Sharing Stories of Opportunities & Challenges for Diversifying Appalachia's Economy & Renewing Her Communities


Derek Akal’s Struggle to Stay

June 14, 2018

Derek Akal, 22, grew up in the famed coalfields of Harlan County, Kentucky. He’s a bit over six feet tall, he’s black, and he...

Western Front Hotel: Model Remodel

April 12, 2018

Can a boutique hotel and restaurant in a former downtown department store spark an economic revival in and around St. Paul, a coalfields town...

Who Owns Appalachia, Then and Now?

March 12, 2018

The success of efforts to rebuild the Appalachian economy may well depend on getting access to land for development. This episode of WMMT’s Mountain...

Changing Course: KVEC Schools Aim To Remake East Kentucky

January 8, 2018

Many people would be surprised to hear that Bill and Melinda Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg visited eastern Kentucky schools in 2017, but they...

From Social Haunting to Community Healing

January 24, 2018

In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk we explore the idea of social haunting, or how the troubles of the past might be playing...

Don’t Break the Internet Before Rural Gets It

December 27, 2017

If you use the Internet or are one of the many rural residents who hope to get the Internet, December 14 was a big...

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