in representing a culture not their own, effects of mainstream media on public perceptions, hillbilly […]
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 […]
The Berea College Folk Roots Ensemble performing at a past Celebration of Traditional Music. This year’s CTM, the 42nd Annual, will take place this weekend, Oct. 15 – 18, in Berea, Ky.
In this edition of WMMT’s Mountain News & World Report, we begin with a look ahead to the 42nd annual Celebration […]