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


Talking Diversity for Coalfields Economy

February 2, 2017

What does it take to successfully build the economy of a small community once dependent on coal? Economic diversity. But why are some residents...

Writer Ronni Lundy Explores Appalachian “Victuals”

January 13, 2017

If you are a fan of cooking, music, and/or culture, listen in as noted writer Ronni Lundy reads and discusses her latest, “Victuals,” a...

Anthony Flaccavento on Bottom Up Economics

December 15, 2016

WMMT’s Mountain Talk Monday brings you Anthony Flaccavento’s recent book talk held at the University of Virginia at Wise. Flaccavento is a small-scale commercial...

Appalachian Culture as Hub for Growth

July 8, 2016

Can artists, dancers, actors, musicians and creative thinkers of all varieties contribute to the economic rebuilding of our Appalachian communities?  WMMT’s Kelli Haywood looked...

EDA Dir. Jay Williams: Youngstown & EKY Same Story

September 27, 2016

“Big Ideas Fest” featured speaker says Youngstown, OH had to look at assets and diversify after steel industry gone, like mining decline in Appalachia....

Farmacy Increases Health, Local Foods Economy

September 14, 2016

WMMT visits the Letcher County Farmers’ Market in Whitesburg, KY where an innovative program called Farmacy is improving health and getting nationwide attention.  Formed through...

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