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Rethinking Retraining

October 15, 2019

In the midst of the Appalachian region’s declining industries, politicians are betting big on job training, with millions directed at those who lost jobs...

We Needed New Industry Here Yesterday

October 2, 2019

Scott Shoupe is interviewed by WMMT reporter Sydney Boles about his experience mining coal in Harlan County, Kentucky and in Alabama, and the transition...

After Six Years Will SOAR Lift Off?

September 24, 2019

Appalachia’s coal country is struggling to diversity its economy amidst the collapse of the coal industry. SOAR, or Shaping Our Appalachian Future, is an...


Mountain Women Mean Business

January 11, 2019

This past November over 100 people, most of them women from throughout central Appalachia, came together in downtown Harlan, KY, for “Mountain Women Mean...

CANE in Action

November 8, 2018

Across Appalachia, communities are experimenting with ways to develop sustainable agriculture as a business sector and to increase access to nutritious foods. WMMT recently...

Reclaiming Appalachia

January 18, 2019

Many Voices, Many Solutions: Innovative Mine Reclamation in Central Appalachia is a new report that highlights 20 projects across five Appalachian states that would create...

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