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Create Your State

March 22, 2020

This episode of Making Connections News is a recording from the Create Your State Tour, a musical, multimedia performance that inspires and empowers creative...

Willa Johnson: Diet Makes A Difference

March 16, 2020

Willa Johnson, a single mom from McRoberts, KY, has long struggled with health problems but didn’t realize she was in the prediabetes range until...

Leaving No One Behind

March 5, 2020

As the nation grapples with climate change, the need for a fair transition for workers and communities that have depended upon coal jobs and...


What Does Kentucky Value?

February 21, 2020

Most folks working to revive our region’s economy agree that it is increasingly difficult to do if the state of Kentucky is not providing...

Patsy Adams: Check Your Sugar!

February 11, 2020

Letcher County’s Patsy Adams grew up surrounded by family members who suffered from diabetes, but she didn’t realize she had it until it was...

Portal 31 Opens Economic Prospects

December 4, 2019

A former Harlan County, KY, coal mine that had produced more than 120 million tons of coal before closing in 1962 was reopened several...

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