After Coal: Wales & Appalachia

Over 4,000 eastern Kentucky miners have lost their jobs since 2011, and many fear these coal jobs aren’€™t coming back. Now folks in the coalfields are asking the question, what comes next? Scholars at Appalachian State University think there are lessons to be learned from South Wales, a major coal producing region which faced a similar decline a quarter century ago. They and their counterparts from Wales will be sharing experiences at a conference, Appalachia’s Bright Future, in Harlan April 19-21. WMMT’€™s Sylvia Ryerson has this report.

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